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Hampshire and North Dakota Were in the Doubtful Column. [H1RTY-SEVEN ELECTORAL VOTES LOOSE California. Wilson Still in the Lead With at Least Two States to^Vin Before He Can Be come Victor. [By Perry Arnold, United Press Stall Correspondents] NEW YORK, NOT. 9.—The presi dential fight Is still undecided. At eight o'clock today neither Presi dent Wilson nor Charles EL Hughes had shown a sufficient number of elec toral votes in the count of ballots so f^r made to Insure election. The United Press canvass at that hour showed the democratic nominee slightly in the lead, with 251 against Hughes' 243. Thirty-seven electoral votes were still In doubt—represent ing the states of California. Minne sota, New Mexico, North Dakota and New Hampshire. Wilson needed fifteen votes tor a majority itughes 23. California or Minnesota, plus any one of the other doubtful states would give the presidency to Wilson while .tiughes, if he did not carry both Cali fornia and Minnesota (which togeth er would give him more than his twenty-three votes) needed one of these with all the others to obtain t^e necessary 266. The situation today, therefore, was one which pulled taut the already overstrained nerves of political man agers. It was responsible for more acrimlnous exchanges between the two sides than heretofore marked the campaign. It brought warnings from Demicratic Chairman McCormlck to bis cohorts to "guard ballot boxes" lest there be tampering. It Inspired Re publican Chairman Willcox bitterly to reply that any one Intimating theft of votes by republicans "was a contempt ible scoundrel" and issued a warning himself against the stealing of the presidency by the democrats. In at least one state—New Hamp shire—a count and court action may be necessary to reconcile flatly con tradictory elaims from both sides, based on complete returns. Reports from West Virginia, credited to Hughes on the face of incomplete re turns, but claimed as democratic by the Wilson supporters, indicated tenseness of the partisans there might result in some of the "shot-gun" activ ity which marked the famous Hayes Tilden presidential controversy of 1876—the political mixup most near ly paralleling the present situation. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9.—On re turns with 158 precincts still to be beard from in California, will depend whether Wilson or Chas. E. Hughes carries California's electoral voto. And on the votes of these same pre cincts may depend the result of the .national electlo l. With these pre cincts missing President Wilson has 44,919 and H»i«?hes 444,218. A diff er ence of only 691 votes that showed an enormous total, convinced politi cal leaders more firmly than ever early today that final complete oIl rial count will be necessary befor9 the question Is decided. Newspaper offices were everywhere besieged by throngs of voters and county clerks making up official counts in many places Were compell ed to take steps to prevent interfer ence with tho tabulators. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 9.—United Press tabulation today of 5,472 pre cincts in California, ^including correc Ts Not Losing Any Sleep or Flesh While Question is Undecided. [By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staff Correspondent.] NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—Governor Hughes isn't losing sleep or getting thin worrying over his chances for the presidency. tions and revisions of earlier counts In some counties showed Wilson lead ing by 4,396. The totals were: Wil son, 440,261 Hughes, 435,865. An error in reporting Mendocino county as having cast nearly 15,000 votes Is corrected in this total. This leaves 400 precincts to be heard from. The four hundred missing-precincts are mainly In southern California, where Hughes is strong and there !s a strong possibility that when re turns from these comes in the Wil son lead will either be reduced great ly or offset. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 9.—With only small precincts .jqjseing, San Diego county vote complete, stands, Hughes 16,864 Wllffcn, 16,669. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9.—The possibility that California may cast a divided vote In the electoral college was discussed by politicians today as they watched the returns slowly coming in from California precincts. Under the law, the thirteen candi dates for elector who receive the largest vote will so to the electoral college. regafdles# of whether they all. favtor the same presidential can didate. It Is possible from the high man of one set of thirteen electors to be higher than the low man of the set of electors whose party candidate received the majority of the electoral votes. Four years ago this happened, Wil son getting two electors and Rkrose velt eleven. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Nov. 9.— The soldier vote on the border can't cut any figure In the California elec tion, it .was pointed out hera today. California made no provision for her militiamen out of the state's limits to vote. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—A telegram received at democratic headquarters from O. K. Cushing, democratic state chairman of California, stated that the republicans claimed southern Cali fornia by 20,000. "I don't think the lead can exceed 17,500," said the telegram, "but even conceding them southern California by 20,000, we will carry the state by 10,000." PLACEJRVILLE, Calif., NOT. 9.—El dorado county complete thirty-eight precincts, give Wilson 1,733 Hughes. 1,055. SAN BERNAiRDINO, Calif., Nov. 9. —Complete returns from 170 out of 177 precincts in San Bernardino county, gives Hughes 11,518, Wilson, 9,171. BAKBRSFIBLD, Calif., Nov. 9.— Word from three more outlying Kern county precincts, raised the total vote of 112 out of 123 precincts to Wilson, 7,287 Hughes, 4,645. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 9.— The change in the complexion of the vote in California during an hour, was caused principally by an error in Fresno county where tabulators had (uoctaraed on page 2) HUGHES REMAINS CALM WHILE OTHERS WORRY In fact, he is about the most calm of all of those in the republican camp. This was evidenced today when the republican nominee, wno had gone to ted at 12:10 a. m, re sponded tq an eight o'clock call—and then turned right around and took another hour's sleep. Haghes Is still entirely confident that the ultimate result will be his election. He planned another quiet day, with an automobile ride and no politics, except possibly talks with Quima Willcox. n___ [Unite* Psm Let West Virginia Votes Show Hughes With Good Lead as Count is Being Completed. VOTE OF MILITIAMEN Soldier Ballots Prom Minnesota Are Numerous Enough to Cut Quite a Figure. [United Press Leased Wire Service] WHEELING, W. Va., Nov. 9.—With 409 precincts in West Virginia miss lng, Hughes leads early today by 3, 441. The recount was Hughes 113, 000 Wilson 109,559. This was a swing back to Hughes of approxi mately 1,700 since 10 o'elock last night. Cromwell, democrat, for gov ernor, was maintaining his lead. Re turns gave Cornwell 113,103, Robin son. republican, 110,850. Hughes is Leading. WHEELING, W. Va., Nov. 9.— Hughes is leading by 2,870 in West Virginia In returns from 1,276 out of 1.T13 precincts today. The vote: Hughes, 110,177 Wilson, 107,807. West Virginia Was Close. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 9.—On the basis of returns showing Wilson less than 2,000 behind Hughes In West Vir ginia, the Pittsburgh Dispatch—(re publican) today placed West Virginia among the i.oubtful states. Soldier Vote Important. ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 9.—With (Continued on page 2) For Wilson. 12 8 Alabama Arizona Arkansas ... Colorado Florida Georgia .................. Idaho 3 Kansas 10 Kentucky 13! Louisiana 10 Maryland 8 Mississippi .... 10 Missouri 18 Montana ... 4 Nebraska 3 Nevada ....•• 3 North Carolina'.....-.... 12 North Dakota .... Ohio 24 •Oklahoma 10 ... 9 ... 6 ... 6 ... 14 jfiio UGHES OR WILSON-STILL IN DOVBT We Have Won the Election99 Is Democrats Statement Si' Cs Republicans Expect to Announ* \hey Have Won Before Midnight, or Possit Much Sooner jse Service] —. NEW YORK, Nov, 9,—Democratic Nation in? statement shortly before noon: "It's all over. We have won the election." "I can merely reiterate my statement erf two days ago We are going to "clean 'emup.* The president's electoral vote is 288," said McCormick. "I have just talked with the New Hampshire state end Wilson carries New Hampshire by ninety-three votes." NOT UNTIL MIDNIGHT. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—Republican headquarters expects positively and finally to an nounce the election of Governor Hughes to the presidency, possibly within an hour, Chair man Willcox formally stated just before two o'clock. "Thin announcement may come within the hour," said Wiiioox. "However, it is entirely possible it may be delayed until around midnight. The situa tion looks more and more favorable for ttr. HughesvI feel certain both California and Min nesota will be added to the Hughes column." BUT NOT SENATE Election Returns Show Change in House, But Democrats Are to Control FIVE ARE SCATTERED Two progressives In House, One 8o olalist and Also Prohibitionist and One Woman Independent. [United Press Leased Wire Service] NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—A divided congress was forecast by incomplete returns gathered by the United Press up to noon today. These returns tended to support republican claims that the bouse will be republican, al though democratio leaders insisted the final count will show them still in control of the lower body. That the present democratic majority of twenty-one will be deeply cut, how ever, is certain. Returns on the senate .fight are nearer complete. They tended to show the democrats still in control there by a probable majority of twelve compared to their present majority of sixteen. The entire membership of the house was voted on. Estimates based on claims of state committees of both sides show anywhere from 210 to 220 democratic congressmen elected and from 218 to 220 republicans chosen. One of the big features of the con gressional fight is the- seeming elec tion of a woman for the first time in the nation's history. Miss Jeannette Rankin who rSh as an independent re-: publican against Harry B. Mitchell, re publican, appears to have been ac corded the honor by Montana. All chances of socialists for repre sentation in the house now center on whether the official count will return This Evening's Electoral Vote Table .South Carolina .... gNew Mexico Tennessee 12 New York Texas -.o!Oregon Utah Virginia Washington .Wyoming Total Jhairman MoGonnlck issued Che follow- ONE UTILE E 4 For Hughes. Connecticut 7 Delaware 3 Illinois 29 Indiana 15 Iowa .. 13 Maine 6 Massachusetts 18 Michigan :..... 15 New Hampshire 4 V* Returns From Some New Hampshire Village Could Swing the Whole State. DOUBTFUL TO THE END Unofficial Returns Give Hughes Lead of 279 Votes In WYtole State With Some Missing. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] CONCORD. N. H., Nov. 9.—New Hampshire is still in doubt—so much so that the vote from some village of twenty-five inhabitants might swing the whole state. This statement was made to the United Press today by Edward J. Bean, secretary of state. The ofilclal vote is yet to be receiv ed from sixty towns of the state. Bean said. Unofficial figures were re ceived from these missing towns and it Is hoped the last final figures may be in by tonight. With the vote of the state complete except for these sixty town's, and bas ing his figures on the unofficial re ports from them. Bean said a lead of 100 wsb Indicated for President Wil son. "It is not safe, however, to say New Hampshire has gone one way or the other," said Bean. "The official re ports may upset the present figures. The state's vote might swing on the final official reports from some vil lage." 1 Meyer London from New York's east side. One progressive, one democrat-pio tectionist from the south, and one prohibitionist appear to have won. Of the thirty-five United States senators elected Tuesday, seventeen (Continued on page 2) When the sixty towns are heard from, New Hampshire's vote will be complete as the militiamen of the state now on the border did not vote. (Continued on page 2.) I Pennsylvania ...... 12 Rhode Island 7 Ronth Dakota ..1.... Vermont West Virginia •55 Wisconsin -A 46 5 38 5 6 4 8 13 Total ..250 Doubtful. California Minnesota 12' Total 25 Hughes must win both of these states to win, as it takes 266 electoral votes to 'have majority. Wilson will New Jersey 14,win with either state In his column. Ml The thirty-two votes remaining IF HE IS TO WH Result of Tuesday** Election Hinged Today oxx Question of Who Gets the Votes From Coast State. HUGHES HEEDS 11 LARGEST STATES With Minnesota Turning Toward Hughes# AH Interest Centers in the Complete Re turns From West* [By Perry Arnold. United Preps Graft! Tto tl -AJtyatl IPli.Ww *90} Correspondent^ I maintained a lead to .Minnesota, thai NEW YORK. N*ov. 9.—President second of the dpabtftd Wilson advanced five votes In the! carry If he Is to receive she necessary ra/ce for a majority In the electoral 968 electoral votes. college today, when at 9:30 Tetania Oatttornla'a Jam© from North Dakota were so far oom- hour. At the pleted ae to establish that he had car-! 1* j*r ried the state. It had previously been one of the shifting common^ -wealths, first Inclining to Hughes, then to Wilson. With North Dakota ta his list, the president, according to United Press doubt represent the electoral wjw flt Tho sttmation fit tt* other ta California. Minnesota. New Meade© and New Hampshire. The "drift" In these doubtful state* may be summarised as follows: California: 5.899 oat of 5,917 dncts give Wilson a lea'd of 641. New Mexico—836 out of 68» pre.Bean cincts give Hughes a lead.of 268. Minnesota—2,606 oat of 8,924 pre cincts give Hnghes a lead of 800. New Hampshire—The secretary cf state officially announces the state rote for Hnghes, trot owing to failors of certain town clerks to send certifi cates, the exact plurality 1b withheld. The democrats are claiming the state because of this mixup and there may he court precedlngs before tfce exact status of the four votes Is fixed. In Connecticut completed returns today seemed to establish a margin for Hughes of 7,009. Democratio State V*ce Chairman Homer H. Cum mins so far has failed to carry out his threat of demand for an tnveeti gation of "certain matters" and the state apparently can safely -be credit ed to the republicans. precincts. One boar later when mistake bad keen discovered *a Mendocino ooonty and etfitflins new products had reported, SSL lead was changed Into MM. Democrats were Jubilant um yraaucuw ~—r" tarns frocs 8sn Diego ©oanty—on returns, now has 266 border where Hngfaea was e» and needs Just ten more to Insure MB greatest strength election. Hughes has 248—reqplilB* onJy taaer etnets nrfssing. care tbe repobHaea a On the basis of returns as they stand now, Hughes must carry both California and Minnesota In order to be elected. The total of the electoral votes of these states Is twenty-five— Just two more than the ifflmber Hnghes needs. New Mexico and New Hampshire, both classified as doubt ful, have only three and four electoral votes, respectively. Neither Oalifor thirteen added to this three and four nor Minnesota's twelve, added to turns, CaHfornia alone-«- Mtoneso^ them, would make up the required alone-^ould be sufficient to make totaj. Wilson Forges Ahead. [By Perry Arnold. United Press Staff Staff Correspondent.! NBW YOKK. Nov. 9.—President Wilson made sweeping gains In Cal ifornia as the count progressed there today. Inasmuch as Hnghes appar ently must have Calitornia if he is to obtain a majority In the electoral college, the situation was regarded with most Intense Interest here. This is Moving Day at Shadow I Lawn as Vacation is at an End. [By Robert J. Bender. United Press Staff Correspondent,'] AS BURY PARK, N. J., Nov. 9.— When President Wilson arose about 7:00 o'clock this morning he found the same doubt hanging over the election results thRt existed when he retired last night. It still looks a horse race in the minds of adminis tration officials. The president and Secretary Tumulty, however, feel that the democrats have the rail and may be able to nose out a victory. I This is the way it looked to them at 8 o'clock. The president has 251 electoral votes sure. He bad a small lead in North Dakota and California, which he will hare to fight to mafart&m. „,it. A pjomaty of notes, states was: Minnesota, 2.SM out ot MW (wi cinote, give Hughes a lead of 80S. New Mexico—686 oat of 688 pre cincts, give Hughes a lead of S8&. New Hampshire—Secretary of 6tate told the United S^ess that (be desalt via so wnrii doubt and the vote so close that the result from some vfflages ktf only twenty five registered woteca might swine the wtvole state to either candidate. The democrats data thai a reooont wMl s&ow a 98 plurality for WUson. The repaUlcnas (Mo 161 plurality for Hloghee. At 11 o'clock: XmdMa*e Haghowj accompanied by his wife, left tor This was the outstanding feature od| the progress of the rote count today at noon. 'VVith 256 rotes in the eteo« toral college indicated far the deoi©« era tic candidate In United Press re- "Wilson the twenty-ninth president of the U. S. Hughes on the other hand, to win must carry both* these states. As If farther to drag oat the agony of apprehension among politicians, California exhibited a strong Wilson tendency and Minnesota a strong Haghes drift. Democratio Confidence. NBW YORK, Nor. **—**On infOn motion xecelred «p to 4 a. m. toda^ (Continued on page 8.) WILSON IS EARLY RISER WHILE THERE IS DOUBT He has droxrped slightly behind in Minnesota and only a strong swdn| badk to him can save that state. So, no one Is making any forecast as to the outcome. At 8 o'clock Seo retary Tmmilty reiterated his assen tioti: "That it Is close, font all right." The answer, they are looking for in definite returns here today and these are coming in with exasperating slowness. It Is possible the -president may not yet know the result when ha boards the Mayflower tonight to go to Willlamstown, Mass., for christen ing of his granddaughter tomorrow. This is "moving day" at Shadow Lawn and Asbury Park. Owing to the uncertain result of the election afcd need for keeping all clerks bray at the executive offices, it will "ba almost impossible for these offices to be entirely cleared ont and moved back to Washington before the end of the week. Both Shadow Lawn and the executive offices, however, will be practically deserted by to morrow night and the "white house vacation" will be at an end. j&km .SSa.. 11 X-*- it an. automobile drive through the city, not expecting to wtm irfTl easdy afternoon. Washington advices Indicated th«0 federal officers are carefutty lavee the method of tiie ctootton In at least on* state—MXsnasote. Lack* Ten Vote*. [By Perry Arnold, United Prose Staff! Correspondent.] NEW YORK, Nor. Sk—PresMsnC Wilson Is within ten electoral rotes: of reelection. Charles E. Hughes must gain twenty-three if he Is to 'obtain a. majority.