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The Weather UNSETTLED —0— Allegations Made that Many Hughes Ballots Were Thrown Qut in Burleigh and Others BOWMAN MAKES KICK TO STATE CHAIRMAN Abnormal Vote Cast in Tuesday's Elec tion—New Count Might Cause Change in Results DOYLE CHARGES. Fargo, N. D., Nov. 9.—If there is any serious basis for United States Marshal Doyles' report to the United States Attorney Hit dreth, that there we"e "attempts at tampering with the ballot boxes in North Dakota," nothing beyond Hildreth's statements that he will prosecute ballot box tarriperers, has developed. Marshal Doyles' action culminated, it is under stood, from an appeal sent to him by Vance MeCormick, chairman of the Democratic. national commit tee, and by the New York World, one of Wilson's strongest support ers. Officials were tonight unwilling to specify any particular reports of ballot box tampering in this state. Attorney Hildreth issued a state ment to the effect that he was pre pared' to prosecute anybody en gaged in ballot box tampering. Contending that the evident intent of many voters was ignored by election boards in canvassing the returns of Tuesday's election, and that as a re sult hundreds of votes throughout the state which plainly had been cast for Hughes were thrown out, prominent Capital City Republicans are seriously considering filing a demand for a re count. One of the objectors states that he has almost positive knowledgo that thirty Hughes votes were thrown out in Burleigh county because of a techni cal error in their marking. The two boxes in which a choice for presiden tial electors might be Ascorded on the official ballot were found confusing by I a large number of voters. Many, it is' claimed, after making a cross at the head of the ticket, made their mark in the second division of Hughes elec tors. where blank lines are left for in dividual nominations, instead of plac ing their check-mark opposite the names of the Hughes electors foramlly endorsed. All of these ballots, it is claimed, were thrown out, although the intent of the voter to give Hughes his ballot was made apparent by the cross at the top of the column as well as his check in the space reserved for national electqfs. If the number of ballots thrown out in other counties proved as great as it is believed it would in Burleigh, the result of the recount might, it is con tended. give North Dakota to Hughes. While this probably would not affect the national issue, it would give the Republicans of this state the satisfac tion of knowing that their rights were not being infringed. Bowman Also Kicks. COUNTY POOR FARM ISSUE IS DEFEATED Jamestown. X. D.. -Nov. t).—The vot ers of Stutsman county in Tuesday's election defeated the proposition of selling the county poor farm, its ap purtenances and personal property, by an overwhelming vote. & 1 Vacation At an End. Mr. Wilson's departure for Williams town brings to a close his autumn va cation here. Secretary Tumulty and the staff at the executive offices will leave for Washington tomorrow morn ing and will transfer their activities to the White House. Tumulty Sure of Re-election. Asbury Park, X. J., Xov. ft.—Secre tary to the President, Joseph P. Tu multy, at 11:05 o'clock, asserted posi 1 Bowman county has a kick as well' as Burleigh. Both complaints have been filed with the Republican state headquarters at Fargo, where Chair man William Lenike is expected to morrow to announce whether a state wide recount is to be asked. Bowman contends that votes in which the elec tor's intent, was evident were thrown out on insufficient technical grounds. In neither case is thfere a direct charge of irregularity. The complaint is made rather on the grounds of mis directed zeal in enforcing the letter of ilie law, and the resultant violation of its spirit. SM CELEBRATION Fargo, X. D., Xov. 9.—Confident of Wilson's re-election, Fargo Democrats engaged in a great celebration through the down town districts tonight, a band and fireworks adding to the fes tivities. Several thousands participated in the celebration that gave Democrats opportunity to vent their enthusiasm. Vance McCormick's message late in the day, declaring positively that it was Wilson, caused plans for the cele bration. —0— —0— —0— —0— The Winner & PRESIDENT WO ODROW WILSON Wilson Leaves Long Branch On Naval Yacht Tumulty Flashes News To President Long Branch. X. J.. Xov. —Presi dent Wilson left here at 7:45 o'clock tonight on the naval yacht Mayflower for Rhinecliff. N. Y„ to take a train tomorrow morning tor Williamstown, Mass., where he goes to act as god father for Eleanor Axson Sayre, the youngest child of Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, the president's daughter. He will leave Williamstown Saturday af ternoon for Washington, arriving there Sunday night. Up to the hour of Mr. Wilson's departure, final figures on doubtful states had not been re ceived. although he had be»n assured by Democratic National.Chairman Mc Cormick and Col. E. M. House that he had been re-elected. tively the re-election of his chief. He said: "From all official figures, President Wilson's re-election is assured. His friends can now begin to throw thnjr hats in the air." Secretary Tumulty waited for the flash from the Associated Press that President Wilson had carried Califor I nia. When it came a shout of jo/ went tip inside the executive offices and Secretary Tumulty, who had told tha president he would not congratulate him until the definite news was known, I sent a wireless message to the May flower giving his congratulations. Secretary Tumulty wired formal not ification to the president of his re-elec tion. The message was wirelessed to the president aboard the Mayflower. It was as follows: I "I am here surrounded by the loyal I Democrats of old Monmouth and beg leave to send you our greeting and congratulations. The cause you have so nobly represnted has at last tri umphed and we greet you. Our hearts, our thoughts, and our affections go to you." Hughes Makes No Comment New York, Nov. 9.—Word that Cali fornia had been carried by President Wilson on the fact of nearly complete unofficial returns were carried to Mr. Hughes shortly before he retired to night. He declined to comment on th? situation. After communication with national headquarters, members of Mr. Hughes' staff said the question of a recount would be considered to morrow. THIRTY-SIXTH TEAS, NO. 271 (NEWS OF TEE WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA* FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1916 (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS) FIVE CENTS NORTH DAKOTA FOR WILSON BY MORE THAN 1,000 MAJORITY -o- May Demand In This State STEED CASEY IN LATE Positions of Contestants for State Treasureship Reversed Thurs day FRAZIER VOTE LARGEST EVER GIVEN GOVERNOR 106,874 Balltfts Cast in Presiden tial Race—Burke Gains Little Xow that Wilson lias captured the state, the contest /between Steen and Casey holds tlu: center if the stage. These candidates for state treasurer on the face of incomplete returns, promise to fight out as close a battle as their national party leaders, Hughes and Wilson, did, with the odds favoring (sey tlipy have Wilson. In 1,774 precincts out of 1,078 SUsen has 44,7115 to Casey's 44,'522, or a lead of 191. Cut no returns are obtain able as yet from Hillings, Dickey, Xelson, Pembina and Kollette. Rural districts in these counties are being depended upon to give Casey a lead. This is the only doubtful contest cn the state ticket. The Fighting Chance. Steen has a fighting chance, al though present returns are not ade quate to venture a guess. The five missing counties and few scattering returns can change matters entirely. Casey's strength is coming from the rural precincts, and. until they arc all in, one can merely speculate. The fact that Steen has overcome Casey's lead of about 1,000 in the returns from 200 additional precincts yesterday yesterday is -giving his friends hope. Casey's vote in 1,575 precincts out of 1,978 reported Thurs day morning was 40,407 to Steen's 38,735. Latest, returns comprise 1,774 precincts showing a ain for Steen. .Morton county especially piled up a good vote for Steen. The results are told by counties in another column. Frazier Vote Large»t. Frazier's vote in only 1,745 pre cincts out of 1,978, is 75.982, the larg est cast for a gubernatorial candidate in the history of Xorth Dakota, and 4,077 greater than the total ballots voted for both Hanna and Hellstrom in 1912. Frazier is now 57,992 votes ahead of MacArthur, his Democratic opponent, and, judging from the al most complete returns in the presi dential contest, his share -0- -o- STATES Alabama .... Arizona Arkansas California ... Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky ... Louisiana ... Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan ... Minnesota .. Mississippi .. Missouri Montana Xebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey ... New Mexico ... Xew York Xorth Carolina Xorth Dakota Ohio Oklahoma ... Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont .... Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin .. Wyoming Totals of North Da kota's 110,000 ballots will be more than 90,000, or 2,500 more than all of the \otes cast for all of the guber natorial candidates four years ago. Presidential Vote Heavy. With 25 precincts yet to be heard from, the presidential vote to date totals lot],874, a gain of 25 per cent over the vote for all presidential elec tors in 1912, when the total for five tickets in the the field was 86,676. Wilson, with 1,953 out. of 1,978 pre cincts reporting, has 54,031 votes to 52,843, a lead of 1.1 SN for the presi dent, who a second time carries North Dakota. Four years ago his plural ity over Roosevelt was :i.831, and over Taft, 0,465, but Wilson's total in 1»12 was but 29,5i5 votes. Burke Gains Little. Late reports on the senatorial con test indicate a slight gain for Burke, although McCumber's lead is so great there is no doubt as to his election. McCumber in 1.929 precincts has 56, ,203, while Burke ha* 10,585. League Increases Lead. The League judiciary ticket in yes terday's returns materially increased its lead over the independent slate. The vote, with 1,750 precincts report ing, stands: fisk 38,828 Rurke 37,693 Spalding 33,254 Robinson 52,959 Birdzell 51,229 Grace 45,706 Criimnt itx Total Electoral Vote, 531. Xeccssary to Elect, 266. St. I'aul, Minn., Xov. 9.—Three nights of unofficial canvassing have failed to take Minnesota from the doubtful column in the presidential race. Charles E. Hughes maintained a slight lead over Wilson throughout today, but the count continued so close that politicians of both parties declared tonight that only the offi cial count would settle the presiden tial contest. When returns had been received from 2,939 precincts out of 3,024 in the state. Mr. Hughes had a plural itv or 737, the count standing: 'Wilson, 175,399. Hughes, 176,136. Except for president Minnesota de livered its customary big Republican majority, as shown in the pluralities given Gov. .1. A. A. I urnquist and Frank 15. Kellogg, candidate for the United States senate. Republicans also were uniformly successful on the ballots of the state ticket. Hughes' lead in the state was threatened several times today by re turns from the northern part of the state, but always some other section added the necessary votes to the Re publican column to keep him ahead. Great Interest in Outcome. The closeness of the vote attracted unusual interest throughout the state, —o- DEFEAT OF ICUES ON FACE OF RETURNS PRESIDENT ELECTORAL VOTE OF 269 REPUBLICANS PREPARE FOR LECAL BATTLE THE ELECTORAL VOTE fc" Xi U' .If. Minnesota Still Remains In The Doubtful Column Hughes Holds Small Lead which normally has questioned only the size of the pluralities of Repub lican candidates. The bulletin boards in all of the larger cities held the interest of throngs all day. Guardsmen Votes Figure. Several prominent politicians ex pressed the belief that the votes cast by the Minnesota guardsmen at the Mexican border would be the decid ing factor in the presidential contest. The commissioners who took the bor der vote Tuesday telegraphed the sec retary of state today that 2,138 guardsmen had voted. HUGHES HOLDS SLIGHT LEAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE Concord, X. IT.. Nov. 9.—With 25 precincts unreported officially out of a total of 294 in New Hampshire, certified returns tabulated by the sec retary of state give for presidential .electors: Hughes, 40,7,38. Wilson. 40,207. Hughes' lead, 138. The unofficial press returns for the 25 missing precincts are not avail able, as Secretary of State Beam an nounced tonight he would take no further accounts of unofficial figures in his computation. His tabulation ended with the above figures and will not be resumed until tomorrow. Last Edition —0— -0— ill ASK Chairman liowell stands: tal vote will be 259. —0— North Dakota, California, New" Mexico, New Hampshire in List for Probing DEMOCRATS ALSO PLAN TO RESIST LEGAL BATTLE California Swinging to President Wilson Assured Him of Re-el ection New York, Nov. 9.—" Wilsort lias carried California and has been re-elected." This bulletin Hashed armujd the world by the Associated Press at 11 :.'i0 T. this evening ended period of tension not duplicated since the famous Ilayes-Tildea contest. J' Fifty hours after the polls had closed in California, Republican conceded tho state to Wilson, thus releasing the thirteen votes from the doubtful to the Wilson column that mean the President's re-election. This ended a suspense and anxiety unparalleled in American political history. .Republican Chairman Wilcox, wliun told that California had' swung the decision to Wilson, said: "1 have nothing to say." Secretary Tumulty at the Sum mer White House sent the news by wireless to President Wilson, who was on board the yacht "Mayflow er," enroutc to Khineeliffe, Ne\r York. With New Mexico where President Wilson is leading, now left in the doubtful column,, the electoral vote Wilson, 269 Hughes, 255, and doubtful, 27. If Wilson carries New total will be Mexico his 272. New Hampshire is still placed in the doubtful although returns indicate column, that Hughes has a slight lead there. The sane is true of Minnesota and West Vir ginia, which leans toward Hughes. If Hughes is given Minnesota, New Hampshire and West Virginia his to This gives son a lead of 13, With 272 votes in sight, Wil just California's vote, over Hughes, and just six more votes than are necessary to elect. Wilson had six to spare for a possible electors in California, split of or a sudden reversal in New Mexico. At Republican national headquarters it was admitted after conferences tween George States, Everett Mr. George be W. Wickersham, for mer" attorney general of the United Colby of New Jersey, Hughes, Chairman Wilcox and W. Perldns of Baltimore, that preparations were being for president Morgan Lance? Nicoll and made to be gin legal proceedings for a recount in states where the results were close. North Dakota in List. Chairman Wilcox included Califor nia, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ne* Hampshire ahd Minnesota in his Hst of states where recounts undoubtedly would be demanded. Democratic headquarters were not behind the Republicans in preparing for legal developments. Chairman McCorniick conferred with Alton iB. Parker, former Democratic candidato J. O'Brien, Do George D. Stanch- field. all prominent New York law yers. It was evident that If the tion was to be taken the legal giants of being marshaled elec* into the courts both parties were for such a batle al as the United States seen. roy never has (Continued on page 4,j.