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Fair and wanner tonight; cloudy and probably rain Friday. Colder be fore Saturday. jyjORNIN". dear teacher! Here's a bright red apple. TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1916 TEN PAGES TWO CENTS HOME EDITION Wilson Still Leading With Vote of 256 Against Hughes 243 Charges of Fraud in New Hampshire lTfiii n EVERY FIRST DAY OF BIG MEETING BRINGS HOSTS Fifty-Fourth Annual ConTen tion of Kansas JIa'ams. Ten Special Trains Bring Crowds This Morning. In SPEAKM AT THE AUDITORIUM Dr. Geo. D. Strayer of Columbia on Boy and Girl Problem. United States Commissioner of Education on Affairs. STRONG PROGRAM TODAY W idely Known Speakers Before State Instructors. Fire Thousand Children in Big Drill Tomorrow. OKXKBAL PKOCKAMS. At city niwlitnrium for Friday. November 10. Musir: Topeka HiRh School OJ "nb"i Kep.Yri on iioniiuations, and election of V n. ni. Offl'-ers I'.ennrt on resolutions, fcupt. M E. Moore, L"Th"Wrrlm- Chorus." Wagner. Kiin- SAB StHte normal "it-c A.ldresa, -The MenniuK of "kooth. Pre- Ment K. n. Ilryan, coigaie L'ntverslty, N- Y- . .. o . Alli.rt S. Cook, Bnltlinore county. Murvianii. Kansas State Normal School Glee club. "Martha," the Boston English Opera CTlBhUSchool An.litorinm : Address "The Pnhlic Schools, a Test of American Faith. Marv Antin of Boston. (Xhcoe entertainments are supplied ty the citizens of Topeka thru their Commer cial club.) (CONVENTION PERSONALS ON PAGE 6) Teachers by the hundreds from the cities, from the little country schools, from everywhere in Kansas began pouring into Topeka this morning to enjoy the fifty-fourth annual session of the Kansas ttaie leacnera iiutid tion here today, tomorrow and Satur day. The registration books in the state house lobby showed that on the opening day the attendance is greater than ever before in the history of the association. By 6 o'clock this evening it is expected that the registration will be 6.000. Before the convention closes 7,000 teacher: are expected here. PreDaration of the school boy and girl of today for co-operation in deal- i ing with social affairs rather than the individualism of the past was dealt with jointly this morning by Dr. George D. Strayer of Columbia univer sity, and P. P. Claxton. United States commissioner of education. Both men spoke in the city auditorium which was filled with teachers. The fifty-fourth annual convention opened with prayer by Dr. Charles M. Sheldon of the Central Congregational church. This was followed by music on the pipe organ and a vocal solo of much merit by Miss Edith Bideau. Laws Rule Now. Briefly the speakers sketched the passing of the good, old days when a man could make a living independent ly of others, could travel independent ly of the social and industrial customs of others. Now no one can travel any where without finding himself forced to abide by social and industrial cus toms of the people. "No democracy can stand unless there are enough men who will sacri fice their individual aims for the bene fit of the common good," declared Doctor Strayer. Then the speakers outlined the need of teaching co-operation among pupils at the schools, teaching them by prac tice the ideals of obligation, duty and service to the group in which they live. Teaching: Too Autocratic. Th"e present method of teaching is too autocratic, the speakers told the teachers. Pupils seek more to please a teacher by their individualism in recitation than thru the results of co operation which ultimately will be the only salvation of themselves and the nation. The teachers were urged to create in their pupils the need of helping one another, of making combined rather than individual efforts to reach a goal. Instances whore teachers had puoils aid others, less apt in certain studies were pointed out as methods of re ducing the individualistic tendencies of the time.3 and creating the spirit of co-operation in which all work for the good of a community rather than for individual results, only. Then, too, the education of a pupil's reasoning powers instead of memoriz ing powers was urged upon the teachers Must Think Xot Memorize. "Too many pupils memorize thei lessons and do not reason them out declared Dr. Strayer. "This is simpl. J Superintendent J. H. Francis of Co lumbus, Ohio, who delivered an ad dress to the state teachers at the high school auditorium today. because a surface, book knowledge is all that is required." He told of a teacher who had the pupils discuss the reasons for famines in India. This discussion brought out their reasoning powers for they were forced to understand the physical conditions in and surrounding India, the weather conditions and soil condi tions. "They learned to reason and ac quired geography at the same time," said Dr. Strayer. "We must teach the pupils to assemble facts and arrive at conclusions in their own minds. There are too many people who will read the editorials in a morning paper and stand by those convictions until the evening paper is on the street with facts apparently as convincing and then change their minds." L. W. Mayberry, president of the association, presided at the meeting. Ten special trains arrived in To peka Wednesday night and today, i . jted over the- Santa Fe, Rock Island, Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific (Contlnned on Page Two.) 6 HURT IN WRECK Golden State Limited Derailed ?iear Newman, Kan. Four Cars Turn Over; Two in Topeka Hospitals. The .Injured. R. L. Taylor, Los Angeles, negro chef. Severely scalded and bruised. George C. Hawkins, Ludlow, S. D., private Troop L, Seventh cavalry. Nose lacerated and glass in left eye. M. T. Ransom, age 42. Wichita. Left shoulder and clavicle fractured. Frank B. Dearing, Philadelphia, first sergeant Troop L, Seventh cav alry. Right wrist and left knee lac erated. Carol Skence, Greensburg, Kan. Back wrenched. Unidentified woman, about 80 years old and believed to live in Greensburg, Kan. Bruised, and suffering from se vere nervous shock. While a number of its passengers were eating in the diner. Rock Island train No. 4, known as the tioiaen iaie Limited, was wrecked p. short distance east of Newman, twelve miles east of Topeka, at 6:30 o'clock last night. The wreck occurred when a flange on a wheel under the second car of the train broke. The car swayed and turned over on its side, dragging the rest of the six cars behind with it. Four of the cars were thrown com petely on their sides while the last three coaches were nearly overturned. The engine and mail car were cut loose from the train. At noon today G. B. Hetherington, trainmaster for the Kansas division of the Rock Island, stated that not enough information was available to fix the cause of the derailment of the Golden State Limited, which went into the ditch at Newman, twelve miles east of Lawrence, at 6:30 o'clock last night. Mr. Hetherington had just re turned from the wreck. At that time two wreckers, one a Union Pacific, the other a Rock Is land, were removing the debris. One ; line of track was open and trains were being routed thru. The other line of track was still blocked, and it was not stated when it would be opened. It was stated that the two passen gers most badly injured, who are in Stormont hospital, were doipg well. It was not believed then that either would die. The two in the hospital are M. T. Ransom of Wichita, left shoulder and clavicle fractured, and R. L. Taylor, of Los Angeles, colored chef, badly scalded. Six persons were reported Injured this morning, none of them fatally. With the exception of M. T. Ransom, of Wichita, and R. L. Taylor, the negro chef, who was badly scalded, both of whom were taken to Stormont hospital here, the rest of the passen gers continued on their way to Kan sas City. The scant number of in jured reported is due to the unusually small number of passengers according to J. W. Stevens, the Pullman car conductor. Engineer to Rescue. Another reason for the few injured s Engineer Haviland. who takes no -redit for his part 'n saving lives "I did it without thinking," he said. About 300 yards east of Newman (Continued on Page Two.) TEXT BOOK FIGHT AMONG TEACHERS IS OPENED TODAY Resolutions Prepared Would Open Up Book Buying. Direct Slap at State' Publication May Be Result. DEMAND DISTRICT OWNERSHIP TVonld Permit School Boards to Buy in Open Market. TV. A. Brandenburg of Pittsburg Mentioned as President. Fireworks over the state text, book proposition opened early today, at the forty-fifth annual convention of the Kansas State Teachers' association. Whether the apparent split between officials of the association and the present method of state selection of school books becomes deeper tonight depends upon the outcome of a meet ing of the resolutions committee, late this afternoon, in the office of W. D. Ross, superintendent of public in struction. At that time it will be decided whether the resolutions committee shall submit to the board of directors at Its meeting tonight an amendment which, if adopted by the board and teachers in session tomorrow, will place the association on record as say ing: "The children of Kansas have a right to the best books, regardless of whether they are the product of state publication or private publication." Still further trouble over the school book commission problem was -prom ised, at a late hour this afternoon, when F. L. Pinet, secretary of the state association, appeared at the of fice of W. D. Ross, state superintend ent, and announced that he had a resolution to be presented to the reso lutions committee. Pinet's resolution will ask that the legislature refrain from taking any further steps in push ing the state publication propaganda for two years at least. Meantime, it is proposed in the re solution, that a committee of educa tors be appointed to investigate state publication from a strictly educational standpoint. At the same time Pinet's resolution would provide for an in vestigation of state publication from a dollar and cent standpoint by a cost expert. In addition a section would be add ed reading: "We favor the compulsory district ownership of text books and the right to select them from the best on the open market." The latter part of the resolution is the one looked upon with alarm by friends of the text book commission. It directly provides for the abolish ment of the compulsory adoption of the state, as at present, and, accord ing to statements of friends of the commission, would give the agents of the big eastern book concerns an op portunity to work on the hundreds of members or school boards in Kansas. "However," said A. M. Thoroman, "it will take some time for such legis lation to get thru the house and senate of Kansas. ' Committee on Record. At a meeting of the resolutions com mittee a month ago, resolutions were adopted by the committee for the ap proval of the board and association, placing the association on record as: "Favoring such a modification of the laws relating to the school book com mission as will put the selection of textbooks in the hands of active teach ers and favoring in the selection of books the consideration of quality not price." "Suddenly," said M. E. Moore, of Leavenworth, chairman of the resolu tions committee, "some of the mem-, bers ot tne committee demanded the district' ownership amendment." Mr. Moore stated that he had in vited A. M. Thoroman, secretary of the state school book commission, to be present at the meeting. At 1:30 o'clock this afternoon Thoroman de clared he had not received the invita tion. W. R. Smith, state printer and chairman of the commission, also de clared he had re.Xlived no invitation to the meeting. There appears to be no fight for the presidency. A r.umber of names have been mentioned but W. A. Bran denburg, president of the Pittsburg Manual Training school, seems to be the man most of those "outside of the inside" think will be selected by the board of directors, at their meeting tonight. ROYAL FLYER MISSING Baron Lucas Either Killed or Cap tured by Germans. London, Nov. 9. Baron Lucas of Grudwell, a member of the Royal Fly ing corps and formerly parliamentary under secretary of state for war, has either been captured by the Germans or killed on the French battlefield, ac cording to the Evening Star. Lord Lucas was reconnoitering over the German lines of France in an aeroplane, the newspaper says, and was obliged to descend behind the German lines owing to a gale. CONTEST VOTI IN STATES THAT ARE DOUBTFUL Exchange of Fraud Cry In Na tional Headquarters. Democrats Start Proceedings In New Hampshire. BOTH SIDES BANDY DEFI Replies and Answers Come Hot and Fast. Warn Ballot Box Watchers to Look Out for Fakes. New York, Nov. 9. Charges that the Republican election officials in New Hampshire were unfair In the vote count there, by which they gave the state to Hughes by 161 votes was made today by Henry Morganthau, chairman of the Democratic finance committee. "We will demand and get a recount there," he said. "It will be very queer if we can not get In 150 or 200 votes in this way. The Republicans control the election machinery and it is only natural that a recount would give us a gain under such circumstances. These officials have given ua no vote we were not entitled to and they have. taken a large number of votes away from us that we were entitled to. Morganthau's charge was in answer to a statement by George W. Perkins. Instructions to the Democratic com mittee in New Hampshire to demand the recount had already gone forward. he said. Nerves Are Frayed. The situation today was one irbieri pulled taut the already overstrained nerves of political managers. .It was responsible for more acrimonious ex changes between the two sides than heretofore marked the campaign. It brought warnings from Democratic Chairman McCormick to his cohorts to 'guard ballot boxes," lest there be tampering. It inspired Republican Chairman Willcox bitterly to reDlv that any one intimating fraud by Re- puDiicans - was a contemptible scoun drel" and issued a warning himself against stealing of the presidency by the Democrats. In at least one state (Continued on Page Two.) MAY WAIT WEEK 2,136 Minnesota Guards' Vote May Decide Issue. But These Won't Be Counted Until Tuesday. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 9. With 2,136 Minnesota militiamen's votes cast at the border and not expected to be counted before next Tuesday, the world may wait another week to know who will be president of the United States, if Minnesota is to be given the proud privilege of deciding that issue. Six commissioners who took these ballots to the border to be marked by the militiamen, are en route back to Minnesota today. They are due Sun day. Both parties claim the militia vote. Division of staff officers in re cent political ventures is half and half. MAY SPLIT VOTE Prospect for California Vote To Be Divided. Not Improbable; It Happened Four Years Ago. San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 9. The possibility that California may cast a divided vote in the electoral college was discussed by politicians today as they watched the returns slowly com ing in rrom vjaniorma precincts. Under tne law, the thirteen candi dates for elector who receive the larg est vote will go to the electoral col lege, regardless of whether they all favor the same presidential candidate. It is possible for the high man of one set of thirteen electors to be higher than the low man of the set of electors whose party candidate receives the majority of the electoral votes. Four years ago this happened. Wil son getting two electoral and Roose velt eleven. Wilson Gets North Dakota by 1,000. Fargo, Nov. 9. With from five to seven precincts missing in each of ap proximately thirty counties in North Dakota, a majority of them being in the western part of the state where telephone and telegraph communica tions are not highly developed, it is not expected that complete returns will be received until some time late in the day. Reports were received up to an early hour this morning which gave President Wilson a lead of some thing more than 1,000 votes over Hughes. TOTALS CHANGE ONLY SLIGHTLY THRUOUT STATE Wilson Will Carry Kansas by More Than 30,000. Only One Democratic Congress man To Be Uprooted. CAPPER BY 150,000 PLURALITY Legislature Safely Republican in Both Houses Now. Harger and Simmons Go Down to Defeat of Hughes. LATEST STATE RETURNS. President. Returns from 1.952 precincts: Wilson 248,093 Hughes 218,276 Governor. Returns from 1,698 precincts: Capper . ; 231,749 Lansdon 132,775 Kansas will boost the Wilson presi dential plurality above the 30;000 mark. It may go to 32,500 or even 35,000. That is greater than any dream of the most ardent and enthusiastic Democrat. With nearly 800 precincts to report governorship totals. Gover nor Capper is now hanging languidly on the 100,000 mark and looks safe by 125,000 or more. Today the Democrats are simply dazzled and bewildered by their show ing in .the state. On the eve of the election, when the Democrats claimed everything in sight, Hubert Lardner, chairman of the state committee, put the Wilson plurality at 11,000 to '12,000. - Then he knocked on wood and- wished dreams might come true. Now Lardner is submerged in good news 6f which he never dreamed and never permitted himself to think. Total figures this afternoon from 1,952 of the 2,474 precincts of Kansas give Wilson 248,093 and Hughes 218, 276 a skimpy 30,000. But there are more than 500 precincts out and Wil son keeps growing as reports some to Topeka. Use your own judgment as to where it will stop. Do your own guessing on governor, also. If it were but possible to slice a few thousand off the Capper returns and add them to the Hughes column, the Republicans would be happy. In 1,698 precincts. Capper has 231,749 votes and Lansdon 132,775. Congressional Fight. The Republicans dented the Demo crat congressional stronghold by the election of Col. Ed. C. Little over Con gressman Joseph Taggart. That was as far as the winning went. Right there the Bourbon line held and Kan sas voted to return the five remaining Democrat congressmen. In the Fourth district Congressman Dudley Doolittle won a close fight over Clyde W. Miller. Doolittle s ma jority over Miller will probably be something less than 500, altho returns from all counties in the district seem to give him a safe lead and the elec tion. Miller and his managers have conceded the election to Doolittle. Charles M. Harger's chances in the Fifth district went down when the Wilson vote, went up. Harger is beat (Continued on Page Two.l FOREIGNERS FLEE Take Special Trains to the Mexican Border. Report De Factos Evacuate City of Ojinaga. El Paso, Nov. 9. Passengers arriV' lng from Chihuahua City brought report that a special train was being prepared to bring the French and British residents of Chihuahua City to the border. Chinese residents are also coming from the state capital. It is feared that Villa is preparing an at tack. San Antonio, Nov. 9. An unofficial report reached General Funston's headquarters late last night that Ojinaga had been evacuated by the Carranza garrison commanded by Col onel Riojas. The advance of Villistas in the territory south of Ojinaga was given as the reason for the movement. The report was still without official confirmation today. GERMAN PRINCE KILLED Nephew of King of Bavaria Dies From Battle Wounds. . Berlin, Nov. 9. Prince Henry of Bavaria, nephew of King Louis, is re ported from Munich to have died from wounds received in a reconnoitering trip November 7. Prince Henry was 32 years old and a major in the Bavarian guards." He was reported to have been wounded on the battlefield last June. The prince was unmarried. Prince Henry was a major in the Kinrs Own inlantry regiment. Prince Henry's mother left for the battle front today to take charge of the remains, xne prince was an only cnua. Hughes Must Get Both Minn. and CaL to Win- California Drift to Wilson Sen sation of Today. HAS 5,000 LEAD IN CALIFORNIA Hughes Slipping in Minnesota; Only 811 Ahead. G. O. P. Newspapers Admit Wil son Victory Late Today. LATEST RETURNS Admits Wilson Winner. Philadelphia, Nov. 9. The Phil adelphia North American, one of the strongest Republican papers in the state, posted a bulletin this aft ernoon conceding the election to President Wilson. Concedes Wilson' Election. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. . The Evening Ledger, strong Hughes sup porter issued extras this afternoon conceding the re-election of Pres ident Wilson. Charge Tampering Ballot Boxes. Fargo, N. ., Nov. O. Charges that ballot box tampering Is being attempted In eastern North Dakota were laid before United States Dis trict Attorney Hi Iyer by United States Marshal S. J. Doyle this aft ernoon. New Hampshire to Hughes? Concord. N. H.. Nov.9. All but i forty-six of the 294 election districts in New Hampshire give tne lollnw- ing vote for president: Hughes S7,72t Wilson - 30,793. Hughes -plurality 279. This announcement was given out New York, Nov. 9. The tide for Wilson set in so 6trong in California and Minnesota this afternoon that it appeared probable at 3:45 this after noon returns from these two states would indicate the president's re election. Two Philadelphia newspapers which have strongly supported Hughes in the campaign this afternoon conceded their candidate's defeat. They were the Evening Ledger and the North American. The belief that the Wilson drift would result in his choice was based on these developments: Hughes must carry both Minnesota and California to win. Wilson's lead in California is stead ily maintained. Hughes's lead in Minnesota is being cut down as further returns come in. The precise drift in these states and in the other smaller doubtful states of New Hampshire and New Mexico showed on the United Press returns available at 3:45: California, 5,692 out of 5,867 pre cincts: Wilson leading by 5,055 votes; to come 175 precinctsL New Hampshire, 248 out of 294 pre cincts, Hughes leading by 279; to come 46. Democrats preparing to back up claim of carrying state by court ac tion. Minnesota 2,736 out of 3,024 pre cincts: Hughes leading by 811; to come 288. New Mexico 336 out of 638 pre cincts: Hughes leading by 258. To come 302. Hope on 18 Precincts. Democratic State Chairman Cushing maintained an air of confidence as the presidential candidates turned into the home stretch. He said the eigh teen remaining precincts in Los Angeles county would not give Hughes a sufficient plurality to overcome Wil son's lead. On the other hand he de clared that missing precincts from other sections of the state will un doubtedly throw the strength to Wil son and more than offset whatever advantage Los Angeles county gives Hughes. Hughes Slipping in Minnesota. St. Paul, Nov. 9. Charles Evans Hughes was holding his slight lead over President Wilson in Minnesota when returns from 2,800 precincts out of 3,024 in the state had been com piled at 2 p. m. today, the count standing, Wilson 173,213; Hughes 173,652: ' BOTH STILL CONFIDENT Victory Seen in Both National Camps Leaders Make Statements. New York. Nov. 9. Statements were issued from both Democratic and Republican national headquarters this morning still claiming the pivotal states for the respective parties. "When I returned at 5 o'clock," said Chairman McCormick, in a statement telephoned from his hotel, "I knew that North Dakota was safe for Wil son, California absolutely ours, that we had New Mexico surely and that we are putting up a goo- fight in Minnesota." George W. Perkins at Republican headquarters declared that New Mex ico and Minnesota were Dotn swinging towards Hughes and North Dakota was sure. He asserted that if these three states were placed in the Hughes nnllimn til. Ponilhlimn Pflndiilat.'a election was assured without Call ' fornia'a 13 electoral votes. LATEST FIGURES . Standing of states with elec toral vote. Needed to elect, 266. FOR WILSON. Alabama, 12. Arizona, 3. Arkansas, 9. Colorado, 6. Florida, 6. Georgia, 14. Idaho, 4. Kentucky, 13. Louisiana, 10. Maryland, 8. Mississippi, 10. Missouri, 18. Montana, 4. Nebraska, 8. Nevada, 3. North Carolina, 12. North Dakota, 5. Ohio, 24. Oklahoma, 10. South Carolina, 9. Tennessee, 12. Kansas, 10. Texa3, 20. Utah, 4. Virginia, 12. Washington, 7. Wyoming, 3. TOTAL, 256. FOR HUGHES. Connecticut, 7. Delaware, 3. Illinois, 29. Iowa, 13. Maine, 6. Massachusetts, 18. Michigan, 15. New Jersey, 14. New York, 45. , Oregon, 5. Pennsylvania, 38. Rhode Island, 5. South Dakota, 5. Vermont, 4. West Virginia, 8. Wisconsin, 13. Indiana, 15. TOTAL, 243. DOUBTFUL. California, 13. New Hampshire, 4. New Mexico, 3. Minnesota, 12. TOTAL, 32. WINTER IS COMING A Cold Wave Is Expected to Reach Topeka Tomorrow. Hourly temperature readings fur nished by the weather bureau 7 o'clock 36 g o'clock 38 9 o'clock 40 11 o'clock 50 12 o'clock 5 1 o'clock ...... 5 o'clock 5 10 o'clock 44 Temperatures today averaged 2 de grees above normal. The wind is blowing at the rate or twelve miles an hour from the southwest. A brief period ot clear warm weather followed by some real winter, with rain and cold is on the schedule for the week-end, according to weath er bureau reports. Fair weather with temperatures above normal prevailed today and the same is promised for tomorrow. Friday night the bad period will begin, according to the forecast which reads as follows: Fai and warmer tonight: Friday increasing cloudiness followed probably by rain colder Friday In the northwest and north central sections of Kansas, much colder by Saturday in all parts of the state. The lowest temperature last night was 35 degrees, the official records pi? show. It was cold enough on the ground. however, to freeze a light (Coutluued on Page Two.) - 1 CONTEST Kansas Republicans May Ques tion Vote Here. Suit In Supreme Court to Test Law's Constitutionality. - ROW OVER ELECTORS' CHOICE Lawyers Claim Cross Should Be Behind Their Names. G. O. P. Has Everything to Win and Nothing to Lose. With every state a pivotal state and . with every vote needed by each can didate for the presidency, the Re publicans may contest the Kansas electoral vote. This plan was worked out early In the week by the Demo crats. Nov the Republicans are con sidering the plan of attack antlclpat- d by the enemy. In event of a confest, suit will b filed in the supreme court to test the constitutionality of the Kansas system or voting for presidential electors. This year Kansas voted in a square opposite the name of presidential can didates. Votes were not cast for in dividual electors. According to a theory of many lawyers, the constitu tion specifically provides that electors shall be chosen, who shall chose the president. A successful contest by the republicans would result In throwing out the electoral vote of the state That would mean that ten votes would be taken from the Wilsin column, altho none would be added to th Hughes string. following announcement .. that New Hampshire Democrats would warranto proceedings, to test the vote in that state, and cause a re count, Kansas Republican leaders con sidered for the first time the plan for a contest In this state. Questions sur rounding the constitutionality of the Kansas vote are being studied today by a number of able lawyers. Returns from over the state t-how that :he popular vote was cast for Wilson. He has a 30.000 lead. Rn th. v 1.1, cans have everything to win and noth- . t .v. lime Positions Have Changed. Today the Republicans the same position as the Democrats prior to the election. Last Sunday several Democrat state leaders were In conference with legal advisers relative to the constitutionality of the Kansas electoral system. They planned to file suit to test the state vote In event It was unfavorable to Wilson. Just at that time they were not strongly of the opinion it wouia oe tor Wilson, either. In xaci, me state vote surprised the Democrats fully as much as it did the nepu oilcans. Now the Republicans are merely Continued on page Four. A LIVELYFIGHT Unofficial Count Glres Wilson N. H. by 117. Republicans Cry Fake and Claim State for Hughes, i Concord, Nov. 9. New Hampshire complete, but only partially certified to the secretary of state, gives Hughes 43,732, Wilson 43,849. Wilson's plu rality 117. The complete count, showing; a plu rality of 117 for Wilson presidential electors. Is based on certified returns to the secretary of state from 240 pre cincts out of a total of 294. added to - press returns from 54 precincts. The secretary is checking up the press re turns with those certified as the latter come in. The two precincts which were missing until this afternoon gav.i a total of 11 votes for Hughes and 7 for Wilson. Statement by G. O. P. Phillip H. Faulkner, chairman of the Republican state committee, is sued the following statement: The claim that New Hampshire has gone for Wilson is unsubstantiat ed by any returns in our possession. "Fully 40 per cent of the town clerks thruout the state have rendered no official returns of the vote but such unofficial figures as we have, verified in every quarter of the state, indicate that Mr. Hughes has carried New Hampshire by something less than 100 plurality. "We have well fortified Information officers in the counitng of votes in many quarters and we have today in stituted proceedings for an inspection of all the votes cast in the state on Tuesday, as our law provides. Contest the Vote. "George A. Fairbanks of Newport, one of the Hughes presidential elec tors, is the petitioner in this action. and we expect to have the New Hamp shire ballots in the hands of the secre tary of state by the close of another day. "We do not concede New Hampshire to the Democrats and are prepared to substantiate our claim of Republican victory before any competent tribunal."