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Present Governor of New York Again Selected it is
Chanter Failing
i to Show Expected StrengtfeTaft
.. .,. ;i Will Easily Carry thet
New York Therefectioa of
Hughes is conce(Jet(;,6y ..the
Democrats and the.f3tepub!i
cans of New York and up state
are in ecstacy. It is thought
that his election
45,000 plurality.
will be by
rV- X
4 . .
New York Indications .atJlO o'clock
re that Hughes --will bave , majority
of 106,000 outside "Greater New.Vork,
ftnd Chanler about 60,00 Oln city.' mak
jng Hughes majority by 45,000.
New York. Nor. 3.-Governor
lughes is being ' congratulated upon
his splendid race.- He has been fight
ing the fight ot the "people," accord
ing to those claiming to be independ
ent voters. He has been opposed -'by
the gambling and saloon element al
anost to a man. " He has been opposed
by the gamblers primarily because of
Jils attitude .on betting at, the race
tracks and is regarded by some turf
followers as having killed the sport.
Amore liberal. man has been wanted
for the governor's chair, f Hughes lias
0f the old ring; of the republican party
and this has made his struggle the
jnore interesting as he was recognized
us being opposed by men who super
fically appeared as favoring him. His
jvictory is & signal trrumpn. .
New York Manhattan 240 districts
cut of 734 give Hughes 29,415; Chan
ler, 47,316; Shearn, 4,069.' The similar
districts In 1904 gave Hlgglns 32,278;
Herrick, 46,429.
New York 320 district in Manhat
tan out of 734 give Taft 46,267; Bryan,
65,745; Hisgen, 4,827. The same dis
trict in 1904 gave Roosevelt, 45,301;
Parker, 57.831.
NEW YORK In 917 districts iin New
ttork state above the Bronx, Hughes
s leading Chanler, 27.091.
In 170 precincts In Greater New
lYork. Chanler has 22.241 over Hughes.
At this rate he should have the whole
ity by 76,000.
New York. The Times is flashing
Jlugbes election.
New York 774 out of 3,043 districts
In New York state above the Bronx
give Taft 39.440 over Bryan. At same
rate the state above Bronx gives Taft
355,193 over Bryan. 2O0 out of 1,632
districts in Greater New York give
Bryan 6.105 over Taft. At this rate
the whole city will give Bryan 48,960
over Taft, giving the state to Taft by
New York The New York Journal
concedes Hughes election by 100,000
New York 774 out of 3,043 districts
In New York, above the Bronx, give
Taft 39,446 over Bryan. At the same
rate the state above Bronx, gives Taft
155.193 over Bryan; 20 out of 1,632
'districts in Greater New York, give
Bryan 6.105 over Taft This rate the
whole city will give Bryan over Taft
48.860. Giving state to Taft by 100,-
Erie county. New York, complete,
gives Taft. .lOl; Bryan, 35,5i;; His
pen. 35.367; Chanler. 4o.9l3. Roose
velt's plurality in 1904 was 13.0S7.
Albany, New' York, complete gives
Taft a plurality of 5,500; Hughes 3,
600. Roosevelt carried the county in
1904 by 6.198.
New York. The Brooklyn Eagle in
an extra says Taft has carried Ohio,
Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island and Wisconsin, and that
Hughes is elected governor of New
fJToTk by 10,000. The Evening Journal
sayn It looks like Hughes. Both par-
Empire State.
ties claim Colorado.
Indications favor
" Rome, N. Y. Complete returns give
Taft, 2.228; Bryan, 1,966. Same in
1904 Roosevelt, 2,151; Parker, 1,912.
Utica. Complete vote Taft 7,701;
Bryan, 6,719; Hughes, 7,216; Chanler,
7,282. ,
Syracuse Complete vote Taft,
17,794; Bryan. 11,976; Hughes, 17.124;
Chanler," 12,045.
New York The New York Herald Is
signaling ; from tower indicates Taft's
election. The New York Times says
Taft wins by 175,000 to 200,000.
New York. Nov. 3. State Chair
man Woodruff says Taft will carry
New York state by 50,000.
; .Connecticut goes to Taft by 20,000.
Returns' at this hour indicate Taft
carried Ohio , and New Jersey by
heavy pluralities. AH New England
States sure for Taft. Taft carries a
large plurality.
New York. At 7:15 p." m., Republi
cs-National ' Chairman Hitchcock
100,000 plurality In New York State
for Taft, and that Governor Hughes be
New York Based on 120 out of 587
districts in -Brooklyn, Chanler's plu
rality will be 12,000.
New York 759 precincts out of 31,
043 districts in New York state above
the Bronx, give Hughes 16,137 over
Chanler. At the same rate the state
above the Bronx gives Hughes 63,903
over Chanler.
Brooklyn In ISO districts out of 587
Taft will receive a plurality of 16,000,
against 6.600 for Roosevelt in 1904.
Brooklyn New York 140 districts
out of 587 districts give Taft 24,250;
Bryan 20,629; Hisgen 229.
Brooklyn, New York 160 districts
out of 587. give Taft 28,171; Bryan
23,845; Hisgen 2.572.
4 New ' York. 110 districts in
hattan out of 734 give Taft 15,593
an, 18,985; Hisgen, 1,334.
New York 130 districts out of 890
in Manhattan below the Bronx give
Taft, 18,900; Bryan. 22,050. At this
rate Bryan will carry the borough by
Manhattan 140 districts out of 734
in Manhattan give Taft 19,583; Bryan
24.544; Hisgen, 1,783.
New York. 568 election districts in
New York state give Taft 161,074;
Bryan, 119,577; Hisgen, 898. Same
in 1901, Roosevelt, 158,408; Parker,
101,821. 650 election districts In
New York .state give Taft, 173,828;
Bryan, 128,494; Hisgen, 993.
Rensslaer County New York Forty'
five out of 87 election districts give
Taft 1,140; Bryan 8,973; Hisgen 10,-
498; Chanler 9,589. Same in 1904 gave
Roosevelt 11,075; Parker 8,549;
Hughes 9.929 and Hearst 9,507.
Brooklyn Twenty election districts
out of 587 give Chanler a plurality
of 1,004.
Manhattan. X. Y. Fifty election dis
tricts out of 734 give Taft, 5,819; Bry
an, 8,957; Hisgen, 574. . ,
Schenectady, N. Y. City gives Taft
1,795; Bryan, 5,801.
Queen's County, N: Y. Twenty elec
tion districts out of 113 give Taft
2.505; Bryan, 3.273; Hughes, 368.
Greater New York. 104 election dis
tricts out of 1.633 give Taft 19,341;
Bryan. 21,357; Hisgen, 2,033.
Brooklyn, N. Y. loo election dis
tricts out of 587, give Taft. 18,302;
Bryan, 16,324. At this rate Taft will
carry boroughs of Brooklyn by 15,000.
Brooklyn, N. Y. 190 districts out of
5S7 give Taft, 1S.302; Bryan, 15.324.
Greater New York Fifty-ebiht dis-
1,634 gives Hughes, 4,
7,932; Shearn, 767.
v Greater New York Forty districts
out of 113 in Queens' county. New
York." gives Taft, 5,540; Bryan, 6,925,
and Hisgen, 700.
New York. The New York World
says Taft is elected. The returns from
180 of 203 election districts in Boston
show Bryan, 34,131; Taft, 34,869. For
Governor Draper, (Rep. 28,119; Va
hity, (Dem.) 40,708.
Rochester, N. Y. The vote for
president and governor in this city,
practically correct is Taft, 24,069; Bry
an, 17,641; Hughes, 22,711; Chanler,
New York. 187 election districts in
New York state give Hughes 55,555;
Chanler, 54,024; Shearn, 227; same
districts in 1906 gave Hughes 50,357;
Hearst, 44,314.
New York New York state, outside
city, 419 precincfs out of 3,034 Taft
24,295 over Bryan. At this rate the
state outside of city will give Taft
176,494 over Bryan. '
New York City Twenty districts In
Manhattan out of 734 give Taft 2,088;
Bryan 3,457. ; ' -
here follow:: Tfcft, 3,130; Bryan, 1,870;
Hughes, 2,829; Chanler, 2,123.
Elmira, N. Y. Twenty-six districts:
Taft, 4,768; Bryan, 4,120; Hughes,
4,527; Chandler 4,210 (same in 1904);
Roosevelt, 4,584; Parker, 3,923.
Troy, N. Y. New, York Herald
gives total vote of Troy, N. Y.: Taft,
9.752; Bryan, 8,549; Hisgen, 148;
Hughes, 8,261; Chandler. 9,068; Shern,
Utica, N. Y.
6,711; Hughes,
7,701; Bryan,
Chanler, 7,242.
Auburn, N.
Bryan, 2,734;
Y. Total Taft, 4,06S;
Hughes, 3,828; Chanler,
New York Thirty precincts in Man
hattan Taft 3,164; Bryan 5,536.
New York New York
cedes Taft's election.
World con-
New York Thirty
Brooklyn out of 587
3,090; Chanler 4,099.
districts in
give Hughes
New York Forty precincts in Man
hattan Taft 4,788; Bryan 7,168.
Danville, 111., Nov. 3. Joe Cannon
re-elected by 7,000.
Predicting on the strength of New
York vote for Taft, the democratic na
tional committee has made the state
ment that Taft will carry Chicago by
a vote of 50,000.
State chairman of Illinois wires
Chairman Hitchcock that Taft car
ries Illinois.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Five hundred and
fifteen precincts in Chicago give Taft
72,789; Bryan, 57,743. Deneen, Repub
lican, for Governor, 1S.644; Stevenson,
Democrat, 21,054.
Chicago, 111. .133 precincts, report:
Taft, 15.848; Bryan, 13.CS2.
Winnebago County, 111 Seventeen
out of 34 districts give Taft plurality
of 1.645. At same rate the total will
be 3.200 against 7.000 in the county
for Roosevelt' in 1904.
Dajiville. I1L Cannon's re-eleotion
is claimed by 5,000 to 6,000 majority.
Chicago 394 districts out of 1,260 in
Chicago, indicates a plurality for Taft
in the cityf 30.000. against Roose
velt's plurality of 11,000. " -
Chicago, III. 410 out of 1,250
precincts in Chicago give Taft
56,977; Bryan, 45.933; 150 out
tricts out of
773; .Chanler,
I- t'j&
In carrying New York, Governor
Hughes did not do it with ease. He
waged one' of the bitterest campaigns
in the history of the state. He was
opposed by the liberal element the
principal part of which was the book
makers and race track men. They
fought his election to the bitter end,
but were unsuccessful in defeating
of 1.2GO precincts in Chicago, give Di
neen, 14,051; Stevenson, 16,316.
Chicago Indications are that Stev
enson, Democrat, for Governor, has
carried the city of Chicago by about
Chicago. Ninety-five precincts out
of 1,260 in Chicago, give Taft 10,401;
Bryan 9,799. .
Chlcago--feoa out 1,260" precincts
In Chicago give Taft 94,519; Bryan
74,673. Chicago! returns from 225 pre
cincts indicate that Stevenson, Dem
ocratic candidate for governor, has
carried Chicago by a plurality of about
Boston. Bryan carries the oity by
500, with one precinct missing.
Boston The Boston Glove announces
Taft carried Massachusetts by 100,000.
Boston One hundred cities and
towns in Massachusetts give Taft
50,009; Bryan 11,649.
Boston, Mass. Early indications
are that William Howard Taft will
carry Massachusetts by a plurality of
Boston Forty towns in Massachu
setts gave Taft. 10,756: Bryan, 3,684;
Hisgen, 337. The same towns in 1904,
gave Roosevelt, 10,910; Parker, 4,193.
New York 159 precincts in Boston
give Bryan, 31.836; Taft, 29,598; for
Gov.. Draper (Rep.), 23,403; Vahri,
(dem.), 33,884.
Boston Republican congressmen
are elected from the First, Second,
Third, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth,
Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth
districts in Massachusetts and from
First and Second districts in New
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 3. There are 4,
430 precincts in Ohio.
The ticket is very long and will be
late giving result. Not a precinct had
reported at 7 :40 p. ta.
Louisville, Ky. Twenty-four pre
cincts in Louisville give Bryan 2S0
plurality; Shearly (Dem.), for con
gress, 651 plurality.
Louisville, Ky. Louisville and Jef
ferson county, 124 precincts out of
222, Taft, 15,477; Bryan, 12,863; Kin
kead (Rep.), for congress, 14,768;
Sherly (Dem.), 14,068. -
Milwaukee, Wis. Early returns
show gains for Taft over Roosevelt's
vote four years ago.
Milwaukee, Wis. Tardy returns in
dicate Taft's plurality of 75.000, and
the legislature republican. This will
xe-elect Stephenson.
Special Correspondence.
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 not 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 electtoneered against.
Special precautions were taken at
Muncie. The Good Citizen's League
had watchers at the polls to prevent
disfranchised men from voting. Sev
eral, a.ttemp.tajwer e. msde to .run. 1 nthla
element. At Bedford the democrats
challenged many votes. Voting was
unusually slow in Clay oounty. 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 before 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
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 3. All day
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 as
three to the minute. It was evident
from the short time they remained in
The surprise of the lection in this
city came when Sheriff Meredith re
fused to permit prisoners at the coun
ty jail to be voted unless orders for
their release were obtained. It has
been customary for many years in this
county for the sheriff to permit the
prisoners to vote. These sheriffs have
been republicans almost always. Mere
dith's action was so surprising as to
bring retaliation. He was classed by
Sends Congratulations on Vic
tory. Albany, N. Y' Nov. 3. Governor
Hughes has sent the following tele
gram to Taft at Cincinnati My heart
Jest congratulations upon your victory.
Indianapolis Republicans at head
quarters give Marion county to Mar
shall by 4,000.
Indianapolis. 160 precincts in In
diana give Taft 36,128; Bryan, 35,625;
Watson, 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.
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.
In 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.
Indianapolis 100 precincts in Indi
ana, mainly in Marion county give
Taft 24,050; Bryan 23.330; Watson
19,987; Marshall 22.585.
Indianapolis Chairman Goodrich
has a dispatch from Frank Hitchcock
saying Taft will carry New York,
" ditfnapotl Sixty-two pretlaeM; 4a
Indiana, give Watson 15,542; Marsn&U,
16,842. The democratic gain over two
years ago is 2,640.
Indianapolis, Ind. Forty precincts in
Indianapolis heard from by the demo
cratic committee, give Taft, 9,796;
Bryan. 8.953. The first . twenty-five
precincts out of 138 in Marion county,
give Bryan. 5,984; Taft, 6.6S7, 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. 7,918: Bryan, 7.
560; Watson, 7,388. and Marshall, 8,
363. 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
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
the liberal element wet republicans
and democratic saloon advocates as a
Watson man. and his name was
scratched. Workers at the polls had
prepared sheets of instructions that
were given to voters to be taken into
the polls with tbem. These contained
a list of the men to be voted for. It
had been expected originally Mere
dith's name would be on this list as
he has been held to be a "good fellow."
His name was taken off, however, and
he went on the black list as standing
against the saloon element
The deomcrats wanted voters in the
jail released as well as republicans
and made application to the sheriff.
Alonzo Bratton was released upon an
order from the court. He is a demo
crat. His fine was paid or staid, so
as he would not lose his vote. He was
sent to jail only Monday.
Meredith made the statement he
was going to run his office on the
square and even if he is a republican
and wants to see republicans elected
southwest parts of the city. 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 Wat sou and vote the
ticket straight rather than take chan
ces on spoiling their ballot for Taft,
On tt 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 ruu the risk of
spoiling their ballot. And each rld
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 thy
were closed all over the state. No
trouble has been reported from any
place in the state, but the police of
this city were looking for It during
the evening i some 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 the 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 or Watson.
Several bets were made at even money
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 th
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
wUhihen.tp fQom, 33. old. Board of.
Trade building to meet Capt. W E.
English, who wished them to do some
special work on election day. The let
ters told thSm 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
promising of course, but there was no
money in sight. It was acknowledged
to be a clever scheme well worked.
It is not believed that many negroes
voted the democratic ticket, tiough
some did. Most of them lined no as
they always have done for the repub
lican tlckeL
Among the republicans rocfidenre
was maintained in the general result
as far as the national ticket was con
cerned. They insisted that Taft will
carry the state and that he will hn
elected. They were also ' confident of
the election of Watson and the rest of
the state ticket. But the democrats
insisted that the strai;h icket voing
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. ....
he would not permit the voting of
prisoners unless properly released.
Councilman Leftwlch attended
council meeting last evening for the,
first time in several weeks and was
warmly greeted by his fellow states
men. Mr. Leftwich has been suffering
with an acute attack of asthma but
reports now that he is feeling quite
Says He Will Come Out
Indianapolis. Ind., Not. 3. Whew
John W. Kern heard early returns from
New York said. "I 'am going to bed
and will not comment until tomorrow.

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