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Wilson Probab
/nirw N,
Ttesult in\Doubt in Five State
^ of These and the Runnir
Hughes Leading in
Columbia, 3 P. M., November 9.?
v ?1 '-i 1 fha 1 OQf>tinM
i <00 l?LL^s}L UUliCtlll XX UHl IWVWiVM
at this hour gives Wilson 255; Hughes
.243; doubtful 33. . I
In the doubtful Slates Wilson 13
leading in California and ICorth Dakota.
Hugh'es Teading in Minnesota,
and in New Mexico ~Tne vote as returned
is about evenly divided.
The five cToubtful States are: California,
13; Minnesota, 12; New Mexico,
3; North Dakota, 5; New Hampshire,
The sudden switch '61 New Hampshire
from a small Hughes plurality |
to 93 votes for Wilson "was the dramatic
change ip the situation this morn'
ing. It came -in announcement from
the Secretary of State that a partial
official count in all the districts disclosed
errors in calculations by town
and ward clerks. The official count is
still progressing. j
L In Minnesota and New Mexico the j
m incomplete returns show Hughes to|
' .have the lead, while ir. C ifornia antf|
.North Dakota Wilson i. aamg.
The returns from daubtful western
States are belated "and not expected
to be avalable before late today.
Calfornia is almost certain for Wilson.
Nebraita is conceded to Wilson.
J. K. A. '
New York, Nov. 8.?Shortly after
midnight returns such as were complete
or so far complete as to be regarded
as indicative, gave President
Wilson 232 votes in the Electoral
College; Hughes 239 and left 60 votes
<3fatAQ ft requires
dOUDtlUl in OL6111. v?
566 votes to clect a President.
California still showed a lead for the
President and his campaign managers
were claiming it ljj at U?.st 15,000.
The President's majority there
was a little more than 4,000 with afcout
?ire-fifth of the districts missing.
In Minnesota, the Wilson lead, which |
was as high as 10,000 early in the day. i
steadily decreased as the vote of the
Tural districts came "in. During the
evening Hughfs took the lead with a
small margin and then the President
Into +V) d !
shot aneaa agam. um > till ICOo ,
a thousand votes. TKe Republican;
managers claimed the State on the;
final r turns.
Idaho was estimated for Wilson's
column with a majority of 100,00.1
Kansas, while incomplete with a little
more than two-thirds of the districts j
yeporfed, showed President Wilson!
heading with more than 27,000. Wasii-J
ington. a little mor? than half report-;
e<?. was giving the President a lead !
of 7,000.
? ' " * !
West Virginia, iwu-uhiub iewi itu, i
was showing Hughes a majority of
nearly 2,000. North Dakota was very
rlr~A. "*uh t^o-thirds complete, showIn
e a Hughes taajority of less tha* j
1 00*
Wilson was leading Jn ?"ew Mexico |
with only a small proportion of the j
- nrecinct* reported Delaware and j
Xew Hampshire, counted smong the,
Hughes States", but incomplete during:
the dav. definitely turned into the Re- ;
publican column.
Wtv YoriT"N'ov. 8.?At midnight the!
electoral college seemed to stand as |
follows, based o? returns received by j
f the Associated Press:
State? Wilson. Hughfs. Doubtful j
Alabama 12 .. .. I
Arizona 3
Arkansas 9
California 13
Colorado 6
Connecticut 7
Delaware 3
Florida 6
Georgia * 14
< Tdaho ? 4
Illinois 29 ..
Indiana * 15
- ia
Towa 10 - >
Kansas TO
Kentucky 13
"Louisiana 10
"Main*1 6
Maryland 8
Massachusetts 18
Minnesota 1"VTisfiisslnpi
Missouri 1*.
Montana 4
r^' v-~ 8
r ' v. o
rvevaf ?*. 6
NPIT Hamn^bire ^
X v: Mexico
ly Wins
LtlCl/KUC. V/1/IIC.WOi.
fs? Wilson Leading in Three
ig About Even in OneOne,
New Mexico.
[Xew York 45
North Carolina iz
North Dakota 5
Ohio 24 .. ..
Oklahoma 10 ..
Oregon 5
Pennsylvania 38
Rhode Island 5 .?
South Carolina 9
South Dakota 5
Tennessee 12
Texas .TT 20
Utah 4
Vermont 4
Virginia 12
Washington 7
West iVirginia 8
Wisconsin 13
Wyoming 3
Totals 232 239 60
Necessary to elect, 266.
Wilson was leading in the following
States from which returns were incomplete:
California, Idaho, Minnesota,
Nebraska, New Mexico and (Washington.
Hughes was leading in the
following States from which returns
also were incomplete: West "Virginia
and North Dakota.
* ?
Charge of Frand Made by State
Democratic Committee.
Concord, X. H., Nov. 8.?A recount
of the vote for Fres4*pttal electors in
New Hampshire will be demanded by
the Democratic State committee, according
to information received to-1
night. It was learned that the committee
has be?n directed by the national
committee to call for a recount
at once and to obtain the best available
counsel. The national committee
ic said to have guaranteed expenses
of the recount aside from those which
regurlarlv would fall on the State. As
far ^s known, no'charge of fraud had
been made. i
Complete returns announced by SecrotsiTir
/if 5t!if a R?n t<ir> i trl-> f oiro
i vbMi j k/VMVV *-' \j i \/
Hughes a plurality of 161, the smallest
plurality ever returned in a Presidential
contest in the State. It -s understood
the figures are based on official
George E. Ferand ctiairma-i of the
Democratic State committee, gave out
figures indicating a small plurality for
Wilson. Chairman Fer^and's statement
said that with thirteen small towns
missing.. Wilson had 42,464 votes,
Hughes 42,326.
Vflwpnftnrtti ? C * !* L ? - ? tl
liguics, w mi twa smaii
towns in the White Mountains missing,
gave Hughes a lead of 524.
Columbia, November 9.?Gov. Manning
positively announced today that'
he would not be a candidate for the*
Tnited States Senile it*, the campaign
two years from now. Among other
reasons he gave the following: "I feel'
that my undivided attention to the1
c'r.Mts of the governor's officc will be^
romiirojl r?v onrnnco 3 r1ocir?? 'i4
to continue to consecrate my best
cfTf to the serv-ce of the ^:-venior'3
Oitice." 4
Myrtle Gonzales at the Arcade Tues |
day in a five re<'l Blnbird. "Tlie Secret
of the Swamp."
Watch for Helen Holmes in her new
serial "Lass of the Lumbt-rlands" at
the Arcade every Thursday, starting
November 16 th.
See the brand new- universal films
at the Arcade every day.
The motor driven machines, the
mirroroide screen- and the five day old
Universal films at the 'Arcade form a
combination that can't be beaten.
Entertainment at Hitrh School
On Thursday night, November 23,
"The Waverleys," a Chautauqua entertainment
will appear at the high
school. The programme will consist
of solos, vocal duets, and readings.
The contralto soloist will sing a group
of Chinese songs in Chinese costume.
Mr. Lewis, the baritone, will sing several
Harry Lander songs. The enterwi
r\ri f ic f/-?r K nofit nf tVl??
LCI iiilUCUt iO AUI kitv, kj s w - ??v tj
Miss Jessie Hornsby of Newberry is
the guest of Miss Louise Newman in
North C-oluinbi?. having rome to attend
the weddtes: of Miss N wman and
Clifford Lewis this week.?The State.
! Injudicious 3Ianagrement Checked by
.iriore Thorough and (ireful
' _ _ _ ~ _
i ?
, The Division of Supplies is now one
I of the efficiently organized forces of
i the Post Office department. It was not
j so, however, until the advent of this
' Administration, when the management
! of this particular branch of the service
passed into the hands of the present
1? Ji.rtn Assistant Postmast; r General,
of whose bureau this division is
an -""nportant part. It deals directly i
with the postmasters throughout the'
country, and its duties are to see that i
they are properly and promptly supplied
with the means of conducting the
public business, the blanks, books,:
forms, and various supplies which the;
service requires.
The 55,000 post offices in the United t
States naturally require an enormous ,
amount of supplies with which to con- j
duct <the business of the Government, j
For instance, there will be required1
this year for the service 680,000 miles i
of twine, weighing 2,000,000 pounds, j
enough to encircle the globe 27 times
and which would fill 60 big freight j
cars; 15.000 gallons of ink and muci
lage; more than a billion facing slips;
. and all otfier forms of supplies in cor1
responding magnitude. This division
alone lias supplies in transit every i
working day of the year, practically!
all postal supplies being now sent by
freight, at an annual sa\ring of ap-!
proximately a quarter of a million dol- !
lars. When it is considered that the
purchase, controi, and issue of all
i these supplies is centered in the De- j
jJtti tiiieiii at u adiiiusiuu ivi cxic muic
' effective supervision which such a vast
business demands, in order that ju-l
: dicious economy may be considered in
contract and purchase and discoverable
waste checked in issue, it will
; be seen that, properly interpreted, this
; means unremitting attention and v:igi-!
lance oil every hand, so that all pos-:
sible benefits be secured from these;
wise and necessary provisions.
Wasteful ExtraTaarance Checked. i
Under the old custom wfiich years of ;
precedent had firmly established, it
was the practice to honor all requi-'
sitions tor supplies irrespective or,
character or amount. The consequence
was that th-^ government was annual-:
ly put to an expense exceeding by many
thousands of dollars the amount actually
needed for the uses of the service.
This practice and the loose
methods of business management
which were a part of this old system,
w re severely condemned in a report
made by an expert committee appointed
by congress ior the purpose of inquiring
into departmental methods
and procedure. Frequent changes of
administrative heads and general disinclination
to make t^e radical changes
required resulted in nothing "being
don?, and things tt<ere allowed to drift
along and conditio? s to remain just
as before.
The waste in the u of supplies thus i
liberally furnished, is not the only
item of expense whI thes? methods
entailed. Absence of v .roper oversight
into rhe details governing the business
permitted a force of clerks to remain
upon thi3 work w'aose .-v-rvices coma
have been more usefully employed
elsewhere or discontinued altogetii'-r.
All this, together with the inappropriate
and unsuitable system in operation,
led t.o a mass of unnecessary
correspondence, in winch the complaints
of postmasters it protracted
delay and errors in fil ing requisitions
formed a considerable p.Tt, and which
a better system and wiser management
could "have measurably ssened, if
1 not entirely abolbhcd. Numerous
; changes in the method of operation
1 were accordingly made, . areful scru!
tiny of requisitions required, as well
| as all requests for monetary ;.!iowj
ances w,th the result t?:-at very con
siderable economies wer? entc:e? m
j time, labor, and expense.
Mfrisnres of Economy Adapted.
Another discover, d nepd for which a
! remedy was promptly applied, was a
revision of the specifications under
which bianks. books, etc., for the monr*
order service werp furnished'. By
this revision a reduction of practically
one-third of the blanks formerly
under contract has been accomplished.
Careful study of the amount needi
ed during: a contract period resulted
i in greatiy reduced bids being made
| possible by furnishing contractors
j with true estimates of th actual
\ quantities required, the amount so
'saved for the four-year period begin-j
j ning December 1. 1915, being approx-!
I imat;ly $13-0.000. 1
! There is also another matter of con[
sHprable expense to the department
j which a wis^r policy has now greatly
lessened and will eventually altogether
abolish, viz. the practice of renting
the canceling machines used in the1
service. All such machines are to be
placed on a government-owned basis
As the department has be^n paying
from $220 to $270 per annum renta1
for each of tho^e ^nrMnes. th n ed
of a chang - in This direction was clear1
? oaar*. TViio ie; now heiriS'
JV tv ' I. A . ---
| gradually met. the Department now
i>r. jas. Mcintosh reviews
water works bond
Editor Herald and News:.
i The city of Newberry for the purntwp
of in stalling an electric light
plant and a system of water works m
the year 1896, issued $42,000.00 of 6
per cent forty year bonds, maturing
in 1936. To insure the sale or these
bonds a clause was inserted in the
face of the bond pledging the city
council to pay to the commissioner^
of public works every year the sum
of $1050.00 to be invested in a sinking
fund for the redemption of said
bonds. But upon the expectation that
this yearly payment oi $1050.00 with
the annual interest UDon same would
in forty years amount to a sum large - i
ly in excess of $42,000.00, there was
added to the face of the bonds another
clause giving to the commissioners j
of public works the option of redeeming
any one or all or these bonds at
the expiration of twenty years. For
at the twenty year period it "was calculated
that the sinking fund would
amount to more than $30,000.00.
With this $30,000.00 on hand, then
an issue of $12,000.00 new' bonds tor
a ten year period at lower rate of J
interest, should enable the commis- j
sioners to retire the whole issue of j
$42,000.00 6 per cent, bonds, and with j
a continuation of the same sinking'
lund trrangt meqt, this new issue of)
$12,000.00 could be easily retired at!
the expiration of ten years. So that I
with the expiration of a 'thirty year i
period, the whole debt of $42,000.00 J
would be wiped out in thirty years, and
the city would own her electric light
plant and water works free of all encumbrances.
And the most important financial
matter for the tax-payer's consideration
at this time is the utilization of
this twenty year clause by the commissioners
of public works in the redeeming
of this issue of forty year
$42,000.00 bonds, one reason for which
is that the wiping out of $30,000.00
of the city's indebtedness would be
of ereat advantaee in more ways than
one in improving her financial rating.
And another is that if this option
is not taken advantage or the city
may not be able to make any settlement
with the bond-holder before the
expiration of the forty years, the lift
of the bonds, for with this sinking
und security there it not a better 6
per cent bond on the market and no
holder of a bond will be yilling to
give up his bond except at its full
VaiUe. Ill nve ^e<U"8 liujju tm? hujci j
if there is no use made of this option,
the sinking fund will have accummu- ,
lated a sufficient sum to retire tfifc
whole $42,000.00, and should the city
be forced to continue the present plan
until the expiration of the forty years,
cue sinking fund will have accumulated
a sum of approximately one hun- :
ured thousand dollars. The most careful
investment ahd management of :
this sum by the commissioners or pub
lie works will ent9.1l upon tne city a
less of several hundrtu dollars annually,
as they will be paying t> per ?
cent inUrest and making investment 1
at 4 per cent or 5 per cent, winch is 1
not a pleasanl outlook for the i
Taxpayer. i
owning 508 of these machines, and it ,
10 ovn^teH that at the end of this ,
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rental period, June 30, 1917, there ,
will be a sufficient number of these
government-owned machines to re- ,
place at least half of those under ren- ,
tal, thus allowing $15,000 for the pur- .
chase of new machines the following .
year and practically abolishing the ;
necessity for renting such machines
thereafter. At the present time the (
cost of these rented machines is $230,000
annually. i
Rt pairing scales returned from the
service as defective and damaged, has
also produced a considerable economy
in that direction, 2,737 of those returned
being put into good order during
the past year. As tne parcel
post uses a great number of scales
in the conduct of its business, u.0,iy<s |
o* the 100-pound capacity beam scale
having already been furnished, the
repair of such as can be made serviceable
again, instead of being condemned
and sold as waste material
along with others, as has been the
practice hentofere, represents quite
a saving at very small cost.
Careful Management in the Issue of
The great number of requisitions annually
sent in from the post offices of
the country for the numerous articles
needed, amounting during the past
year to something like 500,000, demanded
svstem and method for sue
cessful operation. This was met by
the establishment of the central distributing
office plan which provides
offices selected with reference to their
railroad or other mail transportation
facilities for the territory to be supplied.
embracing several counties, and
to which the offices within this territory
were to be tributary. These
depots ar kept stocked under general
requisitions submitted at schedule
periods to the department anf1
shipped thereto from the departmen*
nr th i pnntractor. usualh* bv freight
Bolt the Rank <
r r icu a ivi ui
Candidates are Cautioned tc
Passible by Saturday Nig/
t r o PI i
Votes is urowing ononCloses
<6> 4>*
^ 100,000 extra votes for eaeli v
<s> club of $12.00, consisting of all
<i> <. lasses of subscriptions, no lim?
^ it to the number of clubs any
<v candidate may turn im This <8>
<?> offer begins Ji'oy. Sth, and ex&
pires Saturday, JToy. 18th. Bur- <?'.
<?> ing this offer Prize Ballots will <S>1
<* be awarded candidates sending Q"
& in the largest amount of sub
scriptlons between the dates
<? named as follows: <?'
? 400 000 to the one turning in
$ the largest amount, 300,000 to ^
the second; 200,000 to the third <S>
^ 100,00 to the fourth and 50,000
<S> to the fift*.
& Positively the last club offer
<* to be made.
? ^ ^ ^ 3> <?> < ? ? ^ 4> ^ '<& ^ ^ <ar j
The Herald and N-ews would like to
ask the candidates m its Great Circu-"
Iation Campaign, why thet do not bolt'
the ranks of tho-e who refuse to see
opportunity and take advantage of the
second voting period which will expire"
>atnrtiay nigni, 3 or. urn. Also me
last extra vote, the largest offer that
will be made on~club of $12.00 daring
the campaign.
Some people bolt presidential convention,
others bolt meal, and a few
are in the business of bolt manufacturing.
But the best bolt for the energetic
candidates in the Herald and News
Corculation Campaign, is that from the
aloom and inactivity and doubt, into
Hie life of endeavor and success. Fail-,
r.re is always for those who wait and
dream and never act. It is only for |
those who are willing to accept it j
The candidates in this Campaign who
are taking advantage of the opor-j
tunities as they present themselves
will no doubt be the ones who will (
secure the larger awards on Dec- i
; mber 2nd. j
"The few candidates who took ad- j
vantagp of'past opportunities no doubt!
slept the sleep of the peaceful and
in bulk thus saving the long and expensive
mail hauis formerly neees-J
sary. These third and fourth class'
postmasters thus .deal directly with'
iiieir distrubting centi-rs instead of!
writing directly to the department forj,
= vei^ u miug uceu, duu cuej uiumari-[
ly receive their supplies within twen- j
ty-four hours, whereas by the old!
method, days and weeks were often!
necessary. Another advantage of this j;
system is til*3 supervision which these |
distributing offices can exercis-e over;
the character and amount of supplies J,
to be furnished. Being in close touch, |
any tendency to over stocking or j
waste, so common by the old method,
is easily checked and prevented. Dis-.
iributing offices have taken on their j
added duties without increased force, |
md reports from the service gener- j
ally indicate that the local supply i
i>oints are both popular and practi-1
cable. :
The inauguration of the new system
lias lessened the clerical force formerly
required and may be expected to
produce still further economies in
that direction. The orderly and systematic
method by which the stock
is now kept in the department and by
which articles- called for upon requisitions
can be readily assembled
and checked off, time saved, ana errors
avoided, is part of this system
and adds considerably to its general
success. The department is gratified
that present methods are so satisfactory,
that vexatious delays no longer
exist, but that all are striving earnestly
to do their part towards making1
their share of public duty acceptable
to the people whom th-y serve. j
The federal Farm Loan Act con-;
tains several provisions which il-,
lustrate the spirit of helpfulness to;
agriculture which inspired its crra-!
'ion and which will he paramount in j
ts administration.
First of all it stimulates coopera-1
'ion among the farmers by requiring j
he organization of these local Nat- !
"ional Loan Associations. Then it j
urns a mortag3ge into an investment j
w giving the farmer an opportunity !
o use the money for such forms of
mprovement as will enable the in-estment
to pay off the. debt. .
f r^ouires that the money borrowed"
hall be spent, on the land of the bor*ower.
and it is also so framrd tfcat no
of Those
se Opportunity
mm f
Secure Every Subscription
it?Time to Secure Extra}??
-Second Voting Period
rday Night
victorious on Saturday night, but
those who did not secure one or more
of the extra voting certificates are by
no means dismayed.
Their failure last week to secure &
club or two has in no way affected their
uetermination. They have started
this week with a tenacity that is worthy
of the greatest admiration, and
they are putting forth every -effort
to get every subscription possible oa
second voting period and to secure
a number of clubs of $12.0u in
subscriptions on which they will receive
100,000 extra votes on eateh clult.
This offer will expire on November,
18th. They are grabbing this excellent
oportunity to repair their mistakes
on previous offere. A little
-1- -.1 1- ? !
ici/uu, a Biigut tHSLuacit, a inning disappointment
is but the acid test of
the pure gold of ones good resolution*.
vvniie tne lime is growing rather
short, there still remains a week in
which to earn those magnificent ex-'
tra voting certificates, and any candidate
has plenty of time yet to earn '
several of these certificates. You alone
can decide whether you shall use tfee
remaining days to good advantage to
secure for yourself enough votes that
will go a long ways to securing the
prize of your choice.
Don't hold yourselr la check; keep
your energy going in channels that
win Drmg you rewards. You can d?
it, and what you can do well constitutes
your birthright. You have
talent, time and opportunity. To use
them righi^neans success and a competence
for yourself and friends Who
have been so generously assisting you.
You now have the greatest and last
oportunity to secure a largest number
of extra votes, and in fact, the
last offer that will be made daring
the remainder of the Campaign, if
you do not take advantage of this, and
advantage of the second voting period,
it will be as Napoleon once said,
"It wil be worse than an error. It lrlll
be a blunder."
The proposition is be??re you, the
opportunity is yours, and it is up to
you to take advantage of it.
aosente landlord nor any real estate
speculator who does not actually
farm his own land may make nse of
it. Further-more, it limits the size of
the loan to $10,000, to prevent the use
of the money for the purpose of monopolizing
land. Every provision of
the bill is drawn in the* interest of the
fcirmor r\t mo/Unni.nivftH nnoMti/ina
who has heretofore suffered from restricted
credit. #
Under the Farm Ix)an Act farmers
or prospective farmers may borrow
up to 50 per cent of the value of their
land and 20 per cent of the value of
permanent insured improvements
thereon. If a renter wants to me
tais money to purchase a farm, he
must bargain for his land in advance
and tnen indicate m nis application
what land he expects to come into
possession of. He "will be required to
have in cash 50 per cent of the purchase
price, unless the man he buys
from is willing to take a second mortgage
on top of the Federal Land Bank
mortgage, it is predicted that this
practice will become popular, because
the Federal Land Bank mortgage
practically never comes due and
is constantly being reduced by annual
payments.?Frank R. Wilson, in
The Progressive Farmer.
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