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THE OHIO ELECTION.
Foreker K1 acted Governor bj • Majority Estimated at From 20,000 to 30,000. Cincinnati, Oct 13.—The election in this city began without any disorder, and up to 10 a. m. no arrest* had been made. Two causes contributed to this result—the division of the precincts, so that no more than three or four hundred voters are in any one, and the rain, which prevents crowds from collecting All the judges are provided with printed lists of what are considered fraudulent register*, and voting Is wstched with care. Rain was re ported almost all over the state last night and to-day. This will doubtless hsvc the effect to esuse a light vote throughout the state. The rain ceased here between 11 and 12 o’clock, but the sky Is not entirely clear. The vote up to 11 o’clock showed fully up to the average. Good order hsa been maintained, though drunken men are to be found about some of the voting places In spite of the state law requiring all places where Intoxicating liquors are sold to be closed on election dsy. Rain was reported In the central and northern jiarts of the state at noon. Clkvklawd, Oct. 13.—The election pro greasca in a favorable manner. The new reg istry lsw Is a great success and a big vote Is being polled. The morning is wet and disa greeable, but notwithstanding this the elec tors turned out In great numbers. The Indi cations are that Foraker hr* carried Cleveland and Cuyahoga county by atxmt 2,000 and that the Republican county ticket Is elected by varying majorities. All over the Western Re serve substantial Republican gains are shown and in only one town (Ooerlln) has the Prohi bition rote caused a Republican loss. A full vote was polled here, the election being with out Incident. The Ijtadrr will tsy to-morrow morning that the whole state Republican ticket Is elected by from 1.1,000 to IH.OOO plurality. The legisla ture will be Republican on joint ballot, with a good woiktng majority In both bouses The vote wa» heavy, and Republicans on the West ern Reserve c»me out In full force, every one feeling It a duty *.o do alf in bis power to bring the country back to Republican rule. This re sult will secure the election of a Republican United Btales Aerator and the early enact ment of a law regulating the liquor traffic. Another very probable result of the election will l»e to eliminate ihe third (Prohibition) party from Ohio politic*. I.ATKK CoLt'Miirs, Ohio, October 14.—The Republican State Executive Committee esti mates the plurality of Foraker, Republican, for Governor, at 20,(00 In case the present ratio of gain [should; continue In the returns of Tu«sday’a election. The Democratic Com mittee expresses the belief the p’urallty will not exceed 15,000, If It reach* s that figure, ifoadly Is Inclined to the belief that Foraker's plurality will not be more than 10,000 to 12,- 000 when the official returns are received. Both room, It ties are still claiming a majority oo joint ballot In the Legislature. The Democratic Committer rlairua that It has car ried the Legislative ticket In Hamilton county and that they hare reliable It formation that It will have a tnaj »r!ty on tolnt bsllot, with fifty six members in the House, and twenty-one In the Senate. The R» publican Committee’s latest estimate Is that they will have five majority cn a joint ballot outside of Hamilton county and In case they should carry this with a half of the other doubtful counties and districts the House would stand 71 Republicans to 3M Democrats, and the Senate 24 Republican* to 13 Demo crats. Unofficial returns from nearly all the pre cincts which have been canvassed since mid night mske Forsker’s plurality touch 21,000, with the rest of the ticket likely to exceed that, with 23,000 votes for Prohibition and 2,000 for the (Jrcetibackers, on a total vote of over 700,000. The legislature is Republican oo joint ballot, without the fourteen members from Hamilton county, by at least five, and probably nine. Without Hamilton countT the Senate would likely have one Democratic mi jorlty, and with Hamilton county the Repub licans would have a majority of 23 on joint ballot and a working majority In each branch. Tbs ntoody Hhtrt In Cincinnati. CoLtiMltt’S, Ohio. Oct. 16 —Great ex citement was created In front of the Demo cratic headquarter* on Broad street at * o’clock this afternoon, and a riot was narrowly avoid ed So m after noon some ore about the he id* quarters caused to he strung across the street, In large form, a bloody shirt, with the Intcrlp- Uoti: ••New North. New South. A New Deal. The Last of the Bloody Shirt." It Is stated that a 0. A. R man called and gave the committee a hair-hour to have the shirt taken down, and by orders of a memtx r of the committee It was being done, when a man from the Republican Headquarters grab bed the garment, and after soaking It with kerosene, he returned and burred the shirt In front of Democratic Headquarters. A crowd of several hundred gathered and the greatest excitement prevailed. The counsels of c«x>ler heads prevailed, and after much loud talk and threats the crowd dispersed. The yelling caused the people to leave their business,while many locked their doors. The Republican* do noun re It ss an Insult, and both sides are con demned by the bet let cltlacnsfor participating lu a move which, In the present political fever heat, might have led to great loss of life and property. The Cincinnati rrauds. Cincinnati, Oot. 16.—Tho irregular ities and alleged gross frauds In connection with Tuesday’s diet lon In this city have made a most profound impression on all classes of well meaning people. The palpable crime of putting more than 200 votea In one box In ex tras of the registration for that precinct has aroused the deepest Indignation, especially In the German quarter of the city. A little meeting, quite private, was held last nlgbt to discuss plans. Fiery talk was had, and a general understanding that steps would be taken to-day for calling an indignation meet log. The latter was discussed to-day but no for mal call was made. Notwithstanding this there was a large gathering about Turner hall to-night and an application was made for the hall for the purpose of holding an indignation meeting. The proprietor took advice and re fused to open the hall. The men lingered about the place, some uttering most violent denun ciatlons of the leaders, whom they re garded as responsible for the violations of the law and counseling summary measures. Others argued in favor of moderation and urged that the fullest poaeible support be triv en to the committee of 100, which is now at work preparing for the dlecovery and prosecu tlon of the offenders against the law. As here was no opportunity to hold a meeting the crowd disptrsed. The police authorities had notice of the proposed Indignation meet ing and fearing that It would result as did the one held in Music Hall to denounce the Berner trial, when the mob burned tbe court house, strengthened the force and used all precau tions to meet such a result. The holding of an indignation meeting hes oeen discouraged by Mayor Smith and by all who wish peace, but there is a widespread feeling that some ’action shall be taken to preserve the purity of eke tions. FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY COLLISION. Three Trains, Caught In a Fog, Try to Pam on the Same Track. Jersey City, October 18 —On the meadows, four miles west of this city, a colli sion occurred between two trains tbls evening which resulted in the death of five persona, and the Injury of several others. The Pacific express leaving here at 9:15 o’clock ran Into a Weetern-bound emigrant train, which had stopped at the coal shutce on the west side of the Hackensack bridge, knocking a portion of the latter acrot* the track of the L?hlgh VaJ- I ley road. I Shortly afterward a Lehigh Valley train, westbound, came thundering along at.d crasb jed Into the wreck. The dead were all on the erolcrant train as were all the Injured. The brak< man of the latter train was among the [ victim*. The wreck Is the most frightful on the road In years. Three of the dead have been broucht to Jersey City. They are a man and a woman, both decapitated and terribly mangled, ar.d a boy of twelve years, who had both legs cut off. Their names have not yet been ltarned. It Is Impossible now to obtain a full list of the Injured. It Is said that there arc many mere under the wreck. The latest Informa tion places the number of killed at eight. The emigrant train was Just pulling away from the coal chutes when the accident oc curred. A dense fog prevailed at the time. The bodies of the man, wc man and loy which I were brought here were taken t>|Bpeers' morgue. They have not yet been Identified, j The wounded wete brought to Jersey City De pot, where all the available ambulances were I !u wait'.rg, and they were conveyed thcnceto f*L FrarcU' Hospital. Among them were Emlenla Arocars, a Norwegian, ag<d 35 years en route to Madison. Wisconsin. Both lega were cut off and she was Injured about the head. She died ten minutes after her arrlral. Marlnus Klinger, a Norwegian, aged 13, en route to I,a Junta, Colorado, where his uncle resides, crushed about the head and shoulders. He died at midnight. Christian G. Balstead.a Norwegian, aged 30 years, en route to Minne apolis Minnesota, compound fracture of both legs; probably fatally hurt. ANOTHER COLLISION. Concohh, New Hampshire, Oct. It—An ac cident on the northern dlvhlon if the Beston «V Lowell railroad by which three persons were killed and five others were Injured, occurred this morning between Hast Andover and West I Andover. The Chicago fast freight left here with a double header and when It reached | West Andover,where It was to be side-tracked for the down passenger train, It was discov ered that the train had broken in two, and the e nglncri, John P. F.merson, started bock In search of the missing cars. The passenger train scon c*.mo ah ng and the train men were Informed of the mishap to the freight train. The exprefs stopped at Andover Center to leave some passengers and pulled out again. About half a mile further on the collision between the passenger train and the section of the freight occurred, both going at a high rate cf speed. The recoil wss very heavy and both engines were badly smashed. The tender of the passenger loco motive telescoped the beggage ear and the lat ter telescoped the mall ear. As soon as pos sible the train men wire sent to the scene. Both of the engineers and a brnkeman, after a lone search, were found dead in the debris. The express messenger and baggnge master were Imprisoned In the wreck, and It was nee essary to cut them out. Both of these men were In the bsggage-ear, which took lire, but the 11 imes were cxttngulahed without damage. There were two clerks In the mall-car, one of whom was Injured. Aside from a severe shak Ing up none of tin passengers were hurt. A wrecking train and mtdicnl assistance wont from here, and the track was cleared before night. lie “ Told Jim to tell ’Em to W*lt” rtila’-urji Chronicle-Telegraph. About half an hour after the fleet left yes terday, a big man In butternut clothes was seen taking live-foot strides down Wood street. Arriving at the wharf he cast a glance at the river and then asked a bystaud er: “Whar’s this yer marine display 1” “Left half an hour ago,” “Whatf” “I«eft half an hour ago.” “Well, (f that ain’t the beateneatl” “What’a the matter with youl” “Wall, stranger, I herred aa bow there was to be a big display here to-dav, so I started out from Butler county to see It, on a load o’ tiny. I was afeerd I wouldn’t get my hay sold out In time to see the goehed thing,so I sent In Jim, my oldest bov by my second wife, to tell ’em not to start till I got In. Kf that boy’s forgot to tell ’em, blamed If 1 don't break every bone In bis body.” Amt be started off to look for Jim. SOME HOW OR OTHER. BY GEORGE HENER. Life bu a burden for every man's shoulder. One may escape from its troubles and care, Miss it in youth and ’twill come when your’e older, And fit us as close as the garment we wear. Sorrow comes Into our lives uninvited, Robbing our hearts of their treasures of song, Lovers grow cold and friends are slighted, Yet some how or other we worry along. Every day toil is every day blessing, Though i overty’s cottage and crust we may share, Weak is the back on which burdens are press ing. But stout Is the heart that is strengthened by prayer. Boraehow or other the path grows brighter, Just as we mourn there arc none to befriend Hope in the heart makes the burden seem lighter,’ And somehow or other we get to the end. A Japanese Romance in Real Life. BY MARTHA C. M. FISHER. Some few years after the ratification j of our treaty for the purpose of trade and commerce with the beautiful island empire of Japan. I found mys If a sojourner on its fair shores, and. with ray household, enjoying the pe culiar privileges and protection which that government so freely accorded to the ollieial representatives of the for eign powers. with deep interest we scanned the first pages of this new and wonderful volume just opening to the world, rich ' with the glowing illuminations of past ! ages, po: t aring a far higher civili/.a- , tion than has ever been deemed by Western nations possible under such r complete isolation. While some of their laws seemed to have come to ' th* m from the Great Lawgiver, ot u rs seemed to us strangely barbarous, and we sometimes looked upon the rare spectacle of exquisite refinement clasp- j ing hands with downright cruelty. Japanese law permits polygamy. I which practiced is. however, by no , means common, and it is quite an ex- i ceptalnal ca<e where a man has more than one wife. The hero and heroine of the present story were both connected with our 1 household. Shinski, the butler, was a 1 man of rare intelligence and cultiva- j lion for the position he held. His wife, Wakn. who tilled the position of nurse, was petite, and graceful as a fawn. \ wiih small and exquis tely shaped i hands and feet, a refined, attractive I face, large dark eyes brimming with : merriment, or soft and earnest with ; deco feeling—eyes in which you could read truthfulness and kindness at a glance, ar.d clearly indicating the af fectionate disposition from which llow ed most naturally ull her ready, cheer ful. polite, and winning ways. Her father now dead, had been a farmer in j very good circumstances, and in that i country a farmer ranks first in the i social scale, always excepting the Dai : raios and Yakonins— military and civil otlicials—and the logic is good. We j could not live at all, they reason, but I for the farmer, who produces the food to sustain life; so that class who supply sustenance to the race, or their first need, rank first in the social scale. Next in order comes the carpenter.who builds the houso-<, and thus provides the necessary shelter; then tne mer chant and manufacturer, who ranks third, as the providers of clothing for the masses, and truly with the masses, especially in the warm season, cloth ing is far from being much of a con sideration, for not only are troops of children *ieen about the streets in the uniform provided by Mother Nature, but numltors of adult males appear quite at their ease, in most elaborately tattoaed suits "of epidermis, with the satisfied air of exceptionally well dressed men. To this class the manu facturers and merchants are but super numeraries in the bodv-politic. Wakn had received the usual educa tion and accomplishments to which young ladies of her rank are entitled in Japan, and was considered quite proficient in music, owning a samsing the piano of Japanese ladies and having boon a teacher of the divine art. Among the other servants was a married man. Ku, whose family, wife and children, lived in Kanegawa, across the bay. He was in person rather tall, with a good countenance and pleasant manners, being much es teemed bv all the servants, lie was always ready to do any of thorn a good turn, or help about anything, at any time. When Waka had prepared baby for her daily airing. Ku was often ready with the little carriage, for it was quite a source of pleasant rivalry among the men-servants which should have the honor of wheeling the little queen of the house, ami his strong arms were always ready to carry her when, as was often the case, she pre ferred that mode of locomotion, and ho was unmistakably her favorite bearer. Thus it happened that Ku often ac companied Wakn and her little charge for long strolls along the beautiful blutls overhanging the sea, and through the lovely camellia-hedged, shady lanes, enjoying the sweet sights and sounds which Nature in this favored clime gathers from sparkling sea and leafv, fragrant hill sides for her appre ciative children, and so the days passed on. and summer grew into its maturi ty- Karly one morning as I was sitting alone in the library, the door was hastily opened, and aludy, a near rel ative. who had married an American merchant in Japan, and lived just op positc to ns. entered, exclaiming: "Do you know there is great trouble among your servants? \\ aka has just rushed into my house, screaming aud begging far me to lock her into a room up stairs. for Ku has declared that he would cut her all to pieces, and that she barely escaped the point of his sharp knife by flee : ng for her life, and that if Ku did not kill her, Shinski would.” She had locked her in, as she desired, and came to me at once. I immediately went in search of Waka’s husband, and asked him what was the matter with Waka. He looked greatly surprised, and I saw he was nqt aware of what had taken place. I then sought an explanation from Ku, who came into my presence bowing and smiling, and from him I could ellicit nothihg touching the ca>e. so I put on my hat and walked back with Mrs. A. to her house. Going upstairs I found Waka in an agony of tears and distress and it was a long time before I could calm her sufficiently to enable her to tell what had caused her trouble. The whole story was then told. For some weeks Ku had been holding be fore her the brilliant proposal that she should leave her husband and my ser vice: that he would take a house for her in Homora. a suburb of Yokohama: she should become his second wife; and that all the money he could save after the support of his wife and chil dren in Kauegawa he would give to her. She treated his proposal at first with ridicule, and when he persisted, and made her understand that he was very much in earnest, she was so frightened she knew not what to do. She dared not tell her husband, for then she knew that he and Ku would , fight, and. as she expressed it, both j being in the consul’s house, that ] would never do. The feeling of a large class of Japanese toward foreign j as well as their own officials is that , of the deepest reverence Hence j Waka's idea that she must .1 ver drop j a word that would make trouble be- j tween two of the consul’s servants, no matter how her grievances might be: therefore she kept her own counsel, thinking that by always re fusing to comply with feu's plan, he would after a little while give it up al together. In this conclusion she had found herself entirely mistaken, and now that the storm had burst, she knew not where to turn for shelter. It was too late now to tell her husband, who would consider himself irretrieva bly disgraced, and would never for give his wife for being the recipient of such proposals, and withholding them from him. A mutual fr’end of Shinski’s and Waka's had just come in—Skazo, the head servant of the I’nited States Min ister. who was visiting u-. from Yeddo and as he listened to her plain state ment of the case, his face grew very grave, and he evidently thought her cousre wrong, and that it must result in seriousconeequences. He had come as the fr end of Shinski, to gath er up all the facts in the case, and then to pla< e them before his fr end. Although Waka talked very freely and calmly with Skazo. it was quite evi dent that she had no hope of favor or forgiveness from her husband. We now found that Japanese law permit i tod the husband to take the life of his | wife under such circumstances with ; impunity, or. if he should so elect, he might give her a bill of divorcement 1 and send her away. As 1 was crossing the street to return to my house, that 1 might find Shin ski, and use all mv influence with him in Waka's favor, I saw Ku standing just outside the gate, and said to him: •*Ku. come into the Without answering a word he com menced a very rapid retrograde move ment, and the last view that I ever had of this Oriental free-lover was that he was running at full speed toward his Kauegawa home. As soon as I saw Shinski. I knew that lie comprehended the whole situ ation. His face wore an expression that fairly chilled me. 1 said to him: ••Do not blame Waka: she has done no wrong.” His reply came ouicklv: “If I see Waka 1 must kill her.” All rea soning 1 found to be entirely Useless, and knowing that Waka was perfectly | safe in her self-imposed durance, thought it best to leave him with liis friend Skazo. hoping that when his I first feeling of bitter mortification and 1 vindictiveness had had its course, a better feeling would succeed. Late on the afternoon of the same day. during another interview with Waka, a scene occurred such as no for eigner had ever before witnessed iu Japan. Skazo entered, and with great ceremony, approaching Waka, deliv ered an ominous-looking envelope into her hands. She hastily broke the seal, and examine l the contents: then, with a wild cry of despair, prostrated her self upon the floor, and for a time gave way to unrestrained sobbing and grief. Skazo was evidently greatly moved, but had no word of comfort for the poor girl. When she could command her voice sufficiently for explanation, she said to mo: “I aiu no more Shin ski’s wife. In Nippon, when a hus band sends a letter like this to his wife, it ends their marriage. He is uo more my husband; I am no more his wife.” A fresh burst of grief again overpow ered the poor discarded wife. Note how this peculiar Japaneso rite exactly Lillies with the old Jewish law, which permitted a man to give a bill of di vorcement into his wife's hand and •end her away. Now the matter had assumed a very serious aspect regarding our own com fort and convenience. Three of our most trusted and experienced servant< could not be taken from the household without throwing completely out of gear nil our house-keeping machinery. Our interest, also, in the fortunes of this, at present, unfortunate pair, who but afe v hours ago were eminently < o itented and hapgy a9 husband and wife, would not let U 9 rest till every expedient that could be devised bad been u-ed to heal this apparently hope less breach of compact The next day being Sunday, the usu al church serv'ce was unattended by the family, who met in solemn con clave in the library, the United States Min ster and the ’United States Mar shal of the Consulate joining in the de liberations. After our plan of action was matur ed. Shinski was sent for. and soon ap peared, with an expression of deepest sorrow on his countenance. Mr. 8., the marshal, who understood the Jap anese language, used every argument and every persuasion to make bhinski feel that he had no real cause for an ger against Waka and showing him very clearly why she had not dared to tell him of Ku's proposal* to her. that Ku was the onljr one who had dona him wrong, not Y\ aka. In the meantime Skazo had leea sent to bring Waka ba k to the house. For three days and nights she had kept herself closely secluded at Mrs. A.’s. As she stood at the door of the library, looking iu at Shinski through the tears which were overflowing her usually merry eyes, and Mr. B. seemed to have exhausted all his arguments. I walked up to Shinski, and placing one hand on bis shoulder, and holding out the other toward Waka, said to him: “Shinski, you love Waka, and she has done no wrong. Look at her; speak to her. 1 * The poor fellow could restrain hie conflictingemoUons no logger. Tears quickly tilled his eyes, and exclaiming. “I cannot speak to Waka, 11 covered his face with his hands, and bowing them to his knees, sobbed aloud: then, rushed from the room, parsing Waka. who still stood in tho doorway, with out bestowing a word or look upon her. At this her grief redoubled, for now she felt that her last hope of a re conciliation mu-t die. So far this tragic scene had con sumed the greater part of a lovely Sabbath day, and now we couki not let the matter end here, for the happi ness of two lives and our own family comfort very much depended on the denouement of this tragedy. Imme diately we held another council, min ister. marshal, friends. The great ob stacle to overcome was Shinskiks pride, and he could see no way of reconcilia tion that would not be hum Hating to him. The marshal, who well under stood the peculiar idiosyncrasies of • this peculiar people, conceived a plan which he proposed to carry out with out delay, in which all concurred, and hastily ordering his horse ho started off for Kanegaw a. four miles d ; »tant. On arriving there he first sought out Ku. and made him give him a written confession of all his guilt, and entirely acquitting Waka of any tolerance of and his guilty plan: then he proceeded . to the house of Sadagero. a carpenter, who had built on contracts most of the foreigners’ houses in Yokohama, a first’class builder and a very intelli gent man. To h'm Mr. B. unfolded his plan, and Sadagero accompan ; ed him back to Yokohama. A message was then sent to Waka from Sadagero ! that he had just arrived from Kanega : wa to visit her on very important t business. She hastened to receive his j visit, and after a short and very earnest • conversation he formally adopted her ito be his daughter. In the meantime i Mr. B. had laid before Shinski Ku's written statement, and wisely left him I to peruse it alone and ponder over it in silence. i The evening was now far advanced; all things were ready for Shinski’s ap j pearance. Mr. B. went to him and ; informed him that Sadagero had a very important communication to make ! to him. As ho entered the room with the marshal, and became aware of the presence of Waka, his first impulse was to beat a hasty retreat, but a second thought told him that to do would be an insult to Sadagero; so the first impulse was put aside, and bow ing very low. he approached Sadagero. After au exchange of salutations and mutual expressions of esteem. bada gero said: “Shinski, I want to show vou my daughter. I have adopted Waka. She is mv daughter, and now 1 offer vou my daughter to be your wife. Will you take her? 11 In a moment Shinski saw ail diffi culties swept from his path. In this way. and in this way only, could he take Waka to bo his wife without any humiliat on on h s part, and Sadagero had honored them both in tho pos.lion he had assumed toward them. A few hasty preparations, and the marriago ceremony was performed with all duo solemnity, concluding with tho time honored Oriental custom of bride and groom each dr.nking from tho same cup, and ikon dashing it to atoms. This was the crowning act of that memorable Sabbath-day. for as it was concluded the street watchman, pass ing at the moment, called out the mid night hour, and a now day, truly for Waka and Shinski, was ushered in. It appeared quite evident afterward that the matter was never again al luded to by Shinski or his wife or anv of his servants, and perfect kindness nud tru<t brightened the twofold bon<L Ku’s punishment was suggested by tho consul, and carried into effect by the issuing of an edict from the custom house forbidding him to enter Yoko hama for the space of four years. An old Persian proverb says: **P»ar tho Afghans most when they profess - to be your friends.' 1