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I Press DiSDatGtl?S f VOL. Ill, NO. 2(S(>. BEFORE IT HAPPENED Preparations for the Elec-' tion Today. CLOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN The AuiitIcuk Democrat u Club Wimm Up j With ? tireut Alerting. A Wine Meeting on Ivy Avenue. The Vrtllug l'!m en. Cnless the unexpected happens as ii sometimes dues, this will probably be the quietest election day in the history or this city and section. Several causes have operated to produce this result the chief of which are the absence of lo? cal issues and candidates: the fact that there are only three names to be voted for: the division in the Republican ranks, rendering a spirited tight on their side out <>r the question; and. in general, the fact that this is an off year, with not even a legislature in prospect. That the Hon. W. A. Young will be | elected not the least sanguine of supporters has the shadow of a doubt. His admirers, after what they consider a thorough canvass, are confident that he will be returned to Congress by majority which even a partisan House could not sweep aside. line of the strange features of the situation is that the friends of Mr. Hol? land do not claim his election, while those in close touch with Or.' Wise, their opinions being, m a certain extent, colored by their chief, are confident in I their belief of Ills victory. The Demo? crats are certain that Mr. Young will beat both together and that Mr. Hol- | land's vote will be larger than that Dr. Wise. '-Mr. Young's strength is in the cities | of this district, wiilie Dr. Wise draw his votes in the main from Nor? folk "county and Mr. Holland expe< to draw his from his native county and | those surrounding but his friends pect him to bent Dr. Wise in this sec? tion. Of course, this division of the publican voters insures, without doubt. Mr. Young's success, and yet the sup? porters of the latter have not been idle. The electoral board met yesterday for the purpose of counting the tickets consumed a part of the morning and nearly all of th,. afternoon ai Ibis t oils job. The ballots were stamped by Judge Harham with the ofllcial seal o.' the Corporation Court. The members of the board present were Mr. Irwl Tucker and Dr. J. R. Bagby. The total registration in Newport j News numbers li.SOO. Thus it was nec? essary for the members of the board to count out and have stamped 7.600 bal? lots for use today at the polls. The allows two ballots for each registered [ voter in order that there will be a suf? ficiency .if ballots. These ballots were | distributed among the judges of elec? tion in the seven wards last night in I order that there might be no delay In | opening the polls at sunrise. The political leaders approached terday hold to th,- belief that about fifty per cent, of the registered vote will cast today. This will give about 1,9001 votes, which is regarded as a good poll. Voters will cast their ballots at the following places: First Ward?The Wlngfield house, on j "Eighteenth street. Second Ward?On Twenty-second street, near Jefferson avenue. Third Ward?Car shed on Tw> sixth street, near Chesnut avenue. Fourth Ward?Courthouse. Fifth Ward?Old engine house, cornel Twenty-eighth street and Washingtn avenue. Sixth Ward?Herman's furniture store, corner Thirty-fourth street and 1-afayette avenue. Seventh Ward?Hoff man House, _ on Thirty-eighth street, near Lafayette aven lie. The judges of election today are as foilows: First Ward?C. C. Rappold. J. C. Adams. Democrats: Thomas Johnson. Republican. Second Ward?Robert Frankfort. R. K Smyihe. Democrats; Carter Clai bo ne Republican. ?'-bird Ward?T. C. Powell. W. C. Webb. Democrats: <". B. Lipscomb. Re? publics n. Fourth Ward?W. C. Kelley. B. R Semtnes, Democrats: Doug. While, Re? publican, Fifth Ward?John W. Reed. R. S. Shield. Democrats: frank M. l.a Porte, It,.publican. Sixth Ward?M. O. Morris. Oeorge Henifer, Democrats: George K. Rvnns. Republican, Seventh Ward?T. J. Riley, James Weaver, Democrats; J. J. Watson, Re? publican. These judges select their own clerks one Democrat and one Republican to | each precinct. Last evening at sunset?f.:02 o'clock?| the saloons of the city closed as re? quired under the election law and can? not open again until sunrise Wednes? day morning, which the calendar says will be at 0:'tS A. M. . I The Amerieus Democratic Club wound up the campaign with a star meeting last night. It would undoubtedly have hurt the feelings of Dr. Wisc>and Mr. Holland could they have heard some or the expressions of rock-ribbed and deep-rooted Democracy that were given j vent to upon that occasion. Nothing ] unkind was said about these unfortun- j nate gentlemen, but the determination exhibited to bury them both under im? pressive and emphatic majorities was so* unmistakable that it could not be mis? understood. It was a determination that amounted almost to action Itself. The various wards of the city were well represented at the meeting, and each was heard from encouragingly. The reports showed that everything that could be done to insure the elec? tion of W. A. Young today, by all leg t imate means, so far as Newport News is concerned, hail been done. Speeches were made by the mayor, Mr. Kelley and other members of the club, all very much enjoyed. Incidentally refresh? ments were served. The City Democratic Committee, which had been in session around at the courthouse, reported to the club through its chairman. Mr. Jones his re? marks being of a nature extremely sat? isfactory to all present. After Hie reg? ular meeting, the club resolved itself into a social session which adjourned late. The Republicans evidently did not find much in the situation to warrant any immense amount of jolifleation. Mr. A 0. Peachy, leader of the Wise fac? tion, held a meeting at Curtis' store on Ivy avenue and made a rattling talk to those who come to hear, but no one ac? cused even Mr, Peachy of being espe? cially enthusiastic. Among che speakers at this meeting were Mr. Reverdy Stewart ami Mr. W T. Hopkins. M. D. Wright. A. C. Davis and Clem Hagan. negro orators, also made a few remarks, by which, it is said, their friend. Dr. \Vise. hist more votes than he made. A silk badge was presented to each voter present. It is stated that a number of the negroes of liloodfield will support Young, and a resident of that section declares that Holland will-lead Wise there. The vot ing place will be at the office of 'Squire Jones. A RUM SEI,I.Klt'S CARD The Subject of a Scathing Sermon by Rev. T. J. MacKay. "A Rum Seller's Card" was the sub? ject of an interesting sermon Sunday night by Rev. Thos. J. MacKay. pastor of the Second Baptist church. The theme was based on the wording of a very blasphemous card issued by one of (lie Newport News saloon men. in which a sorry attempt was made to parody passages from the Bible for an advertisement inviting people to come to his whiskey shop. Referring to this. .Mr. MacKay said: "He has a perfect right to advertise his business, but be has no right to dese? crate the Bible. (i, thou Divine Word, thou hast been insulted, but we love the still, and will defend tine. 1 call on the secret orders of the city to note this unholy slander on finds woid. 1 call on the Odd Fellows, the Red Men and on the mechanics, who will willing? ly place their lives on the altar in de? fense of this Bible. I have been a mem? ber of five bulges, and none of them will open their lodge without the Holy Bible placed before them." Continuing. Mr. Mai-Kay said that be believed that nine out of every ten sa? loon keepers were ashamed of that card. He had heard one man say that he detested the man and the card. He called on every citizen to protest against this unholy act on the pan of .1 busi? ness man of the city. lb' concluded by saying that he would not stand in the shoes of the man that issued that card for all the wealth of the world. AN INPOURINC OF TANKS. About What Will Come Into the City Treasury This Month. There is not much money in the city treasury now. but there will be before the end of the month?relatively speak? ing. Taxes are due to be paid July 1, but. under the law. the lime is mer? cifully extended to the 1st of December, after which time, if they are not paid, an additional per cent, is added and tin- Treasurer is directed to collect. Upon the refusal or failure of tin: tax? payer to come up with his taxes, the Treasurer, under the law. must pro? ceed to collect by levy. Six months from December 1 is given the official in which to perform this unpleasant duty. The point to the story is that it is human to put off paying taxes as long as possible, and also convenient: it Is also human, and can generally bo made convenient, to pay them before the ad? ditional 5 per cent, becomes operative. This is why. In the next three weeks, there is going to be an inpouring of cash to the treasury. Probably not more than one-hundredth of the taxes have been paid up to this date. By the last of the month at least two-thirds will have been paid, aprpoximating. in amount, about $40,000, the entire taxes of the city, on a valuation of about J5.000.000, amounting to somewhere in the neighborhood of $60.000. Over half of the amount that will be paid in before the end of the month will come from three corporations, the old Dominion band Company, which will pay something like $10.000: the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, w+ileh will put up some $0.000: and the Chesapeake & Ohio, whose taxes amount to about $3.S00. The remainder will come from smaller concerns and general sources. METROPOLITAN CONCF.RT CO. Mr. Arthur Freeman, who appears with the Metropolitan Concert Com? pany at the Opera House tins evening, is a New York pianist of ability. He commenced his early musical career in the New York Col? lege of Mush', where he was very popu? lar. After several years of earnest study he placed himself under the dis? tinguished Italian ? instructor. Paolo Galico. with whom he remained several years. He has played with great suc? cess at Carnegie ami Chickering Halls, New York, and has been a prominent figure in many New York musicales. His work has received favorable com? mendation from many eminent critics. He is equally successful both as an ac? companist and a soloist. The sale id' reserved scats is now on. It is believed that one of largest and most fashionable audiences of the sea? son will be present to greet this organ? ization. ItKIKKS. Miss Henrietta Booth is the guest of Mrs. H, H. Kpes. Mrs?Mark McLaughlin and daughter. Miss Bessie, left last evening for Bal? timore to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Garret 1 have re? turned from a visit to New York and Philadelphia. Mr. E, A. Allan, who arrived in the ? city Saturday from Washington re? turned Sunlay night. 1 Rev. TC. A. Shenk. the new pastor of the Lutheran church here, preached his first sermon Sunday at Moss' Hall. Misses Margaret and Emily Ivos, who have been visiting their parents in Nor? folk, have returned to the Female Sem? inary. The ten tramps arrested at Toano by Railway Detective James B. Heck and a crew of c. & O. railroad men for tres? pass were lined $10 and costs each at Williamsburg. "Doug" Richardson, the crack full back of lest year's football team, has moved back to Newport News from Richmond and will play again this sea? son. The Baptist ministers at Norfolk have selected the Chesapeake * Ohio as the road to take the delegates to the dele? gates to the Baptist General Associa? tion from that city to Lynchburg next Friday. The members of the Myrkle and Har? der Company gave a banquet at the Imperial Restaurant Saturday night in honor of the birthday of Miss Emma Myrkle the bright young star of the company. An interesting program of songs and sketches was rendered by the members of the company. Rev. W. R. Motley. pastor of the Christian church on Thirtieth street, preached Sunday morning upon "Five Essentials in Church Growth." and in the evening. upon "The only True Gospel, and Reasons for Preaching it." Mr. C. H. Sterling, who has been with the Chesapeake & Ohio for the past two years, left yesterday for Norfolk, where he has accepted a position with Whit & Pen, jewelers Mr. Sterling is an experienced jeweler and has many friends In Newport News who regret to see him leave, but wish him much success In his new position. Hot Chocolate. Clam. Beef and Tomato Boullllon and many other ex? tra fine hot drinks at Burgess' Drug Store. nov-3-St. NEWPORT NEWS Forty New Buildings to be Erected by a Company. j PLANS NO A- BEING DRAWN The Work on Them Will Cumuli nee In III* Ntltr Futur?. Tile New .luueH Build? ing. Other Noten Along That I.In... Some time a *et go. ,a|]y p,.PSS pub? lished an !irticje_tj5^(\-hich was shown the surprising amount of building now under way in this city, something liko ?mo structures being under construc? tion. These figures were record break? ers, but they did not tell all the story, and. from all indications, Newport News will increase its already phenomenal building activity very materially in the near future. It is understood that a well known architect is working on plans for not less than forty private residences to be erected for a local company. These l.uihlHn.'S will be in different parts of the city, and will 'be, for the most part, of frame, two stories, and handsomely finished. They will be rented at prices according to their location. It is un? derstood that work on these buildings will be begun within a mouth or six weeks. Mr. D. S. Jones will er.-.t another large three story brick building on the north side of Twenty-eighth street, be? tween Virginia and Lafayette avenues. The architect, Mr. George E. Connell. is at work on 1 he plans. This is in addition to tie- four story building now being erected by Mr. Jones at the cor? ner of Twenty-eighth street and La? fayette avenue. Hoffman Bros, hotel, a fine three story structure, corner of Thirty-fourth street and Lafayette avenue, is rapidly approaching completion. Mr. S. Reyner's large three story brick business structure, corner of Twenty-fifth street ami Washington avenue, is rapidly- approaching com? pletion, and the first Moor will be occu? pied by December 1. The Old Dominion Land Company's pier is again teeming with huge (dies of lumber ami other building mate? rials. Three schooners unloaded at the pier" yesterday. They were the M. A. M. Johnson, with bricks, from Smithfleld, for John A. Moss; the A. Nichols, with lumber, from Norfolk, for lt. W. Newman, and the John Oliver, with lumber, for the same firm. ALL LOOKED ALIKE TO illM. Policeman Mitchell Has a Dramatic Experience. Policeman Mitchell had an experience Sunday night which he doesn : like to talk about, but which he will probably remember for a long time, it was along toward Hie mystic hour of midnight when the guardian of the peace came upon a stranger making the night hideous with his peculiar ideas about the observance of the Sabbath. The ; stranger bad evidently looked too long upon the wine when it was red. and when the policeman came upon the I scene, he was using language. The officer politely requested him to restrain his profanity until lie could lind a more private place, whereupon the stranger called the officer a few blankety-blank ; bad names, and took to his heels, with the outraged officer in hot pursuit. He . finally disappeared In the Finch build? ing, and Policeman Mitchell came in haste to the abode of Justice Brown, i who had just retired to pleasant dreams. His Honor was ruthlessly awakened and urgently requested to s furnish a warrant forthwith for the ar- 1 rest of the unknown, described as short of stutue, dark complexioncd, and evil eyed. 1 Armed with this document, the officer I hurried back to the Finch building, contemplating with something like per- . sonal satisfaction the prospect of get? ting the man who had wantonly insult- : ed him. When he reached his destina- . tion, lie discovered, to his sorrow, five men in bed together, and. for the life ; of him. he could not tell which was the : one lie wanted. They ull looked alike to him, and after surveying the quin? tette, which must have enjoyed the situation immensely, the officer was forced to retire sorrowfully with his warrant unserved. In the Police Court yesterday morning Justice- Brown na? turally felt an interest in tile mysterious unknown, and made sonic inquiries about the result of Policeman Mitchell's adventures. Then the story came out. TEUBII.'.LY BI'HNED. Distressing and Probably Fatal Acci? dent to a Little Girl. About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Martha, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, residing at No. 221 Thirty-fifth street, was very painfully, and probably fatally, burned. It s.-eins that the child had been left alone up stairs, and while- her mother was out. got hold of some matches and set ..s clothing afire. When the mother ar? rived the little girl was in Maines. Mrs. Bowers quickly threw a blanket around the terrified child and after awhile suc? ceeded in extinguishing the flames. Her cries for help brought a neighbor to hei assistance, ami Dr. Ayler was hurriedly sent for. Tlie physician found the lit? tle ""e terribly burned about tin- face, arms and body, and thinks she inhaled the llames. as she seemed to be suffer? ing from an internal burn. The child's clothing was almost burned from her body. ATTACHED TO THE VULCAN. Mr. Frank Ryan, who was formerly employed in the shipyard as a machin? ist, is alia, lied io the repair ship Vul? can, which arriv-d in Hamilton Bonds Saturday night. Mr. Byan is a petty officer on the Vulcan and was aboard the ship all the time she was working on the Maria Teresa at Santiago. The crew of the Vulcan have not been ashore for five months and the men will be given t.-n days' furlough. Mr. Ryan will visit his friends in Newport News this we.-k. The Vulcan will go to the Norfolk navy yard today for repairs. The Merritt. tin- remaining vessel of the Teresa's convoy, is expected from Charleston within the next twelve hours. M?nli?it?'< It.Btaurant. Cliauges n>?il?. Robt. F. Haley, who has conducted the Elkton Hotel in this city for the last thre-e years. has purchased the place which was formally owned by W. H. Whitcraft. 220S Washington avenue. In connection with Mr. Haley. Edward Egts. of Norfolk, will be one of the new proprietors Former patrons of Mr. Haley and Mr. Egts will be welcomed at their new place of business. Hot and cold lunch will be served free day |ar.d night. - 1-t. , VA., TUESDAY, THE ELECTION RETURNS. According to its usual custom, the Daily Press will display the election returns tonight in front of the office of publication. It wil receive Associated Press bulletins up to 4 A. M. Wednes? day, and will give the public the news from New York and other centers of Interest as soon as it can be Hashed over the wires. RETURNED TO NEW,YORK. Mr. Huntington Left Sunday Af? ternoon. I Mr. Huntington returned to New York yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock on ! a special train made up of an engine and his two privtu palace curs. Mr. C. B. Orcutt. president of the shipbuilding company, did not accom? pany Mr. Huntington, but w!l! probably leave this morning for New York. The Huntington party spent several hours Sunday on the water About noon the entire party boarded the Ches? apeake & Ohio tug Alice at the passen? ger pier and after taking a glimpse of the shipyard front water steamed down to Old Point. There Mr. Huntington and his guests dined at the Chamberlin. They were joined by several prominent New Yorkers, who returned with the party to Newport News. On his arrival here at 4 o'clock. Mr. Huntington. Mr. Hutchinson and his foreign friends boarded the special train, which had been mnde'up in the meantime, and live minutes later pulled out for New York. Mr. Huntington was In a hurry and did not care to wait for the regular train, which left twenty-five minutes after his departure. Mr. Orcutt accompanied the other gentlemen back to Old Point on a spe? cial electric car and remained over night at the Chamberlin. Yesterday morning he returned and proceeded at one,, to the shipyard. It is reported on the streets that Mr. Huntington closed several contracts for the shipyard while here. The pres? ence of the vice-president of the Pacific Mail probably caused the circulation of a report that one large ship for that line had been contracted for. It is also ili mnred that another ship for the Mor? gan Line and two for the ?'romwell Line will be built aTVrl that contracts for those were closed Saturday. This morning the riant Liner La Grande Ducliesse will leave the ship? yard on her Until trial trip to Montauk Point x. Y. Genera! Superintendent Walter A."Post will go on the Duchess, which will probably b/> away forty-eight hours. THEY GUT TfitEIR MONEY. There was little money to the credit nf I ho School Hoard for salaries Sat? urday morning when the teachers pre? sented their warrants to Treasurer Cur? tis, but the good-hearted guardian of the city's funds decided that it was the proper thing to pay \&e ladies their money when it was due" and he honored every warrant tendered him. By so doing Mr. Curtis overdrew the school account by several hundred dol? lars, but the second apportionment of school funds by the superintendent of public instruction more than covers the amount and when he receives a check for the amount due this city he will have something to the credit of the sal? ary account. There will be no trouble about getting sufficient money to pay the teachers hereafter, as thousands of dollars In taxes will be paid into the city treasury before December 1, and a goodly portion of this goes to the school fund. SECOND APPORTIONMENT. A circular has just been issued from the Department of Public Instruction giving the apportionment of the $193,100.85 of public school funds ac? cruing from an appropriation made by the Legislature at its last session and the accumulated interest on its invest? ments of the Literary Fund. The rate is 29 cents per capita of school popula? tion. The salaries of county and city superintendents of schools, the expenses if the central otlice and the appropri tion for summer normal have to be deducted from this fund. The appor? tionment is as follows: Newport News. $505.21: Warwick. S42S.33: Elizabeth Citv. $1.200.GO: Accomac, $3,434.47: Isle >t Weight. $1,386.78; Gloucester, $1,416.23: Matthews, $1.001.93: Nansemond, 52,224.59; Norfolk city, $2,674.53; Norfolk L-cunty, $:>.S1!I.30; Northampton,$1,278.61: Portsmouth, $1,252.22; Princess Anne, 51,182.33; Southampton, $2.534.60: Surry, S955.S4; Sussex. $1,446.52; York. $956.71. AT THE HOTELS. A. Klein, Baltimore: L. C. Button and George Huron, Winston. N. C: R. I>. Bollon. Now York: W. A. Huddles ton. Richmond; P. B. Barrow. Nor? folk: W. I'. Anderson. Rlelii.ir.ml, leg? is,! red at the Warwick yesterday. Dudley Staples, Richmond. V.l.: J. T. Rowe, Norfolk; E. S. Pednean. Jar rett's, Va.: J. C. Alhig. Boston, and J, S. Johnson, Virginia, .ire at the Me tropolltan. At the Hotel Ivy: IL W. B. Wil? liams. Cape Charles; F. Hartwig and B. F. Clint!, Norfolk. WILL HONOR PENSION CHECKS. Postmaster Read has received in- | structions from the department at I Washington to honor all pension checks presented to him for payment in future. This is a new order and will work to the advantage of the pensioners, of whom there are quite a number in this vicinity. Instead of taking their checks to the First National Bank, the pensioners who receive their certificates at the city postofllce can have them cashed at the money order window. MR. JOHN FORRESTER DEAD. Mr. John Forrester, father of Mrs. Joseph Carruthers. died this morning at 2 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Car? ruthers, No. 543 Thirty-fourth street, in his sixty-eighth year. The funeral will lake place tomorrow riffternoon at 2 o'clock from I he residence. Mr. Forrester was a native of Eng? land and has been in Newport News over a year, living with Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers. SENT TO MAINE. The remains of Captain Frank B. Walker, who was accidentally killed Friday night by falling through the after hatchway on his own ship, the barge D. I. Tenney, which Is lying in the stream, was shipped by express yes? terday afternoon to the home of de ! ceased's family. Bucksport. Me. The I body nas accompanied by several inti l mate friends of the popular eld sea eap PRIVATE BALDWIN RECOVERING. Private C. A. Baldwin, of the Hunt? ington Hilles who was stricken with fever while the Fourth Virginia was at Jacksonville, and who was transferred In Fort Thomas, Ky... about two weeks ago returned to his company at Savan mcnt received at th Fort Thomas hos? pital benefited him and he will soon be entirely recovered. Accurate Bicycle Repairing, est at Newport News Cycle Co. NOVEMBER 8, 189* Will Be Waged in Forty Two States loday. THE VIRGINIA OUTLOOK Iml'.cattouH An* X'hnt tlic llciuiicrat n Will KxHlly Curry KlRht of the Ten Con gremiloimi UlHtrlclH. A Chauue of Winning the Other Two. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Nov. 7.?The voters of all except ihr.if the forty-live states?Main.' Vermont nil.I Oregon will go to the polls tomorrow. Tile for? ty-two states eleet Congressmen. In Alabama, Arkansas. Georgia. Kentucky Louisiana. .Maryland, Mississippi. Rhode Island. Virginia ami West Virginia mil} Congressmen are to lie chosen. North Carolin.-, deets Congressmen and a leg? islature. Twenty-thr.e states elect legislatures which will name Culled Suites Sena? tors. These are California. Connecticut, Delaware. Florida. Indiana. Massachu? setts. Michigan. Minnesota, Missouri. Montana. Nebraska. Nevada. New York! New Jersey. North Dakota. Pennsylva? nia, Tennessee. Texas. Utah. Washing? ton, Wyoming. Wisconsin and West Virginia. The following states are to select a governor and slat.- officers: California. Colorado. Conneelicut. Ida? ho, Kansas. Michigan. Minnesota. Ne? braska. New Jersey, New York. Neva? da. New Hampshire. Massachusetts, North Dakota, Pennsylvania. South Carolina. South Dakota, Tennessee. Texas. Wisconsin and Wyoming. The others. Illinois. Indiana, fowa. Florida. Delaware, Missouri. Montana. Ohio. Utah and Washington, will voter fur a treasurer and other minor stale officials REPUBLICAN MAJORITY. DES MOINES, I.V.. Nov. 7.?-Demo? cratic Secretary, Huffman. who bus managed the fusion campaign, sai.l this evening the Republican majority would be only 10.00(1 instead of ?O.OOli. the Re? publican figures, and that Willis will be ?I.ete.J railway rv.v.rmissi-'tier. IN VIRGINIA. I\ Democrats Will Carry Eight and Pos? sibly All the Districts. RICHMOND. VA.. Nov. 7.?The cam? paign in Virginia closed tonight with? out excitement. The weather prospects ire fair. There is no reason to change ) the forecast of results sent out Satur? day night, which is that the Democrats | will certainly carry eight of the tc Congressional districts, and have mot than a fighting chance In the other tw oBth parties claim the Ninth and Tenth ?districts, but the Democrats are t more confident. NEW YORK'S FIGHT. Both Parties Sanguine of Victory. Bet- | ting is Spirited. NEW YORK, Nov. 7.?Politicians and athletes are alike-in one respect, namely, that however long they may have been in preparing for a contest, the eve of a battle is devoted to rest and to giving | and receiving final instructions. The exception to the general rule was to? day furnished by Theodore Roosevelt, the Republican candidate for Governor, who devoted the day to a tour that em? braced Allegheny. Chautauqua and Cat taragus, and in the course of which he addressed assemblages at thirteen towns. The polls will open at I', o'clock A. M. ami close at r. P. M. In Greater New York there are 1.R13 election districts and in the rest of the Slate there are 3.222. The districts in Greater New York are divided among its live bor? oughs as follows: .Manhattan. Sil: Brooklyn. sHO: The Bronx, 72: Rich? mond, 40: -neons. 74. Superintendent MeCullagh, of the me? tropolitan election districts, professes to have information of a great deal ot illegal registration, and a number ol arrests were made yesterday ami todav of persons accused of violating the law in this regard. At least outwardly tb -| police department is working in 1 tnony with the election district d. ties for the prevention of fraud, though the Republican newspapers .1. not hesitate to impugn the si chief of Police Devery in his attitude toward the superintendent of election--. At each polling place in the city to- | morrow there will be two policeme: and Superintendent MeCullagh wi place his "fill deputies in the localities most suspected of being t lit colonizing enterprises. Mr. MeCullagh | continues to assert his belief that ther will be trouble at some polling placet especially in the Eighth Assembly dis triet. which embraces some of tb hardest streets in the city. On the oihe hand, the police declares that there i no basis in fact for Superintendent Me- | Cullfigh'S misgivings and that trouble will only arise in the event of indiscre? tion on the part of the State deputies. Congressman Odell left Republican | headquarters early in the day fi home in Newburgn where he will vote| tomorrow. His latest prediction was that Colonel Roosevelt will have a plu? rality of ?O.OOO in the State. At Democratic headquarters Stat Senator McCarren said he was confi? dent of Van Wyck's election by a pin- | rality anywhere from 2r,.on0 to Claims as to the Stale Legislature were as widely at variance as those regfd ing the State ticket, th- Republicans, however, evincing the greater degree of confidence. No opinion--as to the re? sult in the congressional districts could tie elicited at either the Democratic or j Republican headquarters, j The betting on the State ticket is of I so uncertain a nature that ii is diffi? cult to distinguish between the real and I the fictitious, it was said in the "street" duHng the afternoon that $20, 1000 had been brought there by a Dem? ocrat to bet at eight to ten on Van Wyck and that an hour was required n place half of the sum. In Demo rath- quarters t was alleged that tin betting was even money to eight to ten on Van Wyck. while at place.' when- Republicans were mostly dence It was given out that been put up all the way fr. sight to two tonne on Roose The registration in Gre York this year was ahou', than that of last year ap',0^STi probably be 12.01)0 !<? ^th>- Rep year, when the tnt.Vort>!"and Demoera can, citizens' I''w-t . no. Whether candidates w a-'^.'c ^ ; most by the De decrease AvtUj^l, Vicans. depends up oerats "?it-ijo at success that shall : the m-^f S^Yirt of the Republican pai lend4*VvJf to make Richard Croker JC^-omany Hall an issue of the e El^The' weather is never so much a tfltor in the city as up the SMate PRICE! lerefore. there is. fair .lay. likely ? the interior, proj router New York. it Ii the promise of !>?? a larger vote rtioiuvlely. than in This consideration Rep th. IN WISCONSIN. (By Telegraph.) MILWAUKEE. WIS.. Nov. 7.?At Re-| publican headquarters chairman .1 I: Treat estimates that the Republican ticket will win by 40.0011 plurality, in addition electing at least eight ..in of ten Congressmen and a Large majority of the legislative candidates. The Pern o. rats are not giving out any figures but rlalm that when the votes are counted their Slat.- ticket will be shown to have c.mic out victorious. They con? cede, however, that the Republicans wil control the next Legislature and will elect a majority of the Congress .IKNKS. STONE AND SWALLOW PHILADELPHIA. PA.. N..v 7 Each of the three leading can.li.lat? for Governor?Stone (Republican).! .looks (Democrat) and Swallow (Pre bibltion and honest government) wi have a sullicienl number of votes f. ?n. the daims night ..r (he rsp Aside from these claims the county re ports indicate a plurality for St..ti? the Republican candidate, but with th expected total of a million ballots am a posi'ble cutting of the Republican . am ilidale. it may be found that this esti ine The new Lcgislal tire w ill eleel United Slat.-s Senator to succeed S--i tor Quay. The present Legislature bad a joint Republican majority of \~1 ..ui of a membership of jr.t. No TROTTRLE KXPE(TBI) WILMINGTON. X. c.. Nov. 7.?The spirit of (be whiles is so determined and their preparations for any emer? gency so thorough dial there now seems small probability of any general dis tuibance of the existing 'iiiiotude he.c tomorrow, though there may be troubles ..fa minor nature in the First and Fifth wards, where the negroes poll nearly all ?it\ Th.- focus ol' Inter, for the State Senat, any oilier agency, i lively estimated t ha her of negroes will th the polls t. ship, b is now a sufli le elec e. M.H III llltill emu. r. I Ic? ed that ihej ind this him is must have full of meaning. \ In this (the Sixih) Congressional dis? trict Hellamy (Dem.) will win in a walk 1 and from advices received here by Wil? liam II. Bernard, member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, from , ???':<! precinct in the district it seems ai least protfiMe thai the Democrat will elect every nnmnVS1: pt Hie legisla? ture in that district. maklftR six Sena? tors and fourteen Representatives. *Ti die last legislature the Democrats had two Representatives and not a single Senator from the Sixth. There Is no change in the general out? look in the State. Indications point un? erringly to a Democratic sweep. HOPES TO BEAT PI NO RE E. DETROIT. MICH.. Nov. 7.?Justin It WhilinB, Democratic i-nndl.latc for gov? ernor of Michigan, wound up his cam? paign tonight by addressing a big De? troit meeting. The ex-Cougressman ex? pressed sinc-erest confidence as. indeed he has for several days past, ,n his ex? pectation of defeating Governor pin gree. Tin- Democratic State committee officials predict thai the disaffection among old line Republicans against Governor Pingree will insure bis defeat They are not claiming the balance ol the State ticket wilh any marked de? gree of confidence, bin they expect to ileet half of the twelv,- Congressmen an increase of four over (he present ?'.umber of Democrats. At Republican State committee head quarters it was stated thai Governoi Pingree would receive as large a vot< proportionately us be did two years ago when bis plurality ran up to Sli.lOO. Th, Republicans claim about all the Con irressinen and also lb,, legislature by : majority of two-thirds ami upward. EVEN' MONEY AND FEW TAKERS liALE-lGT-T. N. (.'.. Nov. 7.?The Hem icrals tonight an- confident and arc of feriiig money freely at even on He '-tale, bin there arc few takers. Th weather prediction for tomorrow is fai aid warmer .-ind the indications are tha ?in unusually heavy vide will be polled throughout the State. The registration is nearly everywhere largely in excess .[' (hat ..f ISDii. The business bouses in all. save aTew. (owns will be closed to. morrow I.. give an opportunity for work ai die polls. Up to 11 o'clock tonight no disturb ince has been reported from any sec? tion, though considerable feeling is re ported from several towns where iheri has not been previously any such rnani fesfnlion. IN NEW JERSEY. NEW YORK. N,,v. 7. ? On the eve o' lattle. the situation is extremejy mixed .n'.l both sides . laim a sweeping victory n New Jersey. Th,- Republicans claim he State for governor by from "..000 to ",.000. Th,- Democrats claim the Stan or Elvin W. Crane for governor b\ form 7.IMI0 to 12.000. The legislature i: n doubt, w ith every'hing depending o: Essex county's eleven members of tin douse. Both parties claim Essex. Upoi Essex depends tin.iti'ol of the Stab and the election of United States Sena l..r. Tin1 Congressional elections, it i: thought, will show Democratic gains o two or three in the delegation of eighl The most probable complexl >n of th Congressional delegation s.-ems to 1. live lb-publicans and three Democrats. SITUATION IN INDIANA. INDIANAPOLIS. INI).. Nov. (he eve of the political contest fought to a finish tomorrow, boil lies seem confident of victory. The ttrift ? >f lb..- State is in favor of the R$s Asi ...vKL Ovo I lent' icratie fori "W, success. We will elect. eigS has V^,, I. . Ii t itngressmen au.l ? \ > ??? >* more. The legislate v-^'' ?> eratic by a majojd' .^^c^Wc wil) carrv o ,?o? J0tfv?nn<\ 'thus b^ ty. Eleven*" tfs IU IT 11 SIDES CLAIM GAINS. CINCINNATI. Nov. 7.?Leaders .." .th sides are claiming gains on Con ??essmen in Ohio. The Democrat* laim a dose vote on the nan of th. Seite ticket, because of fractional fccl.ni nnon" certain Republicans who op nosed Senator Banna last January V- State elections In Ohio are held an nuallv. the returns will be compare year and not with the vole Co rs ago. when Mr with 1 Congressmen two years ago Kinley had r.1.000 plurality I publican plurality last year wa Ph. Re s 2S.00 (Continued on Four LARG?ST CIRCULATION 3INGLE COPY TWOCtMTS 3NEWEER.TEN CENTS WAR INVESTIG?TIO Commission Continues Work in Chicago. Its SOLDIFRS WEFE STARVED llrlRuil? SurCeoi, Te.t.lleii That Sick Men Would Have lllo.l for Need of l-o4.il ami nie.UcliieUut Tor tin- KenuroxH Society. ?Ih. 1> ?Inas as chief surgeon of 11. v ision. Third Corps. Iiy I'r. Connor, he said that ' line he was there the san lons in Hi.- hospitals were ?"1: that sinks in the whole o had. owing principally to ?i ot lh.- ground and the dis ruther lax. ipening." Dr. Schooler said, practically no facilities for ih.- sick: we were short of ml ha.I no apparatus by 1 could prepare the had. The regimental in. .Ih-ines which Hi,- stew medicines that i hospitals, all hi .ly supplied with medicines as the llvixion hospitals. Requisitions were nade for more, I.m I hey were generally llsapproved a! the . amp headquarters; Til.; supply department bad certain hours lor issuing supplies, and at other limes nothing could be obtained. There was a scarcity of beds in the hospitals. At one time practically half our nursing. or in the guard house IStllli Dr ioi? "Why was not a demand made by somebody that better or more nurses should he sent to that place?" Dr. Schooler -"I don't know. 1 wrote I ho surgeon general once protesting iigainst ih,- ilillictilty of securing sup? plies. Part of iho blame rested upon ilW- quart, rniasler's department." BED c|:i>SS SAVED THEM. Dr. Mil.. I?. Ward, of Kansas City, who was brigade surgeon at Camp Th.-mas from July 1-th to September tst. also testified to the lack of medicine as *,',.-ll as lack of attention to the sick. In replv further questions. Dr. Ward said: " . ' ? "The n. cessi'f.?-.-. AVere^Jjyfc?*^ from lh,- army supplies. aiui'Tiad It not been for I lie lied Cross some of ihe soi diers would have starved. Requisition after requisition was forwarded and yet no relief came. The nurses, as a rule, were liooinpeieiit und ? lr?dlffcreT\ts-5^ '.bough some were more faithful than**"r ..tilers. This was not remedied because we had to ob.y army regulations as to detailing men for nursing duly. "The location of lh.- hospital was ex? tremely bad in my judgment, and the water also was never in condition so thai w.- felt safe drinking water and :% -.hat there was no provision for boiling it. There "as never a pta.c, <-<nieer or dish boiled all lh.- time 1 was there." . .. % Wh.-n asked as to bis opinion as to i lie responsibility of the conditions at amp Thomas. Dr. Ward said: "Kor the condition of the camp, first In- man who insisted that the camp was perfect and that the bosuita] was well nil. That man was General Bnynton." Dr. Connor?"Had General Boynton mything to .lo with tile quartermaster ir commissary departments?" Dr. Ward?"I say he was responsible or keeping ihe army there when that irmy ought not to have been kept there. Th.- want of supplies iv.is due to the act Unit the quartermaster and eom nissary departments were not hounded . ?nougii fur supplies?not followed up A number of other witnesses were ex imin.-il but no new points were brought ?ut. CASH ON DELIVERY. Th.- Government's Plan Regarding tas Sunken Ships. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.?Captain Chester's decision to abandon the vvoeir of wrecking the Colon marks the end of thai undertaking on the part of the government, it is said at the Navy Department that the captain was in? structed to stop the work, when, in his discretion, it was no longer profitaible. Because the contract with the wreck? ing eompatiy has been terminated, it does not follow that all idea has been abandoned of saving some of the sunk? en Spanish warships. The Navy De? partment is ready to engage with thor? oughly responsible wrecking concerns, providing the latter absolve the gov? ernment from payments unless the ships at.- delivered in a United States navy yard. Already one of the greatest wreck? ing concerns in the world, a Swedish oi ganization, lias opened negotiation0 on the subject. It is willing to'UJt*fJ take at once the raising of the tX& Mercedes, which lies in the cha--/Jp the Santiago harbor, and it hi' "? ed a disposition to undertav .^tft work ing of the Colon. The able to large experience in ';i^rmilm.,cmer.tj, and. if no Amerio-^J?F will he made do the work oi'jLUjJfsis payment for the arrangement-ui^^red in the United with it ships i .lid i EK CA BI NET RESIGNS. That Induced Its Members to \ssttme Ullice no Longer Exist. I By Telegraph.) \TI1FNS Nov 7.?The cabinet has .Vicned" Its members considering that V ?erepti mal circumstances under hi i.'ihev assumed office have expired. Th. Greek ministry was constituted icto?er'srd 1897. as follows Minist. Minist Minist Minist Kyriaco Minist Interior?M. Korpas. Finance?M. Streit. Justice?M. Toman. r Marlin?Captain Hadji Public Instruction?St ^hf'wen&l circumstances refer- jj .. .V', Oy the ministers were the unsat ; ., .n c? dif.ons prev ailing in Greece I. .i niwnrceVfuI war with Tur- . Pev The '/aim s ministry succeeded ther" key. Ihe/..in..- , lasted about Ki"" c"bm^i ^tember 30th. 1897. M. ' r 'in'\ho then premier, after reviewing contid'encV ^ the 8?vernment But;; ?mltl great excitement the vote was a? Ceated. ?