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RICHMOND PALLABIUM VOL. XXXIII. NO. 3G1. RICHMOND, IND., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. 9 WMXMM MY IlILo WJMm Republican State Central Committee Says Taft Wiil Carry Indiana by Good Majority, But Thinks that Its Own Candidate, Watson, Will Go Down in Defeat. (Later Bulletin) Indianapolis, Ind. 650 pre cincts out of 3,235 ini Indiana give Taft 103,758, Bryan 99,548, Watson 89,071, and Marshall 95,567. On this bas is Taft will carry the state by 26,000 and Marshall will win over Watson by 30,000. Indianapolis Claims are advanced, by the republican state central committee through Carl W. Reddick, at 10:30 tonight, that Taft will carry the state by 20,000 and Marshall by 10,000. The dem ocrats are conceded seven of the thirteen congressional dis tricts. The legislative ticket Is very close and probably will be republican. ' The congressional districts conceded to the democrats are the second, third, fourth, fifth? seventh, eighth and iweuui. .The closeness of the results In Indiana is proving a sur prise.' It ' had been expeqted Taft would go through with 40,000 majority and Watson would have clear sailing by a vote of 15,000. The congres sional vote is a big surprise. ' V'-" ,.'V . BULLETIN. Indianapolis Returns now received are almost entirely from the cities where Watson's defeat had been ex pected. The rural districts may tell O, different ' story. Thirty-four pre cincts out of forty In Vanderburg coun ty give Watson' a lead ' of 151 votes. The republican legislative ticket is eald'to be elected. One half the pre cincts of Bartholemew county show Marshall will carry the county by 400. Iake county gives -Taft- a plurality of C,000 and Watson 2.000. BULLETIN. Indianapolis 640 precincts in In diana give Taft 67,570; Bryan, 67,109; Watson, 61,227; Marshall, 68,896, Indianapolis 250 : precincts in' In diana give Taft 57.143; Bryan. 56,582; Watson, 50,666; Marshall, 57.969. '.,. :r. .. , Indianapolis 400 precincts in. Indi ana give Taft 73,837; Bryan 73,462; Watson 65,442; Marshall 72,759. Indiana 300 ' precincts in Indiana, pive Taft, 62.231; Bryan, 61,905; Wat fcon, 55,124, and Marshall, 52,978. Bluffton, Ind. Twelve precincts out pf 32 in Wells county give Taft 637; Itryau 1.119. Wabash. Ind. Ten precincts out of P8, give Taft 073; Bryan. 717; Watson, 1.098; Marshall, 70S. This county in 1904 gave Roosevelt a plurality of 2,- . Valparaiso, Ind. Porter county gives Taft, 1.494; Bryan, 1,059; Watson, 1, 033; Marshall, 1,203. BULLETIN. Indiana Fifteen precincts- out of 45 in Montgomery county, give Taft 2.578; fcryan, 8,t?4 This county in 1904 pave Roosevelt 900 plurality. Indiana Nineteen precincts In Wayne county give Taft 128; Bryan, D8; Watson, 107; Marshall, 79. BULLETIN. Indianapolis, Ind., Kov. 3. State Chairman Goodrich wired National Chairman Hitchcock . that Taft will carry Indiana by 15,000. MARSHALL LEADS BRYAN. Indianapolis Out of 34 precincts in Delaware county, Taft has 3,337; Bry an, 1,780; Watson. 2,809; Marshall, S.448. returns from Yan.derburjsJ.W His Election in Indiana Conceded by the Republicans HON THOMAS R. MARSHALL. Marsnali, whose home is m Columbia City, Is Just now atout the happiest man in Indiana as the Indiana Republican State Central com mittee has conceded his election. county indicate Marshall will outrun Bryan. . Tippecanoe county gives Watson a majority of 800; republican loss of 100. Newton county gives Taft a plurali ty of 650 against a republican plurali ty of 355. Grant county has returned but one precinct which gives Watson a major ity of two votes. Indications are that Taft will carry Marion county by 2,000. ' Taft carries St. Joseph county by 2,500 and Watson the same by about 800. Vigo county gives Marshall a plu rality of about 1,000. Bryan is lead ing also. Twenty precincts out of 40 in Van derburg county give Taft 4,080; Bryan, 3,341; Watson, 3.9S0; Marshall, 3,820. In Grant county out of 30 precincts, give Taft, 2,582; Bryan, 2,035; Watson, 2.225; Marshall, 2,542. Overstreet appears possibly defeated in the Seventh district. Indications are democrats will car ry entire Marion county ticket. Terre Haute. Twenty-five precincts Vigo county, city of Terre Haute Taft 5,706; Bryan. 5,728; Watson, 4,200; Marshall, 7,565. Indianapolis 14 out of 41 precincts in Vigo county gave Taft 4,955; Bry an 5,000; Watson, 4,529, and Marshall, 6,278. Indianapolis 115 precincts out of 138 in Marion county gave Watson 27,072; Marshall, 30,946. Sullivan county gives Bryan the plurality by 1,300, and for Marshall, 1,400. This county was carried two years ago by the Democrats with a total of 600. Indianapolis 200 precincts in Indi ana give Taft 44,113 and Bryan 44, 276; Watson 38.141 and Marshall 44,341. 110 precincts In Marion coun ty give Taft 2S.196; Bryan 28,444. BULLETIN. Indianapolis Republicans at head quarters give Marion county to Mar shall by 4,000. BULLETIN. Indianapolis. 160 precincts in In diana give Taft 36,128; Bryan. 35,625; atsoa. 31.224; Marshall, 35,650. In 1906 the state election in Marion county gave a republican plurality of 5,000. On returns from 90 precincts in the county the republican plurality will be wiped out. Taft and Marshall republicans are in evidence throughout the state. BULLETIN. Indianapolis Indications are that Marshall will carry Marion county. The state democratic committee claims Bryan will pull through in the state. The claim is made, also, the democrats will carry Marion county for all offices. In Monroe township Marshall beats Watson by 160 votes. Iq. ten precincts in Montgomery county Taft s vote is 2,042 and Bry an's 1,893. Three precincts in Franklin county give Bryan a plurality of 13 and Mar shall 15. BULLETIN. Indianapolis 100 precincts in Indi ana, mainly in Marion county give Taft 24,050; Bryan 23,330; Watson 19,987; Msshall 22,585. BULLETIN. Indianapolis Chairman Goodrich has a dispatch from Frank -Hitchcock saying Taft will carry New York. Indianapolis Sixty-two precincts In Indiana, give Watson 15,542; Marshall, 16.842. The democratic gam over two years ago is 2.G40. Indianapolis, Ind. Forty precincts in Indianapolis heard from by the demo cratic committee, give Taft, 9,796; Bryan. S.953. The first twenty-five precincts out of 138 in Marion county, give Bryan, 5.9S4; Taft, 6,687, a net democratic gain of 775. At this rate Taft will carry Marion county by about 500. Taft and Marshall are running close together on the vote. Indianapolis Marion county, thirty one precincts, Taft, 7.91S; Bryan, 7, 500; Watson, 7,388, and Marshall, 8, 363. ' ' THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday; fresh south winds. OHIO Fair tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday; light to fresh south winds MA RSHA LL A ND WA TSON A RE RUNNING . NECK A ND NECK IN INDIA NA : MA RSHA LL LEADS HIS OPPONENT IN Special Correspondence. I j Indianapolis, Nov. 3. The vote in Indianapolis probably will prove to be the heaviest ever cast in the state. In dications are that the amount of scratching will prove unprecedented. It is not believed to have been as gen eral in Indianapolis as elsewhere in the state. Few arrests have been made here for attempts at Illegal vot ing or for giving away whisky. There has been no serious trouble reported from anywhere in the state. At Evansville both parties were pre pared for trouble. The sheriff had extra deputies on duty and the su perintendent of police had a large force of extra policemen helping him. There were many challenges and ev ery precaution was taken to keep or der. Foreigners Challenged. At Indiana Harbor, 200 foreigners tried to vote and there were many challenges. It was found many of the men were pot entitled to vote. Two Italians were arrested at Bloom ington for alleged illegal voting. A negro was arrested at Jeffersonville on the same charge. At Winchester several arrests were made for distrib uting whisky. W. C. T. U. in Ranks. The feature of the day was found at Hartford City where the W. C. T. U. was active in getting out the vote. Men were taken to the polls in rigs and instructed en route how to vote. Candidates who had refused to sign remonstrances ' against the saloons were made the object of the women's ire and were electioneered against Special precautions were taken at Muncie. The Good Citizen's League had watchers thepglls JtqreventJ uisii ancmseu wen irum vuiiug.- . sev eral attempts were made to run in this element. At Bedford the democrats challenged many votes. Voting was unusually slow in Clay county. The question, of a new court house and free gravel roads were voted upon at the same time. At many cities working men and travelers were on hand hefore the polls opened this morning. These men were anxious to cast their vote before going to work or leaving the city for other places. There has been intense inter est throughout. Many of the wet re publicans are found voting with the democrats. At South Bend the un usually long time to mark the ticket was regarded as indication of general scratching. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 3. All day STATE CHAIRMAN GOODRICH INDIANA FOR Is Not Improbable that Bryan Will Nose Out a Victory in this State. Indianapolis, Ind. State Chairman Goodrich concedes Thousands Crowd to Hear A popular hit, pure and simple, is the verdict of every onlooker in regard to the Palladium's invitation to the citi zens of Richmond and Wayne county to be its guests at the coliseum and hear the election returns. -Fully 3,500 people if not more, have packed the huge building. Adherents of all parties are present, as Is easily seen by the applause given upon the reading various election returns fav oring the various candidates of the dif ferent parties. . . x As is to be expected in this republi can stronghold, the majority of the Palladium's guests at the coliseum are republicans, a fact very apparent to any one there, who hears the great storm of applause arising after the announcement- gains by such republi can candidates as Taft and Watson. Rev. J. O. Campbell, who was Wayne county's choice during the race for the congressional nomination last spring, is reading the election returns to the vast assemblage. And no one Is finding fault with his delivery either, as his deep voice carries to all parts of the great hall the news of what the people of this nation did with their ballots today. Thm Y. M. C. A. supper served at the long the politicians have been puzzled in this city over the fact that the vot ers seemed to be voting straight tick ets. No one was able to figure out just what this meant. And another thing that caused much comment was that there was an enormous lot of early voting. In many af the precincts of this city, fully 75 per cent of the vote was cast by noon. This was re- markable, and the wise politicians sat up. scratched their heads and asked themselves what it all meant. Not only was voting heavy In this city, but reports from out in the State indicated that an unusually heavy vote was being polled everywhere else. If there was any apathy during the cam paign it did not last until election day. In this city where voting machines were used, men voted as rapidly aa three to the minute. It was evident from the short time they remained In the booth that they were not doing much scratching. It was known all during the campaign that there were many republicans talking about vot ing for Taft and against Watson. To do this, of course, they had to scratch their tickets. If they went into the booths and voted straight, as they seemed to be doing, the question was whether they had changed their mind and were voting the straight republi can ticket, Watson and all, or whether they were afraid to scratch and were voting the straight democratic ticket rather than to lose their vote against Watson. And this was the case in all kinds of precincts. The aristocratic north side precincts - in this city seemed to be voting straight, as well as the work Ingmen's wards of the south side and the foreign quarters of the west and soathwstfiarts-of..'t3 ctty.!: White men, negroes, foreigners and all seem ed to be following the same plan. Republicans claimed this indicated that the republicans who were dis gruntled heretofore had made up their minds to eccept Watson and vote the ticket straight rather than take chan ces on spoiling their ballot for Xaft. On the other : hand the democrats were claiming that these republican voters were still opposed to Watson and were voting the straight democra tic ticket rather than run the risk of spoiling their ballot. And each side had something on which to base its claim. This was admitted by all sides. The saloons were closed tight here and as far as has been learned they were closed all over the state. No trouble has been reported from any place in the state, but the police of that Marshall will be Indiana's next governor and claims In diana for Taft by only 3,000. The close race between Taft and Bryan is a great surprise and it is not inconceivable that Bryan might nose out a victory in this state, . the Coliseum the Election Returns Coliseum this evening in connection with the Palladium's election returns was a great success. Several hundred people were served altogether. At the conclusion of the supper the tables were removed to make more room for the Palladium's guests. A "counter lunch" is still being served and many hungry ones are taking advantage of it to get cups of steaming coffee and sandwiches. SHERMAN SENDS CONGRATULATIONS' Wires Chairman Hitchcock . Tonight. 1 New York, Nov 3. Chairman Hitch cock, of the republican national com mittee has received the following con gratulatory telegram from Sherman: "Please accept my congratulations and thanks for the xeal and wisdom with which you conducted campaign today successfully concluded.' MARION COUNTY this city were looking for it during the evening in 6ome of the wards in which foreigners vote. Thousands of foreigners were naturalized during the last week or two and it was said they would be brought to the polls to vote late in the day. When tbe republicans found that rapid voting was being done and that straight tickets appeared to be the rule they brought out considerable money and began betting on Watson. Several bets were made at even money today. The weather all over the state was reported fine and this helped to bring out a full vote. Clever Scheme Worked. A clever scheme was worked here to day by some one, presumed to be the democrats. Letters were sent to a large number of colored republicans telling them to select ten of their best workers , in their precincts and go with them to room 33. old Board of Trade building to meet Capt. W. E.. English, who wished them to do some special work on election Gay. The let ters told them that they would be sup plied with the "necessary means" for carrying on the work. As a result fully 500 negroes gathered at the old Board of Trade, only to find that they had been fooled. Mayor Bookwalter and several other well-known republicans had to explain to them that the letters were forgeries and that it was a dem ocratic scheme to get the negroes to come down to be disappointed. When they went to room 33 they found pic tures of Taft, and Governor Hanly on the wall and the floor strewn with pa per bands, such as are used around packages of paper money in banks, each band marked "$50. This looked pTOtnlslng.titt .courjBe, but, there was tip money In sight. It was acknowledged to be a clever scheme well worked. It is not believed that many negroes voted the democratic ticket, though some did. Most of them lined, up as they always have done for the repub lican ticket. Among the republicans confidence was maintained in tbe general result as far as the national ticket was con cerned. They insisted that Taft will carry the state and that he will be elected. They were also confident of the election of Watson and the rest of the state ticket. But the democrats insisted that the stralsh icket volng indicated a landslide for Bryan and were claiming that Marshall will be elected by a large plurality. It was admitted on all sides, however, that the complexion of the legislature could not be forecasted. " ' - CLAIMS TAFT BY 3,680 BRYAN HAS NO STATEMENT TO MAKE Governor Warren Expected to Be Defeated. Lincoln Neb., Nov. 3. Mr. William Jennings Bryan states positively that he has no statement to make tonight. Governor Warren has been heavily pushed out at 0:30 o'clock and his de feat Is declared by the democrats. KERN HEARS THE RETURNS; RETIRES Says He Will Come Out Wednesday. on Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 3. When John W. Kern heard early returns from New York said, "I'am going to bed and will not comment until tomorrow." HUGHES WIRES TAFT TONIGHT Sends Congratulations on Vic tory. Albany. N. Y., Nov. 3. 3overnor Hughes has sent the following tele gram to Taft at Cincinnati My heart iest congratulations upon your victory. TAFT LEADS ' BRYAN NEW YORK Repubican Candidate, It Is Now Predicted,, Will Carry The City of Greater New York. HUGHES EASILY WINNER OVER CHANLER, DEMOCRAT Present Governor Victor After One of Hardest Fought Battles in History of the State. " New York The election of Hughes is conceded by the Democrats and the Republic cans of New York and up state are in ecstacy. It is thought1 that his election will be by 45,000 plurality; ( . V BULLETIN. : : i New York Indications at 10 o'clock are iBai nugoca, ui. iuf uibjui ivj of 106,000 outside Greater New York, and Chanler about OO.OOVIn city, mak ing Hughes majority by 45,000. New York, Nov. 3. Governor Hughes . is being congratulated upon bis splendid race. He has been light-" ing the fight of the "people," accord ing to those claiming to be independ ent voters. He has been opposed by the gambling and saloon element . al most to a man. He has been opposed Dy tne gammers primarily Decause or. bis attitude on betting at the race tracks and is regarded by some-turf followers as having killed the sport. A more' liberal man has been wanted for the governor's chair. Hughes has been opposed by many of the leaders of the old ring of the republican party and this has made his struggle the more Interesting as he was recognised ' as being opposed by men who super- fically appeared as favoring him. Hi victory is a signal triumph. , . New York Manhattan 2 o districts . . . out of 73T give Hughe 20,415; Chan ler, 47,316; Shearn, 4,069. The similar districts in 10O4 gave Higgins 32,278; Herrick, 46.420. : j . .- New York 320 districts in, Manhat tan out of 734 give Taft 45,267; Bryan, 55.745; Hisgen, 4.327. The same dis tricts In 1!K4 gave Roosevelt, 45,301; Parker, 57.531. . -,.. , , . NEW YORK In 917 districts tin New York state above -tbe Bronx, Hughes is leading Chanler, 27.001. In 170 precincts in Greater New York, Chanler has 22JMI over Hughes. At this rate he should have the whol city by 76,jr. TAFT LEADS ROOSEVELT. New York. Taft runs ahead of Roosevelt of four years ago In Queens county. 230 election districts out of 857 in Brooklyn give Taft 44,451; Bry an 38,662. - - WINS CITY, ALSO. New York, Nov. 3. Taft , carries New York City by 5.000. New York 14 W districts fn New York state outside Greater New York, give Taft, 3W,230; Bryan, 240,640. New York 103 out of 3.043 districts In New York city give above' tbe Bronx, Taft, 63,040 over Bryan. At this rate tbe city above tbe Bronx will give Taft 179.537 over Bryan. 85rt dis-' tricts In Greater New York give Bryan 742 over; Taft. At that rate he would have the whole city by lVn, and Taft would have the whole state by .178,037. , Brooklyn. N. Y. Returns from 34 precincts In Brooklyn." give Taft 4 957; Bryan 53,524. BULLETIN. : New York 771 out of 3,043 districts!