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WILSON AND MARSHM.L WIN ; .
BACK TO OLD DEMOCRACY
SWINGS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
•> ' _
NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR GOES INTO OFFICE BY TREMENDOUS
MAJORITY.—CARRIES ALL BUT SEVEN STATES. ROOSE
. " VELT RAN SECOND.
A SWEEPING VICTORY
FOR THE DEMOCRATS
The House and Senate Will be Demo
cratic—A Heavy Vote Polled Early.
—Candidates Continue Active to
W. R. T.
Colorado . .. 6
Idaho —Not heard from.
lowa .. 13 ' —
New Jersey 18
New Mexico 3
New York 45
North Carolina 12
North Dakota 5
» Oregon . .. 5
Pennsylvania . T» ., — 38
Rhode Island .. 5
South Carolina .. .. .9
South Dakota —Doubtful.
Washington .. — 7
West Virginia ...... 8
Wisconsin . 13
Wyoming—Not heard fflom.
Totals 418 99 8
President Woodrow Wilson, of New
Jersey.; Vice President, Thomas R.
Marshall, of Indiana.
With the election of Woodrow Wil
son of New Jersey as president and
Thomas R. Marshall of Illinois, as vice
president, the Democratic party on
Tuesday won a three cornered presi
' dential contest at the polls that had
been waged for months before the
citizens of these United States.
Wilson and Marshall received more
than 400 votes in the electoral col
lege, to be exact 418.
Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt,
the candidate of the new Progressive
Party, ran second with 99 votee —
carrying the states of Pennsylvania,
Illinois, Kansas, Michigan and Wash
• lngton. "
President Toft, the Republican can-
didate carried but two states—Utah
and Vermont, each having four votes.
Summing up, Wilson 418, Roose
velt 99, Taft 8 and these figures tell
of the overwhelming Democratic vic
tory, the first (or the party since 1892
when Grover Cleveland defeated Ben
The states of Idaho, New Hamp
shire, South. Dakota and Wyoming do
not figure in above, the definite re
sults not, being announced.
Generally good weather prevailed
and served to bring out a heavy vote,
in fact new records were created in
many places over the country.
President Taft spent the morning
hours of election day at the home of
his brother, Charles P. Taft, in Cin
cinnati, and appeared at the polls
early In the afternoon to cast his bal
lot. The President expressed confi
dence that he would be returned to
the White House.
Ex-President Roosevelt devoted the
morning to correspondence and then
in company with several neighbors
left his home In Oyster Bay, N. Y.,
and went to the polling place In a ]
fire truck hous& and cast his ballot
shortly after 12 o'clock. The Progres-
sive party nominee heard the returns i
at his home on Sagamore Hill. i
Governor Woodrow Wilson was the
first of the three candidates to cast i
his vote. He dropped his ballot In a
polling booth In aa engine house in i
Princeton, N. J., and as he emerged |
from the voting booth smilingly ob- 1
served that he had "voted the straight
democratic ticket." Gov. Wilson heard
the returns at his home in company 1
with his family and a few friends. 1
Governor Hiram W. Johnson, of
California, the vice presidential nom
inee on the Progressive party ticket,
could not return to California in time
to vote, as he tilled out Colonel Roose
velt's speaking engagements in the
East after the Colonel had been shot.
Governor Johnson spent the day in
New York City and heard the returns
at the Progressive party headquar
Governor Thomas R. Marshall, of
Indiana, democratic candidate for
vice-president, cast his vote shortly
after 9 o'clock at his home in India
napolis. He walked to the polls with
The vacancy on the republican tick
et, caused by the death of Vice-Presl
dent Sherman was not filled and Sher
man's name remained on the ballots.
Reports received by the national
chairman of the three parties showed
that heavy votes were being cast
throughout the country.
Half of the voting in Massachusetts
in the cities and towns had been cast
by 11 o'clock while republican state
headquarters in New York said that
two-thirds of the vote In ftew York
had been completed at noon.
The leaders said that in New York
there was the smallest percentage of
non-voters in the history of the state.
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and, in fact,
every state in the middle West, cast
an early heavy vote, which Indicated
that all records t would be broken.
Splitting of ballots were reported in
Michigan, while there were evidence?
of scratching of ticket at many points
in New York State.
The size of the popular majority
given the Democratic National ticket,
for the states outside of Illinois that
might give electoral votes to either
Taft or Roosevelt, were matters of
conjecture at midnight Tuesday. It
was certain however that Illinois
would give an overwhelming majority
to Roosevelt; while the race in Penn
sylvania was so close as to bring all
three candidates within range of suc
Early returns gave Governor Wil
son and Governor Marshall the "solid
South," and the states of Connecticut,
Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New York, West Vir
ginia, Indiana and Missouri. As the
night advanced and returns from
West began to come in these earlier
estimates were confirmed and Mon
tana, Nebraska and New Mexico were
added to those that seemed certain
for the Democratic candidates.
Rhode Island also became a doubt
ful state on the returns near mid
night &nd based on the later votes
reported it seemed not wholly improb
able that its five electoral votes would
give an apparent victory to Taft in
New Hampshire and Vermont, but the
Tift pluralities dwindled as midnight
approached to a very few hundred
votes -in each state and seemed likely
to be wiped out entirely. Finally New
Hampshire gave Wilson a majority.
The uncertainty regarding Vermont
was settled by the announcement of
the complete vote which gave Taft a
majority of 924 votes.
The vote in Utah reported up to
midnight showed that the state was
carried by Taft. The vote in Penn
sylvania was very close, the returns
from over a thousand precincts em
bracing over 185,000 votes giving each
of the three leading presidential can
didates more than 60,000 votes. The
New York State Assembly seemed to
be overwhelmingly Democratic.
Shortly before midnight Tuesday
Colonel Roosevelt made the following
"The American people by a great
plurality have decided in favor of Mr.
Wilson and the Democratic party.
Like all good citizens I accept the re
sult with entire good humor and con
tentment. As for the Progressive
cause 1 can only repeat what I have
already so many times said, the fate
of the leader for the time being is of
little consequence, but the cause itself
must In the end triumph, for its
triumph is essential to the well being
of the American people. (Signed)
About the same time he issued the
stutement Colonel Roosevelt s%nt the
following telegram to Governor Wil
"The American people by a great
plurality have conferred upon you the
highest honor in their gift. I con
gratulate you thereon.
New Jereey by 35,000.
Newark, N. J.—New Jersey gave
Wilson a plurality estimated from 35,-
000 to 45,000 over Roosevelt. Taft ran
third. His vote was less than half of
The heaviest vote ever cast in the
state and a long ballot delayed the
count. Only 127 districts of the
state, 1,779 had been heard from at
midnight. They gave Wilson 8,401!
Taft 3,972; Roosevelt 5,832,
Ten of the state's representatives
In the next Congress will be Demo
crats, two will be Republicans. The
Democrats gain three over their pres
ent Republicans. William Hughes,
Democratic nominee, likely will suc
ceed Frank O. Briggs as United States
Whether the next president of the
State Senate, who will succeed Wll
son as Governor, will be a Democrat,
was undetermined by early returns.
Georgia by 30,000.
Atlanta, Ga. lncomplete returns
from 130 out of the 148 counties in
Georgia as received by The Constitu
tion give an indicated majority for
Woodrow Wilson of 30,000. Two coun
ties, Haralson and Paulding, are
credited to Roosevelt. Taft did not
Arkansas by 60,000.
Little Rock, Ark. —Wilson carried
Arkansas by about 60,000 majority.
Jloosevelt ran second. All Democratic
congressional nominees were elected
by usual majorities.
South Carolina 50,000.
Columbia. 8. C.—Woodrow Wilson
carried South Carolina by a majority
over both his opponents of about 60,-
000. All Democratic state and county
officers and congressional candidates
Mali)* Swings Democratic.
Portland, Me. —The success of the
Democratic electoral ticket in Maine,
which gave Wilson and Marshall six
votes In the electoral college was in
dicated by returns at 10 p. m. from
three-fourths of the state. At that
hour Governor Wilson had 45,444
votes, a plurality of 4,864 over Presi
Wilson Carries Connecticut.
New Haven, Conn. —With more
than half the vote counted at 10 p. m.,
Indicated onKnO r Ills nhat TAONN
indications were that Connecticut has
given Wilson and Marshall seven votes
in the electoral college. At that hour
Wilson had 55.Q73; Taft 50,052; Roose
Governor Baldwin, Democrat, was
reelected by about 9,000 plurality and
the Democrats elected four out of five
Pennsylvania Was Close.
Philadelphia.—Wilson arid Roosevelt
ran neck and neck In Pennsylvania.
In 1,043 out of 5,377 election districts
in the state outside of Philadelphia
Taft had 37,645 votes, Wilson 62,032
and Roosevelt 62,046.
In Philadelphia with less than half
of the returns in Taft led Wilson by
14,000 and Rooseveit by 11,000.
Wilson Carries Indiana. «
Indianapolis, Ind. lndiana went
Governor Wilson, on the basis of
the returns from 617 precincts out of
the 2,172 in the atate had almost as
many votes as Taft and Roosevelt
combined. Wilson led Taft by more
than 2 to 1.
For Governor Samuel M. Ralston,
Democrat, led over Albert J. Bever
idge. Progressive, and Winfleld T.
Roosevelt Wine Kansas.
Topeka, Kan. Roosevelt carried
Kansas over Wilson by probably 10,-
000 plurality. Taft ran a poor third.
Capper, Republican, for Governor led
Hedges, Democrat, and Stubbs, Pro
gressive, for United Etates Senator,
was slightly ahead of Thompson,
Democrat, in the early returns.
Arkansas for Wilson.
Little Rock. Ark. —Partial returns
from eight counties including Hot
Springs, Pine Bluff and Fort Smith
gave Wilson 14,752; Roosevetl 3,762;
California for Wilson.
San Francisco, Cal. —J. O. Davis,
chairman of the Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, telegraphed the Demo
cratic National Commitee at 9 o'clock
that Wilson had carried California by
a majority of 20,000 over Roosevelt.
Roosevelt carried Los Angeles and
Alameda counties by large pluralities,
but San Francisco and the interior
counties and northern California roll-
Ed up a Wilson plurality.
Wilson Sweeps Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Wis. —Complete returns
from Milwaukee county and scattered
precincts throughout the state Indl
cated that Wilson has swept Wiscon
sin by from 20,000 to 30,000 votes
The Democratic candidate carried
Milwaukee county over Taft by close
to 10,000 and meager early returns
from up-state showed that Wilson was
running even in strong Republican
districts. Roosevelt was running be
Early reports indicated a close race
between Karel, Democrat, and Mc-
Govern, Republican, for the gover
Nebraska In Wilson Column.
Omaha, Neb.—Returns received
from Omaha and Lincoln and scatter
ing precincts over the state showed a
W. F. M'COMBS
V MM JV
IVfr, McCombs was Chairman of Demo
cratic Campaign Committee.
clear plurality for Governor Wilson.
, The New Jersey Governor has the
Nebraska electoral vote by a safe plu
14,000 For Wilson In Maryland.
Baltimore, Md. —The News concedes
Maryland to Wilson by a plurality of
about 14,000 which it says the meager
returns from the state indicate will
be largely increased by the vote in
the counties. Roosevelt was running
a good second.
Forty precincts out of 336 in Balti
more gave Wilson 4,537; Roosevelt 1
3,120; Taft 1,804. ,
Early Returns Favored Foss.
Boston, Mass.— Returns for Gover- i
nor /rom 461 out of 1,102 voting pre
cincts in Massachusetts, including 213 ]
out of 221 Boston precincts gave Bird, \
Progressive 41,492; Foss, Democrat, I
78,382; Walker, Republican 48,930.
The same precincts in 1911 gave
FOBS, Democrat, 86,672; Frothlngham,
Virginia by 35,000.
Richmond, Va.—lncomplete returns
from the state show Wilson in the lead
probably by 35,000 majority.
Princeton, N. J.—Responding to a
telegram from the Democratic Nation
al chairman, asserting that Governor,
W r ilson unquestionably was elected
the Democratic candidate sent a dis
patch to Mr. McCombs as follows:
"I deeply appreciate telegram
and wish to express to ytu and the
members of the campaign committee
my warm congratulations on the part
you have played in the organizatio
and conduct of a campaign fough
upon essential issues.
"A great cause has triumphed.
Every Democrat, every true progres
sive of whatever alliance must now
lend his full force and enthusiasm to
the fulfillment of the people's hope—
the establishment of the people's right
so that justice and progress may go
hand In hand."
This WBB Governor Wilson's first
utterance of a public character after
his acceptance of the reports that he
had been elected.
Wilson at Home.
Princeton, N. "J. —Governor Wilson
sat Tuesday night with a party of
friends around a brilliantly. illumW*
nated dinner table as the election re
turns began to come In earlier than
was anticipated. The first results the
Governor got were favorable and his
"That's very encouraging."
The returns that continued to come
in from Massachusetts, Connecticut
and New York all favored Wilson and
the party about the dinner table
("apt. "Hill" McDowell, the Texas
ranger, who is the Governor's body
guard, read a stack of returns and fell
so happy that he exclaimed:
"I wonder if I'd get arrested if 1
just shot off my guns. If it keeps up
this way I'll have to just turn 'ein
Captain McDonald is a close friend
of Colonel Roosevelt, but differs with
The Governor was not overconfi
dent. When shown the returns from
New York city, he smiled, "I'm sup
posed to carry the city 3 to 1 in order
to win the state," he said as ho con
tinued his dinner leisurely.
Indianapolis, Ind. —Gov. Thomas R.
Marshall, Democratic [candidate for
Vice President, .when assured of suc
cess of the National ticket, said:
"The Democratic victory will result
In a restoration of representative Gov
ernment in America if Democratic offi
cials, both state and National, shall
instantly remember that executive
duty consists in the enforcement of
the law and in the Insistance upon leg
islative compliance with Democratic
platforms and principles; if legislative
representatives will remember that
they are to represent the people ant'
not any interest whatever and will
be zealous to formulate Into legisla
tlon on the principles either enunciated
in Democratic platforms, or growing
out of the basic principles of Jeffer
sonlan democracy, and if Judicial rep
resentativcß will give us the perfec
tion of reason in the light of today
and not in the light of two centuries
ago and shall be content to crtnstrue
and not to make statutory law."
Lincoln, Neb.—William J. Bryan
expressing his pleasure at the election
of Governor Wilson said:
'As a religious hymn has been
brought into the campaign by one of
the parties I think that I am justfied
in using the lines of another hymn
to express my feelings:
" 'This is the day I long have sought,
" 'And mourned because I found it
"I am happrler than Governor Wil
son for his joy is repressed by a sense
of responsibility, while 1 am happy
"My confidence in Governor Wilson
has grown with acquaintance and I
feel sure that he will live up to ex
pectations. I believe he listens to his
Taft Hears News.
Cincinnati, O. —In the same house
where he heard the news of his vic
tory over William J. Bryan four years
ago, President Taft Tuesday night
read the bulletins that iold the story
of the election. Four years ago Mrs.
Taft, Miss Delia Torrey of Mulberry,
Mass., his favorite aunt, and Mrs.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth were
present to hear the news. Tuesday
night the President and C. I'. Taft and
Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mrs. Taft's
sister, wcra the only members of the
family present but a few friends drop
ped in during the evening.
The President was cheerful and
smiling and apparently was under
less strain than other members of the
family dinner party at the home of
his brother, C. P. Taft.
Mr. Taft has many times declared
his intentions of returning to Cincin
nati and resuming the practice of law
if defeated and that intention was said |
not to have been altered.
Lincoln, Neb. —William J. Bryan
Tuesday night sent the following tel
egram to Governor Wilson:
"I heartily congratule you and 1
and the country upon your election.
Your splendid victory has borne fruit.
I am sure your administration will
prove a blessing to the Nation and
a source of strength to our party." 1
Elected Governor of New York on
Taft Admits Defeat.
Cincinnati, O.—President Taft at 11
o'clock Tuesday night conceded the
election to Governor Wilson. He la
sued the following statement from his
brother's home here:
"The returns insure the election of
Governor Wilson to the presidency.
This means an early change in the
economic policy of the Government in
reference to the tariff. If this change
can be made without halting prosper
ity, 1 sincerely hope it may be.
"The vote for Mr. ltooßovelt, the
third party candidate, and for Mr.
Debs, the Socialist candidate, is a
warning that their propaganda in fa
vor of fundamental changes in our
constitutional representative Govern
ment has formidable support.
"While the experiment of a change
in the tariff is being carried out by
the Democratic administration, it be
hooves the Republicans to gather again
to the city standard and renew their
faith in their party's principles and to
organize again to defend the constitu
tional Government handed down to us
by our fathers. Without compromis
ing our principles we must convince
and win back former Republicans and
we must reinforce our ranks with Con-
"We favor every tep of progress
toward more perfect ridding society of
injustice. But we know that all pro
gress worth imtking is possible with
our present form of Government and
to sacrifice that which is of the high
est value in our governmental struc
ture for undefined and impossible re
forms is the wildest folly. We mußt
face the danger with a clear knowl
edge of what it is. The Republican
party is equal to the task."
President Taft Tuesday night sent
the following telegram to Governor
"Hon. Mr. Woodrow Wilson,,
"Princeton, N. J.
"I cordially congratulate you on
your election and extend to you my
best wishes for a successful admin
"WILLIAM JI. TAKT."
Chicago, 111.—Colonel Roosevelt and
Judge Dunn carried the Btate for Pres
ident and Governor respectively. Ac
cording to figures at hand it was only
the Colonel's strong showing in Cook
county that carried him through.
There in 1,308 out of 1,498 precincts
he led Governor Wilson by 16,601.
Late returns from down state showed
that in 1,692 out of 2,788 precincts
outside of Cook county Wilson was 14
votes in the lead. President Taft ran
third both in Cook county and down
Judge Dunn In 128 precincts out of
4,206 in the state got 142,734; Punk.
Progressive, 89,577; Deneen, Republi
Massachusetts Makes History.
Boston. Massachusetts, normally
Republican,. gave substantial majori
ties Tuesday to Governor Wilson and
FOBS, Democratic candidates for Presi
dent and Governor. It was the firat
time Massachusetts had /ever favored
other than a KjipubHeait for President.
Taft and Roosevelt ran about even.
Slight gains were made by the Demo
crats in Uktt 16 congressional districts,
but the Legislature appeared, on the
face of early returns, to be practically
unchanged. This would indicate the
election of a Republican United States
Senator to succeed Senator William
The latest returns from all points
gave Wilson 395 electoral votes,
Roosevelt 74 and Taft 8, with the 54
votes of Idaho, New Hampshire,
I Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyo
ming still in doubt.
Beveridge Goes Down.
Indianapolis, tnd.—lndiana decided
[ in favor of Governor Wilson Tuesday
and for the first time in 20 years the
'• electoral vote of the state will be cast
for a Democratic candidate for the
presidency. The Progressive party
made a good showing, Roosevelt ap
parently leading Taft by from 8,000 to
9,000 while former Senator Beveridge
polled a larger vote than Col. Winfield
Durbln, the Republican candidate for
Governor. With practically half of
the precincts of the state heard from
Governor Wilson has about 12,000
plurality and Samuel M. Ralston, Dera
ocratlc candidate for Governor, will
have a plurality of about 10,000. «
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