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VOE. XIX.— NO. 308.
THrE ST. P/WJI^ G^OB^.
TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 1800.
Weather for Today — Rain or Snow.
Final Statements From the Leaders.
Both Side*) Confident.
Bynum's Final Statement.
End of <a m pal n n in St. Paul.
Globe's Bulletin Service,
Late Political Gossip.
Nevrs of the Northwest.
Close of the Dnlnth Contest.
National Democratic Platform.
The YVind-I'p at Canton.
Bryan's Last Day on the Road.
Heavy Grain Trade Record.
News of the Hallways.
Bar Silver 05c.
Cash Wheat ln Chicago 73Jc.
Stocks Make an Advance.
Cost of Mall Transportation.
Famine Serious in India.
Wants of the People.
Postmaster Smith's First Day.
Farmers' Congress for St. Paul.
Judge Albert Edgerton Dead.
Metropolitan — Monbars, 8.15.
Srand— A Boy Wanted, 8.15.
9larket Hall— Cathedral Bazaar, 8.
Newspaper Row — Globe Bulletins, Eve
MOVEMENT OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2.— Arrived: Bovic. Liv
erpool; Clive, Leghorn; State of California,
Glasgow; Chester, Amsterdam; Fulda, Genoa,
HAMBURG— SaiIed: Per&la. New York.
NAPLES— SaiIed: Italia, New York.
GIBRALTAR — Arrived: Columbia, New-
York, for Genoa. Sailed: Ems, Genoa, for
BROWHEAD— Passed: Bothnia, Boston for
YOKOHAMA— SaiIed: Olympia, Taeoma.
Vote early and — right.
This is William's day to shine.
It is the "cross of gold" on the bal
lots today that will count.
It is the man who didn't register who
is kicking himself today.
At any rate Mr. Bryan has seen a
lot of interesting country.
"li'ell, McKinley's lawn will have four
years now in which to recuperate.
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"■""►"le "frost" today will leave Bryan's
front yard as dilapidated as the Can
The great question now bothering
the candidates is who ordered that
By tomorrow the list of prophets
without honor will make a pretty fair
political blue book.
Tom Watson, may be depended on to
explain on Nov. 4 why Bryan and
Sewall were defeated.
Just now it should be remembered
that football training counts for noth
ing in the electoral college.
Press reports say Cleveland will not
go gunning today as stated. That is
good news for the silverites.
The Chicago Times-Herald states the
case when it says that this year the
best men in the Democratic party are
out of it, and those who remain are
not "in it" at all.
It is strange that the roll call of
states by Mr. Hanna and Mr. Campau
should have given Mr. McKinley and
Mr. Bryan each thirty-three of the
forty-five states of the Union.
A Lincoln man gave Mr. Bryan a
house and lot and made a great blow
about it. Now it is found that the
property is assessed at $150 and that
there is a mortgage of $400 on it.
"Reliable reports" from all the states
chow that Uncle Sam has decided to
rent his White house to two families
for the coming season. Times must
Indeed be hard for the old gentleman.
One thing can be said in Mr. Bryan's
favor. He hasn't been so busy saving
the country that he couldn't get home
in time to vote, as has been the case
with National Committeeman Holman,
The Venezuela commission, like all
other patriotic Americans, has dropped
the South American question for the
present and is occupied in settling the
bounds of the enemy's country in the
The tercentennial anniversary of the
discovery of totacco and the potato
will be celebrated in Dublin next
month. Cannot Mayor Pingree, the po
tato's greatest promoter, be invited to
make an address?
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Will not the announcement that ex-
Postmaster General Dickinson will
vote for McKinley, thus adding 10,000
to the Buckeye's Michigan vote, have
a tendency to make Mr. Dickinson's
headgear fail to fit him.
One of the leading humorists of the
campaign cf 189G lias a factory in Buf
falo. He has painted this sign con
spicuously on the front of his build
ing: "Any employe of this concern
who does not vote as lie pleases will
Sometimes the weather clerk hits the
mark politically if not meteorological
ly. He predicts that there is going to
be a snowstorm today in Minnesota,
Wisconsin, North and South Dakota
and piospei-ts of one in Nebraska, Mis
souri. lowa, Indiana and Illinois.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE]
mm IS SERENE
MARK CLAIMS THAT M'KIXLEV
"WILL, HAVE OVER 300 ELEC
JONES THINKS OTHERWISE.
HE SAYS THE SOLID WEST AND
SOUTH ARE FOR MR.
EVEN TEXAS ON M 'KIN LEY'S LIST.
Missouri, Kansas, Virginia and Ten
nessee Are Other States the
Republicans Count In.
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— The following
final forecasts were male by Chair
men Hanna and Jones tonight:
Republican National Headquarters, Chicago,
Nov. 2.— 1 am confident that the strength of
McKinley and Hobart In the electoral col
lege as a result of tomorrow's election will
not be less than 311 votes. Our polls, taken
by trained men, Indicate that we will carry
not only California and Oregon, but every
one of the central Western states, Including
Missouri and Kansas. There is reason for
us to believe, too, that Texas will cast her
electoral vote for the Republican candidates,
and that Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland Ten
nessee and West Virginia will be found in
tho sound money column. North Carolina is
practically conceded. Altogether, the victory
promises to be one of the greatest that has
ever been won by a candidate for president.
— M. A. Hanna.
Democratic National Headquarters, Nov. 2.—
In tomorrow's presidential election the West
and the South will present a solid front
against those classes of the East vet dominated
by the money influences of New York city and
London. The forces back of this movement
are not yet fully understood by the conserva
tive peoplo of New England and some of the
middle Eastern states. This issue is by no
means sectional, and their real interests are
the same as those of the great producing
states of the West and South. This is a cam
paign in which politicians of both parties have
been practically powerless, either to advance
or retard the onward march of the people in
their demand for national financial Independ
ence. It haa been the people's fight and It
will be their victory. —James K. Jones.
Not Enough Earths to Go Around at
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.— This was
"round up" day at the various politi
cal headquarters in this city and to
i ight the officials who have not gone
home to vote are anxiously discussing
the possibilities that the mcrrow may
bring forth. The arrangements for
the returns are complete and the com
mittees hope at a reasonable hour to
be able to have sufficient data to ena
ble them to determine the composition
cf the next house of representatives
There is no abatement in the enthu
siasm which has characterized the
statements of the leaders at the various
headquarters as to the results and all
of them confidently predict the success
of their candidates both on the presi
dential and congressional tickets.
At Democratic headquarters the of
ficials express themselves as absolutely
confident first of the election of Bryan
and secondly of a house of representa
tives with a decided free silver major
ity. As to the result of the presiden- j
tial election, the managers claim that
Bryan will have in the neighborhood
of 260 votes sure, with the states of Illi
nois and lowa in doubt, but leaning
towards Bryan. Ohio, they claim, is
also in doubt. Senator Faulkner, the
chairman of the committee, left to
night fcr his home in Martinsburg, W.
Vpj, to vote, but will return to the
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city tomorrow in order to be at tht
headquarters in the evening.
An air of confidence as to the resul*
tomorrow pervades the Republican
headquarters. Beside expressing no
doubt as to the success of the national
ticket, the statement is made that there
will certainly be a Republican gold
s'.andard majority in the next house of
representatives. Chairman Babcock
St.ys he does not see how it can be pos
sible for the Republicans to fall below
m majority of seventy-five in tho fifty
fifth congress. The Republican com
mittee has sent upwards of 4,000 per
nors to their homes to vote.
Senator Butler, the chairman" y of the
Populist executive committee, said to
Mr. Bryan will have 258 electoral votes cer
tain. Tlils includes the solid South and the
state? of Delaware, Ca!:fornla,Colorado, Idaho,
Kansas. Montana, Nebraska, Nevada. North
Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah. Wash
ington, Wyoming. Indiana, Michigan and
Minnesota. Illinois, with her 21 electoral
votes, and lowu wit.i her 13, lave moved into
the doubtful column with a leaning toward
Bryan. v;hile Ohis is very much in dotrat.
The fusion deo'cval ticket In the various
suites is In bplen did shape, the embarrass
ments that existed have bten overcome and
practically everything has been rounded up.
The Democrats end Populists will have a
rrujority in the next louse. It is hard to
say wheiher there will be a free silver ma
jority or not, for the reason that there will
me a certain per cent of Democratic candl-
TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1898.
dates elected who are not pronounced silver
men. They have been gold men In the past
and it is difficult to say how many are going
to stand up for the declarations in the plait
form. The People's party will hold -the bal
ance of power in the Fifty-fifth congress.
Senator Butler's attention was to
night called to the published address of
N. L. Clark, described as chairman
of the Populist party in Florida, in
which he defined his position and de
clared for McKinley. He said that
Clark was not chairman of the commit
tee, but that the chairman of the party
La Florida was C. C. Post. If any ad
dress was made by Clark, signing hlm-
Bf-lt as chairman of the committee, it
was unauthorized and did not repre
sent the views of the state chairman
PAYNE'S POINT OF VIEW*.
He Regards the Election of McKin-
ley as Assured.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 2.— National Com
mitteeman Henry C. Payne arrived at his
home tonight from Chicago and is confined
to his bed. He is suffering from over work
during the campaign. Mr. Payne said tonight
that the situation at the close of the cam
paign was better for Republican success to
morrow than at any time, and the election of
McKinley was as assured as if the ballots had
been cast and counted -for the Ohio man.
Reports received at headquarters today from
districts that had been considered uncertain
or doubtful indicated that every prediction
made by Chairman Hanna would be fulfilled.
CAUSED A CLASH.
Trouble in North Carolina Over an
GOLDSBORO, N. C, Nov. 2.— An incendi
ary speech made here by Frank Baker, a
colored Republican, of Dudley, caused a clash
between white and colored citizens today. A
mob of over 150 negroes, armed with knives,
pistols and clubs, marched through the city
and defied the law. The sheriff and c!ty
authorities, finding themselves unable to cope
with the mob, called upon the Goldsbcro Rifles
for assistance. This action had the effect of
quelling the disturbance, which for a time
looked as though a riot was imminent. The
negroes repaired to a hall in their locality
and held a meeting. The militia is still at
the armory ready for any emergency. The fire
department has also been ordered to be ready.
More trouble is expected.
Opportunity to Vote.
TORONTO, Nov. 2.— Orders have been issued
from the headquerters of the Grand Trunk
railway that all American employes on the
road will be granted leave of absence in order
to vote in the presidential election tomorrow.
General Manager Hayes, District Superintend
ent McGulgan, and E. H. Fitzhugh, superln-
tendent of the Midland division, left today for
the other side, where they will cast their
SEWALL FEELS CERTAIN
Tliat the Free Silver Ticket Will
BATH, Me., Nov. 2.— On the eve of the elec
tion Arthur Sewall, the candidate for vice
president on the Democratic ticket, is serene
ly confident of the election of Mr. Bryan and
himself. Mr. Sewall bases his confidence on
the numerous messages which he has received
during the past few days and from the press
reports, although he will not give out any
definite statement as to Just what states he
thinks they will carry. To the Associated
Press representative Mr. Sewall expressed his
belief that the report will have to be very
discouraging on Tuesday night to convince
him that his party has met defeat at the
polls. His belief in party success is based
on weeks of thought and reports from many
quarters. Mr. Sewall said: "1 am confident
that Mr. Bryan w r ill carry enough states to
make his election certain." Mr. Sewall will
vote bright and early In the morning.
PORTSMOUTH, 0., Nov. 2. -In a quarrel
over politics this evening Wes Arnold and
Charles James were fatally cut by Ike and
Julian Cameron. The former were yelling for
McKinley; the latter for Bryan. The Cam
erons, who are fishermen, escaped.
Flag-man Jones-—H urry Up Fellers; the Train tor Washing -ton's Coming."
Ofl ELECTIONS EVE
BOTH SIDES AWAIT THE RESULT
WITH THE MOST SUBLIME
NO SHADOWS OF DOUBT
HANG OVER THE HEADQUARTERS
OF THE TWO GREAT POLITI
CHAIRMAN HANNA HAS GONE HOME.
Jones Will Stay Ik Chicago and
Allow Arkansas to Worry Along
Without His Vote,
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— On the night be
fore the battle serene and unbounded
confidence reigns in the camp of the
Democratic party and in that of their
Republican rivals &s well. On neither
side is there a shadow of doubt of the
result of the struggle, and in fact so
sure are the two parties of victory that
there is on both sides a feeling of
astonishment that the other fellow has
the audacity to claim anything at all.
No two pugilists .six months before a
problematical fight, were ever more
prolific in assertidn, more sweeping
in prediction and more overflowing
with promises of covering the opposi
tion with everlasting smash and utter*,
eternal ruin, than are the men in the
headquarters of both""fjafTles. Both
sides tonight can see nothing but the
bow of promise &; all points of the
compass and both are confidently look
ing for the sun of success to rise in the
same prodigal fashion on the morning
which ushers in the battle.
At both headquarters there was to
day a general exodus for home and
voting booths. Chairman Hanna left
for Cleveland tonight, and, after cast-
ing his vote, he Will, at 11 o'clock, go
to Canton for a visit to Maj! McKinley,
returning to Cleveland at 2:30. He
will receive the ejection returns in his
office in the Ferrjy-Payne building.
Henry C. Payne*.-; of the Republican
headquarters, left, for Milwaukee this
evening and will j return tomorrow,
after casting his vo,te. At the Demo
cratic headquarters Chairman Jcnes,
who is in charge^ will remain at
his post. He is confident of the result
in Arkansas withfli|t his vote and will
receive the returrfc "in this city. With
him, when the result becomes known.
will be Committeemen Carmpau, of
Michigan; Gahn, of Illinois; Johnson,
of Indiana; Walsh, cf Iowa; Senator
Teller, of Colorado, and Senator Till
man, of South "Carolina. Chairman
George F. Washbilrn will remain at
the headquarters! of the Populist party
ILLINOIS- BIG VOTE.
Bepuhlieans ( Inlm It Absolutely for
the ""feKln'jjr'j- Column.
CHICAGO, Nov.l2.— On the eve of
election the lines of the two great par
ties are in practically about the same
position as when ifhe situation was out
lined 48 hours earlier. The admission of
Chairman Jones that the state could be
classed among those in the "doubtful"
column has not been over encouraging
to the managers of the state election on
the Democratic side, but they have not
weakened in the least and say to-night
that they are sure of carrying the state
by a majority of from 25,000 to 30,000.
They claim 14 out of 21 congressmen,
a majority of the lower house in the
state legislature, and say that with the
aid of the Populists to be elected, they
will elect a silver man to be the suc
cessor to Senator John M. Palmer. The
claims of the Republicans are more ex
tensive, and with two or three excep
tions they claim every one of the con
gressmen, all of the state ticket and
the electoral vote for McKinley by any
where from 85,000 to 150,000. They say
that they are absolutely sure of the poll
of the state which they have been con
ducting has been so thorough and so
exact that there is very little chance
of any estimate made upon it being far
out of the way.
A. L. Maxwell, the candidate for state
auditor on the Democratic silver ticket,
sent word to Chairman Jones today
that he had discovered "A plan of the
Republicans to steal the election in
Lawrence county." The Republicans
were disposed to ridicule the story and
said that if anybody was caught try
ing to steal the election, no matter to
whom he might be about to try to de
liver it, they would join hands with the
Dfmocrats in prosecuting him.
The struggle in Jhe Fifth congression
al district has been one of the hottest
of the campaign, and Congressman
White, who is pitted against E. T. Noo
nan, the fusion candidate, and Dr. John
A. McDonell, an independent Repub
lican, is having a sharp fight for elec
tion. Of the other Chicago congress
men, Cooke in the Sixth district and
Foss in the Seventh, seem fairly well
assured of re-election. The opposition
against them seems to be badly split
up. The Republicans say that they
will have all the congressmen in the
northern part of the state by large
majorities, and the only men they stand
to lose are from the -southern portion,
where they .admit that they, have not
bright chances of winning out. They
are, however, they assert, absolutely
sure of carrying by far the larger por
tion of the congressional delegation, and
say that if they do not have all of
the state representatives in Washing
ton, they will have so many of them
that the Democracy will weigh little
or nothing in its opposition.
THE EMPIRE STATE.
Claims Differ to a Larger Extent
Thnn Is Usual.
ALBANY, N. V., Nov. 2.— The cam- j
paign in New' York state has closed
and the battle of ballots tomorrow will
determine the claims of the leaders of
the parties in conflict. The claims
certainly differ to a larger extent than '■
in any campaign since the candidacy j
of Horace Greely, and hinge mainly
upon the vote for president in New
York city. The Democratic leaders !
claim that they will win by a plurality
not to exceed 40,000, and the Republi- i
cans assert that the very smallness of i
this claim is evidence that the Demo
crats do not really expect to win. A !
close canvass of the various counties !
in the state made through unbiased '•■
sources, would seem to demonstrate at ;
this writing that there is a prospect of
the Republicans carrying nearly all j
the counties north of the Harlem river
The Democrats claim that Schoharie
county is certain to go for Bryan.
Every effort is being made to carry
the county of Rensselaer for the Dem
ocratic national and state tickets, but
it is not believed that this can be done,
the county outside of the city of Troy
being largely Republican. *The con
flict, however, is being waged with a
good deal of vigor because of the fact
that it is the home of the Republican
nominee for governor, the Republicans !
striving to give Mr. Black a larger ma- i
jority than the national candidate, and -
the Democrats striving to reduce his i
majority to prove, if possible, his al- '.
It is not expected that the state re
turns will be delayed in any great
measure, as the counting of the blank
et ballots has now become an old
story, and it is believed that the re
sult in the state can be determined
very easily when New York city makes
her re-turn in full. Every effort will
be made by both parties tomorrow to
-orevent the throwing away of votes.
In 1894 five-tenths of 1 per cent of all
voters th*-*ew away their votes in the
state by defective marking, and in 1895
this was increased to one and four
tenths per cent. In New York city
alone 10.000 voters last year threw
away their votes, and every effort is
being made to prevent a repetition.
SOUTH DAKOTA SITUATION.
No Change Is Apparent in the Out
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Nov. 2.— No
change is apparent in the political situ
ation of South Dakota except that Re
publican gains have been reported gen
erally during the past few days. The
state is generally considered doubtful.
INTEREST OF OHIO
Centered on the Result in the Border
CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 2.— Although
campaigns usually close on the Satur
day preceding elections, there were
meetings throughout Ohio and Ken
tucky today. Numerous silver meet
ings have been held on the streets and
in the market places of this city dur
ing the past two weeks. The meetings
were more active today and tonight
then ever and much feeling was mani
fested in certain quarters. There is
more interest taken here in the result
of the border states than in Ohio. The
Republicans generally concur in the
official statement of Chairman Kurts.
that Ohio will give McKinley a larger
plurality than it has ever given any
candidate for president or governor,
with the single exception of Brough's
maority in 1863 of 101.000. While
Chairman McConville. of the Demo
cratic state committee, has given out
n<-» official forecast .the Democratic
managers are claiming an even chance
on the state and even on Hamilton
PRICE TWO CBNTS-jjg-f-MBa--
county, which Includes Cincinnati.
The Republican county co-mmittee
claim that Cincinnati will give McKin
ley over 20,000 plurality, and that the
county will not reduce it any.
Business will be suspended in this
city and in the Kentucy cities across "
the river tomorrow, and more people
will devote themselves to the election
than were ever known to do so before.
MAJORITY OF 260,000.
Claimed for McKinley in the Key
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 2.—Penn
sylvania tomorrow will elect 32 presi
dential electors, 2 congressmen at large,
and congressmen in the 28 districts of
the state-. 25 out of 50 state senators,
and a general assembly of 204 members.
None of the Republicans estimates give
McKinley less than 250,000 plurality in
the state, while many think he will
have more than 300,000. All Democrats
concede a big plurality for McKinley,
but give no figures. Of the 30 congress
men to be chosen, it is believed 5 and
possibly 6 will be Democrats. The in
coming legislature, which will elect a
successor to United States Senator J.
Donald Cameron, will be about 90 per
cent Republican. In this city the con
test between the Republican factions
for the office of sheriff grows more in
tense as the hour for beginning the
voting approaches. Both sides claim
victory and it is almost impossible to
predict who will be the winner.
POLL OF NEBRASKA.
It Shows an Apparent Majority for
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 2.— The state
central committees are tonight com
paring figures on state polls and wind
ing up details of the campaign. It is
now conceded that there will be much
confusion in the state among those de
siring to vote for Bryan, since his elec
tors are designated as "Democratic
and People's independent" on the ticket.
The secretary of state decided that the
Palmer and Buckner organization wag
the only recognized Democratic party
! in the state and their electors go on the
I ticket marked Democrats. The silver
1 Democrats are hopeful tonight and
i claim their polls give Bryan the state
! by at least 5,000, though admitting that
j the Populist vote will be cast largely
for Watson. There is a considerable
middle-of-the-road element in the Ne
braska Populist party. Republican
j leaders who were claiming the state by
! a small majority two weeks ago are
| now confident that McKinley's plural
ity will run upwards of 10,000 and some
! even place it as high as 20,000.
The most accurate poll that has ever
been made in Nebraska is said to show
| a Republican majority of 8,491, ex
, elusive of doubtful voters. Every in
: dication points to the fact that the
i doubtful vote has been put in the Mc
i Kinley column. The expression ot Re
| publican success that has become gen
' eral among gold standard men during
the last two weeks has had no small ef
! feet on the hesitating voters and the re
| ports of the workers in the various pre
| cincts are in the highest degree en
! couraging to them, they claim.
On the state tickets there is more
confusion. Gov. Holcomb, fusion can
i didate, will receive many votes of men
j who will also vote for McKinley elec
i tors. Democrats admit Holcomb's
chances to carry Nebraska are much
better than Mr. Bryan's. Republicans
claim a big vote for their gubernatorial
candidate, Jack Maccoll.
BY LARGE MAJORITIES.
Both Sides Claim the St:n!low«-r
State Electoral Vote.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. 2.— With the
closing night of the campaign in Kan
sas the situation is still unchanged.
Both sides claim the state by large
majorities. At a Republican love
feast here tonight short talks were
given by a hundred speakers who have
spemt the last two months on the
stump over the state, and their opin
ion is that the Republicans will elect
their national, state and congressional
candidates. The Republican poll of
the state shows a maority of 10,000 for
the McKinley electors. The fusionists
have not had the funds to make a
thorough poll, but from their returns
they estimate at least 20,000 majority
for the Bryan electoral ticket.
NO CHANGE IN IOWA.
Size ot Their Figures Slightly In-
creased by Republicans.
DES MOINES, Nov. 2.— There has
been no change in the political situa
tion in the state. The outlook is for a
■arge vote. ' A Republican paper here
has made a poll of the state by coun
ties and comes to the conclusion that
McKinley's plurality will be 76,000.
Chairman McMillan, of the state com
mittee, left Dcs Moines today to vote
in Rock Rapids before returning to the
city tomorrow night. Before leaving
town he authorized the statement that
he placed the plurality rather above
than below 75.000. Chairman Curry, of
the Democratic committee, still claims
that Bryan will carry the state. There
has been considerable speculation and
betting on congressmen. Republicans
here have been taking wagers that
lowa will elect the eleven Republican
gold standard nominees. —
The Democrats are claiming two or
three districts, the Second, the Sixth
and a chance in the Eighth. The
Palmer and Buckner ticket has grown
to a small extent in favor with Demo
crats who believe the state is safe for
McKinley anyway and who prefer to
vote for a Demoera't to voting for Mc-
TWO TO ONE IN INDIANA.
Republicans Becking: Their Predic
tions at the Odds Named.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Nov. 2.—To
night both sides are resting on their
oars after the labors and excitement
of the campaign, waiting for the final
struggle tomorrow which is to decide
the result In Indiana. Both of the state
chairmen are confident of carrying the
Continued on Fifth Pagei
mm HAS HO FEAR
CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DEM*
OORATIC PARTY ISSIES HIS
WORK IN DOUBTFUL STATES.
IT WILL BE CLEARLY SEEN IN TH"3
WISDOM OF THE ACTION TAKEN
Has Become More and More Appar*
ent With Each Day ot the Hard.
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— Hon. William D.
Bynum, chairman of the National De
mocracy, made the following statement
I have every confidence in the result of the
election on tomorrow. I cannot believe that
the conservative forces which have comb'ned
to save the country from dishonor can be
defeated by the opposing element, however
desperate they may be. Our campaign has
been wholly confined to the doubtful or close
states our principal work having been done
™- B J In °f»°ta. Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky,
West Virginia, Missouri, Kansas and Ne
braska. I feel sure all those states will de
clare for sound money, and If so, the re
sult will be due largely to the efforts of
sound money Democrats. Had not the sound
money Democrats of the West and South come
to the rescue of the Issue at the critical mo
ment, the result, to say the least, would hove
been exceedingly doubtful.
The wisdom of our action has become
more evident eac succeeding day. We not
only preserved the sound money sentiment
in the Democratic party, but checked the
break from te Republican to the free silver
ranks, and have been an Important factor in
building up a healthy sentiment in both,
parties. It was certainly a popular situation,
that required Democratic speakers to ake
he stump in behalf of true Democratic prin
ciples to influence Republicans to vote their
own ticket. The action of the sound money
Democracy has, unquestionably, had a very
liberal zing influence on the leaders of the
Republican party, and will result ln a united
effort to accomplish needed reforms in our
financial system. While the first requisite of
a sound financial system is, that it must be
attached to a stablo standard, it nevertheless
must be so framed as to answer the re
quirements of commerce and therefore must
possess elasticity. A sound financial system
is essential to the preservation of our system
of credit, because without the latter we
could not carry on our trade for a single
day. It Is Impossible to conjecture at this
time what course the sound money Democrats
will pursue after the election. The resul' of
the election will have much influence in
shaping our movements in the future. We
shall probably have a meeting of the ex
ecutive committee at an early day for the
purpose of closing up our business affairs
and no doubt the fortunes cf the sound money
organization will then be considered.
PALMER PARTY CONVENTION.
One to Be Called Directly After*
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— The rumor leaked
out of the state headquarters of the
gold standard Democrats this morning
that in all probability there would be
a national convention of the gold De
mocracy within sixty days after elec
tion. It was said that the project was
to some extent dependent on the result
of the election tomorrow. The matter
has not yet been formally considered
by the national committee, and a3 the
committee will not meet until after the
election, there will be no definite action
Home to Vote.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.-Nearlr all of tha
treasury officials either have gene home to
win,? 1 " T i: JJ ec ave, ye here toda y- Commissioner
, ™' ? f ,r the , ■ nter **al revenue bureau, left
« t o^ eS Tt Virginia , this afternoon, and United
Mates Treasurer Morgan will leave for Con
necticut tonight. Assistant Secretary Cur
tis probably will go to New York this even-
Grover Is Interested.
WASHINGTON Nov. 2.-Presldent Cleve
land is at the White house today, and it is
stated there that he has no intention of gome
duck-shooting over election day. He will
probably receive the election returns at the
White house instead of at Woodley. Sec
retaries Olney, Carlisle and Morton are likely
to be the president's guests for the purpose
of hearing the returns as receive!
Wilson Will Vote.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2.-Postmaster Gen
eral Wilson left ihia afternoon tor Charleston
W Va.. to cast his ballot for Palmer and
Palmer Effl S5 Burned.
NEWPORT. Ark., Nov. 2. -At a Democrat!-!
me-Hirs- here on Saturday night, Gen. John
M. Palmer was burned in effigy.
M, K. & T. TRAINTOOTED.
BandUa on Their Way to the Indian
ARDMORE I. T., Nov. 2.-A south-bound
passenger and express train on the .Missouri
Kansas & Texas railroad was held up and
looted by train robbers at a point one mile
south of Alverado, at 7 o'clock this evening
It is reported that the robbers secured but
little treasure from the express car. The
bandits are supposed to be heading for the
Indian territory, and all the United States
marshals have been notified to be on the
The bandits climbed up over the tender
and, covering the engineer and fireman, made
them stop the train. They then made tha
porter cut the express car loroe from the
passenger cars and made the engineer pull
out on the hill this aid-*, where the/ made h'm
uncouple the engine and move oft a distanc**.
Going to the express car they oi-'ered the
messenger out. After he got out they made
him get back into it, and told him to hand
out the money quick. Instead of doing ro
he turned off the light and shut the door
While this was transpiring the greatest ex
citement prevailed, and the robbers, who
were doubtless novices, were disconcerted by
the action of the messenger. The engineer
realizing the situation, pulled the throttle
open and ran into Grand View and wired
Hillsboro. The robbers became alarmed, and
fled when the messenger put out the lights.
Sheriff Bell organized a posse and sent it
with bloodhounds to the scene of the hold
up, but up to 11:30 they havo not taken the
trail. The passenger is due here at 8 o'clock.
but did not arrive until 10 o'clock. The rob
bers are described as boys about seventeen
to twenty years old. They did not get any
thing. The officers are scouring the country
and are confident of arresting the robbers.
GOLD I\ r DEMAND.
Sub-Treasury at Chleaeo Paid Out
985,000 in Coin.
CHICAGO, Nov. 2.— There Is a run on the
| subtreasury In this city for gold. When the
i announcement of the San Francisco run was
i made public, and $1,000,000 in gold wa3 re-
I ceived from the mint last week, th 6 local
. subtreasury noticed an increase in the nutn-
I ber of persons who wanted to exchange hills
i for gold. Today the rush began at the open-
I ing of the doors. An unbroken line passed
i in and out of the narrow corridor in front
;cf the money changer's window all day.
| Two-thirds of those asking for gold handed
!In greenbacks and national .bank note 3
"Only treasury notes of 1890 is3ue and goJd
certificates accepted," said Mr. Shannahan,
the teller. The office was kept open half an
hour after the usual time to clean up the
line of people in waiting. The total output
I of gold for the day was $85,000, three times
jas much as that cf Saturday. About twic*
I that amount was asked for.
Election in Arizona.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 2.— Arizona vo'e»
tomorrow for a delcgato to congress, for mem
bers of the legulature and for county officers.
The Republican candidate Is nia.king a. fight
squarely on the St. Louis plalfGrm and the
gold-standard Democrats and Populists will
divide the free silver vote. The election la
suie to be very close.