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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1900.
VIEW OF THE
Few Surface Indications Dissimilar
to Those o! Four Years floo
When McKlnleu Was Elected.
WORK VERY EFFECTIVE
Claims of Republicans Based Upon
the Result of Actual Work, Re
ported by Men In the Field Cam
paign Practically Closed in Phila
delphia Each Party Claims Con
necticutNorth Dakota Safe.
fly tixclutire Wiro fiom Tho Associated I'rc.
Chtcago, Nov. C Thy following
fttiitement was given out nt tlio head
quarters of tho Republican national
"There are few surf ceo Indications
fit this time dissimilar to thoie of four
yours ago, when McKlnley swept thu
country by the greatest majority prob
ubly ever given to a. presidential can
didate. The work of the Republicans
during the past four weeks bus been
jnarvclnusly effective. It litis, been
marked everywhere by completenesi
In detail of machinery, harmonious ac
tion and desired results. In the his
tory of the party no better organ
isation has over existed. McKlnley
and Roosevelt will firry every state
which voted for McKlnley and Hobarl
for years ago, and certulnly seven or
eight others that voted for IJryan in
1SUR. The alleged hopes of Croker
and Hryan as to carrying Indiana and
Xct' York arc fimply following out
the program of claiming' everything in
, sight, for the purpose of encouraging
their followers In close stales to make
the most desperate efforts for 'success.
The claims of the Republicans are
based upon the result o? actual wo'-k
lonortr-d by men In the field, brought
tip through precinct, ward, township,
Ity, county and state organizations
and upon actual facts as shown by the
losost poll ever made by any political
Quiet in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Nov. fi. The campaign
In this state was practically closed
Saturday and election affairs nre un
usually quiet to-night. Very llltlc In
tcrest is manifested lelativo to the
vote of the state in Hie presidential
contest a n big Republican majority
is conceded even by tlu Domociatlc
leaders. Four years ago McKinloy's
plurality in the state was 20ri,07J, of
-which plurality Philadelphia furnished
3K!,i:;J. Tho highest previous' plurality
In thr stale for u presidential candi
date was K.o.iifS for r.ianl in 1ST!'. In
3S02 Harrison's plurality was t;,747.
McKinloy's plurality of four years
sigo will no doubt be considerably re
duced through tlie return to their party
of many Democrats who opposed Bryan
In 1S98, and. it is thought, also that Me
Klnley's vote will be reduced to some
extent on account of the tierce contests
of the Quay and anti-Quay Republi
cans to obtain control of the next leg
islature. The anti-Quay men in soiiv
-ectlous have endorsed tile Democratic
legislative candidates, and it is believed
will in these sections have some
effect against the Republican ticket.
New Haven, Conn., Nov. fi. Connec
ticut tonight awaits the political battle
of tomorrow with an Interest thai may
he said to be feverish when comimied
with the complacency of the state dur
ing the campaign now closed. Observ
er who arc not Intensely partisan pre
dict a safe McKlnloy margin and a
probable Republican victory on the
state ticket. On the latter point, how
ever, they are careful not to expiess in
flKures their opinions.
The two state commitees today Issued
new statements. Knch was full of con
fident claims nioie emphatic than tho
contentious contained in the statements
lust week. The Republicans Insist with
Increased figures that a wholesale vic
tory for that party is in tho air. The
Democrats are nunc combative than
heretofore, and hi addition to claims of
a state ticket walkover, are Inclined to
take Connecticut from Its position in
the doubtful column of their tables and
edge it over tho Uryiin column,
.St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 5, This year's
campaign in Minnesota has been close
ly contested at nearly all points, al
though the gieotest effort has been
made by tho Democrats on tho gover
norship and the three rallioad eonimis
slonorshlps. Bryan, Roosevelt, Wool
ley, Ilunim and other outside speakers
have been In the state and an active
campaign has been nuulo in many
counties whero heretofore there had
been only ono ticket named,
Tho election of Mlnesota McKlnley
nlcotors seems assured, the Democratic,
commit tea only expressing a belief In
the possibility of Hrvnu carrying thu
sfato without actually claiming It.
The llcpubllcaus place (ho McKlnloy
plurality nt from fiO.OOO to 75,WP.
In New Jersey,
New York, Nov. 5. There has been
no change in tho political situation In
Now Jersey lo-day. The republicans
are confident of success but tho Demo
crats claim that If tho members of.
their party who remained away from
the polls tour jcars ago tuin out to
morrow the stato will go for Ilrynu.
Tho Increase in registration, tho Re
publican! claim H iluo to tho normal
growth of tho voting people, Tho
Democrats claim that tho incrcaso
shows that those Democrats who re
mained from tho polls four years ago
expect to voto to-morrow,
MoKinley Will Carry the State.
jVurgo, N. r Nov. C At all im.
portnnt points to-night closing tpeech
es wore made n majorlt of them by
Democrats. Neither committees havo
had any changes to make In its estl-
l mates. McKlnley will usury tho stato
although tho Republican state ticket
will get a small vote, but apparently
the etnte Is safely Republican.
San Francisco, Nov. C The chair
men of tho Republican nnd Democratic
Htote committees still Insist that their
respective parties will carry the state
by from 12,000 to 15,000. They say that
nothing hoH occurred to change their
Milwaukee, Nov. C There is nothing
new In tho wny of an election forecast.
The Indications point to a Republican
success throughout the state. Even the
Democratic press concedes the statu to
Illinois Republicans Elated.
Chicago, Nov. E. r.oth parties It
Illinois have completed their limit ar
rangements and are confident of tho
result of to-morrow's voting.
Never have the plans of campaign
managers In this state been more com
prehensive or laid with greater caro
and no presidential campaign sines
that of Rlalne and Cleveland In 1SS1
has b'-eii fought out with greater en
ergy in this stato than the one that
has just closed. Roth Democratic and
Republican managers havo made every
preparation against unlawful action at
the polls by their opponents, but there
has been less talk of such things this
year than In prior campaigns, Tho
chances are that there will bo no
more fraudulent voting than occurs
nt every city election
V v ry full vote will be polled In
tho state at large and especially Chi
cago and Cook county. Tho light here
has been of the warmest description
and every effort will be made to bring
the full voting strength of both parties
j into (lie Held. Tho Republicans, in
particular are elated at the prospect
of tine weather to-monow and say it
means their sure success. The Demo
cratic managers declare that weather
will make no difference and that ratr.
or shine, thu election is certain to
result in a sweeping Democratic
Republicans Claim Kentucky.
Louisville, Ky Nov. H. A campaign
that really began before any nomina
tions were made closed tc-nlght in
Kentucky with both sides claiming tho
state. Republicans by 20,000 though
disinterested estimates do not put tho
majority their way above 0,000 or S,
t'00. The Republicans made the Issue
and named It "civil liberty," which
term expresses their opposition to tho
Goeliol election law and to the action
of thu legislature in the contested elec.
tlons contests. The state committer
of tlie independent "Democrats who
last election cast 12.SJ4 votes for John j
Young Brown, for governor, has en
dorsed Yerkcs, Republican, lor gov
ernor and Bryan. Tho Democrats
claim that the bulk of the independ
ents has returned to tha party. It is
generally believed that Etyun will run
ahead of Rerkhani, Democrat, for
governor and that Yeikcs will run
ahead of McKlnley, whether Demo
crats or Republicans cury tho state.
Claims for Indiana.
Indianapolis, Nov. fi. The eve before
the great battle in Indiana finds both
sides resting on their arms eager for
the fray tomorrow. Indications point
to a full vole being polled. Chairman
Martin, of the Democratic state com
mittee, made the following statement:
"I see no reason for changing my
predictions as heretofore made. I be
lieve Indiana will go Democratic by a
Mr. Hcrnly, chairman of the Repub
lican stato committee, gave ids Until
estimate of the probable results as
"It is a landslide. Wo will elect
eleven congressmen sure and will cur
ry the stato by 10,000, anil will elect
the entire state and national tickets
and carry both branches of the legis
lature." Ohio's Promise.
Cincinnati, Nov. 5. All speculation
tonight is on the questions of Demo
cratic gains in the cities and Republl- 1
can galos in the rural districts of Ohio.
'Republican Chairman Dick says his
poll shows over S0.000 for McKlnley
in Ohio and seventeen of the twenty
one congressmen. Democratic Stato
Chairman Long claims Bryan will car
ry Ohio, "unless prevented by coercion
Both sides are Issuing notices and
warnings about thu use of pencils and
ull sorts of frauds.
Kansas for McKlnley.
Topeka, Kansas, Nov. u. There has
been no Important developments in tlie
political situation in this state sinco
Saturday night. The Republicans claim
a victory for McKlnloy by L'3,000 plur
ality; tho success of tho stato ticket by 1
u plurality somewhat less, tho election
of eight congressmen and a majority .
on Joint ballot in tho legislature. '
Tho Fuslonlsts concede ono congress- '
man to tho Republicans, but claim
everything else, placing Mr. Bryan's
plurality at 10,000,
Both Sides Are Sanguine,
St. Louis, Nov, C Tho Democrats
express tho utmost conltdenco In their
ability to place Congressman Dockery
in tho gubernatorial chair by a plurali
ty of 30,000 and upwards and of giving
tho national ticket 11 majority of from
40,000 to fi0,000. Tho Republicans aro ,
equally boastful. Many nro of tho j
opinion that when tho counting of the I
ballots on Tuesday night Is finished, '
McKlnley will havo a slight majority
over Bryan. Others, not as sanguine
of success, bellevo that tho Democratic,
national ticket will show a greatly re
Estimates on South Dakota,
Sioux Falls, S. D Nov, C Evo of
election finds both parties still soutly
claiming that they will carry the state,
Conservative Republicans estimate tho
mujority for their ticket In tho stato
at between 0,000 and 8,000. Fuslonlsts
bay Bryan will carry tho stato by nt
Wheeling, W, Va Nov. 5. Tho po
Utlcul situation tonight Is unchanged,
Tho Republicans continue to claim tho
stato by over 15,000.
Oy Kxclusiie Wire horn Tho Associated frets.
Washington, Nor. S. Tlie population ot tho
tUte of I'lcrlda, a offlcljlly announced today, U
KM,M2, agaiiiit Ml, 102 in 1SS0. Tho popuUtiou
ot IndUiu ii S,0tS,io2 (giintt 2,102,101 iu 1S90.
EVE OF BATTLE
IN NEW YORK
Arrest ol Chief ot Police Deveru
Attracts Considerable Atten
tion In Political Girclcs.
FULL VOTE TO BE POLLED
Republicans and Democrats Agree
That More Than 600,000 Citizens
of Greater New York Will Exercise
the Right of Suffrage Today.
Ctrltements Given Out by the Party
Leaders Croker's Claims Betting
5 to 1 in Favor of McKlnley.
Ily Exclunivs Wire from Tlie AuoclaUd Preu.
New York, Nov. C Tho most Inter
esting development in New York on
the evo of battle Is the Indictment
found by the local grand jury against
Chief of Police William S. Devery, on
the charge of Interfering with the
work of State Superintendent of Elec
tions John McC'ullagh. Chief Devery's
ball was fixed and urrungements have
been made for hearing the case the
day after election. Tho Indictment
bus attracted a good deal of attention
In political circles.
The points Involved appear to hinge
upon the rights of men to swear in
their votes when challenged by any
of tho deputies of the state superin
tendent of elections. Tho legal aspects
of the case are Interesting Republican
and Democratic leaders for the reason
that It is feared that a clash might
occur nt the polls tomorrow between
the S.00O policemen and the 800 depu
ties. At all tho political headquar
ters, at the office of the chief of police
and at the Democratic club the con
census of opinion seemed to bo that
the election would prove a quiet one,
despite the difference of opinion be
tween the chief of police and tho state
superintendent, unless the unexpected
Everywhere confidence Is expressed
that a full vote will bo polled and
Republicans nnd Democrats alike
agree that more than 600,000 citizens
of Greater Now York will tomorrow
deposit their ballots for. 4lie.men.of.
Indications arc that the vote In the
city will be at least C,",000 larger than
over before in the history of Greater
Generally speaking, Republicans con
cede that Bryan will carry -ireuter
New York. On the other hand, Dem
ocrats admit that McKlnley will carry
the state If Greater New York is ex
cluded. The differences of opinion
arise on the question of the pluralities
that the Democrats are conceded In
the metropolis and the Republicans
nre conceded in the up-stato districts.
Democratic national headquarters
were practically deserted today. See
letury Mason, of the executive com
mittee, was in charge. Secretary Ma
son declined to make any statement
today other than to repeat what tho
chairman hud said, that IJryan's elec
tion was assured.
At Republican national headquarter.
Jos. H. Manley, Senator Scott, of West
A'irginia and Frederick S. Gibbs, of
Now York, gave out the following
Mr. Manley: "Tho rational com
mitteemen in this city after tho re
ceipt of telegrams to-day from Chair
man nanua and various state com
mitteemen have nothing to add to tho
statement published this morning ex
cept to emphasize It. X do not share
with some the opinion that Indiana is
ontiiely safe for us. Rut we have no
doubt of llllnlos. Wo shall certainly
carry New York state by not less than
75,000 majority and I look for some
thing over 100,000 majority. I antici
pate no troublo In this city to-morrow.
I believe Superintendent of Po
lice Devery means to give us a fair
election, as he gave us a fair parade,
und as ho guvo us protection in our
meotings in this city."
Senator Scott repeated his former
National Committeeman Gibbs said:
"The election will bo all right. I an
ticipate no trouble. The worst has
been done and It Is my opinion that
McKlnley will havo not loss than .59
votes in the electoral college. That I
consider a conservative estimate,"
Richard Croker claims that Bryan
will carry arcnter New York by be
tween &n,ono and on.nOii.
As a general thing, Republican lead
ers will not admit that tho borough of
Manhattun will be curried for Bryan by
more than SO.00O plurality. Both sides
claim the borough of Brooklyn, tho Re
publicans by I'.'.OOO, tho Democrats by
8,000, The population In tho boroughs
of tho Bronx, Queens und Richmond Is
relatively small. Democrats and Re
publicans claim all three boroughs, but
tho Democrats usually carry Queens
and Richmond. As for tho Bronx, tho
Incieaso iu population, owing to tho up
town movement, has been so great that
all estimates aro worthless, tho popu
lation In some districts buying doubled.
It will probably not givo u decisive
majority either way.
Democrats uro inclined to concede tho
state, outside Greater New York, to
MoKinley by 60,000.
This s 100,000 less than tho Republl
cans allow McKlnley in the samo ter
ritory, Chairman and Candidate for
Governor Odell Is at his homo In New
burgh. Before leaving ho said that he
had nothing to add to his statement
that McKlnley would carry New York
state by 100,000, Greater Now Yoik In
cluded. Only comparatively small bets are
being made, the ruling odds ranging
anywhere from i to 1 to 5 to 1 In favor
MAKES A CLAIM
He Has No Doubt That the Ballot
Will Result in Election of Bryan.
By llwlmhe Wire trout Tho Associated Press.
Chicago, Nov. C Chairman James
K. Jones, of tho Democratic national
commljtee, on the evo of election snld:
"I have no doubt that the result of
tho ballot tomorrow will be the tri
umphant election ot Bryan and Stev
enson. The Democratic party has ap
pealed In this campaign to the reason
and conscience of the people, while tho
Republicans have appealed to passion
and prejudice. In the great forum of
public opinion I have no doubt the
Democratic party bus won in this, the
greatest of Its national political strug
gles. I-'our years ago the Democratic
party was deficient in organization,
whereas now It Is more perfectly or
ganized and more eiflclent than It has
been in any campaign. The national
committee has been In tottch with
every part of tho country and familiar
with all the details of tho work. While
tho campaign fund has not been en
riched by tho contributions of groat
trusts, it. has received the patriotic
mites of the great working classes in
sufficient quantity to defray tno ex
penses of the campaign, which was
oven more satisfactory than If It had
"Tho country is now aroused as it
has never before been since the great
Civil war and tlie result can be noth
ing less than the triumphant election
of the national Democratic ticket.
CHIEF OF POLICE
He Is Accused of Interfering with
the State Superintendent of
By Uvcluihc Wire Irorn The A&sociulul 1'ieos.
New York, Nov. 5. Chief of Police
Devery was to-day indicted by the
grand jury for alleged Interference
with State Supt. of Flection John Mc
Cullagh In tho performance of his
duty, Tho indictment was returned
shortly after noon, and at a little past
" o'clock tho information was con
voyed to Chief Devery by State Sen
ator Timothy Sullivan, who was ac
companied by Michael F. Lyons, an
elfictor iSi the Democratic stato ticket
who had agreed to furnish bail in any
amount named for C'.hte Devery.
When the chief was informed of his
indictment lie went at once to tho
court of general sessions to give ball.
Chief Devery was released In $1,000
Assistant District Attorney O'Rt-illy
speaking lor District Attorney Gardi
ner gave out the following statement:
"Tho Indictment does not charge an
overt act nnd without the commission
of an overt act there could be no inter
ference. Tho indictment will not hold
The Indictment against Chief Dev
ery charges felony. It charges hi
"That he (Devery) did attempt wil
fully, knowingly and with felonious In
tent to hinder said John McUullagh In
tho performance of his duties its state
superintendent of elections."
Chief Devery, after giving ball, mane
the following statement:
"When I was sworn in as chief of
police; of New York city I swore that
I would do my duty and protect tho
people of this city. 1 propose to do my
duty toward the whole of the people
here. I do not propose to bo bulldozed. I
am going to see that tho people's rights
are protected and that every one en
titled to voto will bo allowed to vote. I
um going to see that the policemen in
my charge are not bulldozed oven by
Mr, McCulhigh refused to talk con
cerning tho indictment. He said, how
ever, that he was a witness before tho
grand jury today.
Thirteen Miners Aro Dead Three
So Seriously Injured That They
By Kxiliuive Wiic Ucm Tho Avocinleil lrc?.
Fhllllppi, W. Va., Nov. B. Tho latest
reports from tho ill-fated mines at
Berryburg show that thirteen uro
dead, eight of whom havo been recog
nized, and three aro so seriously In
jured that they cannot recover. Coro
ner W. G, Keys began an Inquest Sun
day afternoon at :i o'clock, which con
tinued without interruption till 5
o'clock this morning.
Tho jury found that tho persons
named and others unknown and uni
dentified "came to their death by an
explosion caused by tho firing of pow
der and dynnmlto In tho south entry
of the south mine either Intentionally
or accidentally by persons to tho jury
Twenty men were examined. Somo
of tho facts brought out were that tho
explosion occurred at 11,30 Friday
night, Tho miners, it seems, can led
Into the mlno us much powder as they
wonted. At the time of the explosion
there were twelvo cans of powder ami
nineteen sticks of dynamite In tho
mlno. Tho fans did not run except
when the mine boss was requested to
start thorn by tho miners. Two men
were found dead In a part of tho mlno
which had been abandoned, L. A.
Duncan a few moments before ho died
stated that tho explosion would not
have occurred If the fans had been
KILLED BY CARBOLIC ACID.
By Ku-lMlvo Wiro fum Tl'c Associated I'ttu.
Wilta-llarn.', Nov. 5. Mm. llary llarrU flu
art, who ut Iter. P. !' Stuart, paalui of tlw
Baptist ihuii'h at Wyoming, thU tounty, drink
rarhollc acid al eunlus and died In agony,
She was conllntd to hed with trie kniuj and in IU
ilaili grasped the holllc uith caihotlo acid la
btcad o( a bottto containing other medicine. Cor
oner McKca Investigated und loimd that death
Friction Has Been Provoked Be
tween the Allied Commanders
International Commission Sent from
Fekin to Settle Matters Outcome
of Russia's Operations Import
ance of the Port Control of the
Coal lUines There Port Privileges
Will Be Demanded by America and
By Kscluihc Wlro from Tim Associated Piou.
Pekln, Nov. 4. A .commission, con
sisting of tho senior staff officers of the
forces of each power taking part In the
Chinese campaign, is proceeding to
Shan-Hai-Kwan, on the Gulf of Llao
Tung, in order to smooth the friction
between the allied commanders regard
ing the places to bo selected for occu
pation by their respective forces.
Tlen-Tsln, China, Sept. 28. Russian
operations to the north of China are
being watched with keen Interest by
the other powers. Since tho taking of
tlie Peltang forts, followed a few days
later by the occupation of the forts at
Iu-Thai, tlie Itusslan advance up the
line of the railway toward Rhan-Hal-Kwan
and tho great coal mines tit
Tung-Shan has been steady. The de
tails of tho movement aro lacking,
owing to tho absence of telegraph and
malls, but it is known that tho llus
slans aro now in tho vicinity of Tung
Shan. The coal supply probably will be tho
most important question which will
confront the armies, and the value ot
tho control of the Tung-Shan mines is
evident. With a railway direct to Tong
Ku, Tlen-Tsln and part of tho way to
Fekin, the Tung-Shan mines, if cap
tured unharmed, will easily supply the
armies now in China and all the troops
that are expected.
Shan-Hal-Kwan is also regarded as
11 point of vital Importance. It is an
open and ice-free port, with deep
water and natural advantages for the
construction .of docks. The railway
whjeh. connects it with TongrKu wns
built by British eopital and leased to
the Chinese. That it will form a sub
ject of diplomatic negotiation Is not
doubted in well-informed circles.
Demand Port Privileges.
Ip tho event of the occupation of
Shuu-Hai-Kwan by Russia or any oth
er nation It Is understood that Amer
ica and tho other powers represented
hero will demand port privileges.
Fractlcnlly but eight weeks remain
until the closing of Taku by ice, and
Shun-lIai-Kwan remains the only
available port open for the landing of
belated supplies or supplies necessi
tated by tho exigencies of the situa
tion. All the armies have the situation
piotty well in hand us far as winter
supplies are concerned, and every ef
fort is being made to push forward
preparations for the rigorous weather
to which the troops will be exposed.
Wherever possible the British, Japa
nese and Europeun troops arc being
quartered In houses. There is not a
loot of roofage now vacant In tho
city. Every house has been comman
deered or rented, and rents for prls'nt"
dwellings havo advanced 100 per cent.
Tho large compounds, or walled
grounds, which usually surround
dwellings in the east, are all occupied
as camps. These quarters aro much
sought after, as tho thick brick walls,
often fifteen feet high, form wind
breaks, and are also utilized as one
wall of a barracks, timber and matting
roofs being constructed on the inner
side. In 110110 of the concessions is
property allowed to be rented or sold
without tho consent of tho military
authorities of tho respective nations.
Young Baptist Minister Killed by n
By Inclusive Wlro from The Associated Press.
Trenton, X. J., Nov. C llov. Stephen
Iteed, a young Uaptlst minister, was
accldently killed this afternoon by be
ing shot by John Dahrenberg with
whom ho was gunning. The accident
happened near LawrciicovUlp, which
If tho homo of the minister's father.
The two men were close friends and
wern returning from their gunning tiip
when tho gun In Uahrenbfcrg's hands
went off shooting the minister In tho
stomach and instantly lolling him.
liahronbcrg was frantlo with grief and
Is hardly ablo to explain bow tho ac
cldont happened. Coroner Nutt visit
ed tho sceno and has not yet decided
whether to hold an Inquest.
Tho minister was but recently or
dained und nt tho time of his death
was taking n post-gradualo nt the
AVest Chester semlrary. TIo was mar
ried some months ago to Mlsa Mary
Studdcr a Trenton young lady,
WRECK AT SPRAQUEVILLE.
A wreck occurred last night at
Sprnguevllle, on tho Lackawanna, A
coal train had been waiting on n
siding for a fiiBt freight to pass. Af
ter the freight had passed tho train
pulled out, but the brakoman had
neglected to unlock tho safety switch.
Tho eiigiuo ran off tho track and top
pled over un cmbunkment. The engi
neer and fireman escaped by Jump
ing. STEAMSHIP ARRIVALS.
Niw York, Nov. C Arrheil; La Touralne
from Il-urc. Cleared: 1'ricsland, AuUurp ia'
Southampton; Lahn, Bremen la Southampton.
Genoa Armed; Allcr, New York U Naples.
Lliaid-l'asaedt Siatcuduni, New York for Bou-lou-Di.'
THE NEWS THIS MOKNINH
Wither Indication Taday,
rAIR; MODERATE TMMfBBATUne.
1 General IMImates ot tho Klecllon hi the
Tho Battle In New York State.
(Iiiiernor Hoojcvelt Warai New York's Mayor,
friction Between tho I'ouin In China.
1! General Ciibondalo News Budget.
Financial and Commercial.
.1 Local Court Proceedings.
Enthiislam Attend tha I.tst Political Meet
ing ot tho Campaign.
Xuvs nnd Comment.
fi Local Indication of Mr HepuMlcun Plu
rality. OicrWMii of the Klcctlon.
8 Local West Scuuton nnd Sulmrb.tn.
5 Local Llic Koni ot the Industrial H'oikl,
OF IGNITED GAS
Patrick Kane Burned While at Work
in the Dodge Shaft Taken to
Patrick Kane, of Believue, tlie latest
victim of an explosion of mine gas,
was yesterday afternoon taken to
the Moses Taylor hospital, puttering
from several severe burns.
Kane is n miner at tlie Dodgp shaft,
and was yesterday morning working
in ono of tho chambers which hnd
not been entered since tho beginning
of tho strike. About 11! o'clock the
naked fiamo from his lamp Ignited a
quantity of the gas, and there was a
blinding Hash and a thunder-like re
port. Kano encountered what was prac
tically a wall of flame and was badly
burned about the face and arms be
fore he could turn and rush from
the perilous apartment.
Several other minors came to his
assistance and efforts were made to
lessen the pain of his burns. About
1 : 1C o'clock he was taken to the Moses
Taylor hospital, where ho was ro
portcd as resting easily.
ENTHUSIASM ON THE
The President Is Prevailed "Upon to
Make an Address to Serenadeis.
Speech by Judge Day.
By lltlu-ii Wiro hum The Aviuciulid l'irs.
'anion, O., Nov. 5. The McKlnley
lawn, so famous in the campaign of
1SU0, was this evening tho scene of an
enthusiastic demonstration similar to
that which closed tho campaign of four
years 'ago. Tlie president was prevailed
upon to depart from Ills rule, which, In
the face of much pressure, has been in
ilexible all through the campaign, and
he made a short address to his neigh
bors and fellow-townsmen, free from
partisanship but apropos 40f the elec
tion tomorrow, lie also introduced
Judge Day for a. short speech fronj tho
famous front porch. Tho occasion was
an unadvertised and unannounced sere
nade by the (Jrnnd Army bund, with
several thouRand people following this
band with loud cheers and hurrahs, and
a glare of red flic that Illuminated tho
whole sceno round about the McKlnley
home. After the-band had played sev
eral selections there were calls for tho
president und ilnally he appeared, lie
bowed to the crowd, umid deafening
cheers. There were calls for a speech,
and the president responded as follows:
"My Fellow-Citizens: I am very glad
to greet you onco more at my old home.
This Is not a year when I am muklnr
speeches. Tomorrow, from one end of
this vast country to tho other, the
American people will speak, (A voice
for William McKlnley. Tremendous
applause and long continued cheering.)
And wo must wait reverently nnd Iii
patience for their verdict. I know you
will bo glad to hear u. word from our
fellow-townsman. Judge William 11.
Day, who bus held a conspicuous place
In tho administration over which you
called 1110 to preside In 1S9C I thank
you, and bid you good-night."
Judge Day then addressed the as
semblage, nnd his remarks were ap
HARMONY IN CUBA.
Enthusiastic Opening of the Con
stitutional Convention Cheers
for United States.
II i:.Uu-iu Mn horn Tho Ak-oi luted Press.
Washington, Nov, 5. A Cablegram
received at tho war department lato
this afternoon from Cen, Wood, mili
tary governor of Cuba, reports tho en
thusiastic opening of tho constitu
tional convention at Havana to-day,
Tho dispatch lis as follows:
Havana, Nov. ii.
Adjutant (.Vneul, Vii.ihliiKlun, II. V.
Convention opened piouiptly ut oMoclr, I111.
iiuiv-u enthu.iani and )in.ring for the United
Stati-t. AIdutily liiimonlou, Kveiy nldeiice
that tallsfaitlon of tho piople uui entire and
(glgncd) Wood, .Military Governor,
By llxcludie Wire from Tlie Associated l'ie.
Boston, Nov, 5. Uev, Dr. Lafayctlo Jl. Gor
don, a mMonary of tho Ameiican board iu
Japan (or tuciity-clght jcary, U dead, aged fij
yean. Dr. l)ordou balled for Japan In 1ST:! v. Hit
his wile. He, letuinctl to the United Statej on
,1 (urloua-li last jear and it a expected that
hu nouM Im t referred to the llaiwilau IUiid,
hut hU health failed.
DEATH OF ISAAC ADAMS.
By Kxcludre Wire (rem Tho Associated 1'rco.
Qulncy, Mail., Nov. 5. haac Hull Adami, a
grandson ot Preside t John Adanu and a nephew
ot President John (Julncy Adama, died at bis
homo heic today, aged 87 yun. Mr. Adanu
was never married. His father, Thomas Hoybv
ton Adams, was Justice of the auprem court t
Massachusetts (rout 1806 to 1800,
TAKES A HAND
Mauor Van WugK Receives Warnlno
That He Will Be Held Accountable
for Disturbance at the Polls.
CHIEF DEVERY'S ORDER
The Mayor Is Warned by Governo
Roosevelt That Unless Steps Aro
Taken to Secure the Recall of This
Order, He Will Be Held Responsi
ble for Any Breach of the Peace
and Intimidation or Crime What
ever Against the Election I.aws.
Mayor Van Wyck Upon Receiving
Governor Roosevelt's Message Con
fers with, the Chief of Police nnd
the Order is Rescinded.
By KkcIiuIvc Wire from Tlie Associated Pi em.
Oyster Bay, h. I., Nov. 5. Governor
Roosevelt sent the following communi
cation to Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck,
mayor of New York city:
"Sir: My attention has been called
to the official order issued by Chief of
Police Devery, In which he directs his
subordinates to disregard the chief oe
tho state election bureau, John Jlc
Cullagh, and his deputies.
Unless you have already taken nteps
to secure the recall of this order it is
necessary for me to point out that I
shall bo obliged to hold you respon
sible, as tho head of the city govern
ment, for tho action of the chief of
police, If it should result In any breach
of the peace and intimidation or any
crime whatever against tho election
laws. The state and city authorities
should work together.
"I will not fail to call to summary ac
count either state or city authorities in
the event of either being guilty of In
timidation or connivance at fraud or
failure to protect every legal voter In
''1, therefore, hereby notify you-that
In the event of any wrongdoing follow
ing upon the failure immediately to roc-all
Chu Devery's order, or upon any
action or inaction; on the part of Chief
Devery, I mu-n necessarily call you to
account. Yours, etc.,
"Oyster li.iy, 1,. I., Nov. fi, IflOO."
The Order Rescinded.
I'ioveiuor Hoesevclt's message to the
mayor wns delivered to Jlr. Van Wyck
at the Democratic club to-night. The
mayor at once look 11 cab and was
driven to police headquarters whore
he called upon Chief Devery. Tlu5
mayor and the chief of police were
closeted together lor an hour. At tho
conclusion of the conference iJiilsi'
Devery announced that in accordance
with the. mayor's order tho older Is
sued on Sunday to captains regarding
the AlcOullngh deputies and voters
would be rescinded. The older ot the
mayor reads as follows:
"You will at once revoke the oriltv
issued from your office on the fourth'
instance, relative to the duties of the
police forco on election day und you
will liisue immediately such further
orders as will require your subordi
nates to co-operate with and assist in
the execution and enforcement of the
metropolitan election district lay and
Later, Mayor Van Wyck made the
"There wllj be no intimidation or vio
lence at the election tomorrow. It wiU
pass as quietly as that of n country
village. The chief of pollco will tuko
charge of that and will preserve order.
1 havo the utmost confidence In the
chief. Ilo knows his duties, and Is a,
perfectly etllcleut chief und uuder
Mands how to maintain peace and
Chief Devery said that there would
bo no trouble at tho polls tomorrow,
and that he would enforoo tho ordcis
of tho mayor to tho letter.
Major George D, Allen Is Killed at
By rixcliishc Wiro fiom Tho Asoclatid I'lew.
Boston, Nov, u. Major fieorso D. Allen, ot
M.'thlen died today at the icsult nt .111 delator
accident. Major Allen 'and beieral others wer
tiding on tho elevator at Xo. T Kvchaiiuo Place,
nhen it liKiinio utmi.iiiJi;ejble,
VI tha fmnth Hour Um paiiensji rs jumped out
and all ekoaped Injury cuept .Major Allen, who
was caught ! tho car and tcnibly 1 rushed.
Major Mien was 73 years of agv, a vetiran'nf
tin- Civil war and piominent iu Masonlo circlet
POSTMASTERS TO OBSERVE
By i:clibla Who fiom Tho Associated I'rtis.
VuisUuyUin, Nov, 5. 'llu postmaster teueral
anuoumes that the po,liiuten uie authorized
In ohicno the toual holiday hours in all state
iu which ekction day is a holiday,
PLUMBERS RESUME WORK.
By Inclusive Wiro from Tho AssoUatid I'rss.
PitUbuiy, 'ov. 5. The Journejmen pluinbera,
nho have leen on ttriVo since Oct. 1, returned
to nork toda;. Th strikia ws -corny remind,
both Mil uul.hii,- (oocotioiij.
Washington, Nov. 8. Forecast for Halt-
-4 era I'ennsjltaniai I'alr Tuesday and
4- Wednesday with moderate temperature, i
4- Usht to frtjh northerly wiudj. 4,
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