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Republicans Sweep
Like An
More Complete Returns Show ThAt
the Democratic Candidate Did Not
Make as Good a Run as He Did
Twelve Years Ago.
New York, Special.-Practically
omplete returns received up to a
late hour Wednesday night indicate
that William 11. Taft, of Ohio, as
President-elect, will have a vote of
309 in the electoral college. This is
within 16 votes of the forecast made
by National Chairman Frank H.
Hitchcock and 67 more than a ma
jority out of the total electoral vote
of 483.
The most important news of the
late returns indicates that Maryland,
after vacillating during the day and
apparently being safe for the
Democracy, has been swung into the
Taft column. The unofficial figures
give Mr. Taft the State by 136 votes.
Maryland was the last of the doubt
ful States to be heard from. Indiana
and West Virginia as well as Mon
tana, turned out to be safely Repub
lican. Colorado went for Bryan.
Mr. Bryan has a total of 174 votes,
two less thani he received in 1896.
In 1904 Mr. Parker received unly
140 votes, in 1900 Mr. Bryan receiv
ed 155 votes and in 1896 the Nebras
kan received 176 votes.
Mr. Taft's :309 electoral votes com
pared with 336 received by Roose
velt in 1904, 292 receive& by McKin
ley in 1900 and 271 received by Me
Kiuley in 1896.
Republicans Retain Control.
No changes of material interest
have been reported in the congres
sional returns. The Republicans will
have about the same working ma.or
ity in the Sixty-first Congress as at
present, and Joseph 0. Cannon, of
Ilinois, undobtedly will succeed him
self as Speaker. Representatives
Jesse Overstreet, of Indiana, and
Hepburn, of Iowa, are the most con
spicuous among those who have failed
of re-election.
The Senate retains its Republican
complexion, although there 'will be
a material change in the personnel of
the upper body of the national leg'.s
NAional Chairman Norman E,
Mack, of the Democratic party insued
a statement in which he declared that
he did not believe Mr. Bryan would
again be a candidate for the presideni
cy. He said he believed that the Ne
lraskan might be a candidate for the
United States Senate in 1911, pro
vided the L.egislature of his State is
Democratic in that year, when the
first vaneancy will occur.
The latest returns indicate that in
the national House of Representa
tives the Republicans will have 208
tnembers and the Democrats 172, with
eleven districts missing.
The Rmunlt 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
*rnor indicate a heavy splitting of
The heavy vote in Ohio made fig
ores 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
son Harmon for tlovernor, appears to
be safely elected. The State Legisla
ture, which is to choose a successpr to
Senator .Joseph B. Foraker, appears
to be in doubt as between the Re
public'ans and D)emocrats.
In Indiana Mr. Traft was successful
in carrying the State by about 8,000,
bnt the entire D)emocratic State tick
et headed by Mr. Marshall for Gover
aor, was elected. The congressional
delegation from the State shows
tain of sevent Democrats.
The returns from West Virginia,
*wing to the mountainous character
of the country, are slow in coming in.
A annleient number of counties and
districts have been hoard from, how
ever, to show that Mfr. Taft has a
safe plurality.
colorado early in tbse day shifted
Bry'an ,list. The" I 3tr, wbieh
1n to Aboose {/a ge~t S* p9
er, *Lo is
the Entire. Natiod'
one. Five of Nebraska's six con
gressmen -will-be Democratid,-*hile in
the Legislature only 18 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 Presidont
of the United States. Business, labor
and agriculture, he declared, had sup
ported him. .His success, he said,
should 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.
the wvindows for blocks in the line of
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
mng of the new building of this
school,' from which he graduated
when a boy. The function gave the
city an opporunity to pay its first
daylight tribute to the President
elect. Judge Taft did not refer to
the election or politics in his address,
but confined himself to the history
of the school, which held for him
mnany fond memories.
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 Comeroial
Club Thursday night constitute the
public functions which will occnpy
Judge Taft before he leaves for Hot
Springs, Va.. 'Friday"'
rest-of at 'e a tw' bV ke
Judge Taft. ''No, I am not groing to
hold political coniferenees; neither am
I' going to consider Cabinet construe
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."
Wiliia Koward Taft.
1857-Born in Cincinnati,.Septem
her 15thb
1874-Graduated from the Cincin
nati High School.
1876--Graduated from Yale Col
lege, seconsd in the class and elass
1880--Admiitted to the Ohio-bar.
1881--Assistant, prosecuting attor
ney of Hamilton county, Ohio.
1882--Collector of Internal' evenue
of the first district of' Ohio. "5
188S-Resig,ied public omls to ,re
sume law pracetiee.
1885-Assistant dounty sotIeitapr of
H iplton countga \
4 )awie4ss t~e ron,
ary of' WAr of
I nite Stat :.-e , , e.
-sited Philip
congressional party.
1906-Restored order in 'Cuba as
Provisional Governor.
107-Candidate for tie ltepibli.
can presidential nomination.
1908-Electe,-President of th
United States.
Jamea a Sherman.
S1855'-orn in Utica,vN. Y., .Octo
ber 24th.
-1878-Gradupted from Hamilton
1880-Admitted to the bar and je
gan the practice of law.
1882-Appointed. secretary of the
Republican committea of his county.
1884-Elected mayor of Utica by a
record-breaking majority.
1886-Elected to Congress from
the twenty-fifth New York district.
1888-Defeated for re-election to
1890-Again an unsuccessful can
didate for Congress.
1892-Elected to Congress from
the twenty-fifth New Yor kdistrict.
1894-Re-elected to Congress.
1895 - Chairman of Repubhecan
State convention..
1896-Re-elected to Congress.
1898-Re-eleeted to Congress.
19000-Chairman of Republican
State convention.
1902-Elected to Congress from
twenty-seventh New York district.
1904-Elected to Congress.
1906-Re-elected to Corigress.
1908-Elected vice President of
the United States.
Mr. Bryan Takes It Easy.
Lincoln, Neb., Special.-Col. Bryan
accepted defeat with the ai ref a phil
osopher. He expressed t'o 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, Ill., Special.-Joseph 0.
ha b9en. re-eleetedI to Con
~and -,fO retuns Anis wnom
~le but, enough of them have- been
received 'to show that he will receive
his normal' vote throughout thre dis
Some est ails.
Some of the figures relating to the
Republican slump in States regarded
as certainly Rlepublican 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
Meayn and West Virginia are
confidently elaimed by the Republi
cans, but the returns are too meagre
to justify a classification of either
State. Massachusetts, N~ew York and
New Jersey was striking exceptions
to th~e generally reduced Republican
There has been a,shrinkage of the
Delpaeratie vote in sqeral of the
Southeqrn States, noa in Virgia
an~ edth Caro3in
a # es t 75
S t vett
tbv!-slih.6 tat * j
U01*t44.,he Stat
has: Oeen dtionally oy d
WetKbrnl5ing IOUt04
Count 0 0r i1 fn rorce
Mr. 'tait,arried practi6iily every
so-alled oubtful State exeept \Ne
brasgq ~en the Judicat-is poin
toaD ~ocrjtje victory. Mr. Bryan
has carrie4 Nevada and Montana, is
,adtion., t 4tle. solid -Southo whieh
Inudes Missouri.
Returns from Colorado and. from
Maryland .are too meagre to l.brM a
definite coicrusion s to, their ulti
mate alignment.
How the states Voted.
The pluralities for Taft and Bryan
in Tuesday's election, as indicated
by the latest returns available Wed
nesday night, follow:
States Bryan Taft
Alabama .. .. .. 40,000
Arkansas.. .. ...40,000
Caliornia . 75,000
Colorado ....... 5,000
Connecticut .. .. 20,000
Dolaware, . 2,500
Florida... .... 20,000
Ge-orgia ...... 20,000
Idaho., 1,000
Illinois 174000
Indiana -800
Towa -. - . 67,000
Kansas......- - 25,000
Kentucky.. ......11,000
Louisiaria.. ......40,000
Maine- . 25,000
Afaryland, .149
Massachusetts .
Michigan .. .. . 120,000
Minnesota. .80,000
Mississippi 50.000
Missouri . ..... 30,000
Montana. . 3,000
Nebraska.. ....10,000
Nevada ...... 1,500
North Carolina 40,000 '
North Dakota 15,000
New Hampshire. 19,000
New Jersey. . 65.000
New York .. 202,000
Ohio. -.. .. ... - 50,000
Oklahoma .. .. 25,000 '
Oregon.. .. ... 10,000
Pennsylvania ... 300,000
Rhode Island ..
Routh Carolina .. 55,000
mnth Dakota .. 23,000
Ine .. 20.000
........... 165,000 -
- 15.000
rnont.. ...27,873
Virginia.. .. ..30,000
Washington 40,000
West Virginia 53,000
Wisconsilt 75,000
Wyoming.. .. .. 5.000
Totals .. .... 590,500 1,438.22
Taft's plurality.. ......... 848,322
Roosevelt Very Happy.
Washington, Special-President
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 whos. election he had striven so
hard, and that the Republican party
had achieved a sweeping victory.
North Qarolina.
Charlotte, N. C., Special.-At 3
o'clock Wednesday morning The Ob
server had received reports from
seventy-four of the ninety-eight coun
ties of the State, 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 remaiuning zuimber, mostly moun
tain and eitremne easterni counties.
Two coungressional ' districts ,the
8th and 10th are conceded to the Re
Detroit, Mich., 'Sp%eial.-While
Taft has carried Michigan by-a ma
jority estimated at about 10(0,000 at
11.o 'clock the election for Governor
is in doubt, with Hemnans, Democrat,
leadirg 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 thie party in the
campaign of 1904. Taft has carried
~the State by approximately 170,000
Louisville, Ky., Special.--Bt n's
plurality in Kentucky 4 58QQ ight
and possibly nine D.i eta on-.
gressmen elected a 3d 61 eubuati
loss of h~o seats,~~j ths Prob
able -tryof t w'ifton i Ken
tuck4 he el *4~rich was
*at~E ytbq ,ihe largest
vote4te b t1%Ste.
barns .........
......... 0A
.......... 1 is is.
e a .. ....... .. 1 *a
Ne m r 1.
N r 1a . 33 .
6 7
....... 14 *. 14 1% -
New .. ...... .. 4
T a s .. .... . ...... 3
Uta ....m........ ..4
V w Jersey.......
V rgii ........
NWash Dkt......... .. Ii
Oesthnma... .. ...~ a
I.. 134..
40 .. 3
Fouth Dao. .. 4 4
Tennessme...: .. 1 ..
S........... .. 1 ..
Uta................ 3
Virginia.... .. 1
Wsalng~a......... .. 13 S
107.. - 7 7
Wisconsin.............M.. 3
W.. 9 a.
Totals.. 174 U 140 1S
Total Vote in Electorsl Coll1e ........
Necenuy to Elect a President. ......... S
Taft's Plurality......................
The Vote in rormer Wlectionm
In 1896.
Popular Vote-William McKinley,
7104,779;' Bryan, 6,502,925.
The electoral vote-McKinley,
Biryan, as Democrat, 149 7 as Pop,
27. '
In 1900.
McKinley-Popular vote, 7,207,023;;
Eectoral vote-McKinley, 292;.
Bryan) 155.
In 1904.
Roosevelt, 7,623,486; Parker, G,,
Electoral vote-Roosevelt, 336;-.
Parker, 140.
In 1884.
Grover Cleveland-Popular vote, 4 -
911,017; Blaine, 4,4,334.
Electoral vote, 219 and 182.
Ir. 1888.
Cleveland - Popular vote, 5,538,,
233; Harrison, 5,440,216.
Electoral vote-Cleveland, 16ft
I-arrison, 233.
In 1892.
Cleveland-Popular vote, 5,5561,
918; Harrison, 5,176,108.
Weaver-Popular vote, 1,041,028.
Electoral vote-Cleveland, 27
Harrison, 145; Weaver, 122.
The Next Congresw.
Chicago, Speoial.-Three hundred
and seventy-six Congressional dix
tricts have been heard from, and the
political. co.pex*on of the. 7ixV
rstongress,*ccordin to prese
Deoc -i l -71 OA hude --An'Ad
niney-si vots wll cntro .th
Hous. Th Houe o. Reresets
tive in he Sxtieh Cogres co
sist of186 emorats 22 Repbfi
cansand hreeare wohrluabdl1f
cansandther ar twovacncis h
table ollows
Alabma............9 .- -8
Arkass........... g14 gg
DeaaPr...- .--.-.................I5
Tlleno ote.in. Former.E.ec.ions -
Indiana In.189......1 2
Louisiana.Bran,.6,02,9..I -
Bryan sDemocat. 49;-as. Pp..
Massach Ietts 90... ..3 11
Michian.,38,..... ....2
Missssip In194.....
MRsoosevelt,..7,623,486 Pakr 5.
Nectoraevote-Roosevelt, 337.
Parkerk 4........1
NorthCaroin 184. ...
lectoalvote...219..and 182.
Choeveland.-Pplrvoe ,3,
233;h aroin,a5,40,2..7 .
Virgni In...1892. .
aison,15;Weaer .......1.
Wyo engN.... Ioges
trets.ave.beenheard.fr8m an h
political. c;nplexion o th. xy

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