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IT LOOKS NOW,
The Political Situation
Summed Up by the As
A. BEPOBT BY STATES.-
How the People's Pariy-Has Affected
DOUBTFUL IN ALL QUARTERS,
Ind the Democratic Hopes Seem to Lie in a
COMPLEXION OF THE KBIT COXGEESS
tBT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Kew York, 2fov. 5. The Presidental
election of 1S92 is unique in being the first
since the war in which so many doubtful
States were admittedly at issue between the
Croat political parties. It is also unique in
being the first in which it is conceded by all
parties that the electoral votes of the nation
will be divided among three great political
organizations. Three candidates will cer
tainly be balloted for in the electoral col
lege, and to be elected to the Presidency
one of these men must receive a majority of
all the vote cast, or the election will be re
lerred to the National House of Representa
tives. The advent of the People's party in na
tional politics hab constituted the great ele
ment of doubt in this Presidental contest
The solid South of Democracy ana the
solid West of Republicanism are both
menaced by its encroachments, and of the
estimate a great interrogation point must
mark to-dav certain States that one or the
other of the old political parties have in
the at been wont to claim as their politi
1'ilteen States Conceded Doubtful.
Each old party willingly admits that the
People's party or icsion ticket will triumph
id some of the States. If to this list are
added the old-time doubtful States of 2fevr
York, Indiana, Connecticut, Montana and
West Virginia, the doubtful States in this
election aggregate no less than IS in num
ber. The electoral college this year will
consist of 444 members. These 444 elec
toral votes mill be divided, according to the
recent apportionment by Congress, among
the various States as follows:
Alabama ll.Htntana 3
ArLausab ............... S, Nebraska. ...... ......... 8
Call ornla 9Xiv' 3
Colorado -..- 4 Xi w Hampshire 4
(Vrani-i tlcut. C NewJerseT 10
lMaarc 3 New York 38
riorlda 4 Xorth Carolina. n
(it-urll 13 North DaVota 3
HaNi .IIOMo 3
Illinois :i (ris-on 4
1 1. liana lSiI'enusjIvnnla. 32
13 Rhode Islind.
h--tuiicky IS South Dakota..
ltui!iana s'Tennessee. ,
3asiacliucits IS Virginia. ,
tlrlilau ll ashln?ton
Jtintie-ota. V Wt Virginia
iUt:ppl Si "i Kcnublu. ,
Missouri i; Wyoming
What Evcrj body Agrees On.
The states which are admitted to be
California 9'Ohlo 3
JUlnols H,Orepon 4
Iowa 13 Pennsylvania .......... 33
Maine C Khoile Uland 4
Mfl.ac!iuett3 JS Vermont 4
Vicliipin S Washington. 4
Mn.uesata. . . 9 Wisoon.ln 12
New Hampshire 4
The States which are admitted to be
Democratic are the tollowing:
Delaware..... 3l Missouri
Florida - 4 North Carolina..
Itrttrcta 13 South Carolina...
jviamand. .......... e
The 15 doubtful States enumerated at the
beginning will cast tne following electoral
Alabama HTolorado 4
Kansas 10 Nevada 3
orth llakota 3 'outh Dakota 4
2ctHatka e Wyoming. 3
laadu 3 New York 36
Indiana 15 ew Jersey. 10
inc-ctirut C Montana. ...... ..... t
"West Virginia 6
Claims on tho Donbtfnl States.
Of the 13 doubtful States, Nevada with
its three electoral votes, is practically con
ceded to the People's party by both of the
leading parties, thus leaving only 14 States
actively in contention. Of these the Dem
ocrats make loudest claims of Alabama,
New Jersey and West Virginia, scrolling
their total to 174. The Republicans ex
press the greatest confidence in carrying
Colorado. South Dakoto, Idaho and Ne
braska, ihicU would snell their total to
Admitting the claims of the two old par
ties and conceding Nevada to Weaver, the
very doubtful States remain as New York,
Indiana, Connecticut, Kansas, North
Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. These
states have a total ef 76 votes and of these
70 votes the Democrats must gain 49 in
urder to win, and the Republicans must
While on these figures the Republicans
would appear to have the advantage, this
presumption is not borne out when it is re
membered that the carrying ot Kansas,
North Dakota and Wyoming by the
People's party would insure to Democratic
adanta;e by tending to render a choice in
the electoral college impossible and thus
throwing the election into the Democratic
House ot Representatives where Cleve
land would surely triumph.
The Xext House and Senate.
In addition to electing a President and
Vice President, the people of the United
States ill next Tuesday elect 356 Congress
men this being the number which, accord
ing to reapportionment, is to compose the
The States which will elect Legislatures
to chooae S-nators to take the place of Re
publican Senators retiring on the 4th of
March, 1!JT, are: California, Connecticut,
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minne
sota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North
Dakota, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, Ver
mont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyom
ing. Tncse which will elect Legislatures
to elect Senators to fill vacancies caused be
the retirement of Democratic Senators on
the same dale are: Delaware, Florida,
Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri,
New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia and West
Thus, upon the result of the coming elec
tion aIo depends the political personnel of
20 Senators to be elected to take their seats
at the same time the new President is in
augurated, 10 ot those being elected to suc
ceed Republican Senators and 10 being
elected to succeed Democratic electors. In
the States ot Knnsas, South Dakota and
South Carolina the Legislatures chosen
next Tneday will also each elect a Senator
to succeed one whose term expires March
4. Ib95 the retiring Senators in Kansas
and South Dakota being Republicans and
in South Carolina Democrat.
Below are the reports of correspondents
ot the Associated Press on the situation in
their particular States:
Each Farty Claims rive Totes to Start on,
and Ilopes of More.
Lansing, Mich., 2Tot. & The Supreme
Court of the United States haying sustained
the validity of the Miner law redisricting
this State, Michigan, for the first time since
the war, will cast a portion of its electoral vote
for the Democratic candidate for the Presi
dencr. Under the new apportionment the
State is entitled to 14 electors 12 by Con
gressional districts and two at large, and
the doubt as to political supremacy Is in
two or three of these districts.
A Democratic elector will certainly be
returned from the Eastern distriot at large,
while the Western district will certainly
return a Republican elector. The Demo
crats seem reasonably certain also of carry
ing the First, Second, Seventh and Tenth
Congressional districts, and thus, with" the
one elector at large, are resting
secure in the confidence of having
five of the electoral vote of Michigan, with
a fighting chance in some of the other Con
gressional districts. The Republicans are
practically sure of the Fourth, Ninth, Elev
enth and Twelfth districts, which will in
sure five Republican electors. So each
party feejs confident of five electoral votes
to start on, with a fighting chance in the
Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Congres
Admittedly Close, bat the Republicans Are
the Most Hopeful.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 5. The close of the
campaign in Nebraska shows affairs in a
very much complicated condition. While
there are three sets of electoral tickets
the spectacle is presented of the Demo
cratic managers doing everything in their
power to keep their candidates from secur
ing votes. The Democrats of the State are
being urged to secretly abandon their elec
tors and throw their support to Weaver.
The Republican State Committee depends
entirely on the proportion of Democrats
who refuse to obey the dictates ot the
party managers. The Chairman ot the
Democratic State Committee predicts that
their advice will be generally followed and
that the Weaver ticket will be elected by
at leasi 5,000 plurality. The Republi
can managers, however, assert that the
Populists who formerly affiliated with the
Republican party, have become convinced
ot the uselessness of a vote for Weaver, ex
cept to aid Cleveland, and that they will
vote for the Harrison electors in sufficient
numbers to offset the Democratic vote for
Weaver. They admit that the vote will be
vry close, but they hold that the State will
stay in the Republican column.
A Few Hundred Votes Either Way Will
Carry This State.
Providence, R. L, Nov. 5. It cannot
be stated with any degree of certainty
which way Rhode Island will go next Tues
day. Harrison carried the State by 4,400
in 18S8, but there has been, it is believed,
a change in the voting complexion
since that time. The campaign of
last spring was unparalleled in
the history of the State, yet the Republican
candidate for Governor had but a majority
ofl66 and a plurality of 2.037, in a total
vote of 54,661, as against 4,076 as cast in the
Presidental contest of 18S4. There has
been very little campaign work done, the
immense amount of tom-tom beating in the
spring having wearied the workers.
Notwithstanding the apparent calm, a
heavy vote will undoubtedly be cast, as it
has been given out by both sides that
enough money for legitimate expenses will
be forthcoming and that means that no effort
will be Rrel to bring out the vote.
Both sides are confident, but it can be said
that the plurality will be bnt a few hun
dred whichever wav it goes. The Con
gressional elections are also in doubt, with
the chances favoring Lapham. Democrat, in
the First district and Capron, Republican,
in the Second district.
Governor Fifer, It Is Expected, Will Bun
Behind the Electoral Ticket.
Chicago, Nov. 5. The Western State
to which all eyes have been turned with
greatest interest sines the opening of the
campaign has been Illinois. The vote on
both State and National tickets will prob
ably be close. The Republican campaign
managers claim 20,000 majority for Gov
ernor Fifer outside of Cook county. For
Judge Altgeld a majority of 20,000 in Cook
county is claimed by the Democratic com
mittee. The chances are thttTifer will carry the
State outside of Cook, and that Altgeld will
have a good majority in Chicago, and
whichever of them will be elected will have
only a moderate majority over his competi
tor. It is expected that Governor Fifer
will run somewhat behind the National
ticket The nomination of the Hon. A. E.
Stevenson for the Vice Presidency has
added to the Democratic confidence in Ill
inois, as Mr. Stevenson's general popa
larity throughout the State is too well es
tablished to admit dispute.
THE SILVER STATES.
Weaverites Claim Colorado, Wyoming;,
Montana, Idaho and Nevada.
Denver, Col., Nov. 5. All issues In
Colorado are subordinated to the silver
question. Ninety-five per cent of the Dem
ocratic party in this State has indorsed the
ticket headed by the Weaver elec
tors. The faction of the Democratic
party that placed Cleveland and a Stat
ticket in the field has withdrawn its candi
dates for electors, so that there are
practically but two tickets in the
field, Republican and People's. The
Weaver party claims the State from 10,
000 to 15,000. The Republicans, on the
other hand, saj they will save the State to
Harrison, but refuse to give any figures.
Should Weaver carry the State by as much
as 10,000, the entire Populist State ticket
will no doubt go through with him.
In the States of Wyoming, Montana,
Idaho and Nevada similar complications
exist Weaver will carry Nevada, and the
other States named are also claimed for
Twelve Electoral Votes Confidently Claimed
by Both Parties.
Madison, Wis., Nov. & The brilliant
victory of Governor Peck, in this State
two years ago, is admitted even by the
Democrats to have been almost entirely due
to the preponderance of a State issue, and
the chief question tnis year is, now that the
Bennett parochial school law is no longer
an issue, whether the Lutheran voters can
be held by the Democratic party.
Under the new apportionment Wisconsin
is entitled to ten Congressmen. The Re
publicans claim eight of these and concede
the Democrats two. The Democrats, by a
strange coincidence, also claim eight 'and
concede the Republicans two. The hetero
geneous elements entering the national con
tests indicate that the Congressional vote
will be about equally divided.
The Bine Grass State Expects to Give Graver
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5. Kenftcky
will give no less than its usual 30,000 ma
jority to the Democratic national ticket
Kb Congressional delegation will be ten
Democrats and one Republican. The Re-
publican will be elected in the Eleventh
district, which has a large Republican ma
The Four Fusion Electors Coolly Claimed
by the Weaverltcs.
St. Paul, Minn, Nov. 5. That Minne
sota should ever beoome a doubtful State
would not have been believed, a lew years
ago. yet that is what the Democrat commit
tee is now declaring. They claim the election
of D. W. Lawler as Governor, and assert
a firm belief in the choice of the People's
party electors whom they have indorsed.
As to the Legislature which elects Senator,
the Democrats claim that the anti-Republicans
will have a majority of but a few votes.
On the other band the Republican com
mittee claims a maioritv for Xnuttenbon
for Governor of trom 20,000 to 30,000. and
also claim a majority ot at least ten in the
While general claims are made of greater
Democratic strength, it it probable that six
out of the seven Congressmen will be Re
publican, and the Republican Committee
claims the entire seven. The People's party
managers are claiming the election of Igna
tius Donnelly as Governor, but give no fig
ures, and they also assert a belief in the
success of the tour fusion electors.
Not a Prediction Made for the Most Impor
tant of Them AIL
New Yokk, Nov. 5. Next to the elec
tion for Presidental elector interest
centers here in the contest for Assembly
because the new members will, with the
Senators elected last year, elect a United
States Senator to succeed Mr. Hiscook.
The Senate now stands: 17 Democrats, 14
Republicans and 1 Independent Repub
lican. The Assembly is composed ot 128
members. At the last session there was a
reapportionment of the districts, some
counties losing and others gaining members.
The last Assembly stood: Democrats, 67;
The returns from the Presidental elec
tion are to be compared with the vote for
President in 1888. According to the official
legislative manual Harrison's total vote in
the State was 650,338 and Cleveland's 635,
065, leaving Harrison a plurality of 14,373.
In the State, ontside of New York and
Brooklyn, are 3,322 election districts. New
York has 1,137 and Brooklyn 648, making a
total of 5,107.
The Republican Plurality Expected to Be
Boston, Nov. 5. There are four States
tickets in the field here. Republican, Demo
cratic, Prohibition and People's party. The
People's party is not expected to make any
material break in the ranks of the regular
parties in this State, and the vote of the
People's party candidates will not be col
lected by the Associated Press.
The result on the Presidental ticket is
not considered doubtful. The Republicans
claim the choice of the Harrison electors
by a plurality of not less than .20,000 votes.
They think the total vote wilt reach 385,
000, against 344,448 in 1888, and expect
Harrison to get about 200,000 of the total to
175,000 for Cleveland and the balance Pro
hibition and People's. The vote in 18S8
was: Harrison. 183,892; Cleveland, 151,855;
Fiske, Prohibition, 8,701. This is conced
ing a gain of over 7,000 for Cleveland. Gov
ernor Russell. Dem., expects to be elected
to a third term.
Republicans Confidently Claim a Sweep In
the Nutmeg State.
Hartford, Conn., Nov. 5. This State
votes next Tueidayv for the first time in a
Presidental election under the new law.
There are five State tickets in the field, and
one must have a majority over all others to
win. The Republicans predict that Harri
son will carry Connecticut; that the Legis
lature will be Republican; that there will
be no choice ofState officers, and that a Re
publican Legislature will elect Republican
officers and a United States Senator.
The Democrats claim the State for Cleve
land, and hope to elect the State ticket
Thy assert the State is Democratic, that
the Republicans well know this tact, and
thac their only hope is in the great amount
of money at their disposal. They cannot
hope for success under a system which gives
73 Representatives to a district no larger in
population than Hartford, New Haven and
.Bridgeport, with a total ot only six Repre
sentatives. NEW JERSEY.
Careful Estimates Give the State to Cleve
land by at least 5,000.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 5. In 1888
Cleveland carried this State by 7,149
plurality. In 1889 Abbett, for Gov
ernor, beat Grubb by 14,253 plurality.
The Republicans have made a very vigorous
campaign on the coal combine question, and
there is much speculation among .lie leaders
of both sides as to what effect this will have
on next Tuesday's election.
It is conceded by both parties that the
coal combine matter will have less effect on
the Presidental ticket than on the Governor
ship and Legislative candidates. For
this reason, it is thought from
the most careful estimates that can
be made that Cleveland will carrv the State
from 5,000 tn 8.000 plurality. The Demo
crats will probably elect four State Sena
tors and the Republicans four. The com
position of the Assembly will probably be:
Democrats, 34; Republicans, 26.
Republicans Have a Decided Advantage
Over Their Opponents.
Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 5. General In
terest in Iowa this year has been less than
for many years past, no Governor being
elected next Tuesday, and State issues
being naturally subordinated to
great national questions. This fact
gives the Republicans a significant
advantage in the Hawkey e State, and the
Democrats are usually frank enough to ad
mit that in a State, which for 30 years has
given Republican majorities every Presi-1
dental election ranging from 15,000 to
35,000, the chances favor the .Republican
party, although some of the Democrats still
The Democrats concede that they will
probably lose several Congressional dis
tricts in Iowa this year which they captured
two years ago.
A Southern State in Which the Situation Is
Birmingham. Ala., Nov. C The poli
tical situation in Alabama is very complex.
Tuesday's election will be strictly confined
to the choice of Presidental electors and
Representatives in Congress. The point of
interest to be disclosed by the vote is the
extent of the disaffection in the Democratic
party caused by the attitude of the Alli
ance. The Republicans still have a full ticket
of Presidental electors and Congressional
candidates, and the Prohibition party al
though cutting little or no figure in the can
vass, has also made a few nominations to
retain the form of organization.
Conservative Estimates Give the State to
Harrison by a Small Vote.
Helena, Mont., Nov. & Conservative
estimates give Montana to Harrison by a
small majority. Republicans will elect
the Governor. The balance of the
State ticket is divided between the
Fl'rraBUKG ; DISFATOH, 'SUNDX'Y. OVEMBERTe;
Republicans, Democrats and Populists. The
latter claim the Attorney General
i The Legislature is close. The Senate will
probably be Republican, while the Popu
lists may told tne balance of power in the
' SOUTH DAKOTA.
A Republican Plurality of About 15,000
la Looked for Here.
HURON, 8. D.,Nov. 6. Chairman Green,
of the' Sooth Dakota Republican Commit
tee, places the Republican plurality in this
Stae at 15,000, and other 'party
leaders agree with him. This
means the election of four Repub
lican electors, the Republican State
ticket, both Congressmen and a majoritv on
the Legislature. The Democrats and In
dependents, however, are confident of
success. Formal fusion was not accom
plished, but all except one Democrat have
practically withdrawn in favor ot the in
dependents. One matter of uncertainty is the inability
to tell. whether the Independent vote will
be as strong as two years ago. At that time
the Republicans had a dear majority. It
seems possible that the result will be close.
The New Ballot Law Sure to Blako the Re
turns Come in late.
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. The people of
Pennsylvania will on Tuesday begin their
first opportunity of testing the so-called
Australian system of voting. The bill mak
ing the change in the polling system was en
acted at the last session of the Legislature.
It was made up of sections of the New
York, New Jersey and pure Australian
systems, and is very complicated. A ballot
22 by 28 inches is necessary, and special
booths have been constructed for the ac
commodation ot voters.
The counting of votes will be a long and
tedions proceeding, and as the polls do not
close until 7 p.m. there is not much proba
bilitythat anything will be known posi
tively about tne vote in this State till some
time Wednesday morning.
Republicans Claim They Will Have All of
the State's Electors.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 5. Oregon will
vote on Tuesday for President and Vioe
President only. The attempted fusion of
the Democrats with the People's
party within the past week
has caused the Republicans to
exert themselves to bring out a full vote.
They claim they will have a plurality of at
least 10,000 in the State, and that they will
elect all four electors, notwithstanding the
fact that the Democrats hare withdrawn
one of their electors and substituted one of
the People's party.
The Democrats do not expert to carry the
State, but say they are certain to elect
Pierce, the Populist elector, whom they
have indorsed. The People's party vote, it
is believed, will reach 15,000 in the State.
A Plurality of 12,000 13,000 for Har
rison Is Predicted.
Portland, Me., Nov. 6. The cam
paign in Maine, having been practically
settled by the September election, has been
quite dull since that time. The Repub
lican plurality in September was 12,412,
and may fairly be expected to reach the
same figures or a little larger ones in No
vember. In 1888 the Republican plurality
for Governor was 18,053 and lor President
A secret movement might bring out a
full Democratic vote in November, but it
could scarcely be effected withont warning
their antagonists and bringing them out
also, so Maine may be considered as good
for 12,000 or 13,000 Republican plurality,
against 23,000 iu 1838.
Republican Suoeess Certain in the Great
State of Gold.
San Francisco, Nov. 5. All four of
the national parties in this State have nom
inated Presidental, Congressional and Leg
islative tickets. The registration is 324,
O00 for the State, indicating that the popu
lar vote will be fully 50,000 in excess ot
that of four years ago.
The members of the Republican State
Central Committee confidently claim the
State on the popular vote tor President,
and the Republicans will elect a mnjority
ot the members of the State Legislature.
There are 14 hold-over Republican Sena
tors and the Republicans will have to elect
47 to have a majoritv on joint ballot to
choose a successor to United States Senator
A Conservative Estimate Gives the State to
t leveland by 60,000.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 5. The heavy ma
jority received by the Democratic State
ticket last month, which was more than
70,000, insures the election of the Democratic
electoral ticket, thougli it is probable that
the majority will be someweat smaller than
that received by the Democratio S'.ate
ticket, which received the votes of many
negroes in the absence of a Republican
The negroes, who compose 95 per cent of
the Republican party m Georgia, will vote,
as usual, for the Republican ticket All
parties concede that the Democratic elec
toral ticket will succeed, and a conserva
tive estimate places the majority at about
Grover Cleveland Is Conceded the State
by a Largo Majority.
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 5. Opposed
to the Democratic National ticket in Ar
kansas is a combination ticket, composed
in equal parts of Republican and People's
party candidates for electors. In
September the State Democratic
ticket had 25,000 majority over
both Republican and Populite tickets, and
Cleveland will carry this State by a large
majority. The only actively contested Con
gressional districts are the Third (McRae's)
and the Fifth (Peele's), but whose Demo
cratic candidate this year is Hugh A. Dins
For the First Time in Its History It Is on the
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 8. Kansas enjoys
the distinction this year, for the first time
in its history, of being a donbtful State at
least so far as the national, Congressional
and Legislative contests are concerned. Ot
course the Republicans do not admit this,
but their extraordinary activity in the cam
paign and their reticence concerning the
true condition of affairs, give evidence of
their nervous apprehension.
Fusion of the Democrats and People's
party has brought about this doubtful con
dition in Kansas. Four years ago Kansas
gave Harrison a majority of 83,000 votes.
Nine Electoral Votes Certain to Be Cast for
Charleston, S.' O., Nov. 5. It is as cer
tain as anything well can be in politics that
Sonth Carolina's electoral vote will be cast
for .Cleveland and Stevenson. There is no
reason whatever to doubt the loyalty of both
factions of the Democratio party to the
national standard bearers.
The political conditions' of this State have
been very much disturbed during the last
two or three years, and at one time it was
thought the Third party would secure a
foothold, but because of the conservative
course promised by the old-line Democrats,
the unity of the party has been preserved.
No Republican Ticket in the Field the Pres
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 5. Florida
elects on November 8 two Representatives
in the Fifty-third Congress and four elec
tors tor President and Vice President of
the United States.
The only parties having Presidental
tickets in tne field are the Democratic and
the People's party, the Republicans having
declined to make nominations this year.
It is doubtful it the majority for the
Cleveland electors will be over 17,000 or
Xo Word of Encouragement for Anybody
From the President's Mother.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 5. The Demo
crats, Republicans, Third party and Pro
hibitionists all have Presidental tickets In
the field in Virginia. No State ticket is to
The Democrats have.candidates tor Con
gress in each of thfv ten districts in the
State, the Third party in ail but the First
district, while here and there an Independ
ent Republican enters the race.
Democrats Active, bnt With tittle I ope of
Pulling Weaver Through.
Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 5. The Dem
ocrats here are straining every nerve
to carry the Weaver electors through,
and are snid to be sacrificing the rest of the
ticket to that end. They claim success,
but the Republican State Committee ex
presses the greatest confidence in carrying
the State tor electors, Congressmen and
State ticket, and a good majority in the
The Buckeye State Promised to Remain In
the G. O. P. Column.
Cincinnati, Nov. 5. While leading
Democrats have at times claimed Ohio tor
Cleveland there is no settled feeling that
there will be any change in Ohio's place as
a Republican State in the Presidental
The Republicans claim the election of 16
out of the 21 Congressmen.
tSfOur own special wires and special news
service mill render The Ditpitch election returns
invaluable Wednesday morning. Order in ad
vance to avoid disaiipoinlmenU
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PH0I0GBA.PH.
It Comes From the City of Baltimore, and
Is a Picture of Columbus.
Baltimore American, i
Baltimore will have the distinction of
presenting to public view in her Colnmbian
parale the largest photograph in the world
in the shape of a picture, 9 feet long and 6
feet high, of "Columbus b-fore Ferdinand
and Isabella," after V. GribayedofTi en
graving of Brozik's celebrated painting.
This photographic feat will constitute the
float of St Pius' Parish in the parade, and
will be furthermore unique as the pioneer
experiment of adapting photography to this
The idea originated with Mr. v"illiam H.
Weaver, an artist of recognized ability, to
whom the whole design of the float was in
trusted. The design is remarkable for its
artistic grace and beauty. The two colossal
pictures on either side of the float will be
framed in ornamental panels, also, photo
graphed, taken from the representation of
"Columbus before the Council," on the
bronze doors of the Capitol at Washington,
thework of Randolph Rogers. Surmount
ing the float is half of the globe, on the
summit of which stands Columbus and his
two captains, catching the first glimpse of
the New World, one eagerly pointing to
land, the other as eagerly gazing toward
the goal of their.hopei, while the great dis
coverer himelf stands wrapt in a silent
ecstacy of greatful prayer. These figures
will be'in relief, about 5 feet in height
Great dragons, with twisted bodies, their
tails curving upward, support the four
corners, and at the end is to be a large pho
tograph of Cardinal Gibbons.
Four strong lights within the float will
illuminate the pictures, thns making them
splendidly effective and bringing out every
perfection of detail and finish.
&3Tht Dispatch's electric election bulletins
will be flashed every 15 seconds from The Dispatch
building Tuesday evening.
A WONDERFUL BTJ5.
"AIIBaba" Beats All Chicago Records-ln
the Theatrical Line. t
Chicago, Nov. 5. Spcrial The Amer
ican Extravaganza Company, Manager
David Henderson's organization, closed in
"AH Baba" to-night at the Chicago Opera
House the most remarkable engagement
that has ever been played by any organiza
tion west of New York. It has been given
here tor 200 consecutive times and the the
ater has been packed invariably during the
entire run. The success of "Sinbad" was
looked upon as phenomenal, up to a year
ago, but "Ali Baba" has eclipsed it v
The organization, numbering 125 people,
left to-night upon a special train of seven
cars for St Louis. After playing a short
engagement in St Louis the company pro
ceeds to San Francisco, where they fill a
season of five weeks. The entire organiza
tion will be seen in Pittsburg early in Feb
Tacht Bating Bale.
Lobdos, Nov. 5. Tho weekly sporting
papers continue to bo filled with long dis
cussions over the rating rule. Among the
letters published in The Field Is a long one
irom .L,ora Kunrrtven opposinir any change
unless It be the object to accomplish an In
tcrnntional agreement. "To arrive at that
end" the lettor says, "anvamonnt of trouble
and considerable sacrifice on our part are
warranted. Tie benefit to ynchtinjr by the
adoption of the same system ot measure
ment on both sides of the Atlantic would be
Incalculable, but short of attaining that on
Ject there is nothing to Justify a chanse."
Wrrr pay fancy prices for diamonds,
watches and Jewelry when you can buy
them at smiill profits at M. G. Cohen's, 86
Fifth avenucr Call and examine the stock
Save Tour Mon'y.
If your furs look somewhat dilapidated do
not throw them away. Send them down to
No. 707 Perm nvenue. where they can be
redyed, cleaned or otherwise renalrea. You
will find that I can make an old saoque,
cape, bow or muff look its stood as when
new. It will not cost much; yon cau savo
almost the price of a new garment
707 Tenn avenue, Pittsburg.
Sevei cents for four-plv linen collars, 2.1C0
fine, at Siller's, corner Smitlifield and
Kranlch & Bach, Emerson," Starr.
Examine theso.Splenald pianos and you
will buy no others. Sold on easy payments
if desired. LEcmrEK & ScnoENBEBOKit,
69 Fifth avenue.
The solid silver teaspoons at $5 per set
are the finest offered anywhere. Go to
Steinmann's, 105 Federal street, lor the best
Ladles' Felt Hats
Done over, latest plnte. QuictaLwork, low
prices, entire satisfaction.
Wm. Gbabowset, Practical Hatter,
707 Penn avenue.
Three elegant Estey organs, slightly used,
will bo sold vory low.
- Leorheb & EcnoESBEnoEn,
69 fifth avenua.
ONLY ONE IN TOUBT.
The Erie-Crawford District Alone Un
certain in Pennsylvania.
ALL THE BEST ACCOUNTED FOE.
A Forecast of the gate's XextCongrtxsional
MADE DP AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
IFBOM A STAFP COBnESrONDEST.l
"WASHiiroTOir, Nov. 5. At the close ot"
doors on this, the last evening of the last
week of the campaign, the BepubUcan Con
gressional Committee figures out irom the
very latest information available that the
Bepublicans will have in Pennsylvania
16 Congressional districts that are absolute
ly certain to give good majorities for the
party candidate, which, with the two Con-gressmen-at-Large,
of Sharon, Mercer county, and William
Lilly, of Mauch Chunk, will give 18 mem
bers, about which there can be no dispute.
It Is conceded that for the Democrats the
Third district in Philadelphia will prob
ably elect the present representative, Will
iam McAleer, who has been indorsed by
the Bepublicans; that Mutchler will be re
elected in the Eighthr a J. Erdman to
succeed Brunner in the Ninth; Beilly re
elected in the Thirteenth, or Pottsville dis
trict; Wolverton in the Seventeenth, or
Sunbury district; Boltzhoover re-elected in
the Nineteenth, or Carlisle district, and
Kribbs re-elected in the Twenty-eghth, rfr
rive Districts to Specula'e Upon.
This disposes of 16 districts which are
sure for the Bepublicans and seven districts
which are sure fpr the Democrats, leaving
five to speculate upon. The first of these,
in numerical order, is the Seventh, for Nor
rietown district, where Hollowell, Demo
crat, was elected over Wanger, BeDuhlican,
by a bare majority in 1890. The same can
didates appear again, and Wanger is
oounted a sure winner.
The next is the Eleventh, or Scrauton dis
triot The candidates are Lemannel Amer
man, the sitting member, and "Joe" Scran
ton, who has more than once represented
the district in other years, and was beaten
by Amerman by about 200 votes in 1890, the
year of the great tidal wave. This year the
district may be counted certain to go Re
publican. The Twelfth, or Wilkesbarre district, was
carried by Shnnk, Republican, by a small
majority, in 1890. Reynolds, his opponent,
contested his seat The Committee on Con
tested Elections decided In. favor of Shonk,
but the contest has not yet come before the
House for a final decision. As a Demo
cratic committee decided that the BepubU
can was elected in 1890, it may be con
sidered certain that a Republican will be
elected this year. The candidates are
Charles D. Foster, Republican, and William
D. Hines, Democrat, both of Wilkesbarre.
Wright Expected to Full Through.
A strong fight is being made on Wright,
ot the Susquehanna district, to prevent his
re-election, but he will pull through.
It is believed that Acheson will have no
difficulty of election in the Twenty-fourth
district, though there has been much dls
sention and Rev. Campbell Jobes is play
ing the role of an Independent Republican
candidate. Nobody in Congress really be
lieved otherwise than that "Andy" Stewart
had an honest majority at the last election,
and that he was ousted bv mere abuse of
power to seat Craig, the Democrat. It is
hoped by a host of people in Washington,
in Congress and out of it, that ''Andy" I
Three months is a short while in which to establish a businesr and a reputation, yet we have succeeded irv
both in that time.
MURPHY BROS. CO.
t Are already known as
The Reliable Installment House of Pittsburg.
KEEPING FAITH WITH THE PEOPLE
Has been our chief aid to success. We started business with the fixed determination to -carry out the principle,
which control our interests in other cities, viz: TO OFFER THE PUBLIC WELL-MADE ,
Furniture, Carpets, Etc,
HOUSEFURNISHINGS OF EVERY KIND
On Small First Payments! Easy Terms of Credit! At Prices the Lowest!
Consistent with conduct of a legitimate business. In underselling competitors we have not cut prices or
sacrificed goods. The prices we offer are fixed values. They are the result of
MURPHYS' MATCHLESS METHODS.
Buying stock for cash we buy to advantage, save large discounts, consequently reduce the cost, enabling o
to sell cheaper than many of our competitors and still make a profit. Manufacturers favor cash customers, a z
money is often a help to them. As a result we get the pick of the best lines of goods in the trade.
OUR PATRONS ARE BENEFITED because they have their choice of a well-selected stock, together with',
the advantage of low prices and long credit. i
YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT Whether you want a Rug or a Parlor Suite it will afford us pleasure tat
wait on you. A ONE DOLLAR sale is conducted as courteously and with as much attention as one amounting)
to Jioo. Our aim is to please everyone. We want your custom, let it be little or let it be much. ' i'
GUARANTEED SATISFACTIONS DUTY That is the way we" feel about it Our patrons are entitIed,L
to it as their right. We adjust any claim made in reason, t heir satisfaction gives us our reliability.
MAGNITUDE, BEAUTY, VABIETY OF STOCK.
The most aesthetic or the most plain, substantial taste may be gratified in the stock we offer. In style, make?
and finish our Furniture display is unexcelled in Pittsburg. As well as full sets for Bedroom, Parlor, Diningt
Room and Library, we have odd and unique pieces for nooks and corners of the artistic home. IT WILL RE-
PAY YOU TO INSPECT OUR EXHIBIT. ',
ANYTHING SOLD ON THESE TERMS:
$12 Worth 50c Cash 50c Weekly.
$25 Worth $1.00 Cash $1.00 Weekly.
$50 Worth $2.00 Cash . . . : $2.00 Weekly.
$75 Worth $2.50 Cash $2.50 Weekly.
$100 Worth $3.00 Cash $3.00 Weekly.
If your present need is a small one don't hesitate to call on us. Ours is not a house to despise small things..
MURPHY BROS. CO.,
Reliable Home Furnishers,
27 SE"V"E!3SrTX3: ST, 27
NEAR PENN AVE., PITTSBURG, PA. "
From Observations Taken at 8 P. M. Yesterday.
Ut.' i J-y'J-
WH-- i kVJBILEVT
-'-,'- l A. WHEY
I PAKTLT CLOUDY.
jsrrow nles with wind.
First figures at station Indicate temperature;
next flfpirrs Indicate change In temperature; and
figures underneath, lr anr. Indicate amount of
rainfall or melted snow in hundredths of an inch
during past 12 hours: T indicates trace of precipi
tation; isobars, or solid Mack lines, pass through
points of equal pressure: isotherms, or dotted lines,
Storms (tnorallT more from west to east In
atmospheric wares, of which the crests are
Oh WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. WST
Showers on the Lakes; Warmer; South Winds.
Weathee Cosditioxs The storm has moved In the past 12 hours from the New England;
const tn the itova Scotia coast. A storm has moved rapidly from the north or Montana ta
Sonth Dakota, Increasing in intensity, a pressure of 20 40 being reported from Pierre. Tha
clearing condition has moved from Iowa to West Virginia, diminishing in magnitude. Ju
second clearing condition lias appeared on the North Pacific coast Light rain has fallen'
In the lower lake region, In New England and the Northwest, Temperature has fallen ir
the Ohio Valley, the Atlantic and Gulf States and the extreme Northwest It has generalljt
PiTTSBuno, Nov. 5. Tho Local Forecast Official or the Weather Bureau furnishes the fol
lowing: Bakomkter 8 a. M 30.19; 2 r. M., 30.21; 8 P. at, 30 19.
Relative Hcmiditt 8 a. m., 90: 2 r. v., 69: 8 r. jr., 68.
PREciriTATloir past 21 hours from 8 p. jr., .01.
Temperature 8 a. h., 33; 12 M., 30: 2 p. jr., 33: S p.m., 39; 8 p. jr., 39. Highest, 40; lowest 80f
average, 35, which is 13 degrees Below the normal. .
will be returned for the remainder of the
term which rightfully belonged to him.
The foregoing districts hare been left ont
of the list of certainties rather for the pur
pose of referring to them separately as
spots where the contests are being waged
most vigorously, rather than on account of
any fear of the Bepublicans that they are
In the doubtful column.
Dr. Floods Case Considered Critical.
The only BepubUcan district that is
looked upon by the committee as being
really in doubt is the Twenty-sixth, or Erie
district, where the millionaire J. C. Sibley
is pitted against the equally wealthy editor
and theologian, Dr. Theodore L. Flood.
Sibley is indorsed by everything that is
against the regular Republican organiza
tion, and is supported by a large vote. They
like to have millionaire candidates in some
parts of that district It is feared by some
ot the shrewdest Bepublicans in the district
that Sibley will pull through. The most
exciting contests in the State have been
fought in Erie and Crawford, and every
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marked "High" and the oval trough, or depre
slon, "Low." These waves moic eastward oa aa
average of 60C miles per day.
nigh winds, rain or (ireold enough) snow, south
er'.y winds, and consequently high temperature.
usually precede "Iows" across the country.
When the "I.ow" passes east of a place the win!
changes to north, bringing lower temperature, .
clearing skies, and often cold wares and nsrtben-
Tbe high area brings sunshine.
YIKG1NIA AND OHIO Fair, Exctp
body will be particularly interested in tho i
returns from those counties next Tuesday
The only doubtful Democratic district is)'
the Third'where Captain Kerr and William
McAleer are figting like cats and dogs.!
not suit the high and mighty jjarrltv. and '
may be defeated, though he has the Indorse
ment of the Republicans. He voted every
time for all the free trade heresies of the)
party during the last session, however, and,
this, as tha treasonable act of the.snccetsor
of Randall, has led a mass of the Republi.I
the battle goes.
If Flood be elected In the Twenty-sixth
the delegation will stand 23 Bepublicans)
and 7 Democrats. If Sibley be elected, 23?
ixepuDiicans ana a democrats.
$18 Beautiful solid gold ladles iftglar
watches at Steinmann's, 105 Federal streeV