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VOLUME LXXXVI-NO. 161.
MAYOR PHELAN WILL INAUGURATE SAN FRANCISCO'S NEW LIFE UNDER THE CHARTER Republicans and Democrats, by the Discriminating Votes of Citizens, Divide the Honor of Administering Local Offi cial Affairs for the Next Two Years. Asa R. Weils, Dr. Washington Dodge, Frank lin K. Lane and William A. Deane Have Again Been Chosen to Succeed Them selves in Important Public Offices. SAN FRAXCISCO'S first flection un der the charter is an incident of po liucal history. The Democratic party, under the direction of Mayor Jatned IX Phelan. has won a tri umph. The Mayor h.-^s been chosen by the people of the city to succeed himself, anil with him his chief lieutenants Jiave been elected. The campaign which ended yesterday, in the election, was in many ways a remark • nble one. It possessed nothing but local significance. Both of the leading political parties asked the suffrages of the people j upon practically an identical issue. Hoth I parties were supporters of the charter. I Both asked for votes that the provisions of the charter might be carried into full, practical effect. Upon this single issue j various aspirants went into the cam- j paign and the people of San Francisco, by i their votes, have decided that a majority j of the Democratic nominees shall be the j first administrators of the city's affairs i under the charter. At «n early hour this morning: th© last I rettiras of the balloting had not been re- • celved by the Registrar of Voters, but the I count shows clearly that Mayor Phelan ; has been re-elected, by a majority of at i least live thousand votes, to the position j "which he now occupies. The unofficial | count which gives him this majority j may be increased fifteen hundred by the i official count. Auditor Wells has been ; elected to succeed himself. Assessor | Dodge will receive perhaps the highest vote of any aspirant for public office in the local election, the unofficial count at the Registrar's office showing that ho was honored by two votes t>_> his op- | ponent's one. City Attorney Lane will also succeed himself and will receive the compliment of a tremendous majority. John Lack- j mann, proving perhaps the prediction of * those that thought he was a friend of i Jlayor Phelan, will defeat Jeremiah Deasy handsomely. Major Dennis Geary has demonstrated that police duty in ■ Manila is not a passport to the County Clerk's office, as he has been defeated by | W. A Deane by a very large vote. In the voting yesterday there was in i every precinct of the city a discrimina- j tion that perhaps was never equaled in a ! municipal election. As both parties rep- j resented identical issues electors cast their ballots for individual favorites. As a result the patronage of political local offices is almost evenly divided ■ ween j the Democrats and the Republicans, leav- j ing out of consideration the tremendous ; appointive power which the Mayor enjoys ! under the charter. In the major offices \ of the city government the Democrats i have won the Mayor, the Assessor and j the City Attorney. The Republicans will j enjoy the patronage of the Auditor, the j Sheriff and the County Clerk. The Demo crats have also won a majority of the members of the Board of Supervisors, the i latest returns Indicating that at least j thirteen of the Democratic rants have , been elected. While the official returns, as they have been received at an early hour this morn- j Ing, are no' absolute Indication of the re sult, it is probable that three of the lice ' Judges nominated by the Democrats have been elected. The result of the election, considering it as a whole, ought to he accepted by the : people of San Francisco as a matter of congratulation. There was in the con test which has just ended nothing of per sonalities. The men nominated by both of the great political parties were con ceded to he men of repute,' men of honor and men qualified for the positions they sought. The campaign was fought hon orably, arid the people of the city have determined, with their voles, their choice of the men who shall administer the af fairs of the city government. In every precinct of the city the voting proceeded without Interruption and without any of the violent scenes that have disgraced former elections. The registration had indicated that a very heavy vote would be polled. Some thing over 70,000 names bad been reg istered, and the novelty at least of an ad ministration under a new charter Indl- ' cated that nearly all of those who had registered would vote. The result proved, however, that nearly 20.000 people who had ' registered their names failed to vote. This i " was accounted for partly by the fact that ! " nearly WOO electors had changed their * residences and had not properly certified " the fact to the authorities. Another remarkable incident of the " election was the fact of early voting. - While many of the prominent merchants - of the town had made arrangements to i permit their employes to vote during the H afternoon, the record of the booths -| showed that most voters cast their ballots j before they went to work. . It happened therefore that the voting H of the afternoon was light. As already -J Indicated, there was very little disturb- H ance at any of the voting booths. In two \ 4 or three Instances election officers, ignor- -* ant of their luties, committed mistakes < that for the moment occasioned trouble, and then an bcplanatlon prevented fur ther disturbance. The police, with that vigilance wblctl characterizes them under i i The San Francisco Call. ! the present administration, made six ar rests for violation of the law which closes j saloons on election day. The bluecoats ■ forgot, however, that every other saloon jin town was pen. This fact fortunately i did not result in any open breaches of the j peace. When the polls were closed the election officers began without delay to count the SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1899. OFFICIALS WHO GO IN WITH THE NEW CHARTER MAYOR JAMES D. PHELAN, D. AUDITOR ASA R. WELLS, R. SHERIFF JOHN LACKMANN, R. COUNTY CLERK. ..WiLLIAM A. DEANE, R. CITY ATTORNEY. ..FRANKLIN K. LANE, D. TREASURER LOUIS FEUSIER, R, TAX COLLECTOR... JOSEPH H. SCOTT, R. DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEWIS F. BYINGTON, D. RECORDER EDMOND GODCHAUX, D. ASSESSOR WASHINGTON DODGE, D. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR JOHN FARNHAM, R. POLICE JUDGES— EDMUND P. MOGAN, D. CHARLES T.CONLAN, D. GEORGE H. CABANISS, D. ALFRED J. FRITZ, D. JAMES D. PHELAN, FIRST MAYOR UNDER THE NEW CHARTER. supervisors — richard m. hotallng, d thomas jennings, d. m. j. fontana, d. Lawrence j. dwyer, d. a. comte jr., d. henry v. brandenstein, d chas. wesley reed, d, joseph s.tobin, d. wm. n. McCarthy, d. a. b. maguire, d. a. a. d'ancona, d. peter j. curtis, d. John connor, d. James p. booth, d. John c. a. helms, d. victor d. duboce, r. George r. sanderson, r. Charles boxton, r. The City's Chief Executive Will Be Supported in His Public Policy by a Democratic Ma jority in the Newly Elected Board of Supervisors of San Francisco. Twenty Thousand Electors, Who Had Regis tered, Fail to Vote at the Election. Scenes and Incidents of an Exciting Day in the History of the City. votes. It was conceded in every part of the city that the election officers were the best that ever served at a local election. Interest in the primary struggles, how ever, made the officials at the Registrar's office forget that the people of the city were not interested in other contests than those of the Mayor, the Assessor and the PRICE FIVE CENTS. I City Attorney. The result was that even ' semi-official returns in reference to other : officers were not sent into the Registrar. Owing to this neglect The Call made a i canvass of unofficial returns and at 2 I o'clock this morning developed .he fact that Louis Feusier, the Republican nom | inee, is leading in the contest for Treas urer; that John Farnham has a slight ad vantage over Patrick Boland for Public Administrator; that Dr. R. Beverly Cole is first in the race for Coroner, with Dr. C. C. O'Donnell second; that Lewis F. Byington will probably be the next Dis trict Attorney; that Richard P. Doolan is behind his Republican opponent by a small plurality for Tax Collector, and that Edmond Godchaux will be the next Recorder. THE COUNT. The returns came in slowly to the Registrar's office and the count was delayed correspondingly. At 2;15 o'clock this morning the following figures represented the vote in all but fifteen precincts: MAYOR. Horace Davlp, R , 14.6r< Jamps D. Phelan. D 19,901 C. D. Cleveland, P nj J. H. Hall, S. L 283 A. H. Coburn, S. D 64 AUDITOR. Asa R. Wells, R 1fi,975 ! Joseph M t'ummings, D 15,743 A. McQfnty, S. L mo Emil Leiss, S. D 15] ASSESSOR. Albert Heyer, R 11.602 Washington Dodge. D 22.434 A. G. Swanson. S. L 369 H. Warnecke Jr., S. D 79 CITY ATTORNEY. Charles H. Jackson. R 12.539 Franklin K. Lane. D 19.869 Cameron H. King Jr., S. L iifi SHERIFF. John Larkmann, R l r '.S<o Jeremiah Deasy, D 15.337 Leo Gasser, S. L 365 George Flammer, S. L 73 TAX COLLECTOR. : Joseph H. Scott, R 17,160 Richard P. Doolan. D A. J. Oliver, S. L 393 Valentine Britton, S. D 113 TREASURER. [ Louis Fousior. R 15 ,-,;, 4 Paniuel H. Brooks, ]> 10 4,; > I Richard Lutge. S. L 4:-::j Ernest Koenig, S. D 195 RECORDER. William Z Tiffany, R I",:,:..; Edmond Godchaux, D 17,643 H. Strunzky, S. L 4 17 John Nugent, S. D 104 COUNTY CLERK. WilWam A. Deane, R 18,332 I>emiis Geary, D I. G. Morris. S. L 625 Mark Bartlett, S. D 195 DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Alfred P. Black. R 15. pi^ Lewis F. Byington, D 17,073 E. Chamberlain, S. L 494 \V. C. Shepard. S. D lie CORONER. A. D. McLean. R P. 301 R. Beverly Cole, D 13.2:>4 C. C. O'Donnoll, P 10,428 S. B. France. S. L ;:•_•,; Emil Bihn. S. D Dick Otto. Ind i PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR. John Farnham, R 16,438 P. Boland, D 16.2P3 Oliver Everett, S. L 460 Arthur R. Andre, S. D 115 POLICE JUDGES (4). L. G. Carpenter. R 10,511 Henry L. Joachimsen, R Charles A. Low, R 1&081 James L. Nagle. R <O4t George H. Cabaniss, D 14.H0ti Charles T. Conlan, D 17,658 Alfred J. Fritz. D : Edmund P. Mogan, D 17,516 William Edlin. S. L 3xs H. Carstensen, S. L 37* L. Trompler, S. L 36S C. Prazak. S. L 359 Edwin M. Sweeney, C. R 2017 A. B. Treadwell, C. R 2564 SUPERVISORS. Emmet P. Barrett, R 9,350 Nathan Bibo, R 8,848 Charles Bliss. R 8.6P2 Charles Boxton, R Victor D. Duboce, R 9,7; vi Samuel Foster, R »..i47 D. C. M. Goodsell, R 8,6:17 Thomas L. Henderson, R S.ritU William C. Johnson, R 8,361 Milo S. Jeffers. R 8.151 Charles J. King. R Thomas 11. Morri3. R s.Mfi George R. Sanderson, R 9,777 George T. bbaw, R 8.73S Supervisors— Continued Second Para.