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No. 15,505. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, NO YMBER 5, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR. PUBL1SKnD DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. auss Sn, uth Seet sad r ylrania Lre&at. TU ivmisg Stat Nwspsper Oampany. . B. EAUIRA1Il, Presitset New Tk ONes: Trm bailding. Mage OSse: Tribase Building. The Evening Star Is served to subscribers in the city by carriers, on their own account at 10 ceots per week or 44 cents per month. (3o leg at the counter 1 cents each. By mall-anyere in the U.S.oreanada-postage prepald-50cents per month. Saturday Star, 82 pges, $1 per year; with for postage added. 3.40. (&tened at the post Otce at Washington. D. ., as second-class mail matter.) tgAIg mail subseriptios must be paid in adranea, Rates of adertdsing aade known en applicatisa. SLUMP IN NEW YORK Odell's Victory Reduced to a Narrow Margin. INTERESTIN G FIGURES DEMOCRATS GAINED 35 PER CENT; REPUBLICANS LOST 40. Coler Does Not Concede Defeat and Bays He Will Make Strong Contest. Spe,lal From a Staf cerrespondent. NEW YORK, November 5.-At 10:30 a.m. the republican state committee claims the state for Odell by 10,050. The democratic committee has no advices. but accepts the statement of a World extra that Odell's plurality has been reduced to 3,000. N. O. M. NEW YORK. November 5.-Although the unofficial report from the state apparently showed Odell's re-election by about 10,0450 plurality. Mr. Coler, his democratic oppu nent, refused today to concede defeat, de Glaring that he wished to wait for the offi Governor Odell. etal count of the vote. Mr. Coler's state ment, which indicated that he was not satisfied with the returns as received so far, contained the following: "Suppose the democratic ticket had re ceived, say, in the neighborhood of 150,000 majority in Greater New York, there was nothing to have stopped the reptblicans from claiming the upper section of the state by at least 200,000." Secretary Mason Cries Fraud. This declaration by Mr. Coler was follow ed by a rather sensational announcement from Secretary Mason of the state demo cratic committee that he refused to con cede Odell's election; that fraud had rob bed Coler of many votes up the state, and that Senator Hill and Chaitman Campbell of the state committee would come to New York this evening to decide on a plan of action. About the time these statements appeared a rumor was circulated that Colcr intended to make a contest in the courts, and simul taneously the Evening JTournal issued an extra edition, declaring that cormer Sena tor Hill, Chas. F. Murphy and Hugh Mc Laughlin claimed Coler's election. This report, together with the statements made by Mr. Coler and Secretary Mason, caused considerable excitement in this city. Coler Wants OfBicial Canvass. At the democratic headquarters in Brook lyn today Bird S. Coler said to a number of reporters present: "I think personally it would be a good thing to watch the official count up the state closely. Why don't they distribute McCullagh men up there as well as here in Greater New York? "What the democratic party needs up the state Is tried and true material who will look carefully after the party's interests. I don't mean by anything I have said either last night or this morning that I in any manner concede the election of my oppo bent. I want to-wait for the official count, for my latest advices are that the vote Is very close. I am hopeful of receiving to day news that will put a new complexion on affairs in this state." Concedes Nothing. John A. Mason, secretary of the demo cratic state committee, speaking for the committee, issued the following statement: "We concede nothing. Odell's election is simply a claim. We will not admit his elec tion until every defective ballot or alleged defective ballot has been scrutinized and every vote that, of right belongs to our party is counted. "The alleged dEfective ballots uncounted for the democratic ticket by republican in spectors are more than enough to elect Coler. We have evidence of wholesale de-. bauchery and corruption In Orange, Oneida, Albany and Erie counties, and In the cities along the line of the New York Central railroad. Will Contest Every Foot. "T'he defective ballot. and the chicanery practiced In the three judicial districts where the republican state machine bent every energy to elect Attorney General Da vies Is alone sufficient to change the result. "~We shall contest every foot of ground." David B. Hi and Frank Campbell will be at the state headquarters this evening, and a meeting of the state committee will be held either this evening or tomorrow, and a plan of action will be formulated. At 11 o'clock today revised returns from the state Indicated that Odell's plurality would be about 10.000. Thes" figures were based on complete returns from a number of counties, with partial reports from others, missing districts being estimated. The republican plurality above the Bronx, as indicated by the returns received, was 332,000, against 122,000 in the Greater New York for Coler. Figures from the Greater New York, with two election districts miss ing, gave Coler' 122,014 plurality. The vote was as follows: Vote in Greeter New York. Manhattan and the Bronx, Coler,. 380,816,; Odell, 104,05. Brooklyn, Coler, 11,454; Odell,' 64, Queens, Coler, 16,554: OideP, ,281 RIchmand. Celer, 7*1: Oded. 4*1 Two nmaes on the state ticket eanage b danli teda& the attc~nq wmm~mb1i~ and a justiceship of the court of appeals, it appearing that the democratic candidates for those offices 'had run well above Odell. Cuneen, for attorney general, because be was indorsed by the prohibitionists. and Gray, for the court of appeals, on account of the fact that many republicans supported him. For Congress, nineteen republicans and seventeen democrats were elected, with one district in doubt. In the present Congres are 22 republicans and 12 democrats. To day's estimates were that the new state senate would stand 30 republicans and 2Q democrats, and the assembly 88 repuhlican and 61 democrats. ALBANY. N. Y., November 5.-Since Ros well P. Flower in a democratic landslide defeated J. Sloat Fassett for governor, in the face of republican claims for an easy victory, there has not been- such an over turning of votes from the republican to the democratic party in this state as that whtrh occurred yesterday. With the exception of Erie, Albany and Rensselaer dunties every democratic pre diction of sweeping majorities was carried out and amplified. Especially was this true below the Bronx. The claims of 112,000 for the Greater New York district were more than verified, but the claims for Erie, Al bany and Rensselaer were not responded to. and the failure to realize democratic hopes in those counties removed all chance of Coler's election. Figures Are Interesting. The figures, both in totals and in detail, are extremely interesting. With a regis tration 4 per cent below that of two years ago the democratic party in the Greater New York district showed a gain in voting power in a majority of the counties of over 40 per cent, and this tremendous gain was met and defeat for the republicans averted by the also quite remarkable fact that several republican up-state counties gave Odell larger pluralities than in 1900, while several others equaled their pluralities of that presidential year. Over its combined vote in the state two years ago the democratic party gained at least 35 per cent and the republican party lost 40 per cent. From a plurality of 111,000 Odell drops to below 10,000, a loss of over 100,000. Judge Gray May Be a Winner. On the face of the returns early today, while Judge Werner, the republican candi date for judge of the court of appeals, had run ahead of his ticket in many of the counties up the state, the fact that Judge Gray, the democratic nominee, ran 18,000 ahead of his ticket in New York city would seen to indicate the latter's election, but it may take the official canvass to decide the matter. In the case of Mr. Cowan, the republican nominee for attorney general, almost the same condition prevails, it not being possi ble to determine as yet whether the prohi bition ballots, upon which the name of John Cunneen, the democratic nominee, was printed, were sufficient in number to elect Cunneen. This also may. have to be deter mined by official count. Legislature Safely Republican. While the democrats have gained three and possibly four members in the senate and about fifteen in the assembly, the legis lature is safely republican, insurigg the election of a republican to succeed United States Senator Platt. OVERSTREET CONFIDENT. Republican National Secretary Claims House is Surely Safe. Special Disoatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK, November 5.-At 9:45 a.m. Secretary Overstreet of the republican con gressional committee claimed an actual ma jority of 10, with all indications that it will run to 22. This estimate is based as follows: Safe republican districts, 161; tenth Ohio, 1. Reports show the following doubtful dis tricts carried by republicans: Connecticut, 1; Idaho, 1; Illinois, 3; Indiana, 3; Iowa, 1; Kensas, 2; Maryland, 2; Massachusetts, 1; Minnesota, 1; Montana, 1; Nebraska, 1; New Jersey, 3; New York, 3; Ohio, 1; Penn sylvania, 4; Rhode Island, 1; Utah, 1; West Virginia, 3; Wisconsin, 2; total, 197. Reports thus far received favorable to republicans in the seventh Alabama; third, fifth and sixth Nebraska; twelfth and twenty-first Pennsylvania. Official count will be required in the tenth Pennsylvania. N. 0. M. Majority May Reach Thirty. By Associated Press. NEW YORK, November 5.-Representa tive Overstreet of Indiana, secretary of the republican congressional committee, said at noon today that the republicans would have in the next House of Representatives at least 206 members, probably 208, and pos sibly several more. Republican gains, he said, were reported today from Colorado, and republicans in the eighth Tennessee, ninth Virginia and seventh Alabama were claiming victory. With 206 members the republicans will have a majority of 26, with 208 a majority of 30. DEMOCRATIC GOVER~NOB. Elected in Ehode Island-First Con gressional District Doubtful. PROVIDENCE, R. I., November 5.-Al though complete returns of yesterday's elec tion had not been received today the resulti in hand show that the dernocrats elected their candidates for governor and leutenani governor, with the congressionel place ii the first district doubtful. The democrats gained throughout the en tire state, electing mayor. in four of the flvy cities and cutting down the republican lead in the house of representatives. The senate remains strongly republican. L. F. C. Gar. in, the democratic candidate for governor with 131 out of 150 districts heard from, has a majorityr of nearly 6,000 votes over- Gov Kimbali.. With the exception of the vote for attor ney general, which shows a lead fop Dennis J. Holland. democrat, the rest of the repub. lcan state f jket probably has been elected In the first eongresional district, where las night's returns indicated the re-election o Congressman Bull, later-figures show tha Mayor D. L D. Granger of Providence, th democratte eandidate, has been mwusf by a very small margin. LA FOLLETTE WINS. Oerwhelning Republican Majority im Wnconsin Legislature. MILWAUKEE, November 5.-Complete returns from the city of Milwaukee gavy La Follette, republican, a plurality ovel Mayor Rose, democrat, for governor, 'o 2,653. Gov. ILt Follettee carried Milwauked county by 4,507. The social democrats poll ed about 12,000 votes in Milwaukee county The latest returns from the state, while fag from being complete, show that Gov. IL Follette carried the state by at least 40,001 plurality, and some estimates give him 45, The congressional delegation complete Il made up of ten republicans and one demo crat. The returns from legislative districta indicate an overwhelming majority for th< republicans, which means the probable re election of United States Senator John C Spooner. agiaete WMI Nag l 4 light saIt. Xanda legislature in Delaware yesterday show that the state senate will stand ten republicans and seven democrats. The house will stand eighteen republicans and sixteen democrats, with one distriot undecided, by reason of a tie vote. On joint ballot the vote will be twenty-eight republicans, twenty-three democrats and one tie. Of the republican members it is conceded that eight are opposed to the election of J. Edward Addicks to the United States Sen I ate. This promises to produce another deadlock over the election of United States senators at the next session of the legis lature. KANSAS IS RPUBLICAN. Republican Governor and Legislature by Good Plurality. TOPEKA, Kan., November 5.-The vote cast in Kansas was close to 290,000. The counting is very slow and it will be night before the exact result is known. Chair man Albaugh of the republican state com mittee says Bailey's plurality for governor will be close to 35.000. The republicans will have eighty mem bers of the legislature, allowing them to elect a successor to Senator W. M. Harris, democrat. All seven members of the con gressional delegation are republicans, a gain of one. CONNELL DEFEATED. Democratic Representative From Scranton, Pa., District. PHILADELPHIA, November 5.-George W. Howell (dem.) defeated Wm. Connell (rep.) in the tenth district. Connell suc ceeded in keeping Howell off the democratic ticket, but his name went on .the ballot under the head of anti-machine and union party, and returns today indicate Connell's defeat. The district comprises Lackawanna county, of which Scranton is the county seat. The democrats made a clean sweep of the county. PITTSBURG, Pa., November 5.-Later re turns have placed the twenty-ninth and thirty-second congressional districts in doubt. Graham (rep.), in the twenty-ninth, and Barchfield (rep.), in the thirty-second, are c!ai-ming their election today over Shiras and Brown (fusionists). It may re quire the complete returns to decide. ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN Elected to Congress From Missouri Legislature Democratic. ST. LOUIS, November 5.-While complete returns from all parts of the state have not been received, there is nothing to ind!cate a change from last night's figures, which shdw the election of the democratic state ticket, a sofe democratic majority in the legislature that will sclect a successor to United States Senator C. G. Vest, and the election of fifteen democrats out. of sixteen representatives. Richard Bartholdt, who was re-elected to Congress from the eleventh district, was the only successful republican candidate. The most substantial democratic gains were made in Jackson county and Kansas City, St. Joseph, and in Buchanan county, and in Oape Girardcou. It is not believed that complete returns w!ll change the result in any manner. The democratic majority In St. Louis on the state and city tickets will be in the neighborhood of 7,000. CONGRESSMEN RUN CLOSE. ie But Republican State Ticket in Wash ington Wins by 10,000. SEATTLE, Wash., November 5.-The re publicans have carried the state of Wash ington by a majority that may run as high' as 12,000, though the indications are that it will be nearer 10,000. The democratic state committee does not claim the election of any of its state ticket, though insisting that the meager returns received justify the belief that there is a chance for democratic control of the state legislature. Chairman Morris of the republican com mittee holds that the republicans will have a majority on joint ballot of fully forty. The returns so far received seem to jus tify the claim of a large republican major ity in both branches of the legislature. Owing to the fact that there is an over whelming majority of republicans in the list of hold-over senators, this branch has not been in doubt. The house probably will be controlled by a proportionate majority. It is likely that Judge Hiram E. Hadley, nominee for justice of the supreme court, will lead the republican state ticket. The three congressional nominees will run very close. CORLISS MEETS DEFEAT. Democratic Representative Elected in First Michigan District. DETROIT, Mich., November 5.-Later re turns show Bliss (rep.) is re-elected gover nor by 30,000 on a very light vote. Lucking (dem.) is elected in the first con .gressional district, defeatIng Corliss, the .present representative. The other eleven congressmen are all re publicans. Special ispatch to The Evening Star. DETOIT, Mich., November 5.-Indica tions are that Lucking will get the election to Congress from the first district by about 2,000 majority and that Durand has cut down the Bliss majority of nearly 80,000 last election to about 80,000. The demo crats have succeeded in getting ten men into the state legislature, and the republi can party has won by a comparatively nar row margin all along the line. DETHOIT, Mich., November 5.-The re vised returns that are being received to -day show at noon a total vote for Blim of 47,414 and for Durand- (dem.) 14,650, giving t Gov. Bliss a plurality of 32,784. Gov. Blisa ran 11,870 behind Fred. Mi. Warner, repub lican candidate for secretary of state, ac I perdn to the returns, which. when comn pltd ill lower Gov. Blfss' plurality a trifle more, it is expected. Durand made a particularly strong run in Wayne county, which he carried by nearly 10,800. The legislature will be made up as follows: House, republicans, 90; dem ocrats, 9; one district still in doubt. Sen ate, republicans, 29; democrats, 2; one dis trict still in doubt. SIn Detroit Mayor William C. Maybury S(demn.) polled a total of 24,507,' Dr. 3. H. r Carstens, his republican opponent, gtting S21,812, a plurality for Maybury of 2,6. In the first congressional distriot Alfred SLucking, the only democratic Congressman - elected from Michigan, has a plurallty of .3,523, with eleven precincts still to be heard r from at noon. FATR14ANES' EB-tt1RCTION. Ausured by the Besilt of the Vote in Indiana Testerday. a INDIANAPOLIS, November 6.-Thbe re B turns from Indiana today do not material Sly change last nights figure., Th. eia tion in Congrems will ranaIn as at ru, nine renutlecans and four democrats, b yepuplecans have earuted thia s uom Democratio 1actio in Ohi( Farther Aprt. RESULT OF D CCTIO1 oammm 6monna RAISES 1! CET 0 WA&i1 Republican Plurality Will Beach 100, 000-Bepresentatite= Morton (Dem.) Meets Waterloo. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nobember 5.-Witt more complete returns the 'republicans to day say their plurality- on the state tickel will approximate 100,000, and that the Ohic congressmen stand seventeen republicans tc four democrats, as in the last Congress. ' The pluralities in all of the four demo cratic districts were greatly reduced and in the republican districts increased. The only changes were in the twelfth and thir teenth districts, and they Ofset each other The democrats gained -the former by elect ing Judge De Witt C. Baker over CyruE Huling, and lost the latterby the defeat of Dr. James A. Norton, who has been in Con gress many years. The p0rality of A. H. Jackson over Norton was less than 400, but the result was not close in other districts Garber Flays MLean. The statement of Henry C. Garber, chair man of the democratic state committee and congressman-elect, charging John R. McLean and his followers, headed by Lewit G. Bernard of Cincinnati, with the demo. cratic defeat has caused sensational agita tion, since Chairman Garber follows up hit charges today by stating that Mayor John. son and his friends had the organization o1 the democratic party everywhere in the state except at Cincinnati, and that they would seek to secure the control of Hamil ton county committee this year. It has been recognized that Johnson was the opponent of McLean for the democratic caucus nomination for seaator'and then for the democratic national nominktilon the fol lowing year. The decliiratioft of Garber today are accepted as 'ineantng that the friesds of Johnson will ebntend for suprem acy in the organization. at least until after the next democratic national convention. Result in Tom Johyison'g County. CLEVELAND, November 5. - Complete returns from this, Cuy-ioga -county, give Laylin (rep.), for secretary of'state, 33,886 Bigelow (dem.), 36,247. tigeldr's plurality is 2,356. The republicans clected Winch for circuil court judge; Kennedy, coenmon pleas judge White, probate judge; Btrry, heriff; Keel er, prosecuting attor49y, -and Vve:s, county surveyor. The democrats electea4.awrece, Beacorr and Tilden as common pleas judges; Salen clerk of courts; Mackcnzie, commissioner; Stage, solicitor, and Burke, c3rner. Beidler (rep.), for Congress, In the twen. tieth district, with one precinct missing received a plurality. of 3,447. Complete re turns from the twenty-first district give Burton (rep.) a plurality of 7,622. No Doubt of Norton's Defeat. The republicans carried sixty-two of the eighty-eight counties in Ohio. Complete re turns from the doubtful thirteenth district at noon gave Jackson (rep.) 647 over Nor ton (dem.), so that the net results leave the Ohio delegation the same as in the present Congress. The republicans carried the first, second, third, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first, and the democrats the fourth, fifth, twelfth and seventeenth dis tricts. CINCINNATI, November 5.-The plurali ty in Hamilton county for Laylin, republi can, secretary of state, is 27,547; Nipper.t republican, for probate judge, had a plurali ty of 29,360. The vote in Cincinnati was 15 per cent less than the registration. For secretary of state it falls 7,172 votes shorl of the vote for governor a year ago. MONDELL WINS IN WYOMING. Gov. Richards and Republican Ticket Overwhelmingly Victorious. CHEYENNE, Wyo., November 5.-The re publicans claim that Representative F. W. Mondell -has been re-electsd by a plurality of about 7,500, Governor Richards by 3,I500 and the entire republican state ticket by 4,000. They assert tbat the legislature is over whelmingly republican, and credit the d'emocrats with three members at the most. The above is the substance of a statement made by Republican Chairthan Van Orsdel. Democratic Chairman Halmmond had no statement to make. CHEYENNE, Wyo., November. 5.--Re publican majorities in Wyorning have sur passed all expectations. Mond'll, for Con gress. will have 6,000 piajdyrity. The entire republican state ticket is elected by frorr 3,000 to 5,000. The legislature Is over whelmingly republican. M. P. Keefe, -e. publican, is elected mayor of Che'yerne. MONTANA REP@BLICAN. Private Adrices Beosited by Comii. ~kpersonal mannch reeeeday Mr. Alex. Botktin of the United15tatist code comn pissien removes all dci ths# the republi cans have carried imoMna. The majority ~or Joseph M. Dison, &er &ndidate for tepresentative lufonSs is&pproximate 17 2,000. The republices a majority otthe state seuers. mta u pa.rtielpate in, the election of a seesf to United States Senator Gibson elb ydIes hence. The result i* largely t ~ a victory for ex-Senator 1'bom# A,rter, under whose leadership the psRy id more united and harmonio.-ian-it4gl,eIb for a num ber of years. Mr. Des- ti representa tive-elect, is a pative a$o$*earolina and a young man of great ~m0 HELENA, Mokt., - W le the returns are far broprg et the eleEttom of JTos. N. Din as , with at least 4,000 votes to a an W. L. Hal loway for associate lnstioqe of the supreme court by 8.000 ansjority, #re conceded by the democrats,. LegislatI7 returns so far show that.: 11glcassl control both houses. Fololag -k the latest figures: House, repubil=sas ; I -bo, 18; demo crats, 4: dout ,9.Skeru aa 9; democrats, 2fb,1;fIW, are ten ho s enate *als cls Lit fee IT WAS A BRIGHT DAY men have been placed under bonds of $10, 000 each. , AII, RETURNS FROM NEW JERSEY. Flanagan, Whom Cleveland Spoke For, Defeated. TRENTON, N. J.. November 5.-The re- e turns from New Jersey show democratic l gains, but the repub'icans elected seven of n the ten representatives and retain control h of . both branches of the legislature, al- a though by reduced majorities. In the new iz congressional delegation each party shows tl a gain of one member. Jp the fifth district C. N. Fowler (rep.) to was elected over Dewitt C. Flanagan (dem.), t for whom ex-President Cleveland delivered c the first campaign speech he had made for r many years. LOOKS LIKE BHEAS DEFEAT. Slemp (Rep.) Leads for Congress in Ninth Virginia District. RICHMOND. Va.. Novembet .-The lat est returns from the ninth Virginia district indicate thie election of H. C. *Sl mip (rep.) s over W. F. Rhea (dem.) by about 340 ma jority. RICHMOND, Va., November 5.-United bi States Marshal Morgan Treat received a re telegram at noon today saying that Colonel H. -C. Slemp, the republican candidate for ei Copgress in the ninth district, had carried it all but three counties in the district, and F that his majority over Judge Rhea would a be not less than 1,000. b n MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICAN. e1 a. Although Democrats Cut Average Re publican Plurality in Half. BOSTON, November 5.-Massachusetts S yesterday elected a republican state ticket, a congressional delegation of ten republi cans and four democrats, a state senate of 31 republicans and 9 democrats, and a house E E of representatives of 155 republicans, 82 democrats and 3 socialists. The total vote was the largest ever polled I for governor, reaching, approximately, 390,- C 000 against 386,100 for governor two years t ago. ri Lieut. Gov. Bates, in being 'chosen gov- 4 ernor, led Col. Wm. A. Gaston, the demo- a cratic candidate, by a plurality of 37,479, but Col. Gaston made a gain of 40 per cent is in the party vot'e as compared with that given Josiah Quincy last year and cut an average republican plurality about one-half. The socialist vote cannot be overlooked, as John C. Chase, for governor, received about 34.000, a gain of more than 300 per cent over last year, and jumping the party from a 3 per cent to an 8 per cent basis. 29 REPUELICANS, 3 DEMOCRATS. fr Complexion of Next Congressional z Delegation Prom Pennsylvania. .5 PHILADEILPHIA, November 5.-Incom-u plete returns Indicate that the Pennsytvania delegation In the next Congress will stand: RepublIcans, 29; democrats, 3. HAlgNA ON THE RESULT. Wants Further Information Before e4 Discessing It. CLEVELAND, November 5.-Senkator M. -c A. Hanna, chairman of the national repub- d lican committee, when asked for a state- e~ ment today on the election results said: N "The returns thus far are gratifying, but I don't care to discuss the general result until further and more definite Information In some of the states is available." EIRDRSAL TBY 5,000. Elected to Congress Prom Henderson's e~ District. DES MOINES. Iowa, November 5.-The a democrats succeeded at yesterday's elec- C tion in electing one congressman in the' 51 state of. Iowa for the first time In eight ~ years. Judge Martin J. Wade defeating the lE republcan candidate, Hoffxian, by BOO plu- h rality. Birdsall (republican). in Speaker Rendersons district, received 5,000 plural- b ity. The republican plurality for the state ticket will exceed 70,000. Returns are com.. Ing In slowly.b Congratulating Pearre.. I CTTMBERLAN'D, Md., November 5..Rb- P resentative George A. Peirre's majority 'in Allegany county, with Gro'as district to bear from, Is 1,654. The result from Gross may add a few votes to those figures. -Repre sentive Pearre Is bugagoverwhelmeed with ssatulations. Re masereed hwadreg of te1gagus an& s~1a~ew*at 1 / FOR THE ELEPHANT. INSPECTING THE MINES. [embers of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission Kept Busy. MT. CARMEL, Pa., November 5.-The an iracite coal strike commission, after spend ig the night in this mining town, got an irly start today because it had laid out a Lrge territory to be covered before to Ight. The interest of the commissioners their work has not diminished, notwith .anding they have .worked hard in inform tg themselves of conditions in and about ,( mines. Before leaving the special train was run the Pott's colliery, an independent opera on, several miles from here, where the mmissioners spent some time. From this gion the commissioners departed for the iahanoy Valley, where the Maple Hill col ery of the Philadelphia and Reading Com iny was visited. I " " NEXT CABINET MEETING. rill Be Held Friday in the President's Office Building. Secretary Root And Assistant Secretary tnger of the Waf 'Des.rtment, each of horn voted in New York city yesterday, ere at their desks, as usual, this morning, it wefe not overcommunicative over the sults of the elections. The Secretary re ived word from the White House that a eeting of the caoinet would be held next riday morning- at 11 o'clock in the new inex to the Executive Mansion. Besides king the first meeting of the cabinet in the w building, it will also be the first gen al meeting of the President and all his ivisers for several months. COL. BENNETT DEAD. erved Through the Civil War-Betir ed in 1897. AdJt. Gen. Corbin received a telegram this orning saying that Lieut. Col. Clarence Bennett, U. S. A., retired, died at Fort cPherson, Ga., yesterday. Col. Bennett rved during the war of the rebellion as ?utenant colonel of the 1st California avalry. He was a graduate of the Mili .ry Academy of the class of 1855. In Feb lary, 1866. pe was appointed second lieu nant of the 6th Cavalry and became cap in of the 17th Infantry in January. 1867, id lieutenant colonel of the 11th Infan y in June, 1897. He was retired for age December, 1897. FELL 2,000 FEET TO DEATH. orrible Fate of Inexperienced Bal loonist at Anna, Ill. ANNA, Ill., November 5.-Dora Morrison, Linexperienced aeronaut of Galesburg, fell om a balloon here and was instant-ly lled. 'She had ascended to a height of [100 feet, hanging by her arms as she arted, and .being unable to draw herself to the trapeze bar. LONDON EmAR TEE UEWB. anking and Commercial Circles Gratified at Election BeSults. [DNDON, November 5.-In banking arid mmercial circles here today gratification as expressed at the election results in the riited States. Prices on the stock ex iange opened strong, Americans being a illar above parity, but subsequently they .sed.. There was considerable buying for ew York account. COTLLTSTON IN DENSE FOG. ne Motorman. Killed, Another In jured and Passengers Shakea Up. NEIW YORK, November 5.-In a head-on illision between two cars of the Union. allway Comp,any at Washington avenue id Westfarmsa road early today John Mc a.be, a motorman of one car, was in antly killed and George Buzzard, motor an of the other car, sustained a broken g. Bussard is under arrest, charged withi imicide. There were trwelve thersons in the west und car. and seven in th'e other. They crc thrown to the floor and received. -nises and suffered from shock, None was riously hurt, however. The collision - occurred in a dense fog. is charged that one of the motormen ran ist a awiOjh instead of waiting for the' nning car. FIFTEE HRT IN QnT.TIATON. zpzw train Ran Istto Elugin. Stand NEW. YORX, Nove.ber 4,-The~ Black la sofdelip d atheb LehWh Vae ra# One paper in the home I. worth five sold on the streets from an advertising standpoint. The Star is delivered by carrier into between 2o,ooo and 25,000 Washington homes every week day. HOUSE IS IN DOUBT Confidently Claimed by Both Paties, INCOMPLETE RETURNS Indicate Republicans Will Have Control. GAINS BY DEMOCRATS EABCOCK PLACES THE MAZOEITY AT TWENTY-EIGHT, While Griggs is Conident His Party Will Have Eight to Spare Latest Returns. At 3:15 o'clock this afternoon the returns from the various congres sional districts throughout the coun try show that there is some doubt as to which party will control the, next House of Representatives. The outlook, however, favors the repub licans. The claim of the republican con gressional committee made this af ternoon in New York is that the House will be republican by twenty eight, while Chairman Griggs of the democratic congressional com mittee lays claim to a democratic ma jority of from eight to twelve. A table, based on the news as re ceived by the Associated Press today, foots up 191 republicans, 179 demo crats and 13 districts classed as doubtful. To the republican membership of 191 may safely be added the 3 inde pendent republican members from Pennsylvania, which would give the republicans just enough votes to control the House. The following table shows the re suit by states of the election for the House of Representatives: Dem. Rep. Doubt. Alabama ......... 9 .. Arkansas ........ 7 . California ........ 2 6 .. Colorado ......... 3 - - -. Connecticut ...... . 5 Delaware ........ I Florida..... - -- --3 -- - Georgia .. .... ... 1 .. . Idaho............ .. .. I Illinois .......... 9 16.. Indiana .......... 4 9 . Iowa ............ I 10 . Kansas .............8 . Kentucky .....10 I . Louisiana ........7 .. . Maine ..............4 . Maryland .........2 4 . Massachusetts ..--3 10 I Michigan .........I 11 . Minnesota ........1 7 I Mississippi ........8 .. . Missouri ......... 15 I -- Montana ............I . Nebraska .........2 2 2 Nevada........... .. .. I New Hampshire .. 2 . New Jersey.-..-..-..-3 7 -- New York. .. . ... 17 19 I North Carolina.. 10 .. . North Dakota........2 . Ohio ............ 4 16 I Oregon .............2 . *Pennsylvania ----5 21 3 Rhode Island......1 I . South Carolina.. 7 .. . South Dakota.........2 . Tennessee .... ....7 3 -- Texas ..........16 .. . Utah ...............I . Vermont ............2 . Virginia ......... 9 I . Washington.---.---.-.- 3 - West Virginia......-.-3 2 Wisconsin ........ 10I . Wyoming .....,.. .. . Totals ... .. ... .179 191 13 *Independents, 3. Majority of Full House......194 M'MRummi OF NErT HOUB. The names of members of the House for the Fifty-eighth congress. as the probabill ties now stand. are given In the fo!lowing list. Those marked * are new members. Alabama. First dist.. G. W. Taylor..........Dem. Second dist., A. A. Wiley.........Dm. Third dist.. H. D. olayton......Dm. Fourth dist.. B. J. Bowie.........Dem. ~th dist., C. W. Thompson...Dem. 8xth dist.. J1. H. Bankhead.......Dem. Seventh diat., *o. D. Street......Rep. EIghth dist.. William Richardson.. .Dem. Ninth dist.. 0. W. Underwood.....Dem. Arkanas. First dist., *R. -aruce Macon-----Den. second dist.. a. flruiadgO. jLr.. ..m. Third daL., Hugh A Din.soft.....i. Fairth dist.. Jlohn S. Litnle...D.