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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, November 06, 1912, PART 1, PAGES 1 TO 8, Image 1

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Struggle for Congress Interesting as
for President. Chances Even for
Senat?' Control.
Washington, Nov. 6.?Whfle the
eyes of nearly everybody are glued
to the outcome of the presidential con
test today, the Struggle over the con
trol of congress is nearly as import
ing and in some respects is quite as
On the outcome of the battle for
the control of congress, in even lar
ger measure than on the presidency,
depends the shaping of legislation
after next March 4.
The foremost question with refer
ence to congress Is: Will the domo?
crats capture control of the senate?
Another-important problem is: Will
the democrats Increase their .margin
of control in the housse. or will there
be a kIunip?
it looks like abo?t aii ?von chance
whether t'.ie, democrats control the
I senate. They are sure of forty-three
I votes in Hint body next congress, al
lowing for the defeat of Senator
Gardner, In Main, and giving them
a senator to replace Senator Sanders,
of Tennessee, who is a republican.
Forty-nine seats are necessary to
control. If the democrats can cap
ture six seats in the voting today
above those counted surely demo
cratic, they will win.
The states whose returns tonight
will be important from ft senate
standpoint are Colorado, Delaware,
Idaho, Illinois, Iowa. Kansas, Massa
chusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mon
tana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Okla
homa, Oregon, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and
Wyoming. As to some of these
there is practically no question, but
In moat of them there are stiff fights
Two senators each are to be elected
in Colorado. Idaho and Illinois. The
states which are the centers of the
hardest senatorial contests are the
three just named, and Iowa, Kansas,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska,
South Dakota, West Virginia, and
An Important phase of the situa
tion is that if the democrats elect the
president and vice-president and the
senate is a tie, 48 to 'IS, the demo
crats will be in control, because the
vice president has liie deciding vote
when there is a tie.
House Sai'elj Democratic.
The house, in the next congress
the sixty-third, will have 435 mem
bers. Of these, 429 are to be elected
today, six having been chosen al
ready, four from Maine and two
from Vermont. The present house
membership is rt to. The new house
will be under the new apportionment,
and will have forty-one members more
than the present house. The present
democratic membership of the house
Is 2:10, or twelve more than the num
ber necessary to control the next
house. In the next house, 2IS will
he a majority. The democrats In
the present house have 111! more than
a majority at present. If they are as
strong relatively In the next, they
will have to have 2f?o members.
In view of the mixed condition of
politics In ninny of the congressional
districts, a condition favoring no
question that they will keep control
of the house, and they believe they
are actually going to increase their
relative strength, that is, are going
to have a larger margin of control In
the enlarged house than In the pres
ent house.
Annual Flower and' Fancy Work Sale
to be Held at Terry's Old Stand.
The annual ladies bazaar will be
held Thursday, at H. Terry's old
Stand, on the corner of South Harper
and Main street. Many preparations
have boon made for this annual event
and a Very successful bazaar 1? ex
pected. The fancy work booth will
not be opened until 10 -o'clock, al
though the remaining booths will be
open earlier. The usual dinner will
he served during the day.
Reports Last Night Showed that Wilson had Carried
New York, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Delaware,
Indiana, Connecticut, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indi=
cations are that he will Carry Others. The Solid South
Still Remains Solid.
Woodrow Wilson Carried New York
City by 300,000 Majority. The only
State So Far Giving Roosevelt a Maj
ority is Illinois. Taft only Credited with
Vermont and Rhode Island until Eleven
O'clock last Night.
Iicl'mv t<ii o'clock lusl night returns from nil oyor the o?mnlr,\
indicated ii sweeping victory lor Ihe democratic parl.v over Iii?' repub
licaiis, progrcsshes, social ist s, prohibit innisls anil -ill other pai'iiif's in
the Held. Willi n large mnubcr oC slates hoard IV. only lliree laid
gone against I he N'ew ?Jersey governor. New York wi'iil lor Wilson, us
lid New Jersey, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Cnnneetientl, In
(liana, South' Dakota, Wesl Virginal ami Kentucky, Tile democrats
held their own in the southern slates, carrying Ihesn ;i!!. Tal'l earned
Veriuonl ami Rhode Island, while Itoosovell carried Illinois, Other
stiitrs had mil been heard fluni Inii tlie campaign managers of rli ? re
publican and progressive parlies conceded Wilson's eleetion early last
night. Uooseveil ami Tafl seni lelcgrains of eougratillations i<? the
victorious candidate.
The jibovo in format i<ui was secured by long dis!aneo telephone,
ill rough courtesy -d Tho Stale, The Kparlunburg Herald, The Green
ville News ami The No who pry Herald and Ww.s liml authentic,
siX'RDTAin to im: t.o\kknok.
?lohn K. \iili. of Nowbcrry, has Vc
ccpted Position until l!i:ciith II? hl
bj Ucx. Kolnndi
In onicr |(, cohllrm nun ?" i ; had
spread over tli? slate to the effect
that .lohn K. Null, of New berry', liad
boon appointed secretary '<> ft i
Blease, a representative of The Ad
vertiser approached Mr. Aull lipon ihn
subject last night after lie had ar
rived In the City to lake up hi.-, dlltic:
in the court of general sessions today.
Mr. Anil consented to Btate da: the
governor had just informed him thai
tin appointment would he made. \(r.
Aull said that he had accepted the
appointment and that he would enter
upon his duti.08 in Columbia the 1st
of December. This, he stated, would
not interfere with his work in the fall
terms of court, but that, as all of them
would bo over li) the end of this
month, he would finish all work of
the courts up until that time.
Mr. Aull has held the position of
court stenographer in this judicial
dlctrict for several years and has won
a reputation as the most painstaking
and the most accurate as well as the
most obliging stenographer in the
state. The officials of the courts and
members of the bar will doubtless
regret to sec him leave and 1.1? many
friends outside of court Circles wish
him continued success. Ills regular
visits to Laurens have been a source
of much pleasure to his friends here,
as certainly they have been elsewhere,
and they regret to know that they
will not sec him as often in the future.
las) reported. Tho vote thorc Ii'-;
between Wi on .iii<l Hoosevelt.
The South Carolina state election
ji:i -.-??<i off wit(i little Interest attacit
'?(1 to it. The asylum bond issue at
tracted considerable attention an i
from meager returns it appeared thai
it had been carried. In Greenville
COtinty, where an Independent can
didate for phorlff, W. F. Verdin, op
posed the nominee of the party, lien
dnx Uf-ctor, interest waft at foaver
heat and excitement tan high. The
latest reports Indicated the defeat ot
Kscaped Prisoner* Caught.
Will Mullock and .Tina. McCoy, two
of the prisoners who escaped from the
county jail last week have been caught,
and placed behind the bars. Officer
Reld caught Bullock near Hnrksdalo
Station and .Mm McCoy was caught
near Clinton, .lohn Jacks, the other
prisoner to escape, has not been
caught, but tiie ollicers are on a hoi

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