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Declares Harrison "Will
Be Be-Elected and With
New York's Yote, Too,
:TTHOUGH-IT'S NOT NEEDED.
Indiana and Connecticnt Would Do
the Wort Jnst as Well.
Both Sides Still Claiming the Pivotal
States, but the Rainbow-Chasers
Don't Please Carter Quay's Opinion
Highly Thought of at Headquarters
The Senator Content to Leave for
Philadelphia Hill to Stump New
York State Day and Night This Week
Cleveland and Abbett to Speak in
Jersey City Friday Whitney Claims
to Have Reliable Encouraging Infor
mation From Indiana A Big Exodus
of Voters From Washington This
J tSTECtll. TELBOKiX TO THE DI6PATCH.1
I NewYobk, Not. 3. Senator Quay was
at Republican national headquarters to
day and held a long conference with Chair
man Carter, General Claikson and Mr.
Manley. .After he left them he was asked
for his views on the situation and the prob
able result, and said:
"1 leave for Philadelphia this afternoon.
v I may possibly return, bnt not necessarily.
Coming-here on the suggestion of some of
the gentlemen engaged in the management
of the Republican campaign who thought
my experience in 18S8 might
be useful in the solution of two
' or three pending problems, I have
gone Tery carefully through the details of
their labor up to the present time, and have
canvassed with them their propositions for
the future. Their administration has been
, faultless, and their correspondence satisfies
' me that the sentiment of the country is
j favorable to a continuance of Republican
Quay Says It's Harrison, Sore.
"Sir. Harrison will be elected. It is my
belief that he will carry the Slates of New
York, Indiana and Connecticut. Existing
conditions are such that the electoral vote
cf New York will elect him without Indiana
and Connecticut, and Indiana and Connecti
cut will elect bim without New York."
Chairman Carter and bis associates at
Republican national headquarters had any
, number of conferences over the situation
I in New York and Indiana to-day. Not for
an instant will they concede the slightest
particle of truth to the claims
of the Democrats. On the contrary, they
tVthait the Democrat are being fooled,
. Carter received ju6t as strong telegrams
from Indiana that Harrison was to get the
State a Mr. Whitney did that Mr. Cleve
land was to get the State.
Mr. Carter and his friends and the Re
publican State managers are just as confi-
' dent of carrying New York as ever. The
opinion of Senator Quay is highly regarded
by Republicans. His experience as chair
man of the committee in 1888, when New
York State was carried by Harrison by 14,
000, has given a certain weight to his views.
Both Sides Sure to Be Confident.
The readers of The Dispatch will under
stand that the opinions and telegrams and
conversations at both headquarters come
necessarily from those most intensely inter
ested in the outcome of the battle, and the
; reader must be prepared to discount, to a
certain extent, the utterances of those who
have worked so hard for victory.
A gentleman who has passed through
many campaigns said to-day: "I have
learned by experience that the better way
to solve the outcome of a political battle is
te sound the people. Speak to the car
drivers, the stevedores, the farmers, the
manufacturers, business men, bankers, and
all working people, and ask for their per
sonal views. It is a good thing to rely
upon the people. I am sorry to say that I
have found the opinions of lawyers on the
outcome of a political campaign wrong
almost every time, and the same with
clergymen and physicians. In f8ct, pro
iessional gentlemen are frequently clouded
by their surroundings.
How the Outcome Could Bb Told.
"If anybody can ascertain just how the
people I have mentioned feel, and what the
undercurrent of sentiment is, outside of
professional ranks, the outcome of this
fight could be quickly known.
"What has been the result of the cam-
f- paign literature and the oratory of the two
parties in this fight? I take it that no man
can tell until the ballots are
counted on election night. The different
issues put forth by the two parties
f have different results in different sections
of the country. This comment applies not
only to tne force bill, the McKinley bill,
the tariff plank of the Democrats and the
money plank of the Democrats,
but to all the various chapters in the
political arguments which have been used
in this campaign. Betting does not settle
anything. Betting is a fool's argument
I have believed that all my life. Both
tides, inend and Joe, would do well to
await election night before predicting the
result in this great campaign."
Serene Confidence of the Democrats.
The Democratic National campaigners
were possibly never more confident of win
ning the. f ght than they were to-day. The
Republican National campaigners were just
as confident as their opponents. Whitney
had another long conference with Lieu
tenant Governor Sheehan, Murphy, Croker
and his associates of the National Com--mittee.
The information was elicited
that ex-President Cleveland, Governor
Abbett and Senator McPherson will speak
in Oakland Rink, Jersey City, on Friday
evening. It is not yet determined whether
-or not Mr. Cleveland will take the stump
in Connecticut. With all the claims ot
both sides the little Nutmeg State must
till be placed in the doubtful column.
Mr. Whitney, after his conference with
the managers of the State machine, was
more than ever confident that Cleve-
v land was to -carry New York State.
' Ai a matter of fact, Mr, Whitney
will not henceforth bother himself with the
situation in New York State or in the city.
Mr., Croker is devoting all his energies to
the fight in this county. Hugh McLaughlin
is doing the same for Kings county.
Whitney Encouraged by Indlanans.
Mr. Whitney spent a good part of the
afternoon and early evening at national
headquarters, going over the situation
in the Southern States and Indiana.
He was convinced that the Repub
licans cannot break into the Solid
South, and also concerning the result in
Indiana. He received several telegrams
from the Hoosier State announcing that
Cleveland would have 6,000 majority,
and that the Republicans could
not overcome this, no matter
what tactics they adopted. Indeed, he was
confident that Cleveland was to be elected.
He is a hiphly philosophical gentleman,
and during all of the fight he has looked
squarely at black spots, and has not been
enthusiastic when rosy views have been
thrust upon him. He has labored hard to
raise the funds for a great campaign, and
to-dav he received the assistance ot Sen
ator Gorman in that line of duty. A good
many old line Democrats have refused all
along to contribute. They would not give
their reasons for public print.
One of the things which made the Demo
crats reioice was the formal announcement
made by Judge Gresham concerning his po-
Hill to Speak All This Week.
Senator Hill will speak during the entire
week, afternoons and evenings, at various
points in the State. Bonrke Cockran,
Senator Carlisle, Hon. J. P. Irish, of Cali
fornia; General Thomas Ewing, John R.
Fellows and ex-Governor James E. Camp
bell uill occupy the stump in this and ad
joining States tor the balance of the cam
paign. Congressman Coombs, ot Brooklyn, was
at headquarters to-day, and said: "I never
knew a time in the history of Kings
county tthen the party was in
such splendid spirits and everything
in such fine working order as the present
canvass. Not a vote will be lost. I speak
from an experience gained from every part
of the city. I don't see whv the majority
should not be nearer 20,000 than 17,000."
GOING HOME TO VOTE.
A Larger Erodns From Washington Than
for a 2vumber of Tears Civil Service
Protection Being Thrown to One Side
Thousands of Clerk Disfranchised and
Now Regretting It
Washington, Nov. L Special A
round of the headquarters of the various
State organizations made by the corre
spondent of The Dispatch to-day
brought out the information that there will
be an exodus before the close of the week
of clerks, officials and other citizens who
still hold a voting place somewhere. Al
ready the far-away ones are packing their
grips, and before Sunday the departments
will be more empty than they bare been
for many a Presidental election, probably
since the operation of the civil service laws
reached its' full stage.
Previous to that time, when all Govern
ment employes belonged -to the party in
power, there as practically a clean sweep
at every national election, but after the
enactment of the Civil Service laws, and
men began to feel less amenable, to the de
mands and power of the party machine, the
departures became gradually fewer and
fewer in comparison to the whole number
of eninlorpL Mftn r.linncrpd tTipir rfv
allegiance and said nothing about it or be
came indifferent except on the occasion of a
great crisis, and even the strong party men
to a great extent refused to Co home to vote
unless they.haoper.ed to livi-irt-a ry
Thousands Without a Voting Place.
ThousandsMiave tlius lost their residences
at their former homes. Many have settled
in Maryland and Virginia, and. .most of
them being Republicans, they have assisted
to cut down the old majorities in those for
merly bourbonized States. Thousands of
clerks have their residence after long years
of service, in the disfranchised District,
and when they are aroused as most of them
are in this compaign they look with long
ing eyes on inose wno still nave a voting
home, aud regret their unlucky lack of en
thusiasm at some time or other when they
by one lapse lost their voting residence and
their franchise, the only sweet partv privi
lege remaining being that of contributing
to the campaign fund.
It is a notable fact, therefore, that at this
election there will be a larger exodus than
for many years. The administration is verv
popular with the employes. The higher
officials appointed by President Harrison
have been of the first "order, and there have
been fewer of that clas which have been
"cussed" by their subordinates than in any
previous administration for long years.
Doubtful StatcsTarUcularly Favored.
At the Pennsylvania headquarters as
surance was given that more than the usual
turnout was booked for home, a fact which
is largely due to the enthusiasm and efforts
of Hon. S. V Holliday, of Erie, Commis
sioner of Customs; Chief Henrv, of the
division of Indian accounts in the Treasury
Department, who runs Armstrong county;
Captain Cobaugh and Harry Shoemaker, of
the Treasury Department, and a few others.
Nearly all or the States having organiza
tions make a similar report, and more espe
cially those of the doubtful States. In
diana and New York, and the others will
hardly have a man left in the departments
ho could safely register anywhere in his
3IAGEE MAKES A POINT.
He Succeeds In Getting an Alabama Re
publican to Fnse.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. L SpeciaL
John T. Blakemore, the straight Repub
lican candidate for Congress in the Seventh
district, to-day formally withdrew in favor
of W. W. Wood, the Fusion candidate.
Blakemore is the man who was charged
with entering into a contract with C. L.
Magee to withdraw in consideration of a
Government place in Washington paying
100 monthly lor four years or money
JEBBY ElMPSOK'S SWIVELL
Writes to the Sockless Statesman's Wife a
Tery Peculiar Note.
Haepeb, Kan., Nov. L In a room at a
hotel here, occupied recently by Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Simpson, a letter was found ad
dressed to Mrs. Simpson as follows:
We have not been able to arrange that
matter yet, but expect to soon. Swiveli.
It will be recalled that "Swiveli" was
one of the names connected with the al
leged expose of a plot to assassinate Jerry.
Delayed Until After Election.
Kansas City, Ma, Nov. L Judge
Henry, of the Jackson county Circuit
Court, yesterday granted the petition of
the Republican City Com mittee for a man
damus to compel Recorder of Votes Owsley
to allow Republicans to make a copy of his
registration lists. Mr. Owsley immediately
took an appeal This will serve as a stay,
and as a higher .court cannot act before
election day, no copy will be made.
Fusion In Arkansas Completed.
Little Rock, AbkNov. 1. The fu
sion between the People's party and Repub
licans in this state, tor Presidental elect
ors and Congress, has been completed.
HOW MOREY TALKS,
Billy Edwards Holding $19,
000 of Harrison Money
and No Takers.
COME A-FTER THE BOODLE.
Martin" Still Waiting for His
$10,000 'to Be Covered.
MIKE DWYER'S TEE BIGGEST BET.
He V.agsrs $20,000 to $12,000 on Cleveland
in Iew York.
LOTS OP LITTLE RISKS iLL AROUND.
fSPl CH L. TELEGRAM TO TnE DISPATrn.I
New Yoek, Nov. 1. There was a very
sudden lull in the betting fervor on the
Stock Exchange to-day. Yesterday the Re
publicans were flaunting big offers of 10,000
and 20,000 even on Harrison's election, and
not finding instant acceptance, flouted the
Democrats and declared they would see if
Boston or Philadelphia had any sand by
telegraphing the money to the exchanges to
be offered there.
Democratic brokers say that they could
find no trace of the 50,000 to-day. When
they were taken by surprise yesterday they
wanted to break the 20,000 and 10,000
offers into smaller bets, but the Republicans
said the money was to be placed in one big
lump, and they were not gunning for small
game. To-day, and even late yesterday
afternoon, it is asserted the Democrats
braced up and went after the big pots, but
the nionev had taken wings and gone to
Boston and Philadelphia. But a Republi
can said there was certainly 10,000 even
waiting a Democratic taker on the ex
change. It was offered for a customer of
Comptroller Myers office, but not by
Mr. Myers' brokers.
The Bets on the Stock Exchange.
Three bets were made on the Stock Ex
change to-day. Two were of 1,000, each
even on the general result, and one at 500
to 400 on Cleveland's carrying this State.
It was also asserted that some bold specu
lator on the Stock Exchange had fearlessly
bet 400 to 40 that Gilroy would be New
York's next Mayor. No names were given,
and it could not be learned whether the 40
man was for Bogardusl Jonas, Hicks or
In the barroom of the Hoffman House,
where thev handle and flourish 100 and
1,000 banknotes as plentifully and as care
fully as the apple women of Park Row
handle their pennies, many bets were made
to-day. Nearly all of these bets were on
the result in New York State, and by the
preponderance of ten to seven the bulk of
the money was on Grover Cleveland's
chances. On the general result there were
few bets. Those that were made were on
Mike Dwyer's Bet Biggest of AH.
The biggest bet of the day, and as far as
the record shows the biggest bet of the
campaign was made bv Michael F. Dwver.
He wagered 20,000 against 12,000 that
Cleveland will carry the State. The short
end of the bet waa taken by the representa
tives of a Philadelphia syndicate " of Re
publicans. Whether or not this is Dave
Martin's syndicate could not be ascertained.
Mr. Dwye'r put up 10,000 and the syndi
cate representative put up 6,000 in the
hands of John Daly, the snorting man.
The other half of the money will be put up
' Then Pat Duffy, the New Orleans sport
ing gentleman, bet a man 55,000 to 3,500
that Cleveland will carry the State. E. S.
Stokes, ot the Hoffman House, bet R. X
Mitchell, an enthusiast from Delaware,
11,000 against ?600 that Cleveland will carry
the State. These are the largest bets on the
State result that are spoken of. Many
smaller ones were made in the Hoffman
House barroom and other places, all giving
odds that Cleveland will win the electoral
vote of New York State.
J. W. Wadsworth, a member of the State
Republican Committee, said be had bet
$9,000 even that Harrison would be re
elected. Phil Dwyer offered to bet 5,000
even on the general result if the taker
would accept abetot 5,000 even thatCIeve
land would carry the State. No one has
yet taken this bet
Ilarrlson 3Ioney Not Covered.
Billy Edwards, the champion stakeholder,
says he has nearly 19,000 to bet on Harri
sou's re-election, but that he can find no
John L. Hill, of Philadelphia, whose
name has been mentioned in connection
with Dave Martin's syndicate, said to-night:
"My dear fellow, I haven't bet a cent on
this election. Syndicate? Don't know the
first thing about it Ain't in any syndi
cate, my dear fellow."
Dave Martin himself said, "I offered to
bet 10,000 on tho general result, but I
haven't found a taker yet I'm waiting."
John Stetson, of Boston, the theatrical
manager, who is stopping at the Hoffman
House said: "I left 30,000 at the Tre
mont House, in Boston, to be bet in a lump
sum or in anv proportionate amount that
Governor Russell will be re-elected in
MassachuseK I am also willing to bet
on Cleveland's election."
The clerics, the small politicians, the
office boy and the policeman on our block
are betting their Republican friends 10 to
7, and in some cases 10 to 5, that Cleveland
will be elected.
LIVELIER IN PHILADELPHIA.
The Syndicate Slonej All Covered by Rainbow-Chasing
Democrats The Biggest
Bet of the Campaign So Far Wagered on
Republican Snccess One Forfeit Hade.
Philadelphia, Nov. L Scecial
Speculative Democrats who read in the
papers to-day that a syndicate had been
formed to buy Harrison stock went straight
to the committee headquarters this morning
with money to wager, and Magistrate Dur
ham, who is the custodian of the syndi
cate's funds, did not have to leave the
rooms during the day on a hunt for Cleve
land betters. The. betting was not lively,
on this account, but it was said to-night
that nearly all the Republican money was
exhausted before sunset,and that the syndi
cate was trying, later to water its stock.
There is plenty of Cleveland cash still un
covered, and more of it is to be announced
Biggest Wager of the Campaign.
Tue biggest bet of the day and the big
gest of the campaign, so far as is known
was made late in the afternoon in a well
known resort near City HalL Ex-Magistrate
William H. List met a party of Demo
crat and mentioned to them that the
Republican syndicate was finding a good
deal of trouble in placing its money.
"Ii that so?" asked John G. llyers, the
wholesale oyster dealer. "How mnch
money does that syndicate want to bet?"
"Ohf'most' anything," Mr. List replied.
Not leu than 100 or more than f i0,000."
"I'll take the whole thing," .Mr. Myers
replied. "Well, post a forfeit or put up
the whole thins at once just as vou
.pleae." The ex-magistrate hurried over to
jlthe Republican City Committee, and rel
turned in a few minutes with Magistrate
Durham and 810,000. The money was
placed by both sides with a stakeholder.
One Democrat Forfeits His Money.
One forfeit was made daring the day.
George Peacock offered to' wager Charles L.
Hall, an employe of the postoffice. 700 that
Cleveland would be the next President; and
Hall took him up. Each deposited 50
with the proprietor of the Hotel Scott, but
Peacock defaulted. Afterward the money
was placed with Dick Carney, a bookmaker.
Louis Bazlev. oi Reading, offered to bet
6,000 on Cleveland, and although the syn
dicate at Republican headquarters was noti
fied of it, the money was not covered. John
Donohue and Samuel Gustlne Thompson
also have money lying idle.
The most striking feature of the dv.
though, was the fact that the 25,000 which
James Filzpatrick is holding.- up is
still intact. He Is a cigar dealer, and both
he and his customer! have been advertising
the fact that Harrison betters will be ac
commodated if they call on him. "Not a
soul has been to see 'me," he said to-night,
"although I've made the matter as public
BETTING IN BALTIMORE.
Republicans Afore Eager to Back the Re
sult Than Doubtful States.
.Baltimore, Nov. 1. Special. Local
Democrats have loosened their purse-strings
and since yesterday thousands of dollars
have gone begging. The offers to bet came
so suddenly that the followers of the admin
istration were unprepared, and not until last
night and this morning were any of them
accepted and the money put up. The
willingness of the Democrats to hazard
their cash is said to be due to a tip from
Senator Gorman that the Democrats would
certainly win. This report Is not denied at
headquarters, where there has been a notice
able change of sentiment Until yesterday
no opinion was ventured. Now it is differ
ent From the Chairman of the State Com
mittee down, everybody is confident In
deed, as far as the" Maryland Democrats are
concerned, "it is all over but the shouting."
Two large bets were made this afternoon.
One was 1,000 even and the other 1,000 to
900 on Cleveland. John J. Mahon, one of
Mr. Gorman's lieutenants, held uf the
Democratic end, while the Young Men's
Republican Club pooled the Harrison fund.
"Hack" Quinn, the brainiest politician in
the city, has put up 1,000, in bets of 500
each, that the Democrats will win. Quinn
has the reputation of being a
prophet and never having lost a
bet Other politicians, representing both
parties, have been wagering sums ranging
from $100 to $l,UOU. Money has been
placed in the hands of hotel clerks and res
taurateurs throughout .the city, and awaits
takers. The Republicans take kindly to
betting on the general result, but they fight
shy of New York and Indiana. No bets on
these States are accepted unless liberal odds
A MANIAC'S DEED.
He Throws His Little Daughter Into a
Forty-Foot Well Then He Murders
His Sister-in-Law When She Attempts
to Rescue the Child. '
Macon, Ga., Nov. l Dr. Gv W, Kelly,
one of the leading physicians of Jefferson
county, is iu custody at Louisville for kill
ing his sister-in-law, uho tried to rescue
his eight-year-old daughter after he had
thrown the child into a 40-foot well. Kelly
bad suddenly become a raving maniac.
After being arrested, he alternately
chuckled fiendishly and moaned piteously
as, he related in an incoherent way what he
had done, declaring that God told him to
kill both to save them from eternal damna
tion. When the sisiV-In-law first realized that
the doctor was ilcsane, ha had 'tfirofn'his
little daughter in the well. With a scream
she rushed out of the house to try to save
the child. At this Kelly drew his revolver
and fired. The woman ran into the house,
and, seeing no other way to escape, leaped
through the window. As she did so the
doctor fired again, inflicting a wound in the
back. Her screams attracted neighbors and
after a severe struggle the madman was
Meantime the wails of the child in the
well attracted the crowd to that point By
what seems a miracle she had not sunk be
neath the water. The bucket was lowered,
the child got into it and Btanding knee deep
in water and clinging to the rope she was
brought up. The wounded woman died
yesterday afternoon but the child will live.
BL0,WN UP BY GAS.
A Woman and Two Children Badly Injured
by an Explosion.
Beaver Falls, Pa., Nov. L Special
This afternoon about i o clock a terrible
gas explosion took place at the residence of
Daniel Arthur in this city. Mrs. Arthur
and her two children and the little daughter
of a Mrs. Hewctt were frightfully burned.
One of the children will probably die. The
gas leaked in an adjoining dwelling, pene
trated to the Arthur kitchen and took fire
from the stove where the women and chil
The force of the explosion lifted the roof
loose and it felljn on them. Mrs. Arthur,
enveloped in flames, escaped to the open
air. The crew of a gravel train, hearing
the explosion and seeing the woman emerge
from the ruin, came to the rescue and saved
her from burning to death. Then some of
the gallant fellows went into the blazing
building and got two of the children out of
the ruins. Arthur, at the time of the ex
plosion, was asleep iu the house, but he got
out in time to save the remaining, child
from the blazing wreck of the kitchen Wing.
England's Cabinet Not In Favor of Their
Release at Present
London, Nou. 1. Sir William Vernon
Harcourt, Chancellor of the Exchequer who
has been re-elected as Mr. Gladstone's
deputy!; in the House of Commons, is
opnosed to the release of Dr. Gal
lagher Curtain and the other dynamiters
convicted of offenses' in Great Britain. It
is the general impression in England that
their chances ot release are remote.
The matter has been debated by the Cabi
net, in view of the Intervention of the
Washington Government on behalf of the
Irish-American prisoners. A majority of
the members of the Cabinet support" Sir
William Vernon Harconrt It is pretty
certaiu,however,tbat the appeal from Wash
ington will cause a relaxation in discipline
to which these prisoners are subjected.
HUNGARY'S MINISTER SHOT AT.
A Bullet Crashes Through tho Window
and Strikes His Chair.
London-, Nov. L A dispatch stated
that while a train conveying the Hungarian
Prime Minister of the Intenor was running
from Vienna to Buda Pesth a bullet crashed
through a window near tba Prime Minister
and struck the chair in which he was sit
ting. The person who fired the shot has not
been discovered. It is not known whether
the shooting was premeditated or whether.
it was due to carelessness of some hunter
along the line of railway.
Blew Out His Heart.
New Castle, Pa,, Nor. l. Special.
Edward Flinn, a lG-year-old son of James
Flinn, of this city, got in a wagon with a
loaded gun to-day to join a hunting trip to
me country, xn arawing me gun toward
him it was discharged. litr.lW Mnwlno
hii heart out.
GOADED TO SUICIDE
Horatio Harris, a Homestead Striker,
Blows Out His Brains.
HAD NO WORK SINCE THE STRIKE.
Was a Popular Resident of Eraddock and
Owned His Own Dome.
THE SHOCK MAT KILI; MRS. nARRIS, TOO
Another life has been sacrificed as a re
sult of the Homestead strike. Horatio
Harris, one of the locked-out men, ended his
existence last night in a fit of despondency,
produced by long idleness and inability to
secure employment. Harris was 33 years
of age and leaves a wife and one young
child. In consequence of his rash deed, his
wife, who is momentarily expected to be
come the mother of a second child, is in a
most critical condition and may not recover.
The suicide occurred in Harris' neat little
home on Washington avenue, near Eighth
street, JQraddock. He had remained home
witL his little family all day yesterday.
Not'havlng been at work since the Home
stead trouble began, he has lately been de
spondent over his inability to secure em
ployment elsewhere. An incident occurred
last Saturday which disturbed him greatly.
Unable to Obtain Employment.
After making efforts to secure work at all
the anion mills he on that day applied to a
Braddock firm for a place. The manager
gave him to understand that "no Home
stead strikers need apply" there. Harris
was deeply hurt by the remark and did not
recover his usual cood spirits until Mon
day. Saturday night he remarked to his
wife that he would not worry looking for
work much longer.
Monday he was out all day looking for
work. His wife's illness kept him at home
yesterday, and he seemed depressed in
spirits until sup'per time, when his younger
brother, who boards at the honse, came
home. Then he brightened up and ate
heartily, conversing pleasantly the while.
The meal was finished at 7 o'clock.
Immediately after supper his brother
started downtown and Harris went up
stairs, remarking to his wife that he would
kindle a fire in the bedroom. In a few
moments she heard a shot, then a heavy
fall. She called up the stairs, inquiring
what had happened. There was no response.
Then she ran upstairs.
lying TJnconsclons on the rioor.
There was no light in the room, but by
the flickering light from the freshly kindled
blaze she beheld her husband lying on his
back on the floor and the blood streaming
from a gash on his forehead. He was un
conscious. Bushing frantically out the poor woman
called to her uncle living next door and
Dr. Htewart was sent for. Harris breathed
his last without speaking a word before the
doctor's arrival. Examination snowed a
bullet hole just above the right ear. The
cash on the forehead was caused by the un
fortunate man striking his head against the
bureau as he fell. He had taken the weapon
from the bottom drawer, and it was found
spotted with blood in another drawer.
Powder marks showed that he had held it
close to his head when he fired.
Harris was a native offreeport, had lived
in Braddock 15 years and his wife is a sister
of Henry Ticks," chief of the borough fire
department. Bright, sober, well educated
aud of pleasing disposition, he was one of
the most popular men of the town. For six
years he had been employed in the bloom
ing mill at Homestead. He was a member
of the Amalgamated Association and the
Ancient Order of Foresters. Two brothers
who survive him are inclined to think an
illness from which he had suffered had
something to do with his suicide. Justice
of the Peace Holtzman, of Braddock, is in
vestigating the case by instructions of the
GUARDING HER GOOD NAME.
A Chicago Woman Takes Steps to Legally
Protect Her Reputation.
Chicago, Nov. X. tx.-fat Judge
Vail has a peculiar law point to pass upon
in connection with the suit for divorce filed
by Mrs. Julia M. McCullough against
Henry L. McCullough, The latter lives in
New York City and will not contest the
suit as he has 'property in New York and
does not wish to place himself within the
jurisdiction of the Illinois court Mrs.
McCullough names as co-respondent one
Katie L. Lee, and to-day Attorney David
appeared for Miss Lee aud asked leave to
file a petition in her behalf to become a
party defendant In order that site may pro
tect, her reputation aeaiust charges which
she characterizes as false.
The Court said that he knew of no law
that permitted Miss Lee coming into the
suit, but it seemed to him just and equitable
that she should be allowed to make a de-
'fenseandhe will hear arguments in the
Allegheny Convicts Refused Pardon.
Habeisbtjbo, Pa., Nov. 1. At a post
poned meeting ot the Board of Pardons to
day several cases were argued. Id execu
tive session applications were refused to
John Borden, Allegheny, burglary and
iarceny;r .anuy vr mietnecKi, rtnegneny,
MMult and batteix.
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SET THE RIVER AFIRE.
Three Men in a Boat Drop a lighted
Match on the Schuylkill One Drowned
and the Others Badly Burned hy daz
ing OH A Terrible Scene.
rniLADELPHIA, Nov. 1. A thoughtless
act cost one life, much suffering to two men
and destroyed $15,000 worth of property.
The Schuylkill river at Point Breeze is
always covered with a thin scum of oil from
adjacent oil works, and since the oil fire
there on Sunday morning an unusual
quantity has been floating on the surface.
William Miller, Albert Krumbach and
Warren Hilt, all young men, started from
the eastern shore at Point Breeze this even
ing in a row boat to cross the river.
When about 150 feet from the shore one
of the men lighted bis pipe and carelessly
tossed the blazing stick into the river,
and instantly the surface of the river
aronnd the boat was blazing fiercely. The
flames of the burning oil licked the gun
wales of the light craft, and the men, realiz
ing that it would qulcklybe consumed,
plunged into the burning fluid around them
and started to swim ashore. The fire circle
crew larger and spread more rapidly than
they.could swim and Hilt sank beneath the
blazing surface and was seen no more, but
his two companions, by repeatedly diving
and swimming beneath the surface, suc
ceeded in reaching the shore.
Both men were horribly bcrned about the
shoulders, head, face and'arms. They were
taken to the hospital, where it was said
that their condition is critical. The fire in
the meantime had spread down the river
and the wrecking steamer Maryland was
damaged to the extent of $15,000. Streams
of water from several engines- and tugs
finally nut the burning oil out.
MURDERED IX MADNESS.
Four Killed and Five Injured by an In
sane Irish Constable Detected in the
Act of Firing the Barracks Be Puts an
End to Himself.
Dublin, Nov. 1. A horrible crime was
committed last night in the Royal Irish
Constabulary barracks at Ball' ardrina,
Connty Kildare. Constable Pilkington,
seized it is supposed with a sudden fit of in
sanity, entered the bedroom where Sergeant
Logan and his wife were sleeping and shot
them with a revolver, killing them in
stantly. The mad man then turned to the sleeping
rooms of Logan's children and attacked
them and left them all for dead. Two were
found to be dead with their heads crushed
in, three fatally injured and the remaining
two seriously injured. Pilkington then
tried to burn the barracks, but the alarm
spread and, finding himself discovered, he
committed suicide. The crime can be traced
to no motive, and its horrible character
Eoints to nothing but a sudden attack of
The murderer had served ten years in the
constabulary and had a very high charac
ter. It so happened that the other con
stables were out ot the barracks on duty at
the time chosen by the mad man for the
commission oi his crime.
A DOUBLE COLLISION.
Two Passenger Trains Ron Into a Freight
in Allegheny City.
At 10 o'clock this morning an east-bound
freight train on the Ft. Wayne railroad was
run into at the Washington street crossing,
Allegheny, by the Keystone express
train, also going east. Four of the freight
cars were thrown onto the track in front of
a west-bound passenger train and knocked
into kindling wood.
The engineer of the Keystone express,
Harry Souerbeck, and his fireman were in
jured, the former seriously. The
passengers on both trains were severely
shaken up, but no one was
seriously hurt. The crew of the west
bound express train were also slightly
bruised. Traffic was delayed for several
A HUNDRED NEW ENGINES.
The Pennsylvania Company Prepares for
the World's Talr Trafflc.
Philadelphia, Nov. L The Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company has arranged to
build 100 new locomotives of the heaviest
pattern for freight hauling purposes. The
Baldwin Locomotive Works will build 45
and the remainder will be built at the com
pany's shoo at Altoons.
The management is considering the build
ing of 5,000 new freight and passenger cars,
for which contracts will be awarded soon.
The post year has been a prosperous one
for the Pennsylvania, and in view of the
business expected during the World's Fair
the additions are somewhat larger than be
fore. A SOCIEir WOMAN'S SUICIDE.
She Shoots llerseir Through tho Head Upon
Her Return From a Call.
Huntington, W.Va., Nov. L Special
About midnight Mrs. Alice Eba, a promi
nent young society woman of this place,
shot herself through the temple and died
instantly. She had been making a social
call, was even more than usually bright
and pleasant, and returning home killed
na.a.lr In Ina na.lfl. 11.. l...l.nn.1 a a!1.
known business man, was in the house at
the time, Ho known came for thejuieldeJLor
Attorney General MillerVIn-
strnctions to Election
ABE CLEAE AND EMPHATIC.
They and the Marshals Must Do
Their Sworn Duty Everywhere.
Cleveland's Letter to Ex-Attorney Gen
eral Garland Quoted In Full a3 a Prec
edent The Law Laid Down in Un
mistakably Plain Terms Duties of
United States Supervisors at tha
Polls and Within the Polling Places
While the Vote la Being Counted
State Statutes Muss Take a Back
Seat When the Constitution Is on
Washington, Nov. 1. Attorney Gen
eral Miller has issued a circular to United
States Supervisors of Elections, United
States Marshals and United States Attor
neys in all parts of the United States, in
regard to their duties at the coming elec
tion. At the ontset, Mr. Miller refers to
the fact that on October 5, 1886. President
Cleveland addresied to Attorney General
Garland a communication thus:
Dkah Sir Ton are hereny reqnsted to
take general change and direction of the ex
ecution of the statutes of the United States
touching the appointment of Supervisors of
Election and special Deputy Marshals, and
the performance of their duties and their
compensation, so far as these subjects ara
by the Constitution and laws under the
supervision and control of the executive
branch of the Government.
Mr. Miller then says that he believes the
authority thus given to his predecessor is
general, and has never been revoked. The
Attorney General then embodies in his
manifesto a letter of C M. Dennison, Chief
Supervisor of Elections for the Northern
District of New York, under date of Octo
ber 18, 1803. in which he (Dennison) issued
instructions for the guidance of Deputy
Marshals, and, incidentally, of Supervisors.
Tho Memorable Dennison Letter.
The Dennison letter is clearly in response
to inquiry from one of his subordinates, and
in the letter, which Mr. Miller quotes for
the purpose of indorsing its provisions, oc
curs the following:
Sin lam in receipt or your letter of tba
11th Instant asking if "special Deputy Mar
shals have a right to be inslda the place of
registration (lurln the process of registra
tion, and whether they can be Inside the
polling place on election day outside of the
guardrail:" The question raised by you Is
settled by the decision ot the Supremo
Court of the United States In ex parte Al
bert Stebold, Walter Tucker, Martin C.
Bnrns, Lewis Coleman and Henry Bowers,
reported In 10 Otto, 371. The cose was heard
on the petition of Siebold and others for
habeas corpus. Tho petitioners were Judges
or election at different voting preclnots in
the city of Baltimore at an election held in
November, 1373, at which Representatives In
Congress were voted for. They were In
dicted and tried in the Circuit Court of the
United States for alleged offenses committed
by them while acting as Judges of such
election, wcro tried, convloted and sen
tenced to line and Imprisonment. They ap
plied to the Supreme Court for a writ of
habeas corpus to be relieved from Imprison,
monton the ground that the Federal elec
tion law was unconstitutional.
nistory of the Celebrated Case.
Bowers was convicted on a connt In the
Indictment charging him with unlawfully
obstructing, hindering, interfering with and
preventing a Supervisor of Election with
performing his duty, to-wit: "That of person
ally inspecting and scrutinizing at the be
ginning of said day of election, and of tho
said election, the manner in which tba
voting was done at the said poll of election,
by examining and seeing whetner the ballot ,
lirst voted at said poll of election was put
And placed in the ballot box containing no
Tucker was convicted on a connt In tha
Indictment charging that he. unlawfully
prevented and hindered the free attendance
and presence of the special Deputy Marshal
In the due exocution of his office at the poll
of said election, and the fall and free access
of the said Deputy Marshal to the poll 01 the
election. The other petitioners were con
victed lor other oflenjes against the Federal
election law. The section of the law on
which the indictments were founded, ana
tne other sections, tne validity or wnicn
was sought to be impeached for unconsti
tutionality are sections 2,011, 2,012, 2,013, 3,017,
2.021, 2,02.'. and in part, sections S.SU and
5,522. 'the decision or the Court was against
Some rolnts Decided by the Court.
I will quote only such points decided by
the Conrt ns are necessary to folly answer
your inquiry. They are as follows:
0. Congress bad power by tha Constitution
to pass the section referred to.
8. in making regulations for tha elec
tion of Eepiesentatives, It Is not necessary
that Congress should assume entire and ex
clusive control thereof. Congress
has a supervisory power over the subject,
and may either make entirely new regula
tion') or add to, alter or modifythe regula
tions made by tbe State.
9- In the exercise of snch supervisory
po.ver. Congress may impose new duties on
the officers ot election, or additional penal
ties tor breach of duty, or for tbe perpetra
tion of fraud, or provide for the attendance
or officers to prevent frauds and sea that
the elections are legally and fairly con
ducted. 11. There Is nothing in the sovereignties
or the Xatlonal Constitution to nrecluda tba
co-operation of both in tha matter of elec
tions of .Representatives. If both were
equal in authority over the subject, colli
sions of Jurisdiction might ensue; bat tha
authority of the National Government being
paramount, collisions can only occur from
unfounded Jealousy of such authority.
It Congress bad power by tba Con
stitution to vest In the Clroult Court tho ay
pointment of supervisors of election.
A Provision Not Unconstitutional.
IX Tha provision which authorizes the
deputy marshals to keep the peace
at elections li not unoonstltutlonsJ. Tha
National Government has the right to nso
pbysioal force in any part of tbe United
States to compel obedience to Its laws and
to carry Into execution tbe powers conferred
nponlt by the Constitution. Section 2023
requires that the marshal and his general
and special deputies shall preserve order at
places of registration and at tba polls, sup
port and protect the supervisors of election,
prevent fraudulent registration and fraudu
lent voting, or fraudulent conduct on tha
part of any officer of election, and It musts
necessarily follow that tba marshal and his
general and special deputies have tha right,
and it Is their duty, to be and remain in all
places where they can best alsohargo their
duties, whetber such places be Inside or.oat
side the guard-rail, notwithstanding tba
provisions of section 101, chapter 6S0, of tba
laws of New York, 1892, regulating the num
ber of persons who are to be admitted
within the guard-rail on election day.
Tbe provisions of tbe Federal election
laws are In force whenever a representative
in Congress Is voted for, and whenever any
" provisions of tho federal law axe la.