'S Republicans Sure of 275 Electoral Votes, DEFEAT ADMITTED Cox Forces Also Concede Loss of Congress, Though Returns Are Meager. BITTER-ENDERS WIN 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 Wyoming. 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, HARDiNGTEiHiD WISHES TO COOLIDGE 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." HARDING DECHON APftR 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. REPUBL 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 republican. " CERTAIN 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 HARDING PLURALITY HUGE IN JJEW YORK 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 Btate. Returns from 6586 districts out of 7308 give Harding 1,498,934, Cox 648, 445. 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 1,036,138. 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." HARDING IS SWEEPING MULTNOMAH COUNTY 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 1573. Early Indications point to Hard ing sweeping Multnomah county by a tremendous majority. The City of Purple Dreams . By EDWIN BAIRD Copyright by F. O. Browne Co. CHAPTER XIV. Continued. 18 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. CHAPTER XV. 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 known. 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 evitable. 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 morial." 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 ended. 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 martyr." "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 speculating." "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 early 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.