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Fair and warmer to-day: to-morrow in- creasing cloudinesn; Bouth winds. Highest temperature yesterday, 56: lowest, 43. pttalkd weather, mall and mjrlne reports on page 13, IT SHINES FOPv ALL VOL. LXXXIV. NO. 69. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1916. Copyright. 1111. V th Sun Printing and PubUthtng Awocioffan. ONE CENT Jereey Cllx and Newark. ) TIV( CENTS. HUGHES ELECTED BY NARROW MARGIN; SWEEPS WEST; HAS 291 ELECTORAL VOTES; CONGRESS TO BE SPLIT; WHITMAN AND C ALDER CHOSEN BY HUGE MAJORITIES SSUVL HOUSE WON, BUT SENATE GOES TO THE DEMOCRATS HeiMiblk'iins Capture Jloth liiiliana .Stmts, but Lose; Mlipitt's. HIJJAM .JOHXSOXTO SKKVK AS SKXATUK Myron T. Herrick and I C. Knox Will Wear the Tojya. F1IAXK . KKLLO(i(i. TltTST liTSTKK. WINS Miss Kan U i n Is Probably Klecteri as the First Congress woman. Tnrnt:iilite rcturtiK Indicate that Pirsldent Hughes, despite the lirrolc efforts of the Republicans to regain the legislative brunch of the CJovern ment. will have n divided Congress on his hands. The Hepnlillruns, counting upon a larger proportion of gains in Western than In Kastern States, apparently hive turned their minority In ttie House of Representatives Into n small majority. The DcmocinUc majoilty In the Senate hna been toiluied and later re turns from doubtful Western States may give the P.cimbllcuns a l're Uad. although thLi Is not probably. Gain In Senatorshlpa. T 'e Itcpubllcans gained Senators in Sew Vork. New Jersey. Maryland. Ohio. Ii .lmna (two) and hurt one to their ci relit In Maine u a renult of the hep tt iii.ui- election. If they had sustained no losses this a f.u Id have brought them within two nus of as many as theDemocrats. Hut S. tutor Sutherland has apparently been fiatel for reelection In Utah nnd Sen- Mi l.,iillt In Rhode Island nnd the iKMinxrat claim Senator du font's seat i Delaware. There are a number of teats Jtlll In Uouht, Including Nebraska, Nevada, West Virginia and Montana. in the llaht of these doubtful Htates It m Impossible to predict which political jmty will control the Senate. The Re publicans must n ake a net gain of seven t-n.itois, In addition to the one they In- calned In Maine. In order to break tua with the Democrats and obtain con trul through the deciding vote of the u.e-President. senator I.lnpltt's Defeat. The defeat of Senator LIYltt In Ilhode W..rnl was a surprise to the Republicans, ho hart counted confidently upon his re tutu He will be succeeded by I'etcr Get (ierry, who Is now serving a term In he I Inure. The House will probably be Itepubll ci i. but the margin has narrowed with lite returns and unless the Hepubllcans n.ike gains In the middle West and far Wisterii States their majority will be too c: in r-ir comfort. ICepulilleiin gnlns were recorded In the fodonuisc States: Maryland, 2 : New Jcr f 2 New York. S, with two Republican i!ir, is in doubt, The Dcmocrnts have tr.nle .1 net gain of two In Pennsylvania t in North Carolina, One of the sur rr'sliu ii'pults was the defeat of Hep ri m, Mine ibirrhfeld nf Pennsylvania, slio was opposed by the lalor vote, cs V1 .illy be rallioad organizations. I'ord'a Comimlmi Falls. Tun ineffectiveness of Henry Ford' Mi'ip.ugn l.ibnrs In behalf of the Demo fane parly is reflected In the possibility ' a' Michigan may send a solid Repub 1 .m delegation to Congress. Senator Townsend, Republican, swept t State and late returns Indicate thut ' atiK Poremus, chairman of the Demo catir Congressional campaign 'commit t'e mi Mr Foul's own home town, h'.e reelection was taken for granted k Pie Itepubllcaiis, It perilously near fe.it The same danger overtook Rep res'iilative llejkes of Ann Arbor, the " other Iieuiocrat on the delegation. M'r.M'igli rlie apparent Rroubllcan bad I 'lie lower bouse Is only four, several "'" is in doubt aie claimed by the 'lepuhliinns, If these claims are homo b tin: filial ledums without losses In n,f Western mates, where there arc Kiiue doubtful districts, the Repub ''an r ijorlty In the House may reach l.flfdl iinilook In Wisconsin. T'n lieiniKratIc delegation In Wisenn l" le 'hrenteneii with annihilation, nnd ' Tli.tteciilh, Fourteenth. Fifteenth "'l f- xteriith dlstllcts of Missouri, all " wii" i me normally Democratic, nie ii' ii. i, ,i T' f.i' of Meyer London, the lone mi ui. In doiilit, ,e i l.na to llm latest lelurns Pome " ' b idii.g llerilck for the Senator- i' I 'hi. i, but advantage U too slight .is the basis for a predlitlon as ' il oiitciiini!, The Reiiibllc,ili " ' 'le tliat HerrlcU will Win, s' i if Hie Itepiihllc.in wliecl horses lr H'iiimi wire reelected, Represen t ii Mann of Illinois, minority leader, Continued on Jfccond i'agt. THE ELECTORAL VOTE Alabama,. Drlii war . Idaho. Iowa Kansas, . . . Kentucky. . Louisiana. . Maine. . . . Maryland. . Montana Nebraska Nevada , New Hampshire. New Jersey. . . . New Mesico . . New York Ohio. . . Oklahoma Tennessee . Teias... . Utah ... Washington. West Virginia.. Wisconsin Totals Necessary to elect SCORES HUR T IN IN ELECTION CROWD RUSH Short Circuit at 107th Street on Lenox Avenue Line Throws 2,500 in Three Trains Into Panic Many Overcome by Fumes or Injured in Crush. Klie. caused bv a t-hort clicult. broke out In the subway Just as the election nlsht crowds were beginning to travel home In packed trains. The blaze was near lUitb street In the ltronx branch. Between thirty and forty persons re quired attention from the Internes who tame In ambulances from the hos pitals. Most of tnem were partly over come by the noxious smoke from burn I in; Insulation which tilled the tube. Others were Injured in the panic which occurred when a llrunx Park train filled with smoke and went dark. Unconscious men and women were carileil from the emergency shaft and laid on the glass in Central P.uk, where surgeons used pulinolurs In leHiiscltatltiK them, usually with ipii'k results. The rescue .iiad of the I'uc Department helped in tills woik, Three northbound trains were stalled and 2,500 men, women and children fought their way nut of the cars. Some of them weie led by train news to the employes' emergency exit at 101th stieet and Central Park West. Others walked back to Nlnety-slMh street and scrambled to safety on the platform. Police praised the courage und coolness of the guards, Throna- Almost lluu Uotvn. The crowd was groping Its 'way through the stinging- smoke when, with out warning, one of the stalled trains started and narrowly missed I uniting Into a throng trying to get back to Ninety-sixth street guided by policemen. Inspector Daly shouted a warning and those Imperilled iicrambled to tb" other track Just In time. The third rail was an added danger. It was not "deadened ' for fifteen or twenty minutes afler the accident. . , Service was tied up from 11 :30 o clock until 1 o'clock. Congestion on the plat forms at (irnlid Central, Times Square, Fourteenth atieet and Urooklyn bridge caused the sale of tickets to be slopped. The great crowds which were trying to get homo after the election night cele bration were forced to turn to the elc. vatcd and surface cars, At 2 a clock this morning service had been restored ... o. vin-tv. sixth street, but the smoke was too bad not only on The llronx division, but also on the Rroud wny side, to resume the running of trains nbove that point, Chief Kenlon. with the first siihwra) lire In mind, toolt no chances nf not ha.--, ...,i, li.imir.iiu. and men nnd scut 'I,, four alarms. I'nuu police pieclncts 111 Harlem 100 reserves were sent to the scene, Hotli tho firemen and the police helped to guide parscngers out of the '"one. man. Ignati Friedman "f 12 West 117th street, was lemmed to a hopsltal, His side was crushed agaliHt u stanchion In a car In the llrsl panic TwriiO-tliree Treated at One Place, M 104th street twenty-three persons required assistance in leaching the street and the attention of physician afterward. Three persons were taken Klcctorul Vote. Hughes. Wilson. In doubt. 12 12 ft i 9 9 13 It 6 6 7 7 A S 6 6 14 14 4 4 29 29 15 15 l.t 13 10 10 13 ... 13 10 " 10 6 6 8 8 18 18 IS 15 12 12 10 10 IS 18 4 4 8 8 3 .. 3 4 4 14 14 3 .. 3 45 45 12 .. 12 5 5 24 24 10 .. 10 5 5 38 38 5 5 9 9 5 5 12 .. 12 20 .. 20 4 4 4 4 12 12 7 7 8 8 13 13 3 3 531 291 20b 34 266 SUB WA Y FIRE out through a giallmc at l3d strtet Ten of the hundreds of persons who emerged at Ninety-sixth street nere partly overcome by smoke and by fright. There were few children In the ctowd, but most of those who were helped by physicians were girls who had been watching the election returns. A northbound Bronx Paik express, we'll crowded, left the Ninety-sixth street station In good order and had Just worked up full sliced when passenger began to smell smoke. l'nder loTth street the train stopped suddenly a flames flared from the Hack. The tlamct burnt part of tint wiring and oil under the car. but did not reach the Inside of the cars, Paulo ensued when the lights went out leaving only the dim emergency lights, which are operated by batteries. The guards did all In their power, the isillce say, to restore order. When It became apparent, from the rapidly Increasing volume of pungent fumes that the Double was serious, they called to passengers to follow them and led them to the em ployee' ladder at 101th street and Cen tral Park West. Two mole tialns weie stiiilieil behind the first by the emergency block slcnals. The smoke began to roll fiom the side walk gratings and Into the stations at Ninety-sixth and lHUh street. My this time flrrmen were on hand and patiolmen called by the subway emergency sicnal system. They enteied the .tube nnd aided iu leading the 2,500 ten tiled paseners to safety. Inspector Daly, who had been watching election returns at the Clnie, got word early, und was one of the flrst police oilbiaU on hand, lie took charge, and later com- manded the lOo ieseres. Short Circuit the Caose. Thoma Trophy, Fire Marshal, nscrr 1 taint .1 that n short circuit In the wiling I or the third rail caused the lire. The whole of the llronx branch was affected, ' I HI H.I hi. First riimnis that the file had been caused by strikers were denied by Intel ' borough officials, who said they could 1 discover no evidence that the cause of I the trouble was other than accidental. The tleup which followed wan one of the worst since tho fatal blase of nl I most two years ago. On any other night ' paralysis of (he subway when the thea- tres me closing would be serious. On I election ii I Klit the congestion was multi plied many times, At Times Squuie and (Irnnd Central ' hundreds who hud been walling when suspension of service was announced called for the Inleliioiougb emergency checks and poured nut on the thiiuiuiil Mreets to seek the elevated and surface lints, Thesii weie swamped tpiltkly, nnd thousands pioloiiKcd their nutlng until the small hours through necessity. With all this trouble and the natrow cciiii from disaster the money loss to the Intel hiirnuKli I" enmiaicii at vriii Lett Is ipill-ellll Iteelecled, It was indicated b) the ote counted up to :i n'timi: this illuming that Jinny K Lewis, Republican candidate for re election iih District Attorney In Kings county, has won over James T O'Neill, Democrat, The count showed Lewis polled 82,371, O'Neill, 9,23l. N.Y. STATE GOES REPUBLICAN BY 110,000V0TES lurlie.ss Lead Over Wilson, With 251- Districts Miss iiiiT. Is I II Mi 1-7. GOV. WHIT3IAX WINS KVKX HKUlKIt VHTOHY William 31. C'alilcr Heats 3I('('onibs for Senate by Wide 3lai'in. (i.O. I'. WILLHAVK 101 IXXKXT ASSK3IHLY Progressives Arain in Old Party Fold. Allegany Uesult Shows. New Yuri; State was swept by the Republicans. It was u wholesale vic tory, bin figures beini; required to ex press the pluralities for Stute und na tional candidates. The plurality for Hughes for Presi dent will be probably not less than llti.nOO; It may l somewhat higher. Hughes In the Stnte outside of New York clt. nilll :.. itlstrlet. ttiUlnt- hi ju total of S.GiO hud ii lend over Wilson of 14t,7H: WINon's lend In New York city, nil districts complete, was tu, OCT. The totals nf the wile in thl citv aie Wll.on, X51.537. Hughe., .111.17" Wilson'" lead In city, 40,l7 tite tllll.hlr Ihr Cll. Tae xott- In the State outside of New York clt. with 2."t districts missing, stand. Hughes. SSli.Sltf, . Wilson. 3S4.1.-.1. Hughes's plurality outside of New York city Is 1)4,711 The net plurality for the whole State, with 251 district m!flng. Is theiefore, in I, ill 7. It Is lrtua!!y ceitaln the mllnf.- dis tricts, being ah outside of New York city, will Incieax the Hughes plurality ma terially. (lo.. Whitman e plurality over Judge Sea'jiuy with s,M districts missing I 124,711 Tile missing dlstllcts, all of llieni outside of New York I'll), ii'.i III;,., ly to Increase the ilovetnor's lead to t'iO. 000 or Hin.imo. Sialiuiy i.nrled New Viuk City by mil) u little more than 2'.', tiuo, Kugene M, Travis, State Comptroller, and the other Republican State otlUials have been all reelected by pluralities: ap proximating thoe given to Hughe and Whitman, The Republican victory wn thoroughgoing and complete, wi'hout a II aw The next Stale Legislature will be inor stionsly Republican than that of last winter. In tin Senate the returns Indicate the lit puhlli .wis will have IV member., a gain of f. The next As sembly will stand Republicans, Jul ; Democrats, 4!. The Assembly of JJIfl was divided Republicans, Hnj Demo crats, 51 ; Progressives, 1 , Socialist, 1 There will be no Progressive In the next Legislature and no Socialist. I'roaresslt ra Hack In a. O. V. Told. The Progii'sHlves are hack In the Re jiubllcau pirty The vote In all parts of the state demonstrated the completeness of the reunion of the party An ex. ample of this I to be seen In the otc In Allegany (ounty, wbkh was among the II 1st icturiiH, and proved typical of the Stale as a whole Hughe carried Allegany county, bis vote there being fi,151 against .1,1M cast for Wilton. In II'Il' Allegany county save Wilson 3.C3I votes, Roosevelt 2,750 and Taft IV. II It will be seen that the vote given to Hughe In the county yes tirday was greater than the combined vote of Roosevelt and Taft In 1A12, LMdeiitly not only did all the Pro gressives In Allegany county leturn to the Republican fold, hut their suppoit of Hugh was supplemented by the votes of , percentage nf the 1 lenioci .its. Democratic hopes were disappointed all along the line. The Republican wito In Republican districts Mood liken stone wnll, The big slump which the Wilson cnrrrpalgn managers predicted would he seen In the up-Stato vote for Hughes did not eventuate. Nenliiiry Vole Went In Month. There was ii slump but It was In the Dcuiocialk vole iu this ell). Not a single borough In flreatrr New York gave Wilson mi) thin like the nnimal Democratic plurality, Hut It was in the vote for Oovernor that the Democratic campn!;n went to smash utleily It looks, with u number of election dis tricts still to he heard from, as If WII sou's plurality In the city finhraclnB all five borough- would not be over lO.efifl, The lowest plurality pinmlsed by the Tammany Hull leaders, was Sl.no.i; Re. publicans hardly expected lo keeji the city plurality for the President much be low cn.ono, Hughes, h plurality outside, nf tho city. Judging by Incomplete teiuriis, will he little If nnv below D.5.niu; It may he 10,000 or 15,000 iibnvn that llguro, T'ic Republican inndld.ite'H title to New York's foit)ho electoral votes therefore will be a plurality In thu nelgli boihoisl of 125,000, indication!! am that Gov. Whitman's Continued on Fourth Page. Ifl 1 tSSMBlVfttVW ZtbbM1 'sLbbbbbb! a IsPIiBBBBlBSBB'f'fsib ItBBBBBBBV1 BBBBBBBBBi BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbIBBSK sSsvl3B -'''J bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbGvV- - ' "IIbbbbbH j- . 'fl v i '''SBBBBBBBBBbK" ?l?ftv -7 . .JJBBBBBBBBB r.J. SbbbbbbbbbbbbbbW.'sJ'V' - -- sbbbbbbbH sCB '(fKSm "sIbbbbbbbI BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBasBBBBBBBS bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbM bbbb&IbI Ttottt S,Vr UMuwcoo.UNoaoc Charles E. Hughes, President-elect C ALDER ELECTED SENATOR BY MAJORITY OF 240,000 Republican Candidate Runs Ahead of Both Hughes and Whitman and Even Carries New York City Against William F. McCombs. William M. Ciililcr. Ri'iiilblli'iin, iH.r William F. McCniiilis, Jifinocrnt, y : majority which itictiiiii'li'te returns fnelvi'il up to !l:.!0 o'clock llnllciilfil wiinlil mijirt Itntitt '.'10.000. Thiuiuli tin villi for Senator vn. less than Hint tor I'lllicr PivMileiit or (,'iivi'iiior, Culilcr's. majority v:ih fur In rtiv of Hint of oil hoi' limbics or W lilt iiuiii. CiiMcr oven ciinli'il Now Yuri; illy, which wonl fur WlKon for Pio-l-ilcnt ami Si'iibili'.v fur tin trtior. lb lost .Muiiliiitlun, Tin litoiix ami lilchiiiiinil, but I ui 1 1 :t In rt iiiniuln in llriioklyu, his lintiu lniicir.ii. unil a mujoiity hi tjuoons, ' With 3G7 nf tin 2,127 oIpiMoii illslrlots in the j!iv:iloi' city inls-liu:, Ciililcr lonils .McCtimbx h.v 24S.S9C to 225, S74. This liwllciilcs u miijoiiiy in the clt. In Hie ticluhhtilhoud nf 27,000. lie I'ltnit-I ilrixiklyn with 38,702 viiios to spurt. Itilitii:s from 2,294 ll-t rlft out of 3.CS0 iutiiif tin city mto Ciililcr P 0 . 1 7 7 . .MH'omlis 224,:i73, ii tniilgiii fur tho UoiillIh-iiu fiiiullil.ili of l:tl,S04. If Cnlilor miitntiillis tin sumo imtooiiIiil-o of lo.iil In tin olitliv Siato, huiiiillim lho oily, his majority will oxcecil 24 2,000. INAUGURATION MAY BE MAR. 3. 'on r I Ii I'mIN oil Suiidii) I .No flreak In Micreaslou, WAsitiyirroN. 'Nov 7 Although In-1 angiii Jtluu day, Maich I next, falls on I Siind ly, there will be no breaU In the. Presidential suec.-hsloii. according to of-, (Rial of th" Stale Depaitnient. The wldcspiead icport that Secretary Lnn hln would be President for twenty-four hums between Maich t and March 5,1 when the new Pielilcnt Is swoin In Ih not lnl.cn seriously b.v Secretary L.an nils: or the b'gnl autlioiltle. Iu 1!77 Presldtnt llajes tool! the oath of olllce on Match 3 and his term began on Match it mum, This procedure 1 might be followed next year. PresMenl Mumoc in 121 tool; the oath of olllce on March 5 and President T) lor followed1 tils example In IStD. ' The fact that Inauguration day fall on t-unday probably will nult In having the Inauituial pageant hen the following d.iv. DANIELS RESIGNED TO FATE. Hull Nul expected In Iteinnlii In Citlilliet In Any I'.venl. ItAtr.nm, N, C, Nov. 7, Jopephu. Daniels, Stcretaiy or the Navy, after voting lure tn-day boarded n tiatn for Washington beforn the election returns had shown the defeat of President Wil son Mr. Daniels received lelurns In hi newspaper olllce for wvernl hours, and when the women voters showed a pre ponitoioiice for Hughes he declined lo comment until the liesldent or Chair man MiCotinlck spolie, and before either would concede, Wilson's defeat the Secre tary W.IK gone. I.'iiends of the fecietary of the Navy have said thiouir'iont the campaign Unit whatever tin vice! "ii remit Mr, Daniels ireant to return to Raleigh to take chaige of his newspsier. Wnlilitvv (Sues t Citnitri'S. Ilt'KI'Alo. Nov. 7. W. P. Waldnw, Re publican candidate fur Congress in the Korty;second district, which Is In Krle county, has been elected, defeating Hop Itscntatlve Daniel J, DrWcoll, renomi nated by the Democrats. ii HoWeil I'llltcil Stiito Soimloi' T. R. HAPPY AT RESULT tnil Will ol Jliikt Any Iteeoni niriiilnltonn Itt llnitlies. OrsTl.r. 1UV. Nov. 7. Col. Roojevelt with Id gratification over tin leMilt coupled the promise that lie would make no recommendation to Mr. I lushes ii bout appointment or leglsl.it w policy He was told of the undoubted if suit at 9 -15 to-night. "I nm thankful a an American for the election of Mr. Hughes," s.ild the Colonel, "It Is u vindication of our national honor. Itecaiise of sonic rhargit. that have hem undo I vMi to stall now that I will not uudei any clrcumstautes make any tecommerida lions to Mr. Hughes with lefercuce to appointments or concerning h.s legisla tive pollcv," Col. Roosevelt with Ids son Aichle went to the polls shottly before noon lie mt there Louis P. Hrown. light house tender at Cold Spring H.ilUir. "Here Ik iu) Idea of a real American," said T. It. "Ills parents weie Hermans lln was outside the haihor of Santiago as a seaman on the Indiana when 1 was Inside " His chauffeur. In li)lug to hack against the curb, smashed Into lln run way of tin tire engine house which served nil the voting place. "Don't break It down!" yelled the Colo, nel, "1 don't want to spend tu-dny In Jail" WILSON LEADS IN MONTANA. Has H.'inil to lliiulies's 1,7111 In I Precinct. Out ut l.'JItll. llt'TTi:, Mont., Nov. i Mlty-tvv o pre M3i;, rlncts out f I.2S9 fllve Wilson Hughes 1,7 'I. Twenty-tli'i'ii out or 1,23',' for crnor t;lc Stewart (D,) 5,r.tf vvntds (It 1. 2..r.s0. The vole for Hovernnr In Mil ocratlc. 2j,:ivI; Republican, 2 Plogreslc, H.Mtl. riov 1M- I trill. .'.Dili . Siirrounle Noble Lends In (oct lis, In the ooiitest for Surro.r, to of Queen county Daniel Noble, Demo cratic candidate, led his opponent. ThomnM !' Do)lc, at 3 o'clock this morning, by 25,504, against SO.COf, votes. Wilson Gets Only 20 Per Cent, of the Bull Moose, a Minority of Suf fragists, and Labor's Showing Disappoints Him KANSAS AND OHIO ARE REPORTED TO BE DOUBTFUL Results in Connecticut and Michigan Show That the Munition Workers Did Not Line Up for the President Mr. Hughes is elected. The returns at 3 A. M. indicate that he has carried twenty four States and that he will have an electoral vote of 291. Mr. Wilson seems to have carried twenty-two States with an electoral vote of 206. The States that Mr. Hughes appears surely to have carried are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, n t l 1 Tt 1 r. At. t, 1- .A- ir i t. . . i rennsyivania, nnoae isiana, nouin uattoia, Vermont, vvasning- ton, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming total, 291. , The States that Mr. Wilson seems to have won are : Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Ten nessee, Nebraska, Texas, Utah and Virginia total, 206. These States Are in Doubt. The States that are doubtful are Kansas and Ohio 37. The first complete returns were from Connecticut, which tucked herself in the Hughes column by 6,721. At 2:30 A. M. Mr. Hughes's plurality in Massachusetts was figured as safely 12,000. Wisconsin gave at least 25,000 to the Republican can didate. The beat estimates from California placed Hughes's plurality at 40,000. With the great mass of rural vote in Ohio still unrecorded, Mr. Wilson was leading in that State, and the same was true in Kansas. Kentucky had registered for the President by about 20,000. New York gave Hughes about an even 100,000. but this was likely to grow. Illinois plurality was even greater. Missouri remained in doubt, with Mr. Wilson's lead being cut down by St. Louis. With about half of Indiana counted Mr. Hughes had a lead of 8.000. Late returns from the State of Washington put Mr. Wilson in the lead. The Republican national headquarters absolutely claimed Mr. Hughes's election. On the other hand the Democratic na tional headquarters not only declined to concede the election of Mr. Hughes, but asserted that Mr. Wilson had been reelected with an electoral vote of 315. Democratic Chairman McCormick did not include in this estimate the States of Massachusetts or Connecticut. Early in the nipht the election of Mr. Hughes seemeil so infallibly indicated that concessions flowed from practically every Democratic courco except the White House. Toward midnight there was an interest ing tightening- up of tho situation in some States, ntoslly States that had not hoen plnced certainly in the Hughes column, and this flurry greatly encouriiRcil the Democratic leaders. Massachusetts One of the Surprises. There were also indications that the Republican pluralities in States safely Republican, such as Massachusetts, would be cut to the hone, and this further raised Democratic hopes. Massachusetts was one of tho surprises of tho election. Tho President proved to lie unexpectedly stronir in this normally Republican State. Kansas appeared to he very much in doubt, though the Republicans have been confident of carrying it. A swiriR to Wilson was indicated by the vote in the Kansas cities, but the rural districts, regarded as Repub lican, had not been heard from to any extent. The situation in Ohio was the tensest it has been in years. Tho President and Mr. Hughes were running neck and neck, Mr. Hughes having carried Hamilton county and tho President hiiving won Cuyahoga county. At 1 o'clock this morning the Republican State Chairman claimed Ohio by 34,000. Soon after midnight the Republican National Committee iiued a statement claiming 284 votes certainly for Hughes, or eighteen more than the majority necossary. They claimed California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hump ..hire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington. 'ot Virginia and Wisconsin. Mr. Willcox stated IU0 votes would be for Hughes. At tho Mime time Secretary Tumulty was stoutly asserting that tho President had been reelected. He included Massachusetts, Connecticut and California. Wilson Got One-fifth of Bull Moose Vote. It appears from a general survey of the result that the President won over about 20 per cent, of the Progressive vote. In a few States he did better than this, apparently, notably in Kansas, where tho Pro gressives seemed pretty definitely to have followed Victor Murdock's revolt. The Republican candidate for Governor, Capper, ran far ahead of Mr. HtighcB, presumably because ho defended the President's Mexican policy and some domestic policies. On the other hand, in sotjie of the big doubtful States the Piesidont'a support by Progrebsivcs was exceedingly disappointing to Democratic hopes. Illinois and Indiana stand out as examples of how Progressives in some States flocked back to the 0. O. P. standard. Indiana incrcastd its Republican plurality considerably over the Taft year, 1908, and Mr. Hughes obviously received practically the solid Roosevelt vtfte of 1912. . I Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,