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CLOSE OF GAMPAISN
Last Ho,urs of the New York
Fight Is a Whirlwind.
REFORMERS VERSUS TAMMANY
Seth Lqtt' Opponent TTas His Stroasr
Supporter (Fonr Xcara Aso-Fa-
sloAlsts Hare Slatle Police Cor-
rxiptloa tbe Chief Issue.
NEW' OH. Xov. 2. New York to In
the closing hours of the most unique mu
nicipal -campaign In Its history. JU1 the
forces In civic politics opposed to Tamma
ny. Hall have heen fused in on effort to de
feat that remarkable Democratic organi
sation, and the itwo great interests are
battling savagelyfor final Tjctory at the
polls on Tuesday next
The prize is a rich one, for the annual
budget of Greater New York has grown
larger than that of the smaller empires,
and the employes of the city under arms
would make an army. Tammany, long en
trenched In the public service, as. grown
rich and powerful, and realizing that de
feat now would be more disastrous than
over before, has brought every resource
and energy to the battle ground of this
crucial struggle. The enemies of Tam
many have made police corruption the
chief Issue and have raised the loudest
cry against Assistant Police Commissioner
"William S. Devery, a stout person with a
fat neck finely nllgreed with red veins.
The ldhg record unearthed by the several
crusades against poolroomB, disorderly
houses and gambling has been called up,
and Justice William Travers Jerome, the
last of the crusaders, and candidate of
the Fuslonlsts for District Attorney, is
making his fight along that line.
Jerome the Picturesque Figure.
Jerome Is the picturesque figure of the
fight, and his methods are in line with
those he followed as a poolroom smasher
when with an ax he broke into gambling
halls and held court over the ruins of
costly roulette wheels and faro tables.
He has gone down into the red light dis
tricts where vice holds away and pro
claimed the leatnif nf thp nnliro nnrl avII-
doars. The Tammany leaders confess In
Jury to their cause by the fiue and cry
over the police, but have refused to repu
diate the luckless Devery. Early in the
campaign Edward 3d. Shepard, candidate
of the Democracy for Mayor, was asked
for a pledge to remove Devery but de
clined to give it. He evaded the matter
by declaring that It was against the spirit
of the constitution for a candidate to make
that form of promise.
The Chief Iaterest.
But the chief interest to the campaign
does not result entirely from the main
fight between the two great interests, noV
yet from the effort to puHfy the.v?p6Hcl.
Hichard Croker. astute politician 'with the
motto "Win," went outside of th'e "ranks
W Tammany arid those at .peace with it
lor the selection of the chief candidate
upon his ticket Edward 3J.'Bhepard, em
inent lawyer and writer of ability, Tam
many candidate for Mayor, comes from
the ranks of the enemy the reformers.
Four years ago he wa.s an 'ardent sup
porter of 5eth low, his -present opponent,
and no man ever gave Tammany such
scathing arraignment. Tne record of his
epeeches In that campaign Ijas been
sprung on him, but he Insists that he has
surrendered no principle and holds out the
promise of reform through the Tammany
organization Itself. Into the Rast Tam
many has also gone for aid to Mr. Shep
ard In the davs when Shnnarfl was a
reformer and Edward M. Grout' Fuslon-
m candidate for Controller,. Rev. Dr.
cbdut him, and now Tammany has those,
eeiuunents emmazoneu on dead walls in
letters of brilliant red.
Croker Directs Tammany's Figrht.
Richard Croker is personally directing
the light of Tammany Hall, and has
drawn much of the fire directed from the
Fusionlst lines.. Special stress has been
laid on his long residence In England, and
the Sun has given him. a name that may
not even dlo with him. It has "called him
the "Squire of Wantage, Berks, England,"
and has made his "moated grange" an Is
sue In the fight Thore are Irish votes In
New York City, and Ireland still hoa Us
sine old regard for England.
The closing hours of the fight are a
whirlwind. Speakers for both sides are
whisked through the city on automobiles,
and hundreds of meetings are held nightly.
One of the Fusion autos carries a band
and seven speakers and holds a meeting
wherever a crowd can be collected. Tam
many has used 600 speakers, mostly young
mn. and there are few of the 616,000
voters In Greater New York who have not
been within the sound o their voices In
the last few weeks.
The Billposter a Factor.
Not the least unique feature of this curi
ously Interesting campaign is the lavish
use of printer's Ink and billposter's paste.
The party managers were keen to see the
a!ue of advertising, not that advertis
ing which lies In yards of newspaper
epace, but the simon-pure article, and the
two Mayoralty candidates are featured on
billboards and fences as if they were chewing-gum
makers or soap manufacturers.
In all the length of the four great ele
lated railroads which stripe Manhattan
Ifkind north and south, there Is not a sta
t on whose advertising space does not
1 old some catchy appeal to the voter, not
a car In the trains but Is placarded with
pak' -ads." telling of the virtues or vices
of one sr the other of the parties in at
tractive signs done In colors. The same
Is true of the surface cars. Cheek by
Jowl with theatrical four-sheet lithographs
on the billboards are equally as attractive
bills of the "biggest ahow In town, for to
the visitor this -whole campaign Is hardly
more than a spectacular performance.
Bed fire Is burned by the ton at night
on nearly every street corner is an open
air meeting, and the nights are made
sleepless with the reverberating explosions
of bombs and fireworks. Each speaker
has his lHtle three or four-piece band, and
pyrotechnlcal displays are used aa punc
tuations for equally lurid flights of open
Democrats First to Take It Up.
The Democrats were first to see the
value of the billposter as a factor in prac
tical politics, and before the opposition
was aware of the scheme the billboards
and cars bloomed with cleverly worded
placards. One of the catchiest of these Id
a series of illustrated posters copied from
a recently widespread advertising scheme
for a proprietary article. They are
headed "Spotters' Town," and each cari
cature is accompanied by a set of verses.
Harly In the campaign the first one ap
peared and every few days another has'
made its appearance. One shows Seth
Low In academic cap and gown bearing a
huge volume labeled "Blue Laws for New
"York." He is 'doing an "elephantine dance
to the following verses, . "
Tfcia year somehow, Tex Tom Piatt's choice,"
"Reform just now the case is.
If I'm elected ril put this town J,
On a high scholastic baJs. r- ""'
The common people must' bowdotm -
To my purlty and' knowledge. ,! M M.
AnU I'll eypn see that the '"WhlteV'lng,,be
AH graduates from my college.
Of course. you caa'Ubo good Ulse' me, ti
(Reformers all adore me) j
But.' common people. Til be kind
And let Jj'ou all vote for me.
Senator Piatt Is pilloried In another of
the series, the verses of which read:
This smooth old gent Is Thomas Piatt,
it's hard to tell Just where he's at,
Last time he helped Seth Low to down, '
Tfow he'd turn New York to Spotters' Town,
With Seth Low in the Maydr's chair,
To do the Tomplatt bidding there.
So he cries "reform' because, you know,.
Tom Piatt could uso Selhlow. " ",
Another cartoons ThDmas Piatt, Low
and other Fuslonlsts In cooks' jgowas
around a boiling pot, labeled "Reform for
New York," and underneath are thesrs
lines: t f
These are, the cooks who spoil thA broth, "
At ourfair city they arewrotb.
And each with cries of "fraud,'' and "pelf"
Throws nud but to befoul himself.
On pergonal freedom tbejAre down.
H t M ) M MM H
?WHojY GAUmpATE FPjrrror
T t . u j ' T r i V1 A
They'd turn New York to "Spotter.' Town,';.
But ?oud the people cry out "No,"
"We do notire'to-' usengethlow. '
One mornlnK the ttllboards all over town
wefe fcovere, with: bfg?ttypo 'posters '
i WHAT ANDREW CARNEGIE
:J ' .-' SAID. ,, f Sw
It proceeded tto-Quote-Carnetrier as say
Ing-"NfeW TdrkMsIhe best governed city"
m the'wdrlfljf jandu then pointed 'ont that
ho had given, the. clty'.SDO-JXXrfior a-llbrk-
ry". Thls;was-a.masterplec'e and-the "Re)-j
jjupuuud nau jiu nusue ior f a counter
stroke. But it was notilong,.heforemext,i
to the Democratte-biHa-aroeared another
in thesame type headed In big,, red tet-j
tera: . .. .. J. - . )
:WHA.T,. ANDREW . CARNEGJE, :
: " 'DID., " . :
: He gave' NWYork City 5,B00,- :
: OOp .for public, libraries and-ho tied :
: It 'up sbthaV no Tahimany official :
: could touch one Cent of 'It , :
: CARNEdlE KNEW HIS BUSI- :
: ' NESS :
On another morning the city blossomed
with Fuslonlpt placards In alternate lines
of red and black which 'read:
: LOW'S "mottoV'" " :
: THE CITY. FOR THE "PEOPX.E. :.
: CROkjSR'SMQTTO: " i
: MY POCKET ALL THE TIME. :
: TAMMANY'S 'MOTTO: " l
: TO HELL WITH REFORM. :
A Tammany man, Colonel Asa Bird
Gardner, who was, removed as District
Attorney for New York by Governor
Roosevelt is responsible for the alleged
Tammdny motto "To Hell With Reform,"
although, as a matter of fact he said
nothing of the kind, and there was a
complete reversal of his meaning and In
tention. He was speaking at a Tammany
meeting hack in 1897 and somebody in the
hall Interrupted him with the cry "What
Is the matter "with Mayor Strong's re
form?" "To hell with that kind of re
form," Gardner cried back, but the mot
to was born.
It was some days before the Democrats
rallied to reply and then they put out in
tho 4ame type this forceful If not elegant
: LOW'S MOTTO: :
: GET OFFICE rORGD CARNE- :
: DIE "LETTERS-ABUSE AND :
: FALSIFY BUT GET OrFICE. :
: PLATTS MOTTO. : .
: FRANCHISES FOR MYSELF :
: " AND FRIENDS. :
: REPUBLICAN MOTTO: ' :
: MASK LATTS-CANOrDATE AS :
: NON-PARTISAN. .. :
In the following placard OTitTrjwhfch the
Democrats have literally lpfas5ere& . the
city, the author can't resist a double-barreled
dig at both the opposition, and the
city that the vaudeville arilsts call "Slow
: The credit of the City of" New:
:,York at the present time Is the :
' : best' in the world. You cannot :
: sell a bond of the Republican. : -
: City of Philadelphia except at a t
: great sacrifice. You cannot buy s
: a bond of the City of New York" J
- : except at a big premium. ;
..The legitimate campaign expenses, of
both sides for halls, music, advertising,
light fireworks, automobiles, clerical
help, banners and stationery and postage
has been estimated at $500,000.
PadclBR Plant Fire. .
' BUFFALO, Nov. 2. Two of tEo Jarger
buildings of Jacob Dold & Coa' packing
establishment were burned tonight' fioss,
The Campaign- Comes to a
"'- : Close in Ohio,-
BOTH; SIDES' ARECmENT
a. ' '' - '
Indications Eolii to a Much 'SmalleR
' ! '"KoteThoW That Cast for
President Situation In. '$
Otfter States. f ,
-i :! .:
CHNCINNATlL'aNov. Z On account' of
the deathVof PresidTnt McKlnley, the Ohio
campaign began at a' much laterj date
thantusual. The Republicans held their
opening meeting October lb, and had 11
t M I M M
days' of campaigning. The, Democrats
opened" thelr" campaign. , October 23, and
had only eight daysN' For this reason there
willR,be5some 'meetings nextT Monday,
notably, the -meeting to ho f addressed by
Senator. Banna dt Elyrllu Senator Hanna
has been speaking several times each day
since the Republican opening and Gov-
i.ernor Nash has done likewise. During the
past week Senator Eoraker, .who is a
candidate for re-election, has traveled by
.special -trains and addressed the people
along his , route between th.e hours of
Wb Afternoon and evening Tajliesrf In ad
Tlitfoh to the "state, candidates many
speakers from other states, including Gov-,
ornor Geer, of"OregonrSpeaker Henderson'
9PA-sY.eKPLCongre3smen, have been here
tor the Republicans.
The Dentofcratlcvspeakers have been lim
ited to Colonel Kllbourne and his asso
ciates on the De-mbclra-tlc state ticket and
other Ohio speakers. There have been no
Democratic speakers from other states on
thetump. 'Early in the campaign it was
proposed to have ex-Senator Hill, of New
York. Then others wanted Colonel Bryan.
When It was decided that neither of these
distinguished Democrats would participate
in the campaign, the conservative policy
was extended also to Ohio speakers, so
that Democrats who had been prominent
cither as gold or sliver advocates were
not assigned lnr the speaking canvass.
John R. McLean, the Democratic candi
date against Governor Nash two years
ago, has made no speeches. It has been
reported ever since the Democratic speak
ing campaign opened that he would be In
Ohio very soon, but up to tonight be fiH
sua in Washington, and the discussion
among the Democrats and Republicans re
garding his attitude is a feature of thi
None of the Democratic Congressmen in
Ohio has participated In the speaking
except Dr. J. A. Norton, who was called
out when the campaign was opened In his
district. It Is supposed that ex-Congressman
Lentz, who Is a neighbor of Colonel
Kllbourne at Columbus, offered his serv
ices, but he was not given any assign
ments. The contest this year Is squarely be
tween the Republicans and Democrats,
There Is no third party of any such con
sequence as two years ago, when Mayor
Sam Jones, of Toledo, a nonpartisan can
didate, received 105,220 votes f6r Governor,
more than one-fourth the vote cast for
Governor Nash, Republican, and almost
one-third the vote for John R. McLean,
the Democratic Gubernatorial candidate.
Jones then carried the two large counties
of Cuyahoga and Lucas, in which Cleve
land and Toledo are located. The vote
of all the minor parties, Including the
Prohibitionists, Socialists and Reformers,
this year will not aggregate 30,000 out of
a total vote of probably 900,000.
Mayor Sam Jones, as well as cx-Attor-toey-General
Monnett have been making
Bpeeches this year for Colonel Kllbourne
for governor. Monnett, on tho anti-trust
issue, has been co-operating with the
Democrats, but Jones still claims to be
Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of Cleveland,
the author of the taxation planks In the
Democratic state platform, has been a
picturesque figure In the campaign. With
the exception of his speech at the opening
of the Democratic campaign at Ducyrus,
he has confined his "evangelistic work"
to dally and nightly meetings' In a big
tent at Cleveland, and Is ambitious to
"'win In Hanha's home."
Colonel W. A. Taylor, the statistician of,
the Democratic state headquarters, has
given out a statement in which he says
the shortage of the vote Is variously esti
mated from 50,000 to 200,000, as compared
with the voto of l,0i9",073 last year for
President He says:
"Ohio election statistics for the last two
years show an average slump of 15 per
cent at thevelectlon immediately follow
ing a Presidential contest"
Ho estimates a total vote next Tuesday
of 910,000, with a Democratic plurality of
26,643. Colonel. Taylor says , the. Demc
crats will carry 46 of tne 83 counties, in
eluding the Ave large, counties, and .have a
majority lu each branch of the Le'glsla.'
ture for the election of a Senator to suc
Congressman Grosvenor has given out
an estimate on the Republican side in
which he predicts a larger vote than at
the Gubernatorial election two years ago,
when 920,872 votes, were cast. General
Grosvenor will not be surprised if the Re
publican plurality reaches 75,000, and he
will be greatly surprised If it runs under
25,000. He figures as sure -of election 80
Republican and 33 Democratic members
of the Legislature, with 68 doubtful. This
would make the Legislature stand with
a sure Republican majority of seven on
joint ballot for Senator, and a probable
majority of'15. He regards the re-election
of the Republican state ticket and of J
Senator Foraker as sure things."
THE TICKET IN KENTUCKY. .
General Assembly "Will Be Elected
Which. Will Chose a Senator.
LOUISVILLE, Nov. Z Elections will be
held Tuesday throughout Kentucky for
members of the General Assembly, which
will elect a successor to United States
Senator W. J. Deboe for the term begin
ning March 4, 1S03; for county officers and
for municipal officers in cities of the first,
second and third classes.
The present State Senate stands: Demo
crats, 2b'; Republicans, 13; half of these,
eight Democrats and 11 Republicans, hold
over. Of the 1 Senators whose terms ex
pire, 17 were elected as Democrats. Of
the 19 Senators to be elected, the Demo
crats claim they will certainly elect 14.
The Republicans claim six certainly, and
possibly eight. The House stands: Demo
crats, 0; Republicans, 40. No member of
the House holds over.
Senator Deboe Is the only announced Re
publican candidate for Senator. There are
four Democratlo candidates, ex-Governor
James B. McCreery, Charles K. Wheeler
Congressman from the first district; Da
vid H. Smith, Congressman from the first
district, and Judge James EL Cantrlll, the
Circuit Judge before whom the men
charged with complicity in the assassi
nation of Governor Goebel have been tried.
On joint ballot the General Assembly now
stands 86 Democrats to 52 Republicans,
a Democratic majority of 34.
DULL CAMPAIGN IX NEBRASKA.
Republicans Claim Their Plurality
Will lie Decisive.
LINCOLN, Neb., NoV. 2. The dullest
campaign In Nebraska for 10 years prac
tically came to a close tonight. The vote
will probably show a falling off of 35,000,
compaVed with a year ago. The "apathy
among the rank and file is limited to no
particular party, but was considered up to
a week ago to be most pronounced among
the Populists, who are, as usual, fusea
with the Democrats on the three state of
ficers to be elected. This apathjv It is
claimed, has In a measure been counter
acted by the vigorous campaign which W.
J. Bryan has been conducting for the
past 10, days in the eastern and central
counties. Mr. Bryan, while paying some
attention to National Issues, has made a
special appeal for a continued close alli
ance between the Democrats and Popu
lists. Over signed statements, Chairman De
France, of the Populists, and Vlce-Chair-
majtt .Scott, jpf, the Demota-ats, 6laimthe
election pt the fusion, ticket by 'lo,ttx to
iuollcdn plurality VoUld be decisive. He
declined to glyVany .figure.1 '
The Tickets ia Kansas.
TQPEKA, Kan., Nov. 2-AJl the coun
ties i in 'Kansas will 'Tuesday vote- for
County Commissioners and -township 'Offi
cers. On account of the -operations of the
biennial election law, passed by the last
Legislature, ail the regdlaj; couqty ofti
ers" will be voted for next year. The
election, thdugh local. Is Interesting from
the fact that It Is the drat to te held uo
5er the anti-fusion law. The Democrats
and Populists, after much parrying, have
agreed to support Democratic candidates.
The Demdcrats have thus advanced- from
third to second place on the ticket. -Strong
efforts will bo made by both sides to carry
tho local elections, as the political com-!
piexion or. tne next Legislature will depend
very largely on its outcome. ,
Iowa Cnmpnigrn Closed.
DJES MOINES, Nov. 2. The political
campaign. In his state was practically
closed tonight The Republican State
Central Committee estimates that the vote
will be in the neighborhood of 450,000, and
that the Republicans will have about 75,
000 plurality on the state ticket. The
Democrats do not concede this, and say
the plurality will not be much greater
than 40,000. There Is an unknown Tauan
tlty In the situation this year. The Pro
hibition Republicans, especially those of
the Methodist persuasion, are dissatisfied
with the nomination' of Cummins for Gov
ernor, on 'account of hie well-known antl
prohlbitlpn record, and will either vote the
Prohibition .ticket or not at all. This dis
affection may swell the Prohibition vot
to 20,000 or more.
Municipal Election at Son Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2.-MunIclpal
officers only will be .voted for in this city
pext Tuesday. There are three tickets in
the field, the Democratic, Republican and
Union Labor. The nominees for Mayor
are Joseph S. Tobin, Democratic r Asa R,
Wells, Republican, and Eugene Schmitz,
Union Labor. The campaign which closed
tonight has been a very quiet one. The
issues Involved Are purely local, and there
has been no strict party alignment The
Call and CJhronlcJe, Ropubllcan. are sup
porting the Democratic nominee for
Mayor. On a strict party vote, the city
Is Democratic by a small plurality, but
it is generally, thought that tho result of
Tuesday's vote will be close. An un
known factor is the number of votes that
will he polled by the Union Labor ticket
Bryan Spoke at Denver,
DENVER, Nov. 2-The campaign In
this (Arapahoe) county practically ended
tonight with the big mass meeting of the
Democrats at Coliseum Hall, and -was ad
dressed by W. J. Bryan ana several" local
flpeajters. So large was the attendance at
tonight's meeting that thousands were
unable to gain admittance to the hall,
and an Immense overflow meeting was
held In front of the building. Only coun
ty officers are to bo elected In Colorado,
and In only a few counties has the cop
test been spirited. Political lines are
usually observed. In this county both the
Republicans and Democrats claim the vic
tory by from 3000 to 5000 plurality.
Small Vote in Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 2.-The campaign
for State Treasurer and Secretary of State
closed tonight The candidates are all
Domocratg and the campaign -has ben re
markably' quiet It is thought that .the
vote polled will be one-third of the av
erage. Light Vote Expected la South Dakota
SIOUX FALL, S. D.t Nov. 2.-The elec
tion In South Dakota Tuesday will be con
fined to the election of .eight District j
Judges and the settlement of purely local j
questions. The Republicans and fusion- l
isia nave opposing canuioates in all ex
cept the Sixth Judicial District, where
(Concluded on Second wPage.)
PUT DOWN $30,000
Hon, H, W. Corbett Starts
the Subscription for
LEWIS AND CLARK CENTENNIAL
He Pledged Tills Amount at Meeting;
tor Preliminary Organisation
Committee Is Confident of
Raisins Total of 8300,000.
IL W.-Corbett set, tho .ball rolling for
the Lewis and Clark Centennial yester
day afternoon with a subscription i of
This Is one-tenth of the entire amount
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NOMINA . O.F, DEMOCRATIC FATV FX)R-MXYOR. OF NEW YORK. 4
;., 4 4 , ,. ;,; , , 0
that Is tof he' subscribed' toy the stock-j
holders of 'the corporation. 'Mr. Corbett!
aociatldn, io co-bperato TJth'the subscript,
tipn committee of the incorporators, of,
which Mr. Corbett Is chairman. Itwas
the unanimous opinion of the business
men present that JtfOO.OOG couid be raised
to make, the Lewis arid Clark .celebration
a suedes, 'artdfurther, that the' generous (
subscription4 of Mrl Corbett did "much to
"a8sur6 the Talslhg: bf the amount ahd
the ultimate success of the exposition
project' ' , ' t
"I am wjllng( to give one-tenth of the
$300,000 that has been 'named a1 'the
amount to be raised by the stockholders
of the corporation, which is to diivct the
Lewis and Clark Centennial," said "Chair
man Corbett, in making his announce
ment "I have lived here 60 years, ahd I
believe that T can afford to give that
much for this exposition that will be a
benefit to this country, even if I do not
get a cent back. I db not' expect to take
my money with me to my grave. I wish
it to do all the good it can while I am
The members present, S. M. Mears,
Edward hrman t and . E. Haseltlne,
representing the Chamber of Commerce;
A. H. Devers and. S. B. .Cobb, represent
ing the Manufacturers' Association, and
J. W. Cruthers and P.' L. Willis repre
senting the Board of Trade, received this
announcement -with applause Mr. Devers
expressed the opinion that if .the -citizens
and business men of Portland sub
scribed to the .fund with proportionate
generosity, there would be no doubt of
the ability of tho incorporators to raise
the JoOO.OOO. of the stock, or feven $500,000.
Chairman Corbett called the meeting to
order and made the following statement
as to the purpose of the meeting, and
bis views of tho scope of the exposition:
"It is an important matter to know at
once what we are going to do In con
nection with this enterprise. If is Im
portant that we should take immediate
action to seo what money we can raise
among ourselves. Tho capital stock has
been fixed by the Incorporators at $300,
000. That ought to be raised at once
to Insure the success of the exposition.
The city probably cannot raise a specific
tax for the exposition, but can neverthe
less provide the proper site and erect
some appropriate building for art or some
other purposes. This would contribute
very materially to the success of the
project The constitution of the state
forbids it to lend its credit to any cor
poration, but there Is no reason why
the state could not erect a building for
its state exhibit since It provides for ex
hibits at other expositions and appropri
ates money for state fair purposes. It
should be a matter of state pride to have
a fine .state building at this exposition.
Probably the state appropriation would
be placed in the bands of the State Com
missioners with which to provide the
state exhibit The United States Gov
ernment should be asked for an appro
priation, arid there Is no reason why
some amount should not be appropriated
by Congress for the purpose of celebrat
ing this great historical event the ex
plorations of Lewis and Clark, Inaugur
ated "by Jefferson. The United States
probably -would not vote any money di
rectly to tho Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion, but a National building would
probably Be erected. The States of the
Oregon territory will all be asked to
provide bulldlng3 and exhibits. The Ori
ental countries. China, Japan, the Phil
ippine Islands, Hawaii, will all bo asked
to provide distinctive exhibits.
"We cannot expect to provide a great
World's Fair like those of Philadelphia
and Chicago, but wo can celebrate this
made this anriodnf emtent at-tiie meeting warrant ar
oi wie memoers Divine committees ajp- u musi-oe
pointed by the Chamber' of Commerce, ey that is.
RftOTll ft TVnA Air? Tonlifnnfit.A.a'j A L
historic event in a fittlnsr way. and
'demonstrate! the great advance made in
this country from a wilderness to Its
present state of advanced civilization. At
the same time it would be an appropriate
feature of such a celebration to unveil a
monument In one of our parks to the
memory of these hardv explorers. Al
though I am not the lnaugurator of this
movement I have been appointed chair
man of the Oregon State Commission,
and I have felt that the first step to
ward maklntr the celebration a success
must be taken by our people."
Chairman Corbett then read tho follow
ing pledge, which he suggested as a form
for the subscription blanks to be circu
lated: "We, the undersigned subscribers of tho Lewis
and Clark Centennial and American Pacific
Exposition of 1005. promise to pay the sum
set opposite our respective names, as a stock
subscription. In four equal installments of 23
per cent each, within tho next two years. This
pledge Is with the understanding that $300,000
shall bo subscribed for that purpose. The
call for payments of suoh subscriptions to
be determined by the executive committee of
the corporation, hlch has been formed for
the purposo of carrying out the object of such
A general discussion of the scope of
the exposition followed. In which Mr.
Corbett reiterated his Idea that the gar
ment should be cut according to the
cloth. He said "that fie""thought the event
was of h'isfbrlc significance enough to
jcr.edtahre celebration, but that
snapea accorqingt to me mon
cCvallabJe. To th'ls there was
"a ceneral 'consent
Messrs. Devors and Cruthrs pointed
out tho fact that the exposition would
he of. great value In attracting attention
and drawing .people to the Northwest
'Sftates:" Mr. CrutheVs made, the assertion
'that Oregonhaii a'lre'ady. received $150,000
'worth of advertising from the publicity
given 'to"the' Ilewls' an'd' Clark Centen-
' Mr.'Mears was of tjie opinion that there
was,a,popularrmIsapprehenslon in regard
to the scope of the exposition. '
Mr. Ehrman made "the suggestion that
every man In the state should be asked
1 to become a stockholder,- slncq the bene
fit would be equally scattered all over
Mr. Willis held that the management
should be- placed , In the hands of care
ful' business men 'from the start so that
the stockholders would be assured of
receiving back all or the greater part
of their subscriptions. In this opinion
Mr. Cobb coincided.
Aa to the means of starting the general
subscription It was urged by Mr. Devors
that the start should bo made cautiously.
He mado a motion that the Incorporators
be asked to meet with the subscription
committee and the committees from the
Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade,
and Manufacturers' Association, on Tues
day, at 3 P. M in the Permanent Exhibit
rooms, 246 Washington street to discuss
the manner of raising the subscriptions
and to take such steps as they may deem
wise to forward the Lewis and Clark
Exposition. This was. carried, and 'the
meeting was adjourned to tho time and
place mentioned in the motion.
Chairman Corbett announced that he
had called a meeting for the Oregon
State Commission to confer ivlth the
commissions from other states, which
will bo held In Portland on November
GOVERNOR DURBIN REPLIES
Refuses to Honor the Requisition for
Taylor and Finley.
INDIANAPOLIS Ind., Nov. 2.-Govor-nor
Durbin tonight announced his de
cision refusing to grant the requisition
for the Teturn to Kentucky of ex-Gover-tnor
Taylor and Charles W. Finley, who
'were Indicted by Kentucky courts for
complicity In the murder of Governor
William Goebel. Governor Durbln's de
cision is embodied in a long letter ad
dressed to Governor Beckham, of Ken
tucky. Governor Durbin recites the fact
that this Is the second requisition made
for the return of the fugitives and states
that ho must decline to honor the requi
sition for the same resaon that prompt
ed his predecessor, the late Governor
Mount that tho time has not yet ar
rived when an unprejudiced and non
partisan hearing of the charges against
the fugitives can be held in Kentudky.
International Y. Wk C. A.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 2. At today's
session of the International conference of
tho Young Women's Christian Association
Mrs. William S. Stewart, of Philadelphia,
was unanimously re-elected president, and
Mrs. C' S. Van Wagner, of Cleveland,
International treasurer. Mrs. L. Hoffman
was elected state director for Oregdn.
RoRMlnn Battle-Ship Floated.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. -2. The Russian
battle-ship Pcrsevlet, which went ashore
yesterday morning on the Island of'
Langeland, has been floated.
I THE CABLE PARTED
Captiv8 Balloon, Containing
Nine Persons, Sailed Away.
STARTED FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Passengers Landed After a Jonrney
of Between Twenty and Thirty
Miles, None the Worse for
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2. A. captive
balloon, containing eight people, one
woman and eight -men, broke from its
fastening at Eleventh and Folsom streets
this evening, and floated to the neigh
borhood of Redwood City, about 20 miles
distant The occupants of the balloon aro
reported to have landed unharmed. The
balloon had been sent up several times
during the afternoon with passengers. It
was fastened to the ground by a 1000-foot
rope cable, one and a quarter Inches in.
diameter. While descending on the fifth
trip, about 500 'feet from the ground, tho
rope broke, 50 feet from the balloon. To
the horror of the spectators, the balloon
rapidly shot up In the air to a height of
2000 feet or more, and floated away in a
southerly direction. It landed In the hills'
near Redwood City, and a brief report
from that place says none of the passen
gers was hurt
Among those in the balloon were Mrs. J.
Dunzall, of this city; E. G. Dudley, who
Is said to be an aeronaut of consider
able experience, and . Leon, a gymnast
The balloon had a lifting power of 4000
Laadiner of Balloon Not Confirmed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2. It developed
late tonight that the announcement that
the balloon had landed near Redwood City
was. premature. At least, It was without
confirmation. A telephone message l'om.
Lahonda says the balloon passed over
that place about 6 o'clock at the height of
2000 feet. There seemed to be no one In
the car of the balloon. The country
where the balloon was last seen is rough
and sparsely settled, and It Is unlikely
that any further news can be obtained to
night People Lunded Snfelyy
IA HONDA, Cat, Nov. 2. A captive bal
loon, which escaped from San Francisco
with nine people aboard, was saleiy
landed tonight shortly aftor passing this
place. The passengers are none the worse
for their unusual exporlence. A team has
been sent out after them.
ITflQd Oil In Kitchen Stove.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 2.-J. B. Orr, prin
cipal of the Central School, of Kansas
City, Kan., was burned while building a
fire In the kitchen range this morning,
and died of his Injuries. He was using
coal oil to kindle the Are, and an ex
plosion, followed, setting fire to his cloth
ing. Mrs. Orr was painfully burned while
trying to aid her husband.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
New York Is in the closln&'hours of one of tho
greatest campaigns In Its history. Page 1.
Elections will be held in several of the states
Tuesday. Page 1.
Carnegie Is -not a believer in the Nicaragua
Canal. Page 2.
President Roosevelt Issued his first Thanks
giving proclamation. Page IT. '
Lloyd Griscom. Minister to Persia, was mar
ried at London. Page 2.
Minister Wu has been recalled. Fage 2.
An attempt was made to assassinate the Dow
ager Empress. Page 2.
Germans are still exoKed over tho Voyron let
ters. Page 7.
Lord Pauncefote is bringing over a satlsfac-
, tory canal treaty. Page IT.
Multnomah Athletic Club eleven defeated Uni
versity of Oregon, 50. Page 3.
Winning football teams In the Bast were:
Prlnoeton. from Cornell. Harvard from
Brown, Columbia from Pennsylvania, 'Wis
consin from Nebraska, Mlohlgan from Car
lisle. Page 3.
Captive balloon containing nine persons broke
leoe at San Francisco and Heated away.
Oregon hops took first prize at the Tan-American
Exposition. Page 17.
Large can factory to be located at Portland or
Astoria. Page 0.
Governor Rogers -will not interfere In behalf
of Seaton. the condemned murderer. Page 6.
1a Grande, Or., pugar factory will elose Tues
day, after the best year in Its history.
Conmerclnl and Marine.
Past week In New York stock market was
quiet, compared with former acttvlty Page 3.
Tramp steamers an important factor In Paclflo
Coast grain trade. Pago 12.
Grain fleet In the river now numbers 20 vessels
of nearly 50,000 tons net register. Page
French bark Lamorlclcre disappears. With pilot
on board. Pago 12,
Project for 100-hour sendee hotween New
York and London. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hon. H. YV. Corbett starts the subscription for
the Lewis and Clark fair with ?30,0W.
Street committee refuses to recommend fran
chise for West Side & Suburban road. Pago
Fourth street will be Improved with "treated"
blocks. P,age 17.
Next annual Oregon Fanners Congress will
be hold In Salem, January 6-9, 1002. Pago
Portland Academy dofeated Albany College at
football, DO. Pago 10.
Portland men gain control of rich copper fields
la Skamania County. Washington. Page 2-t
Features and Departments.
Social. Pages 18 and 10.
Drama and Music Page 20.
Books. Page 22.
Illustrated article, "Busts Brocos for a Liv
ing." Page 25.
Sports. Page 20.
Humor and Poetry. Page 2T.
Children. Page 2S. '
Fashions. Page 20.
Carpenter's Java Letter; artiele on course of
bullets In the human body. Page 30.
Continuation of Crockett's serial story, "The
Firebrand"; first Installment of Sir Walter
Besant's last novel, "No Other Way." Page
Trying the Temper of Our New Guns." Pago