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VOL. XLIV. 2X0. 13,704.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Roosevelt Breaks In
to hSolitf South."
NOW HAS 43 VOTES
Plurality Greatest Ever
PENNSYLVANIA IN THE LEAD
She Gives the President a Vote
FOLK WINS FOR GOVERNOR
Democratic Congressional Chairman
Cowherd, However, Is Unable to
Withstand Landslide Vote
In' the Various States.
THE ORIGINAL. "SHOW-ME"
Mr name It Is Joe Bowers.
I bare a brother Ike;
- I came from Old Missouri
And all the Tray from -Pike.
NEW YORK. Nov. 9. "With the election
returns etlll Incomplete, the plurality lor
President Roosevelt In the " Nation, ac
cording to all Indications tonight, -will ex
ceed 1.8O0,000-the greatest ever given an
The .nearest approach to this vote -was
in lSS6f when McKIniey. received aiplural
jtypproklmatlrig 850,000. and In 1872, when
Grant received 762,991.
Tonight the Jjjjriyr-rrftp. JnJW'sOuri
and Maryland," Late election returns In
dicate that the former state Is In the Re
publican column bo far as Presidential
electors are concerned, but that t Joseph
W. Folk, the Democratic candidate, has
been elected Governor.
In Maryland the Presidential vote will
probably be cast for Roosevelt. Late re
turns tonight Indicate that Thomas A.
Smith has been elected to Congress by the
Democrats In tho First District. Con
gressman Jackson, of this district, to
night, however, puts forward the claim
that trick .ballots were used, and saye he
will contest the election.
In the other states it is simply a ques
tion of pluralities. "The solid South" was
broken by the defection of Missouri. Tho
figures tonight ehow but 12 states with
133 votes for Judge Parker. President
Roosevelt carried all the Northern States
swept them, In fact, and tonight he had
SH electoral votes.
Pennsylvania Banner State.
The banner state is Pennsylvania.
Twenty-four hours after the polls closed
the returns from this state indicated that
Colorado ...... .5
New Hampshire. 4
New Jersey 12
Connecticut .... 7J
Delaware ...... 31
New York 30
North Dakota... 4
Idaho .... 3
Rhode Island... 4
South Dakota... 4
Vermont ....... 4
Maine ......... O
Washington .... 5
West Virginia... 7
Wyoming ...... 3
Montana ...... 3
-KTohrsska ...... 8
North Carolina. 12
South Carolina.. 9
Louisiana ...... 9
Mississippi ....101 Total -
Roosevelt's plurality would reach 4S5.O00.
Next comes Illinois, where the President
polled approximately 235,000 more votes
than did Parker. Ohio gave Roosevelt
390.000 and New York. 174,000. The New
York City returns are still incomplete.
nt the amazement over the result has
In general the situation is chiefly in
terestlng tonight because of the fact that
the tickets in many of the states were
cut. President Roosevelt ran ahead of
his ticket In many localities. In Massa
chusetts he had a plurality of SC.000, while
the Republican candidate for Governor
was defeated by 35.000.
In that state the legislature is Republl
can and the entire Republican ticket, with
the exception of Governor, was elected.
In Missouri the circumstances are sim
liar. In Nebraska the definite announce
ment that the legislature is .Republican
disposes of the statement that "William J.
Bryan had aspirations for the United
States Senatorshlp. In that state, too.
the Governorship. Is in doubt.
There is & curious situation In- Minne
sota, where Roosevelt has 125,000 plurality,
but where a Democratic Governor and a
Republican, .Lieutenant-Governor were
Chairman Babcock, of the Republican
Coaffreataoaal Campaign Committee, has
'been returned in "WIsconson, but Chair
CewlMrd, ft the Democratic Congres-
sional Campaign Committee, was defeated
The situation in Colorado presented
an interesting phase tonight. Roose
velt has carried the state by probably
15,000, but the Governorship is still In
doubt, both sides claiming a victory.
The following shows the approximate
pluralities in "the various states:
Rhode Island.. u
PARKER SAYS TRUSTS Dip IT.
Calls on Democrats to Organize More
Thoroughly for the Next Trial.
ESOPUS, N. Y., Nov. S.-Judge Parker
tonight gave to the press the following
"Esopus, N. Y., Nov. 9. To the Demo
crats of the Nation: Our thanks are due
tho members of the National Committer
and the Executive Committee In charge
of the campaign for most unselfish, ca
pable and brilliant party service All
that it was possible for men to do they
did, but our difficulty was beyond the
reach of party managers.
"I am most grateful to them, and wish
in this general way to extend my thanks
to the workers as well as to the rank and
file all over the country. I know how
hard they struggled against overwhelming
odds, and I only wish I could take each
one by the hand and thank him.
"Deeply -as I regretted leaving the bench
at the time. In the presence of over
whelming defeat, I do not lament it I
thought it was my duty. In the light of
my present information. I am now more
even confident that I did right. I shall
never seek a nomination for public office.
but shall to the best of "my ability standi
by the' party that has honored me, and.
through the party, serve my country.
"Tho party has in the near future a
great mission Before long the people
will realize that the tariff-fed trusts and
illegal combinations are absorbing . the
wealth of the Nation. Then they will
wish to throw off these leeches, but the
Republican party will not aid them to do
It, for its leaders appreciate too well the
uses to which the moneys of the trusts
can be put in political campaigns.
"When that time comes, and come it
will, tho people will turn to the Demo
cratic party for relief, and the party
should be ready ready with an organlza
tlon of patriotic citizens covering every
election district, who are willing to work
for the good of the cause an organiza
tion supported by as many towns, city.
county and state officers as we are able
to elect in tho meantime.
"We entered this canvass with every
Northern, Eastern and western state.
save one, in Republican control. This
gave to that party a large army of office
holders, reaching Into every hamlet, many
of whom gladly followed the examples set
for them by the members of the PresI
dent's Cabinet in devoting their time and
services to the Dartv.
"To accomplish much in this direction,
however, wo must forget the difficulties
of the past. II any one suspects his neigh
bor of treachery, let him not hint of his
suspicion. If he knows he has deserted.
let him not tell it. Our forces have been
weakened by divisions. "We have quarrel
ed at times over nonessentials. If we
would help the people; If wo would furnish
an. organization through which they may
be relieved of a party that has grown so
corrupt that it will gladly enter into the
partnership of trusts to secure money for
election purposes, we must forget the
differences of the past and begin this day
to build up wherever it may be needed.
a broad and effective organization.
"We must, by constant teaching through
the press and from the platform, apprise
the people of the way the vicious tariff
circle works. We must bring homo to
them at other than election times the
fact that money contributed to the Re.
publican party by the trusts Is not only
dishonest money, but It Is given that the
trusts may without hindrance take
much larger sum from the people.
"In the presence of a defeat that would
take away all personal ambition, wero it
true that otherwise it possessed me I do
not hesitate to say that, in my opinion.
the greatest moral question which now
confronts us is: Shall the trusts and cor
porations be prevented from contributing
money to control or to aid in controlling
"Such service as I can render In that
or any other direction jwlll be gladly
"And I beg the co-operation as a fellow-
worker of every Democrat In the country.
"ALTON B. PARKER,
HIGGINS BY 80,000 VOTES.
New York Gives Roosevelt a Plurality
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. Returns from
the whole state shows that Roosevelt
has 171,000 plurality and that Hlggins for
Governor has SO.OOO. The Legislature
will have 102 Republicans out of 150, and
25 Republican Senators out of 50.
Parker carried Greater New York, with
one election district missing, by 35,993;
Brooklyn was carried by Roosevelt by
10S0. Herri ck carried Greater New York.
with one election district missing, by
S0,23, and Brooklyn by 5404. -
Returns In Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN. Porto Rico. Nov. 9. In
complete returns indicate the election
of Julio Larrlnaga. Unionist candidate
for Resident Commlsloncr at -Washing.
ton by a vote of about two to one. The
House of Delegates will haye a Union.
He Discusses tiie De
feat of Parker.
"SANITY" MEN' HIT
DECEPTION AT ST. LOUIS
Conservatives Made South Be-
lieye Success Was at Hand,
NOW TIME TO SAVE THE PARTY
'Nebraskan Says Trusts Must Be Vig
orously Assalledt Planks on Bi
metal Ism Maintained, and
New Issues Firmly Met.
VIEWS OF BRYAN. ,
Parker was tho victim of unfavorable
conditions and a. mistaken party policy.
The verdict against' the rcorganlzers,
who are la complete. control of the party,
The defeat cannot be charred to con-
demnatloa cf the trusts, for they were
sot assailed as vigorously as they wero
four years ago.
The result was due to the fact that the
Democratic party attempted, to bo con
servative In the presence of conditions
which demanded radical remedies.
"Death to every private monopoly"
must be slogan of the party In dealing'
with the trusts.
The party -must protest against a large
. Armr. a lam Xarr and Jmserlallvm.
Ttei Tmrtv Tnut malntnln' tin TWvrMon
on blmetallsm, the Income tax and the
None of these Questions, however,
can be made the controlling Issue of
LINCOLN. Neb., Nov. 9. William J.
Bryan today gave out ah extended
statement concerning yesterday's elec
tion which Is intended to serve as his
comment upon the result, and as an
answer to reports connecting him with
a movement looking to the formation
of a new party. Mr. Bryan said he
would not attempt to deny all the re
ports circulated as to his future po
litical action, but would let his state
ment serve to explain his position. He
"The Democratic party has met with
an overwhelming defeat in the National
election. As yet, the returns ars not
sufficiently complete to permit analy
sis, and.it is impossible to say w;hether
tne result is aue to an actual increase
In the number of Republican voters or
to a falling off In the Democratic vote.
This phase will be dealt with next week
when the returns are all In.
"The questions for consideration at
this time are: What lesson doot the
election teach? And what of the future?
The defeat of Judge Parker should not
be considered a personal one. He did
as well as he could under the cir
cumstances; he was the victim of un
favorable conditions, and of a mis
taken party policy. He grew in popu
larity as the campaign, proceeded and
expressed himself more and more
strongly upon the trust question, but
could not overco'me the heavy odds
"The so-called conservative Demo
crats charged the defeats of 1896 and
1900 to the party's position on tho
money question, and Insisted that
victory could be gained by dropping:
the colnagequ'estion entirely. The con
vention accepted this theory, and the
platform made' no reference to the
money question, but Judge Parker felt
it was hJs duty to announce his per
sonal adherence to the gold standard.
His gold telegram, as it was called,
while embarrassing to the Democrats
of the West and i South, was anplauded
by the Eastern press. iHe had the cor
dial indorsement of Mr. Cleveland, who
declared the party had returned to
'safety and sanity;' he had the support
of the Democratic papers which bolted
in 1S96, and he also had the aid of near
ly all of those who were prominent in
the campaign, of. 1696 and 1900, and yet,
his defeat - is apparently greater than
the party suffered In either of those
Reorganizes In Complete Control
1t is unquestionable also that Judge
barker's defeat was not local but gen
eral, the returns from the Eastern
States being as disappointing as the
returns from the West. The reorgani
zes are In complete control of the
party. They planned the campaign and
carried it on according to their own
views, and the verdict against the plan
Is unanimous. Surely silver cannot be
blamed for this defeat, for the campaign
was rim on a gold basis. Neither can
the defeat be charged to emphatic con
'denmatlon "of. the. trusts, for 'the trusts
were not assailed as vigorously this
year as they, were fQur years ago. It is
1 evident that the campaign-did Bob tara
upon the question of Imperialism, and
It is not fair to consider the result -as a
personal victory for .the President for
his administration was the subject of
criticism. The result was due to the
fact that the Democratic party at
tempted to be conservative in the pres
ence of conditions which demand radi
cal remedies. It sounded a partial re
treat when it should have ordered a
charge all along tho line.
"In 1SS6, the line was drawn for the
first time during the present generation
between plutocracy and democracy, and
the party's stand on the side of democracy
alienated a large number of plutocratic
Democrats, who, in the nature of things,
cannot be expected to return, and It drew
to' itself a large number of earnest advo
cates of reform, whose attachment to
these reforms le much stronger than at
tachment to any party name. The Re
publican party occupies the conservative
position. - That is, it defends those who,.
haying secured unfair advantage through
class legislation, insist that they shall not
be disturbed, no matter how oppressive
their exactions may become.
Party Has Nothing to Gain.
"The, Democratic party cannot hope to
compete successfully with the Republican
party for this support. To win the sup
port of the plutocratic element of the
country, the party would have to become
more plutocratic than the Republican
party, and it could not do this without
losing several times as many voters as
that course would win. The Democratic
party has nothing to gain by catering to
organized and predatory wealth. It must
not only do without such support, but It
can strengthen Itself by inviting the open
and emphatic opposition of these ele
ments. The campaign just closed shows
that It is as inexpedient from the stand
point of policy as it from the standpoint
of principle to attempt any conciliation of
the industrial and financial despots who
are gradually getting control of all the
avenues of wealth. The Democratic
party, if it hopes to attain success, must
take the side of the plain, common peo
Mr. Bryan cays that for two years he
has pointed out the futility ot any at
tempt to compromise with wrong; or to
patch up a peace with tha great corpora
tions which are now exploiting tho coun
try, but the Southern Democrats were bo
alarmed by -the race Issue that they
listened, rather reluctantly, be It said to
their credit, to the promises of success
held out by those who had contributed .to
the. defeat of the party in the two pre
ceding campaogns. He continued:
"The experiment has been a costly one.
and It is not likely to be repeated during
the present general campaign. The East
era Democrats were also deceived. They
were led to believe that the majfnates
and monopolists, who coerced, the voters
In 1S9S, and supplied an enormous.'-cam
paign fund In both 1S9S and 1900, .wonld
help the Democratic party if our party
would only. e-less radjcal. The corpora
tion press -allied in. l& deception, -and
ever tfcse mW .pa-nr rrofessad -an
ocraTie party".- The election has opened.
tha eyes of tha hundred? of . thousands of J
(Concluded on Page. 5.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S - PAPER
Missouri oes lor Roosevelt. Page 1.
Republicans will have 343 votes In electoral
collfge. Page 1.
Republicans have over 100 majority In the
House. Page 4.
California elects solid Republican Congres
sional delegation. Page 4.
Democratic Congressional Chairman- Cow.
herd Is defeated In Missouri. Page 1.
Denver Republican says Adams, Denx, is
elected Governor of Colorado. Page 4.
Folic Is elected Governor In .Missouri. Page 1.
Cessment on Xlectte.
Bryan tells why Parker was defeated, not
sparing conservatives, and maps out future
policy for party. Page 1.
New York World saya Democrats threw
away only chance of winning at St. Louis
when they showed they lacked conviction
on money Issue. Page 3.
Hearst' paper says Parker's nomination.
wrongly secured, was discredited from
the first. Page 3.
Press Is agreed that Roosevelt won -out on
his own record. Page 3.
Parker says be was beaten by the -trusts.
Japanese continue to bombard Port Ar
thur. Page 2.
Both tides are suffering heavily at Port
Arthur. Page 2.
Btoessel asks for an armistice. Page 2.
Foreign Minister Lansdowne. of Britain.
makes a plea, almost a. demand, for peaoa-
fal settlement of Far Kastern war. Page S.
Los Angeles defeats Portland. 6-2. Page -7.
Commercial aad Maria.
.Weekly review of local produce and job
bing markets. Page IS.
Chicago wheat cpens higher "oa Liverpool
.. advance. Page 15.
Heavy dealings-In stocks at New York.
Expected Hour demand strengthens grain
prices ai can r ran;isco. .rage is.
New fog signal Invented by French ship
master. Page Hi-.-
Roosevelt's plurality. In . Oregon, will prob-
ablv reach 43.WX). Paxe 1.
Seven Oregon cXailrllea. vote for prohibition
Governor Chamberlain tellsbow It happened
and what to do next. Page 7.
Mead la elected Governor of Washington by
14.000. Page 7.
Roosevelt plurality will surpass .50,000.
Governor-elect Mead and defeated candidate
Turner make statements. Page 6.'
PsrUaad amd VIcleKy.
First Lewis and .Clark Fair building Is com
pleted. Page 16-
George Boyer attempts to kill. girl who re
fused to wed: Men kills himself. Pace 11
Democrats try m solve mystery of light
vote ror i-ariw. .rage ju.
'Multnomah CouiSy gives Roosevelt 11.273
plurality. Pa 19.
Prohibition force will bend energies to
enforcing law-fls dry counties and pre
cincts. Page H.
Prohibition law sjoes. Into effect January L
Page 10. i
Anglo-An ericas viuty keynote ot British
Benevolent gUMr bMBet. Pace 1L
O. R- fc X. CAr'acHt . lwrr -distribu
tive rate krFfc& ta 'JSoathera
Idaho. Jge i4 ' r
Felicemaa --C. K Feeeer fe.-vtaiieate by
Civil JfcrriM'- OwMteatMr Mar9r4
to etotr. ?a
SEVEN COUNTIES DRY
Many Precincts in Oth
ers Vote Prohibition.
SOCIALIST VOTE INCREASES
Debs Runs Ahead of Parker
in Several Sections,
LESS POLLS THAN LAST JUNE
Republican Presidential Nominee Re
ceived About 60,000 and Dem
ocratic Candidate Not More
election returns in Oregon Indicate that
the Republican plurality will' reach per
haps 43,000. Complete returns are- not yet
available. The total poll for President
xtrnrsxs of o keg ox presidential
1 WJj W JB
Total 1 l42,881113.Hll24,217
Plurality for Bryan.
will fall a little short of that for Supreme
Judge last June, when 9S.0CO ballots were
cast for the four candidates for that of
flee. The number of votes in that election
was nearly 100,000. and the number of
votes cast last Tuesday seems to be about
io per cent short of that polled In the last
One of the noteworthy exhibits in the
returns is the relatively large vote oast
lor the Socialist ticket. In several coun
ties Debs has run ahead of Parker. Four
years ago Debs polled 144 votes is. Ore
gon, but this time he has probably re'
cetved several times as many. It is im
possible at-this time, however, to deter
mine the size of the Socialist vote.
The incomplete returns indicate that
Parker did not receive more than 15,000
votes in the state, whereas last June the
vote poll of the Democratic nominee for
Supreme Judge received 23.739. The num
ber of votes for Roosevelt will probably
reach close to 60,000.
Prohibition in Seven Counties.
Seven counties have adopted prohibition
Gilliam, Yamhill, Jackson, Benton, Til
iamook. Coos and ,Curry.
Sixteen counties have rejected prohibi
tion Clackamas, Columbia, Douglas.
Grant, Lane, Lincoln, Llan. MaJfeeur, Star
Ion. Morrow, MuMaonah, Sherman,. TJsaa-
tilla. Union. "Wasco and WasbteytoH.
Lincoln, was thought to have gone "dry"
early in the count; but- jrails out against
prohibition by a aarrow Margin. In Linn
the rt suit was very close, proalbltlos- be
ing defeated by 94 votes. Twelve pre
cincts, however, voted "dry" in the coun
ty, including Salsey, Sadd, Tangent,
South Lebanon, South Brownsville. Jack
son has aoepted prosaMtlon, and the
"wet" majorities of H&edford. Jacksonville
and Gold Hill are, theref8re,ttn&vaiitBg'.
Gilliam is a prohibition county by 34
majority. All precincts in Washiagtoir
County have rejeeted prohibition. Two
precincts in Clackamas vote "ry" Gar
field and Viola; likewise 13 preclacts in
Douglas, four in Uaiea, two ia Wheeler,
four in Maltsesaah, four la Malheur, six
in Umatilla, one in Cl&tsop, six ta Ma
rion, three in "Wasco, two la Sherman.
In Laho County Juaction City adopted
BAXSt CITY, Or., Xav. 9.-Special.)
Complete asmckU returns from 18 s tke
H vetlag precsiiete tl4 eeteaty give
Roeswlt WTt ami Parker 817. Tata rki
clwtos. arl ( JMmt City ad jmmpter.
9mrlS Dsacnraic precsiicte siYe
WnMfi-tmilrf' mj fan W v jaaAAb4sw iKs-f smul
never before occurred at a Presidential
election in this county. Roosevelt leads
Parker 830, with about half the county to
hear from. Several large precincts are
yet to come.
If the present ratio is kept up Roose
velt's majority will be between 100O and
1360. No account has been taken of the'
Socialist and Populist votes in the unoffl-
cal returns. The Socialist vote Is known
to be quite large in some precincts. Tho
vote is light as compared with the regis
tration. Only about two-thirds ot- the
registered vote seems to have been polled.
The outside precincts have not reported
to the respective county chairmen, except
In a few Instances, so It will require the
official count to determine the exact vote.
Roosevelt's majority In this county la
far In excess ot the estimate of the Re
publican county chairman previous to the
election. A great many Democrats re
fused to voter and a large number of Dem
ocrats voted for Roosevelt. Many Repub
licans, neglected to vote because they were
sure Roosevelt would carry the state, and
they did not take the time to go and vote.
Republican apathy and Democratic Indif
ference account for the light vote in thia
ALBANY", Or., Nov. 9. (Special.)
Complete unofficial vote of Linn County
gives: Roosevelt 2323, Parker 1211, Debs
383, Swallow 231, TVatson 76; Roosevelt's
plurality. 1112. The vote on prohibition
Is 2017 for and 2113 against, prohibition
thus failing to pass by 96 votes.
The election resulted in the greatest
Republican victory In the history of Linn
County. For many years a stronghold
of Democracy, this county has been
swinging toward Republican In lt3 past
few elections'. The vote In this county 13
about 800" short of an average vote, and
the result Indicates that a great many
Bryan Democrats stayed at home and
refused to vote. A number of Democrats
evidently voted for Roosevelt.
Twelve preclncta out of the 30 in tne
county were carried for prohibition.
These are South Brownsville, Crawfords
vllle, Halsey, Lacomb, South Lebanon,
Orleans. Price. Rock Creek. Shedd, Soda-
vflle. Sweet Home and Tangent. The
only one of these in which saloons are
now located Is South Lebanon. The three
saloons of the town- of Lebanon are all in
that precinct and will be compelled to
close their doors. North. Lebanon Is "wet,"
so -the saloons do. not have to leave the
city, but. they will have to move out, of
tho business section of the town li tney
wish to remain open. The three Albany
precincts all gave large majorities against
DALLAS. Or.. Nov. 9. (Special.) Com
plete returns from all preclnct3 in .Polk
County give Roosevelt 1370 and Parker
620, giving. -Roosevelt a majority of 850 in
In June Polk County cast 2600 votes
for Supreme Judge, while yesterday only
I860 voters came out to tne pons. 'ine
vote was especially light In the farming
districts. Lucklamite and RJcKreall pre
cincts, went 2 to 1 Republican; it being
the first time in the history of .the county
that these two preclnct3 have not given' a
good round. Democratic majority. .No
vote being taken on prohibition irr this
county accounts to a great extent for the
DALLAS, Or.. Nov. 9. Unofficial returns
irons 13 out of -3) precincts in Polk County
give-Roasevelt electors 1364 and Parker
616. There are only figures obtainable on
Jtoosovelt and Parker. The1 vote shows a
falling off of about 900, compared with
June. All told, the: vote will be about 2150
on the. official count, giving all parties.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Nov. 9. (Special.;
The Republican plurality In Union
County was 1230, and prohibition was de
feated by over eoo. iiucn interest was
taken in all parts of 'the county on the
local option question. Four precincts in
the county so far reported, were for pro
hibition: Allcel, Perry, Summervllle and
La Grande No. 4, which will Tesult in the
closing ot the two saloons now running
at Imbler and Summervllle.
In comparison with the vote in June
the La Grande vote was simply reversed.
In Juno It 'went local option by 193 and
this against prohibition by 193. Five
small precincts not yet heard from. Fif
teen out of 20 precincts give Roosevelt
ISM. Parker 747, Swallow 93, Debs 143,
scattering 21, for prohibition 1174, against
OREGON Crrr, Or., Nov. 9. (Special.)
Complete unofficial returns from 33 of
the 37 precincts in the county give Roose
velt 2660, Parker 667, Swallow 155, Debs
"380, "Watson 59. Roosevelt's majority of
1966 will be slightly Increased by the vote
of Damascus and Beaver Creek, precincts
yet to report.
"With three precincts to be heard from.
prohibition is defeated by a majority
of 1302. The vote is as follows: For pro
hibition 1124, against prohibition 2428. But
two precincts in the county were carried
for prohibition. They were Garfield
Which gave a majority of 20, a.nd Viola,
where-the -anti-saloon people lead by four
ASHLAND, Or., Nov. 9. (Special.)
Jackson county with several precincts
yet to har from, gives Roosevelt lSSL
Parker 600. There Is a falling- off In the
total vote from that of June that may
RETURNS OF FSOHIBITQ3&
Clackamas ...X 1.024
Crook r. ...
Lake .T... .......
Malheur ........... ...
Polk . '..
Sherman ......... ...
Umatilla ......... 898
. Wasco 1,068
reach 10 pr ce
e county will go
y a small majority.
ve 1231 for prohlbi
tlun and. J273 aa
prohibition a ma-
JorSKy ot 127.
data whole voted
argatast, .MM i
i4v-1 IlltlMT I
he wards in whicxi
located going for
nvllle and Gold Hill
Jackson County, so
-ia, has given a plural-
ea Pace 7.)
" r'r afi slirif
VOTE LOOMS BIG
May Reach 50,000.
MEAD'S BIG MARGIN
MINORITY IS NOT A FACTOR
State Committee Struck Dumb
TURNER BACKERS .PAY BETS
Over $200,000 Was Staked on tha
Merits of the Gubernatorial Can
didates in the Race for the .
SEATTLE. "Wash., Nov. "9. (SpeciM)
Roosevelt has carried "Washington by
a plurality, estimated In the absence of
complete returns that will not all be re-
ESTMATED "WASHIXGTOJf PLURALITIES
Clark . v... . i'. .
Pierce ........ ......
San Juan J..........
Skamania. . ...... i ...
Totals , . 48,0S2j
ported for another 24 hours, to be 50.000
Sfead was elected Governor by a plural
ity that will probably exceed 14,000. King
County alone gave Mead 6500 plurality
and ;went twice as strong for Roosevelt.
The Republicans elected every member
of the State Senate and all but six mem
bers of the Hou3e. These include Thurs
ton County, two representatives, one in
Ferry, another in Columbia, one in Gar
field and the sixth in Adams.
In" the Senate the Republicans will
have a voting strength of 38 out of 42
members and in the House, 63 out of St
Big Majority in Legislature.
On Joint ballot 116 Republicans will be
entitled to vote. The minority party in
each, house is so sparsely represented as
not to be a factor in Legislative matters.
There were a few narrow escapes for Re
publican Senatorial candidates, for in
Thurston County S. A. Ruth barely pulled
through. Link Davis' election Jn Tacoma
was, disputed until late today and tha
fight in the Forty-first District, In What
com County, has been uncertain up to the
v As a rule, the Republican "majorities
everywhere were overwhelming in Na
tional issues, and In the state fight Mead's
pluralities are in the aggregate in excess
of those, given any other candidate for
Governor since statehood. In fact, the
sweep of the state made by the Republi
cans was more complete than that of the
Fuslonlsts In 1896.
Republican Committee Is Speechless.
The Democratic State Committee does
not attempt any explanation of the re
sult. Officials of the committee declare
they had not expected Roosevelt's plural-,
ity to run beyond 25,000, and that if it
bad been kept within these bounds Tur
ner might have pulled through. Demo
cratic treatment of the result stops there.
The Republican State Committee was so
surprised at the sweeping: victory,, that bo
statement has been given cut.
-Though the polls closed througaost the
state at 7 P M. yesterday, the count In
many districts will not. be completed and
reported; In full until tomorrow. For In
stance, la the Navy -Yard town of Bre
merton, word was seat to Seattle to
night that the count would proceed all
night. About one-third of the Seattle
precincts were uncounted at nightfall
and several carps of omciale; will be
working uatll tomorrow morsmc. The
big- ballot. coBsiderabie seratohmc aaC
the overcrowded preemcts are responsi
ble for this circaafltaace.
In smaHer . coaattee the 9arse settie-
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