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Calls Use of Schools to Show
Election' Returns a Big
Thing To Do.
Commends Enterprise of Paper
in Showing How It Can As
sist Community.
"It was a big thing to do. Tho Com
missioners woro very glad to bo ablo
to co-operato with Tho Times and tho
Board of Education to throw open tho
schools to tho citizens to hear tho
election news. It sets a now era In
the uso of tho publlo schools as they
should bo used by the tltlicna.
"I cannot too heartily commend the
enterprise of Tho Times in thus
showing tho people of tho District
tZt. newspaper can glvo thorn
n,5-??tTM,rv,ce' -A".a newspaper man
myself I always feol prldo In the fact
..-I ,a .newspaper is the greatest
n"ncy for public good In tho world.
a"d. l fcl that In making Itself of
S?i Be,rv,co to the community Tho
hiUll" ."?? D,rove(l "self to have the
?. l yen'B ' what a. newspaper's
sorvlco should bo."
This Is the comment of District Com
mia.i?.nor. "rownlow today on tho con
bv ? telophono service furnished
nH .Timf8' throuKh the courtesy
?-olompleto co-operation of tho
?KnU"on?M nn the Bard of Edu
.? . ? tno community centers In
tho publlo school buildings last night.
Five Centers Used.
Five centers were used, and In each
or these crowds of citizens assembled
to receive tho news. The Times Civic
Into00 ?tl0a B,urea" was transformed
news '..ftl". h0U.B0 for election
flvW na,nl,wUh tolIhones from the
from Vi1? fnnected continuously
nhSJ t0 U clock with tho bureau's
?in5? ever 'e'oKrnphlc news bulle
tin was read to all of them.
ters- Th-P.,",' v,g$ .ror nvo cen
nufinn . .uPark ,V,0,W citizens' Asso
ciation at the Park View School: tho
pSSU"'.8?0?1 Association of he
hnm."?!. Bfrl at the Petworth
ff" ill? Ho nrul 8ch00' Assocla
H?on Cy ,Cha8e ntJ Elizabeth
Row.?6 i501-00',;, the Extern High
Schoo and the Western High School.
he only theso Ave centers were di
rectly connected throughout the three
hours the service was mnlntalned. other
telephones on the District switchboard
w. cnncc,,cd from time to time for
short intervals. At one time there were
, as many as twelve telephones on the
Huge Success.
"The Times election service was a
huge success-it was the first time any
thing of the kind was dono and It
proved tho ability of a newspaper to bo
of real service to the community," said
President McGrath of tho Park View
Citizens' Association today,
"I took tho returns over the telephono
myself part of tho tlmo and I was sur
prised n tho clearness with which I
heard ov.ry word. 1 cannot too heart
ily command The Times and In tho
name of the citizens of tho Park View
section I want to express thunks for the
very great public sorvlco that was ren
dered." '
At the Park View School there was
an extensive program In tho assembly
hall. Tho Hev. Walter F. Smith and
Mrs. E. J. Ward read the election news
as it was received from those who re
ceived; It over the telephone.
In addition to reading the returns
Mrs. Ward read an address by Presi
dent Wilson and an address bv Judge
Hughes commending the uso of tho pub
lic school buildings for community cen
ters. The Park View Band played a
oonccrt program.
Petworth Pleased.
"Tho people of Petworth are certainly
under the greatest obligations to The
Times for tho very efficient service
given them last night," said President
Jesse C. Suter. of tho Petworth Homo
and School Association. "Both In behalf
of tho Home and School Association.
the Citizens' Association, and tho citi
zens who are not connected with theso
associations, I want to express thanks
for what was done, it Is a new Idea,
and is very much worth while."
The Petworth citizens were a most en
thusiastic lot. Their applause could be
heard over tho telephone In Tho Times
office, although It was not Identified as
Petworth enthus'asm at the tlmo.
"Everybody i have met in Chovy
Chase this morning expresses tho ut
most satisfaction with tho election serv
ico given tho people last night at the
Elizabeth V. Browne School," declared
Edward P. Colladay, of tho Chevy Chaso
Citizens' Association. "It was a very
grtat thing for The Times to do, as It
gave a real public service to the
people. I want to congratulate Tho
Times, and thank It In the name of
our people."
Hundreds Gathered.
At Chevy Chase several hundred of
the citizens took advantage of Tho
Times service to gather at tho school
to hear the returns. A number of others
kept in communication with the scfiool
and learned how the returns were com
ing In.
"I kept In touch with the service dur
ing the evening, and I think It was slm
Fly great," said Electrical Engineer
ladley this morning. "Tho Times Is to
do congratulated."
Electrical Engineer Hadley was tho
"man behind the guns" In Th Times
service, as a matter of fac. It was
through his active co-oporatlon and
that of Superintendent Simpson, of tho
District electrical department, that It
was posslhlo to arrange tho "tandem"
of tlephoncs on tho District switchboard
through which the returns were read to
the civic centers.
Sarah F. Merrell Left
Total Estate .of $37,100
Personal property estimated at 29,000,
and real estate In Michigan. Colorado,
and California assessed at 18,200, com
prises the estate left by Sarah Frances
Merrell, who died November 3.
Her husband and chief heir, John
Porter Merrell, named executor under
tho will, was appointed to administer
tho estate today by Justice Slddons.
Tho will, dated August 6, 1887, left tho
Income from the estate to John Porter
Merrell. and at his death It Is to go to
a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Dorcas Mer
rell Johnston, of Now London. Conn.
Danish Steamer Sunk.
The Danish steamer Ellen has been
submarined, and her crew landed at
Copenhagen; and tho British steamer
Ivanhoe Is believed to have been sunk,
with her crew landed, according to
Lloyd's dispatch to the State Depart
ment today.
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Copyrlsht by Harris & Swing. HHfeiKILk !t7j -Copyright, Underwood A Underwood.
Democrat Elected In Ithodo Island. 1EHMb3LHL 1 Republican Elected In Now York.
Hotel Lobbies Here Packed
With Folk Waiting for Com
plete Election Returns.
All Washington Is waiting breathless
ly this morning for final news of the
election. Hotel lobbies aro tilled with
folk reading the newspapers, and talk
ing over the results.
"Whn will wo know?" Is tho senti
ment hoard from every Up. The Intense
Injcrost manifested in the returns Is
more evident than over this morning.
Beglnlng about ff o'clock the telephones
In newspaper offices were kept continu
ally busy. As tho result became more
and mora doubtful spaces In front of
newspaper offices began to be crowded
again, and In one placo sidewalk traffic
was completely blocked.
The prevailing sentiment seemed one
of surprise. Last night's early returns
favo such a trend to the belief that
iughes had won that when Washing
ton awoke this morning It was astound
ed to think that the result was still In
Street cars coming to town all morn
ing were packed with more than the
usual number of passengers, each one
gripping a newspaper and trying to di
gest its contents. The amount of dis
cussion of the seeming reversal of last
Educational Survey
Will Soon Be Complete
Study of Opportunities for Co-operation in Voca
tional and High Studi es With Federal Bu-
reaus Here Is Made by Teachers.
An educational survey of local gov-1
ernment departments to relate their !
work to that of tho public schools has
practically been completed. The survey
was undertaken by teachers of tho J. O.
Wilson Normal School, under direction
of Superintendent Thurston.
An unlimited store of Information that
would help tho student who had chosen
his life's work Is. available In Govern
ment bureaus here, It Is believed. In
this connection Postmaster M. O. Chance
has instituted a competitive essay con
test, tho subject dealing with the ques
tion of malls. Prizes aro to be tempo
rary positions during the Christmas
The survey was not made with tho
Idea of having the departments swamped
with curious tcaohors, but was done to
havo available a record of Information
for tho benefit of teachers and pupils.
Educational information available In
tho departments Includes the following
work and activities:
First Aid Work.
The first aid department of the Amer
ican National Red Cross will supply
physicians to give lectures on first aid.
Such lectures were given last year to
employes of the police department,
telephone, nnd street car companies.
Major Zimmerman, of the first aid de
partment, will supply charts, pamphlets,
and leaflets UBcful for school Instruc
tion, and purchasable at a small price.
The wealth of material available at
the Agricultural Department suggests
that a courso of practical gardening
may eventually be added to the school
curriculum, and broadened so that vo
cational work may be had In that sub
ject. TcacherB may have their names
placed on mailing lists for monthly
publications. Personal contact with ex
perts Is recommended by the chiefs of
bureaus In this department. The In
dividual teacher can "'ten get other
wise unavailable mnl and la item
Pictures from the Bureaus of Animal
Industry, States Relation Service, and
Entomology are obtainable from the
division of publications.
Lectures Available.
The Bureau of States Relations has
slides on agricultural subjects that are
loaned for educational purposes. Each
set of Afty-clght slides Is accompanied
by a sylabus for a lecture. Material for
school gardens and elementary agricul
ture is included with colored slides of
various flowers. Co-operative extension
work along agriculture and home eco
nomics lines Is carried on in this bu
reau. Formation of clubs for boys and
girls Is supervised by the department.
Threo reels of motion pictures, many
slides, and a traveling exhibit of wool
may bo used in Instruction.
Lectures on wheat and milk Inspec
tion may be had from the Bureau of
Animal Industry. The laboratories
of the department are open for In
mention bv nunlla' classes.
A course In forestry could be supple-'
mented by the bulletins from the de
Coprrlcbt, Harris Ewtnc.
Republican Elected In California,
Below: J. E. WATSON,
Republican Elected In Indiana.
night's Indications seemed small, but
the bewilderment of the populace was
evident by their puzzled looks.
Democrats have taken heart again,
while a look of comparative gloom has
descended on Vie faces of tho Republi
cans. At the various departments,
which last night were ensconsed In
gloom a yard thick serene confidence
In four more years of Wilson is coming
back Into Its own.
Noxt In popularity to "When will we
know?" was " Hold you so." Various
department officials are enjoying to the
full the late reversal of affairs.
The Times extras, announcing the lat
est returns, scarcely get on the streets
betoro they are grabbed up by the news
greedy public. Newsboys crying their
wares are about the most popular per
sona on the streets today. The tense
air ot expectancy on the streets and In
hotel lobbies shows Washington's deep
concern In the results.
partment. Tree planting and farm
management could be taught by
lantorn slides, exhibits, and publica
tions. Information an the Indian schools
can be. obtained from the heads of
bureaus and divisions of the Interior
Department. Particularly valuable
suggestions along vocational and
practical lines may be had from a
study of the publications Issued by
this office.
Current educational questions are
treated In bulletins given out by the
Bureau of Education. Tho topographi
cal and geological features ot the Dis
trict can be explained to pupils of the
public schools by experts from the
Geological Survey. The National Park
division supplies slides of Yellowstone.
Nesa Verde, Yoscmlte, and all tho oth
er national parks. First aid to the In
jured Is taught by the Bureau of
From an educational pobit of view,
tho National Museum, with Its exhibits
of worldwide extent, has been of great
value to Washington schools, through
occasional visits In the past, but the
full oxtent of Its many facilities has
never been realized. The auditorium
coum oe placed at the disposal of
groups for stercoptlcon lectures.
Immigration Work.
The Bureau of Immigration offers
many facilities for study of that prob
lem. Parent and Teachers' Associations
will bo benefited by the literature of
the Children's Bureau.
Care of children. denonrinnt ,nr.lv
and delinquent. Infant mortality, and In
dustrial sorles are available for study.
The Bureau of Fisheries will co-operate
iu mo extent or rurnisning and stocking
an aquarium and providing literature
on tho subject of fisheries,
industries dealing with tropical ex-
ftvj SpaSgSnt."1 th" 'ea'leta ' th
Congressman Mudd Carries Prince
Georgo's By Thousand.
HTATT8VILLE, Nov. 8.-Tho election
In Prince George's county yesterday fur
nlshed several surprises, tho most pro
nounced of which was the victory for
the anti-prohibitionists. While there Is
one district and ona precinct yet to be
heard from, there Is no question but
that the "wets" have won by a ma
jority of between 60 and 100.
The vote on this question so far
counted Is 2,670 to 2,673. Another sur-
grlse was the largo majority obtained
y Congressman Mudd over Jackson II.
Ralston, the Democratic candidate, this
being the latter's home eounty.
Mudd carried the county by more
than 1,000, while Wilson got practically
800, and Lewis won over France by
something over flw.
But little. Interest was taken on the
widget amendment, which, however,
carried easily.
Lee Forces in Counties Also
Helped to Eleot Republican
for Senate in Maryland.
BALTIMORE. Nov. . President
Wilson swept Maryland In yesterday's
election, receiving a plurality over
Justice Hughes estimated at between
12,000 and 16.000, but Congressman
Lewis, the Democratic nominee for
United States Senator, was defeated
by Dr. Joseph Irwin France.
Karly this morning It seemed cer
tain that the Democrats had re
elected Congressmen Price, Talbott,
ICoKdy, and Llnthlcum, but Congress
man Mudd, Republican, appeared to
bo re-elected In the Fifth district,
and State Senator Zlhlman, Republi
can, was elected In the Sixth.
Mr. Lewis' defeat was due to cut
ting In Baltimore city by the Mahon
machine forces, to cutting In the
counties by the Lee people and to an
apparent onslaught upon him In Bal
timore county by the liquor forces.
The latter also joined In the cut In
Baltimore city.
ITow. They Cut.
Some Idea of the merciless way In
which tho Mahon people went after Mr.
Lewis to gratify their grudge against
the State organisation may be had when
It Is understood that the 244 precincts
which gave President Wilson 7.000 plu
rality over Justice Hughes, gavo Dr.
France approximately 7,000 plurality
over Mr. Lewis.
In other words, there was a. complete
turn around. All over the city the
Mahon people openly ued their knives
to the hilt.
The Lee people followed suit In sev
eral of the counties where they are or
ganized and where their leaders taKo
orders. They cut heavily In Montgom
ery, In Queen Anne's, In Somerset, and
other counties.
In Harford, on the other hand. Senator
Archer stood up for Lewis manfully,
and he received a fine plurality.
Democrats Win Congressmen.
In Baltimore county. Mr. Lewis was
behind Dr. France, although President
Wilson and Mr. Talbott were far In the
lead. That was ascribed to the liquor
Tho Democrats seemed to havo tho
better in tho ' fight for Congressmen.
They had tho lead In the'first four dis
tricts, In which Congressmen Price,
Talbott, Coady, and Llnthlcum ran for
But Mr, Price was having a hard
fight at last accounts, having losf Wi
comico, his own county, by about 100,
and Mr. Coady and Mr. Llnthlcum were
suffering from cutting back and forth
between the Mahon and Kelly factions.
District Militiamen Enthused
When Early Reports From
Polls Are Read.
Tex., Nov. 8.,-Tho District militiamen
rocolved tho eloctlon returns by wireless.
The news was first flashed to the wire
less station at Fort Sam Houaton and
then transmitted to a field radio station
at tho District soldiers' Y. M. C. A.,
where the returns were read by Chap
lain Arthur L. Smith. Wild shouts and
prolonged cheering greeted all tho ro
turns favorablo to Hughes. Wilson nun.
porter are in tho minority In the rnlfi-
Private Marcellus A. Fisher, of rum.
Pany K, was brought back to camp to
day by a sheriff to whom ho surrender
ed alter oewg aosent trom his command
four days. Ho will be tried for absence
without leave. Prlvato Phllln Manson.
of Company M, who has been absent
since several days after tho militia ar
rived here, and who was roportcd un
der arrest at Wnco, Tex,, was today
reported to be In Little Rock, Ark. The
District soldiers will participate In a
battle tonight.
Members of tho three Wisconsin regi
ments here cast 2,600 votes. A large ma
jority of tho ballots were for Hughes.
The actual count will not be known
jntll the ballot boxes have been taken
to Madison. The Wisconsin soldiers
were Interested In the claims made by
both parties In their State and expressed
the belief that the majority they rolled
up for Hughes might swing the State.
A few soldiers from Virginia and Kan
sas aiso voted nere.
Crowds Watch in Front ,of Bul
letin Boards and in Cafes
and Theaters.
People Come by Two and
Threes, But Stay to Hear
the Final Results.
Alt Washlnrfnn. tnim1v .rmrdnt
watchod for returns last night. They
watched In front of tho bulletin boards.
In tho cafes. thntn mnvltiB nlnturn
houses, and at their homes.
The largest crowd that ever packed
Pennsylv&nl nvenun wntht Th
Times' bulletin board. The space be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth strcots
and tho Avenun wm fltlFl. nnrllul nnri
Jammed with a cheering, seething mass
oi numamty, which flwed over both
sides ot tho street and the sidewalks
and packed tho steps of tho District
Dunaing across the street.
That the crowd w an Irr
believed partly due to the ruling of the
Pollco Department that automobiles
could not use tho Avenue between Ninth
and Fourteenth, streets. Even street
cars had tlfllcu'lty In moving between
Interest Shown.
Washington's Intense Interest In tho
outcome of yesterday's election was
amply demonstrated by the way tho
crowds assembled. It was not a rapid
natter, their warming up. Rather they
came by twos and threes, but when they
came they stayed, and watched every
bulletin intently.
There were the usual crowd types
tho doubter, the eleventh-hour bettor,
and the "sweet young thing" who
wanted to know what It all-meant.
And there were a "few who derived
their exuberance from Internal stim
ulus, but not many.
!':.v.erv. hotel was packed with diners,
while the lobbies heard many a whig-"
pered conversation between politician
and predictor. A few wan smiles on
Democratic faces only served to deep
en the gloom tho early returns cast
over the majority of Administration
At several of the departments
"watch parties," which had been In
stituted to see the results forecast
ing Wilson's re-election, ceased at an
early hour.
Artificial Gayety.
An air of artificial gayety was In
evidence at the various cafes and ho
tel restaurants. The dancjng showed
the same vigorous feeling bs the lob
bies. Mr. and Mrs. Columbia had
more to do than to see who was elect
ed. They had to celebrate and they
Tho dining room of the New Ebbltt
was turning them away at an early
hotr; tho sarrto was true of tho Ra
leigh, the WlHard. tho Powhatan, and
soveral restaurants, Tho festivities
could scarce bo stopped to permit the
reception of tho later bulletins as thoy
came. The crowd knew enough.
The theaters were packed with
amusement-loving humanity. Several
of tho amusement places offered two
bills on election night, both of which
were well attended.
But tho drawing cards were the elec
tion bulletin boards on "Newspaper
Row." The crowd started coming early
and it kept coming.
Republican Congresman Has
Lead Over Ralston of
Thousand Ballots.
The vote In nearby Maryland towns
was as follows:
Lconardtown St. Mary's county
has gone for Wilson by nearly 400
votes, while giving Mudd a lead of
more than 600 votes over Ralston.
Lewis la 101 votes ahead of France.
Tho amendment has carried by more
than 200.
Tho figures are as follows, with only
ono precinct with a total of 50 votes
to bo heard from: Wilson. 1,300;
Hughes, 979; Lewis, 1,041; Frnnce. 942;
Ralston, 810; Mudd, 1,443. For budget.
262; against, 47.
In Montgomery.
Rockvlllo returns havo been coming
In slowly, only seven out of the eight
een precincts being complete Tho Indi
cations, though, aro that Wilson has
carried Montgomery by 700.
Lewis has been heavily cut and Is
running between 200 and 50 votes be
hind Wilson. Etchlson Is running be
hind Lowls by apparently 200 or SOU
Tho amendment was carried by a
good majority.
Hughes won Charles county by
eleven votes, with all tho votes In;
Franco has a lead of more than -00
over Lewis, and Mudd'a majority over
Ralston Is nearly 1,000 votes. Tho
budget amendment was beaten hard.
Tho vote was as follows: Wilson, 1,363;
Hughes, 1.374; Lowls, 1,132; France, 1.342;
Ralston. 897; Mudd, 1,867; for budget,
279; against, 624.
Complcto returns from Calvert county
show that Wilson lost tho county by 76
votes. Mudd carried tho county by 515
votes. Tho results woro as follows;
Wilson. 886; Hughes. 662: France, 968!
Lowls, 713; Mudd, 1.116, and Ralston, BU.
Tho budget nmondment won by a vote
ot 859 to 159, with a few votes still to
bo checked on tho amendment.
Gerry Elected.
PROVIDENCE, R. I.', Nov. 8For the
first time In more than forty years this
Stato has elected a Democrat to the
United States Senate.
Peter Ooelet fJcrry, a Democrat, de
feated Henry F. Llppltt, Rhode Island's
presont senior Senator, by nearly 4,000
Gerry's election Is attributed generally
to the work of the labor Interests, who
fought Llppltt strongly.
Both Democratic and Republi
can Officers Celebrate Their
While the Republican Btate committee
of the District, the Hughes Club, and
other Hughes organizations here per
sistently announced their conviction
that thp final count would show that
Mr. Hughes had been elected, tho vari
ous Democratic organization 'hero woro
coieDrating what they consldorcd tho
sure eloctlon of President Wilson.
A InriT frtlttfrl tVn.4A .... mJn.lM.I)H .
-- ..aw W.,.. ...UUU U liillJ uiijr Ui
women, gathered early at the Women's
llson League today and chattered ex
citedly oyer the latest .figures. As suc
cessful bulletins, announcing further
gains for Wilson, were received tho
crowd Incroased in slzo until It swarm
ed out over the aldowalk in F street,
women rushed wildly In and out among
tho throng announcing Wilson's ,elco
tlon bV majorities ranging all the way
from t to 100.
..t1..10. w Iom ft b? rushed In and
?at.eiJ. '"J,1 w"on had 376 votes, and
JISl1 .5Ir-.,IuS.Ila ,,n(1 congratulated tho
1 rF,?l(Ie.nt' Tnl" report was received
with shouts of applause, and a volley
of handclaps.
"Of course, my dear, we never had
any doubt as to the outcome, even at
iil5daM hour last nRh." said ono
lady attached to the bureau, she em
braced another who had just entered.
On every hand were heard cxnres-
vSSl ?! ? ",n't " Just VnndP I
.'Sri1.' ftU 'nK-methlng just told
m5 . . ?on wns bound to win," etc., etc.
.iAi iu lLnu lister was. placed out
..?, tno off,ce- It read as follows:
Hughes elected at 9:30 last night, but
Woodrow wn.nn i- n.-.Sri '.' iVii
'j1. morning. All New York Republican
...'""' contpue election of Wilson.
Hughes congratulates Wilson."
..i-1. don l cnro whether Hughes congrat
Ulateii nr twit " .hnnu ... ..... ..
long a. Wilson l clVctrt." ""'"""'
airs, jiugncs Kissed her husband threo
times last night when she heard ho was
elected, snld another woman. "She will
naVft In ulna him utv tlmn. ,1.1. .
. r " """-o nun muni-
.i.Ati"' Washington headquarters of
the Democratic Nutlonal Committee It
Wan Mtnfr.l thut llrniM.nt It'll I i
264 votes certain and. that all Indications
. V.1 "H woua oc elected by a safe
SUt.TO'V' u.Any " .of th0 remaining
doubtful Stntes would Insure his elec
tion they stated, and no apprehension
was felt.
At the headquarters of tho Republican
State commlttoo of tho District It was
8Vnled..inat. a" depended on the results
of California and Minnesota. "We be
llcvo Hughes Is going to carry both
!;ate"' .lt WBS "tatcd. "and if he does
his election is assured.
A steady stream of men were pass
ing in and out and such questions ns
"Have we lost out?" "How does It look
now?" "Who's leading in California?"
were being fired at the men In chargo
so rapidly as to make It almost Impossi
ble to glvo Individual answcis.
At the Hughes Club. In F street Just
opposlto the Women's Wilson League, a
similar crowd was gathered. Hero It
w'as admitted that there was little hope
that California would go for Hughes.
"Wo havo lost California, I'm afraid,"
said one of the officials In charge, "but
we haven't given up hope by any means.
There are too many doubtful States to
ho heard from yet. Our bollcf is that
Hughes will win out. but wc know It Is
going to be a close shave."
Those who preferred to get their
knowledge of the political battle while
comfortably seated were accommodated
at numerous headquarters of the va
rious organizations last night.
The old rafe Rcpubllque. Fifteenth
and F streets, was filled with members
of the Woman's Wilson Union and ottv'r
Democratic organizations, niul complete
reports wero flashed on a screen as they
were received over the wires.
The chief Republican headquarters
was that of the League of Republl -an
State Hubs at 1412 11 street northwest,
where telegraphic reports of the returns
wort received and shown on a screen.
Chairman Frank P. Woods, of the
Republican National Congressional
Committee, received the returns by
special wire In the headquarters of the
committee on the sixth floor of the
Rings building.
An operator was Installed there, and
the Western 1'nlon report, supplemented
by reports from Stato chairmen and
members of Congress, wero read to tho
crowds that thronged the several rooms.
Tho HURhes Club of Washington held
sway at Fifteenth and F streets, where
a special operator was cn&aged to flush
tho returns.
The Wilson and Marshall Democratic
Association at the Ebbltt and the Jack
son Democratic Club at tho Ralcign
were given special service, and the
Woman's Hughes Club at Its head
quarters In the Kellogg Building also
received special reports.
The Klks held open house In the club
In H street, where returns wero received
until long after midnight. Hnrmony
Lodge of Masons wero hosts to n great
throng of people In tho Masonic Temple,
where a screen was used to announce
tho returns.
Governors Who
Were Elected
New York Charles S. Whitman,
Republican, re-elected.
Massachusetts Samuel W. Mc
Call, Republican, re-elected.
Washington Ernest Lister, Dem
ocrat, re-elected.
Ohio James M. Cox, Democrat,
Missouri Henry Lamm, Republi
can. New Jersey Walter E. Edge, Re
publican. Illinois Frank O. Lowden, Repub
lican. Connecticut Marcus M. Holcomb,
Republican, re-elected.
if orth Carolina Thomas W. Dick
ett, Democrat.
South Carolina Richard I. Man
ning, Democrat, re-elected.
Rhode Island R. Livingston
Beeckmnn, Republican, re-elected.
Tennessee Tom C. Rye, Demo
crat, re-elected.
Texas James E. Ferguson, Dem
ocrat, re-elected.
Minnesota J. A. A. Durnquist,
Republican, re-elected.
Delaware John G. Townscnd, Re
publican. West Virginia Jhn J. Cornwcll,
Democrat, probable.
Michigan Albert E. Sleeper, Re
publican. Missouri Gardner, Democrat, ap
parently. New Hampshire II. W. Keycs,
Vermont Horace F. Graham, Republican.
Both City and County Go Wet,
Former by More Than Forty I
Thousand Majority.
TlA t frnrnnw . . . i. ... ..
jterdaya election. Apparently tho sam
thing happened In Daltlmore county.
but the returns from there are not as
COndUHlVA fin thkan In iUm .llw
Annapolis llkewlsq Is reported to
havo gone "wet" by BOO votes, while.
In Kllcott City, the only place voting
on tho question from which definite
returns have been rccolved, the "drys"
I lost out by 26i votes.
City Vote Surprise.
Tho results In Baltimore city were
a surprise ovon to the most rabid
antl-prohlbltlonlsts. At midnight re
turns from 1C1 nreclnct nut of n tntnl
of 316 showed a majority In favor of
the sale of liquor of 21,616. These
figures Indicate a majority against
prohibition In tho entire city of be
tween 40,000 and 60.000 votes.
Only the lower precincts In Baltimore
c?.urlty navo btfn heard from, but thoy
plied up such a lead for tho "wets'
that no ono has any Idea that the up
per precincts, which are expected to go
"dry," can overcome It.
The voto In 16 precincts was 6.778
against prohibition to 2.K6 for it. This
means a majority of 3,423 votes to bo
overcome If the county Is to go Into the
"dry" column.
The vote In Elllcott City was 139 for
prohibition to 165 against tho proposi
tion. It was one of the places tho
'drys" expected to enrry and Is tho
only place In Howard' county whero
liquor Is spld or has been sold for a
number of years.
Other Counties Vote.
Prohibition was voted upon also In
Allegany, Washington, Frederick,
Carroll nnd Prlnco George's counties,
and In Havre do draco and tho Brook
lyn and Curtis Bay district of Anno
Arundel county. No dcflnlto Informa
tion has been received from any cf
these places.
Tho "drys" are claiming Frederick
county by over 1.000 votes. Washington
county, from the meager returns io
cclved, appears to bo very close, with
the chances favoring the "wets,"
though some precincts which went
"wet" In.thnt county several years ago
recorded small "dry" majorities yes
terday. Prince George's county Is said to bo
-- .. .n..t wmv .iiciq mil 14
rcii hot one and a good deal of mitalde
uiaiuiiciu mieni was Drougnt In to help
has not reported. Tho "wets" nre claim-
uy auoui z.ww voics, DUt nothing
has been heard to justify such a claim.
Likewise nothing has been heard
from Havre do Grace, tho only "wet"j
Brooklyn and Curtis Bay district of
'-in- -i uuuci. wiiiuu in me aci passed
by the Isst legislature was, like An
napolis, glVen tho right to determine
for Itself whether or not liquor should
be sold therein.
Because It was felt that the "drys"
wero exceptionally well organized In
n1flm-.-A fltv rf.l1 . ...
--.-- w... . t,i ncifl BCCIJ1
ed to be working more or less unsyste-
iiiHucnny, wio generui opinion was that
tho city would not go "wet" by moro
than 10,000 or 12.000. A great manv
estimated the probable majority for tho
sale of liquor at considerably below
mm insure.
Fight Is Old One.
The "wet" and "dry" vote of yester
day was the culmination of an agita
tion that has kept Maryland stirred
for years. The fight started with nn
attempt to secure the passago of a
local option bill. William IT. Ander
son was brought here from Illinois
to direct things on behalf of the
Anti-Saloon League, and did so until
a little over two years ago, wln-n he
was succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Thorn
ns M. Hare, who had been given credit
for the passage of the prohibition
hill In West Virginia.
Just before Dr. Hare appeared u'n.n
the scene, the Anti-Saluon League
switched from local option to State
wide prohibition. Anderson hid all
but succeeded In passing tho local
option bill at the legislative session
of 1912, and tho switch wis made
when he began to havo villous of
better success with succeeding legisA
At the session of 1914 the State-wide
prohibition amendment uns Intro
duced. Its advocates had no real hopo
of securing Its passage at that sen
slon, and when It was called up It
was overwhelmingly defeated. Last
session the "drys" crime back with a
Stato-wldo prohibition bill Instead of
nn nmondment. After a terrible fight
they wero forced to nbandon the
State-wide featuro and nccopt as a
compromise, n bill permitting each lo
cality In which liquor was sold to
vote as a unit. Neither tho "drys" nor
"wets" were satisfied with tho mea
sure, but It was tho best either slilu
could secure.
The Senate According to
Latest Returns
Alabama ,,,, 2
Arkansas '
California 1 1
Colorado 2
Delaware a
Florida v 2
Georgia 2
Illinois 1 J
Indiana 2
J.wn 2
Kansas 1 1
Kentucky 2
Louisiana 2
Maine 2
Maryland 1 1
Massachusetts 2
Michigan 2
Minnesota 2
Mississippi 2
Missouri 2 ,
Montana 2 ,
Nebraska 1
Nevada J
New Hnmpshlro 1 J
Now Jersey i J
New Mexico 3
Now York j
North Carolina 2
North Dakota
Ohio j
Oklahoma 2
Oregon 2
Ithodo Island 1 1
South Carolina 2
South Dakota 1 1
Tcnncsseo ,., 2
Texas 2
t'tah 1 t
Vermont 3
Virginia 2
Washington , s
West Virginia i
Wisconsin 1 I
Wyoming....'. 2
Total 43 47

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