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THE LEGISLATIVE BATTLE
It Looks ns IF Pennsylvania Would
Show Big Kqinlilkiin Gains.
SENATORIAL SEATS BECKON
ltUtt Sure Tiling That liepublleans Will
Have Tony of the Fifty State Senators-Will
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30.
The overshadowing importance of se
curing a big showing for protection In
Pennsylvania's congressional delegation
which Is to be elected next Tuesday has
not blinded Chairman Gllkeson to the
need of keeping a sharp eye on the state
legislative ticket. lie Is confident that
In this direction the returns of next
week's battle at the polls will vindicate
Ills wise management of the closing
Twenty-five senators are to be
elected. Of the retiring senators nine
me l.c-publlcan and sixteen Democrats,
In the nine Republican districts
Thomas, Penrose and ('rouse, of Phila
delphia ;Kaun"nian, of Lancaster ;Crltch
fleld, of Somerset, Bedford and Fulton;
Kennedy .and l-iynn, of Allgheny;
Shortt, of Warren and Venango, are
certain of election. Hecker, of the Sec
ond district of Philadelphia, represents
a Democratic constituency, but It la in
the Third congressional district, and
the McAleer-Harrily fight makes his re
election practically certain. Of the
seventeen districts now represented by
Democrats, three, Heaver and Washing
ton, Crawford, and Susquehanna and
Wayne are Republican, and will un
doubtedly redeem themselves by the
election of S. P. While, ex-State Chalr-
mun W. II. Andrews and ex-Uepresen'
tatlve K. B. llardenberg. In the Susquehanna-Wayne
district the Populist
candidate for governor, Ailman, has
ordered his followers to drop their own
candidate and vote for Saunders, the
Democratic candidate. But it gave
Harrison 1)23 majority, Jackson l.liil.
and Grow 2,97", ttnd llardenberg Is sure
Other Senatorial Struggles.
In the Tenth district, Bucks county.
George Ross, Democrat, had 6'1 1 major
lty In 18'JO. Harrison lost It by only 160
votes In 1S92, Jackson carried It by 4S6
laBt fall and Grow by l,5uii In February.
The Republican candidate for senator
Is reasonably sure of election. In the
Twelfth district. Montgomery county,
Dr. A. D. Markley is trying to repeat
Ms 1,:IS2 majority of lS&- but the odds
are dead against him. The Republi
can slump of that year will not be re
peated in ls:M. Jackson had SXi major
ity and Grow 2M2. 'Democratic times"
have had their effect In Montgomery
and Saylor will defeat Markley. The
Sixteenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-second
and Twenty-fourth districts Lehigh
will elect Democrats. The Twenty
eighth and Thirty-second, York and
Cumberland-Adams, may do the same,
although the same causes that make
the election of a Republican congress
man probable In the district they com
pose may make the result somewhat
In the Twentieth district, composed
of part of Luzerne and Lackuwuuiiu,
M. E. McDonald, Democrat, is having
a hard light for re-election. The Re
publican candidate, James C. Vaughau,
Chairman Gllkeson says, is an active
young Jrlsh-Ameilcan, who Is giving
Senator Alt-Donald a cli.se chase, and
Is more than ' dy to land a winner.
The same sltluuon practically exists
in the Thirtieth district, made up of
part of Schuylkill.
in the Thirty-fourth, Clinton. Clear
field and Center, the Democruts have
two candidates, Matthew Savage, of
Clearlleld, and S. Woods Caldwell, of
Clinton. The courts have been Invoked
to settle which is the legal candidate,
ar.d no matter how it is settled.trouble
will ensue. All three counties went
Republican In February, and M. L.
McQuown, of Clearfield, the Republican
candidate, has a hold on the people
that will go a long way toward perma
nently redeeming the district from
Democratic representation In the state
senate. in the Thirty-eighth, com
posed of Cameron, Klk, Clarion and
Forest, and the Fortieth, composed of
Fayette and Greene, there are stronir
chances of Republican success. The
Kreat revulsion in political feeling in
ures to the benefit of the Republican
candidates, and that it Is not at all Im
probable that they will win out at the
Tlio Situation in Brief.
Twenty-four of the twenty-five hold
over senators are Republicans. Twelve
of those to be elected next Tuesdav are
. in districts surely Republican. 'Two
Democratic districts will certainly elect
Republicans, and there are five others
whero the chances for Republican suc
cess are highly favorable. That the
Republicans will have forty of the fifty
senators is practically settled. They
may have forty-four.
There wen IS) Republicans In the
last house. A careful canvuss of the
situation In the different counties shows
that probably this number will bo In
creased to 150, and possibly to 100.
SINGERLY DRAWS NIGH.
He Invades the Lower Coal Regions and
Is Cordially Received,
l'.y the United Press.
Rending, Oct. 20. Candidate Singorly
was well received here today In the
Schuylkill anthracite coal regions.
From Pottsvllel through to Ashland his
reception was especially cordial. At
Pottsvllle there was a parade quite
Imposing In point of numbers and en
thusiasm. The meeting, which was largely at
tended, was presided over by A. W.
Schulck, and the speeches were made
by Candidate Singerly and Robert K.
Wright, of Allentown. At Tamaqua the
opera house was well filled. Mr. Sing
erly delivered his usual speech In his
usual manner, and got the usual num
ber of cheers.
Line Counties Strengthened on Republi
canism by the New Tariff.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Malone, N. Y., Oct. SO. Farmers! on
the Canada line are finding Just where
tne uorm.in-wnson tariff pinches. Al
though counties there have been steadi
ly Republican, they are more than Im
pelled to vote that way this year. Gov
ernor MeKlnley's reply to the West
Virginian who asked "What about
the force bill?" might be repeated here:
"It In the board bill and not the force
bill that is troubling worUlngmen."
' Farmer huve found themselves un
dersold by Canadians In their own home
markets. The Iron deposits In Kssex,
Clinton and Franklin counties no longer
invite labor. The congressional district
Is the lanrest In point of population in
the state, and last time gave Weyer a
plurullty of 8,123. Wallace T. Foote,
the candidate this year, wM proba
bly increase that plurality very largely.
Republican assembly candidates will al
most certainly be elected In all four of
the counties composing the congress dis
.MORTON'S NEAT PLURALITY.
Chairmnn Huckett Figures That lie Will
Have Over Fifty Thousand.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
New York. Oct. 30. The Republican
state committee has completed a can
vass of the state. Chairman Ilackett
says that It Is most gratifying to their
side, and from it he figures out a clear
plurality for Morton of fiO.OO. "We
will come down to this city," he said,
with at least H0.00O. and I do not believe
Hill will meet It with over 40.000 from
this side. No one knows how many
votes Wheeler, the independent Dem
ocratic candidate for governor, will
poll, but he will certainly get enough to
cut down the normal Democratic ma
jority at this end of the state several
thousand." , ,
A close analysis of the registration
figures In this city disclose a still
more unfavorable showing for Tam
many than was apparent last night.
In round numbers there is a falling off
In the Tammuny strongholds of about
10.000 and a gain In the Republican dis
tricts of nearly 12,000. Prominent Tam
many men themselves admit privately
that they ure disappointed with the re
sult of the registration. They are afraid
that it foreshadows the defeat of their
GENERAL HASTINGS ILL.
limbic to 'Address the Audience at tier-
muntoun Last Night.
By the United Press.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. -A disappointed
gathering of Republicans assembled in
their own hall, Oermantown, tonight,
with the expectation of hearing Gen
eral Hastings speak. When he did ap
pear he stated ho had a sore throat and
regretted that he would not be able to
speak, as every word he uttered gave
Ex-Mlnlster to Russia, Charles Em
ory Smith; ex-minister to Italy, Will
turn. Potter: A. J. Colborn, jr., of Scran
ton; Representative John T. Harrison,
of Germantown, and others made ad
dresses. POLITICAL POINTS.
Quay predicts an avalanche.
Cleveland will speak for Wilson.
Kx-Congressmun Little bolts Hill.
Plutt now figures on lw,0u0 for Morton.
Luniont, at least, will vote for David B.
him""11 M' We?tl du"lu'1 ,hHt he wl" hol'
Curl Schurt Is lighting Hill tooth and
Berks Republicans are making great in
roads. Dr. Depew begins a tour of Now York
Hooker, of Mississippi, has gone to Wil
son s u I I .
Nebraska Populists are crowded off the
Deli: watc Democrats
say Bayurd Is a
If defeated, Wilson will strive to be
Some Deinuc PIltM 111', llf-ttlnir tn '.' An
Senator Faulkner Is very sore over his
snub from Cleveland. ,
Btranuhan has "touched" Senator"
Faulkner for more cash.
McKlnley on Monday made seventeen
spefi 10 luO.OOu voters.
"Our Jack" Colborn is stumping with
Hastings In Philadelphia.
It looks as If Congressman Tracey, of.
Albany, would be beaten.
Postmaster General Blasell registered
at Buffalo early this mouth.
Campbell Jobes, who fought Acheson
two years ago, is for him now.
William It. Grace says the A. V, A
Issue should be kept out of polltks.
Ex-Collector Cooper Is putting up an
electric fight agaliiHt Judge Clayton.
Postmaster Dayton is working hard for
the success of the Tammany ticket.
The chances are Republicans will gain
two congressmen even In Tennessee.
A careful poll of Wilson's district nhows
that Dayton will win by 1,200 majority. i
Uourke Cockran Is making speeches
throughout New York slate for Senulor
Tammany Is scouring the big cities for '
floaters, offering $10 and expenses per
Hon. Virgil P. Kline has repudiated the
silver plank of the Ohio Democratic plat
form. The Republicans claim to have a light
ing chance In five of the Kentucky dis
Chicago politicians of all oartles ure
busy accusing the other fellows of gross
Hasting and Singerly will travel to N'or
ristown together, as guests of Colonel
John Boyd Thatcher, who Is managing
Hill's canvass, says Carlisle would speak
If he had time.
Senator Martin, of Kansas, called ex
Collector Acers a gambler, and will be
arrested for libel.
There Is a great demand for tickets of
admission to ex-President Harrison's
New iorlt speech.
Senaor Blackburn, of Kentucky, denies
that he was paid money to vote a cer
tain way on the tariff.
Governor McKlnley Is wanted by three
times as many campaign committees us
he can possibly gratify.
Dan Vonrhees will retire from public
life, und his protege, John K. Lamb, will,
it is thought, succeed him.
Having Just stumped Illinois, Candidate
MacVeugh, Dem says he will win; but
Kcpumicans say otherwise.
F. T. Adams, of the New York Stock
exchange, has bet S3.7M to (3,000, that Mor
ton will huve lij.UW) plurality.
It Is thought that the decisions of the
courts have destroyed all of Tim Camp
bell's chances for re-election,
Wilmington Democrats atoned David
Healey, of the Irish World, who was
muxiiig a neputucan speecn.
Clerk James Kerr expects the Demo
crats to bag eight Pennsylvania congress
men. HO says Merrltleld will win.
Matt Savage's name will go on the of
ficial ballot In the Thirty-fourth senator
ial district as the candlduto of the Citi
Colonel Thomas O'Brien, of 'Wheeling,
W. Ya., who recently deserted Democ
racy, was mobbed by Democrats lust
Chairman Apsley, of tho Republican
congressional committee, ha never
made a false prediction yet; and ho sees
victory all along the line.
The Michigan friends of Senator Patton
will combine with the anti-Burrows men
In order to prevent the congressman
from securing tho senator-ship.
Perry Belmont and ex-Secretary Whit
ney have taken a deep interest In Senator
Hill's candidacy. Mr. Belmont would like
to succeed Mr. Hill In the senate.
Senator Faulkner claims Peck will carry
Wisconsin: says Cullom will b beaten
In Illinois, thinks Indiana Is safe and Is
even disposed to claim New York.
The Brooklyn Kagle Ib authority for the
statement that President Cleveland re
quested Ambassador Buyard to refrain
from making a speech In New York.
A member of the cabinet Is authority
for the statement that President Cleve
land holds Hill to be a renegade and un
worthy of Democratic support for his
course during the tariff fight In congress,
The contest In the Cleveland, O., district
Is of the most exciting nature, und it is
thought Congressman Tom L. Johnson
has an even chance of winning, although
the district gave McKlnley C.Oik) plurality
It Is the present Intention of the presi
dent not to give any utterance, directly
or indirectly, upon the political sttuutlon
In New York, nor to indicate In any man
ner what Is his attitude toward the Dem
ocratic candidates. -
Caught Asleep by a Mysterious IMrc
and Suffocated bv Smoke.
MANY SAVED BY PIKE ESCAPES
Forty People Sleeping In a New York Ten
cment House Arc Surprised by Fire,
and Those I utible to Keach the
Escapes Are Suffocated.
By the United Press.
New York. Oct. 3(1.
The five story single tenement house,
210 West Thirty-second street, was
damaged by fire early this morning.
Seven of the inmates were suffocated
In their rooms and an eighth victim, a
woman who Jumped from a third story
window. Is lying fatally hurt. The
Annie Appleblatt, 22 years old.
George Friedman, 4 years old.
Levi Friedman, 3 years old.
Mrs. Margaret Klllian, 70 years old.
Jacob Klllian, her son, 40 years old.
George Lovey, her grand son, 20 years
Mrs. Lena Mitchell. 24 years old.
Mrs. Lena Friedman, 28 years old;
leaped from window, horribly burned.
Just what caused the fire to start up
so suddenly nt a time when the tenants
of the house wero asleep is not known.
The only thing definitely known Is that
the fire started In the rear portion of
the cellar at 3.20 o'clock, and that It
shot up the stairway with startling
The house contained seven families
and In all about forty nersons wn''
asleep In the house when the fire
started. The smoke penetrated on every
floor in less than five minutes after the
the flames began the little narrow tire
escape was swarming with lightly clad
and almost naked figures of men,
women and children who were half
crazed with fear. All those In the front
of the house escaped, but the occupants
of the back rooms were cut off by the
flames and overcame by the smoke.
The damage to the building Is esti
mated at not more than $300.
ANYONE CAN MARRY.
It Is Discovered That the Present .Mar
riage License Law Doesn't Go Into Kf
feet I'ntll Next Year.
By the United Press.
Pittsburg, Oct. 30. William Reardon,
In criminal court today, raised a point of
law which amounts to a legal sensation.
He was defending Thomas MeQuIrk,
charged with perjury for falsely swear
ing to the age of the woman he mar
lied, and Mr. Reardon moved to quash
the Indictment on the ground that there
was no such offense under the law, as
tho marriage license was not in force
and no license was required to be taken
out by parties who desired to be mar
ried. This cauod Judge Magge to remttrk:
"Why, Mr. Reardon, you don't make
such a statement in earnest?"
"1 do, your honor, and I can prove it.
The marriage license act was passed In
1W5, and was amended In 18M. liy that
amendment on and after Oct. 1, ISM,
parties desiring to be married in this
state must take out a license."
The acts of 1SS3 and 1S93 were Kent
for and read to the court. Judge Mugee
said that If the act was correctly printed
Mr. Reardon was right and the present
murrluge license law would not be in
force until 1S15. The point Is a new one,
and will make Pennsylvania iv regulur
Gretna Green, ns any one can then get
married In this state without a license.
CHAIN OF NEWSPAPERS.
Senator llrice Said to lie a Leading Stock
holder in the Scheme.
By the United Press.
Youngstown, Oct. 30. A syndicate In
cluding capitalists in Boston and Xew
York, and also some in this city, has
been quietly organized to engage In
the newspaper business. They pur
pose securing control of a line of dally
newspupers Irom the Atlantic to tne
fuclnc, uuu wnen newspapers uncaoy
established cannot be purchased, they
will put In new plants. Those interested
assert that there .is no politics In the
scheme, und that It is purely a business
Thus far the syndicate has, It Is al
leged, cloBed deals for the purchase of
the Boston Traveller, the Youngstown
Telegram, the Kansas City World and
the Columbus Press-Post. They huve
obtained options upon newspapers in
St. Paul and St. Joseph, and have pre
sented propositions for the purchase of
newspapersln other leading cities of the
country. It is asserted Unit unions the
large stockholders is Senator Urlce.
MEXICO'S WAR SPECK.
Guatemala Frightened Over the .Mossing
of Troops on Her Frontier.
By the United Press.
Guatemala, Oct. 30. The government
here Is frightened because It is known
that Mexico has sent troops to cover
her frontier. The-feeling Is freely ex
pressed that the troops may Invade
Guatemala, and that this Is surely due
to appointing Kmlle de Leon as minis
ter plenipotentiary to Mexico, who will
positively leave about the middle of
The opposition press here attacks
Mexico, and these articles are causing
the greatest sensation.
DEATH OF ANOTHER VICTIM.
Kasha Cotcrleh Dies in a Wllkcs-Barrc
By the United Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 00. Kasha
Cofcerlch, aged 19 years, one of the vic
tims of the dynamite plot on the Wllkes
Uarre mountain on Sunday morning
last, died at the hospital today. Jo
seph Oolletz, whose back was broken,
Is sinking rapidly nnd his death Is
looked for at any moment.
The county commissioners met again
this afternoon and raised the reward
to $2,000 for the arrest nnd conviction
of the perpetrators of the horrible deed.
BURGLARS AT LEBANON.
Itrewlng Company'! Safes Arc Mown
Open and Rifled.
By the United Press.
Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 30. Burglars en
tered the office of the Lebanon Brewing
company eurly this mornlngt removed
the combinations and rilled the safes
of their contents. The exact amount
taken Is not known, but is said to be
This Is the third snfe that has been
blown open In this city the past week.
ATE POISONED FOOD.
Two Altoona Families tho Victims of
Some Mysterious Work.
By the United Press.
Altoona, Oct. 30. This city has been
greatly startled by the poisoning of
two highly respected families. John
Myers, a prominent florist, and wife,
together with a niece und nephew who
wero visiting thein. have been taken
critically and mysteriously 111 from
eating some sausage nnd cheese which
was part of the noon-duy meal.'
The family of II. C. Arbegust lias
also been stricken by eating hogshead
cheese supposed to have been poi
soned. Much mystery surrounds both
cases, but no theory as to the cause
can be attributed to the apparent
lwholesale attempt ot poisoning.
FIEND IN' HUMAN FORM.
Shocking Crime Is Committed by Thomas
Marley, a Young Resident of Pittstun.
Avengers on His Trull.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Plttston, Pa., Oct. 30. The citizens of
that portion of this borough known us
Welsh Hill was thrown Into a vortex of
excitement today over the Intelligence
that an assault had been committed
upon the 5-year-old daughter of Wlllum
Moakes, a well knowinvsldent of Nufus
Thomas Marley, aged 21 years, n son
of Frank Marley, was employed with
the latter In building a stone cellar
wall at the rear of the Moakes' prop
erly. Marley was seen to act friendly
with the child whenever he went for
water to Moakes' house. The child was
missed for a few minutes by its mother
and the latter commenced a seurch.
On coming out of the kltchtn she saw
Marley emerging from the garden house
and Inquired of him If he had seen her
daughter. He replied that the child
had fallen from oil' a fence and Injured
herself and thnt he had carried her i
into the building.
Mrs. Moakes, upon going to the build-1
lug, discovered that something wus
wrong. She charged Marley with the
crime but he llatly denied It. He also
denied it to his father.
Seeing the temperament of the people
when the news became known the villain
fled and was not captured at this writ
ing. Several citizens of the neighborhood
armed themselves and huve gone in
search of the wretch, and the proba
bilities are If lie Is caught he will be
roughly dealt with.
WRECK oF A (PAL TRAIN.
Thrco Men Provided with Revolvers, Bur
glar Tools, Masks and Other Imple
ments Are Killed In the Smashup.
By the United Press.
Willlamsport, Oct. 30. A frightful
coul train wreck, In which three un
known men were killed, and Lewis H.
Trump, of Wllllnnisport, was badly In
jured, occouvred about three-quarters
of n mile east of Viaduct, o station
near 1'eale, on tne line ot me i;eecu
Creek railroad, at an curly hour this
A coal train was moving past Viaduct,
when one of-the bmkebeums dropped
down, and seventeen cars were quickly
piled up In a confussed muss.
The first deud man found had ills
lll'llll .-uiiif-i r-.i ....... ..... .""j'l
The other two wero found under a coul !
car. It Is supposed that they were 1
either trumps or burglars, as in their
clothes were found it lot of burglur tools,
seven masks, three revolvers, and a
number of cartridges.
Lewis Trump, the Wlllamsport man
who was on the same train, had bis
skull fractured and was otherwise hurt.
He was taken to the Cottage hospitnl
HOLMAN IS ON THE RUN.
Hcnuhllcuns Now Hope to Defeut
Great InJiunu Objector.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Greensbiirg, Intl.. Oct. 30. Politics Is
at high pressure In the Fourth district,
and Judge William S. Holmun's piivnto
only claims tno unjcc-
tor" Will be elected by MV plurality in
the congressional district, the usual
maturity ranging in the past about
3.0M0. The Republicans are greatly In
hopes of redeeming the district through
Watson, whose campaign Is a wonder
ful succession of ovations wherever he
goes. Discord rules among the Dem
ocratic leaders, and two of the machine
politicians came to blows last night lit
the utti.ee of the Hotel De Armoud.
F.x-Senator forte Kwing, a son-in-
law of (iovernor Matthews, of Indiana,
! hu,j jU!U n.lUrned from milking a po-
liticHl speech ut Hamburg, when Polk I points to the loss of that control liy tne
Arniingtoii, an cx-olllce holder under ; Democrats. The terms of thirty seiin
Cieveland. and leader of the anti- tor will expire In the present congress.
Kwing wing of the local Democracy, I Fourteen of the UO are Democrats. The
passed through the olllce ami heard an
ugh the olllce and heard an
Insulting epithet applied to himself by
Ewlng. Armlngton knocked Ewlng
i down and would huve finished him up
but the crowd held him on. hen re
tained Armlngton left the hotel and
started for his room about two blocks
away, stopping at a drinking fountuln
to wash the blood from his Injured
hand. Kwing pursued him with a
knife, but Armlngton stood him off
with a rock until Night Watchman
Bunnell put Ewing under arrest. The
ex-senator was put behind the bars in
the jail until his friends hunted uu the
Democratic Mayor Northern and balled
The Kwings have been a power In
Democracy here und have upheld Hol
man for years, but their Influence hus
been greatly weukened, and Holmun's
personal following here Is almost brok
en up. He sooke here last week to an
audience of about S'iO, and Watson
spoke Sunday night of this week to an
audience of over 2,000 and It haB been
this way all over the Fourth district.
TICKS FROM THE WIRE.
Forest fires are doing considerable dam
age In the vicinity of Corinth, Miss., and
A gas well recently drilled north of
M uncle, lnd., Is yielding over 7,U00,iju:)
cubic feet a day.
After several months of negotiations,
J. A. llulley has become absolute owner
of the Barnuin show.
The great reflnery of the Standard OH
'Company at Lima, O., narrowly escaped
destruction by lire.
v Thai Ilaumbartens, tho lurgest mica
operators in Europe and America, have
just mvesteu largely in i anuua.
During a quarrel at Buffalo, X. Y
Adiini Eberle was struck Hiicl inutuntlv
killed by a fist blow by John Llske.
Charged with robbing the safe of his
employers In Chicago, lj-yuur-old Isaac
Sternberg was arrested in New York.
After a week's chuse tho murderers of
J. K. Marsh, mayor of Kinsley, Kan.,
were captured In a cave In Logan county.
Robert Overton, a young farmer near
MoOregor, Tex., was stabbed to death
with a penknife during a quarrel with J.
Men giving the names of Arnold and
Harvey have been raptured and confessed
to murder of Mayor J. F. Marshall, of
Three hundred men are hunting for an
unknown man who assassinated Jones
Hvndiiekson, a colored school teacher,
at Uoodlettsvllle, Temi.
Charles J. Bearey, the trnln robber, was
bronght before Justice Fltshugh at Fred
ericksburg, Va., for a preliminary heal
ing and wulvcd an examination.
State College Foot Ball club, play tho
University of Pennsylvania at Philadel
phia on Nov. 8; Prlncetrtn, Nov. 17, and
Franklin and Marshal, Nov. 24.
D. D. Roe, of Dayton, Mo., became In
sanely jealous on the eve of his wedding,
und. after ttrlnir four shots at his SUD-
posed rival blew his own brains out,
AS TO THE JEH CONGRESS
Con(rcssiqnl Elections of Great Im
portance to Both Parties
SPECULATING OX THE RESULT
The Republicans W ill Have to Win f ifty
. Three More Seats 'Minn They Huve Now
to Obtain Control of House Terms
of Thirty Senators to Expire.
Speclal to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Oct. 2!.
One vote In any close congressional
district may determine the complexion
of the next congress. One vote cast for
or against a Republican cntuUdutc for
congress, or one Republican vote care
lessly left unpolled, may decide whether
the next house of representatives sliull
be for protection or free trade. One vote
cast for or against a Republican candi
date for the state senate or slate house
of representatives, or one such vote im
properly marked or left ut home, may
decide the political destiny of the Uni
ted State senate nnd perhaps change
the whole future of America's economic
policy. This Is true because this year's
congressional buttle Is likely to be ex
One uuthoiity, a well-known political
correspondent, aptly expresses the sltu
atoin when he says that both political
parties will have a majority in the next
house If the predictions made by the
party malingers should come true. In
quiries mu.de dully at both headquarters'
discover un apparent confidence in the
success of both parties next month'. To
prove that this confidence Is based on
good foundation the gentlemen In
charge of the congressional headquar
ters present exhaustive documents con
taining In detail' the exact situation In
all the congressional districts. Reports
are received at those headquarters from
all over tho country every week und
sometimes several times a week, Ac
cording to the utterances of the gentle
men appointed to speak to the press
neither party headquarters has received
any but the most roseate-hued reports.
Such a thing ns admitting prospective
defeat has never l?en known. It lakes
more honest men than has ever yet been
placed at the congressional headquar
ters of either party to even admit that
tlu outlook in any quarter is nt least
dubious. All this Is by way of showing
how bootless Is an Inquiry' to either
plane dining the campaign.
The Situation Reviewed.
The Republicans, to obtain control of
the next house, will have to win lifty
three districts more than they hold in
the present congress. Tne Democrats
of the tlfty-third congress had 21S scats;
Republicans 12G and the Populists
Should the Democrats lose 41 vots
it would deprive them of a majority and
enther trai.sl'er It to the Republicans or
give the balance of pow'cr to the Popu
lists. There seems to be a feeling In tho
air that the Republicans will make con
siderable gain In the forthcoming elec
tions, but whether sufficient to over
come the big majority now held by the
I Democrats is it mutter requiring very
nun cuicuiauons. jv great ucui, nt
course, will depend upon the speed with
which general business throughout the
country revives. The loss to the Dem
ocracy will di-creuse in corresponding
ratio to the revival of business. It Is a
difficult thing to win 53 districts from
the Democrnu. The Republicans have
practically nothing to hope lor In the
south with the possible exception of a
vine or iwo in j.ouimihiiu, uwihs 10 uie
sugar insurrection. Slioulil the jjemo.
crats lose Bents in that section of the
country It Is much more likely that the
loss will be the Populists' gain rather
than the Republicans'. Hence it is that
whatever seats the Republicans are to
win from the Democratic party must be
In the northern states.
In the Senate.
The forthcoming election will also in
volve the political control of the senate
after March 4, liMO. Consecutive belief
senators wnose terms win expire are:
Democrats Berry, Arkansas; P.utlor,
South Carolina; Caff cry, Louisiana;
Cuiuden, West Vlrglnu; Coke, Texas;
Colquitt, Georgia; Harris, Tennessee;
Hunton, Virginia; Lindsay, Kentucky;
Murtln, Kansas; McLnurln, Mississippi;
McPherson, New Jersey; Morguu, Ala
bama; Ransom, North Carolina.
Republicans Carey, Wyoming;
Chandler, New Hampshire; Cullom, Ill
inois; Dlxson, Rhode Island; Dolph, Or
egon; Frye, Maine; Hlgglns, Delaware;
Hour, Massachusetts; Mandcrson, Ne
braska; McMillin, Michigan; Pcttlgrew,
South Dakota; Power, Montana: Shoup,
Idaho: Washburn, Minnesota; Wilson,
Iowa; Wolcott. Colorado.
Senators Cuffrey nnd l'.lanchard have
been elected to succeed themselves. A
Republican has been chosen to succeed
Mr. Wilson and a Democrat to succeed
Mr. Hunton. There Is little doubt felt
by either party except In the states ot
Illlouols, Delaware, Kansas, South Car
oline nnd New Jersey. It Is pretty gen
erally believed that Tillman, the Popu
list, will succeed Senator Butler in
South Carolina. Tho Republicans hope
to elect a successor to McPherson In
New Jersey nnd to Martin in Kansas.
As an offset to this the Democrats ex
pect to elect MeVeagh In Illinois nnd a
Democrat to succeed Senator Hlgglns.
Colorado Is doubtful for although the
Republicans dlum It there Is a possibil
ity of a Populist being elected to suc
Changes Already Foreseen.
In the senate the membership is now
eighty-live, vacancies In Montana,
Wyoming nnd Washington. The pre
sent senate consists of forty-three Dem
ocrats, thirty-seven Republicans and
five Populists. The three vacancies now
existing will probably be filled during
the coming session and the senators
chosen be Republican, in which event
the Republican strength will be forty.
Supposing that the Republicans by the
coming election lose Collnm nnd Hlg
glns and gain the seats now occupied by
Martin and McPherson, their strength
will suffer no loss, while the Democrats
by losing Butler In South Carolina
would reduce their number to forty-two
and thereby place the balance of power
In the hands of the six Populists, Jones,
of Nevada, Allen, Kyle, Peffer, Tillman
and Stewart. Thus it will be seen that
the Democracy runs a great risk of los
ing the senate In the next congress.
The Democrats may retain New Jer
sey and win seats In Delaware and Illi
nois, but that would only make their
strength 43 and with a full membership
45 would constitute a majority. New
Mexico and Utah, the new states, will
probably send senators to the Fifty
fourth congress. Possibly the Demo
crats might thorby secure a majority.
If all four senators elected In the new
states should be Republican, the Re
publican party would still lack one of
a majority; but it the Democrats, should
win all of thein they would have a
strength of 47, a majority of one, as
the addditlonal senators would make
the membership 92.
Republicans Can Win.
Without regard to the majority of
the senate in the Fifty-fourth congress
it is interesting to note thnt the Demo
crats are by no means sure of retain
ing their domination In the coming
short session. Should (senators be
selected to fill the present vacancies
and those selected be Republicans, 4fi
votes would be required for a majority
and the Democrats have only 43, count- !
lug in lrby, of South Carolina, who Is
to say the most, a decidedly uncertain
quantity. It would be very dltficult for
either the Democrats, with whom ho
has usually trained, or the Populists,
by whom he was elected, to depend
on him. In the event of the present
vacancies being filled the six Populists,
should they combine, would be able to
dictate terms to either of the two great
parties In the matter of organization
and composition of committees, in view
of which it is easy to see that the forth
coining election is destined to be of
The Republican party expects every
friend of protection to home Industries,
every believer In a preserved home
market, every wisher for renewed pros
perity and every advocate of honest
money to do his duty next Tuesday.
OUTLOOK IN MINNESOTA.
Republicans Are l ighting Their Hardest
battle in History of the State.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
St. Paul, Minn., Oot.30. At the pres
ent time the Republicans In Minnesota
are fighting one of the hardest buttles
in which they were ever engaged. The
Democrats have given up all hope of
electing their ticket. Instead of polling
the second highest vote, they will be
third In the list. The question is, can
Nelson, the Republican nominee, beat
Owen, the Populist?. It may be stated
that he can, but everybody will know
that a battlo has been fought.
In the First congressional district
Tawney will be elected easily, in tho
Second McCleary can read his title
eieiir. i ii me tnira district Jt is a
close fight between Hall, the present
Democratic Incumbent, and Heat
AVnole, Republican. In. tho Fourth
Klefer, Republican, will be returned
as far as can be discerned. In the
Fifth Fletcher, Republican, will go
back unless the unexpected happens.
In the Sixth, Towne, Republican, will
surely replace Baldwin, the miners on
Iron Range absolutely repudiating the
hitter. In the Seventh, Kddy, Repub
lican, has n good chance of defeating
RciKU. Populist, und present incumbent,
owing to his great local popularity.
The Seventh district Is strongly Popu
list so thnt the DenincrntHi party has
almost passed out of existence there.
There is a strong Populist tone to the
1 Sixth district and the Second Is badly
; tainted in the western counties. Many
claim that the Populists have lost in
the country but have gained In the
cities. It Is problematical whether that
Is the case, and only the ballots will
show. The hard fight is on the gover
nor and congressmen. The Republican
stute ticket will be elected ut ull events.
HASTINGS IS TIRELESS.
The Kcptiblican Candidate Pusses Another
Busy Day on the Stump.
By the United Pross.
West Chester. Pa., Oct. 30. The larg
est gathering- of Republicans within the
history of Chester county was that
which assembled here today to greet
General. Hastings and party. General
Hastings arrived at 10 o'clock this morn
ing and was met at the station by a
lurge delegation of citizens and n bund.
They proceeded to tho Mansion House,
where a reception was held and about
5,000 people shook the standard bearer's
At it o clock tne meeting was called tqJ
order by County Chairman Kyre. The
Opera House was packed with people,
several hundred ladies having-seats on
tlie stuge. Thomas Hooper, one of the
proprietors of the lurgest manufactur
ing establishments in West Chester,
presided nnd introduced General Hang
ings us the first speaker. The general
spoke for a half hour and was frequent
ly Interupted by applause and cheers.
He compured the times enjoyed by
the worklngmen under the present ad
ministration with under the Republi
can, and drew an evident moral there
from. He was followed by Congresmun
Jack Robinson, William I. Sehnffer. of
Chester, and Colonel H. Frank Kshel
man, of Lancaster. General Hastings
left West Chester at 12 lo'clock .for
Phenixvllle, accompanied by the recep
tion committee. He addressed the lion
workers there and then went to Phila
delphia, where he spoke this evening to
enormous audiences. In company with
A. J. Colborn, jr., of Scranton.
The collection of Gentian mannfactured
products hus been added to the Slate
George Shltagu. a miner, nged 3d years,
wus Instantly killed by a full of ruck and
coal In the Alden mine at Wllkes-Burre.
The man killed nt Cheshire, Conn.,
while trying to escape urrest has been
Identified us Michael Rogers, ot Allen
town. The coroner of Bucks county will to
duy hold un Inquest on the bodies of tho
two men killed in the Pennsylvania rail
road wreck at Croydon.
Marlon Nymslck, while In the act of
blasting coal in the north shaft of the
Susquehanna Coal company at Nantlcoke,
was family burned by an explosion of gas.
A Philadelphia syndicate Is negotiating
for the purchuse of the Reading und Per
klomen turnpike as u step toward the, con
tinuous trolley line from Reading to Phil
adelphia. Peter Noviskl, a miner employed at the
Katydid colliery, operated by the Red
Ash Coal company, wus caught beneath a
full of rock und coul and crushed In a
The suit of Mrs. K. M. Byers, ot Pitts
burg, against Dr. Tallman und other Chl
cagoans to recover her Insane husbund,
now in a Philadelphia usylum, was dis
missed m tne v muy rity.
The board of pardons has recommended
that William II. Bradley, of Philadelphia,
In the penitentiary for larceny, be par
doned. James Newton, Hill's death sen
tence wus commuted to lifq Imprisonment.
Colonel A ,B. Colt, whose regiment re
cently shot Into a mob at Washington
Court House, O., nnd ho hus been In
hiding In western Pennsylvania, has
gone to New York stute to escape mob
The cruiser Cincinnati will be Inspect
Senator Gorman hail n. "long talk" with
Secretary Curllsle Monday.
The supply of World's fair souvenir
half dollars is being rapidly, exhausted.
Tho president has approved the dis
missal from th army of Captain William
8. Johnson, retired, for refusal to pay his
debts at Denver, Col.
Washington corrfyjpondentr. have just
learned that a New York syndicate writer
was last winter Intrusted with a large
sugar trust fund for the "boys," which
he has not yet dared attempt to distrib
For eastern Pennsylvania, threaten
ing weather and ruin; cleurlng during
the day; south winds; cooler Wednesday
night, : ,
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