The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, November 04, 1914, Image 1
THE WEATHER FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TO MORROW IMaIM Report, P«(* * SeI A "\"" ED VOL. 76—NO. 131. BRUMBAUGH WINNER BY 135,000; PENROSE'S LEAD ABOUT 180,000; KUNKEL IS LEADING LATE TOD A Y A. S. Kreider gressman From This District With Almost Spare—Swartz 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 plained. 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 C*atlaae4 mm s«<nl Page. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1914—12 PAGES LEADING CANDIDATES WHO WON IN STATE jj jjj| • < ||§£ V ; : ' WM BOIES PENROSE, !iE ELECTED UNITED STATES SENATOR DEMITS HOLD HP ope Returns, However, In dicate Big Losses in Both the Branches in Washington WHITMAN WINS; 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 larg.r.vote 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. jPROCRESSIVEJOTE DROPS 1 Reduction in Practically Every State From Its Strength Exhibited Two Years Ago I 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. ■A f JWk - ;v ' DR. MARTIN G. BRUMBAUGH, GOVERNOR-ELECT JII PICKING CONTEST RESULTS Spirited Response to Call for Opinions of Best Offers on Edu cational Page MANY MEN AND WOMEN COMPETE 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 Page." 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. WANTS EXTRA TRAFFIC COI' 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 streets. A. KREIDER WINS BY 10.000 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 crat. The Republican candidate's plural ity in Dauphin county is 7,164. M'CORMICK A GOOD LOSER "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 gratulations." 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. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. WAR SCENES SHIFT FROM LAND TO SEA I Daring Exploits of Kai ser's Warships Now Attracting Attention of Germany's Foes DASH CLOSE TO ENGLISH COAST 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 morning. GERMANS REPORTED TO HAVE SUNK AN AUSTRIAN CRUISER 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. ! JAPS TAKE 2« GERMAN GUNS, 800 PRISONERS, IS REPORT 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' prisoners. 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.