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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.

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