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Former President Suffers Signal
Defeat in New York Repub
lican Committee
Sherman Unanimously Elected to
Act as Temporary Presid
ing Officer of Convention
(Associated Preai)
NEW YORK, Aug. 16.—Theodore
Roosevelt matched strength with the
"old guard" of the Republican party In
New York state today and mot decisive
defeat. The Republican state commit
tee In session here, by a vote of twenty
to fifteen, refused to recommend him
for temporary chairman of the stato
convention, which meets at Saratoga
September 27. Instead, Vice President
Sherman was selected. This la Colonel
Roosevelt's second defeat at the hands
of the "old guard," the first having
been the legislature's refusal to pass
the Cobb direct primary bill, although
Mr. Roosevelt had especially indorsed
It. With his setback today plans for
harmony within the party In New
York received a severe blow, and as
soon as Colonel Roosevelt heard ths
news he Issued a statement la which
he enrolled himself as a progressive,
so far as the New York situation goes.
It was his most pointed political
statement slnca his return, and those,
who saw him were convinced that he
had determined to begin an open tight
on the "old guard."
Today's repudiation does not neces
sarily roean that Colonel Roosevelt will
not be temporary chairman after ail.
The convention delegates themselves
will decide who Is to open the meeting
and deliver the "keynote speech," but
the state committee's recommendation
of Mr. Sherman for the place BerveU
notice on the former president and his
supporters that the "old guard" would
fight him to the end.
In the Interval between now end
September 27 it Is expected the strug
gle between the organization and the
Koosevelt-Hughea forces will be car
ried Into every corner of the state and
the chief issue will be at the primaries
for the election of lioosevelt or anti-
Roosevelt delegates to the convention.
Whether Mr. Sherman left his sup
port to the movement which resulted
in Col. Roosevelt* defeat has not been
established definitely. William I*
Wudd of Westchestor, national com
miteeman, who was on© of the leaders
in the anti-Koosevelt combine, is quot
ed as having said that Mr. Sherman
knew all about the plans to indorse
him for temporary chairman. Others
who took part in today's meeting were
of the opinion that Mr. Sherman knew
nothing of it.
As far as Col. Roosevelt is concerned
it has been known tor some time that
he was agreeably inclined to the plan
to make him temporary chairman, as
is shown by his Matement of today.
He said, however, that he had not
understood that his name was to be
brought up at today's meeting.
Lloyd C. Uriscon., chairman of the
county committee, who presented the
colonel's name today, said:
"I do not know whether the action of
the committee will have any effect on
Mr. Roosevelt in the state campaign.
Mr. Roosevelt is to be a delegate to the
state convention. It seems to me that,
as the only living former president of
the United States his state owes him
at least the temporary chairmanship.
"Mr. Taft, so far as I know, did not
anticipate that Col. Roosevelt's name
would be presented to the committee.
If he had known he would have pre
vented the action that was taken. The
■election of Vice President Sherman
cannot be construed as an indorsement
of the Taft administration, which
needed no such indorsement."
Col. Roosevelt took luncheon with
Mr. Ward after the meeting. The only
thing that is known as to what he said
to the national commltteeman is that
he laughed and told him he understood
now why Mr. Ward and other mem
bers of the state committee were not
anxious to meet him until after today's
William Barnes, jr., of Albany was
to have gone to see Col. Roosevelt on
his return from abroad, and although
he came back three weeks ago he had
not been near the former president
until today. He dropped in at the
hotel where Col. Roosevelt and Mr.
Ward were at luncheon.
Mr. Barnes said that if only on the
question of direct nomination aione ho
would oppose Col. Roosevelt for the
temporary chairmanship.
Representative John Dwight, Re
publican whip of the house, also saw
Colonel Roosevelt at luncheon. sHe
did not care to discuss their conver
sation. *
Colone^Roosevelt had planned to
keep in the background v much as
possible In the coming campaign. It
was only when he perceived the turn
of political affairs that he consented
to the use of his name In connection
with the temporary chairmanship.
Both he and Chairman Woodruff have
expressed their hope for a harmonious
settlement of the differences between
the progressives and the "old guard,"
but there was no harmony talk among
politicians tonight. Both sides were
agreed that the action of the state
committee today had no connection
with national politics. While there
were some who said that Mr. Sher-
(Continued on I'm Xmrn)
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair, Wed
nesday, overcasting In the morning; light,
south wind. Maximum temperature jester
day, 11 degree* | minimum temperature, SH
Meyer Llssner describes great battle against
railroad control which culminated In yes- .
terday's triumph. PAGE 3
Young rather, hurrying to get horn* to see
baby, grasps live wire and Is electrocuted.
. ' , : \ „-..,. • PAGE 1
Haaaayampa club given reception by cham
ber of mines; Arlzonans to picnic at
Venice today. PAGE) 9
Slayer of Mrs. Castlne sleeps and eats well
In Jail; will be charged today. PAG 13 9
Him. Elizabeth Foord, pioneer of Southern .
California, celebrates her hundredth birth
day. PAGE] S
8. P. machine smashed by voters of Los
Angeles; Good Government Democrats
make clean sweep at primary. PAGE) 1
Engineer's department fixing street lines
and levels In Los Angeles harbor front
' age. PAGE) 8
Police are unable to locate C. B. Miner, .
missing broker; wife prostrated by news
of charges against man. PAGE) »
Personals. PAGE] 6
Society. PAGE) 6
Oil and mining. PAGE) . 6
Snipping. PAGE) 6
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Market and. financial. PAG El 7
Municipal affair*. PAGE) 8
Sport*. SAGES 10-11
Editorial and letter box. PAGE 12
City brevities. PAGE 1»
Classified advertising. PAGES 14-11!
First big steamer docks In the deep water
outer harbor at San Pedro. PAGE 1
Find the 15-year-old son of Thomas P.
Mcßrlde dead In the family apartments
In Cynthia Annex, Long Beach. PAGE 13
Santa, Monica council orders city attorney
.to collect on bond of Defaulter Ralph
Bane. • PAGE! 14
Ocean Park trustees dismiss city electri
cian. PAGE 14
Petition circulated In Pasadena to throw '
Marengo avenue open to heavy teaming.
PAGE! 14
Long Beach merchant commit* suicide
when dunned by creditor*. • PAGE 14
Three men Injured at Long Beach In acci
. dent*. . PAGE 14
Insurgent Republicans win sweeping victory
In California with Johnson's nomination
for governor; Curry, old guard's standard
bearer. Is poor third. PAGE 1
Cheese making In . France makes, big
Increase owing to large American con- .
- sumption. ■ — . - PAGE
Curtlss to take passenger aloft In flights
at Sheepshead ' Bay. PAGE 16
James E. Hurley, general manager of
Santa Fe, dies In Europe. PAGES II
New York to educate firemen of small
neighboring cities. \ PAGE 16
To teach Chicago' high school girls how
to save earnings of future husbands.
Chlckasaw Indian . chief' testifies before
congress committee about Oklahoma
land deals. . •, ..-;:., PAGE 2
Columbus mayor withdraw* all police
guarding cars In traction strike.
. . •' PAGE 2
Leaders dispute In special International
convention of miner*. , PAGE 2
Fraternal societies In convention at De
troit show big growth In funds. ;
. PAGE 2
Court dismisses seventy-five venlremen
In Lea O'Nell Browne retrial. PAGE) 1
New York state ' Resubllcans refuse 'to .'■;
name Roosevelt temporary chairman -
of convention in September. PAGE 1
Mayor Gaynor continues to show Im- '
•provement. . v PAGE 9
Old firm of Kleybolte & Co. file suits .
against former disbursing agent In- ■'
volving million*. PAGE 13
Bay City pays seventh dividend, mak
ing total of »146.000. . ... PAGE 6
Oil men will meet to decide upon what
course to pursue In conservation.
... PAGE 6
Arizona governor calls meeting to de- •
cide point at which next Mining con
gress will convene. . • PAGE 6
Needles cut* Tennessee ledge at 200
--, foot level. , .. -..,-'•■ PA OB -. 6
Old Rosarlo mine let* contract for big
reduction plant. . . PAGE 6
Nebraska Primaries Indicate He
May Receive Nomination
OMAHA, Aug. 16.—The only definite
returns received up to midnight from
the Nebraska primary today indi
cated the nomination of Congressman
Gilbert M. Hitchcock by the Demo
crats for United States senator and
Judge A. Li. Button by the Republi
cans for congress in the second dis
Appearances favor Mayor Dahlman
for the Democratic gubernatorial nom
ination, but the race is close and many
believe the country vote will give Gov
ernor Shallenberger a lead. Dahlman
will have a majority of close to 6000 in
Douglas (Omaha) county and he will
also have a good lead In Lancaster
(Lincoln) county.
The vote of the Republicans for
United States senator Is Indefinite and
greatly in doubt.
Victor Polls Heavy Vote in San
the complete returns from 38 precincts
at midnight there is a possibility that
Hiram Johnson will surprise even his
supporters and carry San Bernardino
county, which had been conceded to
Anderson. There are yet 50 precincts
to be heard from, many of which are
Johnson strongholds. Anderson at this
hour has 691 votes, Johnson 687, Stan
ton 384, Curry 130, Ellery 12.
Smith leads Klrby for congress by a
vote of 861 to 655. The Lincoln-Roose
velt Republican faction fought bitterly
with the regulars, but will not carry a
single county office.
Prospective Jurors Admit Being
Approached; Judge Says Sit
uation Is Deplorable
Claim Men Seen by Interests Not
Aligned on Either Side
of the Case
(Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Aug. 18.—Declaring' that
practically all of them had been "ap
proached" in connection with the re
trial of Lee O'Neill Browne, Judge
Kersten dismissed today a panel of
seventy-five veniremen who had been
subpoenaed in the work of selecting
a jury.
Judge Kersten pronounced the sit
uation "deplorable."
Venlremen were immediately taken
to the office of State's Attorney Way
man, where Judge Kersten asked each
man by name if he had been called
upon by anyone in connection with his
possible services as a Juror. Nearly all
answered In the affirmative. They
were Instructed to report In court to
morrow for further investigation.
Mr. Wayman made the assertion In
court that he could prove by a de
tective employed by the defense that
the latter had systematically sought
out every prospective venireman,
either by direct approach or through
families or households.
P. O'Donnell, of counsel for Browne,
asserted that the venlremen had been
seen by agents of a third interest,
neither defense nor prosecution, inter-*
ested for political reasons In the down
fall of Browne.
The first stir in this development of
the case occurred during the forenoon
session, when Emll Wennerberg, a
venireman, said that he had been called
into the office of one Dr. Kelley. While
Wennerberg did not go into details, his
intimations caused Judge Kersten to
order the production of the physclan
In court.
The situation reached a crisis later
when Swan Dahlberg, another member
of the panel, stated that he had been
"seen" by some agent whose real pur
pose he did not know. Dahlberg said
this agent told him after questioning
him closely as to his belief as to the
guilt or Innocence of Browne that he
need not answer the subpoena.
Dahlberg acted upon this advice and
In consequence was brought before the
court today to explain why he should
not be adjudged in contempt of court.
There he told his story.
Judge Kersten leaned over his desk
and said solemnly:
"The court wants to know if this
is going to be a fair trial or a trav
esty upon justice. The situation has
reached a point where an investiga
tion is necessary- I don't want to blame
either the state or the defense, but
some one is doing crooked work and
I am loath to go on with the case.
When a juror is subpoenaed no one
has a right to talk to him. As It is,
probably every man on this Jury has
been approached."
At this period Attorney O'Donnell
made his accusation against some
"third party," at which Mr. Wayman
Jumped to his feet.
"I can prove that the defense has
been systematically calling on all
veniremen," he said. "Man after man
has been excused from Bervice on this
Jury and has been taken to my office,
where they told me they had been
approached, directly or through mem
bers of their households."
One venireman, whose name was not
disclosed, created a further sensation
when the panel had been taken to the
state's attorney's office. There was a
hurr d call for a stenographer. A
member of Mr. Wayman's staff Bald
the venireman had been asked by an
acent to "stick It out for Browne till
hell froze over."
A sixth panel which was ordered to
report tomorrow will be cautioned,
and If it Is found that any investiga
tors have been talking to them, this
panel also will be dismissed.
VENICE, Aug. 16.—Albert J. Fran
cisco, 523 Maple avenue, Los Angeles,
was found unconscious at midnight In
the gutter In front of the Gondolier
hotel on Wmdward avenue. He
seemed to be suffering from some vio
lent poison. He was rushed to the
emergency hospital, where he died at
1 o'clock this morning without regain
ing consciousness.... An unfinished en
try in his diary indicated that he
feared he would be poisoned. The note
"August 13. Anna came to see me
today. Said she would kill me if I did
not be true to her. She has evidently
found out that I have been going with
Louise. She told me that she had two
friends watching to see if I played
fair. 1 am now wise to the two friends,
who I havo noticed following me for
the last couple of days. I am scared
of them."
"One came up and asked me to take
a drink. I refused because I thought
he might dope or poison me "
The note is unfinished and, taken In
connection with the man's condition,
suggests that he met' the fate he
feared. Nothing is known regarding
the man by the authorities here. He
had been seen about Venice for sev
eral days.
In the diary is the name of E. R.
Francis, evidently a brother of the
dead man. His address Is 240 Second
street, San Francisco, and there Is a
request that he be notified in case of
any accident to the owner of the diary.
The city address directory doea not
give the name Albert J. Francis. A
rumor that he was an employe of the
H. Jevne company could not be veri
fied because of the lateness of the hour.
Bell and Johnson Win Nominations
Theodore A. Bell, Nominated for
Governor by the Democratic Party
,": I :' Mr
Young Father, Hurrying to Get
Home to Babe, Grasps Live
Wire and Is Killed
Anxious to return to his home and
caress his 4-months-old baby, James
Robinson, 22 years old, an electrician
living at Florence station, Just be
yond the city limits, grasped a wire
carrying 500 volts of electricity to
swing himself to the ground from a
traveling crane at the Union Tool
company plant at 545 Mateo street
shortly after 6 o'clock last night and
was so badly injured he died in a short
time. He was hurled from the plat
form with great force. Gustaf Ahl
strom, 28 years old, of 532 Gladys ave
nue, who was assisting Robinson,
braced himself and caught the inert
body as It fell.
Robinson, in an unconscious condi
tion, was taken into the office of the
company and an effort was made to
resuscitate him. The endeavors prov
ing of no aval: the police were notified
and the unconscious man was hurried
to the receiving hospital.
On arrival at the hospital the police
surgeons immediately examined the
unfortunate man and pronounced him
dead. When they made this an
nouncement, Ahlstrom, who was bend-
Ing over the body of his friend, emit
ted a piercing shriek and fell to the
floor unconscious.
Ahlstrom was placed In bed in the
hospital ward. When he recovered
consciousness and again was told that
Robinson was dead, he became hys
terical and It was nearly an hour be
fore he was In condition to leave the
Robinson was working on the travel-
Ing crane, which Is operated by a sev
en horse power motor, the motor de
riving its power from a low overhead
wire carrying 500 volts. When the
whistle blew for the employes xo quit
work, he evidently thought the power
had been shut oft and grasped the
wire to swing to the ground, a. short
distance below. Ahlstrom «iad pre
ceded him to the ground and was
directly beneath the crane when he
saw Robinson shoot into the air. Ahl
strom, who is a giant In size, braced
himself and caught Robinson as he
The body will be removed to a local
undertaking establishment and the cor
oner will hold an inquest to nx the
responsibility for the accident.
LONDON, Aug. 16.—The executors of
the will of Miss Florence Nightingale,
the "Angel of the Crimea," who died
Saturday, definitely declined today the
offer of a public burial In Westminster
They consider themselves bound by
the terms of her will, In which Miss
Nightingale expressed a wish for a
simple private funeral.
LONDON. Aug. 16—President Pedro
Montt of Chile arrived at Bremen on
the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
this morning. His death occurred at
11:50 o'clock tonight. It was due to
a recurrence of heart disease, follow
ing a recent attack of angina pectoris.
President Montt's death occurred at
First Big Steamer Docks in Deep
Water Outer Basin at
San Pedro
6AN PEDRO, Aug. 16.—A new mark
was set in the history of harbor devel
opment this morning when the steamer
Shasta docked at the wharf of the Out
er Harbor and Dock company on' the
Miner fill. Never before has a steamer
docked in the deep water outer harbor.
She will discharge 250 piles here and
proceed to the wharf of the E. K. Wood
Lumber company with the rest of her
A few weeks ago the first wharf In
the outer harbor was completed on the
east channel of the Miner concession.
It Is only a small part of the develop
ment work, but was rushed to comple
tion so that lumber and machinery to
be used In the Improvement of the 153
acres on the concession might be un
loaded here without extra handling.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
remaining 3000 feet of wharf on the east
charfhel, and within a few months the
steamers of the American-Hawaiian
line will probably be docking there with
big cargoes of freight from the Atlan
tic, via the Tehuantepec route, for Los
Angeles wholesalers. Theae steamers
now discharge their freight at San Di
ego, but as soon as deep water and
wharf facilities are provided here the
business will be transferred to this
Fifty years ago freight was dis
charged in the puter harbor, but it was
•qfl transferred to lighters and brought
inside. This was before there were any
harbor Improvements. The breakwater
had never beon dreamed of, and in the
inner harbor there was only a few feet
of water. Freight was discharged at
both Wilmington and San Pedro from
lighters until the railroad was extended
to San Pedro. Since then vessels have
discharged direct from docks In the in
ner harbor to cars.
With the improvement of the outer
harbor with md%ern wharves and fa
cilities for handling barges, vessels that
cannot now come into this port will be
accommodated here.
Financier to Help German and
British Subjects
BERLIN, Aug. 16.—Sir Ernest Cas
sell, the English financier has, ac
cording to announcement made here
today, arranged to establish a founda
tion of $1,000,000, the income from
which Is to be used for the benefit of
poor Germans seeking employment In
England and poor British subjects
seeking work in Germany.
The new foundation will be In mem
ory of the late King Edward of Eng
land, who was a friend of Sir Ernest,
and with whom the financier had been
closely associated for many years. He
waa among the last persons to be re
ceived by the king before his death.
Oll> Urlji-i V^V^jrXlliO. Xl SUMS Be. ON TRAINS 10*
McLachlan Defeated by Stephens
for Republican Nomina
tion for Congress
Good Government Democrats
Make Clean Sweep and De
feat Tush' Candidates
Republicans and Democrats
nominated for the more import
ant county offices at the primar
ies yesterday were:
For sheriff—W. A. Hammel,!
R.; William T. Harris, D.
For district attorney—John D.
Fredericks, R.; Thomas Lee
Woolwine, D.
For county clerk—Harry J. Le
lande, R.; Lloyd W. McAtee, D.
For auditor —Walter A. Lewis,
R.; Fred L. Dwyer, D.
For treasurer—John N. Hunt,
R.; C. W. Judy, D.
For assessor—E. W. Hopkins,
R.; Wm. H. Truitt, D.
For recorder—Charles L. Lo
gan, R.; T. Shelley Sutton, D.
For coroner—Calvin Hartwell,
R.; A. C. Pratt, D.
For supervisor, third district—
Sidney A, Butler, R.; J. L. Mans
field, D.
The Southern Pacific machine de
molished; the entire good government
Democratic ticket nominated; its two
discredited candidates — "Muggins"
McDonald and Enoch Hidden —com-
pletely relegated; the Lincoln-Roose
velt Republican league ticket nominat
ed with but three or four exceptions,
and Stanton, Curry and Ellery over
whelmingly defeated; Meserve and
Spalding "snowed under;" Hiram
Johnson and John D. Works far in the
lead as the Republican nominees for
governor and United States senator,
respectively, the city and county of
Los Angeles yesterday contributed
magnificently to the state-wide tri
umph of reform and scored a remark
able victory in the face of a desperate
and unprecedented battle waged by
the "machine."
Returns were unusually slow in
coming in, owing to the complicated
nature of the direct primary ballot,
and at 2 o'clock this morning but few
outlying country districts had report
ed. These districts, it is admitted,
will probably change the majorities
reported from the city and may result
in the nomination of one or two men
whose defeat seemed apparent from the
city returns received last night.
Suffcient returns had been received
at 2 o'clock this morning, however, to
make it certain that Hiram W. John
son, the league candidate for govern
or, has led over Stanton, second in
the race, by a large majority. At that
hour Meyer Lissner, who had been
helping compile the returns all night,
and who is considered one of the best
political "dopesters" in the state, gave
out the following estimates:
Indications are that at least 35,000
Republican votes have been cast in
Los Angeles county, of which Mr. John
son has received a clear majority,
Stanton 30 per cent, Curry 10 per cent
and Anderson 5 per cent.
Wallace has about one-half of the
vote on lieutenant governor, Ferris
and Farmer about 20 per cent and
Keesllng 10 per cent.
Wilbur has about twice as many
votes for associate justice of the su
preme court as either Melvln or Sloss,
who are running about even.
O'Brien leads for secretary of state.
Nye for comptroller.
Webb for attorney general.
Kingsbury for surveyor general.
Taylor for clerk of supreme court.
Hyatt probably for superintendent of
public instruction. , ...
Richardson for state printer.
Shaw probably nominated for Justice
of appellate court.
McElvaine for board of equaliza
Eshleman for railroad commissioner.
Craig and Flnlayson sure for judges
of superior court, and probably Her
Works has a strong lead over Me
serve for United States senator, with
Spalding poor third.
Stephens undoubtedly nominated for
congress over McLaohlan.
Returns for county offices probably
nominated: '
Hammel for sheriff.
Fredericks for district attorney.
Lelande for clerk.
Lewis for auditor.
Welch for tax collector.
Bryson for public administrator.
Coroner close.
Butler is undoubtedly nominated for
supervisor over Eldridge.
For state senator—Gates defeats Sav
age; Bell remonlmated; Hewitt de
feats McCartney and Sanders.
The following assemblymen have
probably been nominated:
Sixty-seventh district—H. G. Cattell.
Sixty-eighth district—P. F. Cogs
Sixty-ninth district—W. E. Hinshaw.
Seventieth district—Dr. E. M. Butler.
Seventy-first district—E. L, Brodeen.
Seventy-second district—H. Stanley
Seventy-fourth district—Charles H.
Seventy-ttfth district—Dr. William A.
Prom those figures of Mr. Lissner It
will be seen that he concedes the nom
ination of several "machine" men and
regulars. Including Sheriff Hammel,
District Attorney Fredericks, Superior
(Continued on P««e Three) !
>>** CENTS
Hiram W. Johnson Nominated for
Governor of California on
Republican Ticket
Kent and McKinlay Lock Horns in
Second Congressional Dis
trict-Result Close
Republicans and Democrats
nominated at the state primaries
yesterday for the more important
offices were:
For governor—Hiram W. John
son, R.; Theodore A. Bell, D.
For lieutenant governor—Al
bert J. Wallace, R.; Timothy
Spellacy, D.
For secretary of state—Flor
ence J. O'Brien, R.; Simeon S.
Bayley, D.
For treasurer—W. R. Williams,
R.; Tupper S. Malone, D.
For attorney general—U. S.
Webb, R.; J. T. Pemberton, D.
For United States senator—
John D. Works, R.
For congressman, second dis
trict—William Kent, R.; I. Q.
Zumwalt, D.
For congressman, seventh dis
trict—W. D. Stephens, R.; Lorin
A. Handley, D.
■«jX - (Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16.—Pitted
against old guard Republicanism - and
the strongest personal political ma
chine the state has ever known, "In
surgency," the newest issue in Repub
lican politics, won a sweeping victory
in California today at . the , first direct
primary election held under the act
•passed by the last legislature.
From the returns received up to
midnight it was certain that Hiram
W. Johnson, insurgent Republican,
had been nominated by his party for
c vernor. The indications are that his
plurality over Charles F. Curry will
be large. Curry's main strength lay
in this city, but It is now almost cer
tain that Curry will go out of the
city with less than 3000 plurality.
Johnson's plurality in the south will
outweigh this by many thousands.
In line with Johnson's victory is the .
close fight in the second congressional
district, where William Kent, insur
gent, locked horns with Duncan Mc-
Kinlay, several times his party's
choice for the post in Washington.
For many hours the battle between,
Kent and McKinlay was carried on
with but a half dozen votes between
them. At midnight Kent led by a small
margin, and his adherents were claim
ing his nomination and that another
dent had been made in the battle
scarred shield of the stalwarts.
Of his triumph Johnson had this to
say tonight:
"This fight has been made on pro
gressive lines, and it Is a clearly de
fined insurgent victory. We entetad
this fight with a serious purpose and
with one great issue which we pre
sented to the people of California for
their determination. They have de
clared In favor of taking back their
government which for more than a
quarter of a century has been the asset
and chattel of the Southern Pacific
political bureau.
"We have taken our Republicanism
from the brave insurgents of the east
who have fought a great fight and
aroused the civic conscience of the
natlrfn. This is the first time that the
people of the state have had the op
portunity to choose for themselves
without the intervention of political
bosses, and they have justified the be
lief confidently expressed throughout
our campaign that the people will In
variably decide for the right when the
issue is squarely presented to them.
"Insurgency Is victorious In Cali
The most complete figures obtainable
at midnight showeti that Alden An
derson, the standard bearer of the
Republican organization which has
ruled for years in this state, came out
of the contest a poor third. Totals from
503 precincts throughout the state gave
Johnson 15,578, Curry 11,014, Anderson
6750. Late figures from 351 precincts
of the state exclusive of San Fran
cisco gave the other two Republican*,
Stanton, 2167, and Ellery, 149.
Tomorrow Hiram Johnson and Theo
dore Bell, the Democratic nominee, will
begin the fight for the governor's chair.
In striking contrast,to the bitter strug
gle among the Republicans, the Demo
cratic warriors have dawdled through
the pre-prlmary fight with all their In
terests centered on what their political
rivals were doing. They went to the
polls as a harmonious body, certain of
the result. Bell said tonight:
"I have defined my position many
times in unequivocal language on all
public questions In this state. I have
never receded from that position. The
Southern Pacific political bureau will
not be permitted to dominate our polit
ical affairs, and if I am elected gov
ernor the Southern Pacific will receive
only the same equal consideration that
is accorded to other business interests
—nothing more, nothing less. I shall
administer the'affairs of the state with
the single objection of insuring to all
the people a perfectly fair dea!.
WILL DO itmont
"Here in California we are destined
to rear the greatest of all common
wealths, it will be my constant en
deavor to encourage the spirit of good
(Continued on !■»«« Four)

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