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OMAHA," THURSDAY MOriNlKG, NOVEMBER 5, 1908 TEN' PAGES
SINGLE COPY TVO CENTS.
VOL. . XXXVIII NO. 120.
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Democrats Sweep ETeryths ' igbt
.Bat' On Conjressnt ,
v t .
WINS BY GOOD FLO '
Shallenbergr Goes' in for Govor
' by Even Larger One.
LEGISLATURE ' IS DEMOCRATIC
Intire Republican State Ticket Goes
Alonj with the Head.
:rrY and country all alike
'nmplrtr Returns from Mojorlty of
the Coaiillri Representing; a
Ortnl forHo of the
Vote of State.
Nebranka ha gone democratic oil down
Hie line. Bryan has carried the rtoto by
a plurality of several thousand and 8hel
lonherger In elected governor by aft even
nrger plurality. Figures on the remalnd-M
f th ticket are not available In sufficient
lumbers to g've much of an Idea of final
pluralities, but no reascn exists to believe
ar.y Jwrtlon of the republican Ut ticket
has escaped the fate Qf lta head. Hlnshaw,
republican. Is elected to congress In the
Fourth d'strlct, bat It Hremi certain that
he la the Only representative the Nebraska
republicans wilt have In the lower house
of the next congress. Figures on tha legis
Utur are by no means complete, but both
branches will probably be democratic iand
the entire atate government, therefore, In
the hnr-d of the democrats.
Xwo years ago Sheldon had a plurality
In the state of 12.973, and It is with this
vote that comparisons are made. In fifty
on'; counties reported Bryan has a plu
rality of J.I68. and these same counties two
years ago gave Sheldon a plurality of 8,285.
In the counties reported Bhallenberger
has a plurality of 4.2S9. These same coun
ties two years ago gave Sheldon a plurality
of 7.4R1. Complete return are not avail
able on finite ' so many counties for gov
ernor as on president.
Lancaster county gives Bryan a majority
and the vote on other republican candi
dates also takes a big slump there.
LINCOLN, Nov. . 8peclal.)-Forty-flve
out of fifty-five precincts In Lancaster
county give Taft C.890, Bryan 7.870; forty
one precincts give Sheldon 7,429, Bhallen
Complete Cosmtieo on President.
. Shel- Bh'n-
Taft. Bryan, tlnn. bger.
... 2S31 2938
... 18m 116
... 1411 H2S
... 1404 93S2
Dodge .. 2302
Dundy ....... ...... 48rt
Gosper . .
Johnscn 1357 1151
Kearney 1010 1180
K'. Itli SH8
' Nemaha ...t.
Red Willow .
Totals ...... ...76N3 79331 62224 63939
Complete Vote on Governor.
Shel- Sh'l'n- Shel- 8h'n-
s ' ' don. b'ger. don. b ger.
Adams 1940 23.V0 1543 1773
Antelope M 1385 1314 973
Plains 229 147 111 78
Roone 1524 18)0 1407 104
Boyd ; t 714 628
Burt '.. 1818 1194 140 912
Buffalo 234 2413 2O50 1617
Butler 136J 1192 ISM 15(6
Tas 2574 2289 2383 lti.il
Clay 1839 S014 1583 1487
CUHter 2489 2672 19!9 ' 140
Dakota 756 690 48 524
Mon 123U 110 90I 708
Oodge - 2284 J703 1 948 1938
Douglas ....... ..13341 15830 9C66 91:5
tun.ly 488 402 335 299
franklin 3083 1340 9" 9 929
'Frontier 1042 8tS 786 688
3ge ;. 8. 3314 2849 fti
3Kp..r .481 681 218 399
5 mnt 98 96 .... ....
Sifeley 876 1105 593 792
Hamilton 16tf HC2 U9J 1156
Its yes 75 .... 2:il 183
Hooker Ill 91 64 88 1
jolmann 1.122 1190 1235 8:8
( carney 1W8 11. gt gS8
'Keith 372 303 189 ?2
knhall 229 123 77 32
Knox ....I 1789 1871 1411 1257
Lincoln 1441 1438 986 N7
Madison I'"' 1612 12K3
Nance K5S 959 8x3 , b?9
Neman .s 15T 189 1tW 1140
rioo Kl :3ii4 limt 1700
Ph.rce IA44 1119 789 713
t Willow 1237 1:t84 914 sij
Pallne ., 19m 2239 1783 1513
?arpv ..' sJ 1117 ' 722 798
rhavr 245 1494 1171
rtmnms 1 i 123 56 80
Thurston 1 ... 4"3 6M
fc'ainw V& 1083 m 759
Vehstor 1S56 14 1107 29
Totals 7184 71463 58834 49353
Following are returns by counties In the
KMtgiesntomil districts of Nebraska as far
iry m Lis.)
Washington 1.4tfi 1 fS4
Three precinct n Using.
THIRD DISTRICT. '
Continued on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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VlCINITTr-Fair and warmer Thursday.
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STOCKS ACTIVE IN ENGLAND
Election m United States Strikes Re
ponslT . Chord In Trader .
1 Abroad. v -
LONDON, Nov. 4 The completeness of
the republican victory In the United States
yesterday waa hailed on the stock exchange
today with a great deal of satisfaction and
Is calculated to have a good and lasting
effect on the markets here and to give ad
ditional Impetus to the already Improving
trade conditions. Bankers see In the result
of the elections the probabilities of a con
tinuance of cheap money and the main
tenance of the discount rate of the bank
of Bngland, 2Vi per cant, and they con
sider that with money so cheap in the
United Slates as well as In most financial
centers, London will get through the year
without anything higher than a 8 per cent
bank rate, should any Increase occur.
Business started early in the day, . the
members of the stock exchange with their
staffs having slept in the hotels of the city
In anticipation of active busli. tss. '
Dealing started at 7:46 o'clock on the
street with prices 1 to 2 points above the
New York parity. The exchange itself
opened at 1:46 and trading continued on a
higher level, the most active 'stocks being
Union Pacific at 182, Southern Pacific, 114;
United States Steel 514 and Amalgamated
Copper 84. Support came principally
from America, the English continental
houses so.llng at. the higher quotations.
American arbitrage brokers, . however,
freely absorbed the offerings and only a
small "fraction of the rise disappeared.
After, luncheon, however, things slackened
and - dealers awaited the receipt ef the
New York openings. Prices were merked
down by fractions and "P to one point.
Union Paclfte receded to 181. '
SAILORS PLAY BALL AT AMOY
Athletic Sports Are Feature of Enter
tainment of Men from Amer
AMOY, Nov. 4. Sports were again the
feature of the entertainment on shore to
day ,foi the American sailors. An eleven
from the battleship Virginia defeated the
Loulslanna foot ball team, 11 to 0. and a
base ball nine from the Kentucky defeated
a nine from the Louisiana.
The conclusion of the garner was followed
by the presentation of the trophies. The
Kentucky got the gold cup for Its victory
at base ball, the Virginia received a gold
cup to commemorate " Its triumph in the
foot ball contest and the Loulslanna got a
silver cup In honor of the victories of Its
men in field sports.
The building erected on the reception
grounds for the use of the Young Men s
Christian association was burned down
early this morning.
PEKING, Nov. 4. The foreign board has
sent Its thanks to Admiral Emory, the com
mander of the American fleet at Amoy,
for his congratulations upon the anniver
sary of the birth of the Dowager Empress.
The foreign press bf China makes favorable
comment of the visit of the American bat
tleships, but the central government and
the Chinese people, so far as the latter
are informed, are humiliated over the fact
that only hair the fleet under Adimral
Sperry came to China.
The preaenece of the American ships at
Amoy has again directed attention to the
decline of American trade In Chita. They
are today only two American traders north
JAPS BANQUET AMERICANS
Associations interested in Foreign
Trade Kntertnln Pacific 4Uoaat
TOKIO. Nov. 4. The various Japanese
assoclalliuis Interested "In foreign trvie to
night gave a banquet In this city In honor
of the rcpronntatives of the Pacific coast
business Interests now visiting in this coun
try. The function was attended by fully
00 business men and In the speeches de
livered there was a frank and free Inter
change of views and Ideas, the general tone
taken by tho speakers being such as clearly
to prove that all apprehension aa to the
possibility of a clash of commercial Inter
est! between the two countries Is entirely
The American speakers showed keen ap
preciation of the receptions accorded them
by the business men of all section of Japan
and the function as a whole la viewed by
all who attended as being highly significant
and successful and portending a great fu
ture development In the trade of both coun
tries. DRIVER'S HEAD IS CRUSHED
Tonne Man Is Ran Over and Killed
by Teana Drawinar Corn
LEXINGTON. Neb., Nov. 4.-(8pcrUl Tel
egram.) I.at evening about dusk a young
roan, aged II years, named Howard Mar
grlti, living about four miles east of this
city, was instantly killed by being lun
over with a load of corn. No one saw the
accident, but when the team was seen
looso from the wagon, prancing around In
the road. Investigation followed. The body
of the man waa found near the wagon with
the skull crushed where the wheels had
passed over it. He had been husking corn
all day and was going home with his last
His parents reside at lUvenua. He was
living with a Tnsrrled brother here. It
supposed the team got scared and ran
r AFT TALKS ABOUT RESULTS
Preiident-EIect, t.t Hia Home, Dii-
BUSINESS MEN WERE IN ACTION
Determined to "how Conn try that
People Are Allro to Interesta
at the Country nt
Large. . .
CINCINNATI, O., Nov. 4.-"I believe I
wag elected by the business men of th
country, democrats as well as rcpublkani;
that I received my share of the labor vote,
and that the farmers generally stood by
me. I sm very much gratified."
William H. Taft was sitting in the library
of his temporary home, the C. P. Taft resi
dence, this morning when he gave expres
rlon to the above declaration. Going more
Into ditall as to the returns he added:
"In my own state and Indiana the result
was very much affected by the local liquor
questions, and It Is very difficult to figure
out just how It operated. The sweeping
victory In New York, Massachusetts, New
Jersey and Connecticut Is especially grati
fying to me." .
Although Judge Taft was up the greater
part of the n'ght scanning the reports as
they were received over the. wires, which
had been Installed at the house, he arose
early tills morning. The cheery household
within the Taft mansion was in striking
contrast to the appearance outside, where
was plainly visible the remnants of the
midnight demonstration of the thuosands of
Cincinnati cltisens bent on congratulating
their honored cltlsen.
"Is 'President-elect Taft' the proper title
now?" was asked.
"Just Mr. Taft, If you please," was the
cheery reply. "You know I sm not elected
president yet, and will not be the president
elect until after the meeting of the electoral
college. We shall endeavor to remain in
our capacity as private cltlsen as long as
While it is somewhat of a disappointment
to Judge Taft that his .two sons and
daughters are not with him at this time
the home conditions at the Taft residence
rxdiate with good cheer and family felicity.
Charles P. Taft, his wife and daughter.
Judge' and Mrs. Taft and Miss Delia Tar
re y. 84 year of . age, whom Judge Taft
holds In the most tender regard, consti
tuted the family. Miss Tarrey Is Judee
Taft's ' aunt and was for many years a
member of his father's family. "It Is one
of the moat gratifying things that Aunt
Delia can be with us," the judge remarked
this morning. "She is of my father's fam
ily and lived with my mother constantly
after his death."
VETERAN HEPBURN IS RETIRED
W. D. Jaroleson, Shenandoah News-
paper Man. Succeeds Him.
SHENANDOAH. la., Nov. 4.-(Speclal
Te leg-ram.) At the election In this con
gressional district yesterday Senator W. D.
Jamieson of this city, democrat, defeated
William P. Hepburn for congress. Mr,
Hepburn first went to congress from this
district Id 1&80 and has served in that ca
paclty ever since, with tha ' exoeptlon of
six years from 1888 to 1891 . He has been
one of the prominent figures in congress
and in the nation for several years, lie
has been chairman of the committee on
Interstate commerce. Senator Jamieson is
a young newspaper man of Shenandoah
and has been the proprietor of the World
here for seven years. He is a native of
Louisa county, Iowa, where he waa born
thirty-five years ago this month. Two
years ago he was elected a member of the
state senate from the Page-Fremont dis
trict. In yesterday's contest he carried his
home city by 116, meaning more than 300
votes ahead of his ticket. Of the eleven
counties in the district Hepburn carried
three Page by 660, Appanoose by 426 and
Clarke by 97. Jamieson carried eight coun
tiesFremont by 293, Taylor by 300, Ring
gold by 150, Decatur by 176, Wayne by 275,
Lucas by 120, J.'nlon by 187, Adams by 120.
FILIPINOS PLEASED AT OUTCOME
Personni Friends of Tnft in Island
MANILA, Nov. 4. The news of the elec
tion of William H. Taft was received with
the greatest enthusiasm by all classes
throughout the Philippines. Tonight crowds
are gathered at tho opera house and at
the University and Army and Navy clubs
listening to the latest dispatches. All bulle
tins received here are flashed by wireless
telegraph to the ships of tha American
fleet In Manila bay and at Olongayo. Gov
ernor General Smith, fhe Philippine com
missioner, and scores of personal friends
have cabled congratulations to President
Elect Taft. The political fortunes of Gov
ernor Hughes have also been followed with
the keenest Interest and his victory Is re
ceived with satisfaction. ;
It has been announced that Judge Taft
will come to the Philippines on a visit
while he Is president.
FOWLER IS OUT FOR SPEAKER
Proposes Direction of Legislation by
Board of Managers.
NEW YORK. Nov. 4.-Hon. Charles N.
Fowler, chairman of the committee on
banking and currency of the house of rep
resentatives frotn the Fifth district of New
Jersey, who has Just been, elected for the
Eighth district, receiving a plurality of
about 9,000, announces himself as a candi
date for speaker of the house in the sixty
first congress upon the following plat
form: "The house of representatives shall elect
a board of managers consisting of . seven
members which shall be. charged with the
direction of legislation which Is now as
sumed by the speaker of the house."
NO MORE SUNDAY "TEA" GOES
Police Board Telia Hotel and Res
tanrnnt Men They Most Hew
to tho Lino.
The hotels and restaurants of Omaha
must not violate the law by selling liquor
on Sunday. If this has been done it must
be stopped or measures will be taken ef
fectually to prevent It.
This Is the dictum of hte Board of Fire
and Police Commissicners as expressed at
a special meeting held last night to which
representatives of all the leading hotels
and restaurants were invited.
The meeting waa purely Informal in char
acter. Commissioner Kennedy acted as
spokesman and stated that It had
been reported to the board by other hold
era of liquor licenses that certain of the
hotels and reslauranta were violating the
Sunday law by sending liquor to rooms on
that day, serving It In tea cups and In
If the practice Is stopped no official ac
tion will be taken, otherwise the board will
take the matter up in earnest
FOREIGN PRESS WELL PLEASED
London Pnpern Resjnrd Outcome of
Election with Cirent Sntls
fnctlon. LONDON, Nov. '4. The prejiV of Lon
don regards the election of William II.
Taft as a matter for general and world
wide congratulation, as It "Insures the
continuance of a policy." which has been
greatly approved In England.
"The policy which Mr. Taft has Inher
ited," potats out the Evening Standard,
"Is In a large measure accountable for
the leap to the front made by America In
recent years, and her present position, as
a power among the powers Is due, to an
unusual extent, to Mr. Taft's labors In
close alliance with President Roosevelt"
The Westminster Gasette regards the
success of William H. Taft as a victory
of the man rather than the policy. "Mr.
Taft In his admirable record of adminis
trative efficiency, . baa shown himself
safe, shrewd and resourceful, while Mr.
Bryan never recovered In the popular es
teem from sowing his wllcj oats on the
sliver question. We have yet to see what
would happen In the United " States if a
really powerful 'man were to appeal
boldly to the rarial Instincts of the
masses against the domination of the
wealthy men In tne United States. Mr.
Hearst reserves tht role to himself."
.Pursuing the satne Mem, the Globe ex
presses the opinldn that the defeat of
Mr. Bryan has cleared the way. for Mr.
Hearst to obtain a presidential nomination
In 1912, either an the candidate of the
democrats, "or some more extreme and
more powerful Organisation springing
from the ruins of he democracy."
The Globe considers. that the world at
large may heartily congratulate itself
upon the election pf Mr. Taft.
GOMPERS ; WILL FIGHT ON
Hend of Federation of Labor Declares
lit Will Not Yield in
WASHINGTON, ) Nov. . "Temporarily,
defeated, but not )onquered." is the way
President Gompers ' of the American Fed
eration of Labor vjewed the election In a
statement issued today as follows:
. "The organised Workers stood true to
the cause of justice and human freedom.
This Is not the first time 'in the struggles
of the masses that entrenched wealth,
privilege and power gained a material,
even though a temporary victory. The
moral Influence of the campaign Is with
the cause of the workers. The part labor
took compelled the discussion to be de
voted almost exclusively to the labor ques
tion, labor movement and the principles
of right, justice and humanity upon which
their philosophy and demands are based.
Even though disappointed with the Im
mediate result there is ho loss of confi
dence in the Justice of labor's demands
and their successful achievement. Action
consistent, Insistent and persistent will
achieve for' the toilers the triumph of the
cause of labor and the cause - of human
GUFFEY- RUBS. DEFEAT IN
Pennsylvania Denioeratie BoMT Says
, . Tint HnVf'fese to danaice
' KnMcy. "
PITSTOURG, Pa., Nov. 4.-Colonel J. M.
Guffey, whowas defeated as national com
miteeman from Pennsylvania at the Den
ver convention, commenting upon the de
feat of William J. Bryan,' said:
"I gave out a statement at Denver, July
23, covering my views as to the duty of the
Denver convention. I did the best I could
to bring about a different ticket, but failed.
The outcome today clearly shows the folly
of that convention allowing Itself to be
dominated and dictated to by one family.
j Let us hope that the early future will give
us a democratic party wherein personal
ambition will be nored and fundamental
PRESIDENT'S VIEW OF OUTCOME
Election of Taft Regarded Triumph
Over I'nrriM nnd Improper
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.-Presldent Roose
velt today gave his Interpretation of the
victory of the republican party at the
polls yesterday when he said to tho news
paper men whom he received In his office:
"This administration hai meant a steady
etfort and progress which should never
be allowed to deviate Into an unwise radi
calism on tho one hand, nor Into an unwise
conservatism on the other. The nomina
tion of Mr. Taft was a triumph over re
actionary conservatism, and his election
was a triumph ever unwise and improper
BRYAN WAITS FOR LATE NEWS
Wants to Henr from Indiana, Ohio
nnd Kansas Before Making;
FAIRVIBW. LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 4.
Although it was after midnight when he
actually went to bed, Willlan J. Bryan, was
up and doing early this morning. So far
as appearances went, there Was nothing
about his manner to Indicate the disappoint
ment which he must have felt over the re
sult of the election. He greeted his callers
with a smile and scanned the morning
papers for news from states from which
no deffnite returns had been received. "Be
foro making any statement." ho said, "I
want to. get the actual results In Ohio, In
diana and Kansas."
MOTHER AND SON FOUND DEAD
Latter, Wall Street Broker, Suffocated
and Woman la Shot in
NEW YORK. Nov- 4.-Mrs. F. Velt and
her son, J. Nelson Velt. a Wall street
broker, were found dead p. their rooms In
a large department hotel on upper Broad
way today, The mother had been shot In
the head and her body was In her bedroom,
while the son was lying suffocated by gas
on the floor of the bathroom.
PRESIDENT ELIOT RESIGNS
Hend of Harvard Vnlversltr Will
Leave Work Karly Next
BOSTON. Mass., Nov. 4. President
Charles W. Eliot, for forty years the had
of Harvard university, tendered bis resig
nation October 28. to take effect May 19.
1909, according to an announcement made
today by the Harvard board of ovrrseers.
The resignation has been accepted.
f'hnnse) tn Traf ansititn,
MAR8HALLTOWN, la., Nov. 4.-(8pecial
Telegram.) J. E. Cartivy, trainmaster of
thu Iowa Central, ha a resigned and R. E.
Ryan, trainmaster of ths Iron Mountain
Southern, Little Rock, Ark., has been ap
pointed to succeed hlnv
Nebraska's Next Governor
ASHTON C. SHALLENBEKGER.
COMPLEXION OF NEXT HOUSE
Two Hundred Six Republicans, Hun
dred Sixty-Nine Democrats.
SIXTEEN DISTRICTS STILL MISSING
Practically All Gains Democrat
Make Must Be. Made front Dla-
trlcta that Have Not Been
CHICAGO, Nov. 4. Three hundred and
seventy-'two congressional districts have
been heard from and the political complex
ion of the sixty-first congress, according
to present Information and with sixteen dis
tricts yet to hear from, will be, republi
cans, 806; democrats, 166.
One hundred-and ninety-six votes will
control the house,. The liouao of represcuta-
.i...- .... .... ' .: '.. ...
tlyec in the. ' sixtieth congress- consists- of
Iti6 democrats, 223 republicans and there are
The table follows:
CI-... T-A xi-
.11 i. ncp.
niauniiia ...... v
Oeorgia . , . .
. 6 ia
. l 10
. 8 a
. 3 3
. 3 11
. 1 8
. 11 2
. '3 7
. 11 2.
'. '7 1J
. i 3
! '4 28
New Jersey .....
North Carolina .
North Dakota ...
Rhode Island ...
South Carolina .
Bouth Dakota ...
West Virginia ,
Total....' lfi 2tW
Total: Republicans, 206; . democrats, Iti9;
missing. 18. Majority necessary for legis
lative control, 196.
Senate Largely Republican.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.-The present in- t',"t h resigned his position aa second as
" . t . ... slstant poHlmuster iceneral to mnV th
dlcatlons are that the republicans will have
about a two-thirds majority In the United
States senate as the result of yesterday's
lections, ir practically the same as at
present. Of the ninety-two members of
that body, .sixty-one hold over, leaving only
thirty-one places to fill. Of these nine
teen are republicans and 13 democrats.
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mary
land have already chosen democrats and
Kentucky and Vermont republicans. The
other senators to whom successors are to
Republicans: AllUon of Iowa, who will
be, succeeded by a republican; Ankeney
Washington; Brandegee, Connecticut; Gal
linger, New Hampshire; liansbrough,.
North Dakota; Heyliurn, Idaho; Hopkins,
Illinois; Kittredge, South Dakota; Long,
Kansas; Penrose. Pennsylvania; Perkins,
California; Piatt, New York; rnoot. Utah;
Stephenson, Wisconsin. All of whom will
be succeeded either by themselves or other
Democrats: Clay. Georgia; Gary, South
Carolina; Gore, Oklahoma; Milton, Flor
ida; Overman, North Carolina; all of
whom will be succeeded by democrats.
Six Srnntorshlps In Oonbt.
The only senatorshlps remaining In doubt
are those of Ohio, Indiana and Oregon,
which are now represented by Senators
Foraker, Hemenway and Fulton, republi
cans, and Colorado, Missouri and Nevada,
represented by Senators- Teller, Stone and
Governor Cummins of Iowa is about to
realize his ambition of becoming a sen
ator from that atate. Ha has many ad
mirers in Washington and his entry upon
the acnu of national politics will be ob
served .vltfi keen Interest. If Indiana should
should send a democrat In place of llemen.
way, It la supposed here that John W.
Kern, the defeated vice presidential can
didate would be chosen and he would be
the first democrat to occupy' a senator
ial seat from Indiana since liS wlitu
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
Alabama , . .
Arkansas . . ,
Colorado . .
Taft. Bryan. Doubt.
. .. 5
! tS?1. ,
i !wa ...
Ssw Hampshire. .
Worth Carolina . .
j ' k '
. wreroa 4
; Pennsylvania ....
j Rhode Island ....
Bouth Carolina .-.
I Tennessee .'
Washington . . ,
David Turple surrendered his office to
. The final figures regarding the result
In the house probably will show little
change in numbers on the respective sides,
but there will be a considerable shifting
In the personnel of that body. A number
of surprises already have been recorded
and probably the most pronounced was the
defeat of representative Hepburn of the
Eighth Iowa district. Mr. Hepburn has
been In congress so long and as chairman
of the committee on Interstate commerce
had been so prominent that he had come
to be regarded as almost u fixture In
Washington. He whs a strong supporter
of tho president' policies.
Two Chouses in Indiana.
Washington was quite unprepared for
the retirement of C. B. Landls and Jesse
Overstreet of Iridlana. Both hold chair
man; assignments and tiHve been long In
the service. That Gt-neral Sherwood, the
Independent democrat from the Ninth Ohio
district, who sprang Into notice during his
one term through his sharp differences
with his soldier colleague, General Kelfer,
is elected, is not surprising, as he was
elected In 1908 by a majority of forty votes
In a district which had hitherto been over
whelmingly republican. The tlefeat of J. T.
McCleary by Mr. Hammond In the Second
Minnesota district, brings to mind the fact
postmaster general to make the
recent race. Republicans generally are de
lighted with their gain of two members
from the.- new state of Oklahoma. The
change will give the republicans three of
the five members of the house from that
. NEW JERSEY
TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 4.-Revised re
turns glvr Taft a plurality In New Jersey
of about 70,000.
These figures as the later returns come In
may possibly Increase the majority given
Roosevelt fuur years ago.
One of the surprises was tho small plur
ality given Mr. Bryan yesterday In Hudson
county. Unofficial figures place this at
1.700. Four years ago Parker had 1.33S. This
year Klnkead and Hamll. democratic fan
democratic leader of Hudson county, was
Tenth districts, which comprise Hudson
county, carried the county by combined
pluralities of 14,600. 'Robert Davis, the
democratlo leader of Hudson county was
the one conspicuous leader in New Jersey
who favored Mr. Brian's nomination.
Essex county, the home of former United
States Senator Smith, Jr., gives Taft about
K.0CO plurality. Roosevelt carried the county
fuur ytars ago by a.MS.
CINCINNATI. Nov. 4 While fuller
figures this afternoon showed that Taft
had carried Wel Virginia by a safe plu
rality of several thousand the state ticket
may not have gone through with him.
Bennett, democrat, for governor, having
the best of the argument in probably halt
the slate. In these figures Bennett had
more than 1.000 plurality, but the figure
was so small that the republlcsn found
satisfaction in the possible overturning
of that amount and claimed the entire
State ticket The democrats, however, re
fused to concede anything.
W. H. TAFT
Republican Candidate Has at Leait
298 Electoral Votes.
BRYAN'S DEFEAT A CRUSHING ONI
United States Senate Will Bo Repub
lican Next Time.
MARYLAND, W. VIRGINIA DOUBT
Both States Appear Shaky aa Late
Returns Come In.
CANNON AND S. E. PAYNE WIN
Governor Johnson of Minnesota la
Elected for Third Term, Though
Taft Carries the North
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. William Howard
Taft of Ohio, republican, has been elected
twenty-seventh ' president of the United
States and James Schoolcraft Sherman of
New York has been chosen vice president.
This Is the outcome of one of the most re
markable political campaigns In the his
tory of the reuubllc.
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska,
the democratlo candidate, went down In
the third defeat of his lift's ambition to
occupy the White House.
Returns today Indicated that Mr. Taft
would have at least 238 electoral votfs.
One of the results surpassing the most
sangulno hopes of must republicans was
Mr. Taft carrying the greater city of New
York by a plurality of 16.646. His plurality
In New York stato will considerably ex
ceed Roosevelt's big plurality of 1H.
Hoghes is Re-Elected.
Governor Charles E. Iiugnes was re
elected by a plurality estimated today
as well above 76,000 over thu votu cust
for his democratic opponent, Lieutenant
Governor Chanler. While Greater New
York gave a plurality of more than 16,000
for Tuft, It gave Chanler a margin of W.M3.
With thirty-one united Slates senators
to be elected by statu legislatures, chosen
yesterday or earlier In the fall, the repub
licans will retain their control of both
houses of congress, the precise figures be
ing subject to change, however.
New England, New York, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania rallied to Taft with not
able majorities. Maryland's returns today
dwindled Taft's plurality, as claimed last
night, until Bryan appeared to have nar-v
rowly carried tha state.
Returns late this evening placed Wist
Virginia In the republican column and In
dicated that the electoral vote of Missouri
Is still In doubt.
H . How Ther .'Saysr Stand." "
Of the states which at the outset of tho
day were generally placed in the Bryarv
column, Colorado and Montana were still
subjects "of counter claims. Nebraska,
however, has been decisively credited to
Bryan. On the basis of the facts known
early today, the table of electoral votes
would e aa follows:
Taft. Bryan. Doubt,
Mini. emit a
New Hampshire ...
North Carolina ....
Si.uth Dakota 4
Vermont J '
West Virginia T
Totals . 28
i'anuon Gets Back.
Among the more significant results were
the re-election to congress of Speakei
Cannon ar.d Chairman Bereno E. Payne ol
the house cinmlttee on ways and means,
und the certain re-election for a third
term of Governor John J. Johnson, dem
ocrat, in Minnesota, which state, never
theleps, returrjr a plurality for Taft ul
probably upwsrd of 75.COO.
It became early evident that Thomas I
Hlsgcn. candidate of the independence
party, had received comparatively msagef
support and that his vote would rot ma
terially affect" the result. Little wal
limriud early today as to the magnttudt
ot the socialist or prohibition votes.
tLOSU STATES UAKtl SO CHANOB
General Resnlts Not Affected by Out
come In Them.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. The overwhelming
republican victory in yesterday's elections,
which will carry William II. Taft Into ths
the White. House, is Hot materially affected,
so far as the chief result Is concerned, by
the fact that late today the result In sev
eral states remained In doubt.
The uncertainty . also extends to several
of the legislatures which will choose United
States senators to fill vacancies caused by
expiration of terms, of which there are
The uncertainty this afternoon may be
summarised as follows:
Colorado Returns very incomplete. Thtl
stutn probably democratic.
Indiana For Taft but the governor,
Thomas It. Marshall Is probably elected
over James K. Wutson.
Idaho Almost certainly for Taft. Legis
lature probably republican.
Missouri In doubt, clulmed by both par
ties for president. But for governor. Had
ley. republican, Is leading Cowherd, demo
crat, by 16.000 pn incomplete returns.
Maryland In doubt, but probably for
Bryan by about 1.000 with four counties
Nevada Probably for Bryan.
Ohio Taft's plurality estimated at W.OuO.
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