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Vessel Was Flying U. S. Flag
When Held Up Off Portugal
and Scuttled.
LONDON, Nov. 7. There waa
onlv one American aboard the
steamer Lanao, sunk by a German
undersea boat October 28, it was
learned today.
Capt. Henry Mainland, reports
from Wales said, was the one Amer
ican aboard.
He said his ship was of Philip
pine registry and flew the Amer
ican ensign when she was held up
off the Portuguese coast, and scut
tled with a bomb after her crew
had been taken off.
Mainland left no doubt to the
nationality of his ship.
The State Department today Is
waiting for further light on tho reg
istry of tho steamer Lanao. sunk by
a German submarine October 28, be
fore directing the embassy In Lon
don to mako Inquiry Into the circum
stances of the sinking.
The department was without word
corcerntng the sinking of the steamer
Lanao. it was agreed, however, the
case may prove to be similar to that
of Uie America! grain schooner William
P. Fryo early In the war. "If further
evidence like today's supports the origi
nal report that the vessel was of Ameri
can registry.
In her last noto on tho Fry, the Ger
man government said It had Instructed
naval commanders not to sink Ameri
can vessels unless carrying absolute
contraband. The Frye carried only
conditional contraband. Germany and
tha United States finally agreed to ar
bitrate the Interpretation of the Prussian-American
treaties of 1789 and 1828.
under -which Germany claimed the right
to alnk American vessels carrying con
traband. Without admitting the action would
prejudice hor case, Germany also agreed
to pay an indemnity for the destruction
of the Frye, the amount to toe deter
mined by a Joint commission. This
Government only accepted the German
proposal when Germany had agreed to
sink no more vessels carrying condi
tional contraband.
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By arrangement with the Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone Company, a special election telephone service
has been installed for
in a room in the Munsey Building, which will be exclusive
ly devoted to giving the latest election returns to the thou
lands of Time3 readers.
A special corps of operators will havo charge of this
service, and to them will come the complete Election Bul
letin services of both the United Press and the Western
Union Telegraph Company. This insures the most rapid
collection and tabulation of returns and the instant avail
ability to every one who. calls The Times of the latest news
from all points.
The Times invites all its friends to use the service) as
freely as they wish.
Electric Bulletins
The returns will also be displayed by electric lanterns
n a screen in front of the Munsey Building. Motion pic
tures and cartoons will supplement the news.
Times Extras
Times Extras will be issued as fast as the returns develop
important news.
Navy Wireless to Flash
Vole Around World
Tho Arlington wireless towers to
night will flash tho election re
turns around tho world.
It was announced at tho Navy
Department today that begin
ning at 8:30, complete election
bulletins will bo broadcasted
hourly from Arlington.
Navy radio officers said the re
turns sent out from Arlington
will reach ships a thousand
miles at sea.
The naval wireless station at
Panama will be able to recelvo
tho Washington bullotins di
rect, 60 that Americans thcro
will know the result as soon as
it is known in Washington.
Not only naval vessels, but all
steamers equipped with wire
less will be able to receive elec
tion bulletins from Arlington.
Naval officers will post on shipboard-the
election bulletins re
ceived for information of of
ficers and men.
Sent fo Bottom by Torpedo Boat
Escort of Transport It At
tacked. ROME, Nov. 7. An Austrian sub
marine that attacked a troop-laden
Italian transport was sunk In an en
gagement with a torpedo boat escort
to the transport, the admiralty n
nounced today.
The torpedo boat was so badly dam
aged. It sank later.
The transport escaped damage.
Most of the torpedo boat's crew was
saved, and tho crew of the submarine
taken prisoners.
The admiralty statement told of a
daring dash Into Pola harbor last
Wednesday by two Italian torpedo
boats which fired two torpedoes at a
battleship, whose nets saved hen
On Friday another ftorpedo boat
raid-resulted In the torpedoing and
sinking of a big Austrian steamer In
Duraszo harbor.
British Admiralty Reports on Re
sult of Raid.
LONDON, Nov. 7. A further report
from the British submarine operating
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Rumors Assert Clerks, Under
Proposed Order, Will Work
Other Days From 8:30 to 5.
Department Officials Here,How
ever, Declare They' Know
Nothing of It.
Reports that the President had de
cided to tssuo an Executive order allow
ing Saturday half-holiday the year
round, and that clerks will bo required
to work from 8:30 to 5 on other days,
caused a stir about tho departments
I 'os t master General Burleson said he
had not been consulted by tho President
about It, nor had ho had the oppor
tunity to confer with the President.
The Postmaster General Is not will
ing to say what recommendation he
will mako until he talks with tho Presi
dent. Tho Treasury Department denied
knowledge thot tho half-holiday was
to be granted. Chief Clerk Wllmcth
has not been so Informed.
Whllo It Is generally believed here
the half-holiday will be granted, those
who havo worked hardest for It said
today they wero not advised what
would Iks done.
P. O. May Retard Effort.
Tho Indications nro that tho Post-
ofilco Department may provo a stum
bling block to the half-holiday, at least,
In part. It Is, of courso, posslhlo that
It might bo applied to other departments
and not to the Postofllce Department.
while Mr. Durleson 1ms not announced
what nosltlon ho will take. It Is known
ho Is apprehensive that a Saturday half-
noiiuay win intorrcro wrtli thu man
servlco and does not believe tho coun
try would sanction any such Interfer
ence. This question of how to keep on han
dling tho malls and yet grant the Satur
day half-holiday Is one he Is under
stood to be wrestling with. This Is on
the theory that If a half-holiday Is
granted in Washington It will have to
bo applied to Federal employes outside
or wasnington.
No Word at State Department.
Chief Clerk Davis, of the State De
partment, said no Executlvo order on
the holiday had yot been received at
tha State Department. These Execu
tive orders arr sent in original form
to all Cabinet officers as soon as thoy
are signed by the President.
There was a persistent report In
Government circles today that tho
blanks for the Executive orders nro
row being printed at the Government
Printing Offlco and will be sent Im
mediately to Shadow Lawn for the
President's signature as soon as the
printing work Is completed.
Government Printing Office officials
refused to discuss the matter today.
Inasmuch ns all the Cabinet officers
except Postmaster General Durleson
havo made favorable recommendation
on tho half-holiday question, there
Is a general feeling In the depart
ments that tho President will sign
the Executive order immediately after
election, postponing action so that no
hint of political Influence will be at
tached to his action.
When Agitation Started.
This year, soon after the end of the
summer period In which the half-holiday
was allowed, tho agitation was be
gun for a continuance of the privil
ege during the entire year.
It was urged that Government
clerks, as a class, worked under
severe strain, that they had to be spe
cially competent for tasks of great
responsibility, and in conditions of
confinement where physical and nerv
ous strength was exhausted; the half
holiday would, therefore, serve to
rest and recuperate them and In the
end result In greater efficiency and
a saving to tho Government in the
cost of work performed.
uovornment clerks aro provided by
law with .thirty days' vacation every
year, and also are allowed thirty
days of sick leave without any with
holding of pav. The Saturday half
holiday Is purely an executive mat
ter. Congress not having recognized
It In appropriation bills.
It has been made possible to grant
the half-holiday by extending tho
hours of work dallv a half hour, so
that clerks work until half-past four
o'clock In the afternoon, whereas be
fore the half-holiday was granted
their day ended at 4.
Bears Hold Hunter
In Tree Four Hours
Last Shot Had Been Used to Kill
Cub; Rescued by Com
panions. WILLIAMSPORT. Pa.. Nov. 7. Er
nest Horton, of Montroso, wns held
a prisoner up a tree by two bears In
the woods near Leroy, Bradford coun
ty, for four hours, until discovered by
his hunting companions.
Familiar with bruin's liking for ap
ples, Horton climbed Into a wild apple
treo to await a posslhlo visit. In a
short time a cub bear appeared. He
quickly shot It. That was his last
shot, and as 'e was climbing' dom
from the tree to summon his com
panion he sighted two other bears
coming toward tho tree. He roturned
to me umD on wnicn no was sitting.
Tho bears soon discovered tho dead
animal, and then the man In the tree.
They besieged him until other mem
bers of tho hunter's party approached.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. The foreign
trade department of the National
City Bank of New York has Issued a
statement In which It predlots that
the foreign trado of the United States
for this year will npproxlmhto J8000,
000,000, one-fifth of tho total of Inter
national business.
The bulletin declared the volume of
trade this year will be CO per cent
greater than In 1913 and double that
of 1H.
Capital Is on Edge for Results
of Thirty-ninth Presidential
Great Throng Expected to As
semble in Front of Munsey
Washington Is preparing to give tho
entire nation an example of watchful
waiting tonight when It assembles to
learn whom tho remainder of the coun
try shall choose as Its chief citizen for
tho four years beginning March 4, 1917,
The assemblies of the citizens of tho
District aro to be In dozens of different
places as tho guests of dozens of dif
ferent Individuals or organizations and
of Tho Washington Times. Thcro Is
every Indication that all Washington,
his wife and llttlo nVllllc and pretty
Ermyntrudo'wlll go somewhere to hear
tho election returns.
The RTCHtost crowd Is expected to
nsscmblo In tho wldo open spacq In
front of The Times building where
thero will bo Hashed from time to tlmo
the comploto returns as mey are re
ceived on the lurgest screen In the city.
Vehicular Traffic Halted.
Thcro Is' to bo no vehicular traffic
on Pennsylvania avenue In the blocks
adjacent to Tho TlmeB office, except
street car traffic, ami tho wide open
spaco thus offered for the assembly
of tho throngs, will glvo an amphi
theater that will bo the Mecca uf
thousands. .--
Dut as there are some 300,000 peo
ple In the District and they cannot all
assemble In front of tho Munsey
buldlng to receive the returns. The
Times, through the courttny of the
District Commissioners and the Hoard
of Education, has madu arrangements
to furnish tho news to citizens of live
separata sections of the ell) who will
imn.itnliln under the auspices of citi
zens' associations or parent teachers
oiKanlzntlons, or just because mey
huppen to he citizens of the section,
in five of the larger school buildings.
These centers for the receipt of elec
tion news are:
Park View School, where tho Park
View Citizens' Association will be In
Petworth School, whore the pctworth
Citizens' Association will bo In charge
vmii.-thr Homo und -School Association
co-operating. ,
Eastern High School, where the Homo
and School Association will be In charge
co-operating with Dr. Small, principal
of tho school,
. Chevy Chase School, where tho Chevy
Chase Citizens' Association, and tho
Chevy Chase Home nnd School Asso
ciation will be In charge.
Western High School, where Dr. New
ton, principal of the Western High
School, will bo In charge.
Citizens Are Invited.
While the citizens' associations or
homo and school associations are In
charge of several of these assembles
they have i announced that they
wish, all of tho citizens In the
vicinity of the building to attend
tho meetings. A direct wire will be
maintained between these five buildings
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Soccer Football
Supply Is Short
Playground Kiddies Are Put Out at
War That Stops Shipments
in Midseason.
Now the children of tho public schools
havo a now grudge against the war.
Yesterday It was learned that tho sup
ply of soccer footballs with which the
playground department supplies the In
tcrscholastlc soccer leagues was ex
hausted becauso of the failure of Eu
ropean shipments.
As a result games had to be abandoned
on some of tho grounds. Thero was
much disappointment until It was dis
covered fhat eight bolls could be pur
chased from local dealers. This supply
was Immediately taken, but when ex
hausted, a serious problem will confront
the department of playgrounds In the
matter of suDDlylnc eaulpmcnt for re
maining lnterscholastlc .games.
Daughter Had Kept Mother's Gift
for Twenty Years.
FRESNO, Cal Nov. ".-"Keep this,
my child, as It may come In handy
some day."
This was tho remark made tnoro than
twenty years ago by the mother of Mrs.
Maggie Doyle, wife of a Fresno pollce-
l man, when sho gave her daughter a
rag doll.
Mrs. Doyle has kept tho doll for
twenty years and has carried It In, her
trunk from one town to nnother. Re
cently she unpackod tho trunk and
found that the stuffing was coming out
of the doll, She went to sow up the rip,
but pulled out a little sack containing
1180 In gold. Mrs. Doyle's mother died
ten years ago.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7.-Instead of tho
grand march, there will be a grand sing
at the suffrage election ball tonight at
midnight. Confronted by i, goo copies of
"Amorlca," "Tho Star-Spanglod Ban
ner," nnd other songs, tho suffragists
will lift their voices and tho roof In
And when South Dakota and West
Virginia flash yellow on the M by JO
electric map. to show that suffrage has
carried, If tliby do, the auffa will sing a
PITTSFIELD, MaBS., Not. 7 New Ashford, smallest town In Massa
chusetts, fourteen miles north of Pittsilcld, in Berkshire county,
was tho first town in tho United States today to announce its elec
tion results. Out of twenty-fivo registered voters, twenty-three
went to the polls, and made known their choice for 'President as
Hughes, 16; Wilson, .7.
In 1912 New Ashford 's vote for President was:
Roosevelt, 6; Taft, 7; Wilson, 4. .
New Ashford is an agricultural town of ninety-two inhabitants, and
Voters were rounded up by Pittsfield newspapermen in automo
biles. The Wwfi has neither telegraph, railroad, nor street railway
lines, and its only telephone subscriber1 is Mrs. August Belmont,
of New York, wife of tho banker and traction magnate, who has a
special lino from Williamstown to her summer home, now closed.
The oldest voter in the town is Almond D. Ingraham, eighty-five, Republican.
Students of College Town Cheer
Ohief Executive as He
Passes Through Streets.
PRINCETON. N. J.. Nov. 7. It re
quired sixteen men. three automobiles,
four hours, and fifty-four gallons of
gasoleno to deliver President Wilson's
vote for himself here today. The
President, with his bodyguard of Secret
Servlco men and retlnuo of newspaper
correspondents made tho trip from
Shadow l.awn early In the morning,
nnd although It was only 9 o'clock
when the President reached the polls,
he was the fiftieth voter. The booth
was In n flrc-cnglno house.
The Presidents nruvai was quickly
learned by residents here and a blit,
crowd of pooplc gathered about tho vot-
Ing place to cheer the Executive. He
was given an ovation by Princeton
student In passing through the streets
of the city.
President Wilson received his ballot
from R. II Hose, n Republican dec-
tlon official.
From the booth the President shook
hands .with the election officials, and
took several out to Introduco them to
Mrs. Wilson, who wnlted In tho White
House nutomoblle outside. Tho party
left Immediately for Shadow Lawn.
Dy a peculiar coincidence the Presl-
dent passed at the entrance to tne nre
cnglne house T. J. Preston. Jr.. who
married Mrs. Crover Cleveland, widow
of the last Democratic President be
fore Wilson.
Republican Candidate Is At Polls
At 7 o'Clock.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7.-Republican
Candidate Charles Evans Hughes voted
ballot No. 13 at 7:03 this morning, in the
Victoria Laundry voting booth on
Eighth avenue, between Forty-fourth
and Forty-fifth streets.
Ho aroso at 6:45, took an hqur to
dress, nnd left the Astor Hotel with
Carl D. Sheppard, his publicity agent,
nnd two detectives about 0:50.
The Governor walked tho three blocks
to tho voting booth, and return. Only a
few stragglers and a flock of newspaper
ment ana movie operators were on nanu
as ho went Into the dingy little Eighth
avenue building. .
It was so early that tho Governor was
on time to see tho green grocors and
fruit merchants placing tholr stock on
display In their outside show cases.
Just as ho reached tho street through
the ladles' entrance to the Astor, Clar
ence Bchmalvel. former assemblyman
from the Republican Twenty-sevent dis
trict. Joined Hughes.
"This looks llko a Republican day."
called tho Governor as he smiled broad
ly and shoqk hands.
The llttlo party went a a brisk walk
west on Forty-fifth street and around
tho corner to the dingy llttlo laundry
room, which was hidden behind garish
canvas signs that tell tho world In two
foot letters that "any gown can bo dry
cleaned for $1.00." tho price being printed
in flnrlnir crimson.
The Governor nodded to several police
men and attendants as ho entered and
wpnt past counters as p'ic nign wnn
soiled shirts nnd other linen, with hero
and there a hard-boiled variety ready
again to darzlo tho eye and fret tho
Thero nro flvo booths partitioned oft
with sheets that obviously had beon
hnrrnweii from tho Victoria clientele
The Republican candidate stepped Into
tho first one. nnd. thero behind tho
shoots of Mrs. O'Hallohan, or Larry
Murphy's shirt, or some one, he voted
tho straight ticket.
Tho sun hadn't come .out strong as
Hughes stepped from tho booth, and
the room looked mighty dingy. It was
hardly big enoiiRh for a man to change
his mind In, but that dldn's stop a
dozen camorn and movlo men from Jam
ming themselves In.
The Governor saw ho was outnumber
ed, as he stood, smiling and choking
as click after click of cameras was
heard through tho gaseous hazo pro
duced by tho flashlight explosions,
About tho tlmo every one Insldo wus
ready to succumb th
lie photographers
By that time, however, the smoke had
attracted a largo crowd of hol-pollol
who followed Hughos back to the hotel.
Thaw a Drawing Card.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Harry Thaw
declared today a Manhattan hall was
twice filled by persons who wanted to
hoar him and two - other
Ten Thousand Militiamen From
Empire State Are Voting To
day by Mail.
The vote of tho men behind the gun
may prove a troublesome factor In de
ciding today's election result.
While the guardsmen from other Btates
who voted by mall or telegram, got
their votes home In time to be counted
along with others In the'.r States, New
York militiamen to the number of more
than ten thousand are voting today.
The effect of their vote won't be known
for several days.
If the election In New York State
should be so close as to make their
voUh1cc4s1vo tho Etnnlra State la rtilnir
to suffer more suspense than any other
section of the country unless New
York's vote Is needed also to determine
. the national result,
Michigan got her 4,000 soldier votes
home last week. Just as did Minnesota
j her 4.0CO, Colorado WO. Wisconsin 3,900,
and North and South Dakota 1,000 or o
The War Department today estimated
; that not more than 000 or TOO regular
army men will vote today. The only
, ones voting. It was said, would be those
who happen to be at home on leave.
There are, roughly, 100.000 militiamen
on tho border now. of whom more than
20 per cent come from States that have
provided for voting by mall or wire.
Democratic Fight
HasCost$l, 650,000
Election Finds National Com
, mittee With De
ficit. NEW YORK. Nov. 7. Henry Morgcn
than, chairman of the finance commit
tee of tho Democratic national commit
tee, said today the campaign had coat
the nnrty Jl.650.fi00. and that today
found tho committee with a deficit of
This omount, he was confident, would
be raised and all obligations discharged,
regardless of how the election went.
Casts Ballot In Engine House on
Long Island.
OYSTER BAY, Nov. ".Colonel Roose
velt, accompanied by his son, Archie,
voted nt 11:45 today In the engine house,
palling place of the fifth election dis
trict, marking ballot 200. His son voted
ballot 261. .
Roosevelt made the trip from Saga
more Hill by auttimoblle. The first man
ho met was Democratic leader and
Pnatmnster Thomas O'Keefe.
O'Kcefo told the Colonel he had sent
him a sample ballot, and asked If he
had had tlmo to read It.
"I'm afraid I haven't very carefully,"
tho Colonel replied, "but I will manage
to vote for someone."
Headpiece Knocked Off as He
Walks Into Booth.
Charles Warren Fairbanks, Republican
KiinMni for Vloa President, all but
lost his hnt when ho voted the straight
Republican ticket today.
As ho reached for the voting booth
lexer he continued talking to the crowd.
He bumped his head against the top
of tho booth and his top pleco went
Other voters scrambled for the hat
and nearly pulled It to pieces trying
for tho honor of brushing It off and
handing It back. Fairbanks voted bal
lot No. 321 shortly after 10 o'clock.
Socialist Candidate
Fails to Register
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. Allan L. Ben
son, the Soclnllst candidate for Presi
dent, was too busy campaigning to reg
ister as a voter In Yonkers, and he will
bo unable to vote today unless a snoclal
ruling Is obtained from the election au
thorities, no win asK lor me ruling,
Vote as Much as Half of Total
Registration Up to Noon in
Some Places.
Returns From First Town Show
16 for Hughes Against 7 for
the President.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. America
is casting an unusually heavy vote
for President today, if early run of
balloting is any indication.
Reports gathered by the United
Press from all over, the country
showed a vote up to noon generally
heavier than ever before recorded
in that length of time in many
instances aggregating as much as
half the total registration.
Ideal weather in almost every
State aided in bringing out the
ballotcrs. In the "pivotal States"
of New York, Illinois, Indiana and
Ohio thcWfore-noon run on the
polls showed that the "silent
vote" on whose word at the polls
depends the election today, was
probably speaking very loudly.
Now Ashford. Mass., which boasts a
total voting population of twenty-five,
gained the distinction of being tho first
city to make complete returns on the
At 10 o'clock the polls were closed,
and the count showed: Hughes, 14;
Wilson. 7; not voting. 2. Four years
ago there wero only seventeen voters In
tho "city." and they voted: Roosevelt,
6: Taft. 7: Wilson. 4.
Some detailed reports, gathered by
the United Press from all over the coun
try, showing progress of the voting,
New York
Up-State reports from Oswego, Syra
cuse, Buffalo, Schenectady, Albany,
Rochester, Saratoga, Poughkeopsie, all
showed unlooked-for sire In early vot
ing crowd. Schenectady showed 20 per
cent moro voting to noon than four
years ago; Buffalo reported a run for
a time of a vote a mlnuto; In Albany,
one-third the vote had been cast by 10
Now York city Upper Manhattan cast
the heaviest early vote In history. Vot
ing In tho business section was very
light early, but by noon there were long
lines of voters at the polls. Queens,
Richmond, and Bronx boroughs exper
ienced record early crowds at booths.
Orand Rapids reported 30 per cent of
registration cast toy 9 o'clock. .Detroit
tho heaviest voto In history.
Phlladolphla-One-thlrd of tho 305,000
registered voted by 10:30.
Pittsburgh Leaders estimate total
voto 6,000, to 10,000 more than 1912.
New Jersey
Elizabeth Heaviest early voto In
history of county. Trenton ptln
trifle above normnl. Camden 25 per
cent of registered voto In nt 10.30.
Springfield Record voto In Western
part Indicated by heavy early run.
Holyoke Record vote being cast.
Pittsfield Farmers getting out earlier
than any election In memory of oldest
Inhabitant. M ..
Boston Long linos of voters wak
ing and extraordinarily heavy early
Burlington Vote above normal dur
ing early hours.
Maryland s-
Baltimore Prohibition amendment
and general election bringing out
heaviest vote In history.
Columbus Voto hore averaged vote
a minute for a time, and running very
heavy. Clovoland A great deal of
scratcning, uui, neveruieici, ucavy
early vote.
Indianapolis Heaviest early vote
on record,
Wilmington Very heavy voting
everywhere In State.
St. Louis Thirty per cent of 44,000
votes cast to 11 o'clock. Kansas City
Leadors say one-fourth total voto
cast to 9 o'olocki heaviest early vote
In history.
Chicago Record voto probable. 30
nor cent of registered vote cast hy
9:30, central time. Springfield Eleo

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