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SALES AT AUCTIOI.
Atfcfi'OV tUl.K THIS DAY :fl KSUAVi BY J LI Hll'8 SMITH, AUCTIONEER ELEGANT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, sTKINWAY PIANOFORTE, PARLOR SUITS IN SATIN, K(?' SILK, AC. PAINTINGS, BRONZES, at the private residence 120 WEST J3L> ST., NK Vlt 8TH AY'., commencing at I" o'clock. PARLOR SUITS. covered ill ? .tin-, raw *lik>, Ac : mar quinary Cabinets and Tallies. Eu|tru, Centre and Con sole i'atiles. Pier and Mantel Mirrors rmolu and ajabustor Mautel Seta, a large collection ul Broutes and Statuary from Prance and Italy. Alan Hie largest and most valuable assortment of Oil Paintings offered this season. GRAND CANAL OP VENICE, BY GONDL ANCIENT ROME. BY DONNETTI. KY RON' S DREAM. BY ? RuESK. RUIN'S OP CYPRUS. BY LEVI. And SO others, both modern and antique. CHAMBER SI ITS?Dressing Cases. Bedsteads. Wash stands, l.'hilfiinuiers, hair and spring Mattresses, Bolsters, Pillows, Stilts In repaL Rockets, Mirrors,_Clocks^ Brussels ?ltd I 'Blows, Suits In reps. Roekurs, Mirrors, Clocks, Brussels ltd ingrain Carpets, LiItrary Bookcases, Tables, Books, Ac. DINING BOOM?Buffet, Extension Table, Chain, Hide Tables. China. Glass aud Silver Ware, Cutlery. Ac.; Hall Btaud, Chairs, Ac Auction sale this day. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE THIS (TUESDAY i MORNING, cumutuuciug 10 o'clock, AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE, NO. 72 WEST 1UTH ST., BETWEEN ,'iTII AND ttTH AVE. INLAID WALNUT CHAMBER SETS. STEIN WAY 7i? OCTAVE PIANOFORTE, CHICKEKlNO UPRIGHT PIANO. PARLOR AND DRAWING ROOM SUITS, in crimson, tan and gold, satin and cotelalne, Turkish and Spanish . Eas Lounges. Easy Chairs, marquetry gilt Centre and C.... tour intuitu! Mir Tables. Ktagures, Cabinets, IS pier Mirrors tour uiaiitol rors, French Mantel Sets, tki day Clocks, Oil Paintings BEDROOM FURNITURE, CONSISTING of Bedroom seta, inlaid and gilt Bedsteads. Dressing Cases, Bureaus, C.UiiTnnuiars, Washaiuuds. single aud double Bud steads. KM Que hair and spring Mattresses, feather Pillows, Blankets, Toilet Sets, rep, plush and haircloth Suits. DINING FURNITURE?Exteusiou Tables, Sideboard, Chairs, in leather: Silverware, Cutlery, Turkish Suit. Take Sixth avenue, University place curs or Broadway ?luge to 72 West lbtli St., bet ween 5th mid tith a vs. N. B.?Goods packed, boxed and shipped, city or country. J LEV ERICH TAJUSEK. Auctioneer. Auction sale?unreserved?this day THIS (TUESDAY MORNING, COMMENCING AT M O'CLOCK. RAIN OK SHINE, AT LARGE FOUR STORY BROWN STONE MANSION 131 WEST UTH ST. NEAR BTH AY. EXPENSIVE CABINET FURNITURE, TWO ELEGANT ROSEWOOD PIANOFORTES. PARLOR SETS, CHAMBER, LIBRARY AND DINING Room SUITS, OIL PAINTINGS, BRONZES. MAHHEK SETS. Parlors contain isnits in satin and raw silks. East lake and La Orecienue styles; uinruuetry Tables. Cienna Marbles Pier and Mantel Mirrors. 3D Una Oil Paintings, it C airs of imported Bronte Figures, 2 clocks, French make; ois de rose Cabinet Pedestals, Jardinieres, Lace Curtains, velvet and English Carpets, Easy Chairs, Lounges. Ac. Chambers?12 sets of solid walnut Bedsteads. Dressing Cases, Bureaus. Waslistauds, Wardrobes, spring and hair Mattresses, Pillows, ingrain ami Brussels Carpets, Exten sion Dining Tables; handsome Buffet, cost $2oo; Chairs, Bookcases. Desks, silver and plated Tea Sets, china Din ner Sets, Glassware, Kitchen ami Servants' Furniture. ALBERT KRAKMER, Auctioneer. Goods packed, shipped or slorcd if required. A. TUNIS JOHNSON, AUCTIONEER. old stand, 37 Nassau at. ON WEDNESDAY* AND l'HURSDAY. NOVEMBER 6 aud 7, at our salesroom, 37 Nassau at., at 11 o'clock each day. ASSIGNEE'S SALE OF FINE ('.OLD JEWELRY, Diamond Sols. Watches, Chains, Ac., By order J. W. Tnwuscud, E;?q., Assignou* ON WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER rt, AT 12 O'CLOCK. THE ENTIRE RUSSIAN SULPIIURaND FUMAGATED Bulbs, at 1.2N8 Broadway, between 33d aud 34 tk sts. To be sold in one lot. A. ?A.?ART CURIOS. BARKER Jt CO., Auctioneers. 47 and 49 Liberty at. We wiii continue the sale at tha OM Curiosity Shop, Broudw&y, on WEDNESDAY, November 6, at 1 o'clock, with new catalogue for the day, which will embrace many rare and curious Gem* and the balance of the very superb Turkish and Persian Rugs, Carpets, Mala, Ac. BY~ULLMaN A CO. f A UCT l U NEE KS, 111 WEST 36th #t.? Sell, io-iuorrow, Furniture of family declining housekeeping: private sale until then. I7DWAKD 8CHENCK. AUCTIONEER, K>~ MAIDEN J Lane? Large ami peremptory sale at auction elegant decorated French and English, CHINA DECORATED DINNER SETS, TEA SETS, DESSERT SETS AND CHAMBER SETS, RICH CUT AND ENGRAVED GLASSWARE, for tubic service. also Majolica and China Vases. Candela bra*. Statuettes and Articles of V|rtu for ctugores, from Dresden, Ac., Ac. To he sold on WEDNESDAY. TH U KSDAY AND FRIDAY, November d, 7 and h, at 1- o'clock each day. Goods oil exhibition If outlay and Tuesday. Nov." 4 and 5. The trade aud public are invited to attend, a* the sale la entirely peremptory and without any reserve. Goods going out of city will be packed with great care. I~"jl roLToN AUCTIONEER, ' .will ?eli on THURSDAY. November 7. at 11 o'clock, at the salesroom Broadway, ?xtra Urge sale of Household Furniture of every deacrip- I Ron*, elegant Parlor, Library and Bedroom Furniture, front & country mansion and from a dozen different families; 1UG rich Carpets. Mirrors, Pianos, Ac. QKORo! A. LEAVITT A CO., AUCTIONEER*. ! Wednesday afternoon, at 2 'do o'clock, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway, now on exhibition, ARTISTIC DRAWING ROOM FURNITURE IN THE NEWEST AND LATEST STYLES. GRAND DU CHESNE, QUEEN ANNE, EASTLAK.K. JACOBIN, MK DLKVaL. AC.. AC., I.N RAW SILK, SATIN. DAMASK AND TAPESTRY. Ac Also Upright Piano, Chambers A Son's; a choice collection of DaghUtan Rugs, Porcelain, Ac. BRIC-A-BRAC, CANTON FURNITURE, bow on exhibition at Uliutou Hall until time of sale, Thurs luy and following afternoons, at 2:00 o'clock. Potteries and Porcelains of many nations. Bronzes, En amels, Screens. Antique Rugs, Portieres, Antique l?*ces aud Embroideries, brass Andirons, Syrian Bronzes; a very beautiful collection of Antique Furniture; claw, web and sheep foot Spinning Wheels, Ac., Ac.; also a superb and costly private collection of CANTON TEAK WOOD FURNITURE, massive and elaborately carved Centre Tables, Chair*, Sido boards. Library Writing Table. Ac.. Ac. JMFOKTANT Al i HON SALE. " H. B HERTS A SON, AUCTIONEERS, ALEX. M. HAYS A CO., haviug removed to thoir new ituft, NO. 3 1 UNION SQUARE, will offer at auction, without anv reserve, on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ?>, AT 2 O'CLOCK, and the following da*** at same hour, TliKIK MAIDEN LAXK WHOLKSAIJi STOCK, consisting of RICH FANCY GOODS, BRONZE- REAL AND IMITATION FRENCH CLOCKS, MUSICAL BOXES. AC., together with a general it assortment of STERLING SILVEKWARE They Invite the especial attention of the trade and public Seiierally to thi? sale. s? it will be w ithout any roaerjre. Tile abo-e sale will take pla< ?* at the HERTS Art Rooms, 36 Union square, where the goods are uow on exhibition. i"Weinberger, auctioneer; ? Executor's Mile of Household Furniture, On FRIDAY, Novnsiher H. at ID1, o'clock, At private residence No. 136 East 31?t st. The entire Furniture, ( arjatU. persona] Effects of Mrs. Caroline M. Gaffit. deceased By order of ANTHONY KELLNER. Esq.. Executor. Particulars day of sale. IS. WEI N MERGER, AUCTIONEER, SELLS, THIS ?day 'Tuesday !. November 5, and Wednesday, November 3. at lO'i o'clock each lay. at salesroom No. .al Bowery, the tntire Furniture, Bedding, China, Glassware and Cooking Utensils of a boarding house, nearly new. Dealers ?specially invited. No reserve. ? MM S8BAUM AUCTIONEER, J'J RIVIN < I TON ~ 8 T., ? seiis this day. IiJ^j o'clock. tM West Hh *t.. near Greene, Fixtures of saloon; biaca walnut Bar, Back Bar. rubles, Chair*, Range, Crockery, Glassware, Ac., only in lots PAWNBROKERS SALE?TO CLOSE THE ESTATE J. of the late Abraiiam J Jackson, on Thursday, November I, At 11o'clock, at the salesrooms No. 12 Washington ?lace. by II B. HERTS A SUN. Auctioneers, comprising a argo lot of Diamond*. Watches. Jewelry, Silverware, Guns, Pistols, Musical i ii strum outs. Opera Glass**, men ? and ?onion's fine Clothing. Shaw ls, Piece Goods. Ac., Ac. halo positive. Hy order of the executors. HERM AN AUU I'fONEhlt 5. gu?4" Sai ? ??f Furs and Skins WEDNESDAY. November 6. at 11 o'clock. No. .V? Mercer ?t. The entire Stock of Heriig Brothers, vie., of Fur, Seals, Coneys, fox. Beaver. Sheep*. Mnskrats, Squirrels and otrmr Furs . Kids Ac ; Safes >tore and Office Fixture*. Sale positive Dealers Invited. Catalogue* and samples morn ing of sale ID order FREDERICK LEW IS, Esq., Assignee of Hertig Brothers. The evening telegram TO NIGHT WILE 1 wSUK EXTRAS GIVING THE LATEST RE I URNS OF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS A >1 l?(.\L 'toI >'?* i.i. :m\.n i. via who is a v"i;kv dooij Lpto 1 orii'T a no ? t- iier < ?? i he piano, wish- a few luoie pupil*, hex; reference*. Address M J., to West 2Mth st., New York \riOLIN LESSONS GIVEN HY W BUI ZETIU'S. AD dress, E A? >n*ou A Co n music store. 2DS 6th av. POLITICAL. A. UKNKKAl,, Niiim.li iwa A.~ rOR ALOhHMt.H^ATlUMO. THE I ELECTION. Local Issues To Be Settled at tie Polls To-Day. THE LAST NIGHT'S WORK. Busy Scenes at the Headquarters of the Opposing Parties. TAMMANY COOL AND CONFIDENT. What May Ba Expected from Mr. Daven port and the Police. CONGRESSIONAL CHANCES. The Candidates in this City, Brook lyn and New Jersey. POLLS OPEN AT - - - 6 A. M. POLLS CLOSE AT - - - 4 P. M. The campaign, so tar ai the actual work in caucus meeting and debate is concerned, closed lost night. , Nothing remains hut tho decisive verdict of the ballot i bos to be given from the 50U election districts of the city after four o'clock this afternoon. 80 iiupor- j taut and bitter a campaign has not been witnessed in j the metropolis for a number of years. As the sun j went down on the stirring work of yesterday every possible preparation that suggested itself on both sides had been completed. Tickets had been distributed, picket lines marked out, sentries carefully selected to watch the polling places and tlnul instructions issued to the district j leaders. This morning, at five o'clock, both urmies , will bo ready for the light. Perfect organization ex- j ists among the rank and flic of Tammany and her | foes. No expense or effort has been spared to strengthen the lines where a wavering is expected; no device abandoned that may tend to aid one side or the other In the grand struggle. Up to the last moment, singular to relate, the same perfect con&dence exists In both organizations as to the flnal result. Tammany men predict the election of Augustus Scholl by 20,000 majority, while the combinatlonists are equally sanguine that their candidate, Edward Cooper, will be elected by from twenty-five thousand to thirty thousand majority. WHAT IT ILL MEANS. Where such different opinions are entertained it is a difficult matter indeed for the uninitiated to come to any satisfactory conclusion. Many persons turned in their own minds the real issues of the canvass and the probable effect of victory in each case so as to conclude that the election of Edward Cooper meant the elevation of Samuel J. Tilden and friends to the absolute control of democratic politics in city and State; the overthrow of Tamiuany Hall as at present organized; the capture of the political ma chinery, so as to give Mr. Tilden power to run the j next State Convention and either renominate Lucius Robinson for Governor or some other friend of the Grawerey Park regency. Added to these important victories would be the certainty that Mr. Tilden could then secure the election in his interest of a majority of the delegates from tbu State of Now York to tho next Presidential Convention. The reverse of this state of uffairs must, conse quently, ensue if Tammany's flag should to-night float triumphantly from the Fourteenth street W Igwutn. Mr. John Kelly, in such an event, will become the most ]s>werftil democratic leader in the East. His word will he law In local and State ?litics, and the next State Convention must Sow in submission to his choice for tho gutiermitorial nomination. -VII the departments of the eity go Vermont will be at the disposal of Tammany, and that organization necessarily becomes a real power in national ]>olities. Mr. Tilden"s friends, under this contingency, inn have no possible consideration either in tins eity or Siate, and the spring convention of IssO will elect national delegates bitterly opposed to the interests of the ex-Governor. It is such considerations that warmed up to fevor heat the canvass which closed in this city at twelve o'clock last night. The camp fires were then quenched and the voice of the ward orator was stilled for a while; the echoes of barroom debate and the boisterous wrangling of some politieal antago nists. as they hurried home to take a brief rest before the opening of to-day's contest, were concluding epi sodes of the election eve of 1878. EXCITINO BCENEH IN THE WIOWAM?DEUVEB INO THE TICKETS?AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OBANI) UflDU. The ordinary New Yorker, unless lie be aa active ward politician, lias but little coruprehnnskfu of thu mass of work, the infinitesimal amount of detail that precede d the depositing of ballots to-day. Taking Tammany liall aa a convenient centre for observa tion, a Hkhalo reporter, froin an early hour yesterday morning, aurveyed the busy and often aoomal ona scene* that passed before liis eye*. Yet there was an apparent system in all these exciting preparation*. A squad of police, com manded by two sergeants, had possession of the com mittee room on the lirst floor, where boys, clerks, messengers and porters appeared to be mixed up in Un xtricalde confusion. Only a little tutelage by the Major Homo, Gaorga Collin?who, by the by, cannot even re an in tier tlie many centuries he has been con nected with Tammatiy Hail?soon enabled tin writer to discover that, after all, it w as not sui'h a chaos as he hail imagined when flrst he entered the door uf tlio narrow committee room. 1)KI.IV?JUM, rut Tl< itlCTtt. Outside the street wu* lined with carriages. It waa then near tell o'clock, and the few ateps that lead to tin; large cotnmiltce room were crowdeiJ by man and hoys, ?U eager to get tiie tickets for their respective districts. Only Uie leaders know that on such txoaaion* a large number not autb<>ru<xl to tn riVr thelil apply for these tickets. Hence the police, hence the scrutiny which everybody had to undergo upon entering the coMinlUes room. Only when designated by the chief of ouch Assembly dis trict to Major Coflln Wore tin- Immense bac < full of tickets dehverisi t-> the authi>ria<si p trtiaa. Thay were all carafull) teal and pTuperly marked, with, of eOtUM, thousands of tickets allotted to each district nmru than tue actually required, ao as to guard against pos sible accident. Enter Mr. lilank. having charge of Itlauk Assembly district. Collin recognise* litm at onus -he know* everybody and ?aya, " Where are your men T" The men. who have been a siting without, take hold of the bags of tickets. "Not ?o quick; hold on. Wait till 1 tell you to tnke them," says Qnorga, "What's the matter BOW ?" answers a sattey NineUMhtb warder, biting the end of a horrid-locking cigar. "I'll let vim Uuw what's the matter," says (Hsirga, just as his glasses tall down, owing to a feartid jerk ol his body rsuaad by some Other man, who wants his tickets rig lit away. "You'll all have them If you only take your turn." Saying this lieorge tells the policeman ai the door not h> admit any more till those inside are attended to. A paper is signed by the c Idof of the dis trict. Oaofge guar is tins carefully, enters the private oflcf and say* "All right, go ahead." uml Hke sailors earrytng the mail* on board a steamship, the mow sion of ticket bug carrtera marc he* out and loads a carriage or truck deal!nod for their particular Assem bly district. STIIIKKHS OS THK XI.KMT. While all this process of delivering tickets goes on regularly and in order, candidates for Akleritiaide and Assemldy honors, eager to hoar tile latest news from htsxUjuartors, drop in and report ovary thing "flourishing and lively." No sooner doe* one of them enter than at least a do/en men are after him. 'J'hsy have Ixwn clamoring for him arid waiting for hltn since nine o'clock. The police have per emptory ordi rs, however, not to islmit them aud Uiey are kept outside iti the vestibule. "Ahiorinan, wo can't get any tickets," exclaimed an ugly looking lad, apparently from Mackurelvtfle. 'ITic Alderman, who must be i>olit? to everybody, recognise* tl?e voice and calls la k if ross the line of police, "lis, you'll get them at the headquarters." "Want to sea you a mo ment. Alderman," "I'll be there lu a niluute." Hut fhn Mark end vl lie statesman perststa tljsin "si-eing" the Alderman, and before he can say "Jack Ribin ionl" a burly policeman lands liiin on the lower step of the Tammany entrance, and Mackerelvilta take* rtv veiq. - by i ailing tho guardian of the peace "a black I republican " "Is is not rather rough to treat these men In that | style whan they come in re to get ticket* ?" asked tho writer of n member uf the Oem-ial Cimimttoo. I "What will you do?" ha rupliedf "thai* ia Ua mendously important business to be attended to here to-.lay. We only know Assembly district* bore; ean uot recognize ou a day like tli is any unauthorized agents. Suppose we gavu tbe tickets to soniu of these men, they might go and ?'*11 the whole hag out to the enemy. Meet of them who make that row outside are really Htrikera and only want to come In to bother candidate*." Mlt. KEI.t.Y CONFIDENT. In the rear of thin committee room, so full of ex citenieiit. .Mr. John Kelly, Mr. Gorman, the treasurer, ami throe clerks, were caluily but busily isxuiug direc tion* to all part* of the city. There was no uoi*a there, minutes were fiisiug fast and one messenger boy atter another w;i* despatched to tlii* or that As sembly dlstriet. There was no flurry, but a gleam of i saii?faetion was visible on Mr. Kelly'* countenance. The Grand Sachem w.is quietly conversing with a visitor when Mr. Gorman said to the writer, "Mr. K"lly feel* happy; he sniff* the breeze of vict >ry from afar." The reporter aubseanently had a few min ute*' conversation witli the chief of all the Tammanyite*. "Everything looks well." said Mr. Kelly. "We arc going to eject Air. Nchell sure. It i* nonseuso for nie to talk of majori ties. but the Tammany ticket will win by a very hand some figure. Indeed, If I was a betting man. which everybody kuows I am not, I should not bo in the least afraid to bet my money that Schell will have at least 7.5m) to N.000 majority. A* the hour of owning the poll* grow* near, the report* from all the district* are exceedingly favorable, and what i* more, those who are in charge of their respective district* are the very best men we have ever hail." SCENES AT THE COOPER HEADQUARTERS?TICKETS SENT TO EVERY REGISTERED VOTER IN THE CITY. The Cooper headquarters in the Westminster Hotel was a thronged ami bustling rendezvous of politi cian* throughout the day. Groups of earnest voters were scattered along the sidewalks around the hotel and in the corridor* on the first and seooud floors. They monopolized all the seats in the reading room, leaned over the office counter and hob nobbed at the bar of the saloon. They Ailed the principal parlor up one flight of stairs and overflowed into half a dozen rooms on the third floor, until it seemed us if tile regular business of the hotel was bauislied for the nonce and the whole building given up to the politicians of the combination jiarty. The variety of people coming and going was very great. There were men to be seen who were supposed to have long since quit the political stage, but appeared sn ldeuly galvanized into active existence once more. Many of the throng were republicans, and many were recog nized as being formerly loyal adherents of Tammany Hall. Then there was a "lnixura gatherum" of all sorts, that never took so active au interest in politics before. piiep.vki.no tiie tickets. The niuin parlor had a couple of tables loaded down with copie* of newspapers favorable to the cause; on the walls were large posters in English uud German, and "Cooper and victory" was the prevailing and con spicuous legend that met the eye at every turn. A cheerful coal Are burned in the grate and a soft crim son Brussels carpet covered the Aoor. One end of the rosin was partitioned off by a heavy rep curtain, and inside of it uhout seventy lucu and young lads were busily engaged addressing envelopes and enclos ing voting tickets to the electors of the city. The task they hail oil hand, in conjunction with a force about us numerous 011 the Aoor up stairs, was to send by mall to every registered voter in the eity, 159.1X10 iu ail, a set of tickets so that he should have 110 trouble in looking for bis ballots on election morning. THE VISITORS. Among the heterogeneous assemblage in the parlors wore noticed General Arthur, District Attorney Phelps. Maurice Power, Hulsirt O. Thompson, <,'X-Coiluc(nr Tom Murphy, John M'iCool, Douglas Taylor, Com missioner Porter, John fox. Major Haggerty, Dr. Gils sou, James O'Brien, John 11. Fellows. ex-Judge Ack ert, Edwin Einstein, General Bourke, John Y. Savage, Mike Norton, James E. Morrison. George E. McLean, John D. Coughlin and others, prominently iduutiAed with the auti-Taiumauy organization. General Arthur expressed a most hopeful view of the situation and believed that a full republican vote would be polled for the Cooper ticket. Ex-Collector Murphy, on bi iug asked about his prospects us cuudhlatc iu the Seventh Senatorial district, said ho expected to receive us large, if not a larger, majority than John Morrixsey got a year ugo. Candidates 011 the combination ticket for Aldermen and Assemblymen dropped in at intervals to learn the general news and communicate their own particular experience. Abb CONFIDENT. General Bourke spoke oonAdeutly of carrying the Fil th district for Congress. Mike Norton, cau<lidato for Assembly front the First district, said he wa* ready to meet and defeat all the tricks of Tammany, and if a certain muu In his district meant to raise any row to-day he would gut the worst of it. ltiehard M. Walters, candidate for Assembly from the Fourth dis trict, talked of beating John Galvin, the Tummauy candidate, out of his boots, and showed with a great display of pride the circulars he had printed and cir culated to accomplish this end. ltufu* Auilrews had a swelling conlldcnce in his success over Me Donuugh in the Eighteenth Assembly district. Little Julius CamarLangbeln expressed enthusiastic hopes of being returned from the Tweuty-Arwt district to the Assembly. James M. Varnum was quietly sanguine of leaving Isaac H. Terrell behind iu the racti in the Eleventh Assembly dis trict. Edwin Einstein was emphatic in hi* expectation* of 8,<J0U majority over Eickhoff for Con gress in the Seventh district, and Jake Heaa, on be half of Levi P. Morton, said nothing was surer than the overwhelming election of the republican candi date for Congress in the Eleventh district. This sort of talk excited the groups listening in various part* of the room to unwonted enthusiasm, and of course to every man there the debug of Tammauy Hall wo* a foregone conclusion. Numerous stories were r?v latcd about the devices adopted by the other side to secure vote*, and every mean and disreputable politi cal trick that could tie thought ot wus lathered on un fortunate Tammany. A SA1ILK "NOOOLl'a." During the afterrnsin two unctuous looking darkle* entered headquarters and inquired for "do boss." 1 Colonel Tracy told them he was absent, but they said j he might do as well, and presently one of tborn ' unfolded bis mission and said:?"We'so do noo clus ob de biggest 'aocistion of culled men | in dis yar city. We'se now seventy-five able-bodied members, but we intends to swell to '150 by to morrow mornln'. Mistah Cooper is our man for | Mayor an' we wants to see if de boss don't want to I spend a few stamps to bring all dese boys right along J into line." "We're not doing any business in that line," ro | plied Colonel Tracy. "Well, boss. If ycr halnt prepared to negotiate all's well, but Mistah Coots r will iiioiiru dis chance all de consequential days 0I1 bis life. Good day, sab." And the pair of salile worthies struck their heels down the marble stairway with a bang that told of their morti fication. The bundles of posters, circulars and tickets for tho different Assembly districts were ail got in readiness before six o'clock and were taken away rapidly to their respective destinations in covered carriages and in charge of reliable agents. Elqanuucl B. llart, Jane* E. Morrison, John R. Fellows, Herman I'hi and Thatcher M. Adams have been designated as a committee to remain at tho West minster during the day aud advise with voters who may be iatorteml with at the polls. KLIXrnON EVfi- SdENEH at the iiutkls and on illK trriOJCTH?Vol NO AMK1UCA. The final preparation* mode, the last orders Issued, the long list of proclamations finished, now comix the struggle, * contest dliforing from ell other* in the sb Neuie of aught that betokens active strife, according to the general acceptation of the word. The silent artillery of the ballot opens and the Napoleonic piirsso In this Instance will be thoroughly veri fied, "Heaven is on the side of tho heaviest artillery." l-ast night was one of excitement auiong the warring chuin, although the hard work gone through by tlieiu during the long preceding campaign ww evident in the haggard and careworn faces that ever and anon peered into those secluded recesses where the mysterious (to outsider*) process of "bunching" tickets went on. At the various bead quartern the political aiiimuuitiun which la to ho ux P?afisd ti ?lay was being put up in proper cartridge iorm by shirt-sleeved, wwarthy men who have prob ably uned lung* and fists c.iu tisivoly during Use oam p.tigu. Thuru wae onu asnepUon. At IMVtNO I1UJ-. At Irving Hall, where one of tiie array corps that has laid sicgo to the Tammany hlevua has its head quarters, the tickets were placed in the heoda of a number of young girls, remltciing one, as they etuis' tcrod around the Ublee, of a primary scltool. While tin- particolored ticket* Jpaneod through their hands their tongues wore no Iomh busy, but it would have astonished the expectant statesmen whose names wore on the tiny paper* t<> hear the 0OI1 vernation of the littio inissos who made np tho poiiUral cartridges, rtt'.rna of school life, criticisms of playmates and theories concerning future parties made up tha bur den of their song. A-r TUX HoTKUC The hotels where the generals and staff are wont to exchange tha parting word on tlic we of sgection were filled .is usual last night. At the Kiltl) Avenue ox Odlwitor Arthur and a uunieroim following discussed tho chances, and the broad corridors, and especially the tiled Hour quadrangle Where wliitc-aprouod at tendants run the various election lieveragos, were filled with diatiugulslHsi persons who all smoked, talked, looked Wise and Wis* tonally Imbibed. '1 UK 1'AI'KIirill MMAI.I. Hot. Uue of tbe most ludUHtrioua individuals ou election eve is th* average small boy. Utterly regardless of the issues at stake, hn resolve* to celebrate the event. He assembles in for e and levies on everything coru btistible witliin roach, from a barrel to s piece of broken touoa and torthwitli inaugurates s series of bonfires, ibis illumination i* with biin an annual ovotit, a duty thai ho owe* hi* country. Hunting with patriotism of a vi ry indefinite character, he can only expnws it by burning every thing that he can lay hold of without being hauled up at the nimneut by some indignant DOUseltoklCT. I!? knows that the poltrctuMii looks upon his proceeding* with complacency for this occasion only. Around Ills numerous cauip fires lie stands, representative of the coming voter, candidate and. perhaps, organixnr. smoking the castaway cigar slump, for wliioh h? has the eyes of Argus. Last night ho built his fires and danced asounu them, ami went to bud satisfied that, run it he were voteless. hu hod done his duty as an American citizen of tender years. "YOU FAY YOUU Ml)NKV." Bi tting was ram]iaut among the statesmen last ?veiling. From the Criterion, on Union square, above which gleamed a greenback transparency, to the hanks or the Harlem Biver money was wagered every where with a recklessness that disproved for the mo ment tin- idea of hard Hums. Both sides seemed con fident. Tha bewildered visitor to the various politi cal resorts was offered chances that no lottery could furnish him to liecome rich by betting on a sure thing:?100 to 79 on Schell here, there the same on Cooper. Every one was satisfied, every one confident, every one happy. What a change there will lie to-night! A party or yotiug men marched down Fourth avenue last night singing Tom l>avis' stirring verses, then so appropriate:? By our camp tiros rose a murmur Ere the iluwiiing at the (lay. And the truud uf many footsteps ripoku the advent or tho gray. gCPZSViaOB DAVEXPOBT AT HI3 OLD TBICKB? NtMBEUS OF WAltUAXTB TO BE EXECUTED TO DAY?SEVEN VOTEBS AIUtESTED YESTEBDAY? SIUNIFIOANT FACTS. John L Davenport reigned in his own peculiar glory last night in the Post Office Building, where he was surrounded by scores of deputies and clerks. Half a dozen rooms on tho fourth floor were brightly illuminated, and in the corridors there was constant hurrying and bustling. Attempts to gain information from his confidential aids were met with premeditated reticence. In regard to the proposed action to-day toward persons holding the naturalization papers of 1HG.H hardly anything conld be learned. It was the gon erul impression, however, among the temporary depu ties that attempts will bo made to arrest all those who have registered aiid who offer to voto under snch war runts ol' citizenship. In the room of the United States Marshal a large crowd was early assembled, and re mained until very late, awaiting the slow process of swearing in tho assistants by batches of a dozen or so at a time. IN T1IK KUriiUVlSOB'S SANCTUM. On the floor abovo, in room Mo. 1, wore gathered the deputy supervisors. Those aspirants for political crumbs wore of a motley description. About eight o'clock thirty or forty of them were admitted into the inner sanctum of John I., and as the HjcitAi.n reporter was desirous of an audience hu accompanied them. He found himself in one of a spacious suit of rooms, all of which presented pictures of apparent cor.fusiou; but a moment's observation was sufficient to conviuue him that the most diligent and the most perfectly organized activity was there in progress. Inquiry was made of Mr. Stephon Mosbor, the chief ? clerk of Commissioner Davenport, if instructions had yet boon given to tho deputy supervisors, but that functionary responded:? "I haven't any time to talk with reporters." It was observed, however, that his table was piled with warrants, all duly signed by Ids chief and bear ing suc.li names as Patrick Heany, Owen Iiill, John Dougon and others equally indicative of probable Tammany sympathizers, thorn were at least many hundreds of them, and more were being con stantly prepared. In another room Mr. Dav enport himself, almost hidden behind an ordinary cherry desk, sat in state. The supervisors ranged themselves around him in a semi circle. lie questioned each of them as to the persons named ill the complaints that had been intrusted to him, and in most cuscs the answer was that they could uot be found. Thereupon the papers were ac cepted as having been verified and warn ?opted as having been verified and warrants were inadc out by the clerks on the strength of them. The reporter asked a Deputy 8 u pur visor, "Have you received your warrants yet t" TUE VV A 111 CANTS "No; I am waiting for them." ? "How many do you expect to get V "In my district I Oh, about twenty. Mine is a light one, though. There have been about two thou sand complaints verified in the down town neighbor hoods alone. "What are the grounds of tlicso complaints ?" "False registration. There lias been more of it this year than in any other. There ought to be about five thousand of these fellows arrested." "Whut are your politics if" "ltepublican, of course 1" "Well, suppose a man makes a slight mistake in giving his residence?" "Then we must arrest him?even if he lives in the same district?if lie has only told us the wrong floor or the wrong room. That's the law and we must do it." Other supervisors of more intelligent appearance gave a more liberal construction of their duty. One of them said that no matter what "Little Johnny's" instructions were, he would not prevent u man from voting because of a mere clerical error or the difference of a Hat or a number in the designation of his residence. The whole number of supervisors sworn in is *150. Five of thciu are negroes. Tlieru are 670 marshals. FKUKIUI. INimU'OTiONS. The instructions which have been issued to the sub ordinate supervisors are very elaborate and they are much more arbitrary ' than those of former years. The principal points aro that it is their duty generally to prevent fraudulent conduct on the part of election officers, but tliey arc not to make arrests except in extreme cases, when no deputy marshal is present. Their place of duty is inside the polling place, in such position as will best enable them to see each person offering to vote; elec tioneering, canvassing or what is generally known as "outHidc'work" is no part of their duty, and that or political discussion will not be tolerated. If any elec tion officer violates or omits to comply with the State law he is to be arrested at once without waiting for a warrant, bnt the case must be a flagrant one, such as fraud in counting the ballots. They ore to count every ballot in every box, and make due return to the Chief Supervisor. This is to he done with as little inconvenience to the State officials as possible. They are not to permit any second box to be opened until tho box previously counted is completed and the returns signed. They arc assured that they eon only be ar rested by federal authority, and arc encouraged not to be deterred by any threats or any interference by State suthority, but they aro not to set offensively in the performance uf such duty. If any persons at tempt to vote for whom warrants have buen pre viously issued, they are to be arrested on such war rants. They are to report all attempted frauds, aud in conclusion are reminded that measures will bo token to ascertain their whereabouts and conduct; that no compensation will be paid them until they have returned all their bonks and papers to the Chief Hupervisar, and that they are to avoid disagreement with their district colleague. VUTKUS AUBBflTKD. About nine o'clock Mr. Davenport went down stair* to the room of the United Statu* Circuit Court and mounted the bunch beside Commissioner D. M. Duel, who had been fur hour* ungated in swearing in tin: marshal*. Two ornate had already been mod" by Doputy Marshal Durnord. Jeremiah Moloney and 1'uter ItoKu hail been found by him at Iiellevuu Hoa pital, in the Eighteenth Assembly diatriot, where tin y claim a permanent residence. They are both elderly men, with gray hair and gray whicker*. To the re porter Mr. Malouey explained that ho was clerk to Dr. liomiugway, the examining physician at Delluvue for the Department of Charities and Correction, for three year* he had tieen there, and hail registered and voted tor the past two yi*r* in tliat diatrict. Mr. Itoae la a cabinet maker by trade and doc* the work of a carpenter at the hospital. He la a native of Gurmauy, and came to New York in 1M30. lie had Imen a member of the Kire Department since 184V, and for muny years liad been on the insurance patrol, lie had formerly lived In the Seventh ward, and la now tlfty-tour years old. (ieueral U. W. W jugate appeared for the prisoner*, and after a long talk with the Commissioner they were admitted to hail In ll.fVsi each. Subsequently Ave other citizen* were brought in tinder arrc*t by Chief Marshal J. D. Center and Deputy Ma.whal Jelfrcys. They hail registered in tho Fifth Assembly district and it was s] lily shown that at leaat four of them had long resided there and had i long been entitled to vote. The names of these are | Thomas (iarUuul. Patrick Norton, John Drout and . John McOunn. Drout Is a memImr of the Tammany General Committee. Garland had voted in the district at many mu ooaHivu election*. Norton, who has lived there for fourteeu years, called upon one of Uie mar shal* who arrested him, and who had known him ft long time, to come up >a hi* witness and prove his eligibility. "I will." ?ftid Mr. Davenport, "admit you to ball to await the action of the District Attorney." County Clark Gumhleton interposed and demanded, as the right of the primmer*, an Immediate examina- I tion. Mr. Davenport thereupon remarked that I he would (Use liar ge them ilia fifth pris oner, whose name la Marti a Shannon, wan not so fortunate. On a doubt aa to his hav ing attained the age of cittaenslilp lis was obliged to give bail, but it was Immediately forth coming, and he departed with hi* neighbors. During the parleying the significant fact appeared that tbo tenement where they all live. No. 313 West Houston street, belongs to Thomas I log an, tho Tammany oao diilatu tor the Assembly from tho Fifth district. It la reported that a great many of tlio warrants Issued are dins-tad against voters in tho Twmity-ftmt Assembly district. Tho arrest* have boon pur posely delayed until the day of election, a* there would then bo leas opportunity of remedying them than if they had been made at tho time of registra tion. THK OH AND JtfBT AND RDECTION FRAUDS. The November term of Parte 1 and 3 of tho Court of General Hussion* ware opened yesterday by Judges Butherland and OUdersleevo roopoctlvely. Mr. William Palen, leather merchant, of No. 87 Gold street, was selei tod as foreman of the Grand Jury, and on delivering his charge to that body, Judge Suther land, alter referring to the usuul statutory require ments, called attention to the election, olwai vlllg tliut tlicre was a statute which provided certain mode* to lie employed preparatory to election anil also to the, manner of voting. In connection with this law there were certain Icaturea, the violation of which consti tuted a misdemeanor, and III regard to which it wae the duty of tho Grand Jury to inquire should any ouscs of viulatlun at that law be brought under tlielr observation. Tint POIJCH AND TUB BtiEOTimt CHARintS AGAINST TTTB COMMIHHIONKIIR OOBRKrtl>(>ND KSi K BHXWKKN MATOit, JUiY AND PUUUDKNT smith. Mayor Ely some few days ago received informa tion which led lum to behva that some of tha Folio* [ Commissioners would instruct the force as to their oouiliiot on election day. The Mayor Immediately addressed a eomruuuicatiou to General William F. Smith, President of tlio Police Board, in which ho said he had been Informed by some gentlemen who had waited upon him, that Inspector Thoruo, Captains Williams, Allaire and other members of tlio police force had been requested by one or more of the commissioners "to exert their political iullu ence at the coming olectiou." The Mayor, iu conclud ing his letter, axked to bo informed whether the Htato meut was correct or not. To this communication, which was sent by His Honor on Friday lost. General Smith replied as fol lows, the letter not being received by Mayor Ely until yesturduy afternoon:? Nrw Youx, Nov. 4, 187a Hon. Smith F.lt, Jh., Mayor:? Dkah Sm? In the conversation you did ino the honor to grant me on the 2d iust. you informed uiu that no answer wits expected to your letter of the 1st iiist.. asking me to give cur tain information with reference to iulluenco being exerted by a member ur members of the l'ulice Hoard, or members of the police force for political purposes, in view of curtaiu incorrect rumors, which have come to mo, I doom it due to Your Uonor aa well as to myself to answer your formal communication in the same formal way. As you distinctly informed me that my own name hod uot been mentioned in connection with tlio mutter upon which you desired Information, I have but to Hay in answer that tlio information you desire requires ait investigation which would seem to tuo to he entirely within the ecopo of your powers, hut duos net ootnc within tlio powers or the duties of lite Heard of Police. What individual tueinhora of lite Hoard may think of ihuir Individual powers ill tiio premises you can only ascertain by direct reference to my colleagues. I certainly liavo no such powers. I am, Mr. Mayor, with grout respect your ubodieut servant. W. P. SMITH, now IT CAMK Aitonx. The occurrences which led to the correspondence between Mayor Ely und the President of the Pollen Board were told to a IIkuald reporter last night by a prominent city official. "You may remember," said the gentleman, "that during tho latter port of last week a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was held at tho resi dence of General Smith, who was too ill to leava his house. At this meeting the four Commissioners, Messrs. Smith, Nichols, Erhardt and Wheeler were present. The jtwo former are democrats, tho others belonging to tho re publican organization. At that session of tho Board one of the republican members, Mr. Erhardt, I be lieve, made a few remarks, in which he hinted very strongly that his democratic colleagues wore seoking to iulluenco certain members of the force in reference to their political affiliations. Mr. Nichols, who is a member of the Tammany Hall General Committee, did uot make much of a roply to what Mr. Erhardt had said, and, the fact leaking out, the adherents of Edward Cooper immediately became alarmed, and a committee of them waited upon tho Mayor ill reference to the matter. But the matter did uot end here, for at the next meeting of the Police - Board the subject was again brought up and uil the resolutions which were introduced by olthor Mr. Er hardt or Mr. Wheeler on the subject of issuing in structions to the policemen to rigidly enforce the Election law were lost through the opposition of Messrs. Smith and Nichols. The friends of the com bination, however, hail in the meantime heard that Mr. Nichols had sought to influence Captains Williams, Allaire and others, and had charges drawn up against the Commissioner, which thoy intended to submit to the Mayor for his action in case more con clusive evidence was obtained. The fact thut Captain Williams and the other members of the force who, it is alleged. Mr. Nichols sought to influence, are warm personal friends of the Commissioner, helped to uiuko the story seem more plausible to the Cooper men, who at first felt very uneasy about the matter. I don't believe, however, that any political influence at all will be exerted either by the Commissioners or tboir subordinates, although it is possible that Com missioner Nichols may seek to influence in some de gree the incu whom he has appointed." Mayor Ely did not like to express an opinion about tbo insinuations which had been made against tho Police Board, but said he had done his duty in laying the matter before the President of the Board. He could not teU what he would yet do in relation to the matter. MKKTING OF TUB POUCK BOARD. Late yesterday afternoon when the Police Commisi slone.ru convened to adopt certain meuurei relative to the enforcement of the election laws, resolutions wore offered by Commissioner Wheeler em bodying certain restrictions regarding the Captain of the Eighth and the acting Captain of the Tenth precincts, against whom, it wonld seem, alligations of intimidating voters had been mado. A ruiuor hail been bruited about relative to their having lent themselves to the intrigues of politicians and by their personal influence and the pres tige they enjoyed by virtue of their oflleial standing had sought to advance tlieir interests of the party with which they are allied. In the resolutions of Commissioner Wheeler such con duct was stigmatised as reprehensible, and the introduction of the foroe into the canvass as a political machine was discountenanced. The rueolntionH, however, were couched in expressions that gave offence to the democratic members of the hoard, who summarily noted them down. All they did in unison was to indorse measures which had been taken for preserving the public peace and insur ing a fair count. Just after the meeting Commissioner Nichols wont off to Tammany Kail, which he left in a carriage with a ward worker during the eveuiug. His opinion of the Mayor's letter could not be ascertained. WHAT COMMIStUoKKB KRHAIIDT HAYS. Commissioner Krhardt, when approached, seemed reticent to speak of it. He said that be and General Smith differed on so many points relative to police discipline that be (lid not feel at lilxirty th express himself on the subject. He said, how ever, that he believed it lay with the Board to check any improper use of office made by any of its memtisn. That power certainly belonged to the body and should be exercised without waiting for the Mayor's interference. He had reason to believe that a Commissioner hail intimated to certain police cap tains that the Board desired their co-operation against the anti-Tammany ticket. This could be easily con veyed to member* of the force indirectly, and lie be lie veil some such wily method had been employed. PUXMIDKMT SMITH OS TUK SU1IJKCT. President Smith said the Police Commissioners could not put such an Investigation as "had been sug gested into force, because tbey could not Investigate themselves. He did not kuow that any Commissioner had told any captain or inspector that the Board desired them to oppose the auti-Tammauy ticket. Ue said he had nothing further to say about tlie matter, except to deny the statement that Captain Tynan had been transferred for political reasons. He bad voted for the measure because a brother commissioner had made specific charges against him. COMMISSIONER WHKKI.KR'S EX PUCK ATI OH. Commissioner Wheeler said he had a few days ago been watted upon by a prominent officer of tho Police Department, who asked him if It was true that be (the Commissioner) was supporting the Tammany tisket. lie replied that he was not. A short time afterward a poline captain had called aud asked the same question. To him the same answer wa*i given. Again another captain appeared and asked the samo question; and the Commissioner, making inquiries, found that an impression had gone abroad among the members of the force to the effect tha lie and Commissioner Krhardt were actively support ing tho Tammany ticket, lie had done everything within proper bounds to disabuse the minds of the force of auv such idea. Of course the uetion was absurd. He was a republican, and it was ridiculous to suppose that be would support a party directly oppoxid to his own. He would vote tho Combination ticket and do what be could honorably and properly for It. He was decidedly apposed to the muddling in politics of tho Police Department and if be could, would deal severely with any captain who did so. The captains of police, especially in certain wards of the city held a terrible power over certain classes of people and could institute s system of in timidation and terrorism that would ut terly destroy the effect of the election franchise. He would prevent such intimidation as far as he possibly could, while lie was a member of tho Board, and he was only sorry that a police cap tain or sergeant could not lie broken for meddling in polities. A number of clti sens had within the past few days called upon him at Police Headquarters and com plained of the unjust and unfair action of the gap tain of the Eighth precinct and the acting Captaiu of tho Tenth. These men, they claimed, wore by threata intimidating a large uumber of voters, and he determined to pat a stop to It. To this end he hail introduced a resolution in the Board of Police, men tioning the cases in poiut, and slating very plainly that snch conduct on the part of a police officer would not he tolerated. The resolution* was objected to by General Smith on the grounds that the two imptsiiis mentioned were democrats, lie had then offered to insert the name of any republican captain who ootild be mimed as doing Hie same thing. Pur his part, be would have served tho republican captains in the same manner and would stump out utterly any such action on the part of any official. His resolution, however, wae not carried, the vote standing 3 to 3. He had voted with tlie Board to transfer Captain Tynan for what he supposed to is- good grounds, bat had he known what lie afterward learned lie would not have so voted. He believed Unit Captain Tynan wsa transferred for poliUcal rcasuda. POUCH PREPARATION'S. Superintendent Walling yesterday morning snra moned all the police captains to the Central Office to arrange for the proper enforcement of tlie law in the city to-day. A conference was held in a private office, where Instruction touching certain phases of the election ordinances were promulgated. The Eighth, Tenth and Fifteenth precincts were seemingly sin gled out as localities were trouble was to bo ex perienced, and their captain* were ordered to exercise due discrimination in their official acts. In these pre cincts reports of illegal registration have been made, and a lookout for all offenders at the polls will bo maintained. There was brisk work in the Election Bureau, and Chief O'Brien declares everything in readiness for the day. FIFTH OUWUII? IQIIiTi DIHTRHrr. The rival candidates for Congress in this district were yesterday hard at work arranging the prelim inaries for tho lmpendiug battle. Muller'* supporters wuro especially ac tive. They could be soon in every hotel and place of poiitloal'resort in the district ear I neatly advocating tha claims of thslr candidate for ro election. Their principal line of attack was on tta( Irish vote, tho German* being regarded as secure. Last night the Muller Campaign Club, Hugh Dal ton. Chairman, held it* final meeting and made arrange muiita fur the work of to-ilay. Men were assigned to each polling place anil furnished with abundance of tickets. The adherent* of Thomas Francis Bonrke were far from idle. Taking advantage of discord in the Kighth ward they brought all tlieir guus to bear in that locality yesterday. Along shore they worked as siduonsly, appealing to the Irish vAte on the ground, of ilourku's connection with tho Fenian movement. Mr. ilourku himself was exceedingly busy receiving reports and arranging details for the fight. Many of the followers of both candidates could be seen work jug the district long after midnight. Mil. MEADlS 8 CAMPAIGN. To TIIK Editou or tub Herald:? You will, I presume, permit one who had so man) opportunities for accuruto knowledge as myself to correct some errors into which your reporter has in cidentally fallen iu his allusion yesterday to the Con gressional canvass in the Fifth district lu 1474. Tin charge of non-resideuce against the regular demo cratic candidate of that year was "a good enough Morgan till after election," but failed iu its purpose. The candidate was at the time measurably unknown there, but his residence bad been for years in the district. His nomination was exclusively tlx action of the people of that district, without, so far as I know, a single suggestion from Tammany Hall, and without opposition from auy quarter until the general canvass for nominations developed a com bination which, in tho district in question, largely centred iu the gentleman who became the inde peudont nominee for Congress. I am not aware that any unusual efforts were made by Tammany Hall to secure that election. Tho success of tho regular can didate was owing in great degree to the personal can vass which his political friends iu the district made for him, und not u dollar of assistance eaiue from any one outside the district, nor was there to my knowledge a single fraudulent vote cast for him. The district is always a close one with a well organ ized combination ticket in the tleld. The republican vote is usually a little over one-quarter of the poll and with this vote certain for the opposition candi date, the disaffected elements and personal popularity bring him close alongside of the regular nominee. Under such circumstances the winner fairly deserves his victory. I judge this year will not prove an ex ceptional one, although the combination candidate lias had to contend with unusual euibarassmunts and ??Nick" has not been without his proverbial good luck. Very respectfully, Ac., E. B. MEADE. November 1, 1878. SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. In the Sixth Congressional district the local poli ticians were on the alert throughout the day. At th6 headquarters of tho Sixth Assembly District Repub lican Association, on tbe corner of Grand and Clinton streets, some of tbe members were found quietly dis cussing the probable result of the issue, which has entailed upon them busy days and anxious nights since the campaign commenced. One if the members said:?"Wo have got our tickets all ready and have the full number of ballots to each registered voter In the district. We are running the whole combination ticket except tho Assembly, and for that position wo have a strong man of our own whom we hope to run in between tho Tammany and anti-Tammany can didates." The Sixth Assembly district Tammany headquartors at No. 126 and 128 Clinton street were also deserted during the afternoon, the members being scattered tliroughout the district, wherever they could do the most good in giving the finishing touches to their campaign work. This Assembly district assoeiatiou completed their "preliminary arrangements" on Sun day evening, when one hundred and eight special men were assigned to take charge of the party 's interest, in that district to-day. The force alluded to is inde pendent of the members of tho General Committee, numbering forty-ouu in each Assembly district, whnss duty it is to watch the polls and bring In voters. Ths boys seemed to be in excellent spirits aud refused ta admit that such a word as "fall" could be found lu their political vocabulary. Thomas Foley, a member of the District General Committee, said:?"From information at hand last night this Assembly district will give Schell 1,8(10 majority, and tho indications are Improving every hour. I know myself of several changes from Cooper to Schell having been made in this district to-day. X think that H. 8. Cox will surely have a majority of 10.U00 In this Congressional district." At tho Tammany headquarters of the Twelfth Assembly district. No. 00 aveuue C, several of tha local leaders were fouud taking a breathing spell after the hard work of the past few days. Everything had apparently been done that might in any way con tribute to Insure victory at tho polls, and the mi-u were resting on their arms, as it were, preparatory to the tierce conflict of to-day. David Ullman, a member of the Tammany Hall General Committee, said:?"We have completed our preliminary arrangements, and are now ready for bus iness. I think we will give Schell about 1,200 major ity in this Assembly district, and we hope to send Cox out of the district with a majority of from 1,800 to 1,800 votes. His majority In the Congressional district will, in my opinion, lie not less than 7,000. Our candidate for Assembly will have a sure majority of from 700 to 1,000 over all tho other three candi dates for the same position. Every registered vote* in the district has licen scut two or three full svts oC tickets, and in addition to this we have left nothing undone to elect our whole ticket." SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. Comparative quiet existed around the various po? litical centre* in the Seventh Congressional district the opposing candidates being Anthony Eickhoff, Tom* many, and Edwin Einstein, combination. At ths headquarters of the Eighth Assembly District Ro put)liuau> Association some of the members during tha forenoon were ax-upied in seeing to the distributioa of envelopes containing tickets and campaign documents, one of which was placed in the hands of every voter in the district. There was an air of busi ness at the headquarters of the Tenth Assembly Dia trict Republican Association in the Concordia As sembly Rooms, on avenue A, between Second and Third streets. The members were engaged during the fore part of the day distributing the tickets that were bundled by them on Huuday. Occasionally una of the trusted scouts of the party would briug in a reliable man, who, after being questioned by the otUccrs as to his age. occupation and place of resi dence, would be enrolled us a marshal to gnard the polling place* in the district daring election hours. The vacancies occasioned hv the removal of the entire Board of Inspectors for this Assembly district, foi having permitted a man to register who had only lived in the district twenty-two days instead of thirty, as required by law, were also filled yesterday by the appointment of others. The rooms of the Fourteenth Assembly District Republican Association, at No. 4 St, Mark's place, were almost deserted during the uftcr noou, each member being busied throughout the dis trict completing the work of preparation for the final contest. Early in the day a full set of ballots was sent to every voter in the district, and in addition to these 10,000 circulars were distributed. At the headquarters of the Fourteenth Assembly District Tammany Hall Association, corner of Tenth street aud First avenue, very few of the meniliers were to ixj seen, as it was understood that they were out endeav oring to make success doubly sure by canvassing tint entire district. At the headquarters of the District Committee, at No. 19H avenue A, the adherents of Tammany Hall were busily engaged enrolling work ers and making other necessary preparations for to day. The anti-Tammany people were working liko leavers at No. 79 Third avenue up to a late hour. All of the latter who were spoken to express thuwselvM confident of a sweeping victory at the polls. EIGHTH CONORRHHIONAL DISTRICT. The contest in the Eighth Congressional district la CToased In Interest as it drew to a close. All day yea torday, and until a late hour lust night, the Jerome headquarters at the Woodbine were crowded with via iters. It was outside, among the voters, howuror, that the hardest workers were busy. Even Mr. Je rome was seldom to be seen about his headquarters, fur he, too, was among the poople working In ths j same vigorous, manly way that has characterized all his cHerts since his nomination. The writer met him I only once during the day, and then he had only time to say, "The prospect is good?brilliant, and 1 think by this time to-morrow I will lie elected." "What makes you think Jerome will carry the dis trict?" a Hi iiAi.li reporter asked of Mr. James Nolan, : long a resident and active politicon of the ward. | "I think so, in the first place," was the answer, i "because he is a very clever fellow and very populai in the district. Everybody knows 'Lorryr Jerome and many persons will vote for him on persona ?' rounds. The district hasn't gone republican mon tau twice since lsfi-J. The first time was wjinn Jobl I). lawson was elected and the last two year* ago. 1 tli 1 nk McCook's victory was the last that the ropubli cans will have in a long while. The district is dam* cratic., nnd will continue to ho." The letter of General Averill to Mr. Kelly, published In some of the papers yesterday, attracted little or n( i attention, liy some it was regarded us an'lniperti Iionoe, but the general opinion was that Genera Averill could not hare been guilty of the folly ol writing such a letter. "Averill's name was novel heard in the canvass," was said by one thorough! eonversaut with tlie district; "at lc:ist, I never hens it, ami 1 have been pretty much everywhere and hav seen pretty much everybody. And I tell you I neve saw so vigorous a campaign in iny life. Both side worked like beavers. General McCook was as busy a Mr. Jerome, but, if 1 know anything about the temps of the uoople, ills activity will ho useless to him 'Larry' Jerome is as good as elected now. and In th next Congress will be an honor to the Eighth district.' NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. Tills eminently respectable district seemed yastat (lay to have taken on an unwonted activity all out o keeping with Its usual humdrum, everyday natun Tom Cailaghan was early astir, but not before hi chief, Fernando Wood, who has exhibited the present canvass an activity and ze that would do honor to ono of his groat children. The district seams inclined, oo far I