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THE SUN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1916.
to (tnmo on there was nothinjt to increase hope and much to add to the de gression. Wilson was leading in California, lending in Minnesota and lecmcd to have the advantage In Oregon and North Dakota. It was not until the late afternoon thta Republican hopes began ot fflse. A thrill of good news came from California, that the rural districts Und small towns wero cutting down San Francisco's lead for Wilson, and hat Hughes was beginning to pick up strength in rural Minnesota. Also (they could figuro that Mr. Hughes had 241 electoral votes, while they heeded only to give 252 to Mr. Wilson. Then it became evident that three combinations sufficient to elect Hughes were possible This wns nnnounccd first by Mr. Hitchcock, upon whose cool headed feess in n desperate situation nnd whose shrewd knowledge of local condi tions great reliance was placed. These combinations were, first, Cali fornia and Minnesota without New Mexico, North Dakota and Oregon. The second was California with New Mexico, North Dakota and Oregon, but without Minnesota. The third was Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Oregon, but without California. With these combinations figured out and with rising tendencies in the Hughes vote on the Pacific coast and in Minnesota, and when it was fcoen that the smaller States of this group were swinging to Mr. Hughes, then there was a distinct lift in Republican optimism. 1, Assurance From the Big States. ! nut tbo peculiar character of this table of figures was that either California or Minnesota must be won by Mr. Hughes to effect a winning Combination. The Munition grew tenser every minute as this became ap parent The Minnesota leader constantly assured the Now York offlco that Wilson hud obtained bis lead In St. I'aul, Minneapolis and other titles and that the country districts would send Mr. Hughes forging to pbc front. The same assurances were received from Howell In California. Then wonl cauio from the chairman of the Oregon .State committee that Oregon was wife. It was transferred to the Hughes column. My 8 P. M. they hail the ilcllnlte word that two-thirds of Oregon's precincts ve Hughes n lead of 4,000. Next North Dnkotn drifted so much to the Hughes side that the leaders felt nafo In putting its vote in the nughos total. This left but three States, California, Minnesota and New Mexico, and for the remaining hours the returns from these were scanned tensely. It wns recognized that Mr. Hughes must carry two of the three to win. As the night went on It seemed sure that Mr. Hughes was not only evercomlug Mr. Wilson's lead In both California and Minnesota but wns lowly going ahead, at the rate of a few votes to an election district. In Minnesota at U P. M. he was gaining nt the rato of tcu votes to n dis trict and cutting Wilson's lead to ribbons. i Reports From Other States. Even while the Republican leaders were figuring on possible com binations that would elect Mr. Hughes thero were a few States already n the Republican column that hadn't ceased to trouble. West Virginia Was one of these, and Mr. Willcox, Mr. Hitchcock and others kept a closo eye on the returns from this State. However, toward 10 P. M. it became apparent that while Mr. Hughes's lead was small, it was steady, and then at midnight Gov. Hatfield reported that the State was sure for Eughes by 5,200. New Hampshire reported at one time a plurality of 150 for Wilson, but at 11 P. M. an unofficial announcement from the Secretary of State of New Hampshire gave Hughes's plurality in a complete vote as 161. Senator Hollis, for the Democrats, was still claiming the State for Wilson. There was n mnrgin of 800 to 1,000 in Delaware, but it seemed to be suf ficient and there wa3 no worry about that State. Oregon's plurality Was indicated as more than 4,000. Almost every doubtful State with the exception of Kansas and Idaho has troops at the border. The Republican leaders thought this might have a bearing on the situation in extremely close contests, since it was their opinion that the majority of National Guardsmen are for Mr. 3iughes. It was a point of especial interest in New Mexico, where the race was very close, because New Mexico has 1,109 men at the border. BOTH SIDES CLAIM SEVEN CLOSE STATES Continued from First Page, plurality. althoutth unofficial, was based ,en ofllclal returns. . In apparent contradiction of that an nouncement Georco K. Ferrnnd, chair man of the Democratic Ktato Commit tee, gave out figures lndlcatlnir a small plurality for Wilson. Chairman Ker rand'a statement said that with thirteen mall towns missing Wilson had 42,464 Rotes: Hughes, 42.32C Newspaper tlKiircs. with two small towns In the White Mountains missing Bvo Hughes ii lead of 524. Official War Department flfrureg show there arc 1,375 National Uuardamen from New Hampshire on the border. WORTH DAKOTA PUZZLES. Incomplete Returns (ilve Hushes I.enit of 1,080 Vote. Famo, N. D., Nov. 8. North Dakota, rlth five electoral votes, remulns doubt, ful. Roth party headquarters claim It to-night. Returns from 1,243 out of 1,869 precincts give Hughes 40,050, Wll-. on 39.5C1. Wilson had nn early lead, which was swiped out by rural returns. At 4 1. M. i Hughes led by only twenty votes. Sev- I ral Republican newspapers conceded tho State to Wilson early this morning, but j-hnvo now taken It back. Tho country precincts, turned the tide toward Hughes. ; Porter J. MeCumbcr was reelected United Stiitm Scnntjr. three Republican .Representatives were ilected mid tho Re publicans elected l.ynn J. Fruxler as jOovcrnor nnd tho entire Republican IStato ticket. ?DAHO SEEMS WILSON'S. Ifjtetnrna From Unit the Mate Give lllm 10,(1(10 l'lurnllty. I Boise, Idaho, Nov. 8, The count of 972 precincts complete out of 743 In the CUtfl gives Wilson 3S.31S. Hughes 28.4S6. This Is more than half the vote. For Oovernor Alexander, Dotiocrat, leads, With 32,07.1, ugalnst Davis, Republican, Hrlth 30,904. 'HUGHES SWING IN W. VA. 'jMarnlltr rf.ronlnir nu.l Reaches n.r.ll nt 1 o'clock This .Maritime. Charleston, W. Va. (Thursday) Nov. it, 1 A. M. Hughes continues to Increase his lead as tho outlying precincts como 'In. Returns from 1,304 precincts out Of 1,713 In the Ktato give. Hughes 113, 300, Wilson 109,659. Karller In the a.iy tho returr.i had hown a swing from Hughes In tho balloting until his lead was but u few hundred over tho President. Returns that began to come In the late afternoon, Ii however, swung the difference In vote hack to the. neighborhood of the 2.000 jlnark, where It had been since last night. There were 1.2S6 precincts heard from ;o the Presidential race, those outstand ing being In the remote nnd sparsely settled mountainous counties. At this hour twenty-four of the fifty-five coun ties were complete. Cornwell, Democratic nominee for Governor, Is leading Robinson, Republi can, by 1.4S2. with 487 precinct to hear from. Cornwell has maintained alcut this same lead alnce shortly after last midnight. Sutherland, the Republican nominee for United states Senator, haa the largest lead over nn opponent, having more than 4,000 more votes than Senator Chilton, with 430 precincts to hear from. None of the six CnngreMonal districts has made returns sufficient to warrant a decisive announcement, while woman sufTniKo shows a fast growing vot against the amendment. HUGHES LEADS OREGON. Women Voters Credited With Win ning .State for lllm. Porti-anu, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 9. With all but two of the thirty-five coun ties In the State heard from early this morning, Mr. Hughes Is leading Mr. Wilson by 6,450. The vote now htamls: Hughes lOI.OS."., Wilson S4.M5. Repub lican leaders claim the .State by 10,000. It was the women's vote of the State that turned tho tables and swung the State Into the Hughes column. The Republican committee at 7 o'clock to-night claimed the Ktute by 7,000. The Democrats have not condeded that they hiV3 lost the State but still are hoping. Even Multnomah county, which was al most conceded for Wilson, has gone for Hughes. Complete returns from 141 precincts out of 375 In Multnomah county glvo ilughes a Icaa over Wilson of 2.013. Hughes Is steadily gaining In this I ccunty ns the rount proceeds and he probably will carry' Multnomah by 3,000, In the 141 complete, precincts In the county Hughes received 11,059 nnd Wil son 9,040. The Democrats confidently expected to sweep Multnomah by means of the labor yote, It seems that Oregon will be In the ab solutely dry column. The vote Is ex trtmely close. The saloon was voted out on January 1, Wilson's strength was largely In east ern Oregon counties, while Hughes's margin In the vVllllamotte Valley and southern Oregon counties Is growing rapidly, , The majority In favor of the repeal of tho Hunday closing law Is 8,194, while the majority against single tax amend ment Is 15,594, The anti-compulsory as sociation amendment Is 13,441 votes ahead. Tho statewide tax limitation amendment has a majority In Its favor of 3.767 and tho rural credits ..mend ment is 5,645 to the goxl. IDAHO GOES FOR WILSON. Republican Concede the State tn the President. IIoise, Idaho (Thursday), Nov. 9. President Wilson maintained a lead of nearly 10,000. gained early In the count ing, to 1 o'clock this morning, Repub licans havo conceded tho State tn Wil son. Four hundred and eight precincts out of 713 gave Hughes 33,780 nnd Wilson 43,371. For Oovernor, Alexander, Democrat, leads with 38.H7 against Davis, Repub lican, with 35,805. HUGHES BY 169,839 IN PENN. rinrallty Irons as Additional He- turns Come In. PltfLAnKLnilA, Nov. S. As additional election districts nre heard from Charies 13. Hughes's plurality In Pennsylvania continues to grow. Returns from 8.B49 districts out of 6,968 give him a plurality of 109,839 over President Wilson, of which 125, 4G3 votes were contributed hy Philadelphia and Allegheny county, which tnkes In Pittsburg. Tho total figures for the n,R49 districts nre, Wilson 419, Hughes C89.064. Returns from the Congressional dls trlcts, which, however, may be changed by the soldier vote, show that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats mads any net gain among tht Congressmen elected, NEW SECTIONALISM ON POLITICAL MAP Hitchcock Believes the West Is Throwing Its Lot in With the South. Sl'RPHISKD I1Y KANSAS rencc nnd Prosperity Argu ments Cut Uler Figure and Formers Ilrenk Away. The polltlertl map of the United States was changed amazingly by the election last Tuesday. The old map so familiar to politicians of both sides was sent to tho relic room. The new map produced by trends of opinion that prob ably no nno had anticipated Is singu larly different. Tho old map showed a broad belt of northern Republican States running clear ' ncross tho country from ocean to ocean. It exhibited n so'ld block of Democratic States In the South. In the Repub-. llcan block there was an occasional! change, never In the Democratic block. I Occailonally n State hero nnd there In the Republican block was shaded "doubtful," but It Invariably returned to the familiar clasltlcntlon. Whether tho striking change that ap pears In tho new map 1.1 due to President Wilson's personal popularity or whether It represents new political convictions re mains to be seen, according tn polltlrnl leaders that vought to analyze the gen eral result. It seemed to bn the opinion that It would take another election to demonstrate whether the Influences manifested on Tuesday nre transitory or permanent. Prejudice Against East. Among those who seemed to have the Impression that the Wet was beginning to throw In Its lot politically with the South iir against thn Hast was Frank II. Hitchcock. .Mr. Hitchcock nnd others felt that tho defection of States like Kuns, Idaho and l.'tah nnd the reduc tion of Republican pluralities In the D.i kotnx and Minnesota was possibly a re flection of u prejudice that has been growing up upalnst the Knst. a preju dice tiured, It Is cbargud, by Demo cratic leaders. While this hns been obsei .' -d for some time In tho prairie States and In the mouutuln States the l'.iclnc coast State bad hitherto been freo from It. But even these States eemed to have been affected by the sppareut development of what some leaders call a "new section alism." Of the Western State the greatest surprise and disappointment t the Re publican malingers wns Kansas, a State which had gone Republican regularly ex-1 KH stand out us examples of Progres ccpt when It succumbed to tho free silver vo support for Mr. Hughes III the mid craze lu 1 s. 0 0 . nnd In 1912, when thn i ,je West. split Republican party was beaten. Its Republicanism this year had been counted upon as ulmnM certain. It never was once placed In the doubtful column. ft.tli ii t ii nnnl i.m MtiMlMi Uttftlf tun 1 Utah was another stunning sumrlse. though fattlonal differences In the Re publican organization had existed. It wns one of the only two States Mr. Taft carried in 1912. I'ener nnd Prosperity Slogans. As regards Nebraska, Kansas, Wyo ming. Idaho, Washington, Oregon und other States which the President carried or which aro exceedingly close when they ..,...! I.- lf.....,1.1trtnl, I. a , .irn ei.-i:iru n i- iii-'uiii .111 11 n.i. . assumed by politicians pretty generally tint the peace and prosperity nrgumcnta cut n big figure. ' These main Democratic arguments nre bellctd to have lured the fanner vote nway fiom Its traditional liking for Re publican policies, protection particularly. The, old Republican rellanro upon tho , rural vote to offset that of the cities wan futllo In many Western States, nnd also to soma extent In New Kngland, where the Republicans won every State, but by greatly reduced pluralities. This was notably so ill Massachusetts ond New Hamihlrc. Tho latter remained In loubt until last night, when It returned a plurality of 161. Another old time political tradition that was swept nway was the Importance of the so-called pivotal State' In purely forecasting the sweep of votes, partial- Democratic headquarters In tho Forty larly New York and Indiana. For years Lcrond Street llulldlng. There the It nnd been an axiom inni as ,ew iurn and Indiana went so went the election. Hughes. It may be eald for the Democratic ampalgn malingers that they stuck to Uielr i '".Hi iion" of a surpr'slng vote for Mr. U"lon .11 States nest of the Missis sippi, predictions they had been nuking for many wicks. Democrats Hold Fast. At 9 o'clock Tuesday night Chair man Willcox and Ills usscolates were gleeful. Congratulations weie flying through the nlr. At the Democratic headquarters there was dismay, but they held on to their hopes beyond the Mis Hlsslppl and refused to turn out the lights. About two hours later the expected Republican pluralities In many States began to show signs of shrinkage. Massa chusetts rami down. Kansas had to be called doubtful. Minnesota nnd North Dakota were sending In dwindling re turns. Idaho was slipping, l.'tah was gone. Washington was a State to frown over. The b!g voto of (lov. Johnson In Cali fornia did not seem to bo pulling Mr, Hughes thiouKh, Kxlrnordlnnry signs of Wilson strength lu the West weie nianllestlng themselves In every bulle tin, Indiana, which seemed nbout to give 40,0(10 or 50,000 to Hughes, began to hang in the balance before swinging Nlowly back t the Hughes column. A puzzling, nerve wrecking situation developed at about midnight. The ! lltlcal pendulum swung one way und When nies Stntrr In combination."?- wunirn nna mm, jo.uinic anu w....-, - - -; ir-.r(, vummn with New Knglam . New Jersey and 1111- ing in around the news ticker, cheer.ng untlin In the States affected. A good c.-atlc candidate Ion the Id... U .o-inl. os began earlv on election night to and singing themselves hoarse. '' hc Pan Ivs depended upon Some of th- bets placed were: $1 100, U.ter. following another conversation Ihnw rmislderibls nlurilltles for Mr Hut while they cheered for Wilson as ! whow hands the election machinery Is . against $l.flf0 that Hughes carries Call-, with san Francisco, the California Hi?-h... tho alcuUtoP ". used to follow: "tlVrnext PreMdnt." there was between j In. In the two blu- doubtful States. Call-1 fornla . $xo.l ..gainst 15-Vo that Wilson 1 Hughes ,.,.. was reduced , lo.OOO,",',- ng traditions, nsjumed that Mr. Hughes the cheers an undertone of uneasiness fornla and Minnesota. It happens that the w In Ohio. $00 even tint llson carries . half the earlier figure Announcement would pretty nenrly sweep the country, over the final rcbUlt. The rrowd eagerly ' publicans are In control of the elec Minnesota, and $5u0 even that Hughe.-. that Hughes had an apparently safe lead Hverybodv was fooled. Democratic sought the news and "doped out" aver- ,lo machinery Then It becomes an .plurality In this State will be 135,000 or hi. Oregon s arte,! hand clapping. To- newspapers in huh ann otner cine ayra und posslbl tie. ,. ' . .1. ' . . ' - . V. '" reponeu ... .1-1.1.. .,- ..uiinn r.t xti- i .. i.'.. ,n . ,h. ..i . ,n It Is rcenforceil with credible evidence. tli.C .New Mexico " onk.-d bid." mi.i Hill ll VUIIVUV" fctixi "t".vs s 11 it uik" "lllm k Uir rim ui uiv nut. , - .. . t I then another, .states shifted this waym, tIirled In on the signs and ofllce and that, The most 1 veterun political ou- servers had never seen anything Ilka It. Chairman Wlllcox's buoyant optimism became hopefulness. Cbalrman McCor mlek'H fear resolved Into glowing pre dictions of victory. Newspapers changed flguies between editions. Fen to re In . Knslnnd. Ill New Kngland tho outstanding fea- turn wiih the greatly inluced Itepubll- I can piur.im 111 every mine, iiepuou nil leiiilers nt iiia national hemloiiiie. jters believe Hint the labor vole in the I cities was n large factor lu this reduc-1 tlon, whllo tlma.New Kiiglanil farmers hold pretty slnnchly to Hepubllcau tradi tions. They thought they discerned sim ilar lulliiences In the vote of tho middle 1 West, the Noitbwcst nnd tho Pacific I coast Stales, except that In these com munities me i.iriners una uriiieu nway. Iowa was the only Hepubllcau State lu tho West that Heems to have run Init io form, Siirpilse was expressed that Arizona and New Mexlro, closely uff jeted by tho Mexican question and supposud to be resentful of the President's jiollcles, did not give Mr. Hughe a much Larger vote. Republican aflaJyaU ft V PIAJToT Lav 17 lgWjfB I Aperiodic flushing of the system with Pluto is the best safe guard against constipation and its train of ills. Bot tled at French Lick Springs. PLUTO WAvenAHotieSv HVJI6 generally agreed that the prosperity Issue und the "he kept u out of war" appeal helped pile Up votes for Mr. Wilson One factor that helped to up- , set customary methods of calculating i probabilities was the vote of the worn, n In eleven States. Jn Illinois the rrlu.ti show that more women voted for Mr. Hughes than for the President. Rut in California, Wyoming. Montana, Utah, Washington, Kansas and Oregon there Is nothing whatever to show that the vote of the women benefited Mr. Hughes and tlieie are, a number ot In II catliins that It had a trend to Mr. Wit Kon. It Is believed to have had a marked Influence particularly In overturning Re publican Kansas. In these Status the peace sentiment among the women Is believed by the re viewers lit the national committee head quarters to have been strong enough :o have helped Mr. Wilson decidedly. It seemed eildcnt that the won an voter hail had n good deal to do with remodelling the political imp. About 4,000,00" women voted. How far the suffrago Issue entered Into the situa tion Is obscured. I'Vank 11. llltcncnck said last night that It would be Impossible to tell how the Progressives lined up until the re turns In practically eeiy county had been anal) zed. In the Kast the lnl, ca tions are that the Progiesslves stood pretty well by the Republican party, and In the Wet there seems to have been a tendency toward Wilson. This state of affairs was predicted Im mediately after the Chicago convention when the Western radical Progressives resented the scrapping of their party or ganization. Indiana. Illinois and Mlehl- In New Tork nnd New Jersey the re union seems to havo been virtually com- idetc. In Massachusetts Matthew Hale's ln,iu,nco worked against Huhes. and . . . , . the Maine Progressives seem to have split badly. In many of the States tho voting wns greatly delajed by long ballots nnd bv the submission of local questions, suf frage nnd prohibition. In some States the ote was slower In coming in than was ever before known. Since the elec tion was extraordinarily close this delay added to the tensity. CROWDS CELEBRATE WILSON "VICTORY JJ Nl'W Soil0, SUH,r at tllO DOIIIO- " m cratic Headquarters, Women Joining:. It was distinctly a Democratic night and the centre of It all was the national crowds surged, big Democrats and lit- there was an Impromptu meeting, whore the returns wero read to nl who could crowd In. nnd self-appointed orators 1,1a,!.. XVIUnn .neoehes j.n.l led Mi new Wilson song. Hundreds of conies of the sing were given out. tmo lit 10 was "Wilson Has n Wll.nln' Way," and the people sang It n thougn tney believed It, women's voices Joining In. Thero were many women lu the crowd. Some came with their husbands and others dropped lu In groups of two and three, Tho news that cheered them the most was when they learned from the Cali fornia State chairman In San Francisco that Wilson was a 4 to 1 favorite In the betting thero and that Wlison was lead ing by IC.hoS. Henry Morganlhau spent most of the evening nt headquarters In a conference with John II. Stanchtleld, Del.ancey Nlcoll and others. John Skelton Will iams, Comptroller of the Currency, was there, alro State Chalrm ill lCdwtn S. Harris, (leorge McAneny, former Presi dent of tho Ro.trd of Aldermen, nnd Thomas F. Smith, secretary of Turn many Hall, "lllg Hill" Kdwards was much in evi dence. After tlm parade, which was dis tinctly his, he called 01. Chairman. Mc t'urmlck and then went downstairs and bought an Ice cream soda for himself before going home, much to the delight of the clerks In the candy store on the first Door. Tho crowd finally hunted souvenirs, 1 After the brooms and songs were gone literature. One of the stenographers tore some of tho blllce red, white and blue bunting Into small strips and let the pieces flout down to tho crowd be low III the street. Three girls on the telephone switch board were swamped with calls from sympathizers who wanted to know tho lulest. "Wilson's elected with a safe majority," wns the usual answer, "Ves, we're sure of It," NOBLE WINS IN QUEENS. Democratic Candidate for surro gate Has n,n:i:i Majority, Daniel Noble, Oemocrat, was re elected Surrogate of Queens county 1 over Thomas F. Doyle, Itepubllrnn-Pro- gresslve, by 5,633 majority, The re turns complete by Assembly districts aru as follows: llnrle. Nnb'e. A I). H.-l'ror A, IJ.-I I.. 1 l.bK) .. i i. . rrtrn tin nTTir-im pan viicmnu- iMifirnu nr i in i i iaco ...1.1. v i f.x.i nn Mm i Jmn. r mm i t4 tuiii mi tr. t t ....i e. Tl 1 I..,... Total I0.K.8 V.SC0 4,lll .:il .(: M,7i CONTEST IS CERTAIN WHOEVER IS WINNER Uoth Sides Prepare to Demand Recounts; Ballot Boxes Being Guarded. THIRD TIME IN HISTORY Hayes - Tlldon, Cleveland -Blaine Elections Also Wore Very Close. Whoever wins the President or Mr. Hughes the election Is almost certain to be contetted. Preparations for a con test In every close State were being made last night by the national committee of each party. William R. Willcox, chairman of the Republican National Committee, after dining last night with CharleaE. Hughes said : "I believe that Mr. Hughes has been elected and he ihares my view. We ask only what Is fair: we wnnt only whnton jiuKhc-", we are entitled to and that we propose to have." At Republican headquarter last night, while returns from tho doubtful "". Jynncioia. ureron. States California, Minnesota, Oreron, '"" " "''''- till being anxiously, awaited, an In formal conference was held In Chulrm m Wlllcox's room. Gathered thore with Mr. Willcox were (leorge W. Wlckersham, Prank Hitchcock, Charles II. Warren of Michigan, forrrr Chair man Charles D. Hllles, State Senator Ogden I Mills and other fomlncnt leaders. Ordered to Oet Counsel. Mr. Wurren, national committeeman for Michigan, who had been In charge of headquarters Murine- the dav. while Mr. Willcox was trying to snatch ! a few hours sleep, Informed those . participating In this conference that In- structlons had been sent to the State ' chairman In every doubtful State ! every State In which Mr. Hughes's rights m. 'tiled to be In posslblo peril to hire counsel at once to protect Mr. Hughes's Interests. This Included States like New Hampshire and Wet Virginia, where tho Republicans at that hour seemed to have won. but by slender margins. Tho same attitude wn taken by the Democratic National Committee i:.irlv In the day Chairman Vance McConnlck sent telegrams to every State and county eh.iirinan In StnteB where the vote seemed close, ordering them to "see per- sonally that the ballot bores ere I nlnrf1f.il ,1,1.1 .i .. , .... , I sent telegrams cautioning Dem's-ratlc I thought he had his fifth heart, bet his afternoon, when, one by one. they slipped chairmen "to guard the ballot boxes as ' he off. got called for the wad and- "Ut to catch a few winks of sleep to you would gu-ird your live " hooked down tn find that heart the deuc ; for.Ify them for the night vigil which At each headquarters It'was nlalnlv'of diamond." was the painful soliloquy ' seemed Inevitable. In their absence manifest that a bitter contest Is In sight of many a bettor. Many a hot bird nnd hnrles It. .irren, National Commlttee unle.s the final r. turns should gUo the Uold bottle, tackled Joyfully on the eve- man for Michigan, nnd (leorge W. President n definite and conclusive vie- tory, one In which the swing of a few small States small In electoral vote would make no difference In the final re. sult. lions, announced that they would pay no Orders were being sent from both ' bets ye.terday except In cases where headquarters over the long distance tele-' the bets were on results thut have phone to the respective chairmen tn.been decided without a doubt, such "watch the count as It proreeded and in a scnitlnlie closely the returns." There were suggestions In each headquarters that the Integrity of the returns In some I of the State would have to bo ascer-1 tallied before the result was finally nc-1 cepted. Rrconnt Idea of Perkins. Some of the leaders, particularly on I'' vald. the Republican side, were already In. ' "'ttlng commissioners, who under or tlmatlng that A recount of the vote In ! '"nary clmimnaiu-ea would haxc re some States would be demanded, The ' turned to their mining stocks or their first to offer tills suggestion was (leorge oth'r ordinary bnsliuf- eHtcrday, con W. Perkins. I fronted with tho opportunity of another Discreet Inquiry brought assurances ' da of rl(h harvest, reaped their ud from rt-vresentatlvcs of each natlonul dltlonal per (.-nt. with great noucha chalrmnn that there would be no lack of 1'iinv. A on time mote than two hun- money to finance a contest, nn matter I how long drawn out or expensive It might prove. ailed. The npidl shitting oid mum While the Democrats have a deficit of hu-.i'is kh.1, too. and no matter $100. 000, they say that any amount of ulutlur lluelte" or Wilson Is finally de money, millions If necessary, would bo 'cued the winner the commissioner forthcoming to guarantee tho President's I have n.artnly feathered their nests for a rights. Kxactly the same assurance ns 1 Iuiik and cold winter, regards the protection of Mr. Hughes's With odtU opening nt 10 to S In favor rights was given nt the Republican head-1 ot Hughe- and closing at 10 to ! on Wll quarters, where there Is a sizable sum son. Fred Scbumm. a llrnoklyn stake left In the treasurer's strongbox. i holder, jestcrday placed $3:.00O. At one The first steps In the contest, if It time during the day Hughes money was eventuutes. would h.ive to be taken be. put out nt 2 to 1, but later money at " Be ' i .,.V ,,. ' '. . , I - ...m. .nm recount case in tills city and as was 1 ''one In numerous other IllSt.UICCS I throughout Ihc country This is the third time since the civil war that the nation hns been In doubt, twenty-four hours after the close of the polls, ns to who was elected Presdent. The most celebrated Instance was the Hayes-Tllden election of li7d, which pro duced a bitter contest. Some political observers were com menting yesterday on the similarity of that election with the one Just held. For example. Ha jes lost New York und In dlann nnd fifteen other States to Tllden, andyetwosReatedln his close contest. Tho situation In thut year turned, however, on th electoral ote In Louisiana, Florida and Routh Carolina, All three States had cast their popular vote for Tllden, but tie canvassing boards set aside the returns on the plea of fraud uud Kao the electoral votes to Hayes. An elec toral commission authorized by Coi.grevs gave the election to Hayes on u strlctlv party vote of s to 7. For months th country was excited nnd nppteheiiHlve, lu 1SS4, when James 13. Ulalno ran ngalnst Orover Cleveland, the election turned on tho electr-rul vote of New York, Cleveland carried the Slate by 1,100. It was days before the country knew posi tively wno nan neen elected president. It Is exnected that a statement will l. Issued to-day from the headquiiilers of the unsuccessful candidate outlining tlm' steps mat win oe laaen to demand. re counts. G. 0. P. GAINS IN LEGISLATURE. Returns Indicate .17 Ilranltllcana 1 In Stale Senate. The Republicans will be stronger In the next State Legislature than In ih present one, More nearly complete re-1 turns cstcrday showed tho Republicans lu Altont n Week's Time llnllola will huvo thirty-seven members of the w, ,. ,.,..., , Senate nnd ut least 143 In the Assembly. I " ' Mississippi. The present Senate has, thirty-four Re-i Jackson, Miss., Nov 8. No figures publicans nnd the Assembly ninety. i-lx, ate available on the icstilt of the election There Is still one Assembly district 'n Mississippi, not a single county hav doubtful. I"'g lepoited here, Thero was nothing lit The following table shows the com. 1 stake, hence no political headquarters. ple-xlon of the next Legislature. Kll.S'ATt:. IteiiuMlennii Democrats . Total 61 AHSKMlll.Y. Republicans nr iimrrsis Soclsllat 1 Doubtful TstU mm.. ........... WILSON FAVORITE AT CURB CLOSING Continued from First Page. during tho morning, having been the largest. Kd want I Doheny, the Ixia Angeles oil magnate, la reported to have backed Wilson again heavily. At the St. Regis, nccordlng to Mnnager Mnscoid, one bet of $3,000 against 2,r00 on Hughes wns male ns late ai ye-ster-duy afternoon. Odds of .' to 1 on the Republican ticket wevalled In the morn ing for a number M small wHgcrs. Tho Hlllniorc, a Republican stronghold, found the orleln.il Hughe bettors lying back, while a new crowd of Wilson back ers took their places. Most of tho bets were on thn two crucial Stntcs, Minnesota and California, with $200 the average amount. Other III Wnners. The Clarldgo has been the gathering place for Democrats, for It Is tilled with Wilson men from the .South and West. I.tprytlilng was (pilot there. At the Van derbllt one wager of $5,000 to $2,500 that California would go Republican was noted jestcrday morning, with many small bets. At S o'clock election night two diners In Murray's called Manager Patrick Kyne to their tnblo nnd gavo him two clin ks, one for $7,600 und one for $5,000, explaining that It was n bet at li to 1 William A. Ilrady, the theatrical man, was reported to have mado nn tlectlon night bet when he found a stranger of fering 23 to 1 on Hugbes nt tho Astor. At that tlmo the first returns Indicated a clem Republican sweep, but Mr. Ilrady took the long chance, putting up Jl.ooii against the Republican's $25,000. At the Waldorf-Astoria fully lort men gathered In tho brokers' offices and In the lobby all dny. It was noticed early In the morning that many Wilson bet tors were trying eagerly to "copper" their wagers und play safe. Tho betting was entirely unprec edented. There were no past perform ances to bo ronsldered. Tho bettors had to rely on their own preferences, mid the newspapers and tickers, as the Information slowly came in irom me nntlvimr districts. Everybody was en titled to a guess and of course could tnke a pencil and pad of paper nnd figure out the election of his candidate with enthusiast !. esse. Hundreds of ih, ,11,1. ihMi ti.wk.vl ihelr tuilsment. Manv small bets were made on the In dividual States, probably more than at nnv tlmo before the votes were cast. California, Indiana, Minnesota nnd Kan-1 sas were States on which thousands of dollars were wagered. J'raciicauy an this money won laid ut even. llnrvrst for Commissioners. It was a dark day for a good many people who had placed money on Himheo and spent It the nlKlit before. "1 feel J"' l'l0 the chap w ho held four hearts, ilr.u- una efirrl tHnnrpil ut his h.llld. " before, was paid for with Hughes I "winnlngH" which seemed safely In the ' old slack nt that time. I Stnk holders, with very few excep- the victory of Clov. Whitman nr the ote on other candidates uhtre there Is no opportunity for later returns to change the results. One stake holder worked until the early morning I hours making out checks to pay off. He, may h.nc to rewrite them all. "I ' came within nn nee of sending them out I In the morning mall to the winners, toj," died of tbem were congregated on the 'Curb, wlldi;- clamoring to get their bets PHILADELPHIA GAMBLES. Mini) I.nricr Met. Paid Over Too Miislll?. Pim.Apnu-tlu. Nov. S. Staid old He public tti PhlladeiphlJ to-day plunged iieuill-nig Into n gigantic gamble ou the Presidency. After tins wild ced, bub bling over clithuflasm and demonstra tions of election mgbt, O. O, P. stalwarts found the easiest way of gagging l).-:no-cr.r.s was by a dlspi.iy of h u d c ish. One hundred thousand dollars at ceu money was offered by a prominent Ite publlcan politician and member of the Cnlon League during the afternoon. This big amount at that hour appalled the Den ocrnts, though they did scrap together enough cash to take i-everal chunks out of it with wagers running from $100 to $1,000. There was an extremely sad side to the day for in.my Republicans. When Democratic newspapers conceded what i w!lB apparently the election of Hughes on Tuesday night score" of large bets were paid over by Wilson men who lliiMiiiht It was all over. One big liio.nl street hotel paid $0,000 from Its safe to Hughes men who wero conceded tho wlnnets of bets by Demo crat. One prominent business men won, or thought he won, $.',000, und In ' celebration hi- staged nil el.ibor.ito din ,u'r a" exclusive club which rAn well '", e.iriy miurs m me morning, Hie dinner cut big Inroads Into tho t-. nu .. 1.1..1. , ...n.. i ... ... . -i no n on -nn riiiieu upon lo pui oacu wnii too siaKcnoiucr as soon us the real state of affairs became known to-day. Democrats on all sides were limning wildly about at the hotels In search of money they had paid out too hastily tho night before. A SOLIDLY DEMOCRATIC STATE. inni tin- nisi returns riom the counties will bo made by mall to the Secretary of State, perhaps 11 weik hence. The only Stale Interest was on the In-ItlallM- und referendum for and ngalnst the game and llsh I iw uiacted by tin last l.eglslalurii mid which was defeated In this county almost two to one, in this city, the Republican "stronghold." ' , . the Democrats polled 1,101 votes, the J i Republican 1U2, Socialists 21, I'rogres. ,.UBlvt-a It, CALIFORNIA NEWS REVIVES G.O. P. HOPE Gloom Succeeded hy Outburst of Hilarity at Republican Headquarters. THRONGS SCAN FIGURES "Weary Leaders Snatch a Few Hours Sleep and Then Return to Bulletin Board. A prediction which came Into Republi can headquarters nt 10:30 o'clock last night that Hughes would earn California by 1,500 took tho crowd there somewhat by surprise and In the rejoicing and III larlty that 'followed one woman fainted and a man wns taken III. The throng crowded nrour.d the bulletins for tho lat est news, which came In slowly but looked like Hughes more and more as the evening advanced. Thero were nenrly as many women ns men In tho crowd and they did Just ns much ft tho cheering nnd were as eager for the news. Persons enmo nnd went all tho evening until there wasn't room for them Inside the otllces and many of them adjourned to the ntret, where the bulletins were brought down and read to them. Spirits llroop nnd Revive. There waB n constant fluctuation In thn spirits of watchers nt Republican national headquarters throughout thp day. The crowd of faithful which had passed the night before tho bulletin board and In Chairman Wlllcox's prl vato office merged Into the crowd of early risers which begnn to gather be fore the customary breakfast hour. llulletlns had kept coming In con stantly from the early hours. Some of them were of a nature to provoke cheers. Others tended only to Increase the doubt of the men nnd women hungry for news which meant tho election of their candi date for tho Presidency. As the day wore on the teni.lon only Increased. When, late In tho afternoon. Wall Street bulljtlns were read showing that the Republican was then the favorlto In tho betting nnd the announcer added I the comment. "That wasn't produced by . watchful waiting." an elderly man ex claimed: "Well, we're doing a lot of i watchful wnltlng here." Lenders Snatch a Nap. Chairman Willcox, George W. Perkins and Herbert Parsons, who had been on guard since early on tho day of election. 1 leuialned In the chairman s office until Wlckersham were nmong the leaders to hold the fort. New Mexico, Kansas, California. Min nesota and Oregon were the States In which Interest centred from the early nrnmlng hours. The progress of the countln,; In each was reported In tele graphic bulletins nnd long distance tele. phoiiM conversation". Chairman Willcox j ami his ndvlsers nnd assistant.-, burned . the wires ncross the country repeatedly In talks with Alin T Hert, chairman III the Chicago office; Frank I!. Kellogg, i henntor-elect from Minnesota, who was watching tho count In St. Paul, nnd Chester H. Row ell, who sat nt the San Francisco end of the transcontinental wire. Early Hope of Victory Willcox heard from San Francisco at in o'clock In the morning that California, would gte Hughes a margin of lo.OOO. Till" brought the first outburst of cbecm. A little later Kellogg flashed Minnesota as safe. The crowd went wild as tills announcement w.is chalked on the black board: "California and Minnesota sure. This means Hughes's ehvtiun " Still the watchers remained, and later In the day the happy prediction was ei.ised, though other optimistic prophe cies were substituted. At about noon Frank H. Hitchcock ventured tbo opinion that the election hung ii California anil .Minnesota, thus ellm i.i'lng Kansas A report had come 111 wh.ih caused the ten electoral nte.s of the Siinil.nver State to be transferred ? nn,,"1 '7 J" 2!"' !'.' tural votes Hughes would i.i - ,-,i. I y of one. according to tlm ,.oi', ,i i then accepted. FULL CITY TABLES ON THREE LEADERS Wilson's Plurality, -iO.OOi) ; CnMer '2,71.j Ahead of Mc Conilis; Soahury's 21,102. Complete returns from the five bor oughs composing New York city for Piesldent, I'nlted St.ites Senator and Oovernor show thn following pluralities: VUlsnn, -numi) nier llnghrs. ('abler. 2M.7IS ner .MrCnmho. Sea In. r, 2MU2 oier Whitman. Tabulated returns hy boroughi arc as follows: rilESIDKXT. Ilornuth. Hurhe. Manhattan lll.Cii'i Wilson i:.ifi ir.w K3.i: 3I.V10 Won 4 1, 1 Ki n""111 'i?-' ' vwtii. . Jlirhniulld Totals 311, i:o ;t,i: UNITED STATES SK.N'ATOP., llnromh. Calder. McComhs. Msnlmttan llrotu Iirnouljn ... Queen HU'iiniond .. Totals .... llcrniih. xtunliHttan Mrnux . ... MroKKlyu .. SI P.-x I.'.-..7T ri-l'U :o.cs (lOVEUNOH. Whitman lftl.Hlt-l 57. O l'.'l.n 3..P1. T,3; Hi. Ml 7,110 :7,7C3 I ejur nn mciuuuiiii . Totals 3"- nu ai, Don't mahr your sweetheart at ou witthinri nntl waitina. .576 FIFTH AY''GOMST Se.iliury, Quarter (rand TJW perfect Ideal for tho nVrtri,. the, utmost ol tone and sitlm; tnl beauty In a piano of imali In Moffty, t?oo Chickerino Warerooms Lord cV Taylor Start ftth St. Fifth Avenue 80th St. DEMOCRATS MARCH IN JUBILATION PARADE Start From Headquarters With 1,000 in Line and Crowd Grows Rapidly. Democratic headquarters began bratlng a victory for Wllnn nt 7 1 night. "Rig Bill" lMwards, fmnier Street Cleaning Commissioner, ei'hefel id crowd nbout him after ihee-n g i,, , been received from California atin and called for a "clean swee" p.-iraj. A volunteer committee rnt qi 500 brooms nnd u brass band mnclr y mado Its nppearunce. Tin l i called for contributions. 'In J ' wnnt to saddle the expcni-e nf t pi onto headquarter", he said i" I wnnted $1 from every one lire.-mt. lar bills from men and women " . cro! hats that were passe 1 urn T pr.rade started out from t, A hii'ldlne nt Madison avenue nnd l'ort' ! - I with about 1,000 In lino. It crossed to Klfth aeinio nt.d 'ti i south, then doubted notlhv r 1 I'lftli avenue. Hy the tlm t i i Forty-second Mreet nn it. ,v the number of paraders Ii I e nbout I.noo. The inn re -s . their activities to the v.. in I -f quarters, going uptown nn .i ' about Fiftieth St eet and t' u around their course again. About an hour after It hul cuv there wen; two bands Mi i number of in.-vtcheix lind ti, . several thousand, ranging f haired women and ouug -r ' t lunis and boys. All of then !i. i - wr! iH'niocrntlc pn-teis nnd tl ig ii im Many ntitonioblllHts Jnni .l t , slon, after their owners l.n 1 at headqnartem to g"t i Mivply in, r. Recently we again had the pleasure of serving our very first retail customer. He reminded us that the morning our first store was opened at Broome Street and Broadway, he came in the first customer and "bought two fine suits." Takes us back just forty two years; for it was in November, 1874, that our firm was organized, though our business ancestry runs back to '37. With our four great stores of today, filled with fine outfittings for men and boys, we feel we owe much to the principles on which this business has heen built. To quote from an adver tisement of '79 "One price to nil ;i tull guarantee of every gar ment sold. Exchanges cheerfully made or money refunded if goods nre re turned for any cause." An unusual guarantee in those days one that can't be beat today. Everything men and hoys wear. Rogers Pert Company Broadway Bmadwij at 13th St. "The at 34th St. Four Broadway Corners" F.fthAve. at Warren at 41st St Underwear at the old price StockH bnttqht before ihc "itise" Imjorttd Wool UnCeiweafj Jl.l'K OV J J 01 Worth Now 5 A 51 Domestic Wool JU llalbritninn. I'M' Merino, ''' IniicitcJOpcit 'cll 79c C nn it Wortli w ' ',3 Wool & ol on TAN CAPE GLOVES, $1.15 Jinu nni ft i 1 m rr" I