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RICHMONB PAIXABTUM AND oUX-TELEGR AM. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 360. DDIi 11 However Election Business Is Expected to Revive Late This Afternoon and It Is Probable That the Total Vote Cast For City Officials Will Only Be a Few Points Shy of Nor mal, and It Is the General Opinion That Dr. W. W. Zim merman, the Republican Nominee, Will Win Out Over Reid by a Majority Not Less Than Six Hundred. A LITTLE IS ONLY RELIEF TO THE DULLNESS Republican Nominee Gives Himself Up on a Charge Dreamed and Circulated by Some Reid Supporters. BUT NO WARRANT IS HELD BY THE POLICE Then the Democrats Also Hatched Up Plot to Arrest Republican Sheriffs, But It Ends in a Roaring Farce. Up to noon today the vote on the tity ticket came in slow, awfully slow. In the precincts north of the Pennsyl vania railroad It appeared as though the majority of the voters had over looked the fact that this was election day. In West Richmond the workers hurried past the polls and did the Marathon to their various places of business, but the politicians say this vote will be brought into the fold late -this afternoon. In thaaouth ..end there was also dull voting, but, like the west Bide, this vote will come in quite brisk ly late this afternoon. . In the east end there were symp toms of election interest and this fore noon the polls In that section of the city did quite a brisk business, hav ing polled over a fourth of its vote be fore noon. There have been just two incidents during the past twenty-four hours to enliven the election. The first was a mixup over the election sheriffs, a democratic plot upset by the vigilant Zimmerman workers; and the second was Dr. Zimmerman's appearance at police headquarters this morning for the purpose of "giving himself up" on a charge, dreamed by some Reid sup porter and spread about town. The Sheriff Trouble. As to the sheriff trouble, it runs something like this: Republican work ers secured papers for the republican precinct sheriffs and these papers were signed by the chief of police, le gally, the republican workers contend ; illegally, so the democrats averred. The democrats, learning of this, laid r deep plot. This morning it was there plan to denounce the republican sheriffs as illegally serving, and do xnand their arrest They pictured that this would cause peevishness on the part of the republican workers at the various polls and hoped that this peev ishness would .eventually lead to trouble. It was then to be their cue to dash wildly about town and inform the drowsy voters that there had been riots at the polls and that the repub licans had started the trouble in de fense of their sheriffs who were il legally serving. It was hoped that this would create a sympathy for Reid. Plot Is Uncovered. But. alack, this little plot was un covered by the indiscretion of a prom inent democratic official in the pres ence of a hot Zimmerman supporter. The latter party took the news last evening to republican headquarters. Zimmerman workers then secured sheriff papers, signed by Sheriff Mere dith, and before midnight all of these officials had had the new papers serv ed on them. While all this excitement was going on last evening somebody turned in a fire alarm from the box at Eighth and Main streets. The street was con gested before the arrival of the de partments. This nice, fat crowd beins present some enterprising democrat circulated the tale that in the morn ing Dr. Zimmerman would be arrested on a serious charge. The story spread like wild fire and it was not long be fore it reached the ears of the repub lican mayoralty candidate. Accord ingly this morning he walked Into po lice headquarters and confronted the chief of police. , A Little Conversation. "I have come to give myself up," remarked the doctor. "What for?" said the chief. , "I don't know what the charge is," replied the doctor. "Neither do I. We have no warrant for your arrest here," came back the chief, with a smile. "All right, goodbye," said the doc tor, with a grin, and then be left the city building. COMEDY Mi PMTS FORTY ARRESTED FOR CROOKEDNESS AT GOTHAM POLLS Spirited Election in New York With Gaynor, Tammany's Candidate, Favorite in the Betting. WOMEN WATCH VOTERS ABOUT THE POLLS "Bob" Taft, Son of the Presi dent on Hand to See That The Election Is to Be Kept Clean. (American News Service) New York, Nov. 2. With clear weather early, but fears of showers predicted for later in the day, the vot ing during the forenoon was unusually heavy. Forty arrests for illegal voting were made up to noon. Gaynor continues to be the favorite at two to one in betting, but all par ties are confident of victory . Much splitting of tickets is reported. One of the oddities of today's mu nicipal election was the presence of women watchers in the voting places. Police Commissioner Baker gave or ders that any credited representative of a party was to be recognized irre spective of sex. There is a legal cloud on the authority of non-voters, but un til it is settled in the courts, Commis sioner Baker decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. In two dis tricts at least, and probably more, the prohibition party"" will be represented by women, volunteers from the polit ical equality league, the suffragettes' organization. Ballots Very Heavy. The work of distributing the ballota was the first hard task of the police. In one precinct alone the papers weigh ed more than four tone. Among the republican watchers to day was "Bob" Taft, son of President Taft, who came from Yale with fifty members of the Yale City Government club, of which he is president. He said he was following his father's foot steps, and was ready if necessary to go as watcher to the Tammany strong holds. Young Taft's station was on Third avenue near Sevenetieth street. He got up at 4:30 o'clock to be on the job. College students from Princeton, Harvard and other colleges also work ed today under the volunteer watchers' committee. John D. Rockefeller and J. Pierpont Morgan had no vote today, as they didn't register. Mr. Rockefeller is conducting a political fight of his own in Greenburg and Mt. Pleasant against the saloon forces. Governor Hughes came down from Albany to vote. Big Tim Sullivan, the Tammany leader, voted, too, in spite of a report that he had failed to register. He registered from a new address and the bowery got a needless shock of fear. WILL GIVE RETURNS The Home Telephone company has made arrangements to serve its pa trons with election returns this even ing. Any patron calling phone No. 1400 may be accommodated. The company has made arrangements to keep the returns up to the minute and those who receive the returns by such means will be able to keep as well posted as though they are present a the city building, where the official returns will be received. MEETING POSTPONED Owing to the annual meeting of the Country Club last evening, the meet ing of the directors of the Commercial club was postponed until this evening. The majority of the members of the Commercial organization are members of the Country dub and desired to at tend the meeting of that organization, which was a very important one. RICHMOND, IXD., F TIE CITY CLUB HAD MEETING And Approves of the Plans to Remodel the Old Club House. OFFICERS WERE ELECTED The annual meeting of the Country club was held last evening at the club house, and was well attended. The election of officers and the adoption of plans for the remodeling of the club house, were the most important mat ters up for consideration. The offi cers elected for the ensuing year were: Prof. John F. Thompson, president: Raymond Nicholson, secretary, and Walter Hutton, treasurer. The club house will be remodeled considerably. The improvements in clude the re-arrangement of the din ing room, the addition of a dance hall and the combination of the remaining rooms downstairs. The work will cost approximately $3,0(M, which sum has been raised. James Herr, official golf instructor of the club for the past year, has been re-employed and will begin his duties about April 1. The standing com mittees will be announced soon. A committee including Capt. Paul Corn stock. Raymond Nicholson and Ray Chiveley was appointed to have charge of the proposed amendments to the constitution. TWO BOOTHS ROBBED Theves Take Money from Pay Compartments of Tele phone Stations. ABOUT $7 WAS SECURED The two pay stations in the long dis tance telephone booths at the Home Telephone building, North Ninth street, were jerked from their positions last Friday night and -about $7 in nickels, dimes and quarters secured. The police are investigating the depre dation, which they are positive was committed by local talent. The booths are located in a down stairs room, and after 6 o'clock there is no one in that part of the building, so the thieves had a comparatively easy time making the steal. The pay receptacles were screwed on the booths, but now the company has re- placed them and it will be necessary j bright, cool weather prevails through in case of future depredations of this : out Illinois. Thirty-one towns and cit- nature, for the parties to carry away the telephones, booths and all. GIVES POSIES AWAY William Klopp, superintendent of the parks, possesses a very affable dis position and also characteristic grat itude. The newspaper men and the city officials at the council meeting last evening were remembered by him, each one being given a large chrysanthemum, which was raised at the Glen greenhouse. The flowers were unusually large and indicated that the city has an efficient floral force. SHE ASKS DIVORCE Daisy E. Woodard of Cambridge City entered suit for divorce against Stephen Woodard in the circuit court this morning. It is averred that the defendant abandoned the plaintiff, al so oommitted adultery with spine par ty unknown to the plaintiff and treat ed the plaintiff in a cruel and inhu man manner. HELD All ELECTION At the meeting of the post office clerk's association, officers were elect ed for the following year as follows: Frank W. Wilson, president; William Massey, vice president; and Louis Nie woehner, secretary and treasurer. REVIEW THE CLAIMS At the session of the county com missioners yesterday a large number of claims were reviewed. The claim of contractor Burke who constructed the Washington township three-mile road, for $2,247.65 for additional work was withdrawn. It is probable, how ever, that the claim will be presented again. A liquor license was granted Will Torbeck, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVE3II5EK 2, 1909. Daredevils of HEAVY VOTE CAST AT EARLY IN THE DAY Voting Machines Being Used in Capital City and the Result Should Be Known Early To night. LIQUOR ISSUE IS BEFORE VOTERS IN ILLINOIS Republicans Threaten to Con test Election in Virginia Because Democrats Used a Rubber Stamp. (American News Service) Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Heavy voting marked the forenoon of municipal elections throughout Indiana. Early, weather was gloomy, but later the sun broke through the clouds frequently. In some cities a fourth of the vote was cast in the first two hours. Interest is intense at Terra Haute, Evansville, Muncie, South Bend, Logansport, Vin cennes and Marion. In Indianapolis both parties brought out a big vote up to noon, and nobody is qualified to predict the winning tick et. Machines are in use and the re sult should be known early. ILLINOIS ELECTION. (American News Service) Springfield, Ills., Nov. 2. ;iear. ies of central Illinois are voting on " et" or "Dry" proposition. DOWN IN VIRGINIA. Richmond, Va., Nov. 2. The demo crats early claimed the election of Judge William H. Mann, for governor, and the entire state ticket by 20,000. W. P. Kent heads the Republican ticket. The Republicans threatened to contest the election because the democrats used a rubber stamp with which to place the name of Col. B. O. James, candidate for secretary of the commonwealth, on the ticket. D. O. Eggleston, the regular democratic nominee, died two weeks ago, after the ballots had been printed. The weather is fair, and favorable to heavy voting. TROUBLE IN KENTUCKY. Jackson, Ky., Nov. 2. A house in which ballots were stored at Crock ettsville precinct was burned during the night, but a new supply of ballots was procured. Soldiers are on guard today. HEAVY VOTE IN OHIO. (American News Service) Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 2. With threatening skies, chilly winds and a decided drop in the temperature, Co lumbus today is in the throes of one of the hardest fought elections in the city's history. The town is not ex cited, it is aroused, and according to party managers, the absent vote will be nil. With the closing of the campaign to day, every interested party leader i3 confident of success. George S. Mar shall, the republican candidate for mayor, has fought bitterly, but the con servative prediction Is that Frank Vance, the democratic nominee, has a shade the better of the controversy. The polling booths this morning were crowded and every indication of a heavy vote existed. VOTING ON CONSTITUTION. (American News Service) Providence, R. I., Nov. 2. Election day in this, state opened with a slight rain and promise of a storm. The early vote was light- The campaign has been conducted on state issues and between the republican administration which holds all the offices and the democrats. Governor Aram J. Poth ier, who had 7.S00 pluarlity last yer over Olney Arnold, the democratic nominee, is expected to win, with his associates, but by not more than 2.00O. jThere are three constitutional amend- INDIANAPOLIS Emm rf 1 Recent Vdnderbilt Cup Race Charles Merz, piloting a National and E. A. Mitchell at the wheel of a Simplex, entries in the Vanderbilt Cup race. The merits o fthe National was a matter of speculation before the race. But Merz was counted upon to get all out of the machine that there was to be had. Mitchell is one of the most reckless of the daredevils who were in the race. ments, giving veto power to the gov ernor, making the lieutenant governor presiding officer of the senate, now a duty of the governor, and providing for a house of lOO members, every town to have one, and no town or citv more than one-fourth of the whole. All require a three-fifth vote. WAS A FALSE ALARM A false alarm was turned in from box No. 21 last evening about 9:30 o'clock at Eighth and Main street. Someone saw smoke arising in what they thought to be unusual quantities from a chimney in the Kelly-Hutchin-son block, and in the excitement of the moment, turned in an alarm." The departments made a quick rn but no i fire was discovered. WILL SPREAD JOY AMONG THE POOR Salvation Army Is Now Plan ning for a Big Christmas , Celebration. TO DISTRIBUTE CLOTHING ALREADY MANY GOOD WOMEN HAVE ORGANIZED SEWING BEES TO WORK FOR THE NEEDY WHAT THE PLANS ARE. Every effort will be put forth by members of the Salvation Army in an endeavor to make this Christmas one of joy and gladness for the poor of the city and one that will ever linger in the fond memory of those who are not accostumed to the luxuries or scarcely even the grim necessities of life. Sewing bees are already being formed and it is expected that by the time the holidays roll around, every child in the city will be provided with a supply of new clothing. Baskets laden with chickens, fruits, vegetables and canned goods will be sent out on their messages of cheer, to make glad the hearts of many poor families on this, the one day in the year when everybody should be happy. And toys well there will be an abundance of them. For what Christ mas would be complete to the children without toys? When the joyful bells of Tuletide ring out. when the chimes and church bells announce the dawn of a glad tomorrow and everybody Is bubbling over with the spirit of the occasion and feels like shouting for the mere joy of living, every home in the city, where destitute circum stances hover like an evil omen, to cast a cloud of gloom where cheer, joy and gladness should abide, will be visited by the officers of the army and heavy hearts win be made light on that day. There will be lots of candy for the children, too. And perhaps they will be invited to participate in the decor ation of a large Christmas tree in the Salvation army headquarters. The homes where the mere mention of Santa Clans rings like hollow mock ery on the ears of the small children who have never been blessed with a visit from that worthy old gentleman, whose mission of good dates back as far as time, will surely be visited this year and all will rejoice In it. " LABOR OEFICERS MUST SERVE THE SENTENCES GIVEN This important Decision Was Handed Down This Morn ing by the District of Colum bia Court of Appeals. GOMPERS, MITCHELL,.. MORRISON AFFECTED Court Sustains Ruling of Jus tice Wright That the Labor Leaders Are Liable for Con tempt of Court. (American News Service) Washington, Nov. 2. Samuel Gomp- ers, John Mitchell and Frank Morri son, respectfully, president, vice presi dent and secretary of the American Federation of Labor, must serve the terms of imprisonment passed on them by Justice Wright of the District of Columbia supreme court, for con tempt, according to a decision of the district court of appeals, which was handed down today. The case will now be appealed to the supreme court of the United States. Gompers, Mitchell and Morri son were sentenced by Justice Wright of the District supreme court on De cember 23, 1908, to serve twelve, nine and six months imprisonment, respec tively, for contempt of court In violat ing an injunction which prohibited them from publishing the name of the Buck Stove and Range Co., in the "We don't patronize" list of the Fed erationist, or of mentioning the said company in speeches. HEAVY WORK' AHEAD County Treasurer's Force Must Peruse Over a Bar rel of Mail. PAYMENTS QUITE HEAVY With a barrel and half of unopened mail and other accounts to be straight ened out the clerical force in County Treasurer Albert Albertson's office will be kept busy during the next few days as they were during the last few days, collecting the fall install ment of taxes. No idea as to how the county stands financially could be given today by Mr. Albertson, although he believes that the collection of the fall Install ment has been, as successful as is previous years. Yesterday about $20, 000 in notes and money went over the counter while Saturday, even a larg er amount than this was paid In by the tax payers. All tax payers who failed to pay before last evening be came delinquent and will hawe to meet the penalty Imposed by the In- Jdiana laws. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. PROPOSES A PLAII FOR CITY TO BUY BIG TRACT LAND Councilman Deuker Says that He Favors Central Play Grounds and a Place for Farmers to Hitch Teams. THINKS PROJECT IS A VERY POPULAR ONE At Council Meeting Last Night The City Fathers Take Fall Out of the Board on Ac count of the Dirty Alleys. The proposition of the city purchas ing a large amount of ground in the center of the city to be converted Into a public play .grounds and also a pub lic hitching lot for the Accommodation of farmers, will be brought up by Henry W. Deuker. councilman from the second ward within the next month. He announced last evening at the council meeting that he was considering this proposition and that he would bring them up in the usual way, which means an ordinance being drawn up for the appropriation of money with which to make the pur chase. Large lots In the center of the city are favored by Mr. Deuker but as there are none sufficiently large to carry out his schemes it would be necessary for the city to purchase property on which dwellings were lo cated and then to raze the buildings. While the initial cost would undoubt edly be very large, it is believed that it would more than pay in the end. Likes His Project. The proposition of having a public hitching place in the center of the city will meet with the entire approv al of the citizens, Mr. Deuker ar gued. The matter has been consider ed a rrimber of times. The board of works has been asked to consider the proiiosltlon and It la probable that Its decision will carry much weight as to the future develop ments in the project. The condition of the alleys of th city came in for general "knocking last night by the councllmen and there was scarcely a member who did not make some objection to their bad condition. Councilman Englebert asked that the alleys be kept clean even though the board of works had to order additional teams and men to do the work. Councilman Von Peln asked whether Street Commissioner Krone was to blame, or whether the blame should be shared jointly by the city authorities and the public In gen eral. Mr. Von Peln advised that re ceptacles be purchased by the citizens and placed In the alleys, in which the garbage and refuse might be dumped. Another point was brought up bv Councilman McMahan who stated that the contractors on public improve ments often dumped gravel and sand in the alleys and allowed the dirt to remain there until they were ready to use it. These piles are dangerous and the public is not protected as no red lights are placed on them. Roast Car Company. Sheridan street, on which the street car company has a line, and like a' number of other streets on which there are car lines, is In bad condition as a result of the company's alleged neglect. Councilman Bnrdsall stated last evening that the tracks on certain parts of the street were six Inches above the street leveL The company is required to keep the street In excel lent condition both between and with in eighteen inches on either side of Iti tracks. The condition of South Eighth street along the car tracks wai not brought np. although this street Is in the worst condition that It ever has been in in the past five years. The attack of the corporations on the streets of the city and practically ruining them is again illustrated viv idly in the condition of North Elev enth street," for the past two years the best made and prettiest street In the city. Right in front of the Reid Memorial church, pipe fitters dug a trench and in replacing the street made haste and committed havoc. The ditch is now six inches below the lev el of the street and making this par ticular point dangerous. The proposed ordinance regarding stallions will be amended so as to make it illegal for any one to keep a stallion within ZOO feet of a school bouse. Joseph Edwards who was appointed inspector of the twenty-first precinct withdrew last evening by reporting to council that be would be unable to serve. George W. Knight was appoint ed in his place. An ordinance appropriating money from the general fond of the city was read a second time last evening, but final action will not be taken unto the next meeting. The appropriations de sired are as follows: Sundry equip ment for the light plant, $2,000; legal advertizing. $100; interest and com mission, $S5; and water rent, $132.40 making a total of $3407.40. THE WEATHER. INDIANA Fair and colder.