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THE MOKNTNG- OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 190.
CROWDS SEEK NEWS
Bulletins Displayed DownTowri
Are Eagerly Read,
RESULT,., LOUDLY CHEERED
People Greet Announcement of Roose
velt's Election With Great Enthu
slasm While Democrats Get No
Opportunity to Be Glad.
X maelstrom of human beings, sure
Ins backward and forward, a mass of
cheering-, applauding: humanity, fighting
for positions before bulletin boards, a
perfect din from rattles and horns and
human throats, thus was the election of
President Roosevelt received In Port
land last night.
At Sixth and Alder streets, within i
the shadow of The Oregronian building, !
the streets were jammed with people,
and from the corner, in every direction,
people hurried back and forth cheering
the name of Roosevelt. Throughout the
city returns "were being received. There
were more screens and picture ma
chines than ever before. Societies re
ceived the messages in their respective
headquarters. Business houses displayed
bulletins for the benefit of the crowd.
The crowds began to gather as early
as S o'clock in the evening, when the
first messages relative to the results in
the East began to come in. Rapidly in
creasing in numbers as car after car
brought hundreds of people from all
parts of the city, the crowd grew to
mammoth proportions, filling the
streets and crowding the walks. Every
ono was interested in New York, and
all awaited anxiously the news from
At 5:25 o'clock the searchlight on the
top of the tower of The Oregonian
building flashed out suddenly, the light
swept around a circle, and came to a
rest pointing due north. This, the sig
nal that Roosevelt had carried New
York, was greeted with cheers and an
unlimited amount of noise from horns
and whistles. Throughout the city fac
tories, shops and foundries saw the sig
nal, and the whistles began to blow.
From that time until an' early hour this
morning the crowds read the bulletins
faithfully, glanced now and then at the
flashlight, glorified in the triumph of
Roosevelt and expressed pity for the
The great searchlight occasionally
was turned Aipon the crowds on the
street below, then to the northward
again, that people might read the sig
nal. As the returns from the other
states began to come in the enthusiasm
of the populace increased. Every bul
letin was greeted with cheers. Pic
tures of eminent Americans, flashed on
the screens, brought forth rounds of
cheering and applause. Caricatures
were greeted with laughter. The pic
ture or tne stars ana stripes was
enough to set the crowd wild, and the
photographs of McKlnley and of Roose
velt thrown on the numerous screens
caused bedlam to break loose again.
Shortly before 8 o'clock, after nu
merous bulletins had been received, the
searchlight on The Oregonian tower
was suddenly shut off. Everyone no-
tlced it, and took it for granted that
another signal was about to be flashed.
Though the bulletins had told the
Stpry to the initiated, there were hun
dreds in the crowds who did not know.
and who were waiting for confirmation
of their hopes or fears from The Orego
nian searchlight. Suddenly the signal
came. At first a thin streak of light
emerged from the searchlight. It was
pointed half way between a vertical posi
tion and1 a position due east. For a few
moments it hung in this questionable posi
tion, then the full force of the light was
turned on, there was a brilliant flash, and
tne iignt turned swiiuy upward, assuming
a vertical position.
"Roosevelt!" screamed the crowd.
And then the shouting and the noise
commenced. Up and down the streets
marched bodies of young men, cheering
lustily. The 3hrill and tender voices of
women could bo heard occasionally in
the din. Horns were blown as hard as
young lungs could blow them. Demo
crats hunted niches in the walls and door
ways, and screened themselves from ac
quaintances. "Walt until you hear from Indiana,"
sang a uemocrat.
Indiana was soon heard from and the
One by one the states -yvere being
added to the Roosevelt column. One by
one tne electoral votes escaped Judge
iParjcer. Ana tnen came the death blow.
un tne screens was snown a message
stating mat earner had congratulated
Roosevelt. That settled It, "What had
happened before was but a drop in the
well to what happened afterward.
Where one horn was blown before, ten
were blown afterward. Men cheered
louder. A wandering band struck up a
lively tune. Men moved from crowd to
crowd, inciting the people to further Jolll-
At all the theaters the bulletins were
received and read between acts. Elec
tion returns were reoeived at the Y. M.
C. A., and tho occasion was mado
general good time. An orchestra dis
coursed sweet strains and all who
chose to go were admitted. At tho Com
mercial Club President Cake had ar
ranged a programme, and election re
turns and a good time were mlmtled
properly. A special -wire was put In for
transmitting tne news, several of tho
larger business institutions received the
bulletins. Fireworks, though not
great quantity, were discharged. Tele
graph office, were besiesred and men.
senger boys worked overtime. Tho best
of order was maintained. Chief of Po
lice Hunt having the entire police force
on duty during the day and night.
The crowd refused to disperse until
all the states had been heard from.
During the early morning hours the
shouting and cheering continued. It
was about 4 o clock this morning when
the streets were comparatively clear.
and the people had gone to their homes
and to bed to dream of four more years
or Kooseveit and prosperity.
"WOMEN PAY TO VOTE.
Political Social Held at First Congre
Electioneering tactics were reversed at
the political social which the Ladles' Aid
Society of the First Congregational
Church gave yesterday afternoon, and
instead of being 4bougfat" at the polls,
those present paid 30 cents per ballot for
the sensation of voting for a real Presi
dential candidate. The regular Austra
lian ballot system was used, and elec
tioneering was not allowed within ten
feet of the polls; In fact, it was the real
thing In politics, and every lady there
declared -she liked it immensely. There
was a box for Roosevelt, one- for Parker
and one Xorthe Pro his. "Teddy" seemed
to be doing such a land-office business
that Dr. House became fearful he was
being supplanted In point of popularity,
and opened up a private ballot-box of
his own, which resulted In splitting the
party and keeping the Roosevelt majority
lower than it would have been otherwise.
The Prohibitionists only succeeded In
getting 33 votes, which will, no doubt,
have a depressing effect on Dr. Swallow
when he hears It. There was perfect
order at the polls, and the balloting was
conducted in as quiet a manner as was
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stances, but when the polls were closed
and the judges and clerks opened up the
ballot-boxes the whole precinct was in
"Why bless my soul, this Parker box
seems to have something in it," ex
claimed a well-known member of the
society, holding the box gingerly in her
hands and giving It little shakes.
"Well, we'll have to open It and see,"
said another, and the lid was unsealed in
"Well did I ever In all my bora
days! Three votes for Parker three
votes! Now what do you think of that?"
Indignation was rife. The Judges and
clerks put their heads close together, and
there were mutte rings of disapproval aud
ible to those who waited in painful sus
pense for the outcome. The voters stood
around and eyed each other suspiciously,
and made vague remarks about their fam
ily having been Republican ever since
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the Revolution. At last a judge seemed
ready to speak.
"I would Just like to know." she said,
"who in this crowd had the temerity to
vote for Parker?"
The silence- was ominous. There was
a readjusting of sllk-llned -skirts and a
few moved their chairs, or felt their
back hair to see if it was all right. At
last a woman rose, and all eyes were
upon her. Surely she must be one of the
"I cast a vote foe Parker," she bravely
acknowledged, "but you see he's my
cousin, and I couldn't very well help It.
My husband voted the straight Republi
can ticket this morning, though," she
Prohibitionists Work at Palls.
Probably 40 Prohibition workers stayed
at the different polling places in the city
throughout the day. Fully half of this
number were wssea, who handed out
tracts explaining the local-option law
and the county prohibition measure to
prospective voters. There was bo 41s
turbance at any of the "booths, so far as
the Probibltloalsts were coaceraed.
There was. no regular Prohibition head
quarters opes . last evening. Believing
that full retarns from the state would not
be received until today, the -members of
the central committee gained information
on the election from other sosrees.
Beet Tnmtmcmc te m CM.
Host the world orerasd yotfwill net
fisa aaythtag better, than Chswsnrtala s
Cowt Kemeoy r&r a eoi. wmk you
take It yon o afet have to i wain in-
twaal. it eott&teracts aajr tendency c
a cold toward psoasaenla. 7er ae by aU
ttoers. But eaa go aseut your auues
SAY "l TOLD YOU SO"
Joyous Republicans Gather at
TELEGRAPH THE PRESIDENT
Democrats Lay the Blame on Parker
and Express an Embryo" Desire
to Return to Bryan's
"Ths President. The "White Houwt,
TVaahlnxton. D. C: Accept my cordial
conxrataiatlo&a over tout sre&t victory.
Orejroa will rive you between 36,000
vand -40,000 plurlltjv
"FRANK a BAKER.
"Chairman Republican Stato Central
If this was the time of Kero, of Na
poleon, or of Pharaoh, this land would
be drenched in human blood and dis
rupted by civil strife, and it may be
anyway." Henry Gray sat at the table
in the Democratic headquarters and com
menced to erupt.
Judge Alex Sweek held up bis hands for
'Here are the returns from New York,"
he sold, while his eye grew bright with
The messenger boy escaped through the
side door, while the document was read
amid a deep and deepening silence.
"I don't believe It. It can't be true,"
said Pat Powers, after a time, as he beat
slow tattoo on the floor with bis big
Citizen H. "W. Parker thrust his head in
the door. "They say that Parker has
given up the fight and congratulated
Roosevelt," he exclaimed.
The bunch admitted the telegram, but
doubted its verity, and the gang sat in
solemn silence. Outside there was noise
and glee, inside was sorrow and lamen
tation. Hope had fled, and with it
strength, and the few of the faithful who
bad gathered to listen to the glad tidings
from New York clung frantically to the
one consoling thought W. I. Douglas had
been elected Governor of Massachusetts.
Woe to the country." lamented N. A.
Perry to the solemn group. "Woe to the
country. Now we have the bull in the
china store for sure."
"Bryan is the next President of the
United States," and Bert Haney arose to
speak. "This Is what comes of the party
seeking false gods. There will never
be a Democratic President until the Dem
ocrats vote their ticket."
The Bryan following could not stand
for the Parker medicine." said some one.
We lost our cnance in expiainea
R. A. Miller. "If we had carried the
election that time we would not have
been thrown out of power In 30 years."
At the Republican headquarters an ex
pectant group sat around the state chair
man's table, and as one message after
another came In applause broke the si
lence. It was all expected by the men
who had been watching, but the com
pleteness of the fulfillment filled them
Senator John H. Mitchell, David M.
Dunne. Postmaster John MlntoK Slg
Slchel and others filled the chairs. There
was not much talking; for there was too
much news to be heard. Like the little
boy, fresh from Thanksgiving, they were
too content to be demonstrative. They
were happy. But each looked the other
In the eye and said, "I told you so,"
while Chairman Baker repeated his
axiom, "That 30,000 will look like 30 cents."
VOTE AT -HIGH SCHOOL.
.Pupils Have Mock Election and Vote
The vote taken at the High School
yesterday strongly Indicated that Ore
gon will be solidly Republican for many
years to come, for the rising generation,
who will be voters in the near future"
polled a heavy vote for Roosevelt. His
plurality was 478, while Parker only got
63 votes. Debs Z3 and Watson 1. The
Prohibition ticket stood 432 for and 217
against, giving the rum-fighters a major
ity of 275. Equal suffrage was in full
swing and the girls cast their ballots
and talked politics as freely as the boys
It Is the policy of tho present school
administration to have the pupils famil
iarize themselves with National and state'
politics, and also with the balloting sys
tem In vogue. They seem to take to this
kind of education very kindly and thor
oughly enjoyed yesterday's experience.
The vote was as follows:
Porker . . .
. ..... 1
Roosevelt's plurality 78
HOLIDAY FOR RAILROAD MEN.
All Offices In Worcester Block Closed,
and Travel Very Light.
Yesterday was a holiday in the railroad
offices at the "Worcester building and
nractlcally all business was suspended.
The heads of all the departments left
early In the forenoon for their homes
and allowed their clerks to- close up shop.
'On railroad row the usual business ac
tivity was observed, it being the idea
of the ticket men that people had to
travel whether Presidents were elected or
not. In spite of the open doors and
waiting clerks, however, the business was
if Stein-Block made, reflects
os you th becoming lightof
good taste, good judgment
aad good looks. That's
the way with all
Ask the dealer in. y oar town
to show yon these clothes,
ad look for the label crint
d above. "Sartesal" the
Steia-MocA fashion book,
THE STEIK-BU)CrI CO.
frfk MM Ave, IWXWk.
i slack and has been for several days. The
sale or local tickets was a little heavier,
perhaps,, as many of those who are at
present living in the city, but have their
homes elsewhere, left on the early trains
to go noma and vote. The long-distance
travel has. been very light for several davs.
which condition is charged by the rail
road men to the desire of the travelers to
cast their ballots before leaving their
homes for an extended journey.
VOTE IN COUNTY JAIL.
Prisoners Hold Mock Election With
The prisoners in the County Jail were
supplied with sample ballots by Jailer
Grafton yesterday, so that they might
amuse themselves by holding an election.
The result showed 35 votes for Roosevelt,
20 for Parker and 1 Socialist. On the
prohibition question the vote was 42
against and 12 for prohibition.
Each prisoner marked his own ballot
without assistance, and the jailer on look
ing over the ballots afterward- found the
men under his charge to be intelligent
voters. Every ballot was correctly
BOND ISSUE DEFEATED.
St. Johns Votes Against Issuing $10,
000 School Bonds.
At the election yesterday in St. Johns
the question of issuing $10,000 bonds,
submitted to the voters of that district
for erection of a 4-room addition to the
present schoolhouse, was defeated by
vote of 55 to 40. This leaves the proposed
addition in the air. It may mean that a
lesser amount will be appropriated. At the
meeting of the taxpayers some time ago
it was set forth that all the present rooms
were overcrowded, and that it would take
$10,000 to add four rooms.
NO SHAVES AFTER 8 O'CLOCK.
Barber Shops Compromise the Closing
No barber shop In Portland will be open
after 8 o'clock in the evening except Sat
urday from now on. This has been agreed
on by all the boss barbers, and the three
which had extended their hours to 10
o'clock have compromised with these clos
ing at 7, and have agreed to close at 8
This outcome was anticipated by the
boss barbers a week or more ago. They
were- merely waiting for the Portland
Hotel barber shop to find that it wa3
wasting time keeping open until 10 o'clock.
and now that shop has capitulated. Its
Dronrletors have found that they lose by
remaining open after 8 and have willing
ly agreed to close witn tne others at tnat
AN OBJECT LESSON
In a Restaurant.
A physician puts the query: Have you
never noticed in any large restaurant at
lunch or dinner time the large number of
hearty, vigorous old men at the tables;
men whose ages run from 60 to SO years;
many of them bald and all perhaps gray,
but none of them feeble or senile?
Perhaps the spectacle Is so common as
to have escaped your observation or com
ment, but nevertheless It Is an object les
son which means something.
If you will notice what these hearty old
fellows are eating, you will observe that
they are not munching bran crackers nor
gingerly picking their way through a menu
card of new-fangled health foods; on the
contrary, they seem to prefer a Juicy
roast of beef, a properly turned loin of
mutton, and even the deadly broiled lob
ster is not altogether Ignored.
The point of all thl3 is that a vigorous
old age depends upon good digestion and
-plenty of wholesome food and not upon-
dieting and an endeavor to live upon bran
There Is a certain class of food, cranks
who seem to believe that meat, coffee abd
many other good things are rank pol
sons, but these cadaverous, sickly-looking
individuals are a walking condemnation of
their own theories.
The matter In a nutshell is that if the
stomach secretes the natural digestive
juices in sufficienC quantity, any whole
some food will be promptly digested; If
the stomach does not do so, and certain
foods cause distress, one or two of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each
meal will remove all difficulty, because
they supply just what every weak stom
ach lacks, pepsin, hydro-chloric acid, di
astase and nux.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do not act
upon the bowels and in fact are not strict
ly a medicine, as they act almost entire
ly upon the food eaten, digesting It thor
oughly and thus giving the stomach a
much-needed rest and an appetite for the
Of people who travel, nine out of ten use
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, knowing them
to be perfectly safe to use at any time
and also having found out by experience
that they are a safeguard against Indi
gestion in any form, and eating as they
have to, at all hours and all kinds of food.
the traveling public for years have pinned
their faith to Stuart's Tablets.
AU druggists sell them at E0 cents for
full-sized packages and any druggist from
Maine to California, if his opinion were
asked, will say that Stuarfs Dyspepsia
Tablets is the most popular and success
ful Temedy for any stomach, trouble.
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BEAUTY OF SKIN
Anckut and Modern Ideas
Far Purifying and Beautifying
the Skin, Scalp, Hair
Socrates called beauty a short-lived
tyranny, Plato a privilege of nature,
Theocritu3, a delightful prejudice,
Theophrastus a silent cheat, Carneades
a solitary kingdom, Homer a glorious
gift of nature, Ovid a favor of the
gods. Aristotle affirmed that beauty
was better than all the letters of rec
ommendation in the world, and yet
none of these distinguished authorities
has left us even a hint of how beauty
is to be perpetuated, or the ravages of
age and disease defied. Time soon
blends the lily and the rose into the.
pallor of age, disease dots the fair face
with cutaneous disfigurations and
crimsons the Roman nose with unsight
ly flushes, moth, if not rust, corrupts
the glory of eyes, teeth, and Hps yet
beautiful by defacing the complexioa,
and fills the sensitive soul with agony.
If such be the unhappy condition of
one afflicted with slight skin blemishes,
what must be the feelings of those in
whom torturing humors have lor
years ran riot, covering the skia with,
scales and sores and charging the
blood with poisonous elements to be
come a part of the system until death?
It is in the treatment of torturing,
disfiguring humors' and affections of
the skin, scalp and blood, with loss of
hair, that the Cuticura remedies hare
achieved their greatest success. Orig
inal in composition, scientifically com
pounded, absolutely pure, unchange
able in any climate, always ready, aad
agreeable to the most delicate and sen
sitive, they present to yoang and old
the most successful curatives of mod
is dlstineuished from all others by
.its full flavor, deHdbus quality and
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LI FES WALK EASK
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CrsseCt Dress Shoe is the final touch forfeit
tiemeVs evening- dress. Like a. well tailerea
its asrt, fits perfectly and ailews
A faeltless sfaae-
dealer doe not keep Oum, vnrite me.
I will tell van who doet.
A. CROSSETT, Inc.
Ktrtli AMsctua, Mass.
BERNHCIM DISTILLING CO.