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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 40.
CALIFORNIA IS CAPTURED BY THE G. O. P. The Election of Gage by a Substantial Majority Is Francisco Supplies a Bitter Disappointment^/The** SAN FRANCISCO, Not. B.—(Special to The Herald.) "I decline to concede Maguire's defeat," aald Beth Mann, chairman of the Democratic ■tate central committee last night. That was brave and loyal to the people's champion, but that could not check the mourning among the war horses of Democracy. Figures that came rolling into the political headquarters of both parties told a tale that stood small chance of being refuted. It was evident that Gage had carried the state. It was evident, too, that he had carried the city, Judge Maguire's home and the stronghold of the little giant's warmest admirers. The midnight returns indicated that Gage had carried the city by a majority of between 4000 and 6000. They indicated rather, too, that Phelan, Democrat reform candidate for mayor, was a winner, and fot this his friends are happy. Phelan's success seems the one crumb of comfort in a pie full of Republican joy. It was a great day in the city, warm and bright, and a big vote was polled. The election machinery worked smoothly and little or no trouble was reported. There is every indication that Mayor Phelan, Democrat, is re-elected, but outside of this office the Republicans are likely to sweep things generally in municipal affairs. Up to midnight the Republican committee gave Gage a majority of 4370. though the figures will likely be cut down some when the uncertainty la cleared up. The total vote polled in San Francisco was 55,173 with 62,675 voters registered, and of the vote counted the figures are: Gage -- ....... 17,235 Maguire - - - • - • 14,689 At this hour 94 precincts in Alameda county give Gage a majority of nearly 1000, and the entire Republican ticket is conceded. Santa Clara county gives Gage a majority of 1200 and claim the entire THE VOTE IN THE CITY Up to 3 oclock this morning full returns had only been received from twenty of the eighty-four precincts. The compiled votes of these precincts show: Maguire 1151 Gage 1118 In the sheriff's fight from twenty-three pre cints the figures are: Hanley 1316 Hammell 1279 In the clerk's fight, nineteen precincts heard from, the returns show: Cooper 1079 Bell 1076 RECORD OF THE ROUGH RIDER Is a Good Campaign Argument—Roosevelt Elected —The Republican Majorities Lessened and Seven Congressmen Lost. Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Nov. B.—Midnight.—Theo dore Roosevelt, Republican, late colonel of the First United States volunteer cavalry, has been elected governor of this state by a plurality anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000. All of Calonel Roosevelt's associates on the Republican state ticket are probably elected with him. The returns both from COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT Who Wit Elected Governor of New York by Twenty Thousand Plurality Greater New York and from the counties outside of this municipality are incomplete, but enough has been received to indicate a heavy falling off in the vote up the state, while that in the cities was well sustained. The consequence is a falling off in the Re publican plurality in the state from 212,000 to the approximate in the figures given THE HERALD odore Roosevelt Elected Governor of New York GAGE'S ELECTION IS CONCEDED But Republican Claims of All the Congressmen Are Disputed by Democrats SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9.—At 2a. m. the election of Gage, Republican, for governor, is conceded by the Examiner, although Seth Mann, chairman of the Democratic (fate central committee, still cherishes a forlorn hope that Maguire may pull through. In all other quarters it is simply a question of the size of the Republican plurality. The Chronicle and the Call, both Republican, place Gage's plurality at from 15,000 to 20, 00. Couservative Democrats cut this estimate in two. It has apparently been a land slide for the Republicans, and Democrats admit that the desire to sustain the national administration has accomplished the elec tion of the entire Republican state ticket by good majorities. A strong hope of the Democrats is that Thompson may be elected secretary of state, Curry having run much behind his ticket. The indications are, however, that Curry will be elected by a smaller plurality than the other nominees of his party. The election of McFarland and Van Fleet for supreme justices is claimed by the Republicans, although Conley ran ahead of'his ticket and Van Dyke has also polled a large vote. National Committeeman John D. Spreekels claims the election of six of the seven Republican nominees for congress, admitting that Ryan may he beaten in the Second district. The majority for Loud in the Fifth district will probably be small, as Craig, his opponent, has polled a big vote. The Democrats claim the election of De Vries in the Se.'ond, Craig in the Fifth and possibly Bar low in the Sixth. It seemß probable that Kahn. Republican, has defeated Barry in the Fourth, Maguire's former district. In San Francisco the interest in the fight for governor was not greater than that for the mayoralty. The result is uncertain, neither party making any claims as this hour. The betting in the poolrooms at midnight was 10 to Bin favor of Patton, Republican, although this morning the odds were 10 to 4 for Phelan. Phelan's friends expect that the municipal ticket, being on a separate ballot from the state nominees, that the present mayor may be re-elected by a small majority, but it is generally understood that the rest of the municipal ticket has been swept aside by the Republican tidal wave. The result may not be definitely known in the mayoralty contest until all the votes are counted. The claim of the Republicans that Gage has carried San Francisco, where a plurality for Maguire had been conceded, even by his opponents, has so surprised the Democrats that they are thrown out of all their reckoning. above. Outside of Greater New York the vote for Van Wyck is only about one-fifth of one per cent above that of Porter in 1806. There appears to be a loss of four Republican congressmen in the Brooklyn district, the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth; and Congressman Quigg, who had a majority of about 9000 at the election last year, has been defeated by William Astor Chanler. In the Albany district, the Twentieth, Glynn, Democrat, has been elect ed to succeed Southwick, Republican. In addition to the foregoing there are seemingly Democratic gains in the Eighth and Thi'tonth districts, both in this'city, Daniel J. Riordan being elected in the one and Jefferson M. Levy in the other. This makes a total Democratic gain of seven congressmen. Superintendent McCullagh, after the polls had closed, made the following statement in regard to the operation of the new election laws: "My deputies have had no trouble in any of the territory of Greater New York. I had 700 deputies, 500 of whom were on duty at the polls, 100 in reserve and 100 in specials acting as messengers. The only territory in which I had* any trouble was in the Sixth and Eighth election districts of the Second assembly district. My deputies ar rested four men for defective naturalisation 7HDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, 1&96 LOS ANGELES, HENRY T. GAGE OF LOS ANGELES Who Yesterday Was Elected Governor of California papers, who were held for the United States judge. "I expected to have trouble with gangs of rooters from New York, Newark, Jersey City, Bristol, Conn., and the famous 'Bat Shea gang' from Troy, but as far as I have heard, there have been no difficulties with them." NEW JERSEY Will Send a Republican to the United States Senate TRENTON, N. J., Nov. B.—New Jersey has been carried by the Republicans, and Foster M. Voorhees, the Republican can didate, is elected governor by about 12,000 plurality. Essex county, which was con ceded as the fighting ground, has gone Re publican by about 9000, nnd both houseß of the legislature will be Republican. The will insure the election of a Republican to succeed James Smith, Jr., Democrat, in the United States senate. ( MASSACHUSETTS Roger Wolcott Elected fox the Fourth Time BOSTON, Nov. B.—-The Republicans have again carried Massachusetts and elected Roger Wolcott governor for the fourth time, as well as the entire state ticket by a safe majority. Governor Wolcott's plural ity over Bruce, his Democratic opponent, will be about 70,000, or 15,000 less than his lead last election. The vote this year was much heavier than in 1897, and Mr. Bruce made substantial gains over George Fred Williams, the Democratic candidate last year. The legislature will be but little changed from its present list, namely 181 Republi cans and 59 Democrats. KENTUCKY; Count of Votes Shows a Democratic Gain LOUISVILLE, Nov. B.—The Democrats of Kentucky today carried nine and possibly ten out of the eleven congressional districts in the state, a gain of two or perhaps three over their last delegation. NEBRASKA A Republican Success Comes as a Surprise Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 8. —Scattering pre cinct returns up to midnight indicate a (Continued on Page Three) Republican ticket, but later returns may change figures there and ln Sao ramento county, where a majority of 1500 is claimed for Gage. Though much interest was shown in the election everything was dona ln a quiet way. Tremendous interest was shown in the count, and from dusk to the early hours of the morning surging thousands blocked Market street anxiously watching the bulletin boards. When the news of Gage's victory was known big green bombs went soaring skyward, telling the news to everybody. - — Judge Maguire did not hurry to tLe polls or get about to see how th* balloting progressed. He left home at the middle of the day, and at 12:08 oclock he entered the voting booth of precinct 13 in the thirty-ninth assem bly district. That was the booth in front of 427 Ellis street He was greeted by the election officers, and the Republican election clerk jocularly made Inquiries about the voter's name, age and residence, as though there was doubt about the identity. "What does G, your middle intt.at, stand forP" the humorous clerK finally asked. "Governor, of course," promptly retorted a Democrat, and in general merriment the questioning was ended. Judge Maguire was tha ninety-ninth to vote in the thirteenth precinct of the thirty-ninth district. "There's luck in odd numbers," remarked a policeman who observed the co incidences. The judge'stvoting number was 121 and his registration num ber 171. There was probably no more pleasant incident in all the bal loting than than that in the thirteenth precinct. When Judge Maguire had voted he walked to his law office in the Mills building and devoted the afternoon to work. About 5 oclock he went to the Democratic state central committee's headquarters in the California hotel. There he met Laf c Pence of Colorado, and the two talked an hour on national affairs and Washington topics. The candidate paid little attention to tha election returns before he went to dinner. I THE TIGHT IN CITY AND COUNTY Three of the Union Candidates Are Probably Elected. Gage's Majority in the County Only a Small One. At 2:30 a. m. the indications are that the Republican state ticket, congressional and legislative has been elected. The county is in doubt, the returns being so incomplete as to render any statement worthless except as a guess. The indications are, however, that three, and maybe four, of the union party candidates on the county ticket have been elected. The vote, while light, was scattered, especially on the county ticket, and it will be noon today before the definite results are known. Cooper, Hanley, Scarborough and Fitß- Gerald stand an excellent chance to win out against the landslide which Uncle Collis has pushed over the bank. THE RETURNS PASADENA, Nov. B.—The election passed off very quietly, there being no dis turbances of any kind, and about the only d istinguishing feature was the early vote, nearly all the voters getting their ballots in early. The total number of votes cast was 1719, as against 2049 two years ago. Gage run behind his ticket in Pasadena and Melick is ahead. The indications are that Pasadena's vote for Maguire will be fully as large as that for Bryan two years ago. POMONA POMONA, Nov. 9, 1 a .m.—The count here will not be concluded until early morning. Of the 1067 votes cast 609 have been counted. The results show that ths union party has made gains all along the line. The following returns indicate 60 per cent of the vote: Gage, 310; Maguire, 222. Barlow, 233; Waters, 333. Hammel, 381; Hanley, 216. Bell, 309; Cooper, 224. Langdon, 204; Hill, 348. This vote, so far as counted, shows a gain for the union party over the vote of 1886. Cooper has a large gain. LONG BEACH At 10 a. m. the count of the 292 votes cast at Long Beach was reported "slow." At the hour named of the votes counted Gage had 78, Maguire 46. Cerritos gave Maguire 66, Gage 58. PASADENA Total vote cast 1719. Gage 668, Maguire 249, Waters 681, Barlow 245, Hammel 648, Hanley 229, Bell 717, Cooper 186, Arnold 546, Toland 353, Jones 546, Newton 313, Hol land 626, Fitz-Gerald 238, Simpson 670, Phillips 208, Mellick 705, Edson 222. NORWALK The total vote cast in the Nonvalk pre cinct was 193, a half of which was counted at 12 oclock, midnight. Maguire and Gage were running closely together. On the county ticket fusion was ahead, especially with Cooper, who was leading Bell. Lee was leading Nichols and on the congres sional ticket Barlow was ahead of Waters. EON. JAMES D. PHELAN The Democratic Mayor of San Francis CO, Believed to Have Been Be-^lectef PRICE FIVE CENTS Jt looks as though the fusion ticket will carry in the precinct, but not by a very large majority. Hanselman for assessor was run ning away ahead, the vote for assemblyman was evenly divided. On the local ticket' 'Fruitt for justice of the peace was ahead, while Freeman and Holgate were even. ACTON Acton sends the following complete vote: Gage 35, Maguire 20, Neff 31, Hutchison 20, Hammel 31, Hanley 21, Bell 28, Cooper 22, Nichols 28, Lee 20, Kellogg 26, Scarborough 19, Holland 28, Fitz-Gerald 21, Smith 28, Street 22, Waters 26, Barlow 23, Simpson 27, Phillips 23, Wade 29, Sprague 16, Gish 27, Wood 20, Rives 27, Murphey 21, Cald well 27, Hanselman 21, Jones 30, Newton 18, Strine 28, Ennis 20, Melick 24, Edson 27. INDIO The vote at Indio and Beaumont is r*» ported on the head of! the ticket only. la-