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Partly cloudy and slightly cooler tonight; tomorrow fair; moderate west to northwest winds. Tempera ture for 24 hours ended at 2 p.m. to day; Highest, 82. at noon today; low est. 45, at 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Full report on page 7. New York Stock Market Closed Today xv on 4A7 Entered as second class matter O. I • post offic* Washington, D. C. . GOVERNOR ORDERS TROOPS TO GUARD NEMO POLLS Declares Intent to Keep Elec tion Honest in County Stirred by Strife. SENATOR JONES SENDS PROTEST TO WASHINGTON » Objects to Extra Deputy Marshals as Unwarranted Inter ference. Sr tbe Associated Prfw. I.AS VEGAS, N. Mf-Jt.. November 4.—Martial law was proclaimed in San Miguel County, of which Las Vegas is the county seat, last night by flov. J. F. Hinkle, who in a Hatement to newspapermen, said: “There is going to be an honest election in San Miguel County, even if troops are necessary to supervise the polls. I mean to see that the people have the opportunity to vote without intimidation.” The proclamation became effective at 7 p.m. On fluty at Polls. ' J. W. Skipwith, adjutant general, announced that State guardsmen would not attempt* to influence vot ers. but would be assigned to police duly in each precinct. The soldiers, numbering about 150, will be on duty, it was said, at least until the boxes containing the ballots cast today have been returned to the court bouse. Reports that United States Marshal Romero, Republican, has been swear ing in extra deputy marshals in vari oue parts of the State resulted last night, in protests being sent by r United States Senator A. A. Jones and Representative John Morrow to the Attorney General in Washington al leging unwarranted interference with the election. The decision to send troops here was due. it was said, to feeling aroused over the suspension recently by D. J. Leahy, district judge, of Sheriff Lorenzo Delgado. COUNTY IS QUIET. Paper Forbidden to Announce I Martial Law. ALBUQUERQUE, N. Mex., Novem ber 4. —San Miguel County, which was placed under martial law last night by Gov. J. P. Hinkle, as the result of a political controversy at Las Vegas, the county seat, remained quiet as National Guardmen held their places at the voting booths early today, according to a telephone mes sage received here. The Las Vegas Optic was pro hibited from issuing an extra edition announcing the proclamation of mar tial law, according to the telephone message which was directed to the Albuquerque Herald. SOLDIERS GUARD BOOTHS. Patrol Williamson County With Fixed Bayonets. 5!.t tlie Associated Pres*. HERRIN, 111., November 4.—Seven ty-five national guardsmen, some with fixed bayonets, patrolled Wil liamson County today to prevent » threatened clashes between the Ku Klux Klan and its opponents. Heavy voting was reported in the early hours, with no semblance of disorder. At each precinct outside of Horrin two militiamen were sta tioned to keep crowds moving. PROTEST NEGRO VOTERS. Deputy Marshals Placed at Okla homa Polls. E.t the Associated Press. TULSA, Okla., November 4.—Special deputy marshals were stationed at polls throughout eastern Oklahoma today. Federal officials refused to ex plain, but their action followed charg es during a hearing before Federal • Judge F. E. Kennamer here yesterday that attempts would be made to pre vent certain citizens voting. The hearing was on a mandamus action Involving the voting privileges of negroes in two counties, Judge Kennamer holding in favor of the negroes and ordering election officials to permit them to vote. CHICAGO VOTERS SHOT. the Associated Free*. CHICAGO, November 4.—One man was shot and killed and another was i probably fatally wounded in a re volver fight near a polling place to day. Early police reports indicated that the shooting was connected with factional trouble of a teamsters’ union. The man killed was not identified. Claude Maddox, 26, was the man wounded. Maddox and the slain man are said to have been riding in an automobile when several men in another machine drew up and opened fire. , The as sailants escaped. Anton Rudzinski was shot ahd prob ably fatally injured today after ho had gone to a polling place to vote. The ipolice begun a search for several men without any information as to the cause of the shooting. Rudzinski dropped when perhaps ten shots was fired in and about the polling place east of the stock yards The wounded man, who is 47 and a teamster, haM not been active politi cally and the police were uncertain whether he was the intended target •r the victim of a mistake. ' The victim bad found a line of men ahead of him and fearing he would be late at work, he started to leave. Then the shooting occurred The shots were fired from a black automobile. The police learned that several men shortly before had ap peared at the polling place and asked for Michael Hastings said to be Democratic precinct captain. It was said Hastings objected to accompanying the men who had t ailed him and turned away and the fhootlng started.. Reports of abductions of political v orkers and threatened encounters .with' revolvers came from two West Side precincts soon after the Rud- Klnskl shooting, and police squads - ere rushed to the two polling places. Election Bulletins lly the Associated Press. NEW ASHFORD. Mass., November 4. —The vote of this town, the first to report its returns in the presi dential election, was: Coolldge, 20; Davis, 4; X.a Follette, 0. The 1920 vote was: Harding, 2S; Cox, 6. SOMERSET, Vt., November 4. The vote of this town for President was: Coolldge, 8; Davis, 0; La Fol lette. 0. The vote four years ago was: Harding, 20; Cox. 5. Four men and their wives, the sole voting population, cast their votes for Mr. Coolidge. This second an nouncement by any town In the country was made possible by agree ment of all the voters to cast their ballots the first thing this morning for Vermont’s native son. SELMA, Ala., November 4.—The total vote of Martin Station, Dal las County, was polled at 9 o’clock and gave Davis, 7; La Follette, 0; Coolidge. 0. MANCHESTER, N. H., November 4.—Windsor, Hillsborough County, the first town in this State to re port its vote complete in today’s presidential election gave; Cool ldge, 9; Davis, 5; La Follette, 0. In 1920, the town gave Harding, 7; Cox, 5. macdonaldquits AS PREMIER WITH APPROVAL OF RING First Labor Cabinet in Britain Passes Into History After Defeat. By the Associated Press. LONDON, November 4.—The cabinet of Ramsay MacDonald. Great Britain’s first Labor government resigned today. King George accepted the resignation. The government headed by Mr. Mac- Donald, self-educated eon of a Scotch peasant, was in power nine months, during which its defeat was possible at any time by a combined vote in the house of the Conservatives and Lib erals, who jointly outnumbered the La bqrites. . ’ The Labor prime minister’s foreign policy, envisaging resumption of the en tente cordiale with France, close co operation with the League of Nations and settlement of the reparation ques- ] tion, met with general approbation, but it was on his attitude toward Russia ! that he first faced the wave of disap- I proval which culminated in his defeat. Fulfilling what amounted to a cam paign pledge, he extended recognition to Russia and concluded a preliminary commercial agreement with the So viet government, which has not yet been ratified. Hart by Campbell Case. Then the case of James R. Camp bell, editor of a communist periodical, prosecution of whom on sedition charges was dropped by the Attorney General, brought to the fore the op position in the House to the Premier's attitude toward communism in Russia and out. After a vote had been car ried calling for an inquiry into the case, Mr. MacDonald brought about the dissolution of Parliament and went before the country. Public interest seemed somewhat apathetic at first as to the outcome of the general election, but at the elev enth hour in the campaign the "Zino vieff letter’’ incident arose, focusing attention on the communistic propa ganda issue and labor went down to defeat under a conservative landslide. VOTE CAST BY COOLIDGES WILL BE COUNTED LATE Law Provides Ballots of Absentees Be Canvassed After Polls Close. By the A»»o<-iated Pres*. NORTHAMPTON, Mass., November 4.—The ballots of President and Mrs. Coolidge, which were received here last Saturday by City Clerk James R. Mansfield, will be counted late today in the President’s home ward, along with those of other absentee voters. In accordance with Massachusetts law, the votes of absentees will not be unsealed until after the polls close, which will be at 4 o'clock In this city. After the ballots of the ward have been taken from the box, the ballots of the absentees will be dropped in and officially counted. — ■ » • Japanese Honor Obregon. MEXICO CITY, November 4. President Obregon has been decorated by the Japanese government with the Great Cross of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, it was announced today. The decoration will be de livered before the president leaves his office In December. Election Returns Tonight at The Evening Star Building I Bulletins by Telegraph and Radio will be shown by Stereopticon, and will be amplified and interpreted by Frederic William Wile Over a Glorified Loud-speaker which will make his voice clearly audible for a great distance. Reports from the election will be interspersed with cartoons and musical numbers. ! U An extra edition of The Star will be issued as soon as I results are known. |El)e JMaf. VV V V WITH SUHDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1924-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. VOTELESS CAPITAL LAYS GREAT PLANS TO HEARRESULTS Radio, Telegraph and Phone to Be Used to Bring in Reports on Balloting. STAR’S ELECTION PARTY TO BE STARTED EARLY Analysis by Wile and Movies Will Be Features—Special Rules for Traffic. Voteless Washington stood curious ly by today while 30.000,000 other American citizens performed their constitutional duty at the polls, and though deprived of a voice in the election of their country's President, the residents of the National Cap ital displayed their interest in how the favored citizenry voted by pre paring to learn tonight, through every conceivable channel of com munication, the outcome of today’s momentous poll. There were some, of course, ordi narily considered Washingtonians, who lost their right to suqh a desig nation by stepping over into Virginia or Maryland today to cast their votes as real citizens do. Others previously had voted by mail or left the city for distant points to name their choice in person. All, however, had foregone the privilege of being Washingtonians by maintaining a voting status in other jurisdictions so that they might be true Amer icans. Bring* Solemn Privilege, Sunrise this morning to the aver age resident of the Capital meant it was time to get up and exercise the solemn privilege of shaking the fur nace. Sunrise over the Virginia and Maryland hills today meant it was high time that every man and wom an of voting age was scurrying to the polls in exercise of a sacred trust imposed by a great democracy. Was-hington went about its usual business today, but manifesting withal a certain piqued interest in matters elsewhere.. The matters elsewhere involved a temporary sus pension of usual business while all concerned engaged in a gigantic three-cornered tug-of-war to decide ) whether the followers of Calvin Cool idge, John W, Davis or Robert M. La j Follette were the strongest, j The first-named principal viewed .the contest with little emotion from the White House, confident that his own tug-of-war men would uphold his right to remain the Nation's Chief Executive another four years. He and Mrs. Coolidge some days ago had filled out absentee voters’ bal lots and mailed them to Northamp ton. Mass., their home. There w.iß left nothing to do but await the re turns, which would begin to filter in by wire and wireless as the sun set over the country this evening. In vited to hear with them the election results were the cabinet members and their families, of whom only a few are in the city, together with Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Stearns of Boston, White House guests. Get Special Service. Special wires to convey direct to the White House the Associated Press, Western Union and Repub lican national headquarters reports have been installed, in addition to the radio outfit already at hand. Similar special arrangements for receiving the returns have been made by every political organization in Washington, while hotels, clubs and cases announced “election night" parties. Theaters also have prepared to announce the important returns. It seemed today, however, that nearly everybody who could walk or ride was planning to come downtown tonight to watch the excitement in front of newspaper offices. The Star holds an election night program that should make Its build ing Eleventh street ap£ Pennsylvania avenue a Mecca for all who can crowd themselves irtto the broad ex panses of the Avenue and adjoining sidewalks. Star Starr* Early. Served by the world famous As sociated Press organization, supple mented by the full Western Union election service and the field reports of special and staff correspondents, the Star expects to flash on the mam moth stereoptican screen in front of its building as detailed and complete' an account of the voting as Is hu manly possible, starting about 6;30 p.m. or earlier if the returns neces sitate. But that is not all that is in store for those who accept The Stars in vitation to be present at its election “party.” In addition to the screened bulletin news service that will be shot forth, a graphic and clear analy sis of every important phase of the returns will be hurled through a newly invented loud speaker, directly from the lips of Frederic William (Continued on Page 5, Column 6.1 HARKED! FINE WEATHER AIDS GIP.INNEWyORK 50,000 Upstate Extra Votes Believed Won—Record Total Expected. BY N. O. MES»E\GER- Stiff Correspondent of The Star. NEW .YORK, November 4.,—ldeal election weather prevails in •this State, and reports show that a heavy vote is being cast early. The polls will close at 6 p.m., and as voting machines are used in some of the up-State cities results.will be obtainable early this evening. The Republican leaders say that good weather up-State means 5©,(MHi votes to them, as the main Republi can vote found in that region. Interest throughout the country Is always attracted to New York, and it is especially keen at this time, due to the personality of the candidates for governor. Gov. Smith is up for re-election, and there is a touch of national interest added in the realiza tion that his friends are looking for ward to another try for the presi dential nomination four years hence and the possibility of enhancement of that prospect should he carry the govemship and John W. Davis lose the State on the presidential ticket. R»—evelt Ron* Well. Theodore Roosevelt has made a spectacular raoe for the governorship on the Republican ticket, counting upon President Coolidge’a prospective strength to aid him. The outcome de pends upon whether the Republicans up-State vote as they have registered and get out their full strength for the State ticket, or the I>emocratic expectation is realized that Gov. Smith’s popularity will cause many Republicans to split the ticket. Smith is the favorite in the betting odds about 2 to 1. New York State will vote today for candidates for seven State offices be sides the electors who will cast the actual ballot for President in the electoral college. They w ill also vote for candidates for justices of the Su preme Court in several judicial dis tricts where vacancies exist, county judges, sheriffs and members of the State Senate and Assembly and of the House of Representatives. There is no contest for United States Senator. Five recognized parties—the Re publican, Democratic. Socialist, Social I.abor and Workers—have named can didates for governor and lieutenant governor and for all other Statewide offices except controller, for which the Social Labor party has not a can didate. In New York complete coun ty tickets for all State, legislative and congressional offices have been named by only the Republican, So cialist and Democratic parties. The other parties indorsed candidates of these parties in some districts; and in a few named candidates of their own. CMtr*t Is Cie*e, The Republicans are confident of rapturing both branches of the Leg islature and appealed for votes for their candidate for governor on the ground that it would be belter to have one party control the whole State government than continue the deadlock which has existed for .the two years between the executive and the Legislature. Gov. Smith’s eleventh hour appeal for support is the contention that his long experience in the executive of fice has equipped him with superior experience in the management of State affairs’. This together with the dry issue. Gov. Sn/ith being a wet, are the two main questions before the voters, other issues being minor quibbles over State affairs. The registration in Democratic greater New York has 1 been propor tionately heavy with Republican up state, and the contest is close. DAVIS CASTS VOTE. LOCUST VALLEY. N. Y.. November 4. —Jdhn W. Davis voted in Glen Cove shortly before noon today. His ballot was No. 232, and he said when he stepped out of the booth it might be safely assumed he had voted the • Democratic ticket straight." Mrs. Davis accompanied the candi date. Her ballot was No. 233. 1 The closing campaign speeches of President Coolidge and John W. Davis will be found oa page 3. Coolidge, at Work hy 9 O’clock , Calm Over First Victory News White House Attaches Equally Confi dent, But Somewhat Excited—Home State Leads Early Reports, The usual routine of a day of work was followed at the White House today and there was nothing to suggest anything out of the ordi nary. From President Coolidge down to the most humble employe at the Ex ecutive Mansion, there was an air of supreme confidence. The President was at his desk a few minutes be fore 9 o'clock. He was as cool and complacent as usual and he gave no outward evidence that he was at all concerned about the great American referendum which already was under way and which, naturally, must mean so much to him. Despite the rPesident's unmistakable composure and apparent lack of con cern there was a slight trace among the attaches and office force of ex citement. This could be described bet ter as nervous suspense. However, this feeling was not in the least marked by any admixture of doubt or uneasiness about the final out come of today's balloting. As Mr. Coolidge reached his desk and »was in the act of reaching for a bundle of papers to sign he was NEO HOLLISTER DIES WAS ZOODjRECTOR Work Here Among Great Achievements of Famous Mammalogist. Ned Hollister, superintendent of the National Zoological IMrk since Octo ber 1, 1916. and one of the foremost mammalogists of the world, died at Garfield Hospital last night following an operation earlier in the day. Mr. Hollister was born at Delavan, Wis., November 26. 1576. where he received his education and began the study of zoology. From 1902 to 1909 he conducted zoological field work for the United States Biological Survey • n Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, Brit ish Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada. leouisiana and Arizona. In 1910 he began his connection with the Smithsonian In stitution, being appointtd assistant curator of mammals in the United States National Museum, which posi tion he held until 1916. when he was selected for the responsible position j of superintendent of the National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Insti tution. * Explored Mount Robson. In 1911 Mr. Hollister was a mem ber of the Canadian Alpine Club ex pedition to explore the Mount Robson region of British Columbia and Al berta. in 1912 he represented the Smithsonian Institution on the Smith sonian-Harvard expedition to the Altai Mountains. Siberia and Mon golia. The results of Mr. Hollister’s scientific work have appeared in (he j publications of the Smithsonian In- i stitution and in various technical journals for many years. Besides over 100 minor papers on zoological subjects, he was the author of a number of large works, including “The Birds of Wisconsin,” “Mammals of the Philippine Islands.” "Mam mals of the Alpine Club Expedition to Mount Robson,” “East African Mam mals in the United States National Museum.” This last is probably Mr. Hollister's greatest contribution to science, being a complete technical account of the great collections made in 'East Africa by Theodore Rooeevelt, Paul Rainey and other collectors. licmard Zoo’s Sl«e. During Mr. Hollister's term of of fice as superintendent, the National Zoologi •* Park underwent a steady | growth and development. Many Im provements to the grounds and ani mal quarters were carried out and he made every effort to provide for the enjoyment and convenience of the public. During the last few years the collection of animals in the park has been greater in numbers and in scientific, value than ever before, and (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.). ~ handed an Associated Press bulletin with the returns from the first town in the country to complete its vote. New Ashford. Mass. The vote was Coolidge 20, Davis 4 and La Follette nothing, and the President read it without comment and passed it back to the office clerk who had brought the "good news.” A few moments later the next bul letin telling of how the first precinct of the tenth ward in Kansas City, Mo., had given him 52, Davis 12 and La Follette 1, was brought to the President at his desk. As in the case of the preceding encouraging news about the balloting, the President maintained his Customary calm and quiet. These messages were followed with batches of telegrams and other messages from all parts of the coun try; some were from friends and workers predicting victory; some were congratulations upon the ap peal he made over the radio last night to (he electorate of the Nation to exercise its right to vote; others were from well-wishers expressing their hope for his success in today's election. . Another one of the early election (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) MEMBER OF CHOIR DISCLOSEDAS THIEF Man Helped by Clergyman Declared to Admit $15,- 000 Burglaries. A ’’clean-up’’ of a dozen perplex ,ng jimmy burglaries that have mys tified police for weeks was believed accomplished by detectives today, fol lowing the arrest yesterday of Fran cis Winfield Hart, 24-year-old mem ber of the choir of Grace Episcopal Church, and the recovery of loot cas ually estimated at $15,000 or more. Hart was arrested by Detectives Sweeney, Waldron and Davis at Ninth and K streets. Taken to headquarters, detectives slate, he admitted perpe tration of approximately a dozen "jimmy” robberies, and told the de tectives he was living at the Caven dish apartments. 1628 Columbia road, in the, apartment of Rev. Meade B. Macßryde. Detectives went to the apartment. They found, secreted beneath the bu i reau. a box holding bonds and jewel ry. This box contained upward of $4,000 in bonds. The jewelry has not been completely appraised. It was learned that Hart had lived with Rev. Mr. Macßryde for more than a month, following difficulties at his parents’ home. 1244 Seventh street southwest. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, of which Rev. Mac- Hryde is rector, and a leader in the choir. Held in Another Charge. Hart tpld police that he was now | at liberty on SI,OOO bond for indict ment as an accomplice in an embez- ( zlemertl from the Washington Gas Light Co., but that this was the first series of illegal operations in which he had been engaged, detectives say. Even while he was being led by his captors into the squadrooni at police headquarters, the telephone rang. Miss Carolyne E. Hardesty of apart ment 21, 3121 Mount Pleasant street, was on the line. She was afraid to enter her apartment. The door had been forced and the burglar might still beMhere. Sweeney and Waldron, leaving their prisoner in the hands of other detectives, hurried to the ad dress. The y entered. They found the partment, rifled, the thief gone. Among the $375 worth of missing articles was a string of green beads. Back to headquarters went the de tectives. Among the items on the person of the prisoner they found a string of green beads. They cor responded exactly to those Miss Hardesty had just lost. “it seems that we've got your man.” telephoned (Continued on Page 2. Column 3.) c Radio Programs—Page 21. “From Press to Hom£ Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers arc printed. RECORD ELECTORATE GIVING VERDICT TODAY IN PRESIDENCY FIGHT Largest Vote Ever Cast in Any Nation Seen as Millions Journey to Polls. MAJOR CANDIDATES EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN FINAL RESULT Full House Membership, 34 Senators and 34 Governors, and Thousands of Lesser Office Seekers Await Decision. By the AMociitH Press. The largest electorate that ever cast a vote in any nation undertook today the task of unraveling the most puzzling tangle in modern American political history. With three major candidates in the field for President; with a full membership of the House to 17e chosen; with 34 Senator and 34 governors to be elected, and with thousands of lesser offices to be filled, the ever-increasing millions of qualified voter-, of the Nation began their march to the polls at dawn and through out the length and breadth of the land, under generally fair weather conditions, they continued all day to record their will. Four months of fervid oratory, charges, recriminations, ac cusations, claims, predictions and warnings were stored in the thoughts of the voters as they marked their decisions on their ballots. Last Apk>l" Midr. Ringing in their ears were the final pleas of the three major aspirants for the presidency. The Republican and Democratic standard-bearers, Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis, established a precedent in political campaigning by addressing eleventh hour radio appeals last night to an audience that reached from coast to coast. Senator La Follette, the in dependent candidate, closed his case with a statement to the voters. President Coolidge’s plea was one to urge every qualified citizen to vote today. • We shall always have with us,” he said, “an element of discontent, an element inspired with more seal than knowledge. They are greatly in the minority. But their number is large enough to be a decisive factor in many elections unless it is ofrset by the sober second thought of the peo ple who have something at stake, whether it be earnings from Invest ment or from employment, who are considering not only their own wel fare, but the welfare of their children and coming generations." Darla Recites Policies. Mr. Davis again recited the policies to which he has devoted a fighting campaign. "Every one of us.” he said, “if we will but listen to the voice of con science. can say is right and what is wrong. We owe it to our selves and to our country; we owe It to our children and those who shall come after us. to vote accordingly. Will the fathers and mothers of the country be satisfied to set before their children who are to take up the burden of citizenship any lesser standard than one of common hon esty 7” Senator La Follette challenged again "this tin*e-honored threat of industrial depression" as a factor in the election, and charged that Presi dent Coolidge had authorized the Re publican national committee to run an "elect-me-or-starve" campaign. "The American people,” he said, “have learned their lesson, and will not be whipped into line with this stone-age propaganda. Neither will they permit the boodiing of the elec tion by a huge slush fund." Fight f«* net Oat Vote. Tn addition to the urgings of the presidential candidates for the citi zens to go to the polls, intense effort was made by hundreds of organiza tions to "get out the vote.” Repub licans. Democrats, independents, women's organizations, almost every variety of political group exerted itself to swell the total of ballots beyond anything ever seen in an American election. The central figures in the contest, their arguments ended and their claims submitted, waited in their homes for the verdict. President Coolidge passed the day in the AA hite House, silently awaiting the returns; confident, and even plan ning for his now tenure of office. He and Mrs. Coolidge had mailed their ballots to their Northampton, Mass., home. Mr. Davis, declaring the Demo cratic ticket would be returned be cause it deserved to win, voted at Locust Valley, Long Island, and pre pared to receive the returns in his home there. Senator La Follette. after an inten sive drive, voted in Madison, W'is., his home town, and he, too, expressed his belief that his cause had won the favor of the voters. The vice presidential candidates, all of whom - have been under the strain of weeks of campaigning, found themselves adjacent to voting booths on election day, except for Senator Wheeler, the independent candidate, who took ad%~antage of the mail vot ing privilege to send his ballot to Montana. Charles G. Dawes, Presi dent Coolidge's running mate, voted in Evanston, 111., and Gov. Charles W. Bryan, the Democratic choice for Vice President, returned to Lincoln. Nebr., in time to cast his ballot Many Split Tickets. One of the most tangled aspects to today’s balloting, which w r ill not be solved probably for several days, is the problem presented by the split ting of tickets. Even with the vot ing in progress, there was no one able to predict with any air of confi dence the trend that angle of the bal loting might take. . There are 435 seats in the House, of which the. Republicans now hold 220, coanting the La Follette group, and the Democrats 206, and in the voting today in various parts of the country there are alignments, in dorsements and unusual alliances be tween political groups which make even the most sophisticated politi cians hesitate to forecast the com plexion of the next House, although Yesterday’s Circulation, 98,618 ♦ TWO CENTS. both Democratic and Republican managers have formally placed their claims of victory. The entry into the situation of the railroad brotherhoods and the Ameri can Federation of lAbor in support of Senator La Follette and their action at the same time in working for the election of various members of Con gress favorable to labor legislation is another factor which it has been hard for the political prophet to fathom. Both the Republican and Democratic managers have scouted the idea that labor would desert the older parties. Today's results will throw an interesting light on the trend of modern American political thought. i Deadlock Foaolhle. One possibility, widely discussed in the campaign, has been that of a deadlock In the electoral vote. The individual voter does not vote di rectly for a President, but for a group of electors to represent hi« State and cast the State's proportion ate vote for President. The origi nal theory of the Constitution was that the electors thus chosen would follow their own inclinations in choosing a Chief Executive. In practice, however, it has become an unbroken tradition that an elector votes for the candidate of that party to which he belongs. Should an insufficient number of States to choose a President give their support to any one party, and should all of the electors follow tra dition and vote for the candidate of their party, the work of the entire group of electors would go for noth ing. There would be a deadlock, and under the Constitution the House of Representatives would be called upon to choose a President and the Senate a Vice President. The presidential election, should it be thrown into the House, would be delayed under a Constitutional provision until Pebru ' ary. 34 Senators to be Named. The Republicans now have 4? votes in the Senate, a bare majority of one. and that number includes the Ta Follette group. The Democrats hold 43 places and the Farmer-Labor party two. Today nine solid Democratic States elect Senators—Alabama, Ar kansas. Georgia. Louisiana. Missia sippi. North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Other* to be chosen are > two in Colorado, two in Michigan, pwo in Rhode Island, and one each in Delaware, Idaho. Illi nois. lowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massa chusetts, Minnesota. Montana, Ne braska. New. Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. Oklahoma, Oregon. South Dakota, Tennessee, West Vir ginia and Wyoming. Os the 34 States where governors are to be elected 19 seats are held by the Republicans and 15 by*Demo crats. States which will choose chief executives are Arizona, Colorado. Florida, Georgia, Kansas. Nebraska. New Hampshire, New Mexico. New York. North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina. Tennessee. Texas, Connecticut. Delaware, Idaho. Illinois. Indiana. lowa, Massachusetts Michigan. Minnesota, Missouri, Mon tana, North Dakota. South Dakota. Utah Vermont, Washington, 'West Virginia. Wisconsin and Wyoming. One of the fighting issues of the campaign in many of the State con tests, and one which has appeared also In the national campaign—that of the Ku Klux Kian—has played a prdminent part in a number of tha gubernatorial and senatorial fights. This is particularly true in Indiana. Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, where national issues have been more or less overshadowed by the bitterness of the local feeling on the subject. SEEKS PORTABLE X-RAY FOR CUSTOMS SERVICE Central American Government In terested in American lnvention. By the Associated Press. SCHENECTADY. N. T.. November 4 - — The recent announcement here of the development in the General Elec tric laboratories of a portable X-ruv machine has brought inquiries from a Central American government con cerning the possibility of obtaining 1,200 for use of customs inspectors at | ports of entry. The Coolidge port able X-ray, according to its inventor, has the power of disclosing contents of bundles and of penetrating the walls of a room or a trunk and it was thought the device might bo adapted to customs Inspection work. The machine is pot yet ready for commercial development, accordlaa to reports here.