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RECEIVE PREFERENCE VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
RETURNS FROM THE
Aldrlch Easy Winner on Republican Gubernatorial
Tlckatand Moorahaad'a Nomination Prob
able on Democratic Bryan and
Hitchcock Delegates to Dem
Roosevelt (935 precincts) 32,991
LaFollette (935 precincts) 10,873
Taft (935 precincts) 11,237
Clark (934 precincts) 13,692
Harmon (934 precincts) 9,417
Wilson (934 precincts) 9,125
FOR U. S. SENATOR.
Norrls (915 precincts) 24,142
Brown (915 precincts) 21,501
Shallenbergcr (724 precincts ..12,855
Thompson (724 precincts 6,557
Reed (724 precincts) 3,127
Morehead (788 precincts) 16,289
Metcalfe (788 precincts) 13,916
FOR NATIONAL COMMITTEEMEN.
Howell (685 precincts) 19,535
Rosevater (685'preclncts) 15,235
Hall (535 precincts) 10,833
Fanning (535 precincts) 6,161
Lincoln. Doflnlto returns, always
alow on primary elections aro moro
tardy than usual concerning results
of lost Friday, and it Is doubtful If all
llgures will bo uiado public until of
ficial returns have reached tho ofllco
of tho secretary of. state.
COL. THEO. ROOSEVELT
Who Received the Republican Prefer
ential Vote for President.
Early returns indicated that Rooso
velt had received tho republican presi
dential preferential endorsement by a
safe margin and that Clark had beat
Harmon and Wilson on tho democratic
Governor Aldrlch will succeed him
self ob the republican nominee, hav
ing received about two votos to ono
Corrections on the compilations
have reduced the total voto on repub
lican candidates for president some
what without changing relative posi
tions of the candidates. Nino hun
dred and thlrty-flvo precincts report
ing on republican president show that
Roosevelt has ten thousand jnoro votos
than both bis opponents, or thirty-two
thousand out of fifty-four thousand
Harmon maintains second place over
."Wilson in tho democratic race, with
Clark leading the democratic field
over threo thousand.
Morehead is about 2,300 ahead of
Metcalfe in tho race for governor.
Complete counties so far reported
show that Aldricb has been running
ahead of Newton about two to one.
The republican treasurer contest is
sot decided, but a compilation of a
Native Corn Gets Best Rssults.
The bulletin issued by the agricul
tural experiment station at the state
farm on "Native Seed Corn" concludes
that In most cases native seed corn
gives tho highest efficiency. Corn
grown in each section of the stato is
believed to give the best growing ro
Hits because it Is "acclimated." Corn
Imported for seeding purposes usually
nukes a better showing from year to
'year, indicating that it Is necessary
(or it to become "acclimated" before
It reaches the highest point of ef-leleocy.
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few completo counties on tho voto
shows George running about threo to
On republican senator, Drown Is
about two thousand six hundred be
hind Norrls on 1)1.) precincts report
ing. Shallenbergcr has a two to ono
lead over Thompson for tho demo
cratic nomination for United States
Howell's lead over Hosewatcr for
national committeeman Increases with
tho addition to tho returns, while Hall
Who Received the Democratic Pref
erential Vote for President.
is four thousand ahead of Fanning on
tho democratic sldo.
Owing to tho slow counting and tho
dllllcult compilation of tho heads of
tho ticket completo returns on con
gressmen havo been neglected and at
this time llgures aro decidedly Incom
plete, but it is safe to say that Clark
has received tho republican nomina
tion In tho First over Solleck.
Tho congressional lineup for tho
stato at this time seems as follows:
Republican Paul F. Clark
Democratic John A. Magulro
Republican II. II. Daldrlgo
Democratic C. O. Iobeck
Republican Joseph Cook
Democrat Dan Stephens
Republican C. 1! Sloan
Democrat C. M Sklles
CHESTER H. ALDRICH
Who Succeeds Himself as Republican
Nominee for Governor.
Florence, Italy. J. Plerpont Mor
gan was forced to fight his way out of
Florence. The American financier
and his sister, Mrs. Mary Lyman
Burns, were mobbed by hundreds of
angry Florentines at the railway sta
tion when they sought to leave, and
not until tho king of Wall street had
furiously forced a passage through
the crowd by striking about him with
his heavy cane, wcro they able to get
to their train. The crowd bollovod
that a picture bought hero by Morgan
might be the famous Mona LUa stolen
from the Paris Louvre some time ago,
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Republican . ...Piobably S. R. Unrtoti
Democrat U. 1). Sutherland
Republican Moses Klncnld
Ex-Governor Shnilenbcrgor cnlted up
from Alnin and inquired anxiously as
to UIb vote In Ijjneaster county.
"What did they do down there?"
said ho, referring to tho lancnstor
When told that ha had dono very
well ho ventured to ask about other
places, gradually extending tho scope
of territory to out-ln-thc-stnto coun
ties. Being told that he might havo a
ASHTON C. SHALLENBERGER
Democratic Nominee for the United
few hundred votes or perhaps a few
thousand to spare, ho said:
"Well, I can rest easier now, nnd
may be able to get an entlro night's
Bryan and Hitchcock Elected.
Willlnm J. Dryan and G. M. Hitch
cock, former political allies but In tho
last two stato campaigns occupying
tho position of adversaries, will go to
tho national convention together us
delegates from Nebraska. Dryan has
been friendly to tho candidacy of
Woodrow Wilson for president, while
Hitchcock has been for Harmon, but
tho Ironly of fate will require botli of
them to support Champ Clark ut Bal
timore. Roosevelt Carries Oregon.
Portland. Returns from presidential
primury are Btill meagre, but they In
dicate that Colonel Roosevelt nnd
Woodrow Wilson are running ahead
of their rivals and will get tho Ore
gon delegation to tho national con-
GEORGE W. NORRI8
Probable Republican Nominee for
U. 8. Senate.
vcntlons. Only u very light vote was
polled by tho democrats.
In the senatorial primary to nom
inate delegates for tho United States,
Senator Bourne's scat in tho upper
house, Ben Selling of Portland is ap
parently running far ahead of Senator
The constitutional amendments sub
mitted in tho primaries aro bollovod
to havo been adopted by both parties,
without exception. Tho effect will be
to make tho amendments a part of
each party ticket, and straight votea
will count for them at the fall elec
tion. Maupln Carries Lancaster.
Returns Indicate that Will M. Mau
pln, editor of Maupin's Weekly, and
lato deputy labor commissioner, has
carried his homo county by nearly two
Lincoln Adopts Commission Form.
By a majority of less than 10f) votes
Lincoln changes to the commission
form or government. Much interest
was taken in the issue, but no disposi
tion has been shown to contest the re
sult. Warden Mellck proposes to build a
dining room near the center of tho
stato prison yard, south of the hos
pital building. His plan Is to con
struct a high concrete structure ono
story high with a celling fourteen
feet high, so that light and ventila
tion may be had. The present dining
room within the prison walls has a
celling only nine feet high and win
dows on one side and Jb thcreforo
poorly ventilated. Tho warden be
lieves the proposed dining room, 40x25
feet, -can be constructed with prison
labor at a cost of f 500,
Aldrlch Makes Comment.
"Tho result of Friday's primary In
Nebraska demonstrates several things
qtiltu clearly," declared Governor Aid
rich on his return to Lincoln from
David City. "In the first place It
shows conclusively that tho common,
evory-ilay fellow In Nebraska, Pennsyl
vnnln, Illinois and Oregon holds essen
tially tho same lcvs and will express
them In essentially tho snmo manner
if allowed tho chance." Tho governor
expressed himself as much pleased
with tho result.
Find Hidden Treasure.
Pierre, S. D. Several days ngo
Charlie, llaumussen, n river hermit
who had occupied a tumble-down
cabin on the river bank here for moro
thnn twenty years, died at tho bos
pltal in this city. In digging about
the old pile of logs and dirt ho called
his home, a tin can containing over
$500 was unearthed. Tho cabin Is bo
lug torn to pieces to learn If there is
any oilier hidden treasure.
Strike of Engineers Certain.
New York. Tho committee of gen
oral managers of the eastern rail
roads, after a further consideration
of tho renewed demands by tho en
gineers of tho fifty railroads In tho
eastern territory for increased wages,
have sent n communication to Grand
Chief Stone of tho Urotlierhood of lo
comotive IJnglneors, that "It Is not
possible to accedo to your wago re
iincstH," and that a strlko Is certain
Had Premonition of Death,
Washington. A mysterious warning,
that liu would meet death on his trip
abroad, that ended In a night of terroK
In the Ice-bound soaB off tho Great
banks, catno to Mnjor Archibald lltitt
before ho loft Washington. Six weeks
ago when tho major determined on a
European trip to regain his health, a
premonition that ho might not return
alive eaused him to mako his will. Ho
called in his lawyer and closed up his
affairs, preparing for death.
JOHN H. MOREHEAD
Probable Democratic Nominee for
Many Hurt When Floor Collapses.
Pcorlu, 111. Twcnty-llvo students of
Hradloy polytechnic institute wcro in
jured when tho second floors of tho
big Woolner distillery, which they
wcro Inspecting, gavo way undor tho
wolght of sovonty-llve members of
tho party. Tho accident occurred
whilo the young people wcro standing
around a big fermenting cat, tho
workings of which were being ex
plained by tho superintendents of tho
Practical Fire Demonstration.
Stato Firo Warden Charles Randall
gavo a demonstration in hlB office in
tho stato houso of how to carry an
exploded oil lamp out of a room with
out harm to tho person or without
setting firo to articles In tho room. Ho
lighted a rolled up newspaper and
when tho blazo was at its height took
hold of the paper and backed out of
the door. The flame receded from
him instead of striking him in tho
breast and setting firo to his clothing,
which it would havo dono If ho had
rushed out of the room with the blazo
in front of him. "Tho only time you
want to back up Is when tho lamp
explodes," he said, "and tho lamp
won't get hot and burn your hands.
Tho lamp gets so warm when tho
other method Is used that tho bolder
Is obliged to drop It beforo reaching
tho door and thon tho oil spreads
and tho lire department must bo
Socretary W. B. Mellor of tho Ne
braska Btato board of agriculture, who
originated tho bill Introduced by Con
gressman Magulro of Nebraska for an
appropriation for a 1100,000 govern'
ment building on tho state fair
grounds, appeared boforo the commit
tee on agriculture of tho house In sup
port of the bill.
Cincinnati, O. Prof. Grovo B. Bar
ber of the University of Nebraska
was elected president of the classical
association of the south and west at
the meeting hero. Miss Olivia Pound
of Lincoln was made vice-president
St. Louis. The jury unable to agroe
in the case of E. O. Lewis, charged
with using the mails to defraud, was
discharged by Federal Judge Amldon
Monday afternoon after being out sev
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STRAUS AND WIFE
AS VESSEL IKS
Wife Refuses to Leave Husband
and Couple Die in Each
AST0R IS ONE OF HEROES
New York Millionaire Puts Bride In
Boat, Then Aids Other Women
Goes Down In Ship With Oth
er Men Without Murmur or
Complaint of Treat
ment. New York, April 19. A plcturo of
Mr. and Mrs. Isldor StrauB clinging to
each other after tho last boat was
goiin wnB revealed by Mrs. Schabert
of Derby, Conn., who, with her broth
er, was rescued. Mrs. Schabert had
stateroom 28 on tho stnrboard side
"it was a crash, but not n great ono,
It scorned to mo, that awakened me,"
sho said. "When I went on dock I
said to n steward: 'Aro wo going
down. Ho nnswerod, calmly, 'Madam,
I guess wo arc.'
"An offlcor on thcbrldgo or nenr it
was shouting out, as tho lifeboats
were being got ready: 'Women and
Saves Her Brother's Life.
"They tried to got mo awny from
my brother nnd put mo in a boat. I
refused to go without him. Finally
my brother nnd I atood nlono In our
part of the ship. A boat was lust
leaving that had room for two iroro
passengers. Tho ofllcoru in charge
said to me:
" 'Well, If yoiu won't Icavo your
brother, ho may come, too.'
"Wo got Into tho boat nnd, by hesi
tating, I saved my brother's life.
"Mrs. Straus had had a chance to bo
saved, but sho rofusod to lcavo her
husband. As our bont moved away
from tho ship It was tho last boat of
all wo could plainly sco Mr. and Mrs.
Straus near tho rail with tholr arms
around each other.
"Tho lights of tho Titanic wcro all
burning nnd tho band was playing.
To mo tho most affecting cplsodo of
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Mrs. John Jacob Astor.
tho wholo disaster was that final
glimpse of this elderly couplo await
ing the end togethor."
Threo sailors of the Titanic, who
woro standing near Mrs. Schabert,
spoke up at this moment to say:
"You know the Titanic Just crawled
up on that Iceberg and broke In two."
Astor Is One of Heroes.
"The conduct of Col. John Jacob
Astor was deserving of the highest
praise," said Colonel Grade of tho
regular army, who narrowly escaped
drowning. "The millionaire Now
Yorker," he said, "devoted all his en
ergies to saving bis young brido, who
was In delicate health.
"Colonol Astor helped us In our ef
forts to get her In the boat," said Col
onel Grade. "I lifted her Into the
boat, and as sho took her plnco Col
onol Astor requested permission of the
second offlcor to go with her for her
" 'No, sir,' replied tho officer; not a
man shall go on a boat until the wom
en are all off.'
Goes to Aid of Other Women.
"Colonel Astor then Inquired the
number of the boat which was being
lowered awny and turned to tbo work
of clearing tbo other boats and In
reassuring tho frightened and nervous
"By this time tho ship began to list
frightfully to port. This became so
dangerous that the second officer or
dered every one to rush to starboard.
This we did and found the crew try
ing to get a boat off in that quarter.
Here I saw the last of John B. Thayer
and George B, WIdener of Philadel
phia," Mrs. Astor Not In Danger.
While utterly exhausted from her
experiences, Mrs. John Jacob Astor
was declared tonight by Nicholas Did
dle, a trustee of the Astor estnto, to
be In no danger whatever. Her physl
clans, however, had given orders that
neither Mrs. Astor nor her maid, who
was saved with her, be permitted to
talk about the disaster."
On landing from tho Carpathla, tho
young bride, widowed by tho Tltanlc's
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sinking, told members of her family
what sho could recall of tbo circum
stances of tho (II nas tor.
Thought Husband by Her Side.
Of how Colonel Autor mot his death,
sho had no definite conception. Sh
tccallcd, sho thought, that in tho con
fusion as sho was nbout to be put into
ono of tho boats tho colonel was
standing by her sldo.
After thnt, as Mr. lllddlo recounted
her narrative she hnd no clear recol
lection of tho happenings until the
boats wcro well clear of tho sinking
Mrs, Astor, It appears, left In ono
of tho last boats which got away from
tho ship. It was her belief that all
tho women who wished to go had then
been taken off. Hor Impression was
that tho boat she left In had room for
at lenst fifteen moro persons. '
Clear and 8tarllt. ,
Mrs. Edgar J. Mover of New York
"It wan a clear nnd starlit night
Whon tho ship struck wo woro In
our cabin. My husband went out on
tho deck to sco what was tho trouble.
Ho catno back and mid wo had hit an
Iceberg, but thnt It did not amount
to much. I said I wan nervous. We
went on deck for a walk. Moro peo
ple said tho accident was of no Im
portance. It would only delay our nr
rival. "I was nfrald and made my husband
promlso If there was troublo ho would
not mako mo leave him. Wo walked
around tho deck n whllo. An officer
catno up nnd cried: 'All women Into
"My husband and I dtscusBcd It and
tho offlcor said: 'You must oboy or
ders.' Decided to Separate.
"Wo went down into the cabin and
wo decided, on nccount of our baby, to
part. Ho helped mo put on warm
things. I got Into n boat, but thoro
woro no Bailors aboard. Wo called to
tho ship that thoro wero no men In
the bont. They sent a sailor down.
"An English girl and I rowed four
hours and a half. Then wo were
plckod up at six o'clock In tho morn
ing. Wo woro well away from tho
steamer when It went down, but we
henrd tho screams of tho p-:oplo loft
on tho bont
"Thoro were nbout seventy widows
on tho Carpathla and all were won
derfully bravo. Tho captain of tho
Carpathla and tho passengers did nil
they could for us. Mrs. Harris says
my husbnnd nnd Mr. Harris and Mr.
Douglas lowered the last boatload full
of women. All threo wero perfectly
Fights to Save Wife.
Mrs. Danlol W. Mnrvln of this city,
who was on a honeymoon trip with her
husband, was alnost prostrated whin
sho reached the dock and learned hor
husband had not been picked up by
somo other bont.
"My God, don't ask mo too much,"
sho said; "toll mo, havo you any news
from Dan? Ho grnhbed mo In his
nrniB and knocked down men to get
mo into tho bont As I was put in tho
boat ho cried:
"'It's nil right. Ilttlo girl; you go
nnd I will stay a while. I'll put on a
life preserver and Jump off and follow
"As our boat shoved off ho throw
n kiss nt me, and that is tho last I
saw of him."
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Allison of Mon
treal and their dnughter woro drowned,
their ton-months-old bnby, a boy, and
his nurse wcro saved. Mrs. Allison
wns Just about to Jump Into a lifeboat
whero tho nurso and baby were when
sho discovered her, husband was not
with her. Sho wont back to look for
him and did not return.
Green Lantern Saves Many.
Henry Stengel of Nowark said It
was only tho forethought of a member
of the boat crew who was quick-witted
enough to snatch up three green
lights that saved a number of tbo
lives of those adrift in the tiny llfe
"These green lights," be said,
"shining through the darkness en
abled the other boats' crows to keep
close together In tho Ice filled wa
ters." Mr. Stengel put bis wife In a boat
and then followed. He said that early
tho next morning, shortly after they
bad been picked up, they saw floating
far away n gigantic iceberg, with two
peaks shining In tbo morning sun.
This was tho berg that sent the Ti
tanic to tho bottom, he thought.
Jumped Into 8ea; Picked Up.
E. Z. Taylor or Philadelphia, one ot
tbo survivors, Jumped Into tho sea just
threo minutes before the boat sank.
Ho told a graphic story as he came
from the Carpathla.
"I was eating whon the boat struck
tno iceberg," be said. "There was an
awful shock that mode the boat trem
blo from stem to stern. I did not rea
lize for some time what had hap
pened. No one seemed to know the
extent or the accident. We were told
that an lcoberg had been struck by
"I felt the boat rise and It seemed
to me that It was riding over tho ice.
I ran out on deck and thon I could
see tho Ice. It was a veritable sea of
Ice and the boat was rocking over It.
I should say that parts of the Iceberg
were eighty feet high, but It had been
broken Into sections, probably by our
"I Jumped Into tho ocean and was
picked up by one of the boats. I
never expected to see land again. 1
waited on board tho boat until the
lights went out. It seemed to me that
the discipline on board was wonder
ful." Insurance Man Is Dead.
Milwaukee, April 19. Vice Presi
dent J. W. Skinner of the Northwest
ern Mutual Life Insurance company ot
Milwaukee, seventy-four years old,
died here from a stroka of apoplexy.
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