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With T*nr pompr<iinr. Ail*er«l«f in Till' Herald and *<•♦ nbnre hi i Finn*. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 38. CHANLER'S ELECTION NOT YET CONCEDED BRUCE HAS A CHANCE Official Count Now Awaited With Interest Missouri Returns to the Democratic Hanks Republicans Elect 223 Congressmen and the Democrata 163. Election News in General By Associated Press. • NEW YORK, Nov. 7.— At midnight tonight there was still doubt as to who , was elected lieu t. Nt governor. .S'xteen c< unties had not reported the oi I clal count at that hour, but on the face of the figures at hand the result seemetf to favor Lewis Stuyvesant Chanter on the Democratic-Indepen dence league ticket. .Whatever the result may be the figures will be clo and until complete ' official returns shall have been made by all the counties now missing it will be lmpossible to more than guess at ■ the winner. / - ''■'.': The total vote so far returned, Includ ing the city of Greater New York, for lieutenant "■ governor, Is Chanler, . 604, 234; Bruce, 619,479. lt appears , that outside of the candi dates •. for governor and ; possibly for. .k. k. k lieutenant (th« pemocrajic. trint is elected. f .:'.::"::': .".;••";>; 'ff-i't' In Greater : N«ir York Chanter's ma : jority over Bruce Is 134,941, and this big lead Bruce must overcome In' the up state counties. ' . •;'; •■'", ''■' '• .■ BECKHAM WINS A HARD FIGHT AGAINST SENATOR M'CREARY By Associated Press. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 7.— With but a few mountain counties to hear from and these probably decreasing his lead. Governor Beckham has almost certain ly won his right against Senator Mc- Creary for the nomination of United States senator In yesterday's primaries. The governor's majority will be about '4000. Samuel W. Hager was nominated for governor In the same primary by a majority of between 12,000 und 15,000. Although Senator McCreary carried Louisville by 7287, Governor Beckham ran so well in the country that he over came this lead and has In the neigh borhood of 4000 to : pare. The Repub licans gained two congressmen, giving them a total of four in the lower house. John C Beckham, governor of Ken tucky, whose nomination in yesterday's primary over Senator McCreary Is equivalent to an election, enjoys the distinction of being the youngest gov ernor In the United States, and when he takes his seat in the senate will be the youngest member of that body. He comes from a distinguished Kentucky family and Is 30 years of age. CUMMINS' PLURALITY NOW BELIEVED TO BE AT LEAST 20,000 By Associated Press. DES MOINES, lowa, Nov. 7.— Returns in lowa are rtill incomplete, but there la every reason to believe that Cum mins will receive at least 20,000 plural ity over Porter, Democrat. The Demo crats concede that Cummins will have a plurality of 5000. Two of lowa's congressmen will be Democrats, Tracy winning In the First district and Hamilton in the Sixth. The Republicans will have a majority in the legislature of at least 20 on joint ballot, Insuring the re-election of Jona than P. Dolliver to the United States senate. Elect Entire Ticket By Associated Pr*nn. DENVER, Nov. 7.— So extensive was the scratching that no county in Colo rado had made a complete return of its vote at twenty-four hours after the BRIDGE TENDER IS BLAMED FOR WRECK By Associated Press. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Nov. 7. — The coroner's jury tonight agreed to place the blame for the Thoroughfare wreck of Saturday, October 28, upon Daniel Stewart, the aged bridge tender. Stewart will be arrested and charged with criminal negli gence. Sixty lives were lost in the wreck. Los Angeles Herald. PRICE: \tMI%MSSST\\ tMI %MSSST\ 65 CENTS REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN 223 DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN 163 By Aanoclnted Press. ■ CHICAGO, Nov. B.— Returns received up to 1 o'clock this morning show that the Republicans have elected 223 congress men and the Democrats 163, as follows: Rep. Dem. ,' : ' v Rep. Dem. Alabama 9 — Nebraska 5 1 Arkansas .',' — 7 Nevada 1 California 8 — New Hampshire 2 — • Colorado 3 — New Jersey 6 4 Connecticut 5 — New York 25 12 Delaware 1 — North Carolina — 10 Florida — 3 North Dakota ...... 2 — Georgial.......G Georgia1.......a 1 ....... — 11 0hi0,.... ....17 4 ldahoI Idaho 1 — Oregon 2 — < lllinois 19 6 Pennsylvania 26 6 lndiana 9 4 Rhode Island .. . .1 1 l owa 10 1 South Carolina — 7 Kansas ,8 — South Dakota ... *2 8 Kentucky 4 7 Tennessee 2 8 Louisiana — 7 Texas — 16 Maine 4 — Utah 1 — Maryland 3 3 Vermont . ...... 2 — Massachusetts 11 3 Virginia 1 . — Michigan 12 — Washington ......... 3 — M innesota..... 8 1 West Virginia 5 — Mississippi — 8 Wisconsin 9 2 Missouri ...., 4 12 Wyoming 1 — Montana ' 1 — Totals — Republicans, 223; Democrats, 163. polls closed, and one-third of the coun ties had made no returns whatever. Sufficient returns have been received, hewever. to make certain the election of the entire Republican state ticket and of sixty to seventy of the 100 mem bers of the legislature, insuring the election of a Republican to succeed United States Senator Patterson. On revised returns pluralities in Denver ap pears to be about 10,000, and in the state 15,000 to 20.000. GOOUING'S ELECTION IN STATE OF IDAHO IS NOW CONCEDED By Associated Press. BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 7.— Today's re turns confirm the estimates made last night that Governor Goo Sing. Republi can candidate for re-election, has car ried' tti* state by a majority of some what more than 7000. The rest of the" state ticket has a ma jority of probably 5000 more with one exception, the candidate for secretary of state, who was cut considerably. Definite returns show the Republicans have thirteen of the twenty-one mem bers of the state senate and thirty-five of the fifty-one members of the hpuse. This will give a majority of twenty four on joint ballot. Result Still in Doubt By Associated Press. OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 7.— Although at Democratic state headquarters the elec tion of Boyd, Republican, In the Third, an.d Norris, Republican, in the Fifth, is not conceded, there is elsewhere little doubt expressed that both have been elected, as well as Pollard, Republi can, in the First; Hlnshaw, Republican, in the Fourth, and Klnkaid, Republi can, in the Sixth. The election of Hltchcook, Democrat, in ihe Second is conceded. Democrats Win In Missouri By Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7. — From nearly complete returns from all counties, the Democrats have carried the state by a plurality of 7640, electing all candidates ■on the state ticket and twelve out of the sixteen congressmen. The Repub licans elected congressmen in Kansas City and St. Louis, but lost all but one of the districts In the state which had been swept Into the Republican ranks two years ago. Chicago Elects Negroes By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Nov. 7.— Complete returns from the city and from the county of Cook Bhow that the Republicans have elected every candidate on their ticket with the exception of three congress men. For a time it was believed that Depriest and Barnett, negroes, for county commissioner and municipal Judge respectively, had been defeated, but the latest returns show that both were elected by small pluralities. Democrats Gain Two By Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 7.— According to the latest returns received through out the state, Indiana went about 30,000 Republican In yesterday's election. The DemlcratH gained two congressmen, one from the Eighth district and one from the Eleventh district, making the dele gation nine Republican and four Demo crats. The legislature will be Repub lican on Joint ballot by abiut thirty. Result Is Close By Associated Press. CONCORD. N. H., Nov. 7.— With seventeen to-.vna still to be heard from, the returns from yesterday's state elec tion Indicate quite exclusively that the contest for the governorship will have to be settled in the legislature, the Re publican candidate, Charles M. Flody, having fulled to uecure a majlrity over the other two candidates. The returns from 275 of the 292 wards and towns of the state give Floyd, Republican, 39,948 for governor; Jameson, Democrat, 87, 138. This Is a Republican loss frlm four yearti ago of 5164. Many Favor Statehood by Ashoclnted Preiia. ALHUyUKKQUK, N. M., Nov. 7.— Fairly complete returns from twenty ilv .'.iiintlutt give atutehood a majority Of 61(00. This majority may be Increased somewhat by later returns. Landslide in Oklahoma By A»»ociut«d Press. (iUTHIUK, Okln, Nov. 7.- Acc.n .|iu X to tin latent oftlclal count tonight in the n of constitutional convention THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1906. delegates the Democrats will have at least ninety-eight representatives In the convention. out of a possible 112, forty nine from each territory. Republican, leaders attribute the landslide to pro hibition, which, as an Integral part of the constitution, many Republican can didates were pledged to support. The convention will begin November 10. Crawford an Easy Winner By Associated Press. SIOUX FALLS, S. D. Nov. 7.—Re turns frim thirty-nine of the fifty-two counties in the state give Crawford, Republican, for governor and the state ticket a majority of 25,750. Republicans have elected 112 members of the legisla ture, Democrats seventeen. Few Want Statehood By Associated Press. PHOENIX, Arle., Nov. 7.— Maricopa county, with three small precincts yet to report, gives in favor of statehood 3»2. against It 296 C. No figures from other countivs approach 'completion. Some show smaller and some little larger Jointure vote than Maricopa, but Maricopa is a good average. Concede Burkes Election By Associated Press. FARGO, N. D., Nov. 7.— "We concede the defeat of Governor Searles by Mr. Burke, his Democratic opponent, by a prpbabl* plurality of 2000," said Chair man L. B. Hanna of the Republican state central committee, this evening. "We also concede the defeat of John Kanuf, our candidate for judge of the supreme court, by Judge Fisk on the Democratic ticket by 6000. We are con fident that the rest of the Republican ticket has been elected. Theße figures are regarded as extremely conserva tive." Stewart an Easy Winner By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7.— Complete returns from sixty-one of the sixty seven counties in Pennsylvania and careful estimates from the other six counties give Edwin S. Stuart, Repub lican candidate for governor, a plu rality of 52 333 over Lewis Emery Jr., Fusion candidate. REPRIMANDS WEATHER MAN i)y ARsnrlfll<><l Press. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.— President Roosevelt has directed that a repri mand be administered to Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, for his action In the case of v printer named Cooper in his office, who had been expelled from the Typographical union for not paying his strike assess ments. Mr. Moore, it is said, urgedTooper on two occasions to pay his assess ments, but the latter refused and he was expelled from the union. Follow ing this Cooper was transferred to New Orleans and he claimed that this action on the part of Mr. Moore was intended as a punishment for him for not complying with the demands of the Typographical union. The matter was referred to the civil service commission, which expressed the opinion that Cooper's transfer would not be for the good of the serv ice, as this would give the impression that it was intended as a punishment. Cooper accordingly will be reinstated in his former position in the weather bureau In Washington and the repri mand to Mr. Moore will by direction of the president be administered by the secretary of agriculture. Will Go After the Octopua By Associated Press, WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.— lt was stat ed at the department of Justice today that Attorney Cciu-ihl Moody will Im mediately take up the gin itlon of in stituting proceedings against the Standard Oil comixuiy under the anti trust law. Will Repair Bt. Francis By Associated I'reas. SAN r ANCISCO, Nov. 7.-Mahoney Bros, today 'lied to the board . or public works for. a permit covering all the wo(k of reconstruction and repair ing, the St. Francis hotel. The cost of the work will amount to 1500,000. . > ROBBERS BATTER CAR MAN Strike Conductor a Crushing Blow on Head Unmasked Thugs Com mit Bold Assault and Theft Desperate Men Take Watch and Try to Ret Money from Employe on Crowded Euclid Avenue Electric In onp i the most desperate and dar ing holdups in the hißtory of Los An geles, two unmasked men last night at tacked the conductor of an eastbound Euclid avenue car lit the approach of East First street bridge at 6 o'clock, and in the presence of about seventy pas sengers on the car strack him on the head with a blackjack slug and robbed him of his watch and chain. That the men escaped after the as sault was due to their cleverly planned scheme, for they held the conductor on the bottom step of the rapidly moving car, and thus 1 ept him between them and the passengers until they could make good their escape to the river bed. The car was No. 323 of the Euclid avenue line, and the crew, a motorman whose number was 735, and the con ductor, No. 734, had boarded the car at Second street and Broadway for their first run of the evening. That the rob bers failed to secure considerable money from the conductor was probably due to the fact that he had only collected about a dozen fares, most of them being transfers, and the $5 package of change given each conductor to start his route with remained. ln Its paper covering in his coat pocket. Ring Fare Register The car filled up rapidly on its east bound run, and by the time it had reached the railroad crossing at First and Alameda streets passengers were hanging to every available foot of space Inside the car and In the vestibules. At the railroad crossing two men leaped on the car just us It started to cross the tracks, and one of them promptly rang the bell several times. The conductor forced his way to the rear platform as rapidly as possible, for the men had yanked thdfbell cord at tached to the fare register. Neither man made any attempt to conceal his features. The aggressive one was above medium height and ap peared to be about 25 years of age. His hair and eyes were brown and his fea tures regular. He wore a light suit and a light soft hat. The other man appeared younger und wore a black suit and bluci: slouch hat, pulled down well ovor his face. He did not take an active part In the proceedings but stood or. the bottom step as though to prevent any interference, while hla hand retted on his hip and a heavy leather belt was suggestive of an arsenal strapped about his waist. Strike Cruel Blow At the sound of«the bell the conductor dashed to where the man was standing and demanded to know what ho was doing with the bell cord. That seemed to be the cue, lor both men got in clos» and Jostled the conductor, while they i urged him and attempted to draw him into a tight. Feeling ft hand attempt ing to get in his pocket, the conductor broke away and called for the assist ance of the motorman. who stopped the car and came back with the heavy brass controller In his hand. The men, nt the sight of reinforcements, made a hasty dash from the car, and the motorman returned to his post and the Car started. The car at that time was at the west entrance to the First street bridge. It Is the custom among the motormen to start tlielr cars up the In cline to the bridge at a rapid rate In order that the top of the arch might be reached without usliir tin- full power. That fact was evidently well known tc the robbers, also the fact that once the car started on Hie bridge n motormnn will not stop until he reaches the other side unless on emergency signal. The car had hardly started before the men made their appearance from behind the car. The conductor had swung Into the bottom step, and In a second the men leaped for him. The conductor gained the upper step, and as he turned to fao* the men one of them struck him on the head. His cap saved him from the force of the blow, but the top and visor were crushed and broken. Passengers to the Rescue Before he could recover one of the ni.-ii reached for the spot Where the conductor's money belt and cash regis ter should have been, but falling to find It there ho seized the conductor's watch chain and hanging to it leaped from the car. The conductor in the meantime had struck one < " the men and had knocked his hat off. As the tall man who held to the watch chain. leaped from the rapidly moving car the watch chain snapped and the rob (< üßtlnurd iid I'aif Five.) TAiut tn i i:>iri;ii \ I rm;«i < < ii. . ' Milt. Has. I l.obI I.ob Auselwn 87 87 • l'lll.burKI I'lll.burK «> S3 ' llruvrr HO M I Halt Lake y'M no . Huston S« Ba ■ New York »* 5« < (Im-iuuall *» «4 < Snukuat ..44 50 i Oiniil.u « , 70 • A11..KA 11..K Oil 70 < II I. title Hock 62 74 .< HI. l.uuU «l 70 " > Mum ' l'r»u<ikiu oil «a - BELL STILL HAS FIGHTING CHANCE GILLETT MUST GET 8000 FROM LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO WIN Reports received from the north up to 2 o'clock Thursday morning indicate that unless Los Angeles county gives Gillett 8000 plurality Bell will be elected. )Vith twenty-five precincts in Los Angeles county missing, the vote shows that Gillett cannot possibly secure the necessary 8000 plurality in Los Angeles county. * Fresno, which the Republicans claimed for Gillett by 300, is complete, with the exception of one large precinct, which will give Bell a plurality of 100. The precincts thus far reported give Bell a plurality of 545, which will be increased to 645 by the last remaining precinct, or a gain for bell of 945 over the Republican estimate. San Diego county shows a decrease in the Republican esti mate of 1000. CHINA ISSUES IMPERIAL EDICT By Associated Press. PEKIN, Nov. 7.— An imperial edict providing for the reorganization of the government was published In the offi cial gazette today. The edict after referring the previous command that the nation prepare for a constitution outlines many chan-^s In the administrative .system, such as the appointment ,of various boards, the creation or abolition of others, the es tablishment of a political council whose duty shall be to gather public opinion. The edict says these changes are made solely as the foundation for a constitution. If found to be good they will then be changed .'-gain. It points out that the present situation in China Is dan gerous if both high and low are not made to obey the laws, and It calls on the ministers to act together in or der to improve conditions, warning them that if they 1 disobey the imperial commands, thus frustrating the hopes of the people, they will be punished. It declares that the laws and reg ulations made by ancestors were good for that time, but that now the superr tluous must be abolished. Another edict orders the viceroys and governors •of provinces to con «ldeF-what steps shall be takair-to pre pare the general mass of people for local self-government. UNIONIST PARTY WINS IN PORTO RICO By Associated J'ress. SAN JUAN, P. R., Nov. 7.— The Unionist purty -scored an overwhelming victory at the polls yesterday, carry ing all the seven districts of the island. The Republicans are left without rep resentation In the next house of dele gates. The Unionists won in a majority of the municipalities, the Republicans barely saving San Juan. The Arecibo district, where the Federation of Labor made a concentrated effort with the assistance of $1000 contributed by the American Federation of Labor, made a surprisingly Insignificant showing, thn vote cast amounting to practically nothing. The elections evoked much enthu siasm, but there were no disturbances, and yesterday was the most orderly election day since the American occu pution. MOODY SUCCEEDS JUSTICE BROWN By Associated Pr?ss. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.— The presi dent todiiy announced the appointment of Attorney General Wlllliiin Henry Moody of Massachusetts as associate justice of the supreme court, to succeed JuHtice Henry Billings Brown, who re tired some time ago. Mr. Moody has tilled tlv ofnee of attorney general since July J, 1004. ■ Previous to that time he had served for more than two years as secretary of the navy. He had also represented his state in the Fifty-fourth, Fifty fifth, Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh congresses. It Is generally expected that Mr. Moody will retire from the department of justice thfi hitter part of December. JAMES R. GARFIELD SUCCEEDS HITCHCOCK 3y Assoi lated Preea. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.— Secretary of the Interior B. A. Hitchcock will re tire from President Roosevelt's cabinet on the 4th of March and James R. Oar fleld of Ohio, the present commissioner of corporations, will succeed him. Herbert Ktiox Smith, now assistant commissioner, of corporations, will be appointed to Mr. Garfteld's place. These changes and the retirement of Commis sioner Richards of the general land office March 4 were announced in a statement from the White House to day. BELIEVE CHEW OF ELEVEN DROWNED By A»«»rlHted Press. RICHIBUCTO. N. H., Nov. 7.— The Storm of the past week Is still rttglng in the Northumberland tjtrult tonight and all efforts to get to the Btrundeii Norwegian h«irk Adeone have failed. There/ ii no mlkh of IKe aboard mid ihf entlrt i raw of eleven are believed to have own iwapt to death by the huge breakers ami the undertow us they attempted to leave the vt-aael. Would Restrain Ruef ity Ahum lated SAN FHANCIBCO. ' Nov. ,7.~Argu 11.1 11. Ml wan closed today In' Judge Sea well's court on the order to restrain A. Km f from acting as district attorney. The case was taken under advisement, jj PRICE: SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS RAINS SWELL NORTHERN RIVERS R«- A*qnrlnted Press PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7.—Unusu ally heavy rains In northern Oregon during the past few days have caused the waterways to fill rapidly, but so far but one river has gone on the rampage, the Santiam, which practic ally is In flood. The Southern Pacific bridge near Jefferson has been damaged and trains will be sent over the West Side road via Corvallfs until the damage has been repaired: Railroad property in other places also has been damaged somewhat. Log booms have been rent asunder by the rushing waters and hundreds of cords of wood for the Lebanon paper mills have been washed away. A STATESMAN SHOOTS HIS FRIEND Uy, Associated Press. BATON ROUGE, La.. Nov. 7.—Dem ocratic Congressman-elect Judge Geo. K. Favrot this evening shot and killed his lifelong associate and former school mate, Dr. H. H. Aldrich, one of the best known citizens of Baton Rouge. Hundreds of persons were near the scene of the shooting but none knew what happened between the two men. Judge Favrot refused to talk beyond letting it be known that the affair was a private quarrel. Banker Refused Bail By Associated Press. TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 7.— On the conclusion of the first day's trial of Charles C. McGlll, former manager of the Ontario bank, the magistrate or dered the charge of theft of $136,049 to be registered against him and ball was refused. During the day one of the clerks In the bank swore he pre pared a misleading statement under the direction of McGlll. Wrongful en tries repienenting $1,400,000, it was tes tified, were concealed in statements to the government. Will Test State Law By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.— There will be no further conference between Secretary Metculfe and the board of education of this city about the action of the latter in setting aside a sep arate school for children of Japanese descent. The board desires that the Btate law be tested In the courts and will not recede from its position. Sheridan Starts East Uy Associated Press. HONOLULU, Nov. 7.— The United States transport Sheridan, which has twice been ■trtnded and refloated, will leave here tomorrow for San Francisco in tow of the army tug Slocum and the transport Buford. Communication by telephone between the Sheridan and Buford will be maintained throughout the voyage. The Sheridan Is in an ut terly helpless condition. Refuse to Arbitrate By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Nov. 7.— The Switchmen's union today declined the proposition made by the managers of the railroads entering Chicago to arbitrate the de mands of the men for an Increase In wages of 10 cents an hour. The rail road managers then offered the men an Inn-case of 3 cents an hour and pro posed arbitration of the question whether or not the men should receive •the 10-cent increase. Storm Strikes Santa Clara By Associated Press. HAVANA. Nov. 7.— A severe wind storm 1b reported in Santa Clara Province and to the eastward. Tele graphic communication with Santa Clara wub Interrupted at an early hour this afternoon. Stlra Business Circles By AxMoclntid Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7. -Railroad and business circleß were stirred today by the rumor that the United Railroad! hud practically secured control of the California Street CVible Railroad com pany. Exonerate* Frantz Uy Aksoc liittrt l're»«. WASHINGTON.I. 1 Nov. 7.— The . presi dent has approve^ the report . of the special committee which completely ex onerated Governor Franta of Oklahoma of charges died against him. nROISTKn— Ti»«i»T l« th# ln«t •111- ■ Ail • which th-- wlt<* ■»» ftof rr*l- rt %%Wtrr for lh«« vUy Mw>tl«»n i»n DwmW 4.4 4. Met on the r»Bl"«r»«l«» Hut. BELL IS NOT YET BEATEN Incomplete Returns ShowEacelsNot Decided Margin Will Be Narrow Whatever Kesult of Votes Seat of War la Los Angeles County, and Gillett Muat Have 8000 Votes Here to Be Elected Theodore A. Bell has a possibility of being sworn In as governor of Cali fornia. Democratic managers throughout the state do not concede the election of Gillett, and Mr. Bell at Napa declares that he has not given up the fight. Returns, which still are far from complete, indicate that the vote will be very close and that the winner will have a plurality of not to exceed 2000 to 3000. Returns have been received from 1568 precincts out of a total of 2471 In the state. Unofficial figures give Gillett 81, 073 and Bell 72,097, or a p: rality of 8976 for Gillett. These figures Include the returns from all the acknowledged Republican strongholds, while many points which are certain to give Bell a good vote re main to be heard from.. Republican Figures Grow Less Gillett will not carry Los Angeles county by a plurality exceeding 6000, with the probability that this figure will . be' reduced by 1000 to 1500. Gillett's plurality south of the Teha chapi. Democratic managers claim will not exceed 10,000, and it is expected" that this will be more than wiped out by thn plurality which Bell will receive north of the Tehachapl. Republican managers continue to trim their estimates of Gillett's plural ity. Chairman Stone of the state com mittee, who Tuesday night claimed from 30,000 to 35,000 for Gillett, last night cut his estimate down to 10,000. Talk of a Recount Democratic commltteemen in Los An geles yesterday discussed the possibil ity of a recount for governor. They declare they will advise Mr. Bell to insnst upon another count of the bal lots should the official figures Indicate that Gillett has received a plurality not exceeding 2000 or 3000. It Is claimed by Democrats that a re count will prove thut thousands of bal lots which were caßt for Bell -were thrown out on technicalities or through the Ignorance of election officers and which would be counted for Bell by competent judges. Contests Are Close The closest race on the Los Angeles county ticket Is that between Dr. Booth, the non-partisan and Democratic candi date for coroner, against Dr. Lanter man, the Venice nominee. With twenty-five precincts out of 264 to hear- from, Dr. Booth has a lead If v bout 25. Ward has a plurality of 6000 to 8000 (Continued on Page Two.) THE DAY'S NEWS I—Bell1 — Bell still has a fighting chance. 2 — Bell not yet defeated. 3 — Gives bazaar for Loretto church 4 — Deny rumors of withdrawal. s—Countess5 — Countess calls count a libertine 6— Editorial. 7 — City new*. B—Sports.8 — Sports. 9 — Southern California news. 10 — Classified advertisements. 1— Markets. 12 — Railroad news. FORECAST For Southern California: Fair Thursday; light northeast wind. Maximum temperature in I os An. geles yesterday, 87 degrees; Mini, mum, 57 degreea. LOCAL ' Unmasked thug» assault and rob con- ; duotor on crowded car. Dudley and Harper, deny they, will withdraw from mayoralty race. ■ . ■■■' > Promdter. wants to collect all. of city's" waste paper. 'i i y.lii 'uViiir^i ' - Hn»irii[|i«^Mß Contractors will ask pay, for hone*' whether city uses them r not. ■ Mrs. Robert J. Burdelte opens choral hall with mufilcale. . - .■■■ '.>.-: Famous painter . visits . Los Angeles. '■- , EASTERN Result of content for lieutenant gov ern In New York still in doubt. '.-■■■ < i *■', Louisiana congressman ulioots llfe lonir friend. Missouri returns to i ranks of i>tuu> oratic party. < COAST ■ San > Franc'lsco murderers make com plete confession of long list of crime. »* ' Abe lluef announces that election of Gllle tt . is entirely* satisfactory , to him.