The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 04, 1914, Image 1

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SeI A "\"" ED VOL. 76—NO. 131.
A. S. Kreider
gressman From This District
With Almost
Win for Assembly
City, and Nissley
From the Cou
mick, in His H
County, Runs
Dr. Martin O. Brumbaugh. Republican, was elected Governor of Peunsvl
Tama yesterday over Vance C. McCormick. of this city, Democratic and Wash
ington party candidate. Brumbaugh's indicated lead, with returns incomplete,
is about 185,000.
Senator Boies Penrose. Republican, was elected over Palmer. Democrat,
sad Pinchot. Washington party, leading Palmer by about 180.000. Ptnchot
appears to have run slightly below Palmer.
Mr. McCormick ran behind Brumbaugh in McConnick's own city, Harris
burg. and in bis home county of Dauphin.
Members of the committee in this city in charge of the campaign of Judge
George Kunkel. of Harrisburg, for Judge of the Supreme Court, said this after
noon that they are convinced he has won. They refused to give out any definite
figures but said they had received returns from all except 12 counties of the
state and that Kunkel is leading.
The general Impression is that Kunkel will beat Frazer by a safe but small
majority. A report given out earlier in the day by the Kunkel committee that
fce would win by 50,000 was regarded late this afternoon as placing the ma
jority too high.
Trexler appears to have beaten Clark for Superior Court.
Frank B. McClain, Republican, was elected Lieutenant Governor, and
Henry Houck. Republican, was re-elected Secretary of Internal Affairs. The
four Republican Congressmen-at-Large were elected.
Aaron Kreider was re-elected to Congress in this district comprising Dauphin,
Lebanon and Cumberland counties.
Swartz and Wildman, Republicans, easily won as candidates for Assembly
men from the city of Harrisburg. defeating their nearest opponents. Lybarger
and Marshall. Democrats, by several thousand.
In the Dauphin County district outside of the city. Nissley and Young.
Republicans, beat Martin and Lenker. who ran on the fusion ticket of the
Democratic and Washington parties.
The Republicans of Pennsylvania gained in the number of Representatives
to the National House, and gained many state Assemblymen and state Senators.
Vance C. McCormick, former mayor of Harrisburg and one time Yale foot
ball captain, was defeated in the race for the Governorship of this state, partly
by the aid of the voters of his home city and his home county.
McCormick polled 10,08:5 in the entire Dauphin county as compared with
A 4.605 votes cast for Brumbaugh, the latter's majority in the county being
4.522. McCcrsnick got 5.145 in this city to Brumbaugh's 7,458. the latter's
majority being 2,313. McCormick got 4.9:18 in the county outside of the city,
to Brumbaugh's 7.147. a Brumbaugh majority of 2.200.
The Harrisburg candidate carried his own precinct, the first of the Fourth
ward, by 2 votes over his Republican rival. The ward as a whole went against
McCormick. however, by 61 votes. Brumbaugh carried more precincts in this
ctiy than did McCormick.
Pinchot ran ahead of Palmer for Senator in Dauphin county, polling 6,341
Totes to Palmer's 6,005. Penrose carried Dauphin county, rolling up 12,045.
Judge Kunkel got a wonderful vote in Dauphin county, beating his oppon
ent by a majority of 20.167. Kunkel's total was 21,433 in the county to
Frazer's 1,266.
Aaron S. Kreider. for Congress, got 13,654 votes in Dauphin county to
6.490 for Kaufman and 3.598 for Dr. J. H. Kreider. A. Kreider's plurality
was 7,164 in this county. He led by about 2,<hm> in Lebanon county and by
about 600 in Cumberland county, giving him the whole district by almost 10,000.
Swartz led the candidates for Assemblyman from this city, scoring 6,397.
Wildman. who also was elected, got 5.704. Their nearest rival was' Lybarger,
who polled 4,036, and next came Marshall, who polled 2,851.
J. C. Nissley. with 6.428. and W. S. Young, with 6.284. won the As
sembly places from the county, outside the city. Martin got 5,508 votes and
Lenker 5,477.
Dr. Brumbaugh issued the following
•tatement In Philadelphia:
"I am greatly pleased with the '
•weeping victory. Tt reflects the peo
pie 's confidence in the principles of the
Bepublie&n party. Personally I am
deeply gratified that the voters have j
taken me at my word and I now re-1
.iterate e v ery pre-election promise and I
pledge that I made in my platform and
on the stump. I am perfectly satisfied!
with the verdict of the people."'
Vance C. McCormick, defeated can- 1
didate for Governor, issued the follow
ing statement early to-day:
"I have made the best fight in my
power for what I believed was the good
of Pennsylvania, but the party in pow
er was made to bear the blame of busi
ness conditions due to the European '
war. This combined with the organized
opposition of the liquor interests de
feated me.''
"It was a combination of booze and
sanctimonious hypocriey that defeated
the Democratic party in Pennsvlvania
yesterday," said Fourth Assistant Post
master General James I. Blakslee, at
Democratic State Committee Headquar
ters to-day. Mr. Blakslee had just been
Star- ItikfJettktii
in communication wit h Democratic
leaders in the seventeenth Congres
sional district and claimed that Con
gressman Frank L. Dersheni, Demo
crat, had defeated Ben K. Fooht, the
Republican candidate.
'•We are in good humor," said Mr.
Blakslee. "We were licked and we do
not think that any blame can be at
tached to anybody for failure to do
their duty. \\ e are in good humor, and
the Democratic vote in this State met
our expectations."
Secretary VanDyke and Mr. Blakslee
were holding the fort at Democratic
tttate headquarters tbis morning, Htate
Ohairlnan Morris having taken an early
train for his Philadelphia home, and
'..andidate Vance C. McCormick being at
home "taking a rest,'* as it was ex
No action has been taken by the
■State committee on the alleged pur
chase of votes and other alleged viola
tions of election laws on the part of
tne opposition, and until definite infor
mation is received the matter will rest.
Eesults in Pennsylvania
By Associated Press,
Philadelphia. Nov. 4. —The Republic
an plurality in Pennsyhania for all
State candidates continued to increase
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Returns, However, In
dicate Big Losses in
Both the Branches in
150,000 AHEAD
"Uncle Joe'' Cannon Is Elected to
Congress From His Illinois Dis
trict—Progressives Bumped Every
where Except in California
By Associated Press,
New \ ork, Nov. 4. —The Democratic
party, througa yesterday's elections,
apparently retains control of both
branches ot Cong-ess, althougu gains
made by the Republicans in tne Jower
house threaten to reduce the Democrat
ic majority to a minimum.
This is the outstanding feature of yes
terday's general election, aside from
which the general significant develop
ment was the dwindling away of the
strength of the Progressive party. The
returns from every section of the coun
try indicate that the Progressives, who
cast a than the Republicans
in 1912, have been absorbed in large
part by the G. O. P. In almost every
case there was. a decisive falling off in
the Progressive vote, with the conspicu
ous exception of California, which ap
parently has re-elected Hiram Johnson,
its Progressive Governor.
Republican gains were made in ev
ery section of the country and leaders
of that party asserted that the tariff
issue has been instrumental in bring
ing about that result. Some of the
more optimistic of the leaders asserted
early to-day that there was a chance
that tho Democratic majority in the
House of Representatives would be
overturned, but there appeared to be
small prospects of such an outcome.
The result of btate elections was
less definite. In a number of cases
Democratic administrations were over"
turned, but these were offset by in
stances in which the reverse was the
case. Republican leaders were elatd,
Continue", on Fifth Fasr.
Allegheny Against Kunkel
Pittsburgh, Nov. 4. —Five hundred
and ninety districts in Allegheny coun
ty gave Frazer 81,501; Kunkel, 9,-
850 1 ; Cl&rk, 23,883; Trexier, 55,663.
Five hundred and ninety-seven dis
tricts gave Paimer 18,632; Pinchot,
32,977; Penrose. 51,465; McC'ormick,
42,070; Brumbaugh, 57,603.
1 Reduction in Practically Every State
From Its Strength Exhibited
Two Years Ago
B.f .lssoauk .J Press.
Washington, Nov. 4.—Election re
turns show that the Progressive vote
• dropped in practically every State
from its st-engtii of two years ago.
This was pointed out" to-day as being
| shown in a number of States by the
! election of former Republican members
of Congress who were defeated previ
ously because of the large Progressive
vote. Such men included Cannon and
McKinley in Illinois, Longworth in
Ohio and Hill in Connecticut.
According to to-day's returns, the
Progressii es showed most strength in
Kansas and California. In Pennsylva
| nia and Illinois the vote did not come
; up to predictions.
There was a general sentiment among
| Democratic leaders -who have previous
j lv counted ou the Progressive vote to
| pay little attention to it in the future
! and carry on an out and out light on
j the Republ'csns.
i Three States in West Go Dry
Chicago. Nov. 4.—Three Western
States were aligned in the "dry" col
umn yesterday, according to latest re
turns. Oregon, Arizona and Colorado
j voted for Statewide prohibition by
j dose margins, say anti-liquor people.
; In addition, the claim was made by
anti-saloon workers here that the ma
jority ot Illinois legislators are "dry"
in sentiment. Ohio, however, went
overwhelmingly against prohibition, as
; >lid California and Washington.
Setback for Woman Suffrage
Chicago, Nov. 4.—Woman suffrage
j suffered a SPtback in the ekxition yes
; ter.iav, six States voting against grant
: ing the franchise to women and women
candidates undergoing defeat at the
polls. In Illinois, the number of votes
cast by that sex fell off greatly. Ohio,
Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Nebraska and Nevada voted against
granting votes to women.
Phelan Wins In California
Washington, Nov. 4.—Democratic
national committee headquarters in
, formed President Wilson early to-day
its advices showed the election of
■lames D Phelan, Democrat, to the
Senate from California and the re-elec
; tion of Senators Shivelv and Thomas
! Democrats, of Indiana and Colorado.
Newlands' Seat in Danger
Carson, Nev., Nov. 4. —Samuel Piatt,
i Republican, for United States Senator,
| continued to increase his lead tver
j Francis G. Newlands, Democrat, in the
I returns to-day from yesterday's elec
| tiof in Nevada. Fifty-eight precincts
! out of 240 in the State gave Piatt 3,-
: 179; Newlands 2,861.
Cumberland Figures Complete
Complete figures for the leading can-
I didates in Cumberland . county were
< announced this afternoon as follows:
| Penrose, 4,614; Palmer, 4,460; Pin
chot, 1,894; Brumbaugh, 5,393; Mc
-1 Cormick, 5,653.
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Spirited Response to
Call for Opinions of
Best Offers on Edu
cational Page
Winners Selected by Judges This Week
Are Charles W. Young, Mrs. E. B.
Sprow and Anna S. Cubbison—Let
ters Published
The results of the Star-Independent
bargain picking contest to-day take
their place with the returns of the
State election, in calling for their
share of public attention. The voting
in the bargain contest has been spirit
ed, many men and women responding
to the call in last Wednesday's issue
to select what the/ considered the best
offer on the "Bargain and Educational
The judges hav a selected the follow
ing winners this week: Charles W.
Young, 578 Showers avenue, first prize
of $3; Mrs. E. B. Sprow, Highspire,
second prize of $2, and Anna 8. Cub
bison, 109 Hoerner street, third prize
of sl. The winning letters follow:
First Prize Winner
Bargain Editor:
Dear Sir—After reading every bar-
Contlnaed on Mntk Face.
Bowman Has Plan to Put One at Thir
teenth and Market
C'ity Commissioner Harry Bowman
presented a property holder's petition
in the meeting of the City Commission
ers this afternoon requesting that a
traffic policeman be stationed at Thir
teenth and Market streets. This would
mean the appointment of an extra po
liceman and Commissioner Bowman said
he would introduce legislation carrying
the salary of this extra man in the an
nual budget.
A bill carrying an appropriation of
$3,000 out of the $25,000 bridge loan
recently legalized, was presented by
Commissioner Lynch for small concrete
bridges over the Paxton creek at Mul
berry, Walnut, Reily ami Cumberland
Bc-elected to Congress in This District
—Dauphin Connty Gives Him
7,101 Plurality
Aaron S. Kreider's plurality in this
district which includes, Dauphin, Leb
anon and Cumberland counties, will
be in the neighborhood of 10,000,
Estimated pluralities in Cumberland
give him a lead of 600. and in Leb
anon a lead of 2,000, over the next
highest man, D. L. Kaufman, Demo
The Republican candidate's plural
ity in Dauphin county is 7,164.
"You Bet, I'm Ready to Fight Again,"
He Says in Cheery Greeting
Vance C. McCormick, the defeated
candidate for Governor, is not in the
least cast down over his defeat. He
was at his office shortly before noon
to*day, and had a cheery word for all.
It was evident that he is not in the
least affected by the result so far as
his cheery good nature is concerned.
''l am feeling first rate," was Mr.
McCormick's answer to the Star-Inde
pendent reporter's greeting.
''Are you ready for another tight?"
"You bet, (most emphatically said);
they can't down us that way."
In addition to the statement he gave
out last night, Mr. McCormick to-day
sent a congratulatory message to his
successful opponent, Dr. Brumbaugh,
which read:
"I want to send you my sincere con
Mr. McCormick, after the very stren
uous life he has been leading on the
stump since last March, during which
he visited every county in the State,
traveled thousands of miles, met thou
sands of voters and shook thousands of
hands, will take a rest for a while, hut
his manner indicates that he is as full
of vigor as ever.
The Result in Indiana
Indianapolis, Nov. 4. —Incomplete
returns early to-day in Indiana indi
cate the re-election of United States
Senator B. F. Shively l>y a plurality of
afoont 20,000 an<l of the entire Demo
cratic State ticket, headed 'bv Homer
U Cook for Secretary of State. The
Progressive ran a [>oro third. Indiana's
solid Democratic Congressional delega
tion was broken, the Republicans win
ning two districts wi'th two dou'btful.
Socialist Elected to Congress
New York, Nov. 4. —A Socialist has
been elected to Congress for Lhe first
time in the history of New York. He
is Meyer Ix>ndon, of the Twelfth Con
gressional district, who has been active
in labor and Socialist circles in this
city, for many years. He defeated
Congressman (ioldfogle, the Democratic
ami Independence League candidate.
Royalton Republican After 10 Years
For the first time in ten years, Roy
alton borough, this county, went Re
publican. A count revealed the fact
that it gave Brumbaugh two plurality
over McCormick.
Daring Exploits of Kai
ser's Warships Now
Attracting Attention
of Germany's Foes
i Turkey's Battleships Reported to II?.v«
Siuik the Russian Battleship Sinop
—Turkish Ambassador to Franci
Asks for His Passports
London. Nov. 4, 10.10 A. M.—With
the pressure of the Franco-Belgian
; coast relieved, interest in London has
! again been diverted from land opcra
j tions to naval movements.
The daring dash of a German squad
ron to within ten miles of the north
east coast of England indicates that
1 the prolonged inactivity of the larger
; units of the German fleet has been
I broken by a raid on the coast of Eng
i land, but much satisfaction is expressed
! that the cruiser Halcyon, by the clever
seamanship of her commander, escaped
from a tight corner practically unin-
J jured.
The retiring German squadron
dropped floating mines In its track, aijrt
this delayed pursuit. The3e tactic* 'are
exciting some criticism here but experts
realize that the mines in question were
probably of a type recognized as legiti
mate by the Hague convention.
Amsterdam, Nov. 4, Via London,
11.40 A. M.—The "Vossische Zei
tung" publishes a dispatch from Solia
saying Turkish warships have sunk the
Russian battleship Slnop.
Paris, Nov. 4, 3.10 P. M.—Rifaat
Pasha, the Turkish Ambassador to
; France, according to the Havas News
Agency, asked for his passports, which
were handed to him at Bordeaux this
Tokio, Nov. 4, 3.30 P. M.—ln a
! statement issued here to day the Navy
Department says it believes that the
i Germans at Tsing-Tau havfe sunk the
Austrian cruiser Kaiscrine Elizabeth,
j which took refuge in that harbor soon
after Japan declared war on Germany.
It is also thought the Germans have
destroyed the floating docks.
Tokio, .lapau, Nov. 4, 7.30 P. M.—
| A dispatch received here from Tsi-
Nan, in Shantung province, China, sa; s
the Japanese forces before Tsing-Tau.
the fortified position of the German
territory of Kiao-Chow, have destroys i
26 German guns and captured 80'
The Japanese artillery is now attack
ing the German trenches and the wire
entanglements beforo them.
Call For Bank Statements
y Washington, Nov. 4. —The C'omptrol-
I ler of the (furrency to-day issued a call
I for the condition of all natioual banks
| at the elose of business Saturday. Oct®
ber 31.