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'MGHMOND H I VOL. XXXI. NO. 281. Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, November 7, 1906. Single Copy, One Cent. "JM" WATSON IS ELECTED . BY A REDUCED PLURALITY DETC mw YORK INCOMPLETE RETURNS OF WAYNE COUNTY. NIB: gmm Gov ATED ME A1RST HUGHES The "Yellow Journalist" Cot His Deserts, But it Was Only by a Very Narrow Margin and Early Returns Looked Decidedly Blue for the Republicans of the Empire State. hi S PLURALITY MAY BE 25,000 Greater New York Failed to Give Hearst Plurality Expected While the Up-State Districts Did Not Materialize as the Republicans Had Hoped Generally Conceded, However, That Hughes Will be the Next Governor, : . HEW YORK FIGHT CAUSED SURPRISE Had Generally Been Believed that Battle Would Be Onesided. HUGHES MUCH GRATIFIED IN INTERVIEW HE EXPRESSES BELIEF THAT HE HAD BEEN ELECTED, BUT WANTED TO WAIT FOR FULL RETURNS I Publishers Prssl New York, Nov. 6. Results from elections in 42 states and 3 territories indicate some surprises but no great general changes up to the present time. Greatest interest of course, centered in the election of a new Na tional House of Representatives who will compose the lower branch of the Sixtieth Congress. Republicans have again won, but incomplete returns in dicate that their majority of 114 in the last House, will be reduced one-third and that they will still have enough members to put through such legisla tion as they may desire. There were two real big surprises In New York and Pennsylvania. In New York the Republicans were so confident of electing Charles E. Hughes for governor that they offered odds of 4 to 5 to 1 on his success and 2 to 1 that he would receive more than 100,000. He didn't get any such figures. In fact for several hours to night belief was general that he had been defeated and as it is, his plurali ty hardly is more than 20,000, al though corrected returns from rural districts still hold back and may jump this figure considerably when revised returns are available. . TAMMANY WAS LOYAL. Greater New York was loyal to its Democratic principals but it was Im possible to overcome the verdict of the corn fields and once again up Btate has beaten the metropolis. The next legislature of the State of New York will be Republican as although Democrats made slight gains they cut out an insignificant figure in result. Pennsylvania remains in the Re publican column. Edwin S. Stuart has defeated Lewis Emery, the Fus ion candidate by a large plurality and the Republicans have been successful In electing their candidates in most big cities. New England remains solidly Re publican. UGHES BY SMALL, MARGIN. New York With little more than one quarter of state to be heard from indications at ten o'clock tonight arc that Charles E. Hughes. Republican candidate for governor has been elect ed to succeed Frank W. Higgins. While no exact figures are possible at the present moment, as to his plur ality it Is Indicated at about 17.000 to 20,000 while of course some later returns might change this it is hardly likely that they will and it seems to be conservative and safe predic tion that Hughes has defeated Hearst. As to the balance of the Re publican State ticket It will not be known before morning wheher V has pulled through. Patrick H. McCarren advocated cutting of Hearst and voting balance of Democratic state ticket In Kings county and in as much as normal plurality in that county is 15,000 it Is possible that if the leaders instruc tions were obeyed rest of the state ticket out side of Hearst has been elected- The next legislature will be GOVERNOR-ELECT HUGHES. Republican while the figures are not obtainable indications 'are that it will be sufficient to carry out any party legislation Mr. Hughes may de sire to have enacted. Rochester Congressman James Wadsworth of Genesee is defeated by Porter, democrat by 32,000. Albany Hughes carries county by 7,230. The entire republican ticket elected in county. WOODRUFF'S CLAIM. New York Timothy L. Woodruff, -Chairman of the Republican State Committee at 9:30 claims the elec tion of Hughes by 70,000. He said Hughes will receive 150,000 above Harlem and Hearst 70,000 below. New York 915 out of 14S7 Greater New York give Hearst 197,142, Hugh es 155,156. New York Eagle says Hughes will carry Richmond about 600. New York Lewis Stuyvesant, Chanler Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor at 9:45 tonight said, '"judging only by returns which I have been able to see it appears that Hughes has defeated Mr. Hearst by 8,000 in state. FAVORABLE TO HUGHES. New York The Times says indica tions are Hughes elected by about 30, 000, but Democrats possibly elect bal ance of their ticket. 1.026 out of 3, 013 election districts in New York state outside city of New York, Hughes 171,407; Hearst 139,751. Same in 1904, Higgins. 193.09S; Herrick 145.12S. Brooklyn, 260 districts, Hughes, 53.495; Hearst 51,720. A total of 480 election districts out of 1.4S7 give Hughes 7S.S70; Hearst, 98.454. The New York Herald says Chairman Woodruff claims the state for Hughes by 35,000. The Brooklyn Eagle gives Erie county complete: Hughes approximately has 1,500 plu rality. New York The New York News bureau says returns from S65 districts outside of New York, outside of a to tal of 3,013 indicate a plurality for Hughes above the bronx of about 73,000 bronx. Fifty districts, Hughes 7,841, Hearst 12,650.. Buffalo The 35th Congressional district, complete, gives Berhardt, re publican, 16,513; Ryan, democrat, 22, 051. Ryan's plurality, 5,518. The 36th congressional district with (Continued From Page Four.) HUGHES STATEMENT. New York When seen at his home Hughes said "I am very, much gratified if I am elected as now seems to be the case but not accustomed to speaking in detail on matters which may be any uncertainty. I understand however that my election is pret ty well assured but what ever my plurality may be my feeling is not "one of elation but one of re-" sponsibili ty. IIIDliA IN THE REPUBLICAN RANKS By A LARGE VOTE State Chairman Goodrich Thinks 40,000 is a Conser vative Plurality on the State Ticket. ATTENDANCE AT POLLS NOWHERE SATISFACTORY Latest Returns from all the Congressional Districts In dicate that Many Republi cans Had Hard Fight. IPubltshers Press! Indianapolis, Nov. 6. Indiana has gone republican by a very substantial plurality. State Chairman Goodrich in an interview said: "The returns as yet are too meager to permit of definite statement but I can say with perfect safety that we have carried Indiana by a plurality, that is decisive. I believe from the information that has come to me from various sources that out plural ity will be in the neighborhood of 40,000.'" One of the striking features of the election was the light vote. This was strikingly manifested in republi can strongholds. State Chairman Gpodrich and other republican lead ers estimated the falling off in some sections of the state at fifty votes to a precinct as compared with the vote two years ago. Senator Beveridge in commenting on the light vote said: "I predicted several weeks ago that Indiana would go Republican by 75,00 votes. I still believe that our plurality would have been fully that large if our men had gone to the polls. The victory, nev ertheless. i3 very gratifying." From all over the state come re ports of an unsatisfactory attendance at the polls. Fred Sims, republican candidate - for Secretary of State seems to have a favorite in running (Continued on page four.) T..3t 1, 51 1 m?A r X 3 i3 JAMES E.-WATSON. TOWNSHIPS AND TRECINCTS SEO'Y OK STATE CONG it ESS ! SENATOR 3C X Boston No. 1 Abington No. 1 Center No. 1 Center No. 2 Center No. S Clay No. 1 , Clay No. 2 Dalton No. 1. Franklin No. 1 Franklin No. 2. Greene No. 1 Greene No. 2 Harrison No. 1. 'Jackson No. 1. Jackson No. 2. Jackson No. 3 Jackson No. 4. Wayne 5th Ward No. 23 Wayne " " No. 24 , Wayne " " No. 23... Wayne " " No. 2G Wayne " " No. 27 Wayne 6th Ward No. 28 Wayn -No. 30., Wayne " Wayne 7th Ward No. 31 Wayne Wayne Wayne No. 32. No. 33.. No. 34.. Totals ... Pluralities ca 2S 16 Jackson No. 5. ....... Jackson No. 6 .". Jefferson No. 1 Jefferson No. 2. ................ Jeff erson No. 3. ................ New Garden No. 1 New Garden No. 2 Perry No. 1. ... 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Many of the inspectors were late, and others did not show up at all. They will report early this morning- UH S BATTLE ' WAS JGREAT ONE He Cut Into Watson's Rich mond Vote in Merciless Manner. OTHER COUNTIES LOYAL WHAT WAYNE VOTERS FAILEU TO DO", THE REPUBLICANS OF HENRY, RUSH AND FAYETTE DID FOR THEM. Congressman Watson has been re elected to Congress from the Sixth district by the smallest plurality the district has ever given, but consider ing the vicious fight ' made upon Watson in Wayne county, the victory is a great one. Wayne county being the banner Republican county of the district could under ordinary circumstances be looked upon to roll up a plurality of from 2,500 to 3.000 for Congress men, but as a result of the Richmond fight upon Watson he was unmerci fully cut in almost every precinct In the city and fell behind in many of the country districts. What Wayne county was unable to do, several oth er counties in the district did fof her and according to District Chairman Carr's estimate made at 2 o'clock this morning, Congressmn Watson will win by a plurality from 1.000 to 1,500. Wayne county's contribution to the Vlurality of the district'will be less than 400, according to Chairman Gardner's estimate. At 2:30 this morning there were several precincts yet to be head from, but the result nt mat hour made it certain that Wat son's lead over the Rev. T. H. Kuhn would not be greater than 400. and possibly will be less. Union, Fayette Rush and Decatur counties all gave pluralities for Kuhn ranging from 200 to 1,000. A close analysis of the returns could not be made at the hour of go ing to press, but it was evident that while a majority of Republicans who went to the polls voted the State ticket straight, they did more or less scratching on the County ticket, head ed by Congressman Watson. Pre cincts which had never been known to give other than Republican pluralities, followed their old custom in regard to the State ticket, but "bumped" both Watson and Kirk man very hard. KIRKMAN'S CLOSE CALL. It was stated at Republican head quarters this morning that Klrkman probably would carry Wayne county by 25 to 100 votes. Klrkman car ried Union county, and his election therefore, is assured. VOTE IN HENRY COUNTY. New Castle At midnight with ten precincts heard from out of twenty two, the indications are that Watson will carry the county by 1,230 and perhaps by 1,400. The vote for the ten precincts stood Watson 946 and Kuhn 525. The precincts which had n t been heard from were favorable to Watson, it Is thought. RUSH 300 WATSON. ' Rushville Watson carried Rush county by 300 plurality which is a slight Increase over four years ago. The Republican representative E. E. Gussin w-as defeated by Perry E. Jackson, Democrat. The vote was not as large as in the last two elec tions, many voters staying at home. THE FAYETTE RESULT. Connersville With but four pre cincts to be heard from at midnight the indications are that Watson will carry Fayette county with a plurality : of 600 votes. This is a slight in- crease. ' SEIZE CARBON ENVELOPES Floyd County Democrats Are Charged With Scheming to Buy Votes Police Take Hand. New Albany, Ind., Nov. C. Two hundred carbon envelopes, which it is asserted by the. Republican leaderE were to be used today by Democratic workers in buying votes, are In pos session of the Board of Police Com missioners, and it is asserted they were found at one of the Democratic headquarters and confiscated. Several days ago some of the Republican leaders learned that the carbon envel ope scheme, which had been worked successfully in previous elections, was to be tried.. again. A private detec tive was employed to obtain evidence, and as a result a bundle of carbon en-, velopes, prepared and ready for use, fell into the hands of the police.