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The Caidwell Wlatchman
VOL.30 (OllIIIA, LA., Fl l)AYt, ýNOºIAhlhiQi 10 914 NO. 19
00 NOT GIVE UP
WITH MANY DOUBTFUL STATES
RESULTS ARE NOT A CER
Early Republican Advantages Over
come by Later Returns From
West and South.
OHIO GOES DEMOCRATIC
California Becomes One of the Piv
otal States-Democrats Continue
to Hold Majority in the
New York.--In one of the closest
presidenitial elections that has been
held in the United States in years.
Woodrow Wilson has a strong lead
over ('has. E. Hughes, with a number
of doubtful states which are leing
claimed by the chairmen of both par
The early returns indicea' el a trend
toward the Republican (cnldidate. but
these came chiefly from thlie Northern
and Elastern states, which were gen
erally conceded to II ughis. As the
return began to dlrift in. however,
from tle Western and Soul thrn
ntats.,, the Democratic Strongholds,
the leads began to Change, and doubt
ful states began to swing into the
Democratic column. The larger num
ber of Wilson states overcame! the
advantages gained by HIughes and
P(airbanks in New York, Pennsylva
nla, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts and
Michigan with their heavy electoral
vote. The South remained solidly
Democratic by increased majorities,
and the North was invaded for Ohio's
24 electoral votes for the Wilson-Mar
National Chairman Vance McCor
mick early issued statements, in the
face of posittre dec~larations of vie
tory by the Republican chairman, de
claring: that the Democratic ticket had
won, and urging the party leaders to
"sit tight." "Preeldent Wilson has
been re-elected," said he. "Our oppo.
nents are desperate. Let us person
'lly see that the ballot boxes are
gearded and nothing left undone to
eateguard the victory.
The followPlag statse were claimed
as certainly for Wilson: Alabama,
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louilsana, Mary
land, Mississippi, Missourt, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vir.
ginia and -Wyomint-235.
Thre followring were claimed as
Hlughles certaintles: Connacticat, Del
aware, Illinota, Iowa, Maine, Mdassa
chusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Vermont and 'Wiscon
The ifolloing states, where the vote
is very close, lnasome lastsacesl so
elose that it may requilre the ofmeial
count to determilne the result, were
placed in the dourbtitl column: Call
.fornia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, New
HIanmpshire, New Mexico, Oregon,
The chairmen of both part ites claim
ed the states, and the advantages
seem to be in favor of the It*publi
cans in the state of Indiana, Minne
sota, Oregon and West Virginia, al
though at times Wilson assumed the
lead in soime of these. In the other
states listed as dloubtful the )Demnocrats
had the advantage, California's i:
votes being especially favorable to the
Democratic calculators. The vote in
Indiana was very close, Oregon, Idaho,
Washington and New Mexico were at
times reported to have Wilson major
ities, and New Hampshire came to the
front with a slight lead for the )Demo
In view of these conditions and in
dications, Chairman NMcCornick confi
dently asserted that Wilson would
have a total of 314 votes in the elec
toral college. He asserted that the
victory is emphiiiahsized by the reluc
tanice of the enemy to admit defeat,
and is a conmplete repudiation of the
unfounded claims sent over the cotn
try by the etpubllican National Conm
Thie Republicans have not, on the
face of the returns, overcome the
Democratic majority in Congress.
With about 100 congressional districts
still to be heard from, the Republicans
had made a net gain of eight members
in the house, but late returns from
New York indicated that two of these
might he reversed.
With a net gain of eight, it would
leave the house with a Democratic
majority of seven.
In the Senate the Democralts show
ed losses from New York, New Jet
sey and Maryland. The indications
were they would lose the two sena
tors from Indiana, one from West Vir
ginia, and possibly one each in Ohio,
Montana and Arizona. The Demo
crats, however, gained three senators
from Rhode Island, Delaware and
Utah. Conceding all probable Repub
lican gains would give a net Republi
can gain of seven in the Senate and
leave the Democratic majority at two.
Republican Claims Disputed.
New York.-Senator Wiliard Sauls
bury, chairman of the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Committee, gave
out the following statement:
"The Republicans' claim that they
will control the United States Senate
is absurd. The returns received by
us indicate the loss of only two
Democratic senators and a gain or
four. This does not include the Dem
ocratic senator in Indiaia, where the
result is still in doubt."
Democratic party leaders insist that
control of the house had not been lost
and that the Senate certainly would
remain Democratic. Republican lead
ers, however, were claiming the house
and still hopeful of victory in the
Results in South Dakota.
Sioux Falls, S. D.-South Dakota
gave its five electoral votes to Hughes,
adopted statewide prohibition, gave
women the franchise, elected two,
and possibly three, Republican con
gressmen, and a full Republican state
ticket. Hughes won by not less than
12,000 plurality. Peter Nordick, Re
publican candidate for governor, will
have more than 25,000 majority, Pro
hibition was adopted by probably 25,
100 and equal suffrage by 10,000.
Philadelphia Again Republican.
cast its electoral vote for Theodore
Roosevelt four years ago, swung back
into tbe Republican presidential
column by.giving Hughes a plurality
of about 200,000.
-Returns from 31 of the 36 congres
sional districts in the state show a
Democratic gain of one, but Incom
plete returns from the other districts
may wipe out this gain.
New Orleans.-There were 1I
amendments on the ballot. All have
apparently carried, except No. B,
which would have given women the
right to serve on boards of correction
THE ELECTORAL VOTE.
\rI/.(;n t ..... ... :1
Alaba ........ l
Corknnct u ..............
lori. ............. I
Ih1))'lanare : ..............
't rldr.d............... .
4........ .............. 14
L'u .si.ana ............ to
Mai . ... .... ............. ..
North Carol11in ...........1
o Dla:;s a kotats ............ .
chigan .............. I
1, ifsissip1) ........... 11) i
Oklahoari ............. 11
lon ylvana ............. 4 .
NSouth aroa ........... S
So t adoa l ..............
nnes J~see ...........". 1
North .akota.......... 5
Oklahomnia ............ 1 .
Pennsylvania........... .. 3
South ('arolina....... 9
Tenne.see ........... 12
Texas ................ ','
Utalih ................. 4 ...
Vermont ............... . 4
Virginia ............. 12
%Vscons in........... .. 1:)
Wyonming .......... .
Total .............2:3- 21:
Indiana ......................... 15
New ilanltpire ............... 4
New M eico .....................
alhintd ujo n ................· i
[linn' stzi...................... 1_.
We-.t Virginia ................. . S
Southern States Remain Solid.
Atlanta, Ga.-1iresident Wilson was.I
given the usual substantial ruajOrG
ties in the Soiuthern States of
Jmin ,- Nort, ubanablMartn n
Ceorgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama,
Misslsippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and
'I texN. Democratic state tickets were
elected by customnary majorities.
The Democrats gained at least one
seat in ('ongress In the defeat ol
.Jalmes .1. Brit, Republican, in Northi
Carolina. In Virginia, the Democrats I
roisained their nine seats and the race
i the Ninth District, which is nor
mally Republican, is close. Whit P.
Martin, Progressive candidate for re.
election, won over Wade 0. Martin
Democrat, in the Third Louisiana dts
trict. in Tennessee eight Democratic
and thwo Republican congressmen were
Louisville, Ky.-ln the first nine
congressional districts of the state
the present Democratic members were
reelecteii by apparently sate majorit
ties on the face of unofficial returns.
In the Tenth dist'rict Congressman
John W. Langtry was successful by
an overwhelming majority and the
election by a large majority of Con·
gressman Caleb Powers, Republican
in the Eeleventh district is conceded.
Providence, R. I.-Peter Goelet Ger
ry, Democrat, was elected to the Unit
ed States Senate, defeating Henry F.
Lippit, Rhode Island's present senior
senator, by nearly 4,000, and giving
the state a Democratic representative
in the upper branch of Congress for
the first time in more than 40 years.
Fort Smith.-Judge R. H. Powell,
In his ninetieth year, cast his vote
for Preshkent Wilson. The judge cast
his first presidential vote for Preit
dent Zachary Taylor. He has voted
in every presidential election except
one since Taylor was elected.
Grand Island, Neb.-Sl1as R. Barton,
a member of the Sixty-third Congress,
from the Fifth Nebraska district, and
the Republican candidate for re-eleI
tion, died suddenly Tuesday morning
of acute pneumonia.
Portland, Maine.-Six Republican
electors were chosen in Maine, with
an estimated plurality of 6,000 out ol
a total vote of about 132,000. Hughee
had 65,099 and Wilson 60,102.
Oklahoma City.-Wilson carried Ok
lahoma by between 30,000 and 35,000
The entire Democratic state ticket
was elected. The fair election law
Oklahoma City.-Democratic con
gressmen were elected in all except
the First, Fifth and Eighth districts
where Chandler, Dodson, sad Morgan
Republicans, were elected, respeo
Baltimore, Md.-Dr. Joseph France
Republican, was elected to the Ufnitec
FLOWING OIL AT
SNEW FIELD OPENED IN ST. MAR
TIN AND WELL CONTINUES
LOCATED IN SECTION 13
This Well Is Said to Be the Nearest
Well in Louisiana to the Mis.
slssippi River and to New
The flowing oil well brought in at
BaYou Boullon by the Gult Refining
Company and Messrs. Emerson and
Sutton, is still flowing without inter
ruption, it is announced at St. Mar
tinville. The oil is of a very fine
grade, and is completely free of sand
and of water. All who visit this field
report that there is no doubt that an
-extensive oil field has been opened,
and that Louisiana has made another
step forward as a leading oil produe
ing state. The field is situated on
the deep Atchafalaya river with nav
igable water at all times to Plaque
mine, the Mississippi river and all
points on the Teche.
The exact location of the well is in
St. Martin parish, in section 13, town
ship 9, south range 8 east, in the south
western land district of Louisiana,
situated on the property of the Bayou
Bouillon Real Estate and Improve
ment Company, Limited, and the Atch
afalaya Oil and Mineral Company,
'Llmited, of St. Martinville, La., upon
whore lands the Gulf Refining (Com
pany and Emerson and his associates
are now operating.
The name "Bayou Bouillon" mean
ogD "Boiling Bayou," was given this
I y by the natives many years
iag The seepage of gas kept the
tfaaya river boiling continually,
, of . at.·MartainVlle,,
e ~t !v . uesiness is
known, visited the field and Is
elaa over the 'new field. This well
is aid to be the nearest well in
Lotlsiana to the Mississippi river and
to New Orleans. Other development
has already been contracted for and
gteat activity is assured in this field
from now on.
Two Baton Rouge girls, sisters, were
married several days ago at almost
the same hour and neither one knew
of the other's marriage until several
hours afterwards. The girls were
Misses Johnnie and Minnie Lee. Miss
Johnnie Lee went to Alexandria "for
a vacation." There, she met Bernard
Smith, of Blackwell, Okla., and they
were married. By the time a telegram
announcing the wedding was received
here, addressed to Miss Minnie Lee,
that young woman had become Mrs.
Tom Moreland, the marriage having
been solemnized by Rev. R. F. Gehr
ing at the Baptist parsonage. Neither
girl had told the other of her plans
Mrs. Smith will reside in Blackwell,
Okla., and Mrs. Moreland will remain
in Baton Rouge.
Operations in the North Louisiana
oil Selds near Shreveport during the
last month have resulted in an un
usually large pencentage of dry holes
and a very small amount of new pro
duction. Of forty completed wells
twenty were dry holes, three were
Pas wells, and seventeen had an in
itial daily production of only 765 bar
rels, a decrease of 3,400 barrels from
last month's average and a decidedly
bad showing against the days when
wells were completed almost daily
which had an initial production of
from one to ive thousand barrels
Opponents of the board of affairs
and other amendments have placarded
St. Landry parish with posters, ad
vertising meetings at yhtch addresses
will be made agais f these amend
ments. The oppqa nts of these meas
urtr, hor~weer50onsistently refuse to
meet the' proponents in joint debate
bet6re the people.
The DeRidder Farm Growers' As
sociation it meeting with much suc
cess. The president, B. F. James, re
Ports potato digging and selling well
under way. The association, he says,
shApped four cars of sweet potatoes
this week to various Northern points,
and they have orders for six .more
Bunkle made its bid for the Jefer
son highway at a large and enthuslas
tic meeting that was held in the Elite
Theater. Large delegations ftrm Le
compate, Cheneyvill Cottonport, Me
wille, Markaville, and other surround*
Sag towaa were in attendance.
The Jefferson Davis parish police
jury, in special session, employed At.
torneys John J. Robira, of Jennings,
and J. A. Williams, of Lake Charles,
to tile a suit as representing Jeffer
son I)avis Parish vs. the Parish of
C'alcasieu. The amount involved in
the suit will approximate about $12,
500. The suit is similar to that filed
by the parish of Beauregard against
Calcasieu, contesting the settlement
mrnade by the two parishes under the
authority of the act which created the
parish of Jefferson Davis. The par
ish claims that the act is ultravires of
the articles of the Constitution requir
ing settlement to be made. The suit
will be tiled on the sanme ground as
that of Beauregard, with the excep
tion only that the attorneys will raise
the question of the constitutionality of
the act under which the settlement
Arguments for the location of tour
of the 12 federal farm loan banks in
the South, with one in New Orleans
to serve a district comprising Louis
iana, Misasissippi and Alabama, were
presented by representatives of this
city at an all-day hearing before Chair
man George W. Norris, Herbert Quick
and W. S. A. Smith, members of the
federal board. William C. Dufour and
(. C. Gaspard were the principal
speakers for New Orleans, setting
forth the claims of the city for one of
the banks, the needs of the district
mentioned for financial assistance pro
posed under the farm bank law and
also offering extended arguments in
favor of establishing four of the
banks in the South.
Mr. Dufour asserted the value of
New Orleans cotton receipts the past I
year was $91,500,000; that the value
of New Orleans' annual shipments of
all commodities to contiguous and
'feeder" territory was $1,128,291,426;
that 11 railroads with an aggregate of
30,543 mites enter New Orleans, and
the city is reached by 20,000 miles of
navigable inland waterways. He also
mentioned the city's system of private
and publicly owned waterhouses, ele
v~tors, wharves and terminal facill
Camille, Victorin and Louis Zeringue
of Wallace, St. John parish, have
leased the Woodstock plantation in
the First ward of Ascension parish for
one year, with the privilege of renew
a1 for a like perlod. It has 444 acres
of land, ahifts o-.wnd. by John M.
Maher and the heirs of Judge Henry
L. Duffel. the latter being Sister Ma
rie Celeste Duffel and Mrs. Lelia M.
Duffel, wife of Dr. L. E. Duffel of Na
poleonville. The lesses will take pos
session of the property about Decem
District Organizer Robert Hender
son, of the Woodmen of the
World, of New Orleans, has
been at Alexandria for several days
making preliminary plans to begin
the work of getting a large class of
new members for the local camp. It
has been decided to have a class ini
tlation on December 14 and 15, at
which time the Woodmen degree team
at Lake Charles will come here and
give a puolic initiation.
Pursuant to a resolution adopted by
the Donaldsonville board of commis
sIoners of the New River drainage dis
trict, Leon Plcard, president of the
board, has called a special election to
be held throughout the district Tues
day, November 28, for the purpose of
ascertaining the sense of the property
owners relative to the creation of an
additional indebtedness of $40,000, for
the purpose of carrying on the drain
age work undertaken in the district.
As a result of the visit of Adjutant
General C. C. McCrory, of the Louis
iana National Guard, to Bogalusa,
work will start at once on the building
of an armory. General kcCrory made
his first oficial visit here and after
a conference with Mayor Guerre and
Captain LeBlano, announcement was
made that he favored the plans of
the armory, which were prepared sev
oral weeks ago.
The citizens of Carencro have tn
augurated a movement to form a
school district for the purpose of levy
ing a tax to construct a modern pub
lie school building of brick to cost
$30,000 and S. J. Breaux, E. C. Ar
ceneaul, Ophe Melancon and Prof. F.
M. Bacque were appointed to outline
the district and draw up the neces
sary papers upon which the school
board may act.
Trafsc law regulations recommend
ed by Commissiomer of Public Safety
George Thurber were the principal
matters considered by the city council,
which adopted two ordinances amend
ing sections of the general traffic law
and passed through initial reading a
new measure intended to prohibit
boys and girls under 16 yeaui of age
from driving automobiles in Shreve
Several exhibits have been sent from
Opelotias and St. Landry parish to
the State Fair at Shreveport. These
include lite stock, school and arl
SINCE AUGUST 6 ON THE JULIAN
FRONT ITALIANS HAVE CAP
TURED 40,365 AUSTRIANS.
ADVANCE ON THE CARSO
Five Successive Attacks Launched By
the Enemy Against the So-Called
Observatory on the Slopes
of Cima Boeche.
Rome.-Italian troops tighting on
the Austro-Italilan front have taken
prisoner 270 Austro-Hlungarian ofli
cers and 8.722 men, says the state
ment issued by the Italian War De
partment. Since the Italian offensive
started August 6 on the Julian front
the Italians have captured 40,363 Aus
tro-Iungarians, including 1,008 offi
Austro-Hungarian forces directed
hve successive attacks against the
Itallan positions at the so-called ob
servatory on the slopes of Cima
Boeche, in the Travignolo Valley. it Is
officially announced. All the attacks
were driven off with heavy losses and
an Italian counter attack at the point
of the bayonet dispersed the Austro
Hungarians, who left numerous bodies
on the field.
In the Carso region the Italians ex
tended their occupation in the sector
south of the Oppocchlasella-Castag
nievizza road and took 200 prisoners
The text of the statement reads:
"In the Vallarsa, in the area of
Mount Pasubio, and on the -Asiagc
Plateou, the enemy artillery was more
"In the Travignolo Valley, after at
tempting a demonstrative action on
Mount ('ol Bricon, the enemy launch
ed five successive attacks against the
so-called cbservatory on the slopes of
Cima Boeche. They were all driven
off with heavy loss and a counter at
tack at the point of the bayonet event
ually dispersed the enemy, who left
numerous bodies, including those of
four officers, on the ground.
"In the region to the east of Gall
cia, Gorizia and on the Carso our
troops were engaged in consolidating
themselves in spite of enemy artillery
"By a minor otiensive operation we
extended our occupation In the sector
south of Oppacchlassella-Castagnieviz
sa road, taking about 200 prisoners.
mostly wounded and found on the
field of battle.
"The total number of prisoners
made in the fighting amounts to X,.
992, including 270 officers.
"Since the offensive on the Italian
front began on August 6 we have
taken in all 40,365 prisoners. includ
ing 1,008 officers."
Honor Senator Clarke.
Manila.-The municipal board baa
voted to name a street in honor of
the late Setntor James P. Clarke of
Arkansas, author of the Clarke amend
ment to the Philippines bill in the
United States Congress, under which
the islands would have been given
complete independence in four years.
Naval Seaman Drowns.
Washington.-The Navy Depart
ment received word that Irvin Taylor
Adams of Commerce, Texas a sea
man on the armored cruiser San Die
go, fell overboard and was drowned
during a gale off the Gulf of Tehaun
tepee October 26.
Fire At Texas Varsity.
El Paso, Tex.-The main buildial
of the Texas School of Mines, a part
of the University of Texas, burned
here. The loss is estimated by Dean
S. H. Worrell to be $50,000. Including
the laboratory equipment of the
school and a large number of val
ble ore specimens.
Huge Charity Project.
Ne* York.-What was said to be
the largest charitable project ever tian
dertaken *as started here when n
wng announced that a camI ign tc
raise $10,000,000 in 1917 for Jewish
war sufferers in Europe had been be
gun by the distribution committee.
Another Swedish Prince.
Stockholm.-The crown prineese ot
Sweden gave birth to a son. The
crown prince, Gustaf Adolf, was mar
nied in 1905 to Princess Margaret Vso
toria, daughter of Prince Arthur, duke
of Connaught- They now have lout
sons and one daughter.
Raises At Cotton MIIIs.
Gr.enville, B. C.-The Laurens CoC
ton Mill of Lauresa and the Polnsett
Mill of Greenvile have annonced
wage increases of 10 per cent Abou
700 operatives re atecte.