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1 L\V[..N° 111,904.
"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
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
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.
Th* Tkewophißt in Bailwey Wreok in
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.
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.
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-
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 *
;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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
"Mr. Harahan Is a candidate for vi« pr«»»idency
of the Illinois Central read."
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
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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
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

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