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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 121.
OMAHA, Fit I DAY MORNING, NOVEMBER G, 1908 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
KIMAI1) A WINNER
Congressman from Si-'
He ii Re-eU
RUNS AHEAD OF '
Additional Returns Do
Estimate on Otlwr oiv
Legislature Strongly Democratic in
SHALLENBERGER LEADS BRYAN
"So Compilation Mad on Remainder
of nte Ticket, bat .othlna; to
ludlrate it Differ Mate,
rial)' from the llrad.
The only change In the Nebraska election
luatlon alnce yesterday la the claim by
Congreasman Klnkaid, rfpubllrg.ii, of the
Blxth district that he ha been elected
over Westover, democrat, by from l.ROO to
I.5CO. The return to the newapapera and
to t tic state committee are meager, but Ills
prediction la baaed on private advice from
each county In the Hlx Sixth. While that
Section of the atate haa cone democratic
cm about everything; else the scattering; re
turn now received by the newjrp.ipcrs
rhnrv tin Klnkaid la running way ahead
r tlm remainder of the republican ticket.
T" ' will make two reptibllcan congresg-
r - from Nebraska, HlnBhaw In the
K' ''! being elected.
-resident complete return from sev-
e-'"-'o'tr of the ninety counties ahow
TrvHii haa a lead of 8,211. Iancaster, which
1 : Included In the table, will add 1,000
to t'.i's. Thcite aame counties two years
aim save Sheldon 9.218 plurality.
On governor returna have been received
frim aeventy counties and In these Slial
lenhercr haa a lead over 8heldon of 7.1(59.
TMs does, not Inrlude Lancaster, which
will V8 Bhldon a plurality Of spproxl-
matcty 1.000. Tlteae aame countlea two
yrara aco nave Sheldon a plurality of 10,271,
vh"ti Sheldon had 12,978 plurality In the
le'slrtture I overwhelmingly demo
nrrt the other state officers the same.
IX fliri roXGHKSSIOXAL DISTIUCTS
lflnki1d !u the Math flalma He Is
O'NEIT.U Neb., Nov. 5. (Special Tel-1-g-am.l-C'ngresHmsni
Klnkaid says he has
received rrturns from enough counties in
thn Blxth congressional district to Insure
his re-election by from 1,500 to 2,800.
Following are returns cy counties In the
congressional districts of Nebraska as far
Can . 2,473 8.3x3
Johnson .' l.SM l.8
LancRSter, 28 precinct 6,S5 7.(67
RMiardsom... 2.139 242
Three precincts n Isslng.
Itikotu "4 .
Nanco ,,..r... ; l.7
. 1.968 '
A I Totals
t;W - "w.iee precli
K : : n-
Adams , 1,922
Red Willow l.iit
Hjx Butte 63tt
(1st ft Id 417
Houker , i:m
1 Minima 115
Following Is a partial list of newly elected
members ot the stule senate:
. I J. R, Cain rep.)
1 T. J. Majors (rep.)
H. Wuck dm.
4 W. U. bannlr (dm.)
i Alex Laverty (rap.)
6 Trank T. Hanson (dem.)
- K. IS. Howali (dm.)
John M. Tannar (dem.)
T O. R. Thompson (rep.)
-J. D. Hatfield idem
I') Fred Volup unvl
11 C. A. Randall (rp )
1S-F, J. Hem tdem )
It C. V. Bodlnson.
17 J. H. Huhrma (tlenv)
1-E. U. King (rp.)
19 O. W. Fuller (dem.)
to K. P. Brown (rep.)
J. E. Miller (dem.)
51-Jacob Klein Idem.)
iir. W. Bartooa (dem.)
li-Pmith Ketchum ldmj
r4 Herman Dlers (dem.)
26 J. M. Cox trep
t C. R. Bwm (dem.)
27- Ueorge W. TlbheU (dem.)
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Missouri and Maryland seem to be still
In doubt, with chances In favor of the
electoral vote of botfi Mates golns to
Democrats gain eight votes In the lower
house of congress. Pag Q
W. J. Bryan, discussing the election,
aays Nebraska la the bright pot and ex
presses the hope that the incoming ad
ministration will redeem pledges of the
Returns from over Nebraska show no
change from previous estimates except in
the Sixth congressional district, where
Klnkaid, republican, claims hlH election
by from 1,500 to 2.R00. 1
China gives great demonstration for
gives great demonstration
the American fleet, which leaves Amoy
for the Philippines. Page a
. . nr a a -...,! II s"iilt
manes v, . r.. .. .
were found KUlltv of misapplication of
bank funds and making false entries in
the books of the hank. Pg 1
United Brethren purchase hospital at
Beatrice, which they will enlarge and
make it a district institution for the
Omaha coming to the center as a flovtr
center. Inquiry, has been received nere
from Finland concerning It. Page S
County option has been killed for two
years In Nebraska, says Mayor Dahlman.
Western railroads preparing to go ahead
with extensions now that It is" assured
Taft Is elected.
COMMERCIAL AKD HfDUSTaMAL.
Live stock markets. Pag 7
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. . Page 7
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NSW YOhK MilnUc.
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STANDING OF LOWER HOUSE
Two Hundred Seventeen Republicans,
One Handred and Seventy
CHICAGO, Nov. 5. The republican party
will, according to present returns from all
congressional districts In the United States,
control the next national house of reprj
sentatlves by a majority of forty-two. The
figures so far received show the election
ot 217 republicans and 174 democrats, a
gain for the latter purty of eight.
The majorities In several districts are
reported as extremely close and It Is possi
ble that In a few instances the official
count may change the figures given above.
The following tabic shows the number of
representatives elected from all the states:
Connecticut ' 5
Delaware , .. 1
Georgia 1 U
llllnoa 6 19
Indiana 11 2
Iowa 1 10
Kentucky t s
Maryland S 3
Massuchuaetls i 11
Minnesota 1 8
Mibsouii ; 10 0
Nebraska 4 2
HenoHVlvstifM . .
BALKAN SITUAT0IN ACUTE
Hnuior that Austrian Troops Art
ThrowtuaT la Intrenchmeuts
LONDON. Nov. 8-The Balkan aituatlon
has taken on an alarmist aspect In the last
day or two, owing to renewed rumors that
hostilities are imminent between tier via
and Austria-Hungary. The Austrisn troops
are said to have been intrenching on the
Bervlan frontier, while Servla has been
making hasty preparations for war and the
removal of the seat of government from
Begrade to a less exposed city.
It Is difficult to ascertain the extent ot
the truth of these reports, which are be
lleved to be greatly exaggerated, although
doubtless both countries are preparing for
p.walt,11lrle. At the Bervlan legation It Is
asserted that the rumors are unfounded
and that Servla Is maintaining a correct
attitude pending the proposed International
MORSE AND CURTIS CUILTY
Promoter and Banker are Convicted
on Two Counts
BOTH LOCKED UP TOR NIGHT
Minimum Penalty for M(sapproprla
tlon of Faaai af Bank la Fire,
lean Clemency Recom
mended for Cartla.
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. Charles W. Morse,
until a year ago a dominant figure In the
world of finance, and Alfred H. Curtis,
former president of thn National Bank of
North America, were found guilty tonight
in the criminal branch of the 1'nlted States
circuit court, on charges of misapplication
of funds and falsifying the books of the
bank. There was -also the additional charge
of conspiracy against the prlaoners, but
the Jury acquitted the men on this count
Within five mlnutea of the time the Jury
had rendered Its verdict. Judge Hough had
refused to entertain a motion for ball and
had comniltteed the two bankers to the
The Judge said that he would hear any
motions the lawyers for the prisoners de
sire to make at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow
Penalty la Imprisonment.
The federal statutes provide a minimum
penalty of five years' Imprisonment for
falsifying the books of a bank, and a
penalfy of two years' Imprisonment and
85.000 fine, or both, for misapplication of
No alternative for Imprisonment Is pro
vided for conviction on the charge of falsi
fying the books of a bank. The maximum
penalty on this charge is ten years' Im
prisonment. The Jury recommended clem
ency for Mr. Curtis, but made no recom
mendation In the case of Mr. Morse.
The scene In the court room was dra
matic. Mrs. Morse and Mrs. Curtis had
remained In the court room nearly all day
awaiting the verdict. Mrs. Curtis showed
signs of giving way to her emotion a num
ber of times, and once when the Jury re
turned to the court room to receive Instruc
tions on the manner in whloh the conspiracy
charge should be considered, Mra. Morae
. . ........
broke .down and sobbed.
A large crowd had hurried into the court
room to hear the verdict. Mr. Morse and
Mr. Curtis stood before the Jury while
Foreman John Elder was reading the ver
dict and their wives eat near them leaning
forward In tense attitudes to catch every
"We have agreed upon a verdict In the
case of both defendants," said the foreman
In a subdued voice. "On the charge of con
spiracy we find them not guilty."
A look of relief came to the faces of the
prisoners and their wives, but It only lasted
a moment, for Mr. Elder continued:
"On the charge of the misapplication of
the funds of the bank we find both defend
ants guilty. On the charge of making false
entries 'In the books of the bank we find
both defendants guilty. In the case ot
Alfred H. Curtis the Jury wishes to make
a strong recommendation to the mercy of
A stifled sob of relief escaped Mrs. Curtis
as., ehe iea,rd .the recomueruLuton for
mercy for her husband. Mr. Curtis took
the verdict like a stole, but Morse wai
unable to conceal the disappointment he
felt, while his wife showed no eigne of
motion. She kept her eyes on ber nus-
band, forgetting herself and concerned only
on his account
There was a momentary hush In the court
room. This was broken by a bun of
excited conversation and a few minutes
later the lawyers for the defendants were
making the customary motions for a new-
trial, for bail, and for permission to take
an appeal to the circuit court of appeals.
JuJce Hough said he would hear the
SMITH DAY BEFORE THE BAR
Several Members ot That Ancient
Family A ppe&r In Crim
The ancient family of Smith hsld a re
union In criminal court room' Thursday
John Smith, a dark-skinned member of
the family, was on trial on a charge of
assault with Intent to rob Max Wlrutroub.
District Clerk Robert Smith called the
Jury, and a second John Smith and Sidney
Smith were among those called to the
box. Frank Smith was the stenographer
who took the testimony. Just before the
trial was called Judge Sears made an
order In the case of another Frank Smith,
who had been sent to the penitentiary
along with Sloppy Smith.
John finilth, the defendant In the.caie,
wanted to plead guilty, but at the same
time he maintained he was Innocent.
Judge Sears refused to take the plea and
tuld him he would never accept a plea ot
guilty from a man who said he was Inno
CIVIC FEDERATION MEETING
National Body, Men and Women, Con
venes In New York Next
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. The National
Civic Federation, it Is announced, will
hold Its annual meeting In this city De
cember 14 and 15. At the same time the
women's department of the federation will
meet The first day, according to the
program, will be devoted to discussions of
"trade agreements among employer and
' employes as a means of promoting Indus
j j trial peace and commercial prosperity."
On the second day "Industrial Insurance,"
"Employers' Liability," and 'The Salary
Loan Evil" will be discussed. The annual
1 I banquet of the federation will be held on
the evening of December 14.
Fleet nt Tarset Practice.
MANILA. Nov. 6. The Atlantlo battle
ship fleet, first squadron, Is still carrying
on target practice at Olonapo where both
full ce.llbre and sub-cillbre ammunition Is
being used in testing the marksmanship
of the crews. The second squadron com
manded by Rear Admiral Emory Is due
to arrive at Olongapo on November 7, and
the entire fleet will re-assemble In Manila
bay on November 15. Target practice by
the entire fleet will then commence and
a struggle for supremacy In marksmanship
with big guns Issued among the various
Native Editors Arrested.
MANILA, Nov. I. Tha manager and man.
aging editor and other editors of El Re
maclmlento, the leading Filipino dally
newspaper of this city, were today placed
under arrest on . charges of criminal libel
preferred by Commissioner Dean C. Wor
cester of the Philippine commission. Wor
cester affirms. In his complaint that ha
has been assailed politically and prafesslon
ally by articles appearing In the paper and
that his personal character has also been
the subject of libelous utlsrances.
NEW CURE FOR TUBERCULOSIS
rilllnar CarUr Canoed by Disease
with Metallic Salt Malm
CHICAGO. Nov. S. Remarkahle results
In curing tuberculosis of the bones, dem
onstrated in a flva weeks' trial at the
Home for Destitute Crippled Children, to
day turned the attention to a treatment
discovered by Dr. Em 11 Beck of tbll city.
The treatment, which promises to bring
relief to a large percentage of sufferers
from this form of the great white plague,
Is simplicity Itself and consists for the
most pert In filling the cavity caused by
the disease with a metallic salt, bismuth
subnitrate, combined with a basis of vase
The discovery was Incidental to an X-ray
photograph of a little Invalid.. The solution
was applied to fix the outline of a tuber,
cular abscess, and being left in the cavity
proved a healing agent. Dr. Beck told his
discovery to Drs. John Rldler and Waldo
Blanchard at the Home for Destitute Crip
pled Children and In a five weeks' trial
twenty cut of forty crippled children were
cured by the treatment. The formula con
tain thirty gralna of bismuth subnitrate
combined with sixty grams of vaseline.
The paste so formed la solid at the tem
perature of the body, but if a fever is In
duced will run out of the cavity. As the
healing continues the mixture Is absorbed.
Medical men estimate that fully 60 per
cent of all the crippled children are suf
fering from tubercular disorders.
GERMANY AND FRANCE ON EDGE
Report Currret German Minister to
Parla Haa Bee Recalled Over
PARIS, Nov.5. It was rumored here this
afternoon that Price Von Radolln, the Ger
man ambassador, had been recalled. The
report haa not yet been verified.
The following statement with regard to
the present situation was secured this after
noon from an authoritative source:
'This situation Is very strained. Minister
Cambon yesterday communicated to Herr
Von Schoen, the German foreign secretary,
the refusal of France to express regret at
the attitude of her officers and .soldiers.
Herr Von Schoen reserved Germany's reply,
but at the. aame time he Intimated that
Prince Von Radolln might be recalled.
"In an effort to avoid a breach, France
sent e note to M. Cambon embodying the
conciliatory formula made public after the
cabinet meeting today. This was accom
panied by the following words:
" We awaK Oermany's reponse, confident
that this formula must appeal to Germany's
sense of Justice if she frankly wishes to
reach an understanding.'
"Russia and Great Britain fully support
the attitude of France."
PICKUP FOR STOCKHOLDERS
Northern PaclSo Railroad 'Makes Dis
tribution ot Sarploai to
NEW TORK, Nov. 6. Directors of the
Northwestern Improvement company, the
stock of which is owned by the Northern
Pacific road, today declared an extra dlvt
dend of 111.26 a share on the stock of tho
Northern Pacific Rariway onrpany. . Tha
dlvluVfld was ortIer' JsUtl 'Out of tlie ac
cumulated surplus of the Northwestern Im
provement company. -
In a' statement Issued announolng the
dividend, It was declared:
"Tho surplus assets of the Northwestern
Improvement company from which this
dividend Is paid have been acquired by the
Northern Pacific Railway company
through a series of years In the course of
Its business, as earnings and profits from
Its Investments. No part of them has been
derived from the transportation business."
The nature of the property owned by the
Northwestern Improvement company from
which these earnings were derived, was
not given In the statement.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Wyoming List ot Indemnity School
Land Approved by Interior
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) The secretary of the Interior today
approved the selection of the . state of
Wyoming to Indemnity school lands In the
Evanston. land district, embracing 2,708
acres and officially known as list No. 5.
James A. Young of Creston, J. R. Wlnget
of Murray. John E. Poe of Conrad, Chris
P. Welderbuch of Anamosa, Charles O.
Wormer of Center Point, la., M. A. rarkr,
W. E. Jacobs. John J. Doyle and PhlUp
Barkley of Cheyenne, C. V. Casselman of
Eheridan, Wyo., have been appointed rail
way mail clerks.
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Spring.
vllle, route 2, George N. Peet carrier, John
H. Peet substitute. Wyoming 8heiidui,
route 1, Frank L. Dcjarnett carrier. R. A
Thomas substitute; route 2, Peter H. An.
derson carrier, A. C. Anderson substitute.
WOMAN ACCUSES HER HUSBAND
Locates Body ot Man She Says
Murdered Four Weeka
OGALALLA. Neb., Nov. t. (Special Tel
egram.) Mra. Jennie Smith today located
the body of Vally Mann, four miles south
of Ogalalla. Mann was murdered four
weeks ago nine miles east of here.
Smith and his wife were traveling by
wagon and Mann asked them for food.
Smith, according to his wife, shot Msnn
behind the ear, riffled his clothes and
took $8. Mann's body was placed In a
wagon and taken to the scene where It
waa found today. Smith deserted his wife
In Denver, taking $900 of her money, and
she then notified the police.
W. R. Calyer, a Denver reporter, brought
Mrs. Smith here. They took the sheriff
of this county with them In an automobile
and found the body of Mann where she
told them It would be found.
John H. Smith, thn alleged murderer, la
missing, but will probably be caught.
'PHONE COMPANY DEFAULTS
Receivers Appointed for Illinois Cor
porntlan that Falls to Meet
Interest Char ares.
ROCK ISLAND, 111.. Nov. .-The Union
Telephone and Telegraph company, having
a telephone system In Rock Island and
Mollne, III., and Davenport, la., and capi
talised at tfiSO.OOO, went Into the hands of
a receiver today on an application filed by
the American Trust and Savings bank of
Chicago. H. H. Bratt, general manager of
tha company, and Leroy J. Wolfe of Dav
enport were named aa Jolit receivers. A
bill filed In the circuit court alleges that
the company has not kept up Interest on
400,001 of bonds and haa otherwise failed
to meat Its obligations. Tha chief officers
are Harriabarg, Pa., men, George B.
Btucker of that city being president.
TROUBLES FOR GOVERNOR
Office Seekers Already Making Life a
Borden for Shallenberger.
LINCOLN DOCTORS INSISTENT
State Railway Commission Reaonses
the Hearing of Tropoaed Raise
la Bwltehlaar Charges at
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN. Nov. 6. (SpectM )-One cf the
first scraps Governor-Elect Shallenberger
will have to settle Is right here In Un
caster county. It will be over the appoint
ment of a prison phyay-lan and member
of the board of secreiarles of the Btat
Board of Health. It Is possible, of course,
that he will settle It by not appointing any
one from here, but If he does a whole lot
of doctors are going to be awfully disap
pointed. As a matter of fact, a good many doctors
In Lincoln opposed Governor Sheldon be
cause they failed to land on the Board of
Health or st the stt-te penitentiary. Among
thore who have been mentioned for the
place and who did sufficient work to entltU
them to recognition at the hands cf the
democratic administration are Dr. E.
Arthur Carr, who got out the slanderous
letter on the letterhead of the Clvlo league.
Friends of Dr. E. Arthur expect him to
land a good place at the hands of the pear
Then Dr. F. W. Tucker will want a Job.
He used his automobile all summer In the
Interests of the democrats and spent a good
portion of his time giving out pictures of
the democratic candidate.
Dr. Finney is another whose friends be
lieve he will want something, and so he
will come In with a bunch of recommenda
tion. It is possible that the asylum super
inUndency Will look big enough for him:
There are a lot of other doctors who took
an active part In the campaign and some
of them did so because of losing out In
thn Sheldon appointments. That means, ot
course, they will expect something at the
hands of the new administration.
Then comes the long line of applications
for heads of state Institutions, oil inspector
and deputies, adjutant general and assist,
ants, secretary of the Board of Charities
and Corrections, labor commissioner, a
pure food commissioner, a state veterin
arian and hundreds of helpers.
So 1 mg away from the pie counter has
mnde democrats hungry and a grand rush
la predicted and It Is even sold Mr. Shallen
berger has begun to get his applications.
It Is reported "He will like the Job."
If the entire democratic state ticket Is
elected it will kill one bugaboo. It was
charged that under a primary law all the
state officers would come from the thickly
populated centers. Clarence Mackey treas.
urer-elect, and W, D. Eaatnam, land com
missioner-elect, are both from Custer
county. Both were nominated at the state
Grnenther tho BlaT Gnn.
Numerous reasons have been given for
the defeat of the republican ticket, and
while the reason given vary, practically
all of the republicans hers) agree that Chris
Greuenther, secretary ot tha demoo ratio
state committee, bad a whole lot to do
with It. Gruenther began to organise
Bryttn Volunteers early In tha campaign.
and at the time he began there were thirty
eight counties in the. state In which there
was no democratla organisation.
After he had completed his organisation
he brought it to Lincoln, where it w
turned over to the state committee, which
had re-elected Tom Allen. Then, later In
the campaign, the candidacy of Snellen
berger was turned over to Gruenther ex
clusively and Tom Allen devoted all of his
attention to the candidacy ot Mr. Bryan.
It Is the general opinion around republican
headquarters that Gruenther has won his
spurs In the democratic party. He was
assisted In his tax circulars by John M.
Gilchrist, and these two superintended that
part of the campaign work.
Stock Yards Hearing-.
The hearing In the case wherein the stock
yards of South Omaha have asked the
Railway commission to permit It to In
crease Its switching rates 100 per cent was
resumed before the commission today. The
case was reopened so that evidence could
be Introduced showing the value of the
property used in swU-hlng In ths ' yards
and the value of that service.
BRYAN CONGRATULATES TAFT
Senda Telegram WlahtaaT Him Snc
(eu DnrlnaT His Coating
CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. 6.-"Please ac
cept congratulations and best wishes for
the success of your administration.
"WILLIAM J. BRYAN."
"I thank you sincerely for your cordial
and courteous telegram of congratulation
and good wishes.
"WILLIAM H. TAFT."
These messages were today exchanged
between Lincoln. Neb., and Cincinnati.
The message from Mr. Bryan came while
Judge Taft waa addressing the general
conference of the Women's Foreign Mis
slonary society of the Methodist Episcopal
church. He received the message on his
return to his residence and answered It
In his address to the women, having been
flatteringly Introduced by Bishop J. C.
Hartsell. Judge Taft gave An enthusiastic
commendation of foreign mission work.
His experience In the far east, ha said,
had taught him the value of this work In
uplifting those people, and he commented
upon the elevating effect of Christianity
and especially upon the heathen women.
In the Philippines. Judge Taft asserted,
the present degree of success in civilisation
and government was made possible through
the influence of Christianity.
The speaker waa warmly and enthusias
tically received by the members of the
conference Each had provided herself
with a small American rag. The entrance
of Judge Taft waa the signal for a pretty
demonstration. At the end of his speech
he was overwhelmed with personal con
gratulations on his success . at the polls.
Judge Taft tonight was the honored
guest at the tm-enty-ninth annual dinner of
tho Commercial club, which waa held at the
Queen City club. Judge Taft haa been a
member of this exclusive organisation for
fifteen year and his presence tonight made
much of aa a local celebration.
Jasmi kripwt Asnerlea.
NEW YCKK. Nov. (.-New York's Japa
nese colony last night celebrated the an
nlversary of the birthday of the emperor
of Japan with a celebration at Carnecte
Lyceum. The actual date of the birthday
Is November S. but the Japanese feared that
such a oelebration on a day of. a national
election might be offensive to the A mar
ie an people. There was much enthusiasm,
"banaavla" being shouted for the emperor,
tor Japan and for President Roosevelt. The
unveiling and re-vetltng of the emperor's
portrait waa carried out with great solem
nity. There was a number of speeches
made by prominent Japanese,
NEBRASKA THE BRIGHT STAR
Mr. Bryan Promises to Hemodel State
I.awa on Democratlo
LINCOLN. Neb.. .Nov. R. William J.,
Bryan today issued the following state
ment: "The election has gone against us by
decisive majority. The returns are not all
in, and It Is Impossible at this time to
analyse them or to saywhat causes con
tributed most to the republican victory. We
made our fight upon a platform which em
bodies whst we believe to be good for the
American people, but It Is for the people
themselves to decide what lawa they desire
nd what methods ot government they
"I have faith thnt the publicity we asked
for will yet commend Itself to the Amerlcsn
people, that the election of senators by the
people will be secured, that the Iniquities
of the trusts will arouse an oppoaltton that
will result In the elimination of the princi
ple of private monopoly. I am confident
that the people will see the necessity for
the labor legislation and the tariff reduc
tion which our platform demanded. 1 am
confident, too, that the educational work
done In this campaign will result In secur
ing greater protection to bank depositors.
The above are the most prominent reforms
for which we lsbored, and I believe that
these reforms will yet come, together with
more effective regulation of railroads and
Independence for the Filipino.
Boao.net for Mr. Mack.
"I desire to commend the work of our na
tional committee. I am entirely satisfied
with Mr. Mack as the chairman and with
the work of the members of the committee.
I do not see what they could have done
more than they did, and as for myself, I
put forth every effort In my power to e
curo victory for our csuse. The nomina
tion came from the hands of the voters; I
hava obeyed their command snd have led
best I could. Words will not express
my grstltude for the devotion which has
been shown by millions of democrats dur
ing the last twelve years. Neither am I
able to adequately express appreciation for
the kind words which have been spoken
since the election.
"If I cculd regard' the defeat as purely
a personal one, I -..ould consider it A
blessing rather than a mlsfortunate, for I
im relieved of the burdens and responsibili
ties of an office that la attractive only in
proportion as It gives an opportunity to
render a larger public service. But I
shall serve as willingly In a private ca
pacity cs In a publlo one. God does not
require great things of us; he only re
quires tht we Improve the opportunities
that are presented, and I shall be glad to
Improve tho opportunities for service pre
sented by private life.
Promises Things for Nebraska.
In this hour of national defeat, I find
soma consolation In the cordial support
given by my neighbors, by tho citizens of
Lincoln and by the people of the state of
Nebraska. With democratic governor
and a democratic legislature, we shall be
able to put Into practice so much of the
Denver platform as relates to state legisla
tion, and I trust that our state will set
good example that will be an Influence
for gooi In the nation.
TAFT THANKS EDITOR OF BEE
President-elect Espresaeo Apprerla
tlon of Work Done to Aid In
This telegram from William H. Taft has
been received by the editor of The Bee:
CINCINNATI O.. Nov. B.-Hon. Victor
Rosewater, Omaha, Neb.: Many thanks for
your Kina telegram of congratulations. I
In this campaign.
WILLIAM H. TAFT.
SOCIALISTS LORE IN BIG TOWNS
Deba Rons Behind In Chlcaa-o, Cleve
land nad Cincinnati.
CHICAGO. Nov. 1 The socialist vote in
Tuesday's election showed a great failing
off from tha record in 19M In the three
principal cities of the country In which so
cialism Is strongest. Chicago socialists,
who polled 46,000 votes in 1D04, were given
less than 19,000 votes In the police returns
and the most sanguine do not expect that
the revised totals will exceed n.ono votes
for Debs. Cincinnati and Cleveland also,
listed as strong socialistic centers, accord
ing to leaders of the party, polls a greatly
While admitting the adverse figures
today, A. M. Simons, member of the na
tional committee of the socialist party,
asserted that an Increase was shown In
tbe vote this year In the small towns.
Mr. Simons said:
"Mr. Gompers influenced the labor vote.
on which the socialistic party depends to
a great extent. His words caused many
thousand seml-soclallsta of radical views
to vote for Mr. Bryan, and also frightened
many conservative labor men Into voting
for Mr. Taft Wo are particularly pleased
with results on the Pacific coast, where
an Increased vote was shown In many
towns. We have received word of gains
In Texas towns, from Missouri and a few
towns in New York."
ine total vota for Mr. Debs, it Is esti
mated, will not exceed SOO.OuO. In place of
the 1,000,000 which waa predicted by en-
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. Nov S.-Eugene
V. Debs, defeated candldste for the presi
dency on the socialist ticket, today made
mo toiiowing statement concerning the
"The so-called falling oft was not a r.ti.
Ing orf. I attribute the vote's falling short
of the expected mark to the fact that an
unusually large vote waa cast for the so
ciaiist candidate In 19M. Then there were
a great many disgruntled democrats who
were cnagnned because Parker was noml
nateo, ana tney voted with the socialists.
inis year tney went back to the demo
cratto party and voted for Mr. Biyan.
couni mat we nave made a gain In the
aciuai socialist vote."
NEW YORK. Nov. S.-Undlemayed by
figures from the weat showing a heavy
.......a w m me aociaiiatio vote in sup
posed socialistic strongholds, state heaA.
quarters of the party in New York relter-
ted today that when all returns are In It
will be shown that the total vote Is double
or almost double that of 190t, which was
J8.000. The New York atate vote for Eu
gene V. Deba for president, estimated on
the basis of returns received at state head
quarters. Is placed It at between 40 ttvo
and So.000. Tha state vote In 104 was So.OOl'.
In Itut, with the Independent league In the
field. It dropped to S1.7S1. Generally speak
ing, tha up-state socialist vote showed a
falling off In the cities and Increases In
the small towns.
In Greater New York, according to the
socialist dally paper of this city. Debs
polled a total of 85.361. a gain of only 7
over 1904. This figure is behind the vote
caat for Hisgen. the Independent party
candidate, who received r.J7 in Greater
TAFT STILL GAINING
Now Leads in Missouri and Repub
licans Claim Maryland.
MAY YET GET 325 IN ELECTORAL
J. W. Kern for Senator to Succeed
Hemenway in Indiana.
CANNON AGAIN MAY BE SPEAKER
Socialists Make Gains, but Do Not
Poll Million Votes.
Fall to Reach the High Fln-oro
t'oanted On aa nrsnlt of the
Dry Wave In Several
CHICAGO, Nov. I. The vrte for presi
dent in Missouri on all tickets as received
by the Associated Press here shows the
Republican. 291,"0: democratic, 29n.SW;
socialist, 12.000; prohibition. S.500; people's
party, 8.8W; Independence, party, 1,'On.
BALTIMORE, Md.. Nov. S The official
canvass of Tuesday's vote was begun, in
Maryland today and completed In twenty
one out of the twenty-three countlei out
side of Baltimore City.
In Baltimore it was but half finished
when the board of canvaasers suspended
its labors tonight, t'ntll this count is com
pleted the result will remain In doubt.
In some counties there was a wide dif
ference In the vote on presidential electors
on both tickets, which made the situation
more complicated. It la generally conceded,
however, that Maryland's vote In the elec
toral college will be split.
NEW YORK. Nov. t. With Missouri and
Maryland still wavering between Tsft and
Bryan, as late returns were received and
tabulated this afternoon, the situation
seemed to be that Maryland was Inclining
toward Bryan and Missouri toward Taft,
though the electoral vote of the former
state may be divided between the two can
didates. West Virginia has been settled
as belonging In the republican column. The
trend of today's news makes It seem
likely that Taft will have 319 electoral
votes: Bryan, 164.
Maryland, with eight electoral votes, waa
claimed for Taft, with a margin of only
136 votes and tew districts yet to be heard
from. The democrats Insisted that they
would not yield their state to the repub
licans aave upon the authority of the of
In the case of Missouri late tidings giving
apparently the narrow margin ot sixty-
seven, seemed to make practically certain
the election ot a republican governor tor the
first tlmo in thirty-five years. The plu
rality of Hadley, the republican candidate
for governor, appeared aa lfi.148.
Indiana, apparently has given the demo
crats a majority of eight on Joint ballot
In the legislature, which would assure the
return of a democratlo United States sen
ator In plac ot Hemenway, a republican.
There is a rumor that John W. Kern, the
defeated candidate for vice president, will
be chosen. The state has elected Marshall,
democrat, governor by a plurality of about
16,000, while giving Taft a margin of about
Bryan Gata Colorado.
Colorado has apparently settled the ques
tion deflntely In favor of Bryan, but the
latter's plurality In that atate seems to be
less than half of that for Shafroth, the
democratic candidate for governor, and the
state legislature will be safely democratic.
West Virginia is evidently assurod to
Taft. First dispatches today Indicated a
plurality of 20,000 or better, but Glasscock,
republican, for governor, will have ap
parently less than half of that.
The republican majority In the national
house of representatives has been cut, but
that party still will have substantial con
trol. Speaker Cannon probably will be re
elected. The republicans elected A. congress
man In Arkansas, and have Increased their
representation from democratic Oklahoma
Taft Gain In Now York.
Taft's plurality In New York state has
gono well over the tOO.000 mark, while
Hughes, for governor, has shrunk to "0.0W
Attention began to turn today to votes
of the socialists, prohibition and Independ
ence parties. It appeared early today that
the socialists had beer disappointed In their
widely avowed expectations of casting "a
million for Debs," and in some states had
even fallen below their vote ot four years
ago. In general, however, their vote
showed a material Increase. As for the
prohibition vote. Its total presents a great
disappointment to thoae who expected that
the "prohibition wave" that has swept
several states Into the "dry" column dur
ing the last two years, would show sur
prising Increases In the vote of the party
which makes legal prohibition of liquor
traffic its chief Issue.
Little Change In Congress.
No changes of material Interest have
been reported In the ccngresaloiiul returns
today. The republicans will have about tha
same working majority in the Sixty-first
congress as at present and Joseph Q.
Cannon of Illinois will undoubtedly succeed
himself as speaker. Representatives Jesse
Overstreet of Indiana and Hepburn cf Iowa
are the most conspicuous among those a ho
have failed of re-election. The senate re
tains Its republican complexion, although
there will be a material change In Its per
sorjiel. The states certainly carried by Mr. Bryan
sre as follows:
Alabama llJ.Vebraska I
Arkansas ' North Carolina 11
Colorado 'lOklahoma T
Florida ' noutn Carolina H
Georgia U Trmiessee 12
Kentucky f!Txs is
Louisiana ! Virginia U
Nevada l Totul US
Republican Campaign Fnad.
In a statement given to the preas tjnlglit,
Frank H. Hitchcock, chairman of the re
publican national committee, announced
that a complete list of all the contributions
made, to the republican campaign fund
would be made public In the near future,
work having already been begun bn the
tabulation of the list.
Tills Is very long, Mr. Hitchcock Said,
and will give every contribution made.
It Is to be Issued In printed form.
Mr. Hitchcock will leave headquarters
the lattr part of this week fur' Chicago
where he will remain several days to sattle
up the business of tho campaign In that
city. On his return Journey he will stop
at Hot Springs, Vs., wUero he will visit
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