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COMPLETE BOUND VOLUMES OF ••'.."»:: picturesque::.::::::: "...*.:.::: CALIFORNIA:::::::::::: " AT THE CALL OFFICE VOLUME LXXVI.-NO. 163. SIX NEW MEN May Be Put in the Senate FROM THE FAR WEST, Thus Knocking Out All Calculations. INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP To Come From the States to Be Admitted. UTAH, ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO. Politicians Must Figure on These When It Comes to a Question of Organization. Washington. Nov. 9.— A point that has been overlooked in computing the political complexion of the next Senate is the ad mission of Utah with two Senators. The act of the last session of Congress admit ting Utah provides that in March, 1895, the constitutional convention shall be held. On the first Tuesday after the first Mon day in November of that year the consti tution is to be submitted to tbe people, and if ratified and found by the President to be in accordance with the act, be will issue a proclamation admitting it as a State. Tbe act also provides that a Repre sentative to the Fifty-fourth Congress shall be elected at the same time the vote is taken upon the constitution; also that State officers and a Legislature shall be chosen, and that if the constitution is rati fied the Legislature shall immediately meet and elect two United States Sena tors. As there is about a month from the time the election is held until the Fifty fourth Congress meets, there be ample time to have all the formalities complied with and Utah proclaimed a State in time for its Senators and Representatives to participate in the organization of the next Congress. This would make in all ninety Senators, and as the next Senate now stands the politics of the Utah Senators would cut an important figure. Another probability which arises ls the admission of both New Mexico and Ari zona, which may be accomplished in time so that four more Senators would partici pate in the organization of the next Sen ate. Bills have already passed the House for the admission of these Territories. Th« Senate Committee on Territories has r.f ii_l * '.i:*-: fat r_l ty to the Senate and they are now on the calendar. Senators of both parties have been urging their pa? sage. It is therefore quite likely that the battle for the control of the Senate will yet be fought out in Utah, New Mexico and Arizona next. year. The admission of these new States would make a total of ninety-four Senators, and any party to control would need forty-eight for a ma jority. With the Vice-Pre«ident theDem-i --crats could control the Senate with lory seven Senators. In viow of the speculation now being iuaulged in concerning the organization of the Senate and the probable attitude of the so-called Populists, the following utter aces of Senator Stewart of Nevada made to The Call correspondent to-night are significant : "What do we care about committee posi tions?" said be.f|"The newspapers are taking about the votes of the Populist Senators being secured for the Democrats or the Republicans of the Senate, by offer ing it" choice committee positions. For my part 1 do not care much what my com mittee position is. I think the Populist Senators will do well by nut entering into any agreement with either side. We will be able to accomplish more as 'kickers.' This 13 my own individual opinion and 1 think my colleagues will concur in my view. When tbey get here we will have a conference about it and I think we will s ick together as independents or 'kickers,' and let Republicans and Democrats fight it out among themselves." Chairman Babcock of the Republican Congressional Committee received a tele gram to-day from Chairman Dixie of Min nesota saying the Republicans sent a solid delegation to Congress. This announce ment increases Chairman Babcoek's figures of Republicans in the next House to 256. Chairman Charles Traine of Utah wires that Cannon (R.)'is elected to Congress, and unless the Republicans are counted out they will control the constitutional convention. Chairman P. B. Cornwall of California telegraphs that the Republicans bave elected six Congressmen, and Maguire is tbe only Democrat elected. The Republi cans control both branches of the Legisla ture. R. A. Carothers, chairman of the Ken tucKy State Republican Committee, tele graphs Mr. Babcock that six Republicans have been elected to Congress from that State, without counting Denny In the Ash land District. Chairman Babcock was to-day advised of the following named Republican Con gressmen elected in Missouri and Ken tucky: Missouri— First District, S. H. Clark; Fourth, George C. Crowther; Seventh, J. P. Tracey; Eighth, Joel I. Hubbard; Ninth, William M. Trealor; Tenth. Rich ard Barthold; Eleventh, Charles F.Joy; Thirteenth, J. N. Rainey; Fourteenth. N. A. Mosley; Fifteenth, Charles G. Burton. Kentucky — Third District, W. G. Hunter; Fourth. John W. Lewis; Fifth, Walter Evans; Ninth, Samuel J.Pugh; Tenth, H. Thomas Hopkins; Eleventh, David G. Cotson. Tbe politicians now assembling here are already beginning to form Speaker Reed's committees in the Fifty-fourth Congress. If precedents are followed at least two chairmanships will go to California. Rep resentative Loud is the leading Republi can member on the Committee of Post offices and Post Roads, a very important committee. Mr. Loud possesses the friendshio of Reed and will doubtless be appointed chairman. If not, be will be made chairman of the Committee on Claims. Representative Hiiborn will cer -_-'.; __ The Morning Call. tainly not be regarded as a new member, be having served one year In this Con gress, and although he is not the ranking member of any committee he will be given some good committee places, probably on naval affairs and District of Columbia. Representative Bowers is the ranking Re publican member ot tbe Committee on Military Affairs and may be made chair man of it by Mr. Reed. These will be the first chairmanships held by Caltfornians for a number of years. There is. of course, not even a hint of opposition for the speak ership. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 9. The offi cial returns show the election of the fol lowing Congressmen: First District. Clark (D.); Second, Stallings (D.): Third, Harrison (D.); Fourt'i, Bobbins (D.); Fifth, Cobb (D.); Sixth, P. mkhead (D.) ; Seventh, or ward (Pop.); Eighth, Wheel er (D.); Ninth. Underwood (D.). Contests will be filed by Robinson in the Third and Goodwin in the Fifth, Popu lists, and W. F. Aid rich in the Fourth and T. 11. Aldrlch in the Ninth, Republicans. TENNESSEE IN DOUBT. Both Sides Claim Victory and Talk of Fraud. Nashville, Nov. 9.— The vote for Gov ernor is very close between Turner (D.) and Evans (R). Official returns may be necessary to aotermiue the result. Indi cations poiut to Evans' election. Late to-night the American has full re turns from sixty-nine counties and major ity returns from ninet.en counties. These returns give Turney (D.) 371» majority over Evans (JL). The remaining eight counties gave in 1592 a net Republican majority of 307. Chairman Carroll of the Democratic committee confidently Insists that these counties will not be able to wipe out Turney's present lead. Republicans still claim Evans' election. GILROY IS WEARY. Proposes to Retire From Politics and Go Into Business. New York, Nov. 9.— lt is said that Mayor GUroy will retire from politics when he goes out of the Mayor's office January 1. He will follow the example of Richard Croker and depart Irom Tam many Hall. His experience as re -elver of the Mitchell & Vance Company several years ago, it is said, proved so satisfac tory both to himself and to the company that he has been anxious ever since to break away from the political treadmill and turn bis attention to business. As to his future Intentions nothing is settled, except that he will take a good long rest the first thine. He may go to Europe with his wife as soon as he gets out of office, but that will depend upon tbe advice of bis physician. His wife's health is not very good and he will not take her abroad in midwinter against the advice of her doctors. The trip may be postponed until spriug or early summer. Tammany ls talking of reorganization. Who shall do it and how it is to be done is tbe question. Under the new constitu tion the city is to be redi-tricted and five new Assembly districts added. The an nual reorganization of Tammany will be put over this year from December to January and advantage taken of the new districts to get hold of several old leaders. It has been suggested and may be carried out tbat as a testimonial to the Rev. Dr. Parkh'jrst for the work performed by him in bringing about the purification of politics in New York a chair be endowed in Columbia College in his honor. It Is pro posed to call it the Parkhurst chair of municipal reform and t > install Dr. Park burst as its first professor. If the propo sition takes tangible form $100,000 will be devoted to the endowment. T. -day the subject was taken up and discussed by the Committee of Seventy, before which body the suggestion was made. At a meeting tc-day of the organization known as the Committee of Seventy, It was unanimously decided to make the organization permanent. HOAR AND LODGE. Senators Tell the Causes of the Democratic Disaster. Lynn. Nov. 9 —The Republican Club celebrate! Tuesday's election by a grand banquet to-night with Senators Hoar and Lodge and Representative Barrett as guests. Senator Hoar was she first speaker. He said: "The defeat means tbat the judgment of the American people Is against pernicious doctrines of free trade, and I do not think you will soe an other party inscribing it on its banner in future campaigns." Senator Lrdge said : "One of the causes of the Republican victory was that the American people were tired of being de ceived. The Democrats made every prom ise in every district of the country to gain their end. Their defeat is a just resent ment of the people who were taken in." KILLED BY DEFEAT. A Populist Candidate Reported to Be Dying. Redfield. S. D., Nov. 9. —Judge Isaac Howe, the Populist candidate for Gov ernor in tbe late campaign, ls lying seri ously ill at his Lome, with small hope of recovery. The excitement and fatigue of tb- campaign was more than he could en dure. TEN DISTRICTS. That Is Enough for the Republicans of Missouri. St. Louis, Nov. 9.— Complete returns from hitherto doubtful Second and Ninth Congressional districts of Missouri show the election, respectively, of U. S. Hall (D.) by 1683 plurality, and William Treloar (R.) by 122 plurality. According to the re turns the Republicans have carried the First, Fourth, Seveutb, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth. Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fourteenth I and Fifteenth districts, while the Demo crats have been successful only in the Sec ond, Third. Filth, Sixth and Twelfth. Mexico, Mo., Nov. 9.-Congressman Clark at noon to-day claims his election by 1333. W. S. Hathway, chalrmau Re publican Congressional committee, is posi tive W. M. Treloar is elected by a little over 100. Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 9.— Of 34 State Senators 18 will be Democrats and 16 Republicans. The House will stand: Democrats 62, Republicans 70, Populists 2. DENNY WILL CONTEST. He Says Owens' Election Was Pro- cured by Fraud. Lexixotox. Nov. The official count gives VV. C. Owens (D.) 101 plurality over Gorge Denny ' (R.) in the Ashland Dis trict. Judge Denny alleges that thousands of Republicans were denied the right to register in Lexington' and that frauds were SAX FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1594. committed at the election in the interest of bis opponent, and says he will carry the contest to the House of Representatives. TEXAS RETURNS. The Backbone of the Democracy lias Been Broken. Galveston, Nov. 9.— From returns re ceived here it is safe to state the Demo cratic ticket is elected by 40,000 plurality ; Culberson, candidate for Governor, run ning about 10 percent behind his ticket because of his free silver views. The Congressional delegation will not be solidly Democratic. Noonan (R.), in the Twelfth District, is elected by 10,000 plurality. In the Sixth, Kerby (Pop.) Is so close to Abbott (D.). that official returns will be necessary to determine the result. The same condition exists in the Thir teenth, where Gilliland (Pop.) has a lead of three Democrats ou a split ticket, and in the Seventh, where Barber (Pop.) is slightly ahead of Pendleton (D.) as far as counted. The cumbersome ballot law in the cities and tardiness in the rural precincts make the official count in doubt for districts impossible to get at before to-morrow. Judge Noonan (R.) is elected to Con gress in the Twelfth District over Hous ton (D.) by 12.000 plurality. The Demo crats concede Noonan's election. The re mainder of the Congressional ticket is Democratic, although the Populists in the Thirteenth claim tbe election of Gilliland over Coekrell. Populists claim the elec tion of Kearby and Jenkins in the Sixth and Eighth, but the returns show that Abbott and Bell are elected by small ma jorizes. Austin, Tex., Nov. 9.— Returns from the State show large Populist gains, but Culberson (D.) for Governor will have a plurality of about 40.000. In the Twelfth Congressional District Noonan (R.) is CONVALESCENT SOLDIERS ON THEIR RETURN TO JAPAN WAITING TO EMBARK AT FUSAN. elected by 500 majority. The result in the Thirteenth District is close between Cockrell (D.) and Gilliland (Pop), with the chances favoring Gilliland. Eleven dis tricts are Democratic. Dallas, Tex., Nov. 9.— Not more than one-third of the vote of the State has been repined, but enough Is known to predict the success of Culberson (D.) for Governor by about 40,000 plurality. He runs from 10,000 to 15,000 behind the bal ance of the State ticket. The Democrats certainly elect Congressmen in eight of the thirteen districts, namely: First District, Hutcheson; Second, Cooper; Third, Yoakum; Fourth, Culberson ; Fifth, Bai ley; Ninth, Sayers; Tenth, Crowley; Eleventh, Grain. In the Twelfth District Noonan (R.) has from 1500 to 2000 plurality. In the Thir teenth Gilliland (Poo.) is probably elected. He is leading by nearly ICOO votes, and the Democratic strongholds have been mostly beard from. In the Sixth District the official couut will be necessary to determine between Abbott (D.) and Kearbv (Pop.). The same i true of Pendleton (D.) and Barber (Pop.) in the Seventh, and of Hell (D.) and Jen kins (Pop.) in the Eighth. The chances slightly favor the Democrats in all three districts. BRYAN OUT OF POLITICS. Me Continues to Advocate Fusion Against the Republicans. Omaha, Nov. 9.— Congressman Bryan ! issued a manifesto to Nebraska Democrats I to-night in which he sums up the causes which led to the defeat of the fusion forces and announces hi* retirement from tbe political arena, He says: "I shall continue as a lawyer and an editor to ad vocate fusion of Populists and Democrats. It is the only bope against combined mon opoly. If all the Democrats had acquiesced in the action of a majority of the party we could have elected all the State officers. If the Populists bad shown more liberality in their treatment of friendly Democrats we might bave secured a Legislature in har mony witb the Governor and could then have elected a Senator favorable to tariff reform, to tbe free coinage of silver at 16 to 1. to an income tax and to the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people." Springfield, 111.. Nov. 9.— ln an Inter view to-day Governor Altgeld said the Democratic defeat was due to widespread dissatisfaction with tbe Federal adminis tration. MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE. There Is Not Much Doubt About Its Complexion. St. Paul, Nov. 9.— The Legislature stands: House— 93 Republicans. 2 Inde pendent Republicans. 9 Democrats, 10 Populists, giving a straight Republican majority of 72. Senate— 4s Republicans. 3 Democrats, 6 Populists. Republican majority on joint ballot, 103. IDAHO ALL RIGHT. The State Is in the Republican Column Safe Enough. Boise, Idaho. Nov. About 23,000 votes were cast in the recent election. Something over 19.000 beard from give Wilson, Republican, for Congress. 2224 plurality over Gunn, Populist, and Mc- Connell, Republican, for Governor, 2566 plurality over Stevenson. Democrat. The Legislature stands: Senate— Republi cans, 2 Democrats. 4 Populists, 3 doubtful. House — 25 Republicans, 10 Populists, doubtful 1. MET A DEFEAT. Ugly Rumors From Port Arthur. CHINA'S FLEET OUT. Ordered to Attack the Japanese. THEN COMES THIS STORY. There Is Nothing as Yet to Con firm It. TALK OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. It Is Believed That the Great Powers of Europe Will Take a hand. / Yokohama. Nov. 9.— Rumors are cur- j rent here to the effect that the Japanese forces have suffered a reverse at Port Arthur. London, Nov. 9.— A dispatch from Shanghai states that the Chinese men- of-war rema-jing outside of Port Arthur have been ordered to attack the Japanese fleet that is blockading that nort and pre venting the ingress of a number of Chi nese warships now lying tbere. A Berlin dispatch says the German Ad miralty has wired the admiral command ing the German squadron on tbe Chinese station to obey the orders of the British admiral in certain possible eventualities. A Daily News dispatch from Paris says that France seems disposed to entertain the idea of a European conference on the Chinese-Japanese war. It is said that the powers have urged China to negotiate for a peace directly at Japan and they have secured Japan's promise to meet the overtures in a benevo lent pi it. Mr. Uschida. Japanese Charge d'Affaires in London, says Japan could not accept as an answer to her proposals of reform in Korea the maintenance of a Chinese army iv the peninsula. The presence of Chinese troops in Korea meant merely a scries of horrors such as are now being perpetrated in Manchuria. Japan never menaced China's integrity. She did not intend to break up the em pire and certainly does uot wish others to do so. The height of Japan's ambition is to see China consolidated, free from corruption, prosperous and open to com merce and civilization. A dispatch to tb_ Times from Yoko hama says the two Americans who were arrested at Kobe on the French steamer Sydney are torpedo experts who bad con tracted with China to employ tbeir own inventions to destroy the Japanese fleet. China promised them 81,000,000 for each warship they destroyed and a proportion ate sum for each merchantman they suc ceeded in blowing up. A! dispatch from Shanghai says mis sionaries from the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, who have been working in Man churia, have left the interior and arrived at New Cbwang. Another dispatch from Shanghai says the Japanese have un doubtedly captured Talien Wan, a short distance north of Port Arthur. The Chinese fleet is reported having arrived at Wei Wei. JAPANESE IN KOREA Will Make Determined War Upon the Tonghaks. . ;V*V Chemulpo, Nov. There are further rumors thai Japanese Hoop- bave been landed on the coast to the southward of Seoul. Their object is the subjection of the Tonghaks, who are very troublesome. Kill Nak, Yice-Pre*ident of the Council of State, who was appointed by Japanese influence, was assassinated on October 39.' The anti-Japanese feeling it intense. Five hundred Japanese troops have re turned to Seoul in consequence. INTO THE MOUNTAINS. The Road to Moukden Open to the Japanese. , Shanghai, Nov. 9— The Chinese Army of the North has retreated to the moun tains, where the soldiers are reported to be starving and suffering severely from cold and exposure. Tbe Japanese army is re ported .encamped at Leng Wang Oben. , The Japanese are pursuing 15,000 Chinese, mostly new recruits. Port Arthur is not expected to make a determined stand against the Japauese. Admiral Sir E. R. Fremantle, in com mand cf the British fleet, considers that Port Arthur will probably be the scene of the last engagement of any importance be tween the Chinese and Japanese. ASKED TO INTERVENE. China Desires the Good Offices of the United States. Chicago, Nov. 9.— A special to the Post from Washington says: This Government has again beeu asked to intervene in the China-Japan war. It is a request from China that tbe United States co-operate witb Great Britain. Russia, Germany, France and Italy to stop tbe war. China sets forth at length tbe present status of hostilities and says she always recognized the independence of Korea and is willing to continue to do so. Moreover, she will pay Japan an indemnity to defray that country's expenses lv the war. ENGLAND WANTS PEACE. Rosebery Defines the Position as Regards Russia. London, Nov. 9.— ln accordance with custom, tbe new Lord Mayor of London, Sir Joseph Renalas, gave a banquet at the Guild Hall. The principal speaker was Lord Rosebery. He said: "We are deter mined to maintain a strict neutrality, but on the other hand we cannot forget we bave shown a striking nnd tangible proof of friendship with Japan by our recent treaty, while we have shown friendship to China In attempting to secure peace. We bave acted thoroughly ln accord with Rus sia. We would still be glad to join in any pacific measure to secure a peace honor able to Japan and not disastrous to China. "Tbe newspapers have been advising the Government to secure the opportunity now offered to enter into a cordial entente witb Russia. That advice the Government has already anticipated. [Cheers.] Ever since the Government's relations with Russia have been more cordial than I ever remember. The frontier difficulties in Asia, which I hope are almost the last of a dangerous question between us, are now nearly terminated. The removal of this cause of Anglo-Russian distrust will be a great step toward universal peace. There are at present three elements endanger ing the world's peace— enormous arma ments, tbe press and armed explorations." He did not believe the newspapers in their competition sufficiently weighed the effect of their intelltgejce. It had been twice announced in the newspapers that New Zealand desired or intended to ad minister the Government of Samoa. The Brltisb Government did not think it neces sary to contradict such absurd rumors, though they could not fail to prejudicially affect the powers with which Great Britain was co-operating in Samoa. "Our foreign policy," he concluded, "is distinctly conservative. We covet nothing abroad and only want to maintain the status quo." JAPANESE CLOSE TO PEKING. China's Only Hope Is In the Speedy Coming of Winter. It is reported on good authority, says the N. C Daily News of October 8, that 40.000 Japanese troops have landed at Talienhwan, a bay about forty miles to the eastward of Port Arthur, and which was made our naval base at the time cf our expedition to Peking. It bas been known for some days that a Japanese force in from fifty-four to seventy transports was at sea, and there bave been various rumors as to the place where it was to be landed; between Tientsin and the Yel low River, where the transports would have to be some twenty miles at least off a lee shore and send the men and horses and stores as near as tbey could in boats; a little west of Shanhaikuan, where there is an unprotected bay with deep water close to the shore and somewhere near Port Arthur. Tbe Chinese fleet was not sufficiently crippled in tbe recent fight to make it safe for the Japanese to disregard Its existence : and it would ouly be prudent for them to reduce Port Arthur before talcing a num ber of transports into the Gulf of Pechili. Meanwhile the Chinese are not being idle, but they are taking what measures tbey can to be prepared for the coming enemy. Telegrams received from Tientsin announce that the new commander-in chief of tbe Chinese army, General Sung, arrived at Yicbow, the frontier town in Korea, at the end of last month, tbe arrival of a responsible bead, and the personal topularity of General Sung having infused a new life into the army. General Y"eb. who is again report ed killed and buried in the Japanese papers, but who has arrived safe and sound at Yi.how, in a telegram of the 2d inst. to the Viceroy Li, eulogizes tbe discipline main tained by General Sung's brigade, which was commanded by General Wei in tbe recent fighting. During the last two months in Korea there have been no com plaints against the discipline or conduct of General Sung's troops or the late General Tso's Fengtien division. The worst disciplined were '.he savage Sitan battalions from Kirin, aea those of the Sheng division under another General Wei. Tbis last is tbe gallant commander who is supposed to have left behind him in Tientsin two-thirds of the money to pay his troops, lest the Japanese should get it. Tbe consequence was that his discon tented troops practically mutinied. From a telegram received by the Hupao we learn that the Viceroy Li still intends to go to headquarters at Lutai and that be will inspect the Taku and Peitang forts en route. Meanwhile the Emperor has sent for Wang Wen-sbao. Viceroy of the Ynn-Knei provinces, who was a Minister of the Grand Council some sixteen years ago. to come to Pekins to join Prince Kung's newly formed Advisory Committee, the Governor of Yunnan, Tan Chnn-pei, acting as Viceroy during bis absence. That these measures, as well as the order to Wang Wen-chiu, vice-president of the Board of War, to raise 30.000 volunteers for the defense of his native city, Tientsin, will pre vent the Japanese reaching Peking, we can hardly hope, but they may delay their advance until General Winter comes to China's aid. As to the causes of China's collapse, they are too well known. But she has still vast resources, and she may yet find a man who can utilize them. NEW AMERICAN LINER. The First Great Ocean Steamer Built in This Country. Philadelphia, Nov. 9.— A1l arrange ments have been completed at Cramp's shipyard for the launching of the Ameri can line steamer St. Louis on Monday next. This event has attracted more at tention than any similar affair In recent years, because the St. Louis Is the fim modern ocean passenger vessel built in tbis country, and the preparations have been on a larger scale than usual. Mrs. Cleveland is to christen the ship, and she will be accompanied from Wash ington by a distinguished party. including the members of the Cabinet and their wives. The ship Is 556 feet long, and when her stern is in the middle of the channel 100 feet of her bow will still be on tbe ways, aud if there is any tide at all there is danger of the great hull being twisted. The launching stand from wbicb Mrs. Cleveland will break the traditional bottle of champagne on the point of the steel bow as It glides past her is built to accommodate 400 people. On this will be the Washington guests and the officers and principal stockholders of the Cramp Ship-building Company and the Interna tional Navigation Company. Two immense stands to accommodate other invited guests have also been erected. Tbe tide will be at its height at 12:50 p. m. on Mon day and the launching will take place be tween that hour and 1:30. MADE A FREE PORT. Copenhagen Reaching Out for Trade. Denmark Hopes to Offset Germany's Advantage Acquired by the New Ship Canal. CorENH^GKN*, Nor. 9.— Copenhagen was declared a free port tbis morning and ton nage dues wire abolished. Port dues have be<n reduced one-half and converted into imposts upon merchandise, not applicable to goods in transit. \\ AsnixGTOX, Nov. 9.— The opening of the pert of Copenhagen as a port of entry marks the inauguration of an aggressive commetcial policy for Denmark, by which the Government hopes to greatly increase its 'commercial importance. Count de lievenlluw, the Danish Minis ter, says all tonnage dues upon vessels entering the harbor, which amounts to a considerable tax on them, are removed and a nominal percentage charge imposed as a substitute. Extensive warehouse ac commodations are provided, which enable shippers to store poods at small cost for resbipment and distribution arming tbe other ports of the Baltic witbout paying duty. The system is relied upon to make Copenhagen the commercial center of the Baltic and to Increase its incidental busi ness by making it the central depot for the commerce of Russia, Germany, Eng land, the United States and other powers wbich 1 ass through tbe Baltic, and the station for transatlantic shippers to leave their cargoes for distribution to otber points. Improved machinery for unload ing and loading cargoes is provided, and tbe works of the harbor, which is one of the finest in the world because of tbe ab sence of tides, bave been greatly improved. The system is designed to offset in a measure the advantages that Germany ex pects to realize from the ship canal just opened across the peninsula from tbe Baltic to the North Sea and to give to Den mark a share of tbe business from the canal. The United States Minister at Copenhagen bas declared in interviews given to the press of Denmark that tbe new arrangement will increase tbe com merce between that country and America. ENGLISHMEN REBUKED. The Governor of Arkansas to the Lynching Committee. Little Kock, Ark., Nov. 9.— Governor FishDack bas sent a reply to the letter of the anti-Iyncbing committee of England of the 61b ult. Governor Fishbact**, after acknowledg ing the receipt of the letter, answers the questions asked by the committee as to lyncbings within tbis State, and then goes on to say: "Upon what possible system of reason ing does your committee or do the Eoglish people base tbeir assumption of right to teacb the people of this or any other Christian or civilized country either in morals or manners? If the people composing your committee were possessed of the intelligence which their exalted rank would indicate and ought to insure they would not fail to ap preciate tbe worse tban folly of their al most ludicrous impertinence." VvW. SniTH'S EXPEDITION. He Is Well Into the Heart of Africa by. Now. London. Nov. y.— The first news from tbe scientific expedition beaded by Dr. Donaldson Smith of Philadelphia, which started In June last to explore tbe no known region between 200 miles west of Berbera, tbe chief town of that portion of Africa, and Lake Rudolph, where traces of a civilization are believed to exist, have been received here. Dr. Smith, it appears, accompanied by two Englishmen, early in September -reached a large stream be lieved to be tbe Ere. They also explored the unknown couutry west of Milmil and surveyed several rivers. All tbe members of tbe party are in good health. BOOKS FOR ioc. #__*_A CHO!C E SELECTIONS, by -II.; I SCOTT, LYTTON. DICKENS, ■ 11l I MAYNE HAWTHONE, TENNYSON JfWW REID. CARLYLE. COOPER. . S _!,-_> DUMAS, BLACK, BRADDON. LARUE AD. And Other Popular Writers PRICE FIVE CENTS. ESTEE'S GAINS. Fast Catching Up to Budd. THE GAP IS CLOSING. Down Come Democratic Pluralities. REPUBLICANS MADE HAPPY By the Marked Increase in the Napa Man's Vote. NOT VERY FAR BEHIND NOW. With 277 Precincts to Be Heard From Budd's Plurality Low ered to 778. News from belated precincts in various parts of the State threw both Democrats and Republicans into a state of feverish anxiety yesterday. It reduced Budd's plurality over Estee so steadily and mate rially that from being an easy victory for the Democrats it became a very dubious contest indeed. Estee's followers were lifted from the lowest depths of gloom and Budd's were brought down from the dizzy heights of exultation to the point at which the poli tician asks, "Is there anything new?" and "What's the latest?" Budd began the day with a plurality of 2003, with 616 precincts yoc to be heard from. The Republican State Committee was very blue. It hoped that the un counted precincts would send in gains for Estee of sufficient magnitude to overcome Budd's lead ; but it was only a hope, and the committeemen could not extract enough solace from it to enable them to await quietly further developments. Something had to be done, even if it were only to call a meeting and bolster up each others' courage. The members were accordingly called together by Chairman Cornwall, and they sat and talked over tho situation for a long time. Dan Burns was not present. His friends said that he was in the city, but that they did not know where he was. They displayed no anxiety on his account, bow ever, although he bad been missing for twenty-four hours, and it was finally stated that the boss was indisposed and had taken to his bed. The Republicans figured figured. They pulled off a few votes here and a few votes tbere from the hateful plurality, until they got it ('own to where a little good news from unexpected quarters would have wiped it out entirely. Then there came a real reduction. The Associated Press reported that forty-three additional precincts bad sent in their re turns and that they reduced Budd's plu rality to 1771. The 573 precincts still out would, the Kepublicans declared, put Estee in the lead. They continued to figure, and had made some headway when the telegraph reported tbat forty preciucts from Riverside reduced the plurality to 552. This was coming down the hill on a run, and the waiters at Republican headquarters settled themselves down for anotDer hour of impatience. It passed and no further returns were reported. They stayed at the rooms until 11 o'clock, and finally became discouraged and went home. It was well that they did, for the telegraph offices in the rural districts bad closed and nothing of importance came over the wires. The position of the Kepublicans was that the 287 precincts still missing ought to give Estee at least 1500 more than Budd, and that the total vote should make the Republican candidate a winner by at least 1000 votes. ' At the California Hotel the Democrats crowded the rooms of the State Central Committee until a late hour. They ad mitted tbat the vote was close, but ridi culed the statement that Estee would win. If the final returns should give the State ITCHING SKIN /O&^-^DISEASES ■/■""t*. lr^ x Instantly / X^^js?^**jj Relieved \P\7 ' J\\ And If j 11 Speedily (^^^Jrrt^ Cured Cuticura Remedies A warm bath with CUTICURA SOAP, and a single application of ! 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