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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, Joog.
Forget it tho unkind things said In
tho heat of political excitement.
Now 'they say limburgcr cheese Is a
cure, for leprosy. What a tantalizing
choice between two evils!
Too bad nil the candidates could not
have been elected, then thoro would
havo been no disappointments-
Undo loo Cannon damned tho Mis
sissippi soveral times on tho downward
trip, but the damns weren't tho right
kind. 5-- -
Tho chief symptom of tho hookworm
discaBO is execasivo laziness. There
nro somo people in this community
who must hnvo hookworms.
There's no "I told you so" about it
in saying that tho county election
camo out just as wo expected, except
that tho vote polled was lighter than
wo thought it would be.
This papor has no crowing to do
ovor defeated candidates in Box Butte
county. It ia hard enough to lose out
in n contest ot that kind without being
taunted afterwards nbout tho defeat.
Wo still reserve tho right to speak
in n complimentary way of our repub
lican friends, oven at the risk of hav
ing our stand-pat contemporary up the
street insinuate that our democracy is
not simon pure-
"You wore mistaken," said John
Pilkiuglon pleasantly, as ho "stepped
Into Tho Herald office Wednesday
morning- "You said Fred Mollring
would havo a walk-away, but it was a
Tho caglo-oyed editor of Tho Times
thinks ho discovered that The Herald
handed a package to one of tho demo
cratic candidates by making a compli
mentary mention of his republican op
ponent. If that was a package, what
was it tho Times handed tho "Catho
lics and Union Labor men" in its last
There was a landslide at Sheridan,
Wyo. Tuesday, political, wo mean
A mayor and four aldermen weio elect
ed,, tho winning candidates all being
democrats although that city is con
sidered n republican stronghold. The
mayor's majority was 439, and that of
the aldcrmanic candidates ranged from
three to 153.
In Adams county, Nebr., of which
Hastings is" the county scat, there was
n hard political fight, resulting in the
election of republican candidates for
coroner, county surveyor and judge,
and tho democratic candidates for
county clerk, treasurer, superintend
ent, sheriff ond recorder. A peculiar
feature of tho result was that nil the
successful candidates wero re-elected
to offices which they now hold.
Tho seven Georgia congressmen
who, when the scent of the pork bar
rel wppwafjnd ttheir nostrils, bolted
party aud principle"aud became servile
followers of Speaker Cannon, are now
reaping as they sowed- Every one of
the seven bolters has a hard fight on
his bauds for reelection and the pres
ent indications are that the coming
congressional campaign will be one of
the hottest in the history of the state.
If they meet their just dues, the un
faithful seven will bo consigned to the
political ash heap.
King Alfouso has wisely deposed
Maura, the reactionary premier. Fer
rer lost his life; and Maura lost his
political head. In Maura's displace
ment auaichism has in a measure had
the wind taken out of its sails. Spain
now has an opportunity to tako a place
in enlightened civilization. Alfonso
should henceforth serve the interests
of the people. Ho is very young; but
he has lived long enough to have
learned that tyranny bleeds anarchism.
Wherever the masses are treated fairly
anarchists have no vocation. For cen
turies Spain has been dominated by a
cold-blooded aristocracy. And what
is she today? Cooped up in her penin-
nnlnr hrpninllliTS. 8110 IIR8 8IUUIIK IUIUO
lowest rank of nationalities. Her
record for 400 years has been one of
infamy. Her nobles have lived on
robbery all this time. Sbe bas at last
lost all lior outside possessions. Hav
ing held at 0110 time about hnlf of tho
globe, she has finally lot slip through
her fingers every foot of foreign terri
tory She may recover a decent stand
ing among the nations. But before
this can be accomplished bIio must dis
solve her aristocracy.
During the campaign just closed The
Herald endeavored to give every can
didate a square deal, those we wero
not supporting as well as those whom
we supported. If thcro is any reader
of this paper who thinks wo failed in
this and will show us, wo will mako
amends so far as possible1. Thcro was
absolutely no "mud slinging" on the
part of The Herald, and whilo wo gave,
ns wo bolievo, n consistent support to
our preferences for tho various offices,
we do not believe that the other candi
dates and their friends have sufficient
reason for feeling grouchy towards this
paper and not many of them do-
Louis W. Hill, president of the
Great Northern railway, in an address
before tho Dry Fanning Congress last
Wednesday night, characterized the
government opening of tho Flathead
Indian reservation as a "huge fake,"
enticing pcoplo from all over the
United States to draw land, whilo only
three per cent, got farms- The aspir
ants for farms, according to Mr. Hill's
estimate, spent $12,000,000 in railroad
fares, and whilo the Great Northern
got its sharo tho money was not wanted
half as much as settlers arc. Thcro is
doubtless much truth in Mr. Hill's
criticism of the government's land lot
tery scheme. It is not probable that
the actual value of tho land thrown
open to settlers is anywhere near the
$12,000,000 spent in railroad faro by
disappointed farm seekers- A new
plan for future land distributions is ur
Grateful for Kindness Shown.
I ttike this opportunity to
tlmiik my friends who showed
their kindness in easting their
votes for me lust Tuesday and
hope I may continue to retain
their coniidenco and friendship
in future. Sincerely,.
J. B. Kniest.
The Fruits of Protection
It came out in the trial of a customs
house swindler in New York city tho
other day that four government em
ployes, who are known to havo con
spired with importers for the defraud
ing of tho goverment and who uublush
iugly admit their guilt, are kept on tho
government pay rolls, with promise of
continued employment, in return for
their testimony against their former
partncrB-in-crime, the importers. Col
lector of Customs Loeb naively explains
that it is better to continue four self
confessed thieves iiMhe government ser
vice than to bo able to make no con
victions for fraud.
On the other hand, importers and
merchants complain that they have for
years been at tho mercy of the grafting
customs house inspectors and weighers
and that many importers who would
much prefer to be honest with the gov
ernment have been forced to join with
the official grafters in fraudulent con
spiracies in order to get their shipments
handled by the petty officers of the cus
Altogether it appears that the New
York customs house is rotten from tho
bottom up n veritable nest of thieves.
All of which is the logical outcome of a
thieving commercial and political policy
the beautiful system of "protection,"
whereby one set of men arc permitted
by law to put their hands into tho pock
ets of a defenseless public aud help
Daily Trains on North
Platte Branch of U. p.
The Oshkosh Herald of last Friday
had the following in regard to train
service on the Union Pacific's new
branch up the North Platte valley:
Agent Maryott informs us just be
fore going to press that he has been
officially notified that daily service
with two trains a day, one east aud
one west, will be put on the North
Platte valley line the first of next week.
And that operators will bo placed in
the depots at Lisco, Broadwater and
Northport at that time. Mail service
will soon be put on thus giving us our
mail a day earlier than bv way of
Chappell. Each month briugs this
line nearer to the time when it will car
ry the Overland Limited and other
Democrat Winner by
HEARST IS POOR RUNNER
Fusionists Claim to Control
Board of Estimates,
WHITMAN DEFEATS BATTLE,
Successor to District Attorney
Jerome is a
New York City.
For mayor William J. Gaynor, Dem
ocrat (Tammany), 70,000 plurality.
For governor Governor Ebon S.
Draper, Republican, 10,000 plurality.
For governor W. H. Mann, Demo
crat, usual plurality.
For govornor Governor A. J. Poth
lor, Republican, 5,000 plurality.
For mayor Baehr, Republican, de
feated Tom Johnson by 4,000.
For mayor S. L. Shank, Republican
(dry), 5,000 plurality.
For district nttornoy S. P. Rotnn,
Republican, 30,000 plurality.
Elections woro hold Tuesday In
many states und cities throughout tho
country, with varying results thero be
ing no national issue Involved to
bring about concerted party action.
In Massachusetts, Govornor Ebon S.
Draner (Ron.) was re-elected over
James II. Vahey (Dem.) by a greatly
reduced' majority, estimated nt 10,
000. Governor Draper's majority last
year was 00,000. ' .
In Rhode Island Governor Pothlor
(Rop.) was ro-olected over Olnoy Ar
nold (Dem.) by a small majority.
In Virginia tho Democratic ticket,
headed by Judge Mann, for govornot1,
was elected by about tho usual ma
jority, In Now York, which has been the
storm center of tho state, Tammany
Hall scored a decisive triumph In
tho mayoralty election, Judge William
WILLIAM J. GAYNOR.
Gaynor, tho Democratic nominee,
supported by Tammany, rolling up a
plurality or upward or 70,000 ovor
Otto Bannard (Rep.), who In turn led
William It. Hearst by approximately
25,000. Tho Republican-Fusion forcoa
will control tho board or estimates.
Thoy also elected Charles S. Whit
man district attorney.
In Philadelphia, another battlo
ground on reform Issues, Samuel P.
Rotan (Rep.) was olectod district at
torney over D. Claronco Gibbonoy,
representing tho Law and Order soci
ety and the reform element. Rotau'e
majority exceeded that In a previous
reform campaign, bejng upward or 30,-
Tho returns from San Francisco,
where reform lssuos aro uppermost,
indicate tho defoat of Francis J. Ito
ney for district attorney.
Tho Pennsylvania state elections foi
treasurer, auditor general and judgo oi
tho supromo court resulted In the
usual Republican majority.
In Maryland tho constitutional
amendment disfranchising the negrc
is still in doubt, tho Baltimore vote
bolng strong against tho amendment,
whilo returns from tho Interior indl
rato Increasing strength for the amend
.v.ayor Tom Johnson, the picturesque
mayor of Cleveland, has been dofe&tod
).,. , i'ilv majority by Herman
.sw.Uiis.v U In doubt, with botb
sides ulnlmhiE a itarUal victory.
In Imlinrmpgll. whoro ht temper '
mpr innTi j'-- puhqyi sotton-ho
ftnes Issue has figured, Lewis Shank
(Rop.) Is olectod over Charles A.
Gauss (Dem ).
Tammany Elects Gaynor.
Now York, Nov. 3. Tammany elect
ed another mayor of Greater New
York, but lost 41s grip on tho city's
William J. Gaynor of Brooklyn
Bwopt tho flvo boroughs to victory as
mayor by at least 70,000 plurality, de
feating Otto T. Bannard (Rop.-fu.)
and William Randolph Hearst (Ind.),
who ran a weak third.
Judgo Gaynor fallod, however, to
carry his ticket with him and tho Republican-Fusion
forces will control ab
solutely tho board of estimates 'and
apportionments, whjch will disburse
approximately a billion dollars during
tho administration. This Is moro than
half a defeat for Tammany, for tho
control of the board of estimates was
one of tho principal issues of tho cam
paign. In addition, tho Republican-Fusion-
Ists oloctcd Charles 8. Whitman dls
trlct attorney of New York county,
who defeated Georgo Gordon Battle,
tho Democratic nominee, by nt leaBt
13,000 plurality, and John S. Shea for
sheriff over C. D. Sullivan (Dom.) by
approximately 10,000 plurality.
Tho election throughout the state
for members of tho assembly resulted
In tho choice of a lower branch of tho
legislature having a Republican ma
jority of about thirty-eight, as com
pared with a Republican majority of
forty-eight In tho last assembly.
Gotham Election Scenes.
Tho features of the election wero
the general absence of disorder and
tho rapidity with which tho voto was
cast, notwithstanding tho unwieldy
and' complicated ballots.
Although many arrests wero made
for violation of the election laws, tho
grenter part of these wero found to
bo duo to clerical errors or misunder
standings. Tho professional repeater
nnd tho guerrilla woro chiefly notable
by their absence. Credit for this satis
factory state of affajrB Was given
largely to tho new slgnaturo law, put
Into practlco for tho first tlmo In a
Now York municipal election. Under
this law ovory voter after receiving
his ballot is compelled to wrlto his
name and havo It compared with the
signature which' ho mado at tho time
of registration. .
If ever a Now York election was
well watched, It was yesterday's. Ev
ery polling place had Its full quota of
wntchors, Including nearly 2,000 col
lege students from Columbia, Yale and
Princeton, nnd other nearby Institu
tions, who wero distributed through
out the greater city. Tho entire police
force of 10,100 men was on duty be
fore daylight, the majority of them at
the polling pl-ces, with squnds of
"plain clothes" scouts and detectives
ready for any eniergency.
Robert A. Tnft, tho president's son,
was stationed early In tho day at a
Third avenue polling place. His pres
ence, however, proved' bucIi an attrac
tion to tho east sldo crowd that tho po
lice wero called upon to disperse the
spectators and young Taft was trans
ferred to work as, a Republican
"bcoiU." For the remainder of the
day ho spent his tlmo hurrying by
automobile from voting place to vot
ing place, Investigating reports oi
trouble nnd witnessing tho playing of
tho political game Jn 100 different cor
ners or tho greater city. Elihu Root,
Jr., also studied tho election system
of tho city as a scout watcher.
The weather was all that could be
Otto T. Bannard, the Republican
nominee for tho mayoralty, voted ear
ly. A long lino of his supporters kept
up a continual cheering during the
mlnuto or two which it took him to
receive his bnllot, mark It and place
It in the hands of tho officials.
Both Hearst and Justice Gaynor
were more tardy in getting their
ballots in. Mr. Hearst voted in an up
town garago shortly after noon, and
Justico Gaynor appeared at a little
Brooklyn tnllor shop where ho cast
his ballot only an hour before the Ume
assigned for tho polls to close. Both
woro pretty thoroughly llashllghted
and snapshotted while they wero pro
paring tho vote.
Tho betting odd's, which had made
Justice Gaynor a 1 to 2 favorite, ad
vanced BtiU moro in his favor during
tho day. By tho time tho polls closed
Gaynor went bogging nt 1 to 3. There
was far less confidence among the bet
tors, however, as to tho remainder oi
tho Democratic ticket, and the Gaynoi
men demanded slight odds on the entire
city ticket. With Gaynor quoted at
1 to 3, Bannard money asked 4 to 1
and Hearst dropped to 8 to 1.
Herbert Parsons, tho Republican
county chairman, said that the elec
tion had boon tho hardest fought mu
nicipal contest ever hold In New York.
"It Is true that this has been a quiet
election," he said, "but there has been
much crookedness, and I think we
shall hear more of this later. Oui
watchers reported all day long that
ballots hnd beenfound nlready marked
with a cross Jn tho Democratic column
before bolng hnnded to the voter.
Thoro were other peculiar things go
ing on, too how generally I cannot
say at this time."
Govornor Hughes cast his vote just
before noon. Ho was In tho booth
sevoral mlnutos, and declined to
make any comment on the election.
New Jersey Assembly.
Tronton, N. J., Nov. 3. Republicans
will retain control or both branches
of the loK'slature. In Jersey City.
Mayor Wlttptnn (Dem.) has boon re
elocted by a large majority. The Dem
ccat3 have elected a mayor in Bay
onno for the first time In thirteen
years. Tho Democrats carried' Tremor,
by a large majority, re-electing Mayoi
ONE KILLED IN
Republican Precinct Worker
Slain by Two Democrats,
MORE RAIDS ON BALLOTS.
One Bundle Is Stolen and Another
Burned When House Containing
Tlckct3 for Election Is Fired by
Partisans State Troops Were on
Guard at All Polling Places In Fa
mous Kentucky Feud County.
Jackson, Ky Nov. 3. News
reached hero that Tllden Blanton and
Ashford Josophs, Democrats, nau
killed Demosthenes Noble, a Repub
lican, at the Spring Fork voting pre
clnct in Breathitt county.
Reports from Crockettsvillo and Se
bastian's Branch were that two at
tempts, one successful, had been
mado to steal ballots near Crocketts
villo precinct, at tho mouth of Long's
creok. Tho homo of Mary Dealln, who
hold ballots for that precinct, was de
stroyed by fire, nnd tho ballots were
burned with tho house. At Sebastian's
Branch precinct tho Democrats are re
ported to havo seized" tho ballots and
According to their political beliefs,
Jackson and Breathitt county men
stigmatize tho firing of tho Dealln
homo as incendiary or accidental. The
most reliable report from tho place
which is twenty-two miles away, la
that Mrs. Dealln was feeding tho Lex
ington soldiers under Captain Sams
when tho flro occurred. Tho ballots
wero reported destroyed nnd fresh
,ones woro furnished' from Jackson.
These aro tho ballots which an
armed crowd of men threatened to
take from a Jackson bank and which
woro finally given to Mary Dealln by
Judgo Adams for safo keeping.
Crockettsvillo, the home of Ed Calla
han, the noted feudist, and gathering
place of the warlike Breathitt county
clans, was the chief point of Interest
In tho political war.
The Callahans and their friends are
angry becauso Clrcu.it Judgo Adams
candidate for re-election, refused tc
give tho command of tho troops tc
Sheriff Crawford, a Redwlno partisan.
The telephone wires between Jack
son and Crockettsvillo wero cut. Cap
tain Sams and his detail of mllltlameu
nro supposed to be In that vicinity.
Killing at Jelllco, Tenn.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., Nov. 3. A special
from Jelllco, Tenn., says: James
Ayres, former marshal of Jelllco, was
killed and sevoral wounded during an
SHANK IN INDIANAPOLIS
Republicans Elect Mayor by Slight
Indianapolis, Nov. 3. In the mu
nicipal elections held In Indiana the
Republicans scored several victories
the most vital of which was In In
dianapolis. Samuel Lewis Shank, the
Republican candidate for mayor, and
the entire Republican ticket were
elected by majorities ranging from 1,
000 to 1,500.
The Republicans also defeated the
Democrats at Evansvllle, whore
Charles F. Hellman was elected may
or over John J. Nolan, tho presunt
miryor. At Fort Wayne, Jes3o Grice
tho Republican candidate, and all the
othor candidates on his ticket were
elected' by small majorities, Furthet
victories wero won by the Republicans
at Richmond, Crawfordsvlllo and other
smaller cities. Georgo T. Harpci
(Rep.) was elected at Madison.
Tho Democrats carried South Bend,
Miincie, Lafayette and probably Terre
Haute and somo smaller cities.
Republicans declared that tho de
feat of tho Democrats In Indianapolis
was a defeat of tho liquor .Interests oi
tho state, which had contributed large
ly to the fund used In the effort to
elect Gauss mayor. In soveral other
cities the question of law enforcement
was the principal Issue and the victor
ies were divided botween the fac
uons. At livansvme the supporter
of J. J. Nolan, the present mayor,
mado their fight on the declaration
that Nolan stood for the strict en
forcement of tho saloon laws and that
tho olectlon of the Republican candi
date, Hellman, for mayor, would mean
that the city would be "opened up
RHODE ISLAND REPUBLICAN
Pothler's Plurality Over Arnold
Providence, Nov. 3. The vote foi
the first sixty districts In tho Rhodt
Island election Indicated a marked Re
publican gain all over tho state, esne
daily for governor. The districts
showed a net gain for Governor Poth
ler (Rep,) over Arnold (Dem.) of S40
and Indicated Pothler's election over
Arnold by at least 5,000. Bliss (Rop.)
was running far ahead of Carroll
(Dem.) for lieutenant governor. The
outlook foi a Republican majority In
the nstembly Is favorable.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 3. Returns
from all over tho state Indicate that
the Democratic ticket, headed by
Juds Maun for governor, has been
elected by nbout the usual majority.
American Ticket Wins.
Salt Luke, Nov. 3. Complete re
turns from twenty-eight out of fifty.
two districts givet unumiuru v"ier
lean) for mayor, 6,794; Wallace (fu.),
3,309, Murdock (Rep.), 3,259. Tho
American (anti-church) pnrty claims
eight out of ton councllmen to bo
Buffalo Adopts Des Moines Plan.
Buffalo. N. Y., Nov. 2. Tho city
votod in favor of asking tho legislature
for a new charter on the Des Moines
plan. Tho vote stood three to ono in
favor of tho proposition.
Toledo, O., Nov. 3. Republican
headquarters concedes Mayor Whit
lock's re-election by probably 2,600
Jacksonville, 111., Nov. 3. In tho
local option olectlon Jacksonville went
"dry" by a majority of 304.
Court of Appeals Affirms Verdict
Washington, Nov. 3. Tho district
court of appeals affirmed tho decree
of the supreme court of the District of
Columbia adjudging President Samuel
Gompers, Secretary Frank Morrison
nnd Vlco President John Mitchell of
the American Federation of Labor
guilty of contempt of court in tho
Bucks Stovo and Range case.
Chief Justice Sheppard dissented
from tho opinion of the court on con
The court held that tho fundamental
Issue was whether the constitutional
agencies of tho government should be
obeyed or defied. Tho mesa fact that
tho defendants were the officers of or
ganized labor In America, said the
court, lent importance to tho case
and' added to the gravity of tho situa
tion, but it should not bo permitted to
Influence the result.
"If an organization of citizens, how
over largo," tho court hold, "may dls
obey the mandates of the court, the
same reasoning would render them
subject to individual defiance. Both
nro subject to tho lnw and neither Is
"If a citizen, though ho may honest
ly believe his rights have been invad
ed, may elect when nnd to what ex
tent he will obey the mandates of the
court and' the requirements of tho law
as Interpreted by the court, Instead of
pursuing the orderly course of appeal,
not only the courts, but government
Itself, would become powerless and so
ciety would be reduced to a state of
Tho action of tho supremo court 01
the District of Columbia in sentenc
ing Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison
to twelve, nine and six months' lmprls
onment In jail, respectively, was the
result of tho failure of these three de
fendants to obey the order of the court
directing them to desist from placing
the Bucks Stovo and' Range company
of St. Louis on their "unfair list" In
the prosecution of their boycott
against the corporation.
MUST CATCH BOMB GANG
Chicago Detectives to Run Down Crim
inals or Quit Jobs.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Following an or
der from Chief of Police Loroy T,
Stownrd that men responsible for the
hurling of bombs In the war between
gambling syndicates in Chicago must
be found, Captain Stephen Wood, head
of the cjty detective bureau, told tne
members of his department that 11
they fall to get definite results In the
Investigation they should get out ol
Captain Wood, in addressing his de
tectives concerning the latest bomb
outrages of Sunday night, when two
buildings wero wrecked, went further
In his threat and declared that should
his department fall to run down the
perpetrators of tho prolonged series ol
crimes he would resign as head of the
Gambling paraphernalia In tho clue
rooms where bombs wore thrown Sun
day was destroyed by Assistant Chlel
of Police Schuettler and detectives ol
tho gambling squad.
FIVE BURN TO DEATH IN HOME
Mother Loses Life, but Succeeds
Saving One Child.
Pittsburg, Nov. 3. Mrs. William
Marlow and four children were burned
to death when fire, caused by the up
setlng of an oil lamp, destroyed their
home In tho outskirts of this city. A
fifth child was saved' by the mother
before she met her death.
Lylo, an eight year-old son, wns
plnylng about tho kitchen when the
lamp on tho table was overturned.
Mrs. Marlow carried the boy to the
yard and entered tho house again to
aid the four othor children, who were
asleep on the second floor. The five
VISITOR KILLED IN MINE
Manager of Educational Paper
Knocked Off a Tramway.
Load, S D., Nov. 3. A. J. Vooltz of
Madison, business manager of the
South Dakota Journal of Education, in
attendance at the convention of the
South Dakota Educational asstclatlon
here, died as the result of Injuries re
ceived when ho was knocked off a
tramway Into an ore bin at tho Home
stake mill. He fell sixty feet and lived
but three-quarters of an hour after
tho accident. He was knocked off
tho track by an air motor hauling ore
cars. His parents live at Desmet,
Flckert In Lead.
San Francisco, Nov. 3. Partial re
turns from sixty-two. scnttorlng pre
cincts out of 301 give for mayor:
Crocker (Rep.), 374; Leland (Dem.).
384; McCarthy (Union Labor"), 537.
For district attorney: Flckert (Re;j.)
894; Ileney (Dem.), 4C0.
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