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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CROOK COUNTY
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE
PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1916.
IEC1I0S Of WILSON
First Returns Indicated Re
WILSON CLAIMING NEW YORK
Hughes Will Carry Oregon and
Perhaps California Wash'
ington for Wilton
At five o'clock tonijrht the
Journal Is willing to concede the
election of Wilson. Dispatches at
this hour say: New York state,
Wilwii is ahead fiOOO, Oregon
Democratic state headquarters con
mle that Hughes will carry the
state by 2500, San Francim-o,
Hugehs gained 200 votes, leaving
Wilson only 345 votes in the lead
there; St Paul, 2D1 precincts misa
injr, Wilson leading Minnesota by
Wilwm at this hour is credited
with 2.11 votes certain without
New York; Hughes 243 sure which
however leaves New York In his
It will require 266 electoral votes
to elect either candidate!
This is the flint time In the
tiistory of the United' States' that
the result of a presidential election
has hung in the balance in this
manner, and only oneo before has
the election been anything like close
in the sense that this election is
New York, Nov. 8. Tbe contest (or
president of tbo United Stutes ta ap
parently to close that the official re
turns may bo necessary to determine
whether President WoodAiw Wilton
lias been reelected or will ba succeed
cd by the republican candidate,
Charles Kvant Hughes of Now York.
The election hangt In the balance,
Che early pluralltlet for Hughei bar
ing been virtually wiped out by later
Althouah Chairman Wlllrox, for the
republican national committee and bis
clilcf aidca, Prank H. Hitchcock,
Ceorge W. l'erklnt and C. N. BUaa,
declined point blank to concede the
defeat of Mr. Ilughet, they frankly
aald that th outlook waa "uncomfort
Prank Hitchcock, the political ex
pert of the republican camp, declared
that the election of Hughei dependt
on result In California and Minnesota.
Minnesota ihowa Wilson leading by
a substantial plurality. It is Impossi
ble to forecast results, but Wilson hat
made gains In purely rural precincts
this morning. The cities and towns
are In. Tbe farmer vote will decide.
Incomplete returns from California
ahow President Wilson leading with
That one state may decide the elec
tion teemed possible, although demo
cratlo headquarters predated that
Wilson would have a total of 300 votet
in the electoral college.
These states were counted for Wil
ton: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
Colorado, Florida, Ooorgla, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Mis
souri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah and Virginia. Total, 236.
For Hughes were claimed Connecti
cut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is
land, South Dakota, Vermont and Wit
consln. Total, 215. i
Those states were doubtful: Cali
fornia, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota,
.New Hampshire, New Merico, Ore
gon, Washington, West Virginia and
Wyoming. Total, 80.
Eatttrn 8tatea for Hughes.
The east went for Hughes by over
whelming majorities and Wilson did
not carry a single state In this section,
unless, as Is unlikely, he baa carried
The democrats had been, counting
on the middle west, but they reckoned
on It vainly. The middle west as a
MEASURE IS CARRIED
New County Created by-
OLD CROOK GIVES 38.2 PERCENT
Vote Is Closer in Proposed Des
chutes County About Sixty
Six Per Cent
Crook County was divided on
Tuewlay by a very small margin in
the proposed new county, perhaps
not more than one percent more
thati the required (55 percent and
by a vote of about thirty-eight
and two-tenths percent in the pro
poned old County when 35 percent
would have been sufficient to
carry this side of the county.
The vote on the issue in the
three Prineville precincts carried
by about 40 percent, the largest
plurality in favor of the measure
coming from Beaver and Newsom
precincts, the former vote being 69
to 18 in favor of the new county
and in the latter 67 to 34.
Roberta gave more than a ma
jority vote in favor of this measure
also, the vote there being 29 : yes
to 24 no. r
Powell Butte was the heaviest
vote against the new county in the
proposed old county, the vote there
being 18 yes and 88 no.
On the west side, the vote was
very heavy in and about Bend, but
was strong against the passage of
the measure in and near Redmond.
The largest Bend precinct gave
division a vote of 880 yes and 26
no, which was a heavier percentage
than almost any other precinct.
At Redmond the vote was 13 yes
and 190 no, and Sisters went about
two to one against the measure.
Exact figures on the measures
will be published next week.
Ji- f -r :'
' jar ...
section went for Hughes and most of
Its more Important statet went for
him by majorities as great porportlon
ately aa those In the east
Although the metropolitan newt
papers which have supported Presi
dent Wilson conceded hit defeat, the
democratic managers Insisted that
complete returns from the west would
reverse the trend which steadily teem
ed to be piling up the Hughes column.
Democrata Recall 1892.
"Remember 1892," was the predic
tion of the democratic publicity bu
reau, which pointed out that In that
memorable contest the revised returns
placed drover Cleveland In the white
A statement was Issued by the dem
ocratic national committee claiming
that with the loss of the following
states, which It was not believed
Hughes had carrlod, President Wilson
was still re-elected by a majority of
two votes In the electoral college:
California, Indiana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, West Virginia end Wis
consin. The committee claimed that even If
these states were lost, It will give
President Wilson a vote of 2S8 In the
Vance McCormlck, chairman of the
democratic national committee, claim
ed the election of President Wilton
with 270 votet in the electoral college.
Republicans Claim 284 Votet.
The republican national committee
In an official statement claimed Cali
fornia, Connecticut,' Delaware, Idaho,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mary
land, Massachusetts, Michigan, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Inland, South Dakota, Vermont,
Washington, West Virginia and Wis
consin. That made a total of 284 electoral
votes with more than the necessary
266 for an election.
This was the official Indication from
the republicans that the result would
be so close. The republican managers
reallzod that a sudden switch In the
statet Incomplete or" unheard from
might Increase the Wilson flguret,
but were sure the later figures would
add to the atatci they were claiming.
Political experts are busy today ex
plaining the return to power In the
nation of the republican party. Men
of both partlea agree that the vote
thowi the progressives have returned
to the O. O. P. fold. While Mr. Wil
son may bave held some of this vote,
the great majority of the voters who.
four yeart ago rallied to the support
of Mr. Roosevelt, apparently cast their
i ballots for Mr. Hughes.
I The vital Importance of the progres-
I stve vote may be gained from a study
of the figures four yeara ago which
resulted In the election of Mr. Wilson.
At that time the combined vote of
Roosevelt and Taft exceeded that of
Wilson by 1.311.444. Mr. Wilson's
vote was 6.293.019, Taft't 3.484,956
and Roosevelt's 4,119,507.
The big fight of both parties wat
waged In what was regarded as the
tour Important doubtful states of New
York, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, with
a total electoral vote of 113.
New York Votes for JHughet.
New York's 45 electoral votes will
be cas,t for Hughes and Fairbanks.
The returns Indicate that Mr. Hughes
carried the state by a substantial plu
rality. Early returns from the state
were closely watched. In several of
the upper counties of the state, par
ticularly Erie and Monroe, voting
machines were used, which facilitated
prompt tabulation of the returns.
When the complete returns from Buf
falo gave Hughes 40,652 and Wilson
26,915, It waa regarded as certain that
the republican presidential candidate
had carried the state. Early In the
evening the leading New York dallies,
Including the papers which supported
Wilson durtg the campaign, conced
ed the election of Hughes.
Governor Whitman was re-elected
by a large plurality and William M.
Calder, republican candidate for Uni
ted States senator was also elected.
The so-called "solid South," Ala
bama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana,
Mississippi, .North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Vir
ginia, which have uniformly cast their
electoral votet for the democratic
presidential candidates, is still solidly
democratic, Wilson and Marshall poll
ing the usual large majorities.
If the complete revised returns bear
out early Indications the present dem
ocratic majority In the lower house of
congress will be wined out and the re
publican party will be In control.
While the returns Indicate there will
be a largely reduced majority In the
senate It is not believed that the dem
ocrats will lose control, '
HUGHES IN THE
LEAD IN OREGON
Single Tax and Beer Amend
ments Appear to Have
Portland, Or., Nov. 8. Charlet E.
Hughes probably hat carried Oregon
for president by a plurality that may
Hughes is leading Wilson In Mult
nomah county by a narrow margin.
Hughes Is maintaining a good lead
in most of the up-state counties. He
appears to have - carried Benton,
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coot,
Crook, Gilliam, Hood River, Klamath,
Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Sherman, Til
lamook, Wasco, Washington and Yam
hill counties. His lead in Clackamas
Wilson Is leading In Baker, Douglas,
Jackson, Jefferson, Linn, Morrow,
Umatilla, Union and Wallowa coun
ties. W. C. Hawley has been re-elected
representative in congress In the first
district and N. J. Slnnott In the sec
ond district. Both are republicans.
C. N. McArthur, republican candi
date for congress from the Portland
district, Is maintaining a consistent
and apparently safe lead for re-election
over A. W. Lafferty and John A.
Jeffrey, the democratic nominee.
Ben W. Olcott has been re-elected
secretary of state.
Frank A. Moore, of Columbia coun
ty, and George H. Burnett, of Marlon
county, have been re-elected Justices
of the supreme court by substantial
pluralities. Both are republicans.
John D. Mlckle, of Portland, was re
elected datry and food commissioner.
The tingle tax amendment was over
whelmingly defeated. Every county
reporting has given a decisive vote
The brewers' bill likewise has been
snowed under. The margin against it
It large In the outlying counties.
The absolute prohibition bill is run
ning close upstate, and the result on
this measure Is In doubt. Unless
Multnomah county goea heavily
against It, this bill, which would pro
hibit the Importation of liquor, may
Wisconsin Goes for Hughei.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 8. Early re
turns indicated Hughes running well
ahead of Wilson and polling practical
ly all the 1912 combined republican
and progressive vote.
JEFFERSON CO. SEAT
IS WON BY
Duffy Carries the County
BRADSHAW ELECTED IN WASCO
Mrs. Thompson I Elected as
Member of House W. A.
Bell Is Defeated
The camDaicn in JpffVrsnn
county, in which the location of the
county seat was one of the issups.
was warmer, if possible, than that
in irooK county.
Madras won the countv sent hv a
two to one vote over Metolius,
Culver losing out because they
were not on the ballot.
A. W. Bovce was elected ennntv
judge, being the independent candi
date and tnird man in the race.
James Wood, of Ash wood, is the
sheriff-elect. Arnej' is elected
assessor over the present incum
bent, b. U.Percival will perhaps be
the clerk, winning over Johnson,
the present incumbent. Mrs.
Watts is re-elected as county super
intendent. . .
All precincts for the county in
UD to a late hour veste rdav. pt.
cept Kutcher, Muddy and Ashwood
gave uuny to4 and brink 437.
Wasco county had a very heateu
campaign in local as well as Na
tional affairs on Tuesday, which
resulted in the election of Judge
W. u Bradshaw to succeed himself
as circuit judge, which position he
has held for a great many years.
He defeated "Little" Fred Wilson,
who is well known here, also by a
plurality of about 600 votes.
Attorney Gallowav defeated W.
A. Bell, also well known here, for
the office of district attorney by
about 600 votes.
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, who
spoke here on Monday, was elected
representative from that district by
approximately 150 votes.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
Total electoral votes 531 and 26S
votet necessary to win.
North Dakota .
New jersey ....
lihode Island ...
South Dakota .
DUFFY, BROWN, MYERS
KNOX, LUTHY, FOSTER
Young of Bend Ejected for
IRTZ'S LEAD IS SHAH
Official Count May Be Required
to Decide la Perhaps Elect
Wisconsin ............. .- 13
Indiana ..... '. ........ 15
Minnesota .... 12
New Hampshire . . 4
New Mexico 8
Oregon - .... 8
West Virginia - - 8
Total - 70
Oklahoma It Democratic
Oklahoma City, Nov. 8. State dem
ocratic headquarters claims Wilton
hat carried the state.
Representative Mann Re-elected.
Chicago, Nov. 8. James R. Mann,
minority leader ot the house at Wash
ington, on whom a vtgoroua fight wat
made by the drys of the second Illi
nois congressional district, was elect
ed by an indicated plurality of 10,000.
Tuesday's county election was
one of many surprises and as is
the usual result, half of the candi
dates were defeated.
The thing that is puzzling repub
lican leaders is what becarpe of the
lead that the registration showed
for their party which was about
1100 in the county
Wilson carried Crook county by s
majority of about 1000 and every
republican candidate in the county
with the single exception of J. E.
Meyers was defeated, and in the
instance of Mr. Meyers, there waa
no regular democratic candidate
against him, Mr. Thompson run
ning independent. This does not
include Treasurer Jordan, who had
" Judge. Duffy defeated Mr. Brink
for Circuit judge by a vote of
2662 as against 1888 in the county
(one small precinct out) and se
cured a lead of about 200 out of
Jefferson, which gives him the
district by almost 1000 votes.
Commissioner Overturf was de
feated by Ernest T. Luthy, of
Roberts, by a vote of 1946 to 1802.
The matter of creating Deschutes
county will pot effect this office
as Mr. LuJiy is a resident of the
proposed old county.
At eleven o'clock today both Dis
trict Attorney Wirtz and H. H.
DeArmond, of Bend, were claim
ing the district attorneyship, al
though totals we have show Mr.
Wirtz's re-election certain by less
than 50 votes, the figures being
2630 to 2014.
Warren Brown defeatted J. H.
Haner for clerk by more than two
to one, Brown running strong in
Bend and carrying one of these
precincts where Haner was conced
ed to be strongest.
For assessor, Foster defeated
Ketchum by a vote of 2088 to 1729,
polling a strong vote especially in
the eastern part of the county
where democratic registration was
. J. E. Meyers was re-elected su
perintedent of school by 2402 to
1564, regardless of the fact that
he defeated tne same opponent at
the primaries by less than 20 votes.
For Sheriff, Knox defeated
Roberts by a decisive majority,
polling a good vote in the Bend
man's home precincts, while he
carried LaPine and other nearby
precincts with good majorities.
George Young, of Bend, was
elected surveyor, being the inde
pendent candidate for that position.
With three precincts yet out,
Burdick had 2284 votes for repre
sentative, Forbes 2004, and Hynd
man 1445. For senator, Thompson
polled 1799 votes in the county and
Baldwin 1694, with three precincts
While there are no complete re
turns on the rabbit bounty
measure, every precinct from
which returns have been received
on this . matter show, almost no
vote against the measure.
In the representative, district,
Burdick is high man, leading
Forbes by about 300 without the
Grant county vote and Hyndman
is 1200 votes behind Burdick in
the same territory.
Baldwin and Thompson are hav
ing a neck and neck race for state
senator, with Thompson' slightly
in the lead.
James Turner, of this citv. left
( for Mitchell the first of the week.