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WASHINGTON N. C, TUB8DAT AFTERJfOO.V, NOVEMBER T, 1916.
BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMO.
CHADS ARE UP IN THE AIR
AS TO WHAT RESULT
BETTING OM^RE EVEN.
Voters of th? Nation Are Today Do
cUling Who Will Fill Presidential
Chair for Another Term. Both
Sides Are Publicly "Confident."
(By United Press)
New York, Nov. 7.? A flood of bal
lots, which will sweep either Mr. Wil- .
son or Mr. Hughes Into the preslden- '
cy on March, fourth bogan rising ear-l
ly today. While publicly both the'
Republicans and tho Democrats de
clare entire confidence, privately they
are uneasy over the result.
Previous eloctions lack indications
or which way the straws will blow.
The "Silent Voto" Is more silent than
ever. Half a dozen "trends" of pub
lic sentiment have been In evidence
during tho campallMuf.-fcoth sides
claiming the benefits pf these. There
have been no eleventh-hour develop*
menta in the betting. Wall street
prides itself that it has always picked
the winner. Up to midnight last
night odds favored Hughes, but to
day opened at almost even money. If
oddB slightly favor Hughes here, the
situation is reversed In middle west
ern cities, where Wilson is the re
ported favorite. Tho American peo
ple may expect the first complete re
turns from two or three small ham
lets In Massachusetts which are re-'
nownod for being the first mentioned
in half a dozen previous elections.
Now York state returns will com
mence shortly after the polls close at
Buffalo, at Ave o'clock.
HOKEf t$ BEING Bfl ON
Considerable money is being bet
locally on the following: ?
"That Blckott's majority for j
governor of North Carolina to- !
day will bo greater than that of |
fror tho benefit of those who are
interested in this bet, a telegram was
sent to J. Bryan Grimes, socretary of
state, relative to the matter. The
following answer was rece'ved today: I
"Craig's majority in 1918 was J
The following boats are In port
Cecil, from Leechrille.
Susana, from Wlnstead.
Virginia Dare, from Portsmouth.
Annie Wahab, from Ocracoke.
Marblehead, from Hatteras.
? * 11 yon can't be at home Thanksgiving
- day, ? new photograph will come
..nearer filling your place.
WAR 10 BE
(By United Press) I
Kew York, No v. 7. ? A nation-wide
war on storage egg prices has been'
Inaugurated by the National House
Wires' League. An aUyppi Is being '
made to ri<#d the rjjjf own
to tS cents a doren: Their- charge
lhat the egg barons are, Jtolding s
million and a quarter eggs, waiting
II for the price to climb higher, before
| selling them. *
IMPORTANT PftRF IN
(By United Press)
Chicago, Nor. 7. ? Party managers
are up In the air over the woman
vote In Illinois. This Is the first
election in which equal suffrage
played its part. The women are ex
HANK AT RECEPTION TO
WELCOME HR. DAUCHTKEY
Citizens of Washington Extended
, CorUl?l Welcome to New Assist
ant Rector Here.
A vety delightful and triform aFre*
ceptlon was given last night from
8:80 to 11 at St. Peter's Rectory.,
The members of the Rector's Aid
Society were In charge. The home
was beautifully decorated with au
tumn flowers, the color scheme being
red and gold. A large number called
during the evening and met Rev. M.
C. Daughtrey, the new assistant rec-'
tor of this parish. The clergy of the
other denominations were also pres
ent. Cake, cream and mints were
served by the young ladles of the
Rector's Aid Society. Those who
served were Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Wa
ters, Mrs. B. P. Bowers. Mrs. Bridge
'JS*. Mrs. A. L. Bowers and Misses
Isabel Carter. Katherlne Small, Bes
[sie Conolly and Augusta CharleB.
i Mrs. Windley received at the dining
room door. The dining room table
was very, beautifully decorated for
the occasion and b^^a. jKrge basket
of chrysanthramg^JK^^j?^Mtt6r piece.
Thpse who recelviM? afc>the Aoor were
Rev. Mr. Malone^^sf Rena Harding
and Mrs. Carl '-Richardson. 'Mrs.
Stephen Bragaw Shd Miss Maud
Windley presented the guests to tho
receiving line, which was composed
of Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Rev. jfr.
Daughtrey, Mrs. Harding, Mrs. Hat
ton. Mr. T. Harvey Myers and Mr.
Jno. O. Bragaw, Jr. v.
TO ASK APPEAL TOR
EC ROPE* 8 WAR NEEDY
Long Branch. N. J., Nov. 7.*-^Pres- 1
Ident Wilson will be asked tomorrow1
to Include In his annual Thanksgiv
ing proclamation an appeal fto. the
people of the United States to assist
the war sufferers In Europe. )*he fe
quest is to be made by Ignaee Pad
erewskl. the pianist, and Cherletf ?.
MaeParland, general seeretarg of .the
i federal Council of Churchea of
'Christ In Amerlck.
Mr. Wilson is expected to Issue his
' proclamation within a few days. V
nil* coupon is Rood for twenty- II v* (85) rot** when accompanied
by A cuflh pnrrliim? <At tea cent*. (10c)"
' ' ? - ? ** *'< J& ?IvVy - - 7*J<-W '-'ft
Votes f or %
MlUT BH (MftT BY UIVKMY. NOV. tlth. .. , -
E. K. WILLIS
watch daimt tnrmi mo nomi v<nw :i., ? ? ?
'BALLOT NO. ir
Are Both Confident
Of A Victory Today
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?;* ; Tkeee election format* vera made by campaign managers
' twenty-four hours prior to the counting of the ballot* in the
Presidential contest of 1916:
Chqitynari Vance C. McCormick , DemocfafSi National
Comtxtiiee- ? I still stick to my predictio^^J^ President
Wilsoil will get at leiit 304 of the 531 vot53& tiie electoral
college. He mar get more, not less. Advi<se**?ceivrd to
day confirm my prophecy that New York, New Jersey, Ohio,
* * Illinois, Indiana and Wiaeonsin are perfectly a^fe for Wil
son. Republican claims of New York *re abaiftrd. I shall
be surprised if the President does not sweep Aat country by
:.th? biggest plurality ever cast for a candidate fofr that office.
T' wiiy, even Pennsylvania is in doubt, judging &om my in
formation today. \ - j . i
Chairman William R. Will cox, Republican National
Committee ? McCormick's figures are so ridienkms that they
do not merit a moment's serious consideration^', Why does
he not claim every State ? ? He would be fully iferranted in
doing so if we are to accept his estimates as tojNew York,
New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Connecticut.
We are perfectly satisfied that we shall have more than 300
votes in the" electoral college. I sincerely believe that Her
bert Parsons' forecast as to New York will b6 drifted. We
should carry the State by at least 150.000 plurality.
How You Cart Find Out
Tonight Who is Elected
Daily News Has Made Every Effoit to
See That Citizens Are Inform
. _ ^ . ed Promptly
Citizens of Beaufort county can learn the results of the election to
night from the following sources:
The bcBt plan Is to be at the court house at seven o'clock and listen to
tho bulletins as they come over the special Postal telegraph wire. The
D?.lly News extends a cordial invitation for all to be present. *
The next best plan ? If you can't be at the court house ? Is to call up|
over the telephone from time to time and find out how things are going.
Just ask Central to give you "Court House," and you can get whatever
Information you want. Make your conversations short, as there will
probably be many others waiting for a chance to get on the line. Don't
call up the Dally News office after six o'clock, as there will bo no one
there to answer the phone.
The third plan Is to watch the lights in your home. They will 'flicker"
every hout on the hour. TWO flickers mean that Wilson- Is in the lead;
TKHEE flickers that Huphes is leading and either two or three flickers,
followed by four short flickers, will tell you that either Wilson or
|MWm has been definitely elected and that it is "all over but the shout
ENTIRE CITY IS HOWIE i
MR THE GAS SITUATION
Users of gas In Washington haVol
been up in arras sine*' yesterday
Afternoon. There has been a
general complaint over the cutting
off of the gas, due to the fact that
the company did not have the mater
ial on hand with which to make It.
Many persons were forced to make
their suppor and breakfast on cold
[dishes. The gas company telephone
was kept busy for hours and evory
person who used It had a few remarks)
to make that were anything but com
pllmentary to the persons who are
running the gas business hare. A
good deal of this criticism Wks un
just. Here are the facts In the ease.
0. Bachman Is the owner and-' man
ager of the locil plant. -Me controls
the finances arid dictates tfctf policy
of the plant. At present, he Is I&j
some northern dtf. The flnsoces of
ti ift company are said to be la a rath
er shaky condition. This leases R.
E. Crutchfleld. who U iQ^oharge of
the plaAt during Ar. Bach man's ab
sence. In a rathef et*h?rris?g po*
?Itfoni. He cant fcwt- the money tor
the ttefeeeeary operating ec pea serf Of
the plant. tsaieMay c?k? Wsk need
ed tor malktfeg thr gas; -There! Was a'
carload of it at the Atlantic Coast
Line depot, but the freight amounted
to over $100 and there was no mon
ey to pay for it. Coal was lined, ? a
poor substitute in this case ? and the
machinery was stopped up for aever
al hours. Mr. Crutchfleld la doing
the best he can. He Is laboring un
der a heavy hundicmp and he in doing
the best he ran provide tho gas
for tbe people of Washington to use.
"No criticism can be made upon his
work and, in fact, he has done much,
to Improve the operations of the U>?
; If there (a any blame to be plaoed,
It must be placed upon Mr- Bach
man's way of stripping the local
(company of Its finances and making
It extremely difficult #or the plant to
do efficient work. There Is llttlo
1 doubt but that a change will hare to
be made and made quick. Incidents
like thst of last fllieht are hurting
the gas business In Washington to a
considerable extent There should
either be a changoiln Ownership or
* else Mr. Bachman should devise some
jn?bod Per leaving tbo gss company's
earnings where tbojr tin bo drawn
out when needed.
(By United Press)
London, Nov. *?\? Ths British po
sitions, south of Baupaum, about
Batte and Dewarlencourt. where ter
rific fighting la continuing, Improved
last night, according to an official
statement from General Halg.
British U-boats Operate.
London, Nov. 7. ? Further reports
of British submarine operations off
the Danish coast claim that the U
boats scored. Jilts against two Ger
man dreadnoughts of the Kaiser.
Active on All Fronts.
London, Nov. 7. ? Continued activ
ity on practically all fronts and se
vere fighting at some points, marked
the laBt twenty-four hours. At most
points, the allies are .developing a
strong offensive. In the St. Pierre
and Vaast woods, the French last
nlg"ht continued combing out the
Germans, who were not expelled dur
ing the flrBt rushes. Heavy artillery
Is reported on the Somme front. No
Infantry operations are reported.
A BIG DEFICIT
(By Unltod Press)
New York. Nov. 7. ? The Demo
cratic National Committee Is facing a
deficit of $200,000, according- to
Henry Morgenthau. He is confident,
however, that this amount will be
raised,- regardless of the result of the
j Berne, (via Berlin). Nov. 7. ? -Gen
icral Lacroix, the noted military critic
discussing the military situation In
the Paris Temp&, copies of which
have reached here, says:
"Undoubtedly the Rumanian de
feats of the past few weeks have had
an Irritating effect on Frenchmen,
because they had permitted themsel
ves to be misled by their habitual
"This new demonstration of Ger
many's military might has made the
public uneasy, and one is prompted
to aHk whether Germany can go on
| Indefinitely raising new and unnum- j
bered armies, and whether It is not
discouraging to observe how they
face every new situation. Such a
spectacle must make an impression."
IS GREATLY IMPRESSED
WITH IMPROVEMENTS HERE
Travelling Man Kxf.rc4i.oos Himself as
Arauzod With Many (Thange*
D. W. Everett, who Is traveling
for a large manufacturing concern
in New York City, was In Washing
ton yesterday. It being ten years
since Mr. Everetts last visit here, he
spoke of many changes that had tak
en place and the many Improvements
that had been added to the town, lie
made mention of the decidedly -rapid
growth of Washington, of the great
improvement of tho streets and ex
pressed a surprise at the great
change in the buildings on Main and
Market streets, noticing that Inrgp
brick structures had taken the place
of the small frame buildings that
were in use when he was here before.
He says that Washington It making
rapid progress along all lines and is
fastly corning to the front with the
toftdlag towns of North Carolina.
(By United Press)
Shadow Lawn. Nov. 7. ? President
Wilson arose at five o'clock this
morning. He breakfasted and then
motored to Princeton, arriving there I
at about nine o'clock. Ho was the'
fiftieth to vote.
New York. Nov. 7.- ? Hughes caul
his ballot at seven o'clock this morn
ing. the number being thirteen. There
was a buzz of comment at the
the clerk read out "C>* * ? ?
Hughes. Number- * ^
Piniled and atata, ?ped the
hoo-doo would b^. .v? creed on tlilis
Princeton, Nov! 7. ? It required
sixteen men and three automobiles,
four hours and fifty-four gallons of
gasoline to deliver President Wilson's
vote here. The President, with hits
bodyguard of secret service men and
a retinue of newspapermen, reachcd
the polls at nine o'clock. A b!>:
crowd cheered the automobile ns It
passed through the streets. Prince
ton students greeted him.
Mr. Wilson and his entire official
family are supremely confident of his
re-election. Returning to Shadow
Lawn. the President expects to while
away his time this afternoon on the
golf links. Tonight he will receive
the returns over a private wire at
Shadow Lawn, remaining up until
the decision of the American elec
! torate is indicated.
America Is today casting a record
vote for President, if the unusually
heavy run of voting is any Indica
tion. United Press reports from, all
sections show that the vote up to
noon today was heavier than ever be
fore up to that period. In many in
j stances, the vote up to twelve o'clock
lacgreKote half the total registration,
'ideal weather aided in bringing out
In tho 'pivotal" states of New
York. Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, this
morning's balloting showed that the
"silent vote" on whose word depends
the election, is speaking very loudly.
New Ashford, Mass., with a total
voting population of 25, gained the
distinction of sending in the first
complete return. The polls closed at
ten o'clock. Th ? vote was:
Not voting. 2.
ARE PLANNING FOR A
BIG ELECTION PARTY
(By United Press)
New York, Nov. 7. ?Help Woman's
Suffrage, have the social time of your
young or old life and get the elec
tion returns simultaneously Is t f? ?
way the Now York State Woman's
Suffrage Party asks folks to attend |
its ball here tonight.
Geneml election returns are ev
erything but. at the bull tonight |
they will be of secondary interest so
far as the suffragists are concerned.
The workers will have their eyes on
the returns from South Dakota. West
Virginia and Montana. In the two
fl r nt mentioned suffrage is an Issn*'
and all suffragists arc waiting for
tho moment to give a regular rom
manche war whoop If they carry. In
, Montana Miss Jeanette Rankin Is
1 running for Congress. 8he is mak
ing her race with several million
womea wat^hln^ Anxiously. The In
vitations to dance eraphao'ae that
lively ono-atepping will he all the go.
"HAWTH OF HAPPI YEMH"
NEW TH RATHE TOXHJHT
j There la gbrhje In he a great show
| at the New Thoaff* tonight. One of
the best yet seen in Washington, en
titled. "Sfefrlt* of , Hagptneas" It
; will be prMettfed tn Htm rtels and Is
full of merrMaat-aii Well as excite
r* :? WIS CNDRK PHll.irlNO
^VlilSTIlV. IMTl'D STATES
KNMlCi'" SI. V D1S
CREW GIVEN WARNING
Captain Mnlitliint! Reporti <lmt the
Crrw W - ; Ordered to Take to the
Small ll?>ni? llefnro Sulraiar!r.;j
Flrwl Tor;? ... into Lit'* ! unin?
< r.y United Press)
London, v. 7 -Captain Henry
Mainland was the only American
'.i hoard the steamer Lunao which was
Munk by a Cfrman submarine on
October 2S. Mainland declares lhat
the ship was under Philipine regis
try and flew the American ensign
when she was scuttled, after the crew
had been removed.
The submarine appeared sudden
ly. dedared the captain, and orders
were immediately given for the crow
to leave the vessel. 11 a rely had they
gotten into the small boats when a
torpedo was launched from the sub
marine and the Laaao wag sent to
Mainland declares that those on
board the submarine could not help
but see the American ensign. The
commander of the undersea craft, he
states, was also Informed several
times that the Lanao was an Amer
RODMAN SENDS HOPE
FOR A GRrAT VICTORY
The following telegram was re
ceived this morning from Colonel W.
C. Rndmnn. who is with the North
Carolina troops at Camp Stewart, El
Pr. bo, Ttxi?f:
Editor l> lly News.
Washington. N. C.
Pleas* convey hope of great
j Demoer; i:- vi' tovy to my friends
I in dear old H^aiifort county.
May ihey all vote straight for
j Wood ; ow Wilson.
CREW III.' ? W" S I )? r-HO.IT
MiWil M: i t DENMARK
London. Nf- 7 ? \ dinpatch to
Router'* T I'L-imi i Apf-iiry from Cop
enhagen pays Herman submarine
stranded Saturday night off Harboo
ere, on the wr-r.l rnvst of Denmark.
Aft?r vain attempts hy German
torpedo Uonf d- -'inyer* to refloat it
and the r^'mul ??f nafdstnnee from
rhe |or;ii (ifehont ntntlon. the crew
blew up the : -lbruarlne nni. took re
f 11 cp on bent'' .he destroyers.
New Theatre i
OP Tf ?'
S reel Tiiantffo
Tomorrow Nlgtil a
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