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Terms of subscription: rATABLE IN ADVANCE. One year $-.>00 Biz months 1 00 All letters and communications containing mat ter intended for publication in this paper should be addressed to " The Hiver Press,'' and the name of the writer must be given to insure attention. Local advertisements will be\inserted in these alumns at the rate of ten cents per line from transient and five cents per line from regular ad vertisers. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 1904. THE REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE. As delayed election returns come to hand, therepublieanlandsli.de through out the country assumes larger pro portions. The result is a surprise to the republicans as well as democrats, the former not anticipating- such a record breaker as the republican vote proved to be in many of the states. In Xew York the plurality for Roose velt is reported to be about 170, Ü0Ü: in Indiana, another so-called doubtful state, it is about 50,000: and Connecti cut and New Jersey, classed as doubt ful by democratic political prophets, are carried for Roosevelt by plurali ties of 40,000 and (50,000. In Maryland, according to late dis patches, the electoral vote will be divided, seven electors probably be ing democratic, and one republican. The eighteen electors from Missouri, however, are republican, and with this revision of former estimates the elec toral college appears to stand: Re publican, 33(i: democratic, 140, which represents the biggest political laud slide since 1872. What is probably the greatest sur prise of the election is the republican victory in Missouri, which appears to have been carried for Roosevelt elec tors by the handsome plurality of 15, 000 or more. The total vote of Mis souri in former years has been about 670,000, with democratic pluralities as hiyh as 00,000. Montana has taken her place in the republican column, and it is believed will stay there. Her plurality for Roosevelt at the recent election is esti mated at about 12,000, and with the exception of governor [the eutire re publican state ticket is elected. In the presidential election of 1892, Mon tana gave Harrison a plurality of 1,270; four years later the Bryan elec tors had a plurality of 32,943; and in 1900 the democratic plurality for près idential electors was reduced to 11, 773. The republican votiug strength in Montana has made a remarkable growth in the past eight years. In Chouteau county the plurality for republican presidential electors this year is about 800, according to unofficial returns. Four years ago the republican plurality on the nation al ticket was 409, and in the election of 189<i, the McKinley electors received a plurality ot only 77 in Chouteau county. Republican votes in this Dart of Montana arc evidently becoming more numerous year after year. The receut campaign was conducted largely upon what are known as edu cational lines, the national, state and county committees sending out enor mous quantities of political literature. It is reported from New York that the democratic committee distributed over 43,000,000 documents during the cam paign, and the literary bureau of the republicans probably sent out a still larger quantity of this kind of politi cal medicine. The members of the various committees—national, state and county—performed an enormous amount of work, but that done by the republicans appears to have been the more effective. PARTISAN MU PI-KATION. The excitement incident to the re cent political campaign having sub sided. most people will agree that the presidential candidates of the great political parties were worthy Ameri can citizens, notwithstanding the abuse directed against them by par tisan newspapers and orators. Per sonalities generally play an impor tant part in presidential elections, and the contest of this year was not more bitter iu this respect than in former campaigns. In discussing the subject of par tisan vituperation in pol itical cam paigns, the Washington Post says a particularly flagrant example was the warfare made against Mr. Lincoln when he ranj for re-election in 1804. He was represented as a buffoon, a libertine in speech, a heartless ghoul, who would crack jests on a battlefield strewn with [dead and dying soldiers: while McClellan was only a carpet soldier, a traitor, who wore the Union blue while conniving with the Confed eracy, a coward who would buy peace at any price. Four years later, Grant was a popu lar hero, but that did not prevent his detractors) from assailing him a brainless clod, a political general purely, and a confirmed drunkard: and as for Horatio Seymour, he had been a copperhead throughout the war, and had begun his address to the mob which he tried to disperse in the draft riots of 1863 with an appeal to "my friends." In 1872 Grant was a dissolute wretch who had turned the White House into a dive, a speculator in gold and stocks, who used the people's trust as a com mon asset in his business, and a ne potist, who "took care of his own" even when he knew them to be cor rupt and worthless. Greeley was a hyprocrite in his war record, a fanatic in his views and temperament, and a humbug- in his "makeup" and man ners. In 1876 Tilden was a railroad wreck er, a blackmailer of canal thieves, and an auction bidder for electoral votes, while Hayes was a weakling who made bargains with the southern leaders, buying his seat with pledges of immunity to the Ku-Klux Klan. lu 1880 Garfield was a purchasable statesman and a crooked lobbyist, while Hancock was the tool of Tam many Hall and an ignoramus on all the financial and fiscal questions then before the country. In 1884 Blaine was all that Garfield had been and worse, while Cleveland was a moral leper, a hater of Irishmen and Catho lics, and a trimmer on vital issues. In 18S8 Cleveland was a free trade bogeyman, while Harrison was a raiser of corruption funds and seek ing the White House as the only al ternative of the poorhouse. In 1892, Harrison was responsible for the Sherman silver act, and a linaucial kiter who was just keeping the nation out of bankruptcy by methods which would not bear inspection, while Cleveland had played hocus pocus with the democratic platform, and did not mean to do a solitary thing that his party had promised in his behalf, to say nothing of the scandalous stor ies about his land speculations and his former goings-on in the executive mansion. In 1890 Bryan was an anarchist, and McKinley was owned by the cor porations and his creditors; in 1900 McKinley was a tyrant who played at sultan in the Philippines, and main tained polygamy and slavery there of his own deliberate accord, while Bryan was a paper colonel, an ora torical windbag, and false to his friends. Yet history will teach our posterity to think that Lincoln and McClellan, Grant and Seymour, Tilden and Hayes, Garfield and Hancock, Cleveland and Blaine, Harrison and Bryan and Mc Kinley were men who loved their country and deserved well of her. And we doubt not that after the re versed amenities of the campaign have passed out of mind, even the cham pions of Parker will look with com placency upon Roosevelt's aspirations to a second term, and the devotees of Roosevelt will admit that Parker pos sessed some virtues that decent young men could alïord to emulate. So wags the world of politics! Panama Is Friendly. Panama, Nov. 11.—Any ill-feelin that may have existed between Pana ma and the United States on account of the difficulties over the canal zone, seems to be disappearing. Panamans are preparing to celebrate the arrival of Secretary of War Taft and his friends who, it is the desire of the gov eminent, will be the guests o f the gov ernment during his stay here. American Navy Increased. Washington , No v. 11. —The annual report of Chief Constructor Capps, of the bureau of construction of the nav published today, shows the total strength of the navy to be 327 vessels, including those under construction or authorized. Of this number 205 are now lit for service. The bureau is harassed by lack of docking facilities. Maryland In Doubt Baltimore , Nov. 11.—That au of ficial couLit of the ballots cast for the presidential electors on last Tuesday's election in Maryland will be required before definite knowledge of the result can be assured, was demonstrated to night by the semi-official count iu Bal timoré anil in 20 of the 23 counties of the state. The unofficial returns received thus far indicate that seven democratic electors and one republican elector were chosen. The state board of can vassers will make the origiual an nouncement of the vote. The board must meet and complete its labors within 30 days after the election. Republican Majority In Missouri. St. Louis , Nov. 11.—The Republic, democrat, and the Globe-Democrat, republican, compiled tables at 1 o'clock this morning showing the re suit of the election iu Missouri. Ac cording to the figures received by the Globe-Democrat, the republicans car ried the state for the national ticket by a plurality of 30,028. While the result of the Republic's canvass also gives a republican victory, its total is much lower, Roosevelt having a plu rality of 15,000. Socialist Vote Increased. New York, Nov. 12. —Leaders of the socialist party say that Eugene V. Debs, the party's candidate for presi dent. polled over 500,000 votes in the receut election, or over four per cent polled, according to a story to be printed by the World. A jubilee ban quet is to be given in honor of Mr. Debs in this city next week. BLIZZARD IN TI1E EAST. Furious Snow Storm Causes Damage In Several Eastern States. N ew York , Nov. 13. —New York is entirely cut off from the south and west tonight by a fierce hurricane, ac companied by rain and snow, which is sweeping the Atlantic coast. Start ing from Florida last night, the storm of wind and rain has come up the coast with almost cyclone speed. Early this merning it was off Cape Flatteras, al though its ever-gathering fjree was felt far to the northward. New York was crippled more to night than since the blizzard of 1888. There is no direct communication with cities further south than Baltimore and all western points are cut off. The Postal has been cabling some of its most urgent messages to Nova Scotia, from which point they are wired to Montreal and thence for warded to Chicago over Canadian Pa cific wires. Some damage was done in and around New York. Tonight the ferry boat Port Morris, running between College point and Ninety-sixth street, Manhattan, went ashore on a rocky ledge on Bowery bay. There w-ere 10 passengers and crew aboard. Owing to the heavy sea it is impossible to send wrecking boats to her, but a police boat has gone to the rescue. Knoxville , Tenu., Nov. 13. —Near ly an inch of snow fell in Knoxville and throughout the eastern part of the state today. The coldest weather of the season accompanied it. Atlanta , Ga., Nov. 13.— The edge of the snow storm which visited the north and east struck Atlanta this morning between 4 and 5 o'clock. The fall here was very light, but it is reported heavier in the northern part of the state. Tariff Law For Philippines. Washington , Nov. 11.—President Roosevelt will recommend to congress that authority be given the Philippine commission to revise the tariff now in force in those islands. The present tariff iu the Philippines was the work of the Philippine commission. It was put into effect by legislative order and afterwards approved by con gress. The revision is planned with a view of more development of the business of the islands than a revenue standpoint. In Bryan's Home State. Lincoln , Neb., Nov. 11.—Practical ly complete election returns from every county in the state, on presidential electors and governor, show that Roosevelt's plurality will not be le than 80,000 and may reach 90,000. Governor Mickey's plurality is not less than 9,000. In the legislature on joint ballot the republicans will have 123, with one senatorial district doubt. Should the republican candi date win in this district the state sen ate will te solidly republican. Fatal Fight With Outlaws Salt Lake , Nov. 13.—One outlaw is dead and another is in jail mortally wounded as a result of a desperate battle between cattle thieves and offi cers near Deeth, Nevada, according to a Tribune special. Sheriff Clarke and a deputy of Elko caught Jim McKel vey and Chas. Wiuslow in the act of skinning a steer of the Graham brand. When called upon to surrender, they dropped behind the carcass of the ani mal and began firing at the officer The latter sought shelter and for 20 minutes a duel continued. Finally McKelvey sprang to his feet and fired. The shot was returned and McKelvey fell dead. A few minutes later Wiuslow surrendered aud was found to be mortally wounded. He was placed in jail at Elko. The conn ty has been in trouble with cattle thieves and the officers have been on the lookout for them. Nine Killed In Collision* Cheyenne, Nov . 12.—Early thi morning a head-on collision occurred three miles east of Granger, between the Union Pacific westbound mail No 3, and an eastbound freight. It re sulted iu the instant death of the en gineers and firemen of both trains, the railway mail clerk, H. H. Sherman of Cheyenne, aud several passengers Officials of the Oregon Short Liue admit that nine were killed and five were injured. The accident was caused by the operator overlooking the freight. Both engines were demolished, the mail and baggage cars telescoped and the day coach badly damaged, goin into the ditch. The Pullmans did not leave the track aud the Pullman pas sengers escaped injury. The track was blocked for several hours. Telegraph Lines In Alaska. W ashtngton, Nov. 13.—General Greeley, chief signal officer of the United States army, in his annual re* port, gives au interesting account of the work performed by his corps establishing an all-American tele graphic system iu Alaska, saying the undertaking is unique in the annals of telegraphic engineering. The cab les used in the Alaskan system would reach from New l-'oundland to Ireland, » 1 HEATING STOVES. Vulcan and Appollo Jewel in three sizes, for soft coal, slack, and hard coal. A perfectly operating Hot Blast Stove, of absolutely airtight construction. These stoves are excellent fire keepers and fuel savers. Heavy cast fire pot with draw center and shaking grate. 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Long Creek , Ore., Nov. 13.—The first suspect- of an organized gang of stock thieves which have operated in northern Grant county for several years has been arrested, and a dozen men have surrounded the camp in which the other mrmb 't-s of the band are believed to lu- io hiding. Jim Male i- the man arrested by Deputy Sheriff Coffey. The posse came upon him while he was sleeping in acabiu in the mountains several miles from here. A largy reward has been offered for the leader of the gang whose identity is yet kept secret. 1 m m m ri/, % 3 yn h. o w Of the Skin and Scalp Speedily Cured by Baths with Soap to cleanse the skin of crusts and scales, and soften the thick ened cuticle, gentle applications of CUTICURA Ointment to instant ly allay itching:, irritation, and inflammation, and soothe and heal, and mild doses of CUTICURA Pills to cool and cleanse the blood. A single Set, costing but One Dollar, is often sufficient to cure. Sold throughout the world. 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