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VOLUME CIL— NO. 156. REGUIN WILL BE BEATEN BY RYAN Taylor First, With McCarthy Next, Is Forecast Langdon fo Sweep the City by Huge Majority McGowan's Grafter Cohorts Are Hopeless Voting Guessers Pick Ticket of Clean Men George A. Van Smith Taylor, McCarthy, Ryan and Reguin is the order in which the mayoralty candi dates will appear on the re turn sheet when the judges of election have finished their coiint Wednesday morning. ' Mayor Taylor, District At torney Langdon and an al most exclusive majority of the nominees on the good government ticket will, in my judgment, be elected by votes ranging from a hand some plurality for Mayor Taylor and the candidates for administrative offices up to Dvcnvhelming majorities, for Langdon and several of the can- The election of Taylor and Langdon can be forecast with gl much certainty this morning as can attach to anything in politics. As usual, none of the ihree principal candidates for mayor and neither -of the candi dates for district attorney is able to sec how he can lose. That is a form of blindness epidemic In every campaign. It disappears only under the treatment. of the ballot. Ujan's managers think he will win • with approximately 23.000 votes out of a total poll of 57.000. They give Mc , Carthy the post of runner up with 17, •OOO. put Taylor in third place with 45, 000 ar.d estimate P-eguln's vote at 2,500. McCarthy refuses to see it that waj\ He thinks that he will poll something .approximating a clean majority of a total poll of 55,000 to 57,000; that Tay .lor. will have something: like 15,000, Ryan H5.G00, Kcguin the remainder. Mayor Taylor fully expects to. be and by a very handsome plu • rality. He has not permitted himself to Indulge in a mathematical dissection of the estimated poll, or if he has amused himself •with pencil and election figures lie -bag not taken the public into his confidence. Scores of Taylor supporters really believe that Taylor will receive a majority. of the whole vote cast- Even that is possible, but scarcely probable. EVery surface indication goes to rtrengthen the idea that Mayor Taylor win receive more than one-half jof all the votes cast, but surface indications afe not by any means Infallible Indices of election results. Frequently they arc quite the contrary. MrCOWW GRAKTCnS HOI'KI,KSS That District Attorney Langdon will get a tremendous majority over Mc- Gowan twms. beyond dispute. The peo ple who most <!cslre tlie defeat of the district attorney have given over • liope. Tho interests that have thrown all their influence against the district attorney and tlie voles mat will be affected by those influences -and- that will be naturally cast against Langdon • are not difficult to locate, nor especially difficult to estimate roughly. Langdon was. subjected to a-symstematlc whis pering campaign that looked danger our, but as the interests opposed, to him came Into the .open a landslide to the district attorney was started and for more than a week he. has been, a 1 to 2 favorite in the betting, with no takers. The landslide to Langdon will have a beneficial effect both on the vote polled by Mayor' Taylor and • the entire good government tickets. I think • McGowan will get several thousand more votes than McCarthy, but I also think that It is conservative > Continued on Pace 25, Column 1 The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHONE KEARSY S3 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1907 WEATHER CONDITIONS THE WEATHER — San Francisco, west wjnd; clear; maximum temperature 68, minimum 54. ro RECAST FOR TODAY— Fair, light north west wind. Page 49 NEWS BY TELEGRAPH EASTERN Hull of British yacht supposed .to connin (150.000 fonnd in Texas rirer bed. Page 40 Oocserratlre financial leaders request Trebl dent Boo6erelt to call extra session of congms. Pass 40 Campaign in New York city tne Quietest in recent yean. Pare 49 Kary department announces find plans for. the erulee of the battleships that come to ' the Pacific coast. . Paare 49 Root to retire from cabinet It administration gossip that eeema more imminent of realisa tion thin other mooted changes. Pose 29 COAST Bloc eyed Indian boy. fl«e« from Sherman school to escape black eyec bestowed on him by classmate's fists. Pace 41 Tacoma to haxe largest building in world, according- to promoters, vho plan structure of U stories on water's edge. Page 40 It is legal to lend state's fends on holidays is decision of. attorney general, which 'will .put earns in circulation. . ' Pagre 29 EDITORIAL Labor's hope lies & the success of the good government ticket. Page 32 German Justice vindicated. Pass 32 Morals with a limit. Page 32 POLITICAL Taylor, strong In his support of Lansdon. sajrs city owes district attorney deepest fiebt of (tratltude. Pase 28 Mayor Taylor. District Attorney Len?don. Walter Maearttmr and other champions of good government address great mass tneetlngPaße 21 Taylor first. McCarthy second, vrlth Ujnn de feating socialist candidate. Is forecast of Tues day's results. Page 21 Prosecutor Heney In a Bpeech delivered at North Beach calls MeGovan an infamous liar and'eowardly cur. Page 21 citY Franklin P. Bell, the man whom Ryan wanted to nominate for city attorney, figured as a Job broker and spoils collector for Crimmlns and Keilx. Page 28 , Meetlns of depositors of the California safe deposit and trust company breaks up without taking any action after showing a decided sen timent apalnst any steps being taken until the bank commissioners have made a public re port. Page 29 Four strike breakers who 6bot at policeman held for trial for assault to murder. Page 51 Ueutenant Thomas A. Jones, whose recent accusations of Sergeant Grindley faiind, must face court martial at Presidio. 'Page 36 Native Daughters unveil bronie tablet on Lonrd cruiser Ctlif ornla, which accepts through Wcu tenant Commander H. A. McCullv. Pane 20 Samuel Adelsteln protests against city's nc '. ceptance cf evidence furnished by"Californja title insurance and trust company. Page 36 Clearing house certificates for public circula tion will be Issued to aid city's financial jttua tion and wJU b* accepted In llea of. "coin fey.all businessmen as well aa for city taxes. Page 29 SUBURBAN Charles Gaylord. identifled as. hlguwnvraen who held up travelers in tunnel irld in. daylight,, faces eight charges. Page 42 Towerman throws Oakland local engins off track to prevent crash and engineer who warned htm stays at post as locomotive Immps tics. Page 42 State university farm at Davlsvlllc is reportoj to be in good shaiie and courses in agriculture will be given .there nert -year. Page 42 German women's relief society ready for an nual charity ball. Page 42 Photographers end convention with election of officers and banquet- Page 42 Berkeley gardener produces a walnut the- fixe of \u25a0, lemon rfnd creates Banksla rose with gret-n leaves in cenW. Page 42 Student Edgar S. Smith falls with Ms aero planr- ard the machine Is wrecked. . Page 43 SPORTS Kverythlng Ss in readiness at EmeryvlUo f.>r Academic athletic league directors pass iipou controversies between the high 'school teams. ; • . Page 39 Stanford and California football teams nre in good form for intercollegiate match. Page 38 Interesting competition assured in race for liie association football champlonKhlp.. I'nge 89 Stanford defeats Vancouver in Rugby match. 5 to 3. Page 37 San Francisco and Lea Angeles win Coast leagce baseball games. Page 37 Brookdale Nymph leads from start to flnltli In the Aqueduct handicap. * Page 38 California university track team carries off first place honors In the Pacific athletic as.<ocla tion handicap meet. Page 3$ B«xer Jack Johnson outclasses Jlin Flynu and knocks him out in eleventh round: Page 37 Irish-American athletic club members will be the gunstn of Cbarles TV. Clark today gp bis at Palomar, San Mateo. "Z Page 39 Printers prepare a new scale for ma chine trnder apprentices; hotel help and bar tenders wUI not berime separate Inter national bodies. Page 33 MARINE Captain Til ten of whaler Bowhead, which ar rived yesterday, says that there !s no oconslon for alarm over safety of Arctic fleet. Page 49 MINING , Hcsvt day drags Goldflpld Consolidated Mines down to ?3.73 at closlcg and Florence t<> $2 20- Page 51 MAY AVERT STRIKE OF ENGLISH RAILWAY MEN LONDON", Nov. 2.— The prospects that the "president of the board, of trade, Lloyd-George, may bo able to avert thfi general strike by arranging a compromise we're brighter today. A full meeting of the executive commit tee of the amalgamated society of rail way servants was held this morning and decided to postpone all action on yesterday's resolutions until after the conference with Lloyd-George^ Novem ber 6, to which ho has invited the so ciety's representatives. Richard Bell. &L P., probably will head the delega tion. \V. T. lIELI* DIES IX EAST COLUMBUS. 0.. Nov. 2.—Announce ment is made that William T. Bell, formerly circulation manager of the San Francisco Bulletin and with the Now York World, died today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas > F. Dolan, of cancer of the stomach. Bell was born in this city. SAN- FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, - : NOVEMBER 3, \ 1907— FIFTY-TWO > PAGES. Figures From The C alVs Ble cti on Gues sing Contest: •Pick: Taylor to Win •\u25a0 • ........../••• ••••••• • • •• • ....:...,.... . 4652 I—^|£~* \jt J\/\ C^^jljS^ X m \'\^ y KT \u25a0•\u25a0"t"€""fc f^ .'. *. ... ........;............. "1 /~\ SET /""V m. iwrv a. T & "te^^/cs. a *k m. JB^y . »^^«^ \u25bc v kk m\u25a0\u25a0 • •*•*.*** •••• •\u25a0•••••• ••*•••••••••«••••••\u2666••••••••»...»«.. .....,,j^ j 9 Tota.l of guesise-s f f orn city T*ea.cier*s • -.-.. — 6002 THIS Is What the Boodl&ts Want Champions of Good Government Cause OyerwMm Forces of Corruption With Ringing Speeches \u25a0\u25a0-•\u25a0- \u25a0 , - '-' "\u25a0 . ' - . : ••\u0084\u25a0.-"\u25a0\u25a0 -\u25a0 \u25a0,» Ihousdnds Cheer far "Taylor, Langdon and MaWirthur at Great Mass Meeting Fitting as a close of the wonderful campaign, which has been waged for purity in municipal government was the mammoth ni ass meeting of good government, adherents last night in the Pavilion rink at Sutter and Pierce streets. An: audience so vast that, it taxed the utmost capacity of the great hall listened to the speakers who pleaded the cause of civic righteousness and with its cheers pledged overwhelming \ victory to Mayor Tay lor, District Attorney Langdon and the V ticket which they "„ lead. . ! The enthusiasm which has swept !in ever increasing vigor through the ranks of the voters of San Francisco since the begin-* ning of the good government campaign readied ja. magnificent climax in the boundless expression, of earnest sup port given by the thousands who made this final meeting, just before election eve, one of the greatest the; city has ever known. • The audience was typi cally American and typically repre sentative of the best citizenship of San Francisco. It was composed or those people who lovo San Francisco,-; who are willing to fight and sacrifice j for. San Francisco's good and, . whOj .'think earnestly and long they, pledge theii* support to any cause. „ / In tlie great, blocks of chairs that surrounded the speakers", stand at^ the center of one side of the hall there was. notoa vacant, seat. .The crowd swarmed out into the ; open spaces ) at each end -.of r the: long' floor, s jammed into • the aisles and packed every .avail able foot; of standing-room under the arcades at the opposite : side."* v. In every part -of the' hall .where, the voice of a speaker -could, be:. heard were closely packed s masses of listen ers, stretching eagerly forward .to catch the* words of the men who spoke in the cause of clean- government. ,_\u25a0 Every . mention of 1 the *. names >of Mayor Taylor "and District \u25a0 Attorney Langdon signaled' a;.- thunderous out- Continued on Psge 22, Column '.'\u25a0 1 Heney in His -Speech at North Beach Styles McGowan % Cur and a Liar Graft Prosecutor Bitterly Jfssdils] the Opponent of Earigdon. North beach; theold stronghold of Abe Ruefr cheered District Attorney Langdon lasts night; it also cheered Francis V J .Heney; it j cheered William" J. Burns, -who sat beside rHeney ; : ;it cheered Hiram W. -Johnson, and, all of* its cheers were giverkwith the vim that tells of;; earnestness of purpose. Knights of ; ; Eythias hall '\u25a0 at .1524- Powell street was crowded'to its utmost capacity. with) people, ; came early and : stayed -until He-«J>- —^— — - "' -\u25a0•»\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0--\u25a0• - '' -' ~ •' •' » ney's last wojd was spokon. ':!.-"./. Heriey was at his best. \u25a0• He told;plain truths and drove r them home. Never have the "higher. ups" or San ' Francisco and their; defenders and' tools been given a more, vigorous lashing. The schemes' of the corruptlonists were laid bare." In detail . Heney recited the : story of -the' graft prosecutions, and he gave the credit jof the upheaval not to him self >r to William J. Burns, but to District Attorney Langdon. , This . was Uistributa" to Langdon: • "It reaulres greater - moral courage for- an official to prosecute hisipoliti cal-associates, the jvmeh'vwho'" were elected on the ticket with 'him, than, wuu ever .required in any of the fights I" have made." The great figure of the prosecutions in progress is William H. Langdon. ;. He-is a \u25a0 man of high'prin ciples,.. a .man- who ''dared to do. right because ( it 71 Was right." . A' :; . great, cheer,- followed; the tribute to "Langdon. There were other cheers, 1 scores of them in fact,- for the crowd Continued -on Page S3, Column ; 1 PAGES 21 TO 28 I ** ~~~* — ==\u25a0==?\u25a0 \u25a0 — , Gall Guessing Contest Puts Mayor Taylor in Lead, With McCarthy Running as Second Public Sentiment Can Be Gauged by Sweeping Majority Which Is Given for Honest Rule The figures given above have been gleaned from the answers in The Call's guessing contest as to what plurality will be given the man who is elected mayor of San Fran cisco next Tuesday. The Call offered $100 in prizes for the three guesses coming nearest to the plurality received by the winner, and more than 12,000 answers had been re ceived up to midnight Saturday. These figures show the number of coupons that were received from the people of San Francisco, no account being taken of answers from out of town. ' These are interesting and significant figures, showing an overwhelming public demand v for' Edward Robeson Taylor for - mayor, and not' only a demand for him but belief in his success at the polls next Tuesday. They show that all over the city exists a strong desire for the ; continuance of the decent . government San Francisco has had for the last few months and a deep disgust with the reign of graft that disgraced the mu nicipality for more than five years. The people who sent these predic tions to The Call were not swayed by 'sentiment but by belief in Taylor's success. Money prizes were the in centU'e and naturally . each 'one \u25a0 who sent in a guess had In mind the money to be awarded to the most accurate forecaster. The most ardent supporter of McCarthy, or Ryan would not, with at cash "prize 'involved, send In his fa vorite's name; unless, he thought' that favorite should win. So the figures published above show that a large per centage;of the San Francisco readers of The Call have, 'a'f terttaoklng -at the matter from all standpoints, after cal culating the chances of; the different candidates, concluded .that Taylor, is to be the victor. They * have observed the size of his meetings and the en thusiasm , attending them; they have talked with their neighbors; they have heard on all sides a . demand 'for de cency. Seeing and hearing these things they have picked Aha present mayor as the logical favorite..; There will probably be nearly 60,000 vote's cast at the coming election, so that -the coupons received by The Call represent approximately 10 per cent of the, voters of the city. Of 6,000 expressions • of opinion registered, it will be perceived that Taylor received 1,652, McCarthy 1,030 and Ryan 300. This gives Taylor . about 77 ; per cent, McCarthy about 17 per cent and 'Ryan about 5 per cent. "While such figures are by no means; conclusive, they are a fair indication, a contest of this sort being as fair a means of gauging pub lic feeling as could be * devised, all classes and # conditions of people being Watch The Call's Election Bulletins On Tuesday night The Call vrill flash the most complete and earliest election returns' by stereopticon on huge screens at .the following points in San Fran ciscq: At the main office of The CpU, Third and Market streets, in front of the Claus Spreckels building. .At the Mllmore street branch of The Call, Fill more street between Post and Geary. At 'the '"Mission agency of The Call, corner of Twenty-second and Valencia streets. In Oakland -The Call will display election returns by stereopticon at its Alameda branch office in the Bacon. block, Eleventh street between Broadway and -'• TIT J• 1 -Tl : \u25a0 -7» 111' -\u25a0 f \u25a0 ,f* 4 fatch The Call s Tower Sipajs Colored searchlight flashes from the" tower of The Call building will tell the story of the election on RED. flashes will indicate the probable election of GREEK flashes will indicate the probable election o£ WHITE flashes will indicate the probable election of PRICE^EWE CENTS. represented. The Call has an all class circulation, being read in the Mission as extensively as on Pacific Heights, and on the water front as well aa In I the Western addition. This is shown :by the classification of the predictions that came In. Every section of th« city Is represented, from th« water ; front to the ocean beach. And. more . than that, most of the guesses are from bona fide voters. — The proportion of nonvoters Is very small But even these wars not sent at random. Naturally, women who en tered the Contest did not go it blindly. They consulted their men friends and relatives In order to ascertain the trend of . public sentiment, and mada their predictions accordingly. Wbjlo - there were individuals who sent In a number of guesses, moat of the coupons came in •In sly. each. representing: one person's opinion. .Fully as many guesses were received from the country as from the city, but only • the figures from city contestants are. included In the computation, as they : are the real indications of local feeling. \u25a0 The city people aro on the ground, where they are able to observe the con- ' dltlon of public* feeling:. ThY country ! guesses are. as regards the preference for the different candidates, in about the same proportion as the city vot?a. The flgirres are cheering ones, show ing, in both city and country, a healthy condition of the public mind and a de sire for decent government. LIVELY FIGHT IS NEW JERSEY TRENTON. N. J., Nov. 2— Th» cam paign in New Jersey practically closed tonight. The only important contest is that of the governorship which has been hard fought. John Franklin Fort, republican, and Frank Katscnbach, the democratic - nominee, conducted a vig orous campaign. New Jersey *1» nom inally republican, but the Democrats hope to profit by the republican dis \u25a0ensions and a German vote in favor of Katsonbcch.