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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1908.
HERE'S NEXT PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
TAFT DEFEATS BRYAN
BY 1,000,000 MAJORITY;
New York State, Keystone in Campaign, Goes
Republican by 200,000 Votes, and
Hughes is Next Governor,
Winning from Chanler.
COMMONER GAINS STRENGTH IN
MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, KENTUCKY
New England Gives Heavy Taft Vote, But
"Solid South" Weakens i 'Mysterious
Stranger" Leaves Missouri.
Tin nation gave its indorsement at the polls yesterday to Republican pol
icies a iivd by William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman, electing them
to the presidency and vice-presidency by pluralities aggregating more than a mil
In New York, where the result pivoted, the Republicans .-.cored a sweeping
victon. T.ift and Sherman carried the state by an estimated plurality of
200,000, a gain of 25,000 over the plurality four years ago.
Go. Hughe-, against whom the racing interests waged war, ran far be
hind the national ticket, but his election is conceded. Conservative estimates
place hi- plurality at 50,000.
The electoral college, as forecasted from United Press dispatches, will cast
312 vote- tor Taft and 171 for Bryan.
Four vcar.s ago the electoral vote was 33(5 for Roo-cvelt. to 1-40 for Parker.
The increased strength of Bryan was
clearly manifest in Missouri, where he
swung a Republican plurality of 23,000
four years ago to a- many in the Demo
cratic column. In Kentucky, where a
Republican state ticket won last fall,
and where Louisville, the chief city, ap
parently went Republican, he won a
plurality e-timaled at 10,000, where in
1904 hi- plurality was but 10,000.
Slump in Solid South.
Tcas, North Carolina and Oklahoma
Tolled up big pluralities for the Nebras
kan. The -o tailed "Solid South" show
ed a divided slump from the optimistic
figure- in Democratic forecasts, but was
stronger for the Commoner than four
The returns are so incomplete that the
figures for no state can be supplied with
precision a- yet, and only a few cities
are ac-nra'cly known.
In St. Louis only 140 precincts had
Ken heard from at 0 a. m. today, and
these gave Taft about 10,000 plurality.
Attorney General Hartley ran about 2000
ahead of his ticket there.
Bryan Carries Kansas City.
In Kansas City Bryan was victor, but
"William S. Cowherd, the Democratic
nominee tor governor, ran ahead of his
ticket in this, his native city.
I nitert 1're-s di-patches say the elec
tion pioeeeded quietly except in the large
cities. In New York and in St. Louis
election biawl- were reported.
Ilri.li.uit weather prevailed over al
most the entire country, and the vole
was heavier on that account.
Brian's plurality was 50,000.
Arkan-a- gae Bryan 12,000 plurality.
All the Democratic candidates for con-gres-
Tan - plm.ility was probably 40.000.
Coloiado gave Bryan 10.000 plurality
ju eor ling to incomplete returns,
rin- legislature is Democratic.
T.i'V- plurality was 25.000.
Ian - plurality was 2000.
Brian's plurality was 12.000, the
-ma I u-1 for a Democratic presidential
candidal i- in twelve years.
'.iM.rgi.i gave Bryan 50,000 plurality.
The .itc polled for Watson, Popu-li-t
wa- unexpectedly large.
l'.m-- plurality was 20.000. Brady,
t-r governor, and the entire Republican
state ticket were elected by about S000
'1 ail's plurality was 250.000.
I hicago gave Taft 45,000 plurality.
Taft's plurality was 20,000.
Taft's plurality was estimated at 90,-
Cummins, Republican, was elected gov
ernor by a similar majority.
Taft's plurality was 22.000. Stubbs,
Republican, was elected governor by
Kentucky gave Bryan a plurality of
Taft carried Louisville.
Of eleven congressmen, seven arc
known to be Democratic and one Re
Bryan's plurality was 40,000.
Taft's plurality was 35,000.
Taft's plurality was 10,000. The Re
publicans elected three out of six con
Taft's plurality was 25,000.
Taft's plurality was 75.000.
Taft's plurality was S0.000. Gov.
John Johnson. Democrat, was re-elected
Bryan's plurality was 50,000.
BryanV plurality was 25,000. Cow
herd ran about 10.000 behind the presi
Taft's plurality was 12.000.
Bryan's plurality 5.000.
Complete returns from Omaha are:
Bryan 10,732. Taft 10,00!).
Bryan canied Lincoln by 000 votes,
overturning normal Republican plu
rality of 1000.
Nevada is still in doubt, but probably
gave Taft a small plurality.
Taft'.- plurality was 15.000.
Taft's plurality was 50,000.
Taft's plurality was estimated at
250.000. Gov. Hughes. Republican, was
re-elected by 45,000.
Bryan's plurality was 40,000.
Taft'.- plurality was 35,000.
Burke, Democrat, was elected gov
Taft's plurality was 100,000.
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William Howard Taft.
Alabama . ...
Arkansas . .
California . . .
Connecticut . . .
Kentucky . . .
FOLK IN BOONE
IN A CLOSE RACE
Cowherd Wins By 3,000, the
Boone county, one of the bannei Dem
ocratic, countie- of the .-tate, rolled up
its usual Democratic majority ye-ter-rtay,
giving the ticket a lead of 3000.
An unusually heavy vote wa- east by
iKith partie- in all pait- of the county.
Nearly all the voting was straight.
Very little scratching wa- done. A few
Republicans voted for Folk. The Re
publicans showed little interest in the
Republican senatorial conte-t and the
vote was light.
In 11 of the 30 precincts in Boone
county Folk received 380 vote-, Stone
500; Bryan 970, Taft 430; Cowheirt' 007,
The same precincts in 1901 gave
Roosevelt 339, Parker 943.
In seventeen other precincts in Boone
county Folk received 024 votes. Stone
S45; Bryan 1503, Taft 525; Cowherd
1493, Hartley 501.
In Columbia the vote was: Folk 852,
Stone 1147; Bryan 1503, Taft 500; Cow
herd 1499; Hartley 504.
Tn rural precincts, including Sturgeon.
23 give Folk 1014, Stone 1355. Jt is
thought that the town of Sturgeon will
jive Stone a small majority.
North Carolina .
North Dakota . .
Pennsylvania . .
Rhode Island . . .
South Carolina .
South Dakota . .
Washington . . . .
I We-t Virginia . .
Necessary to elect, 242.
BOONE COUNTY VOTE.
Returns at 0 o'clock this morning
showed that Bryan and Cowherd
carried Boone county by 2S00 plti-
Stone's majority over Folk was
The vote for the Republican sen-
atorial candidate- was light.
The vote in precinct No. 2 was: Bryan
381. Taft 190; Folk 202, Stone 199; Cow
herd 399, Hartley LSI; Roach 404; Swan
Twenty-eight out" of 30 precincts in
Boone county, with the exception of Cen
tralia and precinct 1, Columbia, give
Folk 1510, Stone 17S9.
BRINGS OUT VOTERS
Reports Show That Unusually Large
Ballot is Polled.
The fine weather that prevailed yes-ti-rilav
was all the camnaiim managers
I could have asked for. The returns indi-
jeate that the Boone county vote is the
largest ever polled in the county.
Reports show that good weather gen
erally prevailed in all parts of the coun
tiy, bringing out an unusually heavy
Students Couldn't Vote.
At the voting places in Columbia a
clo-e watch was kept upon the student
! iote, to prevent over-7calous students,
who are not residents, from voting.
Tho-e who tried to cast ballots at the
polling place reserved for residents
south of Broadway were challenged by
F. W. Niederaeyer.
COWHERD, ALUMNUS OF
M. 0., NEXT GOVERNOR;
STONE DEFEATS FOLK
Former Kansas City Congressman Gains Victory
Over Attorney-General Hadley by 1 5,000
Plurality, Running 1 0,000 Votes
STATE LEGISLATURE DEMOCRATIC;
SELPH IS ST. LOUIS CONGRESSMAN
Close Fight is Waged Between Governor and
Senatorial Incumbent, Latter Winning by
An Estimated Majority of 12,000.
Missouri Democrats at the polls yesterday banished the "Mysterious Stran
ger' from the state and elected William St rot her Cowherd, a graduate of the
University of Missouri, next governor.
Cowherd's plurality over Attorney-General Herliert S. Hadley, his Republi
can opponent, was between 10,000 and 15,000.
Bryan ran ahead of Cowherd, getting an estimated plurality in the state
of 25,000. Democratic newspapers this morning place his lead at 30,000, but
Republican journals concede only 10,000.
The state legislature is regarded as certainly Democratic.
Reports so far received indicate the victory of United States Senator Wil
liam Joel Stone, candidate for re-election, over Gov. Joseph W. Folk.
Stone now is leading by 10,000 votes,
compiled lioth from city and country
districts. The returns indicate that he
ran a consistent race, drawing strength
equally from city wards and rural com
munities. The contest was the closest
in the Missouri election and interest in
the outcome has overshadowed the na
tional election in many sections of the
Senator Stone's friends assert that
the final count will give him the victory
by 30.000 plurality. Senator Stone was
bitterly fought by leading newspapers
of St. Louis and Kansas City.
State Ticket Wins.
The state Demovratic ticket was elect
ed to a man.
The Democrats were successful in
electing congressmen from fourteen dis
tricts of the state, while the Republi
cans are known to have carried two.
In St. Louis only 140 precincts had re
ported at C o'clock this morning. These
give Hadley an estimated plurality of
12,000 to 15,000. Taft ran about 2000
votes behind the Republican gubernator
ial candidate. None of the West End
wards, comprising the residence section
fo the city, has reported.
St. Louis Democrats Beaten.
The entire Democratic city ticket in
St. Louis was defeated by majorities
ranging from 7000 to 25,000. Harry S.
Walsh, the party's nominee for circuit
attorney and a protege of Colonel Ed
Butler, former political boss of St.
Louis, went down with the rest of the
ticket. Walsh was opposed by Seebert
Jones, a brother-m-Iaw of .leptlia J-.
Howe, chairman of the Republican city
Colin M. Selph, president of the St.
Louis Democratic club, according to re
turns now available, was elected to con
gress in the Twelfth district in St. Louis.
Complete returns from twenty out of
IN STATE, IN BLACKFACE
William S. Cowherd, Kansas City
William R. Painter, Carrollton
Secretary of State:
Cornelius Roach, Carthage
John P. Gordon, Lexington
James Cowgill, Kansas City
Elliott W. Major, Bowling Green
Railroad and Warehouse Commis
sioner: John a. Knott, Hannibal
Judge Supieme Court:
Waller W. Graves, Butler
Judge St. Louis Court of Appeals:
Charle3 C. Bland, St. Louis
Judge Kansas City Court of Appeals:
James Ellison, Kansas City
twenty-one precincts in Livingston coun
ty show the Republicans to be leading
by a small majority. The returns give
Taft 1813. Bryan 1700; Hadley 2217,
Stone Claims 30,000 Majority.
From returns received at Jefferson
City, Senator Stone early this morning
claimed a majority of 30,000 over Folk.
Cowherd ledj his ticket in Kansas
City, receiving more votes than Bryan.
In St. Louis the situation was reversed,
Bryan leading the ticket. St. Louis
gave the Republican ticket a small ma
jority. In Kansas City in 35 precincts out of
185 Cowherd received 4,709 votes, Bryan
1.-.00. Folk 1997. Stone 2939, Taft 3371,
In St. Louis in 133 scattering precincts
out of 403 Bryan received 14,778, Taft
15.231; Cowherd 11.577, Hadley 15.5GS.
The .same precincts in 1901 gave Roose
velt 13.147 votes and Parker 13,139.
Twenty-one precincts out of 25 in
Audrain county gave Taft 939, Bryan
15S0; Hadley 9!M, Cowherd 970;; Swan
ger 975, Roach 1550.
Four precincts out of 20 in Vernon
county gave Taft 201. Bryan 248; Had
ley 213. Cowherd 2315.
Callaway. Audrain and Randolph
counties are reported as giiing majori
ties for Stone. Boonville, Mo., went
for Stone by 150.
A dispatch at 1 1 o'clock said Taft and
Hadley carried Nodaway county by 000
For congress from the Ninth district.
Champ Clark, Dein.. 1000, Roy, Rep.,
Callaway county gae Bryan 2898.
Taft 1301 : Cowherd 2770, Hadley 1310.
In Gentry county Cowheid's estimated
majority was 375. Folk carried county
bv 300. Parker had 93 majority in 19H.
Hi-rlicrt S- H.idlci, Jefferson City
Jacob F. Gnielich, Rnonville
Secretary of State:
John K. Swanger, -Milan
Je A. Tolerton, Branson
State Trc.isiirci .
Wilbur F. Maring, Jefferson City
A ttnrnci General:
' Frank 15. Fulkeron, St. .To-eph
Railroad and Warehouse Commis-
William W. Wilder, Ste. Genevieve
Judge Supreme Court:
Argil- Cov, ISolhar
i Judge St. Iniis Court of Appeals:
Gtorge I). Reynolds, St. Louis
Judge Kansas City Court of Appeals:
Arch 15. Davis, Chillicothe