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TODAY'S FORECAST.
F(.R THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH
ERN CAL'FOHNIA: FAIR WEAIH
IR! STATIONARY TEMPERA.
TL«E; WESTERLY WINDS.
VOL. XLI. NO- 29.
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LOS ANGELES: THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, 1893.
AN ANARCHIST'S BOMBS.
Exploded in a Crowded
Theater.
A Terrible Dynamite Outrage
in Barcelona.
Death and Destruction Replaces a
Scene of Gaiety.
A Dozen People Killed and Boom of
Others Injured-Tho Panic That
Followed tha ITxploalon Ia
Indescribable*
Hy the Associated Press.
Barcelona, Nov. 8. —Dynamite bombs
were thrown by an anarchist into tbe
midst of a crowded theater, a magnifi
cent building, tbe largest of its kind in
Europe, filled last night with a distin
guished audience, estimated to number
4000. The opera William Tell was being
given. While the performance was in
progress two dynamite bombs were
hurled from the topmost gallery into
the midst of the stage. One exploded
with a detonation which shook the
building to the foundations and scat
tered death and destruction on every
side. The second bomb fell into the lap
of a lady and relied thence harmlessly
to tbe floor. A scene of coufoaion and
terror followed. The audience rose to
their feet in a panic, scarcely realizing
what had happened, while the
building rang with cries oi
pain, shrieks of fear and exclama
tions of vengeance. The terror and
panic increased as the audience room
filled with smoke and dnst from falling
plaster, and broken glasß falling on the
panic-stricken audience added to the
number of wounded.
After a moment of paralyzing terror,
fears of other bombs being thrown over
came all reason, and the audience made
a mad rush for tbe exite. Women and
children received no consideration in
the tierce struggle and were trampled
upon and crushed and left with the
wounded and dying. Only a few of the
braver ones remained behind to care for
the loved ones lying helpless and bleed
ing on the floor.
When the gorged exits were finally
cleared, a horrible siitht was presented
10 those who mustered enough courage
to return to rescue those unable to help
Xbe fltaJjß.jTOher > e_the bomb
ber of dead bodies, some mangled* "be
yond recognition. When the wreckage
was finally cleared away, 15 bodies were
revealed, six men and nine women, all
frightfully torn and disfigured. Most ol
them were members of one family, who,
it is supposed, formed a gay theater
party in honor of tbe birthday of one of
their number. In the stalls adjoining,
groaning with pain, lay many ladies and
gentlemen, wonnded by fragments of
the bomb, splinters of wood, pieces of
glass and bits of iron. Several are so
seriously hurt that they cannot recover.
Attention was next turned to the ex
its and stairways where the terrible
crush following the explosion occured.
Here three dead and a large number
•seriously wounded were picked np.
Physicians were hastily summoned to
care for the wounded, while the bodies
of the dead were tenderly raised and re
moved from the building. Among the
dead is an American named Figuerae,
and bis wife is wounded.
Great crowds surrounded the theater
all night. The utmost consternation
prevails over the evident inability of
the government to cope with the situa
tion. The bomb thrower escaped, but
the police are making a general round
up of anarchists in tbe hope of gettiug
some cine to tbe dastard who threw the
bomb. The missile which did not ex
plode is an exact counterpart of those
need by Palmas, the anarchist who tried
to assassinate General Martinez Campos.
The second act of the opera had just
commenced when a bomb was thrown
either from tbe fourth or fifth gallery.
Thirteen persons were killed instantly '
and many otherß badly injured. Eighty I
persons are in a serious condition. Sev
eral were trampled to death and scores
injured during tbe panic after the ex
plosion. The interior of tbe opera
bouse was badly wrecked.
The killed include a German named
Koggenbrod, an Englishman named
Ramm and a Frenchman named Ver
don. Among the injured is a German
named Wicke, who is tbe representative
Df a North American firm. There are
ao Americans or Englishmen among
tbe injured.
The authors of the terrible disastei
lave not been arrested and are appar
mtly unknown. An Italian, Saldini,
irrested on suspicion of being responßi
>le for the outrage, declares his inno
lence, but bis statements are contradic
ory. When be was taken before tbe
udge he gave evasivo replies to tbe
luestions put to him. Tbe only definite
lit of information that could be got
rom was that he was the leader of the
ecent Btrike of marble workers, {search
?ae made of his honse but nothing of a
riminating nature was discovered.
At the council of the ministry tonight,
pecial power waß granted the police to
ureue the persons connected with last
ight'e crime. The new powers con
>rred are equivalent to the suspension
f habeas corpus. The authorities of
Barcelona are censored for permitting
■ie perpetration of frequent outrages by
oarchiets and other lawless persons.
Several well known Spanish Anarch
ists have been arrested on suspicion
that the* have knowledge of the crime.
Marie Damorini, a sister of the prima
donna of the opera, is reported to bave
been killed by the explosion.
Later.—lt bas just been learned that
Saldini has confessed. His lull name is
Maurice Saldini.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boypharmacy. Call and ace them,
oil Sooth Spring street.
Conn l>and instruments. Agency at
Fitzgerald'a.cor.Spring and Franklin etc.'
DEFAUTER WEEKS SENTENCED.
He Stands a Good chance to Knd His
Day* In Prison.
Nkw York, Nov. 8. — Francis H.
Weeks, tbe defaulter recently brought
back from Central America, was sen
tenced today to 10 years' imprisonment
on hie plea of guilty.
District Attorney Nicoll explained to
the recorder that the prisoner's case
bad been removed for a week, on Fri
day last, by Judge Martine, at Weeks'
request, but Weeks was still under five
indictments and asked.to be permitted
to plead guilty to one of these charging
him with the grand larceny of $52,300,
the property of Clemence S. B. Fißh,
Mrs. Nicolas Fish (which he held in
trust.)
"Do yon so plead?" asked Clerk Hall.
"I do," replied Weeks in a subdued
voice.
"Then I move the immediate sentence
of tiie prisoner," eaid Nicoll, whereupon
Recorder Smy the in a voice full of sad
ness aud solemnity pronounced the sen
tence.
Weeks took his sentence, the heaviest
the law inflicts for his offense, without
flinching. He had no lawyer. He
turned and followed tne sheriff's depu
ties out of court with a tirtn tread.
They took him across tbe hall to the
! office-of Colonel Townsend, where he
' had a long visit with his wife, after
| which he was taken back to the Tombs,
i Should it be decided that Weeks cc-
I creted any of the embezzled property,
Ibe Will be brought to account on three
| of the other indictments and will surely
I end bis life in prison.
RECRUITS FOR BRAZIL.
FLINT & CO. ENLISTING MEN AT
NSW YORK.
Large Salaries Offered to Marine Bngln-
eers to Kater tho Brazilian Serv
ice — Minister aleiidonca
Denies the Beport.
Washington, Nov. 8. —Job. P. Batch
ell, a. well-known eteemehip engineer of
this eitv, ears there is no doubt that
Flint & Co. of New York are procuring
men and engineers for the Brazilian ser
vice. He says: "Flint & Co. have
been corresponding with a number of
seamen and engineers in this city,
among Ihem myself, trying to make ar
rangements to ship us. They want en
| gineera badly, and in their letters to me
; have stated they will pay $100 a month
, and $300 advance money. When we en
iist we have to give up all allegiance to
| tbe United States and swear allegiance
**T "*** r *"'T,* ovi hvi tn i
not we will enter the government ser
vice."
| An official of the state department
; distinctly asserts that the department is
i not authorized to take the initiative in
; such a case as this, even if tbe neutral
!u? law » are being violated; the resort
is to the courts.
The statement which has been pub
lished that men are being enlisted in
this country by representatives of the
Brazilian government, to put down the
insurrection, is emphatically denied ny
Seiior Mendonca, Brazilian minister.
Being questioned tonight by a repre
sentative of the Associated Press, Senor
Mendonca eaid: "If tbe Brazilian gov
ernment desired to enlist men in the
United States tbey would have to send
a special officer for that purpose. To
enlißt men otherwise would be against
the laws of Brazil. The legation
has no power to enlist men.
The Brazilian government has no inten
tion of sending an enlisting officer here.
It is certainly the intention to employ
capable and skilled men to take charge
of the munitions of war. Flint has a
contract to transport these articles safely
to Brazil. None of the men employed
under the contract are to remain in
Brazil. On the contrary, many go on
tbe condition that they may return im
mediately." .
BOMBARDMENT RENEWED.
Admiral Mello Makoa a Last Deaperat<
Attack.
New York, Nov. B.—The Herald'f
Montevideo dispatch says: A dispatch
from Rio de Janeiro says: The Aqui-
Jaban, Mello's flagßhip, and Fort Ville
;agnon, which is occupied by forces who
ire co-operating with the rebel admiral
legan a vigorous bombardment of the'
:ity on Tuesday evening which is still
aeing continued. Considerable damage
s being done in various parts of the eitv.
Forts Santa Cruz and Lagn are answering
;he fire of the ships and Ft, Villegagnon.
The cannonading is very heavy and it is
bought Rlello, who has received word
if Feixoto's purchase of vessels of war
n New York, is making a determined
. jffort to 6trike a decisive blow before
j they can be brought down to tbe
president's aid. The province of
Santa Catharina, the capital of
whicn ia Destero, where the rebels have
set up a provisional government, bae
| been invaded by federal troops Irom the
province of Rio Grande do Sul. General
Argollos, with a body of insurgents, baa
gone to meet them, and a tight will
probably take placo between the two
forces before long.
London, Nov. B.—A cable dispatch re
ceived from high officials in the British
government today from Rio Janeiro,
conveys tho information tbat heavy
firing commenced early this morn
ing on the part of Admiral
Mello's fleet. At the time the
laßt cablegram received in London
was filed, it had not been learned which
side had the advantage. The impres
sion prevails here that Meilo'a attack
has taken the nature of a desperate*
turn,
New York, Nov. B.—The Herald has
a communication from the Brazilian
minister of foreign affairs which
contains the following: The second
powder magazine of the rebels on
Governor's island, occupied by them,
containing more than 200 tona of pow
der, exploded while they were trans
ferring the powder to vessels.
The rebels lobl 60 men and some
small ship's officers were wounded. Two
officers and sailors of the British squad
ron were also killed. Thoy were at the
time in the neighborhood ol the maga-
TWO TRAINS TELESCOPED.
A Terrible Railroad Disaster
ia Chicago.
Four People Killed and Many
Badly Injured.
The Victims Crushed, Mangled and
Scalded by Steam.
A Limited Vestibule Train Crashes
Into an Accommodation at a
High Bate of Speed—Fire
Adda to the Horror.
By the Associated Presi.
Chicago, Nov. 8. —By a rear-end col
lision on tbe Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific railroad at Seventy-first street
tbis evening four persons were killed
and many injured. A limited ex
press crashed into the rear end of a Blue
Island accommodation, badly wrecking
two coaches and the engine of the lim
ited. The dead are unidentified ac yet.
The injured are:
N. Hitz, Waldon, 111., both legs cut
off.
Lottie Brigbam, scalded.
Nicholas Wosht, Chicago, leg broken
and badly scalded.
Louis Scharp, Morgan Park, 111., both
arms cut off.
J. W. Templeton, Morgan Park, hand
cut off, badly burned.
D. N. Snow, Longwood, 111., internal
injuries which will probably prove fatal.
James Grady, Englewood, 111., left
hand cut off and badly scalded.
W. S. Stoll, Blue Island, 111., internal
injuiy.
Jameß Kinzer, Washington Heights.
111., badly scalded.
W. E. Jameson, Englewood, severely
burned.
A. W- Hodder, Bloc Island.
C. W. Thompson, Englewood.
Roy Donnelly, Weldon, 111.
A. Henderson, Englewood.
B. Russell, Tracy, 111.
Charles Max, Washington Heights.
Kate Snow, Longwood, 111.
.Mrs. Kruser, Washington Heights,
badly burned and will probably die.
Malcolm Latham, Auburn Park, in
haled steam; will probably die.
Miss Latham, badly scalded.
A. Short, Morgan Park.
M. O'Connell, Morgan Park.
W. E. Kingman, Washington Heights.
Wilbur Wright, Longwood.
St. Kaiser. Washington Heights.
Bertha Osborne, Englewood,
Mrs. Laoham, Morgan Park.
W. E. Micks, Washington Heights.
Reuben JLegghorner, Chicago, badly
scalded, cannot live.
Mrs. M. J. Pierce, Blue Island.
Tbe accommodation train left the city
a few minutes ahead of the limited aud
stopped at Seventy-first street. The
limited bore down on it, it is said, at the
rate of 20 miles an hour. A heavy fog
had settled over the city and it was
almost impossible to discern the signal
liirhts. The engine of the limited
plowed its way into the rear coach of
the accommodation. The car was driven
with terrible force into the end of tbe
second coach. The explosion of a lamp
ignited tbe woodwork and tbe fire soon
began to spread rapidly.
An alarm wbb immediately turned in.
but before the fire department arrived
the majority of the wounded and dead
were taken from the wreck. Some of
the former, however, were badly burned.
The dead are:
Mark Powman, Rock Island.
Mrs. Aubrey, Blue laland.
Carrie Barnes, South Englewood.
Minnie Shaefer.
A BURNED STEAMER.
Twenty Mvea Lost by the Lake Mpls
alhg Di.aater.
North Bay, Ont., Nov. S.—Following
is a partial list of those known to have
been drowned by the burning of the
steamer Fraser on Lake Nipissing yes
terday.
Captain W. Carr, Matthew Brennen,
J. Sutherland, Alt' Barboau, William
Storey. Thomas Osborne, Alex Douglass,
John Haw, Isaac Shaw, John Ijmalley, ,
Thomas Massey, Tom ddwerß, Tom
Sheriff James M'Cann, and seven others
whose names are not known.
The steamer was owned by Davidson,
Hay & Co. of Toronto, and was bound
for Frank's bay, with supplies for lum- I
bermen. She caught fire about three
miles Irom Goose island and a panic
must have ensued as only seven lives
were saved out of 27 or 28.
The fire was witnessed from Frank's
bay by Captain Burritt and a young In
dian. Tbey immediately put off" in a boat,
but by the time they reached the spot
the eteamer was burned to the water's
edge and the seven survivors had
reached the top of a scow which was in
tow. The hull of tbe boat sank in
about 25 feet of water, and all that now
marks the spot of tbe catastrophe is a
short piece of smoke stack tbat appears
above tbe water's edge.
GAVE WRONG ORDERS.
Train! Dispatcher Mullen'. Blander and
■It. Awful Con.r<iu«,noee.
Rkno, Nov., Nov. B.—The coroner's
jury met here today to inquire into the
case of the wreck that happened last
Sunday, and it was learned from the
witnesses examined that Train Dis
patcher Mollen at Wadsworth, when
copying the order for the conductor on
No. 10, wrote the word 'Clarks" in
stead of "Salvia," and having sent
orders to No. 7 to mn to Salvia, the two
trains necessarily met between Clarks
and Salvia, thus causing the horrible
collision. Tho verdict returned by .the
jury was tbat the collision was caused
by Train Dispatcher William Mollen
mving wrong orders.
All desiring a correct tit and firet-clase
work in merchant tailoring call on H.
A. tietz, 112 \V. Tnird st.
JERRY RUSK VERY ILL.
A Surgical Operation Performed Which
Olvea Him Belief.
Virouca, Wis., Nov. B.—Ex-Secretary
J. M. Rusk is alarmingly ill at his resi
dence in this ci ty. He suffered severe
chills last night.
The condition of General Rusk, which
has given his family and physicians much
anxiety dnring the paßt 24 hours, is said
to be materially improved tonight. On
the arrival of Dr. Hamilton of Chicago,
ex surgeon-general of the United States,
this morning, a consultation with the
local physicians was held and a surgi
cal operation decided upon. Tbe opera
tion was performed during tbe after
noon, and at 6 o'clock, when a Sentinel
correspondent called at the residence,
he was assured by a member of the fam
ily that the patient had rallied from the
effects of the operation and was resting
comfortably.
THK 1 ARK TO THK COAST.
The Western Passenger Association
Agrees on a Rate of 905.50.
Chicago, Nov. B.—The Western Pas
senger association lines have agreed on
a rate of $65.50 from St. Paul and Mis
souri river points to California tourist
points and return. Tickets will have a
15-day transit limit and a final return
limit of April 30th. The same date
will prevail from Dnluthand Ashland to
Portland and Spokane. General Pas
senger Agent Lomax of the Union Pa
cific notified the transcontinental lines
November 10tn that the Union Pacific
will restore rates to the basis existing
before tbe world's fair.
TREASURY TROUBLES.
CARLISLE AGAIN CONSULTS NEW
YORK BANKERS.
A Plan Snffested to Kelleve tha Finan
cial Condition of the Govern
ment—No Orders for Sil
ver Coinage*
Nbw York, Nov. B.—Secretary Car
lisle returned to Washington this after
noon. Last evening he had an informal
conference with Assistant Treasurer
Jordan and several prominent New York
bankers. On reliable authority it is
learned that the time was principally
occupied in talkiugover tbe present con
dition of tbe United States treasury.
Nothing of consequence was »aid by
Carlisle as to the future financial policy
of the present administration, or what
j measures Cleveland would recommend
1 tbat should be adopted by congress to
j relieve the strain upon the treasury, but
4-4*-_ifcr haMoved a plan w»a suggested,
nas*. rtnt *il! relief ■*
treasury of further fioubieT at any rata
until congress can do something. The
success of the plan will ream re the co
operation of the leading banks in this
: city. It is suggested that no orders be
issued for the coinage of any more silver
dollars in order merely to obtain the use
of the seigniorage.
JUOUE MOKKO W*S ACTION.
It Surprises the Official* „r the Depart
ment of Juaticn.
Washington, Nov. B.—The action of
Judge Morrow of San Francisco in tak
ing under advisement tbe telegram of
Attorney General Olney directing him,
in view of the amendments to the Geary
act, to release the Chinese held for de
portation under the original act, ia
somewhat of a surprise to the officials
of the department of justice. Tbe only
reason they give for the judge's action
is a deßire on his part to await the re
ceipt cf a copy of the amended act be
fore passing upon the order of the dis
trict attorney, to ascertain if it bears
out tbe interpretation placed upon it
by the attorney general concerning the
release of prisoners. Technically, they
say, his action would be proper and reg
ular, though they fail to see how any
other construction of the act can be ar
rived at. No communication on the
subject has been received at the depart
ment from the district attorney". /
printed copy of the act should read
San Francisco in a lew days.
a habkas cotteus cask.
.Fudge Barn** Kelnaeed and Edltn
Dunhar Kemanded.
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. B.—The habeai
corpus case of John O. Dunbar, editor o
the Gazette, and W. H. Barnes, his at
torney, an ex-judge of the First judicia
district, was decided today. The prie
oners had been sentenced to 10 days
imprisonment in the Pima county jni
for contempt of court by Judge Sioan
because they filed an affidavit to sup
port a request for a change of venue,
which affidavit reflected on the court by
direct accusations of being in collusion
with the attorneys for the prosecution.
Uhief Justice Baker released Barnes,
but remanded Dunbar to serve his term.
OKU I SICK OLVMPIA.
The New War Ship Starts on Her Bnlld-
era* Trial Trip.
San Francisco, Nov. B.—The new
cruiser Olympia weighed anchor this
morning' and put to sea on the builders'
trial trip. She is in charge of Captain
Charles M. Goodall. She will go to
Santa Barbara channel, where a thor
ough test will be made of her boilers
and machinery. On her return the
Olympia will be put in trim for her offi
cial trial trip.
Millionaire Montgomery 'a Will.
San Francisco, Nov. B.—The will of
A. Montgomery, who died on the 4th
inst.. hae been died for probate. After
bequeathing $650,000 to his widow,
$1,000,000 in trust for his two minor
children, and $50,000 for a monument,
the remainder nf the estate is left to the
San Francisco theological seminar?. His
fortune is estimated at between $2,700,000
and $3,000,000.
Stop that cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
Spring sts.
Fine work and stylish shapes. Take
felt and straw hats to Thurston's straw
works, 204 S. Main Bt., opposite Third.
A SOLDIER SUICIDES.
MAJOR CUSICK SHOOTS AND
KILLS HIHSELF WHILE, EVI
DENTLY, SUFFERINQ FROII DE
MENTIA.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE REPUBLICAN VICTORY
Various Causes Ascribed for
Bringing It About.
Members of the Administration
Refuse to Talk.
Cleveland Quietly Sawing Wood a*
His Woodley Home.
McKinley'• Plurality in Ohio Knot* Vu
Over 80,000—Bole* Snowed Ont
of Sight In lowa—The
Latest Figure.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. B.—No expressions
of opinion on the elections yesterday are
to be had from members of the admin
istration. The president staid out at
Woodley, presumably to work on his
message. Secretary Herbert was at the
department but a short time this morn
ing and Secretary Greßham declined to
express an opinion. The prominent
Democratic leaders at tbe capital are
peculiarly reluctant to assign a particu
lar cause for the Republican land-slide
and the Democratic defeat.
Chairman Sayres,of the appropriations
committee, seemed cbeerfnl and said
with a langh: "The principal reason
seems to be tbat we did not get enough
votes. There may have been some other
particular and incidental reasons, but
we did not get enongh votes and that is
all there is to Bay about it. The com
mittee on appropriations did not cause
it, anyhow. Wo can prove an alibi."
Chairman Wilson, of the ways and
means committee, said : "I am mighty
glad it came now instead of later in the
administration. The election in Vir
ginia shows that the Populist uprising
has not gained headway. As soon as
Democratic measures can be taken to
restore tbe prosperity of the country
everything will be all right again.''
Ex-Senator Mahone of Virginia eaid
he regarded the reswlt as an acknowl
edgment on the part of the people that
they made a mistake in putting Cleve
land in tbe White House.
Ex-Congressman Ben Cable of Illinois
eaid: "As to the general causes, bnsi-
I ness depression is perhaps the mot
potent. The public seemed to bitui)
j these conditions upon the party itt
1 power. I hold the administration an t
the Democratic party are not resp' ,; -
■ ,Uile The business conditions grow out
: OTTjernicloire legislation enacted by u.o
j Republican pnrty."
■ Judge Lochren, commissioner of per.-
I sions, said: "It is the natural result of
i the hard times. Unthinking people
have charged the financial troubles to
tbe party in power."
First Assistant Postmaster Geneial
Frank Jones said: "The Djmocra; <;
party will toe the scratch next tttii
Blows of this character cannot phan- .
A knock down with the Democracy oe .
acts a tonic. The result is due to ioci
causes. Tbe result in Ohio is one of the
most important. It has brought McKin
ley once more into popular view as a
political success and wised his prospects
as a chunk of presidential timber."
Representative Burrows of Michigan
said: "The general result indicated
that the laboring people of the country
are undoubtedly opposed to free trade
as advocated by the Democratic party.
In Ohio the issue wasequarely on tariff,
and the enormous victory shows how
strong public sentiment is on tbat sub
ject."
Representative McMillin of Tennes
see Baid: "No one well posted on the
subject looked for a Democratic victory
in Ohio, Massachusetts and lowa. The
result is not due to tariff agitation, for
no one knew what the changes in the
tariff would be."
A UNIVERSAL SURPRISE.
All the Political Prophsta Midi Wrong
Prediction*.
Washington, Nov. B.—The results ot
; the elections nro a surprise to all parties
i here; in fact they do not accord with
. the predications of either Democrats,
, , Republicans or Populists. The election
[j of O'Ferrall in Virginia, where the
. I Democrats were terrorized by the Popu
[ | lists' claims, is only a small comfort in
. | the face of the overwhelming slaughter
i elsewhere. They expected defeat «i
states where the free coinage element
was strong, but were not prepared to be
snowed under in "sound money" states
like Massachusetts and New York.
All the prominent Democratic leaders
ascribe the result to two causes— the
dissatisfaction of the farmers over tbe
financial situation and the apathy of
uisappointeii oilier seekers. The defeat
in lowa is regretted not so much on ac
count of insuring the election of a Re
publican i nited States senator as in the
practical removal Governor Boies from
the list of eligible presidential timber.
The Populists are much disappointed
at their showing, but claim later returns
will be better tor them.
About theonly complacent men
Democratic ranks are tbe men w
in a position to say to tbe oresidt
told you bo." They will take
their text, and at the opening ,
regular session will be prepared to ■
the for silver more vigorous!
ever, if possible.
It is not believed tbe president
couraged by the landslide, as he is
known to believe time will vindicate his
policy. _
McKINLEY'S TRIUMPH.
Hla Plurality Estimated to Be aa High
•a 100.000.
Columbus, 0., Nov. 8. — Unofficial
returns from the elate at Republican
headquarters indicate that McKinley
carried the Btate by between 70,000 and
80,000 plurality—tbe largest in tbe his
tory of the state since 1863, when Brough
had 100,000 over Vallandigham, than at)
exile in Canada.
Chillicothe, the home of Neal, Mc-
Kinley'e opponent, went Republican for

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