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MUDDY ROADS AND BAD
,i* WEATHER HINDER WEARY
ARMIES IN MANCHURIA.
RUSSIANS .AND JAPS
ARE IN DEADLOCK
FIGHT STILL RAGES
... Kuropatkln Hurls His Exhausted
Forces Against the Impregnable
Japs —Both Sides Claim Advantage
•nd Neither Gains,
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19. The
flush of enthusiasm yesterday
'evening over the capture of Lone
Tree Hill and Shakhe, the repulse
of the attacks of the Japanese
!left and the hard drubbing given
General Yamada, with the capture
of fourteen additional guns has
given way this morning to calmer
and more somber appraisement of
these partial successes.. There is
no official confirmation of the re
jport that Kuropatkln had re
f.^sumed a general offensive move
wSment. The Indications being that
the Japanese offensive had ex
hausted itself and the position of
the armies Is now a sort of dead-
xp lock, with the country rendered
so sodden by the heavy rain as to
*2 compel a temporary suspension of
•Jls, the general operations.. A com
plete veil hides the movements In
the east, but both Kuropatkln's
and -SakharofPs reports say that
0$ there were no collisions on that
$$ portion of the battle ground Mon
day or Tuesday.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 19.—The em
peror has received the following mes
sage from Kuropatkln, under yester
day's date: "During the night the
Japanese attacked our advanced posi
tions at the left of Lqne Tree hill, but
were Tepulsed. No report has been re
ceived from any other engagements.
Everything was quiet at all our posi
tions up to 10 o'clock this morning.
Rain fell all night and the roads are
greatly damaged. raw
Remainder of Fleet Sails/
Fakke-Berg, Denmark, Oct. 19.—
The remainder of the Baltic Russian
fleet sailed this morning for the
Sighted Going North.
Korsoer, Island Zealand, Oct. 19.—
The Russian Baltic fleet, consisting of
fifteen battleships and cruisers, seven
torpedo boats and four colliers, has
traversed the great belt going north
May Be Retreating.
Mukden, Oct. 19. Yesterday
passed off quietly. No firing was heard
last night. The Japanese appear to be
slowly falling back. The glare seen
above the encampments may Indicate
that they are burning their stores
prior to withdrawal.
This morning broke chilly but clear.
As soon as the roads are drier a re
sumption of the battle Is probable, as
the Russians everywhere are in close
touch with the Japanese.
Capture Japanese Guns.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19. Gen. Sak
horoff telegraphs at noon today that
the Japanese are concentrating at
Linshinpu, west of the railroad.
A detachment of Russian cavalry in
reconnoltering last night in the vicin
ity of Shakhe captured two Japanese
guns with no losses to themselves.
general adds that last night
passed off quietly with the exception
of the exploits of the Russian cavalry.
He says the Russian left Sank has ad
A Belated Report.
A With General Okus Army, Oct 17,
via Fusan.—The Japanese have ad
vanced within ten miles south of Muk
den. The Russians have built a heavy
defence two miles south of the Hun
river, where they expect to make a
The Japanese report that the battling
has been the most severe yet fought
on the plains.
Tokio Expects Fall of Port Arthur.
Tokio, Oct. 19.—No reports from the
Japanese Manchurian headquarters
were received either last night or to
day. and as a consequence it is assum
ed here that inactivity has followed
the abortive Russian assaults of Mon
day night. There is a popular impres-
Blon here that affairs at Port Arthur
iare reaching a crisis and It Is believed
that the end is only a question of days.
V( London, Oct. 19.—A dispatch from
nfi'.vfcthe Japanese legation at Tokio today
KVsays: "Oyama reports that on Tues
day the enemy seemed gradually de
ft creasing his force in the direction of
the right army, only small detachments
•o continuing activity. The enemy was
beaten at Benslhu and Is retreating
,J "In the direction of the central
}$g|farmy the enemy last night made as
saults but all were repulsed. Today
there has been only occassional ex
^changes of cairnonadiiig.
gj "In front of»the left army the enemy
"jUto occasionally firing."
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.—The Baltic
BANDING FOR REVOLT.
Chinese Bandits and Pirates May Be
Shang Hal, Oct. 19.—Accord
Ing to well Informed Chinese, par
ties of bandits in the western part
of the province of Kwantung are
amalgamating with the object of
raising a revolt In the canton
and other parts of the province. It
Is believed that these bandits have
allied themselves with the west
WYOMING .RANCHERS FIGHT
Big Piney, Wyo., Oct. 19.—Ranchers
arriving here from the vicinity of
Gray's river, report a pitched battle be
tween cattle and sheep forces in which
seven hundred sheep, property of the
Bvtterfleld outfit were driven over a
high cliff and killed.
The trouble originated over the ex
pulsion of the Butterfleld sheep from
the forest reserve, where it is claimed
herders drove them without per
PRAISES PARENTS OF SIXTEEN.
President Roosevelt Congratulates
Sterling, 111., Oct. 19.—Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Cassens, residing northwest
of this city, received a second letter
this morning from President Roose
velt congratulating them on being the
parents of sixteen hale and hearty
children. The sixteenth child was re
cently named Edith Alice Theodora
KITE CONTEST AT FAIR
Eighteen Entries In Unique Affair.—
St. Louis., Oct. 19.—The kite flying
contests which were postponed from
Monday, held yesterday at the World's
fair, and the decision will be
made today. There were eighteen
entries In the 800 feet and one mile
contests. The kite of S. J. Conyne, of
Chicago, with 6,000 feet of wire, broke
away and was lost.
CONDUCTOR IS SADLY HURT.
Caught by Telephone Wire Which
Charles City, Oct. 19.—Conductor
Clarence Conant, extra passenger con
ductor on the C., M. & St. P., was
caught by a telephone wire that
crossed the track, at Osslan, Sunday,
and was thrown from his train sus
taining internal Injuries and breaking
ROLLING STOCK ARRIVES.
First Consignment of Cars For I. & I.
Ready for Use.
Clinton, Oct. 19.—The first cars to
be used by the I. & I. Railway com
pany on its interurban line, between
Davenport and Clinton, have arrived
and are waiting the opening of the
line. They are 56 feet double truck
coaches, commodious and handsome.
GET BIG VERDICT.
Chicago Child Given Judgement for
$40,000 Against Street Railway Co.
Chicago, Oct. 19. The West Chi
cago Street Railway Co., must pay
$40,000 to little Emma Grenell for in
juries received on that line in 1895.
The case was first tried in 1898 before
Safe and Building Wrecked at Fargo,
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 19.—Last night the
State bank at Clifford was robbed and
all the money was taken. The safe and
building were wrecked.
KILLED BY FOOTBALL KICK.
Pennsylvania Lad Wounded in Head
While Playing at Game, Dies.
Corry, Pa.. Oct. 19—Charles Schreve
aged 12, of Union City, died yesterday
as the result of being kicked in the
head while playing football.
the board of Indian commissions, was
chosen permanent chairman. In his
address Bonaparte reviewed the
going by way of wrongs and injustices suffered by
VOLUME 57 OTTUMW WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1904
"WISP OF HAIR
GIRL SUICIDE'S BODY IS ALMOST
ENTIRELY CONSUMED BY
Marshalltown, Oct. 19. —Only a few
bones and a wisp of hair are left to
tell the story of Miss Carrie Wohlford,
of Popejoy, a highly respected young
woman, who took her own life by
shooting herself with a rifle. A straw
stack in the field where she had gone
to commit suicide was set on fire by
the rifle shot and the body was al
most entirely consumed.
No Cause is Known.
No cause is known that can be as
signed as the reason lor the desperate
deed. Miss Wohlford was a young
woman and has been keeping house
for her two brothers.
SHAW IN THE FIFTH.
November 4 to be Made Big Republl
can Love Feast at Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids. Oct. 19.—Hon. Leslie
M. Shaw is to speak on the political
issues of the campaign in Cedar Rap
ids, on the evening of November 4, at
the Cedar Rapids auditorium. This
will be the only republican rally in the
city during this campaign. The com
mittee will endeavor to make it a
Fifth congressional district republican
love feast. The executive committee
will Immediately effect arrangements
with the railroads to secure reduced
rates and special train service.
A CANCER SERClM.
3urgeons of World to Investigate
French Doctor's Claim.
Paris, Oct. 19.—The International
Surgical congress, now in session here,
has decided to appoint a committee of
specialists to examine the claims of Dr.
Doyen that he has discovered a serum
that will cure cancer. This action was
taken after a heated controversy, and
was accepted by Dr. Doyen on condi
tion that it shall not be a committee
of investigation, but one similar to
that examining Pasteur's discoveries.
Cornell College Students Take De
cided Stand on Objectionable Feature
Mt. Vernon, Oct. 19.—Last Friday
morning at chapel the student body of
Cornell college, took a decided stand
for the abolition of everything in the
line of hazing, class scraps or class
interference. The college Is in favor
of any legitimate display of class en
thusiasm, but it does not sanction any
thing which would infringe upon the
rights of individuals, societies or asso
RALLY AT CRESTON.
Allison and Hepburn Will Speak To
Creston. Oct. 19.—Indications point
to a very large attendance at the re
publican rally to be held at the Tem
ple Grand opera house Thursday aft
ernoon, with Senator Allison and Con
gressman Hepburn as speakers. Sev
eral good bands have been engaged
and the meeting has been widely ad
DEMOCRATS IN TANGLE.
Baltimore Township Flies Two Tick
ets With Henry County Auditor.
Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 19. There is
been filed with the county auditor,
quite a tangle among the democratic
brethren In Baltimore township, as
evidenced from the fact that two town
ship tickets from the precinct have
ACID THROWERS INDICTED.
Hugh Wheeler and Jerome Brown
Must Answer Serious Charges.
Shell Rock, Oct. 19.—Hu'feh Wheeler
and Jerome Brown have been Indicted
for throwing acid in the face of Mrs.
COUSINS AT WINFIELD.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT A
FRIEND TO THE INDIAN
Lake Mohonk, N. Y., Oct. 19.—About 1 investigate the allotment' of lands be
one hundred and fifty delegates were longing to the five civilized tribes of
present today when the twenty-second the Indian territory, has left me, con
annual Indian conference was called to 1 vinced that our president and the sec
order. retary of the Interior are earnest and
Charles J. Bonaparte, a member of unselfish friends of the Indian, and,
the Suez canal and the remainder by Indians under the operations of the "General B, Whlttlesay, of the board
way of the cape of Good Hope. It is present laws and said, "the lnvestlga-1 of Indlon commissioners, gave a re
believed the voyage to the far east will, tion which I conducted last winter as sume of the year's work among the In
be made in ninety days. a member of the special commission to dlans,
HOPED TO GAIN SYMPATHY
DAWSON SOKE TO WIN
Estimates of Plurality Varies from
1,500 to 650—Flood of Republican
Oratory Being Poured Into the Dis
trict—Fairbanks, Shaw, Cummins,
Cannon, all Have Spoken for Dawson
Des Moines, Oct. 19.—It is a common
report among politicians that the dem
ocrats have withheld aid from Con
gressman Wade in the second district
because they believed he might, elicit
the sympathy of the voters if he had
to make his fight single handed and
alone against all of the prominent men
with whose oratory the second has
been or will be flooded—Fairbanks,
Shaw, Cummins, Cannon and the rest.
Chairman Morrlsey said yesterday
that perhaps this would turn out to be
good politics. He said that he had not
before considered it. However, the hint
came from a very prominent demo
Ex-Congressman Lane, who has
thrown his whole soul into the flght
in the second district, has given it
out that he believes that Dawson will
win with from 1,200 to 1,500 plurality.
The republicans in the Becond dls
trlct expect Mr. Dawson to carry Scott,
Muscatine, Jackson, Clinton and Iowa,
leaving Johnson to Judge Wade. The
claim is made, however, that the ma
jority in Johnson will be cut down.
One estimate of Dawson pluralities
made by a very conservative man who
is watching the second district com
test closely, from a point of vantage
outside of the district, Is as. follows
Clinton .. ..
Brilliant lowa Congressman
Speak In the Fifth.
Winfleld, Oct. 19.-—Robert G. Cous
ins, congressman from the fifth dis
trict, will address the voters of Win
fleld next Monday evening at 7:30.
Davenport Workman Loses Life In
Davenport. Oct. 19.—Chris. Beneke,
a laborer, was burled alive in a street
excavation yesterday afternoon. He
was taken out dead.
on the whole, I found few public ser
vants to condemn and comparatively
few vetial faults to lay to the charge
of most among
Dawson's plurality In district 650,
Other republicans will be satisfied if
Iowa county breaks even, though
prominent republicans there declare
that it will easily give Dawson to ex
cede 100. They would rather Increase
the plurality in Scott to from 500 to
800. They believe that Muscatine will
give Dawson 1,000. They think that
Clinton will be 300 for Dawson rather
than 200 against him as here esti
mated. And they think that Johnson
will be cut down to 500 for Wade
Two years ago the pluralities in the
counties in the second district as be
tween Wade and Hoffman were as fol
County Wade. Hoff,
Scott .. 148
Majority for Wade 1,158.
CAPITAL AND LABOR COMMISSION
MAKES REPORTS TO EPISCO
Boston, Oct. 19.—Both houses of the
Episcopal general conference voted In
favor of a final adjournment on Tues
day next. There is still much business
to be considered, but some cannot be
disposed of until the next convention
at Richmond, Va., in 1907.
In the house of Bishops the standing
committee on the relations between
capital and, labor of which Bishop Pot
ter of New York, is chairman, present
ed its report. The commission was ap
pointed by the last general convention
to study the purposes of labor organi
zations, investigate the causes of In
dustrial disturbances and hold them
selves in readiness to act as arbitra
tors should their services be desired,
The report says that no request for
action as arbitrators has been received
and the committe has not as yet suc
ceeded In studying in common the oc
casions of the curren dlsturbanies.
The report discusses the causes for
industrial warfare in general 'terms
and makes strong appeal for general
legislation making child labor im
possible in this country.
The report was adopted and the
commission was continued,
E W E A E
Iowa—Threatening witu rain and
cooler tonight and in the east Thurs
The Local Weather,
Nine o'clock last night.. .,
Seven o'clock this morning:.
Two o'clock this afternoon.,
SECRETARY TAFT TO
Washington, Oct. 19.—^The president
has Instructed Secretary of War Taft
to proceed at an early date to Panama
to confer with the president of that re
public with a view of composing the
differences that have arisen between
the two countries.
Taft Is instructed to assure the
president of Panama that it is not the
purpose of the United States to take
advantage of the rights conferred upon
it by the treaty to Interfere with the
welfare and prosperity of the state of
Panama. Taft will probably leave for
Panama about November 24.
TWO ARE LOST.
Fire In Illinois Destroys Lives of Two
Shelbyville, 111., Oct. 19. The Mld
dlesworth children's home was de
stroyed by fire today. Although the
flames were discovered while the chil
dren were aBleep, all but two were res
The dead are: z-:$
There were thirty-one children
sleeping In the upper rooms of the
home, which was a three story frame
and brick building. It is believed the
two children burned, were overcome
by smoke in bed, as they had evidently
made no effort to escape.
IOWA HORSES GOOD.
More Than $3,100 In Prizes Won At
Des Moines, Oct. 19. Iowa won
more than $3,100 In prises on her
horses at the St Louis exposition.
ThlB information was conveyed to
W. W. Wltmer of the St Louis com
mission by letter from E. H. White
of the live stook department yester
H. G. COWNIE DEAD.
80it of Hon. John Cownle of the 8tate
Board of Control.
Des Moines, .Oct. 19. Horace G.
Cownle, son of Hon. John Cownle of
the state board of control, died sud
denly at his own and his father's
home, on Fourth street, near Center,
last evening at 10 o'clock, of heart dis
New 8team Boat Inspector Will Suc
Washington, Oct 19.—The President
today appointed Ira Harris supervis
ing inspector for the steamboat Inspec
tion service in the district of New
York, In place of Robert S. Rodler, who
TWO TROOPS COME TO IOWA
Veterans of Philippines Arrive at Des
Des Moines, Oct. 19.—Troops and
of the Eleventh United States cav
alry have arrived at the new quarters
provided for them at Fort Des Moines.
Since their return from the Philip
pines last February the troops have
been stationed at Jefferson barracks.
Great Ceremony Accompanies Burial
Madrid, Oct. 19.—The princess of
the Austrlas, who died Monday, was
burled In the escurlal today with great
ceremony. She was the sister of King
Alfonso, of Spain.
LOU DILLON 18 DEFEATED.
Champion Trotter Mare Loses to Ma
Memphis,. Tenn., Oct. 19.—C. K. G.
Billings' Lou Dillon, the champion
trotting mare, went down to defeat
yesterday, before Major Delmar.owned
by tl. E. Smathers.
MAKE GOOD HAUL.
8afe Blown Open With Nltro Glycerine
Davenport, Oct 19.—(SpeclaL)—A
safe in a general store at Princeton,
Iowa, was blown open with nitro
glycerine last night After securing
$500 the burglars escaped.
Des Moinefe, Oct. 19. Declaring
that the resolution passed by the Na
tional Council last Saturday which
placed the American Bible society on
the list of causes to which annual
contributions are to be made was con
cocted In Massachusetts simply to
ruin the efforts of the Bible society of
Massachusetts, Dr. Philip S. Moxom
of Springfield pleaded with the Na
tional council last evening to rescind
Its aotlon of Saturday. After somo de
bate the council referred the matter, to
a special committee which will report
before the conclusion of the council,
Dr. Moxom Is president of the or
ganization to which he referred as the
one seriously interfered with because
of the Indorsement the council had
given the older organization,
Unity to be Indorsed.
It Is now practically assured that
IN A HOPELESS PANIC
Did Not Sink in 8torm Off Spanish
London, Oct. 19.—At the offices
here of the Cunard Steamship
company, the rumor published In
America that the steamer Slav
onia had sunk in a storm off the
Spanish coast Is entirely dlscred
itecf. The Slavonla passed Gibral
tar October 11, and Is due In New
York October 22.
TAKEN WITH UNCLE SAM'S
Philadelphia, Oct. 19.—In compliance
with an order received' at the League
Island Navy yard today from Washing
ton a detail of marines were sent to
the CrampB ship yard to guard the
armored cruisers Pennsylvania and
Tennessee and the battleships Idaho
and Mississippi. No official statement
could be secured as to the reason for
the action but it Is understood to be
FIRE SWEEPS TOWN.
Business .Section of Sturges, Miss.,
Starkville, Miss., Oct. 19. Fire de
stroyed the business section of Stur
ges yesterday, fifteen business houseB
being in ashes. One residence also
was destroyed. The blaze swept the
town rapidly and assistance sent from
here and trom Ackerman managed to
save only the residence portion of the
place. Loss $75,000.
STORE ROBBED. s?
Shoes and Cigars Taken From General
8tor at Hills.
Iowa' Clty7 Oct. 19.—fiurglara en
tered Droel Bros.' general store at
Hills and secured a considerable
amount of booty. The proprietors
have missed a couple of boxes of ci
gars and twenty-seven pairs of shoes.
The empty boxes were strewn about
INVESTIGATES CALLANAN WILL.
Mrs. Booker Washington Visits. C^s
Dea Moines, Oct. .19.—Mrs. Booker
T. Washington, wife of the noted negro
orator and educator of Tuskegee, Ala.,
is registered at the Savery. She Is
here to investigate the legacy of the
Callanan estate Intended for the Tusk
CAPTAIN FOR ROOSEVELT.
Hogan of Yale Football Team to Vote
for the President
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 19.—Captain
James J. Hogan of the Yale football
eleven, has been invited to join the
Yale democratic club. He answered:
"I don't really think I ought. Al
though I'm a democrat, I'm going to
vote for Roosevelt."
IMAGINES A Bl GFRAUD.
Accuses President Roosevelt and Is
Taken to Detention Hospital.
Chicago, Oct 19. President Roose
velt, Mayor Harrison and Mark Hanna
wer named in Judge Mack's court yes
terday as confederates in a conspiracy
to defraud a woman of $1,000,000.
Later Mrs. May Minnlck, 618 North
Clark street, the accuser, wa son her
way to the detention hospital.
Old Soldier Fulfills His Own Predic
Des Moines, Oct. 19.—Thomas E.
Smith, an old soldier, 66 years of age,
some years ago prophesied his own
death scene to his wife, and the ful
fillment came Sunday morning when
the faithful companion awakened to
find him dead at her side.
PETITIONS COUNCIL TO
RESCIND ITS ACTION
the council will heartily endorse the
matter of church unity. This was to
have come before the organization last
evening for adoption, but was post
poned until today. Four resolutions
will be presented by Dr. Wm. Hayes
Ward of New York and it is prac
tically assured that they will be
adopted by tho council.
Peace Conference Approved,
Another matter upon which favor
able actlcn Is expected is the peace
conferenco, proposed by President
Roosevelt. A memorial was Intro
duced on this matter and will bo re
ported upc-n tcmr-rrow.
The sanctity of the home In which
the matter of divorce will be touched
upon, the matter of enlarging the field
of the church deaconness and of the
Sunday school, '."ill norao before the
council, in £Umg r^alutlon*.
CHARACTERIZED BY MISMANAGE'
MENT FROM THE
NEWSPAPERS MAY BOLT
Small Bickering Among the Leaders''1^1
at Headquarters Have Caused Dis
gust of Many Democrats Who Wers
Friendly to the Candidate.
V'i:, ________ '. A
(BY HAROLD J. MAHIN.) A
Washlngton Bureau of the Courier.
Washington, D. C., Oct 19.
The democratic national campaign
for the election of Parker
and Davis has reached a stags
of panic. Even the most hope
ful democrats now admit that the elec
tion of the ticket is an impossibility.
All of the better element of the
party who were first attracted back to
the fold by the personality and high
character of Judge Parker are. noflr
turning away In disgust at the, mis
management of the campaign. There
have been nothing but small bicker
ings among the leaders since the cam
paign headquarters were opened and
tire work has been going at sixes and
It Is now openly declared that one
or two of the large New York news
papers who early In the campaign
came out for Parker, are" preparing to
advise the election of Roosevelt The
plea on which so many are deserting
the standard Is the fear of what might
happen under an administration that
would be controlled by the same men
who have made Buch a fearful mess of
a national campaign:
Call Senator Gorman.-'
Senator Gorman has JuBt been re
called from Maryland and for several
days has been working secretly at
headquarters in New York. A, tew
dayB ago he went co Baltimore irttli
the Intention of. trayeUoK.through
Maryland encLWe'at VSr&qjA fi
a tor Davis, David B.
speakers. His sudden return to Hta/P..
York was unannounced. It Is Anoint
that the situation became so desperate
that he was recalled in haste.to go
over the case and see if anythWR
could be saved. Senator Gorman Is ,re
garded as the most successful politl
cian in the democratic party: and most
democrats think that if he can not
change the present hopeless drift .of
the campaign the defeat of Parker and
Davis Is a foregone conclusion.
Satisfied With Little.'
Democratic politicians who have
been taking an active part In the cam
paign are now saying that if they can
win the house of representatives or
make any substantial gains in the next
senate the party will have won a vi»
tory. Democratic congressmen who
have been speaking in many sections
over the country say in private that
there is no chance of the election of
Parker. The best prediction that they
make is that he will carry a number
of states that Bryan failed to carry In
Center on New York and Indiana.
The work of Judge Parker's cam
paign managers is now centered In Ne*
York and Indiana. They do not say
that the carrying of these states would
insure him victory but they claim that
carrying New York would be a great
tactical victory and would insure suo
cess in 1908. with the sound money
element of the party still In oontrol.
Failure to carry New York they admit
would greatly aid and encourage the
Bryan element In the flght they Intend
to make to gain control of the next
national convention. The Bryan men.
are under suspicion at national head* -v:
quarters. The national managers are
emphatically doubtful of the stnoerity '--1
of the Bryan men in their support ot
A Majority of Twenty.
Representative Hull, of Des Moines,
who is chairman of the executive com
mittee of the congressional campaign,
says that the next house of represent
tatlves will at the very least have a
republican majority of twenty. He
expectB thirty or thirty-flve. He said
"We may lose some districts ta $
Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia, and Ne«
braska, but we expect to neutraltie
those losses by gaining others in Mln*!
nesota. Maryland and a number ot
western states. Tho committee a
working quietly and without telllnt
the democrats all that It is doing, I «v*
v/ould not be surprised to see a big
gain In the house. I expect confidently
to see no lessening of our present
majority In any event."
Philippine Speech a Blunder,
Washington, D. C., Oct, 19, r— keadi
lng democrats make no bones of eay
lng that i-arker's Philippine speech
on Saturd. was the monuments) poi
Utical blunder of tho campaign and
that hope cf success has gone, A prom'
inent New York democrat living here,
who spoke at a big democratlo mass
meeting in Now York last night said
upon returning today:
'Parlter has missed the political op
aSed uo pap.u|)uoo)