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rilB TIMBH FOUNDED liCB. rilH DISPATCH KOUNDB3D 1(150. WHOLE NUMBETl 17,690' W('riMONI), VA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER !. 1.&08. PRICE TWO CENT& Taft and Sherman Get Great Virginia and the Gty of Richmond Are Bo ty Throughout the Nation; >ryan Incomplete Returns Indicate That Bryan Carried Virginia by 30,000 or More. SLEMP WINS IN NINTH; SAUNDERS IN FIFTH Lamb Defeats Luce in Third, Taft's Vote in Richmond Being 1,145, Against 4,123 for Bryan?Thousands in Capitol Square Watch Returns and Cheer the Winner. Features of State Election. rmlmnlpil ninjorlty of llrynn In Vlrginla, 80,000, Flflh Dlslrlet?Snumler* IDemo i-rnt) re-eleeted lo Congreaa by mn lorlly eaiiin.'iicd nt 000, Xlnth Dtatrlei?Slentp iltepiihli cnn) re-eleeteil lo i"onsreaa bj uin lorlty eatlmnted nt 3*200. RETURNS from Vlrginla COUrt ties and cltlea thal were stlll etraggllng in at an early hour thla morning IndiCBted that though the Republlcan vote would ahow gnlns In many aectlona "f the State. the actlvlty of the Taft -rs had aerved only to BtJffen the Democratlc followlng. wlth the result ihat ln a number .f instance! more iteri W6B1 to tln- polls, and a normal Deinocratta majority was austained. Judglng from the Incowplete flajurea, Bryas currttd the State by 3<:',000 or more votes, and though Taft wlll prob ab!y show' greater strength than dld Itooae'velt four yeara ago, tha Kebraa kan wlll Hkowlse lead Parker, and tlie balance wlll be prnctlcnlly un.lls turbed. Addltlonal returna may diun.e the comiMexlon of Uhe altuation con siderably,- but reckoning wlth past ex perlenoea, this seema unllkely. Two tmportant congreaalonal fights ended ln victory and defeat for each Of the two partles. In the Ninth Dlstrlct Democratic ttopea were again blaated. I-rom the atart there appeared Uttle ihance of routlng the Republlcana In thls one great stronghold ln tlie Htate, but Democrats of the Southweat had spent months of campalgnlng In an effort at least to make heavy inroads ln the terrltory of the enemy. The best they could do waa to hnld the vote allghtly below wh*t the Re publtcana weeks ago clalmed ll would be after the balloting waa over. Con greasman Slemp carried the dlatrlct by a majority estlmated at about 3.200 votes, and Mr. Byars, the Democratlc candidate, conceded hls electlon early ln the ovenlng. Slemp made galns ln Wythe, Smyth and Fulaskl, but auf fered lossea In Washington, Wise and Husaell. Byara carried only Giles county and tho clty _f Brlstol. In the Flfth Dlstrlct the defeat went to the Republicans and victory to the Demoorats, after a hard flght. Up to a late hour Republlcan leaders were clalmlng the election of Parsona, but final returna indicated the return of Congresaman Raunders by a majority that wlll probably reach 600 or 800. The vote In tho dlstrlct waa closer than the Democrats had expected. Where lt exlsted at all, oppoaltlon In the othor distrlcta was not formld able, and the Democratic Congressmen were all eleoted with handsome ma Jorltlea. ^ I.lttle or no electlon disturbance waa reported from tho Stato preclncts. The day paased quietly and appnrently campaign oxcltemont was or a very mlld order. At one precinct in Lynch? burg the llne of men at the poll was so long that all could not get to the bal? lot box, and when sunset came three patlent aovorelgns were left standing their the then worthless votes stlll ln their hands. At another place tn a dlfferent sec tion of the State candles and lamps were at a premlum, and votes were counted by the glare from a torch made of unused ballots. One lone flght waa reported, and that, though it occurred at the polls, was the out growth of a porsonal quarrel. and had nothing to do wlth the relatlve uierlts of Bryan and Taft. , Vote for Brynn. Dvttrlng tho night more or lesa com? plete returns were recelved from about three-fourths of the eountlos and near ly all of tho cltles ln the State. It le on the basis of these flgures that the Bryan majority is estlmated at 30,001! or thereabouts. The returns recelved up to 3 A. M. were as followa: Bryan. Taft Accomac .l.SOO' Albemarle. S32 20_ Alexandria. 315 165 Alleghany . 150? Amelia . ... Amherst. S00? Appomattox ,. Augusta .1,14*1 000 Bath. ??Bedford . 123 174 Bland . Botetourt. Brunswlck . Buchanan . 51' Buckingharn. Campboll . 500* Carollae . Carroll. 700" Charles Clty...,. Charlotte . ..,. Chesterfleld . Clarka. 800* '?Crnlg .,. U.-,< Culpeper.1,080 110 ??Cumberland . 270 ?3 Dlnwiddle. (Contioued on SeventTT Pttge. Vote in Richmond nrynn . 4.12.'l I Tnft . 1.148 l.nmb . 4.510 l.iici- . Oril I''-sldenilnl vote In IMMl I'nrkrr . 11,7 4!? Koo.evrlt . B4J9 w j KKIFYINO tbe predlctlons of ] \ I many of his confldent aup \ / portert, Wllliam H. Taft made y b remarlcable run ln Richmond yesterday, rec.-Iving nearlv IdOUble as many votes as were east for TheodOre Hoosevelt for the pres Idency ln 1904, whlle Bryan's lead over : Judge Parker ln the same election waa , i ompai atlyely small. Congressman Lamb ran ehead of '? Bryan in every precinct, and his com petitor. John G. Luce, fell behlnd tlm Of bll tlcket. Th" total vote east ] in th? clty wiu not greatly exoeed 5, uoo. out of a posaible 14.280. although ! upon the offlclar" count, conalderlng Ir i rtgularltles and ballots east for the | weaker eandldates It may go to 6,000. Her?- are the flg-ures for the lcadlng . presldent.al and eongressional candl (lat-s m Richmond: Ilryan, 4,123; Taft, 1,1 lf,; Lamb, 4,510; Luce, 981. | Mr. Taft. though making a run |throughout the city which la appar lently very gratlfying to hls friends j here, carrled only one precinct, that belng Flrst Henry, whlch was formerly ' a part of old Jackson Ward. lie made I hls best shOwIng ln the upper warda? Lee, Henry, Monroe and Clay havlng glven hlm his largest support. The ! D-mocratic majorlty in Clay, however, 1 was the heavlest of all. Mr. Taft also ran well In Henrlco [county, whlch la conaldered a Demo jtratic stronghold. Wlth two precincts misalng, the flgurea are: Bryan, S67; Taft, 190. Hetnrnn Came Early. The election held here yesterday waa remarkable. ln that although the ticket voted waa almost a yard long, the returns were all reported by 9 o'clock. The polls closed at 5:10 P. M.. and Third Madlson was In before 5:30. A number of ballots were dlacarded on account of belng Ipproperly mark cd. though the offlcial count to be cer tlfled to tho clerk of the Huatinga Court wlll probably not materlally al ter the flgurea glven above. It was rumored durlng the day that the First Precinct of Jefferaon" Ward waa driftlng strongly toward Taft. but when the roturns came in they ahowed a heavy lead for Bryan. Tn many of the precincts thero was much confualon on account of the faot that the Hsts of votera were lmper fectly printed, and falled to contaln the names of many voters who claimed they were qualifted. but who were not permltted by the election offlclals to east thelr ballots. Several men high up In offlcial life lost thelr votes in this manner, and the apparent dere llction of duty on the part of som>> one In tho matter was severely critl cized. No dlsturbances of any sort took place about the polls, and. except for the dlsputes brought about by reasori of the conditlon of the lists. the voters for the most part appeared ln good' humor all day. Workcd tu Automobllea. Flrst Henry was hotly conteeted ground, and workers on both sides were-actlve from sunrlse to aunset. Thls waa one of the few precinct8 where automobiles were uaed to bring the votera out. Commltteeman Walter G. Duke was in charge of the Demo? cratlc forces, and the Taft contingent was marshaled by ablo precinct lead? ers. \ Ward superlntendents were drlvlng from precinct to precinct all day, and many voters, indlfferent to the situa? tion, were sent for, and they were usually brought to the polla. In Fourth Clay. where the veterans at tho Sol diers" Home are roglatered, bugglea, carriages and other classes of vehlcles wero freely used. Much money will change handa on Richmond results ln local sporting and polltlcal circles to-day. Bets were mado on manjy features of the contest for the presldency, and, except ln caaea whe^M dlsputes ariae and tha offlcial ccunt is neceaaary to their determlna (Continued on ETghthPaTgeT) WSm&' ? T r-7"- - / J.: Mi x^> WK^ ;^ "?i-yj i-$'?i.'^y' ^H"' '?*" WILLIAM H0WARD TAFT, Next President of the United States. OHIi TAFT'S 8? CREftT MAJOBITT Indications Are He Has Carried lt by Over 100,000. CANDIDATE RECEIVES RETURNS AT BROTHER'S Many Congratulatory Telegrams Are Received by Him, but He Dcclincs to Give Out State? ment at This Time. Pleased at Yale. NOTWITHSTANDING the meagre ness of the early returns from Ohio, they seemed to glve a falr indicatlon of the result. although positlve statements of plurallty were lmposslble. All sectlons of the State, both city and county, were inciuded ln the flrst returns, and tlie same ratio contlnued, whlch gave a plurallty for Taft for President ln hls home State of any where from 100,00b up. \ Cloveland, Clnolnnatl, Toledo and Dayton are inciuded in the first reports, anel ln all the Taft vote waa very heavy. Tnft Keeclvea Returua. CINCINNATI, O., November 8.?-Up to 1 o'clock to-nlght there had been no break ln the optlmtstlc character of tho retinms recelved at tha resldence of Charles P. Taft, where "Wllllam H. Taft, the Republlcan candidate, and (Contlnued on Elghth Page.) BOTH PIHTIES T Very Few Changes Indicated in New House of Congress. BOTH SIDES COUNT ON THE VALLEY STATES Most of the Old War Horses Will Be Back in Their Accustomed Places?Leader Williams Will Be Absent and Some More. WASHINGTON, D. C, Novembei 3.?Up to mldnight deflniti reports have been receivee from .'07 congresslonal dis triots out of a total of 3H1 Of these 110 showed tho electlon o Republicans and SS the electlon o Democrats. In the entire Hat then were only two changes ln polltlca complexlon, and both were favorabh to the Republicans. Reporta tndicnto both partles ari holding their own. Both partles lia'v been counting anxiously upon galn: from tho doubtful districta of Ohlo Illinois, Indlana, Mlaaouri and otho Mlssissippl Valley States, but the re turns have so far falled to throw njucl (Contlnued on Eight Page.) WEATHER. Showera. ND HUGHES BieDnial Battle of High Bridge Was Again Waged Yesterday. CHANLER SLUMPED IN GREATER NEW YORK His Strength Up-State Was a Great Surprise?Chief Murphy, of Tammany, Says That Governor Hughes Can Take but Little Consolation. G OVERNOR Hughes won by ovei 50,000. The biennial battle ol High Bridtre was waged agalr ,____ to-day as the reglments of tlie Rballota wero marahaled lughes came down to tho clty from up-Stuto with an Indlcated plurallty ol about 121.000. Chanler'a pluralltj soufli of Hlgh Bridge was approxl mately tiS.OOO. The vote of two years ago was increasod by about 1G0.000. Chanler aurprlaed tlio Democratic leaders by un unexpectetlly large vote ln tho rural diatrlcts, but Iost tremen dously in tho clty or Greater New York, where his followlng had cxpecl ed at least 100,000 plurallty. Murphy's Stntcmeiit. NKff YOiyc, November :).?Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall ln a statement made late to-nlght sald: "I confess very great dlsnppulntincni in tlio result of tho election "wlth re? gard to Imth Mr. Bryan and Mr. Chan. (Contlnued on S'eeoiul 1'nge.) BRYAN SWEEPS CITY OF RICHMOND, HIS VOTE BEING 4,123 AGA1NST 1,145 FOR TAFT Republicans Carried Al! Doubtful States With the Exception of Bryan's Own Home State NEW YORK GOES FOR HUGHES FOR GOVERNOR iMissouri, Kentucky, Nevada and Montans Safely for Bryan, and Both Sides Claim and?Oklahoma Continues to Be Democratic?Gov. Folk is Defeated for U. 5. Senate. Maryh WILLlAM H. TAFT, the Republlcan nominee. in all proh.iblllty has beej elected Presldent of the "Unlted States. While returns from Indlana Ohlo and "West Virginia are comlng In slowly, and lt Is yet lmposslbh to state wlth any tlegree of certalnty how those States will go, yei Mr. Taft'a overwhelming victory ln New York State and hls success ln othei Eastern States In whlch returns are practlcally complete, indicate that no atict iandallde as Mr. Bryan predlcted has occurred in favor of Democracy. ILLINOIS AM) NEW VOHK REP-ZII.ICAN. Illinols Is safely Republlcan. Indicatlons late to-niglit were that Taft car? ried the State by 170.000, wlth Deneen defeatlng former Vlce-Pvesldent Adlal J5. Stevenaon by 100.000. The Leglslature wlll be strongly Republlcan. Gover? nor Hughes has probably been re-elected over Lieutenant-Governor Cliahler bj about 50,000 majority. Taft has probably carrled Greater New York by a smal, majority. The New England States went solidly for Taft. and the Republleana clain a landBlldo In New Jersey. Republlcan Chalrman Hitchcock ls c'aimlng Mary? land by from 10,000 to 12,000. The Republicans havo probably carried Michlgan | but the Democrats have elected their nominee for Governor. Latest indlcatiom are that Taft has carried indlana by abejut 3.000, but Wateon haa probably beet defeated for Governor by Marshall, Democrat. Bryan has overturned the nor rral Republican plurallty of 1,800 in hls home clty of Lincoln, and eatlmatei are that Taft wlll carry the clty by not over 200 plurallty. The State la stil ln doubt. The Republicans clalm Minnesota by 20,000 plurallty. MISSO-KI SAFB FOIt IIRYAN. Scattering returna indicate that Bryan has 35,1)00 plurallty ln Mlssourl, and the Democrats clalm Kentucky by a substantial majority. Iucomplete returni Indicate that Taft carrles Kansas by 20,000, Iowa by 30,000, and "Wisconsln by a j pood majority. Montana Is very close, favoring Bryan. Pennsylvania, on tlie contrary, went for Taft by an estimated plurallty of upwards of 200,000. Tlie Solid South remains unbroken, each State rolllng up a safe plurality for Bryan. Mr. Taft and Chalrman Hitchcock began exchanging congratulatory messages early in the evening, and apparently have no doubt of Republlcan success. Mr. Bryan announced to-night that he would have no statement to glve out to-night. ond Chalrman Mack sald he would have nothing to say until Ohio, Indlana and other doubtful States were heard from. XEXT CO.VGHESS IS REPUBLICAN. The next Houae will be Republican to a practlcal certalnty, havlng already made a galn of two over the last Congress. A very heavy vote was cast throughout the Unlted States, the early returna l/idlcating that Taft was runnlng well up to Roosevelt's vote ln 1904, while Bryan made good galns over Parker's vote. It ls Imposslble to even approxlmate Taft's popular majority at this hour. "DOUBTFUL" STATES ARE REPUBLICAN NEW YORK. November 4.?General election returns from throughout the United States recelved up to an early hour thla mornlng show the followlng rcsults: Wllliam H. Taft, of Ohlo, haa been elected Presldent, with 298 votes se? cure and thlrteen doubtful. Practlcal ly no change ls Indlcated ln tho com plexion of the natlonal House of Rep roaentatlvea. The United Statea Senate wlll retain Its present Republlcan majorlty. Gov? ernor Charles E. Hughes has been re elected In New York State by about 76,000 plurallty. Indlana has gone for Taft by from 15,000 to 18,000 plurallty. Bryan apparently has carrled Ne braaka, although the Republlcans stlll clalm the State. Ohlo returns have been serlously delayed. owlng to tho Immense slze of the ballot. but Taft has- carrled tho State by a majorlty ranglng from 30,000 to 75,000. Taft carrled' New York Clty by about 11.000 plurallty, thls belng tho first tlme the clty has glven Its vote to a Republlcan presldential candidate slnce 1898, when Mr. McKlnley had a small pluralitv. Mr. Taft recelved a greater plurallty ln New York State than Presldent Roosevelt did four years ago, the lndicatlons polntlng to 202.000 for Mr. Taft, as agalnst 175,000 for Mr. Roosevelt. Hisgen, tho Indopendence party can? didate for Presldent. recelved about 28.000 votes ln Greater New York. The lndicatlons are that Democratlc Governora havo been elected in several of tho Mlddle Western States that havo glven thelr presldential votes to Taft. Exeeeda Rooaevelt's IMurallUes. ? Mr. Taft has exceeded Mr. Rooso velt's plurallty ln New Jersey and In Massachusctts, as well as ln Now York. The Republlcan pluralltloa fell off heavlly ln the Mlddle West ln a mau ner thoroughly smrprlslng to the Re? publlcan managers. Speaker Cannnn has been re-elected by hls usual ma Jority. Representatlves Payne, of Now York nnd Dalaell, of Penusylvanla, havf been re-elected, and the House ofRop reaentativea probably wlll conttnue un? der Its old roglmo. Mr. Payne wil havo charge of the new tariff hlll Ir the extra session, whlch Mr. Taft will call Immediately after March 4th next. MIssouri has returned to tha "Soltd South" on tho prosldency, and elected Cowherd as Its Governor. The firat returna recelved to-day came from scattering dlstrlcta ln Mas aachusetta. Tho heavy pluralltles ln dicated thero for Mr. Taft aeemed at once to disslpate any probablllty of a lnndsllde for Mr. Bryan, as many Demoerats had claimed, and the Repub? llcan managers at once began to put out claims of vlctory. Returna from the up-oountry dls? tricts of New York State, where voting machlnea are largely used, were the next to arrive. It had been predlcted for days that ETle county, Including the heavy vote of Buffalo. mlght ba taken as an index to the drift through out the country. Thls proved to be the case so far as the natlonal tlcket was concerned. Mr. Taft havlng a plurallty of some? thing more than 4,000 votes. Erie county surprlsingly, however, gavo Lieutenant-Oovernor Chanter u plurallty of more than S.000. The op ponents of Governor Hughes were utiick to clalm a sweeping vlctory. but teturns from the other large eountlea and citlos soon changed the complexion of tho returns eompletely. The vote in Greater New York for Mr. Chanler was deeply dlsappotntlng to his frlends, whlle the heavy vote for Mr. Taft, and especlaUy ln the borough of Brooklyn, eompletely ecllpsed the most sangutne hopes of the Republlcans. Governor Hughes was cut heavlly up tho State, bui not so deeply as to Imperil his election, once the drift in his favor "below the, Bronx" had ba gun to make Itseif feit. Ucuublicuu Slump. . Some of the ligures relatlng to the Repuhllcan alump ln States regarded as certalnly Republlcan are little ahort of amn.Ing. Pennaylvanla'a immense plurallty of over .",00,000 four yeara has been cut ln two. Ullnola. whlch gavo Roosevelt 305,000 in 1904, ha? gono for Taft by about l.0,000. Tlm hlghcat clalm of tho Republlcana for Indlana ls 15,030, ua agalnst approxl roately 83,000, lowa, whlch gave Mr. Rooaevelt 158,000 plurallty ln-1901, haa dropped down to about 40,000 lor Mr. Taft, The return of Missouri to the Democratlc fold on tho presldential ticket ft'iped out a Republlcan plu? rallty of 25.000 four years agu. Hnrylaud nnd v. c*t Vlrglula. MarvlanU and West Vlrglnia are con. fidentiy olalmed by the Roptibllcawk, but Ihe returns are lo.j i:i< i?re t.i jui?t|. fy a clausiftcation at elthei ?tate, Mt-.-achnsetts. New York and N*w Jer si-v vv,'!-,, gtriklng exoeptlona to tha generally rudueed Republlcan plurail There has been a sbrlnkage ot th?