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The Savannah tribune. (Savannah [Ga.]) 1876-1960, November 10, 1888, Image 1

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Hite .Cuuumnnli evibunc. Published by the Tarrorrn PubhaMac Oo.) J. H. DEYEAUZL Mamao*» > VOL. IV. ELECTION NEWS. IT LOOKS LIKE HARRISON. Sew York, Indiana and Con necticut Claimed by the Republicans. Janies Gordon Bennett, ot the New York Herald, Concedes that Gen. Harrison is Elected. AN ESTIMATE. At midnight on Tuesday the following dispatch was received from the New Y< rk Herald office: “At the hour of going to presswith our first edition the probabili ties indicate the election of Gen. Harrison to the presidency. This opinion is based upon dispatches received from all the states in the Union, and which may be divided as follows: CLEVELAND. HARRISON. Alabama 101 Colorado 3 Arkansas 7 Illinois 22 Connecticut.... 6 lowa 13 Delaware 3 Kansas 9 Florida 4 Maine 6 Georgia 12 Massachusetts... 14 Kentucky 13 Michigan 13 Louisiana 8 Minnesota 7 Maryland 8 Nebraska 5 Mississippi 9 New Hampshire. 4 Missouri 16 New York 36 New Jersey 9 Ohio 23 North Carolina.. lljOiegon 3 South Carolina.. 91 Pennsylvania ... 30 , Tennessee 12 Rhode Island... 4 Texas 13 Vermont 4 Virginia 12 Wisconsin 11 West Virginia... 6 | Total 207 Total 168 DOUBTFUL. California 8 Nevada 3 Indiana 15 Total 26 Total vote in electoral college, 401; necessary to elect, 201. Conceding the votes of Connecticut and New Jersey to Mr. Cleveland, and regarding Indiana, i California and Nevada as doubtful, Gen. j Harrison has a majority in the electoral \ college. The figures show the election ' of David B. Hill as Governor, and of Hugh J. Grant as Mayor. Mr. Hill has made a strong canvass. The nomination : of Mr. Hewett had the effect which his supporters principally intended, nameb :i the defeat of Mr. Cleveland by the di-! vision of the Democratic forces in New ' York. The political lesson of the elec-I tion is that the national supremacy of j the Democratic party has been sacrificed to the ambition of David B. Hill and j Abram S. Hewitt, and the fact which the ! Democrats throughout the country should ' lay to heart that, in this game of politics, the possession of the imperial patronage of New York City is of far more impor tance than the Government of the Union. James Gordon Bennett.” CONNECTICUT. $ The returns received up to midnight from 114 towns, show a Republican gain j of 1,324 over the vote of 1884. The | same ratio of gain in the remaining towns j will give the state to Harrison by about | 456. Republicans elect three congress- I men, and probably four. The legislature is Republican by a large majority. Cleve land, received in New Haven a majori- i ty of ab >ut 3,000. L. D. Morris,Democrat for Governor, will run ahead of his ticket by 1,000 votes. Wilcox, Democrat, for Congressman, was scratched to a great extent, and his election is in doubt. Wil ddiara E. Simonds, Republican, is elected Coftglfssman. One hundred and thirty-nVe towns including New Haven and Hartford, Bridgeport, Waterbury, I Meridan, New Britain, New London and Norwich give Harrison a gain of » 185. The Republicans gain one con- ' gressman in the state and both houses of i the legislature. LOUISIANA. The election passed off quietly throughout the state. A very light vote was polled. In the second Congressional District, indications point to the election of Coleman, Republican, by a small ma- ! joritv, and Democrats in other districts. If Coleman is elected, it will be a Re publican gain of one Congressman. New Orleans complete, except three precincts, ! give Cleveland 13,824; Harrison 7,372. j In the second Congressional District, j Elliott goes outirf the cits with *>,**’>o majority. J attjul returns from parishes ieny electiuu of Elliott. i SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1888. NEW YORK. Our latest estimate gives New York to j Harrison by from 5,000, to 8,000. —J. A. Cockrell. [Mr. Cockrell is managing ed itor of ths BwW.] Harrison's plurality | in New York state is eight or ten thou , sand,and he is undoubtedly elected. —The Sun. The Times says indications are that corrected returns from the interior may yet give the state to Cleveland. The Tribune claims the Congress Repub lican by twenty-five majority. Again the presidency hangs on the slen der thread of a few thousand votes in i New York state. 'J he Democrats are i confident in their claim that Cleveland's majority will not be less than 5,000. These are narrow margins, but they rep resent the situation. New York gives Cleveland 55,000 majority, and Brooklyn adds 12,000, which, with Queens and Kings counties’ majorities, gives Cleve land not more than 70,000 south of the Harlem. Blaine came to the Harlem ! with 62,000 majority. Garfield had 74,. ■ 000. If Harrison does not do better than j Blaine, he loses; if he docs as well as | GarOeld he wins. He has made strong : and unexpected gains in some portions of the interior of the state, but in others he has fallen behind, and for this reason it is hard to estimate the result in the coun ties not yet heard from. It will take a close count to decide the question. The i plurality for Cleveland below the Har lem river instead of the 80,000 or 85,000 confidently expected by Democrats, ap pears to be only about 70,000. Outside jof New York and Kings counties the Republican gain have thus far been steady with each additional report of the elec tion distiicts. In New York and King's counties the plurality for Cleveland, with i King’s comple and New York nearly ' complete, appears to be not more than (17,800, and four years ago the plurality against Mr. Blaine in those counties was 58,793. The Democratic gain in these counties is, therefore, only about 9,000, but Republican gains of 5,482 have been reported in precincts embracing tfbout one-filth of the remainin'? vote of the ; state. The majority for Harrison in the i state would exceed 17,000, but if the gains on four-fifths yet unreport ed of the vote outside of New i York and Kings should be only ' double the gain on the one-fifth reported, ■ Harrison would still have a safe plurality. The bureau of election in New York City issued corrected complete figures on the electoral ticket as follows: Harrison, 105,726; Cleveland, 162,981—Cleve land’s majority, 57,255. 904 election d strict.?, New York state outside of New York and Kings county, give Cleveland 176,851; Harrison, 222,569; Fisk, 10,- 465. The same districts in ’B4 gave Cleveland 163.457, Blaine, 198,552; St. John 9,620. The very latest on Wed nesday morning from Clark Howell, o f the Atlanta Constitution says: “Harrison has carried New York. He did it after most of the city bulletin boards were deserted, and the thousands of eager spectators had gone home, satisfied of Cleveland’s election. The late returns from the interior of the state settle the result and give the electoral vote of the state to Harrison over a man, who, a few years ago received in the state the larg est majority ever given a candidate for I governor in any state.” NEW YORK FOR HARRISON. New York’s majority is about 13,000 for Gen. Harrison. VIRGINIA. Returns came very slowly. The dis tricts unofficially heard from show Dem ocratic gains in the colored counties, i while the Republicans show gains in the s same ratio in several of the white coun j ties over the vote in 1884. Cleveland’s i majority in Richmond city, is 1,942. i Wise's majority for Congress is R 720” Wise’s majority in this (the third) dis- I trict is estimated at 1,000. The vole in i the first congressional district is very close, and the district is claimed by both i lides. IOWA. There was a large vote polled. Harri son run considerably ahead of the state i ticket in Des Moines vicinity. The I railroad men generally voted for Demo : cratic railroad commissioners. Several Democrats of the city were arrested for distribution of suspicious ballots. The I state Republican ticket is probably car i lied by 15,000 to 20,000. NORTH CAROLINA. j Scattering returns from various parts i of the state indicate that the state harf ! gone for Cleveland by about the same majority as in 1884, about 17,000. In j dications are that the Democrats are ' elected in all the districts except the first, second and fifth, from which sulli- I cient returns have not been received to indicate the result. MICHIGAN. I Ninety-three towns in the Mate gve I Harrison 18,627; Cleveland 14,406. The sanue towns in 1884 gave Blaine 15,904; ! Cleveland 13,801. . Net Republican gain 2,348. Burke, 1 W'r for I Governor, wuxt \liit defeat by 2,000. INDIANA. Fully 100,000 people were on the streets of Indianapolis at night. Rumors concerning t.ie state were eagerly sought after, and every word was made the oc ’ c. sion of a renew.il of horn blowing, yelling and scene< of the wildest demon ' stration, only equaled on receipt of news of Haralson’s nomination. Telegrams from '! erre Haute, Vincennes, Evansville and New Albany told of rainy weather and heavy voting in all these cities, with ’ a number of arrests, but no trouble. In ‘ noithern Indiana things were quiet, and but few arrests are krrwn to have been made. Local citizens arrested were car ried before the United States commis sioner and all gave bonds promptly. The only persons that were incarcerated were a number of tramps and haid looking characters picked up early in the day who were unable to give bail. Eighty pre cincts in Indiana gives Harrison 8.860; Cleveland, 7,791. The same precincts in 1884 gave Blaine 8,330; Cleveland, 7.343. 220 precincts, Harrison, 29,748; Cleveland, 24,493. The same precincts in 1884 gave Blaine 27,888; Cleveland, 23,955. 100 precincts give Harrison 11,961; Cleveland, 9,966 —in 1884 they gave Blaine 11,261; Cleveland, 9 558. The following late dispatch from P. J. Moran, of the Atlanta Constitution tells the story: “The unfavorable news con tinues to pour in, both from the state and the country at large. The re publican ratio of gain in Indiana thus far will give them a net maiority of 5,000 votes. The vote in Marion, the county in which Indianapolis is situated, has not been counted at this hour. It is claimed, however, that it votes against Harrison and elects Bynum to Congress. Com plaint by the leaders here is strong against New York. They say that New York insisted on the candidate and also deprived Indiana of the second place, and then bled the state for contributions and finally failed to give its vote to Cleveland. They claim that in the fu ture New York should be put under pro tection, nnd that future battles should be fought on different lines. The Republi cans are boisterous in saying that the Solid South must be smashed. This seems to be the great bugbear with the Republicans. Chairman Hutson, the Republican chairman, says: ‘We have carried the state; we have got New York and Indiana, and General Harrison will be sworn in a? President on the 4th of next March.’ To quote from all the lights at hand, ‘the light has gone against us.” ALABAMA. The state will send a solid Democratic delegation to Congress. The State Dem ocratic Executive Committee have re ceived information from different parts of the state, indicating that all the dis tricts have been carried by the Demo crats. The list of representatives in the next Congress will be as follows by dis tricts: First district, R. 11. Clark; second district, 11. A. Herbert; third district, W. C. Oates; fourth district, S. W. Turpin; fifth district, J. E. Cobbs; sixth district, J. H. Bankhead ; seventh district, W. 11. Forney; eighth district, Joseph Wheeler. The closed; contest is in the fourth district, where the Demo cratic candidate is opposed by J. V. Mc- Duffie, Republican, but unless all signs fail, the Democrats have won the fight there. Cleveland’s majority will be about the same as in 1884. NEBRASKA. Fifty-six precincts in Nebraska, out side of Douglas county, gives Harrison 6,595, Cleveland 4,997. McShane, Dem ocrat, for governor, run ahead of big ticket. SOUTH CAROLINA. The election passed off quietly all through the state. The fourth brigade of state troops was under arms all day, under the command of Adjutant-General Bonham, in the expectation of their ser vices being needed in the interior of the state to preserve the peace and protect the polls. A special train was kept at the disposal of the state. Advices re ceived indicate the election of a clean democratic delegation to Congress. The only doubtful district is the 7th, but [ Elliott is very popular in Beaufort and J Berkely. It is thought that Elliott will i get from 500 to 1.000 plurality. The i democratic county ticket in Berkley is ‘ elected by a handsome majority, and the : latest advices indicate the election of the I fusion county ticket in B aufort, as I against the regular republican ticket. ■ Arlvices from C< lumbia say: “The vote ; in this sta'e was light, being about 60,- ■ 000. Thousands of negroes -went to the i polls without registration tickets and ; could not vote. The returns at 10:00 I p. m. indicate a majority for Cleveland ’ of 35,000, and that McKinley and Miller, J republicans, running in the first ami l sevefirft districts in opposition to Dibble I and Elliott, have been defeated. No blued hed has been report'd.” KENTUCKY. Indications arc Hat Fi; ley, Rcpubll fari, in the 11th district is elected. Ail Xbtr disttku look Democratic. I 1 ILLINOIS. In Southern Illinois it rained at sev- ; eral points most of the day. All repor s so far received, outside of Cook county, show small Republican gains, which if maintained, will give Harrison several thousand gain over Blaine’s vote in 1884. Palmer’s vote for governor is greater than Cleveland’s at all points yet heard from. If this ratio is maintained in the state, Harrison's plurality will be about 25,000. Present figures indicate the election ot Fifer, Republican, for governor. by about 5,000 to 8,009 plurality, but this is un certain. MINNESOTA. It was roughly estimated, at St. Paul, that when the polls closed, 6,000 to 9.000 St. Paul voters had failed to get their ballots in, because of the heavy registra tion, and slowness of the inspectors. Great indignation is expressed, especially by the Democrats, as a vote of the city usually shows a Democratic majority. The Republican state committee claims state for Harrison by 2,500, Ninety■< two precincts give Harrison 12,606; Cleveland 10,346; Fisk 901. WEST VIRGINIA. The chairmen of both state committees claim the state. The result in the state will probably not be known for some days. GEORGIA. The returns came in slowly, but indi cations point to a much smaller Demo cratic vote than was anticipated. UNRELIABLE. The returns from the other statrs are so meager and unsatisfactory, that news will be deferred until a later hour. MASSACHUSETTS. One hundred and fifty towns give Harrison 47,520, Cleveland 33,785, lisle 2,648. The same towns in 1884 gave Blaine 38,426, Cleveland 28,778, Butler 6,561, St. John 2,861. MAINE. Returns show between 23,000 and 24,000 plurality for Harrison, a gain of j 4,000 over 1884. RHODE ISLAND. A New York Tribune bulletin says ■ Rhode Island trees Republican by 4,000 1 plurality. The latest official returns ; were: Harrison 21,968; Cleveland 17,- 496; Fisk 1,376. OREGON. Ninety-six precincts in Oregon out of i 496, outside of Portland, Harrison 2,767; 1 Cleveland 9,926; Fisk 730. The same pr cincts in 1881 gave Blaine 10,110; Cleveland 9,052. INCIDENTS. Among the prominent citizens arrested by United States deputy marshals in In- ' diauapolis, Ind., were A. B. Nordyke, ! D. W. Mormon and Barnard Rorrison, composing the well known manufactur- j ing firm of Nordyke, Mormon & Co. 'j They were arrested for having scratched j ballots in their hands which they were { distributing. The charge was that they ’ were deceiving voters. They were at once taken before the United States commissioner, and at once released on ! their own recognizance. Harrison i New, son of Colonel John New, and one of the proprietors of the Journal, i was arrested by a deputy United States > marshal fc-r interfering with an officer. : According to the best obtainable infor- ; mation, the deputy marshal arresteel a ! negro, and New asked the deputy what the charge against the man was, and the officer is said to have replied: “None of your business.” Whereupon Newsaid: “I will make it my business,” and the officer took him in. He was released by the commissioner on bond, and at onc« instituted suit against United Slates Marshal Hawkins for $2,000 damages, the papers being served on the murahal at once. P. J. Moran, the correspondent of the Atlanta Constitution, telegraphed: “As a piece of gossip picked up here to-night I learned that the names of Hon. A. E. Buck for postmaster-general and Mr. R. T. Dow for postmaster at Atlanta has been under favorable consideration of I General Harrison if he should become i President.” The rain had ceased shorH« Indian- I apolis, Ind., before two men weariu o fall overcoats with collars turned up walked ! quietly along Seventh street and entered j the polling place. They were Gen. Bar- i risen and his son Russell. Tire distance from their re.-idencc to the polling place is some three and a half squares. The chute being open when the general ar- | rived, he walked up tirthe window and I in the quietest possible manner handed i in his ballot. As the inspector drop'K-d the paper in the box he called out the name "Benjamin Harrison,” and the | clerk responded “Number 237,” signify- ' ing the number of ballots cast up to that i time. As this piecinct only east 302 votes in 1881, anti 357,in 1880, it will be seen that over two-tbkds of the vote wan iu at half past |gn. Russt-ll Harri son did not citizeu of Mon tana. .MbM A! 111.25 Per Annum; 75 e»nts tor Bix Months; 4 50 cents Three Months; Single Copies ( 5 cents' -In Advsnoa. i WASHINGTON NEWS. WHAT THE UNITED STATES OF FICIALS ARE DOING. Acting Secretary of the Navy Har mony has approved tlie findings and sen tence of the court martial in the case, of Lieut. Nelson T. Houston, who was found guilty of scandalous conduct tending to the destruction of good morals. His of fence consisted in obtaining, by bribing an employe, a copy of the questions to be propounded to the torpedo class, of which he was a member. The sentedCo of the court is that Lieut. Houston b© suspended from duty for three years on half waiting orders pay, to retain his I r.sent number in his grade nnd to be publicly reprimanded by the Secretary of the Navy. A colored Catholic congress will meet nt Washington, January 1, 1889. The historic event indicated was proposed by Daniel A. Rudd, of Cincinnati, Ohio, edit< rof a Catholic paprr for colored readers, and owned atm controlled by a member of the Roman church. Cardi nal Gibbons, of Baltimore, and Arch bishop E der, of Cincinnati, and other prelates, give the arrangements for tha congress earnest encouragement, and tbs Catholic press generally favors the as sembling together of leading colored people attached to their church. There are b< licve'i to be about 200,000 colored Catholics in the United States. In Tex as, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, South. Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Mary land there are large numbers, and among them some of the best and most influert tial families of the race. The third plena ry council of Baltimore, held in 1886, gave great impetus to the njisssionary work among the colored people of the country by passing a decree that special efforts should be made to educate and convert the negroes of the United States, and ordered that a collection be taken up annually in all the churches of this country, for that purpose. It further im plored youngmen studying for the priest . hood to give themselves to the work. As 1 a result, many institutions have been es tablished all over the country. Friends I of the congress think the ceremonial of their church well adapted as a vehicle of worship to the peculiarities of the negro j temperament. THANKSGIVING DAY- President Cleveland’s proclamation is as follows: Constant thanksgiving and gratitude are due from the American people to Almighty God for His good ness and mercy, which have followed them since the day He made them a na , tion nnd vouchsaf' d to them a free gov ! ernment. With loving kindness He has const.mt'y ltd us in the way of prosperity and greatness. He has not visited witn i swift punishment our shortcomings, but with a gracious care He has warned us of ' our dependence upon His forbearance, i snd has taught us that obedience to His ' holy law is the price of a continuance of His precious gifts. In ncknowledgo ■ merit of all that God has done for us as s nati'm, and to the end that on an ap pointed day the unite;! prayers of ngrate iui country may resell the throne of grace, I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, do hereby designate and setup rt Thursday, the twenty-ninth day of November, instant, as a day of thanks giving and prayer, to be kept and ob served thr ughout the land. On that day let all our people suspend their ordinary ' work and occu; ation-, and in their ao customed places of worship, with prayer' and songs of praise, render thanks to God for al His mercies, for the abundant harvest which h ive awarded the toil of tire husbandmin, during the year that has passed a d the rich reward that has fol lowed the labors of our people in their shops ami their marts of trade nod traffic. Let us give thanks for the peace and for the social order and contentment within our border, and for our advancement in all that adds to national greatness. And mindful of the afflictive dispensation with which a portion of our land has 1 been visi’cd, let us, while we humble 1 ourselves before the power of God, ac : knowledge his mercy in s tting the bounds to the deadly march of pesti lence, and let our hearts be chastened by sympathy for our fellow countrymen who have suffered and who mourn. And as we return thanks fcr all the blessings, which we have received from the hands of < ur Heavenly Father, let us not forget that He has enjoined upon us charity; and on this day of Thanksgiving let u* generously remember the poor and needy, so tint our tribute of praise and grati tude may be acceptable m the sight of the Lord. Done at the city of W ash ington, on the first day of’ November, eighteen hundred and eighty eight, and in the years of the independence ot the United States, the one-hundred and thirteenth. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name and caused the seal i f the United btatea to be affind. Grover C'jfevehtnd. By the Presrdeat. -i. 1. > NO. 4