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Vol. XX. BAKEBSFIELD, CA&j|'Q|tNlA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ii, 1908. No. 82 .TAFT'S VOTE MAY YET REACH The Vote of Maryland and Missouri is in the Balance WM. i. BRYAN S^NDS * *** * s M GOOD WISHES TO TAFT. LINCOLN, Nov. 5.—William * J. Bryan today sent the follow- * Ing telegram to President-elect •$• Taft: . * "Hon. Wim. H. Taft, Clncin- * nati, Ohio—Please accept my * congratnlations and best wish- -> es for the success of your ad- •!• ministration. *, 4 1 "WILLIAM J. BRYAN." * NEW YORK, Nov. 5.—Maryland and Missouri are the center of political attention today, and an official count will be required to'determine the electoral vote In each state. On the face of the returns, Bryan has a small plurality, the figures having been gathered by newspapers. The figures today, on the electoral vote look like a vindication of Hitch-j coclis prophecy that Taft would have at least 325 votes. Leaving Missouri and Maryland out Taft has 301 with Bryan 156. Missouri has given a. plurality for Hadley of about 15,000, and the vote on President is hanging in the bal- •ance, flrst one party imd then the other being In the lead. Indiana has a Democratic legislature, thus insuring the election of a there Is a Republican majority In the ftfldslature. .,. i ' In the house ot TSffrcilfcBfitives the majority for the Republicans has ^mt\\ cut, but that party will still be In substantial control, and Cannon will probably again be elected speaker. Taft's majority In New York is well over 200,0100, and Hughes over 70,000. It is evident that the Socialists have (been greatly disappointed in their claim of a million votes for Debs. In many states they lost .as compared with the vote in 1904, though in some states there was an Increase. The Hearst party muue practically no showing throughout the country. LOOKS LIKE TAFT IN OLD MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5.—Unofficial returns to the Post Dispatch from 114 out of 115 counties give Taft a plurality of 479 and Hadley, Republican, for governor, 15153. The electoral vote, it wiil be seen, Is i swinging between Taft an,d Bryan, flrst one and then the other being -in the lead. In the legislature, it is reasonably certain the Democrats will be in control. Will Visit the Saloons didn't When the mountain comes to Mahomet, Mahomet went to the mountain. There were twenty-five pledge at era at the Murphy tern auce meeting last night, perhaps none of them was danger of becoming inebriated, pledge or no pledge. Ti were not exactly the kind converts the temperance m«fc are looking for, and tomorrow morning the men of temperance are going Into the piirlleui in search of the other kind. They announce that they wih Invade all the saloons, those w*itt\; mahogany furniture and suffice for £"ba£, those up town* and those down We Mpe. They will give the "glad "the men behind the bar, men In front of the bar, and*.' *• will urge one and all to aocepti •$• n blue ribbon.' The shaking-' <• hand tour will begin In the $ morning at 9:30. . ' "<* In the party will be Francis * * Murphy, Jr.,--Thomas Murphyy * Samuel H. Vaugh," Rev. Snud- * den of this city and others. '/* The temperance lectures '<• will, In the mean time, conttA> * ue at the Methodist each evening. Two Who Bet on Sure Things There are two sure thing bettors in Bakersfleld who are figuring and figuring. One Is Sheriff Kelly, who agreed with Jes- KO Dorsey that if Taft carried the county, he (Kelly) would wheel him (Dorsey) along the streets In a wheelbarrow. The sheriff 18 now looking for a light running barrow, and has procured some auto oil to grease up the gearing. And ' in the meantime Dorsey is congratulating himself that the supposed "foolish powder" he took proved to be of the "mye- « tic charm" variety. ••• Then there is Tom Owens. Some weeks ago, he made a $50 bet with Qeo. Tilton that Mi$- souri would go to Bryan. H looked like taking candy from a child, and Tom chuckled a ,-J 1 lot over the "easy money" that *-«would be coming- from the * genial,.Tilton. Now, It begins •;• to appeSv as It Owens would * like to be'''the Ice man. Mis* souri Is In d? > fv wlth f i;nft * perhaps a shade In * and an official count necessary * to decide the result. •!• All of which goes to prove * that you can't always some * times tell. COUNTY BY 33. SHEPHERD 120 From the unofficial returns It now appears that with Goler precinct still to hear from Taft has received in Kern County 2258 votes against 2225 vary In some Instances, but aa this 1« true in each party, an average of the vote 'for the ten electors would harJly modify the result. The totals of the tabulated vote, according to the figures gathered by the Californlan, and which have been ! checked with the unofficial returns at for Bryan, giving the Republican can dldate a ,plurality of 33 votes. The poll In Ooler may possibly be Included In a telegraphic report to the Gait forniah from Randsburg, the figures, County Clerk Miller's office In which are suposed to represent the j follo . w j votes In both precincts in Rands* burg and those in Johannesburg. Bui whether this Is true or not the to will hardly be changed. The yo wired from Randsburg is as follows: Taft, 156; Bryan, 84. Bmith, 128; Shepherd, 91. Mannell, 111; Irwln, 109. Peterson, 33; Houser, 227. . The figures on President In the' Calijornlan'a table are based general ly upon the vote on 1 the highest elec- as tor of each party The vote cast f< ,ln the precinct. 1 DEMOCRATS WIN THE OHIO GOVERNORSHIP. Democratic senator in place of Sen-j ator Hemenwny. It !s said Hint the | choice \v!l! foil upon .Iiilin '.V. Kern. Marshall, Democrat, Is elected governor of Indiana by 15,000 plurality. Colorado is definitely t'qr Bryan and the governor and legislature are also i Democratic. | West Virginia gives Taft a big majority, the governor Is Republican, and ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5.—The Republi- cans'claim the state by 840 but an official count will be required. The latest returns Indicate a Democratic majority on joint ballot In the legislature of eight. Stone has seemingly defeated Governor Folk for the sena- torship on the popular vote, but Folk claims that the country districts will wipe out Stone's lead. CINCINNATI, Nov. j more than 20,000 plurality. The -leg- I islature Is Republican and will elect a senator to succeed Foraker. COLORADO GIVES ITS ""* " lection as United States Senator o(| Charles J. Hughes to succeed Teller. OFFICIAL COUNT IS REQUIRED IN MARYLAND) BALTIMORE, Nov. 5.—The official I canvass began today, and It will re-j quire several days to complete It. The I result is so close that the electoral] vote cannot be deterimned in the absence of an official count. , » VOTE TO BRYAN j WEST VIRGINIA IN . DENVER, Colorado are Incomplete but It is be- hoved that both the Democratic na-; tional and state tickets have won. Bryan's plurality unofficial is 5557. i WHEELING, West Vs., Nov. 5.—I The returns from all counties give a plurality for Taft of 20,459. Glascock, Republican, is also elected governor! The Democrats will control the leg-, and the Republican Congressmen win, I Islature by 16, thus Insuring the se- ;The Democratic gains in the northern! A Stylish New Fall Suit For Every Man at the Toggery S E LECT your clothes to harmonize with your personality and occupation. If you are of a serious temperament choose conservative styles and neat patterns or solid colors, If you are blessed with a jovial disposition wear clothes t o correspond—smart models and the new color effects. Then again, your clothes should be adapted to your business or profession. And right novv we're glad to tell you we have a swell fall suit- here to please f the taste and the occupation of every man at the price he can v\ ell afford lo pay. THE TOGGERY LOWELL A BLOOM "black belt." The Vote in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4.—The total vote cast In Sun Francisco was 61,507, divided on the presidential election aa follows: Taft, 3JS.U9; Bryan, 21,2.'!7; Hisson, 740; DobK, 4613; Chafin, 400. This Taft a plurality of 11,882. For supreme judge Muranky lias a | plurality over Melvin of 12,234. In i the Fourth congressional district Kahn | (Rt>p.) (owls Magulre (Dem.) by 1644. 8.) Al Thackery, the McKHtrick automobile man, (a In town. The count from official figures of 25 of the 59 precincts on the amendments has been made as follows; No. 1, yes 336, no 5«; No. 14. yes lid, no 372; No. 16, yes 5K!, no 330; No. 26, yes 409, no 408; No. 29, yes, 3M. no 359;No. 31, yes 450, no 381; No. 32. yes 540. no 303; No. 33, yea 063, no 327; No. 34, yes, 441. no,388; Xo. 3, yes 569, no 399; No. 7. yes 481, no 350; No. 8, yes 3J9, no 401; No. 24. 276; capitol, for 365, asainut 932; 8 ea- 276; capitol, for 365, against 488; seawall, for 556, against 442; basin foi- 388, against 497. Prom the above U Is readily seen that the capital removal will be defeated big In this" county.