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Election Extra Tip
FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 15.
LARGE MAJORITY FOR TAFT
INDICATED BY RETURNS
Carries Practically. All the States That Had
Been Placed in the Doubtful Column by
- Most of the Conservative Forecasts
HAS WORKING MAJORITY IN CONGRESS
Chief Triumph of Democrats Lies in. Reducing Ma
jorities and in Landing Several Governors
Upon Whom Warm Fight Was Made.
Sil.MM.VKY OK LATE HETl HXS.
Chicago, Nov. 4. It is probable that
Deneen will carry Illinois by 50,000.
Taft will carry Indiana by probably
15,000, but the vote on the governor
ship, according to tne returns received
up to 1:30 a. m., is so clcse that it is
not possible to say tonight wheter Mar
shall or Watson carried it.
Taft will carry Ohio by at least 50,
Reports from all counties in Utah in
dicate the republicans carried the state
Chairman Stone of the republican
state campaign committee claims Cali
fornia for Taft by 75,000.
Bryan apparently carried Nebraska,
although the republicans still claim
Taft carried New York City by about
11,000 plurality. Taft received a great
er plurality in New Ycrk state than
President Roosevelt did four years ago.
Chairman Dolley of the. republican
state committee at Topeka. Kan..
..claims if the present ratio of increase
ishown in the 65 precincts heard
froHi continues, Taft, and Stubbs for
governor, will carry Kansas by more
Scattering precincts from all ever
Montana indicate Bryan carries the
state. Close for congress and gover
Republican State Chairman Humph
reys' concedes the state of Nevada to
Bryan by 3,000, with 45 precincts miss
ing. Out of 1,260 precincts in Chicago
Taft gets 193,342, Bryan 136,915.
ItKSl I.TS SHOW J MIDXItiHT.
New York, Nov. 3. General election
returns received up to midnight shows
the following results:
Taft was elected president with ap
proximately 298 votes.
Practically no change is indicated
in the complexion of the house of rep
resentatives. The United States senate will retain
its present republican majority.
Indiana has gonfor Taft.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
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Copyright by J. K, i'linly, iionton.
. President Elect of
Bryan has apparently carried Ne
braska. Ohio returns are slow owing to the
immense ballot, but Taft carried it by
a large plurality.
Taft may have a majority in the
city of New York, the first time the
big city has given its vote to a repub
Taft will probably receive a greater
plurality in New York state than Pres
ident Roosevelt did four years ago.
STATES PIT l. TAFT COl.lMX.
Chicago. Nov. 3. Indications are tin;
following votes will be cast in the elec
toral college for Taft: California 10.
Connecticut 7, Delaware 3. Idaho 3.
Illinois 27. Indiana 15. fowa 13. Kan
sas lt. Maine (, Massachusetts 10.
Michigan 14. Alinncsoia 11. New Hamp
shire 4, New Jersey 12, New York 39,
North Dakota 4, Ohio 23. Oregon I.
Pennsylvania SI. Rhode Island 1. South
Dakota-4. Utah 3. Vermont 4, Wash
ItKVCIIKll CONO.l IOX BARI.V.
New York. Nov. 3. The Times.
World. Herald r.nd Brooklyn Eagle at
S o'clock announced the election of
lii rt ifcot k oi;uati I, TKS.
New York, Nov. 3. Chairman Hitch
cork of tiie republican national com
mittee filed messages of congrat illa
tion to Tare and Sherman at 7:oj.
IX XElY.lOKIv STATE.
New York. Nov. 3. In 2.539 districts
in New York state outside or Greater
New York Taft received 482,221 and
OX I'KKMIM'XT IX' ILLINOIS.
Chicago. Nov. 3. Returns from 1.20 1
precincts out of 2.C11 in Illinois out
side of Cook county show 172.G71 for
Taft and 114,900 for Bryan.
. One thousand one hundred eighty
two precincts out of 2,611 in Illinois
outside or Cook county give Deneen
173,175. Stevenson 114,575.
STKOX; OlTSllE CITY.
Chicago. Nov. 3. The City Press
association says incomplete returns
from 111 election districts in Cook
i T" 'iimibi iriiniiirTniWT'"
the United States.
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county outside of Chicago indicate
thct Taft'3 total vote there is 26.00
and Bryan's 7,000. Taft's plurality in
Cook county outside of Chicago is
CLAIMS YVORKIXC; MAJORITY.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Congressman Mc
Kinley, chairman of the national re
publican congressional committee.
made a statement this evening in
which he declared that the republicans
will have a good working majority in
the next house of representatives.
TAFT I.KAIIS IX CHICAGO.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Early returns fur
nish a basis for the estimate that Taft
has-carried the city of Chicago by a
plurality of 50,000.
The democrats will have to console
themselves with a substantial reduc
tion in majorities in the greater num
ber t'l states that have been conceded
to bo fighting' ground, and with the
election of .several governors in states
wheie Taft secured tbo electoral vole
Among the governors who seem to
have landi-d sxfely ure Johnson of
Minnesota, Mat-shall of Indiana, Hai-
uion of Ohio, Cowherd of Missouri and
possibly Stcveuscn in Hlipoi's
herd's victoiy over Medley, his repuii-
licau opponent, was decisive, and Mis
souri swungr back iuto the democratic
I r- 1 - t TT . 1... a i 1 f . . mn.ntit
vuiuiuk ujr u Dale luuihttl. ,
In Tllinnla lhf: rrzi-.'.t 04 sn -1rv;o
that the official count may ba reauirei
to settle whether Stevenson or Deiieen
was successful. Stevenson ran Etrong
Jn Cook .county but returns so far re
ceived from the country are rapidiy
eatins up hia niarsin. Returns are ex
ceedingly slow also from Indiana and
Ohio, tith the gubernatorial nominees
running neck and neck. .
Amoug the features of the fight that
are of unusual' interest was. the re
election of Speaker Cannon in the Dan
ville district hi spite of the combined
opf.ositlon of' churches and labor or
ganisations and his general unpopular
ity in the country at large as a result
of his high handed rule of the house.
The result indicates that "Uncle Jop"
is simply Impregnable among his own
people, for his majority was as large
or larger than at the last election.
Another interesting fight was that
won by Governor Cummins of Ioa.
who appears to hrtvs defeated Con
gressman Lacey on an advisory vote
lor United States senator by 20,000
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4. 19U8.
TAFT HAS WON
2S-Jr it JniL-r-lMLrv- ss w V1 I
And There Is Great Joy.
HOW ELECTORAL VOTE
OF STATES WILL GO
STATES D. R.
California .: '10
Connecticut I. .. 7
Delaware '. ". 3
Florida 5 . .
Georgia 13 ..
Idaho .. 3
Iowa , 13
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. 9 -Y.
New Jersey. ,
I North Dakota
. Omo ..
Pennsylvania . . .
South Carolina. . ,
Utah . . . 7
- Total ........
Total nurrer electoral votes.
Number necessary to, .elect. ,
in cnUe of the strenuous efforts 'of "tha
Hawkeye standpatters. " -
STEYEXSOX AHEAD BV WAHIl.
. Chicago, Nov. 3. On governor the
Twenty-third ward complete giveg De
IN. NATIONAL ELECTION
neen :;.I51 and Stevenson 4.472. Th?
Twenty-second ward complete gives
Denton 3.213 and Stevenson 3.771. The
Eighteenth waid complete gives De
neen 2,020 and Stevenson 4,723.
IIUTH CLAIM iOVKKNOR.
St. Paul. Nov. 3. While Taft car
ried the state by probably 80.000. the
governorship hangs in the balance, thg
result being so clo.se that the chair
men of both parties claim the state by
St. Paul. Nov. 3. At midnight the
Minneapolis Journal claims a landslide
for Taft with chances that Jacobsou
was elected governor.
MAY HE AEAKER tOO.IMtO.
Philadelphia. Nov. 3. At 1 o'clock,
with IS counties to hear from, lndica-
J tions are that Taft carried Pennsylva
nia by nearer 400.000 than 300,000.
Ill; Pt.l ltAI.ITV l PEX"Y". . .
. Philiulelphia. Nov. 3. Republican
loaders claim the state of Pennsvl
vania for Taft by more than 300,000
plurality. It i3 asserted that the legis
latute will be overwhelmingly repub
lican. IX PAST YEARS.
New York. Nov. 4. Following is the
electoral vote of the last three presi
In 1S9C Dry. An, 17C; McKinley, 271;
Iu 1S0C Bryan. 155; McKinley, 292;
total. 447. !
In 1904 Parker, 140; Roosevelt, 336;
total. 47C. ;
i. . I". GAIX IX MARYLAND.
."..'Baltimore. Nov. i. Early returns
from various parts of the state indicate
a . falling off in the democratic vote
and lead to the conclusion that Taft
has carried the state by 5,000. The
republicans hare .Y probably elected
three of the six congressmen to be
chosen. ... '
. OWEUOX CLAIMED FOB TAFT. .
Portland. Ore.. Nov. 3. The- Oregon
ian claims Oregon for Taft by 25,000
majority; . , '
IXIHAXA IT.OSE OX PRESIDENT.
Indianapolis. Nov. 3. Returns from
1,033 precincts out of 3,245 in the state
give' Taft 113.767, Bryan 107.908.
TIUL.MPH FOR Cl.AIMIXS.
? Des Moines, Nov. 3. The Dally
News cjatms Taff plurality in Iowa
is 50.000, and that Governor Cummins
has defeated John P. Lacey on the ad-
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A NECK AW) NECK RACE
Former Carries Rock Island, But by Pluralities
Probably Too Small to Overcome Latter's
Lead in City of Moline
Result is Great Delay in the Count in City and
Country Precincts Weight of National
Ticket Costs Many Votes Locally
Ret urns in Kock I -land were units, i
ually slow coming in because of the
Jact that the threat majority of the
ballots in the city were scratched. I:i
tact the early returns, which covered
only the straight tickets, accounted
or ;,0M vol;
o, hardly half of the tola!
In the countiy pi.incts
the count was slow, and it w:i im-
;o.'js:ble to securt any information of
a complete character whatever during
the night. In some of the urociiict?
t'f the city- it was Ions afier midnii'it
before the count was in any way com
plete. The scratched ballot was. of
cour.se. responsible for t!iis dvlay. In
one precinct in the ity there were.
.'12 bcratched ballots.
Itrnflln AlnU-M ircnl U:ii-,-.
R. R. Rev holds, candidate for state s
attorney, made the great rate on the
democratic ticket in K;ck Island. . 11.
Whveian as had at all times in the
campaign been expected, had no difii-
ctuiy- in cauyiikj the county for the
place as minority representative. His
only possible opponent was llanv M.
AlcCaskrin. o:i the prohibition ticket.
and while Mc-Caskriu polled a irood
vote in some precincts, he did not en
danger Wheehin at any point.
While Mr. Reynolds carried Rock
Island easily, he lost bv hravv mar-
yip iu Moline, r.nd his vote here it is
feared is not suflicient to overcome
the lead, of Ma.ill in Moline. with an
even break i:i the count rv iirerincts.
Ii may be said that '.he defeat of
Reynolds was due to the weight of
the republican national ticket. Ma-
gill and his friends at all times fought
for a straight party vote and even
went so far as to misrepresent the
law in order to induce voters to cast
a straight ballot. In sjiito of this ef
fort, however. the tickets wore
scratched liberally, and Reynolds car
ried the majority of the scratched
O'llrrn Mnalr ;mmI hin&.
Dr. M. .1. O Horn. the democratic
candidate for the office of eoroti?r.
though defeated fiosn the indications
of the returns obtainable, made a fine
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
OF BALLOTS DONE
showing, and that he. too. suffered
from the "strcight wartv vole" teach
ings is evident. Dr. O Heru was pre
vent, d. Ly professional duties, from
making an extensive a campaign as
he desired. YY hot ever he spoke, how
ever, his arguments bore fruit, and
scratched ballots in his favor were the
result. The fi tt seems to have been,
iiowcver. that th average voter over
looked the importance of this office in
the oon.sidpraiion of the candidates for
the national and state places.
Dt-titilN of KfluruN.
The table, which appears in this is-s-.ip,
shows the incomplete returns, re
porud up to 4 o'clock this morning.
As indicated by the table, several of
the city precincts were not yet finish
ed, and the count in the majority of
the count: y precincts could not be ob
tnhiid. many of them not being com
pleted until late in the night.
C ounCry Itrltirnit Slow.
In :he country precincts, as in the
c ity, ihc eoaai was .even, slower than
had boon expected uud in many canes
the judges at:i! clerks were at work
past midnight. By the time they had
finisht d. in such instances, the tele
phone exchanges had been closed for
the '.light sr.d the result was that the
let'.iMis were sealed till morning.
Ariong the incomplete lcports receiv
ed while the count was in progress ar.?
Carbon Ciiff Bryan 32. Taft Uo.
Drury (straight ballots only) Bryan
71, Ti'ft ir.2.
Buffalo Prr.ii ;e Bryan lur, Taft.Jtl.
Black H.iwk Bryan 75. Taft 113.
At kin roii. Henry county Bryan CI,
Taft !m;. -
S'.u ffio'd. Biiioau county Bryan
120. Taft 12. Sitronsoii 137. Deneen
I'roiionicion 1 nrriiaio.
The returns on the three proposivion-;
are incomplete, and the indications are
that the vote on the proposition cf a
special tax levy of r.u cents on each
fl'tii valuation for county purposes will
be very close. However, the figures
are still too incomplete for any definite
(C'ontinu'-d on VttK-' Four. 1
- elect from the :iUd district.
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