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L0L. XXII. NO. 296.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS'
New York Papers Declare
is in the Lead
Republican Party Offers Only
Masters; Democratic Of
WOULD BE ENTHRONED
ISame Old Gang Trying to Get
Back In Power, He Warns
The People Tells of The
Prosperous Times and Cites
Facts to Contradict Tariff
Shadow Lawn, N. J., Nov. 1. Pres
ident Wilson, in his closing speech of
the campaign here this afternoon,
said there was a time when the Re
publicans controlled the credit of the
country, but now they only controii-j-i
the betting. The only reply to the
criticisms or his foreign policies was
"It amazes me that men calling
ihemselves statesmen would spread
tinder in this country when sparks
without number are blowing over
from the terrible conflagration
abroad. They have sought to make
party capital out of things which, If
not settled wisely, might bring this
country into the war conflict which
is devastating Europe."
Mr. Wilson made, a direct appeal
for votes with the argument that the
country was never before so pros
He said: "With this outlook is it
worth while to stop and think of
ELECTION By A
II Mill .11 ... 1
New York, oy5. The New York Herald this morning
says that in a quarter of a million votes cast in the Herald
poll during seven weeks President Wilson is in the lead.
" The situation rests on a balance so delicate that a hair's
weight may swing it' in either direction, says the Herald:
Taking the test ballots as a basis The Hefald shows by a
table the electoral vbies would be divided 307 for Wilson and!
224 for Hughes at this time.
Total straw vote cast to date, in exact figures, is 248,
463. Of these the President is given 122,192 against Mr.
Hughes 1 19,520. Benson, Socialist, is given 6,429. These
figures show a plurality this week for Wilson of 2,672, as
against a plurality for Hughes last week of 722.
The Herald say from the straw vote it might be inferred
that with a little added impetus, the drift whicl) has been mov
ing steadily in the President's direction might grow into a
l i. r . i ii .i
j in summing up me results or lis nation wiae poll tne
! American this morning says that New York is more than ever
the pivotal State and that a decisive majority in New York
State will decide the result.
States, with e total of 1 84 electoral votes, are conceded to
Wilson. Hughes seems assured of 1 60 electoral votes. Doubt
ful states reasonably sure for Wilson are Delaware, Montana,
-io r i '- r rrc i oiaica i caouuauiy oui c iui w noun cue Lciawcnc, lviuntciiict
McCorm.ck Says President j Germans Resume Offens.ve j Nebraska New Mexic0( Ohio Utah and West Virginia. Pro
Certain of Three Hundred
and Sixty Four Votes.
NUMBER IS VERY -
APT TO BE SWELLED
and Capture More Russian
Chairman of National 'Demo
cratic Committee Gives Out
Most Optimistic Claim
- For The Election.
Losses of The Austrians Re
ported to Be Heavy
French Made Another
viding Wilson does capture these states he will add 54 j
I electoral votes to his total, making it 238. The doubtful states,
ITALIANS SLOWLY i will a leaning towards Hughes, are Arizona, Connecticut and
PUSHING FORWARD. Indiana. Adding these ZD votes to Hughes total or the
D 5 I electoral votes are accounted ror.
New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington and Wis
consin with 1 08 electoral votes are left.
Says the American:
"Wilson can be elected, theoretically without New York,
but he will not be. Hughes can be elected without New York
if he should carry .the noddle west solidly, but if he should carry
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois ahd Wisconsin he would arlso undoubt
edly carry New York, i f
4 'So that the, only positive prediction that can safely be made
is that a decisive majority in New York either way will show
the drift and decide the result.
"In every Presidential election since 1876 New Ydrk has
been carried by the, winner." -
j Muscovite drive of last summer have i . A census of the straw votes taken by leading newspapers
rJr"- ,Z every part of the Country has been compiled by the William
New York, Nov. 4. Vance C. Mc
Cormick, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, tonight issued
his first formal and final estimate on . ed more Russian positions on the Nar
tne National election. It follows: i ayuvka, thus relieving pressure on
' Woodrow Wilson will be re-elected ' Halicz, sometimes called the key to
President next Tuesday by a popular i Lemberg. In Volhynia, German at
majority in the electoral college. jtemptd to regain some of the posi-
"The votes -of Democrats. FfoCTes- tions lost to the Russians during tne
sives, Independents and Republicans
in countless thousands will tiontrib
ute. The same elements will elect a
'sympathetic Senate and f Hoilse jt
London, Nov. 4. A terriffic batle is
raging between the Russian and" Ger-1
man forces on the Galician front.
Following their resumption of the of
fensive the Germans have recaptur
irtv nrtvontaeu .' .'! 'ft -..irnrtli whtlf
1111(11 iivr iim l it i it k 1 1 1 1 uljh m -nn-wtc-Y 1 1 t.fnT-TT-- ' - ' v. .v;--' - . -
Mf ttloiis wr.; repulsed
"And after all, the thing that is
being attempted in New Jersey is
only a part of what is being attempt
d in the United States with even
more transparency of purpose."
William Johnson, of Adelphi, N. J., ,
Th .Italians-tire flowly but surely
pushing their lines nearer to Trieste,
will have not with fine weather favpring their of-
college, with the possibility that this . yesterday and today was extended
number may be increased to 41(j and J over a wider area and the drive is be
a possibility that it anay be swelled i ing prosecuted with steadily increas
to 461. . j ing violence and growing losses to the
Thirty States, with a total of 364 1 Austro-Hungarians.
electoral votes, properly belong in I The Austrians lost 39,000 men dur-
Tn hosrinniinr Mr "VXHcrm Holivorod
broadside against the campaign of.,fewer than 364. votes .the electoral fensive operations
e Republicans on the State ticket
New Jersey. He declared they
ere endeavoring to re-establish in-
sible government in the State, add-
the Democratic column as follows:
"Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colo
rado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland,' Mississippi,
New York, Nov. 4. Chairman
3fr Wilcox, of the Republican Na-
tional Committee, issued ' this -35-
statement tonight: .
"The result of next Tuesday's
4fr election is not in doubt nor is it
a matter of uncertainty. It is
K- not a question of rival claims.
-x- This fight has been won for the '
ticket of the reunited Republi-
55- "After receiving reports from
most of the States throughout
the country it is the belief of Jf
the members of the National
Campaign Committee that Mr.
fc Hughes will have at least 100
majority in the electoral college
and doubtless this majority will
3fr be very much larger. I have
made this report to Mr. Hughes
X- and it is based on reports re-
ceived from all over the coun-
FIVE KILLED IN
dropped dead in the crowd just as'the j Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
President concluded his speech. Thef , T Z' 2i : n'
UI1IU, yjK.lHllULU.cL, OUUL1I Kai uiijix, x cu.-
nessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington,
West Virginia and Wisconsin.
"Included among the close States
and classified as 'probably Demo
cratic,' are 9, with 52 votes in the J were downed at different points on the
electoral college, as follows": ,' front."
stricken man's son, who had accom
panied him, said his father had been
in ill health for some weeks.
Th final Democrat rally here was
celebrated as "Old Home Day," and
delegations were on hand from near
ly every county in New Jersey.
Governor Fielder introduced Mr.
Wilson as "the man of the hour."
The President said, lu part:
"I mimr caw tViot it Vioc hAn vorv
1-ard in recent weeks not to take offl with Sectoral votes as follows
I "Micnican. Minnesota auu iviaoax-
that look to
ing the first two days of the new Ital
ian offensive, according to wireless
reports from Rome. Of these in
round figures ten thousand were kill
ed twice that number wounded andi
the remainder captured.
"Northeast and east of the Fort
Vaux we have advanced several hun
dred meters," says tonight's French
war office report. German attacks on
the edge of the St. Pierre-Vaast Wood
we repulsed. vGerman aeroplanes
Norfolk Southern Train Ran
Into Open Switch Several
Wilson, N. C, Nov. 4. Five - per
sons were killed and 17 were injured
24 miles from here. . It iff believed
that other perspns are buried in the
wreckage of two cars.
C. A. Sallinger, conductor of the
train, a resident of Raleigh, one ne
gress and three negro men were kill
ed. Mrs. Vience Williams,, of Raleigh,
was perhaps fatally hurt. An artery
in her arm was severed. Others in
jured were J. E. Crute, of Wilson;
Jesse E. Williams, and W. B. Briggs,
former postmaster at Raleigh.
company announced tonight, were taken by o4 papers drvary-
ing political affiliations. The result was :
For Wilson, 472,480; for Hughes, 375,719.
"California, Idaho, Kansas, New
The early British report says the
Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, North Germans entered trenches near
Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The Guinchy east of Bethune on the
'doubtful States' are three in number Somme front, but were expelled. In
m the effort to reinstate in power the
wen whom we routed six years ago
am held up to the contempt of all
lovers of justice and true govern
Vy nt, because it is appropriate to stir
fi- blood very hotly to see these men
trying to get xr power again
mv coat anrl P-Pt hurt intn thf fiffht
thai i i,5o c.i chusetts. The States ,
... b . Jka PnnllhnQTl, arA Riv in number
u xz ivupuvuvwu w
with 70 electoral votes as follows:
"Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, New
Wamnshire. Vermont and Rhode
island. There are 531 votes in the'
electoral college and a majority of
266 is required to elect. In making
u , . . ' , J im this estimate I have been gov-
uave neara a great aeai or; . . i a k
'alk in condemnation of invisible gov-!ernea r.eufDie everv
eminent. invir.ihi rnmt JftV. our organization bureau from every
er existed in more
the course of air operations British
headquarters reports tonight five Brit
ish aeroplanes failed to return.
MANY BODIES ARE
Dramatic Armament I formation showing a desperate count-
er move by the central empires has
Contest The World . Has
Ever Seen Being Waged
IMPORTANCE OF IT.
Must Meet Allies' Great Out
put of Ammunition and
Also Make Up For Short
age of Men Soldiers
Withdrawn to Run Muni
inan it. has existed in 5past years in
this State of New Jersey and that in
visible government never had more
Wcessful places of concealment than
" had in such localities as Atlantic
foris'auarter. of the United State These
reDorts are detailed
the best judgment conservatively
stated of experienced men. In every
instance they are supported by fig
ures representing careful canvasses,
City, frnm Lw,i, ,;h,)o painstaking pons ana straw uB
tnrougnoui m uuuj.
They represent, T i , tTJ Tk Raee;
t'vprnor on the Republican side has
wen chosen, and it never received
successful and nprsistent de-
fpne than it hns refeived from the
npwspapers which he owns and con
(Continued on page 12.)
IN SHIP COLLISION
GO BACK TO WORK.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 4. Twenty-
! three bodies have been recovered from
tional committee has relied nqt only:Begsie Mines, 25 miles from here,
upo& precinct, county and State or-: where 35 men were entombed by a
ganizations, but upon an elaborate . gas eXpiosion early Saturday morning,
system of checks and counter checks Jonn shell, M. Williams and Tom
repeated at frequent intervals." Sims, the latter two negroes, were
i rescued unharmed tonight, bringing
j the total saved up to eight. Four
men are still in the mine' but little
hope is held for them.
Several might have been saved,
hnwpvpr. hv coins: into one of the en-
New York, Nov. 4,-j-Nine hundred jf -h explosion It was in
j messengers won their strike today i that manner that Shell and the ne
London, Nov. 4. Nuiety-two lives against the American District Tele- roes escaped death from the after-
lost when the British steamships graph company, iney, wm icimu wJdamp,
"nermara and Retriever collided I work Monday with mcreasea wages.
an,l sank last night during a terrific . Those heretofore making 1 1-2 cents
gale in the Irish sea. Onlv two per- a message will get 2 cents and those
sns survived the disaster. No Amer-1 making 2 1-2 cents will get three
"-Hns are rpnnrtpH 1nit Tho nnn-n&r.
AVIATOR FELL TO
dI was bound with passengers and
JWe from Greenore, Ireland, for
Hoy Head. Wales. The Retriever
aS COal la Hon . !
Have you contributed to the Wilson
11(17 If not, make your contribu
n early Monday morning. Dollars
San Diego, Cal., Nov 4. Joe Bou
quet, an aviator famous ror nis air
fnnmla fell 150 feet while flvinff over
" - w
the exposition grounds this afternoon
and was Instantly killed.
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Paris, Nov. 4. The war's final
phase is inaugurated this week in the
form of the most dramatic armament
races the world has ever seen. Gener
al von Stein has announced that Ger
many, surprised on the Somme by the
entente allies' superior output, began
at once to increase, hugely her sup
plies of guns and shells.
"Every parcel of the country's en
ergy must be devoted to the produc
tion of munitions," said Marshall von
"I've come straight from the
Somme," said General von Stein.
"We must do everything in our power
to surpass the enemy's gun shell out
put. I'm going to apply myself to this
Last March the Allies began their
greatest munitions effort and this
month they are taking up Germany's
workshop challenge. So that the
world war in this coming winter will
be fought principally in European mu
nition plants. Victory this spring
will go to the side able to project the
largest and deadliest shell screens.
That the race0 already has begun is
clear from the absolute famine in
steel for commercial . purposes. All
over Europe every available ton s
going for military or naval purposes.
It is not permissible to indicate the
stupendous dimensions - of the effort
being made In France, England, Rus
sia and Italy, in addition to thq Amer
ican output, but I possess positive In-
begun. It includes withdrawal this
week of 17,000 troops from the east
ern front for munition factories and
means remodelling of the whole army
In the summer of 1915 Mackensen's
gun phlanx struck a successful blow
in Galicia. Thus, Germany made a
similar munitions effort to meet the
Volhynia menace and effectively car
ry on the Rumanian campaign. To do
this she had to create new divisions,
most of which do. riot represent fresh
effectives, but troops gleaned' from
What is new about them, howover,
is the enormous war material where
they have been finished. Every fresh
division represents 100 guns added to
the German artillery total. The suc
cess of both von Falkenhayne and von
Mackenen in Rumania was won by
the colossal concentration of brand
new heavy guns.
While the scales in man power are
tipping more and more heavily in the
Allies favor, German shops are fever
ishly engaged in a gigantic gunmak
ing effort in order to fulfill Hinden
burg's plan of making good the short
age of men by a plethora of munitions.
Countless millions of lathes therefore
are waging unseen and secret war in
every town of belligerent Europe.
Thousands Participate in Tre-
mendous Demonstration for
HE WAS CHEERED.
BREMEN MAT REACH
Renewed Rumor That Sub
mersible Is Soon to Appear.
Warships on Lookout.
New London, Conn., Nov. 4. While
the warships of the Allies are whip
ping' the seas off Nantucket in search
of the German submersible, U-57, Am
erican underwater fighters are patrol
ling the coast line to preserve neu
trality. It is reported another foreign
submarine packet is heading for an
The report, which developed today,
has it that the presence of the U-57,
off Nantucket, is merely a cover for
the movements of the second diving
The rumor declares the merchant
man is making for Baltimore or Bos
ton and that it is probably the Brem
en the famous mystery ship supposed
to have been lost.
Captain Koenig, of the submarine
Deutschland, now in port here, de-
ODDS AT THE WALDORF
ARE ON HUGHES.
New York, Oct. 4. Odds of 10 to 8,
and better on smaller wagers, prevail
ed at the Waldorf tonight, with
Hughes the favorite. ,Two thousand
dollars to $1,800 on Hughes was bet
by Arnold Rothstein with a man from
"I'll double that bet," said the vis
itor. "All right," replied Rothstein.
"I'll double it again," cried the man
"You're on," returned Rothstein.
Multitude in Madison Square
Garden Hear His Final
Word of Campaign Bitter
ly Assailed Wilson's Foreign
Policy Torchlight Parade
a Big Success.
New York, Nov. 4. Charles Evans
Hughes ended his campaign for the
presidency here tonight, amid one of
the most tremendous demonstrations
New York has ever given a presiden
tial candidate. He headed a parade
of 70,000 men, according to Republi
can figures, up Fifth avenue. He
stood behind persons in Madison
Square - Garden and heard himself
cheered for 38 minutes and then
speaking, the last word of the 191C
campaign he declared with all his
vigor "America must show the world
we mean what we, say and we say
Mr. Hughes himself cast aside all
judicial reserve and threw himself
whole-heartedly into the enthusiasm
of the evening. When during the 38
mintes cheering demonstration at
Madison Square Garden, someone pat
ted him with a small stuffed elephant,
Mr Hughes stood up and waved tho
G. O. P. symbol at the crowd.
'My voice is' somewhat worn," ho
said when he had finally 'quieted tho
crowd, "but my heart is stout and my
confidence is complete that we are
marching to triumphant victory next
Tuesday, The best . of ail welcome, bv
tJirrWetcSme - Tibindarr YhenN' i"; "firs fc
heard your greeting" it seemed to
sound like a convention,' but after
awhile I thought it sounded; mora
like an election."
Mr. Hughes assailed the administra
tion's foreign policy with harder em
phasis than at any time during his
campaign. Some of his listeners inter
preted it as a reference to the contro
versy over the reported appendum to
the "omit no word or act" note when
"We cannot 'maintain bur peace if
we let any nation Buffer , any misap
prehension as to the true sentiment
of the United States. We ought not
to permit misunderstandings of our
f true intentions and firm convictions."
The big parade started amid a de
luge of rain. Mr. Hughes, in an open
car, placed himself at the head of the
procession and started up town. U Is
said excitement was caused at the
very outset when a box of flashlights
powder being used by photographers
exploded prematurely within 10 feet
of the crowd. Rumors of a bomb at-
tempt on Mr. Hughes' life spread rap
idly, but subsided as the Republican
nominee sat calmly in his car while
police cleared away the crowd.
Mr. Hughes' car was followed by an
immense fleet bearing a huge electric
sign as wide as the street with the'
words "Protection and Prosperity
Hughes and Fairbanks." Tens of
thousands of uniformed marchers
bearing torches, interspersed by
scores of bands made up the rest of
the procesion. Mr. Hughes stayed
with the head of the parade until he
reached the Union league club when
he halted to review the procession v
from an especially constructed stand.
He was joined by ex-President Taft
and Elihu Root. They stood beside
him during the review.
Meanwhile, several thousand police
men were having their hands full
handling the crowd, which tried to
clared In his eeneral interview a few
days ago that there were only two ! gain entrance to Madison Square Gar
German under-sea merchant packets
inx4stence, his boat and the Bremen
den. Streets for blocks around were
roped off and admission was by card
He said the much talked of Amerikaionly but the big hall was filled and
I . . 4 1 1
did not exist. I stanaing room an lateen nours ueiore
Mr. Hughes arrived
The Captain said the Bremen had
departed from Bremerhaven for these
shores some time ago and that was
the last anyone heard of it. It was
equipped with, supplies for 60 days.
The Captain of Jhe Deutschland gave
the impression that he believed the
Bremen was lost.
He did notthink it had1 fallen vic
tim to the British blockade.
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200 ! kissed each of the children.
man and Oscar Straus spoke and the
crowd entertained itself five minutes
with a demonstration for Roosevelt.
When Mr. Hughes entered the hall,
the crowd let loose a torrent of ap
plause. It waived flags, shouted,
stamped its, feet, chanted "Hughes,
Hughes Hughes," etc., until It went
into a frenzy. After the demonstra
tion had lasted 20 minutes Mrs.
Hughes entered and was escorted tb
the platform beside her husband. Her
appearance was the signal for Increas
ed noise. Five minutes later Mr.
Hughes' three daughters, the Misses
Helen, Katherine and Elizabeth, were
escorted to the platform. The govern
or, had not seeji them for awhjle and
the crowd howled with delight as he
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