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THE TRUJE 80?T1KON, EstabHahed Jone, 1
Ctoatolidated Aur. 3,1881.
SUMTER, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1912.
Vol. XXXV. No. 21.
I SWEEPING VICTORY.
WtTAON KLK II I? BY I.RKATKSP
MAJORITY ON l(K( OKI>.
Wee? York for Wllmut by Majority of
>,000?Wave or Denn*
Carrh-. Governors Into OtlUe
In F**t und South Fnoiigh
to Give Wilson-Marsliall Ticket
Vtrtory Without Uolng Farther.
ffeer York. Nov. ??With the site
tlon of Woodrow Wilson to the presi?
dency and Thon. H. Marshall to the
vlee preside n > assured by the early
retorns tonight, the reports up to
midnight ga\e Indications that the
!toral vote of the Democratic can
would near the 400 mark,
slse of the popular majority
the Democratic national ticket
the state that might give elector?
al votes to either Taft or Roosevelt
were mattem of conjecture at mid
night
In Illinois the rsce between Wilson
asjd Roosevelt was so close as to pre?
vent any accurate prediction. In
Pennsylvania the rate was marvelous
ly close, each of the three leading
candidates receiving close to 6O.000.
Early returns gave Qov, Wilson and
Oov. Marshall the "Solid South,'' and
the States of Connecticut, Delaware.
Kentucky. M.tine. Maryland. Massa?
chusetts, New York. West Virginia
Indiana anil Missouri. As the night
advanced and return* from the West
b#g*n to come the earlier c^tlm.v
were confirmed unl Montami. New
Jersey and New Mexico wa re added t -
those that seemed certain for Wilson
1 and Marshall, while scattering retUI B
from San Kr n ? - ? and L??s Angeles
made It prol>ab)e that California had
Joined the Wilson-Marshall column.
Rhode Island also became a doubt?
ful State on the returns near mid?
night and based 01 the later votes re?
spected. It seemed no* .holly t mproh -
' able that Its ttve electoral votes go to
Wllmm. The early returns gave an
apparent victory to Taft In N. w
Hampshire und Vermont, but the
Taft pluralities dw ndled as midnight
approach'd to a \ery few hundred
I VMM In each State and seemed likely
to be wiped out entirely.
The vote In Fcah reported up to
midnight Indicated tin state would he
csrrled for Taft. Tin VSJgJ In IVnn
slyvanla was umaxlngly close, the re?
turns from over a thousand precincts.
? mhra ing ever is.. ?n?u \ otes. uivmg
^ each of the three leading presidential
. ?nd u ite? more tli.in 60.000.
l he New York State assemMy
teemed to he overwhelmingly Demo?
cratlc.
In Illinois Indications wer? that
Judge Dunn (Demaratn ) f,.r govei
nor bad w
Former Speaker < annon seemed to
h ?ve been defeated f??r re-election.
(Malms of the Foosevelt managers
that Iowa. Michigan and Kansas would
fall Into the RftSjSjgesjtl I olumn scem
ej vertfled by the partially complete
turns at in early hour this morn?
ing.
The unceitamtv regarding Vet saunt
was settled by the SOSaplotC vote,
which gave Taft a majority of It4
At 12.4S the Pro\ Idem e ? Ii. I.)
Journal conceded tht' stat. to Wilson
snd with the \.u# < h-e ir, New Hamp
shire. It seemed prohable that New
Fnglund. wth the exception of Ver?
mont, had gone over to the Demo?
cratic column
Hut little definite news from States
of th. Went was r. ? .1 . \< ept fironi
iliforma, where a Wil- ?n \ ? ', i y was
undiluted. The tabulation of votes In
the other Western States was ?low and
prediction Impossible.
The F.le4*b>ral \ ggf,
STA T KS
J
'i
t 1 i
Alabama.? ? ? ? 12....
Arlaonu. 3 . . . .
Arkansas. 9 . . . .
California. Ft_
Colorado. f>... .
Connecticut. 7 . . . .
I ?Ha ware. 3 . . .
Florida. ?_
Georgia. II....
?Idaho. .
I ??Illinois.
Indiana. IS. ? ?.
low*. .... 13
Kansas. M
Kentucky. 13....
Louisiana. 10....
Maine. t;. . . .
.Maryland. ?
MaAfttichuset*. Is...
Mlchlaan. II
Minnesota. 12
Mississippi. 10
Ml-wourl. 13
WILSON IN AUTO WRECK.
ui:ri:ivi:s slk.ht kcai.p woi nd
iu t will contim i CAM?
paign.
Hovcruor Was Thrown Against Top
?if Cur When Machine Struck
Moun?| In l'oad
Prlneeton? N< J . Nov? 3.?Oov.
Woodrow Wilson tonight wears a nar?
row strip t f Oollodtan and gauze
across the to,? of his head, covering
a scalp wound three inches long,
which he received early today In a
motor ear mishap on the way home
from Ked Hank, N. J. His automobile
Htruek a mound In the road and jolted
him against a steel rib in the roof of
the limousine car.
The wound is not serious, and the
1 ?emoeratie presidential nominee will
falAll his speaking engagements in
Palerson and Passaie, N. J.. tomorrow
night, and attend to his eorr Sjpond
etice as usual early tomorrow.
Tonight the governor was In the
parlor of his home, the centre of a
group of friends. There was nothing
iri his manner to indicate he bad met
with auy mishap. He s.dd he did not
fe, '. the wound in the slightest degree,
and had not even developed i head?
ache from it.
"I guess I'm too hard-headed to be
hurt." he said smilingly as he received
the correspondents.
?r. J M t'arnochan. the governor s
family ph>sician. who dressed the
wound, issued the followlnil Btate
m. nt about it tonight:
AVhen I saw QoV, Wilson this af?
ternoon. 1 found he had received a
laceration of the scalp about three
Inches in length. Otherwise be was
in good condition and seemed to be
suffering from no ill effects."
rhe governor*! family was kept
busy answering the telephone tonight
alleviating the worry of friends who
had heard alarming reports, they said,
about the accident. The mishap oc?
curred in the early hours of the morn?
ing. The governor had spoken last
night at Ked Hank. and left for
Princeton, a distance of 48 miles,
shortly before 11 o'clock. Ho rode in
the limousine car of Abraham I. Kl
ku8, a New York lawyer, who lives
it Had Hank, a< ( ompanked by Capt.
William J. MoHonald. his personal
bodyguard, who was shaken up and
bruised
*The machine was running about
lu miles an hour." narrated the gov?
ernor tonight, "and we were going
Vary smoothly, near Highstown when
the j.i: i.ime. The chauffeur did not
se,- the mound Of earth, being deceived
by a shadow being thrown across the
road. As we struck ('apt. McDonald
and I were thrown against the roof
of the car. I felt of my head and
found that it was bleeding. 1 knew'
I Wai not BarlOUSly hurt. but knew
that It was imprudent to continue the
Journey in the cold, go ws stopped
some passers by and within a few min
ateg found the home of I>r. Titus at
Highstown. He dressed the wound
carefully and cleansed it and we
went on to Princeton."
The physician shaved the governor's
hair surrounding the strip of antlsep?
ti ? plaster partly covering tho ba'd
spot. His suit was stained with blood
an the wound bled profusely at first.
He said he was not disturbed in the
l?ast by the accident, but by the fact
that Mrs Wilson probably was wor
r: ing about his delay in getting home.
He did not telephone anybody about
the accident and asked I>r. Titus not
Id lay anything about It until he
lu d Princeton, ami when the gov
? nor arrived at home after 3 o'cl >< k
iii ti:e morning hie hat covered th<
Montana. 4 .
Nebraska. S.
Nevada. 3.
??New Hampshire. . . .
N ew Jersey. II.
New oMxteo. I,
NefJ York. 45.
> ortti Carolina. is,
> Orth 1 >akota ........ I,
<?hto. 24.
ciklahoma. 10,
Ores/on. r?.
Pcnnvl vanla. .... \\s
Ifhode i stand. '?....
South I' .rolina. |. . . .
??South Hakota. .
Tennessee. HI... .
Texas. 10. ? ? i
Utah. 4.
Vt i moid. 4.
V irginia. 11.
W.i -dilngton. ....
West Virginia. I.
Wisi oiis.n. IS.
?Wyoming.
Total.
?Not heard front.
??Poubtful.
s 108
s :
WATCHING BINNING REPORT.
GOVERNMENT ADVICES i:\RLY
NEXT WEEK.
Benson bl S<> l-'ar Advanced Now That
Flgares May in' Seriously Consid?
ered.
New Orleans, Nov. 8.?The cotton
market for the week probably will
be ohlefly concerned with the question
Of ginning, Early next week the cen?
sus bureau will come out with its
report on the quantity of cotton gin
Bed UP to October 81 and this week
there will be several private forecasts
of this report, which may affect the
market one way or another.
This ginning report will be most im?
portant thus far this season because
the season is now so far advanced
that ginning figures furnish a basis
for intelligent estimates of the total
yield. Previous reports have been
more or less Ignored but the pending
figures oannot be passed over without
comment. Should they show any de?
cided departure! from what is gener?
ally expected prices will be bound to
move strongly one way or the other
and any estimates this week of such
departures will ha"6 their effect.
The Balkan situation will attract
Considerable attention and may affect
prices because the markets of the
world generally recognize that the
Critical point In the situation is ap?
proaching. At the week end nearly
all markets circulars spoke of the
Balkan war as the one very bearish
feature of the present time, but a
large percentage of market writers
were inclined to believe that the vic?
tories of the Balkan allies were a
hopeful sign of early peace. Any di?
plomatic news that will tend to belief
in early settlement of the war win
this week be regarded is a "highly
bullish influence and undoubtedly will
cause higher prices.
The weather will not be regarded as
of much Importance as it has been for
several months past, because the
growing season is over, picking is well
on towards completion and the frosts
at the end of last week put an end to
uncertainty over temperatures.
TWO SMALL GIRLS WOUNDED.
Bpartanburg. Novx, 4.?While out
gathering persimmons this afternoon,
Louise and Marie McMillan, 10 and 7
years old, respectively, daughters of
Mrs. M. !>. McMillan of New Prospect.
wore shot in the fact by Howard Mc?
Dowell, a negro, who was picking cot?
ton in a field. One of the girls, Marie,
was shot in her left eye and was
brought to the city tonight for an
operation tomorrow.
The negro said he bad his gun
with him while picking cotton. and
he fell down and the gun was acci?
dentally discharged, Members of the
McMillan family doubt his story, and
haVS intimated that a warrant will be
sworn out for his arrest.
wound and most of the family had
gone to bed. It was not known In
the Wilson household, therefore, tin
til about noon today that he had been
hurt.
The nominee had to repeat the
story of the accident several times
during the day. 'it was a hard
blow," be remarked, "but my hat act?
ed as a cushion, though not a very
soft one."
Gov, Wilson would have reached
home much sooner if It were not for
the difficulty Dr, Titus had In find?
ing his antiseptlCI and also the pains?
taking care of tin' physician When he
h arned who his patient was, In fact,
when the boyi win* helped arouse the
physician told him Gov, Wilson was
out doors, Dr. Titus thought they were
jesting. When he learned that the
governor was really at his door, he
spared no time in getting to work. Al?
though hot water ami other neces?
saries were not at hand at the mo?
ment, he Was able tO dress the wound
in tWO hours. The governor said it
was a long time to wait and that the
Job "might have been done in 1 .*> loin?
s'' on ot her occasions, but he
agreed with tic doctor thai it was
best to do the work- thoroughly."
Most of the campaigning Gov, Wil?
son has done since he ran for gov?
ernor two years ago has been by au
totnoblle, but this was his first acc i?
dent
Tie- govern >r will close his cam?
paign tomorrow night with speeches
in Passalc and Paterson, N< ?! . ipaak
Ing again on behalf of the Democra?
tic legislative ticket.
"I II feel conscious of the galleries
when i speak," said the governor) as
he thought of the bald spot and strip
of plaster otl bis bead, "hut the lOWOT
tiers won t sea it."
TURKISH ARMY IN RETREAT.
TURKS admit DEFEAT at hands
OF BALKAN TROOPS and
ask FOR MEDIATION.
Excitement in Constantinople Intens?*
?Crime Unolieeked and People In
Dread?Movements of Armies of
Turks and of B?lkau State.
London, Nov. 8.?The Turkish army
is In full retreat on Constantinople and
the Turkish government has asked the
powers to Intervene in the Turkish
Balkan war.
An official bulletin was issued by |
the government at Constantinople to?
night admitting defeat at the "hands
of the Bulgarians in the great battle
on the Thracean plains, application
was made to the embassies in Constan?
tinople tonight for mediation by the
powers to end the hostilities and ar?
range a peace agreement.
The ambassadors prior to this, had
asked the porte to grant permission
to each Of the great powers to send
one warship through the Dardanelles
and this request has been complied
with. The only guarantee of safety
for the native Christians and per?
haps foreigners in Constantinople Is
to be found in the presence of the
warships of the great powers in the
harbor of the Turkish capital.
It is the general belief that Bul?
garia, chief of the Balkan States, will
refuse to listen to anything in the way
of intervention until the Bulgarian
army is at the gates of Constantinople
and will insist that Turkey make an
I appeal direct to the allies without in?
terference from the powers.
The powers have not been able t<
agree upon the French premier's for?
mula of "territorial disinterestedness'
which is not acceptable to either Aus?
tria or Germany. They are taking
8*eps, however, for the protection of
Christians and their own political in
terests in Turkey. < >ne warship In ad?
dition to the vessels already dispatch
od to Turkey will be sent through th"
Dardanelles by each of the powers.
Beyond the statement that the
Turkish army is retreating to the last
i\/k> of fortification outside Constan?
tinople there was little news received
from the seat of war tonight. Fighting
was reported along the line from
Tchorlu to Zerali which was the out?
come. doutbleSS, of the effort of the
defeated Turks to retire within the
Tchalja lines. which the Bulgarians
are doing their utmost to prevent.
The besieging forces are tightening
their prep around Adrianople and Lhe
bombardment is becoming more vig?
orous, in other directions, the allies
ore consolidating their occupation of
Turkish territory, The Qreeks have
taken Nicopolls and Pivvesa and have
landed a division of men at Stavros,
Which is marching to attack Saloniki.
An uncensored dispatch from the lat?
ter town intimates the likelihood of
its surrender without resistance.
In connection with the Servian oc?
cupation of Prlshrend, a warning
from Austria appears in the official
Vienna Fremdenblatt, which In the
supposition that the Servians have
now attained the object of their op?
erations toward the west says:
"There are neither military nor
national motives for the Servian arm-,
to penetrate the districts beyond
Phrlshrend which are exclusively in?
habited by Albanians, that is. there?
fore, into the undeniable territory of
another Balkan people.
GREAT EXCITEMENT IN TURKEY
Alarm Over Reports of Disaster
Causes Tension in Constantinople.
Constantinople, Saturday, Nov. J.
(uncensored).?Constantinople Is in a
fever of excitement over the alarm
from the reports from ta> field of
battle. Foreigners and natives alike
are suffering from the tension caused
by the series of military dir asters, and
although the city is in a state of selge,
? rime in some quarters is unchecked.
Many families are leaving the city.
The people fear first an outbreak of
Moslem fanaticism by the turbulent
elements, the lower classes, and, goc
ond, a rising of hordes of maddened
'joldiers who are being forced by the
Bulgarians to make their last stand
a few nubs outside of Constantinople
and then perhaps to fall back on the
capital.
The battle still continues on the
plains of Thrace, and, If the Turkish
soldiers fall back within the gates of
the city, it Is feared they ma) turn
their guns and bayonets on those w ho
ar awaiting here in trembling the
outcome of tho conflict.
There is a large and unruly elenn nl
or the population which would be
glad of any pretext for massiere and
pillage, The presence of more than
10,000 refugee! from the war torn
T?RKS WANT PEACE.
APPLICATION is MADE To Till
EMBASSIES FOR THEM TO
MEDIATE.
Universal Amazement Will be Causal
by Annonneement a*? Turks Were
Believed to Im> winning.
Constantinople, Nov. o?The porte
has applied t<? the powers for medi?
ation with a view to the cessation of
hostilities in the Turkish-Balkan
war and for the negotiation of peace.
Application has been made to the em?
bassies here and by circular to the
i Ottoman representatives in the Eu?
ropean capitals.
The official bulletin follows:
"The fortunes of war are variable,
and it is not always possible to be
successful on all sides. A people '
which accepts defeat must subm\<
with resignation to all its co' r,
Miiences. To overlook this obli
is to fail its duty. On the e -jC/ y>
while it would unwise to be ces
sarily proud over victory, ..ewise
would be Incorrect to be a .med at
want of Buccess.
"For Instance, in the present war,
With the four federated states the im?
perial trops are defending themselves
within the environs of Scutari and
Janina, but the eastern army around
Lulenurgas felt obliged to retire to
the lines of defense.
"In order to facilitate a successful
defense, it has not only been decided
to exert all efforts to safeguard the
inter. sts of the fatherland."
A communication was given to the
p^ess tonight which is not to be made
known to the public until tomorrow,
it is bound to cause universal amaze?
ment,
Recent announcement had led the
people here to believe that the tide
was turning in favor of the Turkish
army. The announcement is intend?
ed to bnak the bad news gently. The
porte's application to Ihs powers for
mediation is not known ;o the popu?
lace, but is believed that this action
would be approved by the most en?
lightened class, s.
who have lost all their possessions
adds to the danger of the situation.
Rumors are afloat that the Young
Turk's committee may start rioting
with the object of overthrowing the
government, but there have he. n n ?
tangible proofs of such a plan.
it is doubtful whether a rising
would be directed against foreigners
SS much as native Christians, but the
danger to foreigners is very real. it
the Turkish army sustains complet<
defeat the lives and property of thous?
ands of foreigners as well as native
Christians will be in Imminent peril.
The presence of foreign warships
is of the greatest importance and
would be the surest way of insuring
safety to the foreigners and order in
general.
Strong patrols are circulating the
streets, all of the police have received
orders to use the utmost vigilance
and repress disorders rigorously.
A brigade of infantry has been dls
dispatched to Tchatalja with orders to
prevent all fugitives. particularly
soldiers from proceeding to Constan?
tinople, but it is doubtful whether
the brigade would carry out such tin
order.
Thursday diplomatic representatives
of .,11 the nations held a conference.
Just what measures Were decided
upon is not known, but the Austrian
ambassador visited the foreign minis?
ter and called attention to tin- dis
quletitude on the part of the foreign
residents respecting their safety.
Definite news of the result of the
great battle is expected hourly. Ac?
cording to a government official in
Nazim Pasha's plan is to surround the
Bulgarians while Mahmoud Mukhatar
Pasha is working to the northwest
of Visa. A column of 30 "On will then
be ordered to make a sortie from
Adrlanople to Join hands with him
and balk a Bulgarian retreat to the
north. The Turkish arm) at De
deaghatch is to hem in the western
Rank of the Bulgarians, while the
main Turkish force, occupying tin
line between Tchorlu and Serai I*
expected to deliver the decisive blow
against the enemy.
The defenses- at Tchatalja have been
repaired and strengths ned, and dur?
ing the past few days many guns have
been mounted tin re. llul if the Turk'
are beaten at Tchorlu and T< lurkes
skeupi, an effective resistance along
the last line of forts is Improbable.
irsTRl v si spicioi s or r< >w
ERS,
p.uis, Nov. 3.?'Austrian suspicion,
still block the way to an accord of tin
powers on the proposal of France
Russia ;<?d Great Britain for ? d?
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM?
MISSION TAKES HAM) AS
PEOPLE PACE COAL
FAMINE.
Appeal is Addressed to Shipper* and
RaMronda t<> Relieve situation
It Exists.
Washington, Nov. 3.?shortage of
freight oars, the menace of a coal
famine and industrial paralysis in
some parts of the Unite.] States, has
become BO serious that the interstate
commerce commission today proposed
to ship and railroads drastic rec
omm ions for its relief. The rec
a
om ^ Stlons include a thinly veiled
?dy the situation the commission
f elf would lind a way to do so.
" The condition is acute," declared
Commissioner Franklin K. Lane, who
for several weeks had conducted an
inquiry. "Great institutions of the
country are practially out of fuel
and can not get it because there are
I no cars for its transportation. If an
immediate remedy is not found parts
of this country will be freezing to
death because of their inability to get
coal. '
The car shortage is said to have
been found to be due in part to delay
in unloading cars, the slow movement
of freight cars and failure oi railroads
to return cars to the lines owning
them. In the later case it is said
railroads hold ears, paying a nominal
charge for their use. This the com?
mission denounces as "nothing less
than theft." The investigation of
slow movement of freights developed
that a freight car everaged about twd
miles a day and that w hile" one was
moving 13 were standing still
The commission makes several sug?
gestions for relief of the car short?
age. They include: 'That a higher
per diem rate shall be made to apply
for the use of cars as between the
carriers.
' That an inspection service be at
once instituted, which shall report to
the commission violations of the rules
existing which are intended to insure
the return of equipment to the home*
line.
"That operating officials be instruct
edto make fuller use locomotives and
cars by increasing the speed of freight
trains. An average movement of less
than '2r> miles per car per day is not
adequate to the need of this country.
An increased speed movement is tan
tanmount to Increase in equipment*"
The commission recommends sent
broadcast as a circular to the rail?
roads and shippers of the United
States points out that the commerce
and industries of the United States
would suffer great loss were a car
shortage to continue. In pointing out
that la side the suffering Which would
follow a coal famine from lack of cars
industries throughout the country
would be stopped by lack of raw ma?
terials and the people at large would
stiff er embarrassment.
deration of "territorial disinterested'
n? ss" in the Balkan situation. The
French ambassador at Vienna hag
given the Austrian foreing minister
Count von Berchthold definite assur?
ances that the three powers have BO
intention of asking Austria to deity
herself the right to protect fully her
economic Interests and that the onlj
desire is to be able to indicate to the
belligerents that. In offering media?
tion, the great powers are determined
to make no demands for territorial
compensation Up to a late hour,
however, the French foreign office had
received no reply from the Vienna cab?
inet and it is feared that the tone of
the semi-official nearspapers, fore?
shadows a refusal to greet the
proposal. <o rmany s ultimate de?
cision doubtb ss will conform to
that of Austria. Meanwhile the bel?
ligerents have given no sign that they
wish Interfere nee by the powi re
The allies will thst force absolute
autonomy in Macedonia and Albania.
They propose then to regulate the
autonomous regime m their respect?
ive interests and to issume the respon?
sibility arising therefrom Without in
tereference of outs ilers. They a'UI per?
mit the great powers to arrange Inter?
national questions, such as the Far
danelles and the future of Turkey In
Asia.
The powers of the Triple Entente
n 1 read3 have sent a note to Bulgaria.
Green md Servla, pointing out the
danger to Christians and the serious
consequences to the commerce of Fu
ropc g< nerally should they uc< upy
Constantinople and Saloniki and ear?
nest lj requesting ihf Balkan states to
arrest the advance of their troops
Som< distance from these cities.
that should they fail to

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