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NEWS WITMOTjT fear or favor COUNTRY GIVES ROOSEVELT A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS Result Proves His Call for Sympathetic Law Makers this Term is Responsible for Far Greater Victory than Republic ans Had Hoped for. WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 7.— With a majority in the house of between 60 and 80 when they ex pected only 50; with legislatures elected that assure con r ..-'>l of the senate; republican tickets chosen In 18. states and opposition candi dates beaten In New York and Massachusettes, the republicans are Jubilant. Taken all around the result can be construed only as an emphatic endorsement of Roosevelt's policy. The people have comtlied with his wishes for a republican congress. Administration circles, in com HUGHES WINS BY 60,000 PLURALITY NEW YORK, Nov. 7.—The latest corrected returns show Hughes elected by a plurality of (50,284 over Hearst. Hearst ran far behind his ticket In Greater New York and in many up-state counties. At noon today the Indications were that Chanler, the democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, THE COUNTY COUNT Clerks are busy at republican headquarters tooting up the vote of city and county precincts. It Is es timated that close to 9,000 votes were cast, about 7,000 of these be ing In the city. The city registra tion was 9.000. Every republican on tho ticket except D. M. Thompson and E. D. Sanders won, and in some in stances received twice as many votes as their democratic oppon ent*, A hot tight was expected be tween E. K. Brwln anil George MudgoM for county treasurer, but Erwln, at last reports, kept well in the lead. County Clerk Koontz and F. P, Green led their ticket, having almost a Walkaway. A hot fight developed between- County Prosecutor Barnhart and Bruce Blake, but Barnhart held a safe lead tut alt times. Committeemen estimate the re publican majority at lose to 2,000. City precincts, contrary to expecta tions, went strongly for tho repub licans, while practically all tho county precincts went republican. George Mudgett polled the high est vote on the democratic ticket but did not reach within a thous and votes of c. k. Brwln. W. Spence and Henry Rohwor, the republican candidates for county commissioners, won over Charles Seehorn and I. J. Bnll enger, democrats, almost 2 to 1. A close fight resulted on the office of county assessor, E. P. Gal bra it h defeating James Low by a small majority. Lows vote in the city precincts was particularly flat tering to tho democrats, but not as large as had been expected, as re publicans for a time last night con ceded Lows' election. LANDSLIDE IN ARIZONA PHOENIX, Ari«„ Nov. 7—lt Is estimated on nearly complete re turns that Join* statehood received hut 12% per cent of the voto oast In th* territory. Mark Smith, democrat, was elected to congress. A small majority of tne leflfalature Is democratic mentlng upon various features of the result, discuss the failure of the Gompers movement. Every candi date fought by Gompers was re elected except Wadsworth of New York and Babeock of Wisconsin. The fight on Longworth failed and the president's son-in-law returns. The fly in the republican ointment is that the new constitution of Oklahoma will bo drafted by democrats. Sears Is sure of redaction, with Cullom, Dryden, Elkins, Allee, Crane and others less prominent. aud the rest of the ticket may have been elected. Chanler has a plural ity in Greater New York of 134,000, which breaks all records in this City for lieutenant governor. Other democratic nominees ran ahead of Chanler in this city. Late incoming returns from up state on the remainder of the tick et may show fluctuation. IDAHO STILL UNCERTAIN BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 7.—The re sult of the election for governor will not be definitely known before tonight. It may require an official count to determine whether Good ing, republican, or Stockslager, democrat, carried the state. HARAHAN ELECTED NEW YORK, Nov. 7— Illinois Central railroad directors today elected Harahan president of the system. All other Illinois Central officers were re-elected. It Is understood Fish supporters made no effort to elect Fish, knowing he was out voted. This puts Harriman in con trol. REPUBLICAN LEAD IN HOUSE NEW YORK. Nov. 7—Unofficial returns show the next national house of representatives will have 232 republicans to 164 democrats. RAISE WAGES PITTSBURG, Nov. 7 —The Penn sylvania railroad this afternoon In creased wages of all employes on an average of 10 per cent. WARRANTS ISSUED TODAY. Warrants were lesued this after noon for tho arrest of D. Mars, of tho Darby saloon: Joseph A. White, of White's hotel; William Hoffman, of the Hoffman cafe, and C. C. Dempsey, charging them with Belling liquor on election day. NEVADA DEMOCRATIC. RENO, Nov. 7 —Almost complete returns from larger precincts In the state show a sweeping democratic victory. Bartlett, democrat, for congress, defeats Smith, republi can, by 1,000. Sparks, democrat Incumbent governor, defeats Mitch ell by about the same. The legisla ture Is close. The Spokane Press MBS ARE MIES DMI The plumbers' union have agreed to supply men to the Smyth Plumb ing company pending a settlement of their contentions that the plumbing in the Turner building is unsanitary and in violation of the city ordinances. They asked that the men who had refused to obey the orders of the union to quit work on the building be removed to other work, which request was refused by the plumbing company. The Smyth company repeated Its refusal to remove these men and there the matter stands. Smyth is working four men who formerly belonged to the union and refused to quit work because of the pres ent trouble. It was stated today by Business Agent Simons of the plumbers' union that charges would be filed with the city council against Plumbing Inspector Allen for issu ing a permit In violation of the city ordinances. The Structural Trades alliance would give out nothing in regard to what, if any, action was taken by that body last night with re spect to the plumbers' troubles. SENT TO ASYLUM Judge Huneke thin morning signed an order committing OJeorge MoLftUghlln of Bast Spokane to the sanitarium at Medical Lake, Wash., for treatment. McLaughlin was examined by the insanity commis sion and found to be suffering with hallucination! caused by an injury in the head from being hit with the handle of a wheel scraper some years ago. His particular trouble was fhat he Imagines seeing and hearing people who are not pres ent and is subject to epileptic fits. HOW ALLEN HELPED TO RE-ELECT DOAK Notwithstanding the re-election of Sheriff Doak by a good majority, F. M. Allen, business agent of the local electrical workers' union, wants to make it plain that he at no time made any settlement of the grievances of his union against the sheriff for appointing men as dep uties who wore employed by the Washington Water Power company to fill the place of the striking linemen. The reason Mr. Allen makes this statement Is due to the fact that Doak circulated a report during the last few days of the campaign that all differences be tween him and the union had been settled. It might be as well to explain that Mr. Allen and many other members of his union were not In a position to do Mr. Doak any great damage, as they had got Into Mr. porbin'l habit of not register ing, and were unable to vote. CHICAGO ELECTS NEGROES (Scrlpps News Association.) CHICAGO. Nov. 7.—Ferdinand Harnett, negro, was elected muni cipal Judge, by a plurality of 12,400. Oscar Priest, negro, was elected member of the county hoard of commissioners by a plurality of 6,693. CASHIER PLEADS GUILTY. NASHVILLE, Term., Nov. 7.— Alon/.o Parker, former oashier of the First National bank, pleaded guilty this afternoon to defrauding the bank. He was sentenced to five years. NO BPIES IN JAPAN. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 —Officers of the general staff today denied that the government had spies In Japan getting plans of defenses. PRESIDENT HAPPY NOW. WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 7 — The president this morning wired congratulations to Hughes. Weather—44 at noon; rain tonight and Thursday. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER J, 1906. EXPRESS CO. IS A COMMON CARRIER SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. 7.— Judge Garland, of the U. S. court, in the case instituted by the United States Express Co. against the South Dakota railroad commission, to test jurisdiction of the board over express companies, today de cided express companies are com mon carriers under the jurisdiction of the commission. FRAUD CRY IN DENVER (Snipes News Association.) DENVER, Nov. 7.—Chief Justice Gabbert was re-elected by the re publicans although greatly scratch ed. Simon Guggenheim will prob ably succeed Patterson In the sen ate. Democrats are crying fraud. There will probably be an investi gation. CLERKS WILL GET AN ORGANIZER The Clerks' union held a well at tended meeting last night at Cen tral Labor hall. The union felt the need of energetic action in secur ing new members and getting or ganized on a good, strong basis was the great need of the local or ganization. It was decided to place an organizer in the Held to bring in the members and selected George Cody to do the hustling for a larger union. WILL PROSECUTE WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 7.— It Is stated authoritatively that the special district attorney at St. Louis has been ordered to institute embezzlement proceedings In con nection with the shortage In the sub-treasury. The person to be prosecuted Is not named. BRANNAN WON'T MOVE The Whitehouse Co. this morn ing brought an action against H. T. Brannan, who has a pool and billiard room in the basement of the building on the corner of Riv erside ay. and Howard St., to com pel him to move. The complaint says that the premises were rented only for the month of October, but Brannan re fused to get out. The Whitehouse Co. says it has been damaged in the sum of $600. CLAIMS STATE BY 20,000 SEATTLE, Nov. 7.—lncomplete returns from all portions of the state point to the election of the three republican congressmen and the entire state republican ticket by at least 20,000. $500,000 BLAZE HAMILTON, 0., Nov. 7.—Fire starting in the Mehrum building, In thin city, did half a million dol lars damage before It was ex tlnguished. Dry goods stores are heaviest losers. BIG STRIKE POSTPONED CHICAGO, Nov. 7—The switch men's strike, scheduled to begin to night, will not occur. Leaders of the brotherhood announced today that uegotiatlona will still continue. RUEFJUDGES ELECTED BAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.—Al though full returns lrom th* state will not be in for a week, sufficient figures are at hand to confirm last night's estimate that Gillette and other candidates on the republican state ticket are elected by majori ties ranging from 8,000 to 15,000. The vote in San Francisco county will not be retabulated until late this afternoon. But when that task Is finished there will he little change in the figures. Gillett carried the county by 15,- --000, hut ran slightly behind his ticket. Practically complete figures on the vote for congressmen are In this morning and show the election of the eight republican candidates. Two of Ruef's Judiciary candi dates pulled through by a narrow margin. Judge Carroll Cook, for the district court of appeals, and Judge Morgan for superior court. Democratic managers this morn ing issued a statement in which they claim Bell's election by not less than 9,000. They declare Gil lett carried 15 counties with a total plurality of 19,525. Bell figures in a number of counties are un doubtedly exaggerated, particular ly in Sacramento county, where democrats claim 3,500 plurality but which really amounts to about 1,500. STRIKE IN SYMPATHY The decision of the Smythe Plumbing Co. to retain non-union plumbers on the Turner building resulted in a walkout of the plas terers and electricians this morn ing. The carpenters refused to quit. This follows the action taken last night by the Structural Trades association. Unless a settlement is reached Immediately a general tle-np seems probable on the Turn er building. CROKER HINTS NEED OF NEW LEADER LONDON, Nov. fi—Croker today expressed satisfaction at the de feat of Hearst, and hinted that the democratic party needs a new lead er. He thinks McCarren is the proper man, but says such a sug gestion from him would be resent ed. Croker is surprised at the big vote for Hearst in New York city. He explained that he supposed it was due to the fact that most of the Tammany men wanted to be regular. "The fault is not theirs; the mis chief was done when Hearst was nominated," said Croker. "1 don't care to indicate what New York democrats should do. I'm only a private individual. Nothing under heaven could Induce me to resume Tammany leadership." Croker said he hoped Bryan would be nominated In 1908. JOHN 0. IS HIS GAME WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 7.— Attorney General Moody announced woul ! take up the Standard Oil suits at once. The trusi prosecution is likely to come to a head in the courts within two weeks. — —^——— BRYAN COMFORTS HEARST LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 7.—Bryan Is unwilling to comment until the final returns are in, but he said: •'The reduction of the republican majority in New York is as much a triumph for Hearst as If he were elected." NEGRO ELECTED IN WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE. Nov. 7.—One of the surprises of the Wisconsin elec tion Is the victory of Luclan F. Pal mer, a negro, over Thomas Ramsey, for assemblyman. In the richest dis trict In the city. Palmer Is a ca terer. He Is the first negro to hold public office in this state. FIGHTING AGAIN. ST. PETERSBURG Nov. 7.—Trouble between Rus sians and Japanese on the Island of Saghalien Is re ported. The Russian trans port Kelyma was sunk. BEE STINGS FORAKER COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. 7.—lt is authoritatively stated that For aker, after the election assured him control of this Mate, decided in his own mind to bo a candidate for president in 1008. He will go to the convention with the Ohio delegation behind him. SOME DEMOCRATS TRY TO LAY IT ONTO MERRITT While republicans today are busy with the stereotyped "I told you so," democrats are Just as busy try ing to explain the reason "why." Some say H. B. Merrit, their, chairman, showed himself lacking In executive ability. They admit he is an almost invincible gather of votes when he works on the out side, but given managerial powers, argue that he fails when weighed in the balance. Another reason ad vanced is the lack of transportation facilities in the shape of rigs. The republicans had 25 hacks out, while the democrats had possibly five, and they did not work very hard. Republicans had a complete poll of every republican In their pre cincts and sent rigs for them. The democrats slept on their guns and were not very much in evidence around the polling places until a few minutes before closing time. TEDS BROTHER-IN-LAW IS DEFEATED SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 — Charles Hammond, republican earn didate for state senatoi from Lake county, Cal., and a brother-in-law of Roosevelt, is apparently de feated. TO MAKE MACHINERY Articles of incorporation were filed this morning by J. B, Argo, et al., of the Safety Manufacturing Co., capitalized at $500,000, The company will manufacture all kinds of machinery. DIDN'T HOFFMAK STAND IN? It looks very much as though the police weer discriminating against William Hoffman, proprietor of the Hoffman cafe, in arresting him for selling liquor yesterday. Patrol man Shannon made this arrest af ter visiting the Dempsey, Darby and White's restaurant, where the same conditions existed. In an in terview yesterday Shannon spoke loudly against those other places where liquor was being Illegally sold, but made no arrests. Instead, ho consulted Chief of Police Waller about It. In the Instance of catch ing sales going on at White's, the policeman and proprietor, Joseph White, nearly came to blows. White, however, beat Shannon to the police station to state his side of the case. Shannon was not in structed to book White, neither was he instructed to book Dempsey or the Darby people. CITY HALL KNIFED BYRNE DAGGETT'S TURN COMING The statements which appeared in coast papers to the effect that Mayor Daggett and his henjr-hmen secured the nomination of Dr. P. S. Byrne for congress for the pur pose of removing him from tho lo cal field of politics was fully borne out by the returns in this city. It was evident that the doctor was knifed yesterday by his own party, aud tho predictions made early In the campaign that the city hall crowd would not support the ticket ONE CENT FIFTH YEAR, NO. I. 25 CENTS PER MONTH DEMOCRATS ELECT TWO-NATS ALL Here is what Ihe democrats got in Spokane county: For state senator, Will G. Graves; for representative, Cap tain John Gray. And that's all. These weer the first definite re turns received at republican head quarters this morning. Graves re ceived a majority of 23 votes over E. D. Sanders, his opponent. It was so close as to be very uncomfort able for both sides. Graves receiv ing 6C5 and Sanders 648. The race was also very close for representa tives, Gray receiving 648 to D. M. Thompson's 637. Sol H. Mayer, the other democrat, polled 618. Emery P. Gilbert, the successful republican candidate for represen tative In this district, polled 651. "Man's inhumanity to man," or rather, the republicans' inhuman ity, is best illustrated today by a look at the tired and worn out clerks at republican headquarters 3 CHILDREN QUARREL ONE DEAD, ONE DYING STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. 7. —Louie Raggio and John Raggio, aged 14 and 12, were shot by Robert Ben son, age 15 yesterday. Louis died this morning. John will probably live but a few hours. The Raggio boys taunted Benson G.O.P. GRABS HALL In the nation at large, with tho exception of the solid south, the re publican party has registered a practically unbroken line of victor ies. Babcock lost in Wisconsin af ter a long factional fight, and Wads worth was downed in New York. The republicans are in complete control of both branches of the na tional congress. While the state of Pennsylvania has gone republican by the usual plurality, the democrats claim a gain of Aye congressmen in that stafe. They also claim two in Ill inois, one In Indiana and one each in Now York, New Jersey and North Carolina. A congressman Is gained by the republicans as far south as Ken tucky. In this state theer Is nothing much to it but a republican victory, taken county by county. The democrats may capture two seats in the state senate in King county. They hold one and gain another in Spokane county. As figured out now, the national congress will stand about 200 re publicans to 155 democrats. SPENDS HER ALL IN DAUGHTER'S DEFENSE STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. 7—Bereft of every dollar she had In the world, Mrs. Head, mother of M.s. LeDoux, the convicted murderess of Albert McVloar, has returned to her home In Jackson, there to await the action of the supreme court In her daughter's application for a new trial. In the defense of her child Mrs. Head spent every dollar that she Were fully borne out. Another rea son given for the defeat of a num ber of the democratic candidates was the large socialist vole polled, ' which cut the labor vote in two, and a lack of campaign funds which prevented much necessary cam paign work. Dr. Uyrne took his de feat good naturedly. He says he will never take another nomination for office. The campaign, he added, had iv reality been a good thing for !« In a InaJMtaJ va*. mm he bad DO NOT PAY MORE. YOU CAN-T PAY LESS. who have remained on duty unre> lieved for the past 30 hours, tak ing the returns and footing them up. But the pleasing fact that the republicans, almost to a man, won over the democrats by about twice as many votes, keeps the tired ones awake. All morning and af ternoon the republican offices were crowded with exuberant politicians, congratulating the winners. Even some of the democrats went over to the enemy's camp and made overtures to bury the hatchet until next spring. Democrats are at* ready framing up for the spring elections, taking lessons learned yesterday from their lack of organi zation. *- - GET MARRIAGE LICENSE. A marriage license was issuedl this morning to Carl Scharpenberg and Mary Paulus, both of Spokane. about his marksmanship. Benson reached for a cartridge, slipped It into his shotgun and fired point blank. Both boys dropped. Benson was arrested. He said ha thought the cartridge was blank. could command. Her attorney, C. H. Fairall, of this city, got nothing for his ser vices, and will never be repaid for the trouble and expense he has been put to. Just at the present moment Mrs. LeDoux has not sufficient money to buy a transcript of the testimony of her first trial, let alone prepare the brief necessary to be presented to the supreme court. ■ M CUMMINS BY 5.000 DES MOINES, Nov. 7.—The lat est estimate indicates that Cum mins wins In lowa. The Capital this afternoon concedes his electioa by 5,000. BIG SURPRISE IN ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 7.—With the ex ception of five Justices of peace and five constables, the entire city re publican ticket Is elected. Pre cincts long regarded as absolutely democratic returned large republi can majorities. The city Is about 4,000 republican. JOHNSON BREAKS RECORDS ST. PAUL, Nov. 7.—Johnson was re-elected governor by 60,000, the greatest majority ever given a gubernatorial candidate in this state. The state is normally 40.000 republican. All the rest of tbe ticket is republican. made money by neglecting to dis pose of stocks which he owned and would have sold at a low price had he been in the city. Several of the most energetlo democratic workers said this morning that they would actively aid the republicans clean out the city hall next spring on account of the lack of support they claim to have received from that wing of their party.