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PATRONS Worth Having eopte Who Read The Bee B EST Business Boosters EE Want Ads. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, . NOVEMBER 8, 1903-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. i i CLOSE VOTE IN NEW YORK On rtoe 0r Beturni McOlellan Has Fl mlity of Over Two Thonsaii HEARST ANNOUNCES A CONT Says Ha Wai Coasted Oat by Tiro Election Eeardi. COLER IS PRESIDENT OF BRC Y GiTet Municipal Ownership Party Eepre lentatioa on Beard of Estimate, JEROME ELECTED df THREE THOUSAND Early Report Indicated Defeat of Independent t'aadldnte, bat l.ntrr RHam lve Him Small Plurality, mi.Msrix. NEW YORK, Nov. J. 1:45 a. lm-Returns at this hour are complete In Greater New York In the mayoralty contest with the exception of 61 election districts scattered through tbe city. The vote on these re turns gives McClclUtn, democrat, 21,815; Hearst, municipal ownership, 218,8.7; Ivlna, republican, 132.217; a plurality for McClellan of 8,158. NEW YORK. Nov. 8. The county of New York, with 46 election districts miss ing, iftves Flammer 12,837; Osborne, 1W, 103:. Bhearn. 68.701: Jerome, 107,71. This gives Jerome a plurality of J,55. At midnight Mr. Hearst declined to ad mlt his defeat and declared his Intention to contest the election. At that time ro turns for eighteen election districts had not been received. McClellan had 2.,6'J3; Hearst. -11,370, and Ivlna 130.326 votes. The following statement was issued at midnight by W. R. Hearst: We have won this election, All Tarn. nnv'e frauds, all Tammiiny'e corruption all Xammany'a Intimidation and violence, II Tammany's false registration. Illegal voting and oishotieat count have not been able in overcome a great popular major ity. The recount will show tnat we have won the election by many thousands Atea. I shall fight this to the end. In behalf of the people, who cast their voles for me and who shall not he disfranchise ty any effort of criminal bosses . WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST. With t3 election districts missing In Man hattan, the vote was: McClellan, 118.442; Hearst, 101.691, ana Ivlns M,&6, giving Mc Clellan a plurality of 16,751. Ua'tfce borough of Brooklyn, with 14 election districts missing, McClellan has 'dMTJs Hearst, ,, and Ivlns 69.488 votes, a Hearst plurality of 13,953. in Queens, with 4 district- missing, Hearst had a plurality -f ITi voter aA.J- Blcwm-nd McClellan on bVCQ votea, the borough complete. At midnight the indications, were that the following ticket waa' elected: Mayor George B. McClellan, democrat. President of the Board of Aldermen P. jr. McOowan, democrat. Comptroller Henry A. Mets, democrat. President of Manhattan Borough John r. Ahem, democrat. President of Brooklyn Borough Bird 8. Coler, municipal ownership. President of Queens Borough Joseph Bermel, republican. . . President of the Bronx Borough Louis F. Ha Hen, democrat. President of Richmond Borough George W. Cromwell, republican. Sheriff Nicholas Hayes, democrat. tote-seat by Jerome. District Attorney Jerome issued a state- ment tonight in which he said: I waa certain that the people would not hark un the attempt f the bosses to forre me from office. Coming as It dons straight from the hands of the people, in spite of the opposition of the bosses and midlines, mv election is peculiarly gratifying. The district attorney's office will go on four years more under my direction, under the same system that has prevailed for the last four. There Is nothing more to be said, save that It was a teat of strength between corrupt bosses on one side and publlo n I n n ,, nth., Th.tr. I. nn I n H in , with the people when arousod, and my .5 election is a lesson not soon to ue for gotten. Mayor McClellan, upon learning that he had been re-elected, issued the following statement: 1 The result of the election shows me more plainly than ever my duty to the rple. With God's help I will dlseharga to the best of my ability. I ahull keep every promise made before the election. Mr, ivlns said early in the evening: "I really have little to Say, except that I am the happiest candidate you ever suw." Jerome 4 barges Fraud. According to the Tribune fraud charges were mad last night by supporters of Hearst and Jerome. Definite charges that official counts of votes la the sixth and I eighteenth assembly districts had been withheld were made at Jerome's head quarters Assistant District Attorney Rand, with several attaches of the district at torney's office went post haute to the sixth and eighteenth districts and found that ballots counted at 6 o'clock had not been officially reported. An assistant district attorney wits sent to police headquarters to get aid from Commissioner McAdoo. The Jerome men say the most flagrant frauds have been perpetrated to try to accomplish the defeat of Jerome. From Tammany Hull Charles F. Murphy shortly before It o'clock sent out word to every l nder In the clly that the honor of the organisation was at stake and every vote for McClellan must be counted. He told them to overlook nothing and to spare no expense In getting the facts to Tam many as early as possible. "Count every democratic vote and turn in the report without a moment a hesita tion." the warning ran. "The honor of Tammany Is at stake." Analysis of Vote. An analysis of the vote for mayor shows that Hearst polled a little more than 2iH),0uO votes, and that apparently these votes were ui awn almost t.ually from tuc democrats i and republican parties. McClellan's vote ! this year wus about U.ouu smaller than his vote of two years ago. while Ivln s vo'.e was about ,uw smaller than Low s vote of two years ago. These ligures, however, may not be entirely uccurate, lu view of ths fact that a number of republicans vo'ed for McCiennan In order to aid In the de feat of Hearst. Hearst's large vote shows that the Municipal Ownership league must be reckoned Willi as a factur in the cltv's polltica Coler's election as the president of the borough of Brooklyn on the muni cipal league ticket gives the league repre sentation on the board pf estimate and ap portionment which has control of the city expenditure, it la estimated that this board will direct the outlay of twq,0uQ,0uO durlug ths next four ere NET RESULTS OF ELECTION Demur rat a Carry Sew York aad Praas) I van la Repablleaa a H is In Mar) la ad. WASHINGTON. Nov. 8. Election returns received by the Associated Press up to 2 Vclock this morning show that the demo crats have carried the mayoralty cam paign In New York City, the state ticket In Pennsylvania, the state ticket In Vir ginia and the city ticket in Louisville, while the republicans have made a clean sweep In Massachusetts and Chicago and Cook county and have carried their tickets in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Maryland. In New York, Hearst had a plurality In the borough t Brooklyn of almost lti.UUO, with fourteen election districts missing. The returns indicate McClellan's re-election by several thousand plurality. Hearst has charged fraud In the voting. Bird S. Coler was elected borough president of Brooklyn on municipal ownership ticket. The New York election shows that mu nicipal ownership will be a considerable factor In the city's politics. In Ohio the result is still doubtful, al though the returns to a late hour Indicated the election of Paulson, the democratic candidate for governor. The sufrage amendment in Maryland was defeated overwhelmingly. Massachusetts elected a republican governor by a major ity approximating that of Douglass, the present democratic governor. There were charges of fraud in New York City and In Ixtulsville. There were a few clashes at the polls, but no serious Injuries. The following is a summary of the re turns: New York Mayor George R. McClellan (dem.) re-elected by small plurality; Wil liam Travers Jerome (Ind.l. district at torney, re-elected: Hird S Coler, (m. o.) elerted borough president of Brooklyn. Ohio Both democratic snd republican leaders claim election. Pattlson (dem.) carried Cincinnati. Cleveland cltv nnd county and the democrats showed gains In Toledo and Akron Maryland The proposed constitutional amendment, whose purpose was to dis franchise negro voters, was defeated; re publicans elected state comptroller and city officials. Political complexion of leg islature uncertain. Massachusetts Republicans elerted Cur tis Guild, Jr.. (rep.) governor bv 29.4T.fi plu rality and E. 8. Draper (rep.) lieutenant governor . by 3,942. Chicago Republicans mado n complete sweep In fhicaeo and Cook county. Rob ert D. McCnrmli'k elected president of the board of sanitary trustees. Rhode Island Clean republican sweep. Pennsylvania Philadelphia overwhelm ingly carried bv the etty party (reform ticket). Berry (dem.) elected treasurer bv upwards of 75.0W plurality. Virginia The democratic majority is about 2o,(ino and Swiinson elected governor; negroes generally remained away from the polls. The next legislature on joint hall.it will have 3 republicans Instead of 16 as at present. Bait Lake City Th American party (anti-Mormon) defeated the Mormon, demo cratic and republican candidates for mayor. Louisville Democrats elerted a mayor and legislator remains practically un changed with a good working democratic majority. New Jersey Republican gains In leglsln ture sufficient to preclude any democratic successor to tTnlted States Senator Dryilen, Nebraskn Republicans elected slate su preme judge and state university regents. San Francisco t'nlon labor candidate for mayor probably elected by 15,0n0 majority. KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 7. One hundred and forty-two preclude out of 184 In the city of Louisville give Paul C. Barth, demo cratic nominee for mayor, 15,337, and O'Neal, fusion, 12,973. Rarth's plurality. 2,364. The earlier returns Indicated heavy plu ralities for the entire democratic ticket, but the later figures showed gains for the fuslonlsts. On account of the disorders during the day, exact figures on four of the close races will not be obtainable until tomorrow, but the present Indications are that the fuslonlsts may elect a county judge and one legislator In Louisville and Jefferson county, with another legislative race In doubt. Charges of extensive frauds are made by the fuslonlsts against the democratic campaign manager. There were several clashes during the day; several political workers received slight pistol wounds and a large number, including several prominent eiti.ens, were clubbed or arrested. Elections were held In the state for 100 seats In ths legislature, but returns have thus far been received from only one of the districts outside the rity of Louisville. The democrats elected twenty-nine legis lators, the republicans three and one race is doubtful. This shows a democratic loss of one legislator compared with the re turns from the same districts two years ago. The complexion of the legislature will have a good working majority with which to choose a successor to Senator Blackburn. INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T.. Nov. 7.-A summary of news received from the elec tion In Indian Territory indicates that the total vote on the Sequoyah constitution will not reach 25,004 out of a possible 15u, ooo. In many of the towns polls were not opened, and In numerous Instances the vote for joint statehood with Oklahoma far exceeded the voto for the separate state constitution. Tho result Is an over whelming Indorsement of Joint statehood for the two territories. Not 20 per cent of the voters of Indian Territory have indorsed the Sequoyah constitution. At Ardmore. Purcell, Chlckasha, Colgate, Mario w and other large towns no election was held. ' VIRGINIA RICHMOND. Va.. Nov. 7-Cluude E. Swansnn, democrat, was today elected governor of Virginia by about 20.000 plu rality over Judge L. L. Lewis, the republican candidate. The vote every where was exceedingly light, but demo cratic apathy was offset by unfavorable conditions on the other side. The negroes throughout the slate abstained from vot ing almost entirely. The republicans gain a few members of the legislature. DETAILED VOTE OF DOUGLAS COUNTY ON COUNTY OFFICES Clerk Treasurer Judges 8urveyor Sheriff Coroner Supt Commissioners Register Police Judge- . ' Wood- Mc- Solo- Menge- Craw- Lum- WAKDS. Haverly. Drexel. Fink. Fleming. Leslie, rough. Beal. Lacy. Donald. Flynn. Bralley. Borglam. Bodwell. mon. Tracy. Ure. doht. Bandle. Deuel, ford. bard. First 447 465 4.8 410 45. 453 471 436 361 647 500 416 497 462 450 476 429 464 440 466 434 Second 488 58. 508 574 460 620 4.2 690 359 730 627 566 631 480 600 516 662 604 676 498 586 Third 653 410 66 387 600 456 f!ttl 399 606 646 688 367' 704 C47 406 685 S73 677 383 641 414 Fourth 711 354 670 372 646 420 714 852 617 448 769 ' 827 772 646 420 749 314 667 405 630 444 Fifth 698 481 673 518 612 529 705 470 609 568 741 426 763 647 518 782 431 564 473 699 6C5 Sixth 684 323 U42 367 653 351 699 307 623 385 717 94 738 620 388 711 297 674 336 660 337 Seventh 622 329 673 382 585 367 701 261 614 338 687 263 708 626 827 696 253 C.3 320 673 379 Eighth 692 440 601 430 699 404 723 410 616 615' .667 363 781 676 454 410 371 693. 438 677 461 Ninth 735 391 689 429 698 421 781 340 682 439 803 319 828 728 388 783 335 69 421 624 312 Tenth 476 541 632 484 419 600' 697 621 . 307 708 656 459 662 468 643 628 478 50 498 608 513 Eleventh , 567 303 622 347 518 348 599 274 533 338 616 256 643 628 348 627 242 545 324 520 356 Twelfth 758 336 682 405 683 408 769 326 672 424 793 300 800 719 404 786 306 701 286 724 306 .- Total Omaha, 7.441 4.955 7,258 5,105 6,956 6.379 7.912 4.676 6.398 5.986 8,057 4.345 8,327 '7,147 6.246 7,698 4,391 7,218 5.000 7,020 5,056 South Omaha 1,225 1,191 1,207 1,216 1,161 1,266 1,332 1,092 1.079 1,348 1,244 1,210 1,491 1,157 1,260 1.222 1,192 1.212 1,197 Country precincts 1.128 798 1,150 779 1,141 783 1,176 744 1,127 811 1,241 694 1,281 1,003 937 1.160 773 1.138 786 JiVuWl tvUJUj; .... xx. ,..,.. 9,794 W4 9.C15 7,100 9,248 7,4.8 10,4.0 6,513 '8.604 8,14. 10,842 H.248 11,098 8,307 7,443 10,070 6,35 9,5.8 C,9SJ REFORM WINS 1NQUAEERC1TI Oitj Ticket ii Eleoted bj (her Sixty Thou sand Plurality. DEMOCRATS ELECT STATE TREASURER J. I,ee I'ltnnmrr, tbe Repablleaa Its. dldate. Is Badly Scratched Every where aad Loses Homo County. BILLETIN. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8.-Estlmates from possslbly every county in the state indicate the election of Berry, democrat, for state treasurer by from 75,000 to 100.000 plurality. Official returns will probably Increase the figures. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7. Philadelphia has been swept by the reform movement, the city party ticket winning by a sur prisingly large plurality. While returns from only six of the forty-two wards in this city had been counted up to midnight, enough is known of the result in the re maining wards to Indicate the defeat of the republican local ticket by from 60,000 to 75,000 plurality. The victory of the city party carries with It the election of William H. Berry, the democratic and rrform candidate for state treasurer. J. Lee Plummer, the re publican candidate for that office, was badly cut throughout the city and state and he has lost his own county, which Is usually republican. The result has every appearance of a landslide for reform, not only In Philadelphia, but throughout the state. Returns up to midnight show that the republicans carried only a few wards and these wero held by narrow margins. One year ago President Roosevelt carried the city by 180.834 plurality. None of the republican leaders had much to say on the result. Sheriff James L. Miles, chairman of the republican clly committee, would not admit defeat until midnight. Asked for a statement he said: i "I have nothing to say; what's the use?'1 The city party sympathisers are cele brating their victory tonight by parading the streets. As soon as the result was definitely known hundreds of them fo'rmed In line and marched down Chestnut street. An unusual turnout was that of the cam paign committee of the city, party, which Is made up of some of the wealthiest and most Influential people In the city. They marched behind a band to the tune "O.; ward. Christian Soldiers." Maay Small Scrimmages. Contar.v to expectation there was no very serious disturbance In the city today. There were, however, many small scrimmages at polling places, especially In the more thick' ly settled wards where the republican or ganlzatlon is very strong and where the city party put up a most determined fight The police . department waa at all times master of the situation and wherever trou ble started it was quickly stopped. Some of these dlsturlna JlparUMl into small riots, but after the smoke had cleared away it was found that no one was seri ously wounded. Under orders of Mayor Weaver the police force was almost doubled by the swear ing In of cltiiens, who were sent Into the wards where tioublc was expected. Nearly all the mounted police of the city were brought In from outlying districts and dis trlbuted In the strongholds of the republi can organization. A corps of bicycle police men were kept In reserve at the city hall. The police captains were provided with swift automobiles so that they could quickly go to any part of the city. Police Control Situation. Never In the history of the city were such complete arrangements made for the prevention of the casting of Illegal votes. Besides the large number of watchers lo cated at tho 1,100 polling places, there were from two to six policemen stationed at each one of those places. The orders were explicit and the numerous squabbles netween policemen and election officers proves that they attempted to carry them out. The patrolmen assigned to the polls carried lists of names of illegal voters. These were handed to the election officers who were warned not to permit any one to vote on the names. The policemen were also held reponsible if an illegal vote was cast. Every ballot box had to be opened for the pollcemcn'a Inspection before the voting began. Patrolmen were not al lowed to leave the polling places and were required to remain on duty until tho vote was counted. The orders of the police proved extremely Irksome to some election officers, principally those affiliated with the republicans. In many cases they or dered the police away from the polling places and upon their refusal to leave took ths matter to court, where the differences were patched up. The election officers also complained bitterly of police interference with legal organization voters and assert that in many cases honest voters were terrorised. Storm Ceater la Fifth Ward. The storm center of the day was in the Fifth ward, where election day seldom goes by without trouble. Today this ward, within whose boundaries stands Independ ence hall, waa In an uproar most of the day. There was continual friction between the police and the republicans. The great est trouble was experienced In the Eight eenth division, where not a ballot waa cast until S o'clock in the afternoon. The elec tion board refused to open the polling place until the men left the building. The police men refused and the whole party was haled Into court. The Judges Instructed the elec tion board to return and open the polls. This they refused to do and a curbstono election was held for the selection of a new board, while several hundred peoplo (Continued on Second Page.) NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST j Temperature at Omaha Yesterday) Hoar. Dear. , Hoar. Deg. 5 m. m. . . . , . 4S 1 a. m 42 A a. m 44 2 p. m a 7 a. m 4H i .t p. m 44 8 a. m 42 4 p. m 44 a. m 4.1 . It p. m 4.1 10 a. m 44 - p. m 4:1 11 a. rn ..... . 4: s , T p. a 42 lit m 4H H p. m 41 p. m 42 BUCKEYE STATE IN DOUBT Leaders of Both Parties at Mldulaht Claim "tate.br Safe Plu ralities. COLUMBUS. O.. Nov. 8.-1:30 a. in. Ohio voters yesterday chose a governor and various state officers, though at this hour It . is impossible to give a positive i statement of the winners. Only 440 out of over 4,2"0 precincts in the state have been heard from, giving Herriclt 66.050 and Pat tlson, 63.399. In the big cities the demo cratic gains average; 108 per precinct, while the gain outside, these cities averages only thirty-four to tho precinct. Esti mating the remaining precincts at the same ratio Pattlson .Will be nearly 40,000 short of overcoming the 230.000 republican plurality of last yeai with which com parisons are made. . Reports of estimate county pluralities thus far received simply Indicate that the result will be close . With nothing definite enough to show which way the victory will fall. - V At 1 o'clock Chairman darber said that he would not give out- any formal state ment at this city, buft that from the re ports that had reached him he considered the lection of Pattlson and the entire democratic ticket assured. He said he be lieved that Paulson's Mirality would ap proximate 36.000, the fljrure he had given In his pre-election estimate. As to tho legislature he said he Vomited on a large democratic majority In-.'ltoth houses. CLEVELAND. Q., NoVi 7. At midnight the returns from only ninety precincts out of 240 In Cleveland had' been received, the delay In the count bolng caused by the general scratching of 'ballots. In these ninety precincts Pattlson, democrat, for governor, had a plurality over Derrick, re publican, of 2,245. ; The republican leaders concede that with the possible exception of Alexander Had- den, republican candfdute for probate Judge, tho democrats have made a clean sweep of all city and .county candidates. The Leader (Ind.) $ , says Johnson, democratic candidate tof mayor, will have a plurality of 12.000. AKRON, O., Nov. 7Pattison Is. con ceded to have carried' Bum mitt rounty, while the entire republican ticket Is elected with the 'exception - of Kemplc, democrat, for mayor. ' CINCINNATI, Nov. TV George B. Cox, the well-known republlmn lender.' tonight gave to the Associated Preus tho following statement, wlthdrawingarom active service with the republican pamy: Now that the election ta over and the people luve signified, the preference for city, county snd state oOlctals, and I sin cerely trust they have selected wisely, I wish to announce to the puollc that from this day, after twonly-Pve years of active service In the- ranks tf the republican pe-Ctyjny personal act?-, ;m mlltle hH ceasu. I shall continue' e nntii the republi can ticket, but others must bear the burden of future campaigns. , To the local republican organisation and v my many friends who have stood by me, I tender most grateful thanks for their unswerving loyalty and support. I hope for their future good will. Respectfully yours, GEORGE B. COX. TOLEDO, O., Nov. 8. At 1:30 a. ni. the election board had received returns from but 3S out of 138 precincts In this city. Theso returns Indicate that Herrirk. repub lican candidate for governor, will have 3,000 plurality over Pattlson (dem.). The returns also indicate the election of Brand Whltlock, Independent candidate for mayor, by B.itiO plurality, and the election of the entire independent county and city tickets ) by smaller pluralities. MARYLAND BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 7.-The election In Maryland today was for a state comp troller, legislature and county officers and In Baltimore for a Judge of the supreme court, sheriff, city clerk and surveyor. Tho Issue which engrossed popular attention was a proposed constitutional amendment. the avowed purpose of which was to dis franchise negro voters, but which aroused widespread opposition among many demo cratic voters. Owing to the extreme igth of the ballot, the count has been alow, and at a late hour tonight the votes in some of the city precincts and remote county districts have not been counted. The returns so far received, however, make certain the defeat of the proposed consti tutional amendment by a decisive majority of 20,000 or more and very probable the election of McCuIlough (rep.) state comp troller over Atkinson (dem.), and the election of republicans In three out of four of the city legislative districts. The republican candidates for sheriff, city clerk and city surveyor In Baltimore are also elected. Chief Justice Harlan (dem.) Is re-elected by 10,000 majority. The re publicans did not nominate a candidate against Judge Harlan, though there wus an Independent republican candidate.- The political complexion of the next legisla ture Is uncertain and will not be known until the official count has been complete. FIRE IN NEWSPAPER PLANT Editorial aad Composing- Rooms of Saa Francisco Chronicle Destroyed. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 8. Fire broke out at midnight in the San Francisco Chronicle building. The entire upper part of the building, in which Is located the editorial rooms end composing rooms. Is in flames. It Is thought that all the occu pants have escaped. LETTOJi RY MANY THOUSAND Bepoblicaa Candidate for Judge Gets a Eandieme Indommeat. FUS10N1STS CONCEDE HASTINGS' DEFEAT Retnrns from State Indicate Heavy Repablleaa Ualas Over Trro Years Ago, Douglas t'oanty Leadlast. Returns from Nebraska received by The Bee up to I o'clock this morning indicate the election of Charles B. Letton to the supreme bench by a plurality in the neigh borhood of 30,000. It will hardly be less I than that figure, and may De consiuerumy above it. One of the most noteworthy changes in the state is In the vote of Douglas county, which gave Judge Sullivan two years .ago a plurality of 284, and which this year, with one preclnM missing, gives Judge Letton a majority of 3.718. This Is a change of 4,000 votes In favor of the re publican partv. Statements from Chairmen. LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 7. (Special Tele gram.) Returns received at the republican state headquarters Indicate the election of Judge Letton and the republican candldutes for regents of the university by majorities ranging from 20.000 to 3n.noo votes, though I at midnight Chairman Warner would not make an estimate, though claiming the election. Chairman Allen conceded repub lican success by 12.500. Chairman Allen of the democratic state committee concedes the election of Letton and the republican candidates for regents. He said: The republican state ticket will be elected bv about 12,500 plurality. Our re turns from this county and Douglas and from out In the state would Indicate that In view of the great republican majority of a year ago I consider this a victory for the democratic party. The democratic headquarters closed early In the game and Chairman Allen had re tired by 11 o'clock. As a reason for closing he said their telephone was out of repair and It was Impossible to get any service. Judyo LfMton retired early after helug con vinced of his election. He said: "1 feel very grateful to the people of Nebraska for the vote they have given me. It has been a very quiet election and a difficult matter to get the people Interested. I de sire to express my thanks to those who have mannged my campaign." Douglas county's vote was received here with Intense Intorest snd Judge Duffle, late randldate for the republican nomina tion, has been congratulated on every hand for the magnificent vote. "I am greatly pleased with my borne county," he said. "I knew Douglas county would do tbe right thing by this ticket. It is especially gratifying to me." Chairman Roberta of this county esti mates Ijncaster county will give the re publlcan-tlcket 1,W majority, though there are still sixteen precincts to be heard from. PARTIAL HETIRNS FROM STATU Precinct Flsrurea with Comparisons Which Tell ReanltB. Following are the p rilal returns from Ne bfuka duiU'm oatnidw if rv.iKa, revive! and tabulated by The'Boe" up to '8 o'clock this morning: 03 c Adams, 8 of 20. ..I 065 61 fiS9 697 Antelope, & ot 3S 15 .W 212 Boone. 1 of 16 1 1W R., 156 119 Box Butte, fl of 121 41i TtW 4H 4"0 Boyd. 2 of 10 1 DKl W 287 279 Buffalo, 17 of 4... 1110 3n lofin Burt, 15 of 17 W2 47 1328 701 Cass, 6 of 25 S74 42S i7i 417 Clay. 5 of 19 R27 41 fft 637 Colfax. 6 of 14 3Mj 3M 4' 6M I Cuming, 8 of 19... 4711 641 BIS 673 Dawson, is of 23.. ini9 037 857 M9 Dodge, 2 of 21 460 ffl2 390 314 Fillmore. 4 of 19.. 3.V; 3S3 ,U2 345 Franklin. ? of 17. 3 327 37 410 Frontier, 2 of X.. ins fifi 170 78 Gage, 8 of 31 6M .T.O 8fiS 472 Hall. 3 of 20 1T! IKOj inn 1M Holt. 6 of 84 248 141 300 Jefferson, 13 of 18 Wi: 607 (166 634 Johnson, 1 of :5... 31 346 2J4 Kearney. 10 of 16. 636 4i4 636 60 Lancoster.lS of 64 1267 644 17.' 1V,4 Madison, 10 of 22. 885 633 842 638 Merrick. 8 of 12... 604 316 648 637 Otoe. 21 of 23 1616 1318 1772 1487 Pawnee, 3 of 14... 174 128 180 156 Phelps, 7 of 17.... 630 340 475 Polk. S of 11 299 274 S'3' 283 RedWlllow,7 Of 83 6'I6 3i 84S 6 Richardson. S of 22 3"5 142 410 297 Saline, 8 of 22 771 781 692 616 Sarpy, 4 of 22 211 28.1 260 309 Saunders, of 26. 8.'2 617 803 ' 767 Sheridan, 1 of 28. 98 66 90 55 Thurston, 1 of $.. 127 110 129 118 Wash'gt'n.13 of 15 845 ' 6101 937 772 Webster, 6 of 18.. 47iil 3751 464 363 York. 4 of 19 393j 2S& 410 369 287 of 1611 21250 149.3sj 21S22 18637 This Is a net gain for the republicans of i.O'M over the vote of two years ago. ADAMS Returns from Roseland pre cinct give Letton 64; Hastings, 101. Two years ago Barnes 67. Sullivan 92. Blaine precinct gives Letton 28;llastlngs, 56. Two years ago, Barnes, 41; Sullivan, 83. BOONE Beaver precinct gives Letton 190; Hastings, 86; Abbott, 196; Lyford, 172; Cole, 81; Llghtner,' 86. Two years ago, Barnes, 123: Sullivan, 119. ANTELOPE First ward. Nellgh. gives lye t ton 116; Hastings, 38. Regents: Repub lican. 110; fusion, 48; Second ward, Letton, 78; Hastings, 61. Regents: Republican, SI; fusion, 48. Two years ago: Barnes, 307; Sullivan, 86. BOX BUTTE First and Second ward, city of Alliance, give Letton 223; Hastings, 137; regents, republican, 410; fusion, 267. BUFFALO Third ward of Kearney gives Letton 110; Hastings, 43; regents, repub lican, 133; fusion, 47. Center, Letton, 43; Hastings, 43; regents, republican, 47; fusion. 47. Two years ago Barnes 47; Bulllvan. 76. Grant and Rlverdale townships, Letton. 112; Hastings, 86: regents, republican, 118; (Continued on Second Page.) THE LOCAL WINNERS.. Snprema Jidgt Majorities Charles B. Letton T1S I ntrrrslf y Regents Frederick H. Abbott. Rep Victor O. Lyford, Rep Clerk D. M. Haverly, Rep -m "Treasarer Robert O. Fink, Rep 2.M Connty Jadge Charles Leslie, Rep 1SM Surveyor Herman Beal. Rep 3-90S Sheriff John W. McDonald. Rep 459 Coroner Edwin F. Bralley, Rep 4.3 Superintendent E. J. Bodwell. Rep H.0P9 Commlesloacrs Emmet O. Solomon. Rep 1.JS4 William O. L're, Rep 3,14 Register of Deede Frank W. Bandle. Rep 2.M5 Police J arise, Omaha Bryce Crawford, Rep LW4 Police Judge, Sooth Omaha P. J. King. Dem Justices of the Peace, Omaha William Alstadt. Rep Oeorge C. Cockrell, Rep William W. Eastman. Hep ('. K. Fields. Hep William A. Foster. Rep Eben K. Long. Rep Constables, Omaha O. W. Church, Rep A. R. Hensel, Rep Fred W. McGinnls. Rep E. D. Simpson, Rep Paid Stein, Rep James T. Wlckcrshnm, Rep THE BEE MAKES NEW RECORD Collects and Tabulates Full Returns for DouKlas County Within Three Hours. One effect of the voting machine was to break a record. For the first time In the history of the slate, perhaps, Douglaa county was the first to report full returns. Side by side with the machine waa The Bee, and long before any of its contempor aries were awaro of the fact that the polls had closed The Bee had out an extra, an nouncing the result In Douglas county, In New York.' Ohio and Pennsylvania. Ac companying this extra was a table show ing the full figures on the Important offices of sheriff and county Judge, in which the chief local Interest was centered. The paper which gave up so much of Its valu able space on Monday to boasting of its enterprise and ability appeared a lltllo while after The Bee with p head line an nouncing that the republicans hnd carried Douglas county a fact It might have an nounced on Monday afternoon but did not give a figure to support its assertion. The polls rinsed at o'clock p. m., and at 6.25 the first precinct returns were re ceived at The Bee office. At 7:15 the com plete returns for the Fourth ward were tabulated; at 7:20 another ward was com plete, and a little before 8 o'clock complete returns for Omaha and South Omaha and every country precinct save Clontarf and ElVthnrn- had k'ven revived, -and tabulated . Men who had been' accvetomed to pitting In 'the greater part of the night around The Bee office, waiting ror authentic figures on the result, were astonished when they were given final flgures so esrly In the evening, and went away convinced that the voting machine and The Bee's ar rangements for gathering and tabulating returns worked wonders. Chairman Warner was notified at S o'clock of the result In Douglas, and shortly after replied with a congratulatory message. It Is a new thing In Nebraska to have the Douglas county returns first. M AAPHIKFTT MAALMUStl IS BOSTON. Nov. 7. Lieutenant Governor Curtis Guild. Jr. of Boston, the republican candidate, was elected governor of Massa chussets In the state election today by a plurality of 29.435 over General Charles W. Bartlett of, Boston, the democratic candi date. For the second place on the ticket, for which there was an unusually warm con test. Eben S. Draper of Hopedale, the re publican candidate, won over Henry M. Whitney of Brookllne, his democratic, op ponent and the leading advocate for reci procity, by a plurality of J.942. The total vote for the two leading candi dates was: Governor Guild (rep.), 203,834; Bartlett (dem.), 174,399. Lieutenant Governor Draper (rep.), 184, 534; Whitney (dem.). 180,592. The republicans also elected seven of ths eight members of the executive council and the usual large majority in both branches of the legislature. The closeness of the vote for Draper and Whitney for lieutenant governor was the principal feature of the (election. The democrats made gains In both branches of the legislature, three members In the sen ate and one in the house. The legislature of 1906 will stand as follows: Senate Re- publicans, 31; democrats. 9. House Re publicans, 169; democrats, 30; independ ent, 1. UTAH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 7-The American party, of which former United States Senator Thomas Kearns is a leader, today elected Ezra Thompson mayor, after a bitter campaign, to which the oppo sition to the Mormon was the sole issue. Mayor Richard P. Morris (Mormon and dem.) ran ahead of Chief of Police William J. Lynch (rep. and gentile), for whom ' United States Senator Reed Smoot made I personal cauipuign. cnuri jmr me". the whole American ticket probably 1 elected. Returns from twenty-five of the fifty-three precincts give Thompsou 3,889, Morris 2,342 and Lynch 1.904. Inroiu T ini iuouLi m DOUGLAS Republicans Carry Cointy by Msjerities , Kangiag Up to Thousands. CLOSEST VOTE IS ON THE SHERIFF MoDoaald Has Nearly Pits Hundred Over Tew Flynn. OTHER CONTESTS NOT EVEN CLOSE Fink Bunt Away from Flsmiog in First Olass banner. aaausasBBpasBt STATE TICKET ALONGr WITH THE REST Police Judge of Soath Omaha the Only Thlnsr tbe Democrats Save la tho flare for County Ofnres. It is a clean sweep for the republican ticket In lvuglas county. Substantial majorities are given to every republican candidate from top to bottom, although McDonald for sherltf and Leslie for county Judge run behind their asso ciates. Judge Letton's majority over Judge Hastings if us.) Is more than 3,600. The only democrat who has saved him self seems to be Pat King, In South Omaha, who has been re-elected police Judge for that city. Some of the republican majorities, when completed, will fluure up over 4.000, which is remarkable, considering the light vote. The day was beautiful and brought' out a large part of the registered vote. The total approximated In the county about 17,000. (.Ihson la Satlalled. I C. Gibson, chairman of the republl- can county committee, went to his home In South Omaha as soon as he found the re sult certain When asked for a statement as to the outcome, he tald: "1 attribute the result to the fact tho party organisation was nearer harmonious than it had been for years; that the per sonnel of the candidates In point of ex cellence was far superior to the democratic candidates. Notwithstanding the county committee conducted the campaign with SI. 500 less than former county committees, there was more efficient and harmonious work done. The committee will close up Its affairs with money left In the treasury. I believe the ticket received the support of the party. I am much gratified at the result, as I have devoted my entire energy . for the past thirty days to the work and am satlr.fled the committee In Its entirely has rendered efficient services." , (onitrotr Claims Flynn. At midnight Chairman Cosgrove of the democi-dlu count); commit lee ws( claim ing tho election' of Vmh Flynn as sheriff. "Our figures Indicate Mr. Flynn's elec tion," said Chairman Cosgrove. "Up to this time there Is not much difference In the vote and we have Mr. Flynn ahead on our returns. In any event, there is not a difference of 100 votes either way. While we are short two country precincts and one or two In the city, wo figure Mc Donald will carry the latter by small ma jorities and the missing country precincts should favor Flynn." Chairman Cosgrove asserted that hla committee had the word of one voter, I Samuel Nathan, from whom the commlt- le" rents its rooms, that he was lnter- fered with In the casting of his ballot by a Judge in the Fourth precinct of the Third ward. "Mr. Nathan tells us a negro election official intruded "himself behind the cur tain and prevented him from completing his ticket as he intended. We propose to swear oht a warrant for the arrest of the negro at once. We maintain and think we have the evidence to prove that there were Irregularities In other precincts which will Invalidate their vote." Chunttes la Court House. The result of the election will be that after January 1 all of the occupants of the court house except the clerk of the die trlct court will be republicans. The county board Is now republican with one demo crat, but after the first of the year will be entirely republican. The board will be be Kennard, Trainor, Brunlng, Ure and Solo mon. The offices regained and whose political complexion will be changed are county clerk, sheriff and register of deeds. These are all largo offices and have more or lean patronage attached. There was no contest for the offices of members of the Omaha Board of Educa tion and the republicans were all elected. but this does not change the political com- flexion of the board, as they were all re publicans before. Those elected were Dr. W. If. Christie. J. O. Dctweller, David Cole, Alfred Kennedy and Oeorge D. Rloe. Charles Harding waa elected for the a Ml term. Interest la Flection. The Interest In the election could not be measured by the vote, for the post-election demonstrations showed It to be Intense. The telephones at Thte Bee editorial rooms were in constant use by people all over the county, mostly in tha city of Omaha, wanting to know the re sults. These Inquiries began as early as 6:S0, a half hour after the polls closed, and. Indeed, one came in at 6:55, but this was from u citizen of Adams county. whi happened to be In Omaha and was anxious to know how things had gone out in his county. Voting machines were used for the first time and no dittlcultles were experienced with them. Saloons were closed tight all day by the orders of Chief of Police Dona hue and kept closed by the exercise of I vigilance. No trouble was reported from I any quarter. Generully It was very quiet l around the polling places with not many workers or carriages in sight. The Indications during the day Were that many scratched tickets were voted. This conclusion wus reached from the length of time the voters remained curtained In the machines. Under ordinary circumstances straight tickets were voted In ten sec onds. One man, however, scratched his ticket t seven places and yet voted In twenty-ix seconds by the watch. Attempt at Iujuaetloa. In biitair of Charles Leslie, republican nominee for county Judge. T. W. Blackburn attempted to get an inluactton from Judge Troup forbidding u!ei lion officers In cer tain precincts (torn operating machines for Illiterate or dlaabled voters at their re quest. Judge Troup refused to issue the viUor, tng ! saw u raa why b