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THiS AKGU& WEDNESDAY. aPBiIj 1C2E,
CLOSE AT CHICAGO.
Only a Few, Hundreds Plurality
XTNE WEATHER AND A HEAVY VOTE.
both the Ietnocrat aul Republicans
Claim the Mayor Balance of the
Ticket Probably ltepnbllran Return
frwm Other Ktatea Michigan Electa the
Repoblfc-aa. Ticket Winconala Chooaes
Democrat Mnch Interest Among
Wamen Voters la Kinut-Gleanings
from the t'igares on Municipal Offices.
Chicago, April 8. The polls closed at 4
O'clock yesterday afternooa on one of the
most exciting municipal elections eTer
"known in the city of Chicago. The day
Was bright and suDny. and this, coupled
With the fact that there were five candi
dates for the mayor's chair, viw Dewitt
C. Cregier, (Democrat), the present in
cumbent; Heraptead Washburne, (Re
pnblicau); Carter II. Harrison, (independ
ent Democrat); Eimer Washbarn, (inde
pendent Republican), and Thomas Mor
gan, (Socialist), caused a very heavy vote
to be cast. The Democrats did the most
of their voting early in the day. Seventy
per cent, of the total vote cast was in the
boxes before noon. The vest pocket vo e
Tw simply enormous, comprising ne:iriy
two-thirds of the total. Singul.triy
enough, after so bitter a campaign, in
which so many conflicting interests were
arrayed nnint each other, there was less
brawling and fighting than was expected.
A Small Margin for AVashbnrne.
Returns np to VJ:40 a. m. indicated the
election of the whole Republican ticket
Washbnrne for mayor having, with thir
teen precincts to hear from, 158 plurality.
The votes in the reported precincts was,
according to The Herald, which gives
Democratic authority, as follows: Hemp
stead Washburne, Rep., 43,144; Cregier,
Dem., 44,M; Harrison, bolting Dem., 80,
855; Elmer Washburn, Citizens, 23,034.
The full Republican ticket is as follows:
Mayor, Hempstead Washburne; treas
urer, uncoo xieuemann; city attorney, IV.
F. Richolson; city clerk, James R. P. Van
Cleave. As Mayor Cregier, Dem., is run
ning ahead of his ticket it is safe to as
sume that tje majorities on the Repub
lican ticket outside of the mayor will be
higher than that for mayor.
A Ranplns for Carter HarrUon.
The Herald is bitter on Carter Harri
son. It say: "Brit one cause can be as
signed for the defeat or DeWitt C
Cregier and the Democratic party the
treachery of Carter H. Harrison. Harri
son succeeded in splitting the Democratic
vote nearly in two. The closeness with
Which he ran to Cregier shows this. It is
evident that he did not receive a large
Republican rnpport by the heavy vote
polled by Hempstead Washburne, who,
notwithstanding his loss on account of
Elmer Washburn's candidacy, developed
remarkable strength. It is true that
Harrison received a large floating vote,
but had he not been in the field the
greater part of the vote would have gone
Ungrateful Hypocrite and Traitor.
"With no hope of winning himself, Har
rison deliberately knifed the Democratic
party. He was the dog in the manager
the ungrateful hypocrite who betrayed the
party that had been his friend for years.
For four successive terms a faithful De
mocracy stood at Carter Harrison's back,
and carried him on to victory to the may
oralty chair. Four years ago the party
which had aided him in the past again
asked him to be its standard-bearer, and
he consented. At the last moou-nt, fear
ful of the result, like a craven coward he
abandoned the ticket and betrayed the
party to the Republicans. "
Democrats Slill Hopeful.
LATER. The general impression at 1:30
a, m. is that the Republican city ticket
bas been elected, although Mayor Cre
gier "a friends claim bis election by a ma
jority of 240. The result will not be defi
nitely known until later intheday. The
Herald at 3 a. m. claimed Cregier's elec
tion by 4X1
STILL LATtn. The Inter Ocean, Trib
une, and News say that Washbnrne is
elected by the police returns. It looks as
Chough the ollicial figures will be required
to settle the aatter at this writing.
A CRAVE DOCBT TET.
Chicaoo, April 9. Special. City
Controller Onabam savs a carefnl tabula
tion of tbe police returns Ebows Hemp
stead Wa'hburn ban a plurality of 250.
Kiolhuss. democrat, for ci'y treasurer, ii
elected, while the republicans elect city
clerk and city attorney.
Chicaoo, April 8 Special. Cre
gier's friends now claim his election over
Wasbburne by 200 plurality. Republic
cans still claim tbst Wafhburne is elect
ed. Tha ite is certainly very close, and
wli! probt'lv r quire the official conot to
WOMEN AT THE POLLS.
Take (.rent Intercut in the Kan-
City Election. '
Kansas City, K., April 8 Elections
were heid in all the cities in Kansas yes
terday. The returns from several cities
show that the Citizens Alliance did notcut
mucu oi a liinre in t l"electious except
ing wherj; u J "V Democratic
t for the
DEMOCRATS WIN IN WISCONSIN,
Finney Elected Associate Jnstlce--Other
Milwaukee, April a Returns iff to
11:W p. ni. yesterday indicate that S. U.
Pinney, Dem., bas been elected associate
justice of the supreme court. Robert N.
Austin, Dem., present city attorney of
Milwaukee, who was indorsed by the Bar
association, has been elected judge of the
superior court of Milwaukee county .ver
the regular nominee of the Democratic
Wisconsin City Totes.
Madison, Prairie da Chien. Asbh.nd,
Portage, Oconomowoc, Columbus, Jun?an,
Oshkoh Watertown, and Appleoon are
among the cities going Democratic.
Among tnose going .Republican rvere
Evans ville, Eaa Claire, Lake Geneva,
Monroe, Manitowoc, and Elkhorn.
Democracy Carry Denver.
DlSVER, Colo., April 8. Returns i ndi
cate that Judge Tlatt Rogers, Dem., is
elected mayor by 2.C03 majority. The rest
of the Democratic ticket is elected by large
majorities, except that for city lerk
ick Koy, Kep., is probably elected by a
small majority. There were four tickets
in the field the Republican. Democratic.
People's, and Citizens. The People's and
Democratic were practically the same, as
were those of the Republican and Cit
liens'. Hot Election at St. tool.
St. Louis, April 8. The municipal elec
tion which took; place yesterday was one
of the hottest in recent years. 3 here
were three tickets in the field. Indejend
ent or Municipal Reform, the Republican
and Democratic. The Independents p illed
a big vote, defeating the Republican, but
the indications are that the entire Demo
cratic ticket is elected. About t iree
fourths of the registered vote was polled.
Between Citizens and Republican.
Lincoln, Xeb., April' 8 The city elec
tion passed off ouietly, and a large vote
was polled. At 1 o'clock a. m. the re
turns were incomplete, but the in lica
tions are that Weir, Citizens, is el cted
mayor. The Repnblicans elect the bal
ance of the cify officers. They also elect
four out of seven councilrnen, the ren ain
ing three in doubt.
Republicans Win in Michigan.
Cr.AXD RAPID Mich.. Anril 8 -R.
turns from the state election Monday
have not yet all been reported. The Re
publicans claim the state by 3,003 to ,X),
but later returns are rntrincr intnthoco
figures. It is probable that the Kepublic-
nave won oy a narrow margin.
Kansa City, Kan., Democratic.
Kansas City, Mo., April 6. Incomplete
returns from nearly all of the voting pre
dints of Kansas City. Kan., give a small
plurality for Stout, Dim., for mayor. Of
ficial returns may change this.
THE NEW IMMIGRATION LAW.
Steamship Companies Will V- Held
Strictly to the Statute.
New York, April 8. The new inrai
gration law, which becama operative
April t, makes it incumbent upon steam
ship companies to not only maintain de
barred immigrants at their own expanse,
but imposes a fine upon the companies
if they allow such immigrants to escape
from their custody. The law says t int a
steamship company which allows de
barred immigrants to escape shall pay a
fine of (330 for each immigrant of tl e de
barred class thus coming into the coun
try. Last Thursday eleven immigants
who arrived in the steamship Iniz tivis
were adjudged improper persons to laml.
Eight were consumptives, and three had
n disease which caused falling of the
Three of the Kejectetl Excape.
All these were sent to the IuizUivis,
and her agents were notified that they
would be held responsible for their r turn
to Italy. Early Sunday morning the
authorities at the barge office we -e in
formed that three of the immigrants re
turned to the Initizivis had escaped from
the vessel. The agent of the line ionld
not account for their disappearance.
They uid not know whether it was
through the gross carelessness of the
ship's officers or throngh the connivance
of some of the dock officials. M.ssrs.
Phelps & Co., will be called upon to pro
duce the three debarred Italians.
A Heavy Penalty Imposed.
If they fail, the matter will be referred
to the collector of the port, who will iiegin
suit against the company for the tOOC pen
alty which the law imposes. Until the
fine is paid the collector of the port s au
thorized to refusa clearance papers to the
ship unless the company gives lieavy
bonds for her return to this port. Mr.
Weber says that the law will be vigor rasly
executed, and no delay will be allow ed in
making the company pay the penalty.
A LUDICROUS SITUATION.
Ottawa, Ont., Apiil 8. A young lady,
evidently a stranger, - while seattd' in
church at M or den ton Sunday, acciden
tally let ber handkerchief fall on the
floor. By repeatedly stooping to reach
It furtively she attracted the notice of a
gentleman in the pew behind, who
thought she was about to faint. With
the best of motives, therefore, he took her
gently nnder the arms and raised hi r up,
greatly to her surprise. As she tr ed to
release herself another gentleman went
to her assistance, and, before the lady
knew what was the matter, they were
moving ber out into the aisle.
Too Mnch Astonished to I'rotetL
Naturally she was too astonished t find
words to protest, and they managed to
half carry, halt lead her some distince,
when she directed an appealing lo k to
auother gentleman in a pew, as if asking
him to help also. He, too, promptly rose
from his seat and helped lift her up and
carry ber. gently to the outside, -vhere
mutual explanations exposed the Jndic
rousuess of the situation.
Cases of Executive Clemency.
asiiikgton CiTT, April 6. The
wiug yseterday disposed of the folli
resented for executive clem
ence of Peter Mcllugh, of
o one year's vnipnsonmer
f the internal revenue h
to eight months' imp:
iiowen, or Indiana,
1689, to five years' in
1891; George W. Mo
ssing counterfeit n
y 12, 1889, to two
Aelson W. Ren
ea to pay fi and
DEATH OF BAMUM.
The " Prince of Showmen
Closes His Career.
OLD AGE WEABE2& HIS VITALITY,
And He rasses Away Peacefully and
Painlessly A Number of friends and
Relatives, Including Bis Wire, Watch
tho Vital Spark Die Ont Bis Funeral,
by His Own Directions, To Be Strictly
Private and Unostentatious A Sketch
of His Remarkable Life.
Bridgeport, Conn., April a P. T.
Barnum is dead. He passed away at 6:23
last evening in the presence of his family
and intimate friends. Among the sor
rowing group in the room when the end
came were Mrs. Barnum; Rev. L. P.
Fisher; Mrs. Thompson, Barnum's
daughter; Mrs. Clarke, of Xew York, a
granddaughter; Miss May' Read, his
niece; Mrs. Bushtelle, another daughter;
Clinton II. Seely, his grandson and prin
cipal heir; Benjamin Pish, Mrs. Barnum's
brother; Dr. Hubbard; Mrs. Rikeman, the
housekeeper, and the nurse. Mr. Bar
num's illness and confinement to the
house began twenty-one weeks ago and
during this period there have been fre
quent fluctuations in his condition.. The
change for the worse, which occurred
Monday night was so much more pro
nounced than the previous attacks had
been that the attending physicians be
came convinced that the great showman
had but a few more hours of life left.
Asked for an Easy Death.
Mr. Barnu:n suSerel a great deal of
pain, and seemed to realize that he could
not live much longer, but he spoke of his
approaching emi with calmness, and told
bis physicians that when all hope was
gone he wished to be given sedatives,
which would allay his pain and make bis
death as peaceful as possible. The first
sedative was given a little after 10 yester
day morning, and was understood by the
patient and his family to mean that the
end was near. Mrs. Barnum remained at
her husband's side throughout Monday
night. At about 4 yesterday morning
the patieut sank into a lethargy which
was i condition of stupor rather than nat
ural sleep. It was very difficult to rouse
him from this state, and a faint gleam of
recognition in his eyes alone indicated
that he had any know ledge of hia sur
roundings. Thus matters went on until
about 10 a. m.
A Rift in the Death Clond.
At that hour he was again aroused and
his mental faculties appeared to bs
brighter than at any time during the pre
vious few hours. All of his friends and
relatives were In the chamber, at this
time and the scene was a deeply pathetic
one. Mr. Burnnin was fully conscious, but
unable to speak, and the affectionate
messages he conveyed with his eyes to his
weeping loved ones were more expressive
than words. Rv. Mr. Fisher bent over
him and spoke words of religions conso
lation, to which Mr. Barnum half nodded
his head in assent. About 11 o'clock an
other sedative was given him, and soon
afterwards he sank into a peaceful sleep.
At half past three in the afternoon Mr!
Barnum sank into a comatose condition
and from this condition he never rallied,
and when the end finally came it was
peaceful and to all appearances painless.
Directions for His Funeral.
The physicians say that Mr. Barnum
had no organic disease w hatever, the en
fesbled heart action which had been no
ticed for the last few months being due in
the opinion of his physicrans to a grad
ual failure ot hi vital powers, resulting
from old age. Mr. Barnum, in a general
way, had prescribed directions for his
funeral. He wished it to be strictly pri
vate in character. He directed that the
interment should be in the Mountain
Grove cemetery, w here several years ago
he erected a massive granite monument of
simple design The funeral services will
be held in the Xorth Congregational
church on Friday, and w ill be conducted
by Rev. L. B Fisher, the Universalist pas
tor, assisted by Rev. Charles E. Palmer,
of the North Congregational church.
LIFE OF THE "PRINCE OF SHOWMAN."
The lps and Downs of a Career Devoted
to Amusing the People.
Phineas Taylor Barnum was the son of
a Connecticut farmer and was born July
5, 1810. As a boy he displayed great busi
ness shrewdness. After clerking in a
country store for awhile he secured a
clerkship in a Brooklyn store, and then
returned home to run a store of his own
at the age of 18. Three years later he as-sume-1
the editorship of The Herald of
Freedom, and subsequently served two or
three terms of imprisonment for alleged
libeL Barnum dickered in various other
enterprises before he went into the show
business, which really began when he
managed the exhibition of a colored
woman 112 years of age.
His First Stroke of Good Luck.
The Jenny Lind engagement, however!
was his first great strike, and it netted
bim $SoQ,003. Front tois time on his
genius for the show business continued to
add to his fortune and fame. It was be
who brought out Tom Thumb, who wore
the honor of being tbe first -freak." He
first showed Toung, the sacred white ele
phant of Burmah, and Jumbo, tbe largest-
elephant ever seen in this country.
The "prince of showmen" cannot be said
to have always been lucky. He was par
ticularly unfortunate in regard to fire.
In his museum (the original) at the
oorner of Broadway and Ann street. New
York, burned. It was one of the greatest
fires in the history of the metropolis.
The Wild Animals Let Loose.
"Hundreds of wild animals were re
leased, creating the wildest consternation
among the many thousands of spectators
who had gathered. In 189 bis place on
Broadway, near Prince street, was
burned, and not only many animals, but
several persons lost their lives. He then
moved to Fourteenth street, between
Third and Fourth avenues, and that place
burned in 1872, causing a large loss of
iuman life. June 5, 1S83, hiabig.teat
burned in Chicago, it having been pitched
down on the lake front. Including the
loss of his residence Mranistan" at Bridg
port, Barnum is estimated to have lost
5,003,003 by fires.
Kxpense No Consequence with Him.
The came of Barnum is identified with
all that is memorable in the amusement
line. What he wished he procured, and
never let tbe matter ot expense deter bim.
A large stair or men in mil parts of tbe
world was at all times tinder his pay,
seeking animals and other objects for ex
hibition. ..Occasionally : the showman
would Invest in other business . than
eircuses and menageries. He always lost
money in manufacturing enterprises. In
the Jerome Clock company he lost all he
had, some 300,000, and had to begin over.
In a few years he was a millionaire. .
Believed in Printers' Ink-
He pinned bis faith to printers' ink; and
thousands were tha schemes he invented
to bring himself and his attractions be
fore the public. He often averred that he
would prefer to be abused than not men
tioned at all by the newspapers. The
great showman was a man of broad in
formation, and was very popular. He
was twice sent to congress, was twice
mayor of Bridgeport, and represented his
county in the legislature four terms.
Barnum was a teetotaler, and at one time
declined a nomination by the Prohibition
ists for president ot the United States.
There was a short break in the great
showman's prohibition record lasting
from 1&J3 to 1M7, he having learned to
drink while in England. In 1860 he g'ave
tip smoking, and thought it greatly bene
fitted his health to do so.
Provisions of His Will.
In 18S3 Mr. Baraum made his wilL In
order that there might be no question as
to bis sanity upon which to ground con
tests after his death, he had eminent phy
sicians examine him, and secured their
attestation that he was of sound mind.
The will and its codicils cover more than
700 pages of legal cap, closely written, and
dispose of real estate and personal prop
erty of the value of $10,000,000 to twenty
seven heirs. The property is in New York,
Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Colorado, and sev
eral other places. His bequests for char
itable purposes are numerous and large.
Among the beneficiaries are the Chapin
home. Children's Aid society, Old Men's
and Women's homes, and the Society
to Assist Males and Females Ovt-r
Eighteen Years of Age or Chicago; the
Bridgeport Orphan, asylum, Bridgeport
hospital, and other Bridgeport societies.
Mr. Barnum also made provision for cer
tain worthy charities by bequeathing to
them a 6tated percentage ot the annual
profits accruing from his share in bis
shows. To the city of Bridgeport be se
cures the only water front not already
seized by private corporations, with a
dock upon it costing 30,000, for twenty
one years after his death, during which
time his executors are forbidden to sell or
. RECIPROCITY WITH CANADA.
Sir Charles Tupper Cives the Canadian
Conservative View Thereof.
New York, April 8. Sir Charles Tup
per, the Canadian high commissioner to
England, who recently called oa Secre
tary Blaine to discuss the terms of recip
rocal trade between tho United States
and Can ada, was here Monday and was
asked: "Will England sustain Canada in
the policy outlined by Sir John Mac Don
ald in dealing with the reciprocity ques
tion?" "Yes, sir; warmly, heartily.
"Is complete reciprocity with tbe United
States regarded by you as unfair to Eng
land's material interests?"
Unrestricted Reciprocity Dead.
"The only terms upon which complete
free trade between the United States and
Canada could receive the sanction and
support of anybody in this country would,
in my judgment, inevitably sever Canada
and Great Britain, and could not fail to
be regarded in England as indicating the
desire of Canada to adopt that course.
The number of annexationists in Canada
is utterly insignificant, and every man
who had shown any tendency in that di
rection was defeated at the polls. Unre
stricted reciprocity, or commercial union,
or whatever you may call it, is dead and
buried. The only terms upon which any
person in the United States could enter
tain the question of free trade witti Canada
would be, of course, protection in Canada
against England and the rest of the
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