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Democratic Candidate for Presidency
vept Into Office on Crest of Great Popular Waw
Wilson's Lead May Be
Increased by Complete j
? ? i
With This Exception State Win
Be Represented by Democratic
Delegation at Washington.
Bull Moosen Split Normal
Republican Vote?Taft
Runs Second.
Incomplete returns from all
parts of the State, at hand at an
early hour this morning, indicate
that Woodrow Wilsen carried the
State by a majority that will ap?
proximate 45,000. William How?
ard Taft, the Republican nomi-j
nee, ran second, far behind the
leading candidate, with Theodore
Roosevelt trailing in third place,
some 3,000 votes in the rear.
Virginia joined the rest of the
country in bringing about prob?
ably the grandest Democratic
victory since the war. Increasing
the majority givflf William Jen?
nings Bryan in 1908 by many
thousand votes, turning out in
numbers greatly in excess of the
usual voting strength upon presi?
dential elections, tne Old Domin?
ion paid tribute to her "native 1
son'' in a manner which could!
leave no doubt as to her choice. I
One Republican.
Every Virginia district will be
represented in Congress by a
Democrat, with the exception of
the Ninth District, where C Bas
com Slemp has been elected to
succeed himself, defeating the
Democratic candidate. General
Rufus Avers, by a majority that
will exceed 1,000 votes. The
candidate of the Progressives in
the Ninth District, Walter Gra?
ham, made practically no inroads
upon the usual Republican ma?
jority in this district, the M oosers
baring, with few exceptions,
voted for the nominee of the con?
vention in which they took part.
In tiie Sixth District, Congress?
man Carter Glass estimated his
plurality at 5,000, this being much
larger than was anticipated, since
Halifax and Charlotte Counties
were taken from that district and
placed in the Fifth.
There was practically no op?
position to Congressman Jones,
chairman of the Committee on
Insular Affairs in the House, in
the First District.
In the Eighth there was al?
most a landslide for Representa?
tive Carlin, and he led the presi?
dential candidate, both in the
city and county of Alexandria, as
well as in other parts of the dis?
trict, by substantial figures.
Watson Wins Easily.
Judge Walter A. Watson was
sent to Congress in the Fourth
District in place of Robert Turn
bull, whom he recently defeated
sn a Democratic >rimary tor the
nomination by a slender ma?
jority. His opposition was slight
*? areay county of the district
JaSae Standers. In the Fifth Dte
trtct. twMitcn4 the bitterest opp?
atUsa. wit* the exceptio? of the
Khith. of say of the Democratic con
ajreeetonal nomine?*. Ms opponent bsT
?mr n?sde a treett?als showlasj. Daa
?III? roll** op a plurality of
Mt7 votes for Saeaeera aver a aV
fTasaaer. the Repehtloaa asartan. thai
seta? STaater thaa aar Davaecratle
Oeasrsssmaa haa received alace the
ajaw Ceaetitetton weat late effect aadj
rceeeH Um number of qu*lln>d rot
lt la net peeaiMe at tMa tbeel
Uaaate Ma aiajirlty la the Jte
W ilson Receives Ballots of 5,336
of the Democrats of
Candidates for Board Lead
Ticket?Amendments Get
Big Majorities.
It required no prophet to say In
advance that Governor Woodrow Wil?
son would sweep Richmond In yester?
day's election, but there were few
Indeed who would have said that his
victory here would be so complete,
or that the total vote polled would
be so large. In a year when there -was
no appreciable opposition to the Dem?
ocratic ?0 ml nets in the city, district
or State, it was supposed that trie
vote would be very ilgtiL
Yet more than i.Ii^ ettisens went to
the polls yesterday. The votes of
some were tnrown out because of im?
proper marking, but the fact that Sen?
ator E. C. Koikes, who led all the
balloting, received 7.182 votes for the
Administrative Board. shows that
nearly all the suffragans east their
ballots for the Democratic nominees
for this office.
Weil's Big Majority.
Of the total vote cast. Governor
Woodro? Wilson received i.tJs. Mis!
majority over all his opponents com-1
bined is 4.3~>*. for President Taft got 4lv :
and former President Roosevelt 451.
while for Eugene V. Debs. eighty-right
PnrtaJist* cast their votes. Chatin.
Prohibition, and Reimer. Socialist
Lahor, received eight and five vote*, re?
The v?t<* of President Taft drop- <
Iped from MM f?ar rear* ago to only'
14M this MM
Naturally, more vote:: were east out
because of llleael marking la reference |
to the prrstdeno than for the rest of j
The ticket, for this was the most dtf- {
feilt pari of the work f.?r the voter. !
Hundreds <->f vote* for Pr.sident ?ere|
evidently thrown out. for the total j
cast for Wilson and his opponents Is
far he!ow that registered for mem
bers of th? Administrative Hoard.
Large Ve*e for I.
Former Oorernor A. J. Montague re?
ceived g total vot* la Richmond of ?,
17?. His Racialist opponent. Charles A.
Height, received nlxty-nln*. while the
Socialist-Labor nomir.ee. Ad-lph M?l?
ler, had atneteen. Th? resalt shows
that the Kepabllcsas and Progressives
of Richmond far the mast ; ar i scratch?
ed Governor Montague, and did aot
vats far Coagrsss at all. sines ths So?
cialists latslved ao mars than taatr
party strength Oevwrnor Maattagu*
baa the solid Democrat!* rote
The amendments to the Constitution
leeeived Urge majorities h? this city,
carrying at er err precinct. The
ameadment permitting the LagWtaisrs
ta grant aaMSMMMMS gust ami nt ta
cities fared the
At Home of His Brother He
Hears Bulletins Which Tell
of Wilson Victory.
[Special to The Time*-Dispatch.]
Cincinnati. O.. November 5.?Presi?
dent Taft ri=e!Y?d news of bis defeat
at the home of his brother. C. P. Taft,
on Pike Street, shortly before dinner.
A teies;raph office was set apart in
one of the rooms of the mansion and
as soon as the wires were opened st
6 o'clock to-night bulletins telling of
Governor Wilson's election and the
I Democratic landslide began pouring
over the wires In rapid succession,
j Among the first uo.letins was a re?
port from Acusnnet. Mass.. showing
j that the President had carried that
town, but by a considerably reduced
margin over the figures of four years
i ago. A few minutes later came infor?
mation that Wilson had carried New
York and Massachusetts by large ma?
jorities. Next the announcement of
State Chairman Barnes, of New York,
conceding New Tork to Governor Wil?
son ticked over the wires. After read?
ing these bulletins Mr. Taft was prac?
tically convinced of the ejection of
I Governor Wilson.
With the President were his brother.
C P. Taft, and Mra C. P. Taft. Mis'
Louise Taft. Major Thoraas L? Rhodes.
! the President's m'lltar) aide, and s< v
I eral personal friend* After readlns
the first batch of bulletins the Presi
' dent and the party went down into
'the dining room for dinner about 7.34
! o'clock.
Mr. Taft spent a quiet day here.
! In the morning a number of personal
friends called to pay their respects
! Shortly sfter ar>on Mr. Tsft motored to
I the polling pla'-e st 2"*? Madison Koad.
j where he <-??t his ballot.
Caasrsaaa Tri?? (and Mate ft la ttrtovr
?a a?? ? waetasanav
New York. November S.?Chairman
M?0>m4>* of the Democratic National
Ctam?tt*. sent word to Governor
Wood row Wilson at Princeton. N J . at
7 o'clock that bis election was indi?
cated by aa overwhelming vote, and
that there are only two ?t*t?s In w!ncb
the rate will be close.
"I told him." said /~halrr..an Mc
Combs, yon baas carried N?w York
by a Irsiniadsii* plarallty. Tea have
alaa carried Massachusetts by a*.***
plarallty. I have fast received a mes?
sage from National Commtmsmaa
Fred B. Laach that you have carried
Minnesota by ;?.##? it is a dean
Returns Sufficient to Show Them
Ratified by Large Ma?
May Go to Courts Before Gover?
nor Can Officially Pro?
claim Result.
All of the three pi oposed amend?
ments to the Constitution of Virginia,
submitted, to the voters of the State
yesterday by the General Assembly
at its last session were ratified by
, large majorities. The returns, while
very Incomplete, are sufficient to shew
that the amendments relating to city
officials arc carried by a probable vot?
of two to one. while that relating to
commission government has a still
1 greater lead.
Little interest was ahown in this
'? proposition before the voters, and
many cltisens failed to avail them?
selves of the opportunity to register
their will. But evgn in country
places, where the people are n^t di?
rectly affected by th- changes In the
organic law which were to be voted
on. the result shows large majorities
in the affirmative
It in very evident that when the offi?
cial vote is canvsssed it wlU be found
thst all three amendments will have
. ratified But It is expected that
>>efore the Governor can make official
rroc.amatlon of the result. th? legality
Ton tin oed r.o Seventh Page_>
Roosevelt Sends
His Com?Tatulations
-The %ssi rim pi spli by a areat
pterattty have decided to tevee ad
?Jr. Wws**) aael the Pi sesnatii
party- i.Pbe all p?1 i Ha i mm, I ae
heaaee aed nslistawt. As fee
Hans sjHi the fate ef the haaat
fee the ftase ?rhag H ef little las.
Chairman McCombs Declares
Victory of Democrats Is
'Great Cause Has
Triumphed* *?Wilson
? ilia* that Geeeraer Wllssa
laiotlsaahlj waa elected, the D*
eraSse realdale erat a aaspatel
Sir. BjeCeeaha mm feilewat
ef w halm i
r lead hta fall ffarea aad
m ta the faMtaseat af the
f****S*^el#**? f*1cb a* t heat |w9trf9
aar aa haad hi head.
wtteraace ef a aal
after hta acreptaace af the
I Xew York. Vove-nber 5.??Early re
' turae from Xew- York and the Seaboard
j .cta?es were th? cause of maeh exuKa-)
I tlon at Democratic national headoaar-I
! tee*. Chairman McCotnbe. aeoa after j
7 o'clock, annt ward to Owereor Wood
' row Wlleon that hia elecUoa waa iadl
?atby an orsrwbelmrna; rete. Iat?r I
in the p;fn!n< he made the following j
' ytatetnert
~Th< r.rv .rv '? now oomplete Tb?
r?fnm? are coming !n *? faet th?t I;
cannot keen up with them.
?tJorernoT Wilton ha* carried Masae- j
"husette Main*. <V?nt?ectleat. N?w j
I York. Maryland. Vew Jersey, and all
' of the antith Vatfonal Ooianiltteemen I
! Kina aTtrsj that WI leaa pu i?.*a?
I plurality In Oregon. I believe w? will
I hare carried Pennsylvania for Wilson.
"I hare report* which are tufllctent
! to el?rt ijoverner Wlleoa without oeV
? et?; rftarn? from the Wettern State*,
j ?Meli are not !n.~
With Chairman McCombe were Vlca
r-halrmen WUUaai O XcAdon and Sea
! ?t?r ivoerm?. who were plataly
1 elated over the Html Mr MeOeatbe
at Is oVlo-k avid h* was not sr?pai ?d
tn eon-ed^ MSaSJ to Roes?reit, as he
*ir* brer <rK?f^.t as h*vt*?
%V?aee Haara ef glebse^.
Prlneeton. !f. J.._November l?fJoe
raer Woodraw "Vase aat te-i
Wilson and Sulzer Knock Out
Smashing Victory at the
Republican Strongholds Up
State Are Turned Into
Democratic Column.
Naw Tork, November I.?There vu
great rejoloing to-night at Democratic
State headquarters over the smashing
victory far Governor Wilson aad for
Repr?sentativ* William Balasr. Secre?
tary Joan A. Haass, of the committee,
was la charge of headquarters. Soon
after dusk the returns from the coun?
ties in which voting machines are aasd
flashed their returns, which showed a
great victory far Wilson was at baad
and that Salscr was to be the next
Democratic Governor of the State.
Moreover, these returns Indicated that
both braachsa of ths Laglslsturs
would be Democratic Secretary Ma?
son said late to-night:
"Wilson and Snlxer have carried New
Tork Stats by 200.000 plurality. Two
thirds of the Aasembly and Senate wilt
be Democratic. Ths delegation Cram
this Stats to ths House of Represen?
tatives will as Democratic by a large
majority. It Is a political revolution.
It baa been forcibly conducted aad the
returns show that the Democratic par?
ty la united In ths State as It hss not
been la reaajr years."
For ths first time la years a Demo?
cratic presidential candidate came
down to the Harlem River with a plur?
ality to add ta his own plnrality In tbe
Greater City of New York At this
hour Wilson aad Marshall seem to
have outran ooth Roosevelt and Taft
in ths Republican Strongholds beyond
the northern barriers of tbe Ivmocr?
tlc City of Now Tork.
Hut the Dsmocrsts this year have
?remed to step ?t notblnr. i'onfre??
man wtlltam Kaiser has knocked the
? ;?.??? ont of bath '"?scar Straus, hi*
rroaressivs opponent, and -on Hedge*,
the Repabltcaa standard bearer. Mr.
Sulzer hss a plursltty of ?omethlns
like 149.S??. Wilson Its* probably car?
ried the Greater fity by not far from
?.e** 3? j I
New Tork. in addition to chooeing
t?emocrat!e candidates la the Mate snd
nation, has i>ut the l>ernocrats in newer
apparently N botn bran-he* afl the
Stats letglslatare.
At 19:9? tc?.?lght it looked as If
tbe New Tork State Senate woj 1
stand thirty-tarna Democrats ts
eighteen Republican*. Progressive* sad
socialists 'f ths Progressive and
Socialists have elected any mawibees of
the Statr Senate The lower branch
of the atate legislature will se almost
two. to oi-e fx n?-wmt|c
At the ??eur of writiag thu dispatch
it leaks as If the lower branch of ths
T^eglsisrare wonld s*and l#f Democrats
ts Sfty Reaahltsans. aad nay athir
Democrats Carry
South"and Practical
All Eastern States.
Figures Prom Many States
Incomplete, and Result as Be?
tween Taft and Roosevelt Is .
Uncertain?D e m o c r a t s
Probably Will Have Good
Majority in Senate.
New York, November 5
With the election of Woodnns
Wilson to the presidency, and
Thomas R. Marshall to the vice
presidency assured by the earlier
returns to-night, the reports up
to midnight gave indications that
the electoral vote of the Demo?
cratic candidates would pass die
400 mark.
The size of the popular major?
ity given the Democratic national
ticket, or the States outside of
Illinois that might give electoral
votes to either Taft or Roosevelt,
were matters of conjecture at
midnight. It was certain,
ever, that Illinois would give an
overwhelming majority to Roose?
velt; while the race in Pennsyl?
vania was so close as to bring alt
three candidates within range of
Early returns gave Governor
Wilson and Governor Marshall
the "solid South," and the States
of Connecticut, Dela-vare, Ken?
tucky, Maine, Maryland, Massa?
chusetts, New York, West Vir- |
ginia, Indiana and Missouri.
As the night advanced and re?
turns from the West began to
come in, these earlier estimates "3j
were confirmed, and Montana, J
New Jersey and New lexko |j
were added to those that seemed
certain for the Democratic candi?
dates, while scattering returns
from San Francisco and Los
Angeles made it probable that.
California might join the Wilson
Marshall column.
Western Returns Slow.
No returns from any of the
Western States have been re?
ceived as yet from which any sort
of an accurate notion can be ob- I
tamed of how the States of the
plains and beyond the Rockies ?
have voted for President and*
New Mexico, which the Pro?
gressives thought was sure for
Roosevelt, apparently has been
'carried by Wilson. California is
safely fur Roosevelt, but North
Dakota, which Democrats
thought was safe for Wilson?
seems to be absolutely divided
j between Taft aud Roosevelt. Bat
in spite of the lack of retu
from the Plains and Moun
States ef the West, there so
to be no doubt that Wood
Wilson, with the solid South
the solid blast, or almost
solid East, behind him. will
only have a plurality <?f the
ula; vote, but will have a
majority in the electoral col
As for Congress, it may not
untd to-morrow night that
shall know how the -etuUe
?tand. But it is sure
Hoti?e will be ov
Democrat* At this, boor it
a? n" 'Jie r>einoc.at> w.?oV
I hin?ty oi t*>$ m the
The Socialists claim
Congressmen from
County. Pennsylvania,
in?i?t s? ?towtly as
in?ist that they wfll
electoral rote of
hour ax> returns

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