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OIIPPCOOflD Tfl TACT
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BOvlow of Complications That
3Iay Ensue if No Candt
dnto Huh Majority.
DEAPTiOCK' IN THK HCWSE?
Indications Arc That. Lower
Body Would Not Bo Able
to Make Choice.
WAsmNdTO.v, Nov. 2. The xsslbility
that the eloctlon of President and Vloo
Prealdent miy bo thrown into tho Houso
and the Senato icsjiectlvoly because
of the failure of the electors chosen by
the peoplo to make a selection has led
to much interesting spallation among
politicians and to n revival of tho prec
edents In such cane.
That the legislative department will
b called upon to 1U1 these oflloos Is con
sidered very remote. That such a neces
sity must be considered Is duo to tho
uncertainty as to the vote to be cost
for the Progressive party nominees.
If Col. Roosevelt should carry such States
as Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York,
with a fair complement of tho Western
States, ho tntrht have a sufficient num
ber of electoral votes to prevent either
Wilson or Taft getting a majority in the
Electoral CoTIego. In that event the
House would be called on to elect a Pres
ident and by the samo sign the Senate
would probably be put to the exercise
of , its constitutional dut' of choosing
a Vice-President.
But even more In'erestlng than the
suggestion that tho House may be called
on to elect a President ii the reason
able certainty tl'ut If the eloctlon should
be thrown Into th Houss the choice
could nv be made under existing polit
ical cond'tions In that body. The In
dications a o that the House will not
be able to make a choice und, follow
ing such n s'tuatlon, comes logically
the. speculation us to the Presidential
succession. The first step following
the failure o the Hom to choose a Pres
ident would be for the Senate to elect
a Vice-President, who would then be
come Pres'dent. prov'ded the electors
nn4 the Hour? of Uo-nosontntlves had
failed to make a choice for President
In the 'manner and form provided by
the Constitution.
ClMance That Senator Would Agree
Under exis 'iig conditions ihero would
be more probability of the Senate elect
ing a Vice-Pres'Ionf than there would
be of the House naming n President.
This is made possible by the constitu
tional provision that in chewing a Pres
ident the House may take nny ono of the
three candidates receiving tho highest
number of electoral votes, which raises
at the very outsot tho possibility of n
deadlock through tho third candidate.
The Senate, on the other hand, in choos
ing a Vice-President is limited to n helec
tlon from the two candidates receiving
the-highest numler of electoral votes.
Constitutional lawvers in the, Senate
who have been considering the Munition
that may arise express tho opinion that
enate could hardly fail to make n
i under such circumstances. Thcv
point out that the framers of the Consti
tution put this limitation upon the Senate
confining the choice to the two highest
candidate with the object of providing
that if the Houso should fail to elect, due
to adeadlock as between thres candidates,
the Senate should not And itself in tho
same predicament,
. If, for any reason, thore should fail
to be a popular choice for President, and
the election be thrown into. the House,
it would be the third timo this has hap
pened. Tho Constitution provides that
in choosing a President each State shall
have one vote in the Houso, Tho poll! ical
complexion of this vote is to be determined
by the majority vote of the delegation,
of course. Thro are forty-eight States
in the Union. Of these twenty-two are
represented in the House by delegations
a majority of which aro Republican . Tho
same numler of States are represented
by delegations a majority of which aro
Democratic.
In the remaining four States Maine ,
Nebraska, Rhodo Island and New Mexico
the delegations uro ovenly divided pollt-
-ucauiy. uiun Hutu wuuui lie uu cnoico
in any of these States unloss a vacancy
should occur In one of them botwoen now
and March 4. by which in tho election of
a successor the political complexion of a
delegation might bo changed.
Vole Cast lij- Slnlra.
If the members of Congress were per-
Prcsident there would bo no doubt
i tho result. Tho Democrats control
nresent House bv a tnaioritv of 70.
g entitled to give ono vote ns its
It i
twentv-tU'o
n" Ji,!..,,,
a I resident
HTA,.1I pni.llpa 111,, t'nlnj nf
13 iniun iii uiu iiuiim iu hkia'p.
n . ll... .. A n.nnun
and under existing circumstances such
choice would bo impossible.
Of courw, thero would bo an oppor
tunity for political bargaining, but none
of this could be In tho interest of nny
outside man. Tim "dark horse" would
have no place in this race, for tho Con
stitution specifically limits the choice to
the three cundiates receiving tho largost
number of electorul votos.
In considering tho possibilities of a
HBUIL III II1U I.J1UIUIJ III II I I I cll.1T I.I. 1L 1
n.rnDui 1 11 itinn 111111 miriiiui ,ii mil iiiu
ll t. I..., ii.. it i
:li, lor example, as Wisconsin, Mlnuu-
a, .North Dakota, Kansas and Iowa.
a mntnrifv nf tin. KiiniililiiMiim in ...w.li
these ytates are Progressive If thu
n. .1 , M'..ri A It'll
lUl'll JM'IMJIJIIUUIIS IMIIIU VII M Mir .111. IIIIL
T . . 1. 1 1 .. . ...... i f M,..r.
r (ill ns ii uiiv iuiii'i I mm I'ssivw ili'imiii-
1V
oiynVdl
otnti'dty home of them viould vote ,
- i, i, :i ,i. .1.. ..i.i
itiuinni n i in ii i ii'.tiiiiiiii nun 11
'confronting Ihenmf miuholeo
light elect to go to Wikon rather
to Taft
attitude of Senator Holierl M
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. i 1 I.- .I..a ... 1 t
Urn Jloii.p Mo prohnl Mnlroku
l . ii i a I. .. II'J I . I f
in iii .fi TV in i ol ioo4-v.i it wi.il
nun iiiki win n lift nu diiihh r-.i i I'limt
lift Itnlilrl licil t'fitu I f nun ..I I 1, . .
three leading candidates for President
fmost of his followers among the Pro
I gresslves are supporting Oov. Wilson.
The Senator's influenoo extends beyond
I9 own State and would undoubtedly
bo fuIfc ,n controlling the delegations
from other States. Tho chanoes aro
that as among the three candidates
among the three candidates
to which a cholco would be limited ho
would prorcr Wilson. If Senator La
I'ollotte docldod to continue regular and
direct his followers in the Houso to vote
for Taft it would not Im Important as
affecting tho result. The President could
still count only on twenty-two States.
Hut U a Follntto decided to throw his
strength to Wilson tho addition of three
States from the Republican column would
inaku Wilson tho choice of the House.
It will bo seen therefore that States
like Mtniiesntji. Wfsnnnstn. Knrtli Dnkntn
Iowa and Kansas would play a most, i ?)n tp the offloe of lYealdent through the
part. It would not bo tho first time that , nt administration. Vice-President Hon
tlie Progressive Republicans havo joined I drlcks died In office. Ho was to bo
tho Democrats as a matter of prlnclplo. I burled at ills homo In Indianapolis. Prcs-
On some of the most important votes in
the Senato and thu House in the last
four years, notably on tariff legislation,
Progressives In both houses have voted
with tho Democrats against tho regular
Republicans.
Alignment In the llonr.
Tho political alignment ln the Houso
on a contest between Republicans and
Democrats in the election of a President
would be as follows, assuming that the
delegations in tho States that aro nomi
nally Republican would vote for a Re
publican for President:
Itenubltcan
Democratic.
Alabama.
Artrona.
rkanuiv
'olorado.
'lorlila.
i.norita.
Indiana.
Kentucky.
UitiUlana.
California.
Connecticut.
Delaware.
Idaho.
Illnnls.
Inua.
Kansas.
MaMchuaett.
Mlchlran.
Minnesota.
Montana.
Nevada.
New Hampshire,
North Dakota,
Orceon.
Pennsylvania.
South Dakota.
Utah.
Vermont.
Maryland
Mississippi.
Missouri.
New Jersey.
New York.
North Carolina.
Onto.
Oklahoma.
South Carolina.
Tennessee.
Texas.
Virginia.
West VIrtlnla.
wahhlnram.
Wlscon
am.
W omlnK,
An exceotlon from this list may prop
erly be made in the case of Oregon, which
has two Republicans, one of whom,
Lafferty. has announced his intention of
voting for Roosevelt. This, however,
would not alter the deadlock.
No proxies would bo allowed in a vote
on the election of n Presodont in the Houso
nor would pairs bo recognized. In this
way serious illness or absence for other
cause of a member might affect the elec
tion of a President, especially in those
States whoro the vote Is evenly divided.
Thero aro six States which are repre
sented in Congress by a single member
where tho votoof that State would bo lost
bv tho absence of the member Delaware,
Idaho, Montana, Novada, Utah and Wy
oming. In addition to tho uncertainty which
hangs on tho .States representee! by one
member of Congress there is the doubt
ns to those States like Rhode Island nnd
New Mexico which havo one Democratic
and ono Republican member in which
the absence of either would change tho.
vote. Other States like North Dakota
and Oregon have one Progressive and one
regular Republican and in both States
the Progressive influence is dominant,
and in such circumstances the vote of that
State night well be considered doubtful.
Here Are Other Complications.
When speculation goes beyond the
House of Representatives for a solution
of the Presidential problem a situation Is
presented that is even more complicated.
The Constitution provides that "ir the
House of Representatives shall not choose
a President whenever tho right of choloo
shall devolve upon them before tho fourth
day of March next following, then the
Vioc-President shall act as President
iw in tho case of the death or other con-,
stitutlonal disability of tho President."
Rut tho samo condition that would
prevent a choice of President by tho elec
toral college would undoubtedly result
in no choice for Vice-President, and the
Constitution nas made provision to meet
such a contingency:
"Tho person having the Greatest num
ber of votes ns Vice-President shall bo
tho Vice-President, if such number be a
majority of the whole number of electors
appointed, and If no person have a ma
jority then from the two highest numbers
on thu list tho Senato bhall choesn the
Vice-President: a quorum for tho purpose
shall consist of two-thirds of tho whole
number of Senators and a majority of the
whole number shall be necessary to a
choice."
Prorcilnre In the 5enl.
Tho procedure In the Senate in choosing
n Vice-President would bo quite different
fr.tn tlitlf in ill, llr.ll.jn in alnntlnc. T
ident. In the Houso a choice is limited I n
n M.ll.ln..... I ! ,1... , I
iii iiiii'u wkiiuiiiuien uaviMK uiv lilKlirsi
numlier of votes, whllrt in tho Senato
ono of tho two receiving tho highest
number of votes must Ixi chosen Vice
President. In the Sennto each Senator
would have a vnto and the choice would
be determined by the majority of Sen-
ntors and not by a majority of State
voting as units; There are probably
twelve Progressive Republicans in the
present. Senate, and they hold the lull
unco of power. Hut it is not likely that
even half of tho number would sup
port Gov. Johnson, if one may judge
rvn.n ...;.. i.. . i... ..,......
luiign. Rut if mluosl to a choice letveen '
Mamhnll nnd Johnson they might prefer
thu flovernor of California as a former 1
KepiiblJcan to the tlovernor of Indiana,
who has been a Democrat all his life
U is certain that in nny event the Re
publicans would bu reduced to a choice
between the regular Republican nominee
unci .Mnrsnaii. or tietween loliiison and
Marshall The rhoitv is restiirtisl to
h'"' ,wo candidates lecciviug the highest
' number nf votes, and it would deiiend
,m whether tho Tult electoral ticket
or tho Itonsnvelt olectoiul ticket was
second in the tuce us to which of thu
two, Johnson or tho Republican nom
inee, would Isi tho opponent nf flov.
Marshall if tho Sene.l'i wore called on
to elect a Vlcifl'resident
As a further complication to an already
complicated situation rumn tho stail
llur; news or the death of Vice-President
Sherman. The vacancy caused by his
death will be (Wed by substituting another
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nuum mi I it I 1 1 n n n ll l. I'll lliu reuilUir
n, ,,i,ii,.,, iinb( TM j i, i
vll.sl for In- t ll.. fiilrmlimi nf .1 r,Jnlii. '
tlnn ill the ChicUKo convention author-,
i'iuit (he Republican National Committee i
To 1111 vacancies occurring on the ticket, j
,
llnrtlo ns mi Mieriuillvi'.
Tho imino of flov. Iladley or Missouri"!
is rmil" generally accepted among Ho-
publicans as tho man who will recelvo i
this designation if he is willing. In lint
case Hadlev might iM-como thu .'ill.'i . uive
,,,,., .M-. .in-, .iiv,. Home icn mues west or aiomreai. i nn
Vl'lTp'i I.'"..1 ',''."i(Vcl"a. h wooden craft of 125 tons, bur
u'uiwi'nr.iii i irlintr i(lt"n' l'ln'' between Montreal nnd Vul
"f Hi P iililicins 'cylleld, run Into the Htorm, 11 fifty nillo
lor tiuv. .iiiirijiriii ii inn nciin"
quired to I'hoofo a
could probably come
lie untied support
ol tun nouaie, ixtui regiilim mid pro
gressive, tliim porhatH any other man
who could I mi mentioned,
Tho Senate is not toqiiirod to elect it
Vice-President, Ixjforo nnv I'lvnn ilmn
In the ment. tho elouliou of a Vico-Presl-
dent is throw n into that liody bv tho
failure of tho I'.lectnr.tl College to cIioomi
one. Tho iniwumptioii is Ih'it iminoili
a Inly on tho fniliue of the Kleelnrnl CoIIoko
Io chooso a Vice-President the Senato
would proceed to elect, one, imd that In
any nvcnl it would foe) thu responsiliilitv
of m,i I, inn it choice liefore March 4. If
the Senato elected a Vice-President
t'tom among tho uiudiddlcs now iu the
Hold for that ufllco it would put un end
to the iiniirliiint v us to who uonlil lu..
como I'nidont mi March I in sim of the I
Mll'lPt i liio l.lci liiiiil t ollnno to choose
nun pninaino (icikiiock in 1 1 io IIoiikh
ii iiuproM'iiiaiives. i no man dented
'ico-Pu'sidciit by tho Sciwto would us.
THE SUN,
sumo the offloe of President on March 4
under the authority of the Constitution.
But if the Senate should fall to elect
a Vice-President, a contingency almost
too remote to tx considered, the solu
tion of lie quostlon as to who would suo
cood President Taft would have to be
1 1 1 I At. Tl t .1 . I I .. i
i'"VSIuJ" J Vr rJ?. .i
not ln iu nmondo(i foTm the succession
would fall upon tho Soerotary of State,
and in turn upon the other membors
o the Cabinet In the order of thoir rank.
whloh is fixed by tho statute. Tho follow,
ins is the order: Secretary of State. Sec.
retary of tho Treasury, Secretary of War,
Attorney-General, Postmaster-General,
Hecretury of tho Navy, Secretary of the
Interior, Secretary of Agriculture and
Secretary of Commerce und Labor.
Precaution In Cleveland' Time,
Tho act which provides for the succes-
iiieiii, uiuveuuiu wan numing arrange
ments to attend tho funeral. It suddenly
occurred to somo of the leaders in Con-
gress that if Presldont Cleveland should
by any accident lose his life the country
would bo without an oxccutlvo head.
Senators Kdmunds, Hoar and others
called on President Cleveland and pointed
out to him tho sorious situation In an
effort to persuade him from risking his
life by attending the Hendricks funeral.
It should be said hi this connexion that
the President was at that time believed
to be In danger from such a journey, not
only because of the risk incident to rail
road travel but from the possibility of
assassination. Thero was widespread
feeiing against Cleveland, duo to disap
pointment among Democrats over Fed
eral patronage matters, and more than
the usual amount of discontent In the
State of Indiana because of the feeling
that obtained thero that Vice-President
Hendricks had not been duly recognized
by the President in a political way. Out
of the disousslon and speculation attend
ing this situation came the agitation that
resulted in tho passage of the Pros! den
t lal succession act which made It certain
that no crisis could arise in which the
i United States would be without an ex
ecutive hood.
As If the possibilities for complication
and aount nad not been exhausted a
construction of the Presidential succes
sion act still leaves something to bo de
sired in the way of deflnlteness. Does
the existing Cabinet ol President Taft
continue until their successors are ap
pointed, or does It go out of office auto
matically with the ending of this admin
istration on March 4. It Is tho commonly
aooepted view among public men in
Washington that the cabinet oflloers hold
until their successors are appointed and
qualify. To take any other view would
render the Presidential succession act
practically Inoperative, because in the
alwenco of a President who could appoint
a Cabinet there would be no Cabinet
officers upon whom the office could de
volve. Serve eronil Mnrrh 4.
In actual practice it lias happened many
times that Cabinet oflloers have held
over Iwyond the fourth of March and
served under the incoming Administra
tion, performing manv official acts. H.
V. 'lracy as Secretary of tho Navy under
President Harrison held over until March
6, 1893, and signed a number or very im
portant orders as Secretary of the Navy
At the beginning of President Taft's
Administration two of his new Cabinet
officers did not arrive in Washington until
alter the fourth or March and tho incum
bents held on nnd performed official duties,
Oscar S. Straus as Secretary of Commerce
and Labor continuod in office for several
days alter President Taft caino in with,
out special commission or reappointment
And yet there is a statute pusscd In the
ejirly days of the republic which makes
special provision mat too rostmaster
( ienerul in tho absence of the apointment
of his successor shall be deemed to lie in
office for one month lieyond the term for
which ho is appointed. Tho men who
passed this statute, had much to do with
tho making or the federal Constitution
and should be tho best itidncs as to what
they intended with respect or the tenure
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ui .uiiuivi uiuuum. ii it uieir inten
tion that Cabinet officers should hold until
their successors were appointed und had
qualified why was it necessary to pass tho
special statuto extending tho term of tho
Postmaster-General for one month?
TWO DEAD, 4 HURT ON VERMONT.
Untllrahln
of
llullrr Kaploilra
Inquiry I'nllril.
Va., Nov. 2. Two
Court
Norfoli:, Va., Nov. Two United
States bluejackets nro dead and four
others lie swathed In bandages .suffer
ing terribly from scalding as a result
of a holler explosion on the battleship
Vermont early to-day. It. M. Wugner,
fireman, first class, and M. C. Iloran,
coal passer, are dead.
I lie Injured are: .1. w. Newberry.
reman, iirsi cihhs; .m. i, i.recn, lire- i
man, nrst class; u. A. Hotellng, coal
passer, and W. P. Cramer, coal passer.
The hospital ship Solace brought the
dead and wounded to tho Nuval Hospi
tal hero to-day. The Vermont broke all
Vi ".'' Tit,, u 3 i L ,i nro Z
Uoiuls' a,HvlnB there late
Wagner and Horan both died on
tile
Solace.
Tho accident occurred while the Ver
mont was anchored off the southern bat-
'esnlp drill grounds, wlmro the annual
fnlt target practice began to-day. The
header of tho boiler burst, and a tor
rent of boiling water nnd steam poured
out over tho llremen anil cn.il passers.
Wagner and Horan, who were nearest
the holler head, were scalded.
Rear Admiral I'bher, commanding tho
second division of Hie Atlantic llect at
Norfolk, reported to the Navy Depart
ment 'ami has called a court of Inquiry.
Reports were current here to-day
that complaint had been made far some
tlmo that the boilers of lb" Vermont
wero not In lit condition fn- use.
on T.fiQT tw ct t awnrufip mnwv i
. UU1 4i, U1, u.U Hiun
Only I'll (l r furtive Wlirn linle
Drlira It Iter Slennirr iliurr.
Miivtim'ii i mi. Vm. 'i unif.ll
.viii.ntiii.ai., tine., mii - - small
rIVcr HtC.llliel'. tho fec'llln, WllH (lliVCIl
un l''""l- 'i Like St. Louis, by a
storm last u!;lu nnd twenty nut nf
th twonly-foiir men, women und uhll-
tlren alio.tnl us passengers nnd crew
w,. i,wned. The four nurvlvors ure
"". ""'"' Jvl"? 'cro wn1ied ashore,
1!l,tn ht' ,'mlls ls ono "f the several
bnmdenliigH nf the St. Uiwreneo Illver.
ll la lust above the Lachlne. Rapids,
some ten miles west nf Montreal. The
an hour gale, Just us she came out of
tho hachluo Canal nnd started across
the lake. She was driven across the
lake nnd thrown on the rocky shore of
the island, Her hull was crushed nnd
she sunk quickly.
Alexander Leonard, n farmer, heard
the crash of the Impact and then tho
cries of tho piispcngerii und crew In tho
water. lie put out in a small bout, but
the only persons ho was ublo to rescue,
wcru the four who hud been washed
upon thu Island. These were Lionel
l.ciliic, son of I'upt, Jean I,edtic nf the
Cecilia ; A. Oosselln and K. If. Halllur
geon of Valleytlfhl anrj Felix Cotisl
lii'.iu of St. Clet.
Other boats wern called out nnd a,
search was made through the night for
more survivors, but none was found.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER
HE'LL BEAT 1. BATES
Congress Candidate in tho Sev
enteenth. Has Made a Per
sonal Canvass.
DISTINCT IS DEMOCItATIC
Young Man Has Mot tho Voters
Face to Pace and Negroes
Aro for Him.
The thing that ought to bo considered
in looking at Ogden Mills's campaign," J
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i .1. .u.a i.i ii. u-- i '
sonal. He has gone straight to the voters
with his ideas and lias done everything
in his powor to become acquainted with
them. Thero are districts, you know,
whero tho ubsentoo landlord system Is in
forco, and tho voters aro delivered on
eloctlon day just as tho boss dictates."
Mr. Mills, who is treasurer of tho Re
publican county committee, is candidato
for Congress from the Seventeenth dis
trict, which is a belt across Manhattan
Island for half a mile north and south of
fllxty-flf th street. Ho is tho son of Ogden
Mills and grandson of tho late D. O. Mills.
Llndon Bates, Jr., is his Progressive op
ponent, and John F. Carow is running on
the .Democratlo tloket.
The contest has unusual features, not
only because it is a three cornered fight
but because tho Hoventeonth as it stands
is a now district. Prior to reapportion
ment the districts in that part of Manhattan
ran north and south. Now tho Seven
teen runs east and west; it has a strong
Democratic population east of loxlneton
avenue, a split Republican and Progres
sive electorato between Lexington and
Fifth avenues, more Democrats In the
southern half of tho west side and Re
publicans and Progressives near River
side Drive with a sprinkling of Demo-,
crats.
In tho last ten days Mr. Mills has done
his beet to secure the iickto vote in tho
thickly populated colored district be
tween Fifty-first and Sixty-third streets on
tho West Side. Two or three meetings
for colored voters have been hold every
night in Mr. Mills's interest. He has es
tablished headquarters In the negro dis
trict und has sent out house to houso can
vassers. In the beginning of the campaign he
wrotu letters to all the voters In tho dis
trict asking them to come out and see
vniat kind of a man Mr. Mills really was.
Tho sixty-seven election districts was
split into threes and fours and hours
were set when Mr. Mills would bo on
hand. Ho rented stores in convenient
places and mot the voters face to face.
"I havo hero a list of 500 Democrats
who said they liked Mr. Mills and would
support him on election day. So you
sen the personal caniaign was a success,'
said one of Mr. Mills's lieutenants yes
terday. A month ago he had o debate at Terrace
Garden with I.indon Rates, Jr., on tho
issues of the campaign. Mr. Mills's
opening speech w.is printed and has been
circulated under tho title, "Third Party
Folly," A week ago ho engaged in a
similar debate at the Madison Avenue
Presbyterian Church, Madison avenuo
und. Seventy-third street, with Dr. Henry
Moskowitz.
The Mills personal headquarters are at
Fifty-ninth street and Columbus Circle.
It was said yesterduy that Mr. Mills will
run l.nai votes ahead of his ticket.
"The result, will 1k close," said a lieu
tenant, "and if tho Fifteenth and Twenty
ninth Assembly districts give good ma
jorities Mr. Mills has n chance to win."
At all events, it was said, Mr. Mills will
run ahead of the Progressive nominee,
Mr. Rates, and will be at least a good
second at the (Kills,
CHARGES FAIR IMPRISONED HER.
Trenton Woman Sues Dr. It r Inn for
fSn.OOO us n Itranlt.
Mrs. Kleanora Suetter of 3C6 South
Uroud street, Trenton, has filed suit ln
the Supremo Court to recover $2!i,000
damages against Dr. Ignatius Collcttl
Helna of 775 West Hnd avenuo on the
ground that she went to Dr. Holna's
house as a guest and was Imprisoned
ln tho house all night.
Mrs. Suetter alleges that she had been
a guest there frequently and that on
Muy 27. 1911, she was accused of steal
ing from Mrs. Itolna. She was com
pelled ,to give up tho key to her trunk,
to It could be searched
Dr. Rclna denied the plaintiffs story.
II said that Mr.s. Suetter remained nt
the house all night.
BOYS NABBED AS SWINDLERS.
nhl to Have Cnllrrleil for Medicine
on niilllr of I'lcklm.
Joseph Ruthjen, 15 yoars old, of 105
Steinwny avenue, Astoria, whose father,
according to the police, makes and sells
piccullell, was arrested yesterday after
noon at tho homo of Rdwurd Casey, 202
West Forty-fourth street, for having
tried to collect S'.'.SO on it small package
which he described as containing medi
cine Casey hud ordered Tho paokugu
was opened and found to contain u bottle
I of (ho pickle.
j JohepJi was taken to tho y.'ct Forty-
mjvi'Ihii street sintion by iJotectivu Franl
Minn, who suid that the boy hud victim
ised at least lllteon pernons and had
i collected iu uveiy msfnnco nt least $2.50.
niwl that iu cases where Jin had
reocivcd f.i or mii iiiih io got cliamrrxl
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.1111,1.1, iriuiiinii ii.nM .i.ii,., im.i,.,i.i ,,
vi'4ii e i".n. oi iin uroiuiwuv. Astorin.
Josuph Jalindu of 432 West Korty-liflh
slrifi'l. J Weisborgcr of I4H2 Hroudvvuy
und Miss Rgsu McCuo, said Io lie u tele
phone operator In tiio 'I'raymoro Hotel,
uro wild to havo been victimized by the
youngsters.
MANY FAILURES IN OCTOBER.
Trade I'limlllloiu Ilo Not Sluuv liu
liriivcini'iil In Th In llesperl.
UraiUtiil'e, ill the report of (allures
for October, says.
"Current fiillnni returns still fall to ro-
,11 net thu improvement In Keiicnil u.ulti
which has heeii a rntiiro of common report
for some months past. Tims, tin tl,o mouth
of OctoJ)r the number of talhncM reported
was l.Oul, which minks uu lucreiise ol u.d
per cent, over September, ami ol 12,3 per
cent, us compari'd with October a eur uirn.
Only lour months ot nil 2, In tact, shoned
n iMrueriuiiitber of failures 1 him did October,
and thf luoiith Just closi'd nlsonlious hhIIkIu
incroiiMi in uumlier as comnnnil w it Ii Oi to.
be i', lists. Indeed the niolonuullon o tho
t'oiiilltlons ol stiiihi lieu) liiillcated Is one
of the must : i.'in in k 11I1I0 IVutmch comiccted
Willi t lift fiilliiio lelurns Oils year."
Tho liabilities in llm October fulliirrs
were siiiHller, with on exceiitlon, lliun in
any month this nitr. They were l :t, 4 1 .'1,1 17 1,
us coiupured with $H,ti07,u5 in (ictnWi,
ton.
William rn,
Jr., n I'rrkldi'iil.
Wahiiimito.n, Nov
William ,1. Ilrvan.
Ir., was elected pri'tidmil of the freshman
class of the ,(liwr(jeon Pnlverslly lim
school lo.nlirht, lie Is 11 .1111 of Willluiii
J. lli)aii of Lincoln, .Nob.
3, 1912.
OKLAHOMA NOW UNCEKTAIH.
Democrats Alarmed Over Signs of
!eatillaan Sweep.
Oklahoma Citi, Nov. 2. That Okla
homa, which has heretofore been regarded
as a"part of tho 'solid South," is likely to
break away from its Democratic moor
ngs this yoar and that there is at least
an own chanco for tho election of Republi
can doctors and a Republican State ticket
is now conceded oven by tho Democratlo
campaign managers.
From an air of entire confidence early
in the campaign they Havo nowswung clear
to tho verge of panln nnd have boon ex
erting every influonce during the last two
weeks to stay the trend toward tho Repub
lican ticket. Oov. Loo Cruco, who is easily
tho most popular Democrat In Oklahoma,
has been making two speochos a day for
Democratic llcko .
J, ,i , i i 11 Jihnt iwi
of tho fact that tho peoplo believe that he
.is sincere. Ho is not trying to defend
enti pfmotattlo adm nUtratlon
but says that thero are nomo tilings that
should bo corrected and that the Demo
crats should correct them.
In a final effort to arouso enthusiasm for
their tioket tho Democratlo leaders havo
brought Bryan to Oklahoma for a whirl
wind tour of tho State, and thoy agree that,
if his speeches fall to lino up tho faithful
there is practically no hope of Democratic
sucoesB, Even hi the management of the
Bryan trip, howover, thero has been Borne
very poor politics. Tho party which was
solected to accompany him was chosen
almost entirely from the "Stato Houso
crowd " and somo or tho active party work
ers who had expected recognition of their
services aro sorely disappointed.
There has also been constant friction
tliroughout tho campaign between the
Democratlo State committee and tho Na
tional Committee. Chairman Harrill of
tho State commit teo resented tho action of
tho National Committee in sending repre
sentatives into tho Stato to solicit funds
for tho national campaign, insisting that
very dollar that could bo raised in Okla
homa was noeded for tho Stae campaign,
und ho refused absolutely to cooperate
witn tho national uomnuueo on unanoiai
mutters.
Recently the State chairman has become
further incensed over tho discovery that
an uppointee of tho Stato administration
has been collecting liberal sums for the
national campaign from large wholesale
houses and manufacturers who have profit
able contracts with tho State. He is not
so thoroughly imbued witli tho spirit of
reform as to object to that method of get
ting money, but says that If any contri
butions are to bo required from tho con
cerns in question thy should bo for the
Stato campaign, as it was through the
State admlnistrution that thoy got the con
tracts which are now bejngmauo tho bases
of campaign assessments.
Arthur 11. (Jeissler, chairman of the
Republican State" committee, who is
usually very conservative. Is now pre
dicting Republican success iu Oklahoma.
mix weous ngo, says Air. Uelhsler, It
looked as though Oklahoma might again
So Democratlo. 1 lien u strong drift set
1 toward tho Republican ticket. This
drift has steadily continued and I boliove
tiiul notniug can cliecK it now.
"Thero uro manv Democrats throughout
the Statu who will vote the Republican
ticket because they want u chuntte in tho
administration of State affairs and be
cause thoy urn ufrttid thai tho election of
a Democratic President would bo a severe
jolt to tho prosperity of the country.
un tho other haiiu the itepubllcaus reel
that thoy have every reason to stand by
their ticket.
JudKing by reports from the various
counties 1 am confident that wo shall
elect our candidates for Presidential
electors und that tho Republicans will
huvou good working majority in the lower
houbo of the legislature. Wo should
also muko gains in the State Senate. We
have more than a lighting chunce to eleat
our throe candidates ror Congressmen at
largo.
"Judgo Dickerson. Republican candi
dato for United States Senator, will run
ahead of the ticket, und it is more than
likely that he will have u safe majority of
the preference vote for Senator under the
Orgon plan us uguinst Senator Owen.
"Scott Ferris. Democrat, will probably
be reelected In tho Fifth Congress district,
as the district is heavily Democratlo.
The Fourth district is doubtful. In tho
First district Ulrd McGuiro will bo re
elected by about 3,500. und DickT. Morgan
und R. '1. Daniel willhuve pluralities of
from l,5i to 2,000 in tho Second und
Third districts."
AIMS AT THIEF, HITS GUEST.
Mrm. Cntaiil Cmiftht ns hr Tries tn
I'lee I'roiii Her llntnr,
Mrs, JoHcphino Cnvazzi, tho young wife
of (iluiio Cuvuzzi, u veterinary Htirgeou
of 3:i3 Kant !Uith street, was locked up iu
tho Morrihuuiu police t-talion last, night
on u churgo of felonious assault for tiio
shooting of Xalelo Funno, 26 yoars old,
a driver, of 333 Kant 15th htrcet, in her
apartments. Tuuno is dying in thu
Lebanon Hospital, Mrs. Cavazzi'H hus
band is u prisoner in the Tombs under
indictment for attempting to extort
money from Dr. Vitn I'rittoro.
Detectives Terhune, t'ugan, Hurt and
UMen of Inspector 1'arroll's staff heard
a hhot in thu fluthotiKn und cuught Mrs.
Cuvazzi us ho ran out of tho door and
sturtod up tho street. 8I10 was hysterical
and her story has not yet licen obtained,
ln her apartment tho detectives found
Mrs. l'aiinp bending over her husband.
Mrs. I'nimo told tho dotectivos that
hho and her husbund hod gnuu to the
a purl ment to spend tho ovening with
Mrs. Cnvazzi nt the hitter's invitation.
They found a man thero whom they did
not Know.
Mrs. 1'iuino went to a drug store to got
uiHiioine for Mrs. Cavuzzi's baby, taking
11 S3 bill bo longing to Mrs. C'uvnzzi. Hho
laid tho change, $I,H5, on the tablo when
silo returned and the stranger picked it
up and put it in his mcket.
Mrs. I nvuzzi told him to givo tho money
to her and threatened to shoot. Tho man
'refused ami Mr. I'uvuzzi, bringing u
revolver from another room, llrod. Tho
bullet hit I'anno, who was at ono nido,
in the eye and lodged in nis brain. Tho
btrangor nui out.
MnC Kauno was held as a material
witnebs.
FIRE ENGINE DRIVER KILLED.
I'nllril
mm Sent liy lloixra
mill
I'nlla I'nilrr Wlierl,
Tho failure of Klrrmnn Wlllhim
Muurcr. driver of lis Hnglno In Wlll
lainsburg, to strap lilmsolf to Ills scat
when ho set out with tho appnrntu.i
yesterday morning "To respond (o 11
bed mattress tiro ut 9U Kvertrreen ave
nue caiihed his dentil within 11 few yards,
of thu engine's heuihiuurters tut Hart 'f you know, " slm went on, "that a man
street near Central avenue. 'convicted of manufacturing adulterated
As tho uppiiratus wus going along I cattlo food was lined t20rt, whilo one who
Hurt street the, hursrs pulled hard , put on tho marknt an Infant soothing
ami Muurcr wus yanked from his seut. syrup containing inorphlnn only had to
Ilo full between tho truces and two pny a Sit) lino. A rich manufacturer of
wheels passed over Ills neck, hilling him catsup which upon analysis proved to
Instantly,- mv 210,000.00(1 bacteria to the teaspoon-
As tho team continued along un. mi whs lined only fl, while, another man
gulded Cupi, John V, Ituab uml Kn-1 nfaoturer in u iSttitn further west wus
glnecr Davis Jumped off the und nf lined lt0 for cutsup that Hlioweil only
the engine nnd each seized one of tho
outside horseii, but couldn't stop them
because the middle animal kept run
ning, Tn Myrtlo avenue, near Ever
green incnue, the llremen turned the
Horses into an
I'lovitled ralli ii.iil.
nm upright nf tho
II brought them in
u Nlnp, but tho three horses
wern se
w i.-.v njurei . ,, lnu tWo lltcmcn
.I
wero sugtitiy nrui.crt.
Pntrtm AVQARRL
eqr. women:
In our selection of models, materials
and shades we always have in mind the
exacting woman the one who wants
the uncommon in style.
For whatever occasion the Opera, the Horse
Show, the Theatre, for Restaurant Wear,
Afternoon Functions -and Outing , Events, such
as the Foot Ball Games, Motoring, etc., with
their demand for garments of warmth and
comfort the same individuality) of style and
sensible prices characterize EVERYTHING in
the five salons of this Store de luxe
Whether one is seeking a smart Street Frock f "ge,
broadcloth, velvet, corduroy or charmeuse at '35, or an
elaborate Evening Gown at '65, '85, '5,0 and upward,
there is the same good taste in every garment.
The beautiful Wraps of charmeuse, velvet and brocade,
many fur -trimmed, at 48, 55, 65 and '75; and the
stunning Wraps of silk, velvet, plush, matelasse and bro
cade, with collar and cuffs of ermine, mole, fox or chin
chilla squirrel, at JI35, I65, I95, 250 and upward.
The smart Tailor-made Suits of uncommon style and
material at US, '55, '65. '75, or the charming Fur
trimmed Models at '65. '75, '85, '00 and upward.
The chic Walking Hats at '8. 22 and '25, and the ex
quisite Dress Hats at f30, 35, 40 and upward.
The rich Fur Sckof pointed fox at '75; of mole at I2S;
of taupe fox at I25 and '50; of silvered fox at '250; of
ermine at '200; of .broadtail at '225; of wolverine at '50;
of cross fox at '735; of chinchilla at '50.
The luxurious Fur Coats, in a variety of the most effective
plain and draped models, at '35, '50. '200. '250 and
upward; the new FurMned and Fur-trimmed Motor Coats
at '55, '65, '75 and upward.
The showing, as a whole constitutes an ensemble
of fashionable Outer-dress from which the fas
tidious woman will derive genuine pleasure and
entire satisfaction in making her selections.
At no other time during the season will the display be as
complete and as attractive as NOW, and we cannot too
strongly urge the advisability of coming before the very
choicest things are sold and cannot be duplicated at any
price. As usual, the invitation to sec them is sincere
whether looking or buying.
Jftfth Amnutc nl 415th Btiwt
E
IN WJS DEBATE
Knch Political Tarty Has Its
Chnmpion, but Pure Food
Figures Largely.
THE FACTS ABOUT CATSl'P
Wilson's Partisan Says He'll
ltegulato Punishment for
Adulterations.
In a triple political debate held at the
Hudson Thoutro yesterday morning
under the auspices of tho League for
Political Kduoution Miss Alice 1, altey
of the National Consumers League took
tho placo of Mrs. J. Ilorden Harrman at
tho champion of the Democratic party.
Miss Lukcy said slio was a suffragist
and a Itepuhlican, but that the conduct
of tho picsent Itepuhlican Administra
tion in regard to tho enforcing of tho puro
food law bad been fcuch that shu could
110 longer maintain her allegiance to tho
(1. O. P., nnd ns for tho Progressives,
thoy didn't seem to bo thinking about
food ul nil, and so slin really couldn't
bo expected to support thein.
After describing Dr. Harvey Wiley
as tho Moici of tho puro food movement
and characterizing ns perfectly outra
geous tho treatment he had received nt
the hands of tho Oovoi lunent a)o said that
the appointment of a reforco board over
Dr. Wiley had mudo it possibln for manu
facturers of food products to get all sorts
of things approved which ho novor would
have stood for.
"Why overy onn of you who has ever
eaten nny kind of dried fruits for your
broakfust has simply been absorbing
the sulphur fumes used to preserve, t hem,
H,lu declared
"And 1 wonder how ninny
21,000,000 liauteria to tho teuspnonful.
is mere any justteo 111 tiusf tiov. wiihoii
says ho believes In justicn for ull, there
fore I nm doing what I can to help elect
him."
After Miss Anno Khmlr's had chen un
icioauent exposition or 1 tin titeuls embodied
l, Hi Plt form of the Progressive party
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j is,.-,,.,. ti" iM,,.ii,..i,iij, nitni liiub niu llilll
,,, iher w ill Hit. Intention of discuss
jllg catnpulgn isuuw, but that sjuot. lbs
MILUNErVy1 FUlvC
'Ml3SEuS A-r JAJHIOMt
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RKMOIOIS NOTICES.
MANHATTAN
CHURCH
nKOAnWAY. 7STH ST.
11 EN II V A. STI&f SON. D. t.
I'aator, II A. M I. P U.
other speakers had sidestepped them
she thought sho would too.
Miss Uoswell then wont on to describa
tho ltemiblicun party as sa,fe and anu.
and said that Bhe had been working end
speaking for its policies for twenty years
Hnd saw no reason for shifting her sup
port to any other. Kho sold Bhe wasn't
nt all sum that a minimum wage law,
which Progressive orators so warmlv
espoused, would be a good thing for
I lie laboring classes, for such a law might
tend to make employers keep wages
down to tho minimum fixed by law. bhe
discussed child labor and employers'
liability logmlatlon enacted in various
States, und said that in almost, every
instanco the best laws on these subleota
hud been passed by Itepublloan legis
latures. When the timo came for questions a
woman wanted to know what wan the
real difference between the Uepublican
anil thu Progressive party, and Miss
Ilaswell replied that she thought it was
a cupitul I.
"Nothing 01 tho sort." retorted Miss
Ilhodes. "I am willing to admit that
Col. Hooseyelt is tho greatest man in the
world to-t lay. but even he isn't great
enough lo kill this now party If he should
withdraw from it. This party has existed
silently among tho American people for
yeurs and yours. It has merely hap
pened that tho psychological moment
has conio for t Iiiu sentiment to orystai
lizo itself into a publio declaration of
principles."
Miss Hliodes received a itorm of ap
plause for this elucidation, hut as soon
ns it subsided Miss Hoswell hud a rotor l
reudy,
"How was It." aim asltod. "that Mr.
Itoosevclt didn't beein lo be aware of
thu oxistenco of this groat silent party
until ufter ho walked out of the Chicago
convention' Hn went out there with
the uyoived Intention of securing the
llopublicun nomination."
"Ho was awure of it," replied Mss
Khotles, "and lie hoped it would exptesi
through Dm Republican party
llin liepuhlioun party had if chance,
but il foil from Bruce."
"Why. whut dreadful thing has the
Kepublican party dona that it Tim fallen
from grace?" inquired an old lady in one
of tho upper boxes.
"I refer to wjiat occurred at tha Cblosio
convention," said Miss Khod.ea sternly.
It inn t necessary for me to go into it
here."
"I wish there wero time for me to tell
t he real truth about those delegates,"
sighed MIsh Itoswell. But Robert Kr
skino Lly, who waa presldiug, said thero
wasn't. "
HUnd Man llqna for Coroner.
Cdtvard (1, rtaplUte, blind nun 1 1 v t n V
at 'Jin Pallsadnaveiuio, ,lersey Cty, la one of
two HociidUt, uiudldstrK for Coronrr in
HiuUim counts', Ho is president of thu
Njew Jerney Proiretvt Blind Mtn'f So.

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