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VOL. XXXIX NO. 11!.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1900 TEN PAGES.
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He May Yet Embrace Her
A BAD FLUNK
OP HIS TARTY
This Tribute to the. Executive is by
Governor Noel of Mississippi
IN NEW YORK
Herbert Parsons Says Bannard Will
Be Elected Mayor by Over Sev
enty Thousand Votes.
. 1 1 in i
Douglas County Leaders Centering
All Their Efforts to Save Just
Democratic Chairman of Otoe
Caught Mailing Circulars at
BOSS MURPHY DOES NOT AGREE
GIVE UP BALANCE OF TICKET
BIO CROWD GREETS PRESIDENT
First Occasion of Kind in History of
TAFT LAUDS LIFE ON FARM
Tendency of Young Men to Drift
City Deplored. "
OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE?
Head of Nation Kays Thla la the Pro-
JACKSON, Mlsa., Nov. 1. President Taft
arrived here from New Orleana at 8:45
o'clock t'tls morning, five minutes behind
hla schedule. A reception committee es
corted the president to the parlors of the
Edwards hotel, where a general reception
committee composed of two hundred MIs
aisalpplans was awaiting him. The presi
dent shook hands with all present.
At 10 o'clock the atreet parade was formed
and the president with Governor Noel, In
- an automobile, led the procession. The
party proceeded to the Agricultural build
ing of the estate fair and the president
evidenced much Interest In the exhibits
At the race track an Immense throng
ta present. Flags were waived, bands
played patriotic airs and the people cheered
the president. He was Introduced byGov
ernoe Noel, who said:
"Today for the first time In tta history
Mississippi rejoices In the delightful op
portunity of welcoming at Its state capltol,
as Its guest, the man whom our country,
aa a whole, honored by choosing as the
head of pur federal government, the great
est honor within the gift of any frei
Governor Noel here recounted eventa In
the life of President Taft as lawyer, gov
ernor, and cabinet officer. He continued:
"As to the great essentials of good gov
ernment, good people nearly all agree, de
manding of those who seek the highest
stations, unblemished honesty, skilled In
telligence and proved patriotism. The ques
tions of political disagreement are points
of leaa vital Importance.
"Those of us who were against you, Mr.
President, ' in last year's political conflict,
enjoy the satisfaction of knowing, aa we
were defeated. It was by tha best and
greatest man that could be found In the
ranka of our polltlca opponents; and our
failure and your success proves that you
and your policies most clearly reflected
prevailing public sentiment and that you
are clearly entitled to our loyal support In
your discharge of the government powers
with which you are Invested; and, we are
entitled and I am sure will receive all the
benefits that flow from a Just administra
tion of the executive department of the
President Lands Farm Life.
The president's fair grounds address was
a tribute to the farmers. He deplored
the tendency of young men to drift to the
city In order that they may be where
thev think "the wheels are going around."
"If 1 were advising young men as to ,
their future profession," said the presl- I
dent. "I would say there are greater op-
tioituiiltles In agriculture than In anv
other profession In our country. The
farmer's lite takes him away from that
nervous exhaustion, that gambling propen
sity and that bustle and rapidity that
hurries men to their graves."
Closing his address, the president said:
"I have now made more than 200 speeches'
on this trip. The Lord forgive me for i
making them and the Lord help those who
have had to hear them."
The president escort to the fair grounds
Included the "Taft guards," consisting of
lxiy boys, all under 14, In Hough Rider
There has been considerable discussion
In Jackson as to whether the S25-a-plate
banquet served to the president tonight
should Int hide wine, Mississippi being a
prohibition state, it was finally decided
that the $25 assessment could not he spent
unless liquor was served to the diners, so
wine went on the menu cards and was
Imported for the occasion,
Member of Captured Party Who Es
caped Tells a Horrible
MANILA. Nov. 1. Rear Admiral Sebree
reports that when the United States fleet
touched at Admiralty Islands, it was
learned that recently cannibals from the
Islands captured a boat containing three
Englishmen and three Chinese. One of the
Englishmen who escaped through the con
nivance of a friendly tribe said his com
panions had been killed and eaten.
There have been repeated reports of at
tack by savages on ship wrecked sailors
in Polynesia during the last few weeks,
a r.d u Is possible the story told by the
fleet Is another version of the massacre at
New Briton In September. Id that In
stance Captain Lindsay and his crew of
en of the Ketch Rabaul. who were on a
trading expedition, were said to have been
killed and their bodies burned with their
KANSAS REVENUE OFFICIAL
RESIGNS UNDER CHARGE
C. I., timer Ulvea V Post After la.
vestlaatloa Asked For by
LIT A VK.WVORTII, Kan., Nov. J.-C. L.
I'.innr. deputy collector of the Kansas
iiitorr.nl revenue office here, has resigned
ful'.on Inn a request from government
vr- who have been Investigating his
orfk, bt.d hit resignation was accepted
today. The Investigation followed charges
by local hiliiUters of irregularities In the
Ivauanca of liquor llcensea
Fut owing the local hearing, the govern
meiitS agents will go to Topeka and
Wichita. Other Kansas pou ts also are
slated for Investigation.
Lincoln. Nov. i. -(special Tekram.)-
Chairman Byrnes' bold bluff to throw off
from the democrats the responsibility for
the bogus circular sent out over a forged
signature coming from some progressive
republican league has already been called,
I his Intimation that It came from re
llcan sources Is thoroughly disproved
Isclosures that come from Otoe county.
lison Walt, who Is the deputy In the
ary of states office, went to his
in Syracuse today to be there In time
? tomorrow and found another new
In the town In the person of Basil
field, chairman of the democratic
... rru sk
committee of Otoe coumy.
ic chairman had In his possession
circulars, only Instead of being
Progressive Republican league of
Lancaster County" they are signea i r-
Hepubllcan League oi
Chairman Llttlefleld. as a good progress
ive republican-democrat, took them to the
office of the Syracuse Democrat, the local
democratic organ, which is also greatly
Interested in progressive republicanism.
From the democratic newspaper office he
nroceeded with the bogus circulars to the
nostofflce and there mailed mem 10 u.
parties to whom they are alaressea, wv ...
number, all republicans, whom tne Demo
crats hope thus to progress Into the demo
The boguB circulars, however, had been
Dietty well advertised In Otoe county, and,
coming as they do with the democratic
trademark on them, are expected to prove
boomerang. The Otoe county inc.c-e.m
however, which Is thoroughly verified, puts
Chairman Byrnes and bis democratlo com
mlttee in bad. either as following up tne
fake with falsehood or running their cam
paign by proxy.
Nebraska's Governor Forsakes State's
Champion and is Looking About j
for New Candidate.
'NEW ORLEANS, La., No. J.--(Speclal
Telegram.) Governor Shallenberger of Ne
braska started quite a sensation ata ban
quet which was held aboard the steamboat
Alton In honor of President Taft while the
fleet was proceeding down the river on
Friday night, the facta of which only
leaked out today.
In an address Governor Shallenberger
stated that David U. Francis of Missouri
is the best fitted man for the nomination
of the democratic party In the next na
tional election, and today the politicians In
town are talking of the subject and say
I.,.-. L;l..tlanhAi-ffr'a words BnOUlU DO
" ' reck0lng There was some surprise
(,overnor shallenberger should make
decaratlon when Mr. Bryan himself
has not fully set aside the pussioimy oi
The point 1b made in favor of Mr. Francis
by his admirers that even though not In
full sympathy with Mr. Bryan's policies,
h,.m it Is thought will have something to
L., in nomini! th next democratic candl-
. nv. i0i,.ed in denunciation of the
Nebra8kan ami last time worked faithfully
for hla election, stumping the state lor
Commission of Japanese Business
Men is Inspecting Wash
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. Forty-six of tha
leading bankers, manufacturers and busi
ness men of Japan, members of the com
mercial commission that Is touring the
cot nlry, arrived here this morning and Im
mediately started In on a three days' In
spection of the national capital.
Officials of tho State department and
the Japanese embassy took the party In
hand and will continue with It until the
banquet Wednesday evening, that will
complete the visitors' "sojourn" here.
Sheriff Shipp Denied New
Trial by Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. The unusual
proceeding of an arraignment for sentence
at the bar of the supreme court of the
United States will be witnessed two weeks
from today In awarding an announcement
made today In the cases of Joseph H. Shlpp
of Chattanooga, Term., and five co-defendants,
charged with contempt. The court
today denied motions for a rehearing of
The cases originated In the court's de
ciding In March, 1!M. to consider the ap
peal of a negro named Ed Johnson from a
Tennessee court, holding him guilty and
sentenced to be hanged on a charge of
criminal assault The night after the de
termination of tha supreme court to re
view the proceedings In the case was wired
to Chattanooga, where Johnson was con
fined In Jail, a mob stormed tha Jail and
tok hi in out and lynched him.
The court was Incensed, and at 1 In
stance the attorney general instituted pro
ceedings against Shlpp, who was the sher
iff, and the Jailer and twenty-five others,
supposed to have been implicated in the
lynching, charging them Willi contempt of
the supreme court, six were found guilty.
These were Sheriff Shlpp, his . deputies,
Jeremiah Qibson, who was tha Jailer;
Luther Williams, Nick Nolan, Henry Pad
gett and William Nayes, residents of Chau
- Tne ftudu.g of th court was announced
Tammany Chieftain Says Republican
Nominee Will Be Third.
HEARST MEN ARE CONFIDENT
Backers of Editor Say Gaynor Cam
paign Has Collapsed.
SALOON QUESTION IN INDIANA
laht In Hoosler State Is
Control of Municipal Offices
Tom Johnson Ends Hla
NEW YORK, Nov. 1 New York's may
oralty campaign this year was carried
up to election eve, and tonight speeches In
various parts of the city were made by
Otto Bannard. republican nominee for
mayor, II. J. Gaynor, who heads the demo
cratic ticket. William R. Heirst, the
leader of the civic alliance, closed hla
campaign last night with the meeting In
Madison Square garden.
This is the distribution day at Tammany
hall. The leaders of the Tammany dis
tricts gathered at noon and received their
final Instructions from Leader Murphy.
Leader Murphy said today that Judge
Gaynor would be elected without any
doubt. He predicted that Hearst would
run second and Bannard third.
Herbert Parsons, who has charge of the
republican campaign said Bannard would
be elected by about 70,000 votes over Gay
nor and by 120,000 votes over Hearst. He
predicted an overwhelming plurality for
the rest of the republican-fusion ticket.
The Hearst forces declare the Gaynor
campaign has completely collapsed and
that Hearst will be elected by a tremendous
The weather forecast for tomorrow indi
Saloon Question In Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Nov. I Cam
paigns for the control of the municipal of- :
fices of the cities of Indiana will close to
day and the voters will give their decisions
In the elections tomorrow. The many
sided saloon question has been the principal
topic of the political orators all over the
state and especially In Indianapolis.
The republicans allege brewers of the
state have contributed largely to the cam
paign fund of the democrats In Indianapolis
with the hope, If they win, an Influence In
favor of the liquor business will be exer
cised In the next legislature.
Samuel Lewis Shank, an auctioneer. Is
the . republican candidate for mayor. Hla
democratlo opponent is Charles A. Qausa,
a master tinsmith. Fremont Alfred Is In
the field as an Independent candidate for
mayor. He Is a republican attorney,
Tom Johnson Ends Campaign.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 1. In the local
campaign the last meeting was held at
noon today when Mayor Tom L. Johnson,
democrat, candidate for a fifth consecutive
term, spoke at a gathering In a down-town
theater. The republican candidate, Herman
C. Baehr, conducted his final meeting Sat
urday. CINCINNATI, Nov. 1. Today puts the
finishing touches on municipal campaigns
In seventy-seven cities and 693 vilages in
he state of Ohio, and with few exceptions
these contests have been the quietest the
state has known for years. Where there
has been anything like a leading issue It
has been taxation.
Boston Democrats Hopeful.
BOSTON, Nov. 1. With, finish of the
state campaign close at hand, managers
of the two great parties strained every
nerve today to arouse Interest In tomor
In the last four yenrs the republican
candidates have come down to Boston from
the upper-country cities and towns with
pluralities ranging well up to 100.000. Gov
enor Draper came to Boston last year with
7?,000 plurality against Jamea H. Vahey,
his political opponent then as well aa this
Boston gave Vahey a plurality of 12.034,
and the democratic state committees claims
this will be Increased tomorrow to 20,000.
That the democratic vote In Boston will
be Increased was generally admitted by
close political observers today, who point
out that a majority of the 23,000 voters who
were in the Independence league last year
would naturally go Into the democratlo
Bla Fight ta Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 1. The munici
pal contest In Philadelphia overshadows
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in May but all the defendants entered mo
tion for a rehearing, which had the effect
of postponing action until the present
term. The court today, through Chief Jus
tice Fuller, announced its denial of the
motions, the chief Justice stating at the
same time the decision to have the defend
ants appear on November 15 to receive sen
tence. The court has the discretion to either
fine or imprison the men or Inflict both
penalties. It Is only known that the court
has appeared exceptionally Interested In
the rase and is believed to feel that an
example must be made. It Is recalled,
however, that several of the members of
the court, among whom was the late
Justice Peckham, dissented from the ver
dict of the majority which may have the
effect of lessening the severity of the sen
tence. The only Instance of a sentence for con
tempt in the court's history occurred In
175 when one John Chiles, who was con
cerned in dealings in Texas Indemnity
bonds contrary to an order of the court,
as ordered to pay a fine of t.
All the defendants assert innocence. Shlpp
and Oibson declare there was no advance
indication of violence to Johnson and say
that otherwise they would have taken bet
ten precaution. Most of tbs other men
Implicated claim not to have been present
when the negro was killed by the luob.
S ' 1 SM Ifciatk.
HE IS BEGINNING TO SIT UP AND TAKE
From the Baltimore American.
MILITARY HONORS FOR BYRTE
West Point Cadet Killed in Toot Ball
Game Buried Today.
SEASON'S SCHEDULE IS OFF
Is Not Believed, However, that
Death Will Have Permanent
Effect on Athletics at
WEST POINT.. N. Y., Nov. l.-The Mili
tary academy Is mourning today the loss
of Cadet Eugene A. Byrne, who died yes
terday of Injuries received Saturday In tho
foot ball game with Harvard.
Many telegrams expressing sorrow were
received today by fjulonel Hugh Scott,
superintendent of the aaademy, and John
A. Byrne, the dead cadet's father, who,
with the young man's mother, will remain
with the body until It Is buried tomorrow
with full military honors In the West Point
It was officially announced today at the
academy that West Point would play no
more foot ball games thla season. It Is
not thought, however, that Colonel Scott
will advocate the complete abandonment of
Cadet Byrne's body was taken today, bin
der eBCort of his classmates, from tbe cadet
hospital to the Catholic chapel on the post
grounds, where It will He In state until the
military funeral tomorrow. The church
service will be attended by the members of
Cadet Byrne's class.
Navy Will Still Play.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Nov. 1. The telegram
of Colonel Scott, superintendent of the
West Point Military academy, to Superin
tendent Bowyer of the Naval academy, ex
pressing the desire of West Point to dis
continue foot ball for the Test of the sea
son, was received by Captain Bowyer to
day. It was referred to the executive com
mittee of the Navy Academy Athletic as
sociation, which meets Wednesday.
As each day goes by. Midshipman Wil
son, who In the Villa Nova game received
Injuries similar to those which caused the
death of Cadet Byrne, still holds his own
and hope for his ultimate recovery revives.
Haskell Second Cancels Games.
LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 1. Superin
tendent Pcalr8 of Haskell Institute an
nounced today that as the result of the
death of Hay Spybuck, a member of the
Ma.ikell second foot ball team, whose neck
was broken In a game at Buckner, Mo.,
last Saturday, no more foot ball will be
played by the second eleven this season.
The first team will finish out Its schedule
with the exception that the game with Ot
tawa, which was to have been played this
week, will be cancelled as a mark of re
spect to Spybuck's memory.
Philadelphia Student Killed.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1. Five hundred
students of the Medlco-Chlrurgical college
held a mass meeting this afternoon and
decided to abolish athletics at the Institu
tion because of the death yesterday of
Michael Burke, a member of the college
foot ball team, who was injured In a game
The Medlco-Chlrurgical team was playing
the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy when
Burke received a concussion of the brain.
BROTHER OF MURDERER DIES
Timothy McMabon Surruniba to Ex
citement Following Killing;
of Two Slaters.
KANSAS CITY, .Nov. 1 Timothy Mc
Mahon, a brother of James McMahon, the
confessed slayer of his two sisters and
brother-in-law, died today from the ex
citement incident to the crime. He had
been an invalid for two years. Patrick
McMahon, another brother of the mur
derer who was held by the police up until
Saturday night last, when he suffered a
mental collapse, was better today.
Sheriff Becker maintains that another ar
rest may be expected toon, probably after
the coroner's Imjuest, Friday.
third Victim of Hallowe'ens;'
Death Met of I.orrtto Academy En.
tertalaiuent Receives aa
KANSAS CITY, Nov. L-Mlss Mary
Maley, died today from burns received as
the result of the overturning of a Jack
oiantern at a hallowe'en entertainment at
the Loretto academy here Friday night
last. Thla brings the death list to three.
Two other girls who were burned are improving.
- .- n -'i... a ' -
Posse in Pursuit
Four Men Surprised While Blowing
Safe Give Battle and
KANSAS CITY, Nov. l.-Four robbers
surprised at work In the general merchan
dise Btore of Bradshaw Brothers at Lenexa,
Kan., twelve miles west of Kansas City,
early today, shot and mortally wounded
W, D. Haskln, the town marshal, after
an exchange of shots. One of the robbers
also was shot, how badly is not known,
aa all four escaped. A posse is In pursuit.
Dr. C. L. Jones, returning home from a
visit to a patient, passed the store Just as
the robbers set off a charge of dynamite
on the safe. He notified Marshal Haskln
and the officer aoon was on the scene.
As Haskln approached the store, a bullet
whizzed by hla face. He immediately re
turned the fire and a lively exchange of
shots followed. All four of the robbers
took part In the fusillade.
One of the robbers dropped to the ground
wounded, and a moment later Haskln re
ceived a wound that sent him sprawling.
The three robbers who had escaped in
jury dragged their comrade from the scene,
a horse and buggy were stolen from a
nearby barn and within a few minutes the
band was driving eastward at high speed.
Caught in Texas
Man Believed to Be Kansas Murderer
is Arrested in Galveston,
LAWRENCE, Kan.. Nov. 1. A man be
lieved to be Ear) Koss Bullock, tho Law
rence boy who on September 25 robbed the
state bank of Eudora, near here. In broad
daylight, after locking the cashier and an
other man In the vault, has been arrested
In Galveston, Tex., according to a tele
gram received from the chief of police of
that city today. The local authorities
have wired Galveston to hold the man.
Hullock is also wanted on a charge of
murder, growing out of the bank robbery,
he having shot Officer Pringle here when
the officers attempted to arrest him at hla
WOMAN JUMPS FROM AUTO
AND IS KILLED BY TAXICAB
Fatal Accident Due to Fear that the
tars Were About to Col
lide. CHICAGO, Nov. 1. Believing that the
automobile in which she was riding today
with her husband was about to collide with
a rapidly moving taxicab, Mrs. Mary Blake
ley Jumped to the pavement and was run
wver and killed by the taxicab.
Mr. lilakeley avoided the collision by a
quick turn to the side of the street. Be
fore she made the fatal plunge, Mrs.
Wakeley threw her babv bov. who was
In arms, to the side of the street, and the
I little one escaped injury.
Negro Club Sends Check to
Help Build Panama Canal
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1. Under a six
word title, a small membership with
alternate vacancies In the list of officers
and letter heads redundant with Bi'uical
quotations, a negro organization at Blrm-
ugham, Ala., has come to the rescue of
the Panama canal.
Twice has It contributed to the success
of the lbthmlan project, each time with an
enclosure of a sure-enough chevk made out
on a New York bunk to the credit of the
Treasury department of the United States
at Washington, D. C.
The amount of the check Just received
by Acting United States Treasurer Bants
is t; the previous check from the same
source and fur the same high-minded pur
poke was for the same amount. Tbe or
DETECTIVE SCILIVAN SHOT
Louis Negro, Without Warning,
Did the Shooting.
OFFICER IS HIT FOUR TIMES
Crime Committed In a Saloon on
South Thirteenth StreetThe
Wounded Man Is Likely
Detective Mike Sullivan of the police de
partment was shot four times by Albert
Prim of St. Louis, a negro, in Mike An
tykol's saloon at 223 North Thirteenth street
Monday afternoon. Four of tne five bul
lets fired by Prim entered Sullivan's body.
All but one have been extracted and the
officer is likely to survive.
Detective Sullivan was standing at the
cigar casa In the saloon when Prim walked
from the rear end of the bar and bumped
Into him. Sullivan was reading a news
paper, but looked up and said: "What's
the matter with you Are you craiy or
"Oh, I don't know as I am either," re
"Who are you?" asked the detective, not
ing that the negro was acting strangely.
"None of your dam business," responded
the negro, as he grabbed the left lapel of
Sullivan's tit. He reached for his hip
pocket with hla right hand and pulled out
a revolver. He pointed It at Sullivan's
stomach close to the body. Sullivan
wrenched himself loose and attempted to
get awi, but the negro began firing. The
first shot went wild, but the next four
took effect. The second shot entered the
right breast und has not been located by
Sullivan fell to the floor, but retained
his hold on the negro.' Prim then fired
three more shois Into Sullivan's body. One
entered the left breast and' came out on
top of the shllder. Another hit the officer
In the left side under the arm and came
out under the shoulder blade. The other
passed through the upper part of the right
Would-Be Assassin Captured.
Mike Andykahl, the saloon keeper, was
at his desk in front of the cigar case and
Marvin Nlpps, the bartender, was standing
opposite Prim ' but behind the bar. Both
men made a dash for Prim, Nlpps vaulting
over the bar . They grabbed Prim and with
the assistance of J. L. Mclnnery of 1203
Cass ktreet, were able to hold him until
Detective Morgan arrived from the police
Detective Bulllvan fell near the front
window and lay there until he was loaded
into the patrol wagon and taken to the
police statnon emergency hospital. He had
, fainted soon after being shot, but revived
after being taken to tha station.
Prim was taken to the police station In
the same wagon. He had assumed the role
of being unconscious when the officers ar
rived at the saloon and continued to so act
until after being locked up in his cell. Later
he revived, but was raving as If under the
Influence of some drug. The revolver, which
a as a 3s-callber on a 45 frame, was found
in his possession, together with a belt filled
Detective aulllvan was taken to St Jo
seph's hospital, where he was attended by
Drs. It. B. Harris, E. C. Henry. Lavender
and Allison. They pronounce him to be
in a dangerous condition, but say that he
has a chance to recover. His family was
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ganization at leaxt Its letter head is
capitalised wlta "Interest and Concern."
The letter follows, dated at Birmingham:
"The Peoples' National Progressiva Con
solidated club, under charter of the state
of Alabama, together we stand, divided
we fall tokther, Interest, concern. Mai.
2:7, Hot. 4 ft, Deut. 31:26:2.
"To the Treasury department of the
United States-Sir: The Peoples National
Progressive Consolidated club sends twenty-five
t(25) dollars for the support of the
government in the construction of Panama
canal for commerce, trade, etc. Twenty
five dollars. In full rayment of the 5J dm,
tlon. Hoping the result will prove favor
able to this club In the state of Alabama.
Your obedient servant,
IL U. HOWARD, Preaident"
Activity of Morrow Backers is Stam
peding Boland Men.
SOCIALISTS SPENDING MONEY
Expectation of Labor Element is to
Make Democrat Third.
THREE BOND ISSUES ON MACHINE
Fifty Thousand foe Parks, SeTenty
Flve Thousand for Library site.
Hundred and Fifty Thousand
for Fire Houses.
General Bleettlon Today.
Polls Open 8 a. m. to p, m.
With the closing of the local campaign
In Douglas county, it has become very
evident that tho democratic leaders have
determined to center a desperate effort for
the coroner. Chairman Reagan, Campaign
Manager "Bob" Wolf, and the two or
three other active members of the demo
cratic machine hope to save one man on
Republicans point to this very thing as
showing democratlo demoralisation and In
suring a complete republican victory. They
Insist that the republican oandldate, Mi'.
Crosby, after a clean, energetic campaign,
will land a winner with the rest of the
One queer feature of the closing hours of
the campaign Is giving the democratic com
mittee cold shivers for fear that their can
didate for sheriff may be third man In the
race when the votes are counted. "Ted"
Morrow the socialist candidate, and hid
close friends are flush with money and are
putting It out with a free hand. They are
claiming most of the democratlo votes, and
the story goes that they made such an Im
piession on W. D. Mahon with this claim
that somebody's treasury was opened up
for a bunch of money that will be used
exclusively for Morrow.
The attempt of the democrats to Indict
Sheriff Bralley for doing hla plain duty,
while excusing Boland for near-scabbing
during the strike, has fallen flat and has
been abandoned. The switch of the labor
crowd to Morrow Is so palpable among the
knowing and effective workers of the
democracy, that It has upset all calcula
tions of the chairman and his advisers.
"You watch our smoke tomorrow" la the
boast of the strikers. They have workers
selected for every precinct, with some
trusty member of the socialist party to di
rect at each polling pla, and will, proba
bly be more In evidence than the old party
workers. ' ";.
Three Ueud Issues Ara TTp.
Members, of the library board, the fire
am) police board and the park toard are
I deeply Interested in the feature or to
day's election that has not attracted much
attention among the general run of voters.
Bonds to the amount of 1275,000 are to be
up to the electorate for Indorsement.
The park board Wants 150,000 to enable
It to continue' development on the park and
Tho library board has a proposition on
voting machines, calling for ST5,000, with
which It Is hoped to buy graund for a
new library building to be ereoted by
Andrew Carnegie, at a probable oust of
J2.riC.O0O to JMU,000.
The fire and police board is asking for
a bond Issue of (100.000, to be used for the
erection of new engine houses to take the
place of the present houses at Eighteenth
and Harney, Sixteenth and Izard and
Tenth and Dodge. The new buildings will
not go on the present sites should the
bonds carry, but will be built in the im
mediate neighborhood of the old struc
tures. Beginning as soon aa the city hall was
opened this morning, a crowd has been
around the voting machine In the lobby
of the city hall all day. The expert in
charge has been kept busy explaining how
to operate the machine, how to vote a
split ticket, and how to vole for the four
members of the school board and for the
Fear is expressed that a great many
voters will devote their attention to the
candidates for county officials, lo tbe ex
clusion of the bond issues, but in every
precinct of the city an effort Is to be made
today to get the attention of the voters
concenetrated on these important matters.
Mayor Trains Ills Henchmen.
Mayor Dahlman put In Monday morning
Issuing commissions and stars to fifty
four men who are to act as special police
men during the voting hours today.
Street Commissioner Flynn was present to
look the bunch over, but Insisted that it
wasn't at all necessary to bring a certifi
cate of democratlo birth In order to secure
an appointment. The division of the "spe
cials," by political affiliation, la demo
cratic by a large majority, naturally.
Some of the candidates for stars are old
hands on the Job, which probably brings
about S3 for the day, but quite a sprink
ling of youngsters was noticeable. By
many of these the appointment as an elec
tion policeman Is considered the initial
breaking Into Uie political game, which
they may later lc am to play with greater
WYOMING MAN IS STRICKEN
Louis Kirk, Clerk of Federal Court
at theyrnue, Buffers with
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Nov. 1 (Special.)
Louis Kirk, clerk of the United States dis
trict court and private secretary to ex
Senator Joseph M. Carey, was stricken with
paralysis while seated with friends at the
Elks club here last evening. He was re
moved to his home and Is in a aerlous con
dition. Mr. Kirk has not been well for
some time, but he was not regsrded aa be
ing seriously 111. It Is said that a blood clot
formed back of the eyes and his sight may
Mr. Klik has long been Identified as one
of Cheyenne's foremost business and club
men. Almost continuously since Senator
Carey entered public life Mr. Kirk has
been his manager and adviser, and In ad
dition to these duties Kirk has served sn
clerk of the federal court under Judge John
A. Ulner. It is thought the large volume
of work carried on by Mr. Kirk had much
to do with bringing about bis present aeii
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