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VOLUME CIV.— NO. 157.
TAFT'S TRIUMPH A NATIONAL LANDSLIDE
DUNNE SURE WINNER IN THE LOCAL FIGHT
Popular Judge of Superior Court
Re-elected by Plurality of
Congressman Hayes Defeats
George A. Tracy in a De«
Republicans Elect Four • State
Senators and Ten Assembly
men in This City
John J. Eagan's Mysterious
Blanket Franchise Ordi=
1 nance Is Lost
Judge Frank H. Dunne
San Francisco gave Taft a
plurality of approximately
10,000. Decency triumphed
in the re-election of Judge
Frank H. Dunne by a sub
stantial plurality. Judge
Judge Hunt was re-elected,
and Judges Carroll Cook and
George A. Sturtevant were
probably elected. Police
Judge George H. Cabaniss
was elected to fill an unex
pired term on the superior
Congressman Hayes de"
feated George A. Tracy de
cisively. The fourth con
gressional district is -in
doubt, with Judge James G.
Maguire holding a substan
tial lead over Julius Kahn ort
the face of incomplete re
turns. Murasky's plurality
in San Francisco over Melvin
for the unexpired term on
the supreme bench will prob
ably reach 10,000.
The republicans elected
four state senators and pos
sibly five in San Francisco.
Republican assemblymen are
elected in 10 districts, demo
crats in six, and two are in
The- re-election of Superior Judge
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The San Francisco Call.
Electors, Seven Congressmen
and Judge Melvin Secure
Dominant Party Will Again
Control Legislature With
Votes to Spare \
Taft Leaders Claim State by
75,000; :Bell Concedes It
Taft carried California, by. a plural
ity of at least 75,000, eclipsing the
forecasts made by the state central
Seven republican representatives
have been returned to their seats in
congress, all of them by triumphant
majorities. Julius Kahn in the fourth
district yielded the biggest surprise
of the election by losing to James
G. Maguire., Nearly completed re
turns give Maguire a- plurality of
about I.ICO. The vote stands: Ma
guire, 4,907 ; Kahn, 3,779. . . \u25a0 ; .
Associate Justice Melvin has: been
elected to the supreme court In a close
contest with -Judge Murasky. The big
plurality fof Murasky in this city. was
offset by the normal republican vote
throughout the state. Although Melvin
has. run far behind Taft. his continu
ance on the supreme bench is assured.
Following the head of the ticket an
overwhelming majority of republican
candidates for the legislature has been
elected and the people of this state
must look to the republicans of the
state senate and assembly to carry out
the direct primary and other construc
tive legislation now demanded by the
voters of both parties. The democrats
will be a negligible minority in the
The democrats of the state were
forced to acknowledge the defeat of
their standard bearer early in the even
ing. At 10 o'clock last night Theodore
A. Bell conceded the state to Taft by a
plurality of 60,000, and an .hour later
John F. Murray, secretary of the demo
cratic state central committee, reluc
tantly surrendered California to^the re
publicans by 40,000.
The actual result came as a surprise
even to the most optimistic of the re
publican campaign managers. In their
telegrams to National Chairman Hitch
cock they had claimed a plurality of
only 35,000, and when this conservative
figure was discounted by the returns
from all parts of the state there was
jubilation at the Fairmont headquar
ters. California had taken a proud
place In the list of states which over
whelmingly rejected Bryanism.
In the first congressional district Con
gressman TV. F. Englebright kept pace
with the head of the ticket and even
defeated his democratic opponent, E. W.
Holland, In sections where Bryan ran
ahead of Taft.
In the second district Congressman
McKinley holds his seat in congress
without trouble against W. K. Hays of
Chlco. In the third district the 'usual
overwhelming plurality was rolled up
for Congressman Knowland.
In the fifth district San Mateo and
Santa Clara counties added their plu
ralities to that given by the San Fran
cisco end of the district and returned
E. A. Hayes to the seat contested by
George A. Tracy In a hot battle. Nearly
complete returns in this' city give
Hayes 7.973, Tracy 3,704.. i }-?'~.
In the sixth district James C. Need
ham, never In any danger of defeat,
was elected by a big majority and will
go back to look after the Interests of
the state on the ways and means com
mittee when tariff revision Is under
In the seventh district, comprising
Los Angeles, James McLachlan was
re-elected, despite the bitter fight
waged against him by Harrison Gray
Otis. \u25a0 '
In the eighth district, S. C. Smith
buried his opponent, "W. E. Shepperd;
beneath an avalanche.
Owing to incomplete returns and the
closeness of the fight In some j sections
it Is impossible at this -time to calcu
late Judge Melvln's plurality. In'- his
home county, Alameda, Melvin dropped
considerably , behind Taft. "With all
but four precincts heard from, . Taft
received in Alameda county 20,807:-to
Bryan's 6,829; while Melvin p"olled
only 17,863 to 10,519 -polled, by Muras
ky. v In Sacramento Melvin ran closer
to the head-of the ' ticket, but he ran
behind in Sacramento "and othercoun
ties. . \u25a0 :•;. .-\u25a0' ':\u25a0".-\u25a0':
Nevertheless,, while the , republican
leaders preserved silence at
as to the outcome of the supreme court
fight, the indications point to Melvin's
! While" the republicans made a splen
did sweep of the legislative 7 field,; the
Vesults furnished some surprises.
While Assemblyman^ Drew, of Fresno
was elected. Assemblyman ,W. ;H.
Chandler, one > of *' th« : ablest.: members
of the lower ,house, has been' defeated
by the democratic candidate, \u0084W. r '-. R.
Continued on ' Page -4, i Column 1
BRYAN IS STUNNED
BY BIG LANDSLIDE
Democratic Candidate, a Sad
Man; Acknowledges Defeat
for Third Time -
LINCOLJs, Neb., Nov. 3.— Bryan ac
knowledged; his third defeat' for_ -'the
presidency -by ; retiring at: 10 ' o'clock.
He refused "to f make - any " comment on
the returns and announced that he^
would have no statement to-make, until;
tomorrow." He, sent no telegram of con
gratulations to \u25a0 Mr. \u25a0 Taft, as evidently
it was Mr. Bryan's iviost crushing ; de : j
feat. When, the returns showed >• hirii
that " the victory of ; thefrepublicans \u25a0 had
been" complete all; al6ngi.the^llne,;Taft
running even" ahead 'of .'.the ji Roosevelt"
vote ini many states and Cannon;,being
re-elected, his fa'ce^ became! exceedingly,
grave." He.wasfllkeja' man ?fairly f dazed,"
and , f or " once ; in 'his ? lif ©*: he? seemed :
a loss i to » account ; for -' the s disaster.; 1 K
".- The^ bulletins A were \u25a0received in 1 : the
"sun parlor" at Falr.vjew,',where^several
operators . were at .work. :Wlien '\u25a0; rea'd^
the first ' bulletin stickedL ; pff ; the". wlfes^
at 5:30. p.- m. ; Mr.^ Bryan; realized that
he had been again defeated. /
.Instantly,; hlsVf ace";; grew'- grav^e. and
the ' corners > of .'his i "mouth ' drb'o"ped.-^}C
A \u25a0 bulletin' from - Brooklyn": confirmed
his .worst ) fears" regarding^ New*. Xork.
It indicated that he wasr falling- be-"
hind - the party> vote ; % and . 'that :.Taf t
might '• win* McCarren'sj'county. -
; "That's /bati,".^ hV:':^ remarked. ' ."We
need - a~f strong ' vote'l there/ to^ offset
Taft's^ vote? up^the; state.' V: ;-.;;' "
:-.' Mr. -s ßryan ; appeared-. soon: <af ten iio
and spent ija* few* minutes * talking j with |
hisi neighbors '.who 1 * had 'come Vto
pathlze with him. >': • ',(' '
Wie Pilots} Aboard
MAKE TAFT SMILE
Chairman Hitchcock Sends Con
gratulations for Big New
k CINCINNATI, 'j O.;i; Nov.; 3.— Up to : 10
o'clock /-, tonight^ there"- had- ; been :no
break fin "the^ optimistic; character
the ' returns /received*; at * the> C.'j P. ' Taft
residence In this*;city; where •."Vyilliam-H.
.Tart, v the « republican -^candidate, %-i and
Mrs. :Ta'ft Iwerel surrounded iby . a? heavy
•partyfof Relative's -and close v friends/.
'U'At that timf.Tafthad no doubt of;hls
election, 1 as -indicated: by^the^congratu-:
latory .telegram *he • sent to * Chairman
Hitchcock -shortly: after;- 9; 'o'clock;* 1 cen-,
tral 'time.V ; " > -.\u25a0;"..> = \u25a0' ' ..'' .";.., \
><)' Judge' Taf t£ declined '\u25a0:'.\u25a0 to i make . any,
statement, he ;\u25a0 would \ delay. - it
untH'Ohlo had'~been,heard'from. v,c; ; >
4 : Elaborate V. preparations Vv had ' ; been
made iby^C'P^ Taf t if or 'receiving j tele
graphic reports.?-,The>rear\veranda? of
the quaint -but aristocratic , old' ; manslon
on Pike*; street ;had^ been -•inclosed » and
an^up i to 'date •• telegraph f.room * estab
lished.*^ One\wire^was^connected£ with
-national t% republican U; headquarters ft in
New: Yqrk'and^three; others brought in
news i :from v other; sources^- c' ;' ' '-. \u25a0"\u25a0.
\k\ From : 6 1 o'clock .'oh '}. bulletins jwefe ; re
ceived i-ln ? increasing .number, '[. and £the
enthusiasm ; of -the - party ,~. increased ; , in
proportion.;-! - I :%_^-; ';. .•\u25a0\u25a0"<
TAFT iHEARS ; BULLETINS
I In^the^bigjdrawing- room were; gath
ered .Mr.*and Mrs.^C.iP.'tTaf 1 l and tthelr
daughter,* Miss Louise;: Mrs?, William ;Hz
Heron,*- Mrs.^Prof eßsor t Moore* and , Mrs>
Wl 111 am 'Anderson/ arid Professor*' Moore ;
al so'i. MJss * Delia%Tar£e y^a'ti nt .f of it; the
Continued ©m" Page* 3/' Middle n v 1
BY BIG PLURALITY
Greater New^ -York Voters Save
-Day for Governor^ After
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL
< NEW- YORK, -Nov./ 4, •' 3 •a. m.— Qor-:
ernor^Hughes*. , plurality-' over Chariler
Is '; variously ~, estimated 1". by '•; different
newspapers.;.- The \'- Woj Id places .'. it at
7 0,000, i the ''Anierlcan^B.OOO^.'the' Tribune
74,000, « the 'Times gives '•- Hughes ; : 57,000,
"the} S lin >' 7 2, 0 0 0, * and ; the ) Heral d \ 6 o^o'fr 0. :
Hennas more plurality in* the state than
the » total \u25a0; vote 'cast for « Hearst's • candi
date," Shearn.' 'for "governor. : , ~
;: Hughes,", however.^ was 1 ; badly -cut In
every .county; of the state. ). This was as
noticeable ''in I ; Erie,! Albany,' .:: Onelda,
Saratoga. andl Clinton! as 'it was; in New
York, -Kings 'arid; thejother; counties of
the * greaefi city./fAll > the « candidates on
the ; state iticket \rah '. farfahea'd \of -him. 1
(IThe .-. j surpriseH^was j^'in - 'New i ; York
county. % He • was'! undoubtedlyicut ' heav-
Hyvin Vwhat Tare s known fas \ standard-re
publlcanj districts. I ;':'He jflldi surprisingly
,weiriln > Jregular.Y<deinocfa'tic if districts,"
showing thatlthftTyotejfoi^hlnilwas toa
great- extent "inonpartlsaiil arid based not
upon 5; partyi strength; but Yon Uhe valu
ation-placed Vby^the;' electorate- on his
services \ to jthe.^Btate.*^ ;.; V \u25a0 '
' J C\i!:\'Ti\ii^^i^^\<^^ix,ik : - .-..\u25a0
\ Erie ; by } more
, than. 4,ooo,
6,000. Albany^ he];" raßJll.BOO^vbtes
relatlvely^lnfall|theiup* state 5 counties.
\u25a0Co5ll««e« |"omTr»i«! 8»V Coliuui** ';
r<-*.r <-*. •?^ v:>\ -r-' iy- m T m A CT ' "'" ' '»"*
will be added to
N^v7tre-Su^idaK CaUifot Sunday, and will appear
Iheiea^* I !^^
manners and, pastimes of spe
cial interest to the high school girl. Every girl
will be delighted with this page..
Ohioan Choice of American
People for White House
D Ll* P '-\u25a0 • D il D~ 1 - iir.ii a *'• t
Kepubkcan bongress in Doth Branches W ill Assist
// New President Passing Needed Legislation
CHICAGO, Nov. 3.^-WilKam Howard Taft has been
elected president of the United States. The returns at this
timelridicate that he will have a majority of 139 votes in
the electoral college over his thrice defeated adversary, Wil
liam .Jennings Bryan. It seems at this time that he will
have 311 votes, while his democratic rival will receive 172.
Taft has carried every doubtful state in the east and
west, including New York, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland and
some of the far western states, but hot including Nebraska,
which seems to have gone for Bryan.
His majority in New York state r may reach 200,000 ; he
carried Ohiq'by nearly 100,000 and Jllinois by 175,000. In
diana was extremely close, the majority there for the head
of the -ticket ranging from 5,000 to 1 5,000, according to the
returns at 1 o'clock this morning. The returns show that
the far western mountain states — Colorado and Idaho
have given Taft their electoral votes, but these returns may
be changed later in the night.
The "election, as a whole has been an overwhelming
triumph for the republican party and for the Rooevelt poli
cies. Bryan is beaten as badly as ever he was before, and he
seems to have" made but little headway.in the affections of
the people; ;so^ far^asvvotes are cont'erned. Where he did
gain was; in • sta tes where*Hhere \u25a0 were republican factional
fights'or a temperance struggle over the state ticket involv
ing the electoral ticket as well.
-President Taft will be supported by. a congress that
will be republican in both branches, thus insuring the
passage of a satisfactory revision of the'tariff under repub
lican auspices and without a possibility of factional oppo
sition by the democrats. The returns up to 1 o'clock this
morning indicate that there will be 215 republicans and 176
democrats in the house.; This. gives the republicans a ma
jority of 39.
The result will be that the republicans will be in a position to
organize the house by the election of a speaker, will control all the
committees he may appoint and will be able to dictate legislation
during the two years beginning March 4.
The carried New York state for both the national
and state tickets. Taft- has won by a tremendous plurality and
Hughes by a good, safe margin. Taft's plurality may reach 200,000
and he has done the-surprising thing of carrying greater New York
by. a small figure. •
. Hughes' plurality now js estimated at 15,000 to 20,000, but it
may be greater. Shearn, the Hearst candidate for governor, polled
between 25,000 and 3Q,000 in greater New York.
Taft's great plurality was dve __ almost' wholly to democratic
losses in New York and Brooklyn. The^figures show that Taft's
/vote; up state fell off heavily from that received by Roosevelt in
1904, but Bryan's vote in New York and the other counties making
lip the greater city slumped heavily from ' ; Parker's, and even from
his own vote in 1900. Tammany and. Pat. McCarren's machine in
Brooklyn 'evidently knifed Bryan unmercifully. Had they worked
for.him loyally, instead of betraying him, the result iri this state
might -have been actually close/ But the hopes of "Fingy" Connors,
Murphy and the McCarren gang were centered on Chanfer and they,
sold Bryan out to gain their end.
- Likewise the machine republicans sold out Hughes. Never
was there a ? more striking example of -how little political bosses
care for principle .than in this 4 election.
The racetrack and gambling element of whatever party, was, of
course, against Hughes. A whole train load ~of track followers and
horse owners 'came over from' Baltimore,, where a race meeting is
being' h'eld*at Pimlico, to vote for.Chanler.^The solidarity of the
racing- vote -was shown, by, ;the results. "~ ;'..; y
;There" is. no; doubt that the republicans -will control the sixty
fipst'ebngress; in: both branches. They have 'carried an i overwhelm
ing; majority: of the -house of representatives ; and. have 'scarcely lost
ai single -district where r they had; any; reasons to -hope -for success.
•\u25a0^The returns 'for some of the interior counties , will change 'the 'results in
a". few, districts/, but the'* figures up ? to ' midn^ight^indjeated a:\u25a0 total .republican
strength; in i the \lower" house of congress of \ 2ls *memßers, leaves^l76 seats
to-the democrats; and giving Taft. the' advantage, of^asmajority; 1 in ithehbase
of ; ; 39/'which '* is much more -than -enough *to -.ebntroli all ? the/ legislation of
congress in the next :two years.: 1] -'\u25a0\u25a0; *• ••" -r ; - .. .
, \u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0- There will ibe - a slight Llo'ssyin ..the senate, but- that t was to -be expected,
the ; republican ; strength being \u25a0-, left it 58,- with " 34 democrats, • thus . giving a
republican ma j ority of ; 24 in s the : seriate; which "is \u25a0 far, more • than ' is'necesaary.
.: Joseph .'G.^jZannon ; of -Illinois was re-elected v in his^home' district, the
fight ; of : the' labor, people' seeming, to have' made -little impresssion on his* per
sonal strength: with his people. * r He unquestionablyl will be re-elected speaker
by a T republican caucus by the opening of, next congress. * *
/N- H.Taf 111 1 isTpledged ,to "call a ; special session "of -congress within ' a short time
after his- inauguration 'for. the purpose' of revising/the tariff. 7 The result .will
betthatebngress will be Jn session probably for at least 60 days precedmj the
i> Cannon will therefore , be "elected speaker, much ; earlier than .would ordir
harily be : the case. -He will r have; the \u25a0 appbintment'bf "all of.- the committees^
of : the; house and will be in control 'of legislation as much as ever under the v*
rules" of (the house lof ,\u25a0 representatives. ' "
"/Almost more important to the p«ople at large than s the ; certainty of a
revision the 1 tariff ;on /lines i is the by "-.the ? sweeping, ]':
victory fof : i the " republicans that 'practically all" "of 1 ; thefpolicies- of -President "
Roosevelt : can \u25a0 be promptly.- carried out so : far as ' such ;a thing 'can jbe done *
;•;; Tin ;thc) seriate , .'James :S. Sherman, having •beciT elected \vice president.
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