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1 L\V[..N° 111,904. ( i-\ U. IGNORES HEARST s] SILEKT AT JUS S.I ME. "Investigation" by His 'Attorney of Rock Charges Passed Over. A large crowd of visitors attended yesterday's meeting of the Central Federated Union In the hope that there would be another political quar rel, but the meeting was inclined to take any politics that cane philosophically. During the course of th« proceedings the name of Mr. Hearst v.as JTicnfioned two or three times, but If there v.cro Hearst supporters at the meeting they forehore to applaud, even when a pause took place to give them the chance. In the minutes of the building trades section resolutions appeared as part of the reports of tlie W>b Presemen's Union and Electrical Workers* Union No. 3. indorsing the candidacy of Mr. Hearst, one of them declaring him the <-hnmpion of the people. Tli»y were received in silence. Then a letter waa real from the ■\Vhiteston« Association of Marble Polishers. Ftaiinß that it had passed the following resolu tion: That we heartily indorse the champion of labor and the enemy of th« trusts. \V. R. Hearst, as candidate for Governor, and pledge ourselves to do all in our power for his election. When this communication was read there was a paup»-. No proposition waa made to indorse It, r.nd the chairman directed that It be filed. Another futile effort •was made to arouse en thusiasm for Mr. Hearst. A communication was read from a lawyer which was an evident at tempt to show that Mr. Hearst and the Inde pendence League were justified in the proceed ings which wound up by so many of the names of labor candidates I- ing- thrown off the Inde pendence League ticket by the courts, especially Franklyn Quinby and Thomas Rock. The writer reported an investigation which he Bald he had made of the whole matter, nnd went into the details of the proceedings, ending- in the ultimate action by the Court of Appeals. He ascribed the throwing: out of some of the names as th« result of an unfortunate combination of In the case of Quinby, he tried to show that the alleged mutilation of petitions was the cause of hi* name betas thrown out, and in the case of Bock, he said that he had no doubt if the Ap pellate Division. Instead of taking 1 up legal points, had Judged the case of Rock on its merits, his name would have remained on the Independence League ticket. The communication -was signed by Edward Gerl&an, who, it afterward appeared, had been ssfslni 1 as a lawyer to make the investigation. In emllng Gevigan said that his report was un biassed, as when he went into tlie investigation the n&me of one candidate was as good as an- Oder to him. When the communication was read most of the dMagatas were at a loss to know why It should have been and by whose authority it was sent. One delegate said: *Tell us where this communlration C3.p\e from. It Is a new one on me." Be •«•»* informed that It came from the build- Ing trades section. Nothing about it appeared In the minutes of th.- building trades section, end more light oa the subject was demanded. It wa« fcmiEhed by Delegate Curtis, of the rock drillers. A committee of the building trades action, he said, of which ho was one. went to see Mr. Hearst about an investigation. Curtis continued. We paw Mr. Caxvalho and explained what we wanted. He told us that Mr, Hear6t would pay the expenses of any investigation if we started one, including the lawyers' fee. "We then de cided on the investigation. This explanation, as well as the reading of the >tter, was received in cold silence. Delegate Kennedy, of the butcher workmen's union, sug gested that the Independent Labor party should have the custody of the communication. ThU was objected to by Delegate Lpewy, of in* clrarpackers* union, a Hearst delegate, who rfJd that it was the property of the Central Federated Union. The chairman said the same, and it was decided to place it among the Central Federated Union's archives. COLONEL HEJTEY S. OLCOTT INJURED. Th* Tkewophißt in Bailwey Wreok in Italy. Kansas City, Mo,, Nov. 4. — Colonel Henry Steele Olott, of A/fiyar, India, president and founder of the TheooophlcaJ Society, and co worker in her lifetime of lime. Blavatsky. has been serloualy Injured In a railway wreck in Italy, according: to private advices received to day by a member of the society In Kansas City. Beyond stating that he had been placed in a hospital and is "In a bad way." no details axe given. Because of hie advanced age fears for his recovery are entertained. Colonel Olcott, at the time he was Injured, was on the way home to India from Chicago, where be presided at the annual convention of the American section of the Theosophical Society held la that city in September. FTRE THREATENED ELTD^GVILLE. Blase in Woods Turned from Staten Island Tout: By Shift in Wind. A fire which ihr«au*neil to destroy Eltingville. Ptate-n Island, devastated the woods for nearly a mile around the town and was extinguished yesterday afternoon after an all r.l 2 ht tight by the local "'-' department. The blare was start ed, It is believed, by hunters. The MllZ '- was first noticed Saturday evening. It spread rapidly and in spite of Th.- efforts of the volunteers reached to within a few hundred yards of the Eltmg-i-ille pnstofflce. when a shift ■ the wind turned the flames toward Annadale Th«r!t: the combined fire depart mr-nts succeeded in checklne the fire- by drenching an o onr *n field. Several hundred cords of wood were destroyed. TO DEPORT ENGLISH WORKERS. i Action AgainEt Southern Cotton Mills for Violating Alien Contract Laws. IBy TeltKraph to Th* Trlb-r;e J Cfcerloue. » c. Nov. 4.-On a charge of violat ing the a;!en contract laws and importing foreign labor from En*!ar,d to the Southern mlns t0 work the United States government ha« determined to rrowcute a number of cotton mill men of this re- JjiOTV The federal government has had an agent here lor sswwral week« taking testimony from these lm migrants, of whom there an, a number and tl la work- nm completed la« ntk. The agent Is still here, ■ad orflers will" be «ent to this point for th» deportation of the Immigrant* a» coon an n «««(n DJrlj4ct Attcrcey Jlolton of the W^tern P n J 'A N#rth <Wilca arrived in the nty to.&i.?i » «"n work on the cam. J> t0 te * THREE-CENT FARE CARS CROWDED. ;U} T«oe«raph to Th« Trtbane.J Clevt-Und. Km*. < To day vuu the am Sunday since the etartlr.g of the three cent streetcar line for wMrh Mayor Torn L. Johnsor. has been flehtlnc '"'■'• >^ rs . , ' |* estimated that rtffct thousand tersons rode on t».e t*o cars to <l«y. the ;,iißt.e::g<-ni filling Urn vesttbulsa, renders tuuxptre, ta:d soiuv tliii'A.xg en :J:e roeU. To-morrow, fi»lr; north winds. TRY TO WRECK AUTO. HIT FRELINGIIVYSEN CAR. Big Red Machine Runs Down Jersey Lawmaker' 8 Automobile. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Bomerville. N. J.. Nov. 4. — Four men In a big red automobile attempted late this afternoon to wreck the automobile owned by Senator Joseph S. Frellnghuy*en, the author of the Frelinfhuy pen Automobile law, on a country road near Millstone. Senator Ftellnghuysen's big Pierce machine, with an Inclosed too, which Is well known by automobillsts in this section, was speeding along at a moderate rate when the big red automobile, containing four men, overtook it. At the sound of. the horn, Burras Van Vleet. the driver of the Frelinghuysen machine, ran to one side of the road to allow the red automobile to pass. According to Van Vleefs statement. Instead of passing, the red automobile slowed down and steered for the Prellnghuysen machine. lean ing far out of their seats, two of the men in the red automobile showered a volley of oaths at the occupant 9 °f the Frelinghuysen machine, and then the red automobile shot ahead and hooked the front wheels of the Frelinghuysen machine with a force that nearly overturned It and threw it in a ditch by the roadside. The red automobile was little damaged by the collision, and sped away out of sight. One side of the Frelingrhuysen machine was badly damaged, but it was not entirely disabled, and was run to the Senator's home here to-night. Seated in the PKelinghuysen automobile at the time of the collision were SenatOT Frellng huysen's brother-in-law and sister. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Southwick. who were terrified by the occurrence. In the excitement following the collision the occupants of the Frelinghuysen machine failed to notice the number of the red aut imobila before It disappeared in a cloud of dust. Tho red automobile, with its four occupants, passed through this town about dusk at a high rate of speed, and went in the direction of Newark. Senator Frelinghuysen has not been in favor with automobilists since hip stringent automobile bill became a law. but this is the first indignity that has kx»en shown his vehicle on the road. Senator Frelinghuysen is indignant over the af fisir, and Is making every effort to capture the offenders. George Thompson, state automobile Inspector, of this place, started at once in pursuit of the red automobile, and a description of the ma chine and th» offenders was telephoned to the authorities ot towns and cities between this place and New York. MORE PROFESSORS THAN STUDENTS. Seminary with $1,000,000 Endowment Has Enrolment of Eleven. [By Telegraph to Th« Tribune] Boston, Nov. 4. — Preparations have begun for the celebration next year of the centennial of Andover Theological Seminary. There are only eleven students nil told there now, but it has an endowment of $1,000,000, and its professors out number the students. In the century Just clos ing, however, 2.16S students have been gradu ated, a majority of them entering the Congrega tional ministry- Last year only six gained a de gree. During the last six years sixteen students were the highest enrolment for any one year. Th» present enrolment is termed the "sacred eleven" by the town boys. COLLISION IX PARK. Shaft Goes Through Back of John B. Baker's Brougham. In a collision In the East Drive of Central Park yesterday afternoon John B. Baker, mem ber of the Metropolitan Club and the present grand Jury, who lives at No. 20 East 48th street, and his wife, narrowly escaped injury. The drive was crowded at the time. Mr. Baker and his wife were in their brougham. The vehicle just in front stopped suddenly. This brought the Baker brougham up short. Just behind was a hansom cab, driven by Thomas F. Ryan, of No. 1»6 West 66th street. Ryan was unable to stop his hansom, and one of the shafts wns forced through the rear panel of the brougham between Mr. and Mr?. Baker. Mr. Baker was Indignant and demanded Ryan's arrest. The cabman was taken to the Arsenal. The policeman who made the arrest said he thought the accident was unavoidable. A GAME WARDEN MURDERED. Shot Dead by Man He Was About to Arrest in Pennsylvania Woods. [By T»Kraph to The Tribune.]- Scranton, Perm., Nov. 4 — Charles Beachem, of Taylor, a game warden, was murdered in the woods near here to-day by Michael BchemltsU. a Pole, of Priceburg, whom he was about to ar rest for shooting on Sunday. Though three other wardens stood near with drawn revolvers, the murderer escaped. Four wardens went to the woods early in the morning to look for per sons shooting on Sunday and found Schemitzki and a companion. John BchekowsU. One of them seised Schekawski and left the other to handle bis companion. Beachem walked up to him. and as he did so SchemltsU drew a re volver and shot him In the face. MAY BE BARON OF LACHIADE. Postomce Clerk in Pueblo, Col., Comes Into Title and Fortune. IBy 7>l<«n.pii to Th« Tribune 3 Pueblo, Col., Nov. 4.— D. 1,. Bathurst, a clerk In the local posfonVe, experts soon to secure a goodly share of W.OCrt.OOO and wear the title of Baron of Laehlade. He has Just returned from England, wh«re he rats hit ■ • his rlalm, and is row await ing the necessary legal processes to come Into his own. H« discovered that he is th« eleventh Bnron of I^orhlan«. being a direct descendant of Sir Fran cis Bathurst, fifth Baron of Lachlad*, who came to Amerii-a with Governor James Oglethorpe of Georgia m 1733. Bathurst says he will make Pueblo his home. FORMER VALET OF BISMARCK DEAD. Carl Wach*. an aged German of White Plains, who was formerly the valet of Prlnr« Bismarck of Germany, dropped dead yesterday from heart dis ease. The old men used to tell many anecdotes of the "Iron Chancellor." H« had a collection of 6ouvenir6 whl<~h h« mad* while In his service. LOOSE RAIL CAUSED FATAL ACCIDENT. Atlantic City. Nov. 4.— Coroner Gafklll an nounced to-night that experts In his employ have decided that a. loose rail caused the fit.il accident :it the Thoroughfare draw last Sunday, m which so many persons lost their lives. These men haTe I —n at work examining tne bridge and cars yii NEW- YORK, MONDAY, XOVESIBER 5. 1908.-SIXTEEX PAGES.- MR. HUGHES SPEAKING AT AX EAST SIDE MEETING OX SATURDAY. CHINESE PIRATES BUSY. Raid British launch Near Hong Kong—Booiy Worth $10,000. London. >Toy. 5. — The correspondent at Hong Kong of 'The Tribune" cables that the British steam launch Fienam has been seized by pirate 3 on the West River. The passengers and crew of the launch were robbed, and the pirates then raided several Chinese launches, and engaged in a running fi<jht with an armed launch of the salt commissioners. They finally escaped in the darkness with booty estimated at $10,000. FIRE BURNS CAR BARKS. Second Avenue Surface and Ele vated Lines Blocked. The abandoned car barns at the southwest corner of 127 th street and Second avenue were almost entirely destroyed by fire last night. This was the seventh fire in the building in a week, all of them, in the opinion of the police, being caused by boys playing in the old building and lighting fires in the horsecars stored there. Chief Croker estimated the damage at $IO,<XH). There was a panic in the neighborhood. Near ly four hundred persons were at a Sunday after noon concert across th* avenue. The people In the tenements near by feared that the flames at one time would ppread to their homes. While assisting In getting the horses out of the five Btory building at No. 230 East 127 th street. Pa trolmnn James Gilbert, of the East 12«>th street station, slipped on the inclined runway, and a horse he was leading stepped upon him. H^ was attended by Police Purgeon Donovan, of tho name station, and then went home. Pa'rolman Gilbert was the first to see the fire. He pent in an alarm, but the flames spread Quickly, and by the time the Fire Department got engines on the scene the entire second story was In flames. A second and third alarm were turned In in quick sucoesslon. The flreboat Zophar Mills responded. "With five streams of salt water, pumped by the Zophar Mills, and the streams from the flre engines, the fire was under controi in about an hour and a half. All traffic on the Second avenue surface line was blocked for more than an hour, and a line of care extended downtown as far south as 116 th street, while the trains on the Second avenue elevated were also blocked for more than twenty minutes. BRIDGE CAR TAKES FIRE. Trolley Service Blocked by Collision at Nero York Terminal. Trolley car service on the Brooklyn Bridge was held up for ten minutes soon after 10 o'clock last night ty a car taking fire and slid ing down the lncllr.e on the south roadway and smashing into another car before it was stopped. With forty passengers, a De Kalb avenue car started for Brooklyn. It had barely passed onto the main tracks when the motor fuse blew out. The front platform was enveloped in flames. To add to the excitement, Frank Klein, the motor man, lost control of the car and it slid down the Incline at a rapid rate. The passengers jumped to* the roadway. Some were still jump ing when the car hit a Third avenue car. Po licemen got. sand, and with the aid of fire ex tinguishers put out the flames. EXGIXE EXTERS SALOOX. Driver and Brakeman Killed in Acci dent at Rome, X. Y. Rome, N. 1 Nov. 4,. — A locomotive drawing an eastboun 1 freight train on the Central Raii road, in ehaige of George C Simmons, of Al bany, conductor, Jumped the track her-- to-day and plunged Into a saloon at James street and the railroad Albert Brown, of Little Falls, tho engineer was .au&ht In the wreckage and sralded to death. lobert B. Vandervoort, brakeinan. of Albany, was pinned under the ten dor and crushed to death. Hugh L. Groves, fire man, <>f Syracuse, escaped through the cab win dow unhurt. All f'>u." tracks were blorked ti!! mld-afterno&u, when track No. l was cleared, and local trains allowed to pas?. The through trains ran on th« West Shore between Syracuse tnd Utica. The wrecked engine In a new eight-wheeler jf the heaviest type. There was no one in th. barroom nor any of the upper rooms affected by the smash-up. METEORITE FALLS INTO THE SEA. Two Vessels Sight Celestial Fire Just Before It Strikes Ocean. The steamer St. Andrew from Antwerp and the new Hamburg-American liner Brazllia, which arrived yesterday, and docked in Ho boken, reported seeing a meteorite off Cape Race, N. V.. at 4.30 p. m., on October 26. The captain of the St. Andrew said It was the most wonder ful phenomenon be had seen in all his days 1 at sea. It was vlsiblo to the naked eye, bstna scarcely a mile from iho vessel. It fell Into tho sea The crew of the Brasilia saw it fulling. though that vessel was nearly two miles away. BACK AT WHITE HOUSE. President Brings Turkey Shot Sat urday at Pine Knot. [Frim The Tribune Bureau ] Washington. Nov. 4— The President and Mrs. Roosevelt returned from their outing at Pine Knot. Albemarle County. Va., this evening, reaching: Washington at 9:10 o'clock, about half an hour behind their schedule time. The President brought with him his first wild tur key, a fine large gobbler, which ho shut yester day just at du«k. not far from Joseph Wllber"s plpce. Plain Dealing. This morning the President and Mr«. Roose velt attended service at Christ Episcopal Church, a mile from Pine Knot, of which the Rev. Thomas Baker is pastor. This afternoon, ju:=t before leaving North Garden, the railway Station, the President held a little reception for the Villagers, v,h>> bad gathered in numbers at the station to ?ay goodby, and shook hands all around. The return trip to Washington was made in tho private car Signet, which was run as a special train from North Garden. Surgeon General Rivey. of the navy, Assistant Secretary Latta and v S?cret Service guard accompanied the President and Mrs. Roosevelt on the return trip. The President's good luck on yesterday's tur ki-y hunt i.ime just in time to save him from a "whitewash." He had hunted almost all day long for several days without n srhost of luck. On two or three days he had started out from Pine Knot v !th Dr Rlxey and one or two local huntsmen as early os -t a re. and x tramped the woods until dark with the same disheartening lack of turkeys. Yesterday, just when the Presi dent had about decided to give up the quest. J. C. Bishop, the old turkey hur.ter who was Bush ing the birds, heat up a good sized drove whi'-h. as good luck had it, flew the right way. Tho President was aMe to tnke his pick of the birds. and brought down the big gobbler. Mr. Bishop declared ii was one of the largest that bad been shot in that neighborhood for a long time. Tho President will, in all probability, have it mounted. All arrangements have been completed for the President'^ departure to-morrow midnight for Oyster Bay. where h<- goes to ...ist his ballot on Tuesday. As on former recent visits t<. his home town, the i-resident will be conveyed around the lower end of Manhattan Island from Jersey City to Long Island City by boat ai Long Island City be will board a special traln on the Lons Island Railroad for the trip to Oyster Bay, aril he expects to reach ther? about r > o'clock. He will remain In Oyster Bay 1 aboul two noun before starting on the return trip to Washington. LOUISIANA art TO-DAY. Beady to Receive President and Mrs. Roosevelt on 'Thursday. I>o..klne spick and span, with her 6-Inch guns pointing' "right abeam, the Urn* had many visitors yesterday as the lay alongside her p;er in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The ship Is. practi cally ready for the reception of President and Mrs •.•....-.volt who will board her from the Mayflower in Chesapeake Bay on Thursday of this week. The ship Is to sail at 11 o'clock this morning, bhe will proceed at once to sea. and on the way down the coast she will be swung to ascertain the com pan error, so that when she leaves for Panama everything will be in snap-? tot a safe and suc resfful orul?e. A transformation has been made la the after part of th* ship in the ast two days, since she was coaled. Two beautiful silk flags, presented to the ship by "the children of Lieutenant Cbapto, the executive officer, have been prettily draped f , K ain<t a bulkhead in the reception room, through which one enters the President's quarter*. They are a battalion flag of Mac silk. with a blue foul 'anchor on a white ground for its centre, and the Star- and Stripes. Both are beautifully em broidered. They are the flags carried by ■ 'land ins party" in action. — j ie president'! double brass bedstead is set m the centre of a large room on the starboard side. There are also in this room a nruhosany rolttop desk, a sideboard. ■ leather upholstered lounge and a. Morris chair of the same style. The dining room has been furnished with leather covered chairs, with frames of mahogany, and there are al?o In this room a rolltop desk and a sideboard of mahogany. Special i opes have been made for the Presi dent's gangway steps leading to the quarterdeck. They have been cross-pointed with green baize and black cloth, and bis white Turks' heads have been worked by the jackies in the deck ends. Wb r they reeve through brass stanchions. Thfre are n rrtailbox. several typewriters and. in act, every thing needed to carry on the executive business while the ship is at sea. The Louisiana will be k«v>t in constant touch with Washington by the wireless system on board, which Is in charge of Electrician Gunner Albert*, who has several ;>;*- Etstants. Lieutenant Frank T. Evans, who 13 to be the President's aid, will have general super vision over the wireless department. Palms from the White House have been sent for to decorate the rooms occupied by the President and Mrs. Roosevelt. "BILL" NYE'S WIDOW DEAD. Nrw Orleans. Nov. 4. — Mr;, Edgar W. Nye. widow of "Dill" Nye, the famous humorist, died to-day at the hom>» of bet daughter. Mrs E. W. Phttrr, at Avoca Pljntation. Mai Morgan i it. Mrs. Wye was fifty-six years old and was formerly a resident of North Carolina. Her body will be buried at. N>--w Iberia to-morrow. MILLIONS FACE FAMIXE. Missionaries Report Grave Condition in Central China. Shanghai, Nov. 4. — Missionaries report a most severe famine In the northern part of Klangsu Province. Central China. It is estimated that ten million persons face starvation. Local magistrates are preventing people from leaving the region, but are taking no steps to provide them with food supplies. Serious dis orders are feared. WAVE INVADES LINER. Passengers on La Lorraine Soaked Physician Dies at Sea. Captains of Incoming vessels yesterday re ported unusually rough weather on the high seas. The French liner La Lorraine, from Havre, and the American liner St. Paul, from Southampton, faced heavy seas from the time they left the ether side until forty-eight hours before they arrived In this port. La Lorraine had unusually ba-' weather — so much so that the passengers w*4 - rarely on deck during the voyage. ", Toward evening of October 29. while she was ploughing through the heavy seas, a huge wave swept over her. struck the forward deckhouse on the starboard side, denting three plates, open ins seams, smashing the window and frame and flooding the smoking: room. Several passengers lounging about the smoking room at the time were drenched." The captains of both liners said it was the worst storm they had faced this year. The death of Dr. I. F. Urcelay. a physician from Sferida, Yucatan, added to the unpleasant ness of La Lorraine's voyage. Dr. Urcelay died on October 29. in th-> smoking room. He had apparently been well until a moment before he died. He was walking on deck with a friend, when he excused himself Is get a cigar. The steward was handing him a match when he fell dead. Coroner Dooley viewed the body on the arrival of La Lorraine, and issued a permit for its removal to a morgue. BOLT DEMOCRATIC TICKET State* Island Leaguers Object to Mutter— Hearst Deal. A- a meeting of the leaders of the TottenviUe and" Krelaehervllle. Staten Island branches ef the Independence league, held yesterday, it was de etcted to bolt the local Democratic candidates for Sheriff and Assembly. The voters are Indignant ever a deal w'nlch they say was made by Nicholas Muller the Democratic leader of Richmond Bor ougn with th* Hearst managers In Manhattan. by which the names of Jcseph .!. Barth for Sheriff and William T. Croak for Assembly were sub stituted for W. S. Estabre k and Peter F. Klee, respectively. A protest was made when the Inde pendence League managers refused to accept the two men last named, but the objection. It Is al- tr.-. 1 was net noti'-ed. At a mn!" meeting on Friday alght the Inde p#B( j e , I.eagi:e of KrelschervtUe end Tottenville derided to vote for the candidates on the regoftsi Republican ticket, and word to this effect was sent out to voters The Republican ■ nominees. John Timlin, jr.. for Sheriff, and Edward . Wanty. for Assembly, con tinued their campaign yesterday. Interpreters ac companied the candidates through the Italian and Polish districts, which have heretofore given a lar«e Democratic majority Th.- local campaign will end this evening with several labor union meetings in Port Richmond and Tottenville. ALARM IX KENTUCKY. Charge That Democrats Have Pur chased Registration Certificates. ■ [By Tal*<nraph to Th* Tribune.] Lexington. Ky . Nov. The managers of th» campaign of Senator Jan.es B. McCreary here to night charge th.it the friends of Governor Beck ham have has.'. l the registration certificates of 15.000 or laJM Negroes over the state, and will attempt to vote them by impersonation on Tues day. The certificates, they Bay. were Bold at ii t.ach. The registration lists her« show hundred.* of fictitious names and LJH Negroes registered as Democrats, aa against ;ibout four hundred in pre vious primaries. Chairman Kaufman, of the Democratic campaign committee, said to-nisht that these Negroes were certainly entitled to vote tht Democratic ticket If they desired, and that he would see to it that their votes were cast and counted ROBBERS SLASH CONDUCTORS: CAUGHT Mob of 500 Helps Anest Desperadoes in Portland. Me. [By TM«siMll r " Tas IHI B Portland. Me.. Nov. 4 —In a despeiate tight In the heart of the city between four hsW* sip men an-l three railway conductors to-nl<ht ' the latter were probably fatally s'.asht-J \\\'h r.(xi.r.-<. A mob of five hundred pursued th.> rob hers nnd two of them were captured. FISH SAYS HARAHAN WANTS PLACE. Cnlcagoi Nov. 4. —"The Record- Herald" to-mor row will sny that after an it tervlew yesterday last ing several hours with J. T. Harahan. second vice president of the Illinois Central. President Fish ■aid: "Mr. Harahan Is a candidate for vi« pr«»»idency of the Illinois Central read." PRICE THREE CENTO HUGHES VKTORI SURE LKADERS ALL CONFIDE* i Latest Information Points to a Re publican Landslide. q Victory for Charles E. Hughes. the state ticket and a notable train in representatives in both houses of the Legislature from New York County was th*» prediction ma' by Republican leaders yeiterday. and it was made with the as surance horn of har-l work, knowledge of a bet ter ticket than the opponents' an? the most careful scrutiny of careful canvassers In all parts of th.> state. Never, even In years of con cM supremacy, have the Republican leaders felt more confident of winning: the battle, if each Republican goes to the polls and votes as he said he would. Claims of plurality mounting to six figures made by the- Hearst people were stamped as ridiculous. They were repeated yesterday, but the mournf i air which hung: around the Gtlsey House, and the collapse of the Tammaay cam paign shown In the wofully small figures fur nished by his leaders to Charles F. Murphy, proved how hard the Democratic candidate's friends were trying to seem cheerful in the pre tence at victory- Even the theatre meetings. with which en the Sunday night preceding elec tion Tammany Hall always tries to make a spectacular finish, were notably lacking; in ginger. Contrary to precedent, there will be campaign meetings addressed by both candidates to-day and this evening, and the campaign will end In, a real "whirlwind finish." State Chairman "Woodruff will be at Republican state headquar ters all day. State Chairman Conner* will b<* In Buffalo trying to reconcile some of the dis affection- existing there, so that Hearst may make a showing. The Democratic headquarters will be as a deserted village. REPUBLICAN OPTIMISM REION3. State Chairman Woodruff was at his desk yes terday for a time-. He was cheerful, even en thusiastic, but declined to make public tha figures which rendered him so optimistic He reiterated his declaration that absolutely no doubt existed about the election of Charles E. Hlghes. but said that he had made a rule, not to make public any figures. President Parsons of the Republican County Committee also worked late. He, too. was smiling and happy, but would not venture a prediction. "You can say that I'm looking well," was tha nearest he would venture to a prophecy. Reports of general conditions, and reports giv ing figures, carefully worked out. Justify this Republican confidence, which Is In strong con trast to the disconsolate air of the Democrats. All the upstate leaders have assured State Chair man Woodruff, by letter and in person, that the. Republican vote In their districts would be cast Just as usual. Besides that. In almost every county the leaders have been able to tell of a well developed revolt, headed by men who, in previous years, had considered themselves Demo crats, but refused this time to stomach tha hybrid ticket produced by Hearst and Murphy at Buffalo. Notable among these was the seizins of Democratic headquarters at Albany by Mayor Osbora and his associates, and the turn ing it Into a headquarters for the distribution of Hughes literature and Republican doctrine. NO SLUMP TO HEARST. In spite of the Hearst declarations, the Re publican State Committee has been able to S.i.l little trace of Republicans who intend to votj for Hearst. Even the much vaunted "Uilw vote," according to the best information of tlra committee, will be divided this year pretty muvh as it has been In the past, and Hearst will have no mortgage on it In the upstate cities and towns where It is large enough to be an Impor tant factor. In this city the labor situation has been a distinct source of Joy to the Republican leaders, who have been considerably amused at the failure of Hearst to get the Central Fed erated Union to indorse his candidacy, and have positively gloated over the vigor with which "Eight Hour Rock." a Republican, tricked by the plausible arguments of the Hearst cam paigners, has been carrying the war Into their territory, and in each night's speaking winning away many hundreds of Hearst votes. President Parsons's information leads him to believe, his friends say. that he. Congressman Olcott and Congressman Bennet will be re-elect ed, and that the Republicans have certainly an even chance of electing Charles S. Adler in ti>a till District and James L. Wells in the 18th «^sV gress District. He sees little doubt of the rs» election of Senators Page and Saxa and the elec tion of George B. Agnew to succeed Senator Ela berg. Ha hopes that Thomas Rock will defeat Grady In the 14th District, and the conditions re ported to him do not make that too unlikely. There seems a possibility, too. of electing twa Republican Senators In Tho Bronx. Frank M:- Cabe in the 21st District and Ferdinand Stalger. jr., in the 22d. He hopes, too, to elect Assembly men in the 6th. Sth. 26th and 84th districts. hitherto' Democratic or doubtful, in addition to the men from the regularly Republican districts. the 15th. 17th. 19th. 21st. 23d. 25th. 27th. 29th. Hist and Ssth. BIG MAJORITY TO THE HARLEM, Unofficial figures of the vote upstate made by Republican leaders vary from 100.000 to 150.000 or 175.000 plurality for Hughes. William L. Ward, of Westchester. and William Barnes, Jr.. of Albany, both have named figures at this high level. Many of the district leaders say that, at the worst. Kings County would go for Hearst by a bare margin and Queens the same way. but that Kings in ail probability will give a, Republican plurality of some thousands. On the other hand, the extravagant claims of the Hearst leaders were reiterated yesterday. "I see no reason whatever for changing ray views." Max Ihmsen. Mr. Hearst's campaign manager, declared last night. His views, set forth In a formal statement, gave Hearst I plurality ot 200.000. More conservative e.»ii mates made by Hearst men yesterday claimed the New York County vote by^.OOO or S»M"X>. But behind all this surface i»:ai:nisrr» •? rh* Hearst people there larked a sort of "What's tR9 use"" demeanor. The Tammany attitude 'was greatly similar, and the work of the Democratic State Committee in this campal^a has been » .-ail and solemn farce. HEARST CHECKBOOK CLOSED. The Hearst campaign, at the very end. 3S«S» to be handicapped by a lack of money. Various interpretatiens have been cut on this. One is that Mr. Hearst has hail visions, and with com mendable thrift is opposed to sending 'good money after bad." Hearst leaders upstate *** Hearst workers in iMi city do not hesitate to say now that a lack of funds for efllcient work on Election Day may cause Hearst to lose hia fight. Also, they are sending out Insinuations that it woulu not be too difficult a feat to steal this election, as the "muni . election naa stolen from Hearst." Apparently the intention la to get the Idea In circulation to prepare a way for the direct chars* if the necessity for it should