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TUESDAY, D1-:C. 2, 1881.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Gymnasium, Skating, 7.
Rami, Emma Square, 7:00.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.K., 7:;i().
Sonic readers may lie confused
over the statement that the mieccss-
4ful candidate in the Presidential
election did not receive a majority
of votes hut was elected by a
plurality. A plurality of votes is "the
excess of votes cast for one indi
vidual over those cast for any one of
several competing candidates." A
majority is "more than half the
.votes given for all the candidate."."
Latest Election News.
nnnrnT nnvn tjtthi
According to the olllcial count,
Mr. Cleveland's plurality in New
York State is 1,137.
Mr. Maine has accepted the situa
tion, lie has taken a house in
Washington, where he will shortly
resume work on the second volume
of his "Twenty Years in Congress."
Mr. Maine'. plurality in Ohio
was 31,802. .
An Albany despatch says:
" Cleveland will enter the White
House a bachelor and probably re
main one. The Govcnior'. sister,
Mrs. Iloyt, will probably lives with
him at Washington, as she has lived
with him at Albany. She has never
been what is called a oeioty wo
man, but is blessed with good com
mon sense. Sho dresses quietly,
but in good taste, talks with ease
and makes a favorable impression
on everybody. She is a good Chris
tian and goes to church every Sun
day, with preference for th't Pres
The Democratic parade in Phila
delphia in honor of Mr. Cleveland's
election was one of the largest de
monstrations ever held in that city.
It was estimated that 20,000 men
were in line, and the route was
packed with spectators. An inci
dent which increased the good nature
of all was that the Republican orga
nizations saluted the procession as it
passed the club house by exploding
guns and fireworks. The Union
Republican Club brilliantly illumi
nated its building dm ing the entire
time the procession was passing.
joiix nr.uiiiT ox im: kksui.t.
John Bright, in a long letter favor
ing free trade, argues that since its
adoption by England the price of
food and hours of labor have dimi
nished whilo wages have doubled.
He says although trade in England
is momentarily depressed the de
pression is far greater in the "pro
tectionist" countries like Russia,
France and America, lie concludes
by saying, "The recent overthrow
of the party of protection and mono
poly in Amctiea may prove to be a
great blessing, and when England
and America have embraced the
policy of free industry the whole
fabric of monopoly throughout the
world will totter to its downfall."
Tin: roi'L'i.Ait voir,.
The Alia California (Dcm.) of
the 22nd Nov., says " All figuring
on the popular vote must be approxi
mate for some time yet, as the
ofllcial returns from most of the
States have not been received. Even
in our own State, the Ucpublican
majority is only known approximately
at this time, and from somo of the
.Southern States tho ofllcial figures
will not be received under two weeks
from date, tint the data at hand
prove: First, that Cleveland has
not a majority over nil ; secondly,
that ho has a plurality, and, thirdly,
that it is a small one. It will be
under 100,000, and may not exceed
"0,000. In calling this close we
mean it is so by comparison with tho
pluralities usually obtained and in
proportion to the total vole cast. l)y
comparison with the exceptionally
small plurality obtained by Garfield,
Cleveland's lead on the popular vole
is very respectable. Hut when wc
consider that between 13,000,000
and 1 1,000,000 votes were cast, it is
a remarkable thing that the candidate
receiving the highest number should
exceed Ids nearest competitor by
less than 100,000.
"The following table gives the
pluralities of the different Stales for
Hancock and flat-field, and those for
Cleveland and Blaine, as nearly as
they can be ascertained at this time:
. ! S as
STATIC, ct c. S eg
a 2j g 2 a
C. 5, '5, ?
Alabama ni,'i09 lO.OiK)
Alkantat H.P-M iiUKW
Cnllfoinln . ; 13,000
Colorado 2,(m 1,000
Connecticut . i,il l.JOO
Iteliiuarc I,ll 1,270
Kloilda I,:il0 r.,101
Ooifrla l!V7l Ufn
MliioN 40.71B !K,I10
I ml I mi n li fix 7,ViO
town 7S.UVJ 21,000
Kaunas 01,711 Wtyxio
Kentucky 11,1 1'J M),ooo
Louisiana 27,!llli 17,S72
Mnlnu 8,MM lH.OOO
.Miu-jbmil ' I.I.IIU l,s8il
Mnsaclm(.ttt .1.1,211 21,177
MIcbiKtm S.l.KM 1,100
Minnesota I0,.WS r.1,000
.Mississippi tO.S'.nl ai.ftU
Mlssoutl M.OIJ 20,000
Nebraska 20,I.Vi 10,500
XiiMida h7 l,:t.'0
X. llaiiipsblK! t.dlt l ,(iiki
Now Jcwy 2,010 1,11.!
New Vol I. 21,t.t ' ' 1,(W7
X. Carolina S,r,2il 23,Ortj
Ohio :M,2;7 3I.MH
(ircKon 071 2,000
IVnnsylrnnla .17,270 M,.M1
IClioilo I.-lanit 7,110 0,00.1
.. Cmollna .11,211 10,000
Tennessee 20,(111 10,000
Texas Mfis.1 10.1,000
Vuruiont Wfiw 2l,iim
Viifinla J.1,avi S.ooo
W. VirKlnbi 11,1 It 1,000
AVNrontln 21,703 11,000
Totals i.17,001 fi.-l.iKI r.x!,70i) IJl.teO
l'liuiilll 7,018 111,871
'It will be observed that there
has been a general cutting down of
pluralities all around. AH the States
are working tbward a political equi
librium, though in some, like Cali
fornia, exceptional circumstances
have temporarily disturbed the bal
ance and increased the lead of one
party or the other. But the great
permanent majorities, like those that
ust-d to be cast by Missouri and
Iowa, arc disappeaiing. Texas is,
this year, the banner State of De
mocracy and Kansas of Republi
canism." tiii: civn. smtvicK.
The opinion still holds among
prominent Democrats, and has been
reiterated by Geo. Win. Curtis,
leader of the Independent Republi
cans who supported Cleveland, that
the new President will abide by the
principles of civil service roform to
which ho is committed, and that
there will be no general turning out
of public servants for political rea
sons. An amusing incident in this
connection is the following letter
sent by George Molt, Postmaster at
Pearsalls, Long Island, to Mr. Cleve
land: "I desiic to congratulate
you, though I voted against you. I
hold the position of Postmaster at
Pearsalls, Queens county, N. Y.
My place is ready for my successor.
'To the victors belong the spoils.'
I hope you will turn the rascals out,
and if there have been any faults
committed, go for them. Be Presi
dent of the Nation. God help you
to do light."
In San Francisco.
Adolph B. Spreckols shoots M. H.
Do Young, proprietor of the
"Chroniolo." An Offico Clerk
'rem Alia California, Xov, "Mi,
hast evening, M. II. De Young,
proprietor of the Chronicle, was
shot by Adolph B. Spreckols. About
f o'clock, Mr. De Young entered the
Ghrqnicle business ofllco through
tho public entrance on the corner of
Bush and Kearney streets. Under
his left arm Mr. Do Young carried
three children's books, intended for
hi? little boy. Ho bad passed through
the swinging gale and had just got
behind the counter, when ho heard
somo one calling, " Mr. Do Young,
Mr. Do Young." lie turned and
saw Adolph Spreckols advancing
from the corner entrance. The two
men had passed each other several
times during the day, and Do Young
did not expect any murderous as
sault. Spreckols, however, quickly
itAismi a v.KVoi.vmt
Level with his eye and fired at Do
Young. Tho latter felt a jar on his
left side, and run around the desk,
Sprockets following. George W.
Emerson, a clerk in tho olllcc, was
working at the desk, and on hearing
the first shot, quickly comprehended
the nature of the occtinencc, sprang
to a drawer in the counter, mid drew
from it a pistol. By this time Do
Young had passed around the desk
with Spreckols close to him. Do
Young, seeing that further attempt
to escape would place him in more
danger, turned to grapple Spicckcls,
but one of his feet slipped and he
fell in a stooping posture. Spreckols
then fired his pistol tho second time,
and almost at tho same instant Em
erson readied the point and fired at
Spicckcls, hitting his left arm above
the elbow. Do Young fell to the
floor, and J. G. Chcsley, another
clerk, grappled Spicckcls and caught
his pistol with one hand over the
hammer. J. B. Elliott, business
manager, took hold of Sprcckcls,
to prevent further shooting, and J.
II. llciick, a clerk, caught Sprcckcls
by the collar. Officer Linville, who
had been standing near the door,
rushed in and completed the capture
SlMjr.OKKI.S I'XUI'.lt AllltKST.
Officer Harry Hook also appeared,
and arrested Emerson. Mr. Do
Young was taken into his private
office, where he asked that a physi
cian be called. Dr. Black soon
arrived, and the wounded man's
upper garments were removed. It
was found that the first bullet had
pierced tho books carried by Mr. Do
Young, and passed into tho upper
end of the left humerus, going for
ward towards the jieck. It missed
the sub-clavicle artery by scarcely a
sixteenth of an inch, and just out
side of the clavicle bone. The sec
ond bullet struck the left shoulder,
on a line with the clavicle. It was
not learned whether the shoulder
socket was injured or pot. Dr.
Blarfi probed for and removed the
first bullet, the patient bearing the
operation coolly and without com
plaint. Tho physician could not
easily find the second bullet, and
thought it best not to probe for it
until to-day. Mr. De Young's gar
ments were replaced, ami he walked
to the sidewalk, called a coupe, en
tered it, and with a friend was driven
to his home on California street.
Arrived there Mr. De Young walked
Into the bouse to allay the fears of
his family, and was then placed in
bed. Dr. Murphy, the family phy
sician, was called in, and he agreed
with Dr. Black that
inr. sr.ooxn nrixirr
should not be probed for until to
day. The wounds were thought to
be not necessarily fatal, although
danger will be involved in finding,
and removing the second bullet. Mr.
De Young is likclj' to be confined to
his house for two or three weeks.
Reuben Lloyd called and was admit
ted to Do Young's room, but except
ing him nnd the attendants, the
doors were closed to all comers.
Late last night it was stated that
the second bullet had shattered De
Young's . shoulder-blade, several
small pieces of which were removed.
The bullet is thought to bo lodged
under cither the shoulder-blade or
at tiii: CITV PRISON.
After Linville bad effected the
capture of tho shooters and their
revolvers ho pushed into the street,
aided by Officer Hook, and hurried
his prisoners to the City Prison.
Emerson attempted to be facetious,
and tried to joke with young
Spreckols, but his overtures were
received with silence. On entering
the prison Spreckols was at onco
taken to the hospital, where it was
found that Emcrsou',s bullet had
gone through the left arm about
flvo inches below tho shoulder. His
shirt was cut off and the wound
dressed, Sprcckcls standing tho
probing and sewing up of his Lacer
ated muscles without a groan. lie
chatted pleasantly whilo the opera
tion was going on, and at tho con
clusion donned his coat and smoked
until bis bail was fixed by Judge
Lawlcr. Tho Judge set the amount
at Sf.,000, and by 7 o'clock Mr.
Sprcckcls left for home, surrounded
by a host of friends , who had called
during bis brief sojourn behind the
bars. Tho charge put against him
was assault to murder, aud tho
sureties for his appearance are his
father nnd elder brother. He de
clined to make any statement of the
case, saying that tho shooting was
caused by a newspaper fight, and he
did not care to start another one.
Emerson was also booked for
assault to murder, and was released
on a cash bail of 1,000, deposited
by the Chronicle, cashier. The
weapon lie used on Sprcckcls was a
miserable, small-calibre affair, that
would not have proved effective if
the ball had lodged inn more vital
A ci.osi: miiavi:.
De Young's escape from death
was remarkably close. Ho is stated
to have had no weapon on hand, and
was whithotit means of defence.
Sprcckcls has the reputation of
being a crack shot, it being said that
he can snuff out a candle with a
bullet five times out of six. lie is
taller than l)e Young, and it was
his hasty firing that probably had
something to do witli his miscalcula
tion in aiming. If he had shot a
very little lower tho balls probably
would have entered vital spots.
Emerson's unexpected interference
was the most important factor in
saving De Young's life. When he
shot Sprcckcls the latter bad Do
Young completely at his mere', and
a third shot at him undoubtedly
would have taken fatal effect.
Emerson states that he got the pistol
to use only if necessary in self
defence, but when he saw Sprcckcls
so close to him and shooting again
at De Young lie instantly fired and
was ready to fire again if Sprcckcls
had not been stopped. The noise
of tlio shooting drew a crowd from
the street and tho news spread
quickly. While Do Young was
being attended to in the office it was
necessary to close tho doors and
place policemen to guard them.
Until a late hour, when there was
nothing to sec, and nothing now to
be learned, there were still groups
of idly curious men in front of the
olllcc, peering into it with morbid
tiii: cal'si: of the snooTixn.
As soon as the news of the shoot
ing was learned, the cause was
eagerly canvassed along the streets.
For a long time the Chronicle has
engaged in active newspaper oppo
sition to the Hawaiian sugar inter
ests as represented bj' J. D. Sprcck
cls, the father of Adolph, and on
Monday it printed another article of
the scries. This was thought to
have been instrumental in causing
tho younger Sprcckcls to shoot ; but
soon spmo one slatted a story that
Mr. Do Young and his assailant had
been quarreling over a woman. This
gained rapid circulation, but noth
ing tangible could be found to sub
stantiate it. This morning the Chro
nicle will print a short editorial on
the shooting. It will stale simply
that Mr. De Young was shot by
Adolph Sprcckcls; that no words
passed between them and no reason
was assigned for the shooting ; that
the Chronicle has been engaged in
what it deemed honorable warfare
against .7. D. Sprcckcls and his Ha
waiian sugar business, and that it
also condemned the connection of
J. D. Sprcckcls with the collapsed
Hawaiian Commercial Company ; that
a newspaper, influenced by J. D.
Sprcckcls, has abused Mr. De
Voun- and his family, and that, on
the other hand, the Chronicle has
treated Mr. Sprcckcls only as a
public man, anil has lot his family
alone. Mr. Do Young's condition
at a late hour is also represented as
being alarming to bis plrysicians,
and further than this the Chronicle
And lus family decline to make any
statement until the time comes to
tell tho story beforo a proper judi
cial inquiry. As far as public opi
nion is concerned, it seems to bo the
general intention to withhold judg
ment until the exact cause of the
shooting can be learned through
judicial inquiry. Mr. Sprcckcls'
bail was fixed at $f),000 cash or a
bond for 810,000, and ho gave
bonds, with .1. 1). Sprcckcls and
Claus Sprcckcls as sureties in 85,000
Tho latest about the tragedy Is
the following from the Altu G'ai
fornia of Nov. 21th: "A marked
improvement was noticeable through
out "yesterday in the condition of
Mr. M. II. De Young. IIo was
devoid of fever and partook of his
meals with apparent relish. Last
night restlessness came upon him,
caused b3r his having lain so long iu
one position. He is not considered
entirely out of danger, but there aro 1
strong hopes that he will soon '
recover from his wounds. At mid
night last night Mr. De Young was ,
resting quietly, having been sleeping 1
sinco 8 o'clock."
fTho above represents Adolph as
the son of J. D. Sprcckcls. He is
his brother, both being sons of Clans
Sprcckcls. Ed. i
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