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MORE THAN A HALF
OF NATION'S VOTERS
CAST EARLY BALLOT
Independents in the Pivotal
States Jspeak JLoudly In
terest Is Shown by Rush to
Reach Polls Before Noon.
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 19J6.
BETTING -NEAR EVEN;
ODDS FAVOR HUGHES
Ideal Weather Does Its Share
in Setting Record Candi
dates Register Their Choice
Earlv in Home Precincts.
By PERRY ARNOLD
, (t'nlted Press Staff Correspondent)
NEW YORK, Nov 7. The United
, States" Is "casting a record vote for
President today, if an unusually heavy
run of balloting is any indication. All
'parts of .the country show up to noon
a heavier ote than ever before for the
corresponding time. In many ln
stanpes'thc ote at noon aggregated
more than one-half the total registra
tion. Ideal weather in almost every state
is reported." In the pivotal states of
New York, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio
the beforc-noon run on the polls
showed that, the "silent vote," on
whose .word depends the election, was
probably speaking loudly.
Massachusetts Tillage Earliest.
New Ashford, Mass., "which boasts a
"'total vote of twenty-five, gained the
proud distinction of being the first to
render the complete returns of the
election. At 10 o'clock the figures
stood: Hughes, 16; Wilson, 7; not vot
ing, 2. Four years ago, with only
-seventeen scoters In the tillage, Taft
Won 7; R6osevelt, 6: Wilson, 4.
Charles Evans Hughes, the Repub
lican nominee, cast his ballot here at
7:03 o'clock this morning at a booth
on Eighth avenue. His ballot" was No.
from! Takes Wilson To Tote.
Wilson cast his ballot at 9 o'clock
in the fire engine station at Prince
ton, N. J. It required sixteen men,
three automobiles four hours and
fifty-four gallons of gasoline to de
liver the Wilson vote. He was accom
panied by his body-guard and a re
tinue of newspaper correspondents
and movie men.
Vice-President Marshall cast his
ote at 10 o'clock in an automobile
station at Indianapolis. Rooseve! and
his son, Archie, cast their ballots at
11:45 o'clock in an engine house poll
ing place. The colonel's ballot was
marked 260, and his son's 261.
Tarty Leaders Are at Sea.
While publicly the sponsors of the
Republican and Democratic organiza
tions are entirely confident, privately
they are cry much at sea. In no pre-
For Columbia and Vicinity: Unsettled
weather tonight and Wednesday, probably
rain; cooler tonight and considerably
For Missouri: Unsettled weather to
night and Wednesday, probably rain; cool-
ei una central portions tonight ana
much cooler Wednesday.
The weather Is more or less windy and
unsettled this morning In most of the ter
ritory between the Mississippi Valley and
ItocVy Mountains, but, save a light shower
at Omaha, and Des Moines, Ion a, and at
a few other widely separated stations there
has been little or no precipitation east of
the Rocky Mountains.
It is colder in the Rocky Mountain re
gion, and on the North Pacific coast. Rain
has fallen on the Oregon nnd Washington
(oasts; and snow has been quite general
In Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.
Fair weather obtains east of the Mis
In Columbia the Dresent iile.ix.-int wenth.
er will change to unsettled, colder, and
IHTiiaps wim rain uunng the next thirty
The highest temnerature In Columbia
yesterday was 78, add the lowest last
night was C4; precipitation, 000; relative
humidity 2 o. m. yesterday. 3S ner cent.
A year ago yesterday the highest tem
perature wis 84, and the lowest CO; pre
The Temperatures Today.
BIG VOTE CAST HERE
AT CROWDED FfLS
Guards Necessitated at Court
house Door to Prevent.
400 STUDENTS VOTED
rAN TO FLASH
Direct Wire Into Office Will
Bring Results of State
and Nation. ,
7 a. m 64 11 a. m 72
8 a. m 65 12 m 74
9 a. m 68 1 p. m 75
10 a. m .70 2 p. m 76
Nov. i. Address bv President Hill In Uni
versity Auditorium on "Vocational
Training In the Modern Unher
slty." University Auditorium, by the St.
Louis Symphony orchestra.
Nov. 10, 11. Fred H. RIndge. Y. M. C. A.
secretary, visits the Unherslty.
Nov. 1L Football, class championship.
Nov. 13 Phi Mq Alpha concert In the
Nov. 18. Bazar of the Mothers' Club of
the Benton School.
Nov. 2G-2& Annual meeting MIssonrI Con
ference for Social Welfare in Uni
"I Reckon as How It Will Be
Derned Tight" Expresses
Voting became so heavv about 2
o'clock this afternoon that guards
were placed at the doors of the court
ly house. The east and west doors were
closed, and voters were admitted in
groups of ten at the south door, and
left the building from the rear. The
four tables were crowded at aJl timer.
At 3 o'clock, 2,048 votes had been cast,
and there seemed to be no indication
of a falling off for some time. At this
time, 116 students Tiad balloted. A spe
cial table is used to receive the tn
dent Tote. l s
For the convenience of the Re
can student voters a booth aeri tk
street from the courthouse waspetv
ed and the' affidavits for ibaenteq
voters were filled there.
"The toting is heavy, and ire are
ceived over a
FOR EFFICIENT STCDEXT LABOR
mous election has there been such a
complete lack of indication which way
the straw blows. The most unusual
eleventh-hour development in connec
tion with the election was in the bet
ting. Wall Street prides itself on pick
ing winners. Up to midnight, the odds
were strongly with ughes, but today
they opened with less advantage to the
Republican nominee, almost at even
money. The odds are still slightly in
favor of Hughes. Messages from the
mid-western states indicated the same.
However, in Cleveland Wilson ruled
as the favorite.
ELECTOR DEAD; MO. OUT $10,000
Y. M. C. A. Employment Bureau Slakes
Record of Actual Performances.
"Columbians who are assisting stu
dents through the University by giv
ing them work in preference to other
laborers are entitled to efficiency,"
sayg F. S. Voss, director of the Y. M.
C. A. Employment Bureau.
Mr. Voss is at present making in
quiries from -persons for whom Uni
versity students have done work this
fall and is recording the ability and
adapatability of the workers to va
rious kinds of work
"This classification will work to
the good of both the student and the
employer," said Mr. Voss, "for it will
enable a student to become more pro
ficient in some particular line of work
than when he is shifted from one form
of labor to another."
The list of students obtaining work
through the bureau ranges all the
way from striplings in knee trousers
attending the preparatory' school to
graduate students, and Imarried men
The kinds of work make(up not an
altogether prosaic list Here are a
few: stenography, waiting tables, fir
ing furnaces, cieaning houses, making
flower beds, cleanlpg ards. waxing
windows, washing floors and taking
care of children during the social and
entertainment season. One young man
had the task, of tracking the sweet
heart of an old admirer now living in
another city; he was paid at the rate
of $1 an hour. At last, reports he had
earned $12, had sat through one term
of court and was still searching.
Eighty students have been furnished
with permanent work for" the year.
earning Jioth room and board. Many
are assigned work; daily, according to
Mr. Voss nearly as many jobs are open
at the present time as at the begin
ning of the semester. J
GROCER TAKES A POLL
OF INDEPENDENT TOTE
By United Press
LA GRANGE, HI., Not. 7.
With the opening of the polls
here today, a grocer hung out
some sheets of fly paper to
record the votes of Hughes and
Wilson. At last report Hughes
had 21, to 19 for Wilson. One
ballot is split, for the voter left
a wing on the Democratic, pa
per and two legs on the Repub
lican sheet. Democrats charge
the Republicans with putting
sirup on the Hughes paper to
attract the voters.
'JEXTRA" IN MORNING
v -J :-
Vote of pountyjto Be Receiy
ed.by Long Distance
Tfie ilissourlan will furnish, the
people of Columbia with full returns
of the election tonight as they are re-
fpecial wire of the
Returns will be flashed on a screen
in front of the Hall'Theater, as' they
come in, and will also be sent to the
Missouri Union and the Faculty Union
ibuildings. Results should begin ta an-peae-
by 6 o'clock or shortly after.
inth street will be roped off to pre
sent vehicles from passing along.
v A -wire has been run into the Mis
Murian office and. a special operator
from St. Louis has been sent here to
receive messages. This wire( will
bring in the national and. state re-'
turns. Results of the county efecttoa
ue ?iy dj long apcuBe teie.
una ibosq oc me cityveiecaon
you were in New York
tonight ydu would be at
Herald Square with the big
crowd watching the, stere
ofiticon bulletins on the
election. ' &
You can do the
same thing in
The Missourian has ar
ranged to flash the com
plete returns of the election
from a stereppticon to a
large screen stretched in
front of the Hall Jheaftr
on South Ninth Street.
HM VOTE CAST
IN EAST AMD WEST
At Lowell, Mass, Wilson Ran
Ahead of the State Ticket
While Hughes Ran Behind
.MISSOURI COLLEGE HALL 'BURNS
Kersting for Ruhr on G. 0. P. Ballot
Result 'ii St Louis' Suicide. '
The suicide of Frank P. Ruhr, Re
publican candidate for presidential
elector of the Tenth District, St Louis?
it is estimated, cost Missouri more
than ?10,000. The State Republican
Central Committee late yesterday
chose Henry A. KersUng to take his
place and so notified the secretary of
state, who in turn notified by tele
graph every county clerk.
C. W. Davis,.clerk or Boone County,
received the notice at 10 o'clock last
. night and immediately made arrange
ments to have 13,000 slips bearing the
name of the new elector printed and
distributed In time for the opening of
the polls this morning. The printing
was finlsshed at 1 o'clock this morn
ing, and within an hour five automo
biles were carrying the slips to every
one of the thirty-four precincts in the
county. The judges pasted the slips
er the name of Ruhr.
Main Building of Methodist Wesleyan
School Is Destroyed.
The Main Hall of the Missouri Wes
leyan College at Cameron, Mo., was
destroyed'last night by fire, according
to a telegram received here this morn
ing. The amount of the loss was not
Missouri Wesleyan is supported by
and endowment from the Methodist
Episcopal Church and is cd-education-al.
It was founded In 1883. James
E. Pixlee, a former Missouri student.
is the school's athleUc director.
confident that our early" predictions
are not far wrong," said J. E. Boggs
this afternoon. "The student vote will
be heay late this afternoon, and we
are having no trouble taking care of
the new system. I hae heard no early
reports from over this state and I yet
hold to my prediction that Wilson and
Gardner will carry Missouri by 25,000.
The Democrats of this county are vot
ing true to form."
The crowds around the courthouse
today were good-natured, but every
one seemed to have his own idea of
the results of the elections. Many
farmers were In the city. There was
no prevailing sentiment that any can
didate would have a "walk over." As
one rural enthusiast voiced his ver
dict, "I reckon as how it will be dern
ed tight," others seemed to feel,
though not expressing it in the same
Personal workers have stood at their
posts all day, distributing literature
on the proposed Third Amendment
Many members of the local temper
ance society gave the entire day to
work at the courthouse.
The normal vote of this township is
about 3,000, and from early indica
tions the final vote will be much heav
ier than this.
will be receded and flashed on the
screen at they are counted at the
courthouse - ,'
An extra edition of the Tfimimrinn
will be published tomorrow moral
and distributed to all subscribers "be
fore breakfast ThisTshould giveihe
final results of the election, although
uui me unai count or tne vote).
These returns will be-gathered
from all parts of the
country by the Western Un
ion Telegraph Company
which has installed a spe
cial wire in the Missourian
officein the FjrginiQ build
ing. 1 ui - '
IN NEW BEDFORD
HUGHES IN LEAD
Eighty-nine Negroes Held In
St. Louis G. O. PCandi
dates Ask An Injunction:
Against thePolice There. '"'
EVERYBODY IX COLUMBIA AND
TIOJUOT WILL BE THE GUESTS
OF THE MI8S0C8IAN TONIGHT.
CKvJH) HEAR MISS HUSBAND
WARDEN TYNAN TO SPEAK HERE
DR. HILL TO LECTURE TONIGHT
Will Give First of Series on "College
Student and Life Work."
ine first of the. series of faculty
lectures on "The College Student and
His Life Work" will be delivered to
night by President A. Ross Hill at the
University Auditorium. President Hill's
subject wilf be "Vocational Training
in the Modern University." The lec
ture will begin promptly at 7:30
o'clock and will conclude in ample
time to allow those attending to hear
the election- returns as they are re
ported down town.
Colorado's Penal Reformer ,WM Ad.
dress Social Workers Not. $6.
T. J. Tynan, warden of the Colora
do penitentiary will be one of" the
chief speaker at the State Confer
ence for Social Welfare, to be held in
Columbia the three days beginning
November 2C Mr. Tynan, according
to D. L. Edson, agent of the children's
bureau of 'the State Board of Chari
ties and Corrections, has probably
done more to work out practical re
forms such as Missouri needs, than any
other man in the United States.
Frederic Almy. president of the Na
tional Conference pf Charities and
Corrections -and secretary of the
Charity Organization Societies of Buf
falo, and Dr. William F. Snow of New
York, president of the American So
cial Hygiene Association, are other
The discussion at the conference
will concern Missouri's sOciaprob
Iems and their possible solutiona,and
will be open to all who are interested..
"Our attempt is to get some preven
tive measures applied in the. state,".
Mr. Edson said. "There is'nq'reason
why we should continue to deal with
results. As in all other things we
should try to get at the causes. We
hope to get several hundred visitors
from out of town. Strong efforts are
being made to get people Interested
in the rural problem to attend, as
heretofore only city people have been
Interested in the meetings.;1
C. II. S. to Play Montgomery City.
The Columbia High School football
'team will play the Montgomery City
High School team on Friday afternoon
at the Fairgrounds. The "Kewpies"
recently defeated the Montgomery City
team on its home grounds.
Schools to Get Two-Day Vacation.
The Columbia Board of Education
last night set November 30 and De
cember 1 as the Thanksgiving holi
days for the studehuattending Co
U-Boat Sunk In Attack on Transport.
By United Press
'ROME, Nov. 7. An Austrian sub
marine attacked a troop-laden Italian
transport and was sunk in an engage
ment with a torpedo boat escort to the
transport, the admiralty announced
today. The torpedo boat was so badly
aamaged that It sank later. The trans
port escaped damage.
St Louis Club to Meet at Y."
The St Louis Club will meet at 7
o'clock tonight in the Y. M. C. A. Aud
itorium to discuss plans for a dance.
to be given some time this next month,
and the question of eettine cars to
St Louis Thanksgiving; A short so
cial meeting will follow the regular the amendment Only a small crowd
i business meeting . 1 wa8 present
COLUMBIANS FAVOR AMENDMENT
Professional Men, at Final Meeting,
Ghe Reasons for Ousting liquor.
"Local option is all right, as far as
it goes, but it's just a means to a
greater end," said the Re W. L. Hl
.berstadt at the final meeting favoring
the Third Amendment, held at the
courthouse last night "The saloon
element now favors lo,cal option,
which it fought so bitterly some time
ago," he said. "The saloon men "fwor
it because it is the last traw they
can cling to, for with local option "they
can still ply their trade from', their dis-
tributing centers. The popuIaUon id
gradually moving toward the cities.
We should vote for the Third Amend
ment at this time, for in a few years
the cities will be able to control" leg
Dr. Woodson Moss said the busi
ness world should favor the Third
Amendment. "Great businesses do not
want a drinking man In their employ.
Millions of bushels of corn represent
the yearly .waste of the liquor traf
fic," said Doctor Moss. "No scientific
man today will claim that alcohol has
any food value."
The Rev. M. A. Hart, Mayor J. M.
Batterton, Dr. J. B. Cole, and several
others gave seasons why they favored
Strtkens ABdferiim FjHfd at Recital
y Department Head.
Nearly" every sear in the Stephens
College Auditorium -was filled last
nigairwhen Miss Agnes Husband, head
of the vocal department of Stephens
College, gaye a recital. The audience
was pleased with the personality of
Miss Husband as well as with her
.powerful, x musical Tttice.
'The"fir8f"group of'songs, "Mary of
Allendale,'' by Wilson, and "The Lass
With the Delicate Air," by Ante, show
ed the charm and versatility of Miss
Husband, and the latter also showed
the lyrical quality of her strong voice.
The second group, scene and aria "Der
Freischutz," by Weber, brought out its
dramatic quality. The third, a Ger
man group, was perhaps the prettiest
on the program. "Traume," by Wag-i
ner, with its'sustained notes, was fol
lowed by "Er Ist's," by Wolf, with its
sprightly accompaniment Fanny 'May
Ross showed In this as well as In
other songs her skill as an accompany
1st The two remaining 'songs of this
group, by Brahms, quite captivated
the audience. Miss Husband made
one feel the beauty" of the first, "Wie
.iiuiuuit'ii iipi cs iir, inure airuiiB
Iy than ever, and she was repeatedly
encored. . " ' . . I
The fourth group was composed of
three songs by John Alden Carpenter,
the charm of'whlch was broughf out
skillfully. The last group consisted
of six more, or less familiar songs.
Each' as strongly applauded, but the
favorites, perhaps, were "My Laddie,'
by Thayer, and "Mammy's Song," by
Ware, a lullaby appeaiingly sung.
tly United Press
NEW BEDFORD, Mass.. Nov. 7.
Complete returns from nine precincts
ni New Bedford, which is the first
Hassachusetts cityr to report, showA'
lughes leading Wilson by 200 votes.
At Lowell. Mass., President Wilson
'an ahfttri nt fha- Dt.. .int-A .wu.:fa
Hughes fell i behind the ReDublican
fctata ticket Hughes polled 179 votes
Rnd Wilson, 107. For governor, Mc
Call, Republican, polled 203 and Mans
field, Democrat polled 74 votes. For
United States senator. Lodge, Repub
lican candidate for re-election,, se
cured 199 to 71 for Fitzgerald, Demo
crat At Marshfield, Mass., Hughes polled i
210 to 9G for Wilson. i
Challenge St Louis Negroes.
By United Press
8T. LOUIS, Nov. 7. Several Repub
lican candidates late this afternoon
presented to Judge D. P. Dyer of the
United States District Court an In
junction petition to restrain police
from interfering with voters. Judge
Dyer refused to grant the petition. A
further effort is being made to secure
ThejieUUon was brought In follow
ing the arrest of eighty-nine negro
voters at the request of Democratic
challengers, which resulted in 100 ne
groes flocking to Republican head
quarters for protection.
It was estimated the challenging of
negroes will cost the Republicans 2,
500 vote3 in St Louis.
Hughes Leads In Topeka.
By United Press
TOPEKA, Kans., Nov. 7. Twenty-
five precincts showed Hughes leading
with 2,740 votes to Wilson's 1,751, of
all votes cast up to noon today. For
governor Capper, Republican, had
polled 3,107 to 123 for Landsdan,
At .Manhattan, four precincts gave
Hughes 208 and Wilson 102 votes. For
governor, Capper had received 241 and
.At'Wichfta, incomplete returns from
sixteen of twenty-six precincts gave
Wilson 880, Hughes 416, in the Presl
denUal race, and Capper 681 to 512
for Lansdan in the gubernatorial race.
BOXING AND WRESTLING TAUGHT
Classes Will 'Be Held Every. Day Be
rglnning November 8.
Classes in boxing and wrestling
will start Wednesday j November 8, at
Rothwell Gymnasium. These classes
will be held regularly-r on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday and will be
open tf? all. P. H. Parker will have
charge of the boxing class; W. D.
Steele, of wrestling.
The class-in wrestling will be held
regularly on"Morruay, Wednesday and
Friday at 5 o'clock. D
The class in boxing will be held
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4
o'clock and Tuesday and Thursday at
5 o'clock. Other hours will be ar
ranged for advanced pupils and also
for Individual InstrucUon from Mr.
By United Press
ACUSHAMET, Mass., Nov. 7. Com
plete returns give Hughes 127 votes,
Wilson 68, Benson 4, Hanley 5.
By United Press
BROCKTON, Mass., Nov. 7. Carver,
the first Massuchusetts town to show
a Democratic majority, voted 107 for
Wilson to 79 for Hughes'. " '
JOINT SESSION OF Y. W.-Y. M.
Germans Lose 30,000 In Juil Valley.
By United Press
LONDON, Nov. 7. German losses
on the Rumanian front in the Juil Val
ley total a division and a half (30,000
men and officers), wireless messages
from Bucharest claimed this after
noon. British positions about Warl
emcourt, south of Bapaume, where
terrific fighting has taken place in the
Somme offensive, improved last night
General Halg reported. A successful
raid was conducted by the British de
tachments on German trenches near
Annual Reception to Be Held Friday
- at Y. M. C. A.
The annual reception, 'which will be
a Joint affair between the Y. "W. C.A.
and the Y. M. C. A. will be held Fri
day evening at 8 o;plock at the Y.
Building. One (thousand tickets have
been issued, and it Is expected to be
one of the largest gatherings of a soc
ial nature that has been held this
year. The purpose of the affair is to
bring all old and new members and
also those that are not members to
gether that they may become better
acquainted with each other.
Miss Frances Corlew, chairman of
the Y. W. C. A. and Frederick Suddath,
chairman of the Y. M. C. A. have
charge of the arrangements.
Negroes Challenged In St Louis.
Br United Press
ST. LOU'S, Nov. 7. At noon almost
44 per cent of the 170,000 registered
voters had cast their ballots. Every
negro was challenged, and in two
hours fifty were arrested. Shortly be
fore noon seventy-five negroes ap
peared before the election commis
sioners, complaining that they were
being denied their rights at the polls.
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