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VOL. XUV. !NO. 13,701.
PORTLAIH), OEEGON,- MOINDAY, tfOVEMBEB 7, 1904.
PftlCE FIVE CENTS.
CERTAIN OF 26'
Roosevelt's Vote in
MAYBE MUCH MORE
West Virginia Added to
NEW YORK STILbIN DOUBT
Republicans Claim-by 88,000
HIGGINS MAY BE- ELECTED
Democrats Are Expected to Face In
the City a Plurality From the
Republican Counties of
rOIX OF NEW TOKK HERAID.
Nebraska. . . . . .
lOlNorth Dakota. . 4
7 Ohio 23
3 Oregon - 4
15 Rhode Island.. 4
lSISouth Dakota.. 4
10 Utah ... 3
6 Vermont 4
10 Washington ... 5
Wyoming ..... 3
Alabama, ..... 11 (Missouri 18
'Arkansas ..... OINorth Carolina. 12
Florida 5 South-Carolina. 9
Georgia ....... lSJTenneese ...... 12
Kentucky 1S Texas 18
;lxwliaiia 8 1 Virgin! a 12
'Maryland ..... 8 '
Colorado Si Montana 3
Delaware .... 8-
;. . Total 11
' " " Probably Democratic.
New York, with 39, uncertain and
in the balance.
NEW. YORK. Nov. 6. (Special.) The
Hera!dpubllshes .its final election fore
cast today, showing that Roosevelt trill
have an overwhelming majority in the
electoral college. The Herald says Roose
velt is sure -of: 264 votes, and will probably
gain 11 of the 14 doubtful, not counting
New Tork State- is in the balance on
the Presidency, and the Herald "declines
to predict which way it will go. Only
153 sure votes are conceded do Parker.
The Herald's poll is the same as a week
ago, save that "West "Virginia is taken
from the doubtful column and listed as
sure for Roosevelt.
Managers- of Roosevelt's canvass an
nounced that they have reason to believe
the Republican nominee will carry all
of the debatable states east of the Mis
sissippi River with these pluralities:
New Tork. 8S.000; Connecticut, 29,000;
New Jersey, 25,000; Delaware, TOOO; "West
Virginia, 25.000; -Indiana, 18.000; Maryland,
in doubt. They would give no figures for
debatable states in the Rocky Mountain
Parker's pluralities in the debatable
states are estimated by the Democratic
National executive committee as follows:
New Tork, 40,000; Connecticut, 9,000; New
Jersey, 15,000; Delaware, 2500; Maryland,
20.000; West Virginia, 12,000; Indiana, 15,000.
The committee believes Parker has a good
chance in the debatable Rocky Mountain
Republicans Claim New York.
Republican managers are claiming New
Tork State for Roosevelt by 88,000, and for
HI reins by .4O.G00. :The Democratic county
estimates claim the state for Parker by
11,000 and for Herrick by 0,000. The Democrats:-expect
Parker to carry New Tork
City by 125,000 plurality and Herrlck by
West Virginia, which, was last week
classified as uncertain, with Republican
leanings, has apparently swung to" the
Republican side of the fence. Informa
tion which i comes from the state is that
It is strongly for Roosevelt and the Na
tional Republican issue.
Judge Parker has" aided his candidacy
with his aggressive speeches attacking the
President and trusts, and his followers
are much more encouraged than they were
two weeks ago. The probabilities are
that the next House of Representatives
will be Republican by a' safe working ma
jority. Referring particularly to the New
Tork campaign, the Herald says:
"New Tork State is apparently doubtful
on the Presidency, and Democratic on the
Governorship. The best Democratic opin
ion as to voting In this city is that Judge
Parker will have a plurality larger than
that of Coler in 1902. It may reach 140.-
W0. The figures of Charles. P. Murphy 1
are understood to be about 125,000 for the
city. Tim Sullivan does not think the
Democrats will do as well as that, and
b.e places Parker's plurality at about 107,
M0 and the Herrlck plurality at about 120
Hiffint' Chance to Win.
vjteuttfclicaBS do not concede there will
Jm .sjur -such v-rte for Parker and Herrlck
In the city as the Democrats expect. They
look for it to fall below 100,000 in the
city and hope to bring Roosevelt down to
the city line with about 180,000 plurality.
Such a large plurality would probably
also elect Higgins.
"Governor Odell's figures for the head-j
of the state ticket are about 20,000. An
Investigation of the conditions in great
Republican counties in Central and West
ern New Tork, which was conducted last
week. Indicates that Roosevelt will have
a larger vote than was indicated lh the
Herald's poll of last Sunday. In round
numbers the Herald estimated that Roose
velt would have pluralities aggregating
145,000 in counties outside of the city.
There continues to be a heavy drift away
from Higgins. All through the state one
still hears of large numbers of Repub
licans who Intend to vote for Roosevelt
Money, at the Polls.
"The chances are there will be a hard
money fight at the polls. The Republicans
are well supplied with funds. They have
more money than the Democrats, but the
Democracy is in better condition than
the leaders expected it to be a few days
ago. Democrats will have for use on
election day 5350,000; the Republicans will
probably have twice that sum."
EAGLE SHOWS HERRICK WINS
Estimate From Postal-Card Vote and
NEW TORK, Nov. 6. (Special.) The
Brooklyn Eagle has made its final postal
card canvass of vote for President and
Governor in Greater New Tork. The re
sults given today are based upon data
gathered from returns cards sent indis
criminately to 60.000 voters. The Eagle's
New York City figures are as follows:
"Indicated Parker plurality Brooklyn,
41.057; Manhattan and Bronx, 126,371;
.Queens. .9245; Richmond, 2498; total indi
cated Parker plurality, 3S0.071.
"Indicated Herrlck plurality Brooklyn, i
64,377; Manhattan and Bronx, 157.344;
Queeas, 9708; Richmond, 2490; total indi
cated Herrick plurality, 233,919."
The Eagle also prints -a forecast of the
vote in New Tork State outside the city.
This is based upon figures not gathered
by the Eagle, but obtained from trust
worthy Bourses. This Indicates a Roose
velt plurality of 102127 above the Bronx,
a Parker plurality of 177,548 below the
Bronx, or a Parker plurality of 75,421 In
state. Concerning this, the Eagle says:
"It is the belief of certain Democratic
managers, who by . their positions should
be Informed, that the registry lists of
parts of the state where personal regis
tration does not obtain have been stuffed
with 50,000 false names. Upon these
names it is .alleged colonizers who came
into the state during .this week are to
vote. Democratic managers assert that
the steps have been taken to defeat any
such widely extended system of coloni
zation, and if it were carried -out in any
great degree it would lift Republican
pluralities that much.
"The Eagl6 gives no indorsement tc :
these- .eharcTS of aljg--;registratlon; - ais"- j
tlnctly dls clalmfnFseTioH of knowl-v
edge 'on tne subject, but sets, it down as
the point which, if possessing any de
gree .of truth, will, largely affect the esti
mate here presented."
FEWER STATES THAN BRYAN.
Tribune Concedes Parker Little More.
Than Solid South.
NEW TORK, Nov. 6. (Special.) The
Tribune's final forecast gives Roosevelt
314 votes, Parker 1C2. Last' week the
Tribune gave .Parker only 151 votes of
the solid South. It has since added to
the Democratic list Maryland and Ne
vada, which a week ago were classed
as doubtful. Commenting on its poll, the
"Parker will carry fewer states than
did Wlllam J. Bryan In either of his
campaigns, his electoral vote showing an
increase due solely to the increased elec
toral vote of the Southern States as a
result of the reapportionment following
the census of 1900.
"Conservative estimates of the result
In New Tork States indicate that Presi
dent Roosevelt will have 70,000 plurality
and Lieutenant-Governor Higgins will not
be far behind. There are many who place
Roosevelt's plurality as high as 100,000.
All over the state It is clearly manifest
that the Democrats have entirely aban
doned the campaign for the National
ticket and are vainly attempting to bar
ter votes for the Republican National
ticket In exchange for votes for their
state ticket. But their state ticket has
steadily lost strength."
ILLNESS. Or ICRS. DREXEL.
New York Surgeon Performs Opera
tion at Newport.
NEWPORT, R. L. Nov. 6. The condition
of Mrs. John P. Drexol, of Philadelphia,
who is 111 at her Summer residence here,
tonight is said to be favorable. The na
ture of her illness is not known except
by members of her family and a few in
It is not known that Mrs. Drexel's con
dition was serious until tonight when Dr.
William T. Bull, the New Tork surgeon,
arrived and performed an operation on
her. Immediately aiter the operation. Dr.
Bull left for New Tork.
KILLS HIS DEUKEENFATHEE.
Son Finds Him Choking His Mother
DETROIT, Nov. 6. Edward Howard,
a patternmaker, was shot and killed at
Ills home here today by his son Arthur,
aged 21. The elder Howard, who had
rbeen drinking, attacked his wife because
she refused to give him money for mora
liquor. The daughter came to the
another's rescue. Howard pinned them
both to the floor and was choking them
when the son entered.
The son and mother assert that the
shotting was accidental.
WIKTEt BEGESS DT EAST.
First Snow In Connecticut. '
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 6. The first
snow of the year in this state fell this
rooming, the fall being quite heavy. The
flurry was quite general throughout the
Snow Falls In the Catsklll.
KINGSTON. N. Y.. Nov. 6. There was
a heavy fall of-snow through the Cats
&1U Mountain range .hut nltot, "tie first
snowfall of the ee&sor
RUNS FOH COVER
Judge Parker Adopts
DODGES PERSONAL ISSUE
Tribune Calls Him "Falsifier
SITUATION IS UNPRECEDENTED
Charges of Dishonesty Against Roose
velt, .Indignantly Denied, Bring
Shifty Evasion From the Man
Who Made Them.
NEW TORK, Nov. - 6. (Special.) The
"President Roosevelt's letter speaks the
natural Indignation of an honest man. Its
unconventlonallty Is the natural result of
an unprecedented situation. No other
President ever spoko so in his campaign.
No other President -was ever subjected to
such outrageous attacks upon his personal
honesty, persistently repeated, with de
fiant refusals of evidence to sustain them.
It has been perfectly apparent there was
no evidence to sustain thorn, or it would
long ago have been produced.
"Judge Parker's statement stands
against Mr. Roosevelt's. One Is the
shifty accusation of a dishonest mind try
ing to insinuate charges of basest corrup
tion into the minds of his hearers with
out boldly standing for them. Tho other
is a frank and manly denial of a person
conscious of his own integrity. The Is
sue Is squarely joined. Either Judge Par
ker or Rio President has spoken falsely.
There is no middle ground.
"Judge Parker has adopted tho coward
ly tactics of his newspaper supporters,
and tried to run away from what he had
said. 'Slanderer by Inferences,' as Mr.
Root called him, he confessed himself a
falsifier by avoidances. He pretended he
had not criticised the President but had
merely called attention tot an evil ten
dency. "In the face of making such Infamous
charges against the personal bonor"of the
President, and a. .declaration that these
charges wefvifde liuch skulking and
evasion of the personal lssuo of his own
raising settles beyond dispute tho Irre
pressible question of personal honor be
tween the two candidates;"
CHALLENGE RINGS CLEAR.
Sophistical Evasion Will Not Satisfy
the . Voters.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-(Speclal.)-
Commentlng on President Roosevelt's
reply to charges made by Judge Parker,
the. Post says editorially:
"The most Important suggestion con
veyed by Mr. Roosevelt's somewhat pas
sionate and distinctly sensational repudi
ation of Democratic charges against the
character of his campaign, and Its man
agers is that he is an honest gentleman,
whose temperament wllL not permit him
to rest under dishonoring attacks. There
can be little doubt that his appeal to the
people will commend him to their sym
pathies and their confidence.
"His challenge rings nigh and clear.
The country will applaud Impulse, and
generously respond to that touch of hu
man nature which makes the whole world
"Mr. Roosevelt's challenge cannot bo
disposed of by any sophisticate or eva
sive answer. There Is no room, here for
argument or spacious pleading. It does
not meet his overture to say that appear
ances gave color to theory In question, or
that logic warranted this or that conclu
sion. The charges were explicit, and the
Democrats having chosen their own
ground, can only hold it by clear proof.
Nothing short of this,. -will satisfy the
DOES NOT SUIT DEMOCRATS.
World Tells How Letter Should Have
NEW 1'OKK, Nov. C (Special.) The
"World says editorially:
"President Roosevelt's answer Is Incom
plete and inadequate. It is not the sort
of answer the people had a right to ex
pect. The President might have issued a
statement that would have thrilled the
country. Such a statement would have
had two features: First, it would have
told exactly how much each trust bad
contributed to Mr. Cortelyou; second. It
would have announced that proceedings
had been begun under the anti-trust act
against every combination operating in
defiance of law, and would be pressed
vigorously, regardless' of the result of the
"As long as these" points ar left un
touched, everything else is mero eruption
of 'words, words, words," full of sound
and fury, signifying nothing. The Presi
dent has boldly answered charges that
were never made, but he carefully keeps
clear of the real point of the scandal."
The Calmness of Judge Parker.
NEW TORK. Nov. S. (Special.) The
"The Democratic party Is again at tha
close of a campaign. Alton B. Parker
arises to that high moral level upon which
he placed himself at Its beginning. The
gold-standard telegram and the statement
made last night of his refusal to profit by
contributions from trusts and corpora
tions stand together as Incidents un
matched In the career of any other Presi
dential candidate, And without parallel
in the history of our political campaigns.
As a reply to PreeMenE Xooeevelt'a unfor
tunate tattiit tit immimX, 'Jmk Parker?
calm and temperate statement is not
merely effective It Is crushing."
Taggart Calls It Abuse.
WASHINGTON,. Nov. 6: (Special.) A
special to the Post from Indianapolis
says: Thomas Taggart, Chairman of the
Democratic National Committee, said to
night: "The statement issued by President
Roosevelt abusing Judge Parker made
many votes for the Democratic ticket to
day. While the President declares that
hold-up methods have not been employed
by himself and Cortelyou, ho does not
deny that they have been getting money
from trusts for campaign purposes. In
return for this campaign money, they do
not have to promise anything, as trusts
are getting all they "want now, and if
Roosevelt and Fairbanks are elected, they
will continue to skin the people."
Favorite In New York Betting.
. NEW TORK, Nov. 6. (Special.) The
"The odds on Roosevelt In the election
betting in the financial district yesterday
widened still further to 6 to 1, in his favor,
but odds on his chances In this state,
which In the early betting dropped to 2 to
1. In his favor, were forced back again
at the close to 3 to 2. Herrick remained
a strong favorite for Governor at odds of
10 to 7.
"RATiTiTES HELD IN HEW YOEK
Democratic Speakers Make Attacks
on President Roosevelt.
NEW' YORK, Nov. 6.-QuIet times
marked the Sunday preceding election at
the headquarters of both state headquar
ters today. Governor Odell would make
no further predictions than have already
been made that New York would .cast Its
vote for Roosevelt for President and Hig
gins for Governor.
Democratic Chairman Meyer was not at
headquarters today, but State Senator
McCarren, chairman of the executive
committee, reiterated his declaration that
Parker would be elected and Herrlck
would carry the state. The only official
utterances were those of Tammany and
the Republican County Committee con
cerning the vote In Now York City.
Final Democratic rallies were held to
night In half a dozen places In the Bor
ough of Manhattan, and all of the meet
ings were well attended and the audiences
wore liberal with' applause. At Miners'
Bowery Theater, tho speakers included
Congressmen Bourke Coders n and Wil
liam Sulrer. At a meeting at the Star
Theater ex-Senator Charles A. Towne and
State Senator Thomas A. Grady spoke.
Meetings were also held in the Metropo
lis Theater, In Miners' Eight-Avenue
Theater, at tho Murray Hill Lyceum, and
at ihe Fourteenth-Street Theater and all
were addressed by speakers prominent in
local Democratic politics. Most of the
speakers made attacks upon President
Roosevelt and Governor Odell, and criti
cized the. President's statement In reply
to Judge Parker's charges. At tha Bowery
Theater, Mr. Cockran in his reference to
the President said:
"I felt that Mr. Roosevelt would bo ablo
ta say before .the close, of. the campaign
that, bo hid nott allowed a-cent to" be ac
cepted' from dishonorable sources, but I
am deppolnted. Persons f6tJtatfteiy
the depravity a UtVuStKmt
kef slctn tynj&As much; as I -want
Parker's clo-cflon. I J not wantit if tho
prlco of It is tho price of discredit to my
citizenship." - 1
Odell Sanguine of Results.
NEW YORK, Jter-.s. Governor Odell
refused tonight feTjve out any figures
on the state UteetjSjt'saMe felt as
sured that Greater' ' JIbw York could not
roll up a big enough Jawjorlty'to overcome!
tho vote that Hlgariasjwould receive north
of tho Harlem" Rivju:.
William Halpln, eWk-man of tho execu
tive committee of ;MBepubllcan County
Committee, tonight mm out s forecast of.
the result, la which he estimated 154,000
votes in New York County for Roosevelt
and 196,000 for Parker, .with about 40,000
votes going to tbjethercandldates. Con
tinuing, he says?,: rHT
"I do not etUat?ttiat the difference
between the v6 f:;eoevelt and Hig
gins In New YeOis&y- will exceed 11,
000. So that IigftoaId receive 143,000
as against 2O7,0Tffcr Herrick, a plurality
of 64.000 for Herrick la "New York County.
"If one did not bave to keep In mind
the considerable Democratic majorities
cast In New York County in the years
gone by, it would be possible to estimate
that the majority against Roosevelt in
New York County would-be less than 42,
000 and against Higgins less than 64,000.
But in any event I cannot see how these
figures will bo exceeded."
Colonization Is Charged.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6.-The Democratic
State Committee telexranhed to ennnt-v
and town committeemen alongf thVPennv
ojituma aw winaaian oorcers too ay as
follows: ' ;
we nave specific Information that
squads or Bepuwieart tfSJetiiserg from
Pennsylvania and Canada are leaving to
day for your place. They hay been fur
nished with names and addresses from
the registry in. your district, and will .at
tempt to vote under those names. Guard
the depots with reliable men, and use
every lawful eJEert to drive them out."
The state oawlttee alleges that 300 men
left Sayre, P.. yesterday for Ithaca,
Auburn. Geneva and Oswego, that 200 men
left for Elaaka. Cornlag-jwd Hornells
ville, and that JW men have been distri
buted In FalMwrg. Monti cello asd" Lib
erty. The onniiHtttee further states that
plans were male to colonize "WatertowB
Antwerp, Lawrencevllle and Ogdensburg,
all in New York State.
Boss Murphy Refuses Figures.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Charles F. .Mur
phy, leader of Tammany Hall, .when asked
for a final estimate on the result of tha
electies, tonight aid:
"Every indication points to a great
Democratic success. 1 refrain from dis
closing, the figures which warrant this
statement because I do not wish to risk
tne c nance or illegal methods in certain
up-state sections defeating tho wHI of the
"In .previous years I have given accu
rate estimates of the city voter only to
find that the Odell managers provided by
fraud, election rewnis to overcome the"1
city majority. Presence dictates bow that
the Republican management 'should not
know In advance the majodty .which New
York City will give for the Democratic
EQO XEETS DEATX Tjf ITJtX
After Saving Five LIvsc He Q
Bk After His W ff.
NEW TOKK, Kanr. CiJoMpfc Capete, a
fcoteUrejHT ChHptrr WtchiaUr
Cowaty, altar urtm Wk pfsd mtfcar
fatlMc Stti thrt tUltiriA "tenia hit krn-
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OLD FOE FAILS
Harri man's. Enemies
. Taking Courage.
Join forces in fight
"Pine-Street Wizard" Coq
trois Six Great Systems,
BELIEVED TO BE DYING NOW
George Gould, the Vanderbilts, Rock
Island, St. Paul and 'Frisco Will
Take Advantage of the Oppor
tunity to Carry on Attack.
NEW YORK. Nov. 6. (Special.)-Within
the next six months there Is going to bo
a rather startling change In the trans
continental railroad situation. A serious
attempt is now being made, sub-rosa, to
break the monopoly which E. H. Harri
man has obtained in transcontlnentals.
The history of the past 30 days has
brought things to a point beyond which'
they cannot go without an open rupture
between George- Gould and the Rock Isl
and Interests "on tho one hand, and tho
Harriman Interests on tho other.
Within these 30 days It has been offi
cially announced that E. H. Harriman
has obtained a working control -of the
San Pedro route, and a big voice in tho
affairs of the Santa j?c. The mere fact
that no Harriman representatives have
gone on the board of the Santa Fe means
nothing at all. "Victor Morawetz, tho
chairman of the board, dictates the policy
of that road, and E. H. Harriman dictates
the policy of Victor Morawetz.
The statement credited to E. P. Ripley,
president of the road, that control is to
stay in the present form Is a grim joke.
He knows what the present form is. It
is not the same a3 It was 12 months ago.
Corner In Transcontlnentals.
There are eight routes to the Pacific
Coast from the Central West. Of these
Harriman has a voice in tho control of
six. Four he controls outright, and in
two he Is powerful. The "Little. "Wizard
of Pine Street" has made a practical sor
rier fn transcontlnentals: It -has Jaken
him years. He has fought ahd beaten
one railroad power after another to do It.
Now, es his health falls, ,as he Is still
-Engaged in his great fight, for ono of the
transcontlnentals against the one foe that
ever really thwarted him, tho old enemies
gather to tha attack again. George Gould,
Rock Island, 'Frisco, St. Paul, tho Van
derbilts they are all in the array.
"Years ago Mr. Harriman coaeelved his
gigantic scheme. He began by the pur
chase of Union Pacific from the English
bondholders. From that he gradually
bought the other railroads In. In a night
he consummated tho famous deal that
shook the financial world to Its founda
tionsthe purchase of .Southern Pacific
from the Huntington interests. That gave
him two. transcontinental routes, one via
El Paso, .the second via Ogden. Southern,
and Central Pacific were in his hands.
Prior to that deal, In the late '90s, he
had acquired the control of Oregon Short
Line and of Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion. This f&ve ,him the third route to
tho Pacific. ' He, had, by January, WO,
acquired tho control of a route that let
him Into the traffic of the North, tap
ping the Columbia River trade and the
Oriental trade at Portland, and two other
routes to Southern points, reaching the
fertile and wealthy valleys and cities of
Southern California and of the Gulf.
He had the great bulk of tho Oriental
.and Pacific Coast trade in his hands at
that date. Ho owned Pacific Mall. He
Lpwned steamship lines to Gulf ports. He
had half completed his great conquest of
tha Western half ot this Union.
Made His Master Stroke.
In 1901 came tha master struggle. He
bid for and nearly bought Burlington, be
cause be deemed it plausible that this
was to be & new transcontinental to tha
Northern ports. By that time Puget
Sound had coma up and was bidding for
traffic. Then came "tho master strake,
whereby bo hoped and intended to lay the
entire Western coast at once, at his mercy,
and to assiwe a position from which he
could dictate half the commerce of tha
United States. He bid for Northern Pa
He went in against the mightiest rail
road potentates of the day, J. J. Hill and
if. P. Morgan both at the zenith of their
power. In the open market he bought
control of Northern Pacific, his fourth
.transcontinental. This feat brings the
JtMpry to modern times, a Wall street
uM&rstands the term.
Here he met what looked like Ms 'Water'
loo and may be 'so. Hill and Morgan teak
the control away by retirlBg tha preferred
'stock. HarriMan was beaie& f or-th& flrst
and the last time to iate. B gave- K
upo Northern Securitfcs. "Wke the' law
'cams t"ovhl3 aHL he foaMWrfrar wttat he
4sifSeIved to be his rights,1 4ma?what he
knew; to be his aasattlOB.
.Harriman in control aapiii thiirn Pacific
can hreak Hill's power im. "th North. This
is the Issue between them imi this only
Jftthe Issue. H h Jrtated ea eath be,
trim this suit, h will sell est af Greasf
NoitherE. to the highest hMdcr. This nat
ter still rests in the courts.
' Carter I Nat Checked.
But this setback: A& Mt for a Koaeatr
stop the wonderful careecjaC JC. T Harri
man. There still reataWi two otfcer
tranacoatiaental rotes bekjte the Gaeatt
Northern. Oae Senator Cla was IhM
hr. The other wax the ffcita a. TMs
latter J. P. Morgan had njiftiilMil He
mb aet iv p atroeg ana
It to Jtaad alooe
foe and a curb to all monoDO lists. He
iad boasted that the road could not bo
Nothing like tht3 stopped the ambition
and the daring of E. H. Harriman. He
sent his men into the open market and
gathered a host of stock of this great
road. Control he could not buy, but he
could and did buy enough stock to make
him the putative master ot Santa Fe. By
agreement with the old control, he became
the practical master of this Morgan road.
He does not openly assume his place, be
cause to do so "would precipitate the an
tagonism that he Is now sure ho will
meet. Harriman owns the Santa Fe- Hla
policy Is paramount on It.
Supremacy Is Recognized.
The railroad magnates ot the West smile
as they read of its Independence. Only
the other day the head of one of tho big
gest systems remarked, bitterly: "Yes.
It's about as Independent as is the gen
eral manager of Union Pacific I"
This leaves Great Northern and Cana
dian Pacific alone and independent. The
latter is beyond his reach, and he knows
It. All other roads arc in his hands, or
will be if he wins his fight for Northern
In tho North J. J. Hill. Northwestern
& SL Paul, will fight to the last ditch.
Every word that Hill utters Is bitter to
ward his little antagonist. He will block
the schemes of E, H. Harriman" If his own
wonderful power, linked with the genius
and the power of the House of Morgan,
can accomplish It.
It sounds heartless .to say It, but It is
true, that there are several railroad
boards of directors who have not moved
greatly in this matter because they be
lieve that within two years E. H. Hani
man will havo passed Into history as a
railroad power. Those who see him, pale,
sickly, blue, anemic, know what tha
waiting means. They also can best Judge
of the price he haa paid for the fulfillment
of his great ambition.
ETJSSIA PBOVOKED EEGI6IDE.
Charges Made by k "Newspaper at
SPECIAL CABLE TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAN.
BELGRADE, Nov. 7. A great sensation
haa been caused by tho statement of the
newspaper Narodll List that it has proofs
to the effect that the regicides and con
spirators are spreading among the people
the assertion that it was Russia which de
sired the removal of the Austrophlle Obre
novich dynasty. It Is alleged by the paper
that a Russian official frequently had a
confidential conference with the principal
actors of the tragedy.
I is pointed out by the paper that every
one of the regicides has received the Star
of Karugeorge, and the statement is now
made that they are soon to receive some
distinction from the Czar of Russia. Tho
editor of the paper challenges the Servian
government to start action against him., as
he says he Is prepared to prove his state
ments In court.
GEEXAJiT'S IITTEE WAR.
Herrerp Uprising :Has;.. Cost Twenty
Mmi-fflrw-'WItiols Are Active.
SPECIAL CABLE TO THBJLONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAN.
BERLIN, Nov. 7. According to official
figures received by the Foreign Office, tho
Southwest African war has so far cost
Germany about $20,000,000, and although It
is oeueveu tnat tno Jierrero uprising la
nearing its end, the struggle with the
witbols Is as bitter as ever.
Fears are expressed in Berlin that the
Wltbol rising will be followed by rebel
lious movements In other parts of the col
ony, and It Is understood that additional
troops will be sent to the seat of war be
fore tno winter. ,
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPEE
TODAY'S Rain ";brisk southerly wind.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum. 62 degr.; mini
mum, 48. Precipitation, 0.85 Inch.
Tresldest Booserelfs Letter.
Manfy indignation has siren Parker a chance
to show &slHty. Page L
-Sophistical and evasive. ax&wer will riot satisfy
voters, says Washington Post. Page 1.
New York World tells how the letter should
have been written. Pose 1. .
Herald forecast shows that .Roosevelt 13 sure ot
264 electoral votes. Page 1.
Chairman Cortelyou claims all Northern States,
with small exception Pase 4.
Confidence exDresxer at both National bead.
quarters, and 'opinions are far apart. Page 4
Pbrecas ta. ,-frora states- In which the election
will be of Interest. Page 4.
War ha tho Par Xast.
Japanese are tightening their grip- on Port
Arthur. Pace 3. .
TJnpreparedness of Russia Is blamed on the
Czar. Page 3.
Vladivostok haa been well fortified and pro
visioned for a- siese. Page 3.
Earriman a foes make attack whila Wizard 1?
not expected to live, page 1.
First trial of airships will take, place today
at the St. JUottlS Exposition. Page 5.
Negro ana white man attempt, to hold up
Pennsylvania, express train. Page 5.
Detroit yoTjih kills his father, who was cbos:
,inr h!s-mother and sister. Page 1.
Ancient raca hatred betwee Austrians and
subject Italian provinces', caused Innsbruck
affair. Page 3.
Immense crowd attends the Interment of the
artist Preseey at Innsbruck. Page 3.
Italian elections ebow power ot extremist par
ties Is diminished. Page 3.
Colonlzatioa of 'illegal voters in the slums of
Seattle and Tacema by the Democrats.
Idaho will cast electoral vote for Roosevelt.
Deneeneetc Governor will be re-elected la
3eaaa.. Pare 4.
Sale PmMtritianlsU-hold mllr addressed by
pastors c city churches. Page 12.
W. R. Shoemake kills his son-in-law la
Southern Oregon after a quarrel. Page 8.
Two deaths from. Illuminating gas at San
Francisco. Page C.
Pacific Coast League scores: San Franeisco
11-5, Portland 5-2; Oakland 6-5, Seattle 0-'2;
0ng(M Aricunnrl Crtlew feotb!!
Tacoma 3, Los Anefc z. Page 13.
stniBeelr exclustve. Pays 13.
PerWaaa a4 TleNtHf.
Preelde&t of cttlaeaa' local -optica committee
eeys law deceived them. Page 14.
'Ckelnaen of yolltiea.1 parties forecast Ore
JMl Ken Bnege k reacy to be opened to
travel. Pace T.
7att games raa uenoleated by Sheriff or
lettcu- P S.
Mftseesethm mieMe? eeys church Is often toe
: .eaacUes. Pace g.
iWHeHeer Company a-Baounces
Tseeai. Paee 8.
itatc kcM ritrtnr mllr ot oenrcJ.
WATCH BAD VOTES
Slums Colonized By
HUGH TROUBLE EXPECTED
Seattle and Tacoma Republi
cans on the Alert
BETTING HAS BEEN HEAVY
No Doubt on Presidential Electron,
the Only Chance for Argument
' Being oh the Choice for the
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. Special.)
The campaign will close tomorrow night.
Both Mead and Turner will be at home.
The former was in Seattle today and
made a hurried trip to Bremerton. He
left tonight for Belllngham, where he
closes his campaign.
Congressman Will E- Humphrey makes
his only speech of the campaign at a
meeting held here tomorrow night. Con
gressman Cushman, who has been cam
paigning In the East lor more than three
weeks, has cancelled his Tacoma. meet
ing for tomorrow and will not even come
home to vote. He goes to Panama at once
with a Congressional committee.
Afraid of Illegal Voting.
The serious work of the campaign is
over, save that connected with getting
out the votes. In both Seattle and Ta
coma, Republican organizations have
made strenuous efforts to head off an Il
legal slum-vote. The work in Seattle has
been particularly thorough, and through
an understanding between the committees
there haa been an interchango of reports. '
Tho only trouble reared on Tuesday will
grow out of the attempt to suppress al
leged illegal voting in the slum districts
of the two cities.
Though there has been much rainfall in
Western "Washington during the week,
the roads In tho country are not serloasly
cut up. There, is na rcaspn to beMeye- now
that -thef weather will kep the West Side
vote at home.
Much Betting on Result.
Betting on the, result will probably be
heavy Over- the state tomorrow. Close
to $100,000 has been bet in the state, as
politicians figure. This total will be ma
terially increased tomorrow. On these
propositions most of the bets have been
made: The Gubernatorial fight, the re
sult In King and Pierce Counties, and
the -majorities in Whatcom for Mead as
compared with tho Turner majority In
There Is considerable money up In Spo
kane, Belllngham and Seattle on the prop
osition that Mead will carry Whatcom
stronger than Turner carries Spokane.
The heaviest bet made during the cam
paign is one made here for tt$0S0, S. S.
Bailey taking the Turner end and John
H. McGraw representing the Mead back
ers. Belllngham Backs Mead.
A prominent local capitalist has J4500
oh Mead; H. H. Kulies, a Democratio ci
garmaker has $1500 on Mead, and there
are four other 51000 bets on record here.
Inclusive of numerous small wagers, close
to $45,000 is In stakeholders' hands In Se
attle. Belllngham friends of Mead have backed
him -about $10,000 strong. The betting In
Tacoma is practically all represented by
"sums ot less than ?1000. Despite the fact
that this was Sunday, election betting In
Tacoma was heavy today, and It Is prob
able $15,000 has been bet on the result In
that city. Spokane and Walla Walla have
bet most of the remainder of the money
upon the result.
CLAIMS OF THE CHAIRMEN.
Bath Confident of Carrying State for
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 6. (Special.
Neither the Republican nor Democratic
Sttsf Committee will give figures, on the
reaSSt of the Gubernatorial fight in this
st6e Both Chairman E. P. Palmer, of
the iHepubllcan organization, and Cheir
maa."J. W. Godwin, of the Democratic
committee, claim the state tickets'. Both
deetare Roosevelt win carry Washington
by? tremendous majority.
The Republican State Committee de
clares. Its ability to carry every county
in Western- Washington, for Mead, ana" ex
pects to. carry several Hast Stde counties.
Republican figures show the election of
3iead- and the entire Republican state
.ticket by pluralities running from 10.099
up. The Gubernatorial candidate has
borne the brunt of the fight and is &f
Neither the Socialist "nor Popultet or
ganisations are making any claims of
definite results. In broad terms, tho So
cialist declare they will make big gains.
Tbe Populists expect to poll a geod Bryan
Demoeratfc vote for Watson electors.
FopuUet leaders claim most of their fol
lowers will vote tha Republican state tick
et, as they have no nominees of their
"I do sot want to give definite figures
on the electlea," said J. W. G4wh
chairman, of the Democratic State Com
nlttee. "Tsraer wltt undoubtedly be
cleaned hy. a MgT majority. In fact, we
expect h4s majority to be the greatest ever
given a Gabernatorlal candidate. The
majority for Turner will be large enough
to carry the state ticket through with
him. The election of the Republican elec
toral ticket is eoQceded. Roosevelt- will
carry the. state by a tremendous major
"I ds set think them Is say dispeeitfcm
to queetJefi the overwhetaslnar support
jriven is Wh burton for FresMeot 3tooee-
ve-lt. The sweeeaa -of Turner will' be due .
I to-a. yswbttcan revolt sea tnat party aaiv-