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VOL.30 (OllIIIA, LA., Fl l)AYt, ýNOºIAhlhiQi 10 914 NO. 19 WILSON LEADS BUT REPUBLICANS 00 NOT GIVE UP WITH MANY DOUBTFUL STATES RESULTS ARE NOT A CER TAINTY YET. FAVORABLE 10TO WILSON-MARSHALL Early Republican Advantages Over come by Later Returns From West and South. OHIO GOES DEMOCRATIC California Becomes One of the Piv otal States-Democrats Continue to Hold Majority in the House. New York.--In one of the closest presidenitial elections that has been held in the United States in years. Woodrow Wilson has a strong lead over ('has. E. Hughes, with a number of doubtful states which are leing claimed by the chairmen of both par ties. The early returns indicea' el a trend toward the Republican (cnldidate. but these came chiefly from thlie Northern and Elastern states, which were gen erally conceded to II ughis. As the return began to dlrift in. however, from tle Western and Soul thrn \,t. y. :·~: WOODROW WILSON. ntats.,, the Democratic Strongholds, the leads began to Change, and doubt ful states began to swing into the Democratic column. The larger num ber of Wilson states overcame! the advantages gained by HIughes and P(airbanks in New York, Pennsylva nla, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan with their heavy electoral vote. The South remained solidly Democratic by increased majorities, and the North was invaded for Ohio's 24 electoral votes for the Wilson-Mar shall ticket. National Chairman Vance McCor mick early issued statements, in the face of posittre dec~larations of vie tory by the Republican chairman, de claring: that the Democratic ticket had won, and urging the party leaders to "sit tight." "Preeldent Wilson has been re-elected," said he. "Our oppo. nents are desperate. Let us person 'lly see that the ballot boxes are gearded and nothing left undone to eateguard the victory. The followPlag statse were claimed as certainly for Wilson: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louilsana, Mary land, Mississippi, Missourt, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vir. ginia and -Wyomint-235. Thre followring were claimed as Hlughles certaintles: Connacticat, Del aware, Illinota, Iowa, Maine, Mdassa chusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and 'Wiscon sin--215. The ifolloing states, where the vote is very close, lnasome lastsacesl so elose that it may requilre the ofmeial count to determilne the result, were placed in the dourbtitl column: Call .fornia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, New c/ýýrn~d// HIanmpshire, New Mexico, Oregon, W\ashington, Virginia-81. The chairmen of both part ites claim ed the states, and the advantages seem to be in favor of the It*publi cans in the state of Indiana, Minne sota, Oregon and West Virginia, al though at times Wilson assumed the lead in soime of these. In the other states listed as dloubtful the )Demnocrats had the advantage, California's i: votes being especially favorable to the Democratic calculators. The vote in Indiana was very close, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and New Mexico were at times reported to have Wilson major ities, and New Hampshire came to the front with a slight lead for the )Demo cratic tiicket. In view of these conditions and in dications, Chairman NMcCornick confi dently asserted that Wilson would have a total of 314 votes in the elec toral college. He asserted that the victory is emphiiiahsized by the reluc tanice of the enemy to admit defeat, and is a conmplete repudiation of the unfounded claims sent over the cotn try by the etpubllican National Conm Inittee." Thie Republicans have not, on the face of the returns, overcome the Democratic majority in Congress. With about 100 congressional districts still to be heard from, the Republicans had made a net gain of eight members in the house, but late returns from New York indicated that two of these might he reversed. With a net gain of eight, it would leave the house with a Democratic majority of seven. In the Senate the Democralts show ed losses from New York, New Jet sey and Maryland. The indications were they would lose the two sena tors from Indiana, one from West Vir ginia, and possibly one each in Ohio, Montana and Arizona. The Demo crats, however, gained three senators from Rhode Island, Delaware and Utah. Conceding all probable Repub lican gains would give a net Republi can gain of seven in the Senate and leave the Democratic majority at two. Republican Claims Disputed. New York.-Senator Wiliard Sauls bury, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, gave out the following statement: "The Republicans' claim that they will control the United States Senate is absurd. The returns received by us indicate the loss of only two Democratic senators and a gain or four. This does not include the Dem ocratic senator in Indiaia, where the result is still in doubt." Democratic party leaders insist that control of the house had not been lost and that the Senate certainly would remain Democratic. Republican lead ers, however, were claiming the house and still hopeful of victory in the Senate. Results in South Dakota. Sioux Falls, S. D.-South Dakota gave its five electoral votes to Hughes, adopted statewide prohibition, gave women the franchise, elected two, and possibly three, Republican con gressmen, and a full Republican state ticket. Hughes won by not less than 12,000 plurality. Peter Nordick, Re publican candidate for governor, will have more than 25,000 majority, Pro hibition was adopted by probably 25, 100 and equal suffrage by 10,000. Philadelphia Again Republican. Philadelphia.-Pennsylvania, which cast its electoral vote for Theodore Roosevelt four years ago, swung back into tbe Republican presidential column by.giving Hughes a plurality of about 200,000. -Returns from 31 of the 36 congres sional districts in the state show a Democratic gain of one, but Incom plete returns from the other districts may wipe out this gain. New Orleans.-There were 1I amendments on the ballot. All have apparently carried, except No. B, which would have given women the right to serve on boards of correction and- education. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. \rI/.(;n t ..... ... :1 Alaba ........ l Corknnct u .............. lori. ............. I Ii Ih1))'lanare : .............. 't rldr.d............... . 4........ .............. 14 llhtoij . Kttu(................... L'u .si.ana ............ to Mai . ... .... ............. .. North Carol11in ...........1 o Dla:;s a kotats ............ . chigan .............. I 1, ifsissip1) ........... 11) i Oklahoari ............. 11 lon ylvana ............. 4 . NSouth aroa ........... S So t adoa l .............. nnes J~see ...........". 1 NortheCarolina......... 1" North .akota.......... 5 01hio................ .4 Oklahomnia ............ 1 . Pennsylvania........... .. 3 Rhode island........... South ('arolina....... 9 South i)akota........... Tenne.see ........... 12 Texas ................ ',' Utalih ................. 4 ... Vermont ............... . 4 Virginia ............. 12 %Vscons in........... .. 1:) Wyonming .......... . Total .............2:3- 21: Doubtful. (alifornaia ...................... Idaho ...........................4 Indiana ......................... 15 i(antsas ........................ New ilanltpire ............... 4 New M eico ..................... Oregon........................ 5 alhintd ujo n ................· i [linn' stzi...................... 1_. We-.t Virginia ................. . S Totala......................81 Southern States Remain Solid. Atlanta, Ga.-1iresident Wilson was.I given the usual substantial ruajOrG ties in the Soiuthern States of Jmin ,- Nort, ubanablMartn n Ceorgia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Misslsippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and 'I texN. Democratic state tickets were elected by customnary majorities. The Democrats gained at least one seat in ('ongress In the defeat ol .Jalmes .1. Brit, Republican, in Northi Carolina. In Virginia, the Democrats I roisained their nine seats and the race i the Ninth District, which is nor mally Republican, is close. Whit P. Martin, Progressive candidate for re. election, won over Wade 0. Martin Democrat, in the Third Louisiana dts trict. in Tennessee eight Democratic and thwo Republican congressmen were re~elected. Louisville, Ky.-ln the first nine congressional districts of the state the present Democratic members were reelecteii by apparently sate majorit ties on the face of unofficial returns. In the Tenth dist'rict Congressman John W. Langtry was successful by an overwhelming majority and the election by a large majority of Con· gressman Caleb Powers, Republican in the Eeleventh district is conceded. Providence, R. I.-Peter Goelet Ger ry, Democrat, was elected to the Unit ed States Senate, defeating Henry F. Lippit, Rhode Island's present senior senator, by nearly 4,000, and giving the state a Democratic representative in the upper branch of Congress for the first time in more than 40 years. Fort Smith.-Judge R. H. Powell, In his ninetieth year, cast his vote for Preshkent Wilson. The judge cast his first presidential vote for Preit dent Zachary Taylor. He has voted in every presidential election except one since Taylor was elected. Grand Island, Neb.-Sl1as R. Barton, a member of the Sixty-third Congress, from the Fifth Nebraska district, and the Republican candidate for re-eleI tion, died suddenly Tuesday morning of acute pneumonia. Portland, Maine.-Six Republican electors were chosen in Maine, with an estimated plurality of 6,000 out ol a total vote of about 132,000. Hughee had 65,099 and Wilson 60,102. Oklahoma City.-Wilson carried Ok lahoma by between 30,000 and 35,000 The entire Democratic state ticket was elected. The fair election law was adopted. Oklahoma City.-Democratic con gressmen were elected in all except the First, Fifth and Eighth districts where Chandler, Dodson, sad Morgan Republicans, were elected, respeo tively. Baltimore, Md.-Dr. Joseph France Republican, was elected to the Ufnitec RIatat Rannge FLOWING OIL AT BAYOU BOUILLON SNEW FIELD OPENED IN ST. MAR TIN AND WELL CONTINUES FLOWING. LOCATED IN SECTION 13 This Well Is Said to Be the Nearest Well in Louisiana to the Mis. slssippi River and to New Orleans. St. Martinville. The flowing oil well brought in at BaYou Boullon by the Gult Refining Company and Messrs. Emerson and Sutton, is still flowing without inter ruption, it is announced at St. Mar tinville. The oil is of a very fine grade, and is completely free of sand and of water. All who visit this field report that there is no doubt that an -extensive oil field has been opened, and that Louisiana has made another step forward as a leading oil produe ing state. The field is situated on the deep Atchafalaya river with nav igable water at all times to Plaque mine, the Mississippi river and all points on the Teche. The exact location of the well is in St. Martin parish, in section 13, town ship 9, south range 8 east, in the south western land district of Louisiana, situated on the property of the Bayou Bouillon Real Estate and Improve ment Company, Limited, and the Atch afalaya Oil and Mineral Company, 'Llmited, of St. Martinville, La., upon whore lands the Gulf Refining (Com pany and Emerson and his associates are now operating. The name "Bayou Bouillon" mean ogD "Boiling Bayou," was given this I y by the natives many years iag The seepage of gas kept the tfaaya river boiling continually, iga ere. , of . at.·MartainVlle,, e ~t !v . uesiness is known, visited the field and Is elaa over the 'new field. This well is aid to be the nearest well in Lotlsiana to the Mississippi river and to New Orleans. Other development has already been contracted for and gteat activity is assured in this field from now on. STATE HAPPENINGS. Two Baton Rouge girls, sisters, were married several days ago at almost the same hour and neither one knew of the other's marriage until several hours afterwards. The girls were Misses Johnnie and Minnie Lee. Miss Johnnie Lee went to Alexandria "for a vacation." There, she met Bernard Smith, of Blackwell, Okla., and they were married. By the time a telegram announcing the wedding was received here, addressed to Miss Minnie Lee, that young woman had become Mrs. Tom Moreland, the marriage having been solemnized by Rev. R. F. Gehr ing at the Baptist parsonage. Neither girl had told the other of her plans Mrs. Smith will reside in Blackwell, Okla., and Mrs. Moreland will remain in Baton Rouge. Operations in the North Louisiana oil Selds near Shreveport during the last month have resulted in an un usually large pencentage of dry holes and a very small amount of new pro duction. Of forty completed wells twenty were dry holes, three were Pas wells, and seventeen had an in itial daily production of only 765 bar rels, a decrease of 3,400 barrels from last month's average and a decidedly bad showing against the days when wells were completed almost daily which had an initial production of from one to ive thousand barrels each. Opponents of the board of affairs and other amendments have placarded St. Landry parish with posters, ad vertising meetings at yhtch addresses will be made agais f these amend ments. The oppqa nts of these meas urtr, hor~weer50onsistently refuse to meet the' proponents in joint debate bet6re the people. The DeRidder Farm Growers' As sociation it meeting with much suc cess. The president, B. F. James, re Ports potato digging and selling well under way. The association, he says, shApped four cars of sweet potatoes this week to various Northern points, and they have orders for six .more cars. Bunkle made its bid for the Jefer son highway at a large and enthuslas tic meeting that was held in the Elite Theater. Large delegations ftrm Le compate, Cheneyvill Cottonport, Me wille, Markaville, and other surround* Sag towaa were in attendance. The Jefferson Davis parish police jury, in special session, employed At. torneys John J. Robira, of Jennings, and J. A. Williams, of Lake Charles, to tile a suit as representing Jeffer son I)avis Parish vs. the Parish of C'alcasieu. The amount involved in the suit will approximate about $12, 500. The suit is similar to that filed by the parish of Beauregard against Calcasieu, contesting the settlement mrnade by the two parishes under the authority of the act which created the parish of Jefferson Davis. The par ish claims that the act is ultravires of the articles of the Constitution requir ing settlement to be made. The suit will be tiled on the sanme ground as that of Beauregard, with the excep tion only that the attorneys will raise the question of the constitutionality of the act under which the settlement is concerned. Arguments for the location of tour of the 12 federal farm loan banks in the South, with one in New Orleans to serve a district comprising Louis iana, Misasissippi and Alabama, were presented by representatives of this city at an all-day hearing before Chair man George W. Norris, Herbert Quick and W. S. A. Smith, members of the federal board. William C. Dufour and (. C. Gaspard were the principal speakers for New Orleans, setting forth the claims of the city for one of the banks, the needs of the district mentioned for financial assistance pro posed under the farm bank law and also offering extended arguments in favor of establishing four of the banks in the South. Mr. Dufour asserted the value of New Orleans cotton receipts the past I year was $91,500,000; that the value of New Orleans' annual shipments of all commodities to contiguous and 'feeder" territory was $1,128,291,426; that 11 railroads with an aggregate of 30,543 mites enter New Orleans, and the city is reached by 20,000 miles of navigable inland waterways. He also mentioned the city's system of private and publicly owned waterhouses, ele v~tors, wharves and terminal facill tids. Camille, Victorin and Louis Zeringue of Wallace, St. John parish, have leased the Woodstock plantation in the First ward of Ascension parish for one year, with the privilege of renew a1 for a like perlod. It has 444 acres of land, ahifts o-.wnd. by John M. Maher and the heirs of Judge Henry L. Duffel. the latter being Sister Ma rie Celeste Duffel and Mrs. Lelia M. Duffel, wife of Dr. L. E. Duffel of Na poleonville. The lesses will take pos session of the property about Decem ber 15. District Organizer Robert Hender son, of the Woodmen of the World, of New Orleans, has been at Alexandria for several days making preliminary plans to begin the work of getting a large class of new members for the local camp. It has been decided to have a class ini tlation on December 14 and 15, at which time the Woodmen degree team at Lake Charles will come here and give a puolic initiation. Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Donaldsonville board of commis sIoners of the New River drainage dis trict, Leon Plcard, president of the board, has called a special election to be held throughout the district Tues day, November 28, for the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the property owners relative to the creation of an additional indebtedness of $40,000, for the purpose of carrying on the drain age work undertaken in the district. As a result of the visit of Adjutant General C. C. McCrory, of the Louis iana National Guard, to Bogalusa, work will start at once on the building of an armory. General kcCrory made his first oficial visit here and after a conference with Mayor Guerre and Captain LeBlano, announcement was made that he favored the plans of the armory, which were prepared sev oral weeks ago. The citizens of Carencro have tn augurated a movement to form a school district for the purpose of levy ing a tax to construct a modern pub lie school building of brick to cost $30,000 and S. J. Breaux, E. C. Ar ceneaul, Ophe Melancon and Prof. F. M. Bacque were appointed to outline the district and draw up the neces sary papers upon which the school board may act. Trafsc law regulations recommend ed by Commissiomer of Public Safety George Thurber were the principal matters considered by the city council, which adopted two ordinances amend ing sections of the general traffic law and passed through initial reading a new measure intended to prohibit boys and girls under 16 yeaui of age from driving automobiles in Shreve port. Several exhibits have been sent from Opelotias and St. Landry parish to the State Fair at Shreveport. These include lite stock, school and arl cultural exhibits. IITALIANS REPULSE AUSTRIAN ATTACKS SINCE AUGUST 6 ON THE JULIAN FRONT ITALIANS HAVE CAP TURED 40,365 AUSTRIANS. ADVANCE ON THE CARSO Five Successive Attacks Launched By the Enemy Against the So-Called Observatory on the Slopes of Cima Boeche. Rome.-Italian troops tighting on the Austro-Italilan front have taken prisoner 270 Austro-Hlungarian ofli cers and 8.722 men, says the state ment issued by the Italian War De partment. Since the Italian offensive started August 6 on the Julian front the Italians have captured 40,363 Aus tro-Iungarians, including 1,008 offi cers. Austro-Hungarian forces directed hve successive attacks against the Itallan positions at the so-called ob servatory on the slopes of Cima Boeche, in the Travignolo Valley. it Is officially announced. All the attacks were driven off with heavy losses and an Italian counter attack at the point of the bayonet dispersed the Austro Hungarians, who left numerous bodies on the field. In the Carso region the Italians ex tended their occupation in the sector south of the Oppocchlasella-Castag nievizza road and took 200 prisoners The text of the statement reads: "In the Vallarsa, in the area of Mount Pasubio, and on the -Asiagc Plateou, the enemy artillery was more active. "In the Travignolo Valley, after at tempting a demonstrative action on Mount ('ol Bricon, the enemy launch ed five successive attacks against the so-called cbservatory on the slopes of Cima Boeche. They were all driven off with heavy loss and a counter at tack at the point of the bayonet event ually dispersed the enemy, who left numerous bodies, including those of four officers, on the ground. "In the region to the east of Gall cia, Gorizia and on the Carso our troops were engaged in consolidating themselves in spite of enemy artillery fire. "By a minor otiensive operation we extended our occupation In the sector south of Oppacchlassella-Castagnieviz sa road, taking about 200 prisoners. mostly wounded and found on the field of battle. "The total number of prisoners made in the fighting amounts to X,. 992, including 270 officers. "Since the offensive on the Italian front began on August 6 we have taken in all 40,365 prisoners. includ ing 1,008 officers." Honor Senator Clarke. Manila.-The municipal board baa voted to name a street in honor of the late Setntor James P. Clarke of Arkansas, author of the Clarke amend ment to the Philippines bill in the United States Congress, under which the islands would have been given complete independence in four years. Naval Seaman Drowns. Washington.-The Navy Depart ment received word that Irvin Taylor Adams of Commerce, Texas a sea man on the armored cruiser San Die go, fell overboard and was drowned during a gale off the Gulf of Tehaun tepee October 26. Fire At Texas Varsity. El Paso, Tex.-The main buildial of the Texas School of Mines, a part of the University of Texas, burned here. The loss is estimated by Dean S. H. Worrell to be $50,000. Including the laboratory equipment of the school and a large number of val ble ore specimens. Huge Charity Project. Ne* York.-What was said to be the largest charitable project ever tian dertaken *as started here when n wng announced that a camI ign tc raise $10,000,000 in 1917 for Jewish war sufferers in Europe had been be gun by the distribution committee. Another Swedish Prince. Stockholm.-The crown prineese ot Sweden gave birth to a son. The crown prince, Gustaf Adolf, was mar nied in 1905 to Princess Margaret Vso toria, daughter of Prince Arthur, duke of Connaught- They now have lout sons and one daughter. Raises At Cotton MIIIs. Gr.enville, B. C.-The Laurens CoC ton Mill of Lauresa and the Polnsett Mill of Greenvile have annonced wage increases of 10 per cent Abou 700 operatives re atecte.