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VOL. XUV.- !N0. 13,702.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
oth Sides Eagerly
NEW-YORK IN DOUBT
Sporting Men Give' it to
ODDS ARE TWO TO ONE
Six to One Are Offered on the
PARKER WEAKER CANDIDATE
Hlggins, However, Is Confident He
Will-"Be Chosen Governor Re
publican Success Appears As
sured in Most States.'
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. From the politi
cians to the people; from the campaign
managers to the voters; from the spell
binders to the ballot-boxes, the Presiden
tial "election of 19M Is 'now committed.
For months-the leaders have planned, for
days 'and nights they have schemed, and
-for -weeks the people have waited for to
morrow, when they will make their
choice. Hlght up to the hour when all
effort has ceased, the campaign managers
of "both parties were, confidently claiming
success with a serenity which seemed ret
markable In view of the wide divergence
of expressed opinion.
It Is not to be expected that any person
TOOfU&cted with a political campaign will
surrender bis right to claim all doubtful
states, and no one In this campaign, even
privately, or in confidence, is willing to
concede defeat The confidence of the
managers Is shared by their followers,
and on every hand the stout declarations
of partisans for their party candidates are
heard. Tonight all is quiet; by tomorrow
night, the country will know who has
been elected President. v
The betting on the result was livelier
today than at apy time during the cam
paign, tl Is estimated that nearly $200,000
was wagered on the Broad-street curb and
In the various hotels.
The Leading Odds.
The leading odds were six to ono on
Roosevelt on the general result; two to
one that Roosevelt will carry New York
State, and two to one that Herrick will
defeat Higglns for the Governorship.
One bet on the President was of $5000 to
$800. One man offered $50,000, or any part
of it, at odds of five to one on Roosevelt,
without takers. The heaviest state bet
was $10,000 to $8500 on Herrick. Another
Herrick bet was $10,000 to $5000.
A "Wall-street house offered to bet $5000
even that Roosevelt "will carry New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana and
"Wisconsin, but there were no takers.
Several private wagers are said to have
been made against Parker at odds of
seven to one, but no such bets were open
ly announced. One bettor placed" -$3000
against $6000 that Parker will carry New
A "Wall-street firm put up $2000 at odds
of two to one that the President will car
ry New York, and announced that It had
$10,000 to place at the same odds.
There was practically no betting today
on tie Congressional result or the vote In
the Electoral College. On National- and
state Issues It Is estimated that $2,000,000
has been wagered in New York City.
Aside from the preparations for the re
ceipt of the election returns, there was
little evidence of the close of the political
campaign today, unless It might be found
la the absence of familiar faces about the
National .and state headquarters and ho
tels. There -was nothing that indicated
any excitement or undue Interest, and, in
fact, the political -headquarters, both Na
tional and state, showed little of the ac
tivity that has been noticeable up to the
end of last week. Nothing that either
campaign committee could do at this late
day, it was recognized, would affect the
result, and this accounted, in part, lor
the quietude, It being well "known that
the case had gone to the great American
Politicians Desert Hotels.
The extreme quiet of headquarters was
also, apparent at the hotels, and those
haunts where, politicians often congregate
to discuss the prospects of the different
candidates were deserted nearly all day
by the men who are most Interested In
Ejection returns will be received at all
the headquarters. Chairman Cortelyou
will, go to Hempstead, I. I., to vote, and
upon his return will remain at the committee-rooms
all the evening. y
"Vice-Chairman NlcoIU Chairman Shee
han the Executive Committee, and
Secretary "Woodson will receive the re
turns at Democratic National Committee
Chairman Cord Meyer and other Demo
cratic State Committeemen will be at the
TTrtffmnn House. "William Barnes, Jr., of
-the Executive Committee, will be In
charge at the Republican rooms In the
JGvidences of breaking up were appar
,at te4ay wfcea members of the various
their desks of things that have accumu
lated during the campaign. It. looked very
much as if the end was near at band.
BOTH CLAIM EMPIRE STATE.
Feature of Election Will Be Attempt
to Stop Illegal Voting.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Election eve finds
both parties claiming the Empire State.
Today, the leaders made last estimates
of their committeemen, and then each side
put forth Its declarations, the Democrats
pinning their faith to a statement by
Charles F. Murphy, Tammany Hall's
leader, that the vote for Parker in Great
er New York would be the greatest ever
cast for a Democratic candidate, while
the Republican view was expressed by
Governor Odell, who said Parker's plural
ity In the city "would have to be better
than 140,000 if he was to carry the state.
Two years ago Coler, the Democratic can
didate for Governor, had 122,500 plurality
over Odell in the city, but was defeated,
Odell having 130,800 plurality in the rest
of the state.
D. Cady Herrick, the Democratic nom
inee for Governor, made a statement to
day, in which he said: ..(
"Making, very liberal discount upon the
rosy views that are always presented to a
candidate, I firmly believe that the Re
publican majority north of the Bronx will
be less than It was two years ago."
Frank W. Hlggins, Republican candi
date for Governor, said today:
"I believe Roosevelt will carry this state
by over 100,000, and that the Republican
state ticket will be elected."
An interesting feature of this year's
campaign is the canvass made by Thomas
E. Watson, the Populist nominee for the
Presidency, and some attention was at
tracted to the claim of Melvin G. Pal
lister, the Populist state chairman, that
Watson will poll from 40,000 to 50,000 votes
In New York.
The feature of the election in this city
promises to be remarkably close watching
of the polls. The plans to prevent Illegal
voting have been made on a scale that
eclipses all former-plans. In addition to
the party watchers and the city's, 8000 po
licemen, every one of whom will b6 on
election duty, tomorrow
Superintendent Morgan, of the State
Election Bureau for the metropolitan dis
trict, will have more than 1000 deputies
at work to prevent the casting of ballots
by tboso not entitled to vote and a force
of 100 secret-service men will watch for
foreign-born men who may present fraud
ulent naturalization papers.
Warrants will not be obtained for all
the alleged Illegal voters. That has been
found to be physically impossible. The
state bureau has also run out of com
"Where no warrants are Issued In ad
vance, the deputies will be given orders
of arrest. Judge Foster, in charging the
grand Jury today, advised its members to
be very careful In handling all political
cases, saying: ,
"L5t usbave no Indictments whatever
for the purpose of giving political advan
tage to any party. You are not here for
that purpose." '
With good "weather promised tonight,
the Indications are that the vote cast to
morrow will be the heaviest ever cast In
New York City, and perhaps throughout
Interest is at the highest pitch known
in recent years, and evidence of this is
shown In arrangements made by the New
York Central Railroad Company to have
returns furnished tomorrow evening to
all Its through trains at such points a3
New York, Albany, Utlca, Syracuse, Roch
ester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Cleveland
ESTIMATES IN ILLINOIS.
Republicans Figure on 120,000 Lead,
Democrats Only on Reducing It.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. The Republicans
claim they will carry the state by any
where from 125,000 to 140,000, and the Dem
ocrats claim they will reduce the Repub
lican plurality of four years ago. This Is
the substance of the claims put forth
by both sides on the night before the elec
tion. The fight on Congressmen will not, In
all probability, result in a change of the
representation from both parties! The
present Congressional delegation Is eight
Democrats and 17 Republicans, and the
chances are that this ratio will not be
greatly disturbed. The Republicans as
sert that they will gain two Congress
men, one in the Twenty-second and one
in the Fifth District, while the Demo-
crats say they will defeat Congressman
Rodehburg in the Twenty-fourth, and
thereby make their total nine in the next
In Chicago and Cook County the claims
of both parties are diametrically opposed.
Each party asserts that It will carry the
City of Chicago and the County of Cook
outside of the city by 30.000 to 60,000. It Is
claimed by the Republicans that Charles
S. Deneen, the Republican candidate for
Governor, will make a remarkable run In
this city, which Is his home, and that he
will leave the National ticket far In the
rear, as far as Chicago and Cook County
are concerned. Outside of this county they
expect him to run about equal with the
The Democrats- make no specific claim
in figures for their Gubernatorial candi
date, Xiawrence B. Stringer, but . claim
that he will make a strong ran and will
materially cut into previous Republican
DEEM RHODE ISLAND SAFE.
Republicans Expect Majority to Be
Cut, but rr From Wiped Out.
PROVIDENCE. R. I., Nov. 7.--In Rhode
Island a plurality of 10,000, a decrease of
3000 "from McKlnleys plurality. Is ex
pected by the Republicans for Roosevelt,
although the Democrats figure a small
plurality for Parker.
Indications point to a Republican ma
jority in the Legislature which will elect
a successor to United "States Senator
DAVIS MAY LOSE OWN STATE
Republicans Confidently Expect to
Sweep West Virginia.
PARKE RSBURG, W. Va., Nov. 7. The
campaign closed tonight with both sides
confident as to West Virginia. The Re
publicans claim all five Congressmen and
the Legislature. The Democrats say they
will elect three of the five Congressmen
and will control the Legislature on Joint
ballot. Insuring a Democratic Senator to
succeed Senator Scott. '
The Republicans claim a plurality of
35,G$0 for Roosevelt, but the Democrats are
Just as confident that the state will go for
Parker and Davis.
The Democrats .are especially con8enjt
of the elcctfoa of Cornwall for Governor.
Tonight Chairman JfcKlnney, ot the
GO HOME I
Electors Desert the Na-
ROOSEVELT AMONG THEM
He Will Be in Oyster Bay No
Longer Than Required,
MUCH BETTING IN WASHINGTON
Republicans Are Offering Odds of
Five to One on the General Re
sult and Two to One on
Bom In New York City, October 27,
Graduated from Harvard University,
1SSO. . "
Elected to New York. Legislature.
1881. 38S2, 18S3.
Delegate to State Convention, 188.
Delegate.to National Convention, 1SS4.
.Nominated for Mayor ot New York
Appointed member. United States Civil
Service Commission. 18S9.
President New York Police Board.
Assistant Secretary of tJja Navy,
Lieutenant-Colonel First Volunteer
Cavalry (Rough Riders), May 0. 1833.
Promoted to Colonel First Volunteer
Cavalry, July 11. 1SSS.
Mustered out with regiment, Montauk
Point, September, 1808.
Elected Governor ot New York, No
Unanimously nominated for Vice
President, June, 1000.
Elected VIce-Preirfdent. November,
Succeeded to Presidency, September
WASHINGTON. Nor. 7. A few hours
before the ballptlng in the Presidential
contest -finds the National Capital prac
tlcally deserted ot Qualified electors.
From every department of the Govern
ment hundreds of officials and clerks have
gone home to vote, embracing: the oppor
tunity afforded by tho election to take at
least a part of their annual leave. Among:
Government employes tho interest In the
contest has been greater than In any elec
tion for many years.
Only two members of the Cabinet, Sec
retaries Hay and -Morton, are In the city
.tonight. On account of his health. Secre
tary Hay felt that hcpusht not to make
the trip to phio at this time, and Secre
tary Morton is detained here ijy Important
business In the Navy Department.
Returns from the election will be re
ceived by tho President at the White
House. He will "have as his guests sucn
members of the Cabinet as may be In the
city and a few other personal friends.
In addition to the returns by telegraph
and cipher at the Executive Mansion, mes
sages and bulletins also will be received
In tho President's library at the White
House. Special wire3 were strong today
connecting the main office of the Western
Union with instruments placed In the li
brary, and one of the corps of operators
In the Executive Telegraph Bureau will
be on duty at the State Department.
Communication may thus be had by the"
President with any city In the country.
National Chairman Cortelyou, who will
be at headquarters In New York, will
keep the President and his friends advised
of the returns as they aro received by
At the headquarters of the Democratic
Congressional Committee, .at the JUggs
House, Secretary C A. Edwards will re
ceive returns from the various states, and
from National Democratic headquarters
In New York. '
A big torchlight procession and a ser
enade to President Roosevelt have be'
projected by the local Republicans in ex
pectation of his election.
Betting Heavier Than Ever Before.
At the headquarters of both the Repub
lican and Democratic Committees to
night, the utmost confidence Is expressed
as to the outlook. This confidence, .is sub
stantially expressed In the betting on the
result, which has been heavier. In Wash
ington than ever before.
The odds on the general result are 5 to 1
in favor of Roosevelt and Fairbanks, but
many wagers have been made at shorter
odds. The Interest of betters centers on
New York, and large sums have been
wagered on the result in that state. Odds
of 2 to 1 have been offered by Republicans
that Roosevelt would ' carry his home
state, and they have been accepted eager
ly by Democrats.
Many bets have been recorded on the result-also
In Maryland and West Virginia,
but Republican money Is as scarce In the
former state as Democratic money Is In
A final personal word from Republican
and Democratic .leaders has been sought
today by many people In Washington. As
a result. National Chairman Cortelyou.
National Chairman Taggart. William F.
Sheehan, Charles F. Murphy and Sen
ators and Representative In Congress
from both political parties are being
quoted wherever political Issues may be
A characteristic letter was received here
today from Chairman Seth .Breek. e
DeMwood. S. IX. a personal friend cf Ute
PrasMcst. He writes:
"The peMIeal ottQk in. the WMt mM
&et br setter. Tt TrW wiM. ssrrjr
Colorado, Montana and Nevada, the three
states which we thought doubtful. There
is no question abput Wisconsin. The ma
jority in South Dakota will be between
35,000 and 40,000."
ROOSEVELT OFF TO VOTE.
He Leaves the Capitol for Oyster Bay
Shortly After Midnight.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. President.
Roosevelt left Washington at 12:30 o'clock
this morning for his home at 'Oyster Bay,
Xj. I., to cast his vote at tomorrow's elec
tion. With hint were Secretary Loeb, Dr.
C. F. Stoke, of the Navy; Assistant Sec
retary Barnes, who will leave the train
at Philadelphia for his home at Vineland,
X. J., and other persons connected with
the Executive official household. The par
ty occupied a special car attached to the
regular midnight express on the Pennsyl-.
vania Railway. v
. After casting his vote at Oyster Bay,
the President will return to Washington.
He is scheduled to reach here shortly
after 6 o'clock tomorrow evening.
Train Passes Through Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, Nov. Ik The Pennsylva
nia Railroad train to which President
Roosevelt's private -car Is attached passed
through liere at 1:0 A M.
BIG OPDS ON ROOSEVELT.
Chicago Man Offers $50,000 Against
$7500 on General Result.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. Betting on the re
sult of the election was quite brisk to
night In some of the down-town hotels.
The largest wager of the evening was
made by a number of Board of Trade men
against James O'Leary, a bookmaker, the
brokers offering $30,000 on Roosevelt
against $7500 on Parker., A number of
wagers were made on the result In New
York at two to one that it would go Re
publican on the vote for President. '
r RESIDENTIAL, VOTE FOR 48 TEARS.
Alabama . . O R R DDDD DDD
Arkansas..... OKO DDDD DDD
California..... R It R R X K R X It R
Colorado rr R R P F D
Connecticut... RRR'DRDD DRR
Delaware DDR DDDD DRR
Florida....... O-R R RDDD DDD
Georgia. ODD DDDDDDD
Illinois 555 RRRR DRR
Indiana , RRR DRDRDRR
Iowa.... 555 RRRR RRR
Kentucky..... DDD DDDD D R D
.Louisiana. ... ODO RDDD DDD
Maine RRR RRRHRRR
Maryland..... RDD DDDD DRR
Massachusetts RRR RRRR RRR
Michigan RRR RRRR X R R
Minnesota RRR RRRR RRR
Mississippi.... OOR DDDDDDD
.Missouri RRD DDDDDDD
Montana t- .RDD
Nebraska RR RRRR R D R
Nevada. RRR RDRRPUD
If.. Hampshire. RRR It R R R-R R R
New -Jersey... DDR DDDD DRR
New Meal co..
New York.... RDR DRDRDRR
North. Carotin O Jt D . D D D D D-TT
North DsiHrta. - .- -r: JATT R-
Ohio R R H R RRAV5r r
Oklahoma !. SJtt
Oregon R D R R R R JfX R R
Pennsylvania. RRR RRR Rlt R R
Rhode Island. RRR R R .R tR" RRR
South Carolina O R R R D D -D JDDD
South Dakota. J.- RDR
Tennessee.... ORD DDDDDDD
Texas O O D D DVa DDDD
Utah D X
Vermont RRR RRRR RRR
Virginia OOR DDDDDDD
West Virginia RRR DDDD DRR
Wisconsin. ... RR-R RRRR DRR
Wyoming ' RDR
Key to chart R. Republican: D, .Democrat;
P. People'a Party; X, vote divided; , not ad
mitted to statehood; P, Fusion; O. no vote or
rejected: "first vote for President.
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPES
TODAY'S Probably fair; northerly, winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum, 63 deg.; minimum,.
(51. Precipitation. 0.18 of an Inch.
Parker's Reply to Roosevelt.
Tammany Is disgusted with Parke&.becanse
he did not make good. Page 1.'
New York Herald says failure of Parker to
' prove his charges will cause jnany Demo
crats o vote for Roosevelt. Pig. -4.
Eastern dallies strongly condemn Parker for
his mud aMsglng. and" agree his answer
to RooseTeH's' statement was in no wise
such. Page 1.
Both sldesars equally confident of carrying
Nation and New York. Page 1.
Sporting rasa give odds of 2 to 1 on .New
York and 8 to 1 on the general remit.
Page 1. '
Roosevelt leaves for Oyster Bay .to vote,
and other electors at capital go home.
Fair weather Is predicted., and large vote.
throughout -'tne country appears certain.
IndIana.-j.JtVt)ubllcaaa are confident of suc
cess; Taggacfsays that Parker will win.
Page A. " .,-.
California wilt be for Roosevelt 'MVO.OOO to
60,000. .2age 4. V
Republicans -are confident tbey will carry
West Vkfpaia. Page 1. fc .
War 1b the FaigBast.
Japanese drive . a wedge laXswian center
at Port Arthur. Patfo 8.
lAta .Atta0ks.at Port Arthur have cost the
Japeaese lz0f iteeai Page 3.
Dewey can 'have the "refusal of the American
position on the North Sea Commission.
Page 3. . . .
Russia calls oat reserve officers.- Page- 3.
Washlngton election for Gove
ably be decided by late retoMBfYage 1.
M&d given reception ln-Belllngham. Page 5.
C A. Johnr elected Mayor of Baksr City.
Berkeley studsnts -must obey War Depart
ment rale. Page 5.
Sasanvllle xalaer falls 300 fetY Page 5.
Partlaad aaa Yl Itjfj
Councilman Zimmerman asks questions of
Sheriff Word. Page 8.
Lack of system la Police Department makes
arrests ot crialaals infrequent. Page 14.
War to be started on cigarette by league.
Sheriff give ladesiBlty bond and will remain
In poscess-lOB of poolroom. Page 9.
Graaa Jury Is chosen. Page 8.
ClaekasBas County aplles-fdr 5000 feet -of
space at Talr. Page 10.
Socialists expect to poll -10,000 votes la
Oregon. Page 12.
ProhlbltloBlsts are glad elections by coun
ties were forced. Page 12. .
Torecastof eIcttoa. Page S.
Lew-grae bes axe , atJ ran d ng. Paga 23.
latere la stock' 'market shifts to tadas-
trials. Page 13.1 , v'
Cray ac stregtaea Caieago wheat.
ClettMff-ttf bwslHtssgwi Francisco "ex
Hunt hsnr , qhattfsr scattied im
PaeiBe Ceaat. --2y
sriir mil prob-
OUR ON PAHKEH
a Man Make Good.
THIS HE FAILED TO DO
Proof of Charges Against
ATTACK PROVING BOOMERANG
Many Democrats, Now Candidate Has
Failed to Give Facts When Oppor
tunity Afforded, Will Vote
for the Republican.
Born at Cortland. N. Y.r May 14, 1S52.
Educated at Cortland Academy.
Schoolteacher at Virgil, Blnghamton
and Rochester until 10th year.
Graduated from Law School at Al
bany, 1872, practicing at Kingston,
Elected Surrogate of Ulster County on
Democratic ticket, two terms, 1877 to
Delegate to Democratic National Con.
Chairman of the executive committee'
ot the State Democratic Committee and
maanger of David E. HlU'a campaign
for Governor of New York, 18S5.
Appointed to Supreme Court bench by
David B. Hill as Governor, succeeding
Theodore. R. Westbrook, of Third Judi
cial District, and afterward elected for
12 years to same position, 1SS9.
Elected Chief Judge of Court of Ap
peals of the State ot New York for a
H-year term, 1807.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. The Tribune
prints the following:
"The rank and file of tho Democracy,
particularly In Tammany Hall, was. dum
founded when Judge Parker, after work
ing: up the Issue In "his- speches. during the
past week, abjectly backed down and ad-
'roljted he had no proof of his chargts
against resldnt ewjvelt, The" com
mon verdict was that -he had led himself
and his managers Into a particularly deep
hole, and that the hole would grow deeper
before election night.
"What, makes the candidate's wriggle
all the more pitiful Is the. fact that news
papers supporting Parker on Saturday
printed glaring head-lines announcing
that Parker would produce proof that one
trust had contributed 31,000,000 to the
Republican campaign rune. This and
other sensational stuff worked public In
terest up to the highest pitch. When
Judge Parker finally admitted he had
nothing in the way of proof, there was a
quick revulsion of feeling In favor of the
President, even among Democrats. Tam
many demands in a leader that he shall
make good. When Parker failed to pro
dues: proof of his charges, Tammany men
threw up their hands In disgust. Tam
iinahy Hall is through with Parker."
-SLANDERER BROUGHT TO BAY
Parker Had No Facts, and He Only
Sought to Fight Off More Contempt.
WASHINGTON", Nov. 7. (Special.) The
Star, (Commenting on Judge "Parker's an
.swer to the statement of President Roose
"Judge Parker appeared before a large
audience and not a sersp.cf proof of hte
charges had he to offer. Fumbling and
stumbling, with his- topic, betraying in
every sentence the. slanderer brought to
bay, he coulT.only shuffle and qualify and.
In attempts Xo evade, expose himself fur
ther to ridicule and-coatempL
"The political annals may be searched
In vain, for.such a catastrophe to a man
of reputation, standing for the suffrage of
decent men. 'His worst enemy could not
have led hfm into a. position more de
structive of all that man should hold most
WILL HARDLY' BELIEVE PARKER
Psopla YVantJPreof Trusts Have Not
Swelled 'HI' Campaign Fund.
BAXiTUIORB, Nov. 7. (BpeclaU-itTBder
the headisg "Judge Parker's Tarawl,"
tho American says:
"Judge Parker's answer to the frank
and emphatic letter- of PreeideBt Roose
velt Is precisely what the inte!llgetpart
of the public expected . reiteration of the
infamous Cortelyou stasder without ,a
scintilla- of evidence or atteoapt to give
"His assertion that he directed his- cam
paign committee not to accept contribu
tions of corporations is aeteeishteg be
cause Of known facts. He say-have Is
sued such orders, but. In view &t sis reck
less mlset&t6eate, the public will require
stronger proof tha. his ipse dixit. He
was, -at the outset o the campeigB, strong
in his appeal for the feaalehwtont of per
sonalities, and it we)d have feeea well for
him and his party had he eeatlatted in, the
same nd-ad. 3fe wstrid have heea defeat
ed, but it weald have bees & defeat with
NO REPLY IS NECESSARY.
Parker Gave: Rcevert Ho. Facta t
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Special.) A.
WasMagiea tfiepateh to the HeraM. says:
"Neither President Itoeeevelt nor his
frteoia tMnk y reeiy Is repaired to Par.
kers.' Saturday sight speech.
U "ThePrMMeapt sted ready Saturday.
night .to rmn rsstfr Juigw Parker, had
he atteaapced- .to juMdeHjte- pre eft! te htw
-jgraoWya mt Jin tttd .jmjmi)
night, and received press dispatches giv
ing the substance of what Judge Parker
said. When It was announced by iff.
Loeb that -the President would not make
further answer. It was accepted that the
personal controversy between the nomi
nees was at an end, and that no'thlng.
further would be forthcoming from the
REPUBLICANS ARE JUBILANT.
Friends of President Are Convinced
Parker Failed to Make Good.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. (Special.) A
NewaTork dispatch to the Star says:
"Yesterday was a day of great rejoicing
among Republicans. The conviction that.
Judge Parker had utterly failed to make
good his charges against Roosevelt and
Cortelyou, and thereby that the Presi
dent's vigorous denial must be effective,
was widespread,. Jubilantly they declared
it was a wise stroke of policy for him to
come out as he did, and that he had won
derfully strengthened himself In this state
"There is no abatement today of confi
dence on the part of the Republicans
that they -will secure the electoral vote
of New. York, New Jersey and Connecti
cut. Betting is brisk, and there is a great
deal of money up."
NEVER SUCH MUD SLINGING.
Parker's Attack on President Shame
ful as Well as Untrue.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. (Special.) The
Chronicle says' editorially:
"This campaign has been without par
allel In the descent ot the Democratic
candidate and his supporters to the busi
ness of calumniation. They have shame
lessly slandered a President who has
borne an unblemished personal reputation
during an extended public career, and of
whom no man down In his heart really
believes one wortf of the infamous charges
for which Mr. Parker has not been
ashamed to make himself responsible."
DEVERY FOR ROOSEVELT.
Ex-New York Chief Says Many of His
Followers Wiir Bolt Parker.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. (Special.) The
Heraldquotes "Big Bill" Devery, ex-Chief
of Police of New York, as saying:
"I shall certainly vote for Roosevelt,
and many Deveryltes will do the same. I
believe In Roosevelt. He Is all to the
good; that's why I go out and cast my
first Republican vote for him tomorrow."
Parker Fails to Resent Blow.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. (Special.) The In
ter Ocean says:
"Mr. Parker, having- received the- lie di
rect, calls It 'a plea in avoidance.' Hav
ing received a blow In the face, he calls
it a 'confession and we are asked to
elect a man who never resents, nor even
understands, a blow In the face for Presi
dent of the United States."
Too Weak to Be Termed' an Answer.'
PIT1-SBURG. Nov. 7. (Special.) The
Leader contain the following:
"Even the" most hurried reading- of
Judge. Parker's reply to President Roose
velt's merciless letter demanding proof of
his outrageous charges of corporation
blackmail shows it to be weak too puerile
to be dignified as an answer."
Roosevelt's Sincerity Apparent.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 7. (Special.) The
"No unprejudiced man will fall to see
the sincerity of President Roosevelt's
THROUGH DEMOCRATIC EYES.
World Contends That Parker's Stand
Should Win Him Votes.
NEW YORK, Not. 7. (Special.) The
World (Dem.) says editorially:
"Judge Parker's declaration in favor of
legislation to prevent the trusts and cor
porations from contributing to the cam
paign fund is a complete justification of
his candidacy. That alone is an over
whelming, argument for his election. That
alone should convince every thoughtful
voter, that alone should make Alton B.
Deems His Position Unenviable.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 7. (Special.) The
Sun (Dem.) says, of Judge Parker's reply
to President Roosevelt:
"Judge Parker presents the case against
Roosevelt and -against the use of corrup
tion funds' In the elections with singular
force and felicity. Mr. Roosevelt has al
ways professed to stand for what Is hon
orable and lofty and pure In American
politics. Is it possible that he has become
callous and cynical? Can he or his fellow
Republicans of high Ideals deny that
Judge Porker has put him in an unenvi
Regarded ar Triumphant Answer.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7.-KSpedal.l
The Record (Dem.) says:
"Judge Parker has delivered what all
unbiased people must regard as a trl-
-unphaat answer to the accusation of
President Roosevelt." -
A BOAT READY I0E TAFT.
Columbia Completes Preparations for
Trip to Panama.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. Tre cruiser.
Columbia, having completed its equipment
at New York; has sailed, for Pensacola,
Fla., to await the arrival of Secretary
Taft sad party, who are to make the trip
from-there to Colon to carry the Presi
dents message of peace and good will to
President Amador and- the people of Pan
ama. lCA3f.0F-WA BEPOETED I0ST
Japanese Vessel Is Said to Hav
Struck a Mine Off Port Arthur.
SHANGHAI, Nov. 8. It Is reported In
British naval circles that a - Japanese
man-of-war has been sunk by a. mine off
Fameus Critic Seriously fll.
PARIS. Nov. 7. M. Ferdinand Brune
tlere, the' famous critic and academician,
has beesr stricken with pleurisy. His con
dition to considered caitlcaL
Weil-Knew American In Panama.
JMMwa jkaKxca, we isa. xve& jsr a
aaM.s-.-ia 1mml is aAL
HANGS ON II i
Vote for Governor Will
RETURNS MAY BE LATE
Washington Election Has One
Bitter-Contest . .
DEMOCRATS TURNED DOWN
Tried to Secure Iniunction Restrain ll
ing County Clerk From Sending
Out Reaistration Books Ac VS
cording to Law.
Chairman Palmer, of the Republican
State Central Committee, claims that
"Washington State will kItc Roosevelt
30,000 to 35,000 plurality and that Mead.
" Republican nominee for Governor, will
be elected by from 7300 to 12,001. The
Republican candidates for Congress,
, Chairman Palmer states; will be elected,
by pluralities ranging- from 30.000 to
Chairman Godwin, of the Democratic
Committee, concedes that the statu will
give Roosevelt a good round majority.
He claims the election of Turner,
Democratic candidate for Governor, by
from 15,000 to 20,000 majority.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov. 7. Specials
Tomorrow's Gubernatorial fight is very
apt to be close, and both political parties
ton&ht are extremely confident. The early
returns will probably not be indicative
of the result, and it is likely the state's
verdict will not be definitely known until
The Democratic State Committee waa
beaten this afternoon in an effort to block
a Republican plan for safeguarding- the
slum vote. Under the act of 3S9J ther
registratlon books must be sent to the
polls. in, advance.'.ancT in. addition to swear
ing in questionable voters, they .may be
required to sign the registration books.
A comparison of signatures immediately
Relying on tho act of 1S90, which .re
quires the registration, books to be kept
In the clerk's possession, the Democratic
State Committee sought an Injunction,
which would prevent the registration
books from going out. The committee
claimed intimidation of voters was planned
by the Republicans, but the court ruled
against the Democrats.
Republican "workers scored a big victory
in the First Ward today by not only
naming' the Republican, hut the Demo
cratic precinct election officials as well.
The County Commissioners threw ont the
Democratic committee's list and sobstl
tuted Democrats named by the Republican
committee. The First Is Seattle's slum
For a night before election, Seattle is
remarkably quiet tonight. In the resorts
where politicians usually congregate there
are small gatherings, but the streets are
devoid of the usual outward signs of
political activity. The political headquar
ters of both parties are open, and will
remain open until a late hour preparing
for tomorrow's flghtv but the city as a
whole has gone to - bed.
Despite the apparent apathy, there will
be a tremendous vote- polled tomorrow.
In some of the precincts In Seattle it Is
questionable whether the hours during
which the polls are open are sufficient to
accommodate the voters. Tfiere are two
Third "Ward precincts, for instance, with
a registration in excess of one-third, and
If these votes are polled an average of two
per minute must be maintained through
the day. There are 12 precincts where the
average must exceed one per minute,
and it is -doubtful whether all votes, can
There Is considerable "hunch! betting
tonight, that is, partisans are placing
small sams on sentiment. Comparatively
little betting based on canvasses was reported-
today, though probably QM&
went lato stakeholders' hands in Seattle
.DEEEW TALKS TO XEGXOES.
He Feels Their Hope. Rests in the
v Republican Party.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Senator Depew
closed the campaign tonight at the Abys
sinian Church. . Senator Depew said that
in the Republican party rests the hope
of the negro. He paid a high tribute to.
Booker T. . Washington, saying:
"I have hardly wet hli equal anywhere,
and I have met all the great, men of the
He said: ' -
"No negro In the United States can
vote against the Republlcaa. party, unless
he betrays his race. Ton colored men
must vote with the Republicans until the
Democratic States stop disfranchising-,
your race, or until you can point at a.
Republican IegislatBre that Is trying- to
take away your voting franchise." " -
Parker Resume Farm Work.
ESOFUS, N. T., Nov. 7. Judge 'Parker
resumed supervision- of hie farm work tp--day
with apparent seat. He exhHsitftd al
most boyish delight at getttac back into" j
ouioeor me arter m& nosy week of cam
paigning; He readdl of the New York
papers before breakfast, dictated" a num
ber, of letters after the morning meal and
then took a long- horseback ride.
Many letters from office-seekers are be
ing received by the candidate. One today
con tallied a stagl sentence, which readr
"Please read the last clause of the 43d
vera of the St riwpterf Lwk." The
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