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Vol. 5
THE ELECTION
Returns As Yet Incomplete. Demo
crats Elect Many Governors in the
Northern States. Local Results
New York. —The victory of Wil.ion
and Marshall was one of tho tuost
sweeping in American politics, the
democratic candidates receiving the
largest majority of electoral vcteb
given to any candidates sinre tb.D civil
war.
There was not a brer.k in the tt mo
cratic column from Texas to Mary
land, and in addition the democratic
candidates carried the
strongholds of lowa, Illinois, Masaa
chusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio and
Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, North Da
kota and Wyoming. President Tali
carried only two states with a tatt i
8 votes. Roosevelt carried hie states
with 77 votes, while 39 states gave
their 425 votes to Governor Wilsou.
Idaho and California are Etill doubt
ful.
The democratic landslide not only
gave that party the presidency but re
sulted In the election of democratic
governors in many statts beretu«ore
strongly republican.
Democratic governors were elected
In Illinois, Colorado, Connecticut, Dal
aware, Indiana, lowa, Kansas. Mass: 1
chusettß. Michigan, Missouri, Hon
tana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio nna
Washington.
Governor Hay, of Washington, was
defeated for reelection by Lrnost Lis
ter, his democratic opponent, Kt'.d Gov
ernor Hawley, of Idaho, also faiK'd of
reelection, the voters favoring
M. Haines, the republican candidate
The democrats have both houses o:
congress. Returns indicate a demo
cratlc majority in the lower house c
Hit over all opposing strength, and ;
majority of at least four in the senate
In addition to electing successor;
to democratic senators now sitting,
democrats will displace republicans
from Oregon, New Jersey, Kansas
Colorado, Montana, Delaware and Ne
vada.
Massachusetts' vote for Wilson was
the first time the Bay state had ever
favored other than a republican for
president.
The hardest hit in the whole clec
tion was the loss by President Taft
of his own state of Ohio to Wilson
by more than 100,000 plurality.
The democratic presidential plural
ity in New York is the largest that
state has ever given the parts and it
is the first time the voters outside of
the metropolitan district have given
a democratic presidential candidate a
plurality.
Representative Longworth, son-in
law of Colonel Rosevelt. was defeated
for reelection from the First Ohio dis
trict by Stanley Bowdle. democrat, by
85 votes and ex-Speaker Joe Cannon
was defeated by Frank T. O'Huir, his
democratic opponent, receiving a plu
rality of about 1200.
The election added Arizona. Kansas.
Oregon and Michigan to the number
of states allowing women the right of
franchise.
THE ELECTORAL VOTE
Wllaon
Alabama *$
Arlxona j,
Arkansas s
Colurudo -
Connecticut j
Delaware 6
Florida 14
Georgia
Illinois jj;
Indiana 13
lowa
Kaunas ]3
Kentucky 1( ,
Doulsiana ' *" g
Maryland 6
Maine ■ jg
Maaaachunettß J0
Mlaalaalppl Jg
Missouri '
Jdontana g
Nebraska .
New Hampshire s
Nevada j4
New Jersey 3
New Mexico 4f ,
New York ]2
North Carolina 6
North Dakota ■ ;„ 4
Ohio 10
Oklahoma 5
Ore*-on ■ •■• I
Rhode Island 8
Bouth Carolina "!".J|
Tenneaace ,2V
Texas 12
Vlrfrinla »
West Virginia v
Wisconsin 3
Wyomtac _
42!>
Total
Rooaavelt
IS
Mkhlean 12
Minnesota jg
I'eiißylvunla j
Bouth I'akota • 7
Washington _
77
Total
Ta«
4
rtah ;; 4
Vermont _
I
Total
Doubtful
f'altfornia t
aabo -
11
Total
„ Proereßslves elected
JStfSW* S* lso tbe
legislative ticket.
Cmtßolioattnn of Ihr partftr Ptlol aah ffhr Ipnhrn #nn
LISTER HAS PLURALITY
Returns Show R»ce for Governor I*
Exceedingly Close
Seattle. —With returns received
frbm all but 20 small precincts, in
many of which the total vote will not
be more than 15 or 20, Ernest Lister,
democratic candidate fbr governor,
has a plurality over Governor Hay,
republican, of 726. The remaining
precincts, which are small, probably
will not change the result materially,
but it is not unlikely that the official
count will be necessary to determine
the result.
The returns, practically complete,
show that Washington went for Roose
velt overwhelmingly, elected a demo
cratic governor, republican state of
ficers generally, two progressive con
gressmen at large, and three republi
can district congressmen.
Congressman Will E. Humphrey, re
publican, squeeied through by a plur
ality of 1137 in the first district. Al
bert Johnson, republican, was elected
from the second district by 1172.
while La Follette. progressive repub
lican, won by 4000 over his democratic
opponent, and by 6000 over the pro
gressive in the third district. J. A.
Falconer, progressive, won by 7000
for congressman at large, while J. W.
Bryan, progressive, won by 4000 plur
ality over the republican candidates.
The Roosevelt progressives elected
all their candidates for the legislature
in Pierce county and a number in
King and other countieß.
It is estimated that the socialists
polled 40,000 votes for Debs in Wash
ington. Miss Anna Maley, socialist
candidate for governor, did not run
nearly so well. In Snohomish and
Kittitas counties Debs got more votes
than either Wilson or Taft. These
are both Roosevelt counties, however,
and the Roosevelt progressives got
the county offices and Beats in the
legislature. A socialist representative
to the legislature was elected from
Mason county. There is a chance that
a socialist senator was elected from
the district embracing Kitsap, Mason
and Island counties.
It is not unlikely that the Roosevelt
progressives and democrats combined
will have a majority in the house
Half the senators hold over, and they
are nearly all republicans, hence the
new senate will be safely republican.
There are no decisive returns on offi
cers below governor, but it is believed
that the majority of the republican
I candidates were elected, the other
: places going to the progressives.
Initiative, referendum, and recall
amendments to the state constitution
undoubtedly have been adopted by a
heavy vote throaghout the state. The
first amendment on the list, voted,
which proposed to remove the consti
tutional prohibition against a county
officer holding office more than two
successive terms, apparently has been
defeated.
TOTAL PRESIDENTIAL
VOTE IN RECENT YEARS
The total vote for president this
year will be a record one. This was
indicated not only by interest in a
campaign usually regarded as unique,
but by a deduction from mathematical
averages of voters at the last nine
presidential elections. The average
is reached by computing the projKir
tion of voters to the population «t
each election. This average, begin
ning with 1876, and including I*oß.
is 18 2-10 persons in every hundred
of the population at the time of the
election.
The percentage of voters to the pop
ulation in those election years was af
follows:
In 187 G. Hayes-Tilden, .184: 1880.
Garfield-Hancock. .183: 1884. Cleve
land Blame, .181; 1888. Harrißon-
Cleveland. .205; 1892, Cleveland-
Harrison, .183: 1890, McKinley-Hry
an. .185: 1900, McKinley-Bryan. 182;
1904. Roosevelt-Parker, .164; 190 S.
Taft-Bryan. .167.
Besides the natural increase in the
native population and in the natural
ized foreigners, the admission of the
states of Arizona and New Mexic?
and the exercise of woman suffrage
for the first time in the states of Cali
fornia and Washington will add ma
| terially to the vote.
The population of the United State:-
--•on Nov. ]. 1912. according to the rate
lof increase in the census figures, was
I 95,823.484. The average proportion
jof .182 of the population applied to
i the population figures gives a tote!
vote of 17,506.950.
The tables which follow show ill
the total vote cast in the United
States, and total for the Democrat
and Republican parties respectively
in the presidential elections from 1615!
to 1908: and (21 the total vote ca=t
in each state in 1906. and the number
for the Democrat and Republican elec
tors respectively:
LYNDEN, WASHINGTON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14, 19/2
I Ypar Total vote Dem. Rep. Plurality
I ,gjT' 11,371.408 5,540,050 5,444.337 95.713
l 12.043.603 5.554.414 6.180,803 362,612
l i£l 13.813.243 *6.467.946 7.035.638 567,692
j, Iqqd 13.8454,516 6.358,071 7,219.530 861.459
I .J,,,. 13,523,519 5.084.191 7,628.834 2.544.343
| j q „ s 14.887,133 6,409.106 7.679,006 1,259,900
f The popular vote in 1908 for presi
dential electors by states was as fol
lows :
State Total Pern. Rep.
Alabama 103,809 74,374 25,308
Arkansas 152.126 87.015 56., 60
California 386.587 127.492 214.398
Colorado 263.877 126.644 122.7 -
Connecticut .188,999 68.255 112.91;,
Delaware 48.024 22.071 25.014
Florida 49.360 21.104 18.654
Georgia 122.794 72.413 41.692
Idaho 97.289 36,162 52.621
•Illinois 1.154,751 450,795 629,928
Indiana 721.126 328.262 348.993
lowa 494.770 200.771 275.218
Kansas 275.946 161,209 19,.210
Kentucky 49H.687 244.092 225.711
Louisiana 75.146 63,568 *>,9:'S
Maine 106.336 55,403 66.98,
Maryland 238.581 U6.WB 116,513
Mass 456.926 155.543 265.9.0
I Michigan 541.749 175.771 5«f.680
Minnesota .-331,804 109.401 19...84..
i Mississippi .. 66.904 60,297 4.36.,
THE NEXT LEGISLATURE
The following tables show the
apportionment of the new legisla
ture as between the three parties:
SENATE. _ I
Republicans "*
I Progressives J]
] Democrats ' !
I Socialist 1 i
Total « 2 i
HOUSE.
Republicans if >
S Progressives 30
; Democrats 11
' Socialist 1
Not reported 1
Total • • • • 9 "
IN JOINT SESSION.
Republicans Jjj
I Progressives 37
Democrats 24
Socialist 2
Not reported . . . . ' 1
Total 13
Wit but one member of the new
legislature unaccounted tor. the re
publicans are found to be in con
trol of the state senate and will
break even in the house, whiel they
will control in joint session.
There is no prospect that the re
publicans will be able, howevei, to
hold their 48 in line lor any party
legislation. There are several who
were strong Roosevelt supporters
hut who ran on the regular repub
lican ticket.
Senator Iverson, from the 23d dis
trict, is a Roosevelt man although
elected on the j-epublican ticket and
may work with the progxesieJvea.
The distinct feature of the corn
ins; session will be the first np-
MMtraaoa. of the woman legislator.
There will be two women mem
bers. Mrs. N. J. Croa'ke of Ta co
ma goes to the lower house as a
progressive, and -Mrs W. H. Axtell
of Bf-llingham goes to the lower
house as I republican Mrs Ax
tell, who is the wife of Dr. W. -1.
AKteJl, is the only republican leg
islator elected in Whatcom county
the others being two progressives
and one democrat. Mrs. Croake
is an ardent progressive and was
one of the first voters in Pierce
county to take up the new party
light. She is a practicing physici
an.
The republican candidates for the
state offices lead the progressivse
by from three to eight thousand
throughout the state. The demo
cratic candidates are third in the
race.
IN WHATCOM COUNTY
We herewith give unofficial re
turns, which the official count Will
not materially change, of the vote
cast for president, congressman Ist
district, governor, lieutenant gov
ernor, stale senator, county com
missioner, and judges of the super
ior court in the precincts covered
by The Tribune's circulation. Tinie
.iiid space will not permit giving the
Lount in all of the prejinctß ol the
en unty.
TOWN OF LYNDEN.
Taft 47, Wilson 74, Debs 93, Cha
f'n 17, Roosevelt 125,
Humphrey 83, Heifer 61, Gilbert
95, Landon 105;
Hay 57, Lister 73, Malev 104.
Stivers 10, Hodge 109;
Hart 57, Collier 6"2, Barth 95
i'eats 121 ;
Brown 24, Baker 135, Dorr 54,
Snmpley 131,-
Commissioners: Butters 36, Aus
;in 41, Zobrist 59, Shagren 218.
Wilson 38. Fitzgerald 66, Hintz 75
Legoe 145;
Hardin 234, Kellogg 77, Pem
berton 1 57.
LYNDEN Ist PRECINCT.
Taft 18, Wilson 62, Debs 68,
Chafin 8 Roosevelt 132.
Humphrey 31, Heifner 56, Gil
bert 54. Landon 120.
Hay 31, Lister 57, Maley 60,
Brearcliff 3, Stivers 10, Hodge 114
Hart 24, Collier 49, Barth ,60
Teats 123.
Brown 20. Baker 100, Dorr 36
Sampley 120.
Commissioners: Butters 25, Aus
tin 11, Zobrist 34, Shagren 205
Wilson 21. Fitzgerald 3T, Hiutz44
Legoe 147.
Hardin 187, Kellogg 45. Pem
berton 14 7.
LYNDEN 2nd PRECINCT.
Taft 41, Wilson 36, Debs 16, Cnaf-
Missouri 715.874 346,r.74 347.203
Montana 68.822 29.326 32.323
Nebraska 266.799 lf!l.<t»9 126.997
Nevada 24,526 11.212 1v.775
New Hump. .. 89.592 3:1.6". 53.149
New Jersey ..467.198 182.567 865,226
New York .1.622.350 667.468 970.070
North Car 252.310 136,99r. 114,927
North Dak .... 94.5>*2 32.855 57.68"
Ohio 1,121.7.88 507,712 572.312
Oklahoma 255.228 122.36:; 1ie.474
Oregon 110,889 39.049 62.530
Perm 1.267.443 448.778 74.".779
Rhode Island 72.317 24,71>6 43.942
South Car 66.398 62.290 3.965
South Oak. .114,775 4U.260 67.536
Tennessee -.257.515 135,608 118.324
Texas 292.472 217.302 65.666
Utah 108,611 42,601 61.02S
Vermont, 52,654 11,496 39..".52
Virginia 137.066 82.946 52,573
Washington ..183,879 58.691 106,062
West Vir 258,151 111.518 137.MS
Wisconsin 454.435 1C6.632 247.747
Wyoming 37,609 14,918 10,846
in 5, Roosevelt TO,
Humphrey 29, Heifner 30, Gil
bert 14. Landon 72.
Hay 41. Lister 27, Maley 17,
Stivers 3. Hodge 73.
Hart 47, Coilier 25, Barth 14
Tents 72.
Brown 32, Baker 40, Dorr 17,
Sampley 75.
Commissioners: Butters 23, Aus
tin rS, Zobrist 11*. Shagren ill,
l . ilsoc 22, Fitzgerald 16. llintz 16.
Legoe 86.
Hardin 113, Kellogg 31, Pem
bertou 8 4
DELTA Ist PRECINCT
Taft 14, Wilson 28, Debs 47.
Chafin 6. Roosevelt 94.
Humphrey 24, Heifner 30, Gil
bert 46, Landon 80.
Hay 20, Lister 28, Maley 49,
Preareliff 1, Stivers 6, Hodge 90.
Hart 13. Collier 26, Barth 4 4
Teats 99.
Brown 22, Baker 24, Dorr 35
Sampley 58.
Commissioners: Butters 15, Aus
tin 16, Zobrist 36, Shagren 120
Wilson 24, Fitzgerald 2". Hintz 39
Legoe 10 5.
Hardin 133, Kellogg 38. Peber
ton 92.
DELTA 2nd PRECINCT.
Taft 17, Wilson 23, Debs 34
Chafin 11, Roosevelt 60.
Humphrey 24. Hvifner 19, Gi
!>ert 38, Landon 50.
Hay 22, Lister 26, Maley 4 2
■preareliff 1. Stivers 8, Hodge 47.
Hart 26, Collier 19. Barth 35
Teats 54.
Brown 22, Baker 24, Dorr
Sampley 58.
Commissinere: Butters 17. At
tin 14, Zobrist 36, Shagren 76,
Hintz 51. Legoe 68.
Hardin 97, Kellogg 15, Pember
ton 86.
LAWRENCE.
Taft 76. Wilson 28. Debs 32.
Chafin 38, Roosevelt 99.
Humphrey 96, Heifner 19. Gil
bert 33, Landon 93.
Hay 92, Lister 20, Maley 35,
ftivers 30. Brearcliff 2, Hodge 88.
Hart 87, Collier 24, Barth 33.
Teats 100".
Brown 72, Baker 39. Dorr $*,
Satrpiey 97.
Commissioners: Butters 57, Aus
tin 18 Zobrist 30, Shagren 154
Wilson 65, Fitzgerald 25, Hintz 31
Legoe 128.
Hardin 205, Kellogg 60, Per
n; bert on 13 7.
NOOKSACK Ist PRECINCT.
Taft 42, Wftßon 25, Debs 47,
Chafin 12, Roosevelt 39.
Humphrey 48, Heifner 28, Gil
bert 48, Landon 34.
Hay 45, Lister 27. Maley 53.
Brearcliff 53. Stivers 8. Hodge 32.
Hart 42, Collier 25, Barth 51
Teats 37.
Brown 47, Baker 22, Dorr 40.
Sampley 42.
Commissioners: Butters 35, Aus
tin 19, Zobrist 47, Shagren 59.
Wilson 36, Fitzgerald 22. Hintz 48.
46.
Hardin 88, Kellogg 31, Pem
berton 60.
NOOKSACK 2nd PRECINCT
Tuft 7, Wilson 28, Debs 21,
Cbiifin 2. Roosevelt 89.
Humphrey 11, Heifner 25, Gil
bert 20, Landon 88.
Hay 9. Lister 19, Maley 20
Stivers 1, Hodge 101.
Hart 9, Collier 21, Barth 18.
Teats 93.
Brown 21, Baker 19, Dorr 19
Sampley 80.
Commissioners: Butters 4, Aus
tin 17. Zobrist 19. Shagren 104
Wilson 9, Fitzgerald 25, Hintz 20
Legoe 85.
Hardin 10 3, Kellogg 18, Pern
her ton 85.
NOOKSACK 3rd PRECINCT
Taft 66, Wilson 42, Debs 52
Chafin 79, Roosevelt 154.
Humphrey 77. Heifner 68, G
bert 50, Landon 138.
Hay GO, Lister 48, Maley 4 0
Stivers 59, Hodge 177.
Hart 80, Collier 39, Barth 80
Brown 113. Baker 44, Dorr '
Teats 194.
Sample* 163.
Commissioners: Butters 4a, Au
tin 11, Zobrist 50, Shagren 25C
Wilson 47, Fitzgerald 52, Hintz 4 5
Lecoe 227.
Hardin 281, Kellogg 07. Pembe
ton 232.
FERNDALE.
Taft 50. Wilson 62, Debs M
Chafin 24. Roosevelt 73.
Humphrey 68. Heifner 52, GfJ
bert 36, Landon 65.
Hay 64, Lister 50, Maley 36
Stivers 21. Hodge 71.
Hart 64. Collier 4\. Barth 38,
Teats 68.
Brown 100. Baker 42. Dorr 36
Sampley 50.
Commissioners: Butters 63, Aus
tin 42. Zobrist 35 Shagren 77,
Wilson 122, Fitzgerald IT, Hiniz
32, Legoe 63.
Hardin 159. Kellogg 64, Pem
berton 104.
FERNDALE Ist PRECINCT
Taft 43. Wilson 74, Debs 3 2
Chafin 41, Roosevelt 104.
Humphrey 50, Heifner 60, Gil
bert 29, Landon 110.
Hay 53, Lister 56. Maley 28
Stivers 29. Hodge 116.
Hart 47, Collier 63, Barth 2 7
Tents 111.
Brown 99, Baker 47, Dorr 2 7
Savrjey 94.
Commissioner: Butters 48,' Au
stin 39, Zobrist 24, Shagren 134
Wilson 96. Fitzgerald 22. Hintr
20. Legoe 14 3.
Hardin 213, Kellogg 70, Pem
berton 151.
FERNDALE 2nd PRECINCT
Taft 67, Wilson 75. Debs 91
Chafin 14, Roosevelt 110.
Humphrey 82, Heifner 65, Gil
bert 89. Landon 102.
Hay 82, Lister 76, Maley 100
Stivers 8, Hodge 91.
Hart 79, Collier 66, Barth 92
Te;,tS 101.
Brown 124, Baker 56, Dorr 98
Sampley 72.
Commissioners: Butters 49, Aus
tin 74. Zobrist 84, Shagren 138
Wilson 63, Fitzgerald 54,Hintz
1. Legoe 14 9.
Hardin 259, Kellogg 74. Peji
berton 17 7.
DEMING.
Taft 58. Wilson 32, Debs 2-'
Chafin 7, Roosevelt 11.
Humphrey 77, Heifner 21, Gi
liert 21, Landon 5.
Hay 74. Lister 24, Maley 21
Stivers 4. Hodge 10.
Hart 74, Collier 20, Barth 21
Teats 8.
Brown 49, Baker' 49, Dorr 1
Sampley 8.
Commissioners: Butters 50. At
tin 16, Zobrist 20, Shagren
Wilson 47. Fitzgerald 24. Hi
22, Legoe 24.
Hardin 91, Kellogg 59. Pem
berton 41.
In the above 13 country precinctE
the Roosevelt electors polled 3,160
votes, Wilson 589, Debs 583, Chaf
in 264, and Taft 546 votes, giving
Roosevelt almost twice as many a:
either the republican, socialist ot
democratic presidential electors
The Debs electors received only
6 votes less than the Wilson elect
ors and 3" votes more than tht
Taft electors.
In the same precincts Hodge, tht
progressive candidate for governoi
received 1.119 votes. Hay 74)1, Mis:
Maley. socialist candidate 611, ot
onjy 90 votes less than Hay, the
republican candidate. Lister receiv
ed 531 and Stivers, the prohibitioi
candidate, 195 votes.
The total vote ca6t in Whatcon:
county for president, congressmai
at large, congressman first district
governor, and lieutenant governoi
is as follows:
Taft 4,176, Wilson 2,772, Deb;
2,805, Roosevelt 4,554.
Frost 4,273, Giles 2,616. Dewey
3.982, Connor 2,406, White 3,643
Wagenkrest 2,762, Thompson 493
Bryan 3,784, Falconer 3,964.
Humphrey 5.170, Heifner 2,521
Gilbert 2,797, Landon 3,577.
Hay 4,576, Lister 2,785, Maley
3,412, Brearcliff 75, Stivers 42e
Hodge 4,014.
Hart 4,661, Collier 2,364, Bartl
2,831, Teats 4,1 77.
Four years ago the election in
Whatcom County resulted in giv
ing the republican presidential e
lectors 4,955 votes; the democrat
ic 2,376; socialist 965, and the
.irohibitionist party electors 297.
Congressman Humphrey in 1906
received 5,119 votes in this coun
v as against 2,201 cast for Mil
ler, the democratic congressional
candidate
Cosgrove, republican candidate
for governor, received 5,341 votes
Pattison, democrat, 2,273; and Ca
ton, prohibitionist, 20S.
Governor Hay, the republican
candidate for lieutenant governor
■■eceived S,B2§ votes in 1908, and
ndwards, democrat, 2.202
The candidate* on tiie republican
1 icket for members of the legishr
lure from the 41st district, Lam
bert and Reeve, received 2,494 and
2,689 votes, respectively. In the
•>4th district. Miller, republican, re
ceived 2,4 59; McMillan, democrat
j.456, and Waynick, socialist. 201
votes.
Wm. H. Fell, the republican can
didate for county commissioner ol
the 54th district, received 5,120
votes to E. H. Bruns. the democrat
ic candidate's 2,456.
Judge Kellogg on the non-parti
san ticket received in 1 908, 8,029
votes.
Governor Hay, with the Btipport
Of the Spokesman-Review, a power
ful and influential daily newspaper
carried Spokane County by a very
small plurality. Roosevelt carried
ihat county by 4,098 over Wilson,
and 9,189 over Tuft. The Pro
gressives in Spokane County elect
.d six of the county officers, the
democrats three, and the republi
cans two. The Progressives elect
ed 2 out of the three state senators
uLd 8 out of the 10 members of
the house, the republicans and dem
ocrats electing one each. .
Governor Hay failed to curry his
former home county, Lincoln. Lis
ter lias a mujoriry of SC. there in v
n"e time republican stronghold
j The farmers ot Lincoln county, of
' whose loyalty to Hay, their former
'storekeeper friend, so much was said
i did not express their loyalty by
'any superabundance of votes on
November 5.
Democrats Have Majority in
the Senate.
The positive announcement of the
success of Hurry Dane, the demo
cat ie candidate for the senate in
Oregon, assures democratic control
ot the upper house of congress, and
place* both branches of the nation
al legislature and the presidency in
their hands for the first time in IK
years The addition of Oregon to
•he democratic list gives that party
41 senators, or a majority of two.
In addition to the election of suc
cessors to democratic senators now
silting, democrats will replace re
publicans from Oregon, New Jer
sey, Kansas, Colorado. Montana, Ne
vada and Delaware, and will fill the
vacancies in Colorado with men of
ineir choosing. In Illinois, where
two senators are to be chosen and
in Tennessee and Michigan, the con
tests remain to be decided Dem
ocratic control of the senate, how
ever, is assured.
The Fight Has Just Begun.
Senator Dixon, chairman of the
Progressive National Committee, in
i:n interview in New York stated
that the "fight has just begun."
"We shall not waste any time ov
er the recent election," he contin
ued, "but shall begin at once the
work of getting the new party in
shape to accomplish results in the
future. We have won second place
as a party in the nation What that
really means is not realized yet, but
when we go to Washington and ask
recognition in federal patronage
and on all boards and committees
wlich are apportioned between tke
two leading parties, our status will
be made clear
"Our plan for the immediate fu
:ure will be decided at the meeting
vi the progressive national commit
tee which 1 have called for Decem
ber 10 at Chicago We will then
bring up the question of all our rep
resentation in congress and what is
ti be done to increse the number of
our men there two years hence.
With the election machinery in
nest states under our control joint
-1" with the democrat party. we
should then be able to accomplish
linen more than in this election."
Progressive Poindexter.
That the ITfnhtfcsln parr.' cannot
ccuut on him i.s one of their pen
ate members, whether thut party
has a majority in the senate or not
was the statement made at Spokane
the other day by Senator Poindex
ter, hitherto numbered among the
epublican senators.
"I ran for congress and the sen
ate as s Progressive Republican."
Senator Poindexter said ' and 1 s.:p
pos'j now 1 s:.all leave oil the hist
wcr-d. It is my intention to start
the next session of congress as a
member of tie Progressive party.
I declined to caucus with the Ke
• licans when they were strong am
I fail to see vby 1 should do s'>
when they are so weik they could
carry' only eight electoral votes '
Senator Poindexter s statement
was made in answer to a query as
to whom he would support for
president pro tempore of the senate
when congress convenes in Decem
ber. When asked if he would sup
port Senator Gallinger. republican
candidate £pr president pro tern, ot
the senate. Senator Poindexter said
"I have not voted for Senator
Gallinger yet and see no reason wh>
I should do so now."
WASHINGTON BRIEFLETS
The Stevens county teachers' insti
; tute will be held In C'olville November
j 25, 26 and 27.
The Pacific Coast Internationa".
[ Powerboat association held a special
meeting of the speedboat enthusiasts
|at Everett Monday.
! The steamer Harbor Belle struck a
• snag in the Chehalis river just below
' Moiitesano. and was so badly injured
that she Bank in the river
Preston Thayer, sunspected of the
murder of James Pollock, near Spo-
I kane, on September 15. has been ar
rested at Calgary, Alberta,
i Herbert J. White, one of the propri
etors of the Brown hotel in Spokane
met death by drowning at Cold
Springs Friday morning while duck
hunting.
Work is again progressing on the
federal building at Walla Walla.
Structural steel, which has. delayed
worn since the middle of July, arrived
Thursday.
After about two yearE' work on the
$2,000,000 municipally owned Nisqual
ly plant, Tacoma was lighted by its
own electricity Monday night for the
first time.
Peanuts of the double-jointed vari
ety have been successfully raised in
Kittitas county, according to K. O.
Kohler, who owns several acres on
the Columbia river.
A contract has been let for the ma
chinery of a new ice plant at Wenat
chee, to cost about $45,000. A capa
city of 30 tons a day and with storage
of 2700 tons is planned
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