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WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT_
rtU-sns xmv. waxahachif. texas. ti esday. November i»i«. member i9.v._ lit US EMU I 1 EiSIEl SHIES ..i \T VOTK I*' TIB-' (illl - VI *T,KIUN“ I V TOIt WITH (OUTWAIi MWAC.H HS. Will Mil ^ of rlw Two Bi>C g,rt Not Been Able . to figure Where Silent Vote In (l))in<: In ThiN Kleetlon. By PEKRY ARNOLD. m- YORK. Nov. 7.—The flood /billots which "ill sweep either Wilson or Judge Hughe:. L .be presidential chair on March 'yjjn rising at an early hour to rtile publicly the sponsors for , republican and democratic or p ijations declare every confidence 'the voting, privately they are much at sea. In no previous fbrtwn has there been such a corn ■nt lack of indications of which ,, the straws blow. The “silent m- has been more silent than ((T before. Since tlie campaign reaed about August 10 there have a,i j half dozen different “trends” public sentiment overlapping the Hie. Today both sides are claiming the !advantage of such a current. The ; rost unusual eleventh hour develop Lt in connection with the elect jtteawaa in the betting. Wall street i fries itself on having always pick c the winner. Up until midnight odds favored Hughes hut today !tey opened wth less advantage to ,i> republican nominee—being al wst even money. More republican c;-b was in evidence than democratic tone:-. It is estimated that at least ren million dollars will change .hands on the verdict of ttie voting why—probably .the largest sum etr wagered in a ppresidential elec ta 11 the odds were slightly in favor t Hughes messages from certain raid-west cities indicated a complete Mitral. In Cleveland, election fc'ting commissioners here say, AVil « rules the favorite. The American people may get the first complete city returns from two (•three small hamlets in Massachu *tts. which have had the proud dis union of being the first to an r unce their returns In a half dozen ftevious elections. the pivotal state of New York first returns are expected from hiialo where election machines are spected to give the result imme :»:elr after the polls closo at r> «tk)ck. WND1TS ROB BANK AT RKOMIDK, OKI.AIIOM \. fitOMIDE, Ok., Nov. 7.—Three yesterday entered the Bromide |hte hank, held up the cashier, tied --1 him .o the door of the safe and escap ed with $3,000. all th< money they could find. Bromide is In .Johnson cointy. Posses are searching for the rob j b*'rs. but up to a late hour today, no trace hail been found. They arc be lieved to have started for tbe Red River bottoms. I »HIT WORTH IIOMUXti ' IT' PRIM tin KI.KtTTOX. FORT WORTH. Texas. Nov. 7 — Tbe city primary election, as well .'is the general presidential election, i- being held here today. The poll ing places are identical, so that I voters are required to make only a j | single trip to cast both votes. A mayor and city commission will ! j I t; elected. j W. D. Davis and Robert W. Hnrri-I ron ate opposition candidates for' i mayor, the present incumbent, W. ! , H. Tyra not bing a candidate for j re election. REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE i CRAWS UNLUCKY NUMBER ’ .Il'lHiK Hl’UlIKS* I1ALLOT WAS MARKED VI MI1ER THIRTEEN. VOTED EARLY. NEW YORK, November 7.— Charles E. Hughes east his vote at 17:05 o’clock in a small laundry at 17.1G East Eighth avenue, almost di jrectly hack of the hotel where he [made his headquarters during his [campaign. His ballot was No. 13. When his attention was called to this the republican candidate said ‘‘13” was his lucky number, “and I was born on Friday, too,” lie added. Mr. Hughes went to .he polls be fore breakfast. When he saw tlie weather conditions indicating a clear, cool day-, he remarked: “It looks like a good republican day.” The nominee was accompanied on the walk from the hotel to the laun dry by Major F. S. Crossett and sev eral of the attendants at his person al headquarters. He was at once rec ognized by the few persons in the streets at that hour, who shouted greetings to him. A small crowd, among whom were several newspa per photographers, greeted him as he entered the voting place. After voting he paused in the doorway a moment for tnc benefit of the camera men. Two extra policemen were on guard in addition to the two requir ed by law. As the candidate left the polling place the onlookers were startled by the noise of a taxicab backfiring. Half a dozen policemen jumped in the direction of the disturbance; but stopped when Mr. Hughes smilingly pointed to the heavy smoke hanging behind the stalled automobile. Mr. Hughes was handed his bal lot at 7:03 o'clock. When he emerg ed from the booth he banded tho marked ballots to the inspector, hav ing taken exactly two minutes to re cord his choice. He walked back to his hotel accompanied by the crowd and went at once to his rooms. He expected to pass the day Quietly at the-hotel. __ ^ *• ®0\, \'ev. 7.—There was only °n Itourd the :o:i. * German submarine on wto *>« . u ** "iUi 'earneil today. ^ Mainlands report from Wales ***'' <>ue American was aboard. **l "aS ^"I'Hdne registry n tl,e American flag.. It was a Hon.b off the Portu. •d *f!l>r the crew was tuken v Mainland lert Uoiibt as to UUo#*utf of the Ship. Z*S*m*. V.,v. 7. _ The si “*•“> cabled Oon 4, '*l*r u> forward all details on t. ^ ill ^11 ,*|p l‘»ana. and information from **b#r» of die crew. BRITISH CLAIM TWO GERMAN DREADNAUCHJS MERE HIT W.UtSHIPS \vi:rk torpkdofr IV ltidTisii si r.s Oi l DANISH < OAS'4. _ LONDON, November 7.—Fun v [reports from British submarines < [crating off the Danish coast claii ithal hi*s were scored on two German [drerdroughts ot the Kaiser class, (the admiralty annua iced today. The [report of the adm alty yesterday said u submarine hit a dreadnought with a torpedo but the damage was not known. i’»usi t unfit: ll\ ll\\s SIIIMM, THKOll.H HIMHIM. SAN ANTONIO. Texas. Nov. 7. Hay* from the sun shining through the window Is given as cause n[ burning of a parasol in n show window of llertjherg jewelri st >re on Houston street. Firemen waited for tlie arrival of Manager Max Goodman lo open the doors rattier than break the plate glass window to extinguish the bln/e The, damage was slight. THE BRITISH IS iRKITLKK THE GERMANS AT A NI'MHKR OF POINTS IN EAST NIGHT'S FKiHTING. HOT HKIRIlj Infantry Fighting on the Somme l>ic»l Down l.atp Yesterday. Heavy Cannonading Was Continued. LONDON, Not. 7.—The past twen ty-four houro waa marked by contin ued activity on all fronts, with se vere fighting at some points. The allied armies at all but one or two points developed wiint appears to be a gratifying success. Though the infantry action on the wetern front died down late yes terday. there was heavy cannon ading. The English night report mention ed especially heavy shelling of the British front. The Germans appear to have consolidated the ground re gained in the region of Butte de Warlencourt where they drove the British from the trenches. The Rumanians have apparently failed to retrieve their defeat in the F redeal region where the Austro Germans captured Laoniu Height, but they appear to maintain the posi tions won in the Dobrudja region where they drove the enemy out of three villages. i 4 *. ‘ ___1 --- TWO CITIES CONTEND TOR NEXTJMNTION THE 1017 MEETING OF DAUGH TERS MAV GO TO AHHIEVlIiLE OH BIRMINGHAM. Mrs. Odenheini to Be Re* tallied as President With out 0]>|M>siti»n. DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 7.—The next general convention of the Uni ted Daughters of the Confederacy will probably go to Asheville, North Carolina, or Birmingham, Alabama. These were the only two cJtites bid ding when the convention oponed today. Mrs. Cordelia Poyell Odenheimer of Washington, president-general, is understood to have no oposition for re-election. Mrs. S. E. F. Rose of West Point, Miss., is expected to be elected historian-general to succeed Miss Mildred Rutherford of Athens, Ga., without opposition. OKU ONE GUARDSMAN VOTED ! 1NJAHEOO DISTRICT Ol’T OF SKVKIiAL THOUSAND .MII/ITIAMKN ONK VOTK (’AST FOIt PHKSIDKNT. LAREDO, Texas, Nov. 7.—Only cue vote was cast for president rmong the several thousand National Guardsmen stationed in this vicinity "'day. That one was a Virginian, who L r. member of tiie Florida con tingent. Missouri, New Hampshire end Florida guards had .•eviously voted. AH BUSTS >IADK IN KANSAS FOK AI.LKGKD VOTK Bt'YINO KANSAS CITY, November 7.-—Five arrests for alleged vote buying, ir regular voting and carrying con cealed weapons, were made during the morning nouis of balloting here STATE MILITIA j ium.otim; i\ thk. mii.it\in ( AMI’S SllOtVs Ht'.l’l III.K AV (ANIHOATF IS l'A\Oltlll. FEW SMS VOTING — The (•iiMiiKitM'n Front Ont« n l ow Slate* Are IVrtnltteil to V«tp \\ hllr ItoiiiK lluli on tho M<xi«.ni llonlor. I Kl. PASO, Texas. Nov. —In the militia camps stretched along the Mexican border thousands of Nation al Guardsmen nro today casting litpir ballots for president while’ other tlousands are losing the1- suffrage because their home states failed to pass laws covering this contingency. Ten thousand militiamen of Penn sylvania, South Carolina and Massa chusetts lined up before the tents of their commanding officers in this j district today to tote. Special com-! rr issloners delegated by the govern- j ora are in charge of the election. j Kurly this afternoon the polls were closed and the result wired to | the respective state capitals. The guardsmen of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky. Georgia, North Carolina and New Mexico In this district lose their suffrage because of doing duty on the border. SOFT II DAKOTA MILITIA GIVES HI'GHKS MAJORITY. BROWNSVILLE, Texas. Nov. 7.— The National Guardsmen stationed i 1 the lower Rio Grande valley ap parently favor Hughes for president, according to figures ohtnined here today. The Fourth South Dakota infantry stationed at San Benito have mail ed their ballots. The number of rien voting was not given out but It la said they favored Hughes by about six to one. Troop A of the Kansas cavalry stationed at Donna cast twenty-two ballots 20 for Hughes and 2 for Wilson. The North Dakota regiment sta tioned at Llano Grande mailed their ballots under seal. The straw vote of one company, however, gavo Hughes 22 and Wilson S. Several hundred Virginia militia men are voting by mail and they art' expected to vote almost solidly for Wilson. Other militiamen to be heard from are the New York, Iowa r.nd Minnesota contingents. The mail ballots of the Minnesotans ar rived at Llano Grande only yester day. AMERICA'S 20TH CiENERAL ELECTION. Tt> be elected: A president, vice president, thirty-three Uni ted States senators, 4 35 repre sentatives, thirty-five governors and complete tickets in nearly every state in the union. State issues to be decided: Prohibition ‘n Idaho, Michigan, Montana. Nebraska, South Da kota. Maryland, Arkansas ami California. Abolition of capital punish ment is sought In Arizona. Political managers’ claims: Democratic National Chair man McCormick—Wilson will have 364 votes in the lectoral college (266 necessary to choice). Republican National Commit teeman Wilcox Hughes will have a plurality of 100 electoral votes. Secretary Tumulty—Wilson will have 3 87 electoral votes. Acknowledged pivotal states: New York, Illinois, Ohio, Indi ana. States where women vote: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Ida ho, Washington, California, Ari zona, Kansas. Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Illinois. In the six last named states women voters will exercise their franchise for the first time. Women candidates for repre sentatives in congress: Miss Jeanette RatikJi of Montana, republican; Mrs. Josephine Ker nald of California, democrat. WOI 1,1* lit \ T*• kiid:. iii i M»r T** i in in ii FAUOO. N. 1* . Nov T. Pro hibition North Dakota is on i*m ord tixlay as bring naughty North Dakota. It doesn't from to be worrying Dakotan* either. JuiiRe .1 \ Coffey. Jamestown, at the state Presbyterian synod openly asserted that if the fire betl and the ohurrh bell rang ate the same time, North Da kotans would go to the fire. Movie shows are not ot|ui|>|ied with bells in Dakota, either. WILSON COES HOME TO VOTE i _ TIIK l’RKSII>K\T MOTOItKH TO PltlNTKTON TO PAST HIS It AI.I.OT. GIVEN CdTION Itiu Cnmih ('liTml the I'hlef Kvec utlve As lie I‘ii»miI Through the Streets—Toted the SlrNlght Ticket. — By Hold. .1. Itender. I’RINrKTON, N. .].. Nov. 7. It re q ill red sixteen non, three autonio 1)1 lea. four hours and fifty-four gal Ions of gasoline to deliver President Wilson to vote for him-wdf here today. The president, with Ills body guard of secret tervloe men and retinue of newspaper correspond ents, made (he trip from Shadow Lawn early this morning, and al though it whs only !) o’clock when the president reached the polling place he was the fiftieth voter. The voting booth was in r fire engine house. The president’sfarrlvnl whs quick ly learned by the residents and a big crowd gathered in Ihe streets to cheer him. He was given an ova tion by Princetpn students in pass ing through the streets of the city. President Wilson releivrd hi;; bal lot from R. H. Rose, a republican election official. Kmerging from the booth after voting the straight dem ocratic state ticket the president ■hook hands with the election officials and took r evere I of them out to intro duce them to Mrs Wilson, who waited iu the White House auto out side. The party left immediately Tor Shadow Law ii. TODAY'S ELECTION IS PASSIN9JFF QUIETLY VOTE KM AKE BALLOTING WITH OUT .MUCH AIM) ANI) AWAIT ING THE KKHUI/r. -- —— Interest Will He Manifested Early Tonight When Itetiirns Begin to tome in from Other Htates. Election day is passing off very quietly in Waxahnchie today, in fact little interest is manifested because of the certainty or a Wilson majori ty. However, quite a large vote Is being tolled. Interest will quicken tonight at 7 o’clock when returns begin to come in from this und oth er states. Arrangements have been made to bulletin the returns across from the city ball. In addition to the bulletins the Texas Light tie Power company will signal the results as stated else where. Tho result of tiie national election Is awaited with interest. AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE SUNK BY ITALIANJBBPEOO BOMS KNtiAGKMKNT EOLliOWKI) WHJCN SI ItMKltSIlll.K ATTACK 1 11) ITALIAN TKOOI* Sllll*. ROME, Nov. 7. An Austrian sub marine attacked a troop laden Ital ian transport and was sunk in an engagement with a torpedo boat es cort, the admiralty announced to day. The torpedo boat \sa.- hadlv dam aged and sank later. The transport MIEMCII IS tlSTMC RECORD VOTE TOUT I escaped damage. Most of the crew of the torpedo bent were sa'ed anil the crew of ihe submarine were made prisoners. The aduilrslly statement told of a •'nring dash Into Pole harbor last Wednesday by two Italian torpedo boats that fired two torpedoes nt a l>l«t warship whose nets saved her. Oil Prldgj another torpedo tiont raid resulted In the torpedoing and sinking oi a big Austrian steamer In the Durar.no harbor. HI MANIAN ARM I KM AOVANtK t»\ THK IMUlItt IMA FRONT lirCHAREST. Nov .7.—The Ru ntnnliin armies operating on the ltol> rudja front have advanced all along the line, the war offire n mum need this nflernoon. NKOROEH A UK ARRKHTKH WMKN TIIKV Tilt TO VOTK. ST. I.OITIS. Nov. 7.— The arrest of forty-eight negroes In vnrloua v.arils marked the first two hours o' the voting here today. They were rerordftd as ex-eouvlcts. MANY TONS OF BALLOTS USEBJN CHICAGO TII'K \VIM>V CITY KXI'KOTH TO 1*01,1. THK LAROKHT VOTK IN ITH HIHOKY. All 1.1 lies of IjiIko- Were at the Vot. Irk riaees When the I'olls Opened—Women Ut* Turning Out. CHICAGO, Nov, 7.—One hundred and seventy-five tons of ballots will he used by the voters here today. With a registration of 808,119 Chi cago expected to poll the largest vote oi any city in the rutted States. Kx perts estimated that at leant 90 per cent of the voters would turn out. The voting Is slow because of the long ballot and the extra ballots co'n talning bonding and tax propositions. All lines of labor were nt the vot ing places when the polls opened at fi o'clock this morning. Women votWs were not very much in evi dence at an early hour. TWO FREIGHT TRUINS M PISStllGtllJN COLLISION FIFTEEN FREIGHT FARM, PAS SENGER ENGINE A NR TWO EARS WERE RERAIEER. ALLTOONA, Pa.. November 7.— A triple collision on the Pittsburg branch of the Pennsylvania railway near Portage early today wrecked two freight trains and a fast passen ger train. Fifteen freight ears, the passenger engine, a deeper uml bag gage ear were derailed. No one was Injured. -- - EARLUOTING INI)K'ATfO\H ARK THAT OKKAT KST XIMHKIt OK VOTKS OX RKCORO HIM. RK CAW. weatheHs ideal Klmt Report* HIhiwmI Tt»«t the Omit Silent Vote Wan Hr*)* terlng III t'holre Knrly la the Ray. By Perry Arnold. NKW YORK. Nov 7. America Is casting a record vote for president today. There was an unusually heavy run of early voting, accord ing to all Indications. Reports gathered by' the t’nlted Piers from all parts of (he country showed that the vote up to noon wns the heaviest ever before report ed for tho same length or time In many Instances aggregating nn much bs half the total registration. Ideal weather In almost every slate aided In bringing out the voters. In the pivotal states or New York. Illinois, Indians and Ohio the be fore noon run at the polls showed that the "silent vote,” on whose word ut the polls depends tho elec tion, probably, was Hpenklng very loudly. TKXAH IS POLLING HKAVY VOTK FOB GF.NKBAI. KLKtTlOX « DALLAS. Texas Nov. 7.--The heaviest vote Texas has cast In a gen eral election In sixteen years wss Indicated by early reports from all parts of the state today. The repub licans expect to carry several border counties and one or two where there is a heavy German vote. The dem oeratn claim they will make a clean sweep of every county. REPUBLICANS ARRESTED TO . KEEP TREMJROM VOTING THAT IH THE CLAIM FOLLOWING A Hit KMT OF TIIIKTV-ONK PER* SONS IN COLORADO. DENV ER. Colo , November 7.— [Thirty-one residents of Huerfano county are held incommunicado in the county jail following their ar rest yesterday. One republican judge is known to be among the number. The republican lenders claim that l he arrest is the result ot an at tempt to keep the republican workers from the polls. .. --— It isn't so difficult to arouse en thusiasm. but arousing suspicion la a simpler process. riTTHFIKI.il, .Mass., Nov. 7.— New Ashford, (lie smallest town In tlio state, fourteen miles north of here In Brookshire count), was the first town In the I'niled Stales to announce eh-etiou returns. Out nf twenty-five registered vo ters, t went)-three went to the |«olls and made known their choice for president ns follows: Ki>r IIiikIk- 10, for Wilson 7. In lull! New Ashford'* vole for l»resiil<vit was Tnft 7, lt<*»*evell «. Wilson I. For the firs! time In the history of the town New Ashford selectmen opened the |*olls at II a. in. and closed them at IO a. ra. New Ashford Is a town of Hli In hahitants and the voters were rouiul «-d up by l*lttsf|eld newspii|»er men lu autoiiioliiles. VOTING MS III SUMMED UP I1JJIEJUII0IS101 MK. ANI* MKM. FLY FOl’XD THAT VOTING UAH A VERY STICKY BVHINKHH. LA GRANGE. 111., Nov. 7.—With tho opening of the polls here today a grocer hung out sheets of fly pa per marked "Hughes" and "Wilson." At noon Hughes led by a vote of 20 to 19. One ballot was split, a voter leaving his wing on the dem ocratic sheet and a leg on the repub lican sheet. The lady flies were vot ing. hut no attempt wras made to cohnt them separately. Tie demo crats charged that the republicana put feyrup on the Hughes' sheet to attract votera.