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New Orleans, Aprü 18. - The state election took place Tuesday. It was of more than usual interest from the fact that a publican ticket had been put in the field headed by ex-Governor Warmoth, and thatthe Young Men's Democratie association had declined t o support the regular Democratie city ticket, and put one of their own selection up, which was supported bv the Republicans. The Y. M. D. A. had also given notice that the election must be fair and a fair count had, and to secure this had armed and arranged to put down any intimidation, etc., by the loeric A Y. 51. d. a. guard. of the Winchester rifle. The regular Democratie organization had also obtained the appointment of a large number of special policernen, all of whom were armed, and there was much apprehension that abloody riot would result f rom all these preparations. Throughout the state the election was exceedingly quiet, not a single breach of the peace being reportad outside of this city. Here only three shooting afïrays occurred, one of which resulted fatally. , The first trouble of the day began at one of the Second ward polls. Sergt. Mike McLaughlin, of the regular city pólice, it is alleged, snatched a ticket f rom the hand of a negro voter. Thomas S. Nobles, one of the deputies of the Young Men's Democratie association, went to the negro's assistance. He claims that he was struck by Peter Byrnes, one of the regular policemen, and knoeked down. When Nobles aróse he drew his revolver and flred into the crowd, the bullet striking Byrnes in the stomach and inflieting a serious but not fatal wound. Bef ore the pólice could arrest Nobles a crowd rushed upon him, knoeked him down, and iramped him under foot. After he had been taken to the station it was found he was seriously hurt, and he was sent to the hospital. Information of this affair was immediately sent to the Continental armory, where a squad of men were stationed with Winchester rifles. A score of them sprang into express wagons and were rapidly driven to the scène of trouble. The regulars heard they were coming and prepared to receive them, but before hostilities ould be begun, Maj. E. A. Burke and Judge Robert Davey had reached an agreemet that any further trouble would be settled by ai'bitration. Maj. Burke thereupon advised tbe Y. M. D. a squad to return to quarters. Soon after this affray there was another in the Fourth ward, but fortunately it resultad only in a waste of powder. No further trouble occurred until after the polls were closed, when a dispute aróse between James Wear, a prominent fireman and a member of the Y. M. D. A. , and George Dunn, a regular Democrat. Both began firing together, and "VV'ear was instantly killed. With these exceptious the election was unusually quiet. A very large vote was polled, perhaps 85,(XX), and the polling booths were crowded throughout he day with men having heavy revolvere conspicuously displa}'ed, but there was not the slightest friction. There was a great deal of scratching. and the result is not yet definitely known. The impression prevails at this hour that Judge Robert Davey, regular Democrat, has defeated Mayor Joseph Shakespeare for the mayoralty, and that Feter FtuTell, regular, has been elected commissioner of public buildings over Gen. G. T. Beauregard, Y. M. D. A. It is believed that nearly all of the remainder of the Y. M. D. A. ticket is elected. The negroes and white Republieans voted almost solidly for the Y. M. D. A. ticket. Only a few of the country paríshes have been heard from thus far, but the eiection of Nieholls for governor by a large majority - probably 40,000 to 50,000- is assured. Ouachita, Governor McEnery's parish, gives the largest Democratie majority in its history. There was practically no voting for Warmoth. Tensas, Madison, Concordia, Caddo, DeSoto. East and West Carroll and all the other north Louisiana parishes give overwhelming Democratie majorities. St. Mary's parish in south Louisiana, which has heretofore given 2,000 to 3,000 Republican majority, is claimed by the Democrats. Every parish heard from so far except Tensas, shows Democratie gains, and it is not impossible that ïf icholls" majority will reach that of McEnery's in 1884. His majority in this city is from i 2,000 to 15,000. Later.- Returns now indícate that both Davey and Farrell are defeated and that the entire Y. M. D. A. ticket is elected.


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