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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1002.
flu Official Count of the Vote Will
Probablu Reveal the Usual
Democratic Gains in. Certain Rural
Districts Are Offset by the Splen
did Showing Made hy the Repub
licans of Philadelphia and Pitts
burg Losses in the Anthracite
Coal Region Not as Heavy as Had
Been Anticipated Republican Con
gressmen Elected The Vote in the
By Kxrlmlrc Wire from The Associate J Profs.
Philadelphia, Nov. 4. Todny for the
ilrst time In the history of the .slate
more than 1,000,000 votes were cast In
Samuel W. Pennypacker, Republican,
was elected governor by an estimated
plurality of 175,000 and the republican
ticket was generally successful in the
various counties. The Democrats elect
ed two and possibly three of the thirty
two congressmen. The legislature will
be more strongly Republican than ever
before with the exception 1S97 session
mid it Is certain that Holes Penrose
will succeed himself in the United
Kstimates that are received from
more than half the counties in Pennsyl
vania outside of Philadelphia and Al
legheny show gains for the Democratic
state ticket. These gains are offset,
however, by heavy Republican gains
in Philadelphia and Pittsburg. The
returns indicate a Republican plurality
in the state of from ir.0,000 to 200,000,
of which Philadelphia contributes over
100.000 and Pittsburg from 30,000 to 40,
000. The Republican loss in the anthracite
i:oai region was -not. as lieay as hail
been anticipates. ,
Despite the apparent apathy of the
Voting public during the campaign the
vote polled in this city today was much
heavier than had been anticipated.
Contrary to expectations the balloting
was unattended by any serious disturb
ances and the election was conducted
more quietly than has been the case for
n number of years. There were a few
arrests for illegal voting. Republican
State Chairman Quay arrived here from
his' Reaver county home shortly before
6 o'clock. lie remained at his rooms
at the Hotel Walton all night where
he received state returns over a pri
vate wire. One of the llrst telegrams
to Senator Quay was from Pittsburg,
claiming that Pennypackcr carried Al
legheny county by 05,000 plurality and
that the Citizens-Democratic local tic
ket had i0,000" majority in Pittsburg,
Democratic State Chnl Creasy
arrived in Philadelphia "moon
from ills home In iu and re
ceived the returnr. at the Democratic
city headquarters. Chairman Creasy
was today re-elected a member of the
house of representatives from Columbia
The Members Elected Yesterdoy in
the Various Districts,
By Inclusive .Wire from The Associated l'rts,
Philadelphia, Nov. 4, Congressmen
uro elected In Pennsylvania as follows:
Plrst district J I. II, Bingham, Repub
lican, Second district-Robert Adams, Jr Re
publican. Third district J ienry Burke, Republi
can, Kourlh district Robert II, Pocrdcrer,
Kirtli dbtrict-Kdward Du V. Morrcll,
Sixth district George D. .UeCreary, Re
publican. Seventh district Thomas S. nutlet', Re
publican, Ninth district II. Rurd Cassel, Repub
lican. Tenth district William Council, Repub
lican. Kleveuth district-Henry AW Palmer,
Thirteenth district-Marcus C. h. Kline,
Fourteenth district-Charles 1 Wright,
Fifteenth district -Kllus Decmer, Rcpub.
Sixteenth district-Charles II. Dicker
Seventeenth district (now) Thuddeus
Seventeenth district (old) unexpired term
of Rufus K, Polk, Democrat; Alexander
Eighteenth dlstrlct-M. J3. Olmsted, Re
publican. Nineteenth district Aivln Evans, Re.
Twentieth district D, V, I.afcan, Re
publican. Twenty-second dlstrlct-Georgo 1 Huff,
Twenty-fourth distilcl-E. !'. Acheson,
Twenty-ilfth district-Arthur I. Hates,
Twenty-seventh district W. O. Smith,
Twenty-eighth district-Joseph C. Sib.
Thirtieth district-John Dulzcll, Repub.
Thirty-first dlstrlct-H. K. Porter, fusi
JUDGES elected: -
The Candidates Solected In, ,t -vert
Counties of the State., ,3
By Ewluslve Wire from The Associated I ;
Philadelphia, Nov. 4. Judge ft Vro
elected In eleven counties of P.'fifl-
vauia louuy, ns iomows: ,1
Cnminnn PieiiH Atteirhnnv eount'.-v'
win II. Stowe, Republican: Rutler; ' -ly,
James I,. Galbtalth, Republican, .-,V
Don county, Horace iieyut, iteputi,
Philadelphia county.Norrls S, tJarrntf.
nubllcan: Michael Arnold. Democrat, t
plums' court, Allegheny county, Jos'lnl
Cohen, Republican; Berks county, II.
Vlllls Bland, Democrat t lnckiiwnnuu
county, Alton A. Vosburg, Republican,
Associate Judges Columbia county,
William Krlekbiium, Democrat: Klk coun
ty, Thomas H. lllllouly. Democrat: Hunt
ingdon county, V. II. Henson, Ropnbll
ean; Monroe county, John M. Bossard,
BALLOT IN THE COUNTIES.
The Results Slow In Coming in.
Results Estimated in Many
Armstrong county, estimated: Gives
Pennypackcr a plurality of 1,700, a Re
publican gain of H96: Jackson and
Grant, Republicans, are elected for the
legislature, and Smith, Republican, for
congress has a plurality in the county
Rucks county, estimated: Paulson's
plurality, 1,000, a Democratic gain of
S31. Zane, Rice and Edwards (Puslon
ists) are elected to the legislature.
Grim (Democrat) is elected to the sen
ate. Congress Is In doubt.
Cambria county, estimated: Gives
Pennypacker ;"u0 plurality; legislature,
Hnhemaim and Davis, Republicans,
elected; congress, Evans, Republican,
500 plurality In the county; Heffley,
Democrat, for county treasurer, carries
the county by 500. Balance Republican
county ticket elected.
Clarion county, estimated: Gives
Pattisor. 1,000 plurality, a Republican
gain of 40: Hoy and Arner, Democrats,
are elected for the legislature; for con
gress. Smiley, Democrat, has a plural
ity of S00 in the county: Hall, Demo
crat, is elected state senator.
Clearfield county, estimated: Gives
Pennypacker 500 plurality, a Republican
gain of 91G. For the legislature, Boul-
ton and Seoileld, Republicans, are elect
ed For congress, S. R. Dresser, Re
publican, has S00 plurality in the. coun
ty. Patton, Republican, received 1,500
plurality in the county for senator.
Chester county, estimated: Gives
Pennypacker a plurality of 1,000, a Dem
ocratic gain of 2,002. March, Pope,
Wayn and Fox, Republicans, :ue elect
ed to the legislature. Congressman
Butler, Republican, receives ;!,500 plu
lallty in the county.
Dauphin county, estimated: Gives
Pennypacker 3,200 plurality; legisla
ture, four Republicans elected; con
gress, uimsteiul, Republican, 4,000 plur
ality. Entire Republican county ticket
elected by from 2,500 to 4,000.
Forest county, estimated: Gives
Pennypacker a plurality of 200, a Demo
cratic gain of Gi; for congress, Sibley,
Republican, has a plurality of 250 in the
county. The legislature is very uncer
tain, with both sides claiming victory.
Fulton county, estimated: Gives Pat
tlson 025 plurality; S. Wesley Kirk,
Democrat, Is elected for the legislature,
and II. I. Huber, Democrat, will have a
plurality in the county of 300' for con
Greene county, estimated: Gives Pal
tlson a plurality of 1,500, a Democratic
gain of 93; for the legislature, James
ilcNeely, Democrat, Is elected; for
congress, o. W. Kennedy, Democrat,
has n. plurality In the county of 100; for
the senate, B. N, Freeland, Democrat,
has a plurality of 200,
Huntingdon county, estimated: Gives
Pennypackcr 1,100, a Democratic gain
of 370; Montgomery and Taylor, Repub
licans, are elected to the legislature by
800 plurality; Million, Republican, for
congress has a plurality of floo n the
county; Benson, Republican, for associ
ate judge, is elected.
Lancaster county: The entire Re
publican ticket In Lancaster eounly
was elected by Increased majorities.
Estimated: Governor, Pennypackcr,
11,000 plurality; legislature, Frank 13.
McCain, Republican, city district, 1,000
majority. The Republicans also elect
three assemblymen In the northern dis
trict nnd two lit the southern district
by about 5,000 plurality. Congress; H,
mini Cassel, Republican, 11,600 plural
tty; senate, J. A. Htober, Republican,
Northern district, 6,000 plurality.
Lycoming county; Paulson's major
ity In Lycoming county will ho from
1,500 to 1,800. Manse! for congress, ma
jority will bo 1,000 to 1,200. Whole
Democratic; ticket elected, except, pos
sibly George Harder, Republican candi
date for register and recorder.
Luzerne county, estimated: Gives
PaUlson 3,500 plurality, a Democratic
gain of 1,855; Palmer, Republican, for
congress bus a plurality of 2,500 In the
county. Four Republicans and two
Continued on Page 3.
IN NEW YORK
His Plurallm Over Bird S. Goler
Will Ranae Irom Six to
SAVED BY THE BIG
Coler's Plurality In Greater New
York, Which Seth Low Carried for
Mayor, Reaches the Unexpected
Figures, 117,500 Republicans Sus
tain a Loss of Four Congressmen
and a Number of Assemblymen,
but Their Control of the Legisla
ture Is Not Menaced Oyster Bay
Returns a Plurality for Coler.
By Kxclusn-p Win- from The .Usoii.itod l'rcs.
New York, Nov. 1. In spite of a. phe
nomenally large vote In New York and
Kings county for Bird S. Coler, Demo
crat, the returns up to a late hour to
night Indicated the re-election of Ben
jamin B. Odell, Republican, to the gov
ernorship of New York state by from
6,000 to 9,000. Coler's plurality in
Greater New York exceeded 115,000, a
surplus of 3,000 above the claim made
by Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam
many hall, but even that large vole
was not sufficient to overcome the Re
publican majorities from up the state.
Odell's vote in the country districts was
lighter than two years ago, but Coler's
was also lower than Stanehfield's in the
In New York city, Coler's plurality
was approximately 117,500, made up its
follows: New York county, S.'!,000;
Kings, 20,500; Queens, 5,300, and Rich
Oyster Bay, where President Roose
velt's country home Is situated and
where be voted today, was carried by
Coler, his plurality being 131. Two
years ago Odell's plurality was 512.
Figures from the congressional dis
tricts In New York city and the Long
Island counties apparently showed a
loss of four members of the national
house to the Republicans. All returns
indicate that Judge Gray, Democratic
candidate for judge of the court of ap
peals, ran somewhat ahead of his ticket.
The Democrats made gain? in tho
state legislature, but the gains wprftnot
sufficient to endanger the Republican
hold on the seat in the United States
senate, now held by Thomas C. Platl.
In Greater New York.
New York, Nov. 4. The city of Great
er New York, which last year elected
:i Fuslonlst to the mayoralty, returned
to the Democracy today and rolled up
one of its old time majorities for that
party. Locally, the candidates voted
for, were three justices of the Supreme
court, nineteen members of the national
house of representatives, twenty-one
state senators and sixty-two state as
semblymen. In Kings county, a sheriff,
and In Queens, a district attorney, were
elected. Coler's plurality for governor
in the city wits well above 100,000.
From the start, the returns showed
that Edward 11. Amend, Vernon M.
Davis and Edward 13. McCall. the Tammany-Democratic
elected to the Supreme court bench by
pluralities ranging from 70,000 to S0,000,
Tl e vote cast toduy showed a remark
able change of feeling from last year,
when Mayor Low carried New York
county by about 5,000. The reversal of
the vote In Kings was equally note
worthy. Low carried the county by
more than 21,000, while the unofficial
returns tonight gave Coler 20,540 plu
rality. Chairman Dunn's Statement.
New York, Nov. 4. At midnight
Chulrman Dunn, of the Republican
state committee said: "The re-election
of Governor Odell Is now an absolute
certainty. Ills plurality will, I believe
be from 15,000 to 20,000,"
Elliott Danforth, of the Democratic
state committee, said at midnight:
"The result Is in doubt, but from ad
viccH I have received, I still claim the
election of Coler." Mr, Danforth re
fused to name any plurality.
At midnight it was reported at head
quarters that Tammany hall conceded
the re-election of Governor Odell.
New York, Nov, 4, Late return from
remote districts show a falling off In
the Odell vote, Oneld. county gave
Coler it plurality of 142, a Republican
loss of 520S, and this reduced Odell's
estimated plurality to 8,500.
Coler Still Has Hopes.
New York, Nov. 4. Mr, Coler, the
Democratic candidate for governor was
asked' tonight whnt he thought of the
result of the election. He said;
"You can quote me as saying that
f don't give It up. I cannot Imagine,
how, with the magnificent vote I re
ceived In Greater New York, there
Congress Republican by 15 to 20 majority, ,
Odell re-elected governor of New York by 10,000, receiving an Immense up-country vote, although Coler
made a phenomena! run In Greater New York.
Pennypacker elected governor of Pennsylvania by close to 175,000 plurality, of which nearly 150,000 came
from Philadelphia and Allegheny, Pattison gaining heavily In the coal fields and In some of the rural counties. 2
Ohio Republican by more than 1 00,000.
Delaware Democratic, meaning the 'election of a Democratic United States senator.
Republican gains notable throughout the Northwest.
La Follette elected governor of Wisconsin by 35,000. ,
Great Republican gains In trans-MIsslsslppI, Inter-mountain and Pacific coast states. ' ' '
New England Republican by usual off-year majorities.
should bo such a peculiar vote In the
upper state. I am convinced that there
has been a little of that peculiar
'heathen chlnee' business going on."
That Is nil Mr. Coler would say.
Figures from the congressional dis
tricts In the state gnve the delegation
us twenty Republicans to seventeen
Democrats. The present state repre
sentation Is 22 Republicans to 12 Democrats.
la Particularly Gratified with tho
Returns from New York State.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The AnorUted Vtti
New York, Nov. 4. Having been
kept fully Informed during the day nnd
night as to the course of the election,
President Roosevelt retired at 11 o'clock
fully satisfied with tho result. He was
particularly gratified with the returns
from New York state, which showed
the re-election of Governor Odell. The
president lute tonight sent a telegram
of congratulation to the governor, but
the text of the message was not given
out. The president and Secretary Cor
telyou received tho returns at Saga
more Hill from the executive offices lit
the Oyster Bay bank building.
The president's own election precinct,
the Fifth of the Third assembly dis
trict, went Democratic by 31 votes.
Ordinarily It Is Democratic by from
GO to 90.
The president and party will leave
Oyster Hay at 7 o'clock for Philadel
phia. FIREWORKS EXPLODE
WITH FATAL EFFECT
Ten Persons vKilled and Several
Injured at Madison Square
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Aisoclited Pre.
New York, Nov. 4. By a premature
explosion of fireworks in Madison
square tonight, ten persons are believed
to have been killed and a number seri
ously injured. Owing to the panic and
confusion among the crowd watching
the election returns it was impossible
to make a correct estimate of the fatal
ities. The explosion took place among the
fireworks that were to be set olf to
celebrate the election returns. The re
port was so heavy that windows were
broken in the houses around the square.
When the first panic had subsided, six
teen persons were found unconscious on
the ground. Some of these, however,'
quickly recovered. tOthers had been
Five hundred extra policemen were
ordered on. duty, and the work of caring
for the dying nnd taking the more seri
ously Injured to tho hospital was car
ried on with all possible speed. It is
stated that fully fifty persons were
more or less injured. Some of these,
however, were removed by their friends,
while others were taken to the hospital.
LIQUOR MAY BE SOLD
IN THE CAPITOL.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
"Washington, Nov. 4. Tho prosecution
of Theodore L. Pago and Warren 1. Cof
lln, charged with the sale of liquor at Hie
capltol restaurants In violation of the
low, was dismissed today by tho court
of appeals of the District of Columbia.
The court held that the act regulating the
salo of liquor In tho district was not In
tended to apply to tho capltol.
Pirates Will Be-Delivered.
By Exclusive Wire from'Thc Associated Pre-,'!.
Rome, Nov. 4. A dispatch received hero
from tho town of Midi, on the Lohela
(Yemen, Arabia) coast, which was re
cently bombarded by tho Italian gun
boats in their pursuit of Red Sea pirates,
says the authorities of Midi, beside prom
ising to deliver the pirates to the Ital
ians, gave an undertaking to collect an
indemnity of ),0u0 for the families of two
Italian sailors who were killed in a light
with the pirates.
Fatal Rabbit Hunt.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
"West Chester, Nov. 4. Walter Det
weller, aged 21 years, while gunning 10
day In Tredyffrin township, chaspd a rab
bit into a pile of rails and while trying
to dislodge the animal his gun was ac
cidentally discharged, tho contents tak
ing effect in bis head, blowing his face
completely away. Ho was a son of David
Dotwellcr, residing in Chester Valley,
Senator Clay Re-Elected.
By Exclusive Wire trom The AssocUted I'reii.
Atlanta, Ga Nov, I. Tho Georgia leg
islature in Joint session today re-elected
United States Senator Alexander S, Clay
for tho full teim of six years. Senator
Clay received XT1 voles and "Walter John
son, of Atlanta, Republican, I,
FOOT BALL GOMES.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aswciated Press.
At Philadelphia Athletics, 32; Orungo
A, C, :,.
At Pittsburg-Pittsburg, IS; Philadel
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Dj Exclusive Wire trom The Associated Press,
"Washington, Nov. 4. Henry Urock, for
many years the proprietor of tho Congres
sional hotel, located adjoining the capital
grounds, died here today, lie was well
known to public men,
THE GENERAL ELECTION NEWS.
But the Margin of Control Will, It
Is Feared, Be Smaller Than
BY 16 MAJORITY
Chairman Griggs of the Democratic
Congressional Committee Not In
clined to Yield to the Logic of the
Returns and at Midnight Issued
a Statement Claiming a Democratic
Majority of from 10 to 12 Votes,
B Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
"Washington, Nov. 4, Although the
returns from the doubtful congressional
districts were slow in arriving, the In
dications at midnight were yiat the Re
publicans would control the next house
of representatives by a narrow margin.
In the present bouse, with n. member
ship of 837, the Republicans have 41
majority. Under the new apportion
ment, the 58th house will consist of
380 members, a majority of which is
The next United States senate will
be Republican by at least 10 majority,
against the present majority of 20.
New York, Nov. 4. At midnight
Chairman Babcock, of the Republican
congressional committee, sent the fol
lowing telegram to Senator Hannn,
chairman of the national Republican
"Returns coming in slowly. Very sat
isfactory outside New York city. Think
an estimate of 204 Republican members
Is safe. Have elected four of the six
congressmen from Maryland."
Chairman Griggs, of the Democratic
congressional committee, at 11.30 o'clock
tonight said that returns to his head
quarters were too meagre to permit a
definite statement, but that he saw no
reason now to waver in his original
declaration that the Democrats would
have a majority of 22 in the house.
He claimed, he said, a gain of Ave seats
in New York, two each in Massachu
setts, Maryland and Kentucky, one in
New Jersey and others from various
At midnight Chairman Griggs made
a statement claiming the bouse would
be Democratic by from 10 to 12- votes.
He added to his specifications of gains
three in California, one in "Wisconsin',
two in Michigan, and two in Minnesota.
San Francisco, Nov. 4. Returns arc
slow, but they indicate a victory for Par
dee, Republican, for governor and the en
tire Republican ticket, Pardee's plurality
over Lane, Democrat, promises to be
small, because of factional feeling within
the Republican ranks. The legislature is
Denver, Nov. 4. After a spirited fight,
James II. Peabodv, Republican, for gover
nor, seems at midnight to be likely to de
feat Kdward C. Stimson. the Democratic
candidate. Returns, however, are very
slow in coming in, and it Is almost im
possible at this writing to make any fore
cast concerning tho legislature. There
were six complete tickets in tho field.
New Haven, Nov. 4. Returns from 30
towns in Connecticut indicate the election
of the entire Republican ticket by plur
alities ranging about l.",000. Tho returns
from tho same towns Indicate that Con
necticut will return all four district con
gressmen, Republicans, and a Republican
congressman-at-large, Tho general as
sembly promises to bo comfortably Re
publican, thus ensuring tho return to the
United States senate of O. II. Piatt.
New Haven, Nov. 4. One hundred towns
in Connecticut exclusive of any large
cities give a plurality for Chamberlain,
Republican, for governor, of 7.C0S. On this
basis the total plurality In the state will
bo about i:s,000. Two years ago the Re
publican plurality was 14,000.
Wilmington, Del,, Nov. 4. Returns from
over half of tho precincts In tho First
legislative district of Wilmington indicate
tho election otu Dr. II. C. Ruckmastcr,
Democrat, over James Hitcheu, Republi
can. This Is a Democratic gain and
counts against Addicks. Hltchen was a
member of tho two previous sessions of
the legislature) and nt tho last term voted
for Addicks for United States senator. In
addition to the evident election of Ruek
master In tho First district, the Demo
crats hove also elected their candidates
In the Fourth and Fifth representative
districts, Roth districts wore represented
by Democrats In tho last legislature, This
gives tho Democrats threo of tho ilvo rep
resentatives districts In "Wilmington.
Henry A. Houston, Democrat, for con
gress, will have from 3,000 to 0,(mo majority
in the state.
Democratic Stato Chairman "Willard
Saulsbury mndo tho following statement
nt 11 p, m. "Returns show Houston,
Democrat, elected to congress by from
;t,uoo to 5,000 majority, Tho Democrats
gain at least Ilvo members of the legisla
ture In New Castle county. This gives
the legislature, to the Democrats If Kent
and Sussex counties simply hold their
own. Partial returns from these conn
ties show Democratic gains, but nothing
conclusive ns yet."
Uolse, Nov. 4,-Wlth five full tickets In
the Held, there was a huge Vote and in
terest ran high, Returns are late, but
those received show such uniform Repub
lican gains that the Republican lenders
are claiming the election of Morrison fur
governor and the legislature,
Springfield, Nov. 4. A normal Republi
can mujority on slate ticket, with legis
lature overwhelmingly Republican, Is In
dicated In the early returns.
Chicago, Nov. 4. At 9 o'clock tonight It
was claimed at Republican headquarters
that tho state ticket had been elected but
no figures were given. It Is asserted that
l.orlmer and Madden In the l-irsl congres
sional district have been elected although
tho vote was admitted to be veiy close.
The Republicans claim to have won ev
erything hi Cook county, but admit that
the result aft to the sheriff Is In doubt.
Chicago, Nov. I. At 10 o'clock tonight
It was evident that Russe, the Republi
can candidate for state treasurer, had
carried the city by at least S.30O, which
will give him between 13,000 nnd 14,000 In
Cook county. At Democratic headquar
ters it was conceded that the Republicans
have carried the county by 10,000.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Meagre returns pre
vented a midnight anything like an ac
curate statement of the result of the elec
tion in the state of Illinois, although
there Is every Indication that tho Repub
lican ticket lias been elected by a good
majority. Tho legislature will be Repub
lican, wlthcut a doubt, and the successor
to United States Senator Mason is cer
tain to be a Republican.
Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Early returns In
dicate a normal off-year majority for the
Republican stale and legislative tickets,
with gains In the vote for congressman.
The legislature Is safely Republican, In
suring the return of Senator Fairbanks.
Des Moines, la., Nov. 4. On the basis
of tho present loturns tip to 11 p. m. the
Republicans have elected their state
ticket by about 75,000 plurality. The re
ports from the congressional districts are
meagre enough has been received from
the Third to indicate that Judge Bird
sail, nominated by the Republicans to
succeed Speaker David B. Henderson, ran
substantially with his ticket, and will ba
ellected by 4,000 to 5,000 votes over for
mer Governor Boles.
Topeka, Nov. 4. At 10.30 o'clock to
night Chairman Albaugh. of the Repub
lican state committee, said: "The Kan
sas Republicans have elected the entire
state ticket and all tlie eight congress
men. Bailey for governor, will have a
larger majority than did Stanlley two
years ago. The legislature is safely Re-
publican, "though possibly the majority
will bo smaller theie."
Baltimore, Nov. 4 The election in Mary
land, which was only for congressmen,
passed off ipilctly with the exception of a
rew minor disturbances in tho eastern
district of this city. Of tho six congress,
men the Republicans elect four and the
Democrats two. Tho vole in the Third
district was very close, Wachter having
a majority of about 100.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 4. The Republicans,
after a vigorous campaign, carried Mas
sachusetts today by a substantial plur
ality, electing the entire stata ticket, win
ning a majority of tho congressional dis
tricts, in seven out of the eight council
lor districts, and retaining a firm control
of both brandies of the legislature. John
I,. Bates, the Republican candidate for
governor, ran a tillle ahead of Governor
Cranc'a vote of last year, but Gaston,
who bended the Democratic ticket, polled
over 2f,000 more votes than did Qutuey in
1MI. Tho Republican plurality is tliu
smallest since 1893.
Boston, Nov. 4, Returns from the en
tire stato of Massachusetts for governor,
gives Bates, Republican, 9.",,W1; Gaston,
Democrat, 1jS,4S.', a Republican plurality
of 37, 179.
Detroit, Nov. 4. Bliss, for governor,
nnd tho entlro Republican stato ticket,
carrying with It tho legislature and Insur
ing tho election of Genera! Alger as Flut
ed States senator, have swept tho state.
Tho congressional delegation will stand
as In the last house,
Detroit, Nov. 4, Chairman G, J. Diek
ema, of the Republican state central
committee, said at 0,41 o'clock: "Gov
ernor Bliss and Hie entire state ticket are
elected by from 40,000 to G0.000. Kloveu
Republican congressmen aro elected with
tho First district still In doubt. The leg
islature will bo overwhelmingly Repub
St. Paul, Nov. 4 .Van Snut anil tho Re
publican slate ticket are elected by 30,000
majority. Tho probabilities nt midnight
are that the Republicans havo elected a
.solid congressional delegation, There
were fivo tickets and tho count is slow.
St. I.ouls, Nov, 4. A reduced uiiijoilty
for tho Democratic stato ticket and gains
for tho Republicans on the congressional
Issues are pointed to by early returns.
The count Is slow.
Helena, Nov. 1, William I.,, flolloway,
Republican, Is defeated for associate Jn.i.
lice of the Supremo court by Jero 11, Les
lie, Democrat. There were live tickets in
Lincoln, Nov. 4. Tho Republicans elect
Mickey governor over TIiuiiumou, tho Fu
sion candidate, by ii.Ouo, They hold what
they had in tho last congress.
Carson city, Nov, 4. By tho election of
A. C, Cleveland governor, nnd a legislu
turo of tho same party complexion, Ne
vada, today con'ilrmed her return to (he
Concord, Nov, 4. Uachclder, Republican,
wins over Hollls, Democrat, by tho nor
mal majority, Tho congressional delega
tion is unchanged.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 4. At 8 o'clock
Chairman Stokes, of tho Republican state
committee, claimed that his party had
elected nine, of tho ten congressmen.
RESULT IS YET
IN SOME DOUBT
Democrats, However, Seem to Have
ttie Better ot It In tfie Dis
tricts Not Heard from.
TO BE A WINNER
Chairman Taylor Admits the Defeat
of Oliver nnd Scheuer and That the
Vote Between Phllbln and White
Is Dnngerously Close Tames a
Sure Winner In the Third Cnlpln
Leads Jordan for the Senate.
Sando Slightly in the Lead, but
Republican Districts Yet to Be
Heard from Are Expected to Land
Vosburg a Winner Pattison Car
ries the County by 3,000.
Returns from eighty districts indi
cate the election of a majority of the
Democratic candidates In Lackawanna
At - o'clock this morning Republican
County Chairman Taylor gave out the
"Pattison has carried the county by
2,000 plurality, and It is likely that
Phillips and Hayes are elected repre
sentatives in the First and Second dis
"Connell has a safe Ieud. Vosburg is
not so far behind but that he can yet
be a winner, as the districts to be beard
from ought to put him in the lead.
"The contest for commissioners is
close, with Durkiu and Burschell lead
ing in the districts heard from. A largo
number of strong Republican districts
are not yet In.
"James Is elected in the Third dis
trict nnd Phllbln seems to be holding
his own in tho Fourth.
"There is a probability that Moore
will be one of the mine inspectors.
"It is not fair to predicate much on
what the unreported districts have,
done in previous elections as the re
turns that have been received show
that very few districts voted anything
like they everv voteel before. It ;J11
take the full returns'to decide most of
Figures from substantially all the
districts will be printed In a later Issue
of The Tribune.
An Ideal Day.
The day was ideal for an election as
far as the weather was concerned and
this in no small measure contributed to
the big vote cast In so many of the
suburban districts. 3"he mines and
other Industries worked full time but
judging from the large number of work
ers about the polls during the whole of
the day they did not work full handed.
"While the battle was one of the most
vigorous the county ever witnessed
there was a remarkable absence of
serious unpleasantness. Superinten
dent of Police Day statefl last evening
that the police were not called upon
to deal with a single disturbance.
A feature of the day was the almost
total lack or indications ns to how the
vote was going. The party leaders at
the close of the polls were not in posi
tion to venture even a good guess as
to what the count would show. The
only definite knowledge any scout could
send In was that the balloting was
heavy and that there seemed to be a
good deal of cutting. The count show
ed that in this latter regard the scouts
were not mistaken.
Returns Came in Slowly.
Early in the evening the center of
the city began to fill up with anxious
seekers for news from nil parts ot th
city and suburbs. Their patience was
sorely tried, for It was not until in
o'clock that tho first returns began to
como In and then they came in very
slowly. At 12.P.0 o'clock less than fifty
districts had been hoard from and It
was dltllcult for any one to make any
thing approaching a safe estimate from
Figures from the First Legislative
district received up to l'-'.lB were eN
tremely discouraging to the Republi
cans and Mr. Oliver was disposed to
admit the election of hia opponent, Mr.
Hayes, Tho Indications at this hour
were that Congressman Connell was re
elected but they were too vague to
curry much assurance. Tho unexpect
ed turn-about In so many usually
steady wards ninth' prophets on both
sides wary with their predictions,
At 1 o'clock the result was more
profundi in doubt hnn it has been
at any recent el-etlon at this umn
hour. The big ballm the big vote and
tho very general cm Hug were respon
sible for this, It was expected there
turns would bo late, but not so late as
they were. At previous elections them
was invariably enough Information' at
hand to warrant estimates on nearly
all the ofllces before 1 o'clock, This
time there wasn't a candidate outside
of Mr. Hayes who was nor on the
anxious seat or the next seat thereto,
Crowds Waiting for News.
The crowds of news hunters hung
nbout the bulletin boards during tho
early part ot tho night and trie to
grow enthusiastic over announcements
to the effect that "Twelve out of
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"Washington. Nov. 4.-ForecMt
for Wednesday and Tliorsdayy -fj'
Eastern Pennsylvania Increasing 4f
cloudiness Wednesday with fulo in -J
the afternoon or nlliti Thursday 1
rain and colder; frvsb southwest 44
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