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WILSON TO CARRY ILLINOIS BARTZEN IS OUSTED
According to the latest returns
this afternoon Woodrow Wilson
will carry Illinois bya plurality of
from 10,000 to 15,000.
It also became certain today
that Wilson had carried Kansas,
and lost to Roosevelt in Minne
sota. These changes will give the
president- elect 442 out of 531
electoral vptes, the greatest plu
rality in the history of the nation.
Roosevelt probably will retain
Michigan, "Minnesota, Pennsyl
vania, South Dakota and Wash
ington, with 77 electoral votes.
Taft still appears to have Utah,
Idaho and "Vermont, with2telec
toral votes. , J
These results' are not yet cerT
tain. Later returns may increase
or decrease Wilson's Jeadr ' ,
Taft's humiliation 4S the worst
in history, as Wilsdnsv victory is
the greatest. Even Horace GreeV
ey got 66 electoral votes,,
The one state still doubtful is
Wyoming, where Roosevelt and
Taft are ruhnmg neck and neck,
with many remote counties still
to be heard from.
Late returns made several
changes in the local situation to
day. Peter Bartzen has been ousted
-as president of the county board.
The country districts gave A. A.
'McCormick a plurality over Bart--zeh
both both as president and
. The country districts also
snushed Lewis Rinaker ahead of
xWilHam A. Cunea in- the state's
attorney's race, and still further
increased Hoyne's plurality.
Late returns also returned two
sitting Municipal judges to office
Chief Justice Olson and Judge
William N. Gemmill.
DUnne's' lea.d over Funk in
creased today, and Deneen slid
farther behind Funk.
The state legislature will be
deadlocked. On a joint ballot,
the Democrats will be 12 votes
shy, and the Republicans 20. The
Progressives with 28 votes will
hold the balance of power.
Uncle Joe Cannon's paper final
ly admitted his defeat today. It
did just after four warrants were
sworn out charging bribery in
the interest of Cannon.
Gov. D,eneen's -advisers say he
will call a special session of the
legislature to elect a successor to
Lorimer in the U. S. senate, and
thus slip one over on the. Pro
gressives. - THANKSGIVING! ""
Washington Nov, 7. Presi
dent Taft today issued the usual
But lie didn't sign it himself.
He got Alvey A. Adee, acting
secretary of state, to do the sign
ing for him.
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"There seems to be a strange
affinitv between a darkv and a
chicken, I wonder why?" said
"Naturally enough," replied
Brown. "One is descended from
Ham and the other from eggs."