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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*.
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
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-
••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
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
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
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.
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
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
“Whar’s this yer marine display 1”
“Left half an hour ago,”
“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.
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
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
Weak is the back on which burdens are press
But stout Is the heart that is strengthened by
Boraehow or other the path grows brighter,
Just as we mourn there arc none to befriend
Hope in the heart makes the burden seem
And somehow or other we get to the end.
A Japanese Romance in Real Life.
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
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
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

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