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VOLUME XCn- NO. 149.
Elizabeth Cady Sianton's
Life Work Ends.
Enters the Harbor Without Encountering
the Revolutionist Warships.
NEW YORK,, Oct. 2fi.— In both Demo
cratic 'and Republican campaign head
quarters The Call's and the Herald's fore
cast of the approaching election was I dis
cussed and analyzed with, great care to
day. The fact that party managers in op-
Consensus of Opinion Is That Elec
tion Will Verify Figures Given.
\ Withthis as the paramount issue of the
President Republicans will make the bat
tle cry : this week, "Stand by the Presi
dent." ,;.They already feel the effect of
President Roosevelt's courage and diplo
macy in settling the coal strike and pro
pose to take advantage ¦ of his strong per
sonality arid his popularity, in their efforts
to awaken Republicans . from their ap
parent lethargy; In the last week of the
campaign. . .¦'¦-.., ... v .1
The campaign has demonstrated to the
Congressional committee that the Presi
dent's position on the trust question is
the position of the great majority of the
people. No other questionVhas been'so
much discussed.-N. Everybody except a
few trust promoters seem to be desirous
of strengthening the Sherman law. •
The Attorney General has not drafted
an anti-trust bill and will not. The Presi
dent and his Cabinet have no intention
of following the example of -Cleveland or
the British Cabinet by sending a bill
to Congress stamped as an administra
tion measure to be put through with the
party whip. But Attorney General Knox
has given careful study, to the' Sherman
law and to the constitutional power of
Congress and has mapped out in his own
mind, the form of legislation that would
be effective and Is ready to discuss the
subject • with Republican leaders in Con
gress, giving them the benefit of his study
and opinion.
In that Pittsburg speech Attorney 'Gen
eral Knox but amplified the President's
position on the trust question and Repub
lican leaders in Congress are ready to
take up the work. '
It has been definitely determined to
place this recommendation for trust leg
islation ahead of every other in the Presi
dent's next message to Congress. He will
go no further than he did in his first
message, but he will emphasize the im
portance of. such legislation. Republi
can leaders in Congress are in harmonj
with the President and the speech of At
torney General Knox in Pittsburg j ten
days ago has suggested the way. , The
Attorney General is satisfied that Con
gress has power under the present con
stitutional, grants to amend and extend
the Sherman anti-trust law and so ef
fectively regulate national and foreign
commerce as to prevent the stifling of
competition, the regulating of output and
price and the restraining of national and
international trade.
« "Stand, by^ the President,"! is the mes
sage; that hasr irane jj o^t'!f.rpm. jlenublican
headquarters as the battle cry* for; the
last week; of , the campaign. The Demo
crats' hav£. abandoned every position they
have taken since the campaign opened,
even from '.every platform declaration
they have made, and conducted a guer
rilla campaign until the Republican man
agers have concluded to make the last
week a general rally to the support of
the- President, taking advantage of his
popularity and also striving to awaken
voters to the necessity for a Republican
Congress' to carry forward the Presi
dent's recommendation for legislation to
curb the trusts without destroying pros
The Republicans take the ground that
the poll is conservative and gives their
majority too 'small, because, as they say,
many of the districts were' canvassed be
for the good effects ,' of .the President's
settlement of the coal strike became evi
dent. •-:
The,' Democrats --profess to . find as much
hope in the polj' ; as. dol the (Republicans,
whose only complaint ;.is that 'it is a bit
too conservative' from:* their- standpoint.
Chairman Gyiggs said^to : nlght: ',; ,
- "The forecast is certainly very .conser
vative from a Democratic standpoint. We
shall not only get all ithe votes. conceded
by the Call-Herald, but "enough more to
give us more than ayworking majority in
the next House." .'£>.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.— Taking a' cue
from The Call's and the Herald's careful
poll of the Congressional /contest, \- the
Democrats will ndw"; renew their energies
in close and dountfui districts, as " indi
cated in the figures published morn
ins.. -, "' :?/, ¦ . .¦•• ¦^.'¦' < : j :
Owing to the accuracy- with -which 'The
Call and Herald 'have given forecasts of
previous elections,' the canvass : has been
awaited by politicians on both sides with
great interest this year,' and its J results
are looked on with great respect.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
" Stand by the President "¦
Will Be the Shibboleth
; : ; Until Election" Day.
Regard Figures on Ee
publican| Majority •
as Conservative.
Party Managers
Continued on Page 2, Column 2.
Continued on Page 2/ Column 6.
LONDON. Oct. 26.-Almeric Hugh
Paget, who married Miss Pauline Whit
ney of New York, was accidentally shot
by a friend while shooting in the country.
After the" accident Paget was sent to
London, where it was found necessary to
take out one of his eyes. It is believed
that the sight of the other eye will not
be affected. :
A' dispatch from Copenhagen dated Oc
tober 4 said the Dowager Empress of
Russia, who Is a daughter of King Chris
tian of Denmark-, was ti«fe. object of the
strictest surveillance by the police owing
to what they considered to be an authen
tic report that several Italian anarchists
were on their way to Denmark in order
to make an attempt to assassinate her.
W., WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S.-Presldent
Roosevelt was born in New York City on
October 27. 1S53. He will celebrate the
forty-fourth anniversary of his birth in
an entirely informal manner to-morrow,
taking luncheon and 'dinner with such
members of his family as are in this city
and with a few intimate friends, who are
yet to be notified that they will be hi3
Unfortunately Mrs. Roosevelt will be
absent from the family table, but she
will remember the President with a birth
day gift, as has been her custom always.
It has been a time-honored custom of
the Roosevelt family to " exchange pres
ents _ at Christmas and to give a little
token of remembrance on birthdays. Alice
Roosevelt will give her father a gift of
her own handiwork, while the other chil
dren, after consulting Mrs. Roosevelt,
have selected various presents, which
they will hand to the President at break
fast to-morrow morning.
Mr. Roosevelt will spend the day in
public business, as usual, the birthday
celebration ', being incidental and quietly
observed only in the domestic circle.
' Mr. Roosevelt's career as a public man
began twenty-one years ago.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 26.— The police
have captured an accomplice in the re
ported plot against the Dowager Empress
Marie Dagmar of Russia, which was re
cently unearthed at Copenhagen.
I. '-'If Great . Britain and the United
States,'/ said ; the Admiral, "were joined
in ' the "interests of 'universal peace, and
if the- rest of. the. world wanted to fight
those ; countries, ' then ' let the rest of the
world : look out.'.* .
Continuing,'; Lord Beresford said he did
not take a pessimistic view of the situa
tion and, did not' agree that Great Britain
was. going down '.hill.
"The United -States,'*, said the Admiral,
"is .certainly ahead of us in engineering
and administration, and we need to adapt
ourselves more to . mocern ideas." .
LIVERPOOL, | Oct 26.— Vice Admiral
Lord -Charles 'Beresford arrived here to
day from New York on the Cunard line
steamer Umbria, In the United States
Lord Beresford studied the construction
of American battleships and also investi
gated shipping matters. He was inter
viewed j on his trip to America and . said
he had hada' splendid \ reception in the
United ' States and . that he could ' vouch
for the genuineness of the kind sentiment
entertained In America for Great Britain.
He said his investigations on the other
side had ¦• convinced • him that Great
Britain had nothing to rear from the In
ternational Mercantile Marine ' Company.
On the contrary, he. believed this combine
would- benefit England,, commercially and
otherwise.' r ' ' - /
¦The children will grow up with an abid
ing faith In Buddha ' and in ' the - purple
mother. :' . :
There was started by Mrs. Tingley a
scheme' for the; care of Cuban orphans
when the Spanish-American war was at
its height; There are now at Point Loma
several^ hundred little ones, some ' white
and others brownV All; are; called, lotus
buds and.over .them watches the "purple
mother," as Mrs. Tingley calls herself.
The ' children: are taught -principally/ to
look' happy. -A favorite diversion is j for
the lotus; buds to assemble on, the front
piazza and smile serenely, while un
der the direction of their .5 purple mother
they send out "loving thoughts to -all '-the'
world."- ¦-.¦'¦ '¦'.... ¦.-... - -.-¦" ¦ : '*- i " ! - /'¦¦•¦'.'•
All the churches , in „' Cuba ..¦ have been
aroused by this so-called proselyting and
the "papers of the island are crying out
against the brotherhood as an . exposition
of Buddhism. The Theosophists say there
is more of Tingleyism in the cult which
the young Cubans wlll^ learn than there"
is of simon-pure East Indian philosophy.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.— Twenty children
from Santiago will arrive here .this week
on ; the steamer Orizaba, consigned to the
guiding care of Mrs. Katherine A. Ting
ley, high priestess of the Universal
Brotherhood, at Point Loma, Cal.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Eminent Suffragist Speaks Feelingly
of Her Celebrated Associate.
ROCHESTER. N. Y.,' Oct. 26.-The news
of the death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
fell with crushing weight upon Susan B.
Anthony, who had planned to go to New
York ; on November 12 j to assist the ven
erable advocate of woman's suffrage in
the celebration of her eighty-seventh
birthday. Miss Anthony saij. to-night: (
"Through the early days, when; the
world was against us, we stood together.
Mrs. Stanton was' always a. courageou/
woman, a leader of thought and; new
movement. She was .a most finished
The Ministry of 'War in Bogota is in
charge of Senor Cacas, Minister of Pub
lic Instruction. GeneTa! Fernandez, Min-
' . " (¦¦-¦> , • ( ; '
among the' Government officials. Many
have visited' the ship several times.
Exchange Telegraph Company from Con
stantinople says it is rumored that M. Zont
cbeTt, the Macedonian leader, was killed
during a. fight between" insurgents and
Turkish troops at a point between Revre
kop and Melnik, European Turkey.
The insurgents had twenty-three men
killed In the engagement.
Porte has received news of the defeat of
the i evolutionary band under Zontcheff.
Zontcheff himself was wounded, - but
escaped. : '-.'-;
LONDON, Oct. 27.— A dispatch to the
Noted Macedonian Leader Wounded
During the Engagement, but
In 1S40 Miss Cady married Henry B.
Stanton, who had already achieved prom
inence In the anti-slavery, agitation: Stan
ton was a delegate to the. world's anti
slavery convention in London in. June,
1S40, and to that city the couple went on
their ' wedding trip. ;. During the session
there was much 'severe . comment - on
"woman's inferiority," and. the refusal of
After her graduation from an academy
In Johnstown she sought admission to
Union College, but the faculty declined to
accept her because of her sex. She then
went to a seminary in Troy, N.- Y., for a
couple of years, and during the next sev
en years studied at home, devoting much
of her time to the law under her father's
direction. During this Interval she' had
become proficient in the classics and was
a mathematician of no mean ability.
Johnstown was a ¦ Scotch J settlement
when Mrs. Stanton was born, and. in her
youth she had opportunities to acquaint
herself with the severe feudal ideas re
garding women. She spent much t of the
time in her father's law office, where she
often heard the complaints made by un
happy wives. It was during those' early
years that she resolved to make an ef
fort to relieve women 'from the disabili
ties under which they were then living.
The famous woman was born at Johns
town, N. ' Y., November 12, 1815. She ' was
the daughter of Judge Daniel Cady and
Margaret Livingston. From her mother
she inherited much of the spirit and vi
vacity which distinguished her during
her long career of public speaking and
the vast amount of literary work accom
plished in the effort to promote the move
ment for woman suffrage. ' ,
In the death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
the advocates of equal rights for women
In the political affairs of the govern
ment have lost a champion of rare cour
age, conspicuous intellectual ability and
admirable character. Whole-hearted In
her sympathy with those whom she felt
were oppressed, generous of love and
sympathy, possessed of moral energy In
a remarkable degree, she succeeded • in
obtaining for herself by dint of tremend
ous industry and not a little self-sacrifice
a place unique In the history of the wom
en of America.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 26.— The
German steamer Hercynla reached here
to-day from Colon, Colombia. Her of
ficers-report that considerable fighting is
going on in the interior of that country,
the revolutionists taking advantage of
the withdrawal - of Government troops
for service on the isthmus.
At Savanilla the Government soldiers
are dying at an alarming rate from fever.
While the Hercynia was moored at Sava
nilla there were on the pier the bodies of
several soldiers who had died there, and
the remains had not been removed. Dis
ease is rife on that side of the coast. .
The ship's officers had to check their
own cargo at Savanilla and do other work
themselves, to perform which Colombians
generally are employed, it being impos
sible, to get local help.
'-he situation on the isthmus remains
the same.
Bodies Lie Uncared For on a Pier at
Important news from Bogota is expect
ed by the steamship Quito, 'which will
arrive here from Beuna Ventura to-mor
row. ; ,
ister of War, has been ill for several
The Botoga now has four guns, but
there are others here which will be mount
ed on her. There has been much excite
ment and enthusiasm during the day
The Bogota did not stop at any Central
American ports. She was expected to call
at Punta Arenas and take In tow . the
gunboat Poas, recently bought by ; the
Colombian Government.
After the captain of the .port left, the
ship Captain Marmaduke brought the Bo
gota into the harbor and made an official
call upon General Perdomo and Governor
Salazar. C, " \i il '11' t |J| Ti*l
. The Bogota did not. come into the
harbor at once. She anchored outside un
til the captain of the port called, upon
Captain Marmaduke, the American com
mander of the war vessel. Captain Mar
maduke was. in -the Confederate, navy
during the United States • Civil War..
The United States cruiser Ranger left
this evening for San Francisco. * She will
call at Corinto on her voyage northward.
•mf-^ A.NAMA, Oct." 26.— The Bogota,
B Jh which was fitted . as a . gun- ,'
jM- lt J8r boat at San Francisco for
S the Colombian Government,
J*L arrived here at . 10 o'clock j
this morning. . She ! was not ;
attacked by any of the rebel war vessels •
on her way to this port.'
Volkman had offered to allow the apple
to be placed on his head. Meinit began
chooting at a distance of about twenty
feet. The first two shots failed to hit either
the apple or the man, but the third struck
Volkman In the forehead and he dropped
to the stage and died within an hour.
Meinit was arrested and held for a hear
ing on a charge of manslaughter.
26.— The Coroner to-day held an inquest on
the body of John Volkman, a barber,
¦who was accidentally shot and killed last
night on the stage of Thespian HaU by
Charles Meinit, member of a traveling
medicine show. One of the star features
of the show was Meinit' s feat of shooting
an apple from the head of any person who
¦would volunteer to become a target.
Marksman Accidentally Sills a Man
While Shooting' at Apple on
His Head.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday
but the hour has not been set." The In
terment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The children of 'Mrs. Stanton with her
when she died were Mrs. M. F Lawrence
and Mrs. Stanton Blatch- of New York;
Henry and Robert L. Stanton > of New
York, lawyers; Theodore Stanton of Paris
and G. Smith Stanton, "a real estate
broker of _ Wardencliffe, Long Island.
About a week ago Mrs. Stanton began
to fail rapidly. This became more,notice
able last week, and then it was known
to the family that' her death was only a
question of days or hours.' ¦
•jj* w ew • york;' ocC 26.—Eiiza
#>& J ' beth . 'Ca'dy .*-. Stanton, ' f the |
/ .' well-known woman',. *suf
/ . f ragist, died to-day /at her j
! A. t home in West Ninety-fourth
street, In this city. Old age
' was given as the cause of
death. She was " conscious almost to the
last. i
Mrs. Stanton was a lecturer of notable
ability, and on many occasions addressed
State Legislatures In defense of her theo
ries on Intemperance, divorce, slavery and
suffrage. In 1866, believing women to be
eligible to public office, she offered herself
as a candidate for Congress from the
Eighth New York District. . She received
twenty-four votes. With Miss Anthony
and Parker Pillsbury she edited The Rev
olution. Since 1SD0 she' had resided in
New York with her children. In 1895 her
eightieth birthday was celebrated under
the auspices of the* National Council of
Women by. 3000 delegates from all wom
en's societies at the Metropolitan Opera
house. She wrote books S entitled "The
History of Woman Suffrage" (with Susan
B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage),
"Eighty Years and More" and "The
Woman's Bible." \
In 1850 Mrs. Stanton found an enthusias
tic associate in Miss Susan B. Anthony.
The former managed the reform* crusade
and the latter did the writing of circulars
and pamphlets. For half, a century the
two women -worked vigorously in , the
cause of suffrage. It has' been remarked
that at times their utterances were im
prudent and their methods impolitic, but
the motives behind their work never
lacked the highest regard for woman's
moral and social advancement.
The young woman's father was alarmed
at her radical views and hurried her
home. He argued and pleaded with her,
but- her convictions were too firmly
grounded to be undermined even by pa
rental suasion.
> In 1846 Mrs. Stanton removed to Seneca
Falls, and with Mrs.-Mott and others is
sued the call for the first women's rights
convention. It was held at Seneca' Falls
in, July, 1848. At the session Mrs. Stan
ton's demand for the ballot created
amazement and at first gained little sym
pathy. She persisted, however, and spoke
eloquently in defense of her course, with
the result that her ' resolutions were
%'For six years following her return to
this'. country Mrs. Stanton lived in Bos
ton,^ during which time she made a study
of.>the social and political- position of
women. The result was that in addition
to the rights claimed by Mrs. Mott— to
more remunerative work, : : to hold prop
erty after marriage and to independent
judgment in religion — Mrs. Stanton de
manded the removal of woman's civil
disabilities by making * their . political
status the same as that of men.
the convention " to admit Mrs. '.'Mott and
other American women as delegates op
erated In determining Mrs. Stanton to de
vote her life and energies to. the moral,
social and political elevation of women.
On the whole, however, the Colonial
Secretary's decision is warmly welcomed
as timely and sensible. -
The Daily Telegraph believes that this
step will be the precursor of similar vis
its to Canada and Australia. Various ref
erences are made to the "new diplomacy"
ar.d the "new statesmanship." as -well as
% % **$ political aspects of the .absence^ of
the strongesT^lInlster at attime when the
Government is passing through a critical
phase of its existence. There also are
Borne hints that Chamberlain will be glad
to be absent during the awkward situa
tions aVising from the Government's edu
cation bill.
The striking precedent to be established
by Colonial Secretary Chamberlain In vis
iting a colony during his term of office
is a subject of general and approving
comment this morning.
The Times this morning Kays that it un
derstands that Mrs. Chamberlain, who
was Mary Endicott of Salem, Mass., will
accompany her husband to South Africa,
and that his eon. Austen, who is Post
master General, will answer Colonial Of
fice questions in Parliament during his
father's absence.
Chamberlain purposes to start for South
Africa toward the end of November and
to return In the early part of March. His
visit ¦will embrace Cape Natal, the
Orange River Colony and the Transvaal.
The Colonial Secretary hopes to have an
opportunity of conferring while In South
Africa with representatives of all the dif
ferent interests concerned and to consid
er their views In his future policy.
LONDON. Oct. 27.— It Is officially an
nounced that Colonial Secretary Cham
berlain has decided to visit South Africa
personally and examine on the spot the
problem presented by the termination of
the war and the settlement of affairs In
the new colonies. King Edward has given
his approval of this plan, which. It Is
eatd, has also the full approval of Pre
mier Balfour and the Cabinet
¦ r
London Press Comments
Favorably on Precedent
He Establishes.
Decides Upon a Per
sonal Inspection of
Colonial Secretary
Will Go to the
The San Francisco Call.

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