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VOL. 108. NO. 108.
TOLEDO, Nov. 4.—Official returns
tmis morning show in Lucas county
Bryan is gaining. Taft's plurality will
probably be under 2,000.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 4.—Late return?
show Taft carried Hamilton county by
12,000 Harmon, democrat governor,
16,000 Longworth 5,000.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 4.~Returns this
morning, incomplete, indicate the prob
able plurality. of Taft at five to ten
thousand. Marshall, Democrat for gov
ernor, 20,000 to 30,000. The legislature
seems assured to the Democrats,
meaning the retirement of Hemenway,
senator and the probable elevation of
Kern. Overstreet, Seventh district,
head of the house committee on mails
is probably defeated though incomplete
returns may change the result. The
state ticket outside of governor is sol
idly Republican. 1
TAFT CARRIES OHIO
BY FIFTY THOUSAND
Nine Democratic Congressmen.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4.—Congress-
man Charles B. Land is of the ninth
Indiana district, chairman of the com
mittee on printing and a prominent Re
publican leader, was defeated by Mar
tin Morrison, Democrat. He admits
his defeat by a plurality
gives the Democrats nine out of thir
of 1904 in Chicago was abnormally
large and prboably cast by those dis
Nov. 4.—At eight this
rooming less than a third of the total
allots cast in Colorado were counted,
hese were in unimportant precincts,
"he Republican and Democratic chair
claim the state by 8,000 to 12,000.
precincts out of 1,123 in the state
give Taft 29,191 Bryan 2§,708.
•35,707 scratched. Returns from
™rteen Denver precincts indicate a
democratic victory. Two Republican,
one Democratic congressman probably
k's plurality. Revised.
slow. Republicans control, Roosevelt's. Johnson won governnor
Democrats Concede the State to the Republicans
by 50,000 But Claim Their Candidate
For Governor Wins by a
INDIANA IS IN THE TAFT COLUMN
Will Have a Plurality of From Five to Ten Thou
sand.—Democrats Elect Their Governor and
Kern Will go to the Senate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4. The fight opposing. All congressmen re
Democrats here this morning concede publican. Taft's plurality will prob
Taft carried the state by 5u,000, but I aHy be 25,000.
claim Harmon, Demorcat, governor,
by the same. Returns from the farm
ing sections are slow. Harris, Repub
lican, was slaughtered in the cities
by the liberal element. It is expected
to offset this in the rural districts but
th? result is doubtful.
Nov. 4.—Latest returns
indicate republicans lost the legisla
conceded this morning the result in
coneded this morning the result in
doubt. It means the defeat of Bristow
for the senate.
Missouri goes back to the Bryan
column and it is probable the demo
cratic result in Nebraska is the most
pleasing things to the Bryan leaders.
Kentucky stayed in line. The show
ing was strong. Candidate Taft was
well liked and received hearty sup
port there. The results in some sec
tions of the state showing a decrease
in the democratic vote and kindly
feeling towards the republicans please
the republican leaders who declare
efforts of four years hence will win
over some of the states south of Dix
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4.—Returns this
morning indicates a revarsal of the re
sult last night. Hadley, republican, 's
making big gains. Cowherd is pos
sibly defeated. Hadley's gains were
largely in St. Louis. Bryan's esti
mated 40,000 plurality will probably
be below 25,000. 43 precincts in St.
Louis, Hadley 46,461 Cowherd 37,
681. This ration gives HaCley the
city by 15,000.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 4.—Reports
favor Hadley who is gaining. Unless
the country districts show a gain over
the Folk vote, Cowherd is defeated.
Cowherd Admits Defeat.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 4.—Cowherd
admits his defeat by Hadley, Republi
can, for governor of Missouri.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.—Socialist vote
in Chicago. 15,000, a lost of 12,000
over 1904. Simons, national commit
teeman, said: "Reduction is the result
largely of the efforts of the organiza
tion to make their members support', LOUISIANA.
the old parties. The increase over the I NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4.—Ineom
entire country will be fifty per cent P'ete returns indicate Bryan's prob- Ejected President Ol Ihe
despite the falling off in the industrial !able plurality in Louisiana 36,000.
centers. It is thought today the vote
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov. 4.—Taft's
Illinois plurality will possibly be 200,
000. Deneen wag re-elected governor
by a plurality of possibly 75,000.
LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 4—This morn
ing's returns indicate a plurality of
10,000 for Bryan. A small vote caused
SALT LAKE, Nov. 4.—Taft carried
Utah 15,000 to IS,000, Indications in
complete returns this morning. Esti
mate is based on complete returns
from Salt Lake City and a
A Democrat legislature will -.carried the state. Noiris, demociat,
successor to Teller.
4.—Late returns to-
farming districts, in-
mplete, show the result in Ne-
still doubtful with Bryan
maintaining a strong lead. He gain
the cities and larger towns and
country districts decide. Sheldon,
governor. i8 probably beaten by Shell-
is elected governor.
HELENA, Mont., Nov. 4.—Complete
returns this morning indicate Taft
SANTA FE, Nov. 4—Territorial
Democratic headquarters concede the
re-electoin of Andrews, congressional
delegate. Th3 legislature is probably
GUTHRIE. Okla., Nov. 4.—The Dem
ocrat lead in Oklahoma was reduced
LWCOLN, Nov. 4.—At ten o'clock according to this morning's return, HulI
"10rn'nB t.he figures are still com-i Heavy socialist vote in southern coun-1 ejected, but by a reduced plurality.
S In and indicate Bryan carried the ties strongly Democratic, reduced DES MOINES, Nov. 4.—The Repub-!
^'8 ^ura"ty will be under ten Bryan's plurality. Probably be 15,000 ijCans this morning are in a get-to-'
th°Usan^" The anti-Cannon feeling in I to 20,000. -i gether movement following the nomi-
played an important result. nation of Cummins for senate at Lie
primary yesterday. The election of
Taft and Governor Carroll and the leg
islature gives tho party to the old pow
er in the state. II is thought the se
lection of Cummins at the jiolls puts
an end to the bitter feud which has
long manifested Itself between the
ST. PAUL, Nov. 4.—Taft's plurality
in approximated by this morning's re
turn at 100,000, 71,000 less than
be elected' ship by 8,000 to 12.000. Hammond de-
in spite of tho railroad feated McCleary,. (Republican,) con-
gress 1,500. Other eight congressmen
DES MOINES, la., Nov. 4.—Incom
plete returns at 10 o'clock Indicate that
Taft !has carrieft/Iowa by 40,000 to 50,
000. Roosevelt's plurality was 15S,000
four years ago. However it is only a
slight iallirtg off from the normal plu-
,IO ralityr^he .'entires-Republican state
few out-! ticket is elected, probably by the same
plurality. Cummins has probably car
ried the Republican senatorial primary
over Lacey by from 40,000 to 50,000.
The indications are that the entire
delega Jon in congress will be Republi
can, a tin of one over two years ago.
There is a close race in the Sixth dis
trict between Hamilton, the present
Democratic incumbent, and Kendall,
Republican. Both sides claim the dis
In the Second and First, both close
districts, Dawson and' Kennedy, Repub
licans are elected. In the Eighth
Hepburn is re-elected.
In Des Moines there was a tre
mendous loss of votes to the Repub-!
lican due to the large labor vote for
seventh district, was
KEOKUK, IOWA, TODNEi AY, NOV. 4, 1908...*-
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
standpatters and progressh es The
returns this morning show first esti
mates of pluralities probably low.
Eighth District In Doubt.
DES MONIES, Nov. 4.-MV. P. Hep
burn has probably been defeated for
congress in the Eighth district. In
complete returns up to noon indicate
that W. T. Jamison has a small plu
rality. Hull has been re-elected in the
Seventh district. In th Sixth a strong
Democrat district, the Republicans are
claiming the election of Kendall over
Hamilton, Democrat, by a decisive plu
DALLAS, Tex., Okla. Nov. 4.—This
morning's returns show the Democrats
won in the Tenth and Fifteenth Texas
districts. Complete returns from the
state will probably be delayed for
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4.—Practically
complete returns from Wisconsin
place Taft's plurality at S7.962. The
entire Republican ticket is elected by
80,000. Ten Republicans, one Demo
crat, (Weisse), were ele'eted to con
gress. Socialists lost two strong
fights for congressmen.
DETROIT, Nov. 4.—The Republican
state committee claims Michigan by
over 100,000 for Taft.
NEWARK, N. ,)., Nov. 4.—Chairman
Franklin Murphy says Taft. will have
a greater plurality in New Jersey than
United States by an Overwhelming Plurality.
Roosevelt had four years ago. It was
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Nov. 4.
Taft carried Vermont by 27,000.
PORTLAND, Nov. 4.—Maine gave
Taft an estimated plurality of 31,500.
NEW HAVEN, Nov. 4.—Taft's plu
rality in Connecticut will exceed 25,
FARGO, Nov. 4.—Early returns
show little change in North Dakota
Taft plurality is climbing. Johnson
leads BurKe for the governorship,
though early returns snowed Burke,
Democrat, leading. Burke's plurality
Pal-go is less than one hundred.
DENEEN WINS BY
I ABOUT 40,000
I Hot Fight for Governor Reduced the
I Majority of Deneen but Taft
CHICAGO, No\. 4.—At 1 o'clock
Wednesday! the returns showed con
clusively that Tart, had carried the
state by 170.000 to 175,000. Deneen,
republican, for governor, won bv a
plurality of 40,000 to 65,000- The
next legislature wll be composed of
58 republicans and 34 democrats in
the senate, and 215 republicans and
170 democrats in tho house.
•H *'r J**
The senate will retain the present
Governor Hughes is re-elected in
New York by about 54,000 plurality.
Indiana has gone for Taft.
Bryan apparently has carried Ne
Ohio returns are very slow, but
Taft has carried it by a large plurality.
Taft may have a majority in the city
of New York, the first time this" city
has given Its vote to a Republican
Taft probably will receive a greater
plurality in New York state than Pres
ident Roosevelt did four years ago. He
has exceeded Roosevelt's plurality in
New Jersey and has a surprisingly big
vote in Massachusetts.
Losses in Middle West.
The republican plurality fell oft
heavily in the middle west in a manner
thoroughly surprising to the Republi
Speaker Cannon has been re-elected
by his usual majority.
Representative Payne, of New York
and Dalzell of Pennsylvania, were re
elected, and the house will probably
continue under its old regime. Payne
will have charge of the new tariff bill
in the extra session which Taft will
call immediately after March 4, next.
The first returns received came from
scattering districts of Massachusetts.
The heavy pluralities indicated there
for Taft seemed at once to displace
any probability of a 'landslide" for
Bryan, as many Democrats had claim-1
ed, and the Republican managers at
once began to put out claims of vic
New York Surprises.
I Returns from the up-country dis
trict of New York state, where voting
machines are largely used, were next
I to arrive. It had been predicted^for
days that Erie county, including the
heavy vote of Buffalo, might be taken
as an index to the drift throughout the
country. This proved to be the case
as far as the national ticket was con
cerned, Taft having a plurality of
more than 4,000. Erie county, surpris
ingly, however, gave Chanler a plural
ity of more than J.000. Opponents of
Hughes were quick to claim a sweep
ing victory, but returns from other
large counties and cities soon changed
Lie complexion of the returns com
The congressional delegation from
Illinois, with three districts to hear
from, will be composed of 17 republi
cans and 5 democrats,
The vote in greater New York for
(Chanler was deeplv disappointing to
his friends, while the heavv vote for
I Taft, especially in Brooklyn, com
pletely eclipsed the most sanguine
hopes of the Republicans. Hughes was
C"it heavily up-state, but not so deeply
as to imperil his election once the
drift in his favor below the Bronx"
had begun to make itself felt.
Some figures relating to the Repub
Ifcan slump in certain states that were
regarded as certainly Republican are
I little short of amazing. Pennsylvania's
immense plurality of over 500 000 four
years ago has been cut In two Uli
I nois, which gave Roosevelt :!05,000 in
1904, has gone for Taft by about 170,
000. Ihe highest claim of the Repub
I licans for Indiana is 15,000 as against
I a plurality of 93,000 in 1904
Iowa in Line.
Iowa, which gave Roosevelt 158,000
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Bryan Third Attempt to Win the Pi esidency
Results in His Overwhelming Defeat, the
Pluralities Against Him Beingf
NEW YORK SLAUGHTERED BRYAN
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.—The general
election returns receivod up to mid
night show the following results.
William H. Taft is elected President
with approximately 298 votes.
Practically no change is indicated in
the complexion of the house
Gave Tait Larger Plurality Than Roosevelt
While New York City for First Time Gave
FOR THE REPUBLICANS
CLEAN SWEEPS IN
NEW YORK STATE
Chairman Connors of the State Dem
ocratic Commltteo Admits the
Loss of Entire Ticket.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—At 11 o'clock
last night Democratic State Chairman
Connors, who, with other prominent
democrats, had received returns at
state headquarters, said:
"I concede the election of Taft and
Hughes. Taft pulled Hughes through.
Chanlervan ahead of the rest of tho
ticket. We did very well up-state,
but I thought we would do better in
the greater cltyt Although ye hav»
LINCOLN, Nov. 4.—The third defeat
for the presidency is not worrying Bry
an who slept soundly last night. Hhe
rose at eight refreshed and in good
spirits. After reading the morning pa
pers he decided to wait more complete
returns from Indiana, Ohio, West Vir
ginia and Nebraska before comment
ing on the result. The victory in Lin
coln and Lancaster countv is extreme
ly gratifying, he said. The Lincoln
vote upset the calculations of the man
agers of both parties.
DEFEATED FOR SENATE
He is Downed by the Most Bitter
Opposition Ever Given Any Can
I didate in th« District.
TSpecial to The Gate City.]
CARTHAGE, 111., Nov. 4.—Senator
O. F. Berry was defeated for re-eleo
tion in this district. The majority
against him is about GOO
The fight against Berrv was a com
plicated one, involving several factors
the total of which accomplished his
defeat. The opposition to him was
the hardest and most bitter ever giv
en any candidate in the history of
politics in this district.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—Itoosevelt
today declared the election was a
"triumph over unwise and improper
radicalism, as Taft nomination was
a triumph over reactionary conserva
in 1904, dropped to about 40,000 fop
exact figures on the remainder of the
state ticket, it. looks though it would
follow the head and be defeated.
Successful Candidate Buried Under
an Avalanche of Congratulatory
CINCINNATI. Nov. 4.—Taft went
to bed at 3 o'clock this morning and
rose late and found a big pile of con
gratulatory telegrams. His secretary
announced he would probably be un
able to answer them personally This
afternoon he is to make a principal
address at tho laying cf a cor
ner stone of the school building.
Tomorrow he addresses the
national meeting of missionaries.
Thursday night the Commercial club
gives a banquft. Friday with Airs.
Taft he goes 10 Hot Springs where
he remains several weeks.
BRYAN READY FOR
Third Time Loser is Not Worrying
Over the Result— Slept
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