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President-elect Wm. H. Taft.
Vice President-elect James S. Sherman.
Hurrah for Alliance!
Box Butte county.
And the Btat'e of Nebraska.
Now, don't say, "I told you so."
Pay your bets and look pleasant.
Has anybody heard from Mrs. Guin
ness since the election?
Washington dispatch. Weducsday
Good old Missouri, came back to its
first love last Tuesday by glviug Mr.
Bryan 30,000 plurality.
A democratic legislature is the indi
cation now and a democratic governor.
Well, we'll be at home in Nebraska,
What's the matter with Judge West
over as a congressional race horse? Ho
surely gave Brer, Kinkaid the race of
his life, .
Where in the world has Hen Tillman
been during the war? Will some one
please issue a search warrant for
the senului ?
Well, with Box Butte's fertile soil
and encrgptic people we can stand a
whole lot of republican panic and fail
ures before we are knocked out.
Burton's re-election aB county attor
ney, is a most gratifying testimonial
of his past administration. The race
was a clean one between two deserving
Commissioner Jensen did like the rest
of the Nebraska democrats, ran like a
race horse. And be Had a Hard op
ponent to beat in W. M. Fosket, one of
Box Butte county's best citizens.
John D. Rockfellow announces since
Taft'B election that the country is safe.
Yes, and permit us to predict that
standard oil is likewise secure from
legal interference. Raise the price of
Mr. Bryan surely ha9 every reason
to feel elated over the substantial vote
giveu him at home in Lancaster county.
To prove his worth with those who are
in daily touch with him, republicans as
well as democrats exerted themselves
to make his majority in the county cer
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New York, Ohio
Greater New York is Repub
lican for President for First
Time in Twelve Years.
New York, Nov. 4. Qeneral election
returns received show the following
William II. Taft Is elected president
by approximately 298 electoral votes.
Practically no chango Is Indicated In
the complexion of the national house
The United States senate will retain
its present Republican majority.
Governor Charles E. Hughes has
been re-elected in New York by about
Indiana has gone for Taft by from
16,000 to 18,000 plurality.
Bryan haB apparently carried Ne
braska. Ohio returns have been seriously
delayed, owing to the immense size
of the ballot, but Taft has carried the
Btate by a majority ranging from 50,
000 to 75,000.
Taft carried New York city by about
11,000 plurality, this being the first
time the city has given its vote to a
Republican presidential candidato
olnco 1896, when Mr. McKInley had a
Mr. Taft received a greater plu
rality in Now York state than Presi
dent Roosovolt did four years ago, the
indications pointing to 220,000 for
Tatt, ob against 175,000 for Mr. Roose
velt. The Republican plurality fell off
heavily in the middle west, In a man
ner thoroughly surprising to the Re
Cannon Re-elected to Congress.
Speaker Cannon has been re-elected.
Representative Payne of New York
and Representative Dalzell have been
re-elected and the liouiso of representa
tives probably will continue under its
old regime. Mr. Payne will havo
charge of the new tariff bill In the
oxtra session, which Mr. Taft will
call immediately after March 4 next.
Missouri has returned to the "solid
south" on the presidential ticket and
elected Cowherd as its governor.
The first returns received came from
scattering districts in Massachusetts.
The 'heavy pluralities Indicated thero
for Mr. Taft seemed at once to dissi
pate any probability of a "landslide"
for Mr. Bryan, as many Democrats
had claimed, and the Republican man
agers at once began to put out claims
Returns from tho up-country dis
tricts of New York state, where voting
machines aro largely used, were the
next to arrive. It had been predicted
for days that Erie county, including
the heavy vote of Buffalo, might be
taken as an index to tho drift through
out the country. This proved to be
the case, bo far aB the national ticket
was concerned, Mr. Taft having a plu
rality of something more thau 4,000
votes. Erie county, surprisingly, how
over, gave Lieutenant Governor Chan
ler a plurality of moro than 3,000. The
opponents of Governor Hughes were
quick to claim a sweeping victory,
but roturnB from tho other largo coun
ties and cities soon changed tho com
plexion of the returns completely. The
vote in Greater Now York for Mr.
Chanler was deeply disappointing to
his friends, while tho heavy vote for
Mr. Taft, especially In the borough of
Brooklyn, completely eclipsed the
most sanguine hopes of the Republic
ans. Governor Hughes was cut heav
ily up the state, but not so deeply as
to imperil his election, once the drift
in his favor "below the Bronx" had
begun to make Itself felt.
Some Republican Slumps.
Some of the figures relating to the
Republican slump in some states, re
garded as certainly Republican are
little short of amazing. Pennsylvania's
Immense plurality of over 500,000
four years ago has been cut in two.
Illinois, which gave Roosevelt 305,000
in 1904, bus gone for Taft by about
170,000. The highest claim of the Re
publicans for Indiana is 15,000, against
a plurality of 93,000 In 1904.
Iowa, which gave Mr. Roosevelt
168.000 plurality In 1904, has dropped
down to about 40,000 for Taft. The
return of Missouri to tho Democracy
on the presidential ticket wiped out
a Republican plurality of 25,000 four
Massachusetts, New York and New
Jersoy were striking exceptions to the
generally reduced Republican plural
ities. There has been a shrinkage in the
Democratic vote In several of the
southern states, notably in Virginia
and North Carolina.
Mr. Taft has carried Wisconsin by
. plutallty istlmated at 75,000, a fall
ing off from the Roosevelt plurality of
150,000 In 1904.
Kentucky has gone Bafoly for Mr.
Bryan by about 15.000. '
lllsgeu. the Independence party can
didal!' for president, received about
28,000 votes In'Greater New York.
Tht indications dro the Democratic
governors have beon elected in sev
eral middle western states that have
given tholr presidential votes td Taft.
Mr. Taft has exceeded Mr, Roose
velt's plurality In New Jersey and In
Massachusetts, as well as. In Now
Mr. Taft practically carried every
Eo-cnlled doubtful state, except Ne
braska, where the Indications point
to a Democratic victory.
Mr. Bryan has carried Nevada and
Montana, in addition to tho solid
south, which includes Missouri.
The latest Republican advices arc
that Tnft has carried Maryland by
The Electoral Vote.
The electoral voto Is as follows:
Georgia 1 13'
Indiana , cr
10 Yi H ' '
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Maine . ...
Nebraska .'. 3
North Carolina... ... 12
South Carolina 9
TAFT CARRIES JJIS HOME STATE.
Reports on Governorship Unfavorable
Cincinnati, Nov. 4. Notwithstand
ing the raeagerness of the early re
turns from Ohio they seemed to give
a fair Indication of tho result, al
though a positive statement of plural
ity was Impossible. All sections of
the state, both city and country, were
included In the first returns, and the
same ratio continued would, give a
plurality for Taft for president In his
home state of about 50,000.
The early Indications aB to plurality
for Taft were cut down as fuller re
ports came In, but the Republican
candidato seemed to have ft good safe
lead. The vote came in so very slowly
that beyond tho general indications
little positive Information was possi
ble. For the governorship, the reports
were unfavorable to Harris, Republic
an, the present incumbent.
G. O. P. Carries Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Nov. 4. Tho Republican
national and state tickets were vic
torious in Wisconsin by a plurality of
75,000. Tho congressional delegation
will remain about the same as two
yearB, ago, nine Republicans and two
DemocrntB. The legislature, which
will elect a United States senator to
succeed Isaac Stephenson, will be
overwhelmingly Republican, tho ro
turnB Indicating tho election of 73 Re
publicans, 21 Democrats and G Social
Democrats in the assembly, and 27
Republicans, 4 Democrats and 2 Social
Democrats in the senate.
Taft Carries Indiana.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 4. Indica
tions aro that William H. Taft has
carried Indiana by about 15,000 plu
rality. Thomas R. Marshall, Demo
crat, Is elected' governor by about 5,
000 plurality over James E. Watson,
the Republican candidate. The chan
ces are favorable for the Democrats
to have seven out of the 13 congress
men from Indiana.
The legislature on Joint ballot is in
doubt. The next legislature will select
a successor to Jamos A. Hcmenway.
Congressman Jesse Overstreet (Re
publican) congressman from the
Seventh district claims bis election
Close Vote In Colorado.
Denver, Nov. 4. Colorado, which
gave Mr, Roosevelt a majority of 34,
582 in 1904, has again gone Republic
an, but by less thau 8,000. Jesse F.
McDonald has been elected governor,
and three Republican representatives
have been chosen
Kansas Still Republican,
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 4. Kansas Is
again In the Republican column this
year. Mr. Tuft's majority In tho state
Is 40,000, 86,093 less than Mr. Roose
velt's majority In 1904. Walter R.
Stubbs, Republican, has been elected
IOWA 40,000 FOR REPUBLICANS.
Plurality Not So Large as In Previous
Election Hepburn Defeated.
Dcs Moines, Nov. 4. Late returns
Indicate that Taft has carried Iowa by
a pturnllty of 40,000. This Is a tre
mendous falling on from the Roosevelt
plurality of 158,000 of four years ago,
but It represents only a slight railing
off from the normal plurality. The en
tiro Republican state ticket Is elected
by about the same plurality. Govern
or A. B. Cummins probably carried the
Republican senatorial primary over
Major J, F. Lncoy by a plurality of
40,000 a tremendous gain from last
June, when he waB defeated by Alli
son by 11,000.
Thero is a close race In the
Sixth district between Hamilton, pres
ent Incumbent, Democratic, and Ken
dall, Republican. Both sides are
claiming the district. In the Second
and First, close districts, Dawson and
Kennedy, Republicans, are elected by
safe pluralities. Returns from two
thirds of the Eighth district Indicate
that Jamleson haB defeated Hepburn.
In Des Moines there was a big loss
of votes to the Republicans, due to
the large labor vote for Bryan. Hull,
in. the Seventh district, was elected,
but by a reduced plurality.
CONNECTICUT ING. 0. P; LIST.
Republicans Carry State by Increased
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 4. The
great size of the Republican victory In
Connecticut yesterday was evident
this morning when William H. Taft
was found to havo a plurality of 38,
450. Debs polled 2,804 and' Chafln, the
The plurality for governor of Mr.
Lilley, against whom a great fight was
waged, was 16,004 over Judge A. Heat
on Robertson, his Democratic oppo
nent. Tho leaders of both parties in the
state expressed great Interest in the
growth of the Socialist vote, which In
creased from 2,932 in 1906 to 5,250
Hughes Wins In New York.
New York, Nov. 4. Governor
Hughes won by over 50,000 plurality
tho biennial battle of High Brldgo
which was waged again as the regi
ments of ballots were marshalled.
Hughes came down to the city from
up-state with nn Indicated plurality or
about 121,000. Chanler's plurality
south of High Bridge was upproxl-'
lmately C8,000. The vote of two years
ago was Increased by about 150,000.
Chanler surprised the Democratic lead,
era by an unexpectedly large vote in
the rural districts, but lost tremen
dously In the city of Greater New
York, where his followers had expect
ed at least 100,000 plurality.
Missouri Is Democratic.
Kansas City, Nov. 4. Roturns.from
nearly every county in Missouri point
to a plurality of at least 30,000 for
Bryan, the election of the Democratic
state ticket by a smaller plurality.
Cowherd, Democrat, for governor, run
ning Borne thousands below the re
mainder of the ticket; the defeat of
Governor Folk by United States Sen
ator William J. Stone in the Demo
cratic balloting for United States sen
ator, and the election of a congres
sional delegation of unchanged' polit
ical complexion, a Democratic gain or
one seat being offset by the loss of
West Virginia Is Close.
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 4. Returns
from West Virginia came In slowly,
but enough had been received Jthis
morning to indtcate a Blight advan
tage for Judge Taft, although the mar
gin was so slight that the state coulo
still be called doubtful. On the first
150 precincts tho advantage In favor
of Taft indicated probably 1,000 plu
rality for him. Practically the same
precincts gave figures indicating the
election of Bennett, Democrat, for gov
ernor, over Glasscock, Republican, by
a larger plurality than that Indicated
Chicago, Nov. 4. Late returns
showed conclusively that Taft had
carried the stato by 170,000. Deneen,
tho Republican candidate for govern
or, was elected by a plurality esti
mated at from 40.00D to 65,000. The
next legislature, which Is to chose a
successor to United States Senator Al
bert G. Hopkins, will be composed of
58 Republicans and 176 Democrats Ip
the house. The congressional delega
tion from Illinois, with three districts
yet to hear from, will be composed of
seventeen Republicans and five Demo
Detroit, Nov. 4. With Taft and
Sherman carrying the state by a large
majority, estimated at about 100,000,
the successful candidate for governor
of Michigan 1b not known this morn
ing. Returns from the state are slow,
er than they have been for years. Re
publican candidates for congress have
been elected in all but the First dis
trict, where the votos have not been
counted, and the result is not known.
Taft Wins In South Dakota.
Pierre, S. D., Nov, 4. This Btate has
been carried by Taft by a plurality es
timated at 30,000. In 1904 Mr. Roose
velt received a plurality of 50,114
Robert S. Yessey, Republican candi
date for governor, has been elected.
Bryan Loses In Utah.
Salt Lake. Nov. 4. Mr. Bryan has
lost Utah by a majority estimated at
5,000, 52,500' of the state's 100,000
votes going to Mr. Taft. William ipry,
Republican, has been elected governor
by a small majority.
Party's Vote Cut Down Jn Cities Whero
Labor Element Is Strong.
Philadelphia. Nov. 4. Pennsylvania
has gone Republican by a majority of
200,000, the figures being as follows:
Taft, G00.O0O; Bryan,, 400,000. In
1904 Roosevelt carried "tho state by
505,519, and two years ago Stuart, Re
publican, was elected governor by 48,
435. This city, PUtt-urg, Harrisburg,
Altoona and other cities have given
Mr. Taft pluralities, but Scr-nton,
Wilkeabarre and towns in which tho
so called "labor" vote Is strong have
The election in Pennsylvania turned
almost entirely on national issues, tho
highest state offloer voted for being a
Judge of the superior court. For that
offlco William D. Porter, Republican,
has beeu elected by a majority of 50,
000 over Webster 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 con
gress, the Democrats having gained
only one seat. The figures will be as
follows: Republicans, 24; Democrats, 8.
NEW ENGLAND REPUBLICAN,
Taft Successful In Massachusetts and
Other Eastern States.
Boston, Nov. 4. The Republican na
tional and stato candidates carried
the state and all eleven Republican
congressmen were re-elected. Both
branches of the legislature will be Re
publican by heavy margins. Returns
indicate a plurality for Toft of 120,
000. The plurality of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Eben S. Draper, Republican for
governor, Is estimated at 60,000.
Boston, Nov. 4. Complete vote of
Massachusetts for president: For
Taft, 250,221; Bryan, 1G5.360. Taft'B
plurality, 84,361. For governor, Drap
er (Rep.), 233,874; Vahey (Dem.), 173,
335. Draper's plurality, 60,539.
Providence, Nov. 4. With about two
thirds of the 161 precincts heard from,
the figures indicated' a probable plu
rality of 16,000 for Taft in the state.
The Republican Btate ticket, headed
by Aram J. Pothler, candidate for gov
ernor, has undoubtedly been successful.
Concord, N. II., Nov. 4. New Hamp
shire gave Mr. Taft almost as large a
vote as It did Mr. Roosevelt four years
ago. The balloting resulted In a ma
jority of 20,000 for the Republican can
didate, which is a decrease of 185
since the last presidential election.
Henry B. Qulnby, Republican, has
been elected governor,
White River Junction, Vt.. Nov. 4.
William H. Tnft carried Vermont by
about 27,000. Returns from about all
the cities and 144 of the 240 towns
give Taft 27.531. Bryan 8.345. In 1904,
the same places gave Roosevelt 28,
200 and Parker 6,977.
Portland, Me., Nov. 4. Maine gave
Taft an estimated plurality of 31,500.
John P. Swasey and Frank E. Guern
sey, Republicans, were chosen In the
Second and Fourth congressional dis
tricts, respectively, to fill short term
PACIFIC GOAST FOR TAFT.
Republicans Win In California, Oregon
San Francisco, Nov. 4. There was
no Btate election in California to com
plicate the issues, and the Republican
national ticket carried the state by
about 40,000 majority. In 1904 Roose
velt carried the Btate by 115,822 over
Parker. The solid Republican delega
tion has been re-elected without
change, and a Republican state legis
lature Insures the election of a Re
publican to succeed Senator Perkins.
The proposition to remove the state
capital from Sacramento to Berkeley
has been rejected.
Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 4. Washing
ton's five electoral votes will be cast
for Taft, the Republican candidate
having carried this stato by a popular
majority of 30,000, reducing Mr. Roose
velt's majority in 1904 by 43,442. Sam
uel C. Cosgrove, Republican, has been
elected governor, nnd the state's legla
lature will remain Republican by a
Portland. Ore., Nov. 4. Returns
from all parts of the state indicate
that Taft has a large majority. There
was no state election.
Speaker Cannon Re-Elected.
Danville, 111., Nov, 4. Joseph G.
Cannon has been re-elected to con
gress by a plurality of at least 10.500.
The fight made against him by various
church organizations, the Anti-Saloon
League and organized labor, coupled
with the fact that the Democrats had
for the first time since 1863 a com
plete organization In this district, led
the Republicans to believe that Mr.
Cannon's plurality would not be over
Delaware Goes Republican.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 4. Delaware,
considered' doubtful before the elec
tion, has gone Republican, giving
three electoral votes to Taft. Simeon
S. Peunewiil, Republican, will be the
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 4. This
atate's three electoral votes will be
cast for William H. Taft, but his pop
ular majority is considerably below
that of Mr. Roosevelt
NEW J.RSEY GOES REPUBLICAN.
Taft's Plurality Will Be About Seventy
Trenton. N. J-, Nov. 4. Revised re
turns indicate that Mr. Taft's plurality
in New Jersey will be 70,000. The Re
publicans elect seven of the ten
congressmen, the Democrats two, the
Sixth district, which Is now represent
ed by a Democrat, William Hughes, be
ing very close and In doubt. The
Democrats elect their congressional
candidate, Klnkead, in tho Ninth dis
trict and Hnmlll In the Tenth. Thomas
Foxhall is the Republican candidate
in tho doubtful district The Republic
ans have re-elected Loudenslager la
the First, Gardner In the Becond, Low
ell In the Third, Wood In the Fourth.
Fowler In the Fifth, Parker in the
Seventh and have elected Congress
man Wylle In the Eighth, which now Is
represented by a Democrat, Pratt. The
present congressional representation
is now six Republicans and four Dem
ocrats, bo that the Republicans gala
one and possibly two congressmen.
THE SOUTHJTILL SOLID.
Usual Democratic Majorities Returned
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 4. Oklahoma
has continued loyal to tho Democratic
party, but the majority haB been re
duced materially, and Bryan's lead la
estimated at only 25,000. The five
members of congress, four Democrats
and one Republican, havo been re
elected. Tho legislature Is two-thirds
Democratic, Insuring the re-election
of United States Senator Thomas P.
Gore, the blind' orator.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 4. William II.
Taft did not make as good a showing
In this state as President Roosevelt,
who polled 51,242 votes in 1904. The
vote this year is approximately as fol
lows: Bryan, 220,000; Taft, 20,000.
Thomas M. Campbell", Democrat, has
been re-elected governor.
Atlanta. Ga., Nov. 4. Georgia's thir
teen electoial 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. The Taft vote In this state
fell 10.000 below that of Mr. Boose
velt, which was 24,003.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 4. Kentucky
has gone Democratic by a vote of 230,
000 in a total vote e 430,000. The Re
publicans have lost two of their con
gressmen, giving the state now nine
Democrats to two Republicans. There
was no state election.
Jacksonviirc.'FlaVNov. 4. Albert W.
Gilchrist, Democrat, has been elected
goveror of Florida, and the Demo
cratic national ticket has carried' the
state by a majority of 25,000, the Re
publican vote showing a loss of 3,000
Charlestown, S. C, Nov. 4. The Re
publican party polled only 2,000 of the
58,000 votes in this state, running
slightly behind the figures of four
years ago. M. F. Ansel haB been re
elected governor without opposition.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 4. The Old Do
minion is still safely within the Demo
cratic ranks by a very large majority.
Taft polled' only 30,000 votes In a total
of 130,000, a Republican loss of 17,880
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 4. The Demo
cratic national ticket has carried North
Carolina by a majority of 25,000, tho
total vote being 210,000. W. W. Kltch
In has been elected governor.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 4. Bryan,
90,000; Taft, 13,000, are the election
figures in this state. Mr. Taft polled
9,472 fewer votes than Mr. Roosevelt
did In 1901.
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 4. Arkansas
has given Mr. Bryan a majorlty.of 30.
000, an Increase of 12.43G over the vote
polled by Mr. Parker In 1904.
Nashville, Tenn.,- Nov. 4. Tennessee
Is still strongly Democratic by a ma
jority of 80,000. The Republican vote
of 1904 was greatly reduced.
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. Mississippi's
ten electoral votes will go, as usual, to
the Democratic candidate. There was
no state election.
New Orleans, Nov. 4. As usual, Lou
isiana is solidly Democratic by a very
large majority. There was no guber
Bryan Carries Nevada.
Carson City, Ney., 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
Montana Goes for Bryan.
Helena, Mont.. Nov. 4. The three
electoral votes of this state will be
cast for Bryan. Norrls, Democrat, has
been elected governor.
G. O. P. Wins In Idaho.
Boise, Ida., Nov. 4. Idaho haB gone
Republican on both state and national
Usues. James H. Brady has been elect
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