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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1912, Image 2

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next president of the United
States, and he will go into office
by the biggest electoral vote in
the history, of the nation.
The latest returns -give Wilson
at least 412 votes in theelectoral
college; Roosevelt 99, and Taft
probably 12.
Wilson's lead may be increased
when the complete count is made.
Illinois is at present in the
Roosevelt column, but the down
state returns, now coming in
slowly, are piling up for Wilson.
The next cpngress will be Dem
ocratic in both houses. It is not
yet certain how great the Demo
cratic majorities in senate and
house will be., but they'll be a
plenty. The significant part of the elec
tion lay in the utter rout of the
Republican party.
Taft carried only Utah, Idaho
and Vermont, according to the
latest returns.
Not a single one of the great
Republican states states which
have cast their electoral vote for
a Republican ever since the Civ
War went to Taft.
The next most significant point
in the election was that so far the
two greatest industrial states in
the nation Illinois and Pennsyl
vania are in the Roosevelt column.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 6. President-elect
Wilson gave out a
statement to the newspapers this
w It was a statement breathing
the governors realization of the
great responsibility that has
fallen on his shoulders with his
victory of yesterday.
Both Col. Roosevelt and Pres
ident Taft telegraphed congratu
lations to Wilson this morning.
The governor sent messages
thanking them for their kind
Governor Wilson has no plans
laid for the future. It is likely
that he will go south for a rest
at an early date.
The greatest speculation is go-,
ing. on as to the kind of cabinet
Governor Wilson will form next.
March. ,
It is lcnown that the governor
Has not yet made up his mind,
and that he has not made'one sin
gle promise or pledge. ' y
Leading Democrats, however,
loolrtd see the followingappoint
ments : i
William J. Bryanr secfetary-of
Louis Brandeis, attorney gen
eral. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, secre
tary of agriculture.
"William G. McAdoo, either
postmaster general or secretary
of war.
A. Mitchell Palmer, secretary
of the treasury.
Wm. G, Redfipld,t New York,
or Labor Commissioner Charles
P. Neill, secretary of'cpmmerce
and labor.
Rep. Burleson, Texas, secre
tary of the navy.
Tom Pense, Wilson publicity;
man secretary; tq the. president ,

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