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THE DAILY JPSSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1916.
HUGHES LEADS IN A CLOSE RACE
Wilson Has Safe Lead, but
Race Between Gardner
and Lamm Is Close.
REED NEAR VICTORY
Whole State Ticket Runs
Well Gordon Is Far
Ahead for Auditor.
The race In Missouri fs etreinely
close, the Kansas City Star told the
Missourian over the long distance tele
phone at 3 o'clock this morning. Reed
Is safely ahead of Dickey for the sen
atorial election. Kansas City has gone
LATEST STATE BULLETIN
ST. LOUIS, Mo , (3:30 a. m). 1,853
' precincts out of 3,459 in the state give
Wilson 215,706 Hughes 202,796. For
goiernor 1,775 precincts out of 3,459
in the state gUe Gardner 199,001
Lamm 200,440. For United States
Senator 1,753 precincts out of 3,459 in
the state gie Reed 204,911 Dickey
Missouri will be In the Democratic
column, the returns received up to
2:30 o'clock this morning indicate.
The Republican majority In St. Louis,
with half the precincts counted, is ap
proximately 4,000. The Democratic
majority in the counjtcy. la expected
to ovcrcome'the St. Louis vote as well'
as any other Republican majority in
the other cities for the national and
It is the time-worn story of the
ote of the cities against the ote of
the outlying counties.
In the state 1,088 precincts out of
3,459 gave Wilson a lead of approxi
mately 12,000 votes, but many of the
larger counties were not accounted
for, and the vote is consequently not
a fair indication of what the country
districts will do. From all indications
the Democratic majority in these dis
tricts will be enough to offset any Re
publican lead in the Missouri cities.
St Louis gave Wilson 36,277 and
Hughes 40,982, out of 256 precincts,
with 244 more to be heard from.
Republic Says Gardner Is Elected.
That Gardner will be Missouri's
next g6vernor is asserted by the St.
Louis Republic. The vote in St Louis
is close, with Lamm as the favorite
candidate. Other Missouri cities re
main'silent Out of 1,088 precincts in
the state, Gardner received a vote of
109,125 and Lamm 107,883. In St
Louis 164 scattered precincts out of
500 gave Gardner 22,735 and Lamm
From early indications the race
will not be decisive until all of the
3,459 precincts of the state are heard
from. Lamm may come up from be
hind, as he did in the primaries, or
the Gardner lead may be Increased.
Dickey, the Republican candidate
for United States Senator, will be
beaten, by James Reed, the present oc
cupant of the office. If early .returns
may be taken as an indication of what
the remainder of the state will do.
Democratic papers of the cities pre
dict a Reed victory by a large majori
ty. Out of the 3,459 precincts, a re
port from 1,070 gives Reed 118,086 and
Dickey 108,610. '
"tthole Ticket Probably Safe.
It is probable that the remainder of
the state Democratic ticket will be
elected All races are close. For
state auditor, Gordon is leading the
Republican candidate, Hackmann, by
a comfortable majority.
Unless the vote outside of Kansas
City and St Louis is large against li
quor, the prohibition amendment will
be defeated by a somewhat large ma
jority. In St. Louis the defeat of the
amendment Is estimated at 70,000.
The Kansas City ote had not been
The land bank amendment has also
apparently met defeat The returns
on the First Amendment, for the pen
sioning of the blind, would also In
dicate that it had been defeated.
0 STAY DEMOCRATIC
CLAIMS OF VICTORY
What the Democrats Say.
Vance McCormick, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee, gave
out the following statement at 2
o'clock this morning:
"Eleven states are still to be heard
from. We- have given up New York
and Illinois. Indications are that we
have also lost New Jersey. Massa
chusetts and Delaware seem to be
safe. We have heard nothing from
Shadow Lawn to indicate that there
they hae given up hopes."
A few hours earlier McCormick
said: "We do not concede the elec
tion to Hughes by any means. Presi
dent Wilson can still win by the vote
of the states from which we hare
Shortly before midnight the follow
ing statement was given out from the
executive offices at Shadow Lawn:
"We believe President Wilson has
been re-elected. There is nothing to
alter this. We are not so precipitate
as our opponents in announcing the
The New York Herald announced
that Nebraska had gone for Wilson.
Governor Dunne, Democrat, of Il
linois, admits his defeat and con
gratulates his opponent, Lowden.
The New York Times says Ten
nessee has gone for Wilson.
The New York Tribune says re
turns from Omaha, Neb., indicate Wil-
t i ..... -. . -
80n nas carriea KeDrasKa.
The New York Tribune announces
that Tumulty, from Long Branch, N.
J., claims the election for Wilson.
What the Republicans Say.
About midnight Chairman Wilcox at
the New York Republican headquar
ters claimed 276 electoral votes for
Hughes. Two hundred and sixty-six
are necessary for election.
The Detroit Free Press issued an
extra at 11 o'clock announcing that
Hughes had been elected, running his
picture under the heading "President
Colonel Roosevelt is reported as
having sent a telegram to Hughes say
ing that he is "doubly thankful to the
American people on the outcome of
The Chicago Dally News about mid
night announced the election of
The Republicans claim' Wisconsin
by 30,'000 and report the vote in Dela
The New York Republican head
quarters claim Illinois by 220,000.
The New York Times reports that
Iowa went Republican by 50,000, and
the New York American says the race
in Iowa is still doubtful, with Hughes
leading by about 2,000 votes.
The New York Tribune says Indi
cations are that there will be a Re
publican majority In the House of
Representatives and possibly in the
Oyster Bay returned a majority of
53 for Hughes, according to the New
The New York Times announces
the election of Hughes.
Pennsylvania gave Hughes a ma
jority of 200,000, according to the
New York Times. The American gives
Hughes a majority of 28,000 in Ver
mont. Chairman Wilcox claims the
election of Hughes and a majority in
both Houses. The Times also claims
Hughes Is elected.
Michigan May Go Dry.
DETROIT, Mich.. Nor. 8 (1 a. m.)
Early indications are that prohibition
carried and friends of Billy Sunday
are sending him congratulations.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 8. -
city goes wet by 500 majority.
Columbia No. 1 515
Columbia No. 2 685
Columbia No. 3 677
Columbia No. 4 73
Browns Station No. 1 44
Prathersville ........ 62
n. L 496
Wallace S. H. J
Gallop's Mill 31
Grand View 55
Browns Station No 2
Harrisburg i 141
Deer Park 55
COUNTY SWATS G. 0. P.
Expected 3,000 Democratic
Lead Shows Up Gordon
Behind His Ticket.
-Boone County Democrats came
through yesterday with the predicted
3,000 majority. The national, state
and county tickets led by approxi
mately that number, according to re
turns received up to midnight from
thirty-two of the thirty-four precincts.
Wilson received 5,339 votes, against
2,179 for Hughes. Gardner beat Lamm
5,198 to 2,336, and Reed leads Dickey
6,320 to 2,240.
Incomplete returns from twenty
precincts show that John P. Gordon,
Democratic candidate for re-election
as state auditor, is the only Demo
cratic candidate who is running be
hind the ticket. His vote is 3,322 as
against 1,376 for George "R Hackmann.
Woodlandville and Prairie Grove
are the only precincts in the county
which have not sent in returns on
the presidential, gubernatorial and
The Republican vote in Boone Coun
ty, as compared with the election of
1912, is increased. In the 1912 elec
tion Wilson received 4,185 votes, as
against 1,878, the combined count for
the Republican and Progressive can
didates. The strength of the Repub
lican and Democratic parties, as com
pared in 1916 and 1912, gives the Re
publicans a slight increase.
Crowd Cheers Both Candi
dates as Missourian Flash
es Results on Screen.
The crowd that stood for hours be
fore the Hall Theater last night
watching the Daily Missourian elec
tion returns was estimated at 2,000.
At 7 o'clock returns began arriving
over the special wire at the Missou
rian office. Twenty students and fac
ulty members of the School of Jour
nalism handled the matter as it was
received. As soon as the figures were
ticked into the office they were flash
ed from a window in the Virginia
Building. One man answered more
than two hundred telephone calls be
At 6 o'clock the crowd began to
gather until at 11 persons were pack
ed in the street for more than half
of a block each way. Many women and
children were In the throng. Win
dows in the Virginia Building were
filled. The crowd was demonstrative,
cheering both candidates.
Returns from the Missourian office
were also sent to the Missouri Union
and the Faculty Union buildings.
000 WATCH RE
497 156 509
38 340 34 349 . 37 336 51
7 28 7 30 7 30 7
6 55 6 52 7 54 7
With Browns Station. No 1
99' 172 ."99 172 99 172 99
31 184 31 184 31 177 37
61x ,123 61 123 61 123 61
13 140 13 141 13 137 17
No Returns Tonight
Wilson, Gardner and Reed
Get Safe Majorities Gen
' try Shows Well.
The. 3,122 voles cast In the fair
wards of Columbia yesterday gave
Wilson a plurality of 886 votes over
Hughes, Reed 792 over Dickey, and
Gardner 696 over Lamm. Gordon,
running behind his ticket, beat Hack
man by only 434. N. T. Gentry ran
Shackleford a close race for Congress
in this district, running only 267 be
hind. Sapp snowed under Russell, his op
ponent for representative, by 1,049.
Whitesides defeated Osterloh for sher
iff by 994( in Columbia. P. C. Brown
was elected constable by 856. The Co
lumbia Special Road District was
maintained by a 4-to-l vote.
Returns received from the second,
third and fourth wards showed that
the Third Amendment carried by a
bare majority of 87 votes here. The
First Amendment was favored here by
796, and the second by 244.
Only a few votes, which did not
comply with regulations, were thrqwn
out N. T. Gentry received one vote in
the fourth ward for senator and one
for circuit judge. Judge David H. Har -
ris was unopposed for re-election as
The scratched ballots favored Gen
try and opposed Gordon.
The polls closed at 7 o'clock, and
the final count, with the exception of
the amendment count in the First
Ward, was completed at 10:30 o'clock.
GARDNER'S SON KEEPS VIGIL
Gets Returns Over Operator's Shoul
der, Confident of Victory.
Bending over the telegraph opera
tor's shoulder as the election returns
were coming in at the Missourian of
fice last night and this morning, Wil
liam King Gardner, son of the Demo
cratic candidate for governor and a
freshman in the University, was per
haps the most interested person in
Columbia over the gubernatorial race.
Every return favorable to his father
could be read on his face. The re
sults in the other states and the stand
ing of other candidates held no inter
est for him. Unfavorable reports did
not bother much. He was confident
at all times that there was but one
view of the question victory for the
Lowden Leads In Illinois.
CHICAGO, Nov. 8. Returns from
1,122 precincts including 915 in Cook
Cunty Governor, Dunne, 107,880;
Lowden; 115,170. 284 precincts out
of 2,973 outside of Cook County give
Dunne 22,249, Lowden, 30,766.
LATEST RETURNS SHOW
WILSON VOTE CLIMBING
Early Reports FaVbringG. O. P. Candidate Are
Offset by Accounts of Democratic Gains
New York and Illinois Swing Into Re
Official Count May Be Necessary to Settle
Dispute in Doubtful States Ohio Supports
President Missouri Remains in- Hands of
At 4 o'clock this morning Wilson1 was fast gaining- oh Hughes.
At 2:30 o'clock this morning Hughes was leading in the'Presidential.race
by a close vote. There were still several states In doubt, and the Democrats
declined to eoncede that the Republicans had won a victory.
The Kansas City, Star at that ktfir said that the national election was a
"complete tle-ap,", with, a slight; adTaitage to Hughes. The tabulated retaras '
showed that Hughes had WjXtctorlA votes, to 231 for Wilson. The late re
taras as the Xlssouiaa gees Jo presi this morning show that Wilson is "com
lag from behind," gaining in strength consistently.
Almost Certain Hughes.
New York ,
North Dakota ,
The states still remaining particu
larly doubtful, owing to incomplete
returns, are the following: Arizona, 3
votes; Michigan, 15; Oregon, 5; Wash
ington, 7; West Virginia, 8; Minneso
ta, 12; Wyoming, 3.
While California, Illinois, and Massachusetts are placed in the Hughes
column, the vote In each is close. According to early morning figures an of
ficial count may be necessary to settle the vote In several of the states. Wil
son had undoubtedly lost New York State, but Illinois, where early Hughes
pluralities seemed to put that state in the Republican column without ques
tion, was inclining toward Wilson as the count proceeded. Ohio, claimed by
the Republicans until after midnight, waa later coneeded Democratic, and
Massachusetts like Illinois, were fast losing their majorities for the Republi
With a lead that was considered as final, up to midnight, the Hnghes plu
ralities were being steadily ent down. Even with a slight lead, as-estimated
in the count at 3 o'clock, Hnghes must hold all the states apparently In the
Republican column and get an even break in the donbtfal ones to defeat Presl
Missouri Is apparently Democratic, although the race between Colonel
, Gardner, the Democratic nominee and Jndm Tinn. bin Hpmihlln nn.um.nt.
is close. Senator Seed has been returned to the" United States Senate, defeat
ing Walter S. Dickey of Kansas City by a safe majority, according to the late
returns. The vote in Kansas City is overwhelmingly Democratic. Colonel
Gardner, with Jackson County, St. Louis and about one-third of the state ac
counted for, is leading Jndge Lamm by a 7,000 plurality. This Includes thirty
seven counties ia the state.
BOSTON, Nov. 8. The Boston Post
says at 2 o'clock this morning that
Wilson has been defeated. The paper
says that the Republicans carried all
of the doubtful states except Ohio.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Returns from
3,255 precincts outside of New York
City give Hughes 507,324 and Wilson
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8. The St. Louis
Globe-Democrat claims early this
morning that Hughes has been elected.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. 8. The
Sioux Falls Presl claims that Prohi
bition carried In South Dakota by 20,
000. DETROIT, Nov. 8.-2,289 precincts
out of 5,670 in the state give Wilson
200,861 and Hughes 190,922.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 8. Wilson
received 186,926, and Hughes 293,743
out of 2,268 precincts in Pennsylvania.
RALEIGH, N. C, Nov. 8. Up to
midnight, Incomplete returns give
Wilson a majority much less than In
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 8.
453 out of 2,372 precincts give Wilson
16,350; Hughes, 16436.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8.-942 pre-
Almost Certain Wilson.
cincts give Hughes 33,186 and Wilson
34,887. Johnson received 30,352 and
PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 8. In this
town Wilson Is leading by 383 to 350.
SEATTLE. Wash,, Nov. 8. The
presidential vote early this morning
stood 48,300 for Hughes and 48,760
BOSTON. Nov. 8.-995 election pre
cincts give Hughes 216,764 and Wilson
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 8. 109 pre
cincts out of 743 give Wilson 10,539;
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 8,. Philan
der C. Knox was elected to the Senate
by a substantial majority.
BOSTON, Nov. 8. In 895 precincts.
Lodge, (Rep.) received 183,220 to 168,
927 for Fitzgerald (Dem.).
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 8.-1,778 precincts
out of 3,439 in the state give Reed
203,669; Dickey, 195,060.
MADISON, Wis.. Nov. 8. Returns
from 618 scattered precincts Indicate
that LaFollette and Phlillpps are
elected to the Senate by large ma