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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI Taft Elected President By Overwhelming Majority Mott of Republican County Ticket Elected—State Claimed by Both Parties for Governor—Count in State Slowest in History-—Taft Will Have 308 Electoral Votes. '■ Tlm election on Tuesday—well It was a landslide (or Taft and Republi canism such as baa not occurred W once or twice within the memory ot Mii« generation. New York. Ohio, In diana. la (act, all ot the great and populous states, ol the north and west giving almost unprecedented majori- for the Republican ticket; assur ing for four rears more, at least, a continuance of the present policies In the national administration. Hardly the most optimistic Repub . Roan la Colorado had dared to hope lor sach a decisive victory for the men and measurea believed to be for the beet Interests of tbe American people, although they felt sure of their tri «^pti When the news cams in Tuesday night that New York h. 1 given Mr. Taft a tremendous majority, estimated at from 125.000 to 500,000 majority ever Kr. Bryan, and that mmols had done almost as well; that Ohio aad regarded as pivotal atatae. had swaag Into line for him la a no uacertala manner all doabt as to the aaeeeas of the -Republican national ticket into thin air. It pre saged each a victory as only Roosevelt baton had achieved. There was rejoicing at Republican headquarters everywhere as sash a —quest was unlooked for, aad thorn- tore, the more startling In Its eoase- All down the Has here wan a do tage at Republican votes submerging aad obUteratlag la same leeaßtlee all trace aad vaetlge of (he opposition. la Colorado aad Fremont county result for s Ume seemed to he In gnaetion, but later Information chnng ad tbe complexion of things end re lented the met that they too were keeping step to tbe election music and were not Isa sards In the inarch of The district court room, where the local Republicans beld their vigil, was a scene of unusual animation and tha story of the battle of the ballota la the nation, slate and county was told to a crowded assemblage of men end women In tbe bnllettne that came In by telephone and telegraph from Chicago, the political capital of tha country There was no undue glory VIVIAN CLAIMS COLORADO FOR M’DONALD Drover. Nov. 4.—1.00 p. in.—Addi tional return* rrom nearly ovary oounty In the state show that many scratched ballots are tavorablo to tbs Republican ticket. Between 10:30 and the present time, ths totals have shift ed from 1.300 Democralc majority out |Slde of Denver to 3.400 Republican majority In several cases Republican legislature are apparently leading. Early this morning It seemed that the Democrats were sure of election. Three counties have furnished com plete returns. Hinsdale gives Bryan a majority of 83. Sha froth E7. Logan county gives Taft a majority of 100. Meeker county gives Taft a majority of MO. State Chairman Vivian claims Colo rado for Taft and McDonald but ad mits legislature elected by Democrats. FATAL ACCIDENT AT WILLIAMSBURG TUESDAY Teeter day toe management of the Mageet coal mlae at WUUamsbarg. th order to lot their man oet la time to vole aloood the ariees sheet a p^aa^ haste to gM oet got on to a toed of anal to ride oet. A miner oomrade ing over the Waterloo detent that had come to tha opposition. It wan meas ures rather than men that had been was fatally pinched between the car of coal which weighed 5,600 pounds end the roof. The cars were at once stopped and be was taken off and helped as best they could while they got tbe loaded care out of tbe way and brought In an empty car by which he eras taken out of the mine. Medical assistance was at once summoned and everything possible done for him but be was eo severely crushed Internally that recovery was Impossible and be died at hie home at 8:46 this morn ing. its was conscious a little but was too eerlonsly Injured to talk. He was unmarried. 18 years old and leaves a father and many friends to mourn him. His parents urn natives of Boot land and have lived at Williamsburg tor many years. Young MoMUlaa was born at Williamsburg, had llvud there nil hie life aad wan at the Ume of hie death taking n course la n oorrsa poadeace school to at himself for bat tor IghUag tha battles of Ufe. Ha will ha buried la Highland umittry on Friday. posted to many plnaaa warning their man ant to ride an loaded ears an aeeeuat of ton danger, la getan into to £— ttgatottma—.**" H mn * l CANON CITY. COLORADO, THjfRSDAY, NOV, s, 1908. overthrown aad there was no feeling of vindictiveness towards tha candi dates that had led the natortnaate WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT. bosts to the Gettysburg of disappoint-1 meat The weather on Tuesday was Ideal' for an election and It la probable that a larger proportionate vote to the population in Fremont county was itotten out than ever bdtore, A least, since tbe famous contest In 4806 when Mr. Bryan made bis Are', campaign for the presidency. In the ala pre cincts of Canon City thu Republicans succeeded In getting out all but fif teen ot their party adherents, or those known to have leanings In that direc tion. a marvelous accomplishment In view of the Tact that nearly all of tha delinquents were detained at home by lllaeoa or aoiqf other goedf reason. People of all shades ot polttteal opin ion discharging the fatten devolving upon thorn an good MM—a, ROOSEVELT WATCHES BULLETINS AND REJOICES IN TAFT'S VICTORY Washington, Nan. A—Tha —todtot and pm. Rooaevatt renehad tha WMto ho— on their rotor* ft— r shortly bed— f ohtoto yiMwtog ad tor—m. Tim firtojhtog toe protodrafe tod atom ha itadui ha— wm I* w—*omatoajhTsTS*—STratoPtoo mad toe mpdrt' lfWwKtWmi h Oyster lay wtdE a— MK’-YM WEEKLY BIGGEST POSTAL BUSINESS EVER KNOWN HERE It will l|t surprise to many peo ple to I—B that the receipts of the Canon CUKjpostofflee tor the month of October, tA closed, were the largest tn the MaMpy of the office, avramHng by a small'amount the Income of last December, the heaviest ever known np to that time. As the revenues of the office am dependent upon the sals of p—«g» stamps, stamped envelopes, box rents, ate.. It will be seen, as Col. Sellers neap to remark, "that business is pood hare." There Is no better Index to the pnptoerity of a community than Its pontapyucelpu. and Hughes a substantial majority. At tbe White bouse executive oMeea were installed direct wires from tha different telegraph companies aad As sociated Press, and over these the president hal the news at the earliest possible moment. One wire working between the executive offices aad the White house proper carried the most Important buletlns. while the presi dent was at dinner. A bappy party, consisting of cabinet olllcrrs and their wives and a number of other guests were entertained at the White house during the evening and heard the newa of the election. Later in Jie evening an the reports grew thick and fast the president wont to his oMce la lbs executive halldlng. and there carefully read ev erything of Importaaoe. T. J. «**n* of Colorado fipri—. with a party of friends stoppad over In Cripple Or— between trains yes terday. They have bean ever In the Oh— Otty srantry lmhtog rver aa— In— and nlton»d via ton dtofrist to the mtatag a—to as aa— df ton —Cripple Qreakni—. tftrtk ZHZI2&7 wI'ESSEZ REPUBLICANS ELECT MAJORITY OF THE COUNTY TICKET SAFELY ELECTED Heavy E. Smith, Republican- - County Clerk an d Recorder James L. Cooper, Republican County Judge M. N. Lines, Bepublican - - - Senator Wm. L. Morris, Republican Assessor Mrs. Minnie G. Merriam, Republican Supt. of Schools Joe Freer, Democrat Sheriff Allan Bell, Democrat.- Float Representative C. L. Mitton, Republican Surveyor James T. Locke, Democrat- District Attorney C. H. Graves. Republican Coroner Wm. R. Allred, Democrat - - Commissioner PROBABLY ELECTED C. J. Fredrickson. Republican .. Treasurer H. J. Craig, Republican Commissioner B. G. Woodford,Republican -Representative Never in the history of the state or oounty have the returns been so alow in evwnteg in owing to tha great nam ber of scratched ballots. Several of ihs precincts haven’t been counted at too time we po to preen Enough have come In, however, to show that the Republicans hgva elect ed the majority of too county ticket. W. U Morris for aaaiaonr aad Jadpa Jas. L. Cooper tar Judge ot the eoon ty eoort. lend tbs ticket by ah— Bto majority. Tha election of Henry a. Jority. Mm Kerri— Is ill tot I sens ty evtnteedont of erhoote by shoot MR The Democrats hsve sleetnd Ira Bb —. sheriff, by Ms old ft— Mg major ity. Matt N Lines. R—bit— lor seoat or has b— Mas— IF D— Mfi to fiM „ t»q.;S»wshHwqeaM. Jtoatgraiw. the chances In favor of Craig. B. G. Woodford for Representative, will probably pall through with a small majority but it Is to close for ptaassre. The race for treasurer is undeter mined. Fredrickson has a small ma jority with several precincts to hear from that may elect Dr. Moore. For float representative Allen Bell has probably defeated 8. J. Andrews. Chas. L. Mltton will no doabt poll through for county surveyor by n fair majority judge M. S. Bailey baa a majority of about 450 In this county for Justice of the supreme conrt over A. R. King, the Republican candidate, with ten precincts to hear from that are nor* mally Democratic. For county commissioner for the third district it looks very much like W. R. Allred, Democrat, bad defeated Albert Philipp, but tbe facts tn the APOSTLE OF DISCONTENT IS BADLY SNOWED UNDER Denver, Nov. 4.—General election returns from throughout the United States received up to an early hour this morning, show the following re sults: William H. Taft of Ohio has been elected president, with 298 voteß se cure and 13 doubtful. Practically no change Is Indicated in tbe complexion of tbe national house of representatives. The United States senate will re tain Its present Republican majority. Gov. Hughes has been re-elected tn New York state by about 76.000 plu rality. Indiana has gone for Taft by from 16.000 to 18.000 plurality. Bryan has apparently carried Ne braska. although the Republicans still claim the elate. Ohio returns have been seriously delayed owing to the Immense Mm ot the ballot, hot Taft ban carried the state by a majority rmagtug from 80,- m to 75.—. Taft carried New York City by a—t 11.000 plurality, this betas tha •rat time the elty has gtvra Ms V— to a Republican preMdratMl oanM data M— UN. w— Mr. MeKMMF bad a —aH plurality. Mr. Taft nnNM a piaster plural ity laJh* Berk state thus Sraauvoit tod few yearn ago: toa tfetoMtfmg ptoMto* to'MMfid tor to. 1W w '"iJSSZSL party "nUUmIN cue may not be known until the votes have been officially canvassed. For district attorney tor the eleven th judicial district, composed of Fre mont. Chaffee, Park and Caster coun ties. J as. T. Locke, Democrat, i laliaa an election over E. H. miaimajm. Republican, by somathlns Ilka 450 ma jority. Dr. C. Herman Graves was flailed county coroner over Dr. Stands A. Safari**. by a good substantial ma jority. FIRST STAR COURSE ENTER. TAINMENT TUESDAY NIGHT The first of the Y. M. C. A. Star coarse entertainments was held at Us First Methodist chunk Tuesday night and was a decided aaaceaa la every way. It was given hr the Seally Mat ed sp to the highest eugedatHaa at HffimSEMM, ' ttM an ■ hda —-J-mmisiß, _■-* «i be pU It The more artistic and pleasing mus ical organisation has fceldem risitsd Canon City than the Emily Waterman Concert company and should it earns this way again it may be assured of a large and enthusiastic audience. If the succeeding numbers of the Star entertainment series are aa good ah the one of Tuesday night It will mer it a most generous public patronage. The regular meeting of the Canon City Woman's club was held at Elks hall Tuesday afternoon. The lesson was on “The Hebrew Patriarchs’* and was led by Mrs. Maxwell. On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Okey entertained the Fifth division of the Indies’ association of the First Pres byterian church. About thirty ladies were present and a pleasant time was had by all. Light refreshments were served. 25.000 votes in Greater New York. The indications are that Democrat* lc governors have been elected in sev eral of the middle western states that have given their presidential votes to Taft Mr. Taft has exceeded Mr. Roose velt's plurality in New Jersey and In Massachusetts, as well as in New York. Denver. Nov. 4.—From the official returns of forty precincts it appears that the Democratic county ticket with the exception of the candidate for he office of juvenile judge, sheriff, district attorney, and possibly asses sor. were elected. Ben B. Lindsey was re-elected judge of the Juevinle oourt according to the preeent returns by the largest coimperative rots ever cast for a candidate In Denver, he receiving nearly as many votes as tbs other two candidates together. The Republicans. It appears have elected Ale vender Neebit. sheriff, and Willis ■lllott district attorney. Bryan It ap pears carried Denver sonnty although there was aa Immense scratch vote tor Taft The state Is stni In doubt. State Republican Cbslr— John Vivian this morning conosdsd that the sent Isgtetetnrs woul£ be Items suttt sendNetee tor gfloig end topNgm*. totfusm a*. stetote tes steto am M «•> MWii ill, fcg—pgr. * eMkiHwiumr urn ((MM «i ran rw NO. 42