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VOL. XLII-NO. 123.
OMAHA, FlilDAY M0KN1NQ, NOVEMBIOK 8, l!U:i-TVKI,VE PAOKS.
S1NCJLK COPV TWO CENTS.
ON THEIR ARMOR
SPEAKS TO THE COMMERCIAL
"It Looks Like Frost"
TURNING TO WILSON
AS COUNT GOES ON
Figures on National and State Ticket
Add to Pluralities of Reported
FOR FIGHT TODAY
Winners in Nebraska.
Game of Politics is to Be Flayed in
Real Earnest in Convention When
Bowen Resolution Conies Up.
NEW PLAN IS TO BE PROPOSED
Uncertainty as to Illinois and Cali
fornia Eliminated Early
N0RRIS PROVES TO BE POPULAR
Senatorial Choice Falls Upon Candi
date from Fifth District.
NONE HAS THE POPULAR VOTE
JSr km IkMitei
Attempt to Be Made to Abolish
Caucus System in Elections.
TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY NEEDED
No More Committees for Selection
of the Candidates.
DELZELL TO BE THE PRESIDENT
Slate- Superintendent of Public In
atructlon Receive Nomination
Hint Will Land Hint nt Ilend
of State Association.
A sensational fight will be staged on the
convention floor of the Nebraska State
Teachers' association this afternoon
when a resolution abolishing the caucus
system of electing officers comes to a
vote as an amendment to the constitu
tion. This resolution was Introduced yester
day by Supnrlntendent Bowen of West
Point and If it carries by the requisite
two-thirds majority, It will be the most
radical change In the procedure of the
convention yet considered.
The introduction of the resolution grew
out of the present squabble over the
president, who will be named by the
electoral "college" today. The electors
were named at .caucuses held at the
Omaha High school yesterday afternoon.
Now the plan Is to have each teacher
who registers, cpa a vote for president
as soon as nhe receives her official
Association badge. In this manner all
tlio political campaigning and petty wars
In the nominating conurjtteo would bo
eliminated. . The teachers would select
officers by direct vote.
However; even If the amendment car
ries, It will not affect the present situa
tion, when all congressional districts aro
jtllsposed to vote for different candi
dates. It' -Is now practically certain that Su
perintendent Bowen and tlio advocates
of the direct vote on president will carry
the fight on president this year to the
convention floor and some dramatic oc
currences are anxiously awaited. (
Many Sectional Meetings.
Nearly thirty sectional meetings were
held yesterday afternoon. The principal
program was given In tho First Methodist
church and 2,000 teachers wcro prosent.
At.1hls meetlnit-ktndergarten and primary
stUtlents'from Jfarn'am school entertained
the teachers, under-the-dlreetlon. of 1 Miss
LaU E." liosmer. Peru? Mn'nrnrrt TVIimrH.
Sdilth Omaha: Helen M. Illtte, Omaha;
Pearl 8.. Kelley, Peru; Fanny Meyers,
Perl MlnhlcJc and Grace Miner, Omaha.
Dr. W. It Kilpatrlclc spoko on the
Montesorri system of education, explain
ing Its effects In detail. Ho thought It
was partially effectlvo, but in tho main
President Wysche of. the National Story
Tellers' league just happened in, having
seen a welcome teacher sign at the depot.
He spoke briefly on the art of story tell
ing, saying anybody who could tell a
simple, half-minute story was able to
tell a masterpiece effectively.
DeUell la Chosen.
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tlon Delzell was selected last night as
candidate for president of the association.
It Is said that there will be no opposition
to hta election.
The first general session of the Ne
braska State Teachers' association was
he(d In tho Auditorium yesterday and
H crowd of 6,000, abbut 4,600 of whom
were teachers, assembled. The Audi
torium was draped in American flags and
ferns and palms were v-cea about the
extended ' stage. President E. L. Rouse
of fhe association called the meeting to
order. Rev. T. J. Mackay pronounced the
Superintendent B. U. Graff of the
Omaha schools presented the president
with a beautiful cherry wood gavel,
ebony-tlppcd and bound with a band of
silver, on which tho name of the resi
dent was -engaved. The gavel was the
gift of the manual training students of
the-. Omaha High school, where Jt was
Acting Mayor Dan B. Butler handed
over the key of the city and bade the
"This key," he said, "will unlock every
.avenue of hospitality in this city. It is
I the key of welcome and will fit the lock
Qn the gate of tho city next year and
for ten years. If you want to come hero."
The key was also the product of the
manual training students of the schools
of this city.
Responding to the greetings of the
acting mayor. President Rouse said he
understood the key would unlock the
rates to the city, but was of no use if
any attempt was made to lock these
Crnbtree First Speaker.
J. W. Crabtree, prealaent or the state
normal school at River Falls, Wis., was
the first speaker and following him Dr.
'B. II. McMurry, Dr. W. IL Kllpatrlck
and Dr. Eugene Davenport.
President Rouse prefaced the program
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Nebraska Fair; moderate tempera
ture. For Iowa Fair; warmer east portion.
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C. D. TRAPHAQEN.
Democrats Will Have
Large Majority in
the Lower House
HOUSE Or REPRESENTATIVES
Districts unraPorted 39
Total membership 435
The foregoing shows - tho standing of
the house of representatives In tho
Sixty-third (now) congress. Tho total
of 279 gave tho democrats stxty-ono more
than tho 218 necessary for a majority
and forty-nine more than the democratic
membership In tho Sixty-second congress:
ship: Dcm. Rep. Pro.
Alabama 10 10
Arizona l ' l
Arkansas .'. 7 7
California ..11 14 3
Colorado 4 k
Connecticut C G
Delaware l l
Florida 4 4 ., ..
X T I I
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 12
New Mexico l
New Tork 43
North Carolina 10
North Dakota 3
Rhode Island 3
South Carolina.,.' 7
South Dakota 3
West Virginia G
Totals 433 , 279 US 11
Districts, unreported, 29, as follows:
California, 3; Iowa, 3; Kansas, 1; Massa
chusetts, 3; Michigan, 3: Nevada, 1;
North Dakota, 3; Pennsylvania, 3; Wash
ington, G; West Virginia, 4.
Man Who Lost on
Fake Wire Tapping
Wants Money Back
NEW YORK, Nov. 7On comolklnt of
Dr. J. W. Powell and Curby Cleveland
Sldbury. a lawyer, both of Wilmington,
N, C, tho New York police today ar
rested two men on a charge of having
defrauded the southerners out of 125,000
through a "wlro tapping" swindle.
Sldbury identified onetf the prisoners as
a man who posed as a telegraph company
official, The lawyer says he lost 122,000.
Tho prisoners gave, tho names of
"Charles Daly" and "Frank Graham."
The police have them booked, however,
as Charles and Frank Qondorf, notorious
for years as swindlers.
The police later arrested a' third man,
CO years bid, whom they described as an
international b windier,. and the originator
of the wire tapping game. He 'gave his
name as John Kay, but tho police .say
he la known as "Sir John Oroy," be
cause ho was once knighted by ' Queen
Victoria. , "
Sidna Allen and
Wesley Edward Are
Placed on Trial
WYTHEVILLE. Va., Nov. 7.-Trlal of
the last two members of the Allen gang,
charged with the Hlllsvllle court house
assassination on March 14, began today
Sldna Allen and Wesley Edward, two
alleged ring leaders, who escaped from
the region after the shooting and were
taken In Iowa, were before the bar. Two
of their kinsmen, Floyd and Claude Allen,
ure under sentence to be electrocuted on
November 22. Frlel Allen and Sldna Ed
wards are serving long terms for com
plicity. SINGLE TAX AMENDMENT.
WINS IN EVERETT, WASH.
EVERETT, Wash.. Nov. 7.-Tho single
tax amendment to tho city charter was
adopted at Tuesday's election hy a vote
of two to one. Everett, the fourth city In
, .-I re In t o state is tho first to adopt this
method of taxation.
GOVERNOR ADMITS HIS DEFEAT
Aldrich Sends Message to Morehcad
LEGISLATURE NOT YET DECIDED
Democrat Clnlniliiu- II, lint Hrliirua
Are Not Suf f Iclrntlv Complete
to Warrant Wilson Vole
Douglus county figures, with tho ex
ception of two missing precincts, wore
added to the totals of the stato tables
last night, confirming tho first estimates
of results In Nebrarka. Norrls for son
aor Is keeping up his lead, securing a
majority of 1,337 over Shallcnbcrger In
Douglas county. Morehcad defeated Aid
rich In Douglas by 3,181 votes on the re
turns now In, Figures for tho stato show
no change?. Governor Aldrich yesterday
conceded his defeat and indicated that he
would remain In politics.
Tho tabulations on congressmen roveal
that Sloan, Barton and Klnkald luive
landed safely. Tho legislative tlckot is
still In doubt. With only tv democrats
In the legislature, from Douglas and with
Lancaster sending a republican delega
tion, republicans wero Inclined to await
eo in iI etc returns before admitting a dem
ocratic victory In this branch of tho gov
ernment. The vote In Douglas county on presi
dent, with two preclnts missing, follows:
WIIboii u , 12,615
Four years ago Bryan received 15.5S3 In
In Nebraska 929 precincts on president
Including the figures from Douglas
Wilson jt 63,102
Bryan, 1903 71,136
Following are latest returns on United
States senatorand governor:
United States Senatqr.
Adams, G of 20
Blaine, 1 of 8
Hurraio, s precincts
Clay.wS precincts.. ...279
Colfax, V preclnct.t,.'...t..:.. 10T - w.ISWi
tjcaar , i.wo i.ust
Custer 2,374 1.83G
Cuming, 1 precinct 313 323
Cheyenne ,.i 471 393
Dawson, 1 precinct 211 141
Dawes 829 C68
Douglas, 93 ; 14,033 12,698
Dawes, 4 of 10.. 144' 109
Deuel i 223 13S
Dundy v 486 280
Dodge, 20 2,125 2,134
Franklin 1,102 1.23T
Furnas 1,215 1,171
Gage 3,250 2,700
Grant 130 94
Greeley, 1 precinct .V 41
Hall 2,195 1,951
Harlan 973 993
Howard, 1 precinct SI 73
Jefferson 1,755 1,511
Johnson, 15 1,142 1,067
Kearney, 14 precincts 891 02
Keith 435 301
Kcya Paha 35.1 194
Kimball 277 116
Knox, 1 of 32 112 107
Lancaster , 6,752 6,148
Lincoln, 4 precincts 134 59
Logan 166 10U
Madison 1,918 1,712
Merrick 1,308 910
Nemalin 1,483 1,423
Nuckolls, 2 precincts 91 73
Nanco .-.1,114 771
Otoe 1,S2; 2,010
Platte 1,502 ,913
I'help 1,435 932
Pawnee, Co., 13 precincts. .1,197 909
Red Willow, 22 of 23 1,150 K2
Rock 485 9Q
BI0UX. 1 precinct 46 VI
Hurpy 807 909
Saunders 2,285 2.139
Saline 1,926 . 2,033
Slierman 992 718
Thurston , S31 8C0
Valley , 999 747
Webster t 1,431 1,142
Washington 1,431 1,241
Wayne, 17 1.243 883
York 2,113, 1,877
1.002 precincts t.SO,6l3 71,343
Two precincts missing.
More- Aid- Dahl
rich. head. rich, man.
1,436 1,900 S'XI
Adamn. & of 20....
330 428 897 316
Box Butte C06 C02 538 4S7
(Continued on Page Two.)
Late Returns Swing
Minnesota Into the
ST. PAUIi, Minn., Nov. 7, Late re
turns .today swung Minnesota from Wil
son to Roosevelt, and the colonel prob
ably will carry the state by about 15,000.
Roosevelt found his greatest strength In
tho Y"ral districts.
The vote complete, from 1.8S0 precincts
of the 3,903 precincts, including those In
Hennepin anil Ramsey counties, shows
Roosevelt received 91.9S3; Wilson, 84,117;
Taft, 60,799. Rooievelt In tho canvass of
votes Is gaining an average of seven and
one-half votes on Wilson in the' country, i
and should tjils ratio continue his plural
ity would materially exceed claims al
ready set up by his followers,
Governor Eberhart was re-elected by a
Plurality of 90,000. The election of the
entire republican state ticket Is practi
Senator Knute Nelson led all. the re
publican state candidates. Returns from
about two-thtrdsi of the precincts Indi
cate that his plurality over Dan W. Law
ler will be about 80,000. Rlngdahl led the
It is not probable Taft's vote will
greatly exceed 75,000.
t'olllnr, tho progressive nominee forfvarehouse at 421-423 East North Water
governor, probably nas polled lets than j atreet. The cause of tho fire was not
votes. , arne d.
From tho Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DEMOCRATS SECURE ILLINOIS
Davies Says Wilson's Plurality in
State Will Be 15,000.
RETURNS FROM MOST COUNTIES
KooirlN Plurality on Knee of the
Returns U t'lin Hired to Mnrtflii
if Xliic 'I'huuannil for
CHICAGO, Nov. 7.-RtUins up to 6:13
p. m. from all parts of Illinois, with 30
precincts not heard from, glvo WIIboii a
plurality of 9,437 over Roosevelt,
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. Report! to demo-
emtio national headquarters here, ac
cording to Joseph Davies, western man
ager, aro that Wilson has a substantial
plurality In Illinois, with twenty-thre?
counties missing, Tho missing counties,
he states, are southern counties, which
havo been consistently democratic.
Roosevelt's lead which early returns gave
him has been reduced by later figures t"
less than 6,000 over Governor Wilson, und
early today democratic national commit
tecman Charles Boeschensteln claimed
that complete returns will (jive Wilson a
plurality of 15,000 In th.o state, .
Complete returns from sixty courtlles,
InclUdlpg Cook, and. enUmjes baaed on
partial returns"froni the remaining forty-
two counties glvo Roosevelt a plurality
Wllstr Cnltia "lli ttniiaita.
TOPBKA, Kan., Nov. 7,-r-I.ater returns
today from Kansas Increased Wood row
Wilson's plurality over Theodore Roose
velt and that of W. Hj Thojnpson, dem
ocrat, for United States senator, over
Governor Stubbs, republican.
The fight for governor between Arthur
Capper, republican, and George H,
Hodges, democrat, had narrowed down to
a few hundred voles.
Nlnety-sx counties out of 105 give these
pluralities; Wilson, 12,000; Thompson. 10,-
500; Capper, 800. It Is estimated that tho
retraining counties will .give Wilson a
toti plurality of 15,000 and Thompsoit,
12,00). , '
In the nine missing couiitlef, some of
which are democratic, It Is predicted by
the democratic state chairman that
Hodges will easily overcome Capper's
Labor Federation to
of Political Party
the questions that will be dlscusred in
ench of tho flws dcrtmcnts of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, which opened
bcsslon hero today, Is whether It would
be advisable for workers to organize a
political party that will embody tholr de
sire for legislation. Tho American Fed
eration of Labor has nover taken part In
a political campaign and has a rulo for
bidding political dlecusslons In Its meet
ing's. The first of the two weeks' sessions of
the federation began with meetings of I
the metal trades and union label depart
ments. Each of the department gather
ings Is attended by 100 delegates and will
puss upon matters to be laid before' the
convention when It convenes here Mon-
The mooting of the metal trades de
partment was opened by an addreis by.
President James O'Conuoll of Washing
ton. John F. Tobln of Boston, president
of tho union label department, opened
at Denver and Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov, 7.-4jA violent
earth shock was recorded last night at
tho University of Washington. The dis
turbance was not more than 2,000 miles
distant, to the northwest or southwest,
and therefore probably was In Alaska.
The agitation of 'the needle began at
11:40 o'clock last night. The main shock,
at 11:50 o'clock, continued seven minutes
and tho tremors ceased at 1 o'clock this
Warehouse Full of
Whisky is Burned
CHICAGO, Nov 7. Whisky valued at
1100,000 was destroyed early today In a
fire that burned out the two upper floors
of tho Wakem & McLoughlln five-story
The Electoral Vote'
Arkansas .. B
Idaho . .
Iowa . . . .
Massachusetts , ,
Nw J.rst y. . , , ,
ftortu Carolina. .
Worth Dakota. , .
7?un7lrnnla , ,
Aouth Carolina. ,
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Washington . .
Wisconsin . ,,.
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Totals. . . ,
Hadley Will Confer
With President Taft
WASHINGTON, Nov, 7.-Preslo;ent Taft
returned to Washington at 9:10 today. Tho
prlvnto car of Governor Hadley of Mis.
sourt was attached to tho president's
train at Hairlsburg, .und the governor
conio on to 'Washington. He will confer
with Mr. Taft today. Asked If he would
tako second place on the republican
ticket. Governor Hadley said:
"I have not been asked,"
Governor Hadley did not sen President
Tuft on the train ou the way to Washing-
i Ion, althoiish their cars wcro placed to
gether. .Mr. Hadley said he had an en
gagement to niMt tho president at tho
White House later, but hudyiiot fixed the
hour... While the governor raid he had
eoiun to Washington on ptivato business,
ho did. not deny that he would talk with
Mr. Taft about taking second place on tho
lepubllcan ticket to go before the electoral
Several q the, president' callers, among
th oni a cabinet officer, who had confer
ences In the executive offices during tho
tarly part of tho duy, txpressed the opin
ion that Governor Hadley would decllno
to take second place. One who Is close
to Hadley declared tho Missouri governor
would consider It an "empty honor."
George is Aground
MONTREAL, No -r.-A wireless mes
sage, today from (he Canadian Northern
Royal mall steamer Royal Georgo, which
went aground In' the fit. Lawrence river
last night ten miles, below Quebec, con
firmed earlier news that 400 of tho ves
sel's Ml passengers had tecn taken off.
Four tugs w'ero standing by at the time
the message was sent and It Is believed
the work of transferring the passengers
continued through tho night.
A dlspntch from Quebec earlier thN
morning announced that all the passen
gers and crew were safe.
The Royal George was bound Jipm
Avonmouth, England, and was due today
It was reported In a precarious position.
. Will Be Democratic
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov, 7 -To lust
night's returns, which gave the democrats
forty-seven senators, within two of the
forty-nine necessary to control, was
added today the news that tho plurality
of Thompson, democrat, of Kansas, had
been Increased over that of Stubbs, re
publican, and seemed to assure his elec
tion. Enough states are still unreported defi
nitely to glvo democratic leaders much
type that full returns will show their
forces In control of the upper branch of
BULGARIANS ARE BOASTFUL
Say They Will Worship in Mosque of
St Sophia Sunday.
TIf EY NOW FACE THE LAST FORTS
Report that Turkish Army Haa
Abandoned Snlonlkl la .Vol Con
'firmed -Thouannda Dead
nml Won tided.
' LONDON. Nov. 7.-"Wo will slug a To
Ileum of thanksgiving In the ModUq of
St. Sophia next Sunday," boanted leaders
of-'tho conquering army of Bulgaria to
day 'beforo tho last Turkish battle line
between them and the city of" Con
stantinople. Of the great Kuropean empire coinuif red
by tho Molmmmedan Invaders centuries
ngo, thero remained today only five
small districts. Even' these-Constuntl-nople,
Adrlanople, Salonlltl, Monnstlr
nint Scutari aro threatened. .
It Is Veported that tho great stronghold
of SalonUI has been evacuated and that
the Turkish army stationed In the city
has been withdrawn, but no confirmation
of this has yet been rvoclvod. Which
dlt action tho retreating arm Is supposed
to have taken was not mentioned In the
report, hut If It )s true that the, Turks
hove uhaiidoned tho olty they nust nooncr
or .luterHcome .Into contact un ong oi
il,n nfnitHH tllVMltlnir tllll' fOrlfMS. Wlllcll
" : .
i.vkp u-nv tliov take.
' Moimstlr nlfo, where Fethl l'sslui had
7 ja largo TurKisn army, is sum "
I ... ...... l.N,A
been occupied by tlio ntneu
Between tho Bulgarian army and Con
stantinople now stands only the Tohathtja
forts, held by an army that has sufforpd
a series of crushing defeats and that hi
been rendered, It Is believed In military
circles, Incapable of making any sus
tained defense agnlnst a vigorous assault.
Some villages In tho vicinity of this last
line of defense are reported already In
the hands of tho Bulgarians.
Ncutiirl Holds Out.
The Turkish fortress of Scutari, nefr
the Montenegrin frontier and that of
AdrUnopIo In the eastern sphere of
operations are still making a stubborn
resistance. Military critics who know
the country well, utter tho warning not
to expect the early fall of Adrlanople
promised by the optimistic Bulgarians.
Tim critics point out that the Invaders
havo not yet reached the principal line
of forts around that city.
Tho defenders of Hcutarl, too, iavo r
peatedly and successfully, assumed the
offensive, and have managed to keep tho
lino open by which they can supply
Tarakosch, the other Turkish fortress on
Lake Scutari, with provisions and am
munition. TJie-antagonism of tho Mallssorl tribes
men to the Montenogrlons Is said to have
checked Crown P.rlnce Danllo's army
which has made soveral attacks on Tar-,
Confirmation of tho occupation of, the
Turkish town of Alesslo and the port
of San Giovanni Dl Mcdua In the Adriot c
sea hus now been received.
Preparations 'are being inude for tho
protection of tho monaced population of
Constantinople. At tho. request of the
foreign ambassadors entrenchments hai'o
been thrown up -at Ban Stefuho and, at
Klutknno- so that ,lf the rout thut oc
curred After previous battles should bo
repeated the mob of fleeing soldiers can
,, Should matters become more threaten
ing the flents of the powers may foico
the Dardanelles, In which" case there
would bo 0,000 inon available for landing
with v possible reinforcements from tho
Russian fleet In the Black sea.
1'iMirri Htlll WaUlnur.
The powers have made no further
move toward mediation. They first havo
to agr.ro yvhether they shall officially, ap
prise tho Balkan nations of Turkey's re
quest, and as all of them .arc anxious
to avoid taking any action that may havu
the appearance of ti breach of neutrality
they are treading warily.
TJie Haiku n allies, us is well known, In
sist .on Turkey's dealing direct wlththem,
and It Is thought among diplomatic cfr
cles, they would liko to see their once
formidable foe, which only a few weeks
ago sneered at their ultimatum, come to
them on Its knee.
A rather aerlous view Is taken here of
the Servians' declared Intention of In
vading Albania and crossing thence to
sea and of Austria's warning. There Is
a tendency to bring diplomatic Influence
to bear In this connection.
The Amerlcun High school for girls at
Scutari, on the Asia Minor side of the
Boaphorus, has sent Its pupils of Bul
garian nationality on board of the cruis
ers now at Constantinople, owing to fears
for their safety, according to a news
agency dispatch from the Turkish capital.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Wilson Probably Has Forty-Six Per
Cent of All Ballots.
.MINNESOTA GOES FOR COLONEL
Gains Twelve Electors, but Loses
Twenty-Nine in Illinois.
NEW HAMPSHIRE IS FOR WILSON
Victory l'nlla lo Curry vrltli It Con
trol of .Slate l,'Kltntnrr, Which
la lU'puttllcnit on Joint
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. fnccrtalnty as
to tho electoral choice of California nnd
Illinois as dovcloped by bcatcd returns
from both states, was the chief point of.
Interest today, although tho counting ot
ballots in several doubtful statos still1
was under way,
That Illinois was safely In tho Wilson
column wa Indicated early In tho eyen
Ing, but California, which had been
claimed by tho democrats shortly after
the closing of tho polls, wavered for
short time toward th progressive ranks.
The Wilson plurality, howover, early In
the evening again started upward as re
turns camo Iji from remotft precincts
which are usually democratic and tho
Wilson lead seemed safe.
After apparently holding Illinois for
nearly forty hours from the tlmo the
polls cloned, Colonel Roosevelt lost It
twenty-nino electoral ovtes late ,ln the
day, when the assembling of statewide
returns showed a definite' victory for
Wllami I,oara Popular Vote,
' On tho strength of Incomplete returns
as to the impular ovto for Wilson, Roose
volt nnd Taft tho estimate was made to
night that Governor Wilson would not
havo a majority of alt votes cast.
In many slates the popular voto has
been only roughly estimated, thu far.
but the reports Indicate that tho com
bined voto of Roosevelt and Tuft will bo
approximately 1,000.000 moro than tho
vote for Governor Wilson.
Tlio figures will be materially changnd
by the final "count, but It Is expected
tho proportion for each candidate will
not vary geratly.
Tho preliminary count gives Wilson ap
proximately 4$ per cent ot tho vote,
Roosqvult, 2) por cent, and Tqtt, Sfi ppr
oepf.t Thn jQtil jojjo thus rac-reportod, is
less than In 1903, whllo official "returns aro
expected to bring It hboVd thc-su figures,
lit 190, olll o a combined voto of 14,030,
S58 east for Taft anil Urj'nn, President
Taft received over B4 per cent.
Reports from Minnesota today con
firmed the claim of Roosevelt to th
twnlvo electoral votes qf that state. The
Wilson victory claimed on tho earlier re
turns hud become doubtful last night an
the count progressed. Latest returns to
dny with many precincts still to bo
heard from, gave Roosevelt an apparently
The victory for Wilson In New Hamp
shire did not carry wltht It control of
tho stato legislature, where tho repub
llcans again hiivo a majority on Joint
ballot and wl( dictate the selection of a
United States senator, v
RACE FOR SENAT0RSHIP
IN OREGONJSVERY CLOSE
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7.-Only seven
teen votes separated the totals reported
for Dr. Harry Lane, democrat, nnd Ben
Selling, republican, candidates for United
States senator from Oregon, on early re
turns today, Tho margin was In Lane's
favor, but It was the third time since
the poll closed that ho had forged ahead
only to be overtaken by his rival. Sena
tor Bourne, who made tho race aa an ln
dopondent, was third, several thousand
votes behind tho leaders
So far as present figures would Indicate,
Wilson's majority in tho atate la close
to 10,000, with Roosevelt and Taft run
ning close for second place. The voto la
exceedingly slow to count, however,
owing to tho extreme length of the bal
lot and the number of remote precincts.
Less than a third of the state total has
There seems little doubt that Uw woman,
suffrage measure has carried.
RECORDED AT DENVER
DBNVER, Colo., Nov. 7. The seismo
graph at tho College of the Sacred Heart
here recorded a strong disturbance, be
ginning at 12:40 this morning and con
tinuing until 1:21. The strongest disturb
ance was near the beginning. The ap
parent distance was from 1.EO0 to 2,000
miles. The direction could not be de
termined. SPOILS HUNTER WAKES
CONGRESSMAN AT A A. M.
NORFOLK, Neb., Nov. 7, (Special
Telegram.) Three local democrats are al
ready scrambling for tho postmastershlp.
One got Congressman Stephens out of
bed nt Fremont at 4 a. m. to urge his
A good cook in tlio
homo promotes hap
piness. A Boo "Want Atl
will find a good ono for
Phone Tyler 1000.
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