The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, November 05, 1920, Image 2

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Republicans Sure of 275
Electoral Votes,
Cox Forces Also Concede Loss
of Congress, Though
Returns Are Meager.
Landslide Indicated in New York, In
diana, Ohio and New England
Republicans Make Big Gains
In Solid Southland.
NEW YORK. Nov. 3. Early this
morning, with actual returns tar
from complete, Harding was certain
of 275 votes In the electoral college
from the following states:
Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illi
nois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachu
setts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and
The Btates from which returns were
too meager to Justify Actually pine
Ing them In either the Harding or Cox
column were Arizona 3, California 13,
Colorado 6, Indiana 16, Kentucky 13,
Maryland 8, Minnesota 12, Missouri 18,
Montana 4, Nevada 3, New Mexico 3,
North Dakota 6, South Dakota 6, Utah
4, and West Virginia 8; total 120.
The states which were certain for
Cox at that hour were: Alabama, Ar
kansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina, Okla
homa, South Carolina. Tennessee.
Texas and Virginia. Total of 136
votes In the electoral college.
At 3 A. M. the vote for president In
New York state with 1014 out of 7308
districts missing, was: Cox 707,203,
Harding 1.647,711, a plurality of 940,
608 for Harding.
That Tennessee was carried by
Hardilng was indicated by unofficial
returns compiled early today by the
Knoxvllle Journal and Tribune from
66 of the 95 counties In Tennessee,
MARION, O., Nov. 2. At 11 o'clock
tonight, Senator Harding sent the fol
lowing telegram to Governor Coolldge:
"My heartiest congratulations over
the great republican victory to which
your strength added so materially.
You are to expect to play a full part
In the coming republican administra
tion. Good wishe"
To Will H. Hays, republican na
tional chairman, Mr. Harding tele
graphed: "My gratitude along with congratu
lations on your capable and success
ful management of a great campaign."
giving Harding a plurality of 18,422
over Cox.
Reports from Illinois were that the
republicans had swept that Btate from
the metropolitan contest In Chicago,
where a clean victory was scored for
all offices, to the rural regions, giv
ing Senator Harding a lead so large
that If the ratio kept up for unreport
ed precincts his majority over Gov
ernor Cox would be more than ISOt ,000,
Len Small was elected governor by a
large margin over ex-Senator Lewis.
William H. McKlnley was elected
United States senator to succeed Law
rence Y. Sherman.
Although Minnesota reported that
Harding apparently had carried that
state by a decisivo majority, the re
publican state ticket, especially for
governor and one or two other of
fices, was running a close race with
candidates indorsed by the Non-partisan
league. Returns from 40 Minne
sota counties showed Harding main
taining nearly a three-to-one lead
over Cox. For governor, State Audi
tor I'reus, republican, had a slight
lead over Henrlk Stiipstead, the inde
pendent candidate indorsed by the
Non-partisan league. In the seventh
Minnesota district fight, Representa
tive Volstead had a slight lead over
Rev. O. J. Kvale, independent.
Louisiana reports were that repub
lican gains were the heaviest record
ed in any of the contests since civil
war days. Complete returns from U'Z
precincts out of 157 In New Orleans
gave Cox 18,5112, Harding 9847. In
complete returns from 12 parishes
outsido of New Orleans gave Hard
ing 17(14, Cox 1502.
Just before 9 o'clock last night tne
Now York World, which supported
Cox, flashed its signal lights to an
nounce the election of Harding.
In New York and New England, as
in Ohio and Indiana, the Harding
majorities being reported indicated a
landc'tde In the east.
Millions of Americans, many of
them women exercising their fran
chise for the first time, cast their
ballots for national and state tickets
and in the "solemn re.erendu.n" n
the league of natlot issue.
The New York Times, however,
which has supported Governor Cox, at
9:15 o'clock had not accepted early re
turns as Indicating his defeat.
The New York Tribune, republican,
claimed election of Senator Harding
at 8 o'clock.
When Chairman White, who ad
mitted defeat, made his concession
such returns as were coming In from
the western states showed a strong
drift to Httrdlng and the republican
landslide wnich began to take on tre
mendous proportions throughout the
east was continuing to roll on with
seemingly never-ending momentum.
The democratic fignt for control of
the senate, particularly of Its poten
tial effect on consideration of the
peace treaty issue, showed no signs
cf wau'ng. Penrose of Pennsylvania,
Cummins of Iowa, Wadsworth of New
York, Bra.ndegee of Connecticut, and
Moses of New Hampshire, the latter
two "bitter-enders" in their opposi
tion to the treaty of Versailles,
seemed safe In re-election by sub
stantial majorities.
BOISE, Idaho, Nov, 3 (Special.)
Senator Harding for president, Frank
R. Gooding, republ'can candidate for
United States senator, and D. W.
Davis, present republican governor
of Idaho, together with the balance
of the congressional ..nd state ticket
have tarried this state with plural
ities running from 16,000 to 25,000
or more. Late returns, although far
from complete, from the 793 precincts
In the state clearly Indicated this it
a late hour last night Some of t! e
strongest counties In the state. In
cluding Shoshone in the north, went
Taking the republican landslide In
the east as handwriting on the wall,
metropolitan newspapers, among
them those which staunchly had sup
ported Governor Cox and the league
of nations Issue, announced the elec
tion of Harding early In the eve
ning. There were then no figures to
assure It or to give assurance that
the sudden turning about of four
years ago which changed apparent
victory for Hughes Into election for
Wilson would not be repeated. Demo
cratlc managers early in the night
professed confidence that the votes
from the west would overcome the
wentlment of the east while the re
publican managers continued to issue
predictions of victory.
As the landslde In the east con
tinued to roll on, however, and the
first indications came that it would
extend westward, the democratic
managers in New York Is-iued their
announcements conceding the elec
tion of Harding
At the same moment he conceded
the election of Harding, Democratic
Chairman White also conceded the
election of a republican congress.
One striking feature of the situation
in fact an almost anomalous one,
was that while the election of Sena
tor Harding was being conceded, there
were actually not sufficient election
returns on hand to compile a table
of electoral votes showing the dis
tributions of states' votes In the elec
toral college
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. With the
possible exception of the contest for
the governorship, which still Is in
doubt, republicans apparently have
made a clean sweep In New York
Returns from 6586 districts out of
7308 give Harding 1,498,934, Cox 648,
If this ratio Is maintained In the
missing districts, Senator Harding
will carry the state by the unprece
dented plurality of 1,125,000.
With returns from 1743 districts
still missing, Governor Smith's lead
had been cut down to 3031. The vote
In E5G5 up-state and New York City
districts was Smith 1,039,169, Mllle
The largest popular vote previous
received by a presidential candidate
In New York state was 870,070,. which
Mr. Taft polled in 1908. The previous
record plurality was made in 189
when McKlnley led Bryan by 268,375,
United States Senator James W,
w adsworth Jr. was leading his demo
cratlc opponent, Lleutenant-Governo
Harry Walker, by 323,991 votes. Re
turns from 2514 districts out of 7308
in t lie state gave Walker 302,580,
wadsworth 635,671.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. Senator
Borah of Idaho, one of the Irrecon
cilable opponents of the league of
nations covenant, Issued a statement
tonight saying:
"I regard the election as the tri
umph for nationalism and the death
of the league of nations."
Latent Incomplete count la Multno
mah county elands aa followsi
Hunting 3335.
Cox 1HS3.
I'hantlierlnln S578.
SInnHi-liI 2,M.
l.ovejoy 2.1011.
MoArthur 2.M0.
Ilonaevrtt Bird Refuge, Yes 1SSO,
No 1 7111).
Port Consolidation, Yea 1S51, No
Early Indications point to Hard
ing sweeping Multnomah county by a
tremendous majority.
The City
of Purple
. By
Copyright by F. O. Browne Co.
CHAPTER XIV. Continued.
Daniel joined In merrily and more
than held his own In the three-cornered
melee. Having bought a paper,
he was publishing the sort of yellow
Journalism the masses wanted.
Very naturally his enemies attacked
first what seemed to them his most
vulnerable spot. "Why did he change
his name?" "Why did he need an
alias?" "What foul deed had he done
and essayed to cover up?" These were
the questions hurled broadcast; these
the ones they fain would answer. "In
vestigators" were dispatched to Mary
land. All went well or 111 for them,
because nothing but. good could be
found of him until his nineteenth
year. Then they encountered a blank
wall. There were five years unaccount
ed for. His family was unimpeachable.
The Daniels of Iloanoke county were
of the South's first people. The Fltz-
randolphs of England and Virginia had
distinguished themselves on more than
several occasions. Plainly, there was
nothing here for their purpose. But
those five years!
When they had given up all hope of
ever sounding It and were searching
In despair for a successful plummet,
Daniel very deliberately laid bare on
the first page of his newspaper every
thing It contained. With genial can
dor, and not without relish, he nar
rated his five years In trampdora. In
Justice to himself, In Justice to his
party, he felt.he could do no less. Be
tween the ages of nineteen and twenty-four
his had been an eventful' life,
and the story thereof was not dull.
The bomb exploded with a deafen
ing crash, and with a howl and a
shriek his foewwere upon him. Rend
ing the disclosure as a pack of wolves,
they clawed It, gnashed It, made It
ugly and held It up greedily to the
public gaze.
And then when the runfble and bom
bast had died away, : when the blood
and smoke had passed, Hugh Daniel
Fltzrandolph stood' before the populace
a hero. The city which reveres the
memory of a man who, starting as
clerk, later sadiUed with debts, hewed
his way through adversity and became
the "Merchant Prince" of the world,
at anotner who struggled, from a
butcher's apprenticeship at two dollars
a -week to the pinnacle of the Union
. Stock , yards, of scores of others
of . Ignoble ' beginnings and vast
achievements such . a. city was not
slow to erect a pedestal for one who
had once been a vagabond and was
now become a multi-millionaire candi
date for' the highest honor the city of
his- adoption could pay him. Thus,
for the., hour, Daniel had become an
Idol of the people.
Daniel rushed his campaign onward
with a tireless zeal that outdistanced
his rivals and lost them to view. Here,
as In the wheat pit, his endurance and
energy were a marvel to nil who knew
him. He snatched only five hours from
the twenty-four for sleep, and less
than one hour for meals. Every min
ute of the" remaining eighteen was a
busy minute. ,
The campaign caine jo a whirlwind
finish. : Daniel rose at daybreak oft
election etfe and was on the go- cease
lessly for twenty, hours.'
While smoking a good-night cigar
with Hunt at tiy.o o'clock next morning
be remarked : '
"Altogether, Harry, It has cost me a
warm million dollars. But It has been
worth It every, cent. I've had a mil
lion dollars' worth of fun."
: Yet an hour later, had one looked In
the front room of Daniel's apartment,
one would have doubted it. The room
was quite dark, and before the front
windows overlooking Grant park he
was sitting very silent and motionless,
A gray fog was rolling damply In from
the lake, thickening the night with Its
clammy embrace.
From the avenue below came sounds
of an Irresponsible quartette. They
were rendering "The Heart Bowed
Down," and ' even their untutored
throats, guttural with libations, could
not wholly mar the tragic sweetness
of Balfe's sad melody.
The melancholy strains, something
softened by the distance, floated dole
fully up to him. Music? even the
worst always had a singular effect
upon Daniel. Good or bad, he could
never listen to It without feeling with
In him a responsiveness transcending
the con.poser's note. It was as though
sounding the keynote, he soared on In-
to realms the composer essayed, yet
failed to attain.
His elbows resting on the arms of
the chair, his chin on his Interlaced
fingers, he sat for a long while gazing
Into the foggy gloom. And mirrored
In his face was an Ineffable loneliness
which by Its very Jofundlty must
needs be mute.
He pressed his hands to his fore
head and slowly shook his head, again
and again, his eyes closed.
lets. Yes, he had failed once more.
He would fall next time. He would
slwiys fall. He could not forget. He
oouiu never forget.
Dunli'l started, sat up suddenly,
looked round wllh a Jerk. It was past
nine o clock. He hail been asieep w
his chair five hours.
After casting lfta ballot the nay
seemed a void. There was nothing
more to do. It was all over now. Al
ready the election was practically set
tled. He lunched In an obscure little
restaurant and went motoring.
Returning, however, he left the cur
nt Tivunlv.fnnrtli at runt continued
afoot toward town, his raincoat collar
turned up, his soft hut down, and wan
dered aimlessly about, taking studi
ous care to shuu his usual haunts.
All afternoon of that rainy April
fourth, Daniel roamed restlessly about
the loop, until, shortly before dark, the
returns began coming In. About the
newspaper offices he mingled with the
crowds, black smudges against shining
streets, watching the figures flashed
by precincts on screens; and when, as
often occurred, he was greeted effu
sively by friends and acquaintances-,
he would answer perfunctorily and
stride on to the next bulletin.
From the start it was plainly seen
which way the election tended. Din-
woody was currying the First, Fourth,
Fifth, Tenth, Sixteenth and Eighteenth
wards by a big plurality. Fltzrandolph
and Buflington were running neck and
neck. Sklmkus, the Socialist, was last.
Before eight o'clock the winner was
John Dinwoody, champion of vice
and crime, was elected mayor of Chi
cago. With a sickening dissolution, Dan
iel's castle came crumbling about his
ears, and he lay among the ruins and
the dust, bruised and stunned by the
utter havoc, yet uuresigned to the In
Scenting a storm of questions anent
his unexplained absence, Daniel fore
stalled It by outlining to his secretary
a philanthropic plan of such magni
tude that the curiosity of the two was
drowned In astonishment.
'I believe you're kidding !" exclaimed
Hunt, "Do you know what such a
thing would cost?" '
"Fully" glancing over the letters
and telegrams beside his plate.
"It would take the bulk of your for
tune, rich as you are."
"Not 'would,' Hurry, 'will.' " Putting
aside his mall, and devouring a thick
steak as he talked, Daniel continued:
"I shall establish these houses In every
Goosel What Did He Mean? He Was
a Full Hour Early.
town of a hundred thousand or more,
In New York, Philadelphia and Chi
cago there will be one to every two
hundred thousand Inhabitants or
more If needful. They will be self-sup
porting, nonprofit-making. Those who
can afford will have food and shelter
at' the net cost of provision. Those
who cannot will have both free. Above
all else, I want no publicity. In fact,
I prefer having my name left out of It
altogether. I wish you two would re
member that, and act accordingly.
Each of these settlements, by the way,
will be known as an Esther Strom me
Hunt Interposed. "Esther Strom?
Let me see why, that woman was an
anarchist I"
"She was something more besides,
Harry. She was a great altruist."
Daniel looked down, stirring his coffee
slowly and thoughtfully. "And she did
me an Irremediable wrong," he quietly
Hunt burst out : "Then why the
"I'm hanged If I know, Harry I
suppose It is a queer notion. We all
have them, don't we?" He added In
an odd voice : "Perhaps I deserved all
I got. Anyway, I believe she was a
"A martyr to anarchy I"
"But still a martyr to what she con
sidered right."
"Steady, Dan," said Hunt. "You're
getting morbid. Come along to the pit
today. There's something stirring In
summer wheat. It'll wake you up
make you your old self again."
"No use, Harry. I'm finished with
"You tnlk like a has-been! Why,
you're Just starting In life. You've got
to do something. 'A man like you can't
loaf. What's It going to be?"
"Giving to others."
Hunt jerked his head Impatiently.
mean what business, what line? You've
got some big thing up your sleeve,
Dan. Out with It."
Daniel dabbled his fingers In a fin
ger-bowl. While drying them on a
napkin the vertical linen appeared
sharply between his brows, He lighted
a cigarette.
He shoved his chair back, stood up.
"Henceforth I am going to take my
happiness In my own way. I learned
how at daybreak this morning. I am
going to give, give, give. And I won't
stop giving until the last cent Is gone."
"Dan, I believe you've gone crazy."
"And I believe," said the secretary,
who read his Bible on occasion, "that
Mr. Fltzrandolph shows a very keen
wisdom. Furthermore well, there la
a verse In Saint Matthew, which runs :
'Ye are the salt of the earth. . . .' "
' Jonas, the valet, touched his sleeve.
"A special delivery letter, sir."
Tuklng the square envelope from
the servant's salver, without observ
ing the superscription, the secretury
opened It and perused the contents.
He knitted his brows.
"Puzzling," he murmured, scratching
the back of his head. "It's anonymous,
has neither beginning nor end " He
looked suddenly at the envelope, then,
with an apology, handed the message
to his employer. "I didn't notice It.
It's marked 'personal.' "
One glance at the sheet of note-
paper, and Daniel sank Into his. chair.
With his strong fingers he pinned the
note to the table, breathing rapidly
through dilated nostrils. Hunt, sifting
next to him, recalled afterward that
It was the only time In all the years
he had known him that he hud ever
seen the man's hand tremble.
Daniel looked up, stared blankly a
moment at the two silently questioning
faces. His Up quivered slightly.
"Boys, I've received startling news,
I've changed my mind about giving
everything away. I'll go ahead with
those houses. But I'll go a little saner.
In n little saner manner, you under
stand. And, boys, I am going to do
that big" thing!"
He sprang up.
"Jonas! Call a good livery stable.
I want their best, saddle horse at
twelve sharp. Craig, make an appoint
ment for tomorrow morning with
Stanley Graham, the architect. 'Phone
for the head barber downstairs, Jonas,
Mention ten dollars to him."
Then, without any of them know
ing what it was all about, the specu
lator, the secretary, and the valet, had
their hands seized and wrung with a
vim that crushed their fingers.
Hunt, burning with curiosity, per
mitted his eye to rest momentarily
upon the opened note lying on tha
table. He could make nothing out of It
It began without preface and was un
signed. It consisted of two questions,
written In a flowing, girlish hand:
"Do you remember our Inst appoint
ment? Will you keep It today?"
As the superbly lithe, red-haired
young woman mounted with cool com
posure on the sorrel horse, cantered
serenely past the Grant monument In
Lincoln park she glanced at her watch
and saw it was one o'clock. A garden
er spading the soft ground beside the
bridle-path stopped his work, as well
anyone might, to follow her with ad
miring gaze. There was a. dellcloui
"earthy" smell of spring in the air,
a vernal quickening all about.
Presently she had passed the end
of the hillock just north of the monu
mentshe turned In her saddle, and
perceived far to the south a dark
shape growing rapidly larger. She Jerk
ed the reins precipitately, wheeled
about, started back in alarm. Her ad
mirable tranquillity had vanished.
Goose! What did he mean? He waa
a full hour early.
Escape was cut off. Quickly she
guided her horse Into the concrete
arch monument and waited. Her per
turbation Increased. Her gloved hand
toyed nervously with her riding crop.
Her heart pounded against her side.
She smoothed for the fifth time het
stylish riding-habit, adjusted for the
tenth time the pointed hat atop her
Titian hair.
What did he mean? He was an hour
Now she could hear the rhythmic
thud of the hoof-beats. They were
coming with break-neck speed. Louder
and hearer, louder and nearer, loUder
and nearer
A form shot past. Her heart leapt
to her throat. '
Then the scuffle "of a horse checked
In a .headlong gallop, swiftly return
ing sounds, and the archway was dark,
ened by- a broad-shouldered, athletic
man astride a heaving, foam-flecked
steed. .
His age sat lightly upon him. Ha
looked much younger than he was. He
had swept off his hat, and his thick
black hair, matted damply against hla
forehead, showed never a trace of
gray. He was distinguished rather
than good-looking, and the skin of his
newly and wholly shaven face was
as fresh, as clear, and as glowing aa
her own.
Stirring within the minds of- these
two, who had beyond question proved
their love for one another, who had
known sorrow and bitterness and de
spair, who had traveled years to reach
this moment, treading a long circle
to fuse It at last, were who shall say
what thoughts and emotions?
But suppose I tell you what the
gardener, spading the soft ground be
side the bridle-path, overheard?
"... Well, Kate, how are you?
You came a little early. Two was the
hour, you know. . , ."
"... Dan, I like you ever so much
better without the beard. . . ."
- (THE END.)
Took It Back.
Pickpocket (visiting friend in
prison) I engaged a lawyer to speak
for you this morning, Slim, but I had
to hand him my watch as a guarantee.
Prisoner And did he keep It?
Pickpocket He thinks he did.