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NOGI TREATS WITH
Chru a Prisoner He Offers Them
Terms for Unofficial,
GABBXSON IN WANT
AND MUCH DEPRESSED
Prisoner Brings Back Word that
His Comrades Are Con
Chi-fu, Nov. 8.The Japanese be
geiging Fort Arthur, ignoring Lieuten
ant General Stoessel, the commander of
the Russian military forces there, have
offered terms of surrender to the Rus
sian soldiers, according to advices leav
ing Fort Dalny yesterday. In the
meanwhile the ceaseless activity of
picks and spades continues. The Jap
anese are gradually advancing their
trenches, which means inevitably the
fall of the city.
A Russian prisoner captured Oct. 26,
said the troops composing the garrison
of Port Arthur were in want and dispir
ited. They saw the fruitlessness of
the struggle. Hopeless of relief, with
food scarce, and medicine and hospital
supplies insufficient, it was admitted by
the Russians, that a Japanese victory
was inevitable. The soldiers, accord
ing to the prisoner, see no reason to pro
long the resistance, which brings glory
to their officers, but chiefly hardships
and death to them.
Upon hearing the prisoner's story,
General Nogi assembled his staff, dis
cussed the matter briefly, and then
drafted a letter to be circulated among
the soldiers themselves, the prisoner
having promised to deliver it in mercy
to his comrades.
_The letter related General Kuropat
kin's retreats and his inability to break
thru and relieve Port Arthur. The
letter also pointed out that the second
Russian Pacific squadron had just
started on its slow voyage. Continuing
it, called attention to the resistless ad
vance of the Japanese trenches, making
it a matter of only a very few weeks
when the Japanese would walk into the
main Russian strongholds. In conclu
sion the letter offered humane treatment
to all who surrendered, saying it was in
the interest of humanity to prevent
further useless slaughter.
In the darkness of the early morning
of Nov. 4, several of the letters, writ
ten in Russia, were given to the prison
er, who regained the Russian lines un
observed by his officers. That night
the. Russian returned saying his com
rades would answer within a few days.
He said the temper of the men seemed
to show that while they were mutin
ous towards fate, they also did not iike
the idea of an unofficial surrender.
The letter did much, however, to dis
pel among the Russian troops the im
pression fostered by their officers that
a massacre would follow a Japanese
The company to which the prisoner
belonged originally numbered 800 and
now totals thirty men.
As the Japanese "are sufficiently near
the summits of the hills to render tun
neling highly practicable, much of this
work is now being done. The Russians
are building counter tunnels. Which
ever side finds its tunnel under the
enemy's blows up the latter's tunnel.
Five Russian mine-sweeping steam
ers have been sunk by Japanese shells.
Tokio, Nov. 8.Unofficial news re
ceived from Port Arthur since Saturday
reports progress by the besiegers. The
Japanese operations are proceeding
satisfactorily tho slowly. Limestone
formations and rocky ground interfere
with the sapping. It is now considered
that the capture of Rih-lung mountain
and east Kee-kwan mountain without
An-tse and E-tse mountain is not suffi
cient to fore? the Russians to abandon
the city proper.
NOGI'S ENTERING WEDGE
He FuBhes Force Into Center of Rus
Chicago, Nov. 8.A special to the
Chicago Daily News from Dalny, Nov.
6, via Kobe, Nov. 8, says:
After three days of continuous bom
bardment of Port Arthur, which caused
extensive destruction to the Sho^gu
san and Niu-ra-san forts in the west
center of the Russian line of defense,
and also to Kee-kwan fort, the right
wing of the Japanese army assaulted
Sho-gu-san Sunday afternoon. Having
earned the approaches to that fort,
the assailants entrenched themselves
under the glacis of the forts. In tile
evening the left wing delivered an
assault on Kee-kwan, fighting its way
to the lower parapet. There the Jap
anese held their ground stubbornly in
the face of Russian counter attacks.
Forv P, north of the new and old
batteries, in the left front line of de
fenses, were secured during the severe
fighting of the night. These opera
tions have driven an effective wedge
into the Russian center.
Severe explosions and extensive fires
have occurred in tho fortress within
the last few days.
The total casualties of the Japan
ese in the late attacks were 1,100.
Over 500 were killed up to Oct. 29.
The spirit of the men is magnificent.
The firing of all the guns is wonderfully
HORSES NEARLY ALL EATEN
Conditions in Port Arthur Described by
tfew York Sun Speolal Service.
Chicago, Nov. 8.Edwin Emerson,
Jr., Daily News correspondent, cables
his paper as follows:
Nagasaki, Npv. 7.After having ar
rived, along with a companion at the
lighthouse on the Liao-ti-shan promon
tory, close to Port Arthur, I was taken
to the Peresviet. The vessel is aB,bad
ly battered by Japanese shells as the
Czarevitch. Both ship and crew were
in a filthy condition. From the Per
esviet we were taken to Admiral Wiren,
on board the Bayan, which was also
badly damaged and dirty.
Admiral wiren asked news of the
Baltic fleet and learning that it was
then still at Beval expressed his de
Altogether there are sixteen fighting
ships in the harbor. None of these has
been dismantled. There is plenty of
'coal, but ammunition is scarce.
From the flagship we were then
escorted to General Stoessel's house.
All along the road to the general's
house were seen the ravages or the in
cessant bombardment. The Japanese
Suns fire at ten minute intervals. The
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TO SERVE PEOPLE
Total Number of Candidates in
Entire Country Exceeds the
Army or Navy.
QUEST FROM tOWEST
TO HIGHEST OFFICES
Contests for Village, City, Coun
ty, State and Congressional
Washington, Nov. 8.About 3,867
men are asking to be elected to the 858
federal offices to be filled at the elec
tion today. One thousand and eleven,
not counting fusionists and independent
republicans and democrats, want to be
made members of the house of represen
tatives, altho only 382 are to be elected.
The others making up the total aspire
to become members of the elctoral col
lege and have a voice in the selection of
a president and vice president.
There is one federal candidate for
each lot of about 3,775 votes that will
probably be cast. I is the impression
that not many more than 14,500,000
voters will go to the polls. If more go
there may be sore surprises in store for
a lot of us.
Counting state, county, city, town
and township candidates it is doubtful
if there are as many as 300 voters for
each man seeking an office. In some
states, where state, county and munici
pal officers are to be elected, there are
so many names on the tickets that a
ballot looks like a sample page from a
Brobdignagian city directory.
One to 100 Voters.
In Ohio there is a candidate for some
thing or another for about every 100
voters. Perhaps there are other states
where the list of those asking for office
is as large. Tho Ohioans have so many
men to elect his year because they have
finally merged all elections into the one
held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November. They have gone
from one extreme to the other. Prior to
1886 they had three elections each year.
Then they cut out the one that used to
be held in October. Now they have
liminated the time-honored spring
scramble for municipal plums.
It gives an American a new idea of
how to measure the magnitude of his
country when he reflects on the fact
that on one day it is thought necessary
for about 50,000 fellow citizens to stan'd
up and ask for the suffrages of their
friends and neighbors. I may also
give him an idea that we hire too many
men to manage our affairs.
More men are asking for office than
are serving in the navy. The army is
but little larger than the office-hunting
Thirteen parties (how unlucky for
twelve of them!) are represented in the
nominations for congress and the elec
toral colege. These thirteen tickets
are the republican, democratic, populist,
peoples, prohibition, silver, socialist, so
cialist-labor, socialist-democrat, labor,
continental, American and liberal. Ha
waii has a home rule party in addition
to all the r^est, while the Philippines and
Porto Rico l^ave federal parties, so
called, altho in a general way they are
the insular counterparts of the repub
This imposing array of candidates is
not equally distributed, by any means.
In twenty-five districts only one can
didate for congress is running. Twenty
of them will return democrats and the
others republican. The distribution of
districts in which there are no repub
lican nominations for congress is as fol
lows: Mississippi, 8 Georgia, 5 Ala
bama, Arkansas and Texas, 2 each, and
South Carolina, 1. The democrats have
no candidates in two New York state
districts, where Messrs. Ketcham and
Lefevre will be re-elected two in Min
nesota, where Messrs. Steenerson and
Stevens will have unanimous relection,
and one in Ohio, the twenty-first, where
E._ G. Vail, the democratic nominee, de
clined to run and announced that he
would vote for T. E. Burton, chairman
of the rivers and harbors committee, a
candidate for his seventh term, six of
them having been consecutive.
Six Electoral Tickets.
The thirteen parties before men
tioned are not all represented in all the
states. I has been estimated that each
state has an average of six electoral
tickets, which makes up the total of
over 2,800 candidates for the electoral
The three branohes of the socialists
have tickets in seventeen states and
will undoubtedly poll a heavier vote
than they have heretofore commanded.
Each branch had a full ticket in New
York and New Jersey. The prohibi
tionists have congressional candidates
in fifteen states, comprising 154 dis
tricts. In many parts of Indiana and
Illinois the voters have the choice of
seven candidates for congress,, in Penn
sylvania two. New York five, Wiscon
sin four, while in Mississippi the proud
American will vote for a democrat or
not at all. John Sharp Williams, the
democratic leader, will be re-elected to
congress by fewer votes than are cast
in any of the wards in Minneapolis.
All his fighting "was done two years
ago for the nomination, when he had
three or four competitors.
On the score of recurrence, Smith is
the favorite name of candidates for
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half hour. One
battery ten guns i placed a few rods
trom ihe general's house. Ninety per
cent of the Japanese shells do no dam
The shops are open all day. There is
no fresh food except horseflesh. Ten
horses are slaughtered daily. One hun-
HIS LAST BALLOT
IS FOR ROOSEVELT
Centenarian Who Does Not Ex
pect to Vote Again Stands
New York Sun. Special Service.
Eockford, 111.,.. Nov. 8.Otis Eddy,'
who recently celebrated his one huri
dredth birthday, has announced his in
tention of casting his ballot today and
expects it will be the last opportunity
he will have for voting for a presi
dential candidate. Mr. Eddy will cast
his ballot for all the nominees of the
republican party. Mr. Eddy has an
added distinction to tffat of being the
oldest Master Mason in the country. I
is that of having voted for every re
publican candidate for the presidency
and also for every whig candidate. In
1856, when the republican party was
organized, Mr. Eddy resided in Rhode
Island and cast his ballot for Fremont
and Dayton. Prom then on he has vis
ited the polls at each presidential elec
tion and cast a straight ticket for the
nominees of the party.
SMALL CROWD CHEERS
BRYAN AT THE POLLS
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 8.William J.
Bryan voted at Normal precinct, near
Fairview, his country home, near Lin
coln, shortly after noon. His presence
at the polls was cheerd by a Bmall
crowd of democrats. This precinct
ave Governor Mickey a plurality of
fteen two years ago. Mr. Bryan
thinks this precinct will be for Berge
for governor, this year, and he also pre
dicts the .election of Befge. After vot
ing Mr. Bryan returned to his home
and will receive the returns there.
WHITE BOUSE TO POLLS
BACK TO WHITE ROUSE
President Roosevelt Journeys From Washington to
tolling place. There he east his bal
The president was received with en
thusiasm by an immense crowd.' He
sprang briskly from the carriage and
ran upstairs, entered the polling place
and shook hands with the ."judges of the
election. He was given his ballot and
retired immediately to one of the
booths, remaining it scarcely more
than half a minute.
As he came out and handed his ballot
to the presiding .iudge, a photograph
was taken. As he drove away the crowd
cheered him enthusiastically.
Secretary Loeb, who accompanied the
CROWD HOOTS FILI PP
AND A WHITE GIRL
New York Sun Special Service.
St. Louis, Nov. 8.The audience at
the Grand theater last night resented
the appearance of a stylishly dressed
white woman and her Filipino soldier
escort by hooting, hissing, and stentor
ian shouts of ''Put them out." The
clamor became so great that the action
of the play, "The Girl from Dixie,"
was interrupted, and ushers were forced
to show the couple to the door. They
were given a parting volley of catcalls
and hisses as they disapeared.
Oyster Bay, Casts Ballot, Then Returns
for Four Years.
Oyster Bay, L. I., Nov. 8.President I president, voted in the seventh district.
Roosevelt arid his party arrived here at Th,e party left here for New York at 11
9:41 a.m., on a special'train from Long
Island City. President Roosevelt was
driven directly from the station to the
o'clock, being given a hearty farewell
reeting by a large number of the presi
ent's iriends and neighbors who had
gathered at the station.
New York, Nov. 8.The president ar
rived at Jersey City at 12:25
making the trip.from Long Island City
on the naval tug Lancaster. The only
incident of the journey from Oyster
Bay was when the train stopped at Mi
neola, where President Roosevelt spoke
a few words, and shook hands with a
number of friends and acquaintances.
The president left Jersey City in a
private car attached to a regular train
on the Pennsylvania railroad at 1:15
p.m., and the train is due in Washing
ton at 6:15 p.m,
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1904.
THE VOTER'S DREAM.
DRUG "EIEND" AND
Suspect in the Gebhard Murder
Case Known to Have Left
Believed to H^Mpeen at Fairfax
frftoking for. Hfln.
Special to The Journal.
New Ulm, Minn., Nov. 8.-r-Corrobora-
tive' evidence that Dr. L. A. Gebhard
was murdered by the cocaine ''fiend,"
who spent several hours in Dr. George
R. Koch's office a few days before the
murder, came to light this morning,
when L. Nichols, a miller at Fairfax,
Minn., telephoned the New Ulm authori
ties that such a man appeared at Fair
fax the day after the tragedy. While
in a saloon there, he discussed the mur
der with a man who came into his
place and made several remarks open
"The man and his companion came
to Fairfax on bicycles," said Mr. Nich
ols. "One of them said he was a den
tist. They went into a saloon and or
dered a glass of beer and sat down at
a table. They picked up a daily paper
in which they read an account of Geb
hard's murder. They talked in an
dertone and finally "one of them said:
'You know the murderer was caught at
Le Sueur.' Shortly afterwards they
left the place and rode out of town."
From the description given of the
man- who said he was a dentist, the
officers are certain that he is the dope
"fiend" who visited several of the
offices and spent some time in Dr.
Koch's office at New Ulm and who
been under suspicion as the slayer of
The detectives attach importance to
Nichols' story, inasmuch as it proves
that the man was still in the vicinity
when the murder was committed and
that he left immediately afterwards.
Of course, they have riot yet discovered
a motive for the murder, but that may
be reached when they are able to es
tablish the identity of the man.
The presence of the two men at Fair
fax, as told by Mr. Nichols, may also
corroborate the story of Mr. Neuman,
who said that when he was passing the
foot of the stairs leading to Gebhard's
office a few minutes before the murder,
he saw two men standing there and
heard one of them say: I you hear
anything, come up." He supposed that
one of the men was Albert Kellar, a
drug clerk, and addressed him by that
name. He received no reply and Kellar
denies having been seen there.
It is now thought that the man who
went upstairs was the "fiend" himself.
Murder Was Premeditated.
That the murder was premeditated
is evident from the fact that the ham
mer with which the dentist was killed
did not belong in his kit of tools. That
was established conclusively yesterday
-afternoon when Miss Lydia Schape
kahm, the caretaker of Dr. Gebhard's
office, saw the hammer and stated posi
tively that it did not belong. to the
The hammer is a cheap affair, with
a home-made handle, about eight inches
long and very rough. One^ claw is
broken from the hammer, while it has
a straight head. I is not the kind
of a hammer that would likely be in
a dentist's kit of tools, but more like
ly a cheap tool which the murderer
picked up somewhere.
Knife Also Belonged to Murderer.
The with which the assassin
an mutilated Dr. Gebhard's
body, and which he carried away, was.
also the property of the murderer. Miss
Schapekahm has taken a careful in
ventory of Dr. Gebhard's tools and finds
that all of his knives are still in his.
office. These developments are taken
to indicate that the murderer went
there with the express purpose of kill
ing the dentist, lalfeho his mission was
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AT CRIPPLE CREEK
Two Democratic Judges Killed,
and Deputy Fatally Wounded
at the Polls.
Cripple Creek, GoL,
democratic election jffages were killed
iff this district today Peabody depu
sheriff was morlally wounded and
a number of democratic judges were
beaten and thrown into jail. Ike Idel
bolt and Chris Miller, judges at Gold
field, were shot down by one of Sher
iff Bell's deputies.
They had .ordered the deputy out of
the polling place. He refused to go
and, turning upon the judges, shot and
killed them. At Midway Ed Doyle, a
deputy sheriff, assaulted Mrs. Kenne
dy, a democratic judge, and in the
struggle tore her dress and slapped her.
Ed 0~Leary, a democratic watcher, in
terfered and shot Doyle. O'Leary was
Killed for a Threat.
Nashville, Tenn, Nov. 8."Dock"
Walton, a farmer and a democrat, has
been shot and killed at his home in
Clayborne county. He attended a po
litical meeting recently and, is said,
threatened several persons.
LOHG LINE GIVES WAY
TO GROYER CLEVELAND
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 8.Former
President Grover Cleveland strolled
quietly into the first precinct polling
place, which was only two blocks dis
tant from his home, at 10 o'clock today
when he appeared the .long line
gave way and allowed him to enter at
Mrs. Cleveland has made arrange
ments to have the returns delivered at
her home, where a number of friends
will be on hand to receive the news this
HONEST HOBO GETS A JOB.
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 8.As a reward
for having saved the New York Central
$15,000 by pieklng up valuable Jewelry
and personal effects and turning: them in
after the western express had been
wrecked at Lock Berlin, near Lyons, on
Sept.' 24, Charles Casey, a hobo, then
walking the ties, has been given a good
job as freight brakeman in the Central
yards at Dewitt, just east of this city.
POLLED IN CITY
Voters Thruout Minneapolis Seem
Eager to Get Into the
ALL KNOW JUST HOW
THEY WANT TO VOTE
Fight in Haynes' Ward.
Reports from the first ward indicated
a heavy early vote. I the second, th,e
voting was lighter. This is a ward in
which the voting'is generally done late.
The battle between Haynes and Jones
was the main issue in the second ward.
In the ninth ward, a flood of voters
began at noon, the shops and factories
of the ward closing for the day at that
time. The most interest in the ninth
centered around the aldermanic fight
between Lundquist and Castner.
By 10 a.m. there were seventy-five to
one hundred votes cast in every pre
cinct of the fourth ward. As com
pared with former elections, this is an
exceptionally heavy early vote in this
By noon it was reported over half
the registered vote of the fifth ward had
already been cast, that of the eleventh
precinct, where 318 votes were cast out
of 566 registered,' being typical. I
the downtown precincts of the fourth
and fifth wards, the Jones managers had
watchers on hand to see if any attempt
was made to. cast the vote of the men
whom the Jones detectives could not
find a few days ago at the addresses
they gave when registering, but up to
1 o'clock this afternoon none of these
men had appeared on the scenes and!
all was quiet.
Powers Men Oppose Jones.
The eighth ward seems to have cast
the heaviest early vote, the record up to
noon of all the precincts in the city for
early voting being held Try the sixth
precinct of the eigkth ward. Here 240
votes had been cast out of a registra
tion of but 266. Other precincts of
the eighth ward showed a good half of
the vote cast by 12:30. A feature of
the eighth ward fight was the report
that the Powers men were knifing Jones
because ho worked against Powers two
years ago. This was somewhat counter
balanced, however, by a rumor that in
the third ward, where the voting is also
very heavy,.Jones seemed to be gaming
ground. The third has been looked
upon as a Haynes stronghold.
The women, few of whom were regis
tered, seem shy today in coming to the
polls. In many precincts up. to noon
not a woman had voted, altho each pre
cinct had some registered.
Ballots Were Cumbersome.
'Voting was rather a slow operation
today because of the complexity of the
ballots. The mere making of all the
necessary crosses was no easy task. As
a result) there were at all of the-pre
cincts during the early morning and at
noon, men in line awaiting a chance to
get a vacant polling booth.
The democratic county committee had
carriages out in every ward, most or
them labeled with Haynes' signs, and
carrying democrats in the interest of all
democratic candidates, but seemingly
with a special effort at advancing the
Haynes interests. The republican
county committee had four double car
riages and one single rig for. each of
the wards, the "Vote for Dunn" sign
indicating what most of them were
especially, busy about.
TEETH INSPECTION DA
FOR CANDIDATE PARKER
Kingston, N. Y., Nov. 8.Judge
Parker slept later today than he had in
many months. I was after 8 o'clock
when he arose. The judge and his sec
retary, Mr. McCausland, took the buck
board and drove to Kingston, where
they cast their ballots.
Aa 11 o'clock the judge went to the
office of his dentist to keep an annual,
appointment. He makes a practice of
having his teeth examined at least once
each year, and in order that he shall
not forget, always goes on election day
after casting his ballot.
Judge Parker drove up to the voting
place at 10:40 o'clock. A crowd of
Kingston neighbors had assembled to
welcome him and he was received with
cheers. The judge passed the reins to
Mr. McCausland and stepped from his
Judge, After Buckboard Ride, Goes to Polls, Casts
His Ballot, Is Photographed and
Candidates Won't Guess.
This afternoon George Douglas,
chairman of the democratic county com
mittee Thomas H. Girling and A. A.
Rahn, chairman and secretary of the
republican county committee D. P.
Jones, republican candidate for mayor
and A. M. Geesaman, his manager, were
all out in carriages making the rounds
of the voting places. None of the lead
ers had any statements to give out at
noon, the general feeling being that it
was too early for anyone to make
claims and that this election "no one
knows till the votes are counted."
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Sees a Dentist.
Ealph Finnegan, a 6-year-old boy,
rushed out and was the first to shake
hands with the candidate.
I hope you will be elected,'' he told
Thank you,'' the judge replied with
a laughi "You are a great boy."
The judge was handed a ballot and at
the same time was asked the usual ques
tions. He gave his name and answered
that his residence was 30 Pine Grove
avenue, which is the home of his son
in-law, Rev. Charles Mercer Hall. After
complying- with all the formalities the
judge passed into a booth and remained
half a minute. He came out and.handed
his folded ballot to a clerk, who de
posited it and announced "Alton
Brooks Parker votes ballot 147.
Then there was a flash and several
photographers obtained pictures as the
judge's ballot dropped into the box.
14 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK..
IN EVERY STATE
I*rospect of Heaviest Vote^jn
Years Because of the C]
Candidates and Managers Are Thousands of Guards Posted at
Working Hard, but Esti
mates Are Few.
A tremendous vote is being polled to
day in Minneapolis.
The balloting has been quiet and or
derly^at every polling place. The
hangers-on are few. Two or three men
in-''front of each precinct place hand
out election cards, but there is a nor
table absence of the old-time button
holing of voters and of,arguments go
ing on in front of the polls. Voters
seem to have made up their minds well
The ideal weather, as well as the fact
that carriages and precinct committee
men were busy getting men to go %p
the polls, were probably the two main
reasons for the large vote. In many
precincts, some time before the polls
opened at 6 a.m., men were lined up
waiting. There was a rushing business
done from 6 to 8 a.m., many desiring to
vote early and get the matter off their
minds before the business of the day
began. At noon another rush to the
polls was on.
ARRESTS BY SCORE IN I
Polls to Prevent Illegal
Boston, Nov. 8.The first town In th#
United, States to report the result of to
day's election was Mashpie, in the four
teenth congressional district. The vot*
for president was: Parker, 2 Roose
In 1900 the vote of the town was: Bry
an, 3 McKinley, 56.
New York, Nov. 8.Thruout the en
tire east ideal weather prevails today.
From Maine down the coast line and
back into the interior it is sunny and
crisp and as a result an extremely
heavy vote is being polled. This is par
ticularly true in the rural districts,
where a long spell of dry weather has
put the roads in excellent condition and
enabled the voters to reach the polls
with ease. In fact, up to noon today
reports indicate that the good weather
extends over the entire country and
leads the experts at headquarters to
predict that the vote cast will be the
heaviest in many elections. "1
In New York state the weather con
ditions and the earnest efforts of both
to get the voters out early are
avin a decided effect and from many
places up state it was reported that a
third of the votes had been cast by 9
o'clock. An unusually heavy vote was
reported in every city and town heard "^g
from during the morning. Workers for
the republicans and democrats were
active in getting out the vote, but no' js!
trouble was reported and little was an
In this city perfect weather brought "M.
out a large early vote and the votingjjf'
continued heavy during the morning.
At Tammany hall it was estimated^ that
the vote in the city during the morning* 1
was being cast at the rate of 100,000 'M
Voting Quietly Done. ^V
Altho a number of arrests were made V*J*-
on charges of illegal registration and a "A
fight occurred in one polling place this Jf
morning, voting in general in greater /|j
New York was quietly done. .$
The first surprise of the day was* /$
sprung by State Superintendent of'-||
Elections Morgan, when he distrib- /J
uted nearly three thousand deputies, v*.
representing his office thru the elec
tion districts of the greater city. I
had been expected that the 800" depu-, vl
ties that the superintendent of elec-^y|
tions is authorized to appoint would1^!
be reinforced today by about two hun- "4m
dred men, including a large number*
of sej5fet-ervice agents, whose whole*
attehtiori^wbuld be directed toward the, if
holders of alleged illegal natural!za
I developed today, however, that* ~M
Mr*, Morgan had fdund that under af'Xq
section of the Metropolitan election l|
district law the state superintend-" 8
ent or any of his deputies is empow
ered to call on any .person to assist J%
him in the performance of his duty."
This law razed practically all restric- &
tions regarding appointment of depu- 4
ties and 2,000 additional men were j
The men selected for this work are
volunteers, and they went on duty atv A
the opening of the polls, to reinain
until the votes are counted. 1
Arrests Began Early. $
Arrests for alleged illegal voting be- 4
gan early and the officers at police
headquarters Boon had all the business 3 W&*
they could" attend to in the election
The first real trouble was reported in
the turbulent eighth assembly district
on the lower East Side. At one polling,
place a gang of fifty or seventy-five
men, apparently acting upon a prear
ranged plan, surrounded the polling
place and began to make it unpleasant
for the policeman on guard there.
Finally they rushed the booth and be
gan to jostle the officer who stood at
the door. Other policemen came to the
assistance of the assaulted officer and
the mob finally was dispersed. In the
melee one of the policemen and one of
the assailants was injured.
Similar disturbances in which the po
lice had to drive off other gangs oc
curred in other polling places in the dis- -t^
In the districts in the lower part of
the city the early morning voting waB
very heavy. Nearly one-third of the vj
normal vote had been cast during the*,*
first two hours and the leaders predicted/ \h
a record vote before the polls close at
5 o'clock. At the West Forty-seventh, ii
street station fourteen arrests in elec- 2
tion cases were made before 8 o'clock,,
but the deputies were not able to pre--^
sent sufficient evidence to hold any of."'
them and the prisoners were discharged.,
At Political Headquarters.
Very few persons connected with the'
national and state committees were at
the different headquarters today. Vice
Chairman Delancy Nicoll, Secretary
Woodson and August Belmont were at
the democratic headquarters shortly be
fore noon, but very little business was
transacted. They' merely exchanged I
opinions as to the outcome of the elec
tion. Secretary Woodson was talking i
with Chairman Taggart on the long dis
tance telephone and had an exchange of 1
pleasantries regarding the situation. 1
Mr. Woodson told the chairman that he
heard that the republicans had got him
in Indiana, to which Mr. Taggart re
plied that he was still a long ways
ahead of them.
None of the members of the republi
can national committee was at head
quarters during the early part of the
day. A the Fifth avenue hotel tele
grams were received by the republican
state committee from different parts of
the state saying that there was good
weather and a full vote was being
Clashes at Polls.
Reports of clashes between would-be
voters, the police and election officers
came from many election districts, but
up to noon no trouble of particularly
serious nature had occurred. As-the
day .progressed arrests for alleged ille
gal voting became more frequent than r4
during the early hours and at some of 1
the station houses warrants ca'me in
faster than they could be served.
A very heavy vote was reported in
King's county (Brooklyn) and it wa
estimated that 65 per cent of the total
vote had been cast at 10:jMba,m. Vjf
to that hour about one hu|Pfed .rrest)*.|'
had been' made for alleged^lHegal regis^-s|
tration. Four of those ''ajrfgeste'd were-- fe^f