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WASHINGTON, TTLESDAX, NOVEMBJ5E 2, 1897 BIGHT PAGKRS.
New York Mayoralty Canvass
.Ends in a Heavy Rainstorm.
ALLEGED PLATT-CROKER DEAL
leaders of tli'e Republican Machine
Declare They Would Prefer to
See Vun Wvck Eleeted in Prefer
ence U Seth l.ow7effev.-onliiu
LJeiuoeracyV. Final Appeal.
New rrtc. Nov. 1 -The last day of the
7oost campaign ended tonight in a heavy
ralnesona. The weather indications arc for
heavy radn tomorrow. Tills may liave con
fclderaWe hearing on i lie final result. Last
initios in. Uie Interest of Hie several -jaiull-OaU
were aeld tonight, twit in the main
they were tHiinly attended, the r Un put
ting a flwiper on the ardor of everyone.
The iiuia5T at tlie political headquar
ters did Hute i uulny except i-sue volum
inouB muimviiVb containing figures on how
the vote of the greater city will go, hut
little imctt is tfcai in tlie-e, Inasmuch as
It is obviaus that they give no real iu
foniurkit, being prepared olcly with a
hiH'-cd view to suport the claims or thts
or that candidate. Among all iarties.
liowever, hve seems to be a feeling of
nggresstma uil confidence. Tliere Is
no kwbt that the fraudulent vote will cue
tlie Hh-nnwst Kiwrt of a figure in tln elec
tion. Ttw pohee, under the orders of an
hou-t police cxHMiiission and a fearless
chief of pclhe. have gone through the
litdfdttg lioue district, and all those not
eiiutled to voe have had tlieir name-, r
moved from tl e registry lists. There have
ujea no rui x-s of colonization.
ScaHhK- Plan has gone to Tioga county
to vote. Tlie evening editions of the Low
organs give him a final "roafct" in elab
orate stawiwentb declaring that before he
left he entered into an agreement -with
Taam.y to throw at, much of the vote
as he controls to Van Wyck, knowing liat
Tracy is already beaten. The Br.joklyn
Eagle print tdl'ged evidence of this deal,
and pMlil4ies interviews with Piatt leaders
in Brooklyn, in which they declare that
they woald prefer to see Van Wyck elected
1h preference to Seth Low, and declaring
that they would vute for the Tanmmny
catMiWatc if they thought Low had any
chance. Tlmugt eidence or Mich a deal
Is ttl a very flimsy character, there Is
no queettoa ttit the feeling of the 'Tegu
lar Republicans against Low is one of
The puib win uten at C a. in. and close
ct6 p. in- The returns will, it is thought,
be bundled k xpedltiously by tlie elfec
Um. ofKial. that sufficient figures will
he t hrad at 8 p. m- to show who
Is elected. This is proceeding on the as
fcumptkn that tliere will be no break in
the as nachtaery Tor bringing in awl
talttriauuig the returns.
Tho iimt.r.sxrs ot the George canvsuw
today Issued the followiog'
To tlie people of Kew York:
The MputMneous and pathetic tribute
of Xtoe citizens or Greater New York paid
on Sunday night to the dead tribune of
His people ha, demonstrated beyoiHl the
shaAew of a doubt that Henry George, tile
tatJtasr, would, had ttod spared him to us,
have been eleeteu to the mayorall of our
great city. More than this, it foreshadows
wltti eaual cerutuoe the couiniete victory
or ileary George, the oa, ho now leads the
beets his fatner marshaled. We cill tlie J
au?nuon oi ifemocrauc voters wito iiaue
and MCoruXht; ignoble and corrupt men who
liRve seized the machinery of tlieir party
to make it serve selfish and enal ends thai
that HCelong Iemocrat and vali.int roe of
boseism. Clmrlefi W. Dayton, still leads in
tlie battle of the Democracy of Thomas
Jeferwjn against the Democracy of Kiclurd
To worklngmen who. with heavy hearts
and bowed lieads, saw the InmIv of their
braveat champion borne to it resting place,
we declare that his work is not ended,
his jMindplee suivive, and in Contributing
to the triumph of all he contended for
they eerve themselves now as fully as they
cootd have could the elder Ilenrv George
haeved And we ioSnt to Jerome O'N'eil
as a man nobly qualified to represent
1b public station the workmgmen of the
city, and we urge that the putittcal sticngth
of Ute Ialorlng masses will bv all bs meas
ured by his vote.
This is.stiil, as it has been, the struggle
of the iieople against the los.et cliosen and
Bupported by the privileged classes. It
THE COMFORTS OF 1 HOME
This Weather Makes a Man Ap
preciate His Home.
-THE PROMOTERS OFMARRUGE
Tbe Great Providers Are Always
llletidy to iet Up Young; Couples, in
UousefceeplnRi Either In u Hou&e
or in a Flat Credit at Cash
This Und ot weather raukesa man think
how comfortable it is to have a home of
hie own, where he ean take off his boot's,
put his feet in slippers and take his ease.
Yesterday, as the reporter was leaving
the greU providers store, 415-417 Seventh
street, a sweet-faeed, raotuerly-looUng
woman HjKfce to him, mistaking him Tor
one of the salesmen.
"I bought some furniture here scn.e
months ago and liave paid for about half
of it but my husband was reoently killed
In railroad aortdent and my son is lying
sickat U.me, and I cannot payas I agreed."
"S'ad.nn, I don't happen to be one of
the salesmen, but ir you will come back
UiU way I will introduce you to Mr. Pettit.
and I think I can assure you tliatwliatever
jit rj we fjr,n wJH ,Je aU rJghut,
"Oh. 1 am so r,twa obliged t you.'
"Not at all, madam. 1 am simply t'k
lng from ivhat I know ut the great pro
Aiders. I don't think they are ever hard
on anyone In trouble," and the repoiter
piloted lite ladj to Mr. Pettit; and, lold
him r.f the circumstances.
3nder his wing, and, though
Uk rPrrer knows not what he said.
Y.e lady presently left the store with a
much happier expression on her counte
nance. He aykod Mr. Pettit afterward and re
ceived nothing but a growl, but the happy
expression on the lady's face gave him
a better opinion than ever of the methods
of the great providers.
Frank Ltbbey & Company,
Sixth street and New i'ork avenue.
Is still, as It has been, a nattle for real
Deiiiuciucj mtitiii tue J)eiui,iatie puri,.
The deaui of the great leudei tio more
closes uie contest tor equal lights and
tne attack upon special privilege's than
did 'Warren's tall at liunket Hill end the
revolt against the domination or om land
by a Dnuati king.
lu tnis supreme hour we Iwac exicc
knowledge mat tne Toes or nionoiioly. the
enemies oi bussisiu, tne natera ot cruserism
ana of 1-latUMii, tne eW lorKers wuo re
tusj to be governed rrom uritisil.ic e tracxs,
recognize m the Democracy of Thomas J ef
fersou their only certain source of pro
lecUou against Uiu eMls wmch have
meiKU-ed our eity. NMtuout tnought c
compromlse. wltn no rrienuliness to any
otusTOa lauiat-.tjr luaiii oppuxiug-political
organization, wltn but the one determina
tion to prosecute the work begun bv Henry
George against the agents of aristocracy
and tne tools of corruption, the Democracy
of Thomas .letferson promises vigor In its
attack and presages Us complete victory.
Jerome J'cil, i.resldent oi the council
candidato on the Ucorge ticket, alio Issued
an aype'il directed especially to -working-men
to vot for Sir. Gcoige.
Willis .1. Abbott, or the George cam
paign ''limittee, alco said:
"1 will admit that Avhen I heard of Sir
George's death my first thought was how
t hold our vote so tliat Mr. Low might
profit bj it, but secern! thought dictated
the advisability of nomlnatinga new can
didatc of our own. We had built up a
political organization which we deter
mined u maintain as a rcrmanciit oppo
silion to Tamraanv Hall, and it seen cd
wiser for its pcipctuttv to fill the vacant
place on the ticket with one of our own
men and earr on an independent con
te-t. Nothing Itctter could happpn lor th;
city th in tile creation of a strong Demo
critic organization hostile to Tammany
Our organisation will he picserved for
that purpose, and we hope to obtain rec
ognition In the JHnle conventions of the
party. 1 can say for young Hcniy George
that lie took no of fens? at Mr. Low's
statement to the press. We Vere dlfccuss
ing tne action of the Citizens' Union, and
he aid to me:
"jf.m know Mr. Low, Abbott. Theie
wa nothing in Mr. Low's expression to
takr exception to ' As to the visit of Mr.
Laroipie end Mr- Smith, I think it ought
to be said that those gentlemen simply
presented tlie resolutions of coiidolence
adopted by the Citizens' Union and went
awav vlthout having uttered a word on
the istUifcal situation.
"The great iiopulur demonstration at the
funeral of Henry George, the eulogies
of his diameter, ability and disinterested
ness from erry -ourcc, and the crowding
of the newspaper- with reports of all those,
will, ic .n judgment, be a powerful force
in PoMlngTor the sju the vote which would
have ben given to the father. Young Mr.
George may not receive as many votes as
Us father would have done because the
vast outiouring at lip- funeral showed that
liad Mr. Oeorve hi ed he would have been
elpted by an immense plurality -but he
will get enough to elect him by a hand
some plurK.it). While we exjiect that the
funeral will have a strong polltica I effect,
I wih to say thai it was not designed for
that puriHwe. Arrangements for it !al
been hnguti before we knew that we should
make a new nomination.''
BETTING OX Til 15 ULECTIOX.
Tlif Odds "JTiree'to One in Fnvor of
New York, Nov. 1 Betting on tlie elec
tion m the Hoar of the stock exclmnge
was so lively tills afternoon that it inter
fered materially -with the business. it
caused some talk of having the mailer
brought before the governing committee
and niiig betting on the floor of the ex
change on any events Into which chance
eniera positively prohibited in the future.
As the lime for closing the slock ex
change grexr near the betting grew mo;e
exch ing- Alaur Uiouaands of dollars were
wagered in tlie last hour. Warren .Ta.nee
bet about $20,000 at odds of 3 to 1 that
Van Wyck tvould win. Tlie field money
was pet up in small amounts.
D. Lapsley bet Si 00 to $10 with W. M
Harrmian that Tracy would not win.
The houc of Bell & Co. bet in all over
$30.00t in various ways cm the renult ot
tlie election. Many thousands of dollars
were !et against Low at the odds ot
3 to i and -i to 1.
E. G. Burnt bet $1,000 to $10,000 that
Tracy vwuld v.Tn. E. B. Talcott bet
$10,000 to $1,000 that Tracy would not
win. Betting opened low In the morning,
but later hi the day became more lively.
The wiping out of betting books by the
death of lienry George has left but little
money up. It was calculated this morn
ing that the new bet that had been made
Jn the Vail street district since the death
of Henry George, or the old bets allowed
by ininuul content to reniam In effect
did not af-gregatp, when busiucts began,
more than $40,000.
Nuincous bets made on the exchange
thU afternoon, among which D. Iapi-ley
bet eeu mouey that Van Wyck would
get 200,000 or more votes, and he of
fered 1,000 to $100 that Low would
get more votes than Tracy.
II. Cm. tent bet altogether $6,000 to
$2,000 that Van Wyck would wiu. Taylor
aud Mayor bet $50 to $'200 that Low
would ger twice as many votch as Tracy.
E. B. Talcott bet $3,000 to $1,000 twice
that Low would not be elected. He also
rradeone bet of $3,500 to $1,000 dgain-t
Low. Ili bet $1,000 at even money that
Van Wyck would have 40,000 plurality.
One bet was- made of $50 that Henry
George would poll more votes than Tracy.
Billy Edwards was at the uptown hotels
today offering bets of $500 even that
George would get 20,000 votes, and $500
even that he would getpJO.OOO, the two
bets to go together in each case. lie found
LAST JEFFEHSOX1AX MEETING.
Dayton CIoes the Cainpnisjn "With
a Glowing Speech.
New York, Nov. 1. At an irnmen&e
gathering of George adherents at Cooper
Union tonight, at winch Father Ducoy and
othors spok", William Hepburn Russell read
tha following letter from William J.
Bryan, dated October 28:
"If we were right during the campaign
of 18?-6, we are tlll light, and our caute
will be vindicated. When people bume to
study these Questions, as I hope they will
during the next four days, I fee'l ture of
the triumph of our cause."
The crowd theeied Bryan's name when
of the iftter.thev threw their hats in hc
air an:.1 waved thdr trm in the air and
howled coi.t'auously for fully two minutes.
Ex-Pjstmaster Dayton, candidate for
comptroller, also Rpoke. He said:
"They !!! a Ictf itj ugo-aud they
Said it with the glee of a vulture that
the death of Henry George mant the
death of the Henry George movement for
freedom from Crokensm. I read in an
evening papei that they dealt out $50,000
to the district leaders in Fourteenth street
today, to be distributed tomorrow. Now,
their prophets over there bay they -are
absolutely certain or 240,000 vote's for
Continued ou Second Page.
Hemlock laths S1.05 for 1.000.
J Bright. Dry. BebtTmanufacture.
ONE GREAT ISSUE IS
Democrats' Hard Fight Against
Raima and Uannaism.
THE RESULT VERY DOUBTFUL
Ilepublicnns' Confession of "Wealt-r.e-s
Sneot ,ss of Their Stnte T-ohet
"With Busliue'H utlth Jlend Pretty
Generally Conceded The. Situa
tion in Cincinnati.
Columbus, O., Nov. l.It has been cus
tomary in this Slate to close the active
oratorical end of the oanipatgu on the
Saturday night beror- election, but to
lively has been the fight this year that
a laige numbei of meetings were held to
night. Ward meetings were generally neld
by Jxith parties in this and other cities.
Interest, in the str-igjde lor the legislatuie
which will elfft a mieccsMir to Mr. Hamu
hut ovoruiadowed tlu- f ignt over the State
tirket. Mi. Hanua has niiith-ir taken the
itump and has bumn.uned U his aid
man j or the prominent offlcelu.IdeiH from
Washington and elsewhere. The Democrats
have summoned to theli aid Mr. Bryan, aud
his .speKites have been marked by hitter
attackb on Ilanna.
Hauna and Hannalsiii seem to have be
come the oi e issue of the campaign.
The election of the Republican State
ticket, headed by Gov. Buptinell, is pretty
genetahy conceded, though some of tho
more (.anguine Democrats assert that
Chapman will win.
Conservative politicians of both paities
have, however, admitted that the leglsi--tue
Is In doubt. The Republicans- are
pledged to Hie re-election or Hanna if
thej gain control of Uie leglslatuie, while
the Democrats uie not openly pledged to
In Cincinnati the Republicans ay that
their State ticket will be elected by a large
pluriiity and that the legislature is the
only thing in doubt. The Republicans
olatm they will make a majority of the
legislature without Hamilton county and
thej are cl.ilming today that they will
elect the fourteen members of the legisla
turefiom thiscounty by reduced majorities.
The Democrats claim they will canv Ham
ilton county by from 10,000 to 12,000
IN THE KEYSTONE STATE.
Republicans CInlniin; the State by
Philadelphia, Nov. 1. Tomorrow is elec
tion day when the citizens of this city
will vote for a citv tieasuier, a iegls-ter
of wills, three Judges of the courts of com
inou pleas-, one judge of the orphans' cuuit,
a Statu treasurer, an auditor general,
and as tc whether or not the propooed
$12,200,000 onn for municipal puipose
In Philadelphia shall be negotiated.
The great fight will lie on the Stte
troasureship. For this the Quay candi
date is James S. Beacon aud the Demo
cratlc M. E. Brown. J)r. Swallow, the
Harrisb'irg Presbyterian clergyman whoe
exivjMiro ot alleged crookedness in the
expenditure of the State funds, recently
involved in a conviction for libeling John
C. Deiuny, Gov. Hastlug't. custodian of
buildings and ground, is the candidate or
the Prohibition party. William R. Thomp
ton stands as .in independent candidate.
It is not expected that any uuusual
voce will be polled. Chairman Elkiii, of
the Republican State committee, says that
a conservative estimate received this year
at lieadquaiters Indicate the following re
Republican, 454,215; Democratic, 270,
725: Prohibition, 45,445; Independent,
10,250, a total of 786,635.
BRYAN ON THE SITUATION.
Loohs for Democratic Gnins in Ohio,
Nebraska nnd lown.
Chicago, Nov. 1. William J. Bryan spent
Sunday in Chicago. He- did not register at
the hotel. Ho called at the homes of ex
Governor Altgeld, Mayor Harrison and
other Penvieratio leaders, all of whom wen
away from home, so he left cards for them
I natalkon politics he said:
"I think Mark Henna will be beaten.
The Democrats in Ohio seem confident that
they will capture the legislature, and thi-y
huce Rfromr hopes of electing Crtap.nan tor
governor l think that the silver rorcea
will maitc large gains In Iowa. I made
four speechebin Nebraska, undfePl sure that
we will carry the State. The immense
wMeat crop in Nebraska this year (three
times us large as ever before), makes the
farmers there more prosperous than in any
other State, and a silver victory in Ne
braska this year will convince all think
ing men that the success of the silver cause
lb not denendent upon hard times The
causa of bimetallism is growing stronger
and stronger day by day."
THE NEW JERSEY ELECTION.
Republicans Claiming: a Bljj Ma
jority in the Legislature.
Trenton. N. J., Nov. 1. The voters of
New Jersej will tuinonow practically
decide whether the successor to Jame3
Smith, the present United States Senator,
shall be a Democrat or Republican. One
of the most Interesting campaigns for an
otf-ifdr that has been -waged in the State
for. cars closes tonight.
In every county where a senator Is to
b elected there are factional differences,
and the voter, will pass judgment largely
upoi local lines. Tlie present legislature
is overwhelmingly Republican.
Ihe State Republican leaders. State
Comptroller Hancock, State Treasurer
Swaic and Secretarj of State George Wurt.
were together at the Stat3 houss tl.lsafter
noon, and gave it a their opinion that at
the election tomorrow the Democrats will
elect only twelve assemblymen and thrpe
of the six senators. These leaders con
icde the Democrats the ssuatorb'n Middl
box, Passaic and Hunterdon counties.
INDIAN TROUBLE OVER.
The Redslci:i Are Hastening B.ielc
to Their Reservation.
Denver, Nov 1. Information received
in this citj tonight would indicate that
the trouble with the Utes is ahoiiL over.
Army officers report that the Indiau3
are hastening back to their reservation,
and endeavoring to avoid tho troops,
which probably reached the scene yester
A n-imber of wounded Indians have
reached the agency. There is little
exritemrnt amoug the Indians there. Gov.
Adams vill ordei an Investigation ot the
Laths! Laths! Laths! S1.95 for 1,000
I Hemlock bright, dry, well saived.
SPAIN niEPAlUXG FOR WAK.
Said to Be Negutlnting for Some
London, Nov. 1. The Chronicle claims
to have reliable authority ror stating that
Spain, preparing for' eventualities with
America,, signed contracts last ivcck for
thc.option of purchasing certain completed
or nearly completed cruisers in British ship
yards. The financial question havlug been
raised during the negotiations, the official
representing the Spanish government spoku
confidently of Spaint.s jUbillty to raise a
large internal war Ioaq. He added that,
in the event of an outbreak, the Gov
ernment would appeal to popular enthu
siasm, which would nut fall.
The Chronicle admits 'the possibility of
the truth of the report, and refers to the
four warships 'that are known to bo
building to Spalnis order in Great Britain.
KING CHRISTIAN MAY DIE.
The Aucd Monarch Becomes Snd
denl3 111 "Wiillo Ont Driving.
Copenhagen, Nov. l.Kfng Christian was
attacked by a chill while driving yester
day, and his physicians suy that his con
dition I, somewhat serious. His majesty
Is fceury-nlne years old.
OURRY GANG BRETS .IAIL.
Exchfinjje Shots "With CltlJcens und
Wound Two Men.
Deadwood, S. D., Nov. 1. The notorious
"Curry gang'' of bandits broke j.ill just
ber.).-e midnight last night, and after eN.
changing several dozen- shots with sev
eral titiwis who intercepted them mad
ilielr escape Into the mountains The fug'
ttves arc Tom 0'Da.y, Frank Jones. Ton.
Jones nnd Waller Putney. They ripped
the bars from their strong cells by brute
strengt'i, assaulted the Jailor with their
bnre hands and reached the open air. The
first the jailor knew that trouble as
coning was when the bide of the big sted
cage in which the bandits were confined
gae way beneath tlieir united strength,
and, with a roar, the men carried the
wooden partition before, them and burst
Into tn vleft- of the astonished guaru.
He draw a revolver, but It was knocked
from his hand. He drpw another, and
It was dashed to the floor. Tho plucky
man then reached for a big kt Ife which
was Ivlng near, and as the four men threw
rhu:nuies upon him he fought and slashed
urti. he lost consciousness. When he re
vised, an hour later, he was covered with
wounds, but was able to tell this story.
An the Jail -was a regular arniury, ll.o
men had uo trouble hi selecting a supply
or weapons EaoJtygQfc a rifle four re
vol wis, and a quanhfy of ammunition.
Thej rushed from the place and started
or. a run across lots toward tha hills
Pete Bell, a special mine watchman, was
knocl ed down, but he -arose and beiran
Mooting. This aroused the citizens, who
gathered from all directions. Tlie out
laws retreated into Mie, den&e forests,
turning and firing on their pursuer,
fet'eonis of fire followed them from two
doyen Citizens' revolver.
Fred ?wobe was (fesporately wounded,
Frank Elhot was shot through the body
and several other citizens were injured,
ir the outlaws were hurt, Umw was noth
ing to Indicate tho fact. They repeatedly
cabed v the poe to come up to the
mountain and right it- dut.v They finally
disappeared In the hills. The pos.se re
sumed pursuit today. '
The men were awaiting trial for the
robhery of the Bank of Belle Bourche.
STEAMER BUNS ON A ROCK.
Wreckers Working on Her and
Hope to Save Her.
New i'ork, Nov. 1 The Josephlue Thomp
son, a rreight steamer- belonging to the
Baltimore Freight Line,' while on her way
out of the harbor today ran ou a muk at
Coi.Mabie Book, a promontory jutting out
into the upper liay.
There was a heavy fog at the time, and
the pilr.t did not see the buoy which markt,
Uie spot. Thre was an ominous scraping
of the steel plates on the hottomoC the ship
as the big freighter struck the rack and
was held fast.
Siif was in treat danger of hreaking In
half, and the crew at once manned the
bf.atp under the direction of Capt. Smith
Wreckers are at work and hope to bave the
ship. The Thompson was bound for Balti
more, and hid a big cargo of freight. No
estimate can yet be made of the damage.
VANITY 'MADE HER A THIEF.
Pretty Young: Girl Stole Money
Fruni Her Employers.
Boston, Nov. 1 Pretty Letha Day was iu
the municipal court this morning on a
chargeof robbing her employers, the SewaR
and Day Cordage Company. Miss Day has
just passed her twenty-first birthday. She
has confessed to havjng taken many small
sums of money from the safe of her em
ployers v hich .he spoilt for pretty dresses
aud bon bons. She made a bWeethcarr, or
the office boy and unconsciously he aided
her in her petty thefts by giving her the
combination or the 'safe. Detectives hae
been on the lookout lor a long time, but
they failed to catch Miss Letha uutilye
terday. She was locked up in a cell all
night, and when arraigned today hei eves
were ted with weeping. She was remand
ed for further examination,
Itis not believed hec employers will prose
SAGAbTA TO GEN. BLANCO.
Congratulates IHhi on His Safe
Arrival In Cuba.
Havana, Nov. 1 Gen. Blanco Ins re
ceded a cable message from Henor Su
gasta, congratulating hlm, in the name
of the government, upon his safe arrival
in Cuba. Senori Sagasta adds that tne
whole nation is cpnfldegt that the results
of his courage, patriotism and ability will
Gen. Pando entered today upon his
duties as general of the Spanish staff
In Cuba under the captain general. He
has also received mKty congratulations
from h's Spanish friends-'in Havana.
In a hard engagement which took place
yesterday at Ranchuelo, Havana, the Cuban
leader Pablo Rodriguez!, was killed, as
is announced this morning in an official
Railiimd Collision Near Lelp'Uc.
Berlin, Nov. 1. A disastrous luflroad
collision occurred at Eilenbuig, near Leip
sic, today. An engine." running wild, ran
into a train, wiecking itself and seveial
cars of tl-e train.-.VThhtV-flve persons were
seveiely injured five whom will die.
No one was killed outright.
Hemlock lathft .1.05 for 1,000.
Dry and seasoned, and the best made
GUNS 10 OIK IP VOTES
Bloodshed Likely to Result From
the Kentucky Election.
EXCITING TIMES IN LEXINGTON
All the Deadly Weapons In the Stores
of That City Have B?en Boucht
Up Both Democrat le and Reput
11 can M .makers Are Claiming;
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 1 Tho demand for
firearms here today and tonight has been
8" grunt that it lias been impossible for
the dealerb fill tlie orders. The bitter
ness engendered hi tlie political campaign
is respon'vlblu for It Tlie pawnshops were
tlie first to run out of deadly weapons and
tonight ther. Is not a hardware store in
the city at which a pistol can ba bought.
Tlie fet ling between partisans is intense
and trouble is expected tomorrow. But
for tlie fact that the two principals had
been electioneering all day in tlie rain aud
that their weapons were wet, a bloody
tragedy would have been enacted at the
court house this evening. John Jenkins
and Jim Hall lorh drew, and each snapped
his revolver several times before fri-nds
could Interfere, but neithar of tlie weapons
The campaign in this State closed for
mally on Saturdaj-, but political demnn
stratlopb were held by both parties here
and ot different places in the State to
dy. The State issue has been some
what overshadjwed in the larger towns
of the State bv municipal contests and
factional lights, particularly in Lcutwjlle,
Lexington and Co-lngtron. The fight in
therural districts, however, has been largely
on the curieucy question. The National
Dcmocrntb have mode an exceedingly bit
ter fight against the regular Democrats,
and probably will poll about 14,000 votes.
Dr. W Godfrey Hunter aud Senator Pe
boe have taken a deep Interest in the
election of State senators, as those elected
Tomorrow will vote for a Senator to sue
ceed Lindsay. The Democrats say thitthey
will get the State by 12,000 to 20,000
plurality, and will have thirteen out of
nineteen senators to be elected. Tho Re
publican leaders say, however, that If
the Gold Democrats approximate the
strength they are claiming, Bailer, Re
putlicor candidate lor clerk of the court
.of appeals, will win by 8,000, and that
thi. UeiMbllcans will do well in the legis
ative and municipal contests.
WAGES OF COTTON SPINNERS.
English Mills Give Notice of Five
Per Cent Reduction.
London, Nov. 1. A conference of repre
sentatives of the employer and opera
tives in the cotton trade was held at
Manchester this afternoon to discuss the
question, of the proposed reduction of
wages, which the manufacturers say is
necessary iu order to make production
yield any profit.
The employers finally announced their
decision to give a month's notice ot a
reduction of 5 per cent. The reduction
will affect 200,000 operatives, and a con
sequent strike would bring the foremost
trade of the Empire to a btandstin.
RECEPTION TO !MHS. BEILER.
The Home Mis-slonary Society Wel
comes Her Home From Alaska.
Mrs Samuel L. Beiler, wife of the vice
chancellor of the American University,
who wis tent to Alaska and the Yukon
country, was tendered a reception at the
Metropolitan Chrrch last night by the
Home Missionary Society. A laige num
ber of pursons were present to welcome
Mrs. Beiler from her long tiip The
church was decorated with palnis, ohry
hanthemums, and flowers of the season
In lienor of tlie occasion. Mrs. E. M.
Burrls piesided. Bishop John F Hurst
delivered the address of welcome, which
was supplemented by a few remarks by
Mrs. Dr. Rust, of New Yurk; Mrs Street,
The feature of the evening came last in
the form cf an interesting resume or Mr&
Beller't trip, told by herself.. She told
of the work of the missionaries at Sitka,
and pointed out the need of more of them
all over Alaska. She told of her ex
periences nt Juneau, Dawson and on the
Yukon "Alaska," she said, "Is America's
foreign missionary field at our own doors '
Mrs. Beiler was giving a hand shaking
reception tt the conclusion of her talk.
THE PLAGUE DISAPPEARING.
Cold Weather Checking; the Spread
of Yellow Fever.
New Orleans, Nov. 1. Although the in
dications touight are more favorable for
the early stamping out of the fever than
the have been at any time since It
started, tlie record of deaths was the
largest for any single day. There were
twelve deaths, but only thlrty-eignt new
cases Tne weather fell to within a few
degrees to what is required for frost, and
tonight people here are using oereoats.
Unroitunutelv the Indications are that there
may be a slight fall In ths temperature to
morrow, hut the experts say that if any
thing like thi present state of the wsather
continues for a few days, it will piac
tlcally stamp out the scourge.
Benzine's Deadly Work,
nudeton, P.a , Nov. 1. A can of ben
zine near a red-hot' stove in the home or
Mrs. Cellu Ward, No. 341 Eabt Diamond
street, exph.Oed this- afternoon and almost
blew the whole side of the house out.
Mr. Waid, who was cleaning furniture
-with the fluid, was fatally burned. Fire
started ant' before it was extinguished
acstrojed six hqusis, including the Ward
residence. The damage was 10,000.
Miss Cfs.:ero in Chicago.
Chicago. Nov. 1 -Fenorila Evangehna
Cisneros arrived in Chicago this morning.
She will be the guest of the Chicago
Women's Auxiliary of the Cuban Relief
Society until Thursday night, when she
will return Cast. Wednesday night she will
be tendered a reception at the Auditorium.
Senator Mason and others will make ad
dresses. Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
Ii.iii.iis: Junius; juiua; uuua:
Hemlock, $1.93 for 1,000. Extra good.
GOING TO MEET HIS WIVES.
"Prince" Royal, ni. Alleged Blgim:
ist, Stnrts for West "Virginia.
New York, Nov. 1. "Prince" Royal,
trawling preacher, porter and alleged biga
mist, .vas started for West Virginia to
day, where he will have to face a number
or vimen who claim that he is married
to them Detective Carlin ot the central
office, and Detectives R. R. and Charles
Stnrnbull, of 'West Virginia, presented the
nec-bary documents, including extradi
tion nepers, to Superintendent Murphy, at
IMIev.ie Hospital t where Royal had been
confliivd, and tlie prisoner was turned ovtr
Itoyai. when arrested last week, sham
med inanity. The physicians at Bell.:
vue Hospital pronounced hlm sane, and he
locked up in the prison ward.
FOOD FOR THE bOI.D MINERS
Ijirge Supply of Provisions on the
Way to Dawson City.
Seattle. Wash., Nov. 1. The last of the
most remarkable expeditions In the his
tory oi Alaska went north last night ou
the City or Seattle. Saturday the bark
Colorado, stored with 300 tons of pio
visions, hay and grain, and 300 cattle
and hortes, was towed north on tier w.iy
lo Haines Mission at the terminus of
the Dnlton trail. On tlie Seattle last
night were sixty mure cattle and" forty
bob sleds. The party will he organized at
IIalnc' Mission at the foot or the Daltor.
tiaii, and -.-ill then proceed to Dawson
by the overland route, each or the cattle
attachid to a sled drawing 500 pounds
of provisions. Tht promotcis hope to g.-t
the expedlt lor. i 1th 200 head or cattle cle ir
through tt, Dawson Inside of forty day.
welcome Mckinley home
A Large Crowd Greets Him On His
Arriv.il at Canton.
The President. Makes a. Speech, TSx-
pressin His Pleasure at the
Reception Given Hlm.
Canton, Ohio. Nov. 1. -This, the closing
night of the campaign, recalls the stirring
scenes of last year, when Major McKlnley
A-as conducting his Pre-ddentlal campaign
from his front porch here. There was a
big parade of citizens, irrespective of
parties, and all marched to the McKlnley
All this grew out of the arrival ot the
President, who came home to vote. Dur
ing tlie day th re w as a steady rain -storm
Tlie Presidential party readied here about
5 o'clock from Cievdaud. Gen. MoNulty,
William I. Nixon and Charles G. Dawes,
prominent residents ot Hlluols, and t;r
eonil fiiuiids of the President; Assistant
Secretary cf Suite Day, John C Duuber, a
prommciit mnnulacturer of this city, and
George B. Freasc, were at the train to
meet them, togeliier -with a cunUrtarable
crowd of workmen from tha factoriesTotmd
about the station, who sent up u mighty
cheer tjs tl," train rolled In.
Senator Henna and Assistant Secretary
of the Interior Davis, "with u part it
friends, came down riomCIei eland tonight,
and joined the President. The trneling
men of Canton organized a delegation
at the public square and, headed by a
band, marched toward the McKlnley home
stead, and were followed by numeious
Republican c'ubs of the city. Ihe Presi
dent appeared on the porch to acknowledge
the "serenade. He was greeted with cheers
and hurrahs. N J. Trodo, one of the
commercial men. and others, made ad
dresses. The President responded as
Gentlemen or the Commercial Travelers'
Association and employes ot Dueher
orks and mv rellow citizens-
it gives me very j:reat pleasure to be
back at mj old home again and to re
ceive at tho hands of mv fellow citizens
the warm and cordial and, I am suie,
heartfelt welcome with which you greet
me here tonight. I am glad to be as
sured by the spokesmen who have ad
dressed me that those for whom they
speak give approval to the national Ad
ministration with which 1 have Leen as
sociated by the partiality otyonrsuffiages
given last year. (Applause.)
L assure you, my teliow citizens, that
when I entered upon my puMic duties I
had but one aim, but one purpose, the uood
of my country and the weltare of my
countryni-n. (Applause). Andnothmucouhl
be more gratifjing to me, nothing could
be more encouraging to me, nothhog could
stimulate me to greater ettbrt, than to be
assured by Teliow citizens as I hae been
assured by them todav, that they ace now
employed and have steady work. I am
deeply Interested in the prosperity or my
home city, and the greater the prospenty
the greater will be my satisfaction. I
will not detain j-ou In this Inclement
weather, only long enough to assure you
that rrom the bottom of my heart I thauk
you for this geuerous home welcome.
A Cliim'sf Piny in London.
London. Nov. 1 Tlie First Eorn, a
Chinese play, written by Francis J. Pow
ers, was produced tonight at tha Globe
Theater by Daniel Frohman's American
company The lecal realism of the piece
did not appeal to a London audience,
which it, ignoiaut of everything Chinese,
even knowing nothing or laundries run bv
Celestial. Verne Wells, asChan To made
a hit, but otherwise the house was more
puzrled than pleased.
Stolen From Senator Hnwley.
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 1. Some time
ago the lrcal police found in a yard on
Oak street in this city a huudlUQf valuable
carpets and rugs. They bore the marks
or a carpet cleaning establishment in
Washington. D. C, and this has led to
the discover that they were taken from
the summer cottage or United States
Senator Joseph R. Hawiev, at Woodinont,
Conn., which has been found completely
ransacked bv burglars.
2 &j5 !)SS) &&$$ e$x&& $&
I The Times' Eleclion Bnllelios
& It is hardly necessary for
4 The Times to inform the f
S public that the results of the
elections in New York, Ohio,
J Maryland, Virginia and the
other States of the country
will be prominently displayed
from The Tlmes building.
This as a matter of course.
We have lowered price on laths.
Best Hemlock, Sl.9"J per 1,000.
GOVERNMENT SELLS OUT
The Reorganization Committee
Acquires the Union Pacffie.
PRICE PAID FOR TUE ROAD
The Railroad and SInkinir Fund Ex
elusive t. What Has Gone Into
the Latter Since dim. l. 1807,
Amounting; to About ."?4,500,000
Sold for 53,328,532.70.
Omaha- Ncbr , Nov- 1. The- greatest
auction sale la history was closed at 11:15
o clock today, and the Government had
ceased to have any monetary interest in
theUnfon PaciricRallroad Company Fifty
live minutes had been consumed In the
transaction, aud the property was knocked
down to tie reorganization committee for
$x,r28,5S2.7Q. Gen. Lewis Fitzgerald, or
New York, chairman or the renrgnui2a
tlon committee, did the bidding.
The first thing offered was the road
and all the connections, in the way ot
rolling stock and real estate. Theae
brought $30,83,23:1.87. Then the sinking
fund was sold and brought $12,6' 10,250 .SO.
This uoes i ot include what has gone Into
the sinkiii-; fund since January 1, 1897..
which Is about.-? , ,o00,000. As that amount
will revert to the Government it makej
tne total amount realized by the Gov
ernment ."iS,0iS,53.7G. This "tvas the
amount refpjired under the revised agree
At il o'ch'ek 500 persons gathered in
the bottoms, east ot the Dustiness portlou
of the city, where the Union Pacific
freighthcu.se is located. Promptly at the
hour advertised for the sale, Maoter-ln-Chancery
Cornish, ot St. Paul, stepped to
thestepd of the big freighthoue andbriskly
unrolled a newspaper which contained a
technical description ir the property.
Then ne announced In a voice scarcely
heard thtec feet away:
"The Imion Pacific will be sold to the
highest bidder, according to a decree ca
tered by Judi-e Sanborn. The property
Is as lollows:'
Then he read for nearly an hour a dry
description t.f the property. Thee about
him, iu addition to reporters, were John
C. Cowan, of Omaha, special attorney for
the Government; W.S.Pierce, of New York,
attorney of tlie reorganization committee;
his clerk. Lawrence Greer, E. EHerv Au
dfrsou, Oliver Mink, Gen. Fitzgerald, and
many other distinguished visitors. All
Tveie talking m whisper-, and several times
jokingly inquired if anyone had seen Sge
and his opposition syndicate, bob for all
their confidence. Pierce onl Gen. Fitz
gerald Ker.t tlietr eyes wandering anxiously
around until the property -waa declared
theirs, as If momentarily fearing that
the ghost of the mnch-talked-of syndicate
-would rb.e up at the last moment jiml pro
test atramsc the sale.
When Judge Cornish finished the de
serip':in, he announced lu a louder -voice:
'I will 'tow receive bills for the piopeity."
Gen. Fitzgerald read from a paper tho
flgnres 839,883,281. S7, and handing tfca
slip to the auctioneer, declared that he bhi
that, in the name of the reorganization,
Judge Cowan at once demanded to ea
the slip, and after scanning it carefully,
ppled the figures.
Then the auctioneer inquired If there
were nuy otlier bidders. The members
of the reorganization committee looked
around as if the supreme moment had ar
rived and if Mr. Sage, himself, had
steppc forward with a bid they would not
have apparently been surprised. No
answer being made, Judge Cufnbih knocked
the road down to Fitzgerald. The same
routine was followed with the sinking
fund and it brought 13,045,2509. This,
too, Cc-wan scanned narrowly and then
copied lu his official book. With the
noon whistle from the great simps ot the
Union Pacific, the master-iu-chancery de
clared the Government's connection with
the overland route closed and the reorgani
zation committee the purchasers.
Y. S- Pierce asserted that he never had
believed the Sage syndicate or any other
licstlle organization would be in the field
when the time for bidding arrived. It re
quired too much cash, and it could not be
got together in so short a time an the new
syndicates are reported to have been or
ganized. iu the railroad circles hostile to the re
organization committee there la a rumor
that when Juuge Sanborn attempts to con
firm the sale, a protest will be filed, on
the charge that if the Government had
given the proiioscd new syndicate timfe to
organize a premium might have been se
cured, and on this theory the rumor de
clares that the court will be asked to havo
the sale repeated. But there is little or a
substantial nature to base this on, and in
Omaha tonight It is the general opinion
that the difficulties of the reorganization
committee as to securing the Government's
equity ia the property are over.
DallH. Teras, Nov. l. News was re
ceived at the "United Statea marshal's of
fice today that the postofficc at Roanoke,
Texas was burglarized last night. Tho
safe was blown open and a large sum of
money taken. The safe In the store ot
It. M. Bile--, Cz.de & Welborn was also blown
open and i if led of large sums ot money.
There Is uo clew.
Only a Trivial Affair.
Berlin, Nov. 1. Little is known here
regarding the difficulty that recntly
arose between too German minister to
Ilayti a:id President Simon Sam, over
the an est or a German subject named
Lueder-. There Is a disposition to regard
the situation as exaggerated. It is unoffi
cially sMtod that the matter has already
been settled by the release of Lueders.
Gemlditio Ulniur Serluusly Hurt.
Loudon, Nov. 1 Geraldine Ulmar, tho
actress, met with a serious accident; today
She was driving with a lady friend an
Twickenham when their carriage collided
with an omnibus. Both Iadlss werethrown
out of the vehicle with much violence,
and Miss Ulmar sustained a compoundfrac
ture of the ankle, in addition to receiving
a severe shook, to her nervous system, lies
Triend had her shoulder dislocated.
Fell and Broke TUs Leu.
Thomas G. Lynch, Jr a drivor. living
at No. 7 1 Sixtn street northeast-. Tell
from bis wagon last night at Eighth and
E strtets snthwest, and sustained a frac
ture of the right leg. He was lemovedto
Providence Hospital for treatment.
We are always flrst to dron
With the market. Latha now Si 4)5.