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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
G. 0. P. LANDSLIDE NETS RECORD
REGAIN STATES LOST
IN 191U0 WILSON
26 GOVERNORS ARE ELECTED
Republican State Tickets Carry Mis
court and Illinois Over
whelmingly. Threatened to Break "Solid South."
The llcpubllcnn uvultuiclio which
BtrucU the country November 2, bring
ing national nntl state elections under
u staggering total of votes, carried
with It the election of Warren G. Hard
ing for president and Calvin Cooltdgo
for vice-president by the greatest popu
lar vote ever amassed lu the history
of American politics the largest elec
toral vote ever rolled up by a Republi
can candidate a strengthened Repub
llcan grip on the Senate a top-heavy
Republican majority In the House
Republican governors seated In every
state except those of the "Solid South"
the loss to Democrats of many stute
legislatures and other state offices.
Regain 14 States.
The Hordlng-Coolldgc majorities In
landslide proportion spread to every
state north of the Mason and Dixon
line. It succeeded In turning back to
the Republican column every northern
nnd western state which the Demo
crats carried In 101C.
Fourteen states lu the North und
West which In 101C were carried by
Woodrow Wilson over Charles Hughes,
nnd which Harding carried, were Cali
fornia, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri,
Montana, Nebraska, Maryland, Neva
da, New Hampshire, North Dakota,
Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
New York Plurality Million.
New York State voters rolled up a
majority for Harding of more than
One of the unusual features of the
election was that Judge Nathan L.
Miller, Republican candidate for gov
ernor of New York, ran nearly one
million votes behind the Republican
National ticket and yet was elected by
a substantial plurality.
Gov. "Al" Smith, Tammany Hall's
favorite son, displayed much of his
old-time favoritism among both plirtleB
by polling nearly a million votes more
than Cox, but was defeated.
"Home State" for Harding.
Ohio, the home state of both presi
dential nominees, In which a bitter
fight was anticipated nfter either fute
or political diplomacy nominated men
from the same state, went for Harding
by u plurullty close to the half-million
Breaks All Records.
All over the country the Hnrding
pluralities broke records. Maine,
which surprised all prophets by going
70,000 Republican at the senatorial
election in Septejnber passed that
mark by several thousands, California,
which Wilson carried by so narrow a
margin In 11110, went for Harding. In
diana and Kansas rolled up a large
plurality for Harding. '
Harding carried hli home precinct,
37U to 70. It was Democratic four
years ago, though there was a reappor
tionment since. He carried Hyde Park,
N. Y residence of Franklin D. Roose
velt, the Democratic nominee for vice
president, by 170 voles to 101; ho car
ried President Wilson's district at
I'rinceton by a margin f 5 to 1.
Republicans swept Illinois from the
metropolitan contests in Chicago,
where a clean victory was scored for
nil offices, to the rural regions, giving
Senator Harding n lead of three-quarters
of a million.
Len Small defeated former Senator
Lewis for governor of Illinois by a
half-million margin, and William R.
McKlnley was elected United States
senator to succeed Lawrence Y. Sher
man, who retired, equally as decisive.
Among the Republicans returned to
Congress was Joseph (!. Cannon of the
eighteenth district, dean of the House.
For the first time lu Its history Fast
St. Louis gave a Republican candidate
for president a substantial majority.
100,000 Majority in Missouri.
Senator Harding and Arthur M.
Hyde, Republican candidate for gov
ernor of Missouri, received pluralities
ranging around the 100,000 mark in
the landslide which even Democratic
Missouri could not suppress. Senator
Spencer trailed behind them by sev
eral thousand, due to the 'scrutch
Spencer" epidemic which wus In
vogue, nevertheless he was a decisive
winner over his Democratic opponent,
Urecklnrldge D. Long.
Democratic strongholds In all sec-
COX PLANS TRIP TO STUDY
CONDITIONS IN EUROPE
'Ohloan Will Start for Hunting Journey
to Mississippi In a
Dayton, Ohio. Gov. Cox, the de
feated presidential candidate, looking
forwurd to the time he will surrender
his stute office in January, anounmced
that he was considering a trip abroad
next yenr to study conditions In Ru
rope. Meanwhile, he said, he planned
to work and rest, leaving here. for the
Hlate cupltal on Friday, and starting
VICTORIES FOR HDI-COOUDGE
WARREN Q. HARDING CALVIN COOLIDGB
tlons of the stnte returned huge plu
ralities, carrying Into office the entire
Republican state ticket. In Kansas
City u normally Democratic majority
of 111,000 was completely wiped out and
replaced by substantial Republican
Harding Landslide In California.
California, the state which figured
so prominently In the 1010 Democratic
victory, was carried by Harding with
one of the greatest majorities ever
given n candidate In that stute.
Harding swept the barometer stnte,
Maine, by the unprecedented plurality
of more than 75,000. The greatest pre
vious plurality received by a presiden
tial candidate In the state was 45,877,
given McKlnley over Rryun In 1890.
Indiana was strongly Republican,
giving Harding a 200,000 majority In
round figures, electing Warren T. Mc
Cruy (It.) for governor und re-elect
ing James R. Watson to the United
States Senate over Thomas Taggart.
Berth Houses in G. O. P. Control.
Increased control of Congress by
the Republicans was assured when
many Eastern and Middle Western
States carried through some Republi
can senatorial candidates, whose seats
had been confidently claimed by the
Prominent among the Republican
senators re-elected were Senator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania, Finance Cotnmlt
tt! chairman, and Moses of New
Hampshire, both "bitter enders" In the
Among prominent Democratic sena
tors re-elected were Senators Under
wood of Alabama, minority leader, and
Fletcher of Florida. Returns told of
election of Thomas Watson, former
Populist vice-presidential candidate
to succeed Senator Smith of Georgia.
In Illinois, Representative McKlnley,
Republican, was chosen to succeed
Senutor Sherman, a retiring Republi
can. G. O. P. Veterans Re-Elected.
Re-election of several Republican
House veterans, Including Speaker
Glllett of Massachusetts, former
Speaker Cannon of Illinois, Represen
tative Forduey of Michigan, chairman
of the Ways and Means Committee ;
Representative Porter of Pennsylva
nia, chairman of the Foreign Affairs
Committee; Representative Knhn of
California, chairman of the Military
Affulrfs Committee; Representative
Ilutler, chairman of the Naval Affairs
Committee; Representative Campbell,
chairman of the Rules Committee,
was reported. Representative Fess of
Ohio, chairman of the Republican
Congressional Committee, also won his
fight with n 25-year-old ex-service man
on the Democratic ticket.
Democrats Elect Seven Governors.
Of the 34 states which voted for new
governors, Democrats were successful
In but seven, Republicans won In
20, and a Non-Partisan candidate car
lied one, L. J. Fra.ler, of North
The seven states carried by Demo
cratic governors were; Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
In addition to the 20 Republican gov
ernors selected, -Maine, on September
1,'!, selected a Republican.
The first trials of womun suffrage
contributed largely to the vast Repub
lican majorities, and also was a factor
In delaying the count lu many states
by swelling the popular vote recorded
beyond all records.
Senator Harding's victory, In what
Governor Cox of Ohio and other Demo
cratic leaders and many prominent
Republicans hulled as the "solemn
referendum" on the League of Nutlons,
the middle of next week for a hunting
trip In Mississippi.
Visitors found the governor apparent
ly In the same mentul state as when
he wutched the returns, bringing In
continuous unfavorable news. His
smllo was still appurcnt and the mass
of telegrams seemed unanimous In de
claring he had made a "good fight."
The governor's first act was to Bend
a congratulatory message to Senator
Harding In which he volunteered "us
u citizen" to support thf nation's chief
executive In whatewr emergency
J. A. Gnrfleld (R) 214
W. S. Hancock (D) icr
Grover Cleveland (D) 210
James G. Rlnlne (R) 182
RcnJ. Hnrrlson (R) 2.1.1
Grover Cleveland (D) ICS
Grover Cleveland (D) 277
RenJ. Harrison (R) 145
Wm. Mckinley (R) 271
Wm. J. Rrynn (D) 170
Wm. J. McKlnley (R) 202
Wm. J. Urynn (D) 155
Theo. Roosevelt (R) 330
Alton R. Parker (D) 140
William II. Taf t (R) 321
Wm. J. Rrynn (D) 102
Woodrow Wilson (D) 435
Theo. Roosevelt (P) 88
William H. Tuft (R) 8
Woodrow Wilson (D) 277
Charles K. Hughes (R) 254
was impressive. Senator Rorah nf
Idaho declared the election "the tri
umph for nationalism and the death of
the League of Nations."
BRYAN BLAMES WILSON
AND COX FOR DEFEAT
Says President Founded Disaster and
Nominee Made It
Lincoln. Neb. In n statement WM.
Ham J. Rryan placed what he termed j
the blame for Democratic defeat about
equally between President Wilson I
and Gov. Cox. The president, he suld,
"laid the foundation for disaster, and
the governor completed the structure,"
The statement says. In part:
"The American people want the gov
ernment to play Its part In the aboli
tion of war, but they are Indifferent aa
to whether we are part of a league or
part of an association of nations.
There Is nothing In a name, hut every-,
thing in a sentiment. Tins real issue
presented by the Democratic party
was not whether we should co-operate
with other nations Interested In peace,
hut whether we should assume a moral
obligation which hud no weight ex
cept ns It suspended the right of Con
gress to act Independently when the
time arrived for action. The nation
will do Its part In aiding to prevent
war, but It will not surrender Into the
keeping of any foreign group the right
to determine when we shall declare
"Governor Cox, Instead of repairing
the Injury done by the President, ag
gravated the situation by the manner
in which hi; avoided domestic Issues
nnd misrepresented the position of the
Republican party on the league Issue,
which he declared to be paramount."
Milwaukee, Wis. The Socialist
party, which for four years has held
virtually all the county office's in Mil
waukee county, lost every contest at,
the election, according to Incomplete
returns compiled here.
No formal statement was mode by
tho governor over the election result,
und his newspaper, commenting edl
torlally, did not attempt to analyze the
returns. For tho first time lu the gov
ernor's political career, his homo coun
ty of Montgomery, Including this city,
went agulnst him. Senator Harding
carrying It by about 8,000 plurality.
Mlddletown, In Ilutler county, where
he lived us a boy, nlso went to Senutor
Hurdlng by 0 votes, but the county It
self gave a comfortable edgu to the
REPUBLICANS CARRY, ENTIRE
STATE AND NATIONAL
STATE SENATE IS REPUBLICAN
Champ Clark Defeated for Re-election
Republicans Elect Fifteen of
The entire Republican ticket, nation
al and state, carried in Missouri No
vember 2 for tho tirst time In 50 years.
The Republican gain on the party vote
In 1010 was consistent throughout the
state; a severe contrast to elections
during the Inst half-century, In which
time there were only a few Isolated
Instances when n Republican candi
date was elected to a state office.
Spencer "Scratching" Fruitless.
"Scratching" Spencer, which was
prevalent In many sections of the state,
owing to concentrated attack against
him by Democratic campaigners, could
not overcome the force of the O. O. P.
landslide, and he won over Rrecklii-
ridge D. Long, his Democratic oppon
ent, by a majority which even his most
optimistic followers did not antici
pate. Arthur M. Hyde, at first conceded n
winner over his Democratic opponent.
John A. Atkinson, by about 50,000 ma
jority, more than doubled that amount.
Harding nlso carried the state by a
plurality In excess of 100,000.
Kansas City Falls.
One of the biggest surprises of the
election was the Republican victory in
Kansas City, where the 12,000 normal
majority was entirely wiped out. Hard
ing and Siiencer both were given
majorities of about 4,000 and Hyde
The Democratic defeat In St. Louis
was proportionately as severe. Harding
carried the city by u plurality In ex
cess of 50,000, with Hyde not far in
arrear of that llgure; Spencer and
other state and local candidates rolling
up large majorities.
Of the "three K's," against whom
a characteristic tight was waged by
the League of Women Voters in St.
Louis, two were defeated. Franklin
Miller, Democrat, was elected to the
circuit bench over Judge Karl Kim
inel ; Anthony Hochdoerfer, Democrat,
Was elected to the court of criminal
correction over Judge C. J. Krueger,
nnd William II. Kllloren, Republican,
was elected circuit Judge,
Champ Clark Defeated.
Champ Clark, former speaker, and
for 13 consecutive terms a member of
Congress from Missouri, wus defeated
In the Ninth District by T. W. Huk
liede. Republican. All told, the Repub
licans carried 15 of the 10 districts.
Tlie line-up of Missouri congressmen
Is as follows:
First District Frank C. Mlllspaugh,
Second District Renzell, Republi
can. Third District IL F. Lawrence, Re
Fourth District Charles L. Faust,
Republican, St. Joseph.
Fifth District R. C. Kills, Repub
lean, Kansas City.
Sixth District W. O. Atkeson, Re
Seventh District Rescue C. Patter
son, Republican, Springfield.
Riglitli District Sid. C. Roach, Re
publican, Linn Creek.
Ninth District T. W. Hukriede, Re
Tenth District Cleveland A. New
ton, Republican, St. Louis.
Klevenlh District Harry R. Hawes,
Democrat, St. Louis,
Twelfth District L, C. Dyer, Repub
lican, St. Louis.
Thirteenth District Marion R.
Rhodes, Republican, Potosl.
Fourteenth District I'M ward D.
Hays, Republican, Cape Girardeau.
Fifteenth District I. V. McPhorson,
Sixteenth District S. A. Shelton, Re
G. O. P. State Ticket Elected.
In addition to Hyde and Spencer, the
entire state Republican ticket was car
ried to victory, which lines up as fol
Hiram Lloyd for lieutenant-governor,
J. W. Rarrett for attorney-general, L
D. Thompson for treasurer, Charles
U. Pecker for secretary of state,
George Hackmann for auditor, and R.
Rider, R. Illgbee and R. lilnlr for
Landslide Blankets State.
Stanch Democratic lmllwlcks like
Jackson and Ruchauun counties crum
bled before the Republican landslide
REPUBLICAN VOTE IN NEW
- ORLEANS GREATEST EVER
New Orleans, La. Senutor Harding
polled the unprecedented Republican
totul of 17,000 in the city of New Or
leans with five of the 157 precincts
He carried 10 known country parish
es, apparently was an easy victor In the
3rd Congressional District, and eight
city precincts, mostly In the uptown
residence section, gave him majorities.
Presidents District For Harding.
Princeton, N. J. President Wilson's
WINNERS WHO MAY
GET PLURALITIES OF
MORE THAN 100,000
Here are the Republican win
ners In Missouri who were elect
ed by pluralities whlelf may
reach 100.000 or more :
United States Senator Selden
P. Spencer, St. Louis.
Governor Arthur M. Hyde,
Lieutenant Governor Hiram
Lloyd, St. Louis.
Secretary of State Charles U,
Stale Auditor George E.
State Treasurer L. D. Thomp
son, New Rlooinfleld.
Attorney General Jesse W.
Rarrett, St. Louis.
Full term, Division No. 2
David R. Rlalr, .Toplln,
Unexpired term, Division No.
1 Conway Rider, St. Louis.
Unexpired term, Division No.
2 Rdward Hlghee, Klrksvllle.
St. Louis Court of Appeals
George D. Reynolds.
Kansas City Court of Appeals
Henry L. Arnold, Kansas City.
Springfield Court of Appenls
Argus Cox, Springfield.
as It swept Missouri. Jackson county,
which Democratic stnte lenders relied
upon to roll up 15,000, was carried by
Harding, Hyde and Spencer.
Many counties of the state comnlete-
ly switched about In the balloting.
President Wilson carried Cole countv
by 170 four years ago; It was carried
by Harding, Hyde and Spencer and
others on the G. O. P. ticket by much
The big Democratic counties of Ran
dolph, Roone, Callaway, Shelby, Mon
roe. Clay, Ray. Platte and others which
always have rolled up huge pluralities,
slumped heavily, while the big Repub
lican ballwlcks showed up with In
Missouri's battle of the ballots was
fought upon the Issue of the League of
Nations. Cabinet officers, the presi
dential candidate and Democratic offi
cers of national reputation came here
and pleaded with Missouri voters, par
ticularly Missouri women, to vote for
Cox and the Leugne of Nations.
Lost Reed's Support.
Upon the Issue of the League nf Na
tions the Dlmocrats lost the support
of Senator James A. Reed, who was de
nied a seat in the San Francisco con
vention because! of his opposition to
the league covenant.
The biggest single factor In the de
feat of the Democratic party In Mis
souri this election, according to astute
politicians who sized up the result,
was the treatment meted out to Reed
at San Francisco.
Republican strongholds of South
west .Missouri and particularly the
counties bordering the livers between
St. Louis and Saline county on the
south side, including Warren on the
north side, returned unprecedented Re
State Senate G, O. P.
The Missouri Senate, which has been
a Democratic ball wick ever since the
adoption of the present Constitution
In 1875, by reason of a redlstrictlnir
which Republicans denounce as n ger
rymander, went overwhelmingly Re
publican. The lower branch of the Missouri
State Legislature, safely Renubllcan
In the Just session, will lie more so In
the next session.
DEBS SAYS ELECTION
WAS NEVER IN DOUBT
Atlanta, Gn. "There never wns
nny doubt about the result of the elec
tion," Rugene V. Debs, Socialist can
didate for president, said In n state
ment. "The fate of the Democratic party
was sealed nt the Versailles Peace
Conference. One thing was made
clear by the election returns. Presi
dent WDson, Attorney General Pnlmer
and Postmaster General Rurleson now
know what the American people think
of their despotic administration.
"Rut, unfortunately, the people have
not profited by past experience. Wall
Street Is still In the saddle under
Harding, as It was under Wilson."
The Socialist nominee added that
"Socialism will nourish like a green
bay tree under the Hurdlng adminis
tration." BURLESON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW
Austin, Texas. Returns from the
fourteenth congressional district show
that Harry Wurzbach, Republican, has
defeated Carlos Ree, Democratic can
didate for re-election to Congress, by
approximately 2,000 votes. Ree Is a
brother-ln-luw of Postmaster General
Albert S. Rurleson. s
home district here the 7th Rlectlon
District wns carried by Senator Hard
ing by more than rco to one. Governor
Cox had 145 votes, while Harding hud
318. This Is a strong Democratic
district and wns carried by Wilson four
U. S. Results Affect Paris Market.
Purls. The elections In tho United
States left Rourse circles anxious and
uncertain. The dollar advanced more
than 20 points. Speculntors ns well
us Investors were cautious. Bushiest
LEAGUE NOW DEAD
CELEBRATION HELD FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT
STATED AT MARION, a
WORLD ASSOCIATION IS PLAN
Ha Makes First Post-Election State
ment Before Monster Crowd
Assembled to Pay Tribute
to the Victor.
Mnrlon, Ohio. Making his first
speech ns President-elect, Warren a.
Harding declared nt nn election cele
bration of homefolks here that the
League of Nations was- "now deceased,"
although the new udinlnlstrutlon In
tended to see that the nation pluyetl
Its part In n new International associa
tion founded on peace and justice.
Hurdlng also told his friends nnd
neighbors, who gathered around the
front porch In a cheering concourse
rivaling the grentest crowd of the cam
paign, that he hud come through the
fight "without an apology or 11-regret,"
und thut he would rather not have
the presidency than to win It "by
speaking ill or uttering a lie."
The celebration, in which muny from
other Ohio cities Joined, wus character
ized by all the carnival features of un
old-time political rally. So great wus
the gathering that the streets were
jimmied for n block away, and only a
small part of those present could hear
tno speech,. In a parade past the Hard
ing residence there were many special
features, one man leading u donkev on
whose side was painted "JtmmleDld
Not Treat Me Right," while another
group cnrrled n dummy corpse sll
houeted against n red-fire background
lubeled. "The Leugue of Nations."
It wus from the latter tableau thnt .
the President-elect took the cue for
the lending thought of his speech. His
reference to It sturted a laugh, and
then he said :
"I didn't see as much sorrow In your
faces as I hud apprenhended; It's not
thnt you or I question the desire of
.America to. play Its part ; It's not thnt
we question the high ldeiils of tiiose
who were responsible for the Versail
les covenant. You Just did not wnnt 11
surrender of the United States of
America ; you wanted America to. go
on under American ideals. That's why
you didn't cure for the league which
Is now deceased,
"America Is ploying u great part now.
America Is healing the heart of tho
Old World tonight ns no other nation.
Rut there Is more to do ; there Is 11 New
World relationship, nnd when the next
administration comes In power we're
going to play our part. We're going
to ask for nations associated together
In Justice; but It shnll he an associa
tion which surrenders nothing of Amer
SPECIAL SESSION IS LIKEUf
CONGRESS MAY REVISE TAX AND
TARIFF LAWS IN MARCH.
During December Body to Handle
Budget Bills and Maybe Declare
Washington. That there will be a.
special session of Congress early In
March next, is Indicated by Republican,
leaders, who say that the party can
not safely undertake revision of the
taxation and tariff laws during the re
maining months of the Wilson admin
istration. The short session beginning
December 0 und ending by llmltntloa
on March 4, next, will be devoted
largely to the consideration of the un
nuul appropriation hills and perhaps
the pussuge of a resolution declaring
wnr ut un end, so that wur-tlme regu
lations cun be taken off the statute
books. Tho first thing that will be pressed.
In the next session of Congress will,
be a budget fcUl, to replace the meas
ure which President Wilson vetoed
because, "he said, It Infringed upon,
executive jierogatlves. While the bud
get measure proper was defeated and
there will be no comprehensive bud
get presented by President Wilson us
contemplated, the House amended its
rules to provide for 11 general commit
tee of twenty-one members which will
consider all appropriations.
This committee will probably func
tion unless the House should repeal
the resolution on the ground that the
creation of the committee Is unneces
sary without a budget. Arrangements,
however, have been made to consider
all impropriations by this general com
mittee which will be nmdo up, it Is
believed, of the ranking members of
the other 13 committees which now
deul with upproprlutlons for the dif
ferent departments of government.
Restrictions on Sugar Removed.
Washington. The last vestige of
government control over augur has
been removed through signature by
President Wilson of u proclumutlon
providing for revocntlon November 15tb
of licenses held by wholesulers, refin
ers, exporters and Importers.
Head of C. & O. Falls Dead.
Richmond, Vu. George W. Stevens,
president of thu Chesupeuke & Ohio
Railway, fell deud ut the Greenbrier,
White Sulphur Springs, W. Vu., said
message received here.