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New York, Nov. 8.-Democratic Chairman McCormick
said early this afterno
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OUTLOOK BRIGHT FOR
Following Chairman McCor-
mick's claim at 11:15 of 288
electoral for Wilson, indication
were : " Woodrow Wilson prob-
ably has been reelected."
Combination of "Solid South"
and "Far West" upset reports
Although Chairman Willcox,
Hitchcock, Perkins and Bliss
declined to concede the defeat
of Hughes they frankly said the
outlook was "uncomfortably close
Deep gloom and plain concern
at Republican headauarsers to-
But Chairman Willcox De-
j clares Late Returns Are En
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WEAVER APPEARS CERTAIN.
Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 8. Strag-
v gling returns from the Tenth
district reduce Zeb Weaver's
majority over Congressman Britt
to the uncomfortable margin of
two hundred notwithstanding
which the Democrats are satisfi- -
is finished Wilson will have more thanj day were injnarked contrast to
'1-I2f ;;XVr-AYof 7lZ-il e r the 3ub!lati6iT '"of last night.
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Wilson Claims Election.
New York, Nov. 8. --Republican Chairman Willcox at
12:40 issued the following statement :
"California and Minnesota are surely for Hughes. This
means Hughes is elected."
This statement he said was based on advices from the re
spective state headquarters. California is claimed by 10,000
votes and Minnesota by 20,000.
Election Frauds Loom-Up.
New York, Nov. 8. Attorney General Gregory went into
conference with Chairman McCormick at Democratic Head
quarters this afternoon. Reports are current that the question
of investigating the count in New Hampshire and other doubt-4
fui states was under consideration.
In claiming the re-election of President Wilson th$ statement
was made at Democratic Headquarters that the President could
lose both California and Minnesota and still be elected. ,
(International News Service.)
New York, Nov. 8. Wilson appears certain of 264 and
leads in New Mexico and California; either enough to deter
mine for him. Hughes sure of 25 1 . Minnesota probably for
Wil son, and Republicans lose ground in Indiana.
Decided Drift to Wilson.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Nov. 8: Result still officially in doubt today
with decided drift toward re-election of President Wilson.
Actual returns thus far considering definite and indicative fig
ures give Wilson 232 votes; Hughes 212.
Willcox Still Hopeful.
(International News Service.)
New York, Nov. 8. At 9:45 McAdoo positively claims
California and Wilson's re-election, probably with 277 elec
toral votes. Willr.o-x: savs he is still hopeful.
Big Wilson Majority in Frisco.
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, Nov. 8. At 7 o'clock, with one-third the
ballots counted Wilson's majority in San Francisco will be
' 2,000. Later returns from Sacramento couty indicated that
Wilson's majority would be 9,000 and Wilson continues to
gain on Southern California county returns.
.McCormick Gives Figures.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Nov. 8. Chairman McCormick gave out the
following dispatch with the electoral vo e of 3 1 2 w.hich jie
claims for President Wilson:
"Alabama, 12; Arizona, 3; Arkansas,' 9; California, 13;
Colorado, 6; Delaware, 3; Florida, 6; Georgia, 14; Idaho, 4;
Indiana, 15; Kentucky, 13; Louisiana, 1 0 ; Maryland, 8 ; Min-
sota, L Mississippi, I U ; Missouri, 10; montana, .Ne
braska, 8; Nevada, 3; New Hampshire, 4; New Mexico 3;
North Carolina, 12; Ohio, 24; Oklahoma, 10; South Carolina,
I Tennessee, 12; Texas, 20; Utah, 4 r' Washington, 7 ; West
'rginia, 8; Wisconsin, 13, and Wyoming, 3.
Hughes Ahead In South Da&taJ
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nov. 8.
Latest returns from 714 out of 1728
in South Dakota gives Hughes 34,452
and Wilson 29,301.
Dry's Claim Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8. Head
quarters of the anti-saloon league to
day reported that they had informa
tion that the drys had won in five
states in yesterday's election. The
states were Michigan, Montana,
South Dakota, Utah, and Nebraska.
Wilson Has Big Lead in Missouri.
i St, Louis. Mo., Nov. 8. President
Wilson at noon today bad a lead of
16,000 in Missouri from approximate
ly 2-3 of the state.
Ohio By Eighty Thousand.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 8. President
Wilson will carry Ohio ty 80,000 if
the present ratio continues. Four
thousand four hundred and thirty six
of 5,570 precincts give Wilson 454,
323; Hughes, 386,032.
Wilson Leads In North Dakota..
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 8. President
Wilson slightly leads Hughes in the
North Dakota returns. Eight hundred
! and forty three of the 1,859 precints
in the state have been heard from.
Concedes Wilson Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Wym., Nov 8 T.B. Ken-
fTifiv secretary or tne state xveuuu-
licaa committee issued a statement
today conceding that Wilson has car
Hughes Ahead In California.
San Francisco, Nov. 8 Three thou
sand four hundred and fourteen pre
cincts out of 5917 in California give
Hughes 262,946; Wilson 252,993.
New York, No v. 8 Charles 3 vans
Hughes awoke at 8 o'clock this morn
ing after sleeping almost seven hours
and a vminute later was reading dis
patches and newspapers concerning
election results in the doubtful states.
The private telephone Swires that
connected Mr. Hughes- rooms With
the Republican headquarters were
kept busy and the reports were tab
ulated for Mr. Hughes' perusal. Chair
man Willcox declared that delayed re
turns were reassuring.
Mr. Hughes adhered to his determ
ination of last night to make no com
ment until the election was decided
beyond a doubt.
The State news at headquart
' ers has come in with consider
able slowness. There is no rea-
son to doubt the election of 4
4 Weaver. No other district is
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AMERICAN STEAMER BEING
London, Nov. 8. The Ameri-
can-Hawaiian steamship, Colum- 4
bian, of 8,579 tons, is sending out 4
4 wireless telegraph calls for help, 41
4 stating that she is being shelled 4
4 by a submarine. 4
Beaufort Officer Died of Heart
Failure at a Musical
, Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 8. Sixty-sfx
: counties had reported to State Head
quarters up to 1 o'clock and Demo-
cratic majorities undiminished, bat
slowness of returns leaves sizo o
Wilson Leads In Minnesota.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 8. One thou
sand three hundred and forty nine of
3,024 precincts in Minnesota Wilson
polled 111,173 votes and Hughes 103,
(By Associated Press.)
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 7. Presiden
Wilson appeared early today to have
carried Washington by 10,000. Port
land column was still in doubt before
daybreak, but Wilson maintained 400
lead on incoming returns from 30 out
of 34 counties.
Republican leaders claim that sec
tions yet unheard from were strong
for Hughes and "srould swing state Re
publican. Wilson Leads in New Mexico
Alburquque, New Mexico, Nov. 8.
Returns from one-fourth precincts in
New Bern, N. C, Nov. 8 While
taking part in a concert being given
by the Beaufort Concert Band, Chief
of Police John Skarren, of that place,
last night dropped dead, heart disease
being ascribed as the cause of his
Mr. Skarren had, apparently, been
in the best of health up to the time
of his demise and his death came as
a shock to the entire community. He
TBemoCTtrttc'TOajorfty' unaertam Demj
J ocrats lost Carteret, Carl Duncan's
home, but regained Tyrrell and, gen-
m r (erally speaking, have won 8omo Re-
! publican counties where losses had
Disease Which Threatened j been sustained.
iocai troubles caused loss 01 Car
jteret Bickett carried the county 400.
J Likewise, Alexander went Republican
j on State issues, but Democratic in
the General Assembly. So far as &
Florida's Fruits Fought by
State and Nation.
Tampa. Fla., Nov. 8. The fight
against the citrus canker, for which
nearly $750,000 already has been ap
propriated, is making rapid headway,
according to Frank. Sterling, general
inspector of the Florida Plant Board.
The disease had threatened the de
struction of Florida's jrreat orange
and grape fruit groves.
After a series of experiments fed
eral and state officials determined
that the disease could be stamped
out only by the destruction of the
infected tree. It is to this drastic 1
known there will be a diffeernce of
about three in tho completion of the
General Assembly, the Republicans
making the gains locally, but losing
fearfully throughout the State.
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 8. Sixty odd
counties have so generally raised tho
I Democratic estimates that Chairman
Warren at 1:30 a. m. revised
his estimates and claimed the state
by fifty thousand.
Surprises in Randolph and Davidson
PAlintlOa TXrrilV wont P Annrtlfnnn urom
is survived by his wife and seevn . method that experts attribute the, offset by Alexander, Burke, Harnett
success which attended their efforts. aild Catawba thought that county (Ca
Crude oil is poured over the disease tawba) hasn't definitely reported,
tree and it' is set afire and burned Certainly the losses were smaller
out root and branch. In some cases than the gains.
where an entire grove is infected not Alexander's flop started the State
only are the trees burned but the j off welL Alamance preceded her with
ground is satuated with oil and fired, j300: Alexander eave 150: Alleehanv.
j for it has been found that the cranker j150; Anson, 1,817; Beaufort, 700; Ber
genias win tnnve lor a long penoa tie 1 250. BladeI1) 600; Burke, 150;
even in the diest of soils. Caldwell, 125; Camden, 305; Carteret,
In an address at a recent citrus 40; Caswell, 500; Chatham, 300:
meeting at Gainesville, Fla., Mr. Stir- howan, 500; Cleveland, 1,350; Crav
en, 1,200; Cumberland, 475; Currituck,
Owing to the fact that the majority
of the mat fans were taking more in
terest in the election than' in any
other matters, the wrestling match
which was to have been staged be
tween Max Smoth and John'a Nicholas
out at Ghent Park casino last even
ing was postponed.
The next match will take place to
morrow night when Tommy Draak,
the local champion, will meet Ivan
Zeleznoff, the human spring, and will j ling declared that the disease haa
wrestle, tn a finish fnr a side bet of ' been eradicated in twelve of the
one hundred dollars.
twenty one counties affected when
Zeleznoff came to New Bern a few'the work began m 1914. , He added
woolrc Arm onH wrpstlftd with Draak' LIaL 1L
and was defeated. The toe hold was mattf f time unt-U the disease 18
used in the match and Zeleznoff j Wiped out- . .
The canker made its appearance
1,000; Duplin 3.r,0; Durham, 100; Edge
combe, 1,700; Forsyth, 800; Franklin,
1,550; Gaston, 700; Granville. 1.000-:
probably will only be a j Harnett, 300; Haywood, 800; Hert-
New Hampshire Doubtful.
Manchester, -JM. H., Nov. 8. The re
sult of the Presidential election in
New Hampshire was in doubt today.
With 21 precincts yet unheard from
unofficial returns gave Hughes a
f plurality of 1,869 votes, the total be
ing, Hughes 42,325; Wilson 40,458.
While, the Republican State Com
mittee, with 21 precincts still to be
heard from Hughes had pluralitw of
1,867, received newspapers figures af
ter this reduced the Hughes lead to
275 with eleven small precincts still
out. Republican leaders say that the
unreported vote is in RepuDilcan territory.
Small Majority In Wast Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 8. Re
turns from -720 precincts (corrected)
out of 1,713 in West Virginia give
Hughes 60,905; Wilson 58,352.
claims that this caused him to lose
New Mexico gave Wilson slight lead ' tae match and stated that he was anx-. in Florida and along the gulf coast
early today. All indications point o J i0US to try it aaglu with the toe hold as far west as Texas where citrus
a close vote. I barred, and this willTe done. fruits are grown. It is believed to
Wyoming for WHson. I indications are that a record break- have been introduced into the United
Cheyenne, Wyoming, Nov. 8. 232,'ing crowd will be on hand to see the' States in tsock imported from Japan
nnit0 m,f nf i, WvnmiB, d,,Jht and Mexico. Investigations proved
V i 1 . T 1 1 11 4-In a
In order that all of their employees nat ras carneu me geim uu mi
may have an opportunity of attending feet and wings.
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t,Q TT-octorn r.avnMna fair thp JnTin Florida raisea a iunu OI OV,UUV U
Wilson 9,229; Hughes, 7,225.
Also Leads in Montana.
Helena, Mont. Nov. 8 Returns ear
ly today indicated that vote for Wil
son in Montana by 10,000 majority.
Idaho Lining Up For Wilson.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 8 Returns from
nearly one-half voting precincts gave
Wilson 28,104; Hughes, 22,507.
Missouri For Wilson.
St. -Louis, Mo., Nov. 8. Two thou
sand, four hundred and seventy six
precincts out of 3,459 in Missouri in
all but four sections of St. Louis give
Wilson. 268,973; Hughes 254,204.
With four precincts missing in St.
Louis the city gave Hughes a polur
ality of 9,922. Believed insufficent
to offset Wilson's plurality in state.
L. Roper Lumber Company closed
their plant . today.
This action on the part of the man
agement of the largest lumber mill
in the state is being highly commend
ed, by local citizens and there- is not
the slightest doubt but that it will
prove of real benefit to the fair.
Washington, Nov. 8. An unsolved
.mysterys which is puzzling Govern
ment biologists is the hiding place of
the chimney swift during the fice
months they are absent from the
United States during their winter
'migration. The flocks of these bird3
.drift slowly south until on the north
western Republican Manager Claims .era coast of the Gulf of Mexico they
California. Vbecome an innumerable host, men
Chtcago, Nov. 8. After receiving they disappear and for five months
(Gontinued on Page Eight) their naunt is a mystery.
fight it and the Florida legislature
appropriated $125,000 for the same
purpose. At the instance of the flor
ida. Alabama Louisiana and Texas
delegations Congress impropriated
$550,000 for the canker campaign
with the proviso that the, various
states affected must assist with a
like amount. The Florida legislature
is expected to make an additional ap
propriation at the 1917 session. Al
though California has not been enter
ed by the disease California joined
with Folorida in urging congressional
Rev. and .Mr. C. W. Kagley and
child of Chicago, 111., iare visiting
Mrs. Kagleys parents, Mr. and Mr3.
W. F. Koch, on North Fifth street.
Mr. Kagley' was formerly pastor of
St. Matthews Lutheran churcn.
ford, 700; Iredell, 1,300; Johnston,
400; Jones, 500; Lee, 450;' Martin 1,
200; McDowell, 50; Mecklenburg, 2,
000; Montgomery, 150; Moore, 400;
Nash, 1, 400; New Hanover, 1,900; On
slow, 400; Pamlico, 200; Pasquotank,
900; Pender, 55; Perquimans, 375;
Richmond, 950; RobesOn, 2,000; Scot
land, 775; Stanleyr200; Union, 2,000;
Vance 1,100; Wake, 2,100; Warren, 1,
100; Wayne, 1,300; Wilson, 1,500;
Republican counties and majorities
reported are Davidson, 200; Hender
son, 600; Polk, 160; Randolph, 250;
Sampson, 1,350; - Stokes, 250; Surry,
650; Swain, 300; Wilkes, 1,500; Yad
These returns defeat the Senators
from Sampson, Harnett, Johnston and
Lee, and endanger-the Randolph dis
trict. It is also about conceded that
Democrats in the Rockingham district
are lost. The Democratic majority in
the 52 counties over tho 10 Republi
can counties is 35,650.
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 8. Catawba
county goes Republican 125; Rocking
ham, Republican, 150; and Rutherford,
Democratic, 400. Wake carries " the
amendments, but Franklin defeats
them, only two counties reporting.
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