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A 1ST) SmST-TFrPiTR A AT. VOL. XXXIII. NO. 362. RICII3IOND, I!D., WEDNESDAY EVENING, XOVE3IIJKU 4, 1908. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. . H; TAFT CARRIES THE COUNTRY AND BRYAN LOSES HIS THIRD HARD BATTLE FOR THE PRESIDENCY THE MICJ WM REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF ALL BRANCHES OF THE GOVERN MENT FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS ALSO REPUBLICAN MUCH TALKED OF LANDSLIDE IN WEST DID NOT MATERIALIZE. A NO BREAKS IN RANKS OF SOUTHERN DEMOCRACY ALL DOUBTFUL STATES ARE SAFELY BENEATH REPUB LICAN WING BY OVERWHELMING MAJORITIES FOR TAFT LABOR'S BATTLE PROVED UNAVAILING. BULLETIN. New York, Nov. 4. The latest re turn give Taft thirty states with a total of three hundred and fourteen votes in the electoral college. Bryan carries sixteen states with total of 169 Sectoral votes. Every so-called doubt ful state went for republicans with unexpected pluralities. Besides solid south, Bryan carried Nevada, Nebras ka and Oklahoma. BULLETIN. Boston, Mass., Nov. 4. Today's re turns show Taft 100,000 ahead of Bryan. BULLETIN. Harrlsburg, Pa., Nov. 4. Taft car tied Pennsylvania by the usual repub lican majority, approximately 275,000. BULLETIN. Reno, Nev., Nov. 4. This morning's returns indicate that Bryan's majority will be. 2,000. BULLETIN. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. Bryan's ma jority in Mississippi will be 40,000, (according to the latest returns. BULLETIN.- Little Rock, Ark., Nov, 4.-The lat est returns from Arkansas indicate that Bryan's majority will not exceed 10,000, which is remarkably small. BULLETIN. New York, Nov. 4. The republican leaders expect Taft's majority In tTv state to exceed 290.000. This election is the second time in the history of the city, New York has- gone republi can at a presidential election. , BULLETIN. Lincoln. Neb., Nov. 4. Bryan carri ed Nebraska by 10.000, running ahead Jn every precinct in his city and home county, which heretofore has been a republican stronghold. BULLETIN. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 4. A conserva tive estimate of Taft's plurality in Ohio Is 55.000. Harmon'B plurality was 10,000 at noon. BULLETIN. Chicago, Nov. 4. Returns show that Taft carried the state by 175.000. Deneen's lead for governor Is 70,000. BULLETIN. Lincoln, Nov. 4. Bryan carried his wn state by 10,000. The republicans claim the legislature by slight major Ity. BULLETIN. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 4. Democrats roncede Taft has carried the state by C0.000. Eight republican congressmen re re-elected. BULLETIN. Helena, Mont, Nov. 4. Although re ports give meagre returns now they how Tilt 'with. & slight advantage ov er Bryan In Montana. Gov. Norras XDexn,), has been re-elected. BULLETIN. Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 4. Taft carri ed the state by 45,000. The latest re turns show a full republican state tic ket Is elected. BULLETIN. San Francisco", Nov. 4. Taft swept the state with so.ooo majority, a bohci republican delegation In congress was elected. BULLETIN. Portland, Ore., Nov. 4. The latest returns Indicate Taft's majority will reach 28,000. BULLETIN. Des Moines, Nov. 4. Taft's plurali ty ta Iowa will reach sixty thousand. Hepburn who has served sixteen years in eoagresB today admitted defeat BULLETIN. Atlanta, Nov. 4. Bryan Georgia by 20,000. carried . BULLETIN. Boise, Nov. 4. Tuesday's returns re coming In slowly, but Indicate taft's majority as 15.000. The legis ,tnre will be Republican. BULLETIN. Salt Lake City, Nor. I. The Repub lican state ticket was won by 10,000, Taft's plurality being 20,000. BULLETIN. Madison, Wis.. Nov. 4. Indications hls afternoon point to Taft's majority X Wisconsin exceeding 75.000. Re- its are yet incomplete. Davidson GETS THE "SOLID SOUTH" NEW GOVERNORS CHOSEN Delaware Simon 8. Pennewill, R. Florida Albert W. Gilchrist, D. Idaho James H. Brady, R. Illinois Charles S. Deneen, R. Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, O. Iowa B. F. Carroll, R. Kansas Walter R. Stubbs, R. Massachusetts. ... Eben S. Draper, R. Michigan Fred M. Warner, R. Minnesota .... John A. Johnson, D. Missouri W. S. Cowherd, D. New Hampshire, Henry B. Quinby, R. New York Chas. E. Hughes, R. North Carolina W. W. Kitchln, D. North Dakota C. A. Johnson, R. Ohio A. L. Harris, R. South Carolina ..Martin F. Ansel, D. Tennessee M. R. Patterson, D. Texas Thomas M. Campbell, D. Washington Samuel G. Cosgrove, R. Wisconsin ...James O. Davidson, R. and the state ticket is re-elected. Ten republican congressmen and one demo crat have been elected. Guthrie, Nov. 4. Returns have cut down the democratic lead in Oklaho ma. It is estimated that Bryan's plu rality will be 15,000 to 20,000. The leg islature Is democratic and Gore will be re-elected. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 4. Returns at 10 o'clock this morning indicate that Johnson carried Minnesota by 20,000. Taft carried the stale by 85.000 plu rality. Providence, R. I., Nov. 4. Taft car ried Rhode Island by 15,000. New York, Nov. 4. Taft has carried the county and Bryan has lo6t his third battle for the presidency. The next house of representatives is republican, and the republican party will remain in control of all branches of the government after March 4 next Taft has a plurality of the popular vote in the entire county of about 1, 500,000, against Roosevelt's 2,545,000 in 1904. " Of the states called doubtful or de batable in the campaign, Taft has car ried nearly all. He has won New York by a plurality of about 270,000, due to the amazing downfall of Tammany and the demo cracy In the greatest city in the coun try. Taft actually carried the city of New York. The much-talkedjf Bryan landslide in the west did not materialize. Taft's pluralities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and other states of this region are much reduced from the Roosevelt figures of-1904, but are still comfortably large. The democrats have won governor ships in Michigan and Rhode Island, Indiana and Ohio, and the contest be tween Johnson (Dem.) and Jacobson (Rep.) in Minnesota is very close. Governor Cummins has apparently beaten Lacey for United States senator In Iowa. There are no breaks in the solid south, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and other states in which some thought Taft had a chance returning about the normal democratic pluhalities. Meager returns from the Pacific coast Indicate a Taft sweep in all those states except Nevada. Bryan made a much better race for the presidency than he did in either of his other campaigns, gaining both in electoral and popular votes, but made no serious inroads upon the great re publican fortress. He did better in the west than In the east In the west he won his own state and other states which were for Roosevelt, but in the east he has made no headway, and the majorities against him there are almost as large as they were In 1900. One conspicuous factor of the result is the obvious failure of organized lab or to make effective warfare upon Taft. The Gompers movement has failed almost everywhere. It appar ently made no serious impression upon the republican majorities in such cit ies as New York, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, Cincinnati and Cleveland, where it threatened to do so much. It did throw enough votes to Bryan in Ohio and Indiana to make great reduction of the former republican majorities, but without affecting the results. In view of this failure of that part of organized labor led by Mr. Gomp ers, the country will probably con clude that all efforts to make a politi cal factor r irganized labor in the United Sta uust be ineffective in! the future. Bryan's only chance to win in states j like New York, Ohio and Indiana lay! in his labor allies and these proved; ineffective. New York City affords one of the i.. . , (Continued on Page Two.) REPORTS SHOW Kill THE LOSER Thought That William 0. Barn ard Has Been Elected to Congress From the Sixth District. HENRY COUNTY TURN OUT BIG BARNARD VOTE. Kuhn Carries , Three Demo cratic Counties in the Dis trict by Good Sized Vote Muddle in Decatur. There is no doubt of the election of Judge William O. Barnard, of Henry county as congressman from the Sixth district. Returns from all counties but Decatur, give Barnard a majority of more than 1,000. Thomas Kuhn, of this city, the democratic nominee, ral lied strong in the democratic counties of Hancock, Franklin and Shelby. In Franklin county he ran ahead of the presidential ticket. Wayne county came about strong for Barnard. Two years ago, James E. Watson, the re publican nominee defeated Kuhn only by about 370 votes. Yesterday the county went for Barnard by 1,448. In Henry county the returns have not been canvassed officially. The es timate gives Barnard a majority of at least 1,200. Newcastle, the home town of Barnard, was stronger for him than had been expected by the Kuhn adher ents. Henry county gave Watson a majority of only about 700. Union county, the smallest in the dis trict gave Barnard a majority of 185. Watson carried the county by 224. The greatest muddle in the district is in Decatur county. At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon it was estimated Barn ard had carried the county by 200 votes. There was no way to .secure definite returns as the board seemed unable to cope with the difficulties. Watson's majority is estimated as the same as Barnard's. Rush county gave Barnard a greater majority than it did Watson. Two years ago Watson's home county gave him a majority of 98, but Barnard se cured a lead of 283 votes. Watson car ried the county by 512. Twenty-six out of twenty-seven pre cincts in Hancock county give Kuhn a majority of 480. The total is expected to be 500. In Franklin county Kuhn received a majority of 915 and Marshall a ma jority of 959. Shelby county went to Kuhn by a majority of 588, and Marshall Fayette county gave Barnard a majority of 543. DISCUSS WORK HOUSE. Associated Charities Holds a Meet ing. The regular monthly business meet ing of the Executive Board of the As sociated Charities was held yesterday afternoon at the headquarters at which time the question of a work house was discussed. The necessity for the people of Richmond giving do nations was pointed out by several members. The report of the city mis sionary, Mrs. Elizabeth Candler, was presented and accepted. Governors of Indiana TERRITORIAL. Arthur St. Clair 1787-1800 John Gibson 1800-1801 William H. Harrison 1301-1812 Thomas Posey 1812-1816 STATE. Jonathan Jennings (Dem) 1816-1822 Ratliff Boone (Dem.) 1822-1822 Wm. Hendricks (Dem.) 1822-1825 James B. Rsy (Dem.) 1825-1831 Noah Noble (Whig) 183M837 David Wallace (Whig) ..1837-1840 Samuel Bigger (Whig) ..1840-1843 James Whitcomb (Dem) 1843-1848 Plan's C. Dunning (Dem.) 1848-1849 Joseph A. Wright (Dem.) 1840-1857 A. P. Hammond (Dem.) 1857-1860 A. P. Hammond (Dem.) 1860-1861 Henry S. Lane (Rep.) 1861-1861 Oliver P. Morton (Rep.) ..1861-1867 Conrad Baker (Rep.) 1867-1873 Tho A. Hendricks (Dem) 1873-1877 J as. D. Williams (Dem.) 1877-1880 Isaac P. Gray (Dem.) ..1880-1831 Albert G. Porter (Rep.) ..1881-1885 Isaac P. Gray (Dem.) 1885-1889 Ira J. Chase (Rep.) 1891-1893 Alvin P. Hovey (Rep.) ..1889-1891 Claude Matthews (Dem.) 1893-1897 Jas. A. Mount (Rep.) 1897-1901 W. T. Durbln (Rep.) ....1901-1905 J. Frank Hanly (Rep.) ..1905-1908 TICKLED? I MARSHALL ELECTED BY 19,000 CARRYING WITH HIM THE DEMOCRATIC Governor Thomas R. Marshall. Lieutenant Governor Frank J. Hall. Secretary of State James F. Cox. Auditor Marion Bailey. Treasurer John Isenbarger. Attorney General Walter T. sOiz. Superintendent of Public Instruc tion Robert J. Aley. State Statistician Patrick J. Kel leher. Judge Supreme Court Moses B. Lairey. -.. Judge Appellate Court Edward W. Felt. Reporter Supreme Court Bert New. Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Indiana has given a plurality to Taft but elected Thomas R. Marshall (Dem.), as gov ernor. At 1 o'clock Taft's plurality was eleven thousand. Marshall's ma jority over James E. Watson, republi can Tandidate is nineteen thousand. It is expected the conrressional repre sentation from Indiana will be seven democrats and six republicans. The Fifth and Seventh districts still are in doubt but chances favor the demo crats. Enough democratic - members of the legislature have been elected to give a democratic majority In the joint session which presages the re tirement of Hemenway from the Unit ed States senate. The democrats also elect nine and possibly ten congress men. " On state ticket below governor, re turns are meagre but it is thought democrats made a clean sweep. Watson carried his home county by about four hundred. Marshall's home county gave him three hundred majority, which was two hundred ahead of the ticket. Chairman Goodrich, republican, is almost alone In claiming that the state ticket below governor, may pull through, when the full returns are re ceived. , Attorney General Bingham gave up all hope of any part of the ticket sur viving. Charles B. Landis has telephoned his acknowledgement of his defeat in the Ninth district by Morrison, demo crat. The other congressmen about whose election there is little or no doubt are First district. Foster, repub lican; Second, Cullop, Democrat; Third, Cox, democrat; Fourth, Dixon, democrat; Fifth, Moss, democrat; Sixth. Barnard, republican; Seventh, Kerbly, democrat; Eighth, Adair, dem ocrat; Ninth, Morrison, democrat; Tenth, Crumpacker, republican ; . Elev enth, Rausch, democrat; Twelfth, Cllne. democrat; Thirteenth, Miller, republican. Among the things to which the re publican leaders attribute the defeat of Watson and the probable loss of the legislature, and possible defeat of Congressman Overstreet and election of a democratic county ticket are the liquor question and the labor vote. The tenacity wltb which, the repub licans have clang to their chances of wlnmlng oat is tie state offices other WELL' I GUESS YES Wh: ' s ' . 'V Kir? WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, THE NEXT PRESIDENT. than governor seems to be slipping. The concession of the attorney general is believed to be the first step toward the general admission. The great fight that was" waged against Watson was for Marshall primarily but in many sections the election of the dem ocratic ticket throughout the list of state offices was advocated. There seems to be no more reason why the republicans should hope to secure a single state office. It looks as if a surprisingly large majority1 in the precincts not reported alone could damage the result and nothing of the kind is anticipated. Unless the chances for a republican legislature on joint ballot materialize, it means a democratic senator to succeed Hem enway. Last night was one of suspense and uncertainty in this city. Owing to the slowness with which returns in this state were received. Early returns showed the state apparently for Bry an, later, however, this was changed. James P. Goodrich, republican state chairman at first claimed the state for Taft by 1.".X plurality Increasing his estimate to 20,000, and then dropping to 3,000. Returns were very slow from all counties with the exception of those which together with Marion county have voting machines. Enough were learned, however, to show that Marshall has been elect ed over Watson. The defeat of Watson was practically assured although there remained the bare possobility pulling him through. His own party leaders, however, had given him up. It was expected Taft majority had been smashed to nothing practically. The vote in Indianapolis probably the heaviest ever cast In the state. The amount of scratching was unpre cedented. It is not believed to have been as -general in Indianapolis as elsewhere in the state. Few arrests were made here for attempts at illegal voting or for giving away whisky. There was no serious trouble reported from anywhere in the 6tate. 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. ENTIRE .. STATE TICKET Men were taken. to the polls in rigs and instructed en route how to vote. Candidates who had refused to sign remonstrances against tie 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 at the polls to prevent disfranchised men from voting. 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, Jof a new court house and free gravel roads were voted upon at the same time. FIRST BULLETINS. Indianapolis. In 1300 out of 3,245 precincts of Indiana, Taft had 173,932, Bryan 166,634, Watson 153,004, Mar shall 158,520. Only a little more than one-third of the precincts have been heard from. Bartholemew 33 out of 35 precincts in this county gave Taft 3.108; Bryan, 3,412; Watson, 3.15G, and Marshall, 3.5o2. This county in 1904 gave Roose velt a plurality of 472,. 1,200 precincts out of 3.245 in Indiana gave Taft, WO,r.i; Bryan. 15G.20O; Watson, 142, 101; Marshall, 148,024. Indianapolis 445 precincts out of 3.244 in Indiana gave Taft 76.227, Bry an 74,642 and at this basis Taft will have a plurality of 13,000 and Roose velt in this district had a plurality in 1904 of 90,000. 425 out of 3,245 give Taft in Indiana, 76,227, Bryan 74.642, Watson 67,234, and Marshall 74,409. Indianapolis 350 precincts out of 3. 245 gives Taft, 90.020: Bryan, 83,305; Watson, 79,303; Marshall, 85,767. Present returns from all sections leave little doubt of the election of Marshall for governor. It is probable that Marion county's democratic ticket will win. 000 precincts in Indiana give Taft, 97.4S5; Bryan. 94,426; Watson, 84,006; Marshall, 01,300. . Indianapolis 640 pfecincta in In diana give Taft 67,570; Bryan, 67.109; Watson. 61.227; Marshall, 68,896. Indianapolis 230 precincts in In diana give Taft 57,143; Bryan, 56,582; Watson, 50,666; Marshall, 57,969. Indianapolis. Ind. 475 precincts In Indiana out of a total of 3,245 give Taft. 82,561; Bryan 80.354; Watson. 72,473; Marshall, 79,662. Indianapolis Reports received by the republican state committee indi cate that Clinton county will give Taft a plurality of 350 and Watson 200. In Delaware county, eleven out of thirty-four precincts gave Taft 2,327, (Continued on Page Two.) OLD WAYNE GIVES TAFT GOOD VOTE ELECTIOII DAY Watson However Fell Far Be hind the National Ticket Receiving Only 620 Majority In the County. BARNARD SHOWS UP WITH SURPRISING STRENGTH. He Defeats the Rev. T. H. Kuhn in Wayne County by 1,348 Other County Race? Are Close. REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES IN OLD WAYNE COUNTY For President Taft.. .2,136 For Governor- Watson 620 For Congressman Barnard, 1348 For Judge Fox 2,344 For Prosecutor Ladd 257 For Representative Ratliff... 320 For Joint Rep. Gardner ....1,314 For Treasurer Albertson ...,2,249 For Recorder Robblna 3,240 For Sheriff Meredith 2,358 For Coroner Bramkamp ,,..2,200 For Surveyor Howcrd ......2,229 For Commissioner Beeson ..2,495 For Commiss'n'r Llnderman 2250 For Commissioner Farlowe, 1,872 "And the next day It snowed." re marked Republican County Chairman Louis Bowman at the ungodly hour or 6 o'clock, this morning, as he gazed out of the windows of the circuit court room and saw the tiny -goose feath ers'' swirling about, then cast his eyes on the long list of figures which told In mute but eloquent language the Waterloo administered the democratic county ticket. Npt only was every member of the republican county ticket elected, in the majority of cases by substantial ma jorities, but old Wayne county again demonstrated the fact that It Is one qf the Btaunchest republican strongholds in the state by giving Taft a majority of 2,136 over Bryan, and by giving Watson 'a majority of 62i over Mar shall. Four years ago thin county gave Roosevelt a majority of 4.274 over Parker, and gave Hanly a majority of 4.970 over Kern. Fusing the vote on the presidential ticket as a basis for comparison, Wayne county this year cast a total vote of 11,108 against 10, 056 four years ago. Party Leaders Pleased. Republican County Chairman Boiw. man and other party leaders are well pleased with the vote cast for Tart. For several days prior to the election they had been receiving most discouraging news in regard to the vote this county would give Taft. it being reported that the laboring men would vote solidly against him. These reports were shown to have no foundation by the splendid support rendered the republican presi dential candidate. However, the republican party lead ers were disappointed at the majority given Watson. Indications prior to the election all pointed to the fact that the republican gubernatorial candidate would be given good support in this county, and Chairman Bowman and District Chairman Haas predicted that Watson would carry the county by 2. 50O or 3,500. It is probable that the official count will reduce Watron's ma jority in this county to less than 500. Barnard Gets 1 ,348. Barnard's strong showing in this county was a surprise to democrats and republicans alike. Some months ago there mas considerable feeling here against Judge Barnard. This, to gether with the fact that Wayne was the home county of the democratic congressional candidate, the Rev. T. H. Kuhn, led the republican leaders to believe that Mr. Barnard would only carry the county by a small majority. However, he received a majority of I, 348 over Kuhn. The closes races on the county tic ket were between Ladd and Allen for prosecutor and Ratliff and Cook for representative. In each case it was a nip and tuck fight to the bitter end. Ladd nosed ahead of Allen with a ma jority of 257. the smallest received by any republican candidate on the county ticket, while Ratliff defeated Cook by a majority of 320. A strong fight had been -waged against Ratliff and Ladd. especially the former, and this was responsible for the small ma- (Continued on Page Two.) THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair and colder Wednes day night; Thursday fair; strong northwest winds. OHIO Fair, except showers near the lakes Wednesday night; tower temperature; Thursday ,falr and colder, strono west to northwest Winds.