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VOL. Ill, NO. 2(S(>.
Preparations for the Elec-'
tion Today.
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
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
First Ward?C. C. Rappold. J. C.
Adams. Democrats: Thomas Johnson.
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?
Fifth Ward?John W. Reed. R. S.
Shield. Democrats: frank M. l.a Porte,
Sixth Ward?M. O. Morris. Oeorge
Henifer, Democrats: George K. Rvnns.
Seventh Ward?T. J. Riley, James
Weaver, Democrats; J. J. Watson, Re?
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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?
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
"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?
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
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.
Forty New Buildings to be
Erected by a Company.
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
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.
Policeman Mitchell Has a Dramatic
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
At the Hotel Ivy: IL W. B. Wil?
liams. Cape Charles; F. Hartwig and
B. F. Clint!, Norfolk.
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
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, 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.
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 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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
(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
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.
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
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.
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
Th.- focus ol' Inter,
for the State Senat,
any oilier agency, i
lively estimated t ha
her of negroes will
the polls t.
ship, b
is now
a sufli
le elec
e. M.H
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.
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.
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
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.
(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
I lent' icratie fori
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*"
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
s 2S.00
(Continued on Four
Commission Continues
Work in Chicago.
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.
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
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."
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
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
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
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. ?

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