The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 8, 1912 Page: 1 of 10
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8. 1912
BIG CHANGE MADE IN
Democrats Will Have Big Majority In
House, and a Working Major*
Ity in the Senate
Chicago.—The Unltefl states Tues-
day went democratic. Woodrow Wil-
son of New Jersey will be the twenty-
eighth president of the United States.
He carried thirty-six states with a
total of 893 electoral votee, the larg-
est ever given any candidate for
Besides the presidency and the vice
presidency, it also retained the lower
house of congress by an overwhelm-
ing majority. And on top of that it
captured the United States senate.
Two hundred and sixty-seven demo-
crats, 148 republicans and twenty-
progressives is the promised line-up
pt the new national house of repre-
^^J^ntatives. That feives the democrats
a' clear majority over all. The in-
dicated complexion of the new senate
is 51 democrats and 45 republicans.
Those figures may be changed by
more complete returns, for they as-
sume that the Illinois legislature has
gone democratic and will elect two
senators of that faith. There is a pos-
sibility of a tie up in the Illinois leg-
islature, a split vote on joint ballot
between democrats, bull moosers and
republicans and Governor Deneen
may call a special session to elect a
republican on the Lorimer vacancy.
On the other hand, there may be
other democratic gains. Sure ones
*ar$ already known of two in Colo-
r£w j, una in Montana, one in Massa-
chusetts aid one in New Jersey. And
thereby some familiar faces will be
missing in the next congress, Senator
W. Murray Crane, Senator Joseph M.
Dixon and Senator Cullom, among
Still the capture of congress in both
Its branches was not the limit of the
triumph of tfhe democrats. Thirty-
nine states elected governors, and in
those states thirty democrats were
successful and eight republicans and
ono progressive won, the last in
On top of that yet, not only states
and legislatures, plus the nation, went
iieinocratic, but so did counties
< '.hi C..au,. ,!lC llnfiOU. I'l-htGCi atS
were swept into office everywhere. It
was simply a democratic day.
But still it was not a democratic
landslide, in the seUBe that many hun-
dreds of thousands turned to the
democratic party who had previously
voted the republican ticket The
democrats held their strength though
an« made steady general gains over
the Bryan vote of four years ago. But
the republican party split over the no-
torious "stolen" Chicago convention
between Taft and Roosevelt, divided
Result Was Whson's Election.
That is the answer to the
tabulated vote that shows Governor
Wilson carried more states and got a
larger electoral vote than was ever
given any president before. The dem-
ocratic voters, held toguther by a
common faith in victory and by the
belief that the real governmental re-
forms desired will come in that way,
voted solidly. The slump to Roose-
velt that the Rooseveltians hoped for
and counted upou, simply did not ma-
terialize. There was no landslide In
that direction either.
States— R. D. Pro R. D.
Alabama 10 .. .. 2
Arizona i ,, ., 2
Arkansas 1 .... 2
California 5 2
Colorado 3 1
Connecticut 1 4
Idaho 2 ...
New Y^rk ........
North Carolina 10
North Dakota 3 ...
Ohio 2 19
Oklahoma 11 7
Oregon 2 ...
Pennsylvania 23 13
Rhode Island 2 1
South Carolina 7
South Dakota 3 ...
Tennessee 2 8
PEOPIE CALL WILSON
• •••••••••••«• !
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE CHOSEN
Latest Returns Indicate That the National
Democratic Candidates Will Receive
Largest Electoral Vote Ever Given
THE HOUSE •
Democrats, 225. •
Republicans, 94. A
Progressives, 6 0
Districts unreported, 80. •
Total membership, 435. 0
The foregoing table showed •
• the standing at 9 a. m. Wednes- •
• day of the house of representa- •
9 tives in the sixty-third (new) •
9 congress. The total of 255 gave 9
9 democrats 37 more than the 9
9 218 necessary for a majority 9
9 and was 22 more than the dem- 9
9 ocratic membership in the six- 9
9 ty-second congress. 9
New York.—-Overturning big repub-
lican majorities in states never before
captured by democrats in a presiden-
ies began to "report, Roosevelt and
Wilson forged ahead and with some-
thing over half the vote counted. Col:
Roosevelt Wednesday had a major-
ity of over 20,000 with many Roose-
velt strongholds yet to deliver their
Minnesota, conceded to Wilson at
midnight, slipped back into the doubt-
ful column in the early morning hours
when accessions to the Roosevelt
strength reduced the democratic lead.
Iowa, given to Roosevelt in the mid-
night returns, showed a strong rever-
sal of form and at 8 o'clock Wednes-
day returns from a portion of the
state gave Wilson a slight lead.
The race in New Hampshire was so
close as to- make predictions of the re-
sult impossible. Taft and Wilson ran
neck and neck throughout the night as
the count proceeded. Taft varying
from thirteen to over 100 and with
mayn districts yet to be counted the
electoral vote at the issue between the
Oyster Bay.—Shortly be-
fore midnight, Colonel Roose-
velt Tuesday night made the
"The American people by a
great plurality have decided in
favor of Mr. Wilson and the
democratic party. Like all
good citizens I accept the re-
sult with entire good spirit
aud contentment. As for the
progressive cause I can only
repeat what 1 have so many
timee eaid, the fate of the
leader for the time being is of
little consequence, but the
cause in the end must triumph
for its triumph is essential to
the well-being of the Amer-
About the same time he is-
sued his statement. Colonel
Roosevelt sent the following
telegram to Governor Wilson:
"Thr American peopl* have
by a great1 plurality conferred
upon you the highest honor in 1
their gift. I Congratulate 1
you thereon. 1
"Theodore Roosevelt." 1
GIVES MAJORITY OF APPROXI.
CAPITAL BILL DEFEATED
Latest Available Returns Indicate ths
Election of Entire Democratlo
ELECTORAL VOTE COMPARED
WITH FOUR YEARS AGO
Oklahoma City.—Gov. Woodrow
Wilson carried the state and all dem-
ocratic candidates for state offices
were elected Tuesday in Oklahoma by
majorities which probably will exceed
30,000 votes. The bill initiated by
Guthrie to remove the state capital
from Oklahoma City, was defeated by
a heavy majority, probably 30,000,
without including the approximately
60,000 votes registered in favor of
this city when oue-fOurth of the vot-
ers failed to indicate their choice be-
tween the two cities.
For congress, the re-election of
Davenport in the Third district, Car-
ter in the Fourth, and Ferris in the
I- ifth are assured by increased ma-
jorities over 1910. In the Second
tial election, the Wilson-Marshall tick- democratic and republican candidates
Totals 142 283
Altus, Okla. -Incomplete returns
for Altus and surrounding precincts
show that out of probably 2,500 votes
cast in the election Tuesday, Guthrie
will receive less than 200 votes.
f'«.ctically every democratic condi-
' rait !• was elected.
Ardmore, Okla.—Eighteen out of 40
pracincts in Carter county gave Wil-
son 1,236. Taft-Roosevelt 421; Owen
1. 202, Dickerson 373; Carter 1 175,
Tuesday night sent the follow-
ing telegram to Governor Wil-
"Cincinnati, O., Nov. 5.—
Hon. Mr. Woodrow Wilson,
Princeton, N. J.—1 cordially
congratulate you on your elec-
ts tion and extend to you my best
® wishes for a successful admin-
9 istration.—Wm. H. Taft."
Sulzer Congratulates Wilson
New York.—New York state will
cast forty-vve electoral votes for
Woodrow Wilson for president. oCn-
gressman William Sulzer was elected
governor. Chairman Barnes conced-
ed that Governor Wilson had carried
the state by about 100,000, while the
democratic state chairman, Palmer,
claimed that Wilson wonld have a
plurality of 250,000.
Lincoln, Neb.—W. J. Bryan
Tuesday night sent the follow-
ing telegram to Governor Wil-
"I most heartily congratulate
you and the country upon
your election. Your splendid
victory has borne fruit. I am
sure your administration will
prove a blessing to the nation
and a source of strength to
9 45 f.l
• • -I
New Mexico ....
Rhode Island ...
West Virginia .
et was swept into office Wednesday on
the wave of a victory that carried with
it state offices, congressional seats and
control of a number of legislatures
that will have the chance to oust re-
The Roosevelt victory in Illinois
showed signs of being greatly reduced.
Reports from Chicago indicated that
the big lead held by Colonel Roosevelt
late Tuesday night gained chiefly by
Totals 390 8 112 162 321
•Doubtful: Idaho 4, New Hampshire
North Dakota 5, South Dakota 5;
total doubtful, 18. Necessary to nom-
publicans from the United States sen- his large majority in Chicago and in
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Second only in interest to the over-
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son and his running mate, Governor
Marshall of Indiana, was the strength
shown by Colonel Roosevelt in Illinois,
1'ennsyvalnia and other states. O11 re-
turns received up to 8 o'clock Wednes-
day morning from states where the re-
sult was reasonably certain, it ap-
peared that Governor Wilson would
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duced by the vote from democratic
districts in the state at largfe, partic-
ularly in the southern counties.
Popular Vote Unknown
No efforts were made during the
night to compute the popular vote for
the presidential candidates.
In the majority of states, however,
the vote was larger than at any pre-
vious presidential election, and the
Frisco Big for Wilson
San Francisco.—On the basis of the
omplete count of the first 100 pre-
cincts in San Francisco out of a total
af 657 Wilson has carried the city by
k plurality of moro than 14,000.
SENATOR ROBT. L. OWEN
Popular Choice of Oklahoma for
United States Senator
district Dick T. Morgan, republican
incumbent, is behind Judge J. J. Car-
ney of K1 Reno, in the early returns
and the election of Carney is indi-
Wednesday mdhiing the First diB-
Uict race siill was in doubt, although
Bird McGuire from Guthrie headquar-
ters, claimed his re-etectiou over Da-
vis by 1,500 votes.
All three of the democratic candi-
dates tor congressman-at-large, Wil-
liam H. Murray, Joe B. Thompson,
and Claude Weaver, have been elect-
ed by majorities as great as those
given the state candidates.
For justice of the supreme court
Justic John B. Turner has been re-
elected by .30,000 majority, and Judge
Henry Furman for justice of the
criminal court of appeals will be sent
buck by as large a vote.
A strongly democratic legislature
was indicated in early returns, and it
is probable that none of the former
democratic members standing for re-
election will be defeated.
All scattering returns indicate that
the Russell bill asking the recall of
the state board of agriculture has
Courts Slow; Kills Self.
Houston, Tex.—Because the courts
were so slow in granting her a di-
vorce, so she could marry her Japan-
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have almost, if not quite. 100 of the l,llal returlls on the actual number of
531 votes in the electoral college and
that Colonel Roosevelt would have
nearly 100. President Taft has receiv-
ed eleven votes—those of Idaho, Ver-
mont and Utah, while the four votes
of Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire,
Soutji Dakota and Wyoming remained
In the doubtful class.
In the hours between midnight and
mornlng^there were many important
changes in the results as earlier re
ported from closely contested statas.
Pennsylvania for Teddy
Based on returns from over half
the state, tha thirty-eight votes from
J'C'ii;i.;ylvania were apparently certain
for Roosevelt at 8 o'clock Wednesday.
The race among Taft, Roosevelt and
Wilson was almost an even affair un-
til over 1S5.000 ballots had been count-
ed. As ;>vi .ducts outside the large cit-
ballots cast for the three candidates
is expected to exceed all records.
The defeat of President Taft, the |
division of the Republican vote be-
tween Taft and Roosevelt and the con-
sequent division of Republican organ-
izations resulted in complete Demo-
cratic victories in many states. In
New York the Democrats carried the
state ticket and the legislature. In Illi-
nois the-Democratic candidate for gov-
ernor had apparently carried the state.'
Democratic senators appeared certain
as successors to Republicans from Col- 1
orado, New Jersey, Delaware, Montana
and several other states.
A v.eneral increase in tWe Sot alK.t •
party vote polled by Eugene V. Debt,
the presidential candidate, w as ac- f
companied by setbacks to the loca' j
Socialist organizafions in two of th irj
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