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the Period ;bf the War
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Frost Morning.
Highest temp, yesterday..'.,... 60
Lowest temp, last night .43
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VOL, XX.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNT1T, OREGON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1018.
N,o. 63
THE
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Supreme War Council Affixes
Signature to Document
Sealing Hun Fate.
IS DRASTIC DECISION
Terms of Armistice Ottered Have Not
Been Made PiibLc Can Bo No
Less Harsh Than Those
Austria Accepted.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov, 6 The issue
of peace or war rests with Germany,
as the whole matter has oeen put up
to the imperial government by the
allied supreme war council, and it
can either be accepted or rejected
as the German government sees fit.
rne ultimatum has been signed, and
the armistice terms were unanlm
. ously agreea upon by the allied re
presentatives, who affixed their of
Boial signatures yesterday. This
agreement, which amounts to little
less than an ultlmatuincwlll doubt
less reach Berlin before tomorrow.
While the terms of the agreement
are not made public, military men
are positively certain that the arm
istice Is no less drastic than those
accepted by Austria, and which have
stripped that nation of Its power to
conduct war, as well as depriving
her government of its war making
machinery, also compelling evacua
tion of occupied territory and forc
ing surrender of targe slices of its
own to Italy and adjacent states. If
Berlin accepts, the. war will termin
ate within a few days, but if the gov
ernment decides that it 1b a sacrifice
oi dignity ana me price is eo aear,
Germany will possibly attempt to pro
long the war for a time.
200 MILES AFLAME.
ASSOCIATED PRESS WA.t SYN
OPSIS, Nov. 5. From the dutch
frontier east of the Meuse river for
a distance or' 200 miles, the'western
battle is aflame once again as the
allies brush aside the resistance of
German divisions ana pusn on ror
important .objectives. - . Between' -the
vise and the Ainse rivers German
troops'are withdrawing on Marie and
Montcourt. Halg's forces are press
ing in toward Maubeuge, while Brit
ish and French troops south of Mor
mal forest are pushing towards Aves
nes. Ghent Is now virtually isolated
from the German main command by
Americans and French, and ' allied
cavalry is said to be operating on
the outskirts of the city.
' FOCH HOLDS THE WINNING
HAND.
LONDON, Nov. 5. The Allies have
decided, in tne supreme war council,
that Germany must apply to General
Foch, commander In chief of the al
lied armies, for the favor of an arm
istice and terms under which such
an arrangement can be made, so Pre
mier Lloyd George told the house of
commons today,
'BATTLESHIP' LANDS TROOPS. ..
ROME, Nov. 6. The Itc.Han fleet
has landed troops on the Dalmatian
islands of Llssa and Lagosta. Troops
were also disembarked from battle
ships at Flume.
WILL AID SUFFERING ENEMIES.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. That the
Allied and United States govern
ments shall cooperate with Austria
Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey in
furnishing food and supplies for the
suffering civilian populaion of these
countries, was decided by he Ver
sailles war council.
GIGANTIC RETREAT STARTED.
LONDON, Nov. 6. The German
armies are In full retreat on a seventy-five
mile front this afternoon. The
line of retreat extends from the river
Scheldt to the river Ainse.
WILL PUSH LEADERS.
LONDON, Nov. B. The names of
all enemy army corpB commanders,
or others known to have been guilty,
or to have encourage cruelty to war
prisoners, will be Inclined in the list
of persons whose trial and' punish
ment will be demanded by the allies,
the home secretary announced today.
WHALLOPTNG THE HUNS.
ON THE SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 6.
A considerable force , of United
States troops successfully crossed the
Meuse river, breaking the enemy re
sistance, and late today were pushing
toward Stenay in pursuit or the flee
ing Germans. -
NO LONGER EMPEROR.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 5. A Vien
na dispatch late today states that
Emperor Charles refuses to sign the
armiBlce conditions Imposed by the
allies, declaring that he no longer
-wished to exercise outnorlty. As su
0 GERMAN CAPITA
preme commander, the Army Field
MaiBhal signed the documents.
RECOMMENDED FOR OFFICERS
TRAINING CAMP.
Mr. Geo. A. Myers of Looking
Glass was a business visitor In this
city yesterday. Mr. Myers Just re
cently returfltU from Eugene, where
he has been attending the officers
training school at the University of
uregon. He was quite successfu in
his work at the officers training
school, and -has been recommended
for the officers training camp, at
Camp Fremont, Cal. Mr. liyers in
among the drafted men, who wil.
answer the tail to the colors on No
vember eleventh. ' .
Features of United War Work
Campaign Explained In
Concise Manner.
SEVEN ORGANIZATIONS
Are Represented In The Forthcoming
Drive, Who All Have a Import
ant Mission to Perform.
. Subscriptions Voluntary.
(by Charles F. Hopkins, Four-Minute
Man.)
The General Committee of tlx;
United War Work campaign has atk
ed the four-minute men of the coun
try to use the press as the means ol
appeal since they are barred fron
the theatres by reason of the lnflu
enza. It is proposed to raise, by vol
untary subscription, a sum of mone!
adequate to the needs of the seven
wan relief organizations during tin
next twelve months Instead of mak
ing drives, for each of the vrganiza
Hons separately. The percentag,
awarded to each of the relle! board!
has been carefully worked out ir
proportion to the number of needi
of the several organizations. Nearl:
76 per cent of the total contribution
will be awarded to the Young Worn-ens-Christian
Association' and to the
War Camp Community Service.
. It Is hardly possible to estimate
the' value of these boards In me In
taining morale amongst our soldiers
From the time .the selected servic
men are entrained at their home
cities to the time they reacn home
again these organizations have ex
perienced men and 'women ready
able and willing to offer services o1
great - value to -ne youths who are
placed in strange and terrifying posi
tions. The secretaries are alwayi
prepared to answer questions, to nc
as a bureau of information, to tak
care of little personal belonging!
which would otherwise be lost, tf
lend money if need he, -to keei
track of prisoners and supply then
with food when the Hun wonk'
otherwise starve them to provide ;
place where soldiers may see theh
wives, mothers and sweethearts, tr
maintain homes in the principa'
French cities, to furnish uooks, ma
gazines, writing materials and othoi
little accessories, to aid In care o
the wounded and in short to be a blr
brother to the fighting men. How
much these services are appreciated
by our soldiers Is shown by almost
every letter which arrives from th?
front.
More than. 1,800 buildings, som
permanent and Borne temporary, arc
used by the ""Y alone. These hutr.
frequently within a few hundred
yards of the firing line, represent a'!
the home the boys know abroad. Al
sorts of amusements, base ball, foo
ball, boxing and wrestling matchos
moving pictures, lectures, language
classes, and above all, eats are free!;
orovlded by the different war rolie
boards. And how the boys do onjo;
these accommodations. At one na
val station nearly a million and :
half sailors attended the "Y" build
ing (n one month.
There, are two things which any
American should be proud of. One
is, that' we have a big, strong, brave
army, and the other Is, that we have
a clean army-clean physically and
morally. The greatest danger to an
army Is not the battle Held, but the
Idle periods. An army will maintain
It morale while the conflict is rag
ing, but it is In danger when it is
Idle. For that reason the need ol
Increased effort on the part cf the
war relief boards Is greater as rest
periods increase. It the actual fight
ing should soon cease, If an armistice
should be declared, the necessity for
the relief boards Is Immediately in
creased ten fold. A busy soldier will
keep out of mischief but an Idle
soldier Is a menace to himself. Here
is where the play grounds of the
relfef boards will become of perman
ent necessity. They will provide a
means either In the camp or in the
cities, where the idle soldier may be
kept from peril.
It is for us to keep these organi
sations up to their highest efficiency,
FOUR MINUTE TALK :
BY C. F. HOPKINS
Tl
Germans Decide as They Wor.
..ship at Shrine to Oppose
Humiliating Peace.
WAR BOOTY CAPTURED
Plunder Includes Two Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Head of Horses .
. Huns Forced Hack at AU
Points Along Line.
(By Associated Press.) ' 1
LONDON, Nov. 6. A huge demon
stration was held at the tomb of
Bismarck at uerlln, 'Sunday, accord
ing to the Yageblatt, and-the expres
sion was positively in favor of con
tinuing the war. -A resolution was
passed protesting against the accept
ance by Germany of a humiliating
peace.
Ilia AOVANCE MADE.
PARIS, Mov. 6. Successes of
Frenoli troops today compelled the
Germans to make new withdrawals
at several points along the front,
trench forces advanced on a Ave
mile front between the Olse and the
Ainse rivers, and are attacking the
enemy again this afternoon. The
Hindenburg line waB penetrated on
x fifteen mile front between Sbissons
md Chateau Porcien, and in .. the
.eglon of Guise the French are pur
suing the fleeing enemy.
"TO AID i ATHERLAND. i
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 5. The Vien
na Btate council has appealed to the
German people of Austria to come
to the aid of the Fatherland. It it
declared in the appeal, that the
country is in danger and the army
Is breaking up in disorder. Soldiers
are exhorted to voluntarily join the
German-Austrian army corps. , -
HALF sUIjLION AUSTRIANS CAPT
URED. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. Before
the armistice took effect and fighting
ceaBed on the Italian front, approx
imately a naif million AuBtrlans were
taken prisoners by the Italian ona
Allies.; The war booty that fell into
Allied hands ''is somewhat 'colossal,
and includes 250,000 head of horses.
BRITISH SUCCESS CONTINUES.
LONDON, Nov. 6. In the offensive
south of Valenciennes British troops
yesterday captured the fortified town
of Le Quesnoy, after completely sur
rounaing the place. . The eni're gar
rison ot a thousand men were taken
with the citadel. The Britons also
advanced from three to four miles
east of Le Quesnoy and took four vil
lages In that section. '---:'
HOLSHIVIKI WANTS PEACE.-
LONDON, Nov. 6. The Bolshlvlki
government oi Russia is reported to
have handed a note, intended to the
entente powers, to, the neutral min
isters at Petrograd, asking tor the
opening of negotiations, so that host
ilities between the Allies and the So
viet government may be brought to
an end.
THOSE w 8. BOYS AT IT.
WITH THE U. S. ARMY UN THE
SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 6. There Is
bitter figiKing along the Meuse river
tnlav K,it In anltn nt a rnln nf lead
the Americans crossed the stream at
Hrleuues on pontoon Driases, which
were constructed under German Are,
and many of the frail structures be
ing destroyed by the enemy. The
Yankees took the town ot i-oullly,
northwest or Stenay. Beaumont has
linon pnnhirp I nnri StpnfLV Is r-rirtiallv
surrounded, ro that it too. will prob-
auly fall to tne Americans.
18 GA
SHIP!
ED FROM CITY
The Portland Oregonian of Tues
day, says: "Eighteen and one-hair
gallons, and 32 quarts, of bootleg
whisky was discovered yesterday in
tnree trunks st the Union Depot by
Patrolman Cameron. The officer re
ported that the trunks had been
checked from Roseburg, Ore. The
liquor was confiscated."
Upon learning of the above seizure
made in Portland Sunday, Sheriff
Quine at once set out to investigate
the matter and learned that on the
3 1st of October this shipment was
made at the Southern Pacific station.
According to the record at the bag
gage office four trnuks were checked
out on that date, but at a late hour
thtB affernoon. the Sheriff has bi';n
unable to, locate the sender, and the
local agent does not recall the ship
ment. while the soldiers are resting or re
turning to their homes. The critical
time of our armies may be at hand:
let us be reaoy with our aollars to
provide every safeguard fqr them
when the strain of war relaxes.
t
Probably About One Half of
the Registered Electorate
Takes Any Interest.
ONE FOURTH VOTE 2:30
Little Interest indicated in Election
Is Directly Due to Overvrhelm
. ing Public Engrossment in
the War Activities.
.-)
ELECTION RETURNS TO-
NIGHT, j .... ... 4
O Election returns, hoth state
and national, will be bulletined
in front of The Evening News
' office tonight. It will probably
be 10 o'clock before any re-
turns commence to arrive and 4
arrangements have been made 4
for wire service up to 2 o'clock f
tonight, which will probably
show which "way the wind is
blowing"', bot.i In the state and
throughout the nation.
Considering the fact that up to
within a week politics were adjourn
ea, according to imminent authority,
the local vote today Is considered
fairly representative, although prob
ably not more than half the elector
ate will cast ballots at thlB election.
In fact, a general apatny prevailed
prior to election, due,, of course, to
the overshadowing interest in the
war situation. So intensely were
everybody engrossed in- the great war
and the rapid changes taking place
on the battle front, -that a great
many people practically forgot that
a general election was due today.
A week ago something of a change
took place, and many voterB who
probably would have utterly ignored
the political Issues, determined on
participating In the event. Although
some attempt was made to stir the
public to action, so that everybody
might have the privilege of exercis
ing the right of franchise, the effort
met With only partial BuccesB."
At 2:30 this afternoon indications
pointed to probably about one-half
of the registered vote being polled.
A visit to several of the polling pre-
ITncts substantiated this estimate.
The; voters evidently were loath to
get out early, and at noon tnere waR
an appaiing scarcity of voters in evi
dence.. . In the afternoon things be
gan to look up a little better, and at
2:30 the increase in activity along
this line was quite marked. At four
of the principal voting places where
830 voters were registered, a total of
about 200 had cast their ballots, but
It was believed during the remaining
hours of the afternoon, and particu
larly after business hours, that tho
voters would keep the election
boards busy.
While there is no way of determin
ing the real' situation, it Is. believed
that republican candidates for con
gress received a substantial majority
of the vote cast, and that Governor
Withycombe will carry Douglas coun
ty by an overwhelming majority. Lo
cally, there being no competition of
any material consequence, there is no
mistaking of who will be elected.
The ' city election in conjunction
with the state and county vote, only
a separate ticket being used, was of
no particular Interest to anyone, and
In fact most people did not know
there waB an election of city officers
today. '
Reports from the Soldiers Home
at three p. m. state that 99 votes
were cast here up to that hour, and
of the total number 90 were thought
to be republican.
LESS RESTRICTION ON
FEEDING OF WHEAT
Hon. B. L. Eddy Is todnyln re
ceipt of a communication from the
national food administration in
which he Is advised that due to the
drought conditions which have made
other grains and feed scarce, that
Mr. Hoover has directed tuai lesB re
striction he placed upon the feeding
rof wheat to -stock. This does not
mean that a lavish use is to be made
of wheat as a stock food but In cases
where other feed is unobtainable,
which Is applicable to many sctlons
of this state and county, tnat wheat,
which has stood the unfavorable wea
ther conditions better, be used with
discretion by formers. It is well
known that the farmers of our coun
try are among our most patriotic
iMttzens and it not anticipated that
I an aliuae ot this dispensation will be
made.
Cal Hedgpeth was in the city to
day from the farm on Deer Creek.
BEN EDDY TELLS OF
Graves of Soldiers ' Scattered
Over, Bleak and Deso- .
late Battlefield. :;
ENEMY LEFT IN HASTE
UroMliil Littered With All Sorts of
r-;; Weapons Concrete Machine
. Gun Nosts in Evidence Dray,
Loads ot Souvenirs,
Hon. B. L. Eddy is in receipt of
the following interesting letter from
his son, Ben, who has been serving
in France for the past six monthe
with the 23rd Engineers, U. S. Army.
Sergeant Eddy has experienced in
full the thrills of the soldier In No
Man's and.
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, Oct.
10.--Doar Father' Six months in
France and we are now wearing the
little gold service ohevron on our
left arms. It does not seem as if we
nave been in a strange land for a
half year, but it does seem a long
time since leaving the good old U.
S. A. , , V
Last sunday I was fortunate
anough to take a little trp into no
man's land and1 will try and describe
It to you. Equipped with a gdB
mask and helmet, I boarded a truck
which soon was on its way toward
the scene ot some recent advances
of tho American forces. Before long
we came to much of the wicked
barbed wire entangler.ienta and num
erous dugouts alongside the road.
The road war lined on both sidee
with high fences of brush for cam
ouflage, for before the drive it was
open to Boche observation. Soon we
came to the second and1 first line ol
trenches recently occupied. The
ground was iHeraly ploughed with
shell holes. All was' quiet here.
Then we crossed, no-man's-land,
which was less tlmn one-halt mile
across at this place and filled with
barbed wire and shell holes. We
now came to the Boche first line of
trenches ano then passed much more
of the entanglenients of a more wick
ed appearance even than that of our
side. There was-much to tell of 're
cent action: Occasionally we saw o
rough . wooden cross - marking the
grave of an American or Oerman
soldier, The soldiers are burled in
tne most convenient shell hole after
their ldentiucatlon tags have been
taken. Each soldier wears two. One
Is left onyhim for some time, They
intend, I believe, to take them up
and send them to the States, I hope
so; for no-inan s-land is a desolate
resting place. , . :
We next came to a French village
of some size which had neen lain
waste by Boche shells. There was
not a complete building standing and
the majority of them lay in a heap
of stones on the ground. Occassion
ally a grim wall would be standing
with many large holes tnrough it.
We did not see a soul in the village.
It was the most desolate sight I have
ever seen. The Hun will surely have
to pay for such things as that We
passed more of, the forbidden wire
over roads recently opened and came
to some dugouts in the cliff where
the officers lived. German signs
were everywhere. We could have
filled several trucks with- souvenirs.
They had -concrete trenches and had
things fixed up in fine ' style. We
were In territory occupied by the
Germans since the early days of the
war. The ground was littered with
shells, old baycnetB, hand grenades
and many other articles of modern
warfare. Wo vere all around a fam
ous hill recently captured. The
enemy had appt.rently left all these
places hurriedly. We have here in
our barracks, a Gorman piano, - on
which they had no time to sacrifice,
when Hell broke loose. It now
furnishes us with music. After n
time we came to the most Interesting
place of all. It was in a dense wood
and the place where the officers and
men had their quarters. From the
way this place was fixed up, one could
judge that they had' the intention
that they would Claim that territory
permanently. Electric lights, bath
tubs, etc., were to be found here.
The officers even had little arbors
with chairs and tables and from the
numerous bottles and '-cigar boxes
around, have held high festivities.
Each little house (of course well
hidden In the trees from airplane ob
servation) was very complete. Iam
using a tnble now for writing, which
I brought back with me from one or
these little bungalows. Many articles
were loft in these places, we did not
get to curious However, for they
sometimes leave traps. We visited
one camp which was almost com
pletely ruined before they left. The
Germans even nuu fciie uerve lu renuw
the towns In their language. They
surely Intended to stay. There are
many warehouses ruled with ammu
nition and various articles of war
fare They haa many cemeteries,
some ot the graves being marked
with carved stone, but mostly with
the simple wooden erosB. On one
there was no name, Just "Braver Ka-
merad". Many ot the graves wore
in tne ditches along the road. All
along the road were the concrete
machine gun nests, which do such
deadly work until they are captured
by our troops. Tho rumble from the
guns on the present front is con
tinuous. .
After quiet a time Bpent in going
through t,.ese places, we returned by
another roan and- saw more ruins
and always the barbed wire and re
crossed, the German and then the
allied trenches and then to our bar-
rackB here late In the evening. It
was a trip long to be remembered
and one will never forget We are
working Bomo distance behind the
lines 'and I am feeling fine 'with
everything O. K. With love to all, j
. ..':.':... Ben., i
. W. C. HAWLEY
C. L, Chenoweth, president of the
Umpqun ..caoemy Association, Is In
receipt of a leter from hon. W. G.
Hawley In which he states he will
accept the invitation of the asso
ciation to deliver an address at the
annual reunion of this organization
In June, 1D19, Mr. Hawley Bays he
will speak at that time providing no
unforseen public business, comes up
to prevent. He says that whether con
gress will be in session at that time
depends upon tho course of the war
and construction legislation In the
event that the war ends prior to that
time. .' ' i
Congressman Hawley says, that he
and his wife have the warmest nd
moat pleasant memories of the Ump
qua academy, its teacherB, alumni,
students and ft lends, who received
them so ' cordially there and made
their work so pleasant and profitable.
Mrs. O. C. Brown, secretary of the
association, says that there are other
prominent speakers listed1 for this
occasion, but that definite arrange
ments are not yet complete,- :
REWARD OFFERED FOR.
YOUNG BANK CLERK
. Sherllff Quine Is In receipt of a
poster.TOfferlng a-re.ward-of $500-and
10 per cent on all cash returned for
the capture of Arthur Davis, who re
cently stole from the East Side Bank,
of -Portland, $1,600 in sliver, 16,000
In currency," $1,000 in gold and $10,
000 in Liberty Bonds. The reward
Is offered by the president of the
bank. There was apparently, no
cauBe for the .theft on tne part ol
Davis aB his financial affairs were
in a comfortable condition and he
was happily married. His father,
Hev. Davis, of Portland, and his
wife, are advertising widely .or the
young man, assuring that If ho will
return, that they will stand uy him
in whatever contingency may come
up, and that they will assist, him In
restitution. The description of the
young man is as follows: 21 years
old,: 6 feet tall, 145 pounds weight,
smooth shaven, light brown hair,
rimless nose glasses, which may not
be worn, chain around; ear, greenish
Crown or bluish brown suit, dark
fedora hat. Very polite and gentle.
Does not talk much.' i
VISITS IN ROSEBURG
Honorably discharged from the
Canadian army because of seven
woundB, received on the field ol
battle in France, Earl Tompkins is
In the city today Tevivlng an old
friendship with Shoril, George Quine
who was formerly an intimate as
sociate of the young man. Tomp
kins enlisted first with the British
army and later was transferred to
the Canadian aruiy During the
three years of service he received
the wounds, indicated by the blue
stripes on his right arm. on hlB
left arm are gold stripes showing the
time of service. Mr. Tompkins
leaves for Mei.rord tomorrow where
he expects to take upon himself the
Btate ot matrimony. , ,
IS
Word was received this morning,
that Clifford Burner of this city Is
now a part of the personnel of the
Csmp hospital, whore Major Houck
Is located. Clifford was gassed and
concussed by shell explosion early
In AuguBt, having been at the front
since Juno. He is still a little shaky
f-nm tu arnArienra and ".'111 not be
sent to the front again, but will do
hospital work.
BATTLE OF BALLOTS -WAS
WAGED TODAY
First General Eiectiorf Since
The United States Entered
World-Wide Struggle. -
BOTH SIDES CONFIDENT
Congressional Contest the Paramount
memuers House and 40 V. S.
, : Senators to Ue Elected.
Outcome Predicted Close.
O. O.P. VICTORY INDICATED.
(By Associated Press.)
TOPlRKA Vow W r
, --. ii - cur-. P
ly reurns from widely dlverg-
us Bui-nuns or tne state, Indi-
cate that Governor. Capper, re-
publican, has been elected to
the United States senate over-
William 'l.iompson, democrat-
ic candidate Alan - 1
-" liiul xiuiiry w
Allen, republican, has been elect
eu governor over w. C. Lans- v
down. Democrat, and election of'
republican congressmen, six out
-of eleat district'.-.'- , '
WASHINGTON,' Nov, 5. Millions
of Americans today are casting their '
ballots In elections which will decide
whether the Democratic party is to
retain control of Congress; in many
states they are electing governors'
and In practically all states are elect-.
Ing local office:;. . .:
Today's election, the first since the
United States went Into the war,
comes as the. climax of a campaign
which has been attended by many un-.
usual elements.- The allied' successes :
in France, the Oerman peace offens
ive, the Fourth Liberty Loan cam
paign and tne influenza epidemic all
have divided. the, attention of the
public at the same time. ., . ,
Leaders of democrats and republi
cans haVe ; declared . they are con
fident ot success in t-uays battle of
ballots, i hose ot the lesser organi
sations also are hopeful of gains.
Being elected tooayi in the contest;
for control b the' next Congress, are '
all 435 members of the House of Re
presentatives from all states of 'the
union except Maine, whose elections '
were held last September aa well as
forty United i States, Senators ' in
thlrty-mree states. ,. ;,
The outcome generally is regarded
as close. Representatives in the
lower body, delegates from the four
territories Alaska, Hawaii, the Phi
lippines and Porto Rico also are
to be chosen, although they have no
votes. - .
How close is the contest for con
trol of Congress is apparent from the
present line-up in the House and Sen
ate. The membership of the House
now is Demoirats, 216; republicans,
200; Progressives, 2; Independents,
2; Prohibitionists, 1; socialists, 1;
five seats vacant Total 486.
There are 62 Democrats and 44
Republicans now in the Senate.
The principal democratic- argu
ment of the campaign had been that
President WllBon should have a Con
gress of his own political faith to
Insure cooperation. This the repub
lican spokesmen have opposed with
the argument that republicans in -Congress
have loyally supported ad
ministration measures needful for
the war, and tnat republicans should
be elected' to deal with important af-ter-the-war
reconstruction problems, '
In todays balloting, particularly
In the -southern states where Demo
crats nomination is equivalent to
election, the elections really are for
mal ratifications of nominations al
ready made. About 100 democratic
and thirty republican candidates for
the House and a dozen democratic
cimlld.itos for the senate already are
virtually elected. The latter include
Senators Bamthead ot Alabama. Rob
inson, of Arkansas, Rannsdell, of '
Louisiana,' Simmons) of North Caro
lina, .Shepard, of Texas, and Martin,
ot Virginia. Also in the same status
are W. J. Harris, nominated to sue
ceed Senator Hardwick, of Georgia,
Representative Pat Harrison, nomi
nated to succeed benator Vardaman,
of Mississippi, Edward J. Gray, or
Louisiana, for the unexpired term of
the late Ueator Broussard, ad N. B. :
Dial and W. P. Pollock, of South
Carolina, for the loaf and short
terms respectively, for the seat held
by the late Senator Tilman.
All of thes are without republican
opponents except Senator Simons.
Virtually ail the democrath candi
dates for the house In the southern
states, and also a score ot ropi'blicju
candidates 111 northern and wrrtern
states, are without opposition. Con
testa In many other congressional
and senatorial districts also nro re
garded iperfunctory, with nominal
opposition being made. -
Chief interest in today's results
is centered in conteats for house
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