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DEMOCRATS CLAIM CONGRESS
DESPITE APPARENT LOSSES
New York, Nov. 9. A divided con
gress was forecasted by incomplete
returns gathered by the United Press
up to noon today. These returns
tended to support Republican claims
that the house will be Republican,
although Democratic leaders insisted"
the final count will show them still
in control of the lower body. That
the. present Domcratic majority of
21 will be deeply cut, however, is certain.
SAY ORGANIZED LABOR GAVE
WILSON BIG VOTE
Organized labor helped Wilson. It
went 85 per cent against Hughes.
Only in unorganized centers Hughes
won , decisive majorities over Wilson.
This is the way Chicago labor
chiefs look at the election returns.
The story carried by some newspa
pers that the "labor vote" failed Wil
son draws this comment:
Pres. John H. Walker, HL Fed. of
Labor. Organized labor backed Wil
son stronger than it ever backed a
national candidate. If it had been
with Hughes and against Wilson it
would have- clinched Hughes' elec
tion overwhelmingly. National elec
tion returns show a marvelous devel
"opment of political organization of
the common people.
Pres. John Fitzpatrick, Chi. Fed. of
Labor Eighty-five per cent of or
ganized labor voted for Wilson.
Emmet T. Floor, Organizer Amer.
Fed. of Labor The best answer is to
look at California. In Sah Francisco,
where labor it organized, the Wilson
majorities are overwhelming. In Los
Angeles, a rat town where labor is
still battling for the right to organize,
Hughes has his biggest California
A lot of fellows on the road to for
tune fall asleep and ride past the sta
tion they should have got off. i
THOMPSON HAS SOMETHING TO
Mayor Thojnpson Thursday came
down to his office for the first time
since election day and permitted the
newspaper reporters to ask him some
questions about things political.
His answers were short and mostly
not to the point. He remarked hat
some friend had told him that the
state's attorney vote totaled 15,000
more than the presidential vote in
Cook county, and remarked that this,
if true, might have something to do
with Maclay Hoyne's overwhelming
plurality over the CSty Hall's candi
date, Miller. But he would not say
he intended doing anything about it
He saffi he was pleased as national
committeeman with the plurality Illi
nois gave for Hughes. He declared
his intention to ask Gov. Lowden to
bdost work for home rule for Chcago.
"Home rule for public utilities,
too?" he was asked. He answered
AMERICANS SAFE IN PARRAL
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 9. The ten
Americans at Parral are safe.' A Ger
man arriving from that place at
Juarez today stated that the Amer
icans remained in the town ready for
flight, but the Vilhsta bandits entered
only the outskirts of the town after
it was evacuated by Carranza troops.
Bucharest Rumanian forces
have re-occupied border town of Har-
Paris. German infantry rush on
French forces at Saillisel on the
Somme front broken up after sharp .
hand-to-hand fighting. Artillery, ac
tion was continuous and heavy.
London. Bulgarians retiring along
whole Dobrudja front, wireless dis
patches from Bucharest. Retreating
forces are burning villages through
which they are falling: back. Before
retiring from Hirs6va Bulgars burned