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Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, November, 5, 1914
PRESIDENT WILSON'S THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION
DEMOCRACY SWEEPS THE DECK THROUGHOUT STATE
SENATOR OVERMAN AND CORPORATION COMMISSIONER BY BIG
MAJORITIES WHILE THE STATE SENATE WILL HAVE AT
LEAST FORTY-FIVE DEMOCRATS ND IN THE HOUSE THERE
WILL BE OVER A HUNDRED DEMOCRATS.
T,o,!av'a elprtinn in North Caroli-
I na was marked by general apathy on
f the part of Democrats resulting in
J reduced majorities and in some in-
t stances in the loss of Legislative and
county offices to the opposition.
1 Senator Overman, Corporation Com-
f missioner Travis and the ten Demo-
1 cratic judges are all safely re-elected
I by majorities which at this time can-
I not be determined but certainly can-
f f k onvtViino- Ipsb than 35.000.
The Republicans have captured a
number of seats in the House and the
Democrats will still have around one
hundred members in the lower House
and between forty and forty-five mem-
The Democrats were successful in
nine of the Congressional districts of
I the state, the tenth went Republican.!
1 Doughton of the eighth district upon
whom a stiff fight was made seems to
s havq been returned by a handsome
1 vote. 1
I - LENOIR
; Kinston, Nov. 3. Lethargy chaf-
ntnriioA tViA nloptirm in T.enoir coun
ty today because of the fact that there
was practically no opposition. The
total vote of all three parties was not
more than the usual Democratic vote,
according to a statement of Chairman
Shelby, Nov. 3. With two pre
cincts to hear from out of a total of
23, Congressman E. Y. Webb has a
? majority of 875 in Cleveland county.
2 Voting was light between seven and
1 eight hundred Democrats stayed at
home. J. F. Newell, the Republican
A candidate, carried two townships by
W cmnll minorities. Mr. Webb received
the returns with friends in his office
here and predicted tonight that
he would carry the district by three
Statesville, Nov. 3. Iredell gives
Doughton about 1,150 majority. The
county ticket is elected by big ma
jority. Tax amendment is probably
Jacksonvile, Nov. 3. Vote in Ons
low very light. Democratic majority
for State and county tickets is about
800; second and seventh amendments
fall somewhat behind but a majority
of 200 votes at least seems a safe esti
Greensboro, Nov. 3. Major C. M.
Stedman and county ticket carries
Guilford by 1,200. Congressman
Stedman carries Alamance by 500 and
the district by 4,000 estimated. The
amendments are beaten in Guilford
by T;00 votes.
Wadosboro, Nov. 3. Anson cast
about one thousand votes today, about
half its usual vote.. Estimated from
incomplete returns, the Democratic
vote in the county is 800, the Repub
can vote being two hundred or less.
There was no Republican ticket in
the county. The amendments lost by
a vote of about " to 1.
Albemarle, Nov. 3. With two pre
lim is not he-nl from it appears that
Stanly is safely Democratic by at
least 100 majority and Democratic
county ticket is eltctod.
Ke'xisvillc, Nov. 3. Rockingham is
Democratic by about 400, a reduced
majority on account of light vote.
An'-mlmen'.s . nn-y ly iv.:.ority. Cas
well Democratic by usual majority,
which was uho-.t COO iw.i years ago.
Lr.mbcrtoii. Nov. 1 lie e.ei ! .;:
passed off very q -iet'v in IVl.esou to
day, a light being l ulled. The Kcmib
licans were more s;nic.fii! in getting
then- voters to the polls than the
Democrats, the latter not pulling more
than half their usual strength. While
several precincts have not been heard
fmm thp rnnntv is Democratic bv at
least one thousand majority from U.
S. Senator down. The amendments
are very close and will require official
Snow Hill, Nov. 3. All county Dem
ocratic officers elected by big majori
ties. Representative L. J. H. Mew
born. State Senators A. D. Ward and
Frank Thompson. Amendments were
defeated 5 to 1. Retruns are incom-
Raeford, Nov. 3. The Democratic
majority for Hoke county is between
five and six hundred. The amend
ments are defeated except first and
fourth. Not all of the precincts yet
Tarboro. Nov. 3. On account of
there being no opposition ticket in
this county the vote was necessarily
smaller than would have otherwise
been the case. County Chairman W.
O. Howard stated this evening that
while all precincts had not been heard
from, the Democratic majority for
Senator, State and county officers,
would be between eight hundred and a
thousand. For all the amendments
the majority is approximately seven
Trenton, via Newbern, Nov. 3.
Not all of the precincts have been
heard from in Jones county, but indi
cations are that the Democrats will
receive a majority of 323 or more. The
total vote will be little more than 425.
The amendments will carry by a
handsome majority. The county and
state officers received the full vote.
Carthage, Nov. 3. Entire Demo
cratic ticket is elected by about three
hundred majority. Th amendments
Greenville, No v. 3. Little interest
taken in the election, only about fifty
per cent of the vote cast. Two Repub
licans voted. Reports indicate State,
Congressional and county tickets are
elected by a bout fifteen hundred ma
jority. Amendments in doubt, badly j
scratched, will take official count to
Lexington, Nov. 3. Late tonight it
is apparent that not until the last bal
lot is officially counted will it be cer
tain which way Davidson county vot
ed today. Democrats claim the re
election of C. C. Shaw as sheriff, of!
Walter Anderson as Register of
Deeds, and C. E. Godwin as Clerk of
the Court, but the rest of the ticket
is in grave doubt. The vote on the
amendments was exceedingly close.
Warrenton, Nov. 3. Election re
turns, which at this time are incom
plete, show that the state and county
officers of Democratic ticket were
elected by at least 1,300 majority.
Newbern, Nov. 3. Practically com
plete returns from Craven give the
Democrats majority of one thousand
votes. The voting was very light.
The amendments carried by a majori
ty of about six hundred. Considerable
interest was manifested in the coun
ty and state ticket and this received
a good vote. The Congressional nom
inee ran slightly behind the ticket,
not receiving the full vote by more
than a hundred votes. Republicans
seemed to take but little interest in
New Bern, Nov. 3. Reports from
Carteret county late tonight state that
the Democrats have elected their full
ticket. The majority is somewhat re
duced on account of the fusion of the
Republicans, Progressives and dissat
isfied Democrats. The amendments
carried by a small majority.
Durham, Nov. 3. At 11 o'clock to
night only a dozen of the twenty-six
precincts had been heard from on the
Constitutional Amendments and the
vote stood 4S0 for the taxation amend
ment and 357 against. It is confident
ly believed that the majority will be
for the amendmentswhen the other
precincts have been heard from, and
it is possible that the majority will
run a little more in proportion than
the vote for the twelve precincts.
Pittshoro, Nov. 3. f'red W. Byiium
the Democratic candi(!atefrom Cha1 -ham,
was elected to the Lcgislatui
by :'.C0 majority. The rest of the coun
ty ticket carries fruin 300 to 500, and
the state and Congressional ticket l.
The amendments lost in Chatham by
j Elizabeth City, Nov. 3. Report
i from Camden county slate thai ual el
:i votm; slrci!gir oi about eigtri ntm
i!:t.! am! lift y oniy about one hundr"d
and fvc-.ity-iV'o vr.to w,.,. c:A. A.'!
t'.e lu'-nocratie an Inh-.tcs for county
oilices w.-re elected with a majority
of about spveiit v-l'jve,
Ratherfordton, Nov. It is fully
admitted by conse-vntive est: ma
that the entire Democratic ticket
headed by J. F. Alexander for the
Legislature, is elected by a safe ma
jority. The official returns as t C.ud
ger and liritt give Mr. Gudger a m i
iority of 20 in this county.
Rocky Mount, Nov. 3. Returns at
10 o'clock tonight indicate that all of
the Constitutional " amendments are
lost in Nash county. Three townships
gave majorities against all or the
'amendments while Rocky Mount town
ship gave majorities for all of them
except the seventh and tenth. The
Democratic county ticket carries and
the Republicans show only a few scat
tering votes. The whole vote was
Whiteville, Nov. 3. Unofficial re
turns from fifteen out of the nineteen
precincts in Columbus indicate a Dem
cratic majority of about 1500 out of
2000 votes cast over the county. The
vote in Whiteville township for Con
gress, considered indicative of the
Democratic vote in the county, was
about three to one. The vote all over
the county being comparatively light,
the vote for Representative up to a
late hour tonight, indicates that J. R.
Williamson, Democratic nominee, will
be elected bv a small plurality over
Ashley M. Benton, Independent can
North Wilkesboro, Nov. ."..Special.
Wilkes county returns show that it
has gone Republican by a very small
majority. Returns on Constitutional
amendments and state ticket are not
(Continued on page 8.)
President Wilson's Thanksgiving
Wednesday, is as follows:
"By the President of the United States of America:
"It has long been the honored custom of our people to turn in the fruit
ful autumn of the year to praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His
many blessings and mercies to us as a Nation. The year that is now drawing
tt a close since we last observed our day of National Thanksgiving has been,
while a year of discipline because of thd mighty forces of war and of change
which have disturbed the world, aiso a year t.f special blessings for us.
"It has been vouchsafed to us to remain at peace, vith honor, and in
some part to succor the sufferings and supply the needs of those who are in
want. We have also been privileged by our own peace and rseif-control in
some degree to steady the councils and shape the hopes and purposes of a day
of fear and distress. Our people have looked upon their own life as a Nation
with a deeper comprehension, a fuller realization of their responsibili4ies as
well as their blessings, and a keener sense of the mora! and practical signifi
cance of what their part among the Nations of the world may come to be.
"The hurtful deceits of foreign war in their own industrial and com
mercial affairs have made them feel the more fully and see the more clearly
th eir mutual Interdependence upon one another and has stirred them to a
helpful co-operation such as they have seldom practiced before. They have
been quickened by a great moral stimulation. Their unmistakable ardor of
peace, their earnest pity and disintered sympathy for those who are suffering
and their readiness to help and to think of the needs of others, has revealed
them to themselves as well as to the world.
' "Our crops will feed all who need food; the self-possession of the people
amidst the most serious anxieties and the steadiness and resourcefulness of
our business men will serve other Nations as well as our own.
"The business of the country has been supplied with new instrumental
ities and the commerce of the world with new channels of trade and inter
course. The Panama Canal has been opened to the commerce of the Nations.
The two continents of America have been bound in closer ties of friendship.
New instrumentalities of international trade have been created which will
be also instrumentalities of acquaintance, intercourse, and mutual service.
Never before have the people of the United States been so situated for their
own advantage or the advantage of their neighbors or so equipped to serve
themselves and mankind.
"Now. therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of
America, do hereby designate Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November
next, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, and invite the people throughout
the land to cease from their wanted occupations and in their several homes
and places of worship to render thanks to Almighty God.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-eighth day of October in
the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen and of the in
dependence of America the one hundred and thirty-ninth.
"By the President:
"Acting Secretary of State."
CH R Y S A NTH EM UM SHOW
NOVEMBER 10th, 1S1-1
In building formerly occupied by Mr.
O. R. Fox
1 Largest bloom or potted plant
any variety. Hand painted cake plate.
2. Host potted plant, one each of
the following varieties in one collec
tion: Lillian Bird, Ulack Hawk, Os
trich Plume. Daisv. Hand painted
.;. Finest nlant. three blossoms,
white. One halt dozi n bread and but
4. Finest plant, three blooms, pin!;.
One half dozen sherbet cups.
5. Finest ulant, taiee blooms, jci
lo.V. lee lilb.
i). 1- ii,' st oiant. .me r.ali w::en
blooms, white. One h,JC dozen ::ew!
and butler plates.
V. Finest plant, ete- half i ;'. a,
(.Ink. One hand o.l valee piio.
N Kinest plant. . haU' ' , : ;
blooms yell.iv.. Oi.- deeoraled me,;. -j'liiai.ie
11. One vase, ten iai
white. V. ater not I. .
12. One vase, t. n 'ai
pin!:, t'ne set desi.it ups.
I.'.. 0;w vase, ten !ai;;e.t blooms
ellou. (Hie cccori:lcl water piteaiT
It. Lest general collection tan
Mowers in one vase. I ream and snai
15. Finest sword tern. One Jar
dinier. 10. Finest potted asparagus fern.
One bonbon dish.
17. Finest potted springeri fern.
One half dozen sherbet cups.
18. Host collection of roses, three
vases, any variety or color. One Jar
dinier. In case the exact conditions for pri
zes can not be complied with, the com
mittee may make such changes as
may lit the case.
A nice lunch will be served to the
school children during the noon hour
for ten cents. Ice cream cones five
The following bill of fare will be
served from 12 M., until 9 P. M.
Stewed and fried
Ice cream and cake.
Those willing to contribute small
plants' will please confer with Mrs.
Hadley. There will be added attrac
tions for the evening from 7 o'clock
including a "Fish Pond" and a series
of morning pictures "Shuns," and
The proceeds from the Chrysanthe
mum Show are to help swell the funds
Proclamation, issued mi Washington
BETTER BABIES CONTEST FOR
RANDOLPH COUNTY NOVEM
BER 10th AT COURT HOUSE
SPLENDID PHYSICIANS TO EX
The Woman's Department Club is
doing a great deal of work to make
the Letter Haines Contest on Novem
ber 10, a great success. There is
much interest being manifested
throughout the county and there is
every indication that there will b
number ol babies prsent.-
entries; a e aireaov been m:i
y kind of baby within i'.w iv
years will be
e towns aiai
:-i-. t .-. Th . y
itly t!i" s:y.oe.
n:nt. The Idea
- 11 (
-oi'oyc the hi
in.l .lnh com;
sp'iI'-k .u eorpei!.--a! .on.
..s -cKeivel . Ves
Vn.: -ion itn.l nvm it a :Ui-.:i--.-:.l,
e;'in;vii'rn has hoe.' vv,. -;! it has
-lo-id from the ACahtT to the l'a
rilV. 1 letter Babies ackaowledgL" no
seV'i-iphieal Imvt:. fines: no social
ines. Ihev are :A b:,io demand
iiur their right to health and happi
ness. As before ul.ited aU the physicians
in the county have been asked to be
present, many of them have written
that they will he present. Drs. Swaim
and Lockhart, dentists, will be pres
ent to examine the gums and teeth of
the babies'. Dr. J. W. Austin, Ear, Eye
Nose and Throat specialist of High
Point will be here to examine in his
line and Dr. W. L. Jacksin, High Point
who has just returned from attending
Clinics in the northern and western
cities studying diseases of children,
wil be here to aid in the examinations.
Dr. Jackson was formerly located in
Trinity this county and is much in
terested in Randolph county having
practiced considerably among her peo
ple. Dr. W. M. Jones, County Health
Officer of Guilford county will assist.
He has just recently aided in conduct
ing the Better Babies in Guilford
county. He is a splendid physician.
In addition to the above, Mrs. Harris
Glascock, a lady physician, will be
here to give her assistance.
If one-half of a man's schemes turn
ed out according to his preliminary
figures he would have nothing to do
but spend his money.
for the improvement of the school
grounds, and it is hoped the entire
community will show a lively inter
est in the undertaking.
DEMOCRATS RETAIN MAJORITY IN HOUSE
INDICATIONS ACE THAT PARTY WILL RETAIN CONTROL IN CO.V
GRKSS WITH A WORKING MAJORITY FORMER SPEAKER CAN
NON IS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE.
New York, Nov. 3. Heavy falling
off of the Progressive vote in many
states, the return to Congress of
former Speaker Jospeh G. Cannon,
decisive Republican gains in New
York and Illinois in the House mem
bership, and the overwhelming defeat
oi Kepresentative A. .Mitche Palmer
by Senator Boies Penrose in Pennsyl
vania were features of the early
Democratic leaders, however, were.
pleased by a triumph in Massachu
setts where former Representative
Samuel W. McCall was defeated for
the Governorship by Governor Walsh.
fcarly returns indicated that the
Democrats would retain control of
Congress with aoroximatelv no
change in the Senate majority but by
a decidedly reduced majority in the
House. At a late hour results in Il
linois, Indiana, California and Colora
do as to the SenatorshiD were in
Following are some of the results
of the election:
THE NEXT CONGRESS
Washington, Nov. 4. Late returns
of the election show the situation in
Congress not yet definitely known.
but indications are that the Democrats
will have a small working maioritv.
The Senate remains Democratic. Re
vised reports indicate the House of
Representatives will be:
Democrats 220. (
Republicans 204. . :'
Progressives 8. . '
Louisville, Ky Nov. S. Early re
turns indicated the election by heavy
majority of J. C. W. Beckham, Dem
ocrat, to the United States Senate,
full term, and Johnson N. Camden,
Democrat, for the unexpired term of
the late Senator W. O. Brad lev.
BOSTON FOR GOVERNOR
Boston, Nov. 3. Governor, City of
McCall, Republican, 25,07(5; Walk
er, Progressive, 3,099; Walsh, Demo
Boston vote in 1912 was:
Bird, Progressive, 18,827; Gardner,
Republican, 13,159; Walsh, Democrat,
GLYNN IN LEAD
New York, Nov. 3. Returns for
Governor from 1,605 out of 2,031 dis
tricts in the City of New York give
Glynn 234,380; Whitman 186,678;
Davenport 11,382; Sulzer 21,049.
ALL ARE DEMOCRATS
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 3. Senator
Fletcher and the entire Democratic
Congressional delegation were re
VOTING LIGHT FOR LANCASTER
Lancaster. S. C. Nov. 3. Special.
i The general election here and
I thro'.itrhnut the county trdav was ex
loeedmpiv nniet and the vote cast even
much Hgl.ter tV.n is usual. The to
tal vote here o it of about TOO polls is
1 as l'o'.'ows: For Sem'or, Blouse 1!'2:
! Smith. 1"5: Congress. Fi.iW. 13".. The
( i t r i i i
, ,. -( y l . from is even smaller,
"here" vere r.5 votes -rsr ho;-e af-nii!: t
'!.. slat- ea;l issue - 20 for !;.
nXFF. 7Vn WOMAN" R'FFRAGK
! St. l.o.ii?.. Nov. :ii'.o:-:e ie-
:i :'n.-; fa; m part:-. !' Missouri in
,o t" 1 f e v .-. s
- m r : 'K ;vi; ;; :e'mi'i..!v de
K 1 i 1 1
ernnr of YViseoi'sie, b
timated fron widely
at 25.0M0. The ' ot
1 1 m I . 1 t la
i Governor, is small,
i COX HAS SLIGHT T.EAD
i Cincinati, O., Nov. 3. Early partial!
returns from various precincts
.throughout the state indicate that
the race for Governor betweonthe in
I cumbent, James M. Cox, Democrat.
and Frank B. Willis, with the former
slightly in the lead, is extremely close-
James R. Garfield, Progressive, it
was conceded, had no chance.
ELECTED FULL TICKET
Montgomery, Ala, Nov. 3. Early
returns throughout the state show ti'e
election of the entire state Democrat
ic ticket, including Congressman Bur
nett, in the Seventh District, where
the only formidable opposition was
made against the Democratic nomi
nees. DEMOCRATS TO CONGRESS
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 3. Mississip
pi's entire Democratic Congressional
delegation was re-elected todav.
WRIT?! AN WINNER
New York, Nov. 3. Secretary
Smith of Tammany Hall, said at 7:45
i p. m. tonight that the returns then
available indicated a plurality of 48,
000 for Glynn in New York City and
a r.!urabv of 150,000 for Whitman
in the entire state.
ELECTED ALL DEMOCRATS
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 3. Georgia to
day elected to the United States Sen
ate the Democratic nominees, Hoke
Smith and Thomas W. Hardwick. Nat i
Fi. Harris, Democrat, was elected'
Governor. All Democratic Congres-'
sinoal nominees were elected.
C A LI I 'ORNIA GOVERNOR
Los Angeles, Cul., Nov. 3. The first
three precincts in California counted
for Governor gave:
Johnson, Progressive, 392; Freder
icks, Republican, 253; Curtin, Demo
These are in Los Angeles, Freder
icks' home citv.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 3.
United States Senator Gore was re
elected today by a plurality estimated
in excess of 25,000 votes. At ten
o'clock all Democratic candidates for.
State offices and Congress were lead
ing their Republican and Progressive
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 3. Gen.
Bibb Grabes, chairman of the state
Democratic executive committee, to
night estimated the total vote in to
day's election at between 115,000 and
125,000 votes, with Underwood's-vote
for the United States Senate at be
tween 85,000 and 90,000.
Grand Forks, N. D.t Nov. 3. Early
returns indicated Governpr Hanna,
uepuDiican, had been re-elected. The
Senatorship contest is close with Pur
cell, Democrat, running stronger than
the Democratic candidate did two
Burlington, Vt., Nov. 3. Returns
from six towns give for Senator:
Dillingham, Republican, 707; Prouty
Gates, Republican, 560; Howe, Dem
ocrat, 237; Aldrich, Progressive. '528.
DEMOCRAT FOR GOVERNOR
Boston, Nov. 3. For Governor: 800
out of 1.125 election districts:
McCall, Republican, 120,215; Walk
er, Progressive, 20,468; Walsh, Demo
DEMOCRAT IN LEAD
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 3. For
Governor: Returns from 47 counties
give Rye, Democrat, a lead over Gov
ernor Hooper, Fusion, of 8,00.
ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN
Oklahoma City, Nov. 3. Returns
received at 11 o'clock indicate the re
election of Dick T. Morgan, Republi
can incumbent, in the Eighth Con
gressional District. Democratic nom
inees were elected in all the other dis
tricts. GOOD DEMOCRATIC PLURALITY
Boston, Nov. 3. Returns for Gov
ernor from 1,015 out of 1,123 election
McCall, Republican, 175,783.
Walker, Progressive, 27,521.
Walsh, Democrat, 189,408.
New York. Nov. 3. Returns from
1,748 districts out of 3,630 outside
New York City jrive for United States
Gerard. Democrat. 143.001.
Wndsworth, Republican, 246,164.
( olbv. Progressive. ii.Tus.
raoenix, Ariz., ov. Senator
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i'i:: .i: YE ADVANTAGE
New Orleans. Nov. Martin. Pro-
' v-fi-m:, HU itli't 11.1'', ; 'cm ocniT . iy
Td7 vot - for Congress in the Third
Louisiana iCslriit after 3.129 ballots
had been coimte.l. The registration
of the district is slightlv less 'than
CHAMP CLARK RE-ELECTED
Montgomery. Mo., Nov. 3. Early,
returns indicate the re-election of
Champ Clark, Democrat, Speaker of
the House, by 3,000 to 5,000. John C.
Brown, his Republican opponent, con
ceded defeat tonight bv from 2,000 to
SMOOT IN LEAD
Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 3. First
Utah returns on Senatorial candidates
give Srnoot, Republican, 1,908; Moyle,
The vote indicates Republican and
Democratic gains and Progressive
WOMAN SUFFRAGE LOST
Grand Fork, N. D., Nov. 3. Womatv
suffrage apparently has been defeated;
about two to three.
The new Methodist church at Cole-,
ridge will be dedicated on Sunday,.
November the Sth. The sermon will be
preached by Dr. G. T. Rowe, of
Greensboro. AH former pastors, and
all who have contributed to the build
ing fund, have a special invitation ta
be with us. Let everybody who can
come and be with us on that day
R. L, MELTON,