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Greater Hew York Politicians Reach Out
After Everything.
* .
Each Party Assorts that Its Candidate Will
Bo Elected.
Rtatcinenta Is&ned by Leaders of the
Respective Partita.
ClONIOf < ) ! < JIllHt Sl-llNlltlOlllll I'ollt-
1'nl Cl'lllllltlKII KVIT Kllimll 111
the HlNtory > ' Hi- ;
Mi'trojiollH , * .
YOHK , Nov. 1. Tlio most sensa-
Sional po ) < , i4al campaign lu the history ot
KJW Vork emlcd tonight. Not a day for
the ftKl mM'ib has benn do.old of exciting
incident ! * , Months n-jo It scored aa though
ther < | v'Mld no u straight fight between the
republican and democrats , -vllh the odds
Jit * , i\or ot iho latter TJn aus.uct of opposi
tion to too Raines liquor law , \cmibllcan
ir.eanu'e w'lJsh requires tiaioons to pay n
high llcenso ant1 rblnaln'clcscd from 1 to 0
u. m. and to remain closed on Sunday. The
law Is highly unpopular nmonu the foreign
boru Inhabitants of this city.
Four events have occurred which have In
turn upset 'thp calculations of the political
Aider , The llrst tJaa the formation ot the
Oltlzci ' | union , which drew Its strength
cMo'ly 'from the republican party , and' whose
leidoi.i were no fiercely hostile to Senator
Pint' a .d his methods ot directing the reg
ular republican organization that u coalition
ot All the anti-Timmany forces nud that Mr.
I'laJ * repeatedly declared ho desired , was
Impossible. The Citizens' union leaders as.
sorted that 'ho regular republican organiza
tion and Us manager were quite as offensive
to good citizens as were those of Tammany
The PL-cord startling event was the return
from Europe of Tammany's old leader , or
rather his Inur.eJiato assumption of the
management ot Tammany hall. Ho swept
asldb opptMlifcta and dictated the nom
ination of rtobcrt A. Van Wyck for major
i. vl carried matters with such a high hand
as to lead to serious defections from the
The third epoch of the campaign began at
the call of Henry George to the democrats
\vhr. betlaved In Thomas JcTorson lo Join him
In a tight for hotwat government. His vet
erans In the campaign of 18SO , when he
polled 05,500 vottnflooked to his standard
as the sold lei s of France did to the tanner
of Napoleon returned from Elba , and In a
few daya Henry George , lacking none of the
resources of war , -was waging a fight that
amazed all the political parties. From the
Ilattcry to the -Bronx , from Staten Island to
Uockaway , he preached the rights of man ,
nnd denounced the so-called party "bosses"
with a fierce energy that electrified the city.
Last Thursday night the tldo seemed to be
flowing Irrcs'stlbly to George. On Friday
cnmo his death , an event that moved Nesv
York as nothing has since the civil war.
At the campaign headquarters tonight
each party expresses confidence In winning
tomorrow. The betting favors Van Wyck ,
the Tammany candidate tor mayor , Seth Low
ranking next. Old politicians are quoted as
eaylng the vote for young George will not
lie large.
The potent candidates for the office
of major arc four In number , al
though there are two additional can
didates for the people's suffrages
Uccjemln F. Tracy , secretary o ! the navy
in the cublnct of President Harrison , Is the
republican nominee ; Robert A. Van Wyck ,
chief Judge of the city court , Tammany
I ' democratic candidate ; Seta Low , president of
Columbia university and twice mayor of
Brooklyn , tha candidate for the citizens'
union , and Henry George , son of the late
advocate of the single tax theory , the inde
pendent or Thomas Jefferson democratic
Besides the mayor , comptroller and presi
dent of the council , the officers of the muni
cipality that are to be chosen there are
to bo elected members of the state assem
bly , county officials , borougn officials and
members of the judiciary. In addition there
Is to bo elected a successor to Francis II.
Wiison , who resigned his seat as a repre
sentative In congress of the district to be
come postmaster. The nominees are Wil
liam H. PrcuilerKnat , republican ; Edmund II.
Urlgg. democratic , end Horatio C. Lang , In
dependent democrat. In the state there will
bo an o'ectlon for chief Judge of the court
ot appeals , the leading candidates being Wil
liam J. Wal'ace , republican , and Alton II.
Parker , democrat ,
Chairman Qulgg for the republicans
says the county committee confidently
expects the election of General Tracy
and fccU ) absolutely confident that Seth Low
will not carry a single assembly district
Jn the present city ot New York. Accord
ing to Mr , Qulgg , "Tho ratio of votes as
between Low and Tracy will bo 3V4 to 1 , "
nnd ho expects Tracy to poll a total of
200,000 votes.
Ex-.Ma > or Hugh Grant , who IB Judge Van
AVyck's manager , Ihtnicd a statement Irv
which ho estimated Iho democratic can
didate's vote In Greater New York at 240-
000. Of these he expected 148,000 In the
] ireEcnt city of Now York , 84,500 In llrooklyn
and 8,375 In the boroughs ot Queens and
HlchmopU , Mr , Grant , In his forecast , places
the Henry George vote at from 20.000 to 25-
000 , and gives Tracy aud Low 235,300 to
divide between them.
Churlea Sleekier for the citizens' union
cl a I ma a plurality of 27,000 for Low over
Vail Wyck in the present city of Now York ,
and In support gives figures from assembly
districts which ho says are based on actual
canvasses made by citizens' union workers.
Ho says that vouchers and certificates ,
signed In all cases by the men who made
the canvass , are on file at Low headquarters.
At the George headquarters a detailed
etatcincnt by assembly districts was given to
show that George will have 97,000 votes In
the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.
No estimate wus made of the Brooklyn vote ,
but unless an extremely largo George vote Is
expected from that quarter It would appear
from the 97,000 estimate that the Jeffereoulan
democratic leaders do not claim the election
ol their candidate ,
John C. Bheehan , leader of Tammany hall
Us lesucd tbe following statement !
> "Tbo great municipal politic * ! wntwt U
about to close. U will bo memorable In
the history of American politics. It will re
sult In a great democratic victory. As in
the dnys of Thomas Jefferson the democratic
party In this contest has been arrayed
against the party that believes the masses
ot tbe people have no voice In the selection ot
tbclr ofllclnls. It has had to fight against
the greed of the party of monopolists with
the federal administration at Us head. For
the past three years the city of New York
has been governed by the party which has
for Its motto 'I am holler than thou , ' anil
which has given us the most wasteful , rx-
travngant and corrupt administration that
the city of New York has ever experienced.
Unquestionably the result tomorrow will bo
a crushing defeat for the enemies of the
democratic party , and the enemies ot the
common people and the triumphant election
of Hobeit A. Van Wyck and the rest of the
democratic ticket. "
The executive committee of the Jcffcr-
sonlan democracy today met and Issued the
following address :
"The spontaneous and pathetic tribute of
: hc people of New York , paid to the dead
Tribune of The People , has demonstrated
juyond the shadow of a doubt that Henry
George , the father , would , had God spared
lilm to us , have been elected to the mayoralty
of our great city. More than this , It fore
shadows with equal certitude the complete
victory ot Henry George , the son , who now |
leads the hosts his father marshaled. We I
call thu attention of the democratic voters I
wh3 halo and scorn the Ignoble and corrupt '
men who hive seized the machinery ot their '
l > arty to make It serve selfish and venal
finite , that that life-long democrat and val
iant fee of bosilsm , Charles W. Dayton , still
leads In the democracy of Thomas Jefferson
against the democracy of Ulchard Crokcr.
'To worklngmen who , with heavy hearts
and bowed heads , saw the body ot their j
bravest chairylon borne to Its resting place , |
we declare this work Is not ended , his prlncl- j
lies survive , aud In contributing to the
tiiuinph of all that Is contended for they |
servo themselves and the city. We point to ,
Jerome O'Neill , as a iron nobly qualified to |
represent In public station the worklngmen '
ot the city and wo urge that the political I
strength of the laboring masses bo measured '
liy his voto. This Is still , as It has been ,
the struggle of the people against bosses
chosen and auroortod by the choseci classes.
It is still , as It has been , a battle for real
democracy within the democratic party. The
deith ot tbe great leader no more closes tlio
contest for equal rights and the attack upon
meclal privileges than did Warren's fall at \
Hunker Hill end the domination ot our land
by a British king. "
Tammany l-all was flark and deserted to
night. The lieutenants had received their
final Instructions during tbo afternoon and
the lines were closed up for battle tomorrow.
From Chief Croker to thn humblest worker
of 4he lot Tammany Hall was confident of a
sweeping victory for every candidate under
Itn standard.
Tlio Qeorgo headquarters were deserted to
night save for the presence of several mem
bers of the campaign committee. The general
feeling Is one of confidence. "It Is our belief , "
said a member of the campaign committee ,
"that our candidate will poll all the votes
that would luvo gone to bis father and many
beside. I do not think Mr. Low will profit
much , If at all , by Mr. George's death. Wo
arc not making predictions , but from that
confidence gained by close touch with tbo
plain pecple , we feel that this city will
glvo tbo politicians a big surprise. "
In the Hoffman house lobby tonight the
betting was 3 to 1 on VanWyck , whose
surporters seemed to have money to bum.
Wbllo republicans were accepting bets occa-j
slonally they made none. Low men were |
on hand acid placed several wagers. Demo
cratic Chairman Danforth tonight left for bis
homo to vote. Only the members of the press
staff In the Van Wyck quarters remained.
The workers were out in their respective
The Herald gives the following as thp bet
ting upon the Greater New York municipal
election :
1 to 3V6 against Van Wyck.
3'/6 ' to 1 against Low.
15 to 1 against Tracy.
Even mccicy that Van Wyck's plurality
exceeds -10,000.
Even money that Low docs not get more
than 165,000 votes.
1 to 8 and even money that Low carries
Brooklyn. i
Even money that Tiaoy's vote exceeds
Even money that Van Wck gets 200,000
Comnii-rcliil TrnvHtTM mill \Vnrlc I mi
llion I'ri'Ni-lil Him an AiUIl-CHs.
CANTON , O. . Nov. 1. The" " people of Can
ton turned out In large numbers to welcome
President McKInlov on his arrival at homo
this evening. Ho was escorted to his resi
dence bv the Canton troop , where ho was
waited upon bv the Commercial Travelers'
association and a large delegation of workIng -
Ing men from Deuber Heights , most of them
from the Deuber watch works. In response
to an address of welcome the president said :
Qcntlcmen of the Commercial Travelers'
nff-oclutlon nnd the employes of Deuber
Heights and my fellow citizens : It glvs
ino great pleasure to be back at my old
homo again and to receive nt the hands of
my fellow citizens the warm nnd eorJlal ,
nnd , I am sure , heartfelt welcome with
which they greet mo tonight1. I am glad to
bo assured by the ppokesman who nan ad
dressed mo that those for whom be spoke
guvo approval of the national administra
tion with i.vblch I hiive bet'ii associated by
tbt- partiality of j'our suffrages given last
year. ( Applause nnd cries of "Clocd ! Good ! " )
I assijro you , my fellow citizens , when
I entered upon my public- duties I hnd but1
one aim , but one purpose the good of my
cdintry and the wt-lfaro of my countrymen
( applause nnd "Good boy ! " ) , nnd nothing
roulil be more encouraging to me , nothing
ccuHl Htlmplato mo to greater effort than
to bo assured by my felloA citizens , as 1
have been ussuied by them tonight , that
0-ey are now employed and have steady
work. ( Prolonged cheering. ) I am deeply
Interested In the prosperity ot my homo
city , nnd the greater tbo prosperity the
( fruiter will bo m > ' satisfaction ( npplaust )
I will not detain you In this Inclement
weather ( cries of "Go on ! " ) , only lena
enough to assure you that from the bottom
of my heart I thank you for this generous
welcome homo tonight. ( General cheering )
Simultaneous meetings at two balls were
held. The speeches were made at both by
Senators Hanna , Burrows and .Mason and
Afcslstant Secretary of the Interior Davis
President and ' .Mrs. McKlnley remain with
President McKInlcy's mother. The president
will leave for Plttsburg Wednesday morning.
Iltih H Hunk In Ontario.
BUHLINGTON. Ont. , Nov. 1. The prlvuto
tank of It. Q. Baxter waa broken Into and
the vault and safe wrecked by dynamite early
Ihlg tuorolBg. About | S,000 was taken.
Prognostications ai to the Outcome of
Today's ' Balloting.
Mmilcliuil Contextx lit NOTV York nnd
Ohio l.lUfly lo Have Coi
Iiillnrncc on Cciu-ral
| ItCHIlltM.
AM1ANY , N. Y. , Nov. 1. In every municipality
pality In thu state a vigorous campaign Is
being prosecuted for municipal control , uM <
the blanUct ballot Instead of proving a dc- |
torrent to thu Independent nomination has {
led , seemingly , to thu creation of more par- j
tics than have ever before bad a place In I
the elections of the cities. These thlngSt j
enough In themselves to claim all Uic atten
tion of the voters , are further multiplied by
the addition of a camp.ilgti for judge of tbo
court of appeals that has slarteJ the two
great parties to very active efforts In the en
deavor not so much to gain the candidate a
place as to demonstrate In this off scar of
politics that the party of one or the other Is
dominant. The democrats hope to demon
strate that they are- getting back to a. normal
state and recovering from ti'.ic landslides of
the past few years , and the republicans seek
to show that such 'Is ' not the case. The. stt'to
contest IcnJs sonio more flavor to the local
contests , although there are no expressions
from the democrats that would lead to the
belief that they would expect to control the
lower branch of tbo legislature , but only to
reduce the overwhelming majority tuat for
two years has given the republicans so much
Tbo contest for the chief Judgesblp ot the
court of appeals Is a very cloao one la the
opinion of those who should be well Informed.
The republican candidate , Judge Wallace ,
has the prestige of the republican party for
the past two years , which It would seem al
most Imposalble to overcome , but , on the con
trary , the democrats claim they will show
their purty Is regaining Its strength In the
state and that from that source alone their
candidate , Judge Parker , will poll a largo
In addition to this the democratic candi
date has the advantage of being at the head
of tno colunms on the blanket ballot , and
of having the support of several of the great
New York City dallies that do not support
the regular municipal democratic candidate ,
The republicans concede many of thet-o ad
vantages , but Insist that their party sticngth
has not materially failed during the last
jcar and that success for the democrats is
not to 'bo ' thought of.
The contest for the control of the assembly
Is Influenced In a great measure by the
bitterness of the local campaigns and fore
casts of some months ago , giving great gains
for the democrats , are not In effect now.
Particularly Is this so In the Greater New-
York district , where the splitting up of the
various party votes has led 'to complications
that in many democratic districts will lead
to the election of republicans , and In the re
publican districts will give democrats a
chance. To attempt to forecast the result
with any degree of certainty would bo im
possible , but It is claimed that In the en
tire state the democrats will gain about
thirty members over the number last year.
This would glvo them elxty-flve votes In
the next session , as compared with thirty-
five last , and would leave the republicans
with c. vote of eighty-five , as compared with
115 last year. Some democrats claim that
the bouse will be closer than this , but the
best obtainable figures do not seem to call
for any greater gain , and the republicans say
the democrats will not have a gain of over
twenty at the utmost. In Albany county the
democrats claim that the fourth district will
be democratic , In. Green county they claim
to have a chance for gain , nnd Chemung
and Clinton , counties they have hopes ot
changing to democracy. "In Erlo county tbo
democrats claim they will gain two or three
more and the republican fight In Cortland
gives them some encouragement in that
county. The gains , In tbo state will , how
ever , be very small and such large gains as
are made will bo In tbe Greater New York
Itrpiilillcaii Clinlriniia I'roil ! < ' n Vic
tory liy KorlTlioiiMiinil. .
DBS MOINES , Nov. 1. Thcro has been no
change In the political situation here during
the last twenty-four hours. The headquarters
of both parties were practically closed today.
A largo number of speeches were made to
night In various parts of the state. Chair
man McMillan of the republicans Is In Ilock
Haplds to vote , and Chairman Walsh of tbo
democrats is In Ottumwa for the same pur
The republicans fay they can lose 5,000
votes compared with last year , count 25,000
only as the democratic loss and they will
still have the 40,000 plurality claimed by
their clialrman.
Chairman Walsh Is claiming that his party
will lose no votes , but will gain some from
the gold democrats. He says the republicans
last year polled 70,000 votes In excess of
tbcr | normal vote , which was 220,000 at high
water mark until last year. He th'.nkn
those 70,000 votes were urgely gold demo
crats and that those will this year mostly
votu for their party ticket.
Messrs. Shaw and White , the two standard
bearers , closed their campaigns tonight , In-
s'stlng that free stiver and the gold standard
are important Issues In Iowa. Tbo gold
democrats are claiming 15,000 to 20,000 votes.
The prohibitionists have como forward to
claim 20,000 , their highest heretofore hiving
been 10,000 votes two years ago. Tbe fad
Is tbit no one caci tell tow HID ballots will
bo - st tomorrow. After tbo high tldo ol
last year there Is no telling by politicians
what will H&tpcn this your.
Colil II n 1 11 rallH mill I'nllllciil Mfft-
IIIKH Aru Aliiiiiilnnril.
CINCINNATI , Nov. 1. The last day of the
Ohio campaign has been so Inclement that
most of the meetings were abandoned. A
cold rain set In Sunday night and continued
today all over thi > ntate without cessation.
The Indications are that It will ccntinu
tonight and there will be clear and ccld
weather tomorrow for the elec'.lan. Al
though there has been a long drouth
throughout the Ohio valley ths smaller
streams ar ? high tonight , and there will bo
bad roads In the rural districts tomorrow.
Some predict that the ra us will jircvcnt the
farmers from working and thus secure as
largo a vote as though fairer \\cather prevailed - j
vailed , This Is what Is known as an "off
year'1 In Ohio , The ytars following presi
dential elections are called "off years. " Fal
lowing tbe election ot Hayes in 187G the
democrats carried Ohio In 1877 for BUhop
lor governor and a Icgltlaturo that made
Ocorgs H. Pcndleton democratic senator.
Following1 theelccllon of Cleveland In 18S4
the republicans carried the state In 1SS5
for Forakcr for fiovcrnor and , Slicrman for
senator. Following the election of Harrison
In 1888 the democrats In lSSS electoi Camp
bell governor nnd scoured a legislature that
made Brlco senator. Following the reelection
tion of Cleveland In 18d2 came the great
triumph ot McKlnley for govcrnor and the
return ot Sherman to the' senate. And the
democrats now say that following the elec
tion of McKlnley In 189C history will repeat
Itself on the record of "off years" bslng
against the party that Is In power. And to
night they are also talking of "oft weather. "
The democrats are claiming Hamilton
county by a largo plurality , and on account
of Us fourteen members of the legislature
they also clnlnr a majority In that body for
the election of a United States senator. The
republicans claim a Inrg ; plurality on their
.state ticket and that they will have a ma
jority In the legislature without Hamilton
county. The republicans hero today arc ot-
fo'rlng bets on electing their candidates for
the legislature in Hamilton , but they con
cede that the result for the county offices
will be close.
CiiiniinlKii IN Oiuof the IlHtrri'iU
LOUISVILLE , Nov. 1. The campaign In j
this city has c'osed and though the bitterness - j
ness which marked the fight last year Is In i
a great measure absent the /feeling1 / Is In- j
tente. The only state office to bo filled Is
tnat of clerk ot the appellate court , for
which there are four candidates : Samuel J.
Slnckelford , silver democrat ; . J , L. Hind-
man , national democrat ; 'J. 5Hal'ey , re
publican , and J. O. Parker , populist. A gen
eral afpembly , composed .of 100 representa
tives and thirty-eight ( senators' will also be
selected by the voters In the respective dls-
trlcta. Much interest Is being taken In tbo
local municipal contest , Charles P. Weaver
and George D. Ted being the democratic
and republican candidates respectively. Mr.
Ted Is the incumbent and-the race has been
the hottest hero In years. The fight has
jcen conducted entirely on local Issues.
Ex-Senator Joseph C. 6. Blackburn and
other posslbla candidates for the United
States senate in 1SOO when Senator Lindsay's
term will expire , are taking the greatest pos
sible interest In the election of members of
the legislature , each seeking { o gain an ad
vantage. In many of the country races the
democrats and populists have -fusion tickets ,
while In others the republicans and national
democrats have made fusion agreements. On
account of these1 fusions Iho idemocrais arc
claiming that they will holt ! most of the
populists In line for their candidate for clerk
of the court of appeals and , are also , It Is
alleged , attempting to convlnc.e the populists
that J. A. Parker , their nominee for clerk
of the court of appeals , Is runnlng In the
Interest of the republicans. They also claim
that another element In their favor Is that
the national democrats are raaljng a great
effort to bring out their full strpngth on Hlnd-
mau and that this will bo tj Shackclford s
advantage , as otherwise the democrats figure
a great part of the gold democratic strength
would go to the republican numlncc. On the
other hand , the republican * "claim that .they
have 'twice broken the ranks "of the demo
crats In Kentucky and say | hat the same
causes that made this possible In the last
two elections are still In operation. They
hope to carry the state .by 'from 8,000 to
10,000 plurality , which is about the plurality
claimed by the silver democrats. Some prac
tical politicians seem to think that the na
tional democrats will make such a showing
of strength as to demonstrate beyond a doubt
that they hold the 'balance ' of power In the
state and this will enable thjsm to bring to
terms the regular democratic organization.
I'roinlNc of Cli-iir Wenthor
liy Hal n.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. Chief Moore of
the Weather bureau has Issued the following
election day weather bulletin and forecast :
A storm of marked enprgy'ls ' central this
morning In western Tennessee. Radiating
from that center It will embrace the whole
Mississippi valley and the region eastward
to the Atlantic with dense cloudiness and
The storm center will move- from western
Tennessee northeastward , causing- drenching
rains all over Ohio today and'tonlght , 'but It
Is practically certain that Itswlll pass Ohio
early in. the morning , leaving Tuesday clear
and fine overhead , with coil , brisk , west
winds and muddy roads.
The storm center will pae to the north
ward of Maryland oa , Its easterly course ,
causing heavy rain to continue at least un
til the forenoon of Tuesday In that state , but
with a probability of clearing during the
day ; muddy roads.
The storm ccoter will probably enter the _
lower St. Lawrence valley Tuesday morning ,
doubtless causing In New 'York state and
city brisk southeasterly to southwest winds
and heavy rains during the "greater " part of
the day , wttb a probability , of clearing In
the afternoon. " ' 'i
In Kentucky the prospects are for heavy
rain today , but surely clearing before Tues
day morning. Tuesday clear , fine , cool day.
For Iowa , clear and fine Tuesday.
For Massachusetts , heavy tain tonight and
Twenty-Two County "TIi'UitlK In tlie
I'Mi'liI nt Itnir. .
UENVEIi , Colo. , Nov. J.-riAlthough there
are but three candidates/ / for Judge of the
eupremo court , the only-state oflico to be
fi'led at the election tomorrow , the ballot
to bo voted In this cltysconcalri ! twenty-two
different tickets bearlngfthe'minics of nomi
nees for county offices/ Parties with no
standing , without formality * ot convention ,
forced their emblems upon I bo , ballot but for
ono purpcse to confuse the voters. Msny
voters disgusted with" the 'state ' of affairs ,
declare they will remain ' 'away from the
The contest between Charles n. Hayt , re-
pub'lcan , and William II. Gabbert , demo
crat and populist , for Judge of the supreme
court appears to bo very close , Eveu money
Is being wagered on tbe'rc-sult In tbe pool
roorrr tonight.
In IUU county the "real fojht Is between
the silver republican 'ticket , most of the
candidates on which arq alno on the tax
payers' ticket and the civic'.federation ' ticket ,
wbic > i was endorsed by tbe democrats , From
presiiit appearances soqio of the candidates
upon each of tlirao tlckctu will be e octcd.
Tom .loliiiiiiiii I'lnclK H I'ulr.
CLEVELAND , 0. , Nov. 1. Thomas L
Johnicn will not come home from Xew York
to vote. He hen succeeded In arranging 3
pair with William L. Hlco , a lawyer living
here , and will bo enabled tn stay In New
York and r.oe the finish of Iho campaign.
( MONO Coiitfhti. lii Itliixlt * Island To us
PROVIDENCE , It. I. , Nov. 1. Munich * . !
elections will be held In all tbe five Hhode
( Continued on Second Page. )
tixth Wnrd Republicans Oloso the Campaign
with a Big Meeting ,
.Intine Ki-jHor ToUc-t Sonic nf the
Tlnm-1 from ( tinoC ( litl
KlIKlllllltlH III tllU
I Statu.
The republicans of the SUtb ward brought
the campaign to A cloa > last night by a big
and et.thualastlc rally In a hall nt Twenty-
fourth and Lake streets. Although It has
been generally considered that the repub
licans were resting upon their arms this
year after the magnificent victory of last
fall , the meeting seeme l to demonstrate
that tbUi \ In reality a mistake , nnd that the
republicans of that ward , at "least , are de
termined to do all In their power to wrest
the etatc from the grasp of populism at to
day's election , . The hall was crowded to Its
very fullest capacity and the big majority
of the crowd remained to the end , at an
hour that was very cloro to midnight.
Not only was the attendance large In size ,
but It was of a very enthusiastic nature.
The patriotic sentiments of the speakers
were cheeied to the echo. There was plenty
of opportunity for the enthusiasm , as a
dozen different speakers addressed the as
sembly. The program of addresses was em
bellished with music from a good baud and
with vocal selections from a quartet and
other singers.
Immediately after the meeting , wns called
to order Chairman Hlcli Introduced as the
first speaker of the evening Judge SlabauRh.
Judge Slabaugh said that after considerable
meditation he had como to the conclusion
that the- only Issue the fusion element bad
raised during the past campaign was one of
abuse. They had no principle to advocate
since the free silver Issue was killed last
fall. He did not believe that they would
over find another , because , being ono thing
tcday nnd another tomorrow , they have
proved themselves to be without consclcrce.
He predicted tlat just as the free silver
cause wns laid away In last year's election ,
the Idea of fusion would this year be for
ever burled. As the shortest and quickest
means of bringing about this desirable re
sult he advised republicans to vote for the
republican ticket straight today.
William Mulhall , a republican who had
been led away by the free silver fallacy last
year , tnnounccdi that be was only too resdy
and willing to como back Into the repub
lican fold once more. Ho stated that In his
brief experience with the fusion element he
had run across more rottenness than It bad
been hlo lot to witness In the sams space
of time before In his life. Ho reviewed the
popullstlc administration of the last year ,
beginning with the legislative steal of the
Dcuglas county republican seats In the house
and fc'enate , down to fusion corruptness In
the present campaign. Ho was one of the
officials at the fusion primaries In the
Seventh ward when twenty-one fraudulent
votes were counted in to scat the Hordman
element. The ballots were taken out of the
ballot box uncreased , thus Indicating that
they had never been properly voted1 and put
Into the box through the hole. When ho
protested against tbo counting of these bal
lots the other judges and clerks threatened
to smash his face and put him out of tbo
booth. The fraud and corruptness was latei
upheld by a convention and from that
moment Mr. Mulhall said that ho had bad
enough of the fusion party. Mr. Mulhall
then went over the different tickets In the
field and urged that the republicans were
Immeasurably superior to the outfit put up
by the opposition. The speaker spoke from
the standpoint of a union laboring man , who
had taken to the free silver fallacy In tbe
hope of bettering his own condition nnd that
of other laboring men , but had found from
Inside knowledge ot the party that wao ad
vocating It that It was being used tut as a
screen to cover rank political corruptness.
Judge W. W. Keybor was the next speaker.
He congratulated tbo republicans In being
given another opportunity to vote for their
party candidates , and also congratulated the
free silver forces for the defeat of last year ,
since many of them have secured Jote that
they would not have had had they won.
.114 ah'O ' failed to find any Issue upon which
the fusion element was standing this jcar
except ono of explanation of their acts slnco
they have been In power. The paity had
plenty of reasons to explain and tbe speaker
set forth a few of them.
Judge Keysor in the first place touched
upon the manner In which Attorney General
Smyth conducted the maximum rate case be
fore the supreme court , placing It In jeopardy
for political purposes. It was known to the
attorney general that It was the practice of
the supreme court to allow no more than
two attorneys to argue on any ono sldo of a
case. Ho and John L. Webster were lookIng -
Ing after the maximum rate caoo. When
It wes up for hearing Attorney Webster
made the opening argument. When It came
for him to clcso Attorney General Smyth ,
who was elected nnd was paid to look after
the state's Interests , gave way to Bryan , who
"knows no moro about law than hetdlil
about money. " Bryan made no attempt to
controvert the arguments ot the attorneys on
the other sldo of the cnse. When the attor
ney general nrcHo to refute the arguments
ho was prevented by the rule of the court
from doing FO , Slnco that time the attorney
general has admitted that the capo was lost
and has spent a portion of the time In trying
to "explain" the condition and to throw the
blame upon others. The fact remains that
ho sacrificed bla duty for political objects.
Judga Keyeor a'so devoted a considerable
portion of his remarks to Governor Hoi-
comb's connection with the Hartley bond.
He said that not half tbo story had yet been
told , The evidence In the civil case brought
out the feet that Hartley held as part of
state funds over ? 400,000 In alleged certifi
cates of deposit which be carried about
with him and of which there was no record
on any ot the books In tbe office. The evi
dent : o of Governor Holcomb himself was
that without Investigation nnd after spend
ing not moro than an hour In looking over
these certificates ho bad dec'ured that they
were all right and approved Hartley's bond
In fire of the explicit section of the statutes
which piovtdcs that state funds shall be pro
ilucril In cjfih. Au a lawyer and a judge
Governor Holcomb must have had know- !
iJgo of this statute as well as of the other
which made 1 * mandatory upon him to ap-
nrove Hartley's bond on the day ho entered
office. The supreme court had des'ured that
this statute was mandatory , but Governor
Holcomb violated It by approving tlio bond
four days afterward. The law also ex
plicitly stated that tbe bond could not be
filed until U was aoDrovcd , In the face ol
Wcnthtr rorecnsl for N
Knlr : Warmer ; Westerly Winds.
1. OutlooU In tlfrutrr Now York ,
On tlui i\ii of Stuto r.U'ctlciiH.
UI M < of tlm l.ncnl 1' Cntiipntgn.
Union I'aclllr llo.til Sold at Aiirtlon ,
2. Contract for ( lovrritmcnt ttultilliiK
Hclmnm to Suspend Polnslu Selling.
3 Ni'briiskii News anil lliiitioiilnjs | ,
Criicltli-s Practiced by 7.rlnju.
Cattltt t'liiirtcrs for Hnropo Oornercil ,
4 , IMItnrlal mill CoiiuncMt.
n , Itimril of IZdiirnlloii on CHI1 ! Service.
Mri'tlng of IlicVoinin'n Oluli.
AV. O. T. II. WOIIUMI Wrunglit.
U , Couurll llliirTt I.or.U .Mnttrri ,
1'Uo rrlHiinrri llrcuU , ln\l.
7 , M'i" lojnii Itpiit * Tiihnr lit I'oot Unit ,
U. l'u l < ) iilitM ruon n Scrloiu . Mutiny.
Oni.iliii'H ItesUtrutliin Sbii\v n Sluiuii.
0 , Money for tlm Otiiiihi InilliiiiH ,
Alining Progress In tlui Illuck Hills.
AYorlc UlMiiiuril on Kxpiisltlon ItnUilliiKii ,
DoposUors ( ! rt a Siniill Slice ,
II ) . Ill tlm Fluid of Klcrtrlclty.
11 , C'oiiimnrclul unit flmincliil MUUB.
1U , "Tlm r c III tlm < llim. "
D.IIIH'H 1'lglit Agnlnst ( lug ! - .
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Hour. DTK : . Hour , Urn.
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such a law Judge Powell coutd not decide
otherw'so than ho did. Judge Keysor
stated further that Attorney General Smyth
had conceded that ho had not properly
brought the CCGC when he caused It to bo
dismissed with the costs taxed up against
the state.
Judge Kovsor Intimated that there was
| Eomethlug more behind the governor's con-
| nectlan with the bond which would never bo
i known until the hlstorv of the certificates
i was disclosed. The governor knew that
I when , ho failed to approve the bond on Jan
uary 3 , 1895. the ofilce of state treasurer
j became vacant and there was something
stranco In that ho did not sslzo the oppor
tunity of displacing a renubllcan with a pop
ulist by aiipilntment. The explanation that
the governor made was enthely Inadequate.
In fact Judge Ke > ser considered It a de
cidedly startling procedure that a governor ,
cnorn to uphold the laws , should "explain"
awav and excuse his violation of them by
saying under oath that ho considered them
a sham In the presence of a court that wcs
sworn to see that the law was In every way
Judge Kcvsor also referred to the arraign
ment Judce Scott recently made lu open
court and from the bench of the State
' Board of Transportation , whose members
were selected by his party. Judge Scott had
said that they were In office for political
purpses solely and were devoting none ot
their time to the duties which they should
perform. Judge Keysor said that the ar-
ralgnm at wa8a | Uqt 6n'n.for tbe board had
been appolntecl under1Ja'"promise that tbo as
sessments ugalnst railroads should be made
moro equitable but had done nothing In this
direction ns Juilso Scott said.
Harry Easton. a laborinc man who has
been Identified with the populist party since
Us Inception , also announced that he was
disgusted with the fusion corruptness and
was from henceforth a member of tbe re
publican pirtv. Ho said that the populist
partv had started with good principles , but
that it had been nrostltutcd by members for
their own personal aggrandizement. Tno
party was now joined with others that were
as corrupt as itself. They last fall com
bined and succeeded In being elected .to of
fice in the state. The Douclas county rep-
iescalation , with Ransom and Howell nt the
head , nnd ridden Into power with the as
sistance of organized labor on their promise
that they would help organized labor In re-
urn anil , would make appointments from It.
Yet in the face of this promise they had re
peatedly appointed men that were n t mem
bers of unions. ' ,
Mr. Easton referred to other similar In
stances of broken promises. He also made
mention of the fact that the Douglas county
contingent In tbo legislature had passed a
bill taking awav street car passes from po-
llcomen and firemen , but were tcday them
selves riding on ttreet car passes. From
this he Judged that while oiftenslbly working
against corporations , they were really workIng -
Ing In their interests. He therefore urged
his hearers to no longer allow the wool to
bo pulled over their eves bv being Induced
to vote for the "conglomerate mass of noth
ing" on the fusion ticket , but to vote the
icpubllcan ticket straight.
Jacob Hauck discussed tbe tickets In the
field In detail with considerable detriment
to the fu'slonlsts. Ho particularly spoke of
the fact that In 1800 Anderson , the fusion
candidate for county Judge , had taken the
stump for the piohlbltlcn party.
Other sneakers of the evening were K. J.
BoJwcll , Dorsey U. Houck , George C. Cock-
roll , Frank nurgesa , A. W. Johnson , George
Holmrod , George McUrldo and Tom S.
Crocker ,
In tha course of the meeting resolutions
wore adopted strongly supporting Frank
Hurgcbs and A. W. JohiiHJii , candidates for
the school board from the ward.
lt f
Aililrt-HHfH VuinoroiiN AiiillrnrrH oil ( lie
Kvc of KliTlloll.
Promptly at the time announced by his
managers , W. J. Bryan starteJ In last night
to revive the drooping spirits of the local
fuslonlsts , In spite of brass bands , singing
societies and , In two Instances , the generous
distribution of numerous kegs of bcor , the
entire number of people addressed In nx !
halls , It Is estimated , scarcely footed 2,000
people. Many of those who did attend were
there merely for curiosity.
Bryan gave practically the tame speeches
which ho has delivered before Omaha audi
ences many tlmcu before. Starting In at
Blum's hall In South Omaha , Mr. Bryan ,
accompanied by a &ma'l party , conslbt'ng' of
Tom Hector. Dick O'Keefo , Prof. II. E.
Diwes and Judge J. L. Carr , commenced the
evening's business with an audience of about
200. The hour-was 8 o'clock and there were
five other places of crcater Importance to
cover so the epcakcr'B uddrecs was neceii-
uarlly made brief. Turner hall at Nine
teenth and Vlnton streets was next visited ,
Here the tuidleoce had been amused until
Iho arrival of the South Omaha contingent
with speeches by J. H. Grossman and Tom
Flynn. The llttlo auditorium , at no time
capable of holding more than 200 people , wvs
comfortable filled , although It was quite
noticeable tbt m Inconi-hlcfaUIo portion of
tbe crowd conutBtcd of boys and beardc :
youths , while a gang of loungers from tbo
saloons nearby helped to fill out. Upon the
arrival of Mr , Bryan and party a email show
( Continued oa Third Pau
Government Closes Out Ita Lion on Pioneer
Western Ihi
Bought In by Bcorgnn'zUiou CommSttea
at $58,005,749 , , 29.
Property Ofiaicil and Sold on the
Only Bit ! Miule.
Ovrrlninl SjKlciu Sell * for tlio KnH
Amount of CovuriiiuiMit Clnlnij
MlniiH Ai'ortHMl liilcrcHl Since
of DfcrevN.
The foreckfiuro sale of the government's
, Hen on the Union Pnclllc railway took place
at the Union 1'aclflc freight bouse In thla
! city yesterday ehortly before high noon.
I The government's Interest In the railway waa
purchased by General L-nils Fitzgerald ot
' New York City , chairman of the Union Pa
cific reorganization committee , and Alvln W.
Krecb , secretary , as purchasing trustees , fop
tbctio amount ! ) of money : $3,883,281.S7 ! ) , blil
for the railway property ! ? l3,045'jriO.S3 , bid
for the bonds , and $4f > 30,21C53 , the amount In
the sinking fund , ngsregntlnK ? i > 8,06 ! > ,719.29.t
Although It was ho greatcut auction sale
over held in this L nitry , perhaps In the jl
world , It was attended by absolutely no sen- < |
entlonnl or oven exciting sccneo. There waa
no competition. Hut ono bid vim made , nnd
that by General Louis Fitzgerald , for him
self and Alvln W. Krccb , as purchasing
j trustees. As had long breli anticipated , no
i blddoiH appeared against the reorganization
i committee's rcprescntatlvta and not the
. slightest trace of the phantom Sago syndicate
of New York or of the mjs'.lcnl Coata syn
dicate of England wns discernible. None
but the reorganization committee appeared
inxlous to bid the full amount of the govern
ment's claim , us Insisted upon as a provi
sion of the sale by William McKlnley , presi
dent of the United States. /v
The full amount accruing to the United
States from tbe sale Is estimated to be $58-
065,748.40. It was Impassible to dotcrmlno
the full amount at the time of the sale for
the reason that tbo monthly statement made
by the secretary of the treasury to the man
agement of the Union 1'aclflron the 1st of
every month was not available yesterday. - "
As the statement due on November f could
not be obtained yesterday It was necessary
to estimate some Items.
The amount duo to the government Is
made ur as follows :
Principal of debt J27,230.512.00
Interest paid by the povernment
to September 30. 1R17 . 30S30SS3.37
Interest accrued by September
30 ami still unpaid 2S8.147.CS
Interest accrued In October . . . . D5,3S2.58
Total duo the Rovornment. . J5S.44S 928.C1
Apalnst this nro the following credits :
Cns i nnd bonds In slnkliiK fund
from September 30 $18,182,468.53
Estimated credltH for the
ter ending September 30 nnd ,
Including- October , Including
government earnings an.l the
Interest on bonds In sinking
fund , amount not yet credited. " 83,180.21
Total $ lSr.Gd,610.74
Total debt of railroad to gov-
crnmunt $ T > S , 118,828.01
Total eredlt oC rallrovl with the
government 18riC5CIG.4
Amount bid by rcorganlza ion
committee J3flSS3,2S1.87
The sinking fund bonds sold for 13,015,2 )89 )
Total bids by reorganization
committee $33,528,53270
The amount earned by the road during tbo
quarter ending September 30 and during the
month of October Is estimated but la believed
to bo practically correct. As tbe government
will Rlmply retain tbo cash , crediting the
amount on the bids of the committee , the
amount to bo turned over OB a consequence
of the sale Is $58,005748.40. After the solo
had been concluded General Cowln , the gov
ernment's epeclol counsel , WCB assured by
the reorganization committee that If the
amounts when accurately figured should
differ from the figures given above what
ever may bo lacking will be paid by the
commlttoo to the government. The reorgani
zation committee assured General Cowln that
no confirmation of tbo sale would bo sought
unless tbo exact amounts required were
transferred by the committee to the govern
ment to the complete satisfaction of all the ,
governmcnt'ii claims. General Cowln ea'.d. '
that this course would bo perfectly satis
The proceedings of tbo sale were com
menced at ono mi mi to after 11 o'clock , when
William D. Cornish of St. Paul , the special
master for the sale appointed by Judge Wal
ter Sanborn of St. Paul , appeared on the front
steps of the Union Pacific freight bouse , on
Ninth sticet just a llttlo south ot Jones
street. Ho announced that tbo foreclosure
sale of tlio government's lien on the Union
Pacific railway would bo held without fur
ther ceremony. Ho wild : "I shall now read
thu published notice of this sale , As It la
qulto lengthy I shall not attempt to read It
In fliich a tone HO as to bo heard throughout
the crowd. " Some one In the vant crowd ,
unmindful of the dignity of the court , crlcj
out : "Oh , read It out , that's what you're
paid for. " Hut Iho master had already be
gun to read tbo voluminous notice of pule.
Out from Iho board covers of Ills documents
ho drew the copy of the advertisement for
tlio Bile. It was u clipping from The Omaha
Dee of October 21 , and had been so clipped
that It showed tbo advortlecmenU of com
peting railway lines.
The matter bad taken his-placet on the
north sldu of tbe big double doorway , and
alongside of him stood William T , Canada ,
the superintendent of the Uiil.n Pacific's
special department , who helped to keep tbo
unruly crowd from Jostling against the court
while It was conducting tbfl sale , About
three minutes after Master Cornish bad.
begun reading the three-column udvcrtlau-
mcnt from The lice , Lawrence W. Grccr , on
ulstant to tbo counsel of tbo reorganization
committee , raino out with a ( py of a Itn
vcr paper of October 14 containing tbo name
advertisement of sale , and followed the jnaq-
tcr's reading with a watchful eyo. It re
minded ono of a proof reader and a copy
holder at woik In the open air. The master
read hastily and In a monotone , th.t > e stand
ing a dozen feel away not being able to
hear a word. HH hurried an rapidly as pas- .
Bible , but the beat time ho could make with
the reading was forty minutes. Hut the
crowd thought It was an unusual procecdlue ,
and the 300 spectators crowded arouud ,