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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
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.
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.
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.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 4. Today's re
turns show Taft 100,000 ahead of
Harrlsburg, Pa., Nov. 4. Taft car
tied Pennsylvania by the usual repub
lican majority, approximately 275,000.
Reno, Nev., Nov. 4. This morning's
returns indicate that Bryan's majority
will be. 2,000.
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. Bryan's ma
jority in Mississippi will be 40,000,
(according to the latest returns.
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.
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. ,
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
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.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Returns show
that Taft carried the state by 175.000.
Deneen's lead for governor Is 70,000.
Lincoln, Nov. 4. Bryan carried his
wn state by 10,000. The republicans
claim the legislature by slight major
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 4. Democrats
roncede Taft has carried the state by
C0.000. Eight republican congressmen
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.
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.
San Francisco", Nov. 4. Taft swept
the state with so.ooo majority, a bohci
republican delegation In congress was
Portland, Ore., Nov. 4. The latest
returns Indicate Taft's majority will
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
Atlanta, Nov. 4. Bryan
Georgia by 20,000.
Boise, Nov. 4. Tuesday's returns
re coming In slowly, but Indicate
taft's majority as 15.000. The legis
,tnre will be Republican.
Salt Lake City, Nor. I. The Repub
lican state ticket was won by 10,000,
Taft's plurality being 20,000.
Madison, Wis.. Nov. 4. Indications
hls afternoon point to Taft's majority
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Bryan's only chance to win in states j
like New York, Ohio and Indiana lay!
in his labor allies and these proved;
New York City affords one of the
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(Continued on Page Two.)
Kill THE LOSER
Thought That William 0. Barn
ard Has Been Elected to
Congress From the Sixth
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
Arthur St. Clair 1787-1800
John Gibson 1800-1801
William H. Harrison 1301-1812
Thomas Posey 1812-1816
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
MARSHALL ELECTED BY 19,000
CARRYING WITH HIM THE
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.
Judge Appellate Court Edward W.
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
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
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,
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
Watson However Fell Far Be
hind the National Ticket
Receiving Only 620 Majority
In the County.
BARNARD SHOWS UP WITH
He Defeats the Rev. T. H.
Kuhn in Wayne County by
1,348 Other County Race?
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
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
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
OHIO Fair, except showers near the
lakes Wednesday night; tower
temperature; Thursday ,falr and
colder, strono west to northwest
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