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VOL. VC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVII
BIG MAJORITIES E Vfevcr in Doubt About His Elec tion But Somewhat Aston- ishcd at the Magnitude of Re publican Victory Marion, O., Nov. .1 Warren G. Hardin, spent hie flr.it day ns Presldcnt-olcc: resting from tho tfr.slon of clertlo.i rilrfh: . nnd reviewing into returns with p.'itiO'-l lar attention tc- tho tnaUt-up ct il.o al-- j ty-sove.uli Conr.ie-tii. He nxs,r'-i,til keen yleuiur. us the F owing flgiuts rcM'iinrJ a Republican ;:fc5r. i.i Kith Snnuto a.td Ht,,'..-.n, for he j id to! h.'H fr!rn? Oiiu Ms greatest i.ppreSeniKm o"or :ho ouioC'.na had not , been. .-. feai o;" defeat for Mmself so 1 '.nuoh .la c. s-cOizaMor. that tc r.h'ef ex- j eoutlve hlc l:.-.rds ni'.xht be tics by hick ' of x. ."uri.lnf putty majority !n tho ltg- ' ulatlre In Risen. ! His IntoVMt thpiughout the last weeks ' of the campaign turned spedtlcyJly ta the Senatorial situation. una It was known m the Inside circles c x'm p?.rty I that It was to .!(?. Republican SclAtorlPl candidates more than for any othc: .mo cause that he mft hut front pu'.-cli .in.' mado ft swing around the. circle of States whore tho present narrow- Sonata major ity iu) rocelvlnz Its hcavlast attacks. sunntisi!!) at majorities Ab for his own fortunes he nid to-! .lay that ho never had boon In rtoubt for a moment from the tl.r.t f r.lsl nominator,. Ho did voloc surprise at' tremendous mnjnrlt Ich plUjd up tori him, however, declaring the result had I over-reached his fondest hopes. . Mr. Harding wm not inclined to ra- ' card fhn (Httmnh .1 n .inpun.iql nn-. 1 As he told many .!.' his iiudlences dur ing: the campaign, his IncUng was that tho decision would be made on Issues rather than candidates, and that th? I.caguo of Nations nnd tho record of the Wilson administration at home woro the determining factors. CONGRATULATIONS FROM COX The avalanche of congratulatory messages addressed to tho President elect and Mrs. Harding increased In proportions to-dny many prominent Democrats neing numbered among those who sent their good wishes. Tho defeated Democratic nomine, Gov ernor Cox, sent a brief telegram ac cepting the result, and tho senator In u still briefer message thanked him. When Mr. Harding looked In at his of fice at the end of the afternoon no word had yet been received from President Wilson. POSSIBLE CABINET DISCUSSED Now that the political complexion nf tie next administration Is known dof .ltely, gossip aboutf cabinet selections is reviving and enough names to fill a doz n cabinets are being mentioned in cur rent rumors as likely timber for tlio of ficial clrclo of President Harding. Both Mr. Harding and his close advisers havo Indicated however, that all of these fnro--asts are purely speculative, and that 'he question of choosing a cabinet Ib ono vot to bo taken up. In this undercurrent of speculation, which apparently Is without sanction of authority, the names heard oftenest as possible cabinet officials include those of Ellhu Hoot, Philander C. Knox, Henry abot Lodge; Charles Evans Hughes. 'Iorbert Hoover, Major General Leonard kVood, Governor Frank O. Lowden, for ner Senator John W. Weeks, Harry M. Daugherty and many others. "'starts ON VACATION Besides cabinet officials, Mr. Harding will have an army of other federal- ap pointees to select a fact which was brought to his realization with new force to-day as the petitions of office-seekers began to pile Into his office In full swing. His friends declaro It Is partially to avoid such annoyances during a period of rest that ho will leavo Saturday for his month's trip to Point Isabel, Texas, I and tho Panama Canal Zone. Whether the President-elect nnd his party will sail for tho canal r.une from New Orleans or some other port Is a question yet to be determined, a previous plan to go by wav of the Louisiana city having been reto.isldore.1 hocause of tho time required by thai r-iuttng. It Is pos sible that one of ih .-o;p.i!ir passenger steamers running ao'jt.h through tho gulf will be diverted tc permit him :o board It along the Texas const. NO LONOER PRIVATE CITJZ75N Mr. Harfllnir larteil fOM"Jly with h'r. privileges as . ;w,itft ('.'.M.m '.c-,tty n'.'.h Arrival of the advance if.ixjrn T to see t service de':1.!! that vMH Bn !"' him every where vi lit H th'5 "T? 3f hU p-cH.;cy. .TosojSi Kurph7 tni'':c; thWi .i :ho uerv'.c and Iwrlf I" ch'irr. cj ih White Hpus r'.Voll, i-iinn !;era to inike ihn detatlert urr:r i,.imon!! and sreni the day In toiisuUatlori .vit'i Jiune a'oan, rii other fonnr Whl'.e lien, ohlej who left l:o sorvico hist ..'.Hie to uccpt r. prlvaio rxst ns Mr. Jlr.r'llng'p personal body ;:uhrd during tho campaign. WHERE WORDS WERE SAVED Jn 'thi ntchange of tolegrams to-do.y l.etween Senator Harding and Governor Cor, no words wero wi'.sted on either Mde in reference to the lighting lines or tho Issues of tho campaign. "In the spirit of America" telegraphed the governor, "I accept the doclslon of the majority, tender as tho dofeated can didate my congratulations, and pledge lis a cltlzon my support to tho execu tive authority In whatever emergoncy might arise." it) wnicn oentiiur naraing ropiieu; "Aa the successful candidate, I thank you for your message of congratula tion and pledge of support." TELEGRAM FROM TAFT JTrom former President AVllllam How ard Tnfl came this telegram: "1 congratulate you and tho nation And the world on your triumph and election by an unprecedented majority, i felicitate you and the country also upon you; having a good working major ity of Republicans In each House of Congress. , "Tho dignity, courtesy, sense of respon dlblilty and elf restraint with which you have carried yourself In Jho .campaign, under the greatest provocaotf' jo 'a dif ferent course, must In retrospect afford great aatisfactlon.tto yourself. as they do to your nupporters." Charlon Evans Hughes, who was tho Republican nominee of four yeara ngo, lolcgraphed: "My heartiest congratulations on your rplendld victory." ' 1 Governor Calvin Coolldgo of Massa chusetts, tho vlce-presldent-olect Joined Clnnlidv In a mo-Mova tn ka mm. SU IS HARD NG tor and his wife congratulating them on tho victory. "Accept our congratulations on your ofllclont leadership and glorious victory." It said. "The result pusses every ex pectation. Wo are suro that you wljl moro than fulfill the confidence tho American pcoplo have placed In you." Among the prominent Democrats who aant congratulation messages are Thom as Taggert. of Indiana, a former national chairman, and Bernnrd M. Haruch of New York, and numerous democratic members of the Senate. PLAINTIFF GETS DECREE RoscnlHTK-Tuft CitM" Ilecldcd Jn Su preme Court Aiielnlivflusliy Cnur Up Montpeller, Nov. 3. Supremo Court comtnencod actual duties nt 10 o'clock this rnomlnp following tho recess from the prcceoJIng day and tho first part of the tiwnlng was used In tho calling of tho .'J.'ket, which showed most of the Chlt-tu-idcn county case for hearing. Tho noenb'.TK-Tnft case was decided by the RinuU!ic-,ment that the plaintiff way en tl'lcd to a decree and the deT. was Hpnt bw:d; to the ltr court "decres In nfflrtiinu and cotn assessed" -(ahist tlio dcer.iiit,i for such nm In rentals ns had been colL-cited In -mccab of !,.. j.lalntlfrs rent 'n tho propeny. J. J. Enr!(j'r,t ippssMd befor the court i.aklng that the case of Aucl.ttr vs. H'lMiy be removed from th? docket and Mori p-rF. to ishow that Hush; author !?ed sunh an action ami that Bi.ahy hvj .-.Hod his attention to thu mutter when he rtnw through thi nowspH"je(S that tne ,'nse was tlll u ha flyckat Mr Knr.rfht, whu k ViWrr,,- for the J l ns cp;T. al-n.Mit a real's ny.'o.if CotTt .-vanlr. age.ln.t eev obstacle ! Mr8, 'i1-'0" t00l' '"r dally (-uto.nobhe Th t7o cun fiSerdliit to -f.lllnir ,11- Mr- Wilson r.o,Vl no Ml!'.n dur nti.t a..,: i,,iM in..-. i! nr ttie day nnl the only vlalWrH to the hf .i!n.j'nd cv' tVii, ..vr-v m.,.A inr.it,., r,. I !:ijf m tha: i!.KlJ?.-, ttl'.i be flld. It lu '.in rturjlui. The Aerl JIorso .its not deflni.ily .'.Npime.r of wmlle Wnbbr v. Plttb r,d CJauthlB. Tis vei, Leitlel Moat of the w..ej of 7u.m;'.c;n re .v.MlnueJ tor want tc ftnaunpt of c-n- I ncno.1 :..cliiii:!it ine ei oi ut'.if &K.ft I.or.i'. rnrlr, t.'ie THiyjiJ-w w siy. 1iik hli tlir.o la t!i tc's i;ou. HAS T SIXTH "siANQtrvT .titLwn Co. "lh :,nd Cr.... Ins-i Klmts W. II. 'rsi.i. ;rcf!iJi nt Mlddlebury, Nov. 1 The AcYilson County rish and Oame league held lis slvth annual meeting with a banquo at eight o'clock Inst evening at tho Addison Houbo here. There was an unusually large attendance. Judge Millard F. Parnes of Chimney Point presided at tho banquet and Introduced the various r.penkors, who were the lieutenant-governor elect, Abram W. Footo of Cornwall, Mr. Hnwkes of Bennington, Judge Charles I. Button of Mlddlobury, town representa tive elect and Mr. Perry, overseer of tho Bnttell Forest Reserve, now the property of Mlddlobury College. He spoke In rela tion to this preservo and tts prospects ns a game-producing section or plant. Tho Mlddlehury College orchestra furnished music for tho banquet. The business meet ing was p-esldcd over by the retiring president, Fred C. Smith, of Mlddlehury. The following officers were elected: President. W. H. Norton of Vergennes; vice-presidents. Nelson A. Seymour, Mld dlehury. George M. Shambo of Middle bury, William H. Wheeler of Vergennes nnd Millard F. Barnes of Chimney Point; secretary. Phillip E. Crane; treasurer, .Insper G. Page of Bristol; auditors, C. A. Chapman of Ferrlsburg and Robert F. Plnney of Mlddlehury. The following resolution was Introduced by Millard Barnes of Addison nnd after some enthusiastic talk in Its favor was unanimously adopted: Resolved, that tho Addison County Fish and Game League heartily endorses the action of the State fish and game commissioner In his ef fort to abolish the pollution of the wa ters of Lake Chnmplaln and pledges him their earnest support and cooperation In his attempt to correct this great evil. Illectlon returns were received. SEEK BIDS FOR STEEL 'BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE Montpeller, Nov. 3. Sealed proposals for furnishing nnd erecting the steel super r and erecung tne sieci super-1 for the proposed Booth bridge water. Vt will bo received at structure In Bridge tho office of the State highway commis sioner, Montpeller, Vt until 2:00 p. m. November 23, 1920, and then publicly opened and read. Bidders are asked to submit their own design and strain sheets and If requested, o furnish complete details plans to be approved by the State engineer nnd by '.he secrotary of agriculture, or his au !hor!d agents. The n.in trait to construct the abut mint al-cut p.t the end3 of the Booth : fcn'ja-e In tlrtdgewater has been awarded to Oul.f. A Douglass of Springfield, who will vommenee conduction at once if the st.'ectmor. of that town have the rights M way. fit:lid The bridge abutments will 'est -vbti'it ?!2,X, according to tho bid. TO PROVIDE FINANCES :tJ.'Mle!!i-r to Hall Spinl Meeting: To Vot on jtli.CHI Appropriation Montpeller, !ov, S. Montpeller city council In a special meeting to-night voted to Instruct tho clerk to call a special city meeting of tho voters for the purpose of securing finances to complete the fiscal year. The vote was not to exceed JD.'.oi), but some of tho council voted against the motion believing $7,000 sufficient. A motion of Alderman Bowers to insert a special nrtlcle Inquiring if the voters would vote an additional amount to construct a cement sldewnlk on Esat State street was voted down, APPOINTED WESTERN AGENT FOR B. & M. Montpeller, Nov, 3. James N. Oall of Barre, grand chancellor commander, Knights of Pythias In Vermont, who has been agent at Barre for the Barre & Chelsea railroad, has been appointed western agent for tho Boston & Malno railroad, with headquarters in Chicago, where ho will go shortly. Earl Ralph, who has been agent at Montpeller, will go to Uarro to succeed Mr, Gall. Accident Reports Montpeller, Nov. 3. The reports of auto mobile accidents received at tho secre tary of State's ofllce show that the car riage of B. H, Blakoley was hit by tho I.amolllo Valley Creamery company's truck October 28 In Fletcher, doing somo damage. Samuel Burns of Fletcher re ported his machine hit tho team of a Mr. Jlllson in Fletcher and Roy WfUklns, who was Involved In tho mysterious auto mobile accident at Lyndon Sunday, has written a letter to the secretary that thu uccldont was duo to a wheel break ing, wlllch tipped tho car upside down and that tho four occupants escaped In Jury. He said he wrote a letter from Wells River and wondered why it had mMMnhmA fhk Mirat&rv at Htai. BUrLlNGTON, VERMONT. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1920 "" l .1. , . i i , ....,,,1 .ii. ... . ,,. .,, "..n ' r 7 " 5'iE MEN Mill ELECTED PRESIDENT Says Nothing on the Subject of Republican Victory Secre tary Colby's Personal Expres sion Is One of Disappointment Washington, Nov. 3. (By tho Associated Press) President Wilson had no comment to make to-day on tho result of Thurs day's election, nor did he send any mes sage of congratulation to President-elect Harding. T Having received only tho preliminary returns before retiring last night, tho President nroso early this morning and aftr breakfast scanned tho later figures of the Republican victory ai contained In the morning newspapers. Later ho 'spent omo time or. tho south portico of the Whl'.ft House and conferred with fleet otary Tumulty Rear Admiral ("ary T. Grayson, the Pre.'Henfri porwni.l physician, made v jp'-l.il vltt to hhn a: noon nnd staled lubteT.iv.itlr that '.he Presldmt'a health n-'pnr-j'itly bad been ur.affe.2tcd by the rso'Jlt nt the election, il-i sali thj X'tw ;Jo,lt 1,a1J nR'1 fi rm-.'ul night end that v c,,",,'"," jyuruiK i-ie nuernooTi ill's rreHie:n ain frs. Wilson took 'hRlr dally Mjtopiobhe Whlto House e.x:utlve offices wero Hitiry I MtWTenthau, former ainti.si2or to I TJrVey and Nnrman E. VfapgoM, former j m'n'ter to Domn.irk. Batnbrldge Colby, secretary f tnte, tm the only member f tha. cabinet to mt" nr forms! comment or. the oat oomt f the lectlon, but Secretary W.l.j Mfd. nt the lkbor department, senr a n:es-l bust ! CJoernor Cox In which he do-j cj.vrtd that "truth crushed to the arth ; ehdli riae again." Mr. Colby said he ".vas "disappointed nnd depressed,' but inat he could not but fe! confidence "that In some wny and by some sventie not at the moment dis eased, this country will act up to the nUhest concept of duty." Official and diplomatic Washington Impressed by the proportions of the Republican victory In what leaders on both sides in tho presidential fight had declared to be a "solemn refer endum" on the Lcaguo of Nations, al ready have begun to speculate to tho treaty of Versailles, which has re posed In the Whlto House since the Senate refused to ratify it for a second time last February. There was no one In Washington who professed to know what decision. If nny, the President had made. Two courses were regarded as open to him: To leave the whole question of peace with Germany and tho league to tho now administration which takeB of fice March 4, or to resubmit the treaty to the Sennto at the session beginning early In December. Unless tho treaty is resubmitted to the Senate that body at Its forthcom ing session could on tho question of peace with Germany only by resolu tions. Such a measure was adopted at the last session but was vetoed by President Wilson. Whether the Repub lican majority will undertake to re vive that Issue remains to be decided by Republican leaders. E GRAHAM Ex-Governor Will Appear Hefore Su preme Court To-dny for Disposal of I.nrccny Cnur Montpeller, Nov. 3. When Hale K. Darling announced to the Supreme Court this morning during tho calling of tho docket that thero would be no hearing In tho matter of State vs. H. F. Graham, convicted In Washington county court of larceny, tt caused the few attorneys prcsent to look at each other. Not many : .-.i-u uuiu. .-"i '?, T ,, .. - of them had heard the rumor of some 10 ator 1LaFo"t,e,: en,cABr f days ago that tho case was to be disposed who defeated Breckinridge Lon of this term and which at that tlmo could not be substantiated Mr. Darling said that thero would be no trial and that tho respondent would ' "-th, niimrain, whs aeieaiea uy Ham be In court Thursday morning If It was , ucl M. Shortrldge, Republican, and Scn agmeahle to the court. Chief Justice , ator Smith, Democrat, Mnryland, a vet- Watson directed the clerk to enter on tho docket "no hearing." Just what action Is to bo taken Is not known because Mr. Darling stated later In the day that ho was not ready to dls cuss the matter and that he did not know what action would follow until he had seen Mr. Graham and he did not care to discuss the matter before the court this morning because Mr. Graham was not present. It is generally felt that exceptions will he waived. Mr. Graham was found guilty by a Washington county Jury, no penalty was Imposed, thus leaving tho penalty to be Imposed in tho higher court under the ordinary proceeduro. COX'S DEFEAT END OF LEAGUE SAYS JOHNSON San Francisco, Nov. 3. United States Senator Hiram W. Johnson one of tho "Irreconcilable" group In the Sennto fight on the League of Nations, declared hero to-day that yesterday's election results meant tho end of the League of Nations. 'No amount of sophistry or preteuco can obscure thu Issue In yesterday's elec tion," he said. "Men and women who bear the buniyn and pay the 'price of war flnnlly hove had the opportunity to piiss upon the foreign policy of their country. On tho ono hand was tho In ternationalism of tho League of Nations and on tho other" the American policy of Washington, Jefferson and Monroe. "Tho menacing, dangerous and entang ling league has been emphatically and overwhelmingly repudiated. Sons and Texas through tho defeat of Ilepiesenta daughters of America havo determined j tlve Bee of San Antonio, a relative of America shall remain the nation we havo Postmaster-General Burleson. Another known, continuing stendfastly In the old 1 Democratic veteran, Representative John path that led to our present greatness ! W. Ralney of Illinois, also went down to and glory. "ItH tho end of the League of Nn tlons; It's the recrudesrense of Amcrl i rrt... , . u, .'. .. cu Is tho 'response of' tho American p It to tho endeavor to denationalize It." LEAGUE SPLIT PARTY SAYS SENATOR REED thn I.nnirlin nf Mntlnno ulnn wno th of tho Democratic party's defoat declared United States Senator James A. Roed, Democrat, and Irreconcilable opponent of tho leaguo, hero to-day, Thu American people refused to haul down tho American Flag," ho continued, "It was tho tragic mtstako of supporting that Issue that Bpllf tho party and re- tiWA In 0k. RAnllhlln&n vLlta F POLITICAL LAND Among Minor Democratic Casualties Arc: De feat of Champ Clark; Election of Republican Congressman in Texas; Re-election of Re publican Senator in Missouri; Jump by Harding- into Lead in Oklahoma; Election of Judge Miller as Governor of New York and Hair- flrcadih Escape for see And There Are Hear From pnr&toy Wavrop. 0, Harding- of Ohio and Governor Calvin Ceolidsr? of MudSHehjuetta wore elected, respectively, presi ident and vice-pr-jsido.nt of the United States on Tuesday by .x pheno'Tional majority of both ,the electoral and popular votes. Tlio Senate and House have Republican majorities arid the landslide carried into office a number of Republican Governors in close States. Vermont gave Harding- a majority of 44,301, and elected James Hartnoss of Springfield Governor by a majority of 47,385. Now Tork, Nov. 3. Tho crest of the' Republican election wave, both presi dential and congressional, continued rising to-night ns belated returns fil tered In. Among new Democratic casualties were defeats of Representative Champ Clark of Missouri, former Speaker and present Democratic leader In tho House; election of a Republican con gressman from Texas; re-election of a Republican senator from Missouri and a sudden jump of Senator into the lead In Oklahoma. Another border State, Tennessee, hung by a narrow margin, but with the Democrats lend ing. A Republican Senate majority of about 10, as compared with two at present, and a House majoi ity of around 100, as against forty-odd wero other forecasts of the overwhelming majorities. KIOHT STATES NOT REPORTED With about eight States still In tho doubtful list In presidential and sena torial contests, the huge majorities as sured Senator Harding and Governor Coolldgo of at least 3IG electoral votes, with Governor Cox certain only of 17 nnd all from tho "Solid South" Including Kentucky." Thcj republicans to-day added Idaho, Mnryland and South Dakota, to their string, on the face of large ma jorities, and of the remaining States tho Republicans were reported leading In Ok lahoma, Arlzonn, Missouri, Montana, Ne vada and North Dakota. Democratic margins In New Mexico and Tennessee were reported. , RE.KI.,rcCTEi: G. O. P. SENATORS Among Republican senators elected In hard contests were I.enroot of Wlscon- s,n' wno W(ls l'Io?ea vigorously by Scn- ailssourl, g, former assistant secretary of State; and Jones of Washington, Senate commerce com mittee chairman; Senator Phelan, Hem- eran, lost to O. E. Weller, Republican. Senator Nugent, Democrat, Idnho, was defeated by former Governor Gooding. Senator Harding, at Marlon, exchanged telegrams of congratulation nnd planned his southern vacation. Among his mes sages was a brief ono of congratulation from Governor Cox. Senator Harding's election tame on his ooth birthday anniversary. With majorities piling up In what Dem ocratic leaders said was a "solemn ref erendum" upon tho League of Nations. President Wilson withheld nny comment. Balnbrldge Colby, secretary of State, ex- pressed disappointment. Senator Johnson of California, leading "Irreconcilable" stated that tho election meant the end of the leaguo and another, Senator Heed, Democrat, Missouri, declared that the fight upon tho league Issue was a "tragic mistake" and had spilt the Democratic party. CLARK'S DEFEAT A SURPRISE Defeat of former Speaker Clark was one of tho election surprises. Ho has served In tho House continuously since as one of tho Democratic stalwarts and secured a mnjorlty of votes for tho presidential nomination at Baltimore when President Wilson was chosen. He prob ably will be succeeded ns minority lender by Representntlvo Kltchlu, Democrat, North Carolina. Representative Clark's victor was T. W. Huckreldo, who has been active In tho Missouri Republican organization. Tho Republicans broko Into the solid Democratic congressional delegation from defeat. Neither the Prohibition nor Socialist parties will have members in the next Ipr ns a result of defent n, n -'ntatlve Randall. California, prohlbl- tlonlst. who was active In the Volstead law flKht, and of Victor llerger, the Mil- waukeo Socialist by Representative Staf ford. MONDELL RE-ELECTED ; .Representative Mondell of Wyoming, H0U8O Republican lender, was re-elected according to late returns to-night, und probably will eontlnuo his position. Wlth Rupuniicau candidate, leading In several States, the Republicans wero certain of a' gain of four senators, from California, Idaho, Maryland and South Dakota. In the Houbu tho Ro - puhllcane woro tho following: Call- Xornla. a. Illinois 2. Maryland, 2. Man- UNITED STATES Democracy in Tennes-: Eight States More to HARDING'S BIG LEAD IN ELECTORAL VOTES Hard- Unre- ing Cox ported 0 12 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 13 0 0 COO 7 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 It 0 4 0 0 29 0 0 IS 0 0 13 ' 0 0 10 0 0 0 13 0 0 10 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 18 0 0 15 0 0 12 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 18 0 0 4 S 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 It 0 0 0 0 3 4r, o o 0 12 0 0 0 E St 0 0 0 o in .1 0 0 38 n 0 5 0 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 0 12 0 20 0 4 0 n 4 0 0 0 12 0 7 0 0 13 0 0 8 0 0 3 0 0 341 127 ES Alabama Arizona Arkansas California 13 Colorado Connecticut .. Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico .... New York 4 North Carolina .. North Dakota .... Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania .... Rhode Island .... South Carolina .. South Dakota .... Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin West Virginia ... Wyoming Totals Total number of electoral votes, D31. Necessary to choice, 266. Harding has 346. Cox has 127. Unreported, C8. sachusetts 2, New Jersey 4, New Tork 6, Ohio B, Pennsylvania 5 and 2 In Utah. The Democrats gained three seats from New York from the Repub licans. Another Democratic casualty was the election of Nathan L. Miller, Re publican, to succeed Governor "Al" Smith of New York, who ran far nhend of the Cox-Roosevelt vote In the Empire State. In tho presidential fight, the returns showed that the Cox-Roosevelt ticket had lost at least nine other States which President Wilson carried four years ago California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Now Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, and Washington. 29 STATES FOR HARDING Twenty-nino States regarded, 'from the slzo of Republican majorities, as assured for tho Republican presidential ticket wero: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is land, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In tho Cox column worn Alabama, Ar kansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Loillslann, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. ''" 'TiZl'touH I""'' l ' ! Nw m S Montana, Novada, Now Moxlco, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee HARDING LEADS BY 10,177 IN TENNESSEE Nashville, Tcnn,, Nov. 3. Unofficial re- turns gathered by tho Nashville Ten- nessenn from all but three out of tho 95 counties In Tennessoo Into to-night give 1 Senator Hnrdlng a lead of 10,177 votes I over Governor Cox, Tlfo figures of the 1 Tenuesscan, based on returns from nil but fifty precincts of 92 counties, were: Harding 18L719: Cox 1J5U62. I IN It OF GREATEST SLIDES 1 1I S. IT! PRESIDENT-GOVERNOR VOTE IN VERMONT An Associated Press despatch received yesterday morn ing gave Harding a majority of 44,301 in Vermont. The vote is : Harding 64,888, Cox 20,587. The indicated majority for Hartness for governor is in excess of that for the presidential candidate. Latest returns from the counties in the State are as fol lows : Harding Cox Hartness Martin Addison 4515 506 4417 381 Bennington 4152 160!) 15343 2050 Caledonia 5364 1838 5497 1481 Chittenden 7186 3551 7376 3160 Essex 1250 479 1244 490 Franklin 4864 2347 4868 2113 Grand Isle 922 354 923 372 Lamoille 2299 452 2377 355 Orange 3247 837 3004 677 Orleans 4236 714 4007 601 Rutland 8933 3192 8581 3096 Washington 6420 1874 6458 1579 Windham 5516 848 Windsor 8329 1352 Totals 65,910 18,555 Topsham not reported. GRAND ISLE SENATOR J. K. .Montgomery Ijcndn Dr. O. IT. Itrnneh, Unofficially, by One Vote ' On tho face of tho returns to tho Free Press, John E. Montgomery, Democrat, of Isle La Motte, defeats Dr. G. H. Branch, Republican, of Grand Isle, by one voto for the office of senator from Grand Isle county. Here are the figures. Town Brnnch Montgomery Alburg 118 240 Grand Isle 202 104 Isle La Motte 21 168 North Hero 180 27 South Hero 141 127 Totals C63 666 Chittenden County Vote for President and Governor Hard- Hart- Mar ine Cox nesi tin Bolton 73 11 71 13 Burlington 3.MS 21M 3CoD 2024 Charlotte 217 33 218 2G Colchester 410 546 470 492 Essex 398 88 408 72 Hlnosburg 2.-.0 27 232 32 Huntington 132 13 132 13 Jericho 259 f,r, 217, 39 Milton 479 107 47i Ulchmond 246 129 261 119 Shelburno 225 ."5 221 M South Burlington 259 116 2CG 107 St. Georgo 41 7 41 7 Underbill 239 106 256 117 Wostford 121 16 125 10 Wllliston 2.56 43 259 85 Totals 7186 3531 7376 3160 WON'T COMMIT HIMSELF Hnlo K. Hurling Will Not Sny Whether He In Candidate for Speaker of limine Montpeller, Nov. 3. When seen to day Hale K. Darling said he was not ready to state whether he was to be a candldato for speaker of the House. Mr. Darling when lieutenant-governor as presiding officer of the Penate es tablished a record for rapidity of the routine work that will stand for a long time without an equal. However, the name of William Wlshart of Barre has been mentioned and when asked to-day If he would be candidate ho re plied "Possibly," which may mean con siderable to thoso who are candidates for the honor. Mr. Wlshart, llko Mr. Darling, Is an attorney and has enjoyed quite a bit of public service nnd It Is said that ho Is not now In parliamentary procedure, and that his friends may prevail upon him to oppose tho Woodstock candl- uate lor speaaer. i TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION FOR NORWICH PROFESSOR Northfleld, Nov. 3, The citizens Joined with the officials and student body of Norwich University In a rousing torch light procession to-njght celebrating the sweeping victory of K. R. B. Flint, professor of economics nt Norwich Uni versity, elected Republican candidate to the Vermont House of Representatives. Professor Flint spoko upon State Issues and ex-Congressman Frank Plumley spoke upon tho national Republican victory of Harding nnd Coolldge. Thero were 2,00) peoplo In tho parade. HARTNESS GETS BIG HOME TOWN VOTE Springfield, Nov. 3, Tho home town of James Hartness gave him n gubernatorial vote of 1,626 yesterday as against the 139 received by Martin, the Democratic can didate. Hnrdlng In tho presidential raco got a vote of 1,586 and Cox 269. VICTOR BERGER IS FINALLY DEFEATED Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 3. Victor L. nerger, unseated Socialist congressman fropt the fifth district of Wisconsin, to day conceded his defont by William N. Stafford, Republican. According to early returns from nbout half tho State Harding wns leading Cox. by almost 5 to 1. j NUMBER 19. PLURALITY FOR MILLER 70,000 IlepnhllcniiK In w York llrcnkini; nil Iteeords New York, Nov. 3. (By the Associated Press) Election of Nathan L. Miller Syracuse as governor by an ctlma ul plurality slightly In excess of 70.000, ai shown In revised figures tabulated to night, assured the Republicans of a clean sweep In yester's election. With but :S7 districts missing at in '!0 o'clock to-night, Miller was leading Smltn by 3,017 votes. The actual returns give: Miller 1,306,503; Smith 1.2IS.15G. Belated returns continued to rol. un Hie overwhelming plurality In New York fox Senator Harding. With 207 districts in'' -lng, all of them up-Stato where he b d Cox by an average plurality of 239 In eacb district, he had a total plurality of 1,051 '".j, The vote tabulated gives: Harding l,S:i,. Si',2; Cox 77S.706. If Harding's present ra lc of gain Is continued, ho will carry Nrw York State by the plurality of 1,200,000, a new record. United States Sena.tor James W. Wads worth, Jr., also was elected by a b.g plurality over his Democratic nr.ponent, Lieutenant-Governor Harry C. Walker. Tho vote, with 2,190 districts missing, wns: Wads worth 9?G,929, Walker C03,230, a plurality of 393,099. Wadsworth's plurality In the entire Stato Is estimated by Re publican leaders at more than 5H0.O00. Senator Harding carried every county In tho State, except Hamilton, where re turns from four of tho eleven districts give Cox a majority of 32. He even carried the normally rock-ribbed Democratic county of Schoharie. New York city went Republican in tho presidential content for the second ti lie In its history, McKlnley having turned tho trick on Bryan In 1S96. Governor Smith, on the other hand, carried New l'ork city by 319.611, leading Miller In all five boroughs. Smith ran ahead of C"x by 361,211 In tho metropolitan area. Hard ing carried every assembly district in tha city. COOLIDGE'S BIRTHPLACE STRONG FOR HARDING Plymouth, Vt., Nov. 3. Plymouth, the birthplace of Vlce-Presldcnt-eleot Coolldge, gave "IBS votes to Senator Harding and his running mate and 15 votes to Cox and Roosevelt in yester day's election. Four years ago tho vote here was 91 for Hughes and 69 for Wilson. The first man to cast a ballot in Ply mouth yesterday was John C. Coolldgo, father of tho Massachusetts governor. HARDING'S ELECTION PLEASES PROHIBITIONISTS Chicago. Nov. 3. The election of Sen ator Harding is more pleasing to prohi bitionists than the election of Cox woubl havo been, Chairman M. Hlnslmw of tho prohibition national roinmlttee said to day. "This Is because of his recent public statement mnile to tho national temper ance council that ho would uso whatever power ho possessed to prevent the ro estnbllshment of Intoxicating liquors anil also his statement that his future uctlon on prolmiltlon should be Interpreted by his vote upon the eighteenth amendment and the Volstead law," Mr. Hlnshaw sai '. Tho Prohibition party, through Chair man Hlnshaw, to-day sent tho following mossngo to Senntor Hnrdlng: "Wo congratulate you upon your great victory. You havo been elected president of all tho American peoplo and we pledgo you our earnest support In the enforce ment of all law and the Constitution and In helping you to prevent tho re-estab-llshment of Intoxicating liquors In ac cordance with tho policy asserted by you to tho national tempcrnn.ee council, rep resenting nil prohibition, temperance and church organizations." Now Orleans, Nov, 3. Senator Hnrd lng polled tho unprecedented total of 17,090 votes In the city of New Orleans, with five of tho 157 precincts mis.slng Ho carried ten known country parishes, apparently was nn easy victor in tho third congressional district and eight city precincts, mostly In tho uptown resldcnco section, gave him majorities.