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$patrh rrno timeb founded i*&?. rilB DISPATCH KOIXNDHD 1860. WHOLE NUMBER 17,6_8 UICIIMONI"), VA-, TUEKDAY. SOVEMBEE 3, 1008 PRICE TWO OENTS, HOT FIEHT FOR BICHMOND VOTE Bryan and Taft Contest Com pletely Overshadows All Others in City. BOTH SIDES WORKING TO BOOST STAND1NG Representative Lamb Expectcd to Lcad Bryan, and Taft Will Run Ahead of Lucc for Congress ? Wlicrc People May Vote. Pol3? open nt ?i3S A. S3, und elone nt 5HO P. M. There nre tMcnly four votina preclncln ln Ihe ctty nf Itlchmond. The wcnlher prcrtictlon for elty nnd Mute to-duy In fnlr nnd wnrmer. The full qunlinrd vote ?t ?he clty Ir 34,28(1. F'Mir jeiirn 0(0 Hoonevell recelved 500 voten, na ngiilimt 8,741) for Parker. ln a letter to ele?-tlon Juilaen ye* 1,-nln? Jll(I_r witt etafed tlmt ln the iilmcnre of n voter'* name from Ihe printed HhU, ihP peaaeaflon of poll ttui receipt* niimt be Becepted n* on evldni.-.- of auullflcntloti. JikIbi Witt will be lu hl? otflce nll dny lo nettle dlnpute*. NOT alnce the stormy days of 1896 haa Itlchmond been ho stlrred up over a natlonal electlon, and every Indlcatlon points to a heavy vote to-day. The manngerB on both Bldea held flnal conferemes laat night, and are npparently ready for the t,attle of tho ballotB. Tbe yoiu wlll open at all the preolnct* ln the cltv and State at 6;3S A. M. and wlll Ctoae nt 5:10 P. M. Ordinarily this woubi mean a <juiek count of tbe returna, but the tb-ket to be voted Ia a long one. and inay re iiulre moro tlme than usual before tlie tcsults can bo accurately ascertalned. The 3_u_ea uml clerk- were Blven tbe poll books and other paraphernulia yeaterday, and they are all expected to report promptly at their respective preelncta. Tho contest here between Bryan and Taft has been splrlted from ?art. Indeed. it has OV6I :-i:ado'.ved all others. One has iieard but little e other candidates for the presl . and tbe flght for Congresa Ih un?-?ld?d between Captaln l.amb aml blB Republlcan competltor. Mr. John O. Luce, of Ooocliinnd. Captaln Lamb wlll run ahead of Bryan and l^uce behlnd Taft, aecordlng' to good judges of the sltuatlon. Most of the local bettlng !>, on tbe slzo of the Taft vote. Democrate, as a rule. ?ay It wlll not go over 1,000, while many of those who wlll support tbe Taft tlcket put It aa hlgh as 1,500. Much aetlvlty Ih ex pectad around the polls to-day, and both sides wlll une vehlclea to brlng i ut their frlsnda ln some of the more lnaccesslble precln, ts. The day ls a leKal holiday, and all the publlc offices, State and city, will be closed. There was a great exit of Htate ofhcials and employes from Rlch? mond yestorday, all those who hold their residence elsewhere havlng left. How lo Mnrk Ballot The manner of votlng- the long ticket Ih slmple enough when understood. Hero la a statement concernliiK that matter which ls fully explanatory: Do not loiirk ln nny wuy Ihe namea nf nny of Ihe elector* on Ihe ballot. The above in the inw wlth referenre tn mnrkine aallota In prenidentlnl electlon-. It inuy lnukc It plnlner to *tute it tfcnai Flrst, mark throiiKh Ihe nninc* of nll Ihe cnnuldiite* for I'reslileUt e_ cept the oue you nnnt lo vote for. Then mnrk ihronuli Ihe namea of nll the cHndldates tor Vlce-Prenldeut rxcept the one you want tn vote for. l'lu.-illy mnrk through Ihe nnmen of nll the candldutes for Congreas ex ecpt the one you want to vote for. That in all the innrklng you li.-ire to do. lt is contended by nearly all those who are well posted concernlng local political matters tbat to-day's vote will be largely ln excess of that caiit here in 1904, when Judge Parker re? celved 3,719 and Presldent Rooaevelt B89. ATumbcr Qunlificil. The fnll quantled vote of tho clty by preelncta follows: Clay Ward?Flrat. white, $30: ne? gro, 2. Second, v.-hite. 822; negro, 17. Thlrd, white, 796; negro, 1. Fourth, white, 740; negro, 27. Total, 3,265. Lee Ward?Flrst, white, 876; negro, ?. Second, white, C90; negro, ll!. Total, 1.707. Henry Ward?First. white, 496; ne? gro, 9. Second, white. 513: negro, 3. Tlilrd, white, 124; negro, _31. Total. 1,384. Monroe Ward?First, white, 514; ne? gro, 21. Second, white, 427; negro, 13. Thlrd, white, 366; nogro. 55. Fourth, white, 249; negro, 157. Total, 1,802. Madison Ward?Flrst, white, 660; ue gro, 89. Second, white, 420; negro, 7. Thlrd, white, 274; negro, 11, Fourth. white, 476; negro, 73. Totat, 1,960. Jefferson Ward?First, white, 571; negro, 10. Second, white, 655; negro, 15. Thlrd, white, 421; negro, I. Fourth, white, 586; negro, 50. Total, 2,312. Marshall Ward?Flrst, white, 557; negro, 53. Second, whlto, 751; negro, ?, Thlrd, white, 366; negro, 129. To? tal. 1,856. Grand total, 14,286. Where to Vote. There are twenty-four polling places In the clty, and they aro located as follows: Clay Ward. Flrst Precinct?617 West Main Street. Second Precinct?219 South llarrlson Street. Thlrd Precinct?301 South Laure! Street. Fourth Precinct?1S26 West Cary Street. I.ee Wnrd. First Precinct?1201 West Broad Street (sonthwest corner of Broad and llarrlson Streets). Second Precinct?608 West Broad Btroet. y Ilpnry Wnrd. Flrst Preolnct?5 South First Street. Second' Precinct?221 West Broad Btreet. Thlrd Precinct?503 Broolc Avenue 'Contlnued on Thlrd Page.) GIVE CASTRO TIME _ No niorknile of I'nrta I'nlll Reply lo I'llillllillllii Ih Itcei-ived. THE HAGIIE, November 2.?No blocknde of the porta of Voneztiela by the Notherlnnds government yet has been ordcred, nor wlll nny definlte actlon be taken until tlie government rocolves tho ofUclal text of Presldent Cnatrn's reply to the aecond Dutch note. Thla la expecterl to reacii here Novem? ber ?th. Aa has alrondy been Mtnted, however, Hollund la fully prepared for nny naval demonstratlon, Including n. blockade. that the elrcumatances may demand. The time flxed hy the aecond note of tlie Dutch government to Vonezueln, whlch has been regardc-d as an ultl matum, demnndlng tho revocatlon of the obnoxlous decree dlrected agalnst the trade of Curacao, explres to-day. AellrKy nt Curacao, WILLHM.STAD. CURACAO, Novnm her 2.?In vlew of Presldent Castro'a refusal to comply wlth the demanda Of the Dutch government regard Ing the decree of May i-ith prohiblting thi transhlpment in Curacao of good? deittned for Venestielan ports, the government of tbls lalanda la very ac tlvo al preaent, and seems to be pre parlng for actlon agalnst Vonezuela. Complete secreoy ia obaerved by naval offlcera and government employea. Prlvate advlces recelved here an nounce that the reply to the second Dutch note by tlie Venezuelnn govcrn theht was couclied ln very pollte tarnr and requestod Hollond to aend an ;>n voy extraordlnary to aettle the pend Ing <Ilaputes on amlcablo terma. The reply waa retnltted October 19th from La Qulra vla New York, and wlll reaeh llollnnri on November 6th. RAIDED GAME Ilroken ll<n l/.ontnl tinr nnd I'linclilng linK Excuse f?r Athletlc Club, WASHINOTON, D. C, November 2.? The Eastern Athletlc Club, located on the second floor of Noa. 908 and 910 Pennaylvanla Avenue, was ralded yes terday aa a gambllng club. Frank Foater, sald to be manager of the place, and Benjamln F. Marka, hla asslstant, forfelted $300 and $100, re apectlvely, ln the Pollce Court thla mornlng under chargea of permitting gambllng on the premlses. In a aecond charge agnlnst Foater? that of conductlng an unllcensed pool room?a plea of not gullty waa entered. Trlal by Jury waa demanded. The EaMer.i Athletlc Club, so called from the fact that there la a gymna alum In one of the smaller rooms equlp ped wlth a broken horlzontal bar, an aged punchlng bag and a number of Indian ctubs, haa been under susplclon of harboring a pokei* game, especlally Saturday nlghts, for some tlme past. The poUce have kept atrlet watch. They airapected a game was aetually In progress shortly after midnight Sat? urday. A raldlng party, headed by Lleuten ant Holllnberger and Sergeant Lee, with Pollcemen Howes and Haycock, i ntered the rooms of the club and found high-stake poker In progress. Some fift,-en or alxteen men were taklng a SUBMARINE BIDS Tlirce CnMpnnlea In Competltlnn fot Contract 4? Conatmrt Kiuhi. WASHJNGTON, D. C. November 2.? Blda were opened at the Navy Depart? ment to-day for the constructlon of elght aubinarlne torpedo boata, Ifor whlch Congresa haa approprlated $3. 500,000. There wero three biddera. The Klectrlc Boat Company. of Qulncv, Mass., bid for both boata of 435 tons dlsplacement from $411,000 to $144,000. according to the claaa and number ef boata bullt on the At'antlc coast. For constructlng the sarne boats on the Paclfle coast, thelr prices range from $448,000 to $161,000. tor a boat of 375 tons dtsplacement, thelr price ranges from $360,000 to $390,000, and for tho aame boata constructel on the Paclfle coast. from $388,000 to $103,000. The Lake Torpedo Boat Company. Of Bath, Mo., bid on boats of ."IS tons dfsplacement from $435,000 to $460.ono. the aame boats bullt on the Paclfle coast belng from $-182,500 to $500,000. On vessels of 410 tons dlaplacernent, the price was from $382,500 to $110,000 bullt on the Atlantic, r.nd from $425, oao to $135,000 on the Paclfle coast. The bid of the American Laurentl Company, of Phlladelphla, waa for one of two boata o:* 5;:; tons displacemont at $137,500. ARGUMENT C0MMENCES Caiira of Morae and Chirtia WIU Bc De clded on Wednesdny. NEW YORK, November 2.?An elec? tion day'verdlct by tho Jury whlch ia consldering the case of Charles W. Morae and Alfrcd H. Curtia, former of flcials of the Naelonal Bank of North Amerlca, on trlal in tho United States court here. charged wlth vlolatlon of the national banking lawe, waa render ed improbahle to-day. Some tlme was taken up with argumenta on various motlona and the beglnnlng of the sum ming up waa delayed. Tfho case ls not Ukely to go to the jury until Wed nesday. , _ The attorneys for Morae and Curtia uecured the diamlssal of the counta ln the indictment agalnst their cllents rn ferring to the Calvln Auatln loan of $100,000 in conitection wlth whlch mis approprlation had been charged. Charles E. Littlefield addressed the Jury in behalf of Morae and former Judge W. M. K. Olcott argued fot Curtls. . An adjournment was taken until to morrow. COTTON C0NFERENCE "Nlght Rldlng ln the South" to Bc ptscussed nt Conilng Meeting. ATLANTA, GA.. November 2.?Com? plete arrangements for tho cotton con ference of tho Southern Cotton Asso clatlon, to he held ln Memphls, Tenn., November 10th, 11th and 12th, wore announced to-nlght by Presidont Har vle Jordan. Among. the speakera wlll be Gover? nor M. R. Patterson, of Tennessee, and Presldent J, A. Taylor, of tho National Ginners' Aasociation, who wlll deliver an address on the subject, "Nlght Rld? lng ln the South." Other promlnent speakera wlll bc Governor Noell, of Miaslssippl; Hon. E. D. Smith, Florence, S. C.; Walter Clarke, of Jackson, Miaa., and W. P. G. Hardlng, preaident of tho First Na? tional Bank, of Blrmlngham. PURSUE 0UTLAWS Constabulnry Klll the Leader and Art Followlng Itest of Ilund. MANILA, November 2.?A force oi conatabulary from the town of lligan Bent ln pursuit of a band of Moro. whlch has beon raldlng plantatlons anc causlng other depredationa in tho pro vlnco of Mlzamls on Mlndanao Island overtook tho outlawa, killed tho lead or tu\d are followlng tho rest of thi band, according to a dlapatch recelvec hero to-day. This band haa caused much troublt In the provlnco and wlth Its capture 1 ls believed tjiat qulet wlll be.restorec ln that nart of Mlndanao Island. HIS LflST flPPEAL TO M jffiB Judge Taft Closcs Ilis Cam? paign in His Own State. / HE CLAIMS GOMPERS MISREPRESENTS HIM Says His Decisions on the Bench Should Be Read in Their En tirety and It Would Rc I'ound His Posi tion Is Cor? rect. YOUNOSTOWN, O., November 2.? Wllllam Howard Taft la now speedlng to Clnclnnatl to cast hls voto to-morrow. "Vote tho Republlcan tlcket and preservo prosperlty, protectlon to Amerlcan lndustries, buslness Integrity and the rights of labor." This was the message wlth whlch Mr. Taft finished hls flght. Tho close of the campaign ln thla clty to-nlght waa a. flttlng cltmax. The tlme spent by Judge Taft in Youngatown was crowded wlth politi? cal events. Three speeches were requlred of tlie candidate at the Park Theatre, the Grand Opera House and ln the publlc square. Precedlng these the candidate revlewed a parade mlles ln length, which was composed of many thou sand uniformed marchera. He waa then the guest of the promlnent Re? publicans at the Youngatown Club for a dlnner. The last day of the campaign wlt nessed an increase rather than a dimln islilng of the crowds and enthuslasm vvherever Mr. Taft went. Ueglnning hls work at Dunklrk, N. Y., this morn? ing, he addreased blg crowds at West fleld. N. Y., Brie, Pa., Ashtabula, Gar retavllle, Cleveland and Youngatown. The Cleveland meeting waa a mon ster affalr, and was preceded by a parade of many marchlng clubs, which was revlewed by the candidate, with Mra. Taft, who Joined him at Buffalo. He <.?.i". for Goniner*. Tho tremendoua meeting in the Cleveland Armory was preslded over by A. L. Faulkner. presldent of the Natlonal Order of Wlndow Glasa Makers. Judge Taft took advantage of the opportunlty to emphaslze, aa he has done throuchout tho day, that notwlthatandlng the oppoaltlon to hlm and the Republlcan party by Samuel ; Gompers, lf elected he wlll muintain i hls great sympathy for and Interest in j the welfare of organlzed and wnnr ; ganized labor whlch. he maintalns, hls ' prevloufl record sustalns. "I want to pay." he sald, "that it i does not make any difference how j much Gompers may mlsrepresent my , posltlon: it does not make any dtffer I ence how much he misrepresents the I posltlon of the Stlpreme Court of the ; Unlted States?I suppose I ought not I to feel hurt because I am runnlnj for j offlce. If thesp same gentlemen had i had the patience and justlce to read i my decisions when I was on tho bench ; nnd when I had not the sllghtest Idea i of ever yleldlng to tho weakness of I runnlng for the presldency, they would ! have found that I have not changed I from the princlples I stated then. I | have not turned nn Iota from the prln I ciples I there cstabllshed, and those princlples alone are the basis upon whlch tnidcs unlonlsm can flouriah in this country. "The questlon of to-day," he added, "ls how far Mr. Gompers Is able by deed of grant exeouted to transfer what he has not got. "Every attempt made by mlsrepre sentatlon and otherwlse aa to the at tltude of tho Republlcan party has been made to prejudlce the wage earner of this country agalnst the party and Its candidatea." Clalmn Telegrani Garbled. In this connection lt waa made known that Representatlva Burton had in formatlon from Danlel Keefe, presldent of tho Longshoremen's TJnlon, that a telegram published thia morning from John Mitchell to Samuel Gompers, In which Mr. Mitchell declares hlmself ln sympathy and accord wlth the pollcv of the Amerlcan Federatlon of Labor. Is garbled Inaamuoh as It leaves out two Important words. The tele? gram read: "Nonpartlsan political policy." This elty -was allve wlth political acttvlty throughout the day. Judgo Taft's three speeches here to nlght dealt largely wlth the labor questlon, and he emphasized his deniai of chnrges agalnst hlm of unfairness, and asserted his friendllness to labor. Hls speclal train left ehortly before 11 o'clock for Clnclnnatl. "When Mr. Taft stepped on the Park (Contlnued on Second Page.) m HELPED HIM DISP05E OF I00T Teamster Makes Full Con fession of Murder of His Half-Brother. HE LOVED HIS WIFE; KILLS WITH HATGH-ET jGuilty Pair Then Placcd the Body in a Dump Wagon and Dc posited It in Anothcr Sec? tion o? City?Dramatic Scene at Con fession. DETROIT. MICH, November 2.? John Kurka, a teamster, to dny made a dramatic confea alon of how he killed hls half brother, Anthony Schultz, a weeli ago and then hauled tho body ln hla dump wagOn acroas the clty to the spot In the 'vrestern outsklrta, where It was found. Tho confesaion waa made near the spot where the body waa found. The pollce had dressed Kurka ln the clothes he wore the mornlng of tho murder, mounted hlm on hla wagoo and had hlm drlvo acroas the clty from the Schultz home to the wooda to perinlt aevcral persons to Identlfy hlm, If posalble, as the. teamster thev had seen ln the nelghborhood lasr .Sunday. Murderer Confeaaea. After he had finlahed the gruesomc drlvo and had been Identlfled by sev? eral people, Kurka broke down a:u.' admltted that he killed hla half brother. He sald that Schultz and hla wlfe were quarrollng, and when hc lnterfered .Schultz attacked hlm. "Then I let hlm have lt with the hatchet." sald Kurka. 'His wife and I loved each other. and we wanted hlm out of the way. Mra. Schultz helped me put the body in the dump wagon, and I drove H away. 'I feel better now. I was haunted by Schultz's face ever since 1 killed hlm." ROOSEVELT HIT BRYAN Tom Johnaon Fnlla lo Kecp Penee Among the Meyer Trlplet*. CLEVKLAND. November 2.?The Meyer triplets, namert Theodore Roose velt. Wllliam Jennlngs Bryan and Tom L. Johnson. who galned much publlclty through the local papers because ol the recelpt of letters from thelr name sakea, all have the mumpa. The at tending physb'lan -?td that because of lack of prompt medlcal attenrior, the boys are ln danger. It was whon Mrs. Meyer explained why she had not called a phyalclan sooner that the humorous alde of the situation came out. Several days ago the threo boyt were playlng ln the back yard whon an altercatlon arose between Roose velt and Bryan. Roosevelt struck Bryan on the Jaw wlth a stlck. The next day Bryan's Jaws were swollen. Mrs. Meyer pald no attentlon, and aa a reault all three were expoaed and enntracted the mumpa. During the fracas Johnaon called tho mother in a hope to bring about peace. His caae ia the moat aorlous. TO ISSUE WARRANTS Three Hnndred WIU Be Swora Out To I)ny Agalnat One Iluiidred Nlght Hlder* UNION CITY, TENN.. November 2.? Upon the aflidavita of James S. Deaon relative of Captaln Qulnten Rankin Hlllaman Taylor, aon of Colonel R. Z Taylor. and J. C. Burdlck, owner ol the fiah docka at Samburg, which wer< once dostroyod by night riders, 30( Stato warrants for the arrest of 10( alleged nlght riders wlll be lssued to morrow by Juatlce R, Polk. Ono aet oi warrants charge murder ln the flrst de. gree, belng hased upon the kllllng ol Captaln Rankin. The second ael charge asaault wlth intent to commll murder, whlle maaked, based upoa tht attempt made to end Colonel Taylor'f llfe. The third set charge tho partles named wlth going maaked upon thf premlses ot anothor ln the nlghttlme. I.oenl Optlon Election. LYNCHBURG. VA.. November 2.?Ii the Corporation Court to-day a wrh waa lasued for a local optlon electlor to be held here December fith. thls be? lng the result of a largely signed petl tlon tlled by the Antl-Saloon League Should Lynchburg vote dry, all th? territory aloag the Southern Rallway from Alexandria to the Alabama Hn? would bo problbltion territory. WEATHER. [OliSTirio: AI HOME-GOMME Bryan's Return Occasiori for Greatest Reception Lin coln Ever Saw. CANDIDATE TOUCHED AND MOVED TO TEARS Calls Himself a Child of Fortunc, and, Referring to His Wife, Says No Presidential Victory Could Have Brought Her to Him. LINCOLX, NEB., November 2.? The greatest demonstratlon In tbe lilatory of Llncoln was given to Wllllam J. Bryan by hla fellow-townsmen to-night on the occaslon of hls return to hls home city at the close of hls campaign. Nonpartisun ln character, lt was par tlclpated In by Domocrats and Repub? licans, and the Democratlc candidate wns driVen through streets nnd cheered by almoat tho entire populatlon of the eity. The reception was tendered to hlm as a cltlzen of Llncoln rather than as a candidate, and In the speech he nvolded all reference to partlsan issucs. In the parado whlch followed hia automobilo from the unlon station, however, many political transparencies were carrled. Mr. Bryan reached hls homo clty at 8:30 o'clock to-nlght on hla speclal traln, comlng direct from ICansas, where he had spent the day in a flnal whirl of speech-making. Hls traln waa met at tho Unlon Station by a tremendous erowd, and as the acore of carrlages and automoblles formlng hls lmmedlate escort started across the viaduct from tho railroad station, the great parade fell ln llne behlnd hlm. The parade moved through the main Etreet of the city through solid masses of cheerlng people, and after clrcllng through the clty returned to tho Ilotel Llncoln, where Mr. Bryan spoke, over looklng the publlc square. A great shout roao from the multttudo fllllng the square as he appeared. He was ln - troduced by Frederlck C. Sheppard. presldent of the Bryan Club, and sDoko for half an hour. Ia Moved to Teara. Mr. Bryan's speech was greeted wlth voclferous cheers. The candidate was moved to tears as ho made an affec tionate reference to hia wife. and when hc closed the demonstratlon accorded him waa such as he rarely had ex perlenoed in hla three campalgna. "I belleve I am going to be el_cted%" he said. "More than than, I belleve that lt ls golng to be more than a bare victory. I believe that there la a stlr ring of tho conaclence of the Amerlcan people, a moral awakenlng, an uprls Ing that means a sweeping victory, and I wlll swear in your presence that no one who votes for me wlll ever have occaslon to be aahamed of the vote ho casta." Tho speech of Mr. Bryan follows: "I shall not make a political speech to-night among my neighbors. As tho reclplent of such a generous welcome I shall speak to you as a man to those who live beslde hlm. There are many unpleasant features in publlc life, but Its rewarda far outweigh its unpleas? ant part, and nothing has occurred in my life that I appreclate more than the cordlal reception that you have given me In my home city at tho close of this campaign. "To havo llved among you wlth the publiclty that attachos to tho presi? dential campaign, and then to have this evldence of your good wlll. rnakes this night memorable in my llfe. Thank* nepubllcnn Nelghbora, "While tt haa sometlmes been hurnll latlng to have lt thrown up to me ln other parts of the country that my clty haa never given me a majority (Volcea: TVo wlll glve lt to you this tlme"), while, I repeat, It is humiliat Ing, yet, aa a matter of fact, I have always had a large complimentary vote from the Republicans of Llncoln. When I ran for Congresa in 1890 I was only defeated In this county by a Uttle more than 400, and when I ran again for Con *rress ln 1892 I was only defeated in this county by a little more than 300, and even ln tho heat of presldentlnl eampalgns I have always had a large number of votes from men who were not connected wlth the political party of which 1 am a member. and if this fact were known there would not have been so much of crlticism l}enailsfi I have never cnrrled this city, wlth its large Republican normal majority. and I want to thank the Republicans who ln tho past have given mo their votes. "Without tbe votes of many Repub? licans I would not have been elected ln 181)3, for my majority was only 140 (Contlnucd on Second Page.) ?OTS U? DJ Every one in and around Richmond will know to-niglit who is elected President, for colored bombs fired from the roof of The Times-Dispatch 'Building will tell the story. As the town bells strike 9, 10, 11, 12, 1 and 2 election signals will bc sent up. If the color is RED, Bryan leads. If the color is BLUE, Taft leads. If the color is WHITE, election in doubt. If the colors are RED AND WHITE, Bryan wins. . ^ If the colors are BLUE AND WHITE, Taft wins. In the Capitol Square, opposite the The Times-Dispatch Building, , election returns will be shown on a forty-foot screen. The great telautograph will be used, aud in addition mo? tion pictures and caricatures will entertain the crowd. A band of rnusic Avill play between the acts. No ne\yspaper in America will furnish more complete returns than Th? Times-Diapatch It is Supreim? in Virginia. VIRGINIA TEAM WON tinle Siiin'a Snllort Are Enjoyltig Tlietnaelre* nt Amoy, f.'hlnn. AMOY, CHINA, Novetifber 2.?Tha featiiro of the entertoininenf. on shorc to-day for the men <,[ the vlsltlng American baftleahlpa waa the football match between etevena from the Vlr? glnia nnd the Ohlo. The eleven from the Vlrglnia won, wlth a score of 22 to 0. Midshlpman Herbert l. spencer, of the nilnolS, waa umpire; Mldshlp 11,an Frank It. lierg, of the* MlSSlSSlppl, was referce; Enslgn Itoland M. Eraln ard, of tho Lotilalana, waa tlinekeeper. nnd Midshlpman Edward O, Washburn, Jr., of tho Culgoa, waa llnesman. The men were later glven a lunch at the receptlou grounda, and then vlalted the theatrca. Scventy-alx offlrera \v? r, entertalned at luncheon to-day by tlie forolgn community at Amoy. Tho Amerlcana were greatly pleascd ot flndlng on tho club grounds a me niorlal tablet to General Robert E Lee and dealgnatlng a flourlshtng Ivy vlne that was brought out from hl* grove in 1898* A heavy raln in tho afternoon caused Ihe postponement of the other outdoor aporta, whlch probably wlll be X lld to-morrow if the weather la favorahlo The American consul. Julean H. Ar nold, entertalned at .>!nner the ad mlrala and commandlrig offlccra of tho fleet, Prlnco Yu. Larig and other Chln eao dlgnltarles. A dance was glven at the Amoy Club ln tho evening, fully 100 American offlcors being preaent. Thls was followed by an claborato aupper and a magnlficent dlsplay of flreworka. Plral Sqnndron Is Coallng. MANILA, November 2.?The flagahip Connectlout and tho Vermont, Nebraa ka, Kanaas and Georgla, of the flrat aquadron of the Atiantic battleshlp fleet, came to Manlla to-day from Olon Kapo for coal and storea, Tlio Ver? mont re.turnod to Olongopo. Tho call bration of tho guns on the ahlpa ia about completed, and the aquadron will aoon be^ln target practlce. Plans for the receptlon of offlcers and mon of the fleet at Manlla hrjvo not as yet boen made. CAMPBELL'S RET0RT Snya He Waa Not ao "Harmless*' na Slbley Heported to Arcbbold. PITTSBURG, KAN., November 2.? Representatlve Phillp .1. Campbell haa Issued a statement In explanatlon of a letter made publlc by Wllliam R. Hearat Saturday nlght from JoBeph C. Slbley to John D. Archbold, of the Standard Oil Company. Slbley ls quoted as havlng writtcn to Archbold as followa: "Campbell Is a clever boy; has no atrong pointa yet dcveloped. He Beeks notorlety, but ls harmlesB In hlmself." Mr. Campbell eays: "Thls letter was evldently wrlttea after I had, on February 14, 1905, pro cured tho passage of a reaolutlon through the House of Represontatlves requeatlng tho Department of Com merce and Labor to lnvestlgato the or ganlsatton and busineas methods of ttu Standard OH Company. The Standarc Oil Company'a trouble ln Washlngton referred to In Sibley's letter, waa start ed by me whea I introduced my reaolu tion. "Tho government's lnvestlgatlon of tho Standard waa made under my res olutlon. February 9, 1906, I Introduced a reaolutlon aaklng tho Interatate Com merce Commlaalon to Inveatlgato oil ratea on the rallroads. It waa paaaed and tho tnveatlgatlon waa made. "Mr. Slbley waa mlstaken. I was not so harmless as ho reported. Mr. Slbley does not aay In hls letter that he talked wlth me, and he dld not. He saya thnt I was aeeklng notorlety. He ia miataken. I wns worklng for honeat business methods and a fair chance for amall enterpriaes in the oil bus? iness." BISHOPS ASSIGNED Iloaril of Methodlat Church Hfnkea the Appolntmentn for Next Spring. INDIANAPOLIR, IND., November 2.? The seaaions of tho aeml-anntial meet? ing nf the board of hlshopa of the Methodlat Church here to-day wero de voted to tho asslgnment of blshops tc preslde over varlous conferences tc be held next aprtng ln all parts of the United States and in forelgn countrles in whlch the Methodlat Church Is es tabllshed. Among the asslgnments are the fol lowing: Earl Cranston, St. John's Rlver Florida and European conferences ln Italy, North Germany, Denmark, Nor way. Sweden and Bulgarla. Henry Spellmyer, Arkansaa, Little Rock and Mexlco. Wllliam Burt, Central Alabama French Mlaslon and South Germany. T. B. Neely. Upper Mlsslsslppl, Loul slana and Newark. Robert Mclntyre, MIssIsslppl, Soutl Florida Misalon and Florida, T0 HEAR REID"cASE Brotrhaville AITnlr, ?n Appenl, <o Come Up lu Supremo Court. WASHINGTON, D. C. November 2. The Supreme Court of the United States to-day flxod Deoember Tth ns the datr for hcarlng argumont In the case ol tho former negro soldler, Oscar Reld who waa dlsmlssed from tho servlce wlthout honor on account nf his al? leged partlclpatlon ln tho Brownsvilk iiffnir. The suit waa Instltuted bv Reld ln the United States Clrcult Court 111 Southern New York for pay durlng the tlmo of hls enllstment, The verdlol of that court wns agalnst hlm. MARRIES AN IIMDIAN Pretty Wlueheater f'lri i?i Weddeil <? Hero ot <he Squared Clrole. rsnoelnl I.i The Timen-DUpatch.l BALTIMORE, November L>. -Mlss Elizabeth Lowery, a nrotty vounnr wo imn of Wlnohester, Va.. was roart'led ln thls clty to-day to Frank Wongo an Tn'dia.i. who wbn faine us u prlze flghter. The ceremonv wns performed bv Rov. Enhralm H. Felron. oastor ?>! the Mesaliih Lotlteran Church, at tlie homo of Mrs. W. P. Kraniqr. an aunl of Uio bride. Wongo wns born In RhaVn'n In ifi'tn and hla father wns a fu!l-h>oede,l Iro. ? niola Indlaii. He wns educated Ir Bi.Stnn. Mr. and Mrs. Wb'ngQ wlll llvt in Baltimore. IN HAMPT0N R0ADS Fleet Wlll Flnl?h Wovld-llrellng Tour I'nriidf 011 !-'\|h>.n1Hoii GroumlN. WASHINGTON. D, C., November 2. It is tlio presept expecta-tlon of th< Navy Department to lmve from etgh to ten thousuiul onli.sted men in Hn partide on the old Jamestowii E\posi tton Grounda on tho same day afi thi Piealdont'.s annual i?vte\v of ih,- bftttle shlp fleet, following Ita returtl to thii country. : ., T BATTLE OF BALLOTS IS 1 Chairmen of Both Organiza tions Go Home to Cast Their Votes. FAIR WEATHER IN ALL BUT ELEVEN STATES Hitchcock Reiteratcs Claim of 325 Electoral Votes and Mack Still Stands by His Predic tion?Rcward for Con viction of Election Fraud. Election Weather Forecast WASHINGTON, 1). C, Voremner 3. ?KnIr weather ln nll but elovrn Stnte* In the flnal forppnnt for elec? tlon dny iiimi,. lo-nlght by the Wenlher Bnreou. Mndernte temper? ature wlll prevnll In nll Htntes. Shnrrer* nre Inillrnted for Tnenday In t.eerui.-i, Alnhnnm, Weatern Flor? lda, .>II**ls*lppl, Eastcr_ I <njl*ln__, Ihe niotintnln* of Tennennee, the Cnrollna*, Wushlngton, Orcgon and .\orthern Idnho. NEW YORK, November 2.?With electlon day at hand, wlth fair weather, and a heavy vote in dlcated throughout the Unlted States, the rlval managera of tho Republlcan and Democratlc na? tlonal campalgns closed their desks at headquarters to-nlght, declared re apectlvely that Taft and Bryan would win. and then hurrled away on late tralns to east their ballots?Mr. Hitch? cock at West Newton, Mass., and Mr. Mack at Buffalo. Kor Mr. Hitchcock, the end of the campaign means a rest for the flrst tlme since he set out to round up Taft delegates to the Republlcan Natlonal Convention last spring. Mr. Mack gives up hia pre-election work with the aatiafaetion, hls assoclates say, of havlng brought the Democratic party into grenter unlty than for many years paat He Iuir conduoted a vlgoroua campaign, and says he beltevea tha | party to be ln a better posltlon to win I the electlon than at any tlme ln Its | hiatory. Mr. Hitchcock wlll return to-morrow afternoon to recelve the returna. Mr. Mack left for Buffalo shortly before 10 o'clock, and also wlil be back In the city to-morrow night. New York to Come Flrst. The polls In New York wlll open at fi o'clock to-morrow morning and close at 5 P. M. Tho same rule holds throughout practlcally every part of the State. and tho lndlcatlons are that tho New York State vote wlll be the flrst to be flashed over the wlrea aa glvlng an Indlcatlon of how the elec? tlon wlll go. Thla at least wlll be true of tha counties and cltles outside of Oreater New York. "Votlng machines aro ex tenslvely used up the State, and tha resulta wlll be known almost aa aoon as the polls close. It was sald that four years ago Erie county, In whlch Buffalo is located, flrst told Presldent Rooaevelt of hla approachlng victory. The count of tha voto in New York Clty. Brooklyn and Btirroundlng boroughs is llkely to be slow and long delayed. Ciinillilnte.i Kcpt Busy. Tho end of the campaign to-nlght found Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan atill on the go, and if apathy should be appa rent In the volume of the vota throughout tho country to-morrow, it will be no fault of thelrs. They have both trnveled many thousands of mllea and havo spoken in more than a score of States. New York. Indlana and Ohlo have been tho scenes of the greatest efforM of tho two candtdates, and naturally tlie returns from these States will hold the greatest degree of interest. What el'fect tho Independence party, organ lzed by Wllllam R. Hearst. and lu the natlonal field for tho flrst tirae thla year. wlll have upon elther of the old partles if a matter of conjecture. The Soclanst leaders. baslng their clalms upon tho receptions given to F.ugeno V, Debs, are confldent thnt they wlll poll a grenter voto than ever before. Clnima of the Chalrmen. Republlcan Chalrman Hitchcock declared to-day that lute reports re? celved from the natlonal committee nieu and State chairmen strengthetied hla faith in the estlmate of 325 olec toral Votea for Alr. Taft made on Frl? day night. "I belleve this contest ia won," he said. "It has been worked out as 8yatematlcally as lt is possibla to apply a aystom to a natlonal cam? paign. "it" conditions are normal through? out the country to-morrow I expect to see my forecast verltled. If condi? tions are otherwise in certaln soctions my forecast may be reduced, but l" rather espect it wlll be increased." Before leavlng for Buffalo to-night 1'. mocnitle Chalrman Mack gave out 11 ttpal atatement, claimlng victory toi" Rryun and Kern. Ho aaaerted that New York State would glve tha ne tlonal tlcket a plurality of 60.000 and tlmt Ohlo und Indlana wlll surely go Damoeratto. He declared that tho party would carry most of the other dQUbtful States, and ln addltion would carry some States that they havo not clalmed. He adhorea to his forecast of :\:j:; votes for Bryan and Kern, Durlng the day Mr, Mack talked wlth Samuel M. dompers, and as a reault of tholr conference, the natlonal chalr? man ?ald that he was convlnced th*t Ihe labor vote would renialn true to the party. "A|| that ia needed to win," sald Mr. Mack, "is to poll our full vote, and seo that it is honestly eounted." The eiiaivman announced that a re ward of Jl.nPO would.be pald by the natlonal committea for the de'teatlon and oonvletlon "f any person engagei ln electlon frauds. Secretary Loudenalager, of. the Tte* publlcan oongreaal.onal commtttee, v1o3.m?. - hla headq,uartera here it noon to-day.