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THE ONLY REAS01
For the continued increase
DISPATCH adlets is that
FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
I RIORE DOUBT
,. AS TD RESULTS.
tjtChairman Carter Says Harri
son's Election Is No Long
THE IMPORTANT STATES
All Considered in Excellent Shape
For the Protection Party.
The National Committee Acting Now
on the Basis That They Know Where
They Stand Quay Still Bothers the
Democrats by Remaining: in Confer
ence With the Other Leaders in New
York All the Weak Points to Be
Strengthened More Figuring on the
ntaanii: rt tm Rmrlstratlon Hackett
and Hendricks Venture a Predictidfc
Money Coming From Fhliaaeipnia
to Bet on the Result.
rlrzCTAt. TEKOUAM TO TItE DISPATCn.l
'New York. Oct 3L While the ex
pected itatement of the Republican Na
tional Committee as a body hat not been
issued regarding the situation in general,
certain data given out to-day by Chairman
Carter, in which he says that Harrison's
election is no longer speculative bat as
sured, may be accepted as voicing the senti
ment oi the leaders upon the subject.
Chairman Carter said:
"Oar belief is based npon absolute know
ledge of the conditions prevailing in the so-called
doubtful States, which may be named
; as New York, Connecticut, Indiana, West
Virginia and New Jersey. Aside from
- these we are sure of all electoral votes. In
the west we consider ourselves pcrlectly
safe, excepting only Nevada, which will cast
Its three votes lor "Weaver, and four of
the electoral votes of Michigan, which will
J be given for Cleveland. Of the doubtful
States New Jersey is the only one of which
we need be the least bit alarmed. In New
York City the registered vote falls about
J2,000 short of the number confidently ex-pected-by
Tammany leaders, and is clearly
indicative of the fact that the much boasted
popularity ol Cleveland is on the wane."
AllAVeak Points to Bo Strengthened.
I From now on the National Committee
will act uppn the basis that they know fully
jwhere they stand, and every elfbrt will be
made to concentrate forces at points con
sidered in any way weak or doubtful. Re
publicans will be kept stirred up and the
necessity impressed upon them of bringing
.out a full vote. ,JThe stirring speeches of
Governor McKinley are expected to bo of
reat benefit, as his campaign in the East is
JnMard. sure of being a veritable
triumphal march as it was in the "West.
Mr. Quay still remains in the city, and is
"n close conference with the National Com-
aittee, notwithstanding the hopes of the
Democracy that he would retire from the
Senator Paddock, of Nebraska, writes to
iay regarding the situation in his State,
jid assures the National Committee that
iverything is well. He says that for the
jrst time in-the State's history there has
been within the last few weeks an active
precinct-to-precinct canvass, and that 8,000
to 10,000 majority is assured for Harrison
Fanners and Soldiers In Line.
Regarding the soldier vote, he says thou
sands will return to the Republican ranks,
disgusted with the treatment given General
"Weaver in the South, and that the farmers,
indignant over the damage done by the
calamity howlers to the State, will resent
at the polls the misrepresentations.
Ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, said
to-day regarding the prospects of the com
ing election: "All my information, all my
belief, all my judgment and all my hopes
are in favor ot our success, for our cause is
right and our candidates are right, and I
cannot believe the people of the United
States are either ignorant or crazy."
National Committeeman Kerens has re
turned from his Western trip with Governor
McKinley, and is enthusiastic over the out
look. He was, however, very indignant
over the action ot the Democratic recorder
of voters in St Louis, who struck off" over
15,000 names from the registration
lists there, leaving only two days
lor an appeal to the law for reinstatement
Advices by wire to-day state only about COO
have been restored, the time limit having
expired Saturday night This move was in
tended to defeat Major "Warner's election
lor Governor, as they were all his friends.
How It Is In Free Trade Europe.
P. B. Montgomery, a member of the last
Oregon Legislature, was at headquarters
to-day, and had much to say upon the con
dition of the laboring classes of Europe,
where he has spent the last six months. He
was particularly impressed with tbe squalor
and want among them and the low wages
paid. And these people are all anxious for
the election of Cleveland and the repeal of
the McKinley bill, and in Chemnitz 0,000
marks was subscribed for this purpose.
"The English are for Cleveland," said he,
"and for this reason alone I cannot com
prehend how the Irish here can vote the
Democratic ticket I got tired at the situa
tion on the other side, and concluded to
come home and vote lor protection."
The confidence of the Republicans over
carrving the Empire State is still bevond
the confined understanding of the Demo
cratic State managers, "Whitney ana-
Croker. Lieutenant Governor Sheehan savs
that the Democratic majority in the State
for Cleveland will be 20,000. You cannot
persuade a Republican to alter bis views
about tbe vote the Republicans are to get
above the New York City line.
Hackett and Hendricks Give Figures:
Chairman Hackett said that he would
drop dead if Harrison did not come dow n
with 90,000. Collector Hendricks, a care
ful student of New York politics, believes
that the figures will be about 85,000. He
says that that vote will win for Harrison.
He believes, though, that the fight is to be
a very stiff one.
Some of the Republicans are worried
over Tammany's majority in all the boards
of election inspectors in New York countv.
The Republican managers had a confer
ence to-night, and decided to be 'tire-
pared for any emergency. Atlhough
h v - . v "'' i . i i-iHfjF-v-.k.'. - -: - -v - i r ' b- mm. assssr -m sw d w ."jf sj it- rir ri i u r i w mm 1 - i m 1 EHbVBnaiBnznu4w n
the State Courts do .not sit
on election day, the United States
Courts will be open. United -States Mar
shal Jacobus will, as usual, appoint United
States Deputy Marshals to be at every poll
ing place. This means 1,137 Marshals. The
dutv of these men is to be to protect Re
The Republicans were so wrought up to
night over the possible injustices to be
achieved by the Democratic majority of the
boards of inspectors that one remarked: "If
it is necessary we will bring Governor's
Island over to take a hand in the fight"
Quay Has More Money to Bet.
Mr. Carter's bureau to-day was the scene
of manv conferences. Along with Quay,
General Clarkson, Mr. Manley, Mr.
Kerens, Mr. Hahn. and others of more or
less renown, Mr. Carter went over the situ
ation in the different States. It was' an
nounced by an eminent Republican that
Senator Quay was so convinced that New
York is to be carried for Harrison that he
has $30,000 to wager at the current odds.
David Martin came from Philadelphia with
540,000 more. This money is to be bet on
the general result.
Chairman Don Dickinson has returned
from a "Western visit and brings particu
larly cheering news to the Democrats as to
the possible outcome in the Northwest He
considers the Democratic .outlook exceed
ingly bright, and predicts there will be
some bie surprises for the Republicans
when the" returns from that section of the
countrv come in.
At Democratic headquarters all day there
was a general air of satisfaction that speaks
well for the confidence of the managers.
During the week reliable reports will be
received from the State and local leaders
in all the doubtful States, and the national
leaders do not seem at ail disturbed over
the result It is admitted that more money
is needed, and wanted at once not to use
in any particular section, but as a safeguard
against possible contingencies.
Tammany Thinks It Has a Langh.
Tammany Hall managers laugh at the
Republican figures, on which are based pre
dictions of success in this State. The ma
jority of 75,000 allowed the Democrats be
low the northern line is claimed to be in it
self sufficient to give the State to Cleve
land. The Democratic managers claim as
sure for Cleveland votes from the Solid
South, New York, New Jersey, Indiana,
Connecticut, Michigan 223 being necessary
to a choice.
Ex-Congressman "W. H. Sowden, of
Pennsylvania, who has been making a num
ber of speeches in the interior of this
State, seems convinced that New York is
sale for Cleveland and Stevenson, and
speaks particularly regarding the situation
in Greene county, where he was very much
impressed by the interest taken in Dem
ocratic politics by the iron masters and em
ployes. Regarding the situation in Erie county
II. A. Richmond, of Buffalo, son of the
famous Dean Richmond, says that the Re
publican majority ot 2,059 in" 1888 will prob
ably be tied, indicating a great gain.
Register of Wills Cooper, ot Kent
county, Delaware, said to-day at headquar
ters that the registration law has turned
out better for the Democrats than the Re
publicans in his State, and the result will
be apparent at the polls; that the Republi
cans were making an active, aggressive
fight, but the Democrats would frustrate
A Report From Twenty Counties.
Mark D. "Wilbur, ex-United States Attor
ney lor the Eastern district of New York,
as a caller at Democratic headquarters to
day, and .id in regard to the situation: "I
have just returned from a trip through over
20 counties in the State. I never saw
a more united and earnest feel
ing. Factional fights are things
ol the past. I found no county where the
Republicans claimed to have held more
than tlii-Ir own as compared with 1888. At
Plattsburg and the iron region of Lake
Chaniplain the tires are all out in their
blast lurnaces, and the depression is so
great thev are seeking reforms of the tariff,
which will surely aid the Democratic
There is considerable talk at national
headquarters as to tho advisability of Mr.
Cle eland's taking the stump for the bal
ance ot the campaign and making a number
of speeches in various States. There was a
long conference to-day on the subject, but
no definite conclusion was reached.
MAGEE IN ALABAMA.
A Final Conference Being neld With tho
Two Republican Factions Alleged Pro
positions Leading to a Practical Fusion
Energetic "Work to Reclaim a Southern
Washington, Oct 3L Special The
following special from Birmingham, Ala.,
appears in the Mar this evening:
Chris -Mageo has come to Alabama again
and to-day is holding a final conference with
some of the Itepubllcan leaders in an effort
to le-unito tho party. lie will remain hero
until after tbe election. The Democratic
press charge that Mr. Mncee has $200,000 at
his command, which will be distributed in
Alabama this week In an effort to
ciiry the State. JIageo comes direct from
Republican hcaoquaitersin New York, and
his islt means something. Many bundled
special United States deputy marshals nio
belnK appointed thiouehout the State, and
the lusion and Itepubllcan leaders decline
that they are colng to carry Alabama. Tho
Stevens element Is angry at Matcoe, and he
lias not succeeded yet In getting a confer
ence with any leaders of that taction. A
great cbanuo will havo to be effected to
nnito the Alabama Republicans, and Magee's
friends say he will work, this change, A
story Iihs reached hore from Pittsburg to the
effect that Mr. Magee is bavin;; a larce quan
tity oi Alab.xmi fusion tickets printed in
that city and paid for by tho Republicans.
Mr. Alageo has summoned all tbe lead
eis, both large and small, of
both Itepubllcan factions, the People'B
pirty and Kolbites, to meet him to-morrow.
Fully 50 of them are expected. A prolonged
conference will then do held. The Daily
Sews this afternoon publishes what pur
ported to he a copy ot a contract between
Chris Hagee and John T. Blakemore. the lat
ter the Stevens Itepubllcan candidate lor
Congress In the Seventh district, by which
Blakemore agrees to withdraw from the race
and support W. M. Wood, fiiBlon nomlnoe,
in consideration of which Magee is to secure
Blakemore a position in Washington that
will pay $100 a month for four years, or Is to
become pel sonally responsible to Blakemore
for that amount, in case a position is not
secured. Blakemore is to do all he can to
dereat W. H. Denson. Democratic nominee
lor (.onare-s, and taico tho stnmp for Wood,
fusionlst Blakemore is hcie in conference
with Magee, but his" withdrawal has not
been formally announced yet.
MINERS OPPOSED TO ADLAL
"West Virginia Trades Unionists Look Up
His Record on Labor Matters.
Wheeling, Oct 3L Letters are pub
lished nere to-day addressed to the miners
and trades unionists of West Virginia re
garding the attitude ot General Adlai Steven
son toward organized labor. .Extracts from
newspapers published at the time of the
Illinois miners' strike are also given to
show that Mr. Stevenson's coal company
discharged men for joining the Miners'
Union. The Republican State Committee
sent a miner to Illinois to look up the
matter. The followine are brief extracts
from the letters referred to:
Stevenson was opposed to our movement
to organize a union. He had a purpose in
view then to oppose trades unions. He has
a purpose in view now in pretending love
lor labor unions. He defeated us thee let
us defeat him now. It is the duty of
Knights of Labor and all loyal unionists
and tree laborers to defeat him.
Big Registration at Toungstown.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Oct 3h Special
The total registration In this city is 7,656.
The vote cast in the fall of 1891 was 6,150.
The excess over the figures of hut year in
PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 1892-TWELVE PAGES.
dicates an exceptionally full registration
for the fight now in hand. In some of the
city wards there was a slight falling oft in
registration, and in others a heavy increase.
M'KINLEY AT BROOKLYN.
He Attacks Two Planks of the Democratic
Platform, Wildcat Currency and Free
Trade A Bad Dollar as Hardly Earned
as a Good One.
Brooklyn, Oct 31. Seven thousand
people cheered for Harrison and Reid and
listened to Governor McKinley, ot Ohio,
speak of campaign issues in the Clermont
Avenue Rink to-night The meeting was
the most enthusiastic Republican rally ever
held in Kings county. When the author of
the McKinley bill appeared on tbe plat
form, 7,000 men and women stood on the
seats and railings around the galleries and
"I am here to talk to yon about present
and living issues," said the speaker, "and I
do not propose to try the two parties by
anything except what they propose to do
according to their platforms." The Gov
There are two sterling propositions, and
one Is the proposed abolition of the 10 per
cent tax on State bank circulation. In 1S62
there were $163 000,000 of State nank money
in circulation ami ju"t $10 000,000 of security
for that issue. We had as many different
kinds ofmoney nstheio were States Every
one Had tn take an old conn tei lei t bank noto
detector about with i lm, and it N now pro
posed to aizntitgive us that Kind of currency.
iVorkinKraen or Brooklyn, It takes you Just
ns long to oarn a bad dollai as toenina
sood dollar. There should be no tiifiin
with the currency of the country.
Tho Democratic uaitv is for nee trade.
Some of them say they are not Tree tradeis.
Well, if therare not lieo tradeis, then they
arc not Democrats. Tree tiadc builds np
the factories of Europe and gUes emploj
ment to workiugtnen abroad. ProiectlTe
tariff builds up the factories of the United
States and gives employment to American
CARLISLE TAKES HIS CUE
With the Other Democratic Leaders He
Says Free Trade Is Not tho Issue.
New Yokk, Oct. 31. Cooper Union was
crowded to the doors to-night. Four thou
sand people assembled there to listen to
Senator John G. Carlisle. The meeting
was held under the auspices of the Reform
Club. Upon being introduced Senator
Carlisle said the Fifty-first Congress during
the two years of its existence appropriated
out of the Republican Treasury more than
51,035,000,000. Everv dollar of that sum,
he said, had to be paid by the taxpayers of
the country, and every dollar must, he said,
have been produced by the labor of the
TheDemocratic party "did not propose to
do this, but merely to raise a revenue for
the taxation which the expenses of the
Government made it necessary to impose.
The Democratic party had not, however,
declared for free trade. It simply declared
forthe constitutional system of taxation in
which the revenue was to be raised for the
support of the Government without op
pressing the people. "The issue," he con
tinued. "Wween us is clear. If the Gov
ernment of the unia a.Qtes has a rigllt t0
tax the people for private purp,,.. ft can
not legally do so unless the people sanction
DEPEW AND REID CHEERED
By Ten Thousand Enthusiastic Republicans
at Ithaca, 2f. IT.
Ithaca, N. Y., Oct 3L Ten thousand
Republicans welcomed Reid and Depew
We.nitrht, nt. the Opera House and Li
brary) Hall. Mi. Depew, at the Opera
House, was enthusiastically welcomed.
Prof. Charles Mejlen Tyler, ot Cornell Uni
versity, presided. He introduced Mr. De
pew as the "Columbian orator." Mr. Depew
spoke for three-quarters of an hour.
Mr. Reid then followed, before the same
audience, and spoke for about the same
limit of time. Mr. Depew, in the mean
time, addressed the audience just left bv
Mr. Reid, in Library Hall. The enthusiasm
at both meetings was intense.
WILL USETHE CANAL
The Beading Company Will Put the Schuyl
kill Channel In Good Order.
Reading, Oct. 31 The reported in
structions to have the Schuylkill canal in
first-class order by next season is taken as
an indication here to-day that the Philadel
phia and Reading Company will use that
waterway as much a's possible next year
for the s'alpmentof coal from the Schuyl
kill region in order to relieve some of the
pressure on its main line.
It is claimed 'that coal equaling 12 train
loads could be sent by the canal daily. At
present the number ot boats on the canal is
A FIGHT FOR 700,000 ACRES,
Thirty-Three Sqnare Miles of Tand in Col
orado Now In Litigation.
DENVER, Oct 31. Special" In South
ern Colorado a claim has been filed in the
United States Courts of; private laud claims
which involves 700,030 acres of land, or
over 33 square miles. ' The suit was insti
tuted by Benjamin -podges, who resides
at Rockford, O., anjrin his claim atleges
that the grant was made to Senor Corpus
Christ! by the King of Spain 214 years ago.
Hodges and other clients are grandchil
dren ot the deceased Senor. The land in
question is thickly settled by homesteaders,
and the suit will be bitterly contested.
CANADA'S BERING SEA CASE
Now on the Way to London in the Hands of
Minister of Marine Tapper.
Ottawa, Oct 3L Hon. a H. Tupper,
Minister of Marine and Fisheries, left to
day for New York en route for England,
taking with him the counter case for Can
ada in rebuttal of tbe cases submitted for
the United States in the Reting Sea arbi
tration. The Bering Sea srbitratnrs will meet in
Paris in February, and Sir John Thompson,
one of tbe arbitrators, will have to be in
Paris for the meeting. It is for that reason
that the Dominion Parliament will meet
early in January.
FOUR CHILDREN CREMATED.
Left Alone in the Honso and tho Carpet
Ignited From the Grate.
Alexandra, Ont., Oct 31 The four
children of Mrs. Morrier, a widow living
near this village, were burned to death this
morning. The little ones, whose ages were
6, 4, 2yi and 1 year, were left alone in the
house while their mother went to visit a
Coal falling; from a grate upon the carpet
set it on fire. The escape of the children
was entirely cut ofi; The mother is insane
from grief. -
STUDENTS WILL HAZE HO MOKE.
Six Lehigh Boys Reinstated on Promises of
South Bethlehem, Pa., Oct 31. At
the regular weekly meeting to-day of tho
faculty of Lehigh University, the cases of
the six students who were recently expelled
and suspended for hazing were considered
and tbe young men reinstated in full stand
A petition signed by every undergraduate
pledging themselves to retrain from hazimr
during the remainder of their stav in col
lege, was presented at tbe faculty meeting.
President Harrison Eesnmes
His Eontine Duties at
the "White House.
HIS BEREAVEMENT SOBE,
Hut tho Affairs of His Office De
mand Immediate Attention.
THF, CONSOLATION OF FRIENDS
Yery Tear to nira, and He Is Once
Devoted to His Work.
POLITICS GLT K0 SPECIAL ATTENTION
ifrrcTAL TrritonAit to tub dispatct. i
"Washington, Oct. 31. President Har
rison and the members of his family feel
annoyed and offended at the various more
or less sensational and ridiculous reports
set afloat lth regard to the effect ot his
wile's death upon his physical and mental
condition. The rumor, so industrionsly
circulated in certain quarters, that Mr.
Harrison's mind is apt to give way under
the great strain that has been upon him
durintr the past few month, and that his
son, Russell, and his dauzhtcr, Mrs. McKee,
arc Matching him constantly and closely in
fear of a phjsical and mental break-down,
are as cruel as they are untrue.
President Harrison is a man of wonderful
self-poise and will power. He can bear
great sorrows or great joys with equal out
ward calmness Although the death of Mrs.
Harrison, coming as it did after a long ill
ness uhich kept him aloof irom all partici
pation in the most important political cam
paign of his career, was undoubtedly the
severest trial of his life, he hasyhprne up
wonderfully well, and almost uptime very
day of her death he was seen and scrutinized
by the eyes of public visitors to the "White
House. He bore the test admirably, and
to-day there is no indication whatever in
the President's appearance that need cause
alarm to his most devoted friend or rela
tive. A Heavy Burden Long Borne.
Since June last the President has known
that the hand of death had been placed upon
the brow of his beloved wife, but the pub
lic did not know this, nor did they know
that he realized tho.fact. Possessed ot this
knowledge the President successfully went
through the crisis of his political career,
which culminated at Minneapolis alter a
quarrel with the most prominent and in
many respects the greatest men of the Re
puoucaii party, whose enmity any man of
less courage and force ot character than
General Harrison would not have dared to
The President is to-day in no danger of
I In-.'q Mf TftBnnhnf .hw '" nTiTftflnxt araatljx
udiii in mmu anu uoay, auu it is iue hiui ui
his family and friends to keep him occupied
with public matters as fully as possible in
order that he may- have no time to brood
over his personal' JMtearcmont. It is the
universal opinion of those who know Gen
eral Harrison well that he is a most skillful
politician and wonderfully shrewd mana
ger, and the party leaders regret more
deeply than they care to say his inability
to take part in the campaign. A member
ot the Cabinet said to THE DISPATCH cor
Greatly IllBsed in the Campaign.
"Harrison is greitly missed in this cam
paign. He is the only President I ever
knew who could not help himself in a poli
tical canvass. He knows just what to do
and what to say, and when to do and say It
Every time he makes a speech, writes a
letter, or meets an old or new friend he hits
tbe nail on the head and adds to the num
ber ot his admirers and supporters. I tell
you, the Republican party has suffered a
great loss by his absence from the present
campaign. This lament is sincere, but it
does not avail to interest the President in
the great political battle now approaching
its close. He is attending regularly now to
the routine ol his public duties, but seems
thoroughly disinclined to take up the
thread of the political campaigning where
it was dropped at the time Mrs. Harrison's
condition took a turn for the worse and her
husband felt it to be his first duty and
pleasure to remain by her bedside, a con
stant and tender nurse.
So far as the public business is con
cerned, however, the life at the White
House is beginning to resnme its ordinary
daily routine. One day is much like an
other at the White House now. Mr. Har
risrn was in bis office before 10 o'clock this
morning, occupied with his mail, which
was unusually large. He denied himself to
all official callers except the members of
Several Pardons Disposed Ot
Attorney General Miller came over from
the Department of Justice, bringing with
him a large bundle of pardon cases, to
which he invited the President's immediate
attention. None ot them were noteworthy
cases, and it did not take long to dispose of
them. Pardons were granted in all ot the
cases except one, in which Mary Kelly, who
keeps a saloon in Nevada, is charged with
selling liquor to an Indian. The circum
stances were not sufficient to induce favor
able action, so Mary will have to serve out
Secretary Charles Foster came over from
the Treasury Department early in the day,
to consult the President about the ap
proaching monetary conference. He was
also full of political information gathered
during his recent campaign from the tour in
the west. Mr. Foster rattled away in his
breezy, entertaining way about the political
situation, and drew a rosy picture of tbe
Republican prospects for the President,
who was compelled almost against his will
to listen to the tale.
While the Secretary of the Treasury was
with the President the latter did not tret on
opportunity to dwell upon his recent
bereavement, and Mr. Foster felt that his
call had done good in two ways.
Some Diplomatic Matters Settled.
Tlje Secretary of State also called upon
Mr. Harrison during the day, to talk over
several diplomatic matters which have been
pending for a long time, and latter Jn,the
day Fourth Assistant Postmaster GeneVal
Rathbone. who is in charge of the appoint
ment division, came with his chief clerfc
who carried in his arm r. bundle of ofBcia't
looking papers. The postoffice officials
transacted their business with Private Sec
retary Halford; however, for when thev
called the President was engaged in read,
ing over some of the hundreds of letters
and telegrams of condolence sent to him
last week, and which he saw for the first
time to-day. '
Mrs. Russell Harrison and Mrs. Dim
mick were out on errands during the morn
ing hours, but were hardly recognized by
the other shoppers and promenallers, owing
totheir heavv mourning costumes.
The President did not hold his usual
Monday reception to-day, but in the after
noon he took,a short drive with his daughter
Mrs. McKee. Mr. McKee returned to-day
to Boston, where he will soon be joined by
his wife. For the present Mrs. McKee will
remain at the Exeoutive Mansion, as will
Mr. and Mrs, Russell Harrison.
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UNCLE SAM He is a hummer,
A CHANGE IN BETTING.
Republican Monny Becomes More
Plentiful, and Everywhere
THERE IS FAR 3I0RE CONFIDENCE
That the Party of Protection Is Going to
Hn This light.
ALL DEMOCBATIC CASE TO BE COVERED
CrECIAl. TKLEORAM TO THE DIRr-ATCH.l
Philadelphia, Oct 31. Until to-day
local Republicans with sporting proclivi
ties have been chary about backing up
their belief in the success of the s -1
ticket with their monj-. They have been
waiting for inside information from Chair
man Carter's New York headquarters, and
Dave Martin was depended on to let them
know just when they were to reply to the
taunts of the betting Democrats. The pa
tiently awaited tip came to-day, and it
came from the lips of the Nineteenth ward
leader, who declared thrft he was betting
his own moneiv.nd -odlisfljus.i'"'"'''-"'-"do
the same. Then the poeketbpoks were
opened and crisp greenbacks we re flashed
with refreshing freedom.
Xeader,jMarUn was conspicuo is a(. the
headquarters of the Republican city com-'
mittee nearly all day, and he wasjeonstant
ly surrounded by active workers, from all
over the city. He attended the! weekly
meeting of Chairman Porter's ccmmittee,
and left for New York on the 5'clock ex
press. Both privately to his intimates,
and publicly to all who inquird, Mr. Mar
tin declared his confidence inf the election
ot the Republican nationV-tlcket Harri
son, he declared, would carry; New York by
20,000, ansj Indiana, Connecticut, and other
doubtful Stales by safe majorities.
Martin Advises His Friends How to Bet.
Before leaving for New York Mr. Martin
found time to sav: "The story that I would
take 5100,000 to New York with me to wager
on Harrison is untrue, but I can guarantee
thpt any Cleveland money that is offered
will be promptly covered. At the Hoffman
House, in New York, to-night, there will
be a small fortune ready to stake on the
Republican chances, and in this citv from
now on, the Democrats can speculate as
much as thev want to. Who will handle
the money? Why, Magistrate Durham has
a little. Ifyouknowof any enterprising
Cleveland man who ants to back his favor
ite, send him to Durham. He will be ac
commodated to any reasonable amonnt.
"I am not much of a betting man myself.
but I have got 51,000 bet against 51,500 tnat
Harrison will carrv New York. I will bet
more money at those odds, or I will take
evan money on the general result From
now on there will be no lack ot Repub
lican cash on the market and you can say I
said so. I think Harrison's chances are
about 2 to 1 in New York and Indiana and
it is no secret that these two States will
settle the election. Connecticut and West
Virginia are doubtful."
A Complete Turnover In New York.
A special from New York says: There
was 530.000 staked in election bets on the
Stock Exchange to-day. and 51,000 on the
Produce Exchange, all on the national
event, with the exception of one 51,000 bet,
and all at even risk. Besides, there was
550,000 of Republican money strutting
around the Stock and 510,000 around the
Produce, challenging any Cleveland money
to buck up against it on even terms, and no
Cleveland money was forthcoming up to 5
o'clock this evening.
On the Stock Exchange one bet of 55.000,
one of 51,000 and six ot 5500 were made at
even money on tbe national -ivent, and one
bet of 51,000 to 1900 on Mr. Cleveland's
carrying New York State. The 550,000 of
Harrison money that'couldn't find takers
at even terms was in the hands of three
men. One had 530,000 and two had 510,000
each. Finally 5-!0,00O ot the monev was
offered in Philadelphia and 520,000 in
Boston on the exchanges, but without
takers. On the Produce Exchange James
Knox bet 5500 even with Ernst Ford on
Harrison's election, and certified checks
were put up with the stakeholder. M. I.
Menham, uho has already considerable ot
his own money upon Harrison, was coing
around the Produce Exchange with 510,090
that had been placed with him to bet on
Harrison at even money. It was not taken
to-day and he offered it in New Orleans.
Plenty of Small Bets In Indianapolis.
A special from Indianapolis savs: Those
inclined to risk their money on the election
results arc now showing "more interest m
the campaign than at any previpus time.
Money is becoming plenty, but the amounts
that are watered, are small. Thtre have
een no great funds gathered up to be
aced, as was the case four years ago,
en, it was said, 5100,000 was deposited at
tui. Denison to accommodate Democratic
taBers. The beitiug as posted shows
a decidedly Democratic inclination.
Som"h of the bets posted are: 550
to sJH5 that Cleveland carries
Indian; 550 even that Cleveland carries
New Yk; 510 to 520 that Harrison carries
every Nrthern State except New York,
Indiana, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Michiean-llOO even that Cleveland is
elected; thajjsame amount that he carries
New York Md Indiana is also offered. An
other is 530y to ?270 that Cleveland carries
Indiana. jjSaturday nlgnt 51,500 even on
HarrisonaTelection was offered and taken.
It is said that Tom Taggart offered 525 to
(10 that the money would not be up, but it
Somebody is going to have a great Thanksgiving
was deposited Sunday morning. Odds of
525 to 515 are offered on the entire Demo
cratic ticket in this county.
NO MOVE AT BEAVER FALLS
Toward Starting Dp the Carnegie Plant Visi
ble on the Snrfnce.
Beaver Falls, Oct. 31. rjxrfa''. The
striking mill men here are quietly jubilant
to-night over the fact that no apparent
preparations are being made to open the
Carnegie mills to-morrow. As some prepa
tion will be necessary, it is unlikely Irom
present appearances that the mill will be
opened betore the election, unless, as is in
timated in some quarters, the men to oper
ate the big plant, at least in part, will be at
tbe gates when the mills are opened. A
member of the Amalgamated Association
I don't think the mills will he started
j'V' non-union men or outsiders until the
,jvr.eu-uuc men wufciuuis
the opportunity to take
tnelrold places: that i, the most of them
1 am told iy partica wno cinim to have It
from members of the company, that h.
are some o' the old workmen who will not
be re-employed under any circumstances,
just as thoro are black-listed men at Home
stead. Tho truth Is, that the company Is
taking tho best possible time to resume' op
orations here. It they do resume. There Is
the winter betoro us, and most of the men
have other months to feed beside their
MOBTOH IN A WILL CASE,
The TIco Presldont Begins a Salt for i Con.
struction of a Peculiar Testament.
New York, Ocf. 31. Vice President
Levi P. Morton, John H. Wyman and John
G., Richardson, as executors of the will of
Lizzie H. Perkins, have begun suit in the
Supreme Court for a construction of a num
ber of clauses in her wilL The decedent
died in Paris, September 23, 189L Her
estate included personal property worth
5127,000 and real estate in Brooklyn and
Her will gives some of her wearing ap
parel, jewelry, etc., to inentls, among theni
the Vice President, who receives a box of
old Sevres plate. An odd feature of the
will is that it directs the executors to burn
every family portrait, besides all papers
marked "To be burned."
PROBABLY A LEPER.
An American Woman Wlio Has Never Been
Abroad Has the Malady.
Philadelphia, Oct 3L An American
woman showing every symptom ot leprosy
has been admitted to the Municipal Hos
pital, where she will probably remain in
close confinement until she dies. That her
malady is leprosy has not been absolutely
proved, but the physicians who have ex
amined her frequently and carefully are
convinced that she suffers from nothing
Some of them expect to prove it by mi
croscopic examination of her skin. The
patient is a woman of G7 years, who had
resided in this city always. She has never
been abroad, nor has she ever been pear any
other person afflicted with leprosy to the
best of her knowledge.
A FRANCO-GERMAN FIGHT.
Cannes the Scene of a Hesperalo Conflict
Cannes, Feance, Oct 31 The cosmo
politan winter resort was to-day the scene
of a fierce fight between Frenchmen and
Germans. The disturbance was begun by a
party of Frenchmen who attempted to
force an entrance into a G erman cafe. They
encountered determined resistance. Every
one in the establishment rallied to the de
fense. The intruders were attacked with sticks
and clubs and some revolvers weie drawn.
The police were power'ess to restore order.
The combatants, however, finally dispersed
of their own accord, but not until several
persons had been injured.
THE HAVfiL KILITIA HEIHF0RCEB.
Pennsylvania and Vermont Take Prelimi
nary Steps to Organize.
Washington, Oct 31. Information has
reached the Navy Department that pre
liminary steps toward the organization of a
naval militia have been taken recently in
the States ot Pennsylvania and Vermont
Already eight States have properly
equipped and creditable naval forceror
ganizedin conformity with the national law
and receiving aid from the Federal Govern
ment Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New
York, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas
Secretary Tracy will this year ask
Congress to increase from 523,000 to 550,000
the amonnt appropriated for the equipment
of the navaLmilitio.
UNWASHED FOR 25 YEARS.
ACcmocrat Who Hated Even the Outward
Application of Water.
Carson, Nev., Oct. 3L Jafee Winters,
a man who has not washed or shaved him
self for 23 years, died in Carson Valloy
yesterday. When a vonng man he made a
vow that until the Democratic party came
in power he would go unwashed and un
shaven. When Cleveland was elected he was re
minded of his vow, but be refused to take
the necessary steps toward cleansing him
self. The neighbors once attempted to
wash him by force, but he got away and
threatened to kill any one who tried to
clean him again. He was 60 years of age.
adlets is that they give
The Quick Betort of a Wit
ness in the lams Case
Causes an Uproar.
ONE SPECTATOR AERESTED
Is Taken Before Judge Porter,
but Released Upon Bail.
More Arrests May Follow To-Day
Witnesses Testify to lams' Condition
After His Punishment Defensa to
Close This Morning Testimony to
Show That lams' Toes Rested on tho
Earth How He Looked When Ho
Was Cut Down His Medicine Had to
Be Fed to Him.
The lams case wound up for the day yes
terday in a riot, or as near that as disturb
ances of decorum in our dignified courts
ever go. E, E. Critchfield was on the
stand. He was an aide-de-camp upon
Colonel Hawkins' staff when the latter
commanded ths provisional brigade at
Swissvale last July. Critchfield is a
chunky, aggressive young man with a mus
tache that curls fiercely, sharp features,
snapping dare eyes and a voice that rings
like a cavalry trumpet He had testified as
to the bringing of the order from General
Swowden to Colonel Hawkins directing
lams to be drummed out of camp in dis
grace, and Mr. Watson for the prosecution
set about tripping him up in cross
examination. The witness fathomed the
benevolent intention of the opposing coun
sel and answered his questions with evident
Finally Mr. Watson asked: "Where did
John D. Wa'ton.
you receive your military education,
The witness didn't answer, and Mr. Wat
son repeated tbe question, adding: "In tbe
Tenth Regiment, was it?"
"Not in Battery B!" retorted Mr. Critch
field, almost jumping out of the witness
A Storm of Applause in Court.
A middle-sized wave of langhter swept
over the courtroom, followed by hand
clappinir chiefly in the body of the court
behind the bar. The point of the rejoinder
was that Mr. Watson at one time was a
lieutenant in Battery B.
The applause had not subsided when
Judge Porter's incisive tones rose above it
"The officers of tbe court will arrest those
who applauded just now and bring them-to
the bar," he said.
All tbe officers were looking the other
way when the hand-clapping occurred, and
the Court reminded them sarcastically that
being officers of the court did not relieve
them from tbe use of their senses. Thus
urged they pounced upon a fair-haired boy,
who had with a dozen near him clapped his
hands. He was rather pale when he reached
The Court preserved solemn silence for
two or three minutes, before the culprit
had a chance to say that he had not in
tended any disrespect to the Court He
was sure of that. He gave his name as W. J.
Cooper,of Butler.a son of the TJ.P. minister
of that name. Mr. Buchanan, of counsel
for tbe defense, with characteristic kind
ness, explained to the Court thnt the
youngster bad nothing to do with the case,
and he would go bail tor him.
The Boy Iteleased Upon Bait
Judge Porter accepted Mr. Buchanan's
bail for the offender till this morning.
Luckily with this incident, which upse
everybody's equanimity, the court ad
journed, Mr. Watson excusing Mr. Critch
field from any further examination.
It is stated that there may be other
arrests of spectators who applauded, some
names being in possession of tbe Common
wealth s counsel, who may hand them to
the Court to-day. They are said to include
several prominent military officers. Pretty
nearly every military rank was represented
in the room, from Major General Snowden
The evidence adduced for the prosecu
tion yesterday was intended to corroborate
lams' story ol his punishment, especially in
his allegations as to the cruelty thereof,
and the direct responsibility of tne accused
therefor. In general terms it may safely
be said that the testimony of several pri
vates in Company K, Tenth Regiment,
and of the hospital nurse Gladden, sub
stantiated very many points in the prose
cution's case. The prosecutor, lams, was
twice recalled to the stand, once to testify
as to the nature of the duty he performed
upon the night before the Thursday upon
which he went to sleep on his post He
stuck to it that he was on picket duty. That
would be some excuse for his sleeping
on duty. In response to another question,
first ruled out but afterward allowed by the
Court, lams admitted that if a conviction
was reached in this case he would sue the
defendants for damages.
lams' Toes Touched the Ground.
Frank G. Jacobs, private in Company K,
a boyish-looking soldier with a nice, honest
lace, described the hanging-up of lams
minutely. He was on guard at the tent
where the punishment was inflicted. The
significant points in his evidence were that
lams toes when hanging barely touched
the ground, that he dropped to the ground
as it he had fainted when cat down, and