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BL BRYAN MEER DEFEAT'
Complete Returns Show That
Democratic Candidate Did Not
ie as Good a Run a? He Did
Ivo Years Ago.
!Ncw York, Special.--Practically
mplete returns received up to a
hour Wednesday night indicate
lat William H. Taft, of Ohio, as
sidcnt-elect, will have a vote of
)9 in the electoral college. This is
ithin 16 votes of the forecast made
National Chairman Frank H.
itchcock and 67 more than a ma
ity out bf the total electoral vote
?hc most important news of the
e returns indicates that Maryland,
cr vacillating during the day and
sarcntly being safe -for the
mocracy, has been swung into the
ft column. The unofficial figures
[e Mr. Taft thc State by 136 votes.
[Maryland was the last of the doubt
States to be heard from. Indiana
West Virginia as well as Mon
ia, turned out to be safely Repub
lic- Colorado went for Bryan.
[Mr. Bryan has a total of 174 votes,
|o less than he received in 1896.
1904 Mr. Parker received only
ft votes, in 1900 Mr. iXryan receiv
155 votes and in 1896 the Nebras
|n received 176 votes.
Mr. Taft's 309 electoral votes com
bed with 336 received by Roose
\t in 1904, 292 received by Mc?in
in 1900 and 271 received by Me
dley in 1896;
Republicans Retain Control.
No changes cf material interest
ve been reported. in the rongres
nal returns. The Republicans will
ve about the s*me working major
in the Sixty-first Congress as at
esent, and Joseph G. Cannon, of
"nois, undobtedly will succeed him
f as Speaker. Representatives
se Overstreet, of Indiana, and
pburn, of Iowa, are the most con
icuous among those who have failed
The Senate retains its Republican
mplexion, although there will be
material change in the personnel of
e upper body of the national legis
National Chairman Norman F
ack, of the Democratic party issuid
statement in which he declared that
e did not believe Mr. Bryan would
gain be a candidate for the presiden
y. He said he believed that the Ne
raskan might be a candidate, for the
nited States Senate in 1911, pro
ded the Legislature of his State is
emocratic in that year, when the
rst. yancancy will occur.
The latest returns indicate that in
he. national House of Representa
res thc Republicans will have 203
embers and thc Democrats 172, with
eleven districts missing.
The Result in New York.
Judge Taft's plurality in the State
of New York, according to corrected
returns is 203,495, more than 28,000
in excess of President Roosevelt's
plurality of four years - ago. Gov.
Charles E. Hughes was re-elected in
New York State by 71,159. The re
turns as between President and Gov
ernor indicate a heavy splitting of
The heavy vote in Ohio made fig
ures extraordinarily late owing to the
immense size of the ballot. Mr. Taft
carried his own State, however, by
50,000 plurality, a reduction of more
than 200,000 from the Roosevelt vote
of four years ago. The Democratic
State ticket in Ohio, headed by Jud
i?n Harmon for Governor, appears to
be safely elecftd. The State Legisla
ture, which is' to choose a successor to
Senator Joseph B. Foraker, appears
to be in doubt as between the Re
publicans and Democrats.
In Indiana Mr. Taft was successful
tn carrying the State by about S.O00,
but the entire Democratic State tick
et beaded bv Mr. Marshall for Gover
nor, was elected. The congressional
delegation from the State shows a
gain o? seven Democrats.
The returns from West Virginia,
owing to* the mountainous character
af the country, are slow incoming in.
A sufficient number of counties and
districts have been heard from, how
ever,; toTsbdVr- that Mr. Taft has a
Colorado earlv in the day shifted
from the doubtful column to the
Bryan list. The Legislature, which
is to choose a successor to Senator
Teller, also is apparently Democratic.
Mr. Bryan's victory in his home
Stato of Nebraska was ? sweeping
Indianapolis, Ind., Special.-If the
present ratio is maintained Taft will
have carried Indiana by 1S,000.
St. Louis, Mo., Special.-Missouri
gave its electoral vote to William J.
Bryan by a plurality estimated at
30,000 to 35,000. The governorship
is in doubt, though William S. Cow
herd, Democrat, is leading Hadley,
Republican, on the early returns.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Special-The ear
ly indications as to plurality for Taft
were cut down as fuller reports came
.i; but still the Republican candidate
seemed to have a safe lead. For the
governorship, the early reports were
unfavorable to Harris, Republican
/ New YoiL.
New York, Special.-One thousand
one hundred and fifty-four election
districts out of 1.633 in Greater New
York gave Taft 271,690; Bryan 263,
642; Hisgen 26,457.
thc Entire Nation
f.. ? .
one. Five of Nebraska's six con
gressmen will be Democratic, while in
the Legislature only IS Republicans
seem to be elected out of a total of
133 Senators and Representatives.
Mr. Taft Talks.
Cincinnati, 0., Special.-Early
Wednesday William H. Taft gave
hearty expression to the gratification
he felt on his election as President
of the United States. Business, labor
and agriculture, he declared, had sup
ported him. His success, he said,
sho?ld be also the success of the
country if his ability and endeavor
could make it so.
"Please say that I am perfectly
healthy but tired," was the message
Judge Taft wished uttered for him.
With Mrs. Taft he has enjoyed the
pleasant household of the C. P. Taft
family mansion, going forth only
once, and then to receive the plaudits
of thousands of his fellow townsmen
as they lined the "streets and filled
7. riLIAJc. HAW ABD TAFT.
,lhc windows for blocks in the linc of J
march of the parade of the Wood- \
ward High School pupils, faculty and
trustees. Mr. Taft made the princi
pal address at the corner stone lay
ing of thc new building of this
school, from which he graduated
when h boy. The function gave the
city an opporunity to pay its first
daylight tribute to the President
elect, . Judge Taft did -not, refer to
thc election or politics in his address,
but confined himself- to the history
of the school, which held for him
many fond memories.
g To Make Speech.
A speech to the Women's Foreign
Mission" Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, in annual session
here. Thursday morning, and a ban
quet of the Cincinnati Comercial
Club Thursday night constitute the
public functions which will occupy
Judge Taft before he leaves for Hot
Springs, Va.. Friday.
"I am going away for a complete
rest of at least two weeks," said
Judge Taft. "No, I am not going to
hold political conferences; neither am
I going to consider Cabinet construc
tion nor political appointments dur
ing this time. It is to be a period
of as near'absolute rest and quiet as
I can make it."
William, Howard Taft.
1857-Bom in Cincinnati, Septem
1874-Graduated from the Cincin
nati High School.
1876-Graduated from Yale Col
lege, second in the class and class
1880-Admitted to the Ohio bar.
ISSI-Assistant prosecuting attor
ney of Hamilton county, Ohio.
18S2-Collector of Internal revenue
of the first district of Ohio.
1SS3-Resigned public office to re
sume law practice. - '??.
18S5-Assistant county solicitor of
1886- Married Miss Helen Herron,
1887- Judge of the Superior Court
1890-Solicitor General of the
Jacksonville. Fla., Special.-The
election in Florida resulted in the
usual Democratic majorities of from
1S,000 to 20,000. Owing to the slow
count of the long ballot, however, ac--t
tual figures cannot be given now. ;
Helena? Mont.. Special-Returns in
Mentana outside of Silver Bow point
to a victory for the Democratic State
ticket and Democratic presidential
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Bryan car
ried Georgia, but early returns indi
cate that the Democratic majority
will be considerably reduced. Watson
received majorities in. three of the
counties thus far reported and in two
of the counties. Taft received a small
majority. Taft carried two wards in
the city of Atlanta.
Reno, Nev., Special.-Indications
at 10.30 are that Bryan will carry
Nevada by a substantial majority.
1892-TJnited States circuit judg
of the sixth circuit.'
1896-Became dean of the law de
partment of the University of Cin
1900- President, of the United
States Philippine commission.
1901- First civil Governor1 of the
1904- Became Secretary of War of
the United States.
1905- Visited the Philippines with
1906- Restored order in Cuba as
1907- Candidate for the Republi
can presidential nomination.
1903-Elected President of the
James S. Sherman.
1855-Bon: in Utica, N. Y., Octo
187S-Graduated from Hamilton
1880-Admitted to the bar, and be
gan the practice of law.
1S82-Appointed secretary of thc
Republican committee of his county.
18S4--Elected mayor of Utica by a
I record-breaking majority.
1SS6-Elected to Congress from
the twenty-fifth New York district.
188S-Defeated for re-election to
. 1890-Again an unsuccessful can
didate for Congress.
1892-Elected to Congress from
the twenty-fifth New Yor kdistrict.
JA:?ES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN
i"?94-Re-elected to Congress.
1S95 - Chairman of Republican
1896-Re-elected to Congress.
1S9S-Re-elected to Congress.
1900-Chairman of Republican
1902-Elected to Congress from
twenty-seventh New York district.
1904-Elected to Congress.
1906-Re-elected to. Congress.
. 1998-Elected vice President of
the United States. j
Mr. Bryan Takes It Easy.
Lincoln, Neb., Special.-Col. Bryan
accepted defeat with the ai. rof a phil
osopher. He expressed to his friends
his entire- willingness to accept the
verdict of the people, saying that as
a private citizen he could still advo
cate the reforms he had hoped to car
ry out as president.
Speaker Cannon Re-elected.
Danville, Ul., Special.-Joseph G.
Cannon has been re-elected to Con
gress by a majority of between 6,000
and 7,000. The returns are incom
plete, but enough of them have been
received to show that he will receive
his normal voce throughout the dis
Some of the figures relating to the
Republican slump in States regarded
as certainly Republican are little
short of amazing. .Pennsylvania's
immense plurality of over 500,000
to about 40,000 for Mr. Taft. The
return in Missouri to the Democracy
on the presidential ticket wiped out a
Republican plurality of 25,000 four
Maryland and West Virginia are
confidently claimed by the Republi
cans, but the returns are too meagre
to justify a classification of either
State. Massachusetts, New York and.
New Jersey was striking exceptions
to the generally reduced Republican
There has been a shrinkage of 1 he
Democratic vote'in several of the
Southern States, notably in Virginia
and North Carolina.
Mr. Taft has carried Wisconsin by
a plurality estimated at 75,000, a
falling from the Roosevelt plurality
of 156,000 in 1304.
Guthrie, Okla., Special.-Oklahoma
has continued loyal to the Democratic
party, but the mapority has been re
duced materially and Bryan's lead
is estimated at 25.000.
Seattle, Wash., Special.-Scattered
returns throughout Washington indi
cate a plurality of at least 40,000 for
Taft and the State Republican ticket.
The Legislature will be almost wholly
St. Paul, Minn.. Sp?ciai.-While
Taft carried the State oy probably
80,000 the Governorship in Minne
sota hangs in ?he balance, the result
being so close that both Chairman
Day of the Democratic State com
mittee, and Brown of the Republican
State committee, claim the State by
Cheyenne, Wyo., Special.-Incom
plete returns show large Democratic
gains, both State chairman claiming
thc State by a small majority.
Kentucky has gone safely for Mr.
I Bryan by about 15,000.
Governor John A. Johnson of Min
nesota, has probably been elected
Governor of that State for a third
term, although the -State has-gone
[safely for Mr. Taft.
The voting throughout the country
has been exceptionally heavy, ideal
weather conditions bringing out the
country voters in full force.
Mr. Taft carried practically every
so-called doubtful State except Ne
braska, where the indications point
to a Democratic victory. Mr. Bryan
has camed Nevada and Montana, ia
addition to the solid South, which
Returns from Colorado and from
Maryland are too meagre to form a
definite conclusion as to their ult
How the States Voted.
The pluralities for Taft and Bryon
in Tuesday's election, as indicated
by the latest returns available Wed
nesday night, follow:
States Bryan Taft]
Alabama. 4T),000 -
Arkansas. 40,000 -
Colorado .. . 5,000 -
Connecticut .. ..- 20,000
Florida. 20,000 -
Georgia. 20,000 -
Illinois .. .. ..- 17f?000
Kentucky. 11,000 -
Louisiana. 40,000 -
Mary lan d.- 149
Massachusetts ..- -
Mississippi .. .. 50.000 -
Missouri. 30,000 -
Mon tana.- 3,000 \
Nebraska. 10.000 -
Nevada. 1,500 -
North Carolha .. 40,000 -
North Dakota ..- 15,000
New Hampshire.- 19,000
New Jersev.. ..- 65.000
New York .. ..- 202,000
Oklahoma .. .. 25,000- -
Pennsylvania ...- 300,000)
Rhode Island ..- -
Smith Carolina .. 55,000
conth Dakota ..- 23,000
?*Vn??rSsee . 20.000 -
??. 105,000 -
^?nrinia. 30,000 -
Woshinet?n .. ..-r- 40,000
Wpst Virginia ..- 53,000
Wisconsin .. ..- 75,000
Totais .. .... 590,500 1,438.822
Taft's plurality. 848.322
Roosevelt Very Happy. .
Washington, Special.-President J
Roosevelt was greatly elated when he
saw by the election bulletins which
reached him at the White House that
the man who will succeed him to the
presidency is William Howard Taft,
for whosp election he had striven so
hard, and that the Republican party
had achieved a sweeping victory.
Charlotte, N. C., Special.-At 3
o'clock Wednesday morning.-The Ob
server had; received - rop(mf%^jn
seventy-four of the ninety-eight coun
ties of the Sthte, and the Democratic
State ticket, headed'by Hon. W. W.
Kitchin, is.elected by an approximate
majority of 30,000. Democratic Chair
man Eller at 1 o'clock claimed that
the majority would be from 40,000 to
45,000, basing his estimates on re
turns from fifty-two counties. Fifty
six counties are safely Democratic,
twelve are Republican, and six are in
doubt. No reports were received on
the remaining number, mostly moun
tain and extreme eastern counties.
' Two congressional districts .the
8th and 10th are conceded to the Re
Michigan. . .
Detroit, Mich., Special.-While
Taft has carried Michigan by a ma
jority estimated at about 100.000 at
ll o'clock the election for Governor
is in doubt, with Hemans, Democrat,
leading Warner, Republican, by 7,000.
Chicago, Special.-The Republican
national and State tickets gained a
complete victory in Illinois, although
the pluralities will probably fall short
of those obtained by the party in the
campaign of 1904. Taft has carried
the State by approximately 170,000
Louisville, Ky., Special.-Bryan's
plurality in Kentucky is 13.000, eight
and possibly nine Democratic Con
gressmen elected and a Republican
loss of two seats. This is the prob
able story of the election in Ken
tucky at the close of a day which was
marked by the polling of the largest
vote in thc history of the State.
Trenton, N. J., Special.-Revised
returns up to midnight indicate that
Mr. Taft's- plurality in New Jersey
will be between 65,000 and 75.000.
The Republicans elect seven of the
ten Congressmen and the Democrats
two, thc sixth district, which is now
represented by a Democrat, William
Huches, being very close and in
Milwaukee, Wis., Special.-Taft
and Sherman have carried Wisconsin
with '.. pluarity estimated at 75,000
and jovernor Davidson, Republican,
has been re-elected by a pluralitv
close to Taft's.
Baltimore, Special..-Returns from
about three-quarters of the city pre
cincts show Taft in the lead by from
2,000 to 2.500, though the precincts j
yet to be heard from are usually
Democratic and mav change this.
Electoral Vote 1904-1908.
Louis! au a.
[ Rhode Island.. ..
I South Carolina..
174 I 309 I 140
Total Vote in Electoral College.483
Necessary to Elect a President.2?
The Vote in Former Elections.
Popular Vote-William McKinley.
7,104,779; Bryan, 6,502,925.
The electoral vote-McKinley, 271/
Bryan, as Democrat, 149; as Populist
McKinley-Popular vote, 7,207,923;
Electoral vote-McKinley, 292;
Roosevelt, 7,623,486; Parker, 5,
Electoral vote-Roosevelt, 336:
Grover Cleveland-Popular vote. 4,
911,017; Blaine, 4,S4S,334.
Electoral vote, 219 and 182.
Cleveland - Popular vote, 5,538,
233: Harrison, 5,440.216.
Electoral vote-Cleveland, 168;
Cleveland-Popular vote, a?56,
918; Harrison, 5,176,108.
Weaver-Popular vote. 1,041,028.
Electoral vote-Cleveland, 277;
Harrison, 145; Weaver, 122.
The Next Congress.
Chicago, Special.-Three hundred
and seventy-six Congressional dis
tricts have been heard from, and the
political complexion of the Sixty
first Congress, according to present
indication with 14 districts yet to
hear from, will be Republican 205;
Democratic -71. One hundred and
ninety-six votes will control the
House. The House of Representa
tives in tho Sixtieth Congress con
sists of 166 Democrats, 223 Republi
cans and three are twobrdluahrdlua
cans and there are two vacancies. The
Congressional Table. t
State. Dem./ Rep.
Alabama ... .. . 9
Arkansas.. . .... 7 ...
California.? .? 8
Colorado.. .J. 1
Florida.. ............ 3
Idaho.. .. . 1
Illinois. 6 19
Iowa. 1 10
Kentucky. 8 3
Maryland. 3 3
Massachusetts . 3 ll
Minnesota. 1 S
Missouri.:. 8 5
Nebraska. 5 1
Nevada..;. 1 -
NeAv Hampshire. 2
New Jersev. 3 7
New York.ll > 26
North Carolina. 9 1
North Dakota. 2
Ohio. 7 ll
Oklahoma.. ,. 2 3
Oregon . 2
Pennsylvania. 5 27
Rhode Island. 1
South Carolina . 7
South Dakota... 2
Tennessee. 8 2
Virginia. 9 1
West Virginia. 4
Wisconsin. 1 10
Philadelphia, Pa.. Special.-At 1
a. m. with IS still to hoar from the
indications are that Taft has carried
Pennsylvania bv a plurality that will
be nearer 400,000 than 300,000. The
returns received show a considerable
falling off in every county with the
exception of two.
Two thousand men from the Am
erican warships were allowed shore.
Ex-Congressman Southall and Dr.
J. Craig Eggleston had a fist fight
over same laws at Amelia Courthouse.
Thc time named by Holland in its
ultimatum to Venezuela expired last,
week, but no active steps ivere taken
to bring Castro to terms.
Thc interview with Emperor Wil
liam prinjted by the London Tele
graph has caused much irritation in
Great Britain and Germany .
Dr. J. Scmple Cahill and Robert
Smithers had a duel in Rocky Mount;
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