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Publisher-Candidate Will Be
Defeated, Declares
B. Little.
President and Tammany's
Former Boss Wield
Mighty Power.
Thousands Attracted to
Hughes by the Attacks
on "Yellow."
Buffalo Affected by Scourg
ing of the Friend
of Anarchy.
By W. P. McGuire.
EW YORK, Nov. 3.Luther Lit
tle, in charge of the publicity
department of the state repxib
lican committee, today received this
telegram from his brother in Minne
"How is it going?"
Luther replied: "If Hughes isn't
elected I'll give you my clothes."
That is the general impression in the
city tonightthat Hearst will be de
feated. There was a time in this cam
paign when it looked like Hearst would
win. Bu since then the president has
spoken and so has Croker. Their de
nunciation of Hearst appealed to dif
ferent classes. The effect was instant
ly apparent. Hughs* .money-offered in
Irztre sums at great odds has few takers.
Little would make no estimate of
pluralities. Neither would any other
man, connected with fcKe stgfis commit
te e/ Bu he and all his colleagues, as1
wefl as many prominent republicans ^and
democrats who are laboring in the cam
paign against what they believe is a
threat of a great calamity emphatically
deny there is any question about the
election of Hughes.
There never as a campaign that at
tracted such wide attention as this.
The newspapers of England and France
and Germany have been taking long
stones by cable almost daily. All Eu
rope is interested in what is believed
to be the attempt of a demagog to fight
his way to the presidency of the United
Bitterest in Tears.
It is the bteres campaign for the
governorshif of New York since 1882,
when Clevfiand swept the state by a
plurality of 192,000. liehind Hughes
are marshalled all of the better class
of lep'-dlicans, a large majority of the
better class of democrats and thousands
of independents. Realizing what
Hearst's election would mean to them,
republicans and democrats joined in
importuning Roosevelt to help them.
While the effect of Roosevelt's
speech in this city may be only nom
inal, it is not doubted that it will have
tremendous effect in the counties up
state among republican voters who may
have been in doubt. I is a fact that
many hundreds of republicans have
been questioning whether Hearst was
puch a bad fellow after all. What the
president had to say about him will
settle those doubts.
Boot Swings Buffalo.
In Buffalo, where regret that it was
the scene of the assassination of Mc
Kinley has never disappeared, there
can be no question that the speech of
Root will cause many hundreds who
were on the fence to vote against
Hearst. I will also have some influence
in other cities. Bu it was especially
effective no doubt in the country dis
tricts and small towns.
Croker's denunciation of Tammany's
alliance with Hearst came like a clarion
call to the thousands of democrats who
were waiting for word from someone
they recognized as a democratic leader
to go against Hearst. When a man like
Croker, who for years had preached
regularity, openly advocated the cutting
of the ticket that was all the excuse
they neded.
Oroker's Attack Fatal.
Beyond doubt the effect of Croker's
attitude will be greater, so far as New
York is concerned, than the attitude
of President Roosevelt as shown by the
speech by Secretary Root. I is not
fiction that Croker's influence is worth
at least 25.,000 votes.
A estimate of the votes that will be
Swung against Hearst as a result of
terrific arraignment of Hearst by Root
is impossible. Boosevelt is the only
president who has ever come out so
directly for the defeat of a guberna
torial candidate. Hi first attempt at
this sort of thing met with great suc
cess. That was last year when he
Gontmued QP 2d Page, 6th ^Column.
The dominant feature of the closing days of
the eity campaign is the extraordinary activity
of the Haynes forces. The Haynes people are
not going to make the mistake of assuming that
the battle is won until the votes are cast. This
fact should not be lost sight of by the friends
of the mayor.
Mr. Jones has made a magnificent campaign.
He has met the opposition at every point. He
has not only stated frankly and squarely the
position which he occupies and the things
which he stands for in this contest, but the at
tempts to discredit his administration, particu
larly in the matter of police administration,
have been thoroly disposed of by the records.
It is an inspiration to civic duty when a
man of his experience, his ability, his character
and his devotion to public interests becomes, as
Mr. Jones has in this campaign, the militant
champion of good government, law enforce
ment, a clean city and an efficient public serv
ice, wherever the office of mayor can be made
And yet this contest is made not in his own
behalf, but for the city which he has served so
well and at whose hands he is entitled to a
rousing indorsement. It will make compara
tively little difference next Tuesday night to
Mayor Jones whether he is re-elected or not.'
Cashier Hering, Stensland's
Accomplice, Will Plead
Guilty to Two Charges.
By Publishers' Press.
Nov. 3.Henry W Her
ing, who, as cashier of the Mil
wauke Avenue State bank,
"helped President Stensland to loot the
institution of $1,500,000, will plead
guilty to larceny and forgery Monday.
Herring's consent to save the state
the necessity for an expensive trial
was obtained only thru the tearful
pleading of his wife. Even her pray
ers did not move him until Stensland,
with whom he was confronted, consent
ed to plead guilty to forgery in addi
tion io embezzlement, for which he is
already doing time in the penitentiary.
The cashier's term may be from one
to fourteen years' imprisonment. Stens
land was sentenced from one to ten
years and an additional penalty will
be imposed for the new charge.
Stensland and Herring may, by their
joint confessions, involve others in
grave trouble.
Eeceiver Petzer, of the bank, wHl
begin paying a third 20 per cent divi
dend Monday.* I is thought a fourth,
but smaller, dividend will be possible
Special Cable to The Journal.
Paris, Nov 3.One result of John
D. Rockefeller's recent visit to France,
which first revealed his existence to
most Frenchmen, is unexplainable. The
shop windows display among the fall
fashions for men "Rockefeller" hats,
"Rockefeller" neckties, and a variety
of other things for men's wear appear
labelled with the name of the oil king.
There is even a "Rockefeller" bath,
designed for fiats, which folds up into
a wardrobe or bookcase.
Ill 1 I 111 111 1 1 1 MI I II III
Alleged Murderers of Act
ress Will Be Brought To
gether in Chicago.
By Publishers' Press.
Nov 3.Howard
Nicholas and Leonard Leopold,
who accuse each other of mur
dering Margaret Leslie, an actress, for
her diamonds are to be brought facet to
face and forced to tell their different
stories to one another. vi.4,1
With a detective at hand 'to hear the,
mutual threats and accusations, perhaps
to prevent them from going too far in
case of an attempt at actual violence*
the police think the iruth iB bound to
come out.
Nicholas swears that Leopol^ehloro-^
formed and strangled the actress while^
he looked on. admits that they
planned to steal the diamonds', Iswa^sa^a:
he did ao tjj5 saurda?. Stilf b.6 took
his share of the gems. Nicholas has
broken down under fear of the gallows,
raves and cusses at Leopold and offers
to do anything to save his own neck.
Leopold says Nicholas told him he
had stolen Margaret Leslie's diamonds
and induced him to lend his aid in dis
posing of them, but swears he knew
nothing of the murder and never saw
the actress in his life. is a wreck
from the use of liquor, cigarets and
drugs and the police say he would prob
ably completely collapse under the or
deal of an immediate meeting with
Chicago Child Poisoned by Eating
Sample Left at Doorway.
By Publishers' Press,
Chicago, Nov 3.Six-year-old John
Kenny died tonight from eating stove
polish thrown into the doorway of his
parents' home as a sample. The police
are looking for the canvassers who dis
tributed the samples.
After besmirching Minneapolis the &
It will be a matter oi the utmost consequence
^to the future of Minneapolis.^Phis is not a'
^contest for the enhancement o Mayor Jones'
fame&rlThat is secure-. $ven if he should be
defeated he has left a record that tjejjity will
always regard with pride, 3 tfXfteli'f
But there is a contest-on affecting the repu-
tation of Minneapolis. We need make no mis
take. Individual opinions with regard to the
personality of His opponent can have no bear
ding upon the effect upon,the city-'of the defeat
.of the present administration and-tha elevation
to power of those forces fcnd influences which
J- are striving most actively and industriously for
the election of Mr. Hayn.es.i'|SiiGh an outcome
of Tuesday's balloting witt be'taken everywhere
thruout the country as a defeat for the forces
of law and order in this community and a no
tice to the country at large-that Minneapolis,
has not been able to maintain the standards,
which have been set up, and for which she has'
been so generally commended. ,It will be a
humiliating confession that conditions which
are maintained in Kansas City, in Pittsburg, in
Washington, in Boston and in many other of
the large cities of the country which-are mov
ing forward on lines of municipal betterment,
cannot be maintained in Minneapolis.
Don't forget about that next Tuesday.
Scheme to Oust Illinois Cen
tral's HeadlSeen in Call
for Meeting.
Hew York Herald Special Service.
E. E W YORK, Nov. 6.E. Harri
man made a surprising move to
day in his fight to depose Stuy
vesant Fish from the presidency t& the
Illinois Central railroad, and convert
thai,. wonderfully profitable yro/perty
which has alway* been Hprated on in-f
i& meeti
tfeis city.
of fcisj
Union Pacific-gVathern Pacific systems.!
Late Ftiday #itht 3$r. Fish left this
eity for.^^ftagfl fa&Wjklt to sokne^Ufu-
LB s&erniBjj-.tfl#fee o the
ties thofee*^'
Hai?riman"directors sent "out a %&ll or
th feoard
fee nex Wedttesda
The call if or the meeting was dated
Oct. 31, but was evidently held back
until after Mr. Fish bad left the city,
so that he would be taken unawares.
The duty of sotting a date for the,
-election of officers rests ordinarily
with the president of a railroad, but'
Mr. Harriman took advantage *of a by
law of the Illinois Central which states
that a special meeting may be called
by order of three or more directors.
1 Deneen Can't Attend.
-Wednesday is the day following elec
tion. One of the members of the Illi
nois Central board is Governor Deneen
of Illinois. Counting him there are
thirteen members of the board. Of the
twelve orther directors si are under
stood to be Hatrimen men, and six
are on the Fish side. On this basis
Governor Deneen would cast the de
ciding vote.
Knowing the attifude of Governor
Deneen, Mr. Harriman, it is said, has
planned to hold the election of officers
on a day when it will, be practically
impossible for the chief executive of
Illinois to -come here and vote.
Millionaire Declares Wax
Figure Was Buried for
Bank Wrecker.
BQjOTan Will Exhume Coffin,
Saying It Will Prove
Baier Alive.
Journal Special
Nov. 3.James Donovan,
millionaire lumberman, will this
week exhume tho coffin at Bi
Eapids, Mich., which is supposed to
contain the remains of LaFore S. Baker,
alleged defaulting cashier of the North
ern National bank of that city, for the
avowed purpose of showing that a wax
figure as really buried in the coffin.
Baker, asserts the millionaire, who is
after the scalp of Senator Thomas C.
Piatt, is alive and well, and was last*
seen in May, headed for Honolulu. The
wax figure, he alleges, was prepared in
New York to resemble the former cash
ier and then sent by express to Big
Eapids for the purpose of deceiving
those who sought the arrest and con
viction of the man who robbed banks
of $2,000,000 and brought death and
desolation to a score of homes.
Senator Piatt Involved.
The thread of the narrative that is
fastened at one end to.the alleged wax
figure extends half way around the
world. I touches the highest official
life in Washington, jumps over into
high finance in New York and takes
with it a glance into London life. The
present wife of Thomas C. Piatt and
Miss Ma Wood, who alleges that she
is also the wife, come into the lime
light, both in chorus and in tragedy
After the exhumation of the coffin
and the examination of what Donovan
insists is a wax figure, he will go to
New, Ydrk for the purpose, of continu
ing a fight that he had/waged for
'^.years and upon which] -n* has spent
thousands of dollars.
The story told-by Mr. Donovan is
one of the- dime novel sort that makes
fiction t^s & poor second place.
charges that Baker, himself made the
''victim of the associations that clung
about Senator Piatt, deliberately set
,abdut the ruin of the senator, and
wrought ,this ruin by introducing to
him Carrie Thompson, who is now his
wife. Al the details of this story have
been given to the public in other
stories concerning the Michigan lum
ber scandal in which the Piatt inter
ests have been attacked.
Donovan asserts that when Baker
'left Michigan ^he came to Chicago, and
here met' Carrie Thompson while she
was a member of the chorus of the
"Black Crook" company, and from
this acquaintanceship came the plan to
take her east and have her meet and
capture the senator. An intimate
knowledge of the susceptibility of the
senator was possessed by the cashier,
and he unfolded his plans to his friends
without reserve.
Baker went from Chicago to New
York, where reports came that he had
died, and shortly after there came a
coffin with instructions that the re
mains should not be exposed. Even
when Baker's wife, who had left him,
desired to kiss the dead face she was
not permitted to do so.
Donovan now asserts that the reason,
for the refusal was that the coffin
contained only a figure of wax.
The whole continent of Europe has
been astounded by a series of revelations
contained fn a work Just published in
Berlin by the son of the late chancellor
of the German empire, Prince Hohenlohe.
These revelations are partly of a, do
mestic character and partly diplomatic.
They appear to have intensely irritated
the emperor, and he wired to the head
of the family, who was not responsible
for the editing or publishing of the book.
The story of Bismarck's dismissal is told
with a clear hint that one point of differ
ence between the prince and his imperial
master was that the chancellor desired
to throw over Austria and let Russia oc
cupy Bulgaria, whereas the kaiser was
faithful to his ally. This publication will
do the triple alliance no harm, but it may
influence German negotiations with Rus
One Killed, Many Injured,
in Disaster of the
French Navy.
OULON, France, Nov. 3.A sub
marine mine exploded last night
near the battleship Charles Mar
tel ot the French navy. A great deal
of damage was don to the battleship
and many sailors were injured. A
least one death, as a xesult of the ac
cident, is reported, a quartermaster
having been instantly killed.
300 Texas Democrats Call for Removal of
By Publishers' Press.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 3.Three hundred
democrats, representing every section of
the state, gave out an address tonight
to the democracy of Texas, calling upon
them to defeat the election of United
States Senator Bailey. The address re
views the alleged connection of Mr.
Bailey with the Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany, the Kirby Lumber company, Se
curity Oil company and Tennessee Cen
tral railroad interests and declares him
unfitted to continue in the senate.
An appeal is made for petitions to be
gotten up in every voting precinct in the
state for presentation to the legislature
when it meets next January, asking the
members not to vote for Bailey's return
to the senate. Bailey's friends profess
no fear that any large number of demo
crats will sign these petitions.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux Falls, S. D.. NOT. 3.Late this after
noon, white engaged in working upon the elec
trie line of the Cascade -Milling company, on
the outskirts of the city, Charles Polock and
R. F. Momerberg, expert linemen, were killed
by coming Into contact with a live wire.
awnGMML i|Fii Hf4IBWimiEE
Part I.
tt&U&r*&&s* &.
C. A. Smith aM H. N. Higi
ginbotham in a Hot
test Against Themselm.
Lively Campaign over ttw
teeships in the Mutual |f
Life Company.
Names Used, it Is Asserted,
Without Consent of the
Men Mamed.
Mass Meetings of Policy
holders Are Being field
in Chicago.
LIVELY campaign fight in 1X$
own ranks is being waged here
by agents ostensibly represent*
ing the Mutual Life Insurance company
of New York on the one side, and the
Minnesota policyholders on the other.
A similar campaign is on in Chicago/
where N Higginbotham is cam
paigning against himself for election
to the board of trustees of the com-
A attempt is being made to elect
the administration ticket for trustee*
by substituting in various parts of the
country the names of well-known local
policyholders for those of McBU
Twombley and Henry Phipps. \rif%
Jn Minneapolis the name of A
Smith, the big lumberman, is being'
used. 4trongly objects to being
drawn uito^jheplan, says the use of his
d&ame is unauthorized and has asked
The Jo-ur.nal to'say thai?-he de*
sires no policyholders to be influenced
in any way by the use of his name.
It was thru A D. Meeds* city chem- I
ist, that the plan was discovered.
A smooth-spoken young' man called
upon Him yesterday and announced^
that the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany had decided to substitute C. A
Smith, and another well-known policy- 1
holder for Messrs. .Twombley and 1
Phipps as the" administration candi- 1
dates for-trustees. .It was explained 1
that not only were the men in question j*
large borrowers and on that account
undesirable, but the company desired
the northwest to be represented..
The contest is so fierce in Chicago
that mass meetings of policyholders are
being held. A one of these meetings
Mr. Higginbotham charged that illegajL
methods are being used. ^f|
His remarks were indorsed by 150
policyholders who, by unanimous .reso
lution at the M. C. A. auditorium,
offered to cast their ballots at the ap-!
proaching election of trustees in favor!
of the candidates selected by the in
ternational and the united policyholder!
ers' committees.
Mr. Higginbotham told the
holders present to beware of the ticket!
on which his name appears. asked!
his friends to vote against himself!
and for Edward Bailey, who has
been nominated by the policyholders'!
committee. I response to* a question!
as to what the trustees proposed by the!
policyholders' committee would do in|
the way of reform if elected, Mr. Hig
ginbotham outlined the following^
course of action:
'^Endeavor to recover those funds!
which have been misapplied thru mal-j
administration and maintain, if pos
sible, the surplus now. on hand for tkpf
benefit of $he investors."
Special Cable to The Journal.
Paris, Nov 3.An innovation hai
been introduced in Parisian social cirl
cles. When a divorce is obtained both
^parties to it will send to friends en*
graved notices of the fact, indicating
where their homes will be in the tui
Several engravers already have
beautifully engraved sample cards in
their windows. The most concise reads i
"Mr. has the honor to inform yoi|
that he has been divorced from his
wife. Nov-1 he wilfl reside
After J4
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 3.In sight of a crowd
Charles Dyche was beheaded^ toJa on
the steamboat William S. Mack/ am
bade his sisters 'farewell. The man put
his head thru a porthole to sxojje a.flnaj
message and his head was crushes
against the ahutmentsT
The unfortunate man's head was
completely off. Two hundred persons
standing on the pier witnessed tbi
tragedy, and several fainted. Annie am
Mamie Dyche, the young man's' sister
-who had come to the pier to bid ht a
good-bye betbte-^ber-UmX Wl'^Br Dun

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