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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1916.
and doubtful 36. The Evening Post and the Evening Globe merely give Wilson 232 and Hughes 212, regarding the rc7 turns from the following States as still too uncertain to insure final majorities one way or another: California, Delaware, . Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexjico, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyom ing which comprise 87 electoral votes Not only are vast sums of money wagered on the outcome being held up, but during the day additional bets have been, placed, the odds fluctuating with bewildering suddenness, according to re turns. ' iFrank Hitchcock, origina lHughes boster, and political experts of the Republican camp, declare dat 10:32 today that the election of Hughes now depends on the result in California and Minnesota. Secretary McAdoo at Democratic headquarters re ceived a telegram from the State headquarters in California declaring that while returns are coming in slowly, it 'ap pears practically certain California will go to Wilson." At 6 o'clock this morning Chester Howell, chairman Republican State committee of California, called up Repub , lican headquarters here by long-distance telephone and de clared that complete returns received up to that time from 1,784 out of a total of 5,570 precincts gives Hughes 107, 846, and Wilson 106,445. Telegrams received up to 9:30 o'clock from Demo cratic leaders in the West and Middle West confirm all Democratic claims made in the early morning of Chairman McCormick, national headquarters announced at 9:40. The lead of President Wilson in the States claimed for him is even greater than was first supposed,, it was declared. It was again claimed that Wilson will be re-elected by a comfortable majority. After announcing the election up to 4 o'clock this morning, the New York Times and the New York American at 7 o'clock this morning got out extras giving the election to President Wilson. The World and Tribune also announced the election of Wilson. The margin in the Electoral College given Wilson in the late extras is six votes. His total vote in the Electoral College is placed at 272. The required vote is 266. At the same time that these editions were being screamed on the streets, Chairman Willcox, of the Repub lican national committee, got out a statement giving Hughes the election by a margin of 11 electoral votes. WILSON MANAGERS SURE OF VICTORY NEW YORK, Nov. 8.-PrcsIdont Wlt aon a campaign managers declared em phatically at 7:30 o'cloek this mornm that the President hi.1 been ro-elrct3J. They said they had heard from prac tically all of the States and at that hour were certain of 264 votes for Wll oo, or two less than needed to elect. They claimed that enough States still were In doubt to complete the victory of the, President, but they were willing to admit that an official count might he necessary In some cases to detcrmlno the result. At Republican headquarters the man agers refused to admit the possibility of Hughes' defeat, nnd the claim was made that Hughes already had enough votes In sight to elect. They admitted, however, that the result was close very much closer than they expected. Joy Turns to Gloom. At places where politicians and others vltnlly Interested In tho election cbngre gated crowds were frantically begging at da) break today for the latest scrap of news. Wheie about 10 o'clock last night tho Republicans had been Joous, and the Democrats gloomy; the situation ut dnybreak was exactly reversed. From midnight on tho Democrats had heon getting moie hopeful eery minute und the Republicans much alarmed. The whole tiond of tho returns after midnight favored Wilson ana there ap reared to be nothing to cheer up the Republicans. Chairman Wlllcox's Htuteinc.nl at 7 o'clock was as follow' "During tlto night 1 haa been in telephonic communication with most of the States ami, In all of tho so-called doubtful States, with dlffeient ports of these States, and tho result in that at tl.lu t,n.i 7 m T nm mlfpfitlv COI1- lldent that Sir. Hughes hus carried ineaor doui inesc oiuics was as noiuing in fnllnwlne States, which give him total of 277 electoral otes: "California. 13t Connectleut. 7 Dela ware, 3 Illinois, 20 1 Indiana. lBl Iowa, 13 Maine, 0 Masai'liunetta, 1H Michigan, lft Mlniiesotn. 2 New Hampshire 4 New Jersey, 14 .New orfc. 43 North Rafcotn, (l Oregon, B I'rnnsjUnnln, 3H Rhode Island, B f-outh Dakotn, lit Vermont, 4 Went Virginia, 8, nnd Wisconsin, 13." " J.."'" "--'-'"' 1 ;.'i. .V nn7.a,t,i ohfe .and Washington to Wilson? tho ' former State by 30,000 ana latter oy 10.000. Llppitt's Defeat Big Surprise. One of tho most surprising icsults In the Senatorial contests was tne defeat of Senator Llppltt of Rhodo Island by Peter Goclct Gerry, his Democnitio op ponent Surprise also was expressed jiver the defat of Lwis, tho Democratic candidate for tbo Senuto In Maryland. Tho women vote in Illinois, which has been looked to bo tho Democruts to swing that Stato to Wilson on the "Kept Us Out of War" lssuo. appears to havo gone with that of tho men for Hughes. Returns from large Industrial centers Indicates that Samuel Gompers, president of the Kederntlon of Labor, failed to swing the labor voto to Wil son to tho extent' that ho has prom ised New York Strong for Hughes. New York State has given Hughes a handsome majority. TheMradltlon al Democratic majority of Naw York cltv wob reduced to tho small mar gin of 40,000, Tammany elng suspect ed of having "Inld down" In retalia tion for Its man) slights In the way of patronage. Beoietary Tumulty at 4 o'rloclt this THE WEATHER REPORT. Forecast for District of Columbia and Maryland-Fair tonight and probably tomorrow; warmer tonight; modcrato to fiesh south winds .,,?r.J"'"r;"' 'r. .V. , ' V.oV.'n . ... !..! M. . .nl .... A...1 ..... IIU1 iiiHiunuii, ,...... ..,ri-" iral variablo wind", becoming south- orly. TKMPERATimr.S. B in. in. in U 49 62 57 00 02 n 10 n 11 a in,. 12 noon l p. m TTDi: TABLHS. (f P fount and Oeodetlc Survev.) High tliloo. fi.io ii in., height S.7 fl V. p. ill , height 3.2 Low title U 50 a in, holglit 0 3 1 CM p m., height 0.1 l V NliTlOtiV thm:s. S 111 in. t S til o J 01 Mll I IM" I ' 1' " M 1011 HI tr S ."J U.III. Ufiht automobile lumps ut 6.31 p. ra. morning got out a statement at An bury Park claiming that President Wilson would have a majority of from 10 to 30 votes in tho electoral Oollege. Prasldent Wilson retired last night unwilling to believe his defeat In spite of tho early returns indicating a Hughes' landslide. The steady gain In Wlslon strength as the hours passed indicated that the farmer vote of the West Middle West, always late in being tabulated, had been influenced, to a consider able degree by the peace policies of the present Administration and Ly the high prices prevailing on farm Daktta Starts Ebb. Alarm In Republican quarters began to be felt with the receipt of latest re ports from North Dakota. Supposedly a Republican State of solid Integrity, the tide of returns, which had been running with Hughes, suddenly began, about 4 o'clock this morning, to .pbb back toward Wilson. This was taken to mean that tho far mer voto had begun to reach complete form, and at a late hour the two can dictates were running neck and neck Immediately the apprehension began to make Itself reit that tnc rural oto sun uncounted In the other States might HWlnir the result to Wilson. While the Republicans were stoutly homing out twit tney liau carried Cali fornia, the Hughes lead first apparent In that State began gradually to Bbrlnk until at 7 o clock this morning the Democrats were insisting that the State would give its inincen votes to presi dent Wilson. Oregon, nlmost as stanchly Republican In the past as North Dakota, also was rcnortlng fluctuations In the count of 'a disquieting natutc. But the wavering the way of surprise as tho reoorts earlier which appeared to make cortaln that President Wilson had carried tho stand-pat Republican State of Utah, one of the two States, Indeed, which gave former President Taft their electoral votes In 1912. Thus down the line as late returns came in, the traditional Republican ma jorities wero crumbling. Maine gae only 6,000 majority to Hughes; New Hamnshlre. which earlier hurt rennrted 5,000 for Hughes, was being classttled in a late extra of the New York Amerlenn ?. doubtful; Massachusetts, whoso old- time Republican majorities wero around tented itself with giving Hughes less than 15,000. Rhode Island appeared to have pollod a G. O. P. majority of only 4,500. Con necticut, which In times past rolled up majorities of 40,000 for Republican Pres idential candidates, was estimated to have given Mr. Hughes a margin of about 5,500. On tho other hand, the Democratic majority In Ohio, the homo State ot tho late McKlnley and of Taft, was stead ily mounting upward. Rut If these results were discomfort ing, the hnnilsnmn nhnwlticr nt Maw York State In tho Hughes column was of such tremendous proportions as, when coupledtwlth ,the Hughes landslide In Illinois and Indiana, to causo all the morning newspapers to go to press on their regular editions announcing flatly the election of Mr. Hughes. As the margin In tho Electoral College between tho two candidates narrowed down, Increasing Interest was manifest ed In tho icturns from Now Mexico, which, whllo It has but three votes, may decide the result. COMMERCE BUREAU ANNOUNCES CHANGES The Department of Commerce today announced the following changes In Its personnel: In tho -Bureau of Standards, Daniel J. Morlarty, clerk, was promoted from I - '. .,-.. - , . . ant physicist, at 11.800, and Edward J. I , Qullagher, Infitoratory helper, at $660, havo resigned. Albert O Lauson, clerk In the Bureau of Foreign and Domostlo Commerce at New York, was promoted from $800 to 11.000. Augustus C, Flnley received proba tloniil appointment as messenger boy In the Census Uuieau at $180. Sydnev U. Fellows and Avcrctt O. Wnkefleld were probatlonally appointed as clerks In tho Steamboat Inspection Sorvlco at rXK). , Clcoige W Steward, fireman at J730 In tho office of tho Hecrctary, has ro slgncd Inseph M Wagner was proba ticliullv apim nttd nx llthogiaphlc artist In Hie ('ii'irti and Oeoditlc Survey at l iji) Ninplotmi Van d Robert was prolmtlo.vtlly uppolutvd as assistant In the Bureau of Ffahortea at (WO. 1 KEPI BUSY BY VOTE QUERIES Number of questions Increases as Race Gets fighter and Tighter. FIVE CAULS EVERY MINUTE Staff of Men Giving Out Re turns Under Tension Ever Slnoe Yesterday. "Main 880" is bnsler todefy than any one tajepbono number has ever been be fore. ' As the election returns come in, and tho results show the "race to b .i. ting closor, the opnrators in The TlmoV special election information bureau are forced to extend themselves to keep up with the constantly Increasing number of queries. t It Is estimated that an average of Ave calls a minute have bean answered since the1 kystem was placed in opera tion last Bight. The -unexpected turn In affairs called the men back- to their phones early this morning, after n strenuous session last night, and as a result of the tension un der which they worked, frequent changes of shifts wero found necessary. .Prom All Points. From private homes, from clubs, from hotels, from organization headquarters, from Maryland, Virginia, and even from Daltlmoro poured tho calls. In the first eight hours the service was established more than 3,000 calls wero registered, and there was no di minution of the calling even after most good citizens had given up matching the screens at the nowspaper offices and tho crowds had cleared from tho streets. ai no iimo in tne History or tbo city has there been dlsplajed such interest in tuiy o vcii i. un wan rviit'i'ifu oy ino calls on "Main ss80," the telephone com puny omciais slate. While the service was closed tempor arily at 2:30 thiH morning because of the exhaustion of tho operators, both at The Times office and In tho telephone ex change. It was resumed again at day light, netween times the bells on the battery of telephones wero continuously ringing. Calls were transferred to the regular 'phones In Tho .Times editorial rocms and business office. The fifteen or more oitorators who took turns nt the telephones wero sup plied with the bulletins as they were received from the several news sources of Tho Times. An expert had first tabulated the returns and tho tabula tion wan given to tho head ot the tele phone room. Huge Blackboard. Here a. huge blackboard, over the heads of all the operators, wher,e all could see, was used to show each change In the situation In each Stato with a blank space for special state ments or tho lesults of the tabulations of the fluctuating electoral vote. Three men were kept busy chalking up these tabulations on tho blackboard. The result of this system was that not a minute was lost In making changes lu tho blackboard totals, and It was practically only a question of seconds between the time a bulletin would be received and Its nppirctit effect on tho result was placed on tho blackboard. Tolephonc experts, newspaper men. and statistical experts watched tho han- dllng of the big election returns In this slmnle manner with amazement. Tho people who called up "Main 850" were given nows faster than an extra news paper could print It. It Is estimated that fully 100,000 people were kept In formed of the progress of the election through the Times by this unique word- ot-mouth. news service. Never beroro had such a news set vice been established by a newspaper, and never before, It Is stated, was there such an uninterrupted stream of in quirers given satisfactory answers. Quicker Than Others. In hotels and clubs, where special ar rangements had been made for receiving telegraphic service, The Times irpeclal service was received quicker than ie telegraph companies transmitted their dispatches. In one hotel it was stated that tho answers given by "Main KSS0" gavo news of the election half an hour before It came over the hotel's special wire. In many of the centers where special servlco hud been urrnnged from other sources, The Times' senlco superceded It by the up-to-the minute news ttiut was glen over the telephone In prlvato homes throughout the city calls to "Main KSfcO" brought the latest information and kept tho family lu touch with tho situation throughout tho country. In many instances Informa tion reached the telephone Inquirers be. fore tho samo facts were flashed on tho bulletin screens In front of the Munsey building. , The service will do maintained In Tho Times office as long as the election re mains In doubt. FRENCH POSITIONS UNDER HEAVY FIRE PARIS, Nov. 3. Positions captured at Ablaincourt and Presolr yesterday wero subjected' to heavy artillery bombard ment by the Oormans last night, tho war office reported today. In the Orient, the statement said, the Bulgarians were repulsed In, three des perate attacks on Serbian positions in the bend of the Cerna, They finally rotlred to their own trenches, leaving many dead on the field. British Repulse Raid by Germans Near Beaumont LONDON, Nov. 8. HoBtlle shelling of tho British lines west of Beaumont and Hamcl, and an unsuccessful raid by German forces In that region maiked last nlghtH operations, General Haig re ported to the war office today, Wilson By 900 Votes In Montgomery County ROCICVILLE, Md.. Nov. 8.-Mont-gomeiy county gave Prosldent Wilson a majority of 900 at yesterday's election. David J. Lewis, Democrat, carried the county over his Republican opponent. Dr. Frunce, by a majority of 702, and Ltehlson (Dem,) received 5H moie votes than did Cehlman (Ren.), Tho total vote received by earh was as follows. Wilson. 3.719, Hughes, 2,817; Lewis, 3.1J7; France, 2,725, Etchlson, 3,211; .gfrBhlman. 2,700, II ME PHONES TURNS 10 TFUL STATES Washington Exchange Hears Offers of 4 td 1 for Hughes to Win in California. netting on the outcomo of the Presi dential election In Washington today switched from tho general result to tho doubtful States on which tho selection at tho next incumbent of tho While Hoitse now depends. On the Washington Stock, Exchange there wero offers without takers of odds of A to 1 that Hughca will carry Cali fornia and even money that ho will carry Minnesota. Reports ictelved In Washington early In tho day stated that Hughes money was ottered on the Now York Curb market nt 10. to 9. but Democrats de clared that this was conversation bet ting designed to enable several large dealers to unload stocks. Members of Official Family Re fuse to Make Any Prediction on Result. SHADOW LAWN, N. J., Nov. 8. Al though telegrams of congratulation on his re-election poured Into the President's office today, all members of his official family hero rofused to predict the outcomo of yesterday's vote. They believe, howover, that victory dopends upon tho President's ability to carry either Minnesota or Cali fornia. Secretary McAdoo wired today from California hu had unquestionable ad vices that Stale would go to Wilson. .Secretary Tumulty told President ilson early today that at 7:30 tho President tould feel nrsured that he had a mini mum of 'A electoral voles two less than necessary to elect and that "things were constantly looking better." IncMidcd In tho States Tumuity figured or ilsun In arriving nt tills conclusion for TjiBun in Vrrlvlnir nt uiis ?lxl jnnnesota "nil I liansas? Tumulty did not figure In Idaho. Cali fornia, New Mexico, Ncn Hampshlin, Dclawaro or West Virginia, which aro Included among tho debatable States. President Wilson was up by T o clock and uobn nftciward got In communica tion with Tumulty oer the private line telephone connecting the executive of fices hero anil hhadow I wn. With lato returns showing constant Wilson gains tho greatest (.uulldence was manifest here. Tumulty left tho executive offices for tho first time nt 8 o'clock when ho went out for a bite of breakfast Ho talked with tho Piesldent and with Robert Voolliv find X'fitlfimil nhilrmnn McCormick JubI before. Tho latter as-1 surcd him he could tell tho Picsldeut there wero sufficient electoral votes "put on Ice" to niuro Wilson's re election. No one, from the President down, will publicly make prediction Private ly, howccr, advisors of tho President express the belief that when final re turns arc In, Wilson will bo found to hae 300 electoral otcs. President Wilson has seen no one at Shadow Lawn except members ot his Immediate fnmll since Monday lie had made no statement up to 8 a. m thlH morning TO RULE IN SENATE Latest Returns Indicate Next Body Will Stand 51 to 47. House in Doubt. (Continued from First Page.) llnghuyscn In New Jersey. They gain ed one In Maine In September by elec tion of Hale. This forenoon's returns Indicated that Senator Pomereno had held on In Ohio, despite the fact Myron T. Herrlck was expected to defeat hlra. Ashurst Believed Safe; Senator Ashurst will probably be returned from Arizona. In California, Gov. Hiram Johnson is elected to the Senate. The West Virginia con test Is still undecided with prospects fnvorlnu Sutherland, the Renubllcau candldnte against Chilton. In Minnesota, Frank B. Kellogg Is believed elected. Senatoi La Follette Is re-elected In Wisconsin. In North Dakota Senator Mct'umbcr Is re-elected, and the Indications favor Senator Myers In Montana. Wyoming Is close with Senator Clark claiming It. The political complexion of the Sen ate promises to be Democratic with the division 51 to 45. The present division is 40 to 56 on the basis of a full Senate, and not counting the re cent Maine results. House Still in Doubt. The House at a late hour today was still In doubt, with both aides claim ing it. t Tho Republican Congressional com mittee headquarters, howover, express ed confidence that tho House would be Republican when all districts were ac counted for. A net gain of thirteen members In the House was shown by partial re ports to tne committee in ine course of tho day. Tho gains are: Illinois, 4; New York. 3; Iowa, 1; New Jersey, 2; Maryland, 1; Kansas. 3. The defeat of Congressman Oakley by former Congressman Lonergan In the first district of Connecticut Is the only loss thus far shown by the reports to Chairman Woods. Loss In Wisconsin. However, It is reported through press dispatches and otherwise that the Re publicans in Wisconsin lost two seats to tho Socialists In Milwaukee and gained two from the Democrats else where in the State. Mr. Woods expocts to Increase the net gains Indicated above nnd to se Republican domination of the House assured. ..... "Th returns thus far have not changed my original estimate of the total Republican gains In the next House." Chairman Woods said at .o'clock today. "I believe that we will elect tnirty-seven new iiepuoucnii mem bers to the House, and positive reports received this morning Indicate that my first estimate will notjall short. "The result In Indiana, Michigan, Ok lahoma. Kansas, Utah, and'Idaho atlll Is In doubt, but preliminary reports from these States, except Idaho, Indi cate Republican Congressional fains. BETTING 0 SHADOW LAWN IS SILENT ON ELECTION DEWOCRATSHOLDON LATEST BULLETIN NEWS (Continued from First Page.) be demanded, and that in accordance with Instructions from Chairman Mc Cormick, the ballot boxes are being closely guarded. While not admitting defeat, tho Democrats no longer claim that Wilson will havo a plurality of J,UVUi The Republican headquarters were more confident as the day wore on i and Increased their estimates of vie- , tory to 800 or 800. TMPW IFRQFV 11E.VV JCJOEiI. 1 TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 8. Although Charles E. Hughes has carried Now Jersey by a plurality of 25,000 to 30,000 over President Wilson, Wifltor E. Edge, the Republican for governor, will not havo moro than 10,000 plurality over the Democratic nominee, Navul Officer; Wlttpenn. latest returns show, and Jo-1 soph 8. Frclrnghuysen (Rep.) has de-1 foatcd United States Bcnator James E. 1 Murtlne, who sought ro-electlon, by about tho same figure Tho Republicans 1 have elected seven of tho nine State' senators and 40 of tho 60 assemblymen. J ivo nepuuncan ana live uemucniiiu Cotwrcsrmen have been elected, with two districts, tho Sixth and Eighth, still doubtful NEW MEXICO. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Nov. 8. The contest for this State's three electoral votes Is so close today that It may take an official count of ballots to decide. Democratic leaders are claiming for Wilson by from 1,000 to 8,000. Republicans do not concede this. NEW YORK. NEW YORK. Nov. 7 The New Hampshire Democratic State chairman called national headquarters on the I telephone at 10 o'clock today and, clalmed his Stato sareiy ror Wilson. At the same tl mo tho headquarters declared California reports showed tho Republican stronghold In the southern part of the Stuto swinging to Wilson. NORT& CAROLINA. RALEIGH, N. C. Nov. 8.-Tho North Carolina delegation has apparently be come solidly Democratic again, with 1 tho dereat or Representative J. J. unit Indicated by return thus far In the Tenth district by Zehulon Weaver. L. D. Roblson, Democrat, was elected. In the Eighth, and In tho remainder of the districts Incumbents were re-elected. RALEIGH. N. C. Nov. 8. Tho out- 1. N. C. ctandlng feature of tho North Caro lina returns this morning is the con firmation of the defeat of Republican Congressman Hrltt In the Tenth dis trict W Zebulon Weaver, assuring n solid delegation of ten Democratic Congressmen Weaver's majority Is 500 lilckett. Democratic nominee for Roxernor, has 40,000 majority, Tho State adopted four amendments to the constitution. NORTH DAKOTA. BISMARCK. N D.. Nov. h -North D-ikota Is htlll doubtful as to the Presi dential election, returns from seventy precincts, a representative one-third of tho Stato, showed today. These give Wilson. 3 302: Hughes, J3 0GS. OREGON. 1 i..hu 7i i?omV. lllfl Uemi- PORTLAND, uie. N.i .C"TC. .'E. Y."i" r, ;' '"nv". ' "cm ' Jj ' ' - ' "' ' ' " " ....- i . i... . it. .i.. ..in ... i... - 1 c'.oso margin." said Sccietary Baldwin " ll "'.'"" "'" "'". "J " or tne iiepuuiiciin committee. "Wilson has carried Oregon nu doubt about It." d.cland Crminran White ofiv tho Dcmocratlcjinmlttec j PENNSYLVANIA. , PHILADELPHIA. Nov 8 -Complete returns from l'hlladdphla's forty-eight I uni-Au iriv.. tho nHniilillenn nntlonnl I i .!?.. .1.1.... .. I.,. ..!.... ..I ,.-..1.. ,1.1., .. ,.!,.,. iini.i.. cnrrin.i iim I city by 102,9)4 Tho voto was Hughes, 1'J2.07)S. Wilson. Will Hughes polled a greater vote than Roosevelt and Taft combined In 1912 thev got 17l.7. WU in, toor.un alu .id of his own 1912 rec-, mil !.3"i anil t'i s cir vu-nt far above i the Democratic State ticket i:moi A Walling carried the city fori J . - Election Crowd Sets New Record tor Size Most Orderly Ever Assem bled to Watch the Returns, Say Police No Fights Reported and Only One Accident Man Found Dying. The finding of u colored man dying at Twelfth street and Pennnlvaliia ave nuo with a cut across his forehohd shortly after 4 o'clock this morning was llm nnlv nvliliMic.' nf disorder 111 What i police offlciulH say was the largest and most orderly crowd that evci gathered to see election returns in tlto uisirici. The m.in, who the police say Is Wil liam Reeves, fifty years old. of 63) N Micet northw est. , died nt emergency Ho'pltil a few minutes aftei ot rival theie. leaving tho police completely In tho dark as to how he iccelved the wound believed to have caused death A nolico official who has been In tho Flrst precinct for a number of yeais said this morning that ho never saw a larger or more oidcriy election crowa than the one which Jammed Pennsyl vania nvcnuo last night. No Arrests for Fighting. Pickpockets stripped three men for a total of $00, nnd one automobile was stolen. There was not a single arrest mado for lights which usually result from political arguments In ao largo a crowd. Copt. Charles T. Peck, who, with ap proximately 140 men, handled the doevn town Bcctlon, estimated this morning that thei'o were at least 100,000 persons bctweon Ninth and Fiftconth streets, Pennsylvania ayenuo and F streets dur ing the early hours of tho returns last night. Avenue Safe for AH. Only one accident case a coloied man who foil arid broke his arm at Seventh and Pennsylvania avenue early In the night was reported to Lmergency Hospital, Police officials expressed the belief that MaJoV Pull- man's order clearing Pennsylvania avenue of all vehicles except street curs prevented accidents and brought nut hundreds of women anil thlldiill who feared to venture Into the whirl of traffic on Washington's Broud - Despite the fact that, hundreds of ' attention to returns. His managers at ajUpmobllea werp parked In side x o'clock gave him a sheath of tele sfTwets near tho business section- all I ,,ron,, claiming California had gono for nignt, only one iijuumiie wuh laitun. Uco J, Aiursium ut ishi now xunv avenue northwest, reported that hi roadster disappeared from IS street between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets near midnight. The machine i carried D. C. number 20.912 A special corps of street cleaners, In ' their Immaculate unlfomis, ueu at work early this morning clearing the Avenue of paper nnd other debris, which bore silent testimony to the fact that n inony hoide marched up the thoroughfaio last night About 9 o'clock last nlghl pickpockets Justlco of the supreme court by a ma jority of 142,786 on the non-partisan ticket against Charles Palmer. Philander C. Knox (Rep.) received 191,071. and Ellis I. Orvls (Dem.). T, C02, In the race for United States Sen ator Knox's majority. 111, l9. congressmen peter is. costeuo ana George P. Darrow, Republicans, were ro-elected in the Fifth nnd Sixth dls- trlcts, respectively. The other four Re- publican Congressmen Varo, Garham, Moore, and EdmundB wero carried along. The four Congressmen at large Cargo, Garland, McLaughlin and Scott were olectcd. Tho Republican ticket for Btato representatives won without nny trouble. other Philadelphia totals were: Presidential Demon (Soc.), 4,62fli Han- ly (Phn.). 1,133. State treasurer Kephard (Rep.), 187.- 47$. Cramer (Dem.). 8.0G2. Auditor general-Snyder, (Rep.), 191,670. Jjurrln (Dem.), 74,077. nunnr lot AKtr rvtlUUJC. loLAIND. PROVIDENCE. It. I.. Nov. 8 Potir O. Gerry (Dem.) was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Henry F. Llppltt (Rep.) present Incumbent, by nearly 4,000 voles. Gerry's victory gives Rhode Island a Democratic representa tive In the Senate for tho first time In over forty years. SOUTH DAKOTA. SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Nov. &-Wom-an suffrage aa a Btato Ibsuo Is believed to have been swept into South Dakota with State-wide prohibition nnd a Re publican ticket. Tho Republican ticket seems about 12 000 to the good, with ' ' Z- vrmslivil A VIKLilINlA. mrmtriNn. Va.. Nov. 8 Incom- pleta rciUTM 'indlcuto that Slemp. Re- JuMican Incumbent. has defeated fvinUlo. Democrat. In tho Ninth Vlr- Bna district by nearly 1,000. Trlnklc'a campaign manager concedes Slemp's election. The Democrats carried the other nine Congressional districts. Gains were mnde by the Republicans In the Fifth and Seventh. WEST VIRGINIA. Ntrw vnmf Viu. K.Hhnrllv nfter noon Chairman Morgcnthau of tho I Democratic flna'nco committee claimed the Democtats had carried west Vir ginia by 10,000. WASHINGTON. BBATTLK. Wash., Nov, 8.-The Morn ing Post-Intelligencer, strong Hughes supporter, concedes Washington State to Wilson by 15.000 WYOMING. I CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 8.-Returns early today from, less than one-quarter I of the precincts In the State, some'of thorn Incomplete, Indicate that Presl- j dent Wilson has carried Wyoming. I KcndiKck, Democrat, is probably elect ed I'nltcd States Senator, and Mon dell. Republican, has been re-elected to Congress. Tho returns, however, are so Incom plete and so conflicting that definite 1 figures aro Impossible so far. I CHEYENNE, Wo.. Nov. 8 The Re- (publican State Central Commltteo at 9:30 1 " ni. today conceded Wyoming to Pres- ,,,, lllanM nn.l fnttnirlnH f tnlnnprn 111 Mcnt Wilson and conceded. Democratic Candidate Kendrlck s election as gov- 1 nor. TV," nomnnrnlln filat MtnmlltM.1 rlulnud the State for Wilson by 6.000 .mil chilmcd .lohn D. Clark's election to - ongresB over muimiui. rI:VKNNEi Wxo Nov. .8,-Repub- !nto,oc.ro,,,,ee eo,,eedcs wom- .mZTZZZ,. WISCONSIN. Iflvjvwiwui. XIII ll'K-TM- SAMc . Km. S Wllh A..nii... tn i.,r -,.. i..m.' from tho remaining sixty-four Wis consin counties have given President Wilson 142.0U and Hughes 103. GbO. The seven counties vet to be heard from include 138 precincts in tho northern part of the State, where Democratic leaders laid strongest stress Uuilnc the campaign began working In the dense crowds be tween Tenth und Fifteenth streets. In spector Grant, chief of detectives. Im mediately got Into communication with the editors of tho four newspapers and a moment later a warning was flashed on the screens to the thousands of spec latois to hold their pocketbooks. This novel plan had tho desired effect. The pickpockets did not get another wallet. Ihtee peisons lost their purses, however, before the crowds wero warned. Ihe) were. Ulmer K. Jmkson, 1UI2 Kuclld street noithwest, 0, James R. I'irui. UK A street northeast. S3, and John McGulgan. 1416 Pennsylvania avo- nue southeast, $22. CALLS VOTE CLOSE NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Charles E. Hughes made his first appearance to day when he opened the door of his room in tho Hotel Astor, called Law I renco Green, his secretary and askod ! Green to bring him tho latest returns. ' Green scurried away remarking that 1 'it looked dangerously close." i Hmi? lira retired at 1:20 this mornlmr. At that time he was still In lgnoranco nf tho many coniucting reports anu ..iint.il.ninnrtl thnt hnrl (Vimfl tn fwim somo states that were doubtful and i from BOmo that wero thought certain ono WUy or tho other when ho went to mt iTnnh.. iv.f n i.l bmIIa In Un Aoin- HUM SECRETARY wUh his immediate family during theU',!, Vtartcd toward Fifth nvenu ; mornn(r nd had not left his room up where Republican headquarters nr Jim. MANY CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT WILSON A flood of congratulatory telegrams lor President Wilson poured Into Washington today from partisans who took his election for granted. Last night u flood of telegrams ear ned prunatuie regrets 10 me rrcsi- dent. ROUMANIANS GAIN T Berlin Admits Slight Reverses of Archduke Carl's Army in Transylvania. UI2KLIN (via Snyvllle), Nov. S.-Iiou-manlan troops have gained "further small advances" on the northern Rou manian front the war office announced today, "Archduke Carl's front" the state ment reads, "In the Toelgyes sector, has been tho scene of lively lighting, tbe enemy gaining further small advances. At the head of llodza Pass, portions of our former positions on tho heights, tuken In the last few U'Oa by tin- Hon mutilans wero recaptured by our troops. "Attacks on our positions In the Tai tarhavas pass wero repulsed. "In the Splnl district wo have furtiirr consolidated our positions taking a nut,' ber of prisoners. "On the Macedonian front hostile at tacks In the Ccrna bend failed. "There havo been lively artillery ex changes on the Beloeda and Struma front?' BERLIN (via Sayvllle), Nov. 8.-The war office statement today admitted French and British claims of yesterday that the Entente allies had captured the villages of Ablaincourt and Presolr, and mentioned counter- attacks deliv ered against thoso places last night without BUCCOBS. "North of the Bomme," tne announce ment reads, "fighting during tho day did not exceed modcrato limits. Eng lish attacks against our lines between Le Bora Gucudccourt at night failed In the face of our fire. "South of the Homme the French at tacked us on both side of Ablaincourt. Our detachments advanced into the southern part of the village but were pushed back. Tho village of Presolr we lost. "Lively artillery duels were noted In the Mcuse sector. HILLED BY FIRE Tiro engines racing down Pennsyl vania avenue to a blaze In the Qer mulllor trunk and leather store, at 3o. Seventh street, furnished the opening thrill for the thousands of election siK.-ctutors about 0:30 last night. Tho firemen, under Second .Battalion Chief Proctor, found a stubborn blaie Jn the rear of the leather establish ment, which burnt Its way up through the 'four floors of tho building and drew hundreds from tho election bul letin boards. The rooimrof tho National Shoe Find ings House, on the right side of tho fire, and the Hopkins Furniture Company on tho other, wero filled with smoke. The firemen fought the blaro for nearly, two hours. Cipt. Charles T. Peck and Lieutenant Duvnll were In command of tho 160 po llco who are handling tho crowds on Fennj)lvania avenue. In addition to patrolmen. Captain Peck has a large detail of mounted and blcyclo men to handle traffic. Major Pullman's order restricting au tomobiles and other vehicles from the Avenue between Tenth und Fourteenth streets ilrew hundreds of women and jihlldren to the election board who rc- niaineu away outer )cui wuuubn ' Of llplll or being run down in me crowu. Flro Department ofliciais saia in" hlAKn ainrtod nt the bottom of an elr- vator shaft In the rear of tho stou Chief Proctor estimated the damsc at about J1.500. mostly from smoke Despite the fact that thousands c persons crowded in front of tho bulle tin boards alone Pennsylvania ave nue. not a single sick or accident call was received at Lmercencv Hospital during the first twp hours or the re turn. N. I HEADQUARTERS IN HIGH EICITEBI (Continued from First Page.) several of his co-workers who attended the seance in open-face suits. Willcox remained pretty, close to tin private office until about 2'o'clock, when he spent his time nt the scoreboard In the press room, and In the corridors of tho building Joshing like a boy and wearing a smile as broad ns his head Toward 3 o'clock. Just when Morpheus appeared to be getting the upper hand everywhere, reports of Wilson strength In California chnsed that fictitious gent Tho real excitement, however, went on at Democrntlc headquarters here, the wavos of Joy and gloom were as endloss ns the swish of water on the beach at Atlantlo Cltv. Morpheus hadn't a chance In the Forty-second street building. Undulating reports that carried, first news of victory and then news of defeat, succeeded each other too rapidly. Prominent among the Democratic watchers were a score of "five thous nnd and over" contributors who had been banqueted by Henry Morgen- Women broke even In numbers with tho men at Democratic head quarters. The majority left about 5:30, saying they'd bo back after breakfast. . , . Chairman McCormick never wavered in his claim that tho flnnl count would show Wilson tho winner. fiven nt that particularly gloomy period when nil local newspapers pub lished extras calling It a Hughes landslide, he and Robert Woolley, publicity director, refused to stop smiling. At another time, when rinnrin lowered heavily. McCormick sent out for mountains of sandwiches and coffee. Confined Joy had no room at Demo cratic headquarters this afternoon. s tho trend toward President Wilson grew more strongly defined during tho earlv afternoon, tho ciowd In tho head quartors Increased both In noise and size. By I o'clock the lid was ripped off nnd thrown Into the discard. Just before that hour Chairman Mc Cormick received from O. K. Cushlng, California Stato chairman, a telegram saying the Democrats out there believed they had carried the State. Men nnd women stampeded for the exits ann. lea y a nurrieniy nircu nuo nre lnrated. The Democrats remembered the serennde they got from their friends tho enemy last night when It looked all Hughes. The parade, which Included citizens and eltlzenesses of every hue and class had the force of the law added to it whon Sheriff Klncald, Bayonne, N. J.'s, fighting sheriff. Jumped from nowhere In particular on tho crowded sidewalk to the head of the paacesslon Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo was so delighted by late returns that he sud denly stnrted passing out handfuls of the new dimes which he designed for tha United States The demand waa terrlflo and the supply lasted but a few min utes. , ON NORTHERN FRQN ELECTION CROWD IS 1