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ENGLAND'S WAR OF CONQUEST
NOT VET ENDED.
EIXLISH LOSE TROOPS
Five Officers and Twenty Four
Men Mlsslng-The Bughcri
Assemble at Machadodorp.
": LoSoB.-Spec!a. The wr - nfTW
has received the following dispatch
tram Lord Roberta, dated August 21:
"Lieutenant Colonel Sitwell, reconnol
terlng near Ventersburg, engaged the
Boers. ' Two British were wounded.
Lieutenants Spedding, Davenport, Sur
tees and Watson and a medical officer
and twenty-four men are missing.
"Hamilton has crossed the Crocodile
"Paget and Baden-Powell engaged the
commandos protecting Dewet, Aug. 20,
Lieutenant Flowers and one man were
killed. Lieutenant Kirby and six men
ASSEMBLE AT MACHADODORP.
Twyfelaar, Aug. 20. Through secret
Intelligence agents the British authori
ties learn that General Louis Botha,
rommander in chief of the Boer forces;
General Lucas Meyer, commander of
the Orange Free State forces, and Gen
eral Schalkburger, vice president of the
South African Republic, with 8.000 men,
save assembled at Machadodorp (gen
trally understood to be the headquar
ters of President Kruger), with the
whole Boer artillery, including the
keavy pieces formerly at Pretoria.
FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY.
Pretoria, Aug. 21. The trial of Lieu
tenant Cordua, formerly of the Trans
vaal artillery, on the charge of being
concerned in the plot to kidnap Lord
Roberts, was concluded today. The
prisoner was found guilty of all the
counts in the indictment against him,
hut sentence was deferred until the
finding of the court shall have been
confirmed by Lord Roberts.
Colonel Godfrey, the judge. In sum
ming up the case, caused a sensation
By declaring that a violation of parole
was punishable with death. His speech,
which dilated on the weakness and
vagueness of the prisoners defense, was
listened to with profound interest by
the audience, which was mostly com
posed of men of Dutch birth. A period
ef forty-five minutes was occupied in
considering the verdict.
KAISER DSI'T BELEIVE CHANG.
Won't Recognize Him Until Ha Has
"Washington, D. C (Special.) Ger
many has Injected a serious complica
tion into the international 'situation
with respect to China by declining to
recognize LI Hung Chang as peace ne
gotiator. TTie attitude of other powers on this
point remains to be disclosed, but it
ffocid, set be astonishing should at
least one and probably two of the other
Bowers interested in the Chinese situ
ation support Emperor William's pol
ity. Mr. Takahlra, Japanese minister, yes
terday led Acting Secretary Adee to un
ferstand that his government would
approve the American note, but this,
tf course, was merely an expression of
personal opinion. Officially Japan has
sot been heard from nor has Great
Britain. But It is regarded as certain
y the authorities that these two pow
ers wll lapprove the reply of the presi
dent to LI Hung Chang for the appoint
ment of a peace envoy.
The pvwefi, ur.lMe ski'.lfu'. dlplassscy
restores the harmony which has hith
erto characterised their actions, will be
arrayed against one another, and the
lift may widen until peaceful discus
sion of the Chinese question Is no longer
possible. Baron Von Sternberg, charge
'affaires of Germany in Washington,
sailed at the state department, and ac
cording to a high official communicated
to Mr. Adee the substance of the reply
Bade by the Berlin government to the
appeal of LI Hung Chens;. The official,
whoa statement may be regarded as
authoritative, said that Emperor Wil
liam announced that It was not possible
for the German government to accede
So the wishes of Li Hung Chang until
B was acquainted with the character
ef his credentials snd the extent of his
powers ,snd the ability of the source
from which they spring to confer them.
Mir. Adee's reply, on the other hand,
Bade Its acceptance of Li Hung Changs
appeal dependent isjmn the Chinese
sjovers nrnt's demonstration of ability
ad willingness to make an effective
suspension of hostilities In Pekln and
Mow ha re lit China, not questioning Li's
atopptementing thin declaration to the
flsim government, a member of the
adds that when U Hans; Chang
Me to aire a positive guarantee
Cat order was restored and that dis
,. thaaesa wovtd not recur, the Amer
esreoy woeUd be seat to China and
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Attorney General Smyth After the)
Standard OH Company.
New York. (Special.) The Journal
and Advertiser will say tomorrow:
C. J. Smyth, attorney general of the
state of Nebraska, who is now in the
city, has summoned John D. Rockefeller
to appear before him to give testimony
regarding the Standard Oii trust. The
attorney general said:
"The state of Nebraska has an enttl-
trust law which prohibits foreign cor
poratlons which are trusts doing busi
ness there. It is my duty to enforce
that law. Among the foreign corpora
tions doing business in Nebraska are
the Standard Oil company and the
American School Furniture company.
The latter has a capital of $10,000,000
and has absorbed some twenty-four
leading furniture factories. Its gen
eral ottlce sare here. I have Just finish
ed taking the testimony of President
Boyd and I believe the result will be
suits In Nebraska that will result in
driving the corporations out of ths
"At Chicago I summoned the general
manager and the secretary of the
Standard Oil company to appear and
testified. They ignored the summons.
Instead of having them subpoenaed I
came on here to the concern's head
quarters. I will not ask to have Mr.
Rockefeller subpoenaed unless he fol
lows the example of his Chicago sub
ordinates and ignores the simple sum
mons. A large number of other wit
presses have volunteered their testi
mony. I hope to go back prepared te
attack the Standard Oil txust success
fully in the Nebraska courts.' '
KILLED BECAUSE NOT A CHRISTIAN.
Man Killed at Wayne by a Crazy
Wayne, Neb. (Special.) Robert Big- '
ham of Dunbar, Neb., was murdered ia
the city Jail here by a lunatic who had
been put in the same cell with him.
Bigham came by train from Wausa
yesterday, and by 5 o'clock had become
dead drunk, and was put in Jail. Adol
phus Wanlund of Buckland, Mo., was
put off the Bloomneld train here at 7:4s)
last evening because he was insane,
and taken to the county Jail for safe '
keeping. Sheriff Cherry would not re-
ceive him, and he was therefore put
in the city Jail. He was put In Big- '
ham's bunk. I
At 7 this morning, when the Jail was
opened, Bigham was found dead on the J
floor. He had been terribly beaten, and
marks of teeth were found all over his
Wanlund was sitting on the bed. Hs
was asked to explain.
"I killed him," he replied, "becaust
he was not a Christian."
THE STEEL STRIKE RUUOR.
Wage Question Said to Be In a
New York. (Special.) It is admitted
in steel and Iron circles today that the
wage question, in which several of the
big companies are deeply interested, is
in a crucial stage.
Before many days, it Is stated, the
question whether a strike will be de
clared or not will be decided by ths
members of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers in
their own lodges.
Warner Arms, vice president of the
American Tin Plate company, said that
when the matter had not been settle!
at the last conference, the officers of tht
association decided to let the men taks
it In their own hands. He believed thai
the association would be able to make
a statement within the next two weeks,
THE MINERS HAY STRIKE.
Penneylvnala Mlnera Have Very
Philadelphia, ' Pa. (Speclal. Labor's
Intei est in Pennsylvania is now centered
on the anthracite situation. In that
region more than 100,000 men average
300 a year for the hardest kind ol
work. They want an Increase of wages,
and have asked the operators to con
fer with them snd' the subject Some
operators say they will not meet any
but their own employes, and then only
as Individuals. If any operators finally
refuse, there will be strikes. All three
districts of the United Mine Workers
will be called out If necessary. The
miners complain sgalnst dockage of
time and wages, overloading of cars,
variable wages and work, constant cut
ting of prices, a 42-cent ton, monthly
wage payments, favoritism, a compul
sory price of $2.75 a keg for powder,
and compulsory company store buying
and doctor hiring.
ITS SENATOR B9LLIVER ROW
Congrsssmtn Raised to Senator
hip by Governor Shaw.
Des Moines, la. 8peclal.) Governor
Shaw has appointed Congressman J. P.
Dolllver to serve until the neat legis
lature meets. He will serve until 1(01
If the Titus amendment for biennial
elections la ratified by the people at the
oomlng election. It was generally con
ceded yesterday that Dolllver would
get the appointment, and those who
conversed with him hers could see thai
be was oooadent of It
The appolntasent gives general sat
isfaction here. The question of Dollt
vet's mctsssor la .congress is already
betas; agitated. There are many candi
dates and m eae to thought to have
Mr thing at It Oeveraor Shaw to Mt
thought to he a candidate.
Me-TnuUi Wallace, a
tat big rlhl
RUSSIAN GENERAL DISAGREES
RUSSIA AGAINST CHINA
The Czar's Ceneral Declines To
Cease Hostilities and Street
Fighting In Pekln Coea On.
Pekln. Aug. 17. On August 15 the
American troops attacked the gates
leading Into the imperial city. The
battery of the Fifth artillery sent shells
from an elevated position on the gate.
The Fourteenth and Ninth United
States Infantry and marines entered be
low and fired on the Chinese troops.
Then they pushed vti to the gate. The
American gallings did good work, and
gate after gate was blown In and the
Chinese shelled out and the Infantry
rushed in. Four gates were taken In
the afternoon. The operations halted
and a conference of generals resulted
in the withdrawal of the American
troops. At the conference all except
tne Russians agreed not to violate the
imperial city, and decided that the ob
ject of the expedition had been accom
plished, pending further advices from
the interested powers. The Russian
general stated that his government had
iedared war against China. The raill
laiy authorities are not in communka
l,oa with the Cnirieee government. Tr.e
Japanese, Russian and British troops
ie in Uie Tartar city. The Chinese are
not all out The American casualties
ere ten killed and twenty wounded.
London, Aug. 24. Fires, fighting and
Jlsensioa are apparently following In
Ihe wake of the relief of Pekln. The
Daily Hall publishes dispatches from
the Chinese capital dated as late as
August 17, declaring that a great fire
was tnen raging in the Imperial city.
The Russian commander had declined
lo accept the decision of the other gen
ii als not to violute the imperial pre
cincts, and street fighting was going on.
Ceneral Chaffee, so It Is asserted,
maintained that the Chinese had been
adequately punished already, and that
it would be unwise to take the palace.
This explains the withdrawal of the
Americans after breaching the three
gates, as cabled.
The Russian general, however, main
tained that his government had de
clared war against China and that,
therefore, there was no reason to pre
vent him from carrying hostilities Into
:he sacred precincts.
Judging from the various, and in
many cases contradictory dispatches
that have reached Europe from Pekln,
the commanders eventually adopted a
Diddle course, for a Reuter telegram
isserts that the sentries were placed to
prevent looting. Hence it is presumed
.hat the Imperial building will not be
lestroyed. The fires appear to be ln-
rendlary, and to be put out by the Chi
All the dispatches point to the fact
:hat when the last mease tigers left Pe
tln the commanders were somewhat at
ea regarding their future action, aU
waiting Instructions from their gov
rnments. The foreign residents appear to have
been sent to Tien Tsln, although the
St. Petersburg correspondent of the
Dally Mail says the ministers will not
leave Pekln until negotiations for in
demnity are under way.
Neither the commanders nor the dip
lomats were In communication with
the Chinese government August 17.
They were then searching for. Prince
Among the puzzling reports ss to tht
whereabouts of the empress uif Is
one from St Petersburg, that she Is in
the vicinity of Pekln, but surrounded.
The emperor seems to hsve disappear
St. Petersburg dlspstches announce
good progress in the Manchurian cam
paign. The town of Mergen was cap
tured August IS. with trifling Russian
loss, while the Chinese suffered severe
ly, leaving ten guns, 700 rifles and large
quantities of ammunition in the hsnds
of the Russians.
The reports of risings In Northern
Cores are confirmed. It Is believed
that these are not due to Ill-will to
ward foreigners, but to local dissatis
faction. The Corean government is
sending troops to the disaffected dis
trict. According to telegrams fnw Shang
hai considerable uneasiness Is felt there
over the fact that no dispatches have
been received from Pekln since Aug, 20.
CXECK KPKISIX8 AT HARKOW.
Vloeroy Promptly Beheads Ring
leader In Affair.
Paris. (Special.) The French consul
St Hankow wires thst an attempt at
an uprising occurred during the night
of August II. A band of Chinese tried
to set Are to a bouse adjoining the
customs bank, which is adjacent to the
British concession, with the object of
pillaging the bank and burning the Eu
rope an quarter. The viceroy, however,
took Immediate ateps and arrested ths
ringleaders, seising at the same time
arms and documents demonstrating the
existence of secret society and aa or
ganised plot. Two of the leading cul
prits were decapitated and their heads
sebeeq neatly exhibited la the center of
the Chtaess towa. Twenty others were
Mot trouble la feared when the
tight of the emperor to the west, tf
feaowa. i - -. . -
American Soldiers Storm the Im
perial City of Pekln.
London. (Special.) "Today L500 of
the Americans attacked the Imperial
palace," says a dispatch to the Morn
ing Post from Pekln. dated August 15,
"and captured four of the courts. The
American flag Is flying over the Imper
ial granary, and the Imperial bank has
Describing events prior to the relief,
hte Morning Post's correspondent ca
bles: "On August 12 the tsung 11 ya
men requested a conference with a view
to peace. No armistice was granted,
however, and that night we endured
the longest fusilade of the whole siege.
It lasted twelve hours.
"August 13 the tsung It yartieii beg
ged to be excused from any conference,
saying that the members were too busy.
Later they wrote that they had for
bidden firing on us and would court
martial any who disobeyed. During the
evening many shells fell In the legation
The Daily Chronicle publishes an in
terview with the Japanese minister In
London, Kato Takakl, which represents
him as having said:
"The empress is the heart and soul of
China; jo long as she lives, so long
as she remains in China, whether the
supreme power is taken from her or
not, she will always be the greatest
force, the one above all others recog
nized. The difficulty will be to gel any
one who will speak for her. I fear that
the Influence of LI Hung Chang Is now
of extremely little weight.
"The powers must come to a final
understanding quickly. Itlots, anarchy,
bloodshed and misery throughout China
will be the Inevitable result of a policy
that does not immediately disclose it
self. The government must be re-ea-
JAPANESE HAVE THE PALACE.
Pakln Is Districted Between the
Washington, D. C (Sperlal.) The
Japanese legation today received the
fo. lowing advices from the foreign office
at Tokio, dated August 23:
"The commander of the Japanese fleet
at Taku transmitted by telegraph, Au
gust 21, the following report from Pe
kln: " "The Japanese regiment, which had
been detailed early on the 15th for the
purpose of protecting the Imperial pal
ace, had hard fighting all day, but they
could not bring it to decisive issue, ts
they refrained from firing on the pjlace.
On the following day, however, they
took Its principal gate, and now the
city is almost entirely cleared of the
" 'The Imperial family and the minis
ters of state left for Slan five or six
days ago, escorted by 3,000 troops, un
der Tung Fuh Slang.
" 'With the object of restoring order,
the city has been divided into districts,
Japan being assigned the northern half,
and Japan, the United States, Great
Britain, Rupisa and France each have
deputed an officer to carry on the ad
ministration. " 'Price Tuan's residence has been j
burned down by the Japanese. The Jap
anese naval detachment, which guarded
the Japanese legation, loot during ths
siege five killed and eight wounded.
" 'The Japanese force, which now oc
cupy the imperial palace, has rescued
foreign and native Christians from
their confinement' "
WORRY OVER LACK OF NEWS.
The Chinese are Between Peklr
and Tien Tsln.
London. (Special.) The foreign con
suls at Shanghai, not having received
anything from Pekln later than August
17, fear the Chinese troops are operat
ing along the rear of the allies, cut
ting their communications.
The blockade of press messages at
the Che Foo telegraph office continues.
But these In no way Interfere with offi
cial dispatches, which sre put ahead.
A belated dispatch from Pekln, dated
August 14, ssys Sir Claude MacDonald,
the British minister, is 111.
The attempted uprising at Hankow
is causing uneasiness. In all twenty
seven warships have assembled st
Shanghai and Wu Sing, the crews num
bering 7,000 men.
The German government's reply to
Li Hung Chang's peace negotiation
and peace proposition is "that owing to
the lack of any properly accredited au
thority on the Chinese side," the gov
ernment of Germany cannot enter lnte
SIXTH CAVALRY II BATTLE.
They Have Six Wounded and Slay
Three Hundred Chlneae.
Tien Tsln. (Special.) The United
States Sixth cavalry engaged several
thoussnd Boxers and Chinese troops
miles west of Tien Tsln. Our loss was
six wounded. The Chinese loss was
U0 killed and fifty prisoners. In con
trast with the savagery of the Chi
nese, the American surgeons dressed
the wounds of the Chinese, The Brit
ish Infantry assisted, burning live vil
lages. The bungling of General Dorwood re
sulted In the escape of the Chinese,
who fought bravely. There was hand to
hand fighting with the Sixth cavslry,
who worked with the precision of drill.
The Pekln line baa been repaired for
forty miles. Pekln residents art ex
pected here today.
Galena, III Edgar Bpratt, aged U,
waa hilled by the explosion of a shot
gun. The body was blown Into the
river from a skiff, la which he was en
joyiag aa outing oa the river. He wag
a newsboy. .
POPULISTS NOTIPY MR. BRYAN
OP HIS NOMINATION.
GREAT GROWDS LISTEN
Jerry Simpson Presidee and Patt
erson and Ruoher of Colorado
Tepeka, Kai,, Aug. 23. Mr., Bryan to
day received the second official notifi
cation of his nomination for the presi
dency. Tills notification came from the
populist party, and Thomas M. Pat
terson of Colorado acted as the mouth
piece of the party in making it. He
was at the same time, informed of the
Indorsement of his candidacy by t he
United States Monetary league, this
notification being given by A. W.
The ceremonies ocrurred In the spa
elous and beautiful grounds of the state
capitol and were witnessed by a large
number of people.
In many respects the meeting paral
leled the Indianapolis notification. This
was true In the fact that both were in
parks, that the weather was intensely
hot and in the circumstance that the
Impatience of the crowd compelled the'
speakers preceding Mr. Bryan to cur-
tall their remarks. Indeed not one of j
the speakers was allowed to speak at j
the length he had evidently counted j
upon, and as a result the entire pro
ceedings covered only about an hour
and a half of time.
There was, however, an audible sigh
sf relief, mingled with the applause
which greeted the appearance uf the na
tional leader upon the platform when
he air.ved at 3:30, and It was evident j
ven then that while there was a gen-j
eral desire to hear and see him, the j
audience was finding ths situation too
uncomfortable lo be long endured.
There was little delay after the ar
rival of Mr. Bryan and 'he other not
ables. State Chairman lildgely of tne i
populist party promtly assumed thej
chair and he Immediately introduced
James A. Troutman, who, as the rep
resentative of the mayor of Topeka,
made a brief speech, welcoming Mr.
Lryan to the city.
GREETED BY REPUBLICAN.
Mr. Troutman was formerly liruten
snt governor of the state and he Is a
republican In politics. His speech was
petaonally complimentary to Mr. Bryarr
and was further an appeal for the ex
ercise of the franchise by ail good and
intelligent citizens as the best safe-1
guard of our institutions. He referred
to the "vast throng of people" before
him as an evidence of the high regard
in which the distinguished visitor Is
held and said that while he is not au
thorized to assure Mr. Bryan of the
electoral vote of Kansas, he could as
sure him of the admiration of every
citizen of the state.
Mr. Troutman was followed by Frank
Doster, chief Justice of the state, who
extended tne weicome of the slate at
large. He had prepared a speech, but
he delivered only a small part of It, be
cause of the heat and the evident de
sire to hear Mr. Bryan. Judge Doster
contented himself in what he did say
In contrasting the positions of the dem
ocrats and republicans on the subject
of expansion, taking the position that
the republicans were looking to undue
aggression, while the democrats were
seeking to continue the maintenance of
Mr. Doster was followed by Jerry
Simpson, who was Introduced as the
permanent chairman In the absence of
National Chairman Butler. Mr. Simp
son made a brief speecn, congratulating
Topeka upon being selected as a place
for the notification of Mr. Bryan by a
great party as its candidate for the
presidency. He compared Mr. Bryan
with Lincoln, and predicted thst he
would lead the people back to the land
mark of human liberty which Lincoln
had so materially assisted In establish
ing. CUT SPEECHES SHORT.
With this Mr. Simpson Introduced Mr.
Patterson, who, as chairman of the na.
tional populist convention, became
chairman of the notification commit
tee. Mr. Patterson was received with
applause and many of his points were
loudly cheered, but Ilka' Judge Doster
be materially reduced the length of his
speech because of the heat and of the
patience of the audience, ,.!
Judge A. W. Rucker, who conveyed
to Mr. Bryan the Information of his In
dorsement by the United States Mone
tary league, had slso to yield to the
demands of the audience for a curtail
ing of his remarks. He was given sn
opportunity to be briefly heard, and to
make a number of points which met
with the approval of the auditors.
When. Mr. Rucker took his seat Mr,
Simpson lost no time In Introducing
Mr. Bryan, whose voice soon bad the
effect of quieting the crowd.
Hs was received with a burst of ap
plause when he arose, but the demon
stration soon quieted down, and thence,
forth the Interest of the audience was
Biads manifest by the undivided atten
tion which was given. Mr. Bryan read
the greater part of bis address from
manuscript, and the delivery consumed
about forty minutes of time, hut the
eitwd listened Intently throughout and
Without any manifestation of Impa
tience or disapproval. When he ceased
peaking those present were Invited to
shake hands with him and many vail
ed themselves of this opportunity.
cut Ti c::no urn.
Mr. Bryan Repllea to Another Nom
ination at Topoka.
Topeka. Ksn. (Special)-Before be
ginning his address proper at the noti
fication meeting. Mr. Bryan took occa
sion to reply to Mr. Troutman's wel
coming remarks. This he did extempo
raneously snd as follows: "1 desire in
the beginning to thank the authorities
of this state and city for the nonpar
tisan welcome which has been delivered
thrnuirh Mr. Troutman. I appreciate the
liberty of thought, the generosity too
Infrequent in politics, mat enames po
litical opponents to thus tender the
freedom of the city to one with whom
they do not agree on political questions.
I am grateful for the kind words which
were spoken, and appreciate the ad
miration mentioned, even though the '
admiration does not count as much on
election day as a simple ballot (Ap
plause.) I hope that as the years go
by we shall be able to lift politics to
a higher and brighter plane, so that
we can fight out these questions as citi
zens, equally earnest and equally hon
est, each one respecting the other's
rights. I thank the state administra
tion and the city administration for this
courteous and cordial greeting."
He then began the reading of the ad
dress as originally prepared, only stop
ping to Interject a few words in reply
to the notification of Judge Rucker, as
"And let me pause to say that when
this speech was prepared and given to
the press I did not know that formal
announcement of the resolution passed
by the monetary league would be made
at this time, and I desire here to ex
press my gratitude to the members of
that league for the support which they
nromlse. and for the cordial commenda
tion which their resolutions speak. The
monetary league has for four years
been active In the distribution of liter
ature connected with the money ques
tion .aimed at the enlightenment of
voters, and I have on former occasions
and do now express my commendation
of the efforts of this league and of sim
ilar leagues, to spread before the peo
ple Information on the money question,
because I believe th mure the question
is studied and the better it is under
stood, the stronger will be the demand
for the restoration of the double stand
ards In the United States." (Great ap
plause.) HAIL BRYAN AS LEADER.
Thousands of Nebraskans Llaten
to Domocratlo Candidate.
Falls City, Neb. (Special.) At Falls
City tonight, before 6,000 or 7,000 wildly
cheering people. William J. Bryan clos
ed a most successful day's campaigning
in the FirBt congressional district.
During the day he has spoken to
more than 15,000 people gathered In four
county seats. Everywhere he has been
met by a most deeply Interested, stu
diously attentive and generously en
thusiastic people.The size of the crowds
that have gathered to meet him, the
earnest attention with which they have
listened as he preached the gospel of
democracy, and the loud and generous
applause with which everywhere hla
plea for the preservation of the repub
lic have been received, nilke attest the
growing disfavor with which the peo
ple are regarding President McKinley's
policy of imperialism. It was signifi
cant that even In such a. citadel of re
publicanism as Pawnee City business
houses were generously decorated with
the American colors and pictures of
Bryan and Berge. At every point were
heard most encouraging stories of de
fections from the republican ranks,
caused by the administration's Porta
Rican and Philippine policy, by ths
growth of the trusts and the grow
ing menace of a constantly Increasing
BERGB IS GAINING.
Everywhere, too, was gratifying evi
dence of the strength of George W.
Berge in this district At every point
Mr. Bryan's high eulogies of Mr.Berge's
character and his Insistence of the ne
cessity for Mr. Berge's election, were
so kindly received that It seems evident
the people of the First district do not
longer Intend to be represented in con
gress by a dodger and a straddter. Mr.
Bryan was also careful to call to the
attention of the audience the import
ance of the election of a fusion legis
lature. Inasmuch as the election of twa
United States senators Is Involved.
BRYAN TO SPEAK III NEW YORK.
David B. Hill Will Deliver the Add
ress of Welcome,
New Tork. (Special ) Chairman F.
Campbell of the democratic state com
mittee announced tonight that William
J. Bryan would speak In this city Oc
tober Iff; Albany, October 17, and Ro
chester, October 18.
Ex-Senator Hill will preside at the
Albany meeting and make an address
Mr. Hill was at the democratic head
quarters this afternoon, but refused to
discuss politics with newspsper men.
In response to a call Issued by Pat
rick Egan, minister to Chile under Har
rison's administration, and others, over
100 Irish-Americans met and reorgsn
ised temporarily the Irish-American un
ion. They announce that they will sup
port Mr. Bryan because of his anti
At republican national headquarters
It was ssld that Senator Hanna had re
turned to Klberon, not feeling very
welL Chairman Manley returned front
Akron, O.-FIre In the Immense ele
vator of the American Cereal company
here did I7(,0M damage to grata and
buildings. - .
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