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VOL. Ill, NO. 267.
The City Gave Young a Hand?
BEA> BOTH COMPETITORS,
Quietest KUctlon uiul snm'.lnt Vote In the
II In too of thediy. Warwick County
Aim. Ill J the Thine
A stranger arriving in me city yes?
terday, not having been previously in
formed or political conditions, would
hardly have guessed that Newport
News was in the midst or an election. :
In fact, it was so absolutely quiet and 1
eventless, that the judges themselves 1
almost had to rub their eyes occasion- '
ally in order to realize that there was
anything unusual going on. and that
the people were really voting.
It was a beautiful day. There was
nothing on earth the matter with the
weather. It was an ideal election day.
and ordinarily a large vote would have
been polled, but conditions, already re?
ferred to often, prevailed against such
a result. There was a general listless
ness. and the clamor that could not
be heard in the highways and byways
or the city would have populated eter?
nity with sound, and would have given
the twinkling stars a headache. Around
the polls there was some ev idence of lite
and movement. The booth Maps wobbled
softly in the monotonous and con?
sumptive breeze, and occasionally s ime
one voted?voted quietly, unosten?
tatiously, peacefully?and went his
They voted and went their way. and
others came, but were not in a hurry
about coming. They did not come as
they came two years ago. The vote
was incorporated, as the election was
the quietest. It was mil only tin.
smallest so far as the total result was
concerned, but it was the smallest, tak?
ing it by individual wards.
When all the ballots were counted,
they footeil up a total for the six wards
of the city, amounting to 1.0SS. out of a
total registered vote of nearly II.700. Of
this total Hon. W. A. Young, the Dem?
ocratic candidate for Congress, got ?l'G;
Dr. It. A. Wise, one of the Republican
candidates, received 242. ami W. S. Hol?
land, the other Republican candidate,
received 106. There were S4 defaced
ballots that were thrown out. Young's
plurality was 37.4. He beat Holland by
430 votes. His majority over them both
was 108. Following is a tabulated state
ment of the vote of the city:
24 I 11
Sixth .. ..( 97 1 34 j 30 j 13 I 170
Seventh .! 64 j 24 I 12 : _ 1? | 110
Young's plurality. 354.
Young's majority. 10S.
From the above a good idea ol"
smallness or the vote may be gathered. |
The total vote for Young in 1S96
729, and for Wise, 786. The total vote
for all four of the congressional candi?
dates?Young. Wise. Whaley and I
tin?was in 1S96. 1.707, or 709 more than |
the entire vote this year. The registra?
tion two years ago was only 2,739, at |
There was absolutely no incident
any moment in any ward in the cii
The police had an easy time and then
were no specials on. Speclais were not |
needed. For the purposes of coini
son, the total vote by wards two years
ago. Is given: First. 208: Second,
Third, 181; Fourth. 367; Fifth, 361;
Sixth, 265; Seventh, 137.
The Daily Press, following its usua
custom, bulletined the returns as the
came in for the benefit of its patrons |
and the public generally. These bulle?
tins could not be given on quite as elab?
orate a scale as formerly, because the
upper lloor the Daily Press building,
being occupied, was not available. The
service was. however, ample and satis?
factory, as many will testify. The peo
pie appreciated the enterprise, ami thei
expressions of apptoval were hi
and unanimous. The crowd which j
gathered in front of the bulletin board
was for most part a Democratic crowd,
and made the night ring wiih cheers for
Hon. W. A. Young and all things Demo?
WARWICK FOR YOUNG.
Democratic Candidate Heat the Wise
Holland Combination 24 Votes.
A small vote was polled in Warwick
county, and Young got most of what
there was, having a majority over both
of his competitors of 24, and a plurality
over Wise of 14r,. The vote in the coun?
ty stood: Young. 297: Wise. 152: Hol?
land, 147.; total vote cast. 7.94. Following
is the vote in detail:
Bloodfield came up nobly, giving
Young a plurality over Holland of 62.
and a majority over both candidates of
11. The total vote for this precinct was
as follows: Young, 123: Holland. 61, and
Wise, 51: rejected, 5. Total vote. 241.
This precinct usually has about 37,0
votes to cast. There was no incident
during the day worthy of record.
WARWICK. C. H., Nov. 8.?Stanley
gives Young 89; Wise. 82; Holland, 27.
1 MORRISON. VA.. Nov. 8.?Young. 4S:
Wise, 46; Holland. 11.
DENBIGH. Nov. S.?Young. S7: Wise.
23; Holland, 23.
At the Metropolitan: W. B. Wil?
liams, Cape Charles; F. C. Farer, Bos?
ton. Mass.; J. T. Travis, Baltimore, and
Mrs. Julia Oipton. Baltimore.
B. F. C.Iinn. of Norfolk, is register?
ed at Hotel Ivy.
C. Ramsey. Portsmouth; R. V. Hard?
ing, Cinclnanti; A. A. Stevenson, Chi?
cago; R. A. Sugden, New York; W. B.
Goode. Richmond; H. W. Parson, New
York; John E. Etchison, Jr., Richmond;
H. C. Tyson, Philadelphia; Alexander
Potter, New York; John M. Willis,
Hamilton; J. T. Lassiter, Richmond:
Harry Jones, Liverpool, Eng.; Ira Fow
shire, Baltimore; W. W. Gosdaer. Port?
land, Ore.; A'be Hechheim. Baltimore,
registered at the Hotel Warwick yes?
Bark KIyer Oysters.
Just received by W. B. Robinson &
Co., Thirty-first street and Washington
avenue. Bell 'Phone 5; Citizens' 'Phone
I A NEW DEPARTURE.
A Course In Naval Architecture Es
Not many days ago Mr. C. P. Hunt?
ington declared in an interview with
the Daily Press that it was his convic?
tion that in lime Newpirt News would
become the greatest shipbuilding center
in the world. The fact is mentioned
merely to emphasize the latest feature
inaur-urated by the Young Men's Chris
tic ti Association or this city?the estab?
lishing nf a . lass in naval architecture.
This idea ariginated sometime ago
hut i.nly began to evolve into something
piaetieal within the past two weeks.
The elass will be established sonn- ev?
ening during the first of next we. k It
will bo taught by Mr. James Swan, who
was formerly instructor in the Huston'
There are now fifteen candidate.! for
this course, and many others are ox
peeted as soon as the establishment uf
stu b a elass becomes thoroughly known.
This is a new departure for the Y. M.
f. A. and is a higher branch than is
usually taught in the Y. M. CA. course.
The course consists of a series .>f lec?
tures illustrated by blackboard and
drawings, and treating of the funda?
mental principles of naval architecture
THE (iYM XASI I'M.
The Y. M. C. A. gymnasium will be
opened Monday, the young men's elass
starting in ,.n that day. Th. business
men's elass and beys' class will begin
Tuesday. The young men's class will
be at S o'clock in the evening: the busi?
ness men's from 5 to C, and the beys'
from 4 to ">.
Ordinarily t he gymnasium would have
been opened in October, but this could
not be done owing to the change of lo?
cation and uf the fact that the hath
rooms were not ready. These latter will
be completed by Monday.
WEEK OF I'llAYKR.
The week .it" prayer service at the Y.
M. ('. A. was well attended last night
and yesterday afternoon. The services
will continue during the week, being
held at 4 I*. M. tor women and men. ami
at 7::'.u for men only.
During the past few days the lovers or
the gun have been Hocking tn the
county, up the railroad and up the
river, bent on taking advantage of ide il
weather for the sport.
Yesterday morning Policeman i'. it.
Crafford left tor Ton no to take an out?
ing of several days.
Attorney E. S. Robinson also went up
the river yesterday with gun ami am?
THE SCIOTO COMPANY.
The Sciolo Wholesale Grocery Com?
pany, whose principal otlicc is at Blue
fi.-ld. W. Va.. and which is incorporated
under the laws of West Virginia yester?
day tiled a copy ..l' its charter with the
clerk of courts to be incorporated under
the laws of Virginia.
This company is made up of live bus?
iness men, most of whom reside at Blue
Held. They are Messrs. .lane s E. Mann.
S. E. Morris. George N. Dabney, M. M.
Dabney and F. E. Gregory. A new ware?
house has recently been built by the
company at Twenty-third street and
Eafayettp avenue and preparations are
making for a big business in the city.
DIED IN CHARLOTTESVILEE.
Mr. Harry Kauffman. book-keeper
for the Peninsula Electric Eight and
Power Company, received a telegram
Monday night announcing the death of
his father. Mr. M. Kauffman. at his
home in Charlottesville. Mr. Kauffman
left yesterday morning tor that city. His
rather was a prominent clothing merch?
ant at that place and was quite wealthy.
WORK ON THE ILLINOIS.
Work on the battleship Illinois, which
is in course of construction at the ship?
yard, is being pushed forward as rap?
idly as possible. Yesterday she was
placed under the big crane and pre?
pared for receiving her engines and
boilers, which will be put in imme?
THE TENNY SAILS.
The barge D. I. Tenny, which was
commanded by Captain Frank B.
Walker, who was killed by accidentally
tailing through a hatchway of his ves?
sel last Friday night, sailed yesterday
lot- Boston with a cargo or coal.
GRANDE DUCHESSE GOES OCT.
The Plant Bine steamer Ba Grande
Duchesse left yesterday shortly after
noon for Montauk Point on her final
trial trip. She wil return tonight very
probaly. On the Duchesse is General
Superintendent Walter A. Post.
Mrs. N. J. Krone and son, Julian, left
yesterday for Bichmond.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bowers, so badly burned Monday, is
resting easy and there is a chance for
Miss Kate Grubb. who has been vis?
iting her sister. Mrs. Kale G. Willis,
will leave for her home in the North In
a few days. She will be accompanied
by her niece. Miss Florence Willis.
Miss Mamie Collins, of Bichmond, ia
visiting Mrs. Edith Sommers, on La?
Mrs. Frank Clements, of Twenty
seventh street, left Monday evening fur;
Washington, where she was called by-]
the illness of her sister.
Miss Gertie Lawrence, of Alexandria,
was has been the guest of the Misses
Potter, on Washington avenue, the past
week, will return home today.
I Mr. Ab Williams. Company K, Thir
j leenth regulars, and sister. Miss Mag?
gie Williams, of New Kent county, arc
visiting friends In the city.
The street gang under Superintendent
'.Cetton is now working on Jefferson ttv
?nue, between Twenty-third street and
the county line, cleaning up after the
THIS BEATS ELECTION NEWS.
The people of Newport News will be
aatl to learn that the Cotlrell Beul
Estate Company has several beautiful
home sites on Forty-fifth. Forty-sixth.
Forty-seventh. Forty-eighth. Forty
ninth and Fiftieth streets. Call oh them.
2706 Washington avenue. no 8-11
To the Children I.nrtre und Small.
This is to notify you that I have
rented the store next to Adams' Racket
Store on Washington avenue for your
special benefit. and on December 1st,
will be on hand with the grandest lot
of toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have to go or send elsewhere
for Xmas presents this year. Wait and
see. ' ~' ~~ ' VS.
All r pairs Guaranteed for a year and
cheapest at Newport News Cycle Co.
Pure milk C cents a quart: 20 cents by
the gallon, from good, healthy cow's, not
quarantined. A. L. Parker. 11-4-lm
Put away that thin gauze undersult
together with the midsummer lassi?
tude. Get in one of our fleeced wool
suits and stare the cold wave in the
face when It comes. Woodward &
WomW? 10 13 tf
Eave your Wheel re-enameled, $1 and
up, at Newport News Cycle Co. 11-ltf.
EWPORT NEWS, >
Wise and Holland Literally
NORFOLK BROKE RECORD
The Uiictor Was ItVutell In III' Own Town
Hy >h? IJoinocrailc (no.IUI tie. Kb
turn* rr. in Die Various CouutieM
In the Ill-trot.
Hon. WA. Young will go back to
Congress, as predicted. I>y probably the
largest majority ever accorded a can?
didate ("rum this district. He has sim?
ply snowed both Wise and Holland un?
der so deep, that not even trie most
radical partlsanry will have the nerve
to try to thaw either of them out. Mr.
Young will retain his seat in Congress
this term, ami he will take back with
him an all pervading sense of satisfac?
tion, which is shared by every Demo?
crat In the district, of having admin?
istered to the Republican bosses a re?
buke so comprehensive and emphatic
thai it cannot be disregarded or mis?
RICHMOND. VA.. Nov S.?Through?
out the Second District the vote was
very light. There was no disorder any?
where. Young is elected by a large
majority. Chairman Ellyson says ii
will reach at least 3.000. Republican
factions did not heal at the polls ami
Wise and Holland were vote,! for
steadily. Returns are slow.
Following are the results at 1 o'clock:
Norfolk: Young. 3.017; Wise. r,r.T: Hol?
land. 1.0H2. Nansemond (only eight pre?
cincts): Young, 4N3; Wise. ir,i;: Holland.
Ulli. Princess Anne: Young's plurality
is about 200. James City county, in?
cluding Williamsburg, with one pre?
cinct missing, gives Young ;i4 ; Ir.rality.
NORFOLK, Nov. x.?Norfolk cit'y
complete gives Young (Dem.), 3.01,;
Wise (Rep.), 557; Holland (Rowden
JAMES CITY COUNTY.
WI1.L1AMSBURG. YA.. Nov. S.?
James City county gave Young ?s plu?
\V ILLIA M SRC RO. V.V, Nov. S.?
The vote here was light: Young, Sl?;
Wise, 82; Holland. 20.
PORTSMOUTH. YA.. Nov. S.?The
vote here stood as follows: Young.
1.297: Wise. 578: Holland. 100.
NORFOLK. YA.. Nov. S.?Young is
believed to have carried the district by
not less than 4.000 plurality.
.The vote in Norfolk county resulted
as follows: Wise, 1,831; Young, ..OIL;
ELIZABETH CITY COUNTY.
HAMPTON. .Nov. 8.?Elisabeth City
county. including Htimpton, gives
! Wise. 474; Young. 417; Holland. 271.
I YORKTOWN. .Nov. S.?Nelson pre
l einet-gives Young, fit!; Wise, 34; Hol?
Crafton: Young, 01".; Wise. 42; Holand,
Po,|uosin: Young. 123: Wise. 9; Hol?
I BELLENOT-VIA MARRIAGE.
Mr. Eugene J. Bellenoi, formerly pri?
vate secretary to Superintendent of
Terminals H. E. Parker, of the Chesa?
peake ? Ohio, and Miss Cora Via.
daughter of ex-Councilman George E.
Via, were united in muri rage yesterday
afternoon at 4:8u o'clock at the resi?
dence of the bride's parents, No. 114
Tin- ceremony was performed by
Rev. Bernard F. Lipscomb in the pres
em.f a few relatives ami friends.
There were no lady attendants. Mr.
Rufus W. Powell served as best man.
The parlor was beautifully decorated
for the occasion.
After the ceremony a reception was
held at Hie residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Bellenot left last even?
ing for New York via the Cape Charles
route. They will spend several davs
al Newark. N. .1.. where Mr. Belleiiofs
parents reside, and then they will go
to Santiago, where he holds a position
in Hie customs service.
A LEFT HANDED BLESSING.
Tile people of the city last night ex?
perienced some of tlie loft-handed
blessings of modern science in the shape
of a break down in the electric light
plant, one of the regulating machines
there having burned out. For awhile
it was impossible to get any light at all.
hut in the course of an hour or so
after the accident, which occurred late
in the afternoon, about half power was
put on. which served in some sort of
fashion until the damage was repaired,
which was nut until late in the night.
WILL BE HERE TONIGHT.
A large numiber ot patrons of the
Opera House were disappointed last
night iiver the failure of the Metropol?
itan Concert Company to appear .is per
engagement. The manager of the com?
pany wired Manager Booker at ?
o'clock from Fredericksburg stating
that they had missed connection and
would be unable to be here on time.
The show will appear tonight, however,
and will probably have a larger bouse
than it would have had last night, not
being handicapped with an election.
If you want to make a judicious in?
vestment the best judgment and long
experience of the Cottrell Real Estate
Company are at your service. 2700
Washington avenue. no 8-81
Kren I, Milk.
Daily for the convenience of our cus?
tomers at W. B. Robinson's & Co.'s.
Bell 'Phone .V. citizens' 'Phone 280.
If you are thinking of buying a din?
ner, tea or toilet set. in simple justice
to your pocket, you should see and
price our assortment. Adams' Racket
To dress as nicely as he can is the
duty of every man. Let us help you to
do your duty. We have the newest
styles in Hats. Suits and Overcoats.
Woodward & Womble. 10-9-tf
Money to loan at C per cent, straight.
Instead of C per cent, crooked. Powell
Rros. & King, 2701 Washington ave.
UNION TRANSFF.lt COMPANY
calls for and delivers your baggage p,
boat or train or any part of the city
for 25 cents. Prompt service. Oflice.
Twenty-eighth street and Washington
avenue. Bell 'phone, 47. no9-tf
iAccurate Rieyele Repairing, cheap?
est at Newport Newo Cycle Co. 11-1-tf
/"A., Wfc ONES DAY
BUSINESS MEN MEET.
Mutters of Public Interest Discussed
The Business Men's Association met
in regular sessino in their room at the
Braxton Building last night. President
W. B. Vest called the body to order and
the following gentlemen responded to
the roll call: Messrs. M. J. Moore. Geo.
B. West. A. B. Witmink, J B. Marye,
Jr.. W. S. How en. E Peyser. D. G.
Smith. T. B. Henley, E. W. Huffman,
A. I.. Powell and W. Scott Boyenton.
After the reading and approval of
the minutes of the previous meeting, a
report was asked for from the commit?
tee, which was appointed to investigate
the action of the City Council in the
mater of awarding the jail contract.
Mr. Moore.the only member of the com?
mittee present, stated that' the com?
mittee had been unable to secure the
plans adopted by the Council for the
new Jail ami was, therefore, in no po?
sition to make a report. He thought j
Mr. Smith had taken the plans away
*Mr, Henley moved that the commit?
tee be continued. Mr. West and Mr.
Moore could not see that the commit?
tee could accomplish anything and
thought it might as well be discharged.
Mr. Huffman thought that as the As?
sociation hail eritcised the members of
the Council for their action In this
matter it should be probed to the bot?
tom and the responsibility placed where
it belongs. The people, lv said, ex?
pected the Association to hold the
Council in cheek, as it were, and this
matter should be thoroughly examined.
II" it be found that the Council has act?
ed wisely its members should lie exon?
erated, but if they have acted unwisely
they should be condemned. Mr. Hen?
ley's motion to omtinu? the commit?
Mr. Henley, chairman of the commit?
tee t.j loik into the advisability of tak?
ing steps to secure the adoption of
Newport News as a permanent camp,
reported that he had communicated with
thirteen gentlemen interested In mili?
tary affairs and. in each instance in
which he received a reply. Newport
News was spoken of in the highest
terms as a camping ground. special
mention being made of the healthy cli?
mate and high ground to be found
here. On motion of Mr. -Peyser, the
report was adopted and the committee
discharged. A vote of thanks of the
body was tendered to the committee
for its etlicient services.
A motion, made by Mr. Robert P.
Orr some time ago, to change the time
of meeting, was brought up. The con?
sideration of the motion was deferred.
rPofessor Huffman suggested that
something lie done to arouse interest In
the Association on the part of the
members. He thought it was necessary
to the welfare of the Association to
have the members attend its meetings,
and he suggested that a good, live
membership committee he appointed
to sec the present members and inter?
est them, as well as the new business
men coming into the city, in the work
of the Association.
Mr. Peyser thought that the large
amount of "dead wood" that the As?
sociation was carrying in its member?
ship did much to hinder its work and
growth, and the sooner it was gotten'
rid of the better it would be for the
The president appointed the following
membership committee: Messrs. A. L.
Powell, chairman: W. Scott Boyenton.
.1. A. Hirshberg and T. B. Henley.
The secretary was instructed to con?
fer with the proper committee of the
Council and request that the Associa?
tion's committee be allowed to examine
the plans for the new jail.
Mr. Smth called attention to the
condition of the Clerk's office, and a
motion was carried requesting the
Council to consider the matter of erect?
ing a vault for the protection of the
I.ks and papers in the office.
After talking over a number of ques?
tions of public interest, the Associa?
tion, at 11:30 o'clock, on motion of Mr.
FATAL ELECTION RIOT.
While Man IKUed: Several Negroes
CHARLESTON, S. C. Nov. S. ? A
special to the News and Courier from
Greenwood, S. C. says:
"In today's election the people of this
section have had a forceful reminder of
the days of 'T6-'S0. Although unusually
quiet as to this precinct, intense excite?
ment has prevailed all day because of
the shooting of Mr. Boaz Ethridge, one
of the managers of the election at Phoe?
nix early this morning and a subsequent
riot between the whiles and blacks at
that place, in which one of tHe 'Colberts
and several negroes were mortally
"The whites are arming and much loss
of blood, and probably life, is expected.
"The latest authentic information is
that John R. T?lbert has been danger?
ously wounded and his little nephew,
who was in the buggy with him, in?
stantly killed, while on their way home
this evening late. While a party of
white nun from Greenwood were re?
turning from Phoenix tonight they
were fired on from ambush and M. J.
Votinger, Cresswell Fleming and a Mr.
Miller were badly wounded and are now
at A. C. Stockman's, live miles from
here. Drs. Cobb and Nein wer,- with
them and are attending their wounds.
It is said that when John It. Tolbert
was shot he had with him a body of
armed negroes, who opened fire on the
white men. wounding one. It is not
known here whether any of the negroes
were hit or not."
M'KINEEY IN CANTON.
CANTON. O.. Nov. 8.?President Mc?
Kinley arrived in Canton on a special
train at 9:25 A. M. today. But lew peo?
ple knew the hour of his coming and a
small crowd was at the depot to meet
him. Before 10 o'clock the President
had voted and at 2:15 in the afternoon
he started back to Washington. He was
given a hearty cheer by the large crowd
as the train pulled out. President Mc?
Kinley will reach Washington tomorrow
"A woman can't pick out a good ci?
"Perhaps not; but she has a keen
scent for a bad cigar."
f.nt* A l?nvi" ???'?? .-Ii'jiynril rorS-lo.
Inside lots between Washington and
Lafayette aveneues. $600 and $t;r,0: be?
low Lafayette avenue at $400. $4f.O, $500,
$-,."0 and $600, according to location.
Lots on Lafayette avenue: corners,
from $800 to $1,200; inside lots, from $700
to $800, according to location.
POWEEI. BROS. & KING,
No. 2701 Washington avenue.
Put our Hats side by side with the
Paris Hats and determine, if you can,
wherein one is more chic than the other,
and wonder further why you should
pay double for an over-sea creation,
when its charming neighbor, with the
very touch and air. can be had of us
for half. MRS. L. LEGG.
nofl-eodOt 131 Twenty-eighth St.
j All repairs Guaranteed for a year,
I and cheapest at Newport News Bycla
, NOVEMBER 9, 18
Rolling Up Steadily afi the
Returns Come jn.
NEW YORK, ILLINOIS
Both Aid in Diminishing the
REPORTS FROM STATES
Showing the. lt? null* of the l*.l<
1 ..dieted hy Uli- It el II no. >>.
|Up to This Morning. Nu
# from the Different
I 1 lei.Ik.
BICHMONI?, VA.. N,.v. S.?The eh
lion in Virginia today was the quletii
that has taketi plate in many yea
Not more than half the vote was po
ed, except in the Ninth and Tenth IJIs- |
tricts, where the Democrats had formi
The result is that the State returns
a solidly Democratic delegation of ten i
members. The feature of the election I
was the breaking away from C.enei
Walker in the Republican stronghold of
the Ninth District, where he was de- |
Seated by Bhea. All the Congresmen
? ?lected are prominent silver men.
DEMOCRATIC CAIN OF 21.
NEW YORK. Nov. !!.- Beturns r
ce'ived In the Associated Cross otli
in this city, from all over tne counli
up to 12:30 o'cjock this (Wednesda
morning, indicate that 85 Republicans]
and 109 Democrats have certainly h
elected to seats in the national Ho
?.f Representatives. The same dlstr;
two years ago rteurned to the lot
I louse of Congress 105 Republicans and |
Based solely upon the estimates in |
these districts, a Republican loss of 20
and a Democratic gain of 21 is indicat?
ed. These estimates concede to the
Democrats all the Congressional dis-1
tricts in Greater New York, execept
one, the Fifteenth.
NORTH CAROLINA'S VICTORY.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Nov. S.?The
elections in North Caroliut today result- |
ed in the greatest Democratic viett
on record in the State. Gains are
ported from every county, especially
from the eastern section. There were
no disturbances of any consequence.
Tin- Democratic Judicial ticket is
elected by about 30,0(i0 majority.
Tile Legislature is overwhelmingly
ALMOST A CLEAN SWEEP.
RALEIGH, Nov. 8.?The Democrats
have certainly won in the Fifth, Sixth j
and Seventh Districts. Returns, not
yet complete, make it practically cer?
tain that they have Won in the First
Third and Ninth. In the Second and '
Fourth the two Populists, who w
endorsed by the Democrats, are eleci
The Republicans re-elected Linney in |
he Eighth. It now looks as if the D<
ocrats have made a clean sweep
cept in tlie Eighth District, where
majority is reduced.
The Legislature is two-thirds Del
oratio on joint ballot, and the Dei
eratic Judicial ticket is elected by not
less than 20.000 majority.
Two years ago the Fusionists can
the State by 40,000. The vote today
shows that there has been a revolut
CHICAGO, ILLS.. Nov. 8.?Five :
probably six Congressmen have b.
gained in Illinois by the Democrats and ]
the next congresisonal delegation iron
Ibis State is likely to be evenly .!i
vided?11 Democrats and 11 Repubii
The entire Republican State ticket i
elected by about 8ft.oiio plurality. In |
Cook county the vote has been very
close, the Republicans carrying the
county and the Democrats the city of
Chicago. Tlie Democratic plurality in
the city is about 3,000 and the Republi?
can plurality in tlie county is about the
11 EPI' BLICANS S WEEP DISLA W A 11K
WILMINGTON. DEL., Nov. 8.?Par?
tial returns received from the State up
! to 2 o'clock A. M. indicate that the Re?
publicans have elected their Stale, Con
1 gressional and legislative tickets. This
I estimate, if verified by the full returns,
! indicate the election of a Republican
successor to United States Senator Gray
and a gain of one Republican Congress?
The adherents of William H. Addicks
,-laim that he will control a majority of
the Republicans elected to the legisla?
ture and he will be the next Senator
: from Delaware.
REPUBLICANS HOLD IOWA.
DES MOINES, IA.. Nov. 8.?The
Democratic State Central Committee
I lias given out the fololwing statement:
"We concede the Slate to the Repub
j licans by 25,000. We have elected Wea?
rer, In the Sixth District, by 1,000 to
1,200. There are insufficient reports in
from the other districts on which to
base a statement.
(Signed.) "FRED TOWNSEND.
A statement from the Republican
; State Central Committee reads: "Tin
Republicans have carried the State by
more than 50.000. We have elected
every Republican Congressman by large
I majorities. Larey (Rep.). In the Sixth,
has a 1,500 to 2,000 majority.
INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. Nov. 8jd
At midnight only about 220 preeiojB^'
out of 3,259 have been heard tygSfT-;:
I one county having been reportaj^5?'/uJ1
I Returns come in very siowjg^e-'og to
the great number of i'j)af^nli'*l , "nf
ning on the various >jS?^s' a both
parties claim .the ?B%r\. ^
Chairman MtirkjT;1', tho Democrat i.
Committee ex?r^0" himself as conti
dent that tirpemocratlc State ticke
is elected/*' about 13,000 majority, to
gether^"'1 a majority of the Legisla
JtKv Republican chairman makes tb<
./same claim for ids side.
A DEMOCRATIC GAIN.
DA DTI MORIS. Nov. s. Full an.I
setni-ofllriul returns from the city of
I'nlthnore ami partial returns from 111.
balance of the State make it reasonably
?ertaiii that Maryland has return-.I
four Republicans and two Democratic
'.'onsivsstitoii after an extraordinary
lose. Put entirely listless, election. Thfs
is a Democratic gain of two. Tri.- sue
? sstul candidates are John Waltei
Smith i Hem.). First district, by a ma
iorily ..f about ?00: William I-.. Hakei
(Dep.). Second istriet, by from 200 to
urn; Frank i'. W?chter (Rep.). Third
llstrict. by ,".'.i majority; Jane s W. Hen
ny (Dem.). Fourth .listriet. b> about
:IU0: Sydney I-'.. Mud.I (Kep.). Fifth .Iis- ]
tri. t. by about liOO. and George A.
I'earre I Rep.). Sixth district, b\ about
li.OOO. The I icnioerats sue..Ici in ob?
taining a majority of the popular vote
In Italt'uuore eity tor the first time In
six years and there is but little doubt
that they would have s.-ui live Con?
gress.n to ihe next national legisla?
ture if an a. live and aggressive cam?
paign had been made. Th,. entire dele,
cation, with lb.- exception of Messrs.
Mu.Id and linker, are new timber and
all are looked m. as favoring a gold
standard of currency.
ItOTIl PARTIES CLAIM VICTORY.
ST. FACE. MINN.. Nov. S. At 1"
.-. lock tonight both parties were claim?
ing the result on the Slate ticket. On
tlie Legislature lie- Democrats have
all along conceded the victory I., the
Republicans. Returns on t.'.mgress
.ii are insufficient to decide, although
it is probable thai the Republicans
have al least four Representatives and
probably more. Apparently, the result
will be decided by the country, as Ib.
two cities are about a stand-off.
LINO FRO EARLY ELECTED.
ST. PAUL MINN.. N..\. x. At mid?
night the Democratic State Committee
claimed the election of Lind for Gov?
ernor, but would give no denies.
The Globe (Dem.) claims that he is
elected by 10.000. The Republicans sim?
ply say that the result is still in doubt:
that the returns ate too meagre to de?
cide lb.- result. They also claim all th.
Congressmen although the Democrats
are positive that they have the Sev?
enth District, and posisbly two ..Ibers.
A RKPFRLICAN C< ?U 1*.
LINCOLN. NEU., Nov. s. -Scattering
precinct returns up to 10 I'. M. indicate
i political surprise in Nebraska, inas?
much as they forecast the almost cer?
tain election of Hayward I Rep.) for
governor by a plurality of not less than
3.000. This will !??? a reversal of the
verdict ,,r is'."', by nearly l?.OOO. Tie
count Unis far Is wholly ..n governor,
so far as tin- Slate ticket is con. cruel
and as it is the belief that Hay ward is
running slightly ahead ?f bis ticket it
would make lie- results on remaining
Stale officers very close. The most sur?
prising feature of it all is the streng.h
displayed by Republican legislativ,- can?
didates, Ihe I'.-w returns r.'ive.l show .
ing tliom to be even ahead of I layward.
As these arc from but one or two coun?
ties, however, they fall to indicate as-v
mredly the complexion of the legisla?
JACKSONVILLE. FLA., Nov. S.?
Returns insure the return of S. H.
Sparkman (Dem.) in the First Congress?
ional district and R. W. Davis (Dem.)
in the Second. The vote, judging from
indications, is from 10 to 20 per cent,
lighter for both parties than in 1S!)?. The
whole Democratic State ticket is elect?
ed. The light vol.- is due to th.- feeble
resistance offered. The constitutional
amendment requiring that bonds of
State officers be in sound surety and
guarantee companies were carried over?
whelmingly. The Republicans and Fop.
ulists will not elect, altogether, over
five members of the legislature, if that
many. The legislature elected today
will choose a successor to Samuel Fas
NEW HAVEN, CONN., Nov. S.?
x I'. M.?Connecticut elects the Repub?
lican State ticket, three Republican
Congressmen, and probably lour. Full
returns from eighty towns give Louns
Inn y I Rep.), 4.3SI: Morgan (Dem.).
2,r,!i:j. The same towns in 1896 gave
Cooke (Rep.). 5,07?; Sargent iDem.),
1 :<Is. Tin- Republicans claim the State
by 1-:,,nun plurality. The Legislatur.- is
Republican by a considerable major?
RHPI'RLICAN VI CT? HIV.
NEW HAVEN. CONN. Nov. "S.?The
result of the election in this State today
was a general victory for tin- Republi?
can ticket. Complete rCtlll'US fI ? i| 11 1 (i."i
towns in tile IIIS in the Slate give
Lounsbury (Rep.). 7r..u?7; Morgan
(Dein.). r.S.40li. Tin- same towns in 1 s:i.i
;ave Coke (R.-p.). 100,999; Sargent
I I i.-iii.l. 51.396.
Th.- majorities of the candidates on
the State ticket all average fully l?.OOO.
rhi- returns indicate that the Republi?
cans .will-have a majority of at least
fifty in the (Venera! Assembly.
PINGREE HELD HIS OWN.
DETROIT. MICH.. Nov. S.?Governor
Pingree held his own tolerably well in
...day's elections. At 10 o'clock tonight
tin- Republican Stale Cent raI Committee
claimed his election by from 50.000 to
''.O.OOO majority. The Democrats do not
vet concede defeat. The balance ..1' th,.
Republican Slate ticket is elected. The
vol.- on Congressmen is close in half of
the twelve districts, the others return?
ing Republicans with certainly. The
legislature will have a Republican ma?
lty, but whether Filigree or anti-Pin
,- on the equal taxation issue is yet
THE VOTE COMPARED.
NEW YORK. Nov. 8.?Comparisons
it the vote for Governor are mad.- with
that of 1S9G, when, on a total of 1,423,
1x70. Hlack (Rep.) had a plurality over
Forter ( Reg. Dem.) of 212,992.
(i renter New York Black's plu
i- over Porter was 35,305. The Na?
tional Democratic candidate for Goy
?nor received 15,416 votes in the foui
?unties embraced in Greater New
Volk, and 20.098 votes in the State.
SLOW IN PENNSYLVANIA. /
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. K. ?Pennsyl?
vania returns are slow and in .s>nic in?
stances unsatisfactory. At tSfhlniglil re?
turns, based on the eounUrf?liuard from,
indicate the election O?5*<;t'onc by a pin
rhich imiv <>?fce.I 125.000. St one
Pl!!LAliM*LVn/A- PA" Nov
United S-S-sfes Semilnc-Wililam .1. Se i
the Associated Press
at midnight, as follows:
..'.-"j.-rsey elects a Republican
... not- by from 8,000 to 10.not) ma
leWty. and a Republican Legislatur.-.
(Signed.) "W. .1. SEA WELL."
ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC GAIN.
MILWAUKEE, W1S.. Nov. S.
Twenty precincts out of 124 in the city
of Milwaukee give Scofleld (Rep.). I'm
governor, 2.324 and Sawyer (Dem.) 2.
xl., a considerable Democratic gain.
Chairman Treat, of the Republican
State Committee, estimates that Sen
field will carry the State by ll.x.mio to
(Cotinued on Fourth Page.)
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'ONE WE? K, TEN CENTS
A Decrease of Probably Fif?
teen Per Cent.
N. Y. ChY F?r, VAN WYCK
I'll.. Ohl Ilm.. Ilcoocri.llc M.jnri|y A
|.r?xi,? ii,.,i.,i?. TuniiMiiny t'nvurlie
tleltioe; Ai,,,,u so.iMio More
^ .??-?< n,?i, ii,,. itL.,,1,1,11.
< uii Ci.ioli.Ute.
NEW YORK. N',.v. s. -A| 11 o'clock
Ih- indications wore i|K1, Theodore
Roosevelt, the Republican nominee, had
carried ihe Stole l.y a plurality over
Augustus Van Wyck of aliotit 20.000.
The total Republican vote . when re?
ceived, will probably show I, falling off
as compared with that tor Governor
Black in ISiii; ,,r about II per cen'tf %a
the municipality of New'YorK the old
time Democratic majority was approxi?
mated, \an Writ's vote being about
MX000 greater than that of ,?? Republi?
?I'll- latter result uas liel. In some
measure l.y the result it, , he borough of
Brooklyn (Kings -ounlyl. which. in
IV.?'.. .i;a\- Itlaek (Rep.) a plurality of
?J...I.S2. hm today gave a Democratic
Plurality alioui 10,830. llrooklvn Is
t>"' '"'li.1' .In,lue Van Wyck. hut this
fact ,1,.,-s not wholly explain the prac?
tical reversal of pluralities, which it is
jiossiblo. is attributable tu the luke
?nsjuness of the friends of Jacob
W-iTIT^HUi^rns deposed frmu ^Jhg^a-^
chairmanship Jrttj. te county <aj>r;rliiittee
as a . onsei|ueuev n-f^.^CTpposition to
Hie plans ..r Senaioif Plait in the may?
oralty contest last year.
Tlie returns from many counties up
the Slat.- are incomplete and in some
eases are missing altogether, the indi?
cations being computations upon tlie
figures at hand point t., a Republican
plurality in the countl-s above Ihe llar
lem ol' ah.ait 100.000. to offset which the
Dei. rats can produce only Ihe 80.000
plurality of Greater New York.
?Ph.- soldier vote will not he counted
until Deel-inber 1st, bin ii is not likely
thai ihe hall..is from ihe camps will
materially alter tit.- result. There would
seem I- he the great, r probability that
the majority for Roosevelt will be in?
The figures on Congressmen are not
:n.ssible at this hour, bin there are
indications (hat the Democrats have
in.nie some gains in New York city dis?
tricts. The majority of Congressman
Quigg in the Foiirtconlli district has
been reduced by William Astor Chan*
lor. hut In- is probably returned. Con?
gressman Sulzer (Dem.), whose .listriet
reiiominalei.l hit.i a free silver plat-.
form, is undoubtedly re-elected.
Utile is known as to the votes for
Slate Senators ami Assemblymen. The
Republicans bad in the last legislature
a majority of twenty-eight on joint bal
loi ami leaders of the party profess con?
ti,:, nr.- thai thei'c will In- no material
iliminuition of thai majority. A Repub?
lican legislature will in.-an that tile
election ..f a Republican to the United
Slates Senale in place of Senator Mur?
Every condition was favorable to tlie
polling'of a lull vote in all parts of the
State. In this oily there was no ful?
fillment of predictions of trouble at the
polls. The Siale deputies authorized by
, t of the last legislature were most in
vidence in the east side districts
i-herp lb- cheap Lulling bouses are lo
ated. Tlie number of arrests made was
clow rather than beyond the usual re
ord of a general election, and in many
?ases ihe occasion was found to be in
the carelessness of registration clerks.
Fights at the polls were few and easily
rtuelled. There was no friction between
deputies ami police, one lending assist
iro to the other in the preservation of
NEW YORK, Nov. 9.?Theodore
..oosevelt (Rep.), late colonel First Uni?
ted States Volunteer Cavalry, has been
leeted governor of this State by a plu
ality anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000. All
Colonel Roosevelt's associates on the
Republican Stale ticket are probably
?leeted with him. Tlie returns, both
'roin Greater New York and" from the
..unties outside of this municipality,
ire incomplete, but enough Have beeil
received to indicatp a heavy raliing-inr
in the vote UP the Stale while that in
the city was well sustain. .!. Tl.- eonse
ciuence is a falling off in the Republican
plnralitvin tlie Stale from 212.000 to the
finale.! figures given above. Okt?
aler New York the vote for
? ' i . ?nlv about one-fifth of
per cent, aim
.,!' Porter in
,., Thee appears to he a loss of mur
Republican Congressmen in the Brook?
lyn districts, the second. Fourth. Fifth
ami Sixth, ami Congressman Quigg.
w ho had a majority of about 9.000 at the
lection last y
a ted by
In the Albany
William Astor . n?.???... -?? - , ,...?, \
district, the Twentieth. Olyn 1 >< "?)
has been elected to succeed Suuthvwck
(ReP)W?RLD CONCEDES IT
NEW YORK. N^'V.._9.-TheraWorUl
I Dem.) gives Rons*
i am! sivs that the Republicans
nave a majority in the Legislature ol
NTFW YORK, Nov. 9.?1:40 A. M.?
Wlh'V:f th ' :'- 1 ? tiu. districts
outride of Greater New N ork to be
heard from, the plurality of lUH-sevelt
in the counties above tin- Harlem is
^REPUBLICANS, j:: DEMOCRATS.
" NEW YORK. Nov. 9,-1 A. M.-The
State Senate will probably stand: 27
Republicans, anil 2:5 Democrats The
last Senate contained 35 Republicans,
II Democrats and one independent.