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VOL. XXII. NO. 300.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINAURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 9, 1 91 6
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San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 9. Louis H. Mooser, a member
of the Democratic state committee, issued the following state
ment today in behalf of O. H. Cushing, chairman of the state
"We have California. We are absolutely positive. Mr.
Cushing is now checking my figures made during the night and
so far has found them correct. Conceding that Los Angeles
county gives Hughes a 22,000 lead we still carry California by
at least 500 votes."
Five thousand, five hundred and fifty-nine precincts out of
5,917 in California give Hughes, 446,545; Wilson, 450,371.!
Wilson s plurality is 3,826. This leaves only 21 precincts to be
heard from in the Los Angles district, Hughes strongest hope.
Five thousand, five hundred and sixty-one precincts out of
5,917 in California give Hughes, 446,684; Wilson, 450,524.
Wilson's plurality is 3,840.
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New ork, Nov. 9. The election
Ih sod in the second day on uncer-. Sante Fe, New Mexico, Nov. 9 Unof
t;iinty with Wilson and Hughes both j ficial returns from 336 precincts of the
the count in the
The pivotal ones
IV w doubtful states
;u e California with 13 electoral votes
and Minnesota with 12; New Mexico
with 3, and North Dakota with 5.
Although so close that the results
are regarded as sure indicative, re
turns seemed to dispose of some
previously doubtful states by placing! Acuity in securing the returns is being
West Virginia's votes in the Hughes met with. In some of tne remote sec
codumns and the four votes of Idahoj tions the ballot boxes .ere closed at
and the- 7 votes of Washington to Wil-. midnight and no additional results
Errors in count returned in New
Jampshire give that state to Wilson.
The Hughes-column therefore - be-
comes ana w son. zni. wirn ztis
. . - j r t T t . r -m i n j n
electoral votps neressarv to pippt
Tho sihmt on sinneared to h ahmir as
o lows' I
President Wilson can win with
; t i,r. r.in-r.;., iw
in addition must get North Dakota or ,
New Mexico. '
Mr. Hughes must either carry Cal-:
nornia or Minnesota and. in addition
both New Mexico and North Dakota.
If the resulst of the in- and three hundred and sixty four out
complete returns of Tuesdays of 5,917 precincts in California give
balloting are accepted as final in all Hughes, 436,839; Wilson, 441.362; a ma
tive doubtful states the electoral vote jority of 4,523 for Wrison. This is the
would give Wilson 251 and Hughes complete returns from San Fran'.-'seo
4:i- j City and a few up state counties.
The five doubtful states are: ; Slight Difference in Minnesota.
California, 13; Minnesota, 12; New st. Paul, Minn., Nov. 9. Two thous
Mexico, 3; North Dakota, 5; New and, six hundred and e?xty precincts
Hampshire, 4. j out of 3,024 in Minnesota give Wilson,
The suddent switchinsr of New
Hampshire from a small Hughes plu- j
rality to a maioritv for Wilson was i
the dramatic change in the situation
this forenoon. It came in "an an-
nouncement by Secretary of State I
Bean that mistakes had been made by j
those counting in some
counties and !
The official count is still problemat
ical, in Minresota and New Mexico,
Hushes leads, while in California and
North Dakota Wilson leads.
The returns from the west are be
lated and are not expected to arrive
until late today.
Wilson Leads In California.
San Francisco, Nov. 9. Complete
'f urns from 604 precincts in San
''Hncisco on the presidential vote
Wilson 78,451; Hughes 63,357. 1
majority for Wilson of 15,094.
Hughes Goes Ahead In Minnesota.
St. Paul, Nov. 9. Returns from 2,
precincts out of 3,024 in this
state give Wilson 163,959; Hughes
.7r,s, a Hughes plurality of 797.
New Hampshire For Wilson,
('oncord, N. H.. Nove. 9. With two
wepincts missing the count in New
Hampshire at noon today gave Wilson j
H l"ad of 121. This was based on re-
turns to the secretary of state from !
precincts and Dress returns from
The vote was Wilson, 43,842;
Secretary of State Bean corrected
earlier statement la which he said
thp state returns were complete. The
hv towns unreported cast very small
Wilson Ahead in North Dakota.
'argo, N. D., Nov. 9. Errors in the
tabulation of results in a number ot
,he western precincts in North Dakota
tp disclosed in a recapitulation,
portly before noon cut cown Pre3i
dent Wilson's lead by more than 200
totes. With 1,678 of the 1,859 precincts
turned the count was Wilson 51,474;
PEOPLE OUR UE TfDTJJE QJ$l f flgf EVENORHBS, T& USERSD
Three Hundred For Hughes in New
638 in New Mexico show Charles Evans
Hughes still maintaining a slight lead '
over President Wilson. These pre
cincts gave Hughes 14,794; Wilson
Amo the missing are Eddy and
Roosevelt counties both of which are
normally heary Democrat. Great dif?
were announced today.
Missing counties include seven nor
mally Democratic: six sormally Re-
publican B&3jflin which thetnajor4
ities are, small ,and . variable.
Several of these are In remote out-
SKirts ana are unconnected wun leie-
pnone or leiegrapn.
Looks Like Hughes in West Virginia.
i inariftstnTi. w.. rvnv. tj. tteturns
from 1324 precincts out of 1,713 in
West Virginia for President gives
Hughes 114,935; Wilson, 110,856.
Wilson Ahead In California.
I Ran Fra.nHso.o Nov. 9. Five thous-
ifiQISfi? Wiiches. 169.432'.
Guarding the Ballots.
Oakland, Cal., Nov. 9. Members of
the local Democratic Committee today
established a guard at the court house j
county s uaiiots are
Wilson Increases Plurality.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 9. Complete
but only partially certified returns
through the Secretary of State gives
Hughes 43,732; Wilson, 43,849. Wil-
! son's plurality is 117.
Close In Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 9
presidential returns from Minnesota
were nine tenths complete at noon
Charles Evans Hughes still maintain
ed a slight lead over President Wil
son. Returns from 2,736 of 3,024 pre
cincts in the state give Wilson 171,-j
497; Hughes 1,72308.
Still Gaining In New Hampshire.
Concord, N. H., Nov. 9 The com
plete figures of New Hampshires
shows a plurality of 117 for Wilson,
Presidential electors are based on
certain returns from the Secretary
of State from 240 precincts out of a
total of 294 added to the press returns
from 54 precincts. The secretary is
checking up press returns with those
certified as the latter, come in.
The two precincts that were miss-
ing until noon gave a total of 11 for
Hughes and seven for Wilson.
St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 9. Fred j
Lvnch Democratic National Com- f
tn mittPPTnan from Minnesota today 1
reiterated his statement that
Wilson will carry Minnesota Dy
500 to 1,000, but said that the vote
4 of the National Guardsmen on
the Mexican border would be nec-
essary to decide the contest.
UhK If U m U I 111. A
iulii win li n i i nil ii
j Paris Reports Failure of Teu
ton Ufrensive Along 1 he
i CLAIM A SUCCESS
Petrograd Declares Germans
Driven Back German Ar
tillery Frustrates French
Paris, Nov. 9. A German attack
on Sailly-Saillisel on the Somme front
last night was repulsed, the war of
fice announced today. There was
heavy artillery firing during the
Russians Drive Germans Back.
Petrograd, Nov. 9. Continuing
their third offensive in Dobrudja the
Russians have driven back, a detach
ment of German troops the war of-i
fice announced today.
Berlin, Via Sayville), Nov. 9. Ger
man artillery yesterday defeated
several attempts of the French and
British troops made on the Somme
Detective Alleged Ke Had
Much Whiskey on Premises.
Raleigh, N. C, November 9.
Mrs Carey J. Hunter, wife of the
prominent business man of this city,
fell dead at the home of her brother-
in.law Dr. J. Rufus Hunter, yesterday
afternoon about 1 ofclock.
Mrs. Hunter was visiting at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Hunter and with
little or no warning died in their res
idence on East Edenton street. Medi
cal attention could do nothing for her.
She was as prominent in sbcial ser
vice and church work as her husband
is business and church. She leaves
twQ grown sons besides Mr. Hunter
Governor Locke Craig was again
in his office today improved and feel
ing better than he has done since the
heeinnine of the vear. I
He was of course happy to feel that
the tenth was safe for Weaver over
Britt and that his administration has
been endorsed in the state by the
manifestlv large majority which in-
complet returns reflect. The govern-j
or, like liiuiam ijnssom, is planning
the "policy" for the future and the
policy will be the return to the mount
ains of Western North Carolina where
the Craigs, Governor and George, will
practice law together.
The improvement of the governor
during a period when everybody was
catching it physically, was noticeable
to his friends.
The sensation of the city, the serv-
ing of a warrant upon former Sanitary ,
Inspector J. Sherwood Upchurch, on inesses in the city,
a charge of violating the search and I Besides his mother, Mrs. J. E.
seizure law, was lost in the election Poole, Mr. Poole is survived by sever
shuffle and today fromUhe inside it al brothers. The funeral will be held
became apparent that the former in-1 from the home of the deceased to-
spector and alderman has beaten the
trouble - makers
Mr. Upchurch's premises were
Ieged to have had more than 100 pints
or whiskey aDoui mem, dui me irou-
We now appears to be that the blind
tiger ' detective who was put on Mr.
Upchurch's trail, has taken back the j
whole statement. More than that it ,
seems that Upchurch was too smart,
' AS ELECTORAL VOTE
Alabama . .
Arizona . .
Colorado . .
Georgia . .
Illinois ... .
Kentucky . . . . 13
Louisiana .. ..10
Minnesota . . . .
Mississippi . . . . 10
Montana . . . . 4
Nebraska . . . . 8
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey .
New .Mexico . .
New York . . . .
North Carolina.. 12
North Dakota . .
Ohio .. .. ....24
Oklahoma. 10 .
Pennsylvania . . 38
Rhode Island . . 5
South Carolina. . 9
Tennessee . .
Vermont . .
West Virginia . . . .
Wisconsin . . . .
. . 251
Receives Favorable News But
Declines to Comment on
Long Branch, Nov. 9. At 11 o'clock
this morning President Wilson was
given a complete summary of the re
turns to date, including word that Sen
ator Hollis claimed New Hampshire
Although the word received was fav
orable, he suspended judgment.
DEATH OF MR. POOLE.
Well Known Young Wilmington Busi
ness Man Died Suddenly.
Many friends in Wilmington and
elsewhere will learn with regret of
the death of Mr. John Edward Poole,
a young man of this city, who passed
away this morning at his home No.
416-South Fourth street, at 5 a. m.,
death uaving been caused by an at
tack of apoplexy.
Mr. Poole, who was in his thirty
fourth year, was well known in Wil
mington, having for many years been
connected with the Orrell Livery
Company. For the past several
months he had managed this concern,
which is one of the largest livery bus-
morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
al-!for him and boneheaded the imported
officer. The Raleigh politicians put
up nis uouu auu il iBiq w ue ue
manding a trial when there is no dis
position to inflict one upon him. Had
this happened at any other time than
a presidential election it would have
been real news- while it lasted.
TfflE QlFllEHrJ(n)(DrJ VIM ATS WJQQV AUDUEVSiniSllRKS PAVS
Error Found in The Count
Which Places Wilson in
democrats tlaim lhat lew
Hampshire Will Give
Them a Five Hundred
Concord, N. H., Nov. 9. With re
turns from counties but partially
verified Wilson led in New Hamp
shire by 93 votes, according to Secre-
1 tary of State Edwin Bean. Discov
ery of errors in official reports was a
factor in reversing the lead that
Hughes had last night. Mr. Bean
said that 120 of 274 to win and wards
still to be verified might further
change the results.
The official figures show that 77
of these missing districts have not
Secretary Dean in announcing the
difference of 93 in favor of Wilson
gave no total figures. The totals
on which the preliminary statement
was based, he said, had been reached
by adding to the verified returns
newspaper figure from districts not
yet heard from.
"We found several errors" said Sec
retary Bean, "One clerk in ward 8
in Concord reported the vote of that
district as 'Hughes 225;
Our knowledge of local conditions
made us doubt the results. Investiga
tions showed Wilson 225; Hughes 88.
We are scanning the returns closely
realizing that the slightest error may
change the result not only in the
state but in the nation."
The returns are being delivered to
Secretary Bean by special delivery
letters on the official blank.
The Democratic state committee
when Hughes was reported last night
in the lead were said to have decided
to take steps to ask for areQOunt.
New York, Nov. 9. Henry Morgen
anthau, in charge of Democratic head
quarters in the absence of Chairman
McCormick said that a recount would
be demanded for New Hampshire.
This he is said would be done in spite
of the figures received this morning
saying that Wilson had a lead of 93.
He aded that the Democratic figures
showed Wilson's lead was 500 votes
and in view of the complex situation
a recount in any event will be neces
sary. Instigation to demand in a recount
in New Hampshire has already gone
forward he said.
Only Four True Bills Found by
Grand Jury Owens Sen
tenced to Prison.
The criminal docket for the present
term of Federal Court was cleared
'this morning. The three cases in
which true bills were found by the
Grand Jury were disposed of by
Judge Connor. There were only four
bills given to the grand jury and one
of these was found not true. This
afternoon Judge Connor is hearing
Charles G. Owen, colored, of Cum
berland county, was convicted of
moonshining and was sentenced to
serve one year and one day in the
Federal prison in Atlanta, Ga. Will
Inman, white, of Brunswick county,
was found guilty of illicit distilling
and was released on the payment of
the costs in the case. John L. Smith,
of Cumberland, county, was declared
not guilty of retailing. Yesterday!
afternoon John R. Powell, white, of 1
Columbus county entered a plea of
guilty and paid the costs.
Tomorrow morning the civil dock
et will be taken up. The first case
to be called will be that of E. J. War
ren against the Waccamaw Lumber
Company. The plaintiff is sueing for
Makes Assignment. Assignment
papers were filed in- the register of j
deeds office today by Woodus Kellum,
Esq., attorney for Mr. T. L. Skipper,
store keeper of Winter Tark. Mr.
Kellum was appointed trustee to close
out the business and after certain
amounts have been taken; credit the
J Voters From the Capital City
Left For Their Respective
Homes to Cast Ballot.
Raleigh, Nov. 9. Many Democrats
looked for Parker Anderson whom
they expected here in the role of fi
They wanted to see him and Col
lector J. W. Bailey meet and exchange
further compliments at closer range.
The two appear to have disagreed
upon some issues of fact in the past.
And just as everybody was expectingl
the . Washington correspondent to
correspondent to come along to vote
it was recalled that Mr. Anderson was
on the job in Washington telling just
how it happened. And that was
quite forgiven. The people wanted
The state shut up shop Tuesday.
Nearly all of the bigger officials live
away from Raleigh and vote else-
where. Chief Justice Clark and Judge
W. A. Hoke vote in this place, but
the other three justices cast their
ballots in their homes. For that rea
son the supreme court held no session
Tuesday and the Governor, Treasurer,
Secretary of State, Auditor and Com
missioner of Agriculture, were ab
sent. Clerks held the corporation
commission's office and the superin
tendent of public instruction's open,
but the chiefs were away. It was a
very dead day for state business. Col
lector Bailey's and Marshal Dortch's
Chairman Warren stood out always
for a big state majority and last
night when Claude Bernard bantered
him for a bet on the state, the third,
'fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth
districts with Republican control of)
the legislature, the state chairman
for a moment forgot that he is vestry
man in his churcn in New Bern.
"I will take it ten to one on any
of your propositions, Mr,
said. That literally knocked Mr.
"Bernard off his props. Here was the
state chairman willing to take the
long end of a 10 to 1 proposition in
the tenth. And Mr. Bernard conclud
ed that the chairman had too mu."
faith. The newspapers wouldn't tell
it on the boys before the election.
TO MAKE REPORT
Recent Tidewater Trainmen
Strike Will Officially Come
To A Close.
With the meeting tonight of the
sub-committee of 10, appointed by the
Committe of One Hundred, during the
recent strike of the motormen and
conductors of the Tidewater Power
Company, to investigate the past and
present policies of that company, and
the meeting of the Committee of One-j
Hnndrpd tomorrow afternoon to heart
the report of the sub-committee, theid the value which Mr. Aycock had
matter is expected to officially comejDeen t0 the 8tate 88 a Promoter of
to a close ' PUDlic education throughout North
The sub-commitee will meet at the Carolina. He paid a beautiful tributb
Court House tonight at 8 o'clock and to him as an orator, statesman, chief
finally decide on the report to be sub-! executive, lawyer and educator,
mitted to the Committee of One-Hun-1 Mr. Rountree maintained that Gov.
dred which meets in the Chamber Jarvis, although a much older man,
of Commerce tomorrow afternoon at I received his inspiration as a promoter
4o'clock to hear the report of the of public education from Governor Ay
committee of ten. I cock. He reminded his hearers that
It will be remembered that the J Mr. Jarvis become Governor whan'
committee of One-Hundred was ap- Governor Vance was elected to the
pointed to reach some decision in the United States senate, and the follow-
matter of the strike and the sub-committee
to make the investigation and
report back later.
REPORTS STORM IS
IN THE MAKING.
Washington, Nov. 9. Low pressure
! over the Carribean Sea will be attend
ed within the next 36 hours by a
strong shifting wind probably of gale
force over the Gulf of Mexico and the
Northwest Carribean Sea, according
to reports to the weather bureau today.
! : .
1 Returns So Far Show They,
! Will Still Control Lower
Branch of Congress.
WILL HAVE AT LEAST
f This Based On Figures Receiv-
ea jp 10 1 o ciocit 1 111s
ternoon Sixteen Districts
Not Yet Heard From.
New York, Nov. 9. Returns on the
elections for members of congress
received up until 1 o'clock today show
212 Democrats and 203 Republicans,
elected with 16 districts not yet ac
Seven of these 16 districts arc
Democratic in the present congress
and nine are Republican. Should
each keep to its present political af
filiations the count stands:
Democrats 219; Republicans 212.
goves the Democrats a majority of
three over the 212 Republicans and
four repreWitatives of other parties
in the house.
REPORT GOMES ,
British and French Subjects
Said Be On The Way to
Leaving Through Fear ofai
Villa Attack Chinese
Are Among The
El Paso. Texas, Nov. 9. Passeng-
ers from chihuahua City hero today
brought a report that a special train
was being prepared there tobring the
French and British residents of Chi
huahua to the border.
Chinese residents are also comiag
from the capital. It is understood
that Villa intends making another at
tack. JUDGE ROUNTREE
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Bas Relief Tablets of Gover
. nors Jarvis and Aycock Ex
hibited This Morning.
The exhibiting of the marble bas
relief tablets of Governor Aycock and
Governor Jarvis at the high schooli au
ditorium this morning furnished the
occasion for a very interesting review
of the lives of these gentlemen by
Judge Rountree, who was a close per
sonal friend of the former and an ac
quaintance of the latter.
In his talk Mr. Rountree emphaslz-
ing year was himself elected governor.
which office he held for 4 years. This
was at a time when the state 'needed
to be helped industrially before 1
could be helped morally or mentally,
and to this task Mr. Jarvis set him-4
self. He was appointed Minister to.
Brazil and served out the unexpired
term of United States Senator Zebu
Ion B. Vance, after his death in 1894.
Plaster copies of the marble tablet
have been presented to the high
school by Mr. Bonitz and Mr. Niggel,
and they will be placed In position as
the framing for the proper mounting
of them is received.