The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 06, 1908, Image 1
WttCtt ocnii-vvccKiy rounded Wayne CouRty Organ of Use i Weekly Founded, 1844 REPUBLICAN PARTY 65th "YEAR. HONESDALE, "WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1908. NO. 33 1908 I iCHESJLECTED. Voters Outside Greater City Defeat Ghanler. GREATER NEW YORK FOR TAFT Big Xepublican Majority Is Piled Up la Brooklyn Hisgen Polls a Tenth as Many Votes as Taft. New York, Nov. 4. An tlie result of yesterday's election New York state's thirty-nine electoral votes will be cast for William II. Taft and .Tames S. Sher man, ltoth the Republican national and state tickets are victorious, Charles E. Hughes being re-elected governor. Taft has carried Greater New York by r.,(XKl, It being the first time a Re publican candidate for president hns carried New York. The majority for Hughes in the stnte is between 55,000 and 00,000; for Taft it is 175,000. Reports from all parts of the state Indicate that the 'vote was heavy, the efforts of both gubernatorial candi dates to bring out the ballots being rewarded with success. Both the old parties polled full votes, their strength not being seriously affected by the In dependence, Socialist and other minor parties. The state's congressional representa tion will be divided, as at present, among the two parties. The next leg islature will be Ilepubllcan In both branches, Insuring a Ilepubllcan suc cessor for Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who will leave the senate In March. "I need not say that I am greatly pleased with the result of the elec tion," declared Governor Hughes. "I felt certain that the people would in dorse the administration of President Boosevelt by electing Secretary Taft, and I consider my own re-election as en approval of the pollcios pursued by the state administration during the past two years." Tired, but happy, Timothy L. Wood ruff, chairman of the-JJepubllcan state committee, left state headquarters for his home. Before departing he said, referring to the result of the election: "I consider it the greatest victory that the'' Ilepubllcan party and the peo ple of the country have ever achieved. "We had in Taft and Sherman as na tional candidates and in HugheR and White and the other men on the Ile publlcan state ticket standard bearers who at once retained the confidence of the people of the nation and the state of New York. "To accomplish a great victory with such candidates was comparatively an easy taBk, and the absence on both Bides of 'mud slinging' -and vitupera tion has made this campaign n model one in the ''story of American poll tics. "All are to be congratulated, includ ing our Democratic friends, who show ed by their votes that they did not want Bryan for president or Chanler for governor, and in this congratula tion I want to include the managers of the Democratic party, who did the "best they could under adverse circum stances." The following telegram from Wil liam H. Taft was received by Mr. "Woodruff: "Your telegram received. The news it gives is most gratifying, and I am greatly indebted to you, to Governor ELugues unu. 10 uii inenus ia .cw York for the great campaign which was carried on nnd which was so grandly won in that state. I am es pecially gratified at the election of Governor Hughes." James S. Sherman wired Mr. Wood ruff as follows: "You deserve the commendation and thanks of the Republicans of the state for the energy and able showing in the conduct of this campaign. My con gratulations and thanks I here give." Q. O. P. Wins In Idaho. Boise, Ida., Nov. 4. Idaho has gone Republican on both state .and national issues. James H. Brady has been elect ed governor, Cincinnati Crowd Cheers Taft. Cincinnati, Nov.4. The Ilepubllcan ticket won in Mr. Taft's home city by a small majority. Mr. Taft received the returns at the home of his brother, Charles P. Taft When his success at the polls was an nounced the house was surrounded by a cheering crowd calling for a speech from "the next president" Mr. Taft announced that he would make a formal statement in the near future. Bryan Silent on Election. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. "I do not de sire to discuss the result of the elec tion at tbe present time," said Sir. Bryan after the returns were received here. "At a later date I shall probably have something to say, but now I must b to be excuiod." THE SOUTH STILL SOLID, j Usual Democratic Majorities Returned In Dixie. St Louis. Nov. 4. Missouri has rc rersed the Ilepubllcan victory of 1004 and is again in the Democratic ranks by a majority of 35,000. -Will hint & Cowherd has been elected governor. Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 4. Georgia's thir teen electoral votes will be cast for William J. Bryan, and the state's rep resentation will continue solidly Dem ocratic. The state election was held in September. Texas. Austin, Tex., Nov. 4. This state has given its usual large majority to the Democratic national ticket Thuums M. Campbell, Democrat, has been re- elected governor. Florida. Jacksonville, l-'la., Nov. 4. Albert W Gilchrist, IK'inocrat, has been elected governor of Florida, and the Demo cratic national ticket has curried tlio state. Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.. Nov. 4. Kentucky has goue Democratic on the national issues. There was no state election. South Carolina. Charleston, S. C, Nov. 4. The Re- publican party polled only a few thou sand of the ns.ono votes in this state, running behind the figures of four years ago. M. F. Ansel has been re elected governor without opposition. Virginia. Richmond, Va., Nov. 4. The Old Do minion is still safely within the Demo cratic ranks by a very large majority. There is a Republican loss of 17,880 since 1004. North Carolina. Italelgh, N. C, Nov. 4. -The Demo cratic national ticket lias carried North Carolina. W. W. Kllclilu lias been elected governor. Oklahoma. Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 4. The seven electoral votes of the new state, the first to be cast, will go to William Jen nings Bryan, who received n majority of the state'-fl -185000 oten. - - Alabama. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 4. Bryan has received a majority of the votes of this state. Mr. 1 aft polled fewer votes than Mr. lloosevelt did in 1004. Arkansas. Little Itock, Ark., Nov. 4. Arkansas has given Mr. Bryan a majority larger than that polled by Judge Parker in 1004. Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4. Tennessee is still strongly Democratic. The Ile publlcan vote of 1904 was greatly re duced. Mississippi. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. Mississippi's ten electoral votes will go, as usual, to the Democratic candidate. There wan no state election. Louisiana. New Orleans, Nov. 4. As usual, Lou isiana is solidly Democratic by a very large majority. There was no guber natorial election. Delaware Goes Republican. Wilmington, Del., Ntv. 4. Delaware, considered doubtful before the elec tion, has gone Republican, giving three electoral votes to Taft. Simeon S. Pennewlll, Republican, will be the new governor. The popular majority for Taft is 3,000. Close Vote In Colorado. Denver, Nov. 4. Colorado, which gave Mr. Roosevelt a majority of 34, 582 in 1004, is greatly in doubt, both sides claiming the state. Montana Goes For Bryan. Helena, Mont, Nov. 4. The three electoral votes of this state will lie cast for Bryan. Edward Donlan, Re publican, has been elected governor. Governor Johnson Elated. St Paul, Minn., Nov. 4. Governor Johnson received the returns at the Democratic state headquarters In the Gllfillau mildlng, where the returns were read to him. When informed that the St Paul Dispatch, Republican, con ceded his election by 23,000 the gov ernor said: "After that is true, as the Dispatch concedes, I am pretty well satisfied. It has been a hard fight, and I am glad it's over. If those figures are true I consider it a great victory, and I nm much pleased. Of course we wou't know definitely until definite figures come in, nnd when they do I may have something more to say." G, O. P. Carries Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 4. Mr. Taft's majority in this state is 75,000, being 01,057 less than the majority rolled up by Mr. Roosevelt four years ago. Gov ernor James O. Davidson has been re elected, The legislature will be Re publican, nnd Senator Stephenson will be re-elected. OHIO REPUBLICAN. Goes For Taft, With Indi ana and Illinois. REPUBLICANS CARRY CWCAG0 Indianapolis Disappoints Hopes of Democratic Candidate For Vice President tjijavoring His Opponent. Columbus, O., No. 4. Secretary Taft's home state has f. Iveu him n ma jority considerably siiiiil .r than the ma jority of Mr. Roosevelt four years ago. The strong Democratic fight did not avail to carry the state for Mr. Bryan, but pulled down the Re publican vote in all parts of the state. Large Democratic gains are reported from most of the large cities and towns. The rural districts generally, however, have re"lued Republican. Illinois For Taft. Chicago, Nov. .- Jliii.Ki lias n can-led by the Republican pari. a plurality of 170,000, giving the t, 's twenty-seven electoral votes to aft and Sherman. The state Repub an ticket haR also been successful. Gov ernor Charles S. Deneen winning from former Vice President Adlal E. Ste venion by about 100,000. Chicago has gone Republican by 50,000. Roose velt carried Cook county by 12!,0S(I. The next state legislature will be strongly Republican on joint ballot This means the re-election to the "Unit ed States senate of Albert J. Hopkins. Speaker Cannon has been re-elected in the Eighteenth district Indiana Goes Republican. Indianapolis, Iud., Nov. 4. Th en deavors of the Democrats to place In diana In the ranks of their party, caus. ing the state to be considered doubtful some time before the election, have not "been suc'ceBRfuI:'The"Tfofislervbtc has been given to Taft and Sherman by a majority of 18,000, greatly reduclug the Republican majority of four years ago. Thomas F. Marshall, Democrat, has been elected governor by 4,000 major ity. This city disappointed the hopes ol John W. Kern, Democratic candidate for the vice presidency, who resides here, by going ilepubllcan by a very close vote. Mr. Kern would not dis cuss the result of the election, saying that he would issue a formal state ment later. CONGEATULATE TAFT. He Receives, and Answers Messages From Many Parts of the Country. Cincinnati, Nov. 4. Among the con gratulations received by TreRldent Elect Taft was the following from Daniel J. Keefe, the well known union leader: "Congratulations on your splendid victory. Labor voters appreciate and recoguize their real friends." Judge Taft answered many of the telegrams of' congratulation. He ac knowledged receipt of such dispatches from Secretary Cortelyou, Tostmaster General Meyer, Governor Curtis Guild of Massachusetts and others. "It Is delightful to think of such sup port from the old Bay State," he sent to Massachusetts. To Governor Hughes Judge Taft said: "I thank you warmly for your congratulations and reciprocate by extending congratulations to you on carrying New York state against tre mendous odds and. by the wonderful campaign which you carried on. We are all indebted to you also for your aid in the national campaign." To Representative William B. Mc IClnley the candidate wired, "I am de lighted to know that we shall have a Republican house, for that is absolute ly necessary for future work." Timothy L. Woodruff was sent an expression of gratitude "for the great campaign which was carried on." He also expressed especial gratifica tion at the election of Governor Hughes. Independents Disappointed. i New York, Nov, 4. Returns were received at state headquarters of the Independence party in Columbus Cir cle, Fifty-ninth street, but the defeat ( of both its state and national tickets having been a foregone conclusion, ' interest taken appeared to be perfunc tory aside from the comments Jh Mr. Taft's showing. W. R. Hearst leader ! of the Independence party, did not come to headquarters, but received the j returns elsewhere, as did John Temple Graves, the party's candidate for vice president and Clarence J. Shearn, the gubernatorial candidate. No state ment was Issued ou the result of the election. It was claimed atme time by the league that Shcnm was run nlug "neel; and neck with Hughes." EMENDS ABOUND ESYAN. Gathered to Console Democratic Can didate In His Adversity. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. After nearly three hours spent in his library Mr. Bryan came upstairs and talked to the newspaper men and others who had assembled In the "work room." He read some further returns, but they told the same story of defeat und he announced that he would not have any statement to'glve out at present A large number of the voters of his precinct came in to congratulate him on its being carried for him, and after chatting with them for awhile he went into the house. While a number of Democratic lead ers from all over the country commu nicated with the candidate by tele graph, the absence of any word up to a late hour from Chairman Mack was the subject of comment The friends of the Bryan family from the surrounding country and from Lincoln dropped in nnd after be ing received by Mrs. Bryan showed their Interest in the election by dis cussing the returns. The sun parlor presented a gay appaerance as the ladles eagerly scanned the bulletins and endeavored to figure out a Demo cratic victory. At intervals during the early hours of the day Mr. Bryan would come into the sun parlor and chat freely with the correspondents, and by way of amusement he brought out a number of telegrams of the "freak" kind which he had received, giving him advice ns to what he should do in case of his election. While waiting for the de tailed returns Mr. and Mrs. Bryan en tertained a large company In honor ol the correspondents who had been iden tified with his campaign and who ac companied him on his various .tours The election for the time was forgot ten. When the guests assembled in the drawing room Mr. Bryan treated them to a concert on a piano player, the instrument being manipulated by himself. After resting for an hour he rejoined the party in the sun parlor and began reading the returns. His daughters, Mrs. Ruth Leavitt and Miss Grace, and his son, William, were among the group in the sun parlor and kept In close touch with the situation, while Mrs. Bryan was content to .oc casionally come into the room, al though the candidate kept her thor oughly posted on the returns. BRYAN CABBIES HOME STATE Democratic Candidate Wins In Ne braska by Small Majority. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 4. Nebraska has sustained the hoiws of William Jen nings Bryan by going Democratic. The figures, with some of the more dis tant points yet to be heard from, are as follows: Bryan, 1)9,000; Taft M.OOO. Bryan carried Lincoln, his home city, by COO, overturning a normal Repub lican plurality of 1.C00. Taft and Johnson In Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 4. Govern or John A. Johnson's efforts in behalf of the Democratic national ticket have not succeeded in giving the electoral vote of the state to Mr. Bryan, but have availed in re-electing' him. Mr. Taft's plurality in this state is 80,000. Governor Johnson's majority of 70,033 two years ago was reduced to 23,000 this year. West Virginia Carried by Taft. Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 4. West Vir ginia, classed as a doubtful state be fore the election, has voted for Taft His plurality in the state is 20,000. Michigan For Taft. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 4. Both sections of this divided state have gone Repub lican, the total plurality for Mr. Taft being 100,000, a Republican loss of 127,715 since 1904. North Dakota Republican. Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 4. North Da kota has gone Republican, giving Mr. Taft a plurality of 25,000. This is a slight Republican loss since the last presidential election. The legislature is strongly Republican. Bryan Carries Nevada. Carson City, Nev., Nov. 4. Nevada has been carried by the Democratic party, reversing the result in 1904. Of the state's 10.000 votes Mr. Bryan has received a plurality of 2,000. Ipwa Indorses Taft, Des Moines, la., Nov. 4. Although the Democratic vote which stayed away from the polls in 1904 turned out in full force yesterday for Mr. Bryan, it was not sufficiently strong to carry the state. Taft's majority in Iowa la 45,000 in a full vote of 504,000. B. F. Carroll, the Republican nominee for governor, was successful. Maryland. Baltimore, Nov. 4. Maryland's split electoral vote of four years ago, seven Democratic and one Republican, is this year solidly Republican, The election is close, Mr. Taft's" plurality being about 5,000. The state delegation in the Sixty-first congress will contain three Democratic representatives and three Republicans. This city has gone Republican by 3,000 or 4,000 votes. AsTT AHm SWEEP THE Republican Candidate Is Elected President by Big Majority. New York, Nov. 4. The next presi dent of the United States will be Wil liam Howard Taft Republican, of Ohio. The next vice president will be James Schoolcraft Sherman, Repub lican, of New York. This is the verdict returned by the majority of the 15.000,000 voters of the United States. Charles Evans Hughes, Republican, has been re-elected governor by 57,000 votes. Taft has carried the state by 125,000, the Republican vote in the up per counties being sufficient to counter balance the Democratic majority In the metropolis. Pennsylvania has gone Republican by 250,000 majority and New Jersey by 70.000, the figures in 1!K)4 being 505,- 519 and S0.59S respectively. Connect!-1 cut Is Republican save in a few cities and towns, but Congressman George L. Lllley, the Republican candidate for governor, ran behind Mr. Taft The lower house of the Sixty-first congress will be Republican. With re turns from some districts still in doubt and others contested it appears now that the house will remain safely Re publican. The senate will remain Re publican. Speaker Cannon has won his fight for re-election, but by a re duced majority. Most of the great cl'es of the coun try have gone Republican. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the great central states, with an aggregate of sixty-five electoral votes, have gone Republican despite the fight made to bring them Into the Democratic col umn. Republican hopes of carrying Ken tucky proved -vain in-spite of the vic tory of Wlllson, Republican, in the gubernatorial contest last year. The greater part of the state's congres sional delegation will be Democrats. The Pacific coast states, California, Washington and Oregon, have given their votes to the Republican candi date, but Nevada, which voted against Tarker in 1904, gave its votes this year to Bryan. The Dakotas and Minneso ta lnvve again gone Republican, but Governor .Johnson's personal populari ty has sufficed to seat him again in the gubernatorial chair of the North Star State. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and In fact the entire west and northwest are Republican, but by lowered ma jorities. Montana is Democratic. The "solid south" is still solidly Dem ocratic, Mr. Bryan polling the usual large majorities. Delaware, about which some doubt was expressed be fore the election, has gone Republican. The New England states have gone for Taft and have elected Republican gov ernors. The Electoral Vote. At Republican headquarters in New York and from the very latest reports the voteR in the electoral college prob ably will be cast ns follows: Bryan. Alabama n Arkansas 9 California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida 5 Taft. 10 Georgia 13 Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky 13 Louisiana 9 Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi 10 Missouri IS Montana Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina 12 North Dakota ' Ohio Oklahoma 7 Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina 9 Bouth Dakota Tennessee 12 Texas , 18 Utah Vermont Virginia 12 Washington West Virginia Wisconsin-. Wyoming Z 4 S 7 IS S SOS Totals ICS Doubtful CONNECTICUT FOR TAFT. His Majority Falls Below ThafGlveH to Roosevelt Hartford, Conn., Nov. 4,-Despite tbe .r CULTDIIliI COUNTRY. East and West Join in Indorsing the G. 0. P. Standard Bearers. efforts made to place Connecticut In the Democratic column, the state has given its vote to tbe Republican candi date. Congressman Lllley has been elect ed governor despite the opposition to him on account of the subma rine boat matter and the opposition to him in his own party. Five Republic an congressmen have been elected, and the state legislature will be Repub lican. PENNSYLVANIA IS EEPUBUCAN Keystone State Will Give Its Electoral Vote to G. O. P.'a Candidate. Philadelphia, Nov. 4. Pennsylvania has gone Republican by a majority of bOO.000, the figures being as follows: Taft C50.000; Bryan, 350,000. In 1901 Roosevelt carried the state by 505,519, and two years ago Stuart Re publican, was elected governor by 48, 435. This city, Pittsburg, Harrlsburg. Altoona and other cities have given Mr. Taft pluralities. The election in Pennsylvania turn ed almost entirely on national Is sues, the highest state officer voted for being a judge of the superior court. For that office William D. Porter, Re publican, has been elected over Web ster Grim, Democrat The vote In the country districts was, as usual, heavily Republican. The state's representation will again be Republican in the Sixty-first congress. NEW ENGLAND REPUBLICAN. Taft Successful In-Massachusetts. And Other Eastern States. Boston, Nov. 4. This city differs from the rest of Massachusetts by go ing Democratic The state, however, has gone for Taft and Sherman. The plurality of the Republican candidate in this state is about 40,000 over Mr. Bryan. Bryan carried Boston by the narrow majority of 387 votes. Draper (Rep.) has buen elected gov ernor. Hlsgen ran behind his vote for governor last year. Rhode Island. Providence, R. I., Nov. 4. Rhode Is land's four electoral votes will be cast for William H. Taft Aram J. Pothier, Republican, of Woonsocket has been elected governor. Mr. Taffs plurality is below that of Mr. Roosevelt Maine. Portland, Me., Nov. 4. Maine has re turned its usual large majority for the Republican candidate. No state election was held, as Maine chose a Republican governor and Republican congressmen in September. New Hampshire. Concord, N. H., Nov. 4. New Hamp shire gave Mr. Taft almost as large a vote as it did Mr. Roosevelt four years ago. Henry B. Qulnby, Republican, has been elected governor by a very small majority. Vermont Montpelier, Tt, Nov. 4. Vermont has gone Republican by 27,000, a fall ing off of 3,082 since 1904. There was no state election. Assemblyman Toombs Re-elected. New York, Nov. 4. Assemoiyman Frederick R. Toombs has been re-elected in the Seventeenth assembly dis trict by a large majority. Roosevelt Silent Washington, Nov. 4. The president would not make any statement on the result of the election. Foelker Elected. New York, Nov. 4. Otto G. Foelker, the state senator who arose from a sickbed to go to Albany last spring and cost the deciding ballot which made possible tbe passage of Governor Hughes' antirace track betting laws, was elected to congress from tbe Third district (Brooklyn) as a Republican. Roosevelt to Hughes. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 1. Governor, Hughes received the following mes sage of congratulation from President Roosevelt: "Accept my heartiest con gratulations for you and the state." Taft Winsjn South Dakota. Pierre, a D., Nov? 4. This state has been carried by Taft by a plurality es timated at 10,000. In 1004 Mr. Roose velt received a plurality of 80,114. Robert a Vessey, Republican candi date for governor, has been elected.