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That Was the Way the Free Trade De
mocracy Was Dealt With by the
Electors of the Nation
on Tuesday.
A Solid Republican North, the Small
States of Jersey and Connecticut
Cleveland Admits His Tariff Position
u. Brought Defeat, But Says He ,.,A
Would do the Same Thing
All the States That Voted for Blaine Give
Increased Republican Ma
Indianapolis, November 7.—840 pre
cincts in Indiana give Harrison 137,547;
Cleveland. 125,813 The same precincts in
'84 gave Blaine, 120,307; Cleveland, 119,
910. Net Republican gain of 3,772.
Indianapolis, November 7.—880 pre
cincts in Indiana give Harrison, 139,002;
Cleveland, 131,942. The same precincts
in '84 gave Blaine, 126,292; Cleveland, 123,
Indianapolis, November 8. —Probably
no city in the Union ever witnessed such
extraordinary and ou'landish scenes of en
thusiasm, chaotic but good natured disor
der, as prevailed here this afternoon and
to-night. Certainly the citizens of In
dianapolis never before saw such a sight.
The demonstrations that occurred imme
diately following the news of Gen. Harri
son 's nomination sink into insignificance
compared with the scenes of to-day and
Indianapolis, November 12—The
State ratification meeting fixed to take
place Wednesday night was at a late hour
to-night postponed by Chairman J. N. Hus
ton and other member of the committee
of arrangements until Saturday. Com
plaints reached the committee to day from
the interior and from the railroad com
panies that Wednesday did not afford
them sufficient time in which to prepare
for and participate in the big State dem
onstration such as the committee had in
Des Moines, November 7. —Complete
returns from 23 counties give Republican
gains which indicate a Republican plural
ity of 30,000 for Harrison. The State
ticket is a little behind, and the railroad
commissioners are not scratched as badly
as was supposed. The Republican candi
dates will all lie elected. The Republi
cans have elected every Congressman bnt
one by sweeping majorities. "Weaver and
Anderson, Independents in the last Con
gress from Iowa, are both defeated by large
majorities. The only Democratic Con
gressman elected is Hayes in the 2d dis
Philadelphia, November 7.—The
Congressional returns show that the -state
delegation will stand 21 Repnblicans
against 7 Democrats.
Philadelphia, November 12.—The of
ficial returns from every county in the
«täte show a plurality for Harrison of 79,
877. Blaine's plurality in 1884, was 81,
Cincinnati, November 7.—All counties,
unofficial except six, show a plurality for
Harrison of 20,331. The six counties not
reported gave Foraker, Rep., for Governor
in 1887 a plurality of 436.
Chicago, November 8 —The Republi
can State central committee reports that
fhe committee has complete returns from
ninety counties in Illinois and a carefal es
timate of the remaining twelve give Fifer
for Governor 13,000 plurality. Harrison's
plurality is placed in the neighborhood of
T}js Times has unofficial returns from 92
counties which make rJ (tf 8 plurality
5,274 and Harrison's 19,920.
St. Louis, November 9.—A speccial from
Nashville, Ills, says: Forman, the Demo
cratic delegate for Congress in the 18th
district of Illinois, has a majority of seven
teen over Baker, the Republican delegate.
Chicago, November 7.—The Western
Union bulletin says: Nothing to report
from Minnesota. Merriam's majority is
about 7,000. Four Republican Congress
men are elected. The first district is still
in doubt. _ _ _
Lincoln, November 7.—Estimates from
returns already received by the State Jour
nal give Nebraska to Harrison by between
30,000 and 35,000. Gov. Thayer, Rep., will
have 25,000 majority. •
Omaha, Neb., November 7.—The can
vass at Omaha, Lincoln and several other
large towns are not yet completed. The
State is safe for 25.000 Republican ma
Omaha, November 8. —Complete returns
from 16 counties, including Douglas and
Lancaster, give Harrison 34,013, Cleveland
26,505. For governor, McShane leads his
ticket 2,220. In '84 the same counties gave
Blaine 22,250, Cleveland 17,301. Laird,
Dorsey and Connel, all Repnblicans, are
undoubtedly elected, the latter by a small
majority. The returns are imperfect and
incomplete. The Republicans will proba
bly have a majority on joint ballot in the
legislature. _
Topeka, November 7. —Returns
been received from every county in Kansas,
and the estimate of Chairman Booth gives
Harrisou 70,000 majority over Cleveland,
and 65,000 for the entire Republican ticket.
The Legislature is almost solidly Republi
can. _ _ __
Portland, November 8. — More than
three-fourths ot the fall returns have been
received irom Oregon. The vote increased
nearly ten per cent, over last June, and
the Republican vote increased in about the
samej proportion. The vote of the State
is nearly 60,000, and the Republican ma
jority fully 8,000.
Denver, November 8. —The Republi
cans claim the state by 13,875 majority,
which if correct is a Republican gain over
Blaine's majority in 1884 of five thousand.
The Republicans also claim every member
of the lower house and 20 out of 26 mem
bers of the Senate.
New Hampshire.
Concord, November 7. —Returns from
all but 24 towns and wards in the State
give Harrison 43,169, Cleveland, 40,421,
Fiak 1,552. The Repnblicans will have
33 majority on joint ballot, being the
same as in 1886.
Congratulatory Telegrams and I et
ters from Fyery City in the
Indianapolis, November 7.— General
Harrison spent the evening in his library
receiving election bulletins over a private
wire. During the afternoon a number of
friends and neighbors dropped in to con
gratulate him. The rainy weather has
been a great safegard to the General so far
as aping midnight and noisy demonstra
tions around his residence. He was in
vei v cheerful frame of mind to-night
retd r g bulletins complacently and ex
pit I? i ig f'om time to time to a little group
th< significance or importance of this or
th; t statement on the bulletin Among
hit callers were Judge Wm. A. Woods and
wi,<j, C. W. Fairbanks and John S. Har
rison, of Kansas City, the General's only
brother, who arrived this morning and was
among the guests. All the members of the
family were in and out of the library dur
ing the evening, as were Mrs. Harrison's
guests, Mrs. Brown, of We3t Virginia, and
Mis* Strickle, of Dayton, Ohio. About
11 o'clock the ladies retired and it was not
a great while thereafter before the General
did likewise, leaving his son and Mr
McKee to sit up f >r the late returns
Some 950 precincts in Indiana had been
heard from up to that time, being one
half of the State. The General figured a
few moments on 1 his bulletin and then
stated. with some degree of satisfaction,
that the average net gain of about 6:j votes
to the precinct was being maintained. At
thi-j rate Gen. Harrison's plurality will be
: n >he vicinity of 6,000.
Indianapolis, November 8. —General
Hardison began to rtceive congratulatory
telegrams from New York ani the Ea*t as
early as 9 o'clock election night, when the
first meagre returns indicated his probable
election. From then to the present time
telegrams and letters of congratulation
ha\e poured in upon him from every city
in t ic Uaion. The table in his library is
piled with hundreds of these telegrams,
there heing fuhy 5,000. So long as there
was a shadow of doubt resting upon the
result of the election General Harrison
was not disposed to permit the publica
tion of any congratulatory communica
tions. The labor of assorting the tele
grams was begun this evening.
Among the congratulations a-e those
from Chairmen Quay and Hnaton, James
G. B aine, John Sherman, ex Governor
Alger, Cbauncey M. Depew, Congressman
McKinley, John M. Thurston, Senator
Frye, T. C. Platt, Senators Spooner, Haw
ley, Dawes, Stockbridge, Paddock, Man
derson, Aldrich, Sabin, Congressmen Bur
roughs, Branch, Bruce, A. P. Wiliiams, of
California and many others.
Mrs. Belva Lockwood offered the con
gratulations of the candidate of the "Equal
Rights" party.
Senator Stanford, of California, tele
graphed: 'T congratulate you becuause you
are the representative of the better Ameri
can sentiment, of the country and in you
it will find expression and support. I am
personally greatly gratified because the en
tile Pac.fic coast gives you. iu all ihree of
the states, larger majorities than ever be
fore given to a successful Republican can
Senator Dolph, of Oregon, telegraphed
con{.r »filiation, as did also Justices Harlan
ard Mathews, of the Supreme court.
Indianapolis, November 11.— The
President elect attended divine services
tbU morning as usual at his church, the
First Piesbyterian. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Harrison, his son Russell and wife
and Mr. and Mrs. McKee. The church
was crowded with strangers and others in
anticipation of General Harrison's presence.
After the services many members of the
Congregation gathered around and shoofe
hards with the General and Mrs. Harri
son. A large crowd awaited his coming
ont hut there was no demonstrarion. The
day at General Harrison's residence was a
vciy quiet one. The General passed the
most of his time in his library reading or
conversing with the family. Among the
mat y congratulatory communications re
ceived yesterday were letters from General
Sherman and J. M. Medill, proprietor of
the Chicago Tribune.
The Inauguration of Harrison.
Washington, November 12.—Mr. A. T.
Brutan, a well known lawyer of this city,
ha* been designated by the executive com
mittee of the Republican national com
mittee to take charge of the ceremonies
attending the inauguration of President
Harrison. He has been authorized also to
appoint all the necessary officers and com
mittees to look after the work.
Ban Francisco, November 9,
from all but seventy-five precincts in the I
Stete of Nevada give Harrison 6,134, Cleve
lard 4,463, and Fiske 8. For Congress,
Batine, Rep., receives 5,869, and Cassidy,
JDera., 4,746,
Uashineton Territory.
Portland, Ort., November 8.—Allen,
Republican, is tiected to Congress by not
less than 5,6*00, a Republican gain of over
7,000 since '86. The legislature is in both
branches Republican.
Idaho Delegate Vote.
Boise City, November 8.—Partial re
turns from counties in this territory give
Hawley, Dem., for delegate to Congress,
1,336; Dubois, Rep., 1,602.
Wyoming Kepnblican Delegate.
Chienne, Wy., November, 9.— J. M.
Carey, the Republican delegate, was re
elected by 2700 majority over the Oregon
Democratic candidate. This nearly doubles
any previous majority.
Democratic Delegate.
Tombstone, Arizona, November 9.—
Mark Smith, (Dem.) for Delegate to Con
gress, has a majority in the Territory of
St. Louis, November 8.—Complete re
tains from 80 of the 140 counties in the
state and partial returns from the re
mainder, show Cleveland's plurality to be
about 25,000 and that of Francis, for Gov
ernor, 9,000. 8t. Louis complete gives
Cleveland, 25,641; Harrison, 31,916;Francis,
23,567; Kimball, 33,636.
Hartford, November 7.—Complete re
tarns give Cleveland 74.904, Harrison 74,
519, Fiske 4,181. Cleveland's plurality is
385. For Governor, Morris, Dem. 73,944,
Bulkley, Rep., 73,426, Camp Pro. 4,130.
For Congress, Wilcox defeats Lines in the
22nd district by 886 plurality. Russell
Rep. is returned from the 3rd district. In
the 4th districtRW .Seymour Dem, is elect
ed by a plurality of 290. The Senate has
8 Democrats to 18 Repnblicans and the
House 105 Democrats to 144 Repnblicans.
The Republicans have a majority on joint
ballot of 49 against 29 in 1887. The leg
islature elects Bnlk ley as governor .
Louisville, November 7.—The latest
returns show that the Démocrate have
carried the first congressional district, with
much better prospects in the tenth and
eleventh. Finley, Rep., has been reelected.
Cleveland's majori ty is nearly 40,0 00.
Jacksonville, November
gives the Cleveland electors and the Dem
ocratic State ticket a imyonty of some
New York is Solid, But Harrisou is Presi
dent Without Counting the Elec
toral Vote of the Empire
West Virginia Redeemed—State Ticket,
Legislature and Congressmen
Republican United State Senators to Suc
ceed Democrats in Both West
Virginia and Delaware.
The California Legislature Republican on
Joint Ballot.
The Next House of Representatives Con
ceded by All to be Republican.
West Virginia.
Wheeling, November 7.—Atkins, Rep.,
is elected over Pendleton, Dem., for Con
gress in the 1st district by 600 majority.
Wheeling, November 9.—Forty coun
ties show a net Republican gain of 4,046.
The remaining fourteen counties will, at
the same ratio, give the Repnblicans a gain
of 7.099, which will give the State to the
Republicans by 624 majority.
Wheeling, W. Va., November 13.—The
all important official count in the Moan
tain State is not completed, and until it is
no one will know definitely whether the
electoral ticket is Republican or Democrat
ic. The majority cannot be more than 200
or 30C either way. The Republican Slate
Committee has raistd its estimates from
125 and 200 to the above figures as its
claim, while the Democrats' claim to-day
is from 400 to 500. It will probably be
the latter paît of the week befoie the offi
cial count is completed. Judge Fleming.
Dem., candidate for Governor, has de
manded a recount of the Kanawha returns,
which county reported a majority for Goff
of 1.500. In the county so far no impor
tant err» r* hav'|'veen discovered. What
trifling gains are made by one party are
offset by similar gains for the opposing
side. The returns now in justify the
belief that there will be no material difier
ence in the totals between the Republican
State and National tickets, as Goff did'nt
run so much ahead of his ticket as was at
first reported.
Wilmington, November 8. —It is esti
mated the next Legislature will stand: Re
publicans, 16; Democrats, 14 It ensures
a Republican successor to Senator Sauls
bury, whose term expires next March.
San Francisco, Nov. 8.—Complete re
tarns from 1,123 out of 1,590 precincts in
California outside of San Francisco give
Harrison 87,596; Cleveland 76,922; Fiske
4,095; Curtis 758.
Supreme Court—Beattie 75,000; Works
75,258; Searles 69,270; Sullivan 69,418.
The Democratic majority in San Fran
cisco will be lees than 2,000.
Congress—1st District—Dehaven, Rep.,
15,075; Thompson, Dem , 14,903; with 85
precincts to hear from.
2d District—Cagan. Rep., 14,251; Briggs,
Dem., 15,429; with 86 precincte to hear
3d District—McKenna, Rep., 19,501;
Morgan, Dem., 14,563; with 3 precints to
hear from.
5th District—Outside of San Francisco,
Phelps, Rep., 8,246; Clunie, Dem , 656; with
3 precincts to hear from.
6th District—Vandever. Rep., 30,216;
Terry, Dem., 23,216; with 190 precincts to
hear from.
The Democrats claim 3,500 majority in
San Francisco. Republican say it will be
less than 1,000. The Republicans will
have twenty-five legislative majority on
joint ballot.
San Francisco, November 9.—22,281
votes bave been canvassed in California
this morning. This includes the entire vote
of San Francisco with the exception of
nine precincts, which will not be obtained
for several days. It also includes the vote
of 1,023 interior precincts, ont of a total of
1,590. The result of the vote as far as
counted is as follows: Harrison, 112,576;
Cleveland, 109,615 ; Fiske, 4,059 ; Curtis,
The result of the Congressional elections
I m»v be summed np as follows: McKenna
onj Vandever. ReDS. are undoubtedly
elected in the third and sixth districts.
There is also little doubt that Morrow,
Rep., is re-el*cted in the fourth. He ha3
a plurality of 600 with very few precincts
to hear from. Biggs, Dem., has a plurality
of nearly 1,200 in the second district, and
his re-election is considered Certain. In
the two remaining districts* the first and
fifth, the contest is very close and both
parties are claiming the election.
San Francisco, November 11.—Addi
tional returns of the vote for president
show a total of 116,734 for Harrison and
108,258 for Cleveland, with 5,000 or 6,000
votes to hear from. Returns to the present
have not changed the status of the con
gressional representation.
Kepnblican House Conceded.
New York November, 8.— The Evening
Sun says: The latest despatches indicate
farther Republican gains in close congres
sional districts and different parts of the
country. The Democrats elect bnt one
Congressman in Iowa. Another Republi
can has been gained in North Carolina.
The next House of Representatives will be
in all probability a Republican one by a
majority of five to ten.
New York, November 8.— Hon. S. S.
Cox to-night said: "I think the House is
against us, notwithstanding our gains in
Virginia and other states. The Northwest
and West, including Minnesota, Michigan,
andfWisconsin, have failed to respond to
ns." _^ _
Celebrating the Victory.
Brooklyn, November 12.—The Repub
licans of Brooklyn to-night turned out in
a procession of 25,000 men to celebrate the
election of Harrison and Morton. Resi
dences along the march were decorated,
and the favorite song was "Grover's in the
Cold, Cold Ground."
Chattanooga, November 7. — Nearly
all the complete retnrns from the Third
Congressional district have been received.
The Republicans confidently believe Ev
ans, Rep, is elected to Congress by a ma
jority of 300 or 400. The Democrats, how
ever, do not admit Bates' defeat. The ex
citement is intense and business is virtual
ly suspen ded. _ _ _
Michigan Congressmen.
Detroit, November 8. —Late to-night
the Repnblicans claim Wheeler's election
in the 10th district and is it verified by of
ficial count. The Michigan delegation
will stand 9 Repnblicans and 2 Democrats,
a Republican gain of 3.
Harrison's plurality in Michigan will
reach 22,000 against 3,308 for Blaine in
1884. m .
The Republicans will have • majority in
the legislature of 35 on joint ballot.
Comments of the London Press.
London, November 7.— The Stanela
says: "Never was there a more absurd fic
tion than that British gold was lavished to
secure the defeat of Mr. Blaine and his nom
inee, or that an Englishman would be mor
tifnd at the overthrow of President Cleve
land. Of all persons in the world that we
have the least reason in the world to be
grateful to its President Cleveland. Cleve
land is one of those persons who would
play taise and yet would rightly win. His
half bsarted paltry demagogeism andstate
manship simultaneously caused him to
lose reputation abroad as well as to forfeit
the confidence of the great Democratic
party of America who coaid sweep the
Irish vote from the ballot box if they
pleased. At the same time we have little
cause to rejoice over the triumph of the
Republicans. The possible effects of Har
rison's success on the foreign relations ot
America cannot be regarded as favorable.
We have no reason to regret or rejoice.
The News says: "What has happened in
America is happening in England. The
section of influential Republicans who
revolted four years ago, after much talk of
forming a national party', have mainly
returned to their old allegiance. Though
President Cleveland will depart from the
White House with all the honors of a dig
nified and successful administration, it can
scarcely be said that he opened up a new
era in the administration of politics that
was proclaimed for him. His defeat is a
sore disappointment to tariff reformers.
The Post says: President Cleveland's
term of office has not justified the fair
hopes with which Englishmeu regarded
his election. His attitude towards Eng
land has beeD and would doubtless again
be friendly, bnt lor election purposes he
proved himself equally ready with his
most violent opponents to flout England.
It is impossible for Englishmen not to feel
a small gratification at the complete fail
.ure of those unworthy tactics. As for the
rest, England may regard the change with
indifference. It would be unfair to lay
over much stress on Blaine's reckless ex
pressions against England. The two
countries bave lived in harmony under
previous Republican governments and can
The Daily Chronicle attributes the result
is in no small way due to Blaine's pru
dence, and says: "It is pretty well under
stood that Harrison is a Marionette, and
that Blaine pulls the strings to Republi
can accession, and stifles any lingering hope
that the labors of the fisheries commission
would be ratified.
The Daily Telegraph says: It would
flatter both ourselves and possibly our
American kinsmen if we said there was
any keen interest here in the election or
any emotion at Harrison's success. Eng
land wished well to the Democrats, hot
recent events tend to show that they were
six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Canadian View.
Ottawa, November 7. —The Evening
Journal (Independent) says: It may be
that the Republican victory will save
Canada fone immediate trouble. The
Democrats were committed to the retalia
tion principle, to say nothing of the em
broilment of the Democratic executive
with Great Britain by the Sackville busi
ness, so that very little friction might have
necessitated Cleveland's enforcement of re
taliation. We do not think the Repnbli
cans any more friendly than the Demo
crats, nor even as much so, but they at
least can enter into fresh negotiations with
Great Britain or Canada without going
back on any official record. After all, the
so-called Irish vote did not appear to have
any effect on the election The election
was decided by New York State, and New
York State was decided by the increased
Republican vote in the country districts—
that is among the farmers and villages
where the Irish vote is not decisive.
Carlisle Election Not Certain.
Cincinnati, November 8.—A story is in
circulation in Covington, Ky., that Speaker
Carlisle is to be deprived of his certificate
of election. The ground of this action is the
alleged illegality of ballots cast for him in
Campbell and Kenton counties It is
assumed that if these are tbrowu out his
majority iu the district will be overcome.
The Kentucky law, it is said, requires that
the ballots shall be printed on plain white
paper with do distinguishing features, but
the Carlisle ballots were printed on large
sheets of perforated paper, so that when
the tickets were torn apart the perforations
appeared on the edges and made them
easily distinguishable from the other tick
ets. Color is given to the story by the fact i
that the canvassing board in Campbell
county is Republican,
Cincinnati, November 8.—In regard to
the effect of tickets with perforated edges,
that were voted lor Speaker Carlisle in
Covington and Newport, the common
opin'on of leading .Democrats and Re
publicans in Cincinnati, as well as in Cov
ington and Newport, is that they are not
illegal tickets within the meaning
of the Kentucky law. Further
more, it is the general opinion that perfor
ated sheets on which tickets were printed
instead of catting the tickets apart, does
not show any intention to mark them so
that they might be distinguished as the
voter handed them to the judge. At all
events if all tickets thus marked were
thrown ont, they would not likely elect
Carlisle's opponent.
Richmond, Novembr 11.—It is impossi
ble at this time to give the vote of this
state, as the official retnrns have not yet
been received. The Dispatch to-day pub
lished a tabular statement giving the esti
mated vote by counties. This shows a
majority for Cleveland of 4,000, bnt it is
believed this majority is considerably over
estimated. It is expected the official re
sult will be announced within the next 3
Congratulating Telegrams.
Rhinecliff, N. Y., November 9.—The
Hon. Levi P. Morton, Vice President elect
has been busy today reading the congratu
lating cables and telegrams on the success
ful result ot the campaign.
Gen. Harrison's Regret.
Utica, N. Y., November 9.—The follow
ing dispatch has been received by Warner
Miller: "Indianapolis, Ind.—Hon. Warner
Miller. I am greatly grieved at your
defeat. If the intrepid leader fell outside
the breastworks, the column, inspired by
his courage, went on to victory.
Benjamin Harrison.
London Murder Mystery.
London, November 9. —The murdered
woman told a companion last evening that
she was withont money, and would com
mit suicide if she did not obtain a supply.
It has been learned that a man respectably
dressed accosted the victim and offered her
money. They went to her lodging. No
noise was beard daring the night and
nothing was known of the murder until
the landlady went to her room early this
morning to ask for her rent. The first
thing she saw on entering the room was
the woman's breasts lying on the table.
London, November 12. —General War
ren, chief of police, has tendered his resig
nation. It is nndentood this action is due
to the severe criticisms upon his inefficiency
in connection with the White Chapel
Gen. Haraison Has Too Large a Coires*
pondence to Respond to Individually.
He Therefore Aiks the Imlulgence of
Those who Write and Telegraph.
Their Congratulations.
Preparation? for a Great Ratification
Demonstration at Indianapolis
Next Saturday.
Gen. Harrisou Kept IJnsv with Mall
Indianapolis, November 12 — The
President-elect passed the day quietly 'at
his residence, receivings goodly number of
neighbors and some friends who called,
and reading letters and Eastern papers.
Since the day of election Gen. Harrison's
mail has steadily increased nntil it has
now reached mammoth proportions. This
morning it required an express wagon to
haul the bandies of letters and bags of
newspapers that had arrived since Satur
day. About 1,500 letters and several bags
of papers comprised to-day's mail. Some
thing like eighty telegrams were also re
ceived to-day, mostly of a congratulatory
Heretofore Geu. Harrison has tried to
answer every letter if only to acknowledge
its receipt, but with such an extraordinary
increase he now finds the task will be too
great for him to undertake as it would
take his entire time. He is very par
ticular to impress upon correspondents
that it would have afforded him real pleas
ure to acknowledge the receipt of every
communication, and up to to-day this was
his intention, but an inventory of over
7,000 telegrams and letters with stverul
hundred additional letters arriving each
day, has caused him to abandon them in
dividually and he asks the press of the
country to extend his kindest and warmest
thanks to his friends.
Nothing has made more impression up* n
thePreeident elect than the enthusiastic and
heartfelt expressions in the thonsands of
telegrams he has received. Nearly 2,000
of these telegrams and letters were of such
a purely personal character that Gen. Har
rison felt that it might be considered in
delicate of bim to permit the publication
of them, although many of them are from
persons of political or social distinction.
Beside this class of telegrams there are
fully 2,000 from men and women in the
humble walks of life whoexpress their sen
timents of admiration and rejoiciDg in the
warmest terms, which on the whole is ex
ceedingly gratifying to the General,
calling forth his frequent mention in con
versation references, enjoin him from of
fering them to the public.
Owing to the size of the mail to day
Gen. Harrison had only time to read about
one-third of his letters. Among them was
one from ex-Senator Warner Miller, warm
ly thanking him lor his telegram of con
dolence and stating that it was received jnst
in time to be read at his rousing ratifica
tion meeting and that his own defeat for
Governor was swallowed up in the greater
victory. The distinguished candidate
closes his letter with the assurance that
this is not a house of moraine but of re
joiDg over the national victory, and he
tenders bis warmest congratulations to
Gen and Mrs. Harrison.
Vote Shut Out
in North
Boston, November 12.—A family of ten
persons have arrived in Boston from North
Carolina. Mr. Eldridge J. Jordan, the
bead of the family, is about 47 years of
age aDd a native of Freeport, Maine. He
enlisted in the 1st Maine heavy artillery
in 1862 and was discharged in 1864 to
enter the navy, in which he served until
honorably discharged in June, 1865. After
the war he went to Wisconsin and re
mained there nntil fonr years ago, when
he removed to North Carolina. Two years
ago he went to Durham, in that State,
where he has kept a small store for the
sale pf fruit, Jordan makes the following
Last Tuesday he was à candidate for the
office of constable. The men in charge of
the polls challenged more than 200 colored
voters, some of whom had been known as
voters for the last two years*and on account
of this delay there were about three hun
dred colored voters with Republican bal
lots in their hands when the polls closed.
The whites and blacks deposited their
votes iu separate boxes and they were not
counted until the next forenoon when it
was announced that the Democratic candi
dates had been elected by 52 votes. There
was some talk abont contesting the elec
tion. Wednesday at midnight Mr. Jordon
was awakened and called to his
door. Here he found abont a dozen
men confronting him with handerchiefs
covering their faces. They ordered him
not to go from his house before 6 o'clock
in the morning, bnt to leave town on the 8
o'clock train. He declared be had done
nothing wrong, bnt he was ordered to
leave the town or be killed. He said he
had no money for traveling expenses but
the visitors said they would provide the
money. An hoar later they returned and
said they would give him no money bnt
would provide for his family. Mr. Jordan
then went to the house of a friend and
tried to borrow some money. His friend
said he coaid not get any until
the bank opened at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Jordan did not succeed in obtaining
the money before the 8 o'clock train, and
an hour later, while he was in the store
three men entered, harried him oat to a
carriage and drove off with the avowed in
tention of killing him. This act of vio
lence was Been by some of the leading bus
iness men of the town, who, although op
posing Mr. Jordan in politics, feared that
murder would reflect severely on the towD,
took horses and rode after the party, over
taking them a mile and a half from town.
By their influence the would-be murderers
were persuaded to take Jordan back to his
home, but they told him they could not
control the worse element enough to protect
him if he remained, and so leaving every
thing in the house and store, and taking
nothing except the clothing they wore,
the family left town at noon, the men who
had rescued Mr. Jordan, provided money
for their traveling expenses to Boston.
They left Norfolk Friday afternoon in the
steamer D. H. Miller and arrived at Boston
Sunday afternoon. To-night they go by
boat to Portland and from there to Free
port, the money for this having been
given by Boston men to whom they ap
plied for aid.
Struck with Paralysis.
New York, November 8. —The Tribuns
says: Mrs. Jay Gonld is dangerously sick
and her physicians are unable to encourage
the hope of her recovery. She suffered a
stroke of paralysis on Tuesday. Since
that time her condition has been regarded
as desperate.
Recovery of the Bodies of the Dead
St. Louis, November 11—Dispatches
from Pittsburg, Kan., give the following as
some of the incidents of the mine horror
at that place: For hours after the ex
plosion had snnffed out the lives of ueaily
one hundred men, the scene at the pit was
distressing. Poorly clad women, wuh
babe* clasped to their breasts, came
through tbe darkness by the light cast by
the bonfires like haggard incomiug beings
from another woild. Some shrieked above
the storm and muttered as they fell help
less ou the shoulders of their stronger
neighbors. Still others were ruad in their
despair and tore their hair and garments
and would have dashed into the tomb
headlong but for the strength exerted by
miners irom the other shafts. One poor
woman, whose husband and two sons we.e
in the pit, lay her three youngest children
beside the blazing fire and then fell into
hysterics among ihern. She lay, unnoticed,
in this position until morning, when she
was removed to her borne a raving maniac.
At one time the ciush of women and
children was so great that it was feared
violence would be necessary in order to
clear the way for the rescuers. The poor
creatuies fought each other iu their
despair, and in some instances inflicted
severe punishment. .* s the night wore on
the work of recovering the bodies contin
ued until the floor of the engine nouse
was strewn with mangled men. 'Aen the
bodies were {.laced in rows on the ground,
where the rain and snow beat on them.
Most of the victims were shockingly muti
lated, and some were so disfigured as to^ be
unrecognizable. All were covered with
blood and dust, and many were almost
stripped of their clothes
There was nothing left of the first man
brought up from tbe dreadful hole but a
bleeding trunk, the extremities having
been blown oil'. Many of the searchers
fainted. As fast as the bodies were brought
to the surface there was a rush made to
identify them, a dozen women in many
cases being engaged at one time in scan
ning the bleeding face of some unfortun
ate. There are still about fifty bodies in
the lower levels.
Some of the victims were found buried
beneath immense weights of slate while
others were discovered in groups and in all
kinds of positions.
Two men who have not been identified
were so tightly locked in each others arms
that it was with great difficulty they were
torn apart. Their eyes had been blown
oat by the explosion and their faces so
horribly crushed that the bones were
ground into flesh.
Kansas City, November 11. —A Times
special received to night from Pittsburg,
Kansas, says: Searching parties at the
mine have worked without cessation all
night and to-day, but only thirty-three ad
ditional bodies have been taken out. The
most astounding escape recorded daring
the whole hie'ory of the disaster was made
today. At 5 o'clock this morning a relief
squad working at the foot of the main
shaft were astonnded to see an apparition
approaching them that was not one of their
party, and they did not believe that there
was a living man in the mine besides the
rescuers. Their surprise can there
fore be imagined when the mys
terious visitor staggered up to them,
dimly outlined by the uncertain light of
their lamps, and greeted them with,
"Here, fellows, let me have a light." It
was Henry Barns, who for thirty-six
hoars had been counted among tbe lost.
He was qnickly taken to the snrtace, and
there told a story of one of the most re
markable escapes from death on record.
After the explosion he was nnconscious for
some time, and when he recovered he
fonnd that his watch had stopped, so did
not know the time. He was suffering in
ternal agonies from inhaling damp,
bnt was otherwise unhurt, and he proceed
ed to make his way to the foot of the
shaft. He does not know how long the
journey lasted.
After being removed out in the open air
he became nervous and delirious aud could
not be made to understand the full signi
cation of what he bad gone through.
Burns could not realize that two nights
and a day had passed since he bad lost
consciousness and insisted that the people
were joking when they told him it was
Sunday morning. He is being well cared
for and will be all right in a few days.
Tonight it cap be asserted that thirty-nine
bodies have been taken from the mino.and
probably nine or ten more are there.
Coroner Fisher impanelled the jury this
forenoon and allowed them to view the re
mains. The inqnest will be held to-mor
row morning. It will be a long one as
every effort will be made by both the
county and men to ascertain the cause of
the awful calamity. The funeral will take
place to-morrow. Snpt. Craig is convinced
the explosion was due to the , ignition of
coal dust following an overcharged blast
Some of the old miners are inclined to be
lieve the explosion was due to the striking
of a pocket of natural gas.
Murder andSuicide. •
Wknona, 111., November 12. —A most
blood curdling aDd atrocious nnrder was
committed here this morning. The city is
in a fever heat of excitement over the
mnrder of Peter Howe, a wealthy banker,
and his wife, aged 73 and 69. Abont half
a mile from the business part of the city
stands the Howe residence, a large two
story frame structure. Here lived the
aged couple with one domestic. At 6
o'clock this morning as she came down
stairs the reflection from the lamp she car
ried shot through the open door of Mr.
and Mre. Howe's bed room and revealed a
ghastly sight The walls and bed clothes
were covered with blood. Lying on the
coverlet was a car coupling pin, to which
adhered hair and clotted bicod. She ran
to communicate the terrible story to Irwin,
Mr. Howe's son-in-law. The latter at once
suspected Cuarle^ Burkhart of committing
the deed, and a watch was placed on the
rooms where he resided with his wife, over
a grocery store in the principal business
block of the city. Burkhart was observed
walking np and down tbe hallway appar
ently in great agitation. It was not long
until he discovered that sentinels had been
posted outside. He went into bis bed
room, procured a razor and cut bis throa
from ear to ear, aud be was a dead man
inside of five minutes.
Election to be Contested.

Birmingham, Ala., November 9 —
Chairman Moeely, of tbe Republican State
Executive committee, announces he will
contest the election of the Congressmen in
the 1st, 4th, 6th and 7th districts. He
asserts he ran prove frand at the polls and
will be able to seat the Republican con
testants. ______
Cincinnati, November 9.— To-day, the
ballots cast in Kenton county for Congress
man, in the Sixth (Carlisle) Kentucky dis
trict were counted at Independence, Ky.,
and abont one-third of tbem were fonnd to
be rough edged and perforated. The Re
publican committee protested against the
counting of them. 601 of those ballots
were cast in Campbell county and the Re
publicans protested against tLem being
coanted. These ballots were distributed in
considerable numbers throughout the re
mainder of the district.
Serious Collision of Ocean Steamships—
One Founders---No Lives Lost.
A Collision Between two Steamships.
New York, November 11—The Cun
ard steamer Umbria collided with the
Fatire steamer Iberia, ^Iniut four miles
oil* Long Beach hotel, jnst beyond
Rockaway, Saturday afternoon. The Iberia
was badly damaged, having the whole
stern cat off, and the Umbria, after having
taken off her crew ot thirty men and lying
by the rojured ship all night, came up to
her dock lor repairs this morning at eleven
o'clock. AYheu she left the Iberia she was
sinking rapidly at the stern anil looked as
if she would go to tbe bottom before noon.
The Umbria was injured but sligntly aud
came back to her uock merely as a precau
tionary measure. According to the agent of
the line, all the mark she bore of the ugly
wouuu she gave the Iberia was a rugged
edged hole in the collision bulkhead.
In its largtsi dimensions it is about 6x3
feet. The hole is abatt of the extreme
bow and at its lowest point about five feet
above the water line. This is on the star
board side. A small hole was also punched
in the plate on the port side directly oppo
The Cunard folks tell the following
story : The Umbria left her dock Satur
day morning at 10:45 o'clock with 215
cabin passengers, 69 intermediate passen
gers aüd 429 steerage. Sandy Hook was
reached at 12:12 p. in., and the pilot left
at 12:30 without incident. « The weather
was t'cggy and was growing thicker all the
time. At 10:10 the ship was slowed down
on account of the thick fog.
About five minutes later a steam whistle
was beard on what appeared to be the
starboard bow. Capt. McMicken was ou
tbe bridge. As the whistle seemed to be
growing nearer the engines were stopped
altogether. Almost the next moment a
strenge steamer was een directly across
the bows, the head pe.ntiDg to the north
ward. The Umbria's engines were im
mediately ordered reversed at full speed,
but that did not prove enough to neu
tralize the headway and tbe Umbria
struck the stranger on her port quarter,
carrying away a portion of her stern. Or
ders were immediately given to lower
boats and make au examination of the
Umbria, which was done, with the result
as given already. Tbe two steamers drifted
apart and lost trace of each other for full
twenty minutes.
Shortly after getting nearer, the first
officer of the crippled steamer got aboard
His name is QuJlot. He said the name of
his ship was Iberia, of the Fabre line. The
Iberia had saried from the Persian gulf* on
Sept. 21st with a cargo of dried fruit, hides
aDd coffee. There were thirty men in the
crew, including the officers. The Iberia
had met with an accident to the machin
ery and had been laying to make repairs
for abont thirty hours. She had just got
under control when the accident occurred.
The Iberia was a steamer of about 1,000
tous register and belongs in Marseilles,
France. It being in the middle of the day
there was great excitement among the pas
sengers on the Umbria.
The blowing ot the whistle of a strange
steamer had put everybody on the qui vive
to see whence the sound came from and
when the Iberia loomed up out ot the fog
the excitement grew intense among the
seven hundred passengers. The men were
at once put work on repairing the damage
done to the Cunaider. It was an all
night's job. A plate of Bheet iron five
eighths of an inch thick will be placed
over the hole which will be filled with con
crete, making the steamer as strong as
ever. Capt. McMicken thoroughly ex
hausted, went to bed when the Umbria
was docked. At noon tomorrow the Um
bria expects to continue her voyage.
of Ocean Ships in Col
London, November 13.—Considerable
wreckage and a number of bodies have
been washed ashore between Looe and
Polperro, in Cornwall, daring tbe last day
or two. One body has been identified as
that of Captain Weyer, of tbe German ship
Theodore Rnger. Articles that have come
ashore have also been recognized as be
longing both to that vessel and the Canard
steamer Nantes, with which the Theodore
Rnger came in collision 36 miles off the
Lizard. There is no doubt of the total
loss of both vessels with most of the crew
of the Nantes and part of the other ship's
crew. The survivors who lauded at Trou
ville include sixteen of the Theodore 11 ug
er's and two of the Nantes' crew. It is be
lieved all others went down with the
Killed by Dynamite.
Pittsburg, November 12.—A Commer
cial Gazette , Bradford, Pa., speeial says:
Cbas. Benson, a Swede, who had charge of
dynamite, used in blasting rocks on the
new lumber road near Kettner, was dry
ing ou t the stuff at a fire to-day when it ex
ploded and his head was blown off. Two
Italians were badly injured. Both men
were found several hundred feet away.
Suffocated by Gas.
Chicago, November 12. —A yonng con
pie registered last nigbt at the Harwell
House as Charles Pnnlsen and wife, of
Milwaukee. At noon to-day upon break
ing open tbe door the man was found dead
and the woman unconscious. It is not
known whether the gas was allowed to es
cape with suicide intent or by ignorance.
Milwaukee Blaze.
Milwaukee, November 8.—This morn
ing the building occupied by the whole
sale grocery house of Jacob Wellauer was
gutted by fire. Loss, $300,000; insured.
Three firemen narrowly escaped death by
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Lancaster, Pa., November 7.—A nest
of faur boilers at the Lancaster Chemical
Works, in this city, exploded this even
ing, killing John Reidel and injuring
Alonzo Hambright, Michael Dorr and Geo.
Smith. _ _
Destructive Fire.
London, November 7.—A dispatch from
Melbourne announces that a fire to-day
destroyed a whole block of buildings at
Brokerhill, causing a loss of $100,000.
Paper Mill Burned.
Indianapolis, November 8 .—The paper
and bag mills of the Indianapolis company,
of South Bend, were burned thil afternoc x.
Loss $200,000.
Bnrned to Death.
Utica, N. Y., November 11.—Frederick
Knorr, wife and eleven year old daughter,
Anna, perished in their burning dwelling
at Vernon Center at 11 a. m. today.
Writ Denied.
Washington, November 12.— The-Su
preme Court of the United States denied
the application for a writ of habeas corpus
in the case of David S. Terry, of California,
convicted of contempt of court for a vio
lent scene, in which he and his wife at
tacked the officers of the coart.

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