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BATTLE OF THE
BALLOTS TODAY
Country Making Its Choice
for the Presidency.
SETTLING OTHER ISSUES
Congressmen, Governors and State
Legislatures Being Elected Through
out the Nation—Contest in New
York Engaging Closest Attention of
Both Parties—bitter Fights in a
Number of Other States.
New York, Nov. 3.—Throughout the
land teday the ballots are falling. All
the speeches have been made and all
prophecies uttered. Nothing remains
1»ut the counting of the votes.
According to reliable information
received here at the latest moment
the fight today between the two lead
ing aspirants for the presidency is
close. The result, even today, is in
doubt, despite the enthusiastic dec
larations of party managers that "it's
ail over but the shouting." Add to
the electoral votes conceded to Mr.
Bryan
those of the doubtful states and
be will win. The states conceded to
the Republican candidate have, how
ever, a larger number of electoral
votes than those admittedly Demo
cratic. If Mr. Taft is victorious in
the doubtful states his majority will
be very great.
The electoral vote in the last presi
dential election, in 1904, was as fol
lows:
Electoral Vote In 1904.
Roose
velt. Parker.
11
Arkansas 9
California 10
Colorado s
Connecticut ...
Delaware a
Florida 1
Georgia ss
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Illinois 2T
Indiana 15
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Icwa 13
Kansas 10
Kentucky u
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Maryland ..... 1 7
Massachusetts i«
Michigan 14
Minnesota .... u
Mississippi ....
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Missouri it
Montana e s
Nebraska S
Nevada e s
New Hampshire 4
12
S9
12
North Carolina 12
North DakotS 4
Ohio S3
Oregon ........ e 4
Pennsylvania .. 34
Rhode Island .. 4
South Carolina ••iff 9
South Dakota 4 w
Tennessee 12
Texas ......... 18
Utah
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West Virginia 7
Wisconsin 13
Wyoming S
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140
I Other Issues at Stake.
While the fight for the presidency
is attracting th-j greatest amount of
attention here and elsewhere it is by
no means the only issue ol impor
tance today. A ne v house of repre
sentatives, the lower branch of the
Sixty-first congress, is being elected.
In twenty-eight stages governors are
bruig balloted for and some of the
states will choose legislatures which
will elect United States senators. The
terms of thirty-on .- senators—eighteen
Republicans and thirteen Democrats
—will expire on March 4. Among
them are Piatt of New York, Stone of
Missouri, Smoot of Utah, Stephenson
of Wisconsin and Perkins of Califor
nia. In twenty-three states a total of
ninety proposed constitutional amend
ments, laws, Questions or propositions
are being voted upou. This does not
include Michigan, where a revision of
the present constitution has been sub
mitted to the electors for adoption or
rejection. Of general interest in this
connection is the vote in South Da
kota on the question of repealing the
"one-year residence" act passed by
the last legislature in order to stay
rapid divorces.
Many Tickets in the Field.
The number of tickets in the states
varies from one to six. Only the Dem
ocrats have tickets in the field in
South Carolina and Louisiana, while
in Ohio the voters have the privilege
of choosing among seven sets of can
didates for the state offices. An in
teresting feature ,of the contest in
Utah is the presence of the so called
"American parly," opposed to the in
fluence of the Mormon church in poli
tics. The Prohibition party has tick
ets in twenty-one states, the Socialist
in twenty-seven, the Independence
part? in twelve, the Socialist Labor
in ex and the People's or Populist
party in five, including Nebraska,
Where the Populists have fused with
the Democrats. The Socialist Labor
party has a "proxy" candidate *or
president, the real nominee beirut
Martin R. Preston, who is confined in
a Nevada Jail on a charge of murder.
The proxy is August Gilhaus of New
York.
Hot Fight In New York State.
Here in New York state the light
for re-election made by Governor
Hughes is almost overshadowing the
national contest. Other states are
also seeing today the finishes of bitter
local contests. In Connecticut Con
gressman Lilley of submarine boat
fame has as opponent Judge A. Hea
ton Robertson. New Jersey and Penn
sylvania have been able to give their
undivided attention to National and
local issues, neither state electing a
governor today. In Illinois Governor
Deneen's claim to another term in
office haB been contested by former
Vice President Adlal E. Stevenson.
The congressional contest that has
attracted most attention has been
that between Speaker Cannon and
Henry C. Bell, the Democrat who has
his eyes on Uncle Joe's seat. The
Ohio fight has been waged with great
bitterness »nd zeal, the Republican
nominee in Mr. Taft's home state be
ing Governor Andrew L. Harris, who
Is opposed by Judson Harmon, attor
ney general in Mr. Cleveland's cab
inet.
Contests in the Northwest.
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Tohn A. Johnson of national fame ami
his Republican opponent is Jacob
Jacobson. In Wisconsin Governor Da
vldson, the present executive, is op
posed by John A. Aylward, bem., and
several hot contests are on in con
gressional districts. In Iowa Interest
is enhanced by a senatorial fight for
the Republican endorsement between
Governor Cummins and former Con
gressman Lacey. Former Governor
Andrew E. Lee is the Democratic
candidate for governor in South Da
kota, Robert S. Vessey being his op
ponent. In North Dakota Governor
John Burke, Dem., the present incum
bent, seeks re-election. His Repub
lican opponent is C. A. Johnson. A
contest for the Republican endorse
ment for United States senator en
livens the contest in the latter state.
Missouri's leading candidates for
the governorship are Congressman
William S. Cowherd, Democrat, and
Attorney General Herbert S. Hadley,
Republican, who have had to yield a
largo share of the limelight in their
state to the fight that is being made
by Governor Joseph Wr. Folk for the
senatorship. Senator Stone is seek
ing re-election and the Republican as
pirant for the place is Richard C.
Kerens. In Mr. Bryan's state the can
didates for governor are A. C. Shal
lenberger, Democrat, who beat Oma
ha's "cowboy mayor," Jim Dahlinan.
in the primaries, and the incumbent
of the office, George L. Sheldon.
Heavy Vote Is Promised.
Reports from Chicago, Boston, Phil
adelphia and other large cities say
that the voting both in the city pre
cints and in the country districts will
be heavy, the apathy that marked the
greater part of the campaign being
succeeded by the efforts of th® poli
ticians to "bring out the vote." At
the headquarters of both parties in
this city this is hailed as an encourag
ing sign, figures being combined in
numerous and bewildering combina
tions to prove that one or the other
of the candidates will be successful in
landing the big prize.
The headquarters of all the minor
parties are exceedingly busy places.
Ihe Independence party men, Social
ists and Prohibitionists declare thin
their respective candidates will poll
votes greatly in exceis of those con
ceded to them by the old party men.
This feeling is especially marked at
the Independence and Socialist quar
ters, where the followers of Messrs.
Hisgen and Debs assert that the re
turns will astonish the country.
Concerning the presidential situa
tion the prophecies of professional po
litical prophets made weeks ago are
being fulfilled today. They repeated
then the ancient axiom, "As goes New
York so goes the Union." Time has
confirmed their diagnosis of the situa
tion. All eyes today are on the Em
pire state. The managers of both par
ties claim its thirty-nine electoral
votes and all declare they see victory
for their respective stale candidates.
PRESIDENT OPTIMISTIC.
Says Republicans Have Democrats
"Beaten to a Frazzle."
Washington, Nov. 3.—Final reports
on the exact condition of the political
situation, which reached the White
House from all quarters of the coun
try, indicate that President Roosevelt
maintains the highly optimistic feel
ing he has held throughout the cam
paign regarding the ultimate success
of the candidacy of William H. Taft
for the presidency.
In a single sentence this" feeling of
extreme confidence Is expressed bj
President Roosevelt when, in speak
ing of the hotly contested campaigr
of the Republicans against the Demo
crats, he declared:
"We've got them beaten to ft fraz
sle."
MACK SAYS LANDSLIDE.
Confident Bryan Will Be the Next
President.
New York, Nov. 3.—National Chair
man Mack declares that the vote will
show that Bryan has been elected by
a landslide sweeping the country from
the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Mr
Mack said that Mr. Bryan would carry
this state by anywhere from 50,000 to
60,000 plurality and that Ohio is sure
ly Democratic.
Mr. Mack stated that the vote for
Bryan for president and Clianler for
governor would be about the same.
Theatrical Man Badly Hurt.
Brownstown, Ind., Nov. 3.—An auto
mobile party from Detroit, Mich., met
with an accident here in which B. C.
Whitney, proprietor of several theat
rical houses in Detroit and other cit
ies, had his skull fractured in two
places and is at the Falk hotel here in
a critical condition. Hallowe'en ma
rauders had thrown a telephone pole
acroBs the road and In driving around
it the machine ran into a guy wire,
one end of which was fastened to a
pole. The jar pulled the pole from
the ground info the air, one ead strik
ing Mr. Whitnev
Minister's Wife Suicide*.
Cleveland Nov. 3.—Mrs. A. Rothen
burg, twenty-four years of age, wife
of the minister of the Franklin Circle
Disciple cliurch, ended her life by
jumping trom the Abby street bridge
la Minnesota two descendants of to the railroad tracks, eighty feet be
•caadinavia are trying for election as Jo*. The cause of th* suicide is'cot
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MADISON. SOUTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1908
WILL PERSIST
INJIETIRIN6
Chancellor von Beulow De
termined to Quit
RETAINS IMPERIAL FAVOR
Although Continuing In the Confi
dence of the Kaiser Germany's Min
isterial Leader Feels He Is te Blame
for the Publication of the Emper
or's Now Famous Interview and
Will Step Down and Out.
Berlin, Nov. 3.—In spite of the fact
thot Crown Prince Frederick William
visited Chancellor von Buelow, which
is an Indication that the chancellor
retains the imperial favor, there are
many rumors current that the chan
cellor will persist ic retiring as an
outcome of the publication of the now
famous interview with the emperor
that appeared in the Daily Telegraph
of London. Various statesmen are
mentioned to succeed him.
H. von Kiderlen-Waechter, the Ger
man minister at Bucharest, Roumania,
has been summoned to act as foreign
secretary during the illness of Herr
von Schoen, which promises to be
protracted. Herr von Kiderlen-Waech
ter, who is known for his wit, was for
merly one of Emperor William's most
intimate friends. This was when he
was stationed at Hamburg, but he
came into certain disfavor because he
made his majesty the object of an un
timely jest. As a result he was trans
ferred to Bucharest, but he has since
won back his position of confidence.
BROUGHT UP BY REDMOND
Kaiser1* Plan to End Boer War Dis
cussed in Common*.
London, Nov. 3.—It has become evi
dent that the plaa of campaign for
ending the Boer war, which was
drawn up by Euiperor William and
sent to Queen Victoria, according to
the interview with his majesty that
appeared last week in the Daily Tele
graph, was not oomnmuicfcted to the
British war office. This matter has
aroused the ire of the Irishmen, who
affect to see therein an attempt to rob
their fellow countryman, Lord Rob
erts, of the glory attached to his suc
cess, and William Redmond, the Na
tionalist, heckled War Secretary Hal
dane on the subject in the house of
commons. The secretary replied that
the archives of the war office con
tained no such document and that he
could find no record of its ever hav
ing been in the possession of any
body connected with the department.
Mr. Redmond wound up his questions
by suggesting that Mr. Haldane pro
pose to Premier Asquith the propriety
of offering Emperor William a seat in
the British cabinet, thereby making
the situation regular.
FIREMEN RESCUE MANY.
Thlrtytwo Families Carried From
Burning Tenement.
Newark, N. J., Nov. 3.—David Oling
wood met death by suffocation in a
fire which destroyed Starr's audi
torium, a vaudeville theater at Fif
teenth street and Morris avenue.
Ollngwood roomed in a tenement ad
Joining and perished after struggling
to the lower hallway. Thirty-two fam
ilies, mostly women and children,
were carried from the tenement by
firemen and police. One man was
slightly injured in leaping from a sec
ond story window.
Outlaw Leader Killed.
Manila, Nov. 8.—A force of con
stabulary from the town of Iligan,
sent in pursuit of a band of Moros
which has been raiding plantations
and causing other depredations In the
province of Misamis, on Mindanao
island, overtook the outlaws, killed
the leader and is following the rest of
the band. This band has caused much
trouble in the province and with its
capture it is believed that quiet will
be restored in that part of Mindanao
island.
All th* Patients Rescued.
Rome, N. Y., Nov. 3 —Ward buftd
ing of the state custodial asylum
here for feeble minded was destroyed
by fire. There were about 150 pa
tients in the building, including the
old and decrepit, about thirty of whom
were confined to beds. All the sick
and helpless were safely removed. It
will cost $100,000 te replace the
burned building and $25,000 to fBT
nish it.
Entire Family Dead.
Columbus, O., Nov. 3.—Mock De
•ore, his wife and thirteen-year-old
son, Charles Devore, were found dead
from gas asphyxiation in their home
at Milo, a suburb, by neighbors who
had become alarmed over their dis
appearance. Suicide oa the part cf
one or all at i&e
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RECEIVERS ARE
NAMED.
Big Power Company in Hands of the
Court.
Norwich, N. Y., Nov. 3.—Receive**
have beer appointed .for the Hudson
River Electric Power company, Judge
Ray naming Charles WT. Andrews o!
Sy racuse, George W. Dunn of Bing
amp ton and Milton Delano of Cana
Etota.
The corporation was organized ii
1903 and controls the Hudson River
Water Power company, Hudson Rive
Electric company and Hudson River
Power Transmission company, to
gether with various subsidiary com
panies owned by the last two named,
supplying Central and Eastern New
York state with power. The author
ized capital stock was $10,000,000, of
which $5,^90,000 was issued. The to
tal funded debt of the corporation, a
cording to its last statement, wa
$9 6X:{ 500. Net earnings for 1907 were
$486,200.
Aeronaut** Injuries Severe.
New York, Nov. 3.—Dr. Julian P.
Thomas, the aeronaut, who was in
Jured at Morris Park while experi
menting with his "wind wagon," will
be confined to his bed several weeks.
The bruises on his back, his arms and
leg were so painful, Mrs. Thomas
said, that a complete examination had
not been made and for this reason it
had not been ascertained whether the
leg was fractured. It was not believed
that Dr. Thomas' spine was badly in
jured, as at first reported.
HOLLAND IS PREPARE
FOR ANY EMERGENCY
Action Against Venezuela Hot
Yet IMed On
The Hague, Nov. 8.—No blockade
of the ports of Venezuela by Tlu
Netherlands government yet has been
ordered, nor will any definite action
be taken until the government
ceives the official text of Preside
Castro's reply to the second Dut n
note.
As has already been stated, how
ever, Holland is fully prepared for any
naval demonstration, including a
blockade, that the circumstances muy
demand.
ALARM IN VENEZUELA.
Increasing Among the Residents of
the Port of La Guayra.
Caracas, Oct. 24,
via
PHONE 225
COAL
Willemstad.
Nov. 3.—Alarm is increasing among
the residents of the port of La
CHAS. B. KENNEDY
President
Guayra
in view of the extensive military
preparations which have been goirm
on to meet the threatened action uf
The Netherlands government. Pre: i
dent ('astro has been in poor health
but after several postponements ii«
was able to receive the credentials "t
Lorrene Ferreira, the new Brazilian
minister.
Women Make Trip In Airship.
Fried rich sh a fen, Nov. 3.—Count
Zeppelin made a successful trip in his
new airship around the Lake of Con
stance. He was accompanied by sev
eral women, including Duchess Vera
of Wurtemberg and his own daughter.
The airship was aloft for one hour.
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prompt, in action.
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