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RANCIE OF THERMOMETER
The thermometer ranged as follows at
Tlie Times office yesterday: 9 A. M-. "3"
12 IS... 5S; S P. M., t?; 6 P. ?., "?S: ?> ?- ?.?
G?*.?: 3*: niidnicht, 4S. Average, 01.1.
VOL 16 KO, 232
RICHMOND. VA. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 5. 1901
TV EATH?f? FORECAST.
Forecast for Tuesday and Wedn?i**ay?
Virginia?Fair; colder Tuesday: Wed?
ne.sday fair: winds mostly iresh northerly.
Xorth Carolina?Fair Tuesday. co!de*?
in central and eastern portions; Wednes?
day fair, fresh northerlyjwlnds.
PRICE TWO CENTS
ALL ARE READY
FOR THE FRAY
Battle of the Ballots to
WILL WIN IN A WALK.
Democrats Confident, But Urge
CAPTAIN WILLARD'S FINE SPEECH
He Closes His Canvass in This City, and Has
a Splendid Reception?Good Vote is Ex?
pected To-Day?Little Betting oa
and Doherty Arc Happy.
Campaign Partios Shots.
One of the most spirited and interesting
campaigns ever fought out in Virginia
?ulosed la.'^? night, with every indication of
a splendid Democratic victory to-day.
Prom sun up'this morning to sui: clown
this evening, the noiseless, bloodless bat?
tle of the ballots will rage In every pre?
cinct in the State and to-night the wires
will carry the message to tne world that
Virginia is again Democratic by some?
thing like 25,??) majority and that the
while man's party will control both
branches of tlie next General Assembly.
The lwlls wiil open throughout the State
?at l'.:4'J A. M.. and close at S:0S P. M.
Tiie wither, according to forecasts,
will be threatening. Upon wea.ther con?
ditions d<-pei.".ls largely the size of tho
vote and both sides claim that they ?ivould
protit by rain.
The Democratic managers never closed
a campaign with brighter hopes of victory.
The Republicans do not expect more than
a fair sprinhling of members in the Gen?
eral Assembly, chiefly from UN South?
west. This is all they will get, according
to the outlook, whatever may be their
The election to-day is for Governo?-,
Lie utenant-G?vernor, Attorney-General.?,
twenty-one Senators and one hundred
n?fn?l."ers of the Douse of Delegates.
HAS BEEN A SPIRITED CANVASS.
The campaign has been one of much
Ore and spirit and has sometimes bor?
dered on the hitter. The Democrats
have made a short, sharp battle, and it
has been very effective.
Chairman. Ellyson was happy last
night. He had fought a good light -arid
after devoting the last day to giving
linai instri-ctici.s to his lieutenants all
akng tlie lines, he calmly and serenely by
awaits the result, absolutely confident of
Mr. Montague closed the Canvass at
Gloucester Courthouse yesterday, and is
?t>? Jiying across the county toward
Danville to cast his vote. Mr. Swan?
son :irc-d the tina! shot at Alexandria, and
is making iu the same direction, as his
successful "opponent, for he nomina?
tion, and to-day in the same great county
.if ?Pittsyivani.-i. they will cast identical
?ballots for tiie same candidates.
Captain Willard closed up his cam?
paign here and left on an early train
for Fairfax. Senator Jeliries, who i-poke
with Captain Willaid at Isle ot Wight,
passed through the city, and left for his
home, in Culpeper, on the sanio jaraiu
with Caiptain Willard. Major AndJerson
closed his campaignat Lexington, where
he will vote to-dav. /?, ?*.:,
WHO THE CANDIDATES AUE.
The Democratic ticket in the Held for?
Siate officer to-day is;
A. J. MONTAGUE, of Danville;
JOSEPH E. WILLARD, of Fairfax;
WM. A. ANDERSON, of Rockbridge;
Following is the Republican ticket:
I. HAMPTON HOGE, of Roanoke, Va.;
H. YV. DICKINSON, a? Russell;
?. LAWRENCE GbRONKR. of Norfolk.
There art three other tickets in? the
ield. tsut they are not expected to catch
aiaiiy votesi. They are "Prohibition, So
'.?al Democratic and Socialist Lalior.
The -cities, tlie. black belt a.nd Pied
nont are expected to give heavy Demo
?.ratie majorities. Colonel ?Hoge will
??robal/iy carry the Ninth District b\? a
?arrow ?majority, and will get some other
?raiterir.g strength, mainly in Uie Val
r.'>\ Mieclde^targ and Norfolk county
nay zo for him. but no one expects him
.. come auywh'.ro near the wire on the
The voting to-day will be under the?
i'alton-Parker chction law, and voters
ro required to scratch the names of all
i" candidates for whom they do not d'e?
tre 10 vote, and to make the' ballot valid
eyond question the. pencil mark should
menu through at least three-fourths of
Je name scratched.
A SWEEPiNG CHANGE.
A most remarkable change has taken
lace in the situation in the"? .State within
je past three weeks. At one time it
??iked as though there was trouble ahead
ir the Democrats, but Mr. Ellyson ral
rd his forces with splendid effect, and
?r tlie past ten days the very pick and
ower of the party has been on the
.-ump. Voters who reside in other sec
ons of the State, but who are employed
, this city, ieft here in droves yesterday
>r their homes, and will cast their bal?
te for the ticket to-day. Among these
ere State officers, college students and
?borers, and majorities will be swelled'
?? their votes in many sections ot the
-.p.te. According to the most reliable
(recasts Democrats may expect their
u.te ticket to land safely to-night, and
good working majority in both branches
G the General Asscmblv.
FINAL RALLY HELD HERE.
ipt. Willard, Messrs. Folkes and Montague
tit Old Market Hall.
?The Democratic campaign was closed
'??? .ast night wiih a splendid rally at
*\ Market Hall in the presence of a
rge audience, with Captain Joseph E
illard. of Fairfax, candidate /or U-u
nant-Governor, as tho principal speaker
?hairman James P. Doherty ?tiled the
veunc to order at S o'clock and Hon
lanes M Wallace, Jr.. was called upon
introduce the speakers.
,-aptuiu Willard was In flne trJm .vnd
i-le an excellent speech, which was .?*?
? loudly cheered, after which Mr ]>- j"
untaffue and Hon. K. (.'. Folkes modo
?rt addresses, in which they urged ihat
? Democrats turn out in full force to
the meeting was a very successful one.
and all the speakers were Often cheer-id
by their hearers. Some of those on the
stage were: Capt. Cunningham Hall,
Hon. Julian Bryant, Mr. W. H. Mullen.
Chairman Doherty, Messrs. IT. M. Tyler,
Fairfax Montague, and J. J. Lynch.
CAPTAIN WILLARD FIRST.
Captain Joseph E. Willard was the lirst
speaker, and he was greeted by a round
of applause as he came forward, being
presented in a brief but eloquent speech
by Mr. Wallace. Although Captain Wil?
lard has spoken nearly every day for the
past month, and was travel-worn, having
come up from Isle of Wight Courthouse,
where he spoke yesterday, he was in good
voice and spoke with great force and
He dwelt briefly in his opening remarks
, upon national issues, and showed that
tho cotyitry had always had to turn ulti?
mately to the Democratic party when
| pure and economical administration of na
? tional affairs, was needed.
He scored the Republicans for breaking
faith with the Porto Ricans on the tariff
question, and showed that their record
was not straight on finance and other
great issues, and then he passed to an
.able discussion of home matters, inter?
spersing his remarks with timely- anec?
dotes, which kept his audience in close
touch .with him from ihe start.
HAS A CLEAN SHKK?.
In discussing State issues- Captai?}; Wil?
lard took up the administration 01.- gov?
ernment by the Democrats In the past
sixteen years, and showed that it had
not only" been conducted upon a business
basis, but that it had been remarkably
free from scandal, KO.000,000 having been
collected and disbursed, and only about
$1.500 having gone astray.
He showed that the party had taken
the insane from tbe jails and prison
houses, where they were placed under
the Mahone regime, and put them in
comfortable hospitals and that it had
annually increased the comforts of these
unfortunates, as well as those of tlie
deaf, dumb and blind of the State.
He ?-aid it had built new school houses
and provided better teachers and longer
terms and had cared to the.best of the
State's ability for the old maimed- and
disabled Confederate soldiers and their
widows. It had done'these things in
sixteen years, and when it came into
power the treasury was impoverished,
the debt unsettled, and the State's bonds
practically worthless. Her bonds were
now eagerly sought, her debt was set?
tled, and taxes had been lowered from
fifty cents to forty cents on the *>l'JU
worth of property.
I'Kjrt SOME REFORMS.
Coming to some of the reforms promised
in the Norfolk platform, Capt. Willard
emphasized that of the employers' liabili?
ty - ., and ueclaxed it to be the purpose
of the party to pass it at the coming ses?
sion of the -l?gislature.
ile said the public schools were to be
made even, more efficient and that the
party would do even better things for the
old soldiers of the State, to whose valor
and high character he paid a splendid
tribute. Industrial schoois he said would
be established and every facility would be
given for tne education of the young of
the State at public expense. He declared
that the party whose cause he was help?
ing to lead had-never betrayed the peo?
ple, and that with its splendid record for
honesty and conservatism, it had a right
to ask the people to continue it in power
for four years more.
WAS HUT ON HOGE.
Capt Willard was severe in his strict?
ures upon . the nominees of the' Repub?
lican party, and said tuat no speakers
were supporting them on the stump save
Federal office-holders and those who ex?
pected to get a seat at the pie counter in
In' referring to Colonel Hoge's trans?
continental trip when he started to Amoy,
China, Captain Willard said the Republi
(Continued on Second Page.)
The Postoffice at South Hill?Thirteen
Hundred Dollars Behind?The
Amount Made Up.
(Spteial Dispatch to The Times.)
BOYUTON, VA.. Nov. '.-United-States
Postoffice Inspector Bulla visited the pevst
ofiice at South Hill, a town in the east?
ern section of Mecklenburg, on Friday,
and found (the matter of the office in a
very ;bad condition. There was a short?
age of some *?1,S00. Mr. W. W. Warren
was deputy postmaster, and had charge
o? the financial department of the office.
Mr. Joo ?Pace is the postmaster, and
intrusted almost tlie enire management
?of the office to his deputy, iu whom he
seems to have hud implicit faith. Mr.
Warren is lure to-day, and has paid to
the inspector the sum of ?1,0C0 of the
money, and claims that the balance of
some ?300 is due Mr. Joe Pace, -the post?
master. Mr. Warren, has hesa'-bn?-ed.to*-.
appear before the United States Court at
Norfolk by United States Commissioner
John W. Duggen.
Mr. Warren is a young man well con?
nected, and his friends at South Hill nil
lied to his assurance and helped him to
pay the money.
Inspector Rulla visited the office in this
place on Saturday and paid a high com?
pliment to the management of the post
office. He said it was one of the best
managed offices in the State. Ex-Judge
Cuas. Alexander is ...e postmaster and
Mr. E. L. Toone oeputy
The office here has increased in l?ie vol?
ume of business in the past few years
to a wonderful extent. Its business now
entitles it to be classed ->?..? the Presiden?
tial appointment and will doubtless be
made one at ars early day.
Postoffice Inspector Bails, and Deputy
Marshal Rendit returned last night trom
Mecklenburg and reported to United
States Marshal Treat the state of affairs
found at South Hill. In speaking of the
case, their statement was practically the
same as the above special.
MR. GILLIOT HERE.
Tobacco Man of London, EnglanJ, Pays a
Visit to Rich mo no.
Mr. E. A. Gilliot, of. the firm of John
K. Gilliot -and Sons, tobacco commission
merchants, of London.. England, was in
the city a few days ago. He spent the
first part of last week in Richmond as the
guest of Mrs. James T. Cary. on south
Fifth Street, and left about Thursday for
Louisville. Ky. ; Clarksville, Tenu., and
other places. ?
Mr. Gilliot. so far as eouid be learned
is in this country looking after his trade
here. Gilliot and Sons Is one of .ne
largest and most influential concerns in
the British Isles, and has houses at sev
veral points. London and Liverpool are
the centers of the firm's business. .
RETURNS TO BE DISPLAYED
BY THE TIMES TO-NIGHT.
The Times will make to-night the most complete display of the election returns ever given in Rich?
mond and invites all its friends to .come down to the Capitol Square and learn, the news; Our arrangements
for getting the returns are complete, our facilities are the best, and our preparations for the display of the
bulletins are, as in former years, unexcelled. . . I
With special correspondents in every section of Virginia and in other States, the full service of the
Associated Press and the bulletin service of both telegraph companies, The Times will be' able to present
reliable information to its friends .as promptly as any newspaper in America.- Whether you are interested
in the resuft in Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Nebraska, Missouri, or other
States, Th? Times will give you the news promptly. . * .
The returns will" be displayed on a large screen erected to the north of The Times Building and all our
friends are invited to come down to the Square and see them. The display will begin about 8 o'clock.
Dispelled Apathy as
Mist Before the Sun.
Senator Martin Speaks Again at
TELLS OF PARAMOUNT ISSUES.
Congressman Flood and Rev. A, P. Fuakhouser,
Postmaster of Harrisonburg, Have a Joint
Debate of Two Hours at Lexington.
\Y. A. Anderson Also Speaks.
Col. Hoge Talks Four Hours.
Keiused to Divide Time.
(Sp?cial Dispatch to The Times.)
GLOUCESTER, va., Nov. 4.?The po?
litical apathy which had settled upon
Gloucester like a pall disappeared to-day
llke a mist before a rising sun, when At?
torney-General A. J. "Montague arose to
address the vast crowd which assembled
to do honor to the people's canaidate for
The very presence of this bright, mag?
liette, hopeful man awoke the slumbering
patriotism of the rank, and i..e of Glou- ?
center- .? -
Mr. Montague confined himself strictly
to the State issues. He drew a preture
of the Commonwealth during the short
administration of the Republicans; ?
showed bow schools were mismanaged,
tne hospitals neglected an uche judges
(Republican appoint?es) were in instances
impeached, and in contrasts showeu
enormous . improvements unUer Demo?
"Mr. "Montague then touched on the pub?
lic school and showed the negro import?
ance of trained labor, showing them their
opportunity .11 that direction.
Speaking of good roads he said it was.
an historical fact that great people had
Mr. "Montague in a very fine way show?
ed how intelligent public sentiment and
not officials governed this country; that
an honest, intelligent, pure constituency
made a strong executive, and that the
people's opportunities in this direction is
at the primaries.
Mr. Montague spoke handsomely of t.??*
Constitutional Convention, ana contrast?
ed, it favorably with the three preceding
conventions, noting that nine months' tim
was consumed ivy tne convention in 1S51.
Then came the race question. It rarely
falls to the lot of an audience to hear
anything finer than Mr. Montague's ti.?.
ute to Anglo-Saxon.
ADVICE TO Nl.r-.ROES.
His advice to the negro was io make
friends with him and let social equality*
alone, and ae spoke most strongly of the
evils of the fifteenth amendment. Amidst
a long and loud applause the next Gov?
ernor of Virginia closed his speech.
Loud calls were then made for Mr.
Boyd Scars, of Mathews county, wno did
not respond, as ho will speak to-night at
It is estimated that more than a thou?
sand persons heard the speech.. Many
colored people were In the audience and
Tells of Paramount Issues and Democratic
(Special Dispatch to The Tiices.)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Nov. '.-This
being court day, a large crowd was in the
city and many of to-morrow's voters gath?
ered in the courthouse to hear Demo?
cratic speaking by Senator j.bornas S.
"Martin and Mr. J. S' Chapman.
Mr John S. Chapman was introduced by
Chairman AV. R. Duke, and made a stirr?
ing appeal to the Democrats to turn out
After explaining the enforced absence
of Congressman ?.ay. on account of sick?
ness, Mr. Duke introduced Senator Thom?
as S. Martin.
Senator Martin repeated what he had
said in his speech in this ccy Friday eve?
ning, and wliat he has frequently ex?
pressed in the newspapers, .that he had
been prevented from taking as prominent
part i? this campagli as he would have
liked. He spoke in strong terms in ad?
vocacy ?f Montague. Willard and Ander?
son and said that the .?ope of the Re?
publicans that any advocates of Mr.
Swanson's nomination would not cordial?
ly support. Mr. Montague was ridiculous.
Mr. Swanson had tried to beat Mr. Mon?
tague for the nomination and -ha. he
won, -s friends would have expected the
same hearty support that his friends will
certainlv accord to Mr Montague.
Senator Martin pad a graceful tribute
to the nominees of t-.e Democratic party
and urged their peculiar fitness for the
positions for which they have been
The Senator then ii?*, up the question
of the Constitutional Convention, and de?
clared that it was called for ...e purpose
of 'eliminating'th? ignorant and vicious
neg**o voters sind reduction of State ex
icnses. There are other important ques?
tions, J.e said, but these two are tho !
paramount ones. He ridicule. ie h.va of
tne Republican party feeling any anxiety
about the suffrage of poor white Demo?
crats. He answered iu detail and with
strong arguments the criticisms made
against the constitutional Convention. If
the ?---publicans arc put intp power now
they w-.l put into jeopardy all the work
o ..ie convention. Is there anytning in
the theories or personnel of-the Republi?
can party to justify such a confidence? .
Messrs. Wm. H. Boaz and; J. It. Lind?
say followed Senacor Martin;in short, but
Flood Meets Funkhouscr Before a Big Crowd.
W. A. AidersonSpeaks.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
LEXINGTON. VA., Nov. 4.?The politi?
cal canvass closed here to-day with a
flourish. Although it began raining early
in the day, there was a big crowd in town,
this being November court and the last
speaking of the campaign.
The Democrats accepted' a challanga
from the Republicans for joint discus?
sion, and H. D. Flood, of Appomattox.
Congressman from tho Tenth District,
and Rev. A. P. Funkhouser, postmaster
at Harrisonburg, for two hours discusseci
the situation from their respective party
The speaking took place in the court?
house, which was packed with both par?
ties, a few ladies heing in the audience.
Mr. Flood led off and in a digniiied and
eloquent speech presented the claims of
the Democratic party, with its splendid
record of past achievements, and asked
to bo continued in office.
He reviewed the politics of the Read
juster party, and said when the Demo?
crats succeeded that party sixteen years
ago State bonds would hardly bring 50
cents on the dollar, while,, now,? under
Democratic rule, they were selling at 9G
cents. He touched upon the public school
question, and showed that the Democratic
party had put the system into ropcration
in 18T0, while ? the Constitution provided
for it six years later. ..f-irtte that .time
his party had fostered p?b?d "ree 'educa?
tion, and had. even contributed of- their
property for the education o? negro chil?
He also asserted that the Democratic
party had always! protected the farmer,
the mechanic, and all kinds of industrial
industries. He closed by paying a tri?
bute to the State and legislative ticket,
and urged every Democrat to do his duty
on the 'morrow-. Mr. Flood's speech elic?
ited much applause.
REV MR. FUNKHOUSER.
' Mr. Funkhouser followed in a speech
that .was well received by the Republi?
cans. He began by saying that he was
not hero ?o measure lances, nor to dis?
cuss ancient questions, as his friend had
done, but he desired to discuss the ques?
tions of the present. He stud Mr. Flood
had. a good memory for figures, but he
forgot to say that the readjusters had
forced a settlement of the State debt.
He declared?1 that if Virginia was not
prosperous it was not due to natural
resources, but to bad government. He
next spoke of the race issues, and de?
clared that the reason of Democratic
strength in the eastern counties was due '?
to cheating the negroes out of their
l?e then rung the changes on the Con?
stitutional Convention, and said that if
the Democrats would steal a negro's vote
they would" not hesitate to break a pledge
or steal anything? else. At the conclusion
of Mr. Funkhouser's address large num?
bers of the Republicans left the hall.
Major William A. Anderson, nominee for
Attorney-General, followed in a thought?
ful, scholarly address. He was received
with great enthusiasm by his friends of
the town and county. Tho following
points were presented by Mr. Anderson
and illustrated and elaborated:
The main question to be decided by the
election was whether the people would
turn out the party whose representatives
had,? during ^sixteen years, proved them?
selves to be'the faithful, homst and effi?
cient servants of the people, and during
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
IN NEW YORK
John Armstrong Chanler's Former
Wife Declines to Discuss
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.? The Princess
Troubetzkoi, former Amelie Rives Chan?
ler, wife of John Armstrong Chanler,
who recently escaped from Bloomingdaie
and is now trying to establish his sanity
in the courts, reached New York this
afternoon, accompanied by her husband,
Prince Thierrc Troubetzkoi. "We have
been in Switzerland," said? the Princess,
"and expect to remain in New York
about four months. We are going to
the. Park Avenue Hotel now, but my
husband la going to take, a studio, and
we may take an apartment later." Prin?
cess Troubetzkoi was asked what she
thought of the attempt of her former
husband to prove that he had been un?
justly confined in an insane asylum. "1
am not familiar with the details of the
case," she replied, "and I must beg to
to excused from saying anything about
it." . ?
Urjed to Run.
Mr. Thomas Wesley, a Jefferson Ward
merchant, is being urged by his friends
to run for tlie Common Council. He will
probat?'.}? be induced to enter the race.
?N'NEW YORK FIGHT
Tammany and Fusionists
ODDS ON SETH LOW.
Notwithstanding Any Claims Election
Will Probably be Close.
MUCH DOUBT AS TO MARYLAND
^ew Election Law Disfranchising IUiterat-*?
Nagro Voters Has Both Sides Guess?.
ing?There Will Be Much Chat
langing in Kentucky?Little
Interest in Mls
s i s s i ? ? i .
(Toy Associati?!] Presa 1
NEW* YORK, Nov. 4.?At midnight to?
night?six hours before the. opening of cite
polls?both sides in the municipal contest
were claiming the victory. The most
strenuous talk came from the Fusion lead?
ers, who were more in evidence at their
headquarters than were the Democrats at
theirs?the latter after the distribution of
campaign funds in the afternoon having
hurried to their several election precincts
to give their last orders to their follower?
John A. Mason, of the Shepard head?
quarters, said he felt confident of the
result, and placed the Democratic candi?
date's majority at 40,000.
During the late afternoon Set h Low,
.the Fusion candidate, at his own head
quarters,' said: "1 think things could not
look more rosy." And added: "This has
been a most interesting campaign. The
light is now over, and no matter who ?s
elected, I am sure that the city will ?probt
by the- agitation of the questions which
have, been the main issues of the cam?
Robert C Morris, chairman of the Re?
publican Campaign Committee, stuck to
his estimate of 70,000 for Mr. Low. Ed?
ward 3?T. Shepard said this evening that
he had no particular statement to make
and nothing to say of the campaign be?
yond what he had already said and no is
sues to discuss any further than he had
already discussed them.
If the betting on the result is any indi?
cation as to what the count of "ballots will
show, the Fusion candidates seem to have
the better of it by a shade. Laie to?
night wagers were laid at 10 to 7 on Low
and the rest of the city ticket.
IN* THE COUNTY.
There is not the same confi.ienr-re on the
Fusion side as to the county tick-t, and
predictions are made that all the candi?
dates on the Democratic county licket in
New York county will be elected with
the possible exception of Robert A. Van
AVych, for justice of the Supreme Court.
who has had to bear the brunt of tre
attack and Henry ??. Unger, for dis-'
trict attorney. (
Possibly on account of the whirlwind
campaign he has made, William Travers
Jerome. Fusion candidate for thi i cilice.
was getting the beneiit of priiibttons that
he would run ahead of his t??;cet, but the
betting odds favored Mr. Unger.
RicliardCroker and John Carroll late
to-night were positive ot t-'ie' election of
the entire Democratic e. t'y and county
tickets. Mr. Croker also claimed that
Kings county would go Damncrati??, while
Liutenant-Gcvernor Wo o?irir.fi tini Ott.i
Kemper ta?tfed ?f 10,000 and 25,000 respec?
tively for the Fusion candidates in that
county. These estimates on the Brooklyn
vote were the one discouraging feature
in the Fusion campaign. The biggest es?
timates made by the ?'"usionists are based
on a 25,000 majority for the Fusion ticket
In Brooklyn. None of the Fusto ? lead?
ers agree on the majority that the. r'ty
ticket will have in- Manhatt-ii riird the
At the Democratic Club to-night Brook?
lyn was claimed for Shepard and* the
Democratic ticket by 1*0,000 majority.
Queens county was claimed by 15.000
majority and Richmond by 10,000. making
the total majority claimed by the Dem?
ocrats at the Democratic Club 45.500.
????,?, LIKELY BE CLOSE.
Notwithstanding the claims of the
Fusionists the election will likely be a
very close cue. Both sit?'es are counting
on independent \-oters.
Superintendent of Elections McCul
lagh adc?ressed another, letter to Police
Commissioner Murphy.- in which he fur?
nished ? long list of election precincts in
which he claimed frauds would -be . at?
tempted. Mr. McCulIagh told Colonel
Murphy that when the. State ?'eputi?s
made arrests to-moirow there persons ar?
rested \vould be turned over to the police?
men at the polls, and Colonel Murphy was
requested in the letter to issue prtlers to
the police to at once take such prisoners
to the nearest magistrate. There was a.
feeling- of fear to-night that before elec?
tion day was over there would be frequent
clashes between the State deputies and
BIG FUND DISTRIBUTED.
Following a time-honored custom the
district leaders of Tammany gathered at
Tammany Hall to-dav and received the
money for the payment of poll watchers
and to meet the other expenses inciden?
tal to the election to-morrow. It was
stated on good authority that between
?700.C00 and ?&00,C?00, was set aside for ..??
purpose and that about $500.00.1 of this
money was disbursed during the day. It
was said about $?50,000 was sent to
Brcoklyn to help th.? organization there.
Greater Interest in Legislative Than Guber
nator al Contest.
COLUMBUS, OHIO. Nov. I.?State of?
ficers and members of the Legislature
will be elected in Ohio to-morrow. There
is, perhaps, greater interest in the result
of the legislative ?contests than in the
gubernatorial e??ction from the fact that
the men ehoosen to-morrow will elect a
successor to United States Senator Jos?
eph B. Forfiker. .Advices from different
parts of the State to-night indicate great
interest manifested in the election for
members of the House.
During the campaign Senator Forster,
who is a candidato for re-election, -and
Senator Hanna. have appeared repeatedly
cii the same platform and co-operated
with Chairman Dick for both the State
and legislative tickets. It is reported
that" Congressman Dick, who has been
chairman of the State Committee for
many years, is likely to be the Re?
publican candidate for Governor two
The vote to-morrow will bo compared
with that fcr Governor two years ago.
when 920.000 votes were cast. Governor
Nash (Republican), then had a plurality
of -19.000 over John R. McLean (Dem?
ocrat). Two yeare ago 106,000 votes were
cast for Mayor Samuel M. Jones, of To?
ledo, non-partisan candidate, and 16.000
votes ' for other minor candidates. The
Jones vote of 1.S99 will materially affect
the comparisons, especially in Cleveland
and Toledo, as Jones their carried both
Cuyahoga and Lucas counties. In 1S9D
there were" 3.109 precincts in the State.
This year there are 3.251 precincts?. Both
sides to-r.ight repeat ' their previous
Tho betting ir. at various odds on the
Republicans, and mostly on the size of
plurality. The most spirited betting is
on the legislative results in Cuyahoga,
Franklin and other doubtful counties.
Cold weather continues throughout the
WILL CHALLENGE VOTES.
Republicans Charge Opponents With Illegal
(By Associated Pcess.)
LOUISVILLE, KY., Nov. 4.?It appears
to-night that the special feature of the
election in Louisville to-morrow, when a
mayor and full city and county and Iegis
tive tickets will be voted for, will be the
attempts of Republicans to challenge
Democratic voters whom they suspect of
being illegally registered". The managers
will have men at the polls in each precinct
with a list of names of persons whom the
Republicans allege are illegally registered.
They declare they will challenge the vote
of any person on the list who offers to
The Republican managers sent circular
letters through the mails to the persons
in question, and claim a larg?e number
were returned by the letter-carriers with
the endorsement that the person to whom
the letter was addressed was not to he
found at the address given; and as this
address was the address from which the
person in question had registered, the
Republicans regard tlie non-delivery of.
the letters as presumption of illegal reg?
istration. They threaten that if such per?
sons offer to vote they will be arrested.
The Democrats deny all charges of il?
legal registration and charge tlie Repub?
licans w-ith attempted intimidation. They
deny that any of the voters on the Re?
publican, managers' lists can be .arrested
for offering to vote, and say any chal?
lenged voter can by affidavit establish his
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AS TO THE FUTURE
People May be Called on to Bear
Greater Burdens and to Make
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON', r<ov. 4.?What is regarded as
an important announcement, preparing
the people of Great Britain for new taxes
and fresh loans, was made to-night by
the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, in a speech at Bris?
tol. After alluding to the enormous in?
crease In the ordinary expenditures of
the Government, he reviewed the war
taxes, and said the ever-increasing de?
mand on the National ' exchequer gave
reasons, for careful thought' and even
anxiety for the future.
"The cost of the war in South Africa
is enormous." said Sir Michael. *'It still
drags on. It may he. when next year
comes, that I may have to ask the peo?
ple of this country to hear even greater
burdens and to make even greater sacri?
VICTORY IN THE AIR.
Captain DIck Marshall Prevents Trouble at
(Special Disiiatcb to The Times.).
. NORFOLK. . VA., Nov. 4.?Th?; State
ticket will score a great victory in the
Tidewater section. .All the indications
point to this. It is not expected that the
meetings held late to-night by the Fusion
Faction ii* the county and by the Exe?
cutive Committee of the rival city fac?
tions vt ill influence -the result greatly, al?
though Trehy.is picked as the local vic?
The Fusion meeting in Portsmouth, to?
night threatened trouble, but it was
obviated by Captain Richard C. Marshall,
who quieted the crowd while interrup?
tions to speakers were in progress.
SEIZED THE CUSTOMS.
French Squadron is Reported to Have Reach?
(By Associated. Press.)
LONDON. Nov. 5.?The- Paris corres?
pondent of the Daily Mail, says he un?
derstands that dispatch?s have been .re?
ceived at the French capital announcing
that Admiral CaJllard's division of th-3
French Medi terr?nea ? squadron has ar?
rived and s!ized the customs.
Are the Train Robbers.
? (By Associativi Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4.?Four men,
???,?*.''?-501?? Charles Holmes, Frank Smi?
ley and William E. McKerncn. were ar?
rested here Saturday charged with being
confidence men. To-day the police re-,
ceived information that they are the
"Wagner, Mon., train robbers?. Affida?
vits have been made against the - men,
and they will he held awaiting further
advices from Montana.
TO THE POLICE
Bio- Tax Payers Uree In
crease of Pay.
!a STRONG PETITION.
len Representing Millions of Dollars
are the Signers.
THREE NEW STREET RAILWAYS
Franc hse for One Passed by the Council
Petitions for Two Others Were Submit??
ted?Traction Wants tfew Route to
Line?Mayor's iMessage as
to Mr. Epps.
Men representing millions of dollars"
worth of property in Richmond last night
sent a. petition to the Common Council
asking that the pay of all the police he
increased ten per cent. President Mor?
ris, of the. Chamber of Commerce, was
the -first signer. Colonel John B. Fur
cell, Mr. E. A. Catlin, andi Mr. Virginius
Newton, the three most prominent lead?
ers In the Good Government League a
few years ago, also signed the paper.
The petition was referred to the Financo
Committee insteadi of to the Committee
on Retrenchment and Reform.
The Council had a. 'very long session,
and many matters were disposed of. Tho
ordinance granting a franchise to tha
Citizens' Rapid Transit Company was
adopted. Petitions for two new street?
car franchises were presented. The Trac?
tion Company wants another route to
Oakwood and certain gentlemen are
anxious to operate a road from the
Union Depot to tho northern limits or.
The Carnegie Library matter was not
taken up on account of the absence ot
Mr. Caskie. who was too much indis?
posed to attend the meeting.
Mayor Taylor seht a message to the
Council in reference to the discrepancies
in the accounts of Mr. Cecil Epps, late
of the Gas Inspector's office, and an.
investigation was ordered to be made. .
THE SESSIO??; IN DETAIL.
The Council was called to order at 7:2?>
o'clock by President- Ebel. After the
minutes had been read and approved the
following members answered? dto their
?names: Messrs. Adams. Allen. Blanks.
Bloomberg, Camp, Cottrell. Curtis. Gar?
ber, Gibson. Olenn, Grimas. Gunst. HoO
' sen. McCarthy. Mills. Miner, Peters, Pol?
lock. Shea, Stein. Teefey. Wallerstsin.
West; Wiltshire, Williams, and President
The Committee on Streets made a re?
port recommending many improvements
to the public thoroughfares. Tlie ordi?
nance agreed, upon by the counsel of the
two railway companies, the City Engineer
and the City Attorney in reference to
the right of way of the cars was agreed
to without objection.
There was no objection to the. ordi?
nances allowing the Richmond Passen?
ger and Power Company to change cer?
tain of its routes under the plan of re?
habilitation of the Unes operated ;by
The resolutions reported by the Com?
mittee on Streets providing for street
improvement at the cost of abutting
property owners were adopted.
RAPID TRANSIT ORDINANCE.
The next matter to come up was tho
ordinance granting a franchise to true
Citizens' Rapid Transit Company (the
Jenkins' underground system'?. After tho
ordinance, as it came from the Commit?
tee on Streets, had been read about halt
way through, the further reading was
dispensed with on the motion of .Mr.
Pollock, who offered? a substituto which
the company desired passed'. ? One ot the
most important amendments in the sub?
stitute ordinance was to allow the com?
pany to charge tolls of vehicles crossing
the proposed -viaduct. Mr. ? Bloomberg
had an amendment adopted providing'
that the viaduct should be free to bi?
CONSENT OF PROPERTY OWNERS.
?'Mr. Bloomberg offered an amendment:
to subsection 2 of section 1 by adding
at the end thereof the following:
''But the privilege herein granted oi
constructing the \'iaduct,is upon the ex?
press condition that the said Citizens
Rapid Transit Company, before commenc?
ing the construction' of said viaduct?
shall procure from all abutting property
owners the right to occupy Marshall
Street from the western end of said via?
duct, at or near Thirteenth Street, to it.*
easteri' end, at or near Twenty-first
Street, by gift, purchase, condemnation,
or otherwise, and shall also pay to all
property owners ali cue-hi sums as shall
be ascertained will be due them for dam?
ages occasioned to their property b?
reason of the construction of said via?
This amendment was adopted by a votw
of 19 to 1. Mr. Garter succeeded In hav?
ing ar. amendment adopted providing thai
th?; con puny shall use the track of th*
Richmond Passenger and Power Company
on Denny Street.
The reading of this ordinance"consumed
nearly an hour and a half. There were
twenty-nine printed pages. Some slight
changes were made.
? OORDINA.VCE IS ADOPTED.
Mr. Gunst said he thought six mo:ith?i
an: ur.iisv-ally'Iong time to give the com?
pany within which to accept the ord?,
nance and to tile-its hond. and on his
motion, Mr. S. 1,. rCelley, counsel for th"?
con rany, was given the privilege of th?
floor. He said the time was fixed by
some member of the committee. Alt Its
company wanted was a reasonable? time
within which to begin work. Mr. Keiley
said the company had no objection to tha
time limit being cut down to a reasonable
Mr. Gunst offered an amendment to
make the time limit for the acceptant?
four months. He was the only member
w-h-> voted for the proposed. chang?, ?.
The ordinance was passed? without s
disenting vote. ".-**- --*?--"
It authorises the construction of a street
railway from the city limits at Broote
At, er.ue and Bacon Quarter Branch
th**6?gh the city to thj outskirts ot
Fulton with a viaduct over Marshall
Street. The viaduct is to be free to.
ped?ei.tnans and b'cyeli-ds and the com
panv is to have the exclusive use o? the
street-car tracks over- the viaduct. Werk
is to b??? commenced within twelve months
from the approval of the ordinance and
completed within two? years.
A report was received from the special
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