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j VOL. L-NO. 310.
Forecast of To-Dny Balloting, nainl
on Clone Poll and Report from
Every Precinct in the Country.
lie Will Alio Get Seven or Eight Olli,
er Which AV. J. Dryin Se
cured Four Years Anco.
Prediction 3Iade by the Maine Com
mitteeman that New York Will He
Carried ly at Least 75,04)0.
He Han .Nu Doubt thnt Rrynnlsm,
Crokerlsm, Jimeslsm and Hearstlsm
Will Win Bryan's Last Word.
CHICAGO. Nov. 5. The following state
ment was given 'out at the headquarters
of the Republican national committee to
night: "There are few surface indications at this
time dissimilar to these of four years ago,
when McKinley swept the country by the
greatest majority probably ever given to a
presidential candidate. The work of the
Republican? during the past four weeks
lias been marvelously effective. It ha3
been marked everywhere by completeness
in detail of machinery, harmonious action
and desired results. In the history of the
party no better organization has ever ex
isted. McKinley and Roosevelt will carry
every State which voted for McKinley and
llobart four years ago, and certainly seven
or eight others, that voted for Bryan in ISM.
The alleged hopes of Croker and Brtn
as to carrying Indiana and New York are
simply following out the programme of
claiming everything in sight for the pur
pose of encouraging their followers in close
States to make the most desperate efforts
for success. The claims of the Republicans
are based on the result of actual work re
ported by men In the Held, brought up
through precinct, ward, township, city.
county and State organization, and on ac
tual facts äs shown by the closest poll
ever made by any political organization."
Views of Mnnley and Gl bin.
NEW YORK. Nov. 5.-At Republican
national headquarters Joseph II. Manley
Senator Scott, of West Vlrvlnia. and Fred
erick S. Glbbj, of New York, gave out the
following statements, respectively:
Mr. Manley: "The national committee
men In this city, after the receipt of tele
grams to-day from Chairman Hanna an
various State committeemen, l ave noth
lr.g to add to the statement made publi
this morning except to emphasize it. I do
not share with some the opinion that In
Ciana Is entirely safe for us. But we hav
no doubt of Illinois. We shall certainly
carry New lork State by not less than 75,
.majority and I look for something over
100.000 majority. I anticipate no trouble
In this city lo-morrow. I believe Super
intendent of Police Devery means to give
us a fair election, as he gave us a fall
parade, and as he gave us protection in
our meetings In this city. I do not expect
that we shall have any definite statement
as to the result before 9:30 o'clock Tues
day night."
Senator Scott, of West Virginia, repeated
bis former sanguine statements.
National Committeeman Glbbs said:
The election will be fair. I anticipate
no trouble. The worst has been done, and
It Is my opinion that McKinley will have
not less than 23ö votes in the Electoral
College. That I consider a conservative
31 r. Heath's Expectations.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., Nov. 5. Late this even
ing Perry S. Heath, who arrived homo to
day to vote. In discussing the political sit
uation, said: "If Indiana doesn't give Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt a plurality in excess
of that of 1S0G-above 1S.0OO in fact, if the
Republican electors throughout the coun
try are not more numerous than four years
ago. I shall never have faith in Issues
briuging returns; nor shall I ever believe
in organization or preliminary political
polls and returns. The claims of the Bry
anltes, I hear to-day, in Indiana are gen
eral, and are not based on reason. They
always make sweeping claims, even In the
face of conditions they know to be against
them. There i3 such wide difference be
tween the industrial and commercial con
ditions now and four years ago that the
failure of the Republicans to achieve an
unprecedented victory to-morrow would
make me lose faith in the willingness of
the people to appreciate honest and suc
cessful performance of all party promises.
I expect the Republicans to carry every
State cairled in 1SIC and also Washington,
South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming and
Kot Yet Done Telling the Peoule Bry
an Will lie Elected.
CHICAGO, Nov. 5.-Chalrman James K.
Jones, of the Democratic national commit
tee, on the eve of the election, said:
"I have no doubt that the result of the
ballot to-morrow will be the triumphant
election of Bryan and Stevenson. The Demo
cratic party has appealed In this campaign
to the rea.on and conscience of the people
while the Itepubllcans have appealed to
passion and prejudice. In the great forum
ot public opinion I have no doubt the Demo
cratic pf.rty has won In this, the greatest
of Its national political struggles. Four
years ago the Democratic party was dc
ficlent in organization, whereas now it I
more perfectly organized and more efficient
than it has been in any campaign, me
national rtmmlttee has boon in touch with
very oart ot the country and familiar with
all the details of the work. While ir.
campaign fund has not been enriched by
the contributions of great trusts, it has
received the patriotic mites of th; great
working classes In sutilclent quantity to
defray the expenses of the campaign, which
was even more satisfactory tnan ir it nan
been otherwise. The country is n'.w
aroused at it has never been before sinre
the great civil war and the result ran bvj
nothing less than the triumphant election
of the national Democratic ticket."
Bryan Last Statement.
OMAHA. Neb., Nov. 5. Mr. Bryan to
night gave out the following statement:
"The evidence 13 in, the arguments have
been made and the case is now submitted
to the Jury. If the Jury will accept the
Declaration of Independence and the Con
stitution of the United States as the in
structions of the court there will be no
doubt as to the verdict. I hope that our
people will vote early and then see that
the vote is counted as cast. I have been
informed that there is a plan to buy any
purchasable voters with a sum conting
ent on gains In the precinct, but I don't
believe the rlan will work, because a Dem
ocrat who would become a Republican
worker at the last moment would be sus
pected by his neighbors, and I believe tho
people arc so much in earnest that bribery
vpon any extended scale Mill be impos
Republicans Snpremely Confident In
the Success of McKinley.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The campaign
closes with Republicans at the national
capital ' eling supremely confident of Presi
dent JWKlnley's re-election and Repub
lican success in all the States he carried
four years ago and at least four that went
for Bryan. Kansas, South Dakota, Wash
ington and Wyoming. The Democrats here
practically give up the contest.
Croker's riot order, indorsed by Chairman
Jones, is regarded by them as a fatal
Burchardlsm that could only proceed from
men driven desperate by imminent defeat.
The measure of Democratic depression and
helplessness Is seen in that infamous order
and In a restricted sphere In the Sentinel
Henderson atrocity. That calumny Is con
demned by every decent Democrat in
Washington who is cognizant of it. The
atrocity of that letter, whether genuine or
forged, and the general belief here is that
Total Number of Inhabitants of the
State Is 2,310,4112, Aicnlnst 2,102,
40I In 189.
Also Showing; the Population of Cities
of 31 ore Than Five Thousand
and Less Than 25,0H).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The official re
turns, as announced by the Census Bu
reau to-day, give the State of Indiana
a total population of 2,515,462, against 2,
102,404 in 1S90. These figures show an in
crease In the population of the State since
1SD0 of 324,0üS, or 11.7 per cent. The pop
ulation in 1SS0 was 1,978,301, showing an in
crease of 214,103, or 10.8 per cent. The pop
u'atlon of Indiana by counties follows:
Adams 22,232
Allen 77,270
Bartholomew .... 24, 5M
Kenton 13,123
Ulackford ;.. 17.211
Boone 26.321
Brown 9.727
Carroll 19."3
Cass 34.54"
Clark Zl.KV,
Clay 34.2Si
Clinton 2x,2'J2
Crawford 1.1,47
Daviess 2:. 9 I
Dearborn 22.1)4
Decatur 19,518
De Kalb 25.711
Delaware 49.621
Dubois 2,:v".7
KIkhart 45.0.J
Fayette 13.4.5
Floyd 3. 1H
Fountain 21.44
Franklin lK.Sii
Fulton 17.Vl
Madison ?i i
Marlon Vt7s2
.iarnall jj... i
Martin 11,7
Miami 2.J
Monroe 2').$
Morgan 20.4
Newton 10,4
;oble 23,
Ohio 4.
Orange lfi.s.
Owen IV, 11:
I'ark 23.o
Ferry ls,77;
I'lke 2'. 4s;
I'orter i;,l
j osey
1 umaiii ..........
Kanlolph 2jo
UUley I9,s
Kush 2i.l
St. Joseph SX.ss)
firant ."..!!.!!..!.. 54,6'tji She4Ly
r-ooii s.
.... 2t,4
Greene 2S.53) : Spencer
Hamilton 2'J.Sli
Hancock 19,1:)
Harrison 21,7-iJ
Hendricks 21.232
Henry 2.",y.'s
Howard 2S73
Huntington 2VU
Jackson 26.631
Jasper U.2J
Jay 2t,Sl$
Jefferson 22.Ut
Jennings .......... 15,707
Johnson 20.223
Knox .12. 7 Vi
Kosciusko 2V,1'!
Lagranga 1.V2S4
Laie 37. M' 2
Starke 10,
Steuben 15.
umvan 2,
Switzerland 11,
Tippecanoe 2S,
Tipton 19,
Fnion 6,
Vanderburg 71.
Vermilion is,
Vl?o 62,
Wabash 28,
Warren 11.
arrk k 22
Washington ID.
Way no ?.v
Wells 3
White 19
Laporte 3S,
Whitley 17
The population of cities havintr a nonn.
latlon of more than 5,(X) but less than
25.000 is as follows:
Alexandria 7,221
Anderson 20.KS
Bedford 6.115
liloomlngton M)
Laporte l.Wl
L.OKan?port 1,24
Madison 7 v?s
Marlon 17
: isra tu 7,7s-
! Columbus 8,130
t Connersville ,s;;6
, Orawfordaville .... fi.64)
KIkhart 15. M
Klwood 12.55')
Frankfort 7,l0
fioshen 7.SI1)
flreensburg ;:M
Hammond ..12.J7S
Hartford 5.912
Huntington 9, nil
Jefrersonville 10,7;i
Kokomo l.61i)
Micnigan City 14
.MitnuwaKa ...
Mount Vernon
M uncle
New Albany .
Blchmon-1 ....
Shelbyvillo ...
. 5
... 7.
Valparaiso &
Vlnce-r.nes io,
Wabash 8
Washington 8,
Lafayette 1S.UG
Rallied Satisfactorily After a Slight
Operation on Ills Foot.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 5. This evening Dr. A.
J. Stone, the phj-slclan In charge of United
States Senator Daivis, said that a slight
operation on the senator's foot, this after
noon, showed it to be in much better con
dition than either he or Dr. Murphy had
expected to find It and that only th
simplest kind of an operation had been
The senator had revived from the
operation in good shape. He insisted there
had been no question of amputation and
that Senator Davis was getting along very
nicely In every way.
An operation was performed, late to
day, which Included the amputation of one
of the senator's toes. The patient stood
the shock well, and Dr. Mruphy, who per
formed the operations, reports that his
ccndltlon is slightly more favorable.
Finally Realizes (hat He Is ot a Die
tator, and Cannot Change the
Laws of w York State.
FoRKihillty of a Clash with the Super
intendent of Elections Has,
Tlierefore, Ileen Averted,
Chief of Police Is Charged vIt. Fel
ony, bnt In Released on Rail, and
Later Rexokes His Order.
NEW YOIUC. Nov. S.-Events followed
each other in rapid succession this after
noon and evening in the controversy which
has been going on for the past few days
regarding the rights of men when chal
lenged to swear in their votes. First of vall
Chief of Police William S. Devery was
indicted by the New York grand Jury on a
charge of interfering with State Superin
tendent of Elections John McCullagh in
the performance of his duty. L.ater Gov
ernor Roosevelt "took a hand" in the con
troversy, sending a message to Mayo Van
Wyck notifying him that if he had not
taken steps to secure a recall of the Devcry
order of last Sunday in which it 13 claimed
that the chief of police ordered his subordi
nates to disregard the State superintendent
of elections and his subordinates that he
would be held responsible as the head of
the cltjf government for the action of the
chief of police, provided It should result in
any breach of the peace. After a confer
ence between the mayor and Chief of Po
lice Devery, the chief sent out the follow
ing: "Pursuant to directions received by me
from his honor. Mayor Robert A. Van
Wyck, and because of the misconstruction
placed on the order which I Issued on Nov.
4, you are hereby notified that said order
la revoked; you will instruct the members
of your command that it is their duty, un
der Section 7 of Chapter G7G of the laws of
l?rrt. as amended, to co-operate and assist
In the execution and enforcement of the
metropolitan election district law and ren
der aid and assistance to the State super
intendent of elections and his deputies in
the performance of their duties, when
called upon to do so."
This apparently closes the controversy
that has been going on between Mr. Mc
Cullagh and the police for some time. It
was rumored late to-night that Samuel
Untermyer, counsel for Chief Devery,
would bring a motion before Justice Furs
man, in the Supreme Court, to quash the
indictment found by the grand jury to
day, but no action of thi3 nature was
taken. Chief Devery, however, furnished
ball during the afternoon and the question
will probably come up for a hearing the
day after election.
Assistant District Attorney O'Reilly,
speaking for District Attorney Gardiner,
said that the indictment against Chief
Devery was absurd, that it could not possi
bly hold, that inasmuch as It did not charge
the commission of an overt act there could
not possibly be any interference.
Colonel Gardner, discussing tho indict
ment, called attention to the fact that it
was typewritten, even to his signature,
and that of Attorney General Davies, ap
pended to the document. "My name In that
Indictment is a forgery," he said. "It was
placed thero without my knowledge, con
sent or authority." I
A minor Incident that figures in the con
troversy was a request made by the police
officials for Superintendent of Elections
McCullagh to turn over to them any In
formation in his possession tending to show
that the election laws were being violated
m sections of the city where he claimed
wrong doing was going on. Mr. McCullagh,
however, declined to answer the police com
missioners, but to-night ho announced that
he had unearthed a big scheme to bring
repeaters Into tho borough of Manhattan
on election day from Jersey City and that
one of tho men, Peter Friend, a saloon
keeper in Jersey City, had been arrested
and was being held at the Jersey City po
lice headquarters in default of $1,000 ball.
In all quarters the opinion Is expressed
that tho election to-morrow in New York
city will be a quiet one and that no serious
clash will occur between the police and the
State deputies, because of misunderstand
ings growing out of Chief Devery's order of
last Sunday night in which ho declared
that the rights of citizens to vote would
be protected regardless of interference on
the part of Superintendent McCullagh.
Chief Dovery Just before leaving his of
fice for the night, said: "To-morrow's elec
tion will bo the fairest ever held in New
York city. I will do all that lies in my
power to see that that end Is accom
Mayor Van Wyck Notified that He
Would Re Held Responsible.
OYSTER BAY, L,. I., Nov. 5. Governor
Roosevelt sent the following communica
tions to-nisht to Robert. A. Van Wyck,
mayor of New York city:
'Sir My attention has been called to the
official order issued by Chief of Police
Devery, in which he direct. his subordi
nates to disregard the chief of the State
Election Uureau, John McCullagh, and his
"Unless you have already taken steps to
secure the recall of this order it is neces
sary for mo to pemt out that I shall be
obliged to hold you responsible, as the hea-1
of the city government, for the actlcn of
the chief of police if it should result in
any breach cf the peace und intimidation
or any crime whatever against the election
laws. The State and city authorities
should act together.
I will not fa'l to call to summary ac
count either state or city authorities In
event of either being gulltv of intimldutiun
or connivance at fraud or failure to protect
every legal voter In his right. i.
"I. therefore, hereby notify you that in
tho event of any wrongdoing following
upon the failure Immediately to recall
Chief Devery's order, or upon any action
or inaction on tho part of Chief Devery I
must necessarily call you to account.
"Oyster Ray, L. I.. Nov. 5, M"
Van AVyck's Order.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.-Govemor Roose
velt's message to the mayor was delivered
to Mr. Van Wyck at the Democratic Club,
to-night. The mayor at once took a cab
and was driven to police headquarters,
v.-here he called upen Chief Devery. The
mayor and the chief of police were closet
ed together for an hour. At the conclusion
o the conference Chief Devery announced
that, In accordance with the mayor's or
ders, the order issued on Sunday to cap
tains regarding the McCullagh deputies and
voters would be rescinded. The order of
the mayor read as follows: "You will at
once revoke the order Issued from your
office on the 4th Inst., relative to the du
ties of the police force on election day,
and you will Issue immediately such fur
ther orders as . will require your subor
dinates to co-operate . with and assist in
the execution nnd enforcement of the met
ropolitan election district law and amend
ments thereto."
Later Van Wyck made tho following
statement: "There will be no intimidation
or violence at the election to-morrow. It
wll! pass off as quietly as that of a country
village. The chief of police will take
charge of that, and will preserve order.
I have the utmost confidence in the chief.
He knows his duties and Is a perfectly ef
ficient chief, and understands how to main
tain peace and order."
Indictment of Chief of Police Devery
for Felony.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. The most distress
ing development In New York on the eve
of election was the Indictment found by the
local grand Jury against Chief of Police
An Address to Several Thonsand Rail
way Employes and Steel Work
ers at Sonth Chtcaico.
Former Labored to Benefit Worklnf;
men. While the Latter Has
Tried to Injure Them.
CHICAGO, Nov. L. Senator M- A. Hanna
chairman of the Republican national com
mittee, made his last speech of the cam
paign at noon to-day, addressing several
thousand railway employes and steel work
ers at South Chicago. When tho Illi
nois Central special trair. bearing the sen
ator and party arrived at South Chicago
ihe whistles of all the big mills there were
blown, and large crowds gathered at the
depot to extend a welcome. Accompany
ing the senator was Richard Yates, the
Republican candidate for Governor of Illi
nois. Senator Hanna said:
"My friends, save your enthusiasm fot
to-morrow night, for then you will have
plenty of opportunity to give it full play.
"We are on the eve of one of the great
est elections and one of the most impor
tant elections that has ever been held in
ihe Unlied States. It is second to none
other for the effect that It will have on
the masaes who toll for their living and on
those who care for and uphold the prin
ciples of sound money and a protective
tariff. Applause.
"I come to you as a business man who
has been engaged all his life in the kind
of work that has built up this part of Chi
cago. To-morrow it will be in your power
to decide this great important question
of whether we are to continue prosper
ous or suffer a calamitous reverse. I be
lieve you will stand by the Republican
party and stand by the great leader of
that party. President McKinley, who has
fctood by you. Applause..
"Let me present a picture. On one side
you have a man whose only part in Con
gress during his short term there was to
tear down what McKinley had been for
years building up the McKinley bill and
what was it he gave you? The Wilson
Gon an bill that put out the fires ir. your
furnaces, that checked industries and
brought about a condition that God for
bid we ever see again. Applause.
And now Bryan Is asking you to elect him
President of the United States and he
cares not what means he uses to get the
required number of. votes. He tells you
that If elected he will establish a free
silver basis and a system of free trade,
end we know he will Ignore all economic
principles. Making such frantic appeals
he reduces himself to the rank of the low
est demagogue. Applause.
"Now turn with me to where William
McKinley shouldered his musket in de
fense of his country and follow him
through four years and then see him en
ter Congress, elected then as he has al
ways has been, by the workingmen. He
has always stood with them and by them,
and has always been ready to hear them
and do for them. In 1SP6 when tho work
ingmen had opportunity to vote for hhn
thev made him President and there they
will keep him another four years. Ap
plause and cries of We will.'
"Now what has Bryan stood for? What
has he done for the working people? A
voice, 'Nothing.' Yes re has. He did all
in his power to defeat their interests. He
helped kill the McKinley bill. He has been
at a loss to find an Issue that would last
ever night and sought to create one by
working for and voting for the ratification
ot the treaty with Spain. When he worked
to get Democratic congressmen to vote
tor the treaty was Bryan honest? A voice,
No!' 'Honest? No!' He raises the cry
cf imperialism, and that Is an Insult to
the American people. Congress settled
that question, and it was for the Presi
dent to put down rebellion when the Amer
ican flag was assailed.
At 5:2) p. m. Senator Hanna left on the
Lako Shore road for Cleveland, where he
will vote tomorrow, after which he will
ro to Canton to be the guest of the Pres
ident. Hanna and Heath Will Vote To-Day.
CHICAGO. Nov. 5. Chairman Hanta, and
Secretary Heath, of the Republican na
tional committee, left this evening for
their respective homes at Cleveland. O.. a;d
Munde, Ind. After voting to-morrow
Chairman Hanna will go to Canton, and
spend the day with President McKinley
He will return to his home in the even
ing and receive the election returns at the
Union Club in Cleveland. Ha wll not re
turn to Chicago again this fall. During the
latter part of this week he will g to "New
York to oversee the closing cf the New
York headquarters and then return to
Cleveland, and remain there urt'.l Congrtss
opens again In December. Mr. Heath, after
visiting Muncle to-morrow morning, will
return to headquarters in Chicago and will
remain here until all the accounts of the
committee are settled and furniture ship
ped. The committee mail should be ad
dressed during this week to Chicago, and
It will be attended to by Sectary Heath.
After this week, all commuMcations in
tended for the committee should lo ad
dressed to Washington, l. C, where tho
national committee will have temporary
Extravagant Claims Made for W. J.
Bryan by Campaign Managers
In Several States.
Republicans, However, Think Bryan
AVI 11 Not Get More Than 30,000
In Manhattan Borough.
Yerkes Likely to Be Elected In Ken
tucky, and McKinley May Have
a Plurality of 520,000.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. Everywhere con
fidence is expressed that a full vote will
be polled to-morrow, and Republicans and
Democrats alike agree that more than
six hundred thousand citizens in Greater
New York, to-morrow, will deposit their
ballots for the man of their choice. Indi
cations are that the vote In the city will
be at least sixty-five thousand larger than
ever before in the history of Greater New
Generally speaking, Republicans concede
that Bryan will carry Greater New York.
On the other hand. Democrats admit that
McKinley will carry the State if Greater
New York Is excluded. The differences ot
opinion arise on the question of the plural
ities that the Democrats are conceded in
the metropolis and the Republicans are
conceded in the up-State districts.
, Democratic national hearquarters was
practically deserted to-day, only Secretary
Mason, of the executive committee, being
In charge. Chairman Frank Campbell, of
the State central committee, is at his
home, and will not return until Wednes
day. Secretary Mason declined to make
any statement to-day, other than to re
peat what the chairman had said that
Bryin's election was assured. Secretary
Matron will receive and give out the re
turns at his party's headquarters Tuesday
Richard Croker claims that Bryan will
carry Greater New York by between 80,000
and 90,000.
As a general thing Republican leaders
will not admit that the borough of Man
hattan will be carried for Bryan by more
than 30,000 plurality. Both sides claim the
borough of Brooklyn, the Republicans by
12,000, the Democrats by 8,000. The popula
tion in the boroughs of( the Bronx, Queens
and Richmond is relatively small. Demo
crats and Republicans claim all three bor
oughs, but the Democrats usually carry
Queens and Richmond. As for the Bronx
the increase in the population owing to the
up-town movement has been so great that
all estimates are worthless, the population
in some districts having doubled. It will
probably give a decisive majority either
Democrats are inclined to concede the
State outside of Greater New York to Mc
Kinley by 50,000. This is 100,000 less than
the Republicans allow McKinley in the
same territory. Chairman and candidate
for Governor Odell Is at his home in New
burg. He will receive returns at his home
and will not return here until Wednesday.
Before leaving he said that he had nothing
to add to his statement that McKinley
would carry New York State by 100.000,
Greater New York included.
Governor Theodore Roosevelt will remain
at his home at Oyster Bay, on Long island,
until after election. He wound up his cam
paign for thevice presidency to-night with
a brief speech, and then visited his old
friends and neighbors.
The close of the campaign finds the bet
ting that has obtained during the last fort
night practically unchanged. Only com
paratively small bets are being made, the
ruling odds ranging anywhere from 4 to 1
to 5 to 1 in favor of McKinley.
There was very little betting done to
night on the election. The odds dropped to
to I towards the latter part of the even
ing and remained there.
Republicans Confident of Bis Plural
ity No Democratic Figure.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. There has been no
change In the political situation in New
Jersey to-day. The Republicans are con
fident of success, but the Democrats claim
that if the members of their party who
remained away from the polls four years
ago turn out to-morrow the State will' go
for Bryan. The Increase in registration,
the Republicans claim, is due to the nor
mal growth of the voting people. The
Democrats, however, claim that the in
crease shews that those Democrats who
remained away from the polls four years
ago expect to vote to-morrow. The great
fight in the State will be for the legis
lative officers. The eight State senators to
be elected will have a vote next year for
a successor to Senator William J. Sewell,
whose term expires at that time. Under
ordinary circumstances the Democrats
would hope to elect seven of the eight
senators, because the counties from which
they are to be elected are Democratic,
but it being a presidential year, the Re
publicans claim the the big vote that will
be polled for McKinley will enable them
to pull through five of the senators, which
would give them such a majority in the
Senate that only a landslide next year
would prevent them having a majority
on Joint ballot.
Chairman Franklin, of the Republican
State committee, to-day said: "There is
very little that can be said that has not
been salti already. The Republican party
seems to be in very good condition all over
the State, and during ray experience I have
never seen the county organization so
apparently satisfied with ihe way the cam
paign has been handled. We of the State
committee have done the best we could
for the party in every county, and, so far
as I can see now, no mistakes have been
made. Our majority, I believe, will be at
least 45,000 or 50,000. Taken all in all. I be
lieve the New Jersey Republicans are sat
isfied with the campaign and confident of
victory to-morrow."
Chairman William B. Gourley, of the
Democratic State committee, made the fol
lowing statement: "We are not giving
out any ngures, but I claim Bryan will
carry New Jersey by a safe margin. I
am confident the Democrats will carry
four of the eight congressional districts."
Both Parties Say Their Candidates
Will Have 20,000 Plurality.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 5. A campaign
that really began before any nominations
were made closed to-night in Kentucky
with both sides claiming the State in
published reports by 20,00 though dis
interested estimates do not put the ma
jority either way above 6,00) or 8.noo. The
Republicans made the issue and named it
"Civil liberty," which term expresses their
opposition to the Goebol election law and
to the action of the Legislature in the con
tested election cases. The state central
committee of the Independent Democrats,
who in the last election cast 12,140 votes
for John Young Brown for Governor, has
Indorsed Yerkes, Republican, for Governor,
and Bryan. The Democrats claim that the
bulk of the Independents have returned
to the party. It is generally believed that
Bryan will run ahead of Beckham (Dem.)
for Governor, and that Yerke will run
ahead of McKinley, whether Democrats or
Republicans carry the State. The Repub
licans hope by fusion with "Brown Dem
ocrats" to carry several congressional dis
tricts now represented by Democrats.
Already arrests have been made in vari
ous parts of the State for alleged brib
ery and alleged plans to invalidate ballots
before they are cast. Both sides are un
usually watchful and alert and the elec
tion will be conducted under a veritable
searchlight of public scrutiny.
Republicans Hopeful of Victory, but
Fnslonlsts Expect 12,000 Plurality.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 5. The Republican
State committee Is still claiming the State
by 5,000 plurality or McKinley, but this
is placed against the positive assertion by
Chairman Hall, of the Democratic commit
tee, that Mr. Bryan will receive a plurality
of at least 12,000. Republicans generally
are saying that Charles II. Dietrich, Re
publican, will be elected over Governor
Poynter. and Chairman Lindsay delcares
Mr. Watson Finishes an Effective
Campalirn In the "Old Burnt"
District and Is Satisfied.
A Couple of Bourbon Canards Easily
Disposed Of Debs at Terre Haute
The Closing Rallies.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. Nov. 5. With the
close of the campaign the election of Mr.
Holllday to Congress from the Fifth dis
trict becomes more of a certainty. As a
matter of fact, all the discussion cf the
district as "doubtful" has been based on
a misapprehension. Because Mr. Farls car
ried It by only 3G5 in 189G and 252 in 1S3S too
many persons have taken it for granted
that the district is that close. Mr. Mc
Kinley carried it in 1S96 by 922, and in 1&)3
it gave the Republican secretary of state,
the head of the ticket, 1,127 plurality. No
one pretends that Mr. Holllday will run
behind hi3 ticket as Mr. Faris did in 1S3C
and 1S08. The only hope the Democrats
have had has been that the Republicans
of Vigo county would quarrel and that
cno faction or the other would cause Mr.
Holllday to lose votes. That hope has
been abandoned. Not in fifteen years has
the .party in this county been as sincere
and unanimous in its effort to elect a
member of Congress as it is now to elect
Mr. Holllday. In 1S9G Mr. McKinley car
ried this county by 4Ü2, and in i898 it went
1D0 Republican in a vote that was about
l.COu short of the total of 1856. There may
be some scratching or splitting of the
county ticket, but there will b none on
the congressional ticket. The probability is
that Holllday will carry this county by
4'X or more. In his own county. Clay,
which is also Mr. Horner's county, Mr.
Holllday will run ahead of his ticket. In
none of the other counties in the district
is he likely to lose votes of Republican?,
and it will not be surprising if his plurality
In the district is as great as 1,000.
Signer of the "What Soldiers Say"
Letter in Yesterday's Sentinel.
Special to th Indianapolis Journal.
ELNORA. Ind.. Nov. 5.-Peter Ragle.
James Sullivan and James Lovely, veterans
of the civil war, and Arch Yazel, druggist,
issued a card to-day in which they fctate
that the signers of the card in this morn
ing's Sentinel, relative to McKinley and
H. Clay Evans are all Democrats and
never have voted other than the Demo
cratic ticket: and that therefore the state
ment that they supported McKinley fuur
years ago, and have turned to Bryan for
relief is false, and is made for campaign
The letter in the Sentinel says that the
signers, F. A. B. Stinger, T. J. Payne,
Jacob Flynn, A. J. Wllke, Henry Hoaglm,
Thomas Matthewson, Isaac Grayham.
Thomas Cummins, George Johnson and J.
A. Bear have left the Republican party
because the administration supported
Evans in his conduct of the Pension Office.
"These men always were Democrats," rays
the card Issued to-day, "therefore the
statement that they have tured to Bryan
is untrue."
A "Viciously False Report.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SOUTH BEND. Ind.. Nov. 5. The man
agement of the Studebaker Manufacturing
Company to-day ibsued a card in which It
declared that "the report lrcuj5' Jn iUi
Brief Nonpartlaan ftreetlnit tu Fellow
Toirnsinen, Who Thronned on
His Lawn Last Evening.
Closed by Introducing: Judge Dny,
Who Delivered llrlef Address
to the Assembled Thoundf
Predicting that In the Evenlne All
Canton Would Rejoice Over a
Great Republican Victory
Speech by the Governor In Whlclt
He Reviewed Isues nnd Urged
Defeat of Bryuulsuu "
CANTON, p., Nov. 5. The McKinley
lawn, so famous in the campaign of 1SCC,
was this evening the scene of an enthus
iastic demonstration, similar to that which
closed the campaign of four years ago. Tho
President was prevailed on to depart from
his rules, which, in the face of so much
pressure has been Inflexible all through tho
campaign, and he made a short address
to his neighbors and fellow-townsmen, free
from partisanship, but apropos of the elec
tion to-morrow. lie also introduced Judge
Day for a short speech from the famous
front porch. The occasion was an unad
vertlsed and unannounced serenade by tho
Grand Army band, with several thousand
cheering people following the band, and a.
glare of red fire that Illuminated the wholo
scene round about the McKinley home. The
band appeared on the streets some tim
after dark and the report that the Presi
dent was to be serenaded spread like wild
fire. First, a score fell in behind the band,
then another score, then hundreds, and
finally, by the time the McKinley home was
reached, thousands. Somewhere, no one
knows Just how, a supply of red fira
torches was secured, and they were burn
ing at their height when the cheers of tho
crowd around the house drowned the music
of the band. Two or three selections wer
played In the stteet in the front of tho
house, and then the band was invited to
the fron of Mrs. McKinley's parlors for
another selection. After each number thera
had been calls for the President, and
finally he appeared on the porch. He bowed
to the crowds In front of him and to hi
right and to his left, amid deafening cheers.
There were calls for a speech, and soma
one pulled from the vestibule of the hou.ca
a relic of the campaign of four years ago,
a Tennessee stump with a polished top,
and engraved emblem, brought here by a,
Tennessee delegitlon. The President stood,
upon this and spoke as follows:
"Mj fellow citizens I am very glad to
greet you once more at my old home. This
13 not a year when 1 am making speeches.
To-morrow, from one end of thlt vast coun
try to the other, the American people will
speak, and we must wait reverently and in
patience for their verdict. I know you
will be glad to hear a word from our fellow-townsman.
Judge William R. Day, wh
has held a conspicuous place in the ad
ministration owr which you called me to
preside in 1SC6. I thank you and bid you
good night."
When the President mentioned the'n.vm
of Judge Day there was another enthuM
astice ovation, and the Judge wis con
stantly Interrupted by applause while h
spoke as follows:
"My Fellow-cltlzenclt has been my for
tune for a few months to occjpy a iohiIou
of which It is one of the unwritten !jvs
that its incumbents shall take no part i;i
political campaigns. 1 have had. us u
have had, the privilege of llhtenlng to th
argument this fall, I hope with an iniüir
tlal and judicial spirit, and. having hea t
it, for one I cm pmarcd to tay my min i
is fully made up. And i:ow you hav
come to-night, as you have often come ih-.
fore, to testify to your loyalty, your .Ivj
tlon and your appreciation of our avit
fellow-townsman, the. first citizen of th
Republic. You know, and v.c all know,
with what ability, with wh.it earnest nes,
with what self-sacrifice, be h;is Riven hlr..
self to the duty which this people lmpxd
upon him four years ago.
"No man has doni; more for the cour.tr j
no man has done better for the people,
than has William McKinley by hlf l-t,
patriotic and able administration of the af
fairs of thin government. We know with
what reluctance he unsheathed the swoi i,
of war. Wc know how, with every r'air
and honorable means, he Fought to ivo.-l
war. We know with what steadfast earn
estness he directed the affairs of that hort
and decisive struggle to a Kiicccssful con
clusion. And we know how much he h'4
contributed to place this country in tr.o
foremost rank of the nations ot the carl.
with prestige all over the world, and, vkht
Is far better, pr...rlty within the limits
of this country for our own people. I kn;w
that no Indorsement will be given him to
morrow, hearty and universal as I belle v
it will tc. that will be more apprec!aiJ.
that will be more gratifying to him than
the indtrseraent that I think Is m store for
him frtm his old neighbors and friend
and fellow-cltltens who are assembled heie
to-nlght and who will go to the polls to
morrow. "And 'me more thought. With all tha
honor of that exalted position, with all
that he has achieved, with all that bis
name stand for. when he goes to the poll
to-morrow to cat his vote It will cour.t
lor Just as much as yours and mine, and no
more. In what other country can It be ald
that on one day In the exercise of the great
privilege of equal suffrage all Us cltlzeny,
including its chief magistrate, stand with
equal iower. each doing hla duty as ha
es it, for the best Interests of his coun
try. Now, my fellow-citizens, I will not de
tain you, but I will only say. having made
up your minds, go to the polls early to
morrow morning, discharge your duty, and
hen next we meet I think we will rejolca
in a victory which shall be for the bet
li teres ts of this country and promote tha
welfare of far distant people."
Replying to a message from Falem. O..
this evening. President McKinley tele
graphed as follows to W. W. Hall, chalx-

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