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&0 per oopy, $1.00 per your. Triumph of Reactionaries Offset by Material Soci Great Number of Socialist Officials are Electe NEW YORK ELECTS FIRST SOCIALIST CONGRESSM MEYER LONDON TO SUCCEED BERGER AS LONE SOCIALIST IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Comrade Meyer London was elected to congress from the l.th district of New York. He received the magnifi cent total of 5,969 votes Goldfogle got Mt, and Borowaky, candidate oil the republican . ticket, got but 1,133. Ii was work like, this that tied I knot in the Timor's tail. The Call ml] a; '. Efficient organization work won the -.lay for Socialism in the 18th. It was loyalty. It was sacrifice. Things Brant without a hitch. There were more than sufficient workers, al ways on hand to handle any situa tion that might present itself. Their wonderful team work protected the Socialist ticket in Tammany's strong hold. That helps to explain why the Socialists won their first great victory in the Beat, sending a New York Working- Class Representative to con gress. Two years ago Meyer London was elected to congress from the 12th dis trict and cheated of his election by the thugs, ballot bos stuffers and strong arm men with which Tammany Hall operates in that region. ' London is a prominent member of the Cloakmakers' Union. He is a Rus sian by birth. 38 years of age. He has been in the United States twenty years. MEYER LONDON WELL QUALIFIED, SAYS "CALL" Editorially the Call says: Though the Socialist party puts lit tle emphasis on candidates personally, j and by no means regards office as the reward of a "deserving" person, it may be asserted that no candidate even in the Socialist movement, has more thoroughly and conscientiously prepared himself for congressional work than Meyer London. Those who elected him may rest assured that he will leave nothing undone to work in the most effective manner for their special Interests as wage workers of the Great East Side and the interests of the working class in general. SOCIALIST VOTE IN THE CITY OF EVERETT Jones, Rep., 2,182; Black, Dem., 2,672; Barth, Soc, 1,467; Hanson, Pro., 1,840. ZZZ: The rest of the Socialist ticket went as follows: Boomer, 1,410; dinger, 1,989; McCullough, 1,656; Cort, 1,612; Crosby, 1,436; Husby, 1,630; Bartlett, 1,632; Leister, 1,385; Solie, 1,794; Thompson, 1,596; Larson, 1,602; Kel ler, 1,570; Morrison, 1,420. Hans I. Solie topped the list on the Socialist ticket in Snohomish county with 4,148 votes. Adam H. Barth was the lowest on the list with 3,403 votes. R. J. dinger polled the highest vote in the city, 1,989. . Z H. F. Leister polled the lowest vote in the city, 1,386. TRAFTON Socialists elected a justice of the peace and constable and gave a plurality of from 8 to 26 for their can didates. Here are the figure? for con-, gressman: Rep., 10; Dem., 11; Boom er, 44; Campbell, 15. For eight hours, 56; against, 28. KITSAP COUNTY ; The result of the election in Kitsap county in comparison with 1912 shows that a clearer vote was cast this year than then: Congressman 1912. Giles, 1534. Wagenknecht, 1452. Congressman, 1914, Glenn Hoover, 1101. Representative, 1912, H. O. Meaford, 1634. Z Representative, 1914, W. E. Wester man, 1186. The moving of the Belgian capital to France may suggest a way out for the Mexicans. They could run the republic with comparative safety from El Paso. —St. Louis Globe Democrat. WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE "OTHINQ TO LOSE BUT MILWAUKEE ELECTS NINE TO LEGISLATURE; WIN IN COUNTY ELECT 8 ASSEMBLYMEN. SENA TOR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND SHERIFF; LOSE FOR CONGRESS. MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4.—Wisconsin haa elected eight Socialist assembly men and one Socialist state senator. This is a gain of two assemblymen over last year. Winfred C. Zaiel, Socialist, Is elect-, ed district attorney, and Edmund T. Melms, Socialist. Is elected sheriff. Martin Tlenn, Socialist, for county clerk, may win when all returns are in. Wintield H. Oaylord, for, congress, lost his district by the narrow margin of 800 votes. Victor i.. Berger lost by the smaller margalo of 200. The fight against the two Socialist con gressional candidates was unusually j bitter. The fact that the Socialists have gained back the two most Important county offices over a desperate opposi tion gives the party the greatest cause for evidence of the solid growth of the movement in Milwaukee county. The district attorney-elect held the office during the term that expired two years ago. He was elected when the Socialists first captured the coun ty four years ago. His fine record I gave his opponents no chance to cam paign against him on any other Issue than Socialism, j??'■';■■'.'■■ Edmund T. Melms, the sheriff-elect, has been county organizer for years, and Is responsible, as much as any individual, for the splendid organiza tion in Milwaukee. BERGER SAYS NATION IS REACTION'S VICTIM I ■ , MILWAUKEE, Nov. s.—Victor 1.. ! Berger, former Socialist congressman, who was defeated for that, office in the election on Tuesday, made the fol lowing statement today: " "There was a wave of reaction and darkness spreading over the entire j country. "Whether the human race is sick ion account of the world's war —which is having its effect on the people of the United States —or whether capi talism and expansion must run its full course before it is finally abolished, I do not know. "It may be said that the daily press, j more than any other single agency, I must be held responsible for the blind actions of the voters. The daily press j methodically misrepresents, lies and blindfolds. ' "In Milwaukee, the Socialists held their own and no more. W. R. Gay lord, in whose district there was a three-cornered fight, came near an election, and was defeated by less 1 than 300 votes. "I was hit hard by a combination of the democrats and republicans. During the last week the democrat was dropped by the non-partisan committee and all voters which that committee could control were trans ferred to Stafford to defeat me—l seem to be the particular object of capitalistic fear. "(The Social-Democrats of Milwau kee have elected eight assemblymen and a state senator, besides electing the sheriff and the district attorney. "So much is clear —a great deal of agitation, education and organization must be done during the next two years." MILWAUKEE The Socialists of Milwaukee are going to demand a recount on the votes cast for congressman and county clerk. Gaylord, who ran for congress, ! was defeated by less than 300 votes with one town to hear from. Martin Phlehn, who ran on the Socialist ticket for county clerk, was defeated by some 59 votes. GOPHER SOCIALISTS SEND THEIR MAN TO SENATE DULUTH, Minn., Nov. s.—Richard Jones, Socialist lawyer, candidate for j state senate, has a substantial lead over Thomas Pugh, the oldest member of that body, and has probably won. Jones is 27 years old. He was former ■i ly a telegraph operator and was once famous as the youngest station agent I on the Great Northern, being appoint ed at the age of 12. SOCIALISTS HOLD SECOND PLACE IN OKLAHOMA STATE PARTY ELECTED TWENTY-ONE MEMBERS TO LEGISLATURE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IS NOSED OUT BY FEW VOTES. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 7.— According 4to the Daily Oklahoman, which has never permitted 111 • - exist ence of tho Socialists to be mon | tioned in Its columns until nfter elec tion, Socialists of this Btate now claim between 60,000 anil 65,000 votes and have elected 21 representatives to the state legislature In counties Including Oarvin, Love, Carter, Atoka, JoliAi- Hton, Marshall, Klowa, Dewey and Major. The same paper gives the vote In Beokham count) for state represen tative as follows: Joseph, democrat, 956; Fix, republican, 531; McLamore, Socialist, 1,012. in Oarvin county the vote for gov ernor was, Williams, democrat, 1,844; Fields, republican, 855; Holt, Social ist, 1,173. In Johnston county the Socialists polled 1,050 votes to 1,180 democratic and 588 republican votes. in Kiowu county the vote was 1,213 for the Socialist candidate for gov ernor, and 1,019 and 1,233 for the democratic and republican candidates respectively. The Oklahoman claims that the So cialists now admit that their can didate for governor was not elected, but It is expected that the Socialists will occupy second place, beating out the republicans. I SOCIALISTS OF OKLAHOMA 1 ELECT TWO STATE SENATORS I OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 6.— The Socialists have elected at least two state senators and one represen tative, and the Socialist vote Is in-! creasing as the returns come in. At present it is a dead heat between the republican, democratic and So cialist candidates for governor and an' official count will be necessary before the result will be known. There is still a chance that 'later re turns will elect one Socialist congress man. Hundreds of township and county officials have been elected. The Daily Oklahoman, that has per sistently suppressed all mention of the Socialists during the campaign, says of the result: "The Socialists polled a heavy vote in all southern counties of the state and in a number of cases ran ahead of the republican ticket. "In one or two western counties the: Socialist candidate for governor, Fred W. Holt, received more votes than either Fields or Williams." The two latter were the republican and demo cratic candidates. , - OUTLOOK ELECTS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Outlook, Wash., Nov. 8, 1914. Outlook precinct, Darth 42, Stor-i land 48, Llvin 47. A loss from last' year of 10 to 16 votes. Still Outlook! li banner precinct In the county, the! loss in the county being larger, and the Hull Moose loss still larger, The' eight-hour vote at Outlook 66 for and 192 against. Prohibition 210 for and] 63 against. Socialist candidate for justice, A. IS. Flint, re-elected and candidate for constable, B. Hafbrook, I defeated by 3 votes. ' I attribute loss of Socialist vote in county to lack of campaign, and only one county candidate, F. A. Llvln, I for the legislature. The other can didates nominated failed to file on account of fee. WALTER PRICE, MALDEN PRECINCT NO. 66 Whitman county gave the following returns: For United States senator,' Jones, rep. 102; dem. 85; Soc. 24; pro.' 19. A lot of pick and shovel work will have to be done in this district I in order to get the farmers wise to the skin game. ' , | There must be some mistake about the report that capital is tight In Europe. Servla, France, and Belgium have moved theirs, and Austria is ready to flit any time.—Vancouver, Sun. i EVERETT. WASHINGTON. Till RBD COMRADE JAMES MAURE' ELECTED TO PENN LEGISLATURE FIGHTING SOCIALIST T R UNIONIST WINS AFTER FIGHT. HKADINO, Pa., Nov. Jama Maurer, the worst hated ami (M representative of the working class Pennsylvania, luib boon elected as . member of the legislature) of this state, Feared by the Manufacturers' as sociation and their lackeys both la the Bonato and bouts, and ' feared and hated by Hi" agents whom the Indus trial bosses hire through political of fice and actual cash pa; mints to try and keep organized labor In the lead ing strings of the capitalist class party. Four years ago he made ■< most rnagnlflcent one man fight again tho political power of the Industrial mas ters on the floor of the legislature as the Bole representative of the work ing class of this great state. Ho was marked for slaughter by those whom he had fought so relentlessly and went, down to defeat la the. next elec tion. It was a dear victory, however, for the robber class. At the next convention of the State Federation of Labor he was .elected Its president, replacing an administration whose sole aim seemed to be to keep or ganized labor marking time while those who fattened upon their toll waxed ever fatter with spoil. The Federation began to grow in both numbers and fighting ability. At the next session of the legislature Maurer, with an efficient committee, appeared at Harrlsburg and stayed there until the session was over. Never before had the pliant legis lative tools of capitalism had their actions subjected to v such pitiless scrutiny, and many a legislative snake, fashioned to suck more effi ciently the very life's blood of the workers, was not only skotched, but killed. Marked for Slaughter. Orders went out that at all hazards his re-election as president of the State Federation must -be prevented and the agents of the political pirates who represent the lords of the mills, mines and railroads of this state were at Erie in full force to accomplish the will of their masters. But they reck oned without an aroused working class who fought them to a finish in. one of tha stormiest sessions that organiz ed labor in this state had ever known, and Maurer was triumphantly re elected by the fighting class-conscious workers of the state. His election as a legislator representing the great manufacturing city of Reading gives new hope to both the political and In dustrial working-class movement In Pennsylvania. Use New Tactics. The election in Reading marks a new departure In Socialist tactics. The workers In Reading determined to use their organized power to compel the three capitalistic newspapers to give them the publicity that the numerical strength of the party justified them in demanding. Three years ago they called a boycott on these papers who were giving them no space in a cam paign, and In five days brought these sheets to time. The trouble was, however, that after getting the space the publishers tried the old trick of twisting and distorting the statements of candidates. This year, however, this was provided against, A press bureau was opened and every day the press of the city was handed type written copies of the talks of the So cialist candidates and speakers from outside. All the editors of the papers knew that a copy was kept of all mat ter handed out and that they would twist it at the peril of not only a boy cott on the subscription department but upon the merchants who adver -11 ed in the offending papers. The result was that the Reading comrades had 42,000 circulars deliv ered every day in Berks county in which were intelligently set forth the issues of the campaign. Organized power won as it always will, Of course, all of this would have amounted to nothing if it had not been for the individual and group work of the comrades. Every poll was manned and a watcher kept on the job until the vote was counted. No chances were taken of losing the Inc. caui ern^r to run . Him ticket, the grow.... di ii,_ vuto is phenomenal, and the Socialists fire greatly pleased with the returns. FIRST WOMAN SOCIALIST WINS IN CALIFORNIA Comrade Este]le Lawton Lindsay, of Los Angeles, will represent the Sixty tlrtl i\ trld in the m-\l California : lature. T. \\\ Williams, state secretary, write:, fniin LOI Angeles: .Mrs. Llndiey \h the. first Socialist woman legislator aver elected. She is •a newspaper writer and former writerj of the "Cynthia Grey" column in the Los Angeles Record and other Scripps papers. Klngsley was elected two years ago, and during his term introduced scores j of bills, among them the eight-hour bill. Following the introduction of this bill the eight-hour agitation con tinued until a universal eight-hour bill was placed on the ballot in the election just passed. The eight-hour bill was the most bitterly contested measure in the elec tion. It was defeated 2 to 1, however. The Socialists, its most militant cham pions, lacked publicity avenues to make the right a winning one, butj they consider the result a credit to their work, even though the bill did not become a law. The Socialist vote, with incomplete returns at hand, Is certain to be phe-j nomenal, though the head of the ticket ran far behind, due to the fact that Hiram W. Johnson had the trade union indorsement. Socialists are elated by the heavy vote. MONTANA A gain of 17,000 votes over 1912. In Silver Bow county two members were elected to the legislature. In' Mineral county the Socialists have elected the state senator. In Missoula county the Socialist sheriff was elected. HAVERHILL, MASS. ('has. H. Morrill, Socialist member Of tin- Massachusetts state legislature, has been returned to that body for the sixth consecutive time. TEXAS 1 The Socialist party's vote for gov ernor was more than double the TOt« of two yean ago, At that time it was 24,496, This year it runs over 50, --000. NEW JERSEY. The mayor, a city councilman, and tour marshals were elected in Hale don, THE SWISS ELECTION The triennial election for members of the Swiss national council resulted in the change of only eight seats. The standing of the political parties in the council now is: Radicals, 110; Con servative Catholics, 39; Socialists, 17; Liberals, 13; Social Reformers, 7; In dependents, 2. The German chancellor is planning the reshaping of Europe, One thing lure is that it couldn't be in worse ■hape than it is now. —Philadelphia North American. election after the battle of the bal lots was over. Mietakes were made, of course, but the Reading Socialist movement intends to use these mis takes to shape and fashion the or ganization into a fighting unit that will enable it to capture the entire city government next year. I ill1 and the Complex count., . SOCIALISTS IN CHICAGO 1 r^i AGAIN WIN THREE SEATS CHICAGO, Nov. Three, and pos f sibly four, Socialists have been elect - ed to the Illinois legislature. The i three elected are: Stedman, Mason and Madsen. , Seymour Stedman is one of the best known attorneys in Chicago, and as a t member of the last legislature, made i a fine record. Mason and Madsen also ' wre members of the last legislature, I (he trio giving the capitalist lpgisla i tors many a puzzle and many a hard . knot to untie. . Chicago Socialists are elated over i j having sent this delegation back to • Springfield. I - - . • OHIO SOCIALIST IN LEAD ' FOR HIGH COURT JUSTICE CLEVELAND, 0., Nov. —Accord- ■ ing to returns from 400 precincts, John ■ C. Madden, Socialist candidate for . chief justice of the supreme court, ■ leads the republican and democratic 1 .candidate by between 3,000 and 4,000 • j votes. ■ The vote, as far as reported was as follows: "-'•',*■. Madden, Socialist, 25,223; Nichols, , democrat, present chief justice, 23,173, and Taggart, republican, 20,739. Madden is not a lawyer and has worked at his trade as blacksmith un til recently. ■".i,i WILL ATTEMPT TO RESTORE PEACE Following the united demand for action on the part of the Socialist members of parliament, President I Arthur Hoffman today declared that he will immediately undertake to reach an agreement with all neutral powers for joint action and interven tion in the interest of peace. VOTING KINGS Election officers in the Colorado strike zone refused to let the miners vote. Bloodshed was narrowly avert ed in several places. Strikers had to use force in order to vote. SNOHOMISH COUNTY VOTE Snohomish county vote with three precincts still to be heard from. The figures for United States sena tor were as follows: Jones, Rep., 4,778; Black, Dem., 5,617; Barth, Soc, 3,403; Hanson, Pro., 5,551. The rest of the Socialist ticket in the county polled as follows: Boomer, congress, 2nd dist, 3,524. Olinger, representative 48th dist., 2,699. McCullough, representative 48th dist., 2,360. Frank Cort, county clerk, 4,024. F. G. Crosby, county auditor, 3,749. Peter Husby, prosecuting attorney, 4,083. Mrs. Bartlett, county treasurer, 3,999. '/.^ H. F. Leister, county sheriff, 3,556. Hans J. Solie, assessor, 4,148. R. W. Thompson, superintendent of schools, 4,079. Ole Larson, commissioner first dis trict, 3,882. W. S. Keller, commissioner third dis trict, 3,738. The following are figures for state senator for the thirty-ninth district: Mitchel, Rep., 2,475; Jensen, Soc, 1,778; Burton, Pro., 2,764. Representative 49th District. Rep., 2,425; Rep., 2,350. Coburn, Soc, 1,917; Grimm, Soc, 1,876. Pro., 2,828; Pro., 2,791. **■•* BBuiv.. c capitalist class, thudded merrily. I The progressive party, being mostly Theodore Roosevelt, thudded generally . and almost impartially as to geographi cal location. It thudded in Texas with as much eclat as it did in Indiana; in New York with as much ease and grace ss in Pennsylvania and Illinois. The salubrious skid of the progres sive party was all-inclusive and not at all particular as to where it performed. In Wisconsin, home of La Follette and his ideas, the progressives were lost in the shuffle, a reactionary re publican sliding into the governor's chair with evident composure. In Massachusetts, the progressives drooped in fading glory, doing like wise in Ohio. The progressive slump was general, and politicians generally believe the so-called party beyond resurrection.— The Call, N. Y. STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR WASHINGTON If the Socialists of San Juan county win the case that they are bringing to court, Washington win have a state representative elected on the Social ist ticket. Comrade Harry Towell re ceived 553 votes by sticker ballot and V. J. Capron, republican, 573. The Socialists have good proof of there being more than 20 Socialist ballots thrown out because they were stick ers and the case has been placed in the hands of lawyers. THE RED PLACES IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY The following precincts gave a ma jority vote to the Socialist candidates. The figures are those given to the congressional candidates in 118 of the precincts. Three precincts are still to be heard from: Gregory. Rep., 28; Dem., 36; Soc, 37; Pro. 45. Locksloy. Rep., 13; Dem., 14; Soc, 20; Pro., 13. Edmonds No. 2. Rep., 35; Dem., 24; Soc, 36; Pro., 12. Edmonds No. 3. Rep., 28; Dem., 26; Soc, 29; Pro., 11. Maltby. Rep., 21; Dem., 12; Soc, 32; Pro.', 19. Mukilteo. Rep., 37; Dem., 50; Soc, 94; Pro., 45. Olney. Rep., 6; Dem., 5; Soc, 29; Pro., 19. Silverton. Rep., 4; Dem., :i: Soc, 9; Pro. 3. Shoultes. Rep., 33; Dem., 38; Soc, 49; Pro., 30. Sunny3ide. Rep., 25; Dem., 22; Soc, 67; Pro., 20. Bryant. Rep., 23; Dem., 12; Soc, 32; Pro., 26. Centerville. Rep., 21; Dem., 15; Soc, 27; Pro., 20. Lake. Rep., 10; Dem.. 10; Soc, 18; Pro., 6. Lake Goodwin. Rep., 2; Dem., 4: Soc, 8; Pro., —. Marion. Rep., 9; Dem., 10; Soc, 32; Pro., 32. Norden. Rep., 17; Dem., 3; Soc, 26; Pro., 23. Port Susan. Rep., 32; Dem., 20; Soc, 40; Pro., 16, Richmond. Rep., 13; Dem., 18; Soc, 45; Pro., 12. Armstrong. Rep., 75; Dem., 65; Soc, 75; Pro., 59. Everett No. 9. Rep., 23; Dem., 28; Soc, 50; Pro., 30. Everett No. 22. Rep., 46; Dem., 64; Soc, 66; Pro., 55. Everett No. 25. Rep., 29; Dem., 33; Soc, 53; Pro., 28. Everett No. 33. Rep., 10; Dem., 41; Soc, 66; Pro., 54. Everett No. 37. Rep., 24; Dem., 35; Soc, 60; Pro., 58.