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HOW THE LEGATION WAS RES
CUED IN PEKiN.
BRITISH FIRST TO ENTER
Soldiers Found Legationers Look
ins Like Invalids and Nearly
i . Worn Out.
Pekin. Special.) (By Post via Tien
Tstn.) A medal will be struck eom
anemorating the siege of Pekin. It will
bear tbe legend, "Men, Not Walls, Make
In the grounds of the British legation,
There a handful of men withstood the
snJUlons of the Chinese capital for fif-ty-six
days, a memorable celebration Is
in progress tonight In vindication of
tkt principle. Missionaries, assembled
abcut the bell tower, are singing the
doxology. Rockets are blazing. Sol
diers and civilians of all nationalities
re frais'nlz.'ng. The women are ap
plauding IM sound of the cannon that
are smashing the yellow roofs of the
Forbidden City. The tired Sikhs are
planting their tents on the lawn and
the American and Russian contingents
are lighting campnres along the stretch
ot turf extending beyond the Tartar
The newcomers are anxious to Inspect
the evidences of an historic defense.
These barricades are. after all, the most
wonderful sight in Pekin. The barriers
hedging the British legation are a mar
vel of stone and brick walls and earth
works. Sand bags shield every foot of
space. The tops of the walls have
Cliches for the riflemen and the build
Ings at the porticos and windows ha ve
armor boxes, be stuffed with dirt, and
. WHERE MARINES r'TENDED
Back of the United States legation Is
, work named "Fort Myers," which the
marines held, completely screening Voth
sides of the walls, with step running
to It. This Is a loopholed barrier across
the wall, which faces a similar Chinese
work a few yards away. Another wall
fears Legation street In front of the
Jerman legation, and, confronting the
eoemys barricades within those limits,
are .yet more walls, enabling the for
eigmers to contract the area of defense
The tops of the American and British
buildings were badly torn by the Chi
nese shells. Most of the foreign shells
(ell there during the first three weeks
of the bombardment, 400 In one day.
lxirge quantities of bullets were gath
ered In the grounds. Four hundred and
fourteen people lived In the compound
through the greater part of the siege.
Three hundred and four marines, as
sststed by eighty-five volunteers, com
enanded by the English Captain Poole
defended the place. Eleven civilian :
were killed and nineteen wounded. Fif-j
ty-four marines and sailors were killed
and 112 wounded. The Americans lo.-a
was seven killed and eleven wounded.
Mr. Ciibert Reed, who was wounded
fn tte feet, was the oniy American
RECEPTION TO THE ALL Ilia.
The reception whih the survivor?
(save the army was worth the hardships
tbe troops had undergone. The en
trance was not spectacular. Sir Alfred
azelee, with his staff and a company
of fHttts wadsd up a bed of sewage in
the bed of the canal near the Tartar
walL They soon removed the barri
cades and when the gates swung in
ward and when the British colors ap
pearcd there arose a great continuous
cheer on both sides.
Generals, soldiers and correspondent!;
scrambled up the barks through the
filth, elbowing to be first. Men and
women surrounded the rescuers and
shook the hands of the Sikhs, patting
them on the back. Everybody was hue
tied excitedly along into the legatlo.i
it rounds, where the colors wore plant
ed. The soldiers surrounded the wall
which had been the salvation of the
Tbe ministers and officers demanded
he (latest news on both sides.
An hour afterward General Chaffee,
Tiding at the head of the Fourteenth
United States Infantry, marched to the
Tartar wall. An American marine who
was on top of the wall shouted: "You
are Just in time. We need you in our
On entering the grounds of the British
legation the American troops stared in
amazement and Inquired if there was
a lawn party In progress. They had ex
pected to find the relieved In a worst
condition than themselves, whereas the
contrast between the appearance of the
rescued and the rescuers was surpris
ingly tn favor of the former. The Brit
ish minister. Sir Claude MacDonald,
was shaven and dressed In immaculate
tennis flannels. Mr. Conger, the United
State minister, was equally present
ate. Tbe assemblage of ladles was
fresh "and bright In summer clothing.
(Oahr a few civilians were carrying
On tbe other hand the rescuers were
and! rough bearded. They
themselves along as If ready
da drop, their khaki uniforms dripping
with persptratlon and black with mud.
LOOK BO UKB INVALIDS.
Vac a second fiance showed that the
4MMBt4 were pathetically pale and thin.
Tfct leaked Ilka a company of Invsl
tlM. Every part of the enclosure testl
Cst tbeJr facte experiences. There
,CXS ftet t Ht graves, beaded with
' C rrJsi eroaeae, IwaVaOfcS the graves of
Kzm tchtei Ti masL -
Pennsylvania Coal Minora Make
Damands on the Operators.
Hazelton, Pa., Aug. 28. Special. )
If the anthracite coal operators le
fuse to grant the demands of tbe L'ni
ied Mine Workers, a embodied In the
reports of thescale and resolutions com
mittee as presented and adopted at
the convention, or by September 8,
a strike involving 140,000 miners, ot
which 40,000 are members of the Mine
workers' organizations will be declare!.
The committee today applied to the
national board, with headquarters at
Indianapolis, to order a strike if .o
amicable agreement was reached on
the powder and other questions.
President Mitchell said tonight that
the application would undoubtedly be
favorably acted upon by the board,
which meets at Indianapolis on Stp
tember 6, If existing conditions are not
remedied In the time allowed by the
The report of the scale committee is
as follows: "We demand the abolition
of the company store system, the re
duction In the price of powder to $l0
per keg. the abolition of the compay
dictation as to who shall be our doc
tors, abolition of the sliding scale now
In practice in the Lehigh and Schuyl
kill regions, compliance with the semi
monthly pay law and that all employes
be paid In cash, abolition of the er
roneous system of having 3,360 pounds
to the ton and 2,240 pounds constitute
a ton; that an advance of 20 per cent
be paid all classes of men now receiv
ing less than 11.50 per day; that ail
classes of day laborers now receiving
11.50 and not exceeding J1.75 shall re
ceive 15 per cent over present wages;
that all day labor now receiving over
11.75 shall be advanced 10 per cent; that
no mjner shall have at one time more
than one breast or other class of work
and shall only get his legal share of
LIFE TERM FOR ANARCHIST.
The Slayer of King Humbert Gets
a Life Sentence,
Milan, Italy. (Special.) Gaetano Bre
sci today was sentenced to solitary im
prisonment for life for the assassina
tion of King Humbert. His only re
mark when sentence was pronounced
was: "I will wait for the next revolu
tion in Italy, when I am sure to re
leased or to have my sentence modi
fled." Under the laws of Italy life Impris
onment Is the most severe penalty that
can be Imposed for murder. It was on
this charge that Bresci was tried. Had
he been tried for treason, as was at
first contemplated, his sentence might
have been death.
Bresci was brought before the judges
(or his final trial this morning. A
great crowd stood about the courtroom,
but few persons outside of those di
rectly Interested were able to gain ad
mission, and these only on presentation
of tickets. The witnesses to the mur
der of King Humbert at Monza gave
their testimony. Brefcl look the stand
and during his interrogatory declared:
"1 decided to kiil the king to avenue
the misery of the people, after the
bread riots in Milan and Sicily.
"I acU'd without advice or accomplice.
"I practiced at a target so as to be
sure of my aim and prepared bulicU
for the end sought."
EXPRESS CAR IS ROBBED.
Robbers Hold Up and Rob a Union
Cheyenne, Wyo. (Special.) The Un
ion Pacific passenger, second section
No. 3, was heid up by bandits two and
a half miles west of Tipton station,
fifty-eight miles west of Rawlins.
There were four men in the hold-up.
The express and baggage cars were
blown open and the safe blown to pieces.
The railroad company says the Iocs
was nominal. The baggage and ex
press cars were considerably damaged.
United States Marshal Hadsell, who
was notified at Rawlins, raised a posse
of twenty-five men, with horses, ar.d
went on a special train to the scene of
the, hold-up and are now on the trail1
of the bandits.
No one was Injured on the train.
The Union Pacific has offered 11.004
reward for each man.
WAGES ARE TO BE CUT.
Fall River Mill Operators Will Try
to Reduce Expenses.
Fall River, Mass. (Special.) An
agreement Is being circulated among
manufacturers In this city calling for a
reduction In wages of 11 1-9 per cent.
to take effect September 17, affecting
all Fall River operatives. The signa
tures of mill agents representing about
1,000,000 spindles, or one-third of the
corporations of the city, have already
The cause for the secrecy observed In
circulating tbe agreement lies in the
fact that by making the plan public
now stockholders who are opposed to
a reduction at this period of the year
might thwart the plan of the selling
committee and buyers might discount
the effect of the reduction and Insist
upon a proportionate decrease In tbe
print cloth quotations.
CHAFFEE TO SUCCEED WHEELER.
Washington. D. C (Special.) There
Is no doubt that General Chaffee will be
appointed "brigadier general In the reg
ular army upon the retirement of Jo
seph Wheeler. It Is stated at the war
department that the service which Gen
eral Chaffee has rendered In China en
titles him to this consideration. Gen
eral Wheeler will retire on Beptembei
1, General Chaffee wilt continue to hold
tbe rank of major general of volunteers
who is oomuaand la Ctuaa,
THE POWERS WILL SOON REACH
TO WITHDRAW TROOPS
All the Powers Formally Renounce
Their Intention of Making
War On China.
Washington, D. C. (Special.) Five
powers have agreed to Russia's propo
sition to withdraw troops fiom Pekin.
and two have announced opposition t
Its adoption. Four powers have final
ly declared that U Hung Chang Is ac
ceptable to them as peace envoy for
China, two question not only LI Hung
Chang's credetlais, but the power of
I the imperial goveranment to approve
his acts, and one wishes to know more
'about the credentials he holds before It
la willing to treat through him.
This sums up the international sltua
tion with respect to China, as shown
by developments today. It could hard
ly be more satisfactory, viewed from
the American standpoint, An active in
terchange of views took place today
between the capitals of Europe and
Japan and Washington, and as a re
suit it is likely that pressure will be
applied to the two powers anxious to
remain in Pekin to Induce them to
withdraw simultaneously with the evac
uallon by the other allies.
The powers who object to the Rus
sian proposition are Germany and Italy
Those favoring it are the L'nllcd States,
Great Britain. France, Japan and Rus
sla. The powers which question Li
Hung Changs credentials and the abll
lty of the Imperial government to en
force the terms he may make are Ger
many ar.d Italy, while France would
like to know more about the creder
tials before negotiations begin. The
governments to which Li Hung Chang
Is acceptable are the United States
Russia, Great Britain and Japan. Con
fidence Is expressed that France will
not be obstinate In the matter, but will
Join the quartet. With five powers act
lng in unison, Germany and Italy will
then, it is thought here, be compelled
by sheer weight of the opposition to
Join in withdrawing from Pekin and
beginning peace negotiations with the
There remains for negotiation the
question as to the point to which the
allies will be withdrawn. The Russian
note made no suggestion on this point
It simply reiterated Russias' opposition
to dismemberment, and urged In the
interest of early peace thai the Im
perial government be allowed to reoccu
py Pekin, the allied forces withdraw
ing, Although the administration has kept
the American reply secret, It was learn
ed from a cabinet minister that it b
very short. It calls attention to the
position of this government, as set
forth in the American note of July 2.
2nd declares that this government will
willingly withdraw when the security
Df American life in China is established
A MESSAGE FfiOX CONGER.
Allies to Promenade Through the
Washington, D. C Special.) The !
state department makes public the fol
lowing cablegram from Minister Con
ger, received this morning through the
United States consul at Che Foo:
"Che Foo, received August 30, 6:41
a. m. Secretary of Slate, Washington,
30: Following dispatch dated yesterday.
'More Russian, French and Italian
troops arriving. Imperial palace will
be entered August 28. Military prome
nade of all nations made through it
afterward closed and guarded. Prince
Chlng is expected in a few days.
CLEVELAND REFUSES INTERVIEW.
1 he Former President Mum as an
Oyster About Politics
New York. -(Special.) In reply to a
request from Dr. Hepworth, represent
ing the Herald, for an opinion on the
political situation. Former President
Cleveland writes from Buzzard's Buy.
"As I am bv no means free from the
perplexity which now affects the thou
sands of those who love the principles
of true democracy, I am not Inclined
to advise others as to their political
duty. A crisis has arisen in which each
man's conscience and patriotic sense
should be his guide. Inasmuch as
neither certainty of my ability to ad
vise correctly nor any call, prompts me
to discuss political conditions, I think
I ought to be permitted In my retire
ment to avoid the Irritation and abuse
which my Interference at this time
would Inevitably Invite."
TO WEAR SHIRT WAISTS.
Frankfort, Ky.-Speclal.) The fol
lowing resolution was Introduced Into
the lower house of the general assem
bly yesterday: "Resolved, by the house
of representatives of the commonwealth
of Kentucky, That each of Its members
be permitted to wear shirt waists, pro
vided they contain not more than six
colors of tbe rainbow, without suspend
ers. MAT BINGE SHANGHAI.
Berlin. (Special.) The Frankfort Zel
tung has received a dispatch from
Shanghai, saying a plot has been dis
covered there to burn the whole city.
The Europeans consider the streets un
safe after nightfall, and tbe general
situation la described as critical
RUSSIA A3 T8 KITH STATES.
Both Countries Hava the Stmt Idas
Washington, D. C (Special.) The
United States government having acted
upon the Russian proposition as to the
withdrawal of troops from Pekin, Is
now quietly watting for response to the
notes which have been sent to our
various representatives fir presenta
tion to the powers. Judging by the rate
of progress made In the preceding ne
gotiations several days and, perhaps, a
week may pass before all of these re
plies are received.
According to their formal expressions
all of the powers are agreed upon this
one point they do not desire to enter
upon a formal war upon China. The
United States government Is trying to
bring about this result. For the moment
It finds itself side by side with Russia,
whose earnestness cannot be questioned
at this time. The object now in view
Is to bring about a situation in China
that will admit of the beginning of ne
gotiations looking to the re-establishment
of order and cessation of hostili
ties, with the assurance of protection
to foreign life and property.
After that the negotiations may touch
upon other questions that remain to be
settled. It is with this object that Rus
sia has suggested the withdrawal from
Pekin, In order that the Chinese gov
ernment may resume the reins of pow
er, for the Chinese people, being guided
by externals, are not apt to yield fealty
to a government not in possession of its
own " capital.
TRYING TO RESTORE EMPIRE.
The United SUtrs government has
been earnestly championing the cause
of Li Hung Chang from precisely simi
lar motive, namely a desire to speedily
rehabilitate the Chinese government in
order that it may carry out Its express
desire to settle the difficulties which
have arisen. This has been the object
of the negotiations of the last few days
and the legation note and the Lnlled
States' advance were part of the gen
In responding to the Russian note ai
it did the United States government
availed Itself of the opportunity of di
recting the remaining powers to expresj
their desires In the matter of a settle
ment, or to indicate how. In their judg
ment, peace negotiations could thus b
Instituted. This note is calculated tc
secure a full disclosure of the inten
tions of the powers if the inquiry li
met by them In the frank spirit I r.
which it was conceived by the United
States government. The difficulty ap
prehended now in reaching a settlement
lies In the Intentional delay and pro
crastination on the part of any power
whirl. i concealing its true purpose
and does not desire. to avoid a forrnaJ
RASS1EUR FOR COMMANDER.
Crand Army of the Republic Elects
Chicago, III. Special.) Judge Lei
Rassleur of Ht. Louis was today elec ted
by acclamation commander-in-chief ot
the Grand Army of the Republic fol
the ensuing year.
D. C. Mll'.iken of Maine was ohoset
senior vice commander, and Frank Sea
mans of Tennessee Junior vice com
mander; John A. Wilkins. Delia, O.,
surgeon genera!; Rev. A, D Drahms,
San Quentln. Cal.. chuplaln-in-chicf.
There was no opposition to any ol
the candidates. The convention met "I
o o'clock, and after some trifling mat
ters of a routine nature had been dis
posed of, the selection of a cornmander-in-c
hlef was taken Up.
Adjutant General Stewart announce
that nominations were In order. It wai
known to all what the result would be,
as there was no opposition to Judg
RassVeul-, aid when Major .William
Warner of Kansas City, himself a past
commander-in-chief, mounted the plat
form to present the name of Judge
Rassleur, he was greeted with prolong
When the applause that greeted Ma
jor Warner's address had died away,
Past Commander Morrison of Pennsyl
vania made a short seconding speed
In behalf of Judge Rassleur and Adju
tant General Stewart then asked II
there were any more nominations to b
made. A motion was made that Judge
Rassleur be declared elected by accla
mation, and It was carried with a roat
The newly elected commander-in-chief
was escorted to the platform and ex
pressed his thanks for the honor don
him by his comrades.
ROBBERS REPORTED CAUGHT.
Denver, Colo, (Special.) An uncon
firmed report has reached Denver that
the Wyoming train robbers were cap
tured this morning by United States
Marshal Hadsell and posse ten miles
below the scene of the robbery. It l
said the deputy and one robber wen
TRUST CATCHES NEARLY 1,000.
Anderson, Ind, (Special.) The Amer
ican rod and nail mills shut down to
day. Nine hundred and eighty men
are thrown out of employment. This
mill belongs to the nail trust snd It Is
stated the closure will be permanent.
GERMAN MINIfTER THERE,
Berlin. (Special.) Official dispatches
from Shanghai announce the arrival
there of the new German minister te
China, Dr. Schwartzenxtein.
18 DEWET I R ELANDS IJSADEft.
London. (Special.) According to the
Mall, bnllef Is prevalent In Ireland
thst Dewet, the Boer general, and
Charles Stewart Parnell are one and the
same man. The remarkable story And
many creditors among the poor.
ENGLISH FLAG IN PLACE OF OLD
FLAG HAULED DOWN
Administration In Four Years Has
Outgrown the Historic Mon
Washington, D. C (Special. ) The
status In brief of the Alaskan boun
dary dispute Is that the McKlnley ad
ministration has decided In principle
that the United States shall surrender
to Canada the disputed strip of terri
tory, which has been In our possession
since Alaska was acquired from Russia.
This strip has been coveted by Can
ada ever since its acquisition by the
United States on account of Its great
mineral resources, but no British pre
mier or Canadian statesman ever dared
to raise the question until the advent of
the McKlnley administration, with Its
well known pro-British policy.
Cleveland sent what amounted to an
ultimatum to Great Britain jover the
Venezuelan question Involving precise
ly the same principle. England tried
to grab a slice of Venezuelan territory
which was known to contain valuable
gol ddeposlts. The prompt action of
Cleveland and the bellicose talk In con
gress over the sacred character of the
Monroe doctrine caused the British lion
to rc-tire and ask for an International
board of arbitration to settle the dis
DOCTRINE FOUR TEAP.S AGO.
To show what republican sentiment
was in 1X1,6 In regard to the surrender
of territory on the western hemisphere
so remote as Venezuela, Senator Davis
of Minnesota reported from the senate
committee on foreign relations on Jan
uary 20, ISM, "a concurrent resolution
relative to the assertion and enforce
ment of the Monroe doctrine," whlcn
"The United States of America reaf
firms and confirms the doctrine and
principles promulgated by President
Monroe, In his message of December 2.
1823. and declare" that it asserts and
maintains that doctrine and those prin
ciples, and will regard any Infringe
ment thereof and particularly any at
tempt by any European power to take
or acquire any new or additional terri
tory on the American continent, or any
Islands adjacent thereto, or any right
or sovereignty or dominion in tne same
in any case or imtance as to which the
United Stales shall deem such attempt
to be dangerous to Its peace or safety,
by or through force, purchase, cession,
occupation, pledge, colonization, pro
tectorate or by control of the easement
in any canal or any other means of
transit across the American Isthmus,
whether under unfounded pretension of
light 111 case? of alleged boundary dis
putes, or under any other unfounded
pretensions, as the manifestation of an
unfriendly disposition toward the Unit
ed Ststes and as un Interposition whlih
It would be Impossible in any form for
the United States to regard with in
difference.' This was the doctrine of the senate
committee on foreign relations In WM.
That committee Included Frye of
V.z'.r.z. L';vl: a! ri.ii,.
Illinois and Lodge of Massachusetts.
In the present dispute In which the
idmlnistrallon proposes to surrender 200
square mlleB of territory belonging to
the United States, every one of these
republicans will repudiate his solemn
findings of four years age and support
the policy of hauling down the Amer
ican flag to please Great HrlUiln, be
cause it Is necessary In the Interest of
keeping up friendly relations with Eng
land under the Hay-Pauncefole-McKin-ley
entente. , k'
The state department says It Is pre
pared to defend the surr'n-'er before
the senate. That body must ratify the
delimitation of our historic boundary,
but there will be no difficulty In ob
taining the concurrence und aid of such
men as Lodge, Davis, Cullom, Frye,
Foraker, Wolcott and Clark, all of
whom are for anything Salisbury may
require, and who firm the majority
of the foreign committee as now con
stituted, and who. with Hanna, Klkins.
Beveridge and others of the same kind,
will sustain the Hay-f'aunccfote com
pact in any policy agreeable to Kng
and and acquiesced In by the president.
JOHNSON TO SPEAK FOR BRYAN.
Cleveland Man to Speak In the
Weet For Bryan,
New York. (Special.) Tom I John
son of Cleveland, O., who was cue of
the passengers on the steamship Oce
anic, which reached this port today.
Mr. Johnson's return at this tine, he
said, Is due to a request he has received
from William Jennings Bryan, who
wishes him to make speeches In the
west In behalf of the dcmocrstlt can
didates. He said:
"I was having a good, quiet time In
Europe, taking In tha exposition snd
all that sort of thing, but Mr. Drysn
asked me to come home snd aslst In
the campaign work, and here I im. I
expected to take a hand In It anyhow,
but the request of Mr. Bryan brings me
home a little sooner than I expected.
Where will I canvass for Mr. Hrysn?
Why, anywhere thst he wants tie to.
I am In his hsnds as to that. Person
ally, I should much prefer to wark In
Ohio, which Is my own state and Is also
Mr. McKlnleys state. I could prebably
do my best work there.'
iflUi ni Liu rci rex
In tha Cantrnl stata Ma WHI Ba
gin a Lively Campaign,
Clhcago. IlL-(SpecIsL-Wllllam J.
Bryan will lnd the fight of the demo,
c.-ats himself In the central and east
ern states. He will take command neat
week In Chicago, and then will begin
n iuvaslca cf the republican territory,
for he has decided to stump Illinois.
Indiana. Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Minnesota, New York, New Jersey.
Maryland and West Virginia.
This change of his plan was an
nounced today by Senator J. K. Jones,
chairman of the democratic committee,
and Mr. Bryans Itinerary Is now being
worked out by Judge McConvllle. chair
man of the speakers' bureau. A trip to
West Virginia comes early on the pro
gram. From West Virginia It Is ex
pected he will swing around the circuit
irto Marvland. New Jersey and New
York, and then he will turn westward
once more and devote some time to
Ohio and other middle western states.
Charles A. Towne left Chicago tonight
for a speaking trip that will carry him
into all parts of the country. Mr. Towns
will make his first speech on Friday at
,nie point In Idaho. Then he will go
into Washington, Oregon. California and
Kansas, where he will spend three or
four days. Starting from Kansas he
will make speeches In Nebraska, and
then put in a week In South Dakota,
He will get back to Illinois October I.
and after making a number of speeches
in this state he will go south to speak
at l.ulsvllle, Memphis and Atlanta. He
will spend several days in Ohio. From
that state he will K to New York,
t,..re c.ne of his speeches will be made
at Buffalo. Then he will turn west
ward again to campaign in Michigan.
Indiana and Illinois, reserving the last
week for Minnesota.
CLEVELAND DEMOCRAT FOR BRYAN.
Sam Halllday Says H Must Op
pose Mr McKlnley.
Ithaca, N. Y. (Special.) The Hon.
Sampel D. Halllday, former member of
the assembly and the mt prominent
Cleveland democrat in this section ot
New York, today publicly announced
his Intention of supporting Bryan and
Stevenson. Four years ago he most
bitterly opposed the Nebraskan and
voted for Palmer and Buckner.
It Is estimated that Halllday s influ
ence lost the democrats 400 votes In.
ISS. Mr. Halllday, In an Interview
today, stated that he would work for
Bryan because he b-lleved othe. Issues
of the campaign than finance are most
"The conditions are entirely differ
ent," said he. "than they were In 18SS.
Today the question of poUry tq be
adopted In re-Hard to our new posses
sions, trusts, the Porto Rlian matter,
the tariff, war scandal and war taxes
are the vital ones. There Is no third
ticket, and as a choice between the
odious policy of McKlnley and the dem
ocratic ticket. 1 much prefer the latter.
I believe, to, that nine-tenths of the
gold democrats will do the same.
"My opinion of Bryan ha changed.
His wonderful record during the 'S
campaign, the life he has led as a de
feated candidate and the strength of
his character have shown him to be a
most remarkable man. I believe Bryan
will carry New York state and win.
There are too many Issues for the re
publicans to nifet. It Is like the many
leaks that drained the barrel. When
election Is over they will wonder where
all the votes for Bryan came from. I
believe, too, that the principle of reac
tion Is bound to work out In favor of
Bryan. I believe Imperialism Is the
paramount Issue, but there are a doze a
othets almost as Important."
IOWA DEMOCRATS MEET.
Leaders Have a Conference In bee
1Kb Moines, la. (Special.) The dem
ocratic leaders of Iowa held a long
conference at the Savery house on
Thursday afternoon, thoroughly going
over the work of the coming cam
paign and formulating the work which
will be carried out. Nearly all of th
members of the state central committee
were present, as well as several of the
candidates, and also members of the
advisory committee. Altogether about
twenty-five democrats were In attend
ance and the meeting Is reported as
having been a good one. I
The main topic of discussion was
date of opening the campaign. El
one of two dates, Saturday, Haptens
22, or Wednesday, September M,
be decided upon. The Intention i
have the campaign open almultaneol
In every county In the state.
HANNA IS SHY ON HIS TAXES.
Republican Boss Has Not Paid HI
Share of Expenses.
Cleveland, O. (Special.) Tax officials
have looked In vain for any statement
of Senator M. A. Hanna's personal pro.
perty, such as he Is required to file un
der the law for taxation purposes. A
month ago the city tax board sent the
senator a notice that he was delinquent
snd had not filed his personsl property
statement, but the notice was Ignored.
Now the board Is trying to devise a
plan by which the senstor can be
brought before It to be questioned as
to his personal properly. Last year the
senator reported $7,500 worth of furni
ture and other goods In his mansion
on Lake svenue, but this year he has
Ignored the taxpaylng portion of bis
duties as a citizen entirely. The sen
ator's residence Is a large and hand
some one, overlooking tha lake, and,
while not lavishly, Is handsomely fur
nished. It Is supposed thst Mr. Hanna's pollt
leal affairs have. made blm forget oM
w the first duties of clUsenshlp.
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