H. N. Goose a candicate for Sheriff in 1888
. TO-DAY'S TO-DAY'S TO-DAY'S ELECTION. Considerable Interest Among the Voters In the Various Various Races. Warm Con testa For the Offices of Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney Attorney of the City Court. With tba rise of tba son this morning begins begins an important county election, and tba balloting will continue until the polls ara closed at night. Much interest to centered ia this election. For two months past tba canvass baa beea interesting, and the results of to-day's to-day's to-day's election election are even now uncertain, so close are tbe various candidates Branding to each otber in tbe popularity of tba voters. Toe canvass has been a thorough one, and every oandi- oandi- from Sheriff down to Constable, has succeeded in getting his friends worked up in his behalf. The canvass to over, and whose work baa been in vain will be when the count to made to night. This has been no party fight, and ao party lines have been drawn on any of tbe candidates. It to simply a contest be- be- ween citizens as to whica to the most popu lar and which sea mi tbe most competent for the position. Tbe election of to-day to-day to-day may be telrsa aa no evidence bow tbe district will go t November. Tbe registration baa been large and complete, and there are 1,500 a now on tbe books than the voters for all tbe candidates tor Governor at the election last summer. It remains to be seen whether these 1,500 names will swell the regular Democratic majority in November, November, or cut that estaiiiwhed majority down. The issue of to-day to-day to-day will bo watched with additional tn barest, because it will ba tbe first election in Loulsviila lor sous years where money will not ba mads tba mala is sue and where the ballots of tbe tax-payees tax-payees tax-payees will not be nnllined by tbe purchased votes of corruptible voters. While some money may be spent to influence votes to-day, to-day, to-day, it is generally believed that such questionable methods will only be resorted to should tba election ba at ail doss between the candi- candi- Certain it is, as yet no preparations have been made for corrupting voters, and as far as can ba learned no combinations nave bean an tared into by any of tba candidates. candidates. Tbe headquarters of tbe various candidates were crowded ail yesterday wita toetr friends, while the voting lists ware revised and the organisations were perfected. The friends ox saca ot tbe candidates are wora-ina: wora-ina: wora-ina: hard, and tborouch organizations will ba at all of tbe voting precincts to-day. to-day. to-day. r or Manual oi tue uty umn, i.aoe v es ter and Harry Bey mar have bad a lively contest, and the friends of each claim that their maa will wm. vetter nas neia tne office and to well known. Bey mar has not in office, but is a hustler. And to us stands tba race between thews two. the only candidates. Sheriff William dark has made an excel lent public officer, his friends say. and, as it is the custom, tnlnk him entitled to tbe sec ond term. The Shrievalty is one of the moat important public offices in the county. , Mr. Ciark to opposed by Capt. H. N. liocee, the wall known livery man, who was a deputy in the Sheriff's office under Sheriff Ronald from lb63 to lbt7, aod to a man of standing and character. Sheriff Clark's friends claim that Mr. Goose has used the fact that Sheriff Clara did his sworn duty in hanging YV iliiam Patterson, the murderer of Jennie Bowman, as an argument against that offi cial among the negroes and the lower class of whites. On the otber hand it has been discovered that Capt. Goose once vowd for local option, and this to being used against him by tne powerful Liquor Dealers' Protective Association. Association. A resolution condemning . Capt. Goose's candidacy has bean adopted by that organization, and all the saloon-keepers saloon-keepers saloon-keepers in tbe city have been notified of the action and tbe causes wnicn lea up to it. l ms, it is thought, will considerably weaken Mr. Goose, as much of his strength was attribu. ted to bis popularity with tbe saloon-keepers saloon-keepers saloon-keepers aad the German clement. In the event of Capt. Goose's election his principal deputies will be "Doc" McCollougb and Pat O'liern. Sheriff Clark, it to understood, will make no Changs in his force of popular deputies.