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aUGBES PLEADS FOR HONESTY <jVS PKOFLB SHOULD BE HEARD. D.-'hess County Men Greet Governor's Demand for Direct Primaries. Governor Hughes made a stirrm* „-«•», last night to some four hundred n^r' • of the Dutchess County Society "their annual dinner at the Hotel istor hi which he came out strongly in lavnr'of the free expression of public sentiment, saving that he was unwilling to trust to any man or set of men to ex ws the will or the sentiment of the r^ople Honest expenditures, but not Ji«rardlv ones, he said, were demanded t,v"the "people. This expression of the Governor was vigorously applauded by the , bs of Dr.- bees County and the ruinous "Dutchesses" who occupied the boxes, as «i» every other point as* by the State Executive. " Governor Hughes came to the dinner M an honorary tnembor of the society, a* he said there was no opposition to his candidacy when he was proposed. He wore the handsome badge that goes with honorary membership, and although he paid that he the whole state, he was treated as a most favored son. Assemblyman Lewis Stuyvesant Chan ler former Lieutenant Governor, who is a native of Dutchess. was also warmly ■meted The two men did not ask each other questions last night, as they did during an interesting campaign a little mere than a year ago. It was the first public function in this city at which the two former adversaries met since that time but this time they were entirely in accord on matters that affected the weilbeing of th* state. PEOPLE DEMAND EFFICIENCY. And «: that gathering of more than four hundred, with its admixture of pMTttral affiliations and interests, there was not a man who did not display by vociferous cheers his entire approval of every sentiment of advanced political ideas expounded by Governor Hughes. He said that Congress, the Legislature and the Governor must expect to be supported, directed and even controlled fey the people. The American people, he asserted, were not niggardly about public expenditures, but they wanted to know for what the money has been expended. "The people find no trouble." said the Governor, "'over money expended when it is honestly expended. But they insist .that a government employe shall not loaf m the job. Nor do they want men ap inimed to offlce because they supported SFta:r. candidates or can carry prima ries. They want to see a clear financial sheet, and do not want either party camping out co the public purse." The Governor vehemently asserted that he wished to put the finances of the state on a sound basis and that he fa vored the filing of all proposed expendi tures by the Legislature with the State Controller for analysis before the con vening of the Legislature. ON DIRECT PRIMARIES. Continuing-, Governor Hughes said alonr the line of his view's on the ques tion of direct primaries: There is throughout our state and nation. s Ceraar.d constantly growing not for th-; Mjpcss'-bie alteration of human nature or Th»t m:ra--ies he performed, but that every public officer attend to his work to the best of Ub abiiity; also that men should be cftosen according to their fitness for office, *£d thai the sentiment of the people or- Frjiized in parties shaJl have free expres- ■•■ so that they may get what they want *nd really rule themselves. v is because I believe so strongly in the food of human nature that I want to see th» sentiment of the average man freely fTpressf-d. for I think there Is the salvation ci the country. I am not willing to trust any s»t of rr.^n or any man with the degree of confidenop that I" am willing to repose ypon the judgment and common sense, of lairness and the love of right, of the Amer ican people It is easy to epeak cynically or talk about the people, as though they were a mass, confused, largely ignorant. Interested only in their own interests, self i«i and wthout any sincere aim to achieve u^f 1 :*: * d a "d noble in life But I be ne»» • r- : . is something- absolutely wrong *t»ut the heart of any man who takes that view of all feilowman. He must have had a very miserable per sonal experience, if. mm he goes to and fro t'pon the land, and comes into close per sonal contact with his fellow citizens, he does not realize that there is an intense de flre to have virtue supreme, to have right OTn:Rant. to p^t down e\-erything that is *Tone. and. despite the. necessary inflrmi tei of human nature and the constant ex nicitlon of human frailtjes, this sincere. »3ne>:t effort consistently finds expression improvement; and so we not only co on. put w» go uv>. and every generation sees hatter days than the days of those that Ban before. Former Lieutenant Governor Chanler assured Governor Hughes particularly ard his fellow members generally that Dutrhess County had just such an *»ffl cteat and honest administration of its fcSairs as the Governor had Just advo cated, h* said that a legislator could be £n Important factor for good govern ffl^nt, adding: "There is a tendency to 'xagg*. the importance of the cxecu- O*e branch at the expense of the legis lative. For my part. I consider it an honor as well as a duty to represent Outchegg County In the Legislature of tte state, though some might think it a. Repdown from the office of Lieutenant Governor." Mr Chanler said that he agreed with «*rytbiasr Governor Hughes had said £n honest eovernment. Public offices. » said, should be filled by men who «-'! devote themselves fearlessly to the •fc good. Mr. Chanler said that he uld c °ntinue supporting every good '!f* Ul> advocated by Governor Hughes. former Controller Herman A. Metz * u *d m favor of more adequate com- Ration for certain city officials. Ex ******* Counsel John J. Delany <Vt of tbe greatness of New York Ha-i, Other spejike «! were Judge Frank «*»brour.k and Charles O. Mass. Ac * lv * r lOViag cup was presented to nun j Ro Ke# the retlrJng p reS j dent **5 dety * Who was succeeded by Dr. "ard Bryant Hoa "TOUGHEST TOWN" BURNED. «2 0P S£. Wash., Jan . *«-<*"« Forks, imed-or m tajned _ aa the .. tougb , *y fir *n in Idaho, was almost destroyed ■ ! o-<ia,y ■ " J«■ hmw ot urn south. f^uipn^nt sl« ne ' Superior Roadway, Ir-'iy. ■£' A a t r r ic *- Four limited Trains k *-< Adv. M " l:2S ' * -'"' S '-'" P« * 121 i ' ' " . '' ■ •----.-. ■ . , ■, ■■ ■■ - ■ • - , - ■ ,- . .. , -'■■■ , , . ■ . ■-: •-•.''' ..--.-■■. : r<-nnvrt»M 1910.' hy.Ths -Trlbcm. AwocHMon.T _ %o-d» T . fair To-morrow, fair and warroer DISCIPLINE FOR 100 NAVAL OFFICERS DID XOT TAKE TEST. May Be Tried by Court Mar- tial for Disobedience of Order. [From The Tribun* Bureau . 1 Washington. Jan. 15.— The prospect of disciplining, perhaps in some cases to the rxtent of trial by court martial, about one hundred commissioned officers con fronts the naval authorities. The final returns of the officers who were required by Presidential order to ride or walk a prescribed distance in a specified time in the calendar year f9<>9 show that about two hundred officers have failed to take. or have failed in taking, what is known as the annual physical test. In even* case where the test was not undertaken or completed the Navy Department has called on the officer for an explanation. In a few cases which have come to the attention of the department the officers are regarded as furnishing no valid ex cuse, and in at least one instance an offi<'pr has been reprimanded in an offi cial letter and required to complete th<% test without delay. It will be placed to his credit for the last year, and he must take another test in 1&1 O. In about half of the cases reported to the department the excuses are accept able. They show that officers "were ad vised against taking the test by the naval surgeons, or that they attempted to complete the tost and were prevented for one reason or another, sometimes by the weather, as in the case of those in Philadelphia and New York, who put off their test until the last few days of the year, and then encountered a severe snowstorm. In a few esses officers were injured in the walk or ride, and in others officers have been pronounced in need of slight surgical operations or special treatment in hospitals before they took the test. This leaves, however, about one hun dred officers who did not take the test at all, and many of whom apparently made 110 effort to comply with the executive order. What action shall be taken in these cases has become a serious ques tion. Officers who promptly complied with the requirements are awaiting the result with keen interest. The naval authorities understand that something must be done as an example to those who may be regarded as in the attitude cf defying or disobeying orders. It is realized that this situation cannot be lightly passed over, but it is out of the question of course to court martial so many, and it is presumed that every officer who is in this extraordinary class has some, sort of excuse which he can present to a court, leaving doubt aa to the exact extent of his culpability. RED MITTENS FOR GAYNOB, Mayor Now Prepared for Any Winds That Blow. Mayor Gaynor 1b now well prepared for walking: across the Bridge on freezing <lay= and for 'cross-country walking in blinding northeast snowstorms on Long Island. Edward F. Linton, an old friend from East Hew York, has sent him a pair of red mittens. •These mittens are made from well raised and carded wool, spun and knit on a farm in Litchneld. Me, wrote Mr. Linton. "They were bougnt at a country' fair from ar. old lady, whose bony hands knit them. I bought four pairs— all she had. She waa so astonished and pleased that she re membered me in her prayers until her death. Please accept them with my best wishes. If too gay. they could be covered with thin silk in any shade desired." In accepting the mittens with thanks, the Mayor wrote to Mr. Linton: "I wore mit tens just like them when a boy, the wool of w hich was made from our own sheep, carded at the carding mill three miles away and spun and knit by my grand mother and mother. How things have changed since then! 1 ' A Tammany Hall man who heard about the red mittens remarked aryly: "Yes, the Mayor needed mittens. He had tfwn all the mittens he had left to our organiza tion." NO MORE GOLDEN EGGS Wife Sues for $40 a Week Alimony and Gets $1 50. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Pittsburg, Jan. 15. — Mrs. Martha Friel ordered her husband out of their house two weeks before Christmas. He went, but each week since has sent her $40. To-day he was a. few hours behind in the payment, so the woman summoned him to appear ln court. After hearing the testimony Judge Brown ordered Friel to pay his wife $1 50 a week in the future. The Judge casually re marked to Mrs. Fri. I that «he had "killed the goose that laid the golden egg." Mrs Fn«l wept and Friel left the courtroom smiling NEW- YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 1* 1010._ii\E PARTS.-FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES. ¥ PRICE FIVE CENTS. EFFECTS OF THE BUZZARD IX AXD ABOUT CITY. COASTERS IX CENTRAL PARK. THE LUSITANLVS WRECKED BRIDO«. DUMPING BNOW INTO NORTH RIVER. STORM LEAVES CITY PEACE FOLLOWS THE BLIZZARD. Ten Deaths Due to the Gale —Traffic Xearly Xor mal Again. There wa? no rainbow in the sky last niifht, but the splendor of the sunset, the new moon uptilted to hold water and the stars set like diamonds in a steel deme. lightened the hearts of all those. ■who labor and are heavy laden. Even the snow piles, glimmering blue-white in the dusk of an old-fashioned winter's evening, had a look of finality, like irrejrular copies, on a smaller scale, of the pyramids of Egypt. Those ancient inhabitants who will not forget or allow to be forgotten the blizzard of '88 were at peace, for the storm, which had threatened their oft quoted records, stopped short of equal ling them, and their pet flurry still re mains the peer. "Pax vobiscum" retort the more youthful, "'and then some." Everybody knows that, after irregular flurries, the snow stopped falling about 10:30 . o'clock yesterday morning:, that in the early afternoon the sky's complex ion cleared and that by evening the wind was pumping vigor from the north western plains into the cramped lungs of New York's home scurrying hordes. The traction lines were working fairly smoothly again, and trains in and out of the city were once more on time. The world seemed a good place again, except in those homes crippled by death or in jury. In all ten lives were reported lost as a direct result of the storm. Those who swelled the list of the dead as late as yesterday morning are: AUHROGRAFFE. Thomas, nertion frr»man on Putnam Division of New York Central. struck by pass'iippr iraln near Van Corf lend station and instantly killed. PIARA. Domtalck, twenty-tour; died tn Lebanon li.irpital from Injuries received by helnjj struck by tram while .-learing snow from the New Ha i en traokß. FTTNEB, John. »w^nty-on«> * ears old. Beaufort street. Morris Park, strurk by Long Island train and instantly lolled. LAVATINO. Antonio, section hand, killed by snowplow on Long Island road. LJTTKLL. Grant, hit by locomotive !n yards of Delaware. Larkawana & Western Railroad In Hoboken. BAETTO, Vinzetto. killed bj» anotvplough on Long Island road. Anthony Ceren. thirty-four years old, while entering his home at No. 134 Steuben street, Jersey City, last night, slipped on the snow and pitched head long to the sidowalk. fracturing his skull. He was dead when a physician arrived. The blinding snow, which interfered with the vision of both victim and cn jrlneT. was responsible for the fatality In each of these cases. The list of those injured was also swelled in the last few hours of the storm's duration, but the record is nec essarily fragmentary, and in almost every case the victim is expected to re cover. Many horses suffered, too. from falls on the slippery roadways, but with them the heavy going caused by the lo< se snow was as child's play compared with the danger to limb during the re cent sleet storm. Strange to say, the elements singhd out the Long Island Railroad for thoir most spiteful work, leaving the others entering the city comparatively free from annoyance. Even in the morning trains were being operated at not far from schedule time on the New York Central, the New York. New Haven 8t Hartford and the roads with terminals in Bay onne, Jersey City and Hoboken. Last night the managements of these lines all said that truffle conditions had be come entirely normal once more. There was still a little trouble on the Long lirland, however. After twenty hours of strenuous work the Long* IsluW Railroad announced ContlaucU m third pus* LONG ISLAND TRAIN STALLED TN DRIFTS. About a mile and a half west of Hicksville. near the place where Mayor Gaynor had to walk. CHASE SUGAR MAX. H. W. Walker Tried to Run Altai i from Bench Warrant. One of the six men indicted on charges of complicity in the short weighing 1 frauds on the Havemeyer & Elder docks. Harry W Walker, the assistant superin tendent there, made a valiant but futile effort to escape arrest yesterday. He lives at No. 283 Perm street, Brooklyn, and J. H. Proctor, a deputy United States marshal, and a Secret Service ngent were watching the house to serve him with a bench warrant, intending only to instruct him to appear in th».» Federal Building here to-morrow to plead with the other indicted men. Proctor and the government agent >aw* Walker coning a block away, and start ed to meet him. They h;id not ap proached within twenty feet of him when he bolted. Over heaps of snow and on slippery sidewalks they chased the in dicted man for eight long blocks before Proctor was able to clutch Walker. It was then decided that mere instructions to appear would not answer, and he was taken before United States Commissioner Morle. Walker waived examination and was paroled in the deputy marshal's cus tody until to-morrow, when he will be arraigned. Charles R. Heike, the secretary of the American Sugar Refining Company, and the other indicted men will be at the Federal Building to plead to-morrow morning at Hh3o o'clock. No bench war rant was aed for Mr. Heike, as his counsel promised to produce him when wanted. The other indicted men are under bail on former indictments, but will appear to plead on the new charges. BACK TO HIS CELL. Man Returns After Brief Freedom for Funeral. [By Telpjraph to The Tribune.] , Camden, N. J., Jan. 15— Showing that he was a man of his word, John Sulli van, of Gloucester City, returned to the Camden county jail to-day after being released to attend the funeral of his wife yesterday. With two other men Sulli van was arrested some days ago on a charge of assaulting Jopl Cross, of Cam den, a justice of the peace. While in jail his wife died. We wanted to attend her funeral, but it was impos sible for him to secure a bondsman. He was told that if he would give his word to return to prison he would be per mitted to go to Gloucester City. Sulli van readily consented to the terms and went, unattended by an officer. Bright and early this morning he returned and went to his cell. ROOSEVELT STILL LOVES FIGHT. Writes to Ex-Rough Rider About Ketchel-Johnson Bout. Buffalo, Jan. 15.— Theodore Roosevelt's consideration of old friends and his love of a lighter and a good fight haven't been changed by his African trip, as a letter from him received by "Tony" Gavin, a former Rough Rider, testifies. Gavin frequently corresponded with Colo nel Roosevelt when he was President. Some months ago he wrote to him in Africa. He has received the following re ply: „ , . Africa. On Safari. Here Is the flower for Alberta. 1 wish I could have sent it with many returns on her birthday. It was good to bear from you. That must have been a rattling tight between Ketchel and Johnson. Johnson is unquestionably a first class fighter- I won der If ••Jim" Jeffries can get back into form: if he can. it will be a tremendous battle when they meet. W. J. CONNERS BUYS YACHT. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.) Fishkill Landing, N. V.. Jan. 15.-William J. Conners. of Buffalo, chairman of the Democratic State Committee, has just bought the steam yacht Oneta. owned for merly by George XV, Kiklns. of Philudel ,P, P £ la \n£ aS «, year Mr. Conne rs chartered the Alice, owned by Frederick D. Under- W n °™- P 'r"hi id^ nt of r lle K " u ' Railroad Com length. Ul ' S 1T - ff ' 1 ' >! Inches in D m',!, SUPERIOR OLD PORT WINE v Hie most stren*thenin« wine we make. Yavt bOns Co ' m Fulton St " N.Y. FLEE FROM FIRE APARTMEXT HOUSE BURXS OX DRIVE. Frozen Alarm Boxes and Heavy Snoxv Cause Delay - Tc riant* Fight Blaze. The south wing of the Y^ronique. a big apartment house of six stories that crowns the hill between 122 d and 127 th streets, on Riverside Drive, was burned out last night in a fire that drove every tenant from the building. The wind that swept across the Hudson spread the flames from the second story to the roof, making the fire visible all over Harlem. It was half an hour from the time that a blown -out fuse set fire to the second floor apartment of Mrs. Maud West that the engines arrived. Two fire alarm boxes which the Janitor tried to open were frozen tight, and further delay was caused by the long run at slow speed through the snow, in the mean time tenants were leaving everything in their apartments and escaping into the central court. There they joined with the occu pants of neighboring apartments, who came to their aid in rescuing those who were overcome by smoke. The fire was put out after an hour's hard fight. The owners of the building, the Commonwealth Mortgage Company, suffered a loss of $50,000. the police estimated. While Georse OHara. the superin tendent of the building, was rushin? about trying to send in the alarm ten ants in the Clairmont, the apanment to the north, unfastened the house pipes and directed streams into the burning apartment. These streams did the most effective work, because when the de partment men finally attached their hose It was a long time before there waa pressure enough to make the streams effective. RESCUE TWO FROM SICK BED While Trucks 23 and 30 were stuck in the snow five blocks away, the firemen ran with their axes to the apartment. Some of them were working on the roof when a number of gas pipes broke, and they were overcome, but were revived by a department physician. Mrs. Maud Neas. seventy-eight years old. who lived in the apartment where the fire broke out, was carried down th« .stairways from a sick bed. Earl (lu !iik. a famous boy soprano of a few years ago. who underwent an operation on Wednesday, was taken from his apartment on the first floor. Mrs. Mary D Becker was sleeping in her apartment on the third floor when neighbors in formed her of the danger, just ha : t ■ escape from the apartment was cut off by the flames. John Falls, a fireman of Engine Com pany 28. went into the demolished West apartment and found Dick, a spaniel, valued at $1,000, cowering in a corner of one of the bedrooms, his head" almost entirely covered by a small rug. which he had' evidently pushed into the corner to protect him from the water of the tire fighters. When Falls delivered Dick to Mrs. West she was so much pleased that for a moment she forgot th i she had been burned out of house and home. Many of the tenants were dressing for dinner when the alarm was sounded through the building. They made their escape in bathrobes or whatever gar ments were handy. Those who lost everything were received into neighbor- Ing apartment houses. Ulysses Court and The Ardelle. ' ■" : ; r * - V l V*^ CHICAGO MAY BUILD SUBWAY Chicago. Jan. 15,-Clrcult Judge Carpen ,* er upheld the right of the city of Chicago to-day to use Its traction fund for con structing and operating a subway for passenger traffic. Under the ruling the city Van expend 175,000 appropriated for subway plan*. WILL XOT EAT MEAT. Move we tit tn Cut Prices Will Reach 30,000 Working men. Cleveland. Jan. !."».— Resolutions pledg ing the signers to abstain from eating meat for at least thirty days wpre set in circulation among workingmen in large shops here to-day and will reach rift \ thousand men. The movement has the backing of a number of members of the Superintendents and Foremen's Club, and the hope is to bring down existing prices. At a meeting of the club to-night ten superintendents and foremen promised to circulate ihe petition in their shops. In eacli of which more than one thou sand workmen are employed. A petition circulated in one shop to-day received 41 ">0 signatures. MRS. FISH DESERTS Renounces Former Vine* and Becomes a Suffragist. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish is the latest de serter from the rank? of the anti-suf fragists. Mrs. Fish joined the National League for the Civic Education of Women last year, and declared herself to be utterly opposed to votes for women. At the recent lecture given by Mrs. Ida Husted Harper a t the Colony Club. under the auspices of the Political Equality Association, of which Mrs. • ». H. P. Belmont is president, her convic tions were shaken, and at the lecture "f the Equal Franchise Society, at the Gar den Theatre on Thursday, they appear to have been completely uprooted, for ■fca told Mrs. Belmont that she was now for woman suffrage and always would be. HISS TAFT PRESEXT Attendance at Meeting Stimu lates Shirtzcaist Strikers. Philadelphia. Jan. 13. — Miss Helen Taft. daughter of the President, wtth r <=n of her girl friends at Bryn Maw - lege. <mie into town and attended a < in ference i*J promru-nt women at th* home of Mrs. Henry La Barrr Jayne. at which the shirtwaist strike was dis><-n«sed and plans made to aid the girls. The fact that Miss Taft attended the conference has gven renewed hope to the strikers. One hundred women, many of whose names stand for wealth and family tra ditions in this city, attended the confer ence. The Bryn Bfawr girls who at tended are being trained in sociological work to set aside class distinctions and help solve some of the living problems of the day Miss Taft's present 1 " was un known to many of those in the meeting. She slipped in and out unostentatiously, but she followed Urn discussion with in tense interest. The arbitration offer of the manufact urers is said to have been one ,->f the matters discussed at the conference. The manufacturers want the girls to return to work pending arbitration proceeding??. AFTER FIVE YEARS. Tip to District Attorney's Of fice Brings About Arrest. After having been sought for five years. Michael M. Forrest was arrested yesterday, charged with grand larceny in the first degree on the complaint of John H. Cook, of No 1314 Dean street. Brooklyn. Since he disappeared For rest served one year of a three-year sentence in the state prison in Trenton. N. J. He was released on parole by the Board of Pardons. He said he was sent to prison for obtaining money under false pretences. Recently he has held the position .<f secretary of the Florence Realty Com pany, with offices in the Marbrid«-j»- Building, 34th street and Sixth s»vemi>\ where he was arrested. Some one in formed the District Attorneys office that Forrest could be found at that ad dress. He was arrested on a bench war rant issued by the Court of General Ses sions on November 23. 190.. Cook charges Forrest specifically with th* larcony of $3.<>00 which had been in trusted to him to be invested in real estate There are other complainants, and the amount of the transactions in volved is estimated at SMfcMlt Forrest said that prior to 1304 he had real estat-? offices in lower Broadway, and did a large investment business. THINK SIDIS IS PYTHAGORAS Boston Theosophists See Greek's Rein carnation in Harvard Prodigy. .. rf> [By Telegraph to Th« Tribunal Boston, Jan. Since Willie Sldis. the eleven-year-old son of Boris Sidis. the well known Brookline psychologist, astounded the Harvard professors by his knowledge of the "fourth dimension." as given to them in a lecture recently, the Boston Theosophists have had him under critical observation. Many have come to the con clusion that this frail boy. whose mathe matical genius has surprised the mathe .matieians. is the reincarnation of no less a famous personage than Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher. The fact that Pythagoras died twenty-six hundred years ago does not alter tin opin ion of Mrs. Harriet M: Drake, one of th» best known Theosophists in this city, that In this remarkaole . lad Pythagoraa has Cumw Uack to earth in the flesh. ■■■■■■■ LIBERAL VICTORY IS INDICATED PARTY'S BIG MAJOR ITY IS REDUCED. Elections Held So Far Point to i ( ' -if Present Government. At the close of the first day's polling in the general elections in England yes terday the standing' of the various par ties, including uncontestsd seats, was as follows: Unionists. 43: Li&erais. 37: Labor-tsa, 6: Nationalists. 5. Unionist gains. 18; Liberal gams, 3: LaDor ga ns ovor Liberals, t; ns change. 69. Of the twelve contested seats in Lon don, the Liberals hold seven, the Union ists five, three of the latter being gains, in North Lambeth. Brixton and Fulham. In the provinces the Unionists gained Southwest Manchester, Stalybridge. Salisbury, Rochester, Burnley, two seats in Devonshire, Cambridge, Yarmouth, Gloucester. Wolverhampton West and South, Wednesbury and two seats \n Bath. The Liberals won Manchester (North west), Darlington and Grimsby. The Labor gain was in East Manchester. [By French Cable to Th«» Tribunal • London. Jan. 15. — The results of elec tions to ninety -one seats in Parliament disclose a, strong but not overwhelming trend toward Unionism. One-ninth of the whole number of seats were closely con tested, and with the uncontesterl seats included, between one-seventh and ons eighth of them were filled by Union ists. The Unionists should have gained twenty contested seats and twenty-six contested and uncontested seats in order to command by the same percentage a majority of twenty-six for the whole house. Thetr net era in at midnight was fifteen, which was handsome, but hardly suffl ci^nt to indicate an ultimate majortty over the coalition. There was. however, a heavy increase in th» Unionist noils and a less noticeable addition to the Lib eral and Labor voto. In some boroughs there was a bis shrinkage in the progressive \ote. These may be cumulative proofs of the reac tion against Liberalism, tf the Unionist grains in seats themselves are not yet de «isive. and merely justify the expecta tion of a very large reduction in the Liberal majority of the last House. The rival centres of influence. Man chester and Birmingham, were strongly I ittcd against each other. The recapture of the Manchester division, whs— Churchill was defeated tn a by-election. was offset by the loss of Southwest Manchester. That loss was caused by a division of the progressive frrcts. the seat being thronn away The majorities for Free Trade in Man chester were large, and there was no evidence of a conversion to tariff re form. Birmingham, with its great leader disabled and only able to writ* postcards and dispatches, was more loyal than, ever to his policies. Increased ma jorities were practical proof that tariff reform had gained invincible prestige in Midlands, and W.ilverhampton. once the stronghold of Free Trade, has gone over to the Unionists, who have captured two cut of three seats. Lancashire generally 13 following the lead sf Manchester, exceptions lika Burnley beiaaj due to a triangular con test, with a Socialist drawing off of the ■wiling • The Unionists expected to - gain six seats in the metropolis, but were com pelled to be satisfied with three. They recovered, however. Rochester. Salis bury. Gloucester. Cambridge. Wednes bury. Falmouth and Bath, which they had lost in 190t>. They also made a clean sweep of Devonport and defeated Bright Staiybridge. The meagre Liberal gains included. Darlington and Grimsby. the last the most unexpected achievement. No member of the government was exposed to the risks of political reaction on the first polling day as Balfour was in 100 G. The Unionists had a powerful ally in Lord Hush Cecil, who was re turned with Sir "William Anson, for Oxford University. Sir Edward Carson was unopposed for Dublin University, and both George Wyndham and Sir Gil bert Parker were elected for Dover and Gravesend by substantial majorities. Sir , Mortimer Durand and Waldorf Astor were defeated in Plymouth, where the Liberal majority was heavily re-, duced. but not wiped out. Gibson Bowles, standing for Kings Lynn as a Free Trader, was elected at last, altar many vicissitudes, and Bellairs. who de feated him in 100»», was himself beaten in Lancashire, after becoming a Tariff Reformer, a strange example of the eccentricities of politics Sir Eriwurd T^nnant. the Prtnv ister s brother-in-law, lost Salisbury hi spit^ of his personal popularity. Sir Henry Xorman. organizer of tl» Budget League, was one of the victims of Liberal disaster at Wolvertuuaptosv although desperate efforts were mad* to save th-- s The election returns were displayed at the newspaper offices to-night from Ludgate Circus to Trafalgar Square ami were watched by good natured crowds hour after hour. A structure like a. gal lows had been erected on waste ground at Aldwych. and two figures, presumably Asquith and Balfour. were started in a race up election ladders. Blank wails were covered with fluttering sheets and limelight lanterns alternately exhibited the returns and cartoons before mixed audiences, which either cheered or booed. The results of the polling were dis played in the music halls and even re mote boroughs were enabled to know from illuminated screens how the elec tions were going. The Constitutional and the National Liberal clubs were filled with excited loungers, and great crowds in Northumberland avenue and I Alken. Augusta. 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