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The Telegraph service of The
Daily Gate Oity and Constitu
tion-Democrat is received over
our own leased wire,
VOL. 123. NO. 113.
*&• '&<*
Republican headquarters still held
out today without conceding Wilson's
election. National Ohairman Willcox
announced determination to press for
a recount in four of the doubtful
states—California, New Hampshire,
New Mexico and North Dakota. Min
nesota may be added later to this list.
It was Willcox's contention that the
American people were entitled to
know beyond question., as to their
choice of national executive and that
they would not desire to have a man
in the white house on whose title
there was the slightest cloud.
The same incomplete returns which
apparently showed election of the
national democratic ticket, also in
dicated today that President Wilson
will have a safe majority in -the sen
ate, but an exceedingly close' one in
the house. There seemed no question
but that the senate would be demo
cratic by a majority oS twelve, but
in the house the margin of democratic
control was so narrow that, there
*as a possibility that five or six rep
resentatives of minor parties might
hold the balance of power. The re
turns so far indicate election of one
representative of each of the follow
ing parties: Progressive, prohibition,
•odalist and independent.
Automobile Parade, Red Fire
and Fife and Drum Corps
Made Night Lively.
fOnited Press 'Leased Wire Service.]
ASBUBIY PARK, N. J., Nov. 10.—
Anbury Park slept late today. The
bottom and sides of election excite
ment had been kicked out, but it
*°ok Section celebratere until an
®wly hour today to complete the
By midnight last night every one
tt the "summer white house" exe
®J*ive offices stopped fretting and
*®d by Secretary to the President
"Snulty a big w*hite boose a«to
SMfbile, started an impromptu.-parade
victory. Before it had gone two
'locks, more than one thousand were
Une cheering, waving flags and
lJ?luhjg the ubiquitous red fire.
were fifty automobiles behind
"•Wstary Tmnmttyla *r. About 18:15,
ace of Returns Give Him 269 Electoral Votes,
With Possibly More to be Added to
Total Later.
Hughes Could Now Win Doubtful States, Yet
Not Have Enough to Land Him in
nr Perry Arnold, 'Dotted Brew Staff
NBW YORK, Not. 10.—America
(.« chosen Woodrow .'Wilson (presi
dent and Thomas R* Marshall vice
president tor four yean xnc*re. on the
face of returns available early today.
There was only the barest possibil
ities that recowxtr and possible court
contests predicted by unyielding re
publicans -would change the situation.
C&lifonrfa'a entire vote had not
been counted up to 8 o'clock today,
but Wilson's lead was so commanding
that it appeared that no matter what
the result in the few remaining pro
ducts, he would bare a clear plural
ity orer Hughes. There remained
howerer, the possibility of a division
at the state's electoral vote of thir
Granting California' entire vote for
Wilson, his total In the electoral col
lege—disregarding states in which
there still remained a dwibt as to the
outcome—appeared today to reaoh
269—-three more than necessary.
Hughes appeared to have gained 243
Three states were still in doubt—
Minnesota, New Mexico and New
Hampshire—tout their total electoral
vote of 19 would not be sufficient to
elect Hughes unless the republican
nominee gained more than four of
California's votes on a split in that
Moreover the vote from approxi
mately one-half the state of New
Mexico gave Wilson a lead of more
than six thousand.
No Doubt of It.
[By Perry Arnold, United Press Staff
NEfW YORK, Nov. 10.—Taking the
unofficial count at its face value,
there was no doubt this afternoon
that Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R.
Marshall had been re-elected presi
dent and vice president. The repub
lican national committee however,
did not view that unofficial count as
closing what has been in many re
spects the most complex election In
the history- of the nation. A confer
ence of O. O. p. chieftains who gath
ered at headquarters shortly before
noon, was still in session at 1:30 pre
sumably mapping out the states
in which the party intends to insti
tute proceeding for recount or pos
sible court proceedings. A formal
statement issued by them with the
approval of Governor Hughes, de
clared many returns so far tabulated
were unofficial and already many mis
takes having an Important bearing on
the final result have been discovered.
They said they owed it to the Ameri
can people to see that an absolutely
correct and honest count is made.
The leaders said they expectfed the
official count to be completed by next
Monday. Chairman Willcox, George
Perkins, George W- Wickersham,
Frank H. Hitchcock, Travis If." Whit
ney, Herbert Parsons, Cornelius N.
Bliss Jr. were conferees.
At democratic headquarters, Chair
man McCormick said goodbye and
prepared, he said, to live the simple
life again at HarriSburg. Headquar
ters were being dismantled this aft
ernoon. McCormick said he classified
as "doubtful" all those states from
which complete returns had not yet
been made, but that even with these
out. President Wilson's total vote
was far above the 266 votes needed
to elect.
New Hampshire, after floundering
from one candidate to another in the
vote count during the last two days,
appeared at last to have settled defi
nitely on Wilson, But with the count
still incomplete.
Minnesota will probably be in doubt
until next Tuesday when the vote of
the state militiamen now on the
Texas border, is received and
California's count, still incomplete,
showed Wilson leading by 3,893 votes.
Twenty-eight- precincts were missing.
President Wilson received his first
greeting from the public as the
"next president" at R-Mnecliff, N. Y.»
when he landed today from the yacht
Mayflower and took a train for• Wtl
liamstown, Maes. There he •will be
(Continued on page 2)
seemingly from mow-here a fife and
drum corps drummed and shrieked its
way into the limelight and the front
of the marchers. It was the last
touch needed.
Wears Happy Smile.
TBy Robert J. Bender, United Press'
Staff Correspondent.] Alabama
RHINE CLIFF, N. Y., Nov. 10.— Arizona
President Wilson was greeted as "the Arkansas ...
next president" when he came ashore California ....
from the yacht Mayflower today, en Colorado
route to Wllliamstown, Mass. A bi- Florida
crowd greeted the president and Mrs Georgia
Wilson and cheered both. The presi Idaho
dent was looking fine and wore a Kansas
haDDV smile as he responded to the Kentucky ....
erecting. He had been kept informed Louisiana
of California's vote count by wire- Maryland
less during the night.
The Mayflower made the journey Missouri
up the Hudson by easy stages and ar- Montana
rived here early in the morning. The Nebraska ....
nvoaMant and Mrs. Wilson came Nevada
ashore before ten o'clock and tame- North Carolina
diately boarded a special train for, North Dakota
Wllliamstowa, Mass.
fc os
Votes in New Hampshire, New
Mexico and Minnesota
Are Not Yet
'V' it* ,'i!y
West Virginia Is Close and' There
May be Surprise From There
When the Count is
., Complete.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CONCORD, N. H., Nov. 10.—Al
though official figures as determined
continue to back the republican com
mittee's claim that Hughes would
win New Hampshire, the rechecking
of Tuesday's ballots early today
showed a tendency to put New Hamp
shire in the Wilson column.
New Hampshire is still held in the
doubtful list pnd both state commit
tees are steadfast in their claims of
victory. The republicans claim the
state by a plurality of 100 or a little
more and the c'emocrats forecast the
final count will be at least 84 In
their favor.
Deputy Secretary Pillsbury who is
in charge of the checking of the bal
lots, declared early today that it will
be noon before the final figures will
be available.
Wilson Lead of 1,18S.
BISMARK, N. D., Nov. 10.—At 1 p.
m., 1,953 precincts of 1,978 in North
Dakota gave Wilson 54,031 Hughes,
52,843, or a Wilson lead of 1,188.
Many republicans are talking of de
manding a recount.
239 for Wilson.
CONCORD, N. H-, Nov. 10.—The
latest available but incomplete figures
show President Wilson carrying New
Hampshire fcy a plurality of 239
votes. Eleven townships are still
missing, but from those reported the
vote stands 42,284 for Wilson and
42,045 for Hughes.
Reports indicate that the vote from
the missing sections wiU be approxi
mately Hughes, 1,670 Wilson, 1,360.
Both sides admit that the eleven
(Continued on page 2)
One Million Known Dead
On German Official List
Total Losses of One of the Warring Nations, Shows
Wf Europe Must Be Suffering
'[United press Leased 'Wire Service]
LONDON, Nov. -Germany's count of her dead for the war, numbers nearly a mil
lion men, according' to tue official casualty list received here today.
The October casualty lists given out at the war office in Berlin show 199,675 casual
ties, (including 34,321 dead, which brings the total losses for the war up to 3,755,693 in dead,
wounded and. missing. The total dead was placed at 910,234.
Jeannette Ranlrln From Mon
tana is First Woman to
be Elected to Either
Politloal Complexion In Doubt In the
House, But 8enate Will
Remain Democratic
[United press Leased Wire Service]
NEfW YORK, Nov. 10.—The politi
cal complexion of the coming house
of repersentatives today remained in
doubt with Indications that the lower
body might find itself with the bal
ance of power in the hands of the
several members from without the
major parties—socialists, an- inde
pendent, a progressive apd a protec
Its one certain novelty will be the
first skirted leglsl&tor ever in either
national house—Miss Jeannette Rank
in, of Missoula, Montana. She now
appears to have a commanding lead
over Harry B. Mitchell, her demo
cratic opponent.
One estimate of the standing of
parties in the house is republicans 217,
democrats 213, all others 5. From
that It swings to squarely the oppo
site—republicans 213 democrats 217
and all others 5.
Uncle Joe Cannon, the Danville, III.,
sage of the long cigars, good stories,
parlor and otherwise,
anfr Cotuttitatfam 3Ptmocrat.
be on hand
as usual. Republican Leader Mann
vanquished his democratic opponent.
Nick Longwortb of Ohio, son-in-law
of Colonel iRooosevelt, triumphed.
Speaker Champ Clark and Claude
Kitchln have been returned. The
bobbing Adam's apple of "Cyclone"
Davis of Texas, will not return. Davis
was eliminated in the primaries. Clyde
Tavenner of Illinois, associated with
Henry Ford in the campaign against
military preparedness, is behind in
his district.
Balance of Power.
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—The bal
ance of power in the next congress
will actually rest with five represen
tatives with independent affiliations
so far as the democrats and repub
licans are concerned, on the face of
returns available up to noon today.
The republicans made such gains
in the election Tuesday that the dem
ocratic majority in congress is cut to
the point where even the speakership
might be affected. Present returns
(continued on page 2)
Electoral Vote Table Up to Date
For Wilson. Oklahoma 10 New York 45
South Carolina 9 Oregon 5
Tennessee 12 Pennsylvania 38
3 Total 269
8 Connecticut 7
10 Delaware 3
18 Illinois /.
For rtughes.
-14. New Jersey
4 Indiana 15
it Iowa ..
3 Maine
12 Massachusetts
Four More States Added ty
the List on Election Day,
With Others
Almost Half of United States i» Now
Without Saloons, Having Coined
the Anti-Booze
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, Nov. i0.—The United
States is steadily growing "dry." Elec
tion returns today Indicated that four
states—Michigan, Nebraska, Montana
and South Dakota—have joined the
anti-booze league and that tn two oth
ers, Utah and Florida, -governors or
legislatures pledged to prohibition,
have been elected. Here In New York
Governor Whitman will be asked to
make good on hiB statement during
the campaign that he will help secure
legislation permitting New York citi
zens to vote on the liquor question.
With the states definitely listed above
as against alcohol, there will be
twenty-four states prohibiting sale of
intoxicants or regulating them by lo
cal option.
New York will make the twenty
sixth. Thus, more than half the un
ion will be "dry."
States which have already gone dry
include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kan
sas, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Carolina. Washington, Virginia
and West Virginia.
Socialists Slumped.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 10.
—The outstanding feature of thej
Oklahoma ret/urns was the' conceded
slump in socialist strength.
The socialists did not elect a con
gressman, state official or apparently
a member of the legislature. On the
basis of present incomplete returns,
Oklahoma will probably poll 126,000
votes for Wilson, 75,000 for Hughes
and 50,000 for Benson. Wilson is
likely to have a majority over all.
Rhode Isl&nd 6
Utah 4 South Dakota 5
'irglnia 12
pshlngton 't
"yoming 9
Vermont 4
West Virginia 8
Wisconsin 18
Total 243
Minnesota 12
Now Hampshire 4
New Mexico 3
Total 19
13 Of the doubtful states indications
6 are that Wilson will carry New Mex
18 I lco Hughes Minnesota, while New
16 'Hampshire is likely to go either way
14 [by -ooesibly Jbess than 100 votes.
When French Entered There
Was no Sign of Life Ex
cepting- Nondescript
QtrmMi Also Left Behind Million
Cartridges, Some Drugs
and Other
.[By Henry Wood, United Press Staff
VERDUN, Nov. 10.—The only German
occupant of the shell scarred, batter
ed, but still firm. Fort Van* when
the French trfaunpfaantly entered it,
was a nondescript dog and he is now
being treated with all the honors of
war—tout out of German sapplies.
Such was their baste in abandoning
the fort that the Germans left be
hind a million cartridges, three thous
and meat rations, three thousand
bottles of mineral water and large
quantities of antitetanus seruxns and
other drugs now unobtainable outside
of Germany.
Wljth their artillery In place, the
JVjrt Vaiux garrison now dominates
the entire surrounding plains. New
lines otf German entrenchments are
vaguely visible several kilometers
off. They are in low marshy ground
wbere St will be practlcaJbly impos
sible to entrendh firmly.
In the twelve hours 1 was In tfce
fofrt from 6 Wednesday morning un
til dusk, the Germans jAelled It al
most constantly, the big projectflfeB
tbuddfng down every moment with
clock like regularity. Some hit the
roof, making the whole structure
reverberate, but without doing dam
The garrison was gay and watched
with interest while the c&mmaiid
ant counted the hits. Lieutenant
Eirlot, the first French soldier to re
enter Vaux, came up laraghlngly sal
uting, "mon capitain," said:
"The quest Don of your observation
post has been finally settled. A Ger
man f&en Just destroyed the one you
chose so you will have to take mine."
The first intimation to the French
that Vaux had been abandoned came
when the Paris wireless picked a
German semi-official story to the
American press out of the air. The
French had then almost entirely sur
rounded the fort and were shelling
it with four hundred millimetre guns
with a precision whioh would have
made Its continued tenancy by the
Germans impossible.
With the news, Dlot and his com
pany immediately entered and suc
ceeded with but few exceptions, in
rendering useless the planted mines,
with which the Germans had intend
ed to blow up the fort after French
occupation. The several that did ex
plode went off prematurely and did
only a superficial damage.
One of the prizes of the French
was the record book of the German
commandant, containing plans for
the reorganization of the fort and
data on the killed and wounded in
the recent fighting. The new figures
lead the French to estimate tie total
German losses at Verdun at 700,000.
At noon Wednesday the garrison
heard that Hughes had been elected.
The word came by wireless to Gen
eral Mangin, who planned the en
tire retaking operation. He spread
(Continued on page 2)
Governor Hughes Shows Ef
fect of Long Campaign and
the Days of Doubt.
[By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staff
NEW YORK. Nov. 10.—Charles
Evans Hughes took the latest returns
today with complete outward calm
ness, despite the terrific strain since
Tuesday. He slept late. At 9:80 he
had not ordered breakfast sent to his
private dining room at the Astor ho
tel. When he appeared later he
smilingly exchanged pleasantries in
his old way to his personal and politi
cal friends who called. The governor,
however, plainly showed the effects
of the conflicting emotions of the
past four days. This and lack of suffi
cient Bleep, together with the most
strcnuou^ campaign ever made by a
presidential candidate, had slightly
drawn his features and his step had
not the pwlng in It that had. when
4 Q*.
Unsettled. Colder. Local temp
—7 p. m. 51 7 a. m. 46.
Wilson Had Over 5,000 Plur
ality in State This Morning
With Nearly All Votes
Republicans Refuse to etrfrand««
Say Official Count Might
Change the
[By J. (H. Foray. United Press Staff
SAN FRANCIBOO, Calif., Nov. 10.—
California has swung into the Wood^
row Wilson column, according to com*
plete returns from all but thirty"
threw of the state's 5,866 precinct*
early today.
The sine of the president's plurality
will not be determined until the offi
cial count is completed and a number
of expected revisions have been
made, but 6,883 precincts bhow him
leading Charles Brans Hughes by 8,«
296 votes. The complete figures oa
these precincts as tabulated by the
United Press at an early hone, gave
Retums are complete from all but
thirteen of the fifty-eight counties
and In these, not more than three pre
cincts are missing. The thirty-three
preoincts yet to report will not change
the general result in California, al
though they may reduce President
Wilson's plurality somewhat.
The uncertainty of the president's
plurality Is caused somewhat by an
apparent confusion In Humboldt
county. F. M. Kay. county clerk of
that county, telegraphed the United
Press last night giving the official
count with only six precincts missing,
as: Hughes 5,670 Wilson, 5.041. On
the face of the figures Wilson's vote
in Humboldt county was increased by
more than 1,000 over figures given in
earlier returns. To check against:
the possibility of error, the United
Press made efforts to reach' Kay in
order to verify hiB figures, but bad
not succeeded early today.
In an extra edition this •morning fhe
San Francisco Chronicle, one of the
•taunchest Hughes supporters in tho
west, conceded California to Wilson1
by a plurality of about 3,000 and de
clared the president had been re
elected. Chester Rowel!, republican
state chairman, however, was not will
ing early today to concede the state
to tho president without qualification.
He admitted that California had ap
parently gone democratic on the face
of almost complete returns, but as
serted that he would not abandon
hope until the official count had been
"Because of the substantial errors
already discovered in unofficial
counts," he said, "it is seen to be
quite possible to change the appar
ent result of the voting in California
by detecting and correcting similar
and yet undiscovered errors."
Meanwhile, democratic leaders, too.
(Continued on page 2.)
he started out last July on his 34,000
mile campaign tour.
Early this forenoon Hughes had
sent no message of congratulation to
President Wilson. This was taken In
some Instances as indicating he and
Chairman Willcox together with one
or two others, may delay their usual
exchange until the official count is
complete in all close states.
Willcox and Hughes have not yet
conceded defeat. Another factor in
this connection is exactly what action
the republican national committee In
tends taking in regard to proposed
Hughes attended the theatre last
night with Mrs. Hughes and a party
of friends, to see William Collier in
"Nothing But the Truth." Mrs. Hughes
apparently forgot all about the elec
tion in her interest in the show, but
she showed plainly the effects of the
Governor and Mrs. Hughes walked
the two or three blocks to and from
the theatre. Few recognized them on
the streets, but they were accorded
an. mnloalvB ovation In. the -bulldtngk
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