Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 10, 1916, Image 1

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Size of Majority Can Only Be
To'i When Official Count
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Indications Are Majority Will
Be In Neighborhood
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v. By. Perry Arnold,
t I'nited Press1 .Stnff Correspondent)
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N'ew Yjir.k,Nur JO.-Takiugtfce tmj."tl United Press last night giving
official, count at its face value, there
. was no doubt this afternoon that
Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R.
Marshull had been re-elected president
and vice-president.
The republican - national committee,
however, did not view that unofficial
count as closing what has been in mnny
respects the most bewildering complex
teotion in tho history of the nation.
A conference of tl. O. P. chieftains
who gathered at the headquarters short
ly before noonwas still in session at
1:30 presuinnbly mapping out tho states
in which the party intends to institute
proceedings for a recount, or possible
court proceedings. A formal state
ment, issued by them with the ap
proval of Governor Hughes, declared
that result of the election could not be
considered until tho official counts!
competed. They pointed out that
many of the returns so far tabulated
are unofficial and nlrcady many mis
takes having important 1 results have
liivn found. They said they felt they
"owed it to the American people" to
see that an absolutely accurate and
honest count is made. The leaders ex
pected the official count to be com
pleted by next MVnday. Those in the
conference, included: Chnirmnn Will-
'(nn, (ieorge W. Perkins, George W.
Wiekersham, Frank H. Hitchcock,
Travis H. Whil nejv Herbert Parsons,
t.'nrnelius X. Bliss, Jr. .
At democratic headquarters, Chair
man Vance Met 'orinirk said good bye
nnd prepared, ho said, to 'Hive the sim
ple life" again at Harriauurg. Head
p'arterHjtere being dismantled this
iifiernoJii MoCnrmiek said he classi
fied as ''doubtful'' alt the states from
which complete returns had not yet
' Veil made, but that even with these
out, President Wilson's total vote was
far "above the SCO
I ell liinkler nav removed his mus
tai he on nceount o' th ' cost o' dye
stuff. Who remembers when a po
litii al rgvment alius concluded with a
fit fight f .
NO. 241
California showed Wilson loading bvl
4,244 v&tes. -,.'
President Wilson received his first'
greeting from the public as ''the next
president" at Khino Criff, N. V., when'
he landed today from tho yacht May
flower and took a train for Williams
town, Mass.
- Thoro ho will bo present at the chris
teniHg of his grandchild.
Governor Hughes remained at the
Astor hotel. ,
By J. II. a 9
(Cnited Press staff co.Sj indent.)
Snn Francisco, Nov. 10. Hfornia
has swung into the Woodro vilson
column, according to complete tns
from all but 33-of the stnte V5,8l -"i
cincts. early today. '-.
The size of the president's plurality
will not be determined until the official
count - is completed and a uuniDer of
expected revisions have been made, but
5,833 precincts show hiinH,ading
Charles F.vaus Hughes by 5,298 votes.
The complete figures on these precincts,
as tabulated by the I'nited Press at an
Nearly hour gave Wilson 407,497 nud
Hughes 402,199. .
Returns are complete from all but 13
of the OK counties and in 10 of these,
not more thnn three precincts are miss
ing. The 33 precincts yet to report will
not change the general result in Cnli-
i fornia, althought they mayreduce Presi
dent ilson s lend comewhat-
Tlie uncertainty of the president's
plurality is caused by au apparent con
fusion in Humboldt county. P. N. Kay,
county cierK oi uint couniy, teiegrapn-
ma . oiricitif cuum wnu pre
cincts missing as Hughes 5,070 and
Wiluon 5.014,
On the face of these fig
ures Wilson's vote in Humboldt' county
was Increased by more than 1,000 over
figures given in earlier returns. To
check against the possibility of error,
thA United Press was makinf? efforts
early today to reach Kay in order to
veufy uis figures. -Wilson
is Gaining.. .
Even should Kay' figures prove er
roneous, however, the error will not
change the general result in the state.
Of the 13 counties, yet to complete
their returns, Wilson is running ahead
in nine and these nine contuiu nil but
10 of the missing preciucts.
- In an exetra edition this morning the
San Francisco Chronicle, one of the
stauuchoHt Hnghes supporters in, the
west, conceded California to Wilson by
a pralily of about 3,000 and declared
the president had been re-electedr The
I. (is Angrics papers made similar con
cessions. Chester Howell, republican
state chairman, however. Vns not will
ing early today to concede the state to
the president without qualification. He
admitted that California had apparently
gone democratic on the face of almost
complete returns but asserted that be
would not abandon all hope until the of
ficial count had been finished.
"Becnuso of substantial errors al'
ready discovered in unofficial counts,"
he said, "it is seen to be quite possible
to change the apparent result of the
voting in California by detecting and
correcting similar and yet undiscovered
Talk of Split Delegation.
Meanwhile democratic leaders, too,
are taking ateps to watch the official
count. Au error in tabulating returns
from I.os Angeles eounty yesterday, an
nounced bv ltevistrnr McAleer, which
votes needed to',We', 2-000 to n that
cumii, mren uemurrmy ur i.us An
geles into great excitement. They an
nounced that they expected to keep a
clore wntch while the official recheck
ing is in progress, to guard ngainst the
possibility of similar error.
- Federal officials from Hun Francisco
have also seir.ed the ballot boxes in a
number of preciucts in Alameda county
and are guarding them pending official
tabulation. ' i
Republican leaders wo are ready to
concede Wilson's plurality iuthis state,
today discussed also the possibility of
split dolegutlon from California in the
electoral college.
I'nder the law. the 13 candidates for
elector who receive the highest vote
go to the electoral college, regardless of
whether ill 1.1 axe of the tame politi
ck faith. It is asserted by republicans
that therp is a possibility that the
highest republican electoral in many
counties has received a slightly larger
vote than the loVest democratic elector.
They point out thnt.-in Muriim county,
there is a difference of only 33 votes
between the low democrat and the high
est republican.
New York. Xov. lO.-Nntionnl head
quarters of both big pnrtie were com
pletely deserted enrly today for the
first . time since balloting started
throufjlinuf the country Tuesday. Just
befor going home about midnight ev
eryone at republican headquarters ex
ecuting Chairman Willcox, either pub-lirh-
or privately, conceded President
Wilson's re-election.
Neither He Nor Willcox Have
Yet Conceded Wilson's
- Election
By Carl D. Groat '
(United Press staff correspondent)
New York, Nov. 10. Charles Kvans
Hughes took latest returns today with
complete outward calmness, despite
the terrific strain since Tuesday. He
slept late. At 9:30 he had not -ordered
breakfast sent to his private dining
room at the Hotel Astor. When he ap
peared later he was smiling and ex
changed pleasantries! in his old way
with personal and political friends, who
called. - . v
The governor, however, plainly show
ed the effects of the conflicting emo
tions of the past four days. This and
lack of sufficient sleep, together with
the most strenuous campaign ever
mndo by a presidential candidate, had
slightly drawn his features and his
step had not the swing in it that t
had when he started out last July on
his 34,000 mile campaign toiyr
Early this forenoon Hughes had sent
no message of congratulation to Wil
son. This was taken in some quarters
as indicating that he and Tliairman
WHlcox,""With oue or two others, may
delay , tjleir iisual exchange until the
official count is complete in all -close
states; Willcox and Hughes have not
yet conceded defeat. Another factor in
this connection js exactly what action
(Continued from page one.)
Portland, Ore., Nov. 10 With
30,000 votes to be counted, the
Oregon "bone dry'' amendment
was only 935 behind at noon to
day, and gaiuing steadily. It
seems certain that liquor will be
absolutely prohibited in the
state, chopping off the big
revenue gained by California es
tablishments shipping wet goods
Dry Amendments
Carry in Los Angeles
, Lob Angeles, Nov. 10, Los Angeles
county, with all 'but four out of 1,215
precincts tabulated gave the drys a
combined majority of 48,813 on amend
ments number 1 and number 2.
Amendment number 2 carried the
county by 20,085 plurality. Both dry
easures were voted down iu the city.
Complete returns from 1211 out of
1215 precincts on amendments numbers
1 and 2, as given out by Registrar Mc
Aleer today were:
Los Angeles citv amendment num
ber one es, 72,194; no, 84,919.
Los Angeles county-number one,
ytn, 04 902; no, 30,099.
Total countv ami city on number 1,
yes, 137150; no 121018.
Amendment number two l.os Angeles
city yes, 75,330; no, 80,907.
Los Angeles eountv yes, 0(1,133; no,
33,811. - , :
Total eonnty and city on number two,
yes," 141,403; no, 114,778. - -
Market Unmoved
300,080 FOR
by Wilson's Election
New York,' Nov. 10. The stock mar
ket opened steady with irregular and
narrow changes in prices In the face of
apparent assurance of Wilson's re-election
iHteel stocks allowed some advances,
railways were fractionally down and
sugar and paper stocks were strong.
Ouening in United fcttatet Hteel was
made at 124 and 124 1-4, the former be
ing yesterday's closing fttrare. Lacka
wanna Kteel wan up one. International
I'sper one and Cuba Cane feugnr 7 8.
Wilson Alabama, 12; Art
ton a, 3; Arkansas, 9; Califor
nia, 13; Colorado', 6; Florida, 6;
Georgia. 14: Idaho. 4: Kansas.
10; Kentucky, 13; Louisiana,''
10; Maryland,- 8; Mississippi,
10;- Missouri, 18; Montana, 4;
Nebraska, 8; Nevada, 8; North
Carolina, 12; North Dakota, 5;
Ohio, 24; Oklahoma, 10; South
Carolina, 9; Tennessee, 12;
Texas, 20; Utah, 4; Virginia,
12; Washington, 7; Wyoming, 3.
New Mexico, 3. Total, 272.
Hughes Connecticut, 7;
Delaware, 3; Illinois, 29; Indi
ana, 15; Iowa, 13; Maine, 6;
Massachusetts, 18; Michigan,
15; New Jersey, 14; New York,
45; Oregon. 6; Pennsylvania,
38; Bbode Island, 6; South Da
kota, 6; Vermont, 4; West Vir
ginia, 8; Wisconsin, 13. Total,
N Doubtful: - Minnesota, 12;
'New Mexico, 3; New Hamp-
shire, 4. Total, 16-
South Went Dry But North
Polled Tremendous Vote
- Against It
San Francisco. Nov. 10. California
will epparently remain wet. Majorities
against the prohibition measures indi
cated in today' tabulations show that,
with tBemeptionOtttome,lgwilhwwlWitch bon icturued. The bob-
California sections where the vote was
largely ' dry, prohibition was gen
erally a losing measure.' Absolute pro
hibition is running behind approximate'
ly 110,000 and partial prohibition ap'
(Continued from page one.) .
. MK1-4000 AGAiriST
Taking Up With Crocker and
the Standpatters Was
Fatal Move
Hughes' Statement He Would
, Not Dabble ia Local Poli
tics, a Snub .
By Perry Arnold ' j
(United Press staff correspondent)
New York, Nov. 10. Woodrow Wil
sou apparently has been elected presi
dent without the votes of the hereto
fore supposedly iudispensible states of
I New York, Indiaua and Illinois. He has
'seemingly won without aid from three
j democratic leaders whose domination in
those states i popularly accredited
them in the title of "Boss." They are
Charles V. Murphy of Tammany Hall,
Tom TagKart of Indiana, and Koger
Sullivan of Illinois.
Only two other presidents have beeu
elected without the vote of New York.
One was Orant, in 1868. The other was
Rutherrford B. Haves.
Politicians all ver the country will
await with interest the administration 's
treatment of the New York city, Illi
nois state and Indiana state democratic
. Good By Tammany
The consensus of -opinion today was
Each Side Claims Majority
But Control May Be Out
side of Either
Kew York, Nov. 10. Tha political
complexion of the coming house of rep
resentatives today remained in doubt
with indications that the lower body
might find itself with the balanco of
Fower in the hands of several members
rom without tho major parties social
ists, an independent, a progressive and
a protectionist.
It'B one certain novelty will be the
first skirted legislator ever in either
national house Miss Jeanette Kaukin,
of Missoula, Montana. Hhe now appears
to have a commanding lend over Harry
B. Mitchell, her democratic opopnent.
One estimate of the standiug of par
ties in the house is' republicans, 217;
democrats, 213; all others, five. From
that it swings to squarely the opposite
republicans, 213; democrats, 217; and
all others, fivo - "
Cncle Joe Cannon, the Danville, III,
sage of the long cigars, good stories,
parlor and otherwise, will be on hand as
usual. Republican Leader Mann van
quished his democratic opponent. Nick
Longworth, of Ohio, son-in-law of Col
onel Roosevelt, triumphed.,
t i rii ni..uL -.1 : elfin .1.
Kijjeunur v ji nui y vinriv uu,i vinuira
bing Adams apple of "Cyclone'! Davis
of Texas,- will not return. Davis was
eliminated In the primaries- Clyde
Tavenner, of Illinois, associated with
Henry Ford in the campaign against
(Continued on - page five.)
JC 3sC S'jc jc ljc )Jt i(t sjc 3(C 3C 30C iVfC j( Tt )f(
Seward, Alaska, Nov- 10.
James Wickershnm today re
fused to concede he had been
defeated by Charles Nulzer,
brother of former Governor
William Hiilaer, of New York,
for delegate to congress. The
"vote stands: Nulzer, 5,504 j
Wickersham, 5,519. Remote pre
cincts will go for Wickersham
his friends declare,
Returns from 25 ' towns on
prohibition show the drys in the
lead by a vote of 5,037 to 3,512.
i(( jt ift )jt i(t )f s)c ifc ic i)t i)c jc ije ijt )c
that there wer lean years ahead for
all three, so far as federal patronage
and recognition by the administration
is concerned.
It Is generally believed that on Tam
many Hall will fall the hardest blow
since from dawn of election day the
president's friends had a hunch that
the Murphyitea would knife Wilson.
The tremendous city majority which
Tammany promised Wilson failed dis
mally to materialize.
Of scarcely less interest ainone poli
ticians today than discussion of Hughes
apparent defeat even though carrying
New York, Indiana and Illinois, was
what happened in California, it was
agreed that Hnghes must havo suffered
a tremendous rutting there, since Gov
ernor Hiram Johnson, senatorial nomi
nee on the same ticket and idol of the
progressives, ran nearly 300,000 ahead
of him. Apparently the nroiressives
threw most of their strength to Wilson.
All of whirs, recalled to republicans
today the direful predictions, which
were made at the time of Governor
Hashes' campaign tour of California,
due to "kidnaping of the nominee by
a republican faction which sought to
"rreeze out" tne progressives.
Explains tht Causa of It
Now that the election is over, a sum
marizing of the principal features of
Governor Hughes' tour of California by
the writer, who accompanied him on
tho trip, may serve to throw light on
inlifornia's vote.
In the first place, they play politics
verv seriously in California. I'll until
summer there was bitter warfare be
tween tho "regular" republicans of
the old school and ' tha progressives,
mostly recruited from the republican
fold, but who revolted against the type
(Continued on page, thref)
The President Wore
By Robert J. Bender.
(Urr!t?d Press staff correspondent.)
Rhine Cliff, N. Y., Nov. 10 Presi
dent Wilson was greeted as "the next
president" when he came ashore from
me yacnt aiaynowcr voaay, en route
to Williamstown, Mass..
A bij crowd greeted the president and
Mrs. Wilson ami cheered both. The presi
dent was looking fine and wore a hap
py smile, as he responded to the greet
ing. Ho had been kept informed of
California's vote count by wireless dur
ing the night.
The Mayflower made the journey up
the Hudson by easy stages and arrived
here early in tha morning. ' The presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson came ashore short
ly before 10 o'clock and imemdintely
boarded a Bpecinl train for Williams
town, Mass.
Chicago Starts Fight
for Liquorless Nation
Chicago, Nov. 10. Chicago's drive on
booze began today- Believing a dry
Chicago would be the greatest victory
yet won for prohibition, the, Anti-Saloon
leagne today began a campaign to
banish the saloon at the 1918 election.
On the heels of their expected vic
tory hero,' the drys plan to establish a
liquorless nation by 1920."
W. J. Bryan and Billy Punday ar
enlisted in the big drive. Bryan will
be here November 20 for a prohibition
rally. Billy Sunday will come next fall
for a big revival. Dry workers are ex
pecting him to create a strong feeling
against boose. .Twenty organizations
r joined in the Chfcogo fight, '
Democrats fa Full
Control fa Idaho
Boi', Idaho. Nov. 10. Democrats
will control all branches of the Idaho
state government, next year, according
tp practically .complete election returns
today. ...
Governor Alexander has beon re-elected
by a plurality of less than one thous
and. All other Btate offices are dem
ocratic except statu treasurer, mine in
spector and superintendent of public
Instruction. Both branches of the legis
lature are democratic, . !
The republicans, . however, elected
both representatives in congress, Addi
son T. Smith and Burton L. French.
They an far ahead of the republican
ticket. Wilson's plurality in Idaho is
close to 15,000.
Portland, Or., Nov. 10. Hund the
leather medal for prize payment of
freak election bets to Edward S. Saw
yer, automobile salesman. He barked
Hughes, and today he was to haul a
big touring car around town, being
harnessed to it with ropes.
Hughes' Lead 7,259 Sunday
Law Repealed, Rural
. Credits Safe
: Fortland, Ore., Nov. 10. Thirty thou
sand votes were still untabulated ' In
Oregon this afternoon, but from the re
turns on hand It was evident that three
constitutional amendments had been
beaten, two were still in doubt, and the
republicans had swept tho state.
Latest f inures showed Hughes 7,2599
ahead of Wilson, with 121,291. to the
president's 114,032.
In the First congressional district
Hawlcy, republican, bent Weatherford,
democrat, 57,1112 to 30,925. on the fact
of present returns.
binnott, republican, bad a landslide
in the Second congressional district lead-.
ing Barclay, democrat, 17.KN2 to Z.9MM,
The Third dktrict, Portland and vi
cinity, found Mc.Arthur ahead of Lat
terly 357M9 to 27,223. Hnwley, Sinnott
and McArthur all are present incumb
ents. , . .
Of the constitutional amendments,
the "homo dry", tanin un untaounu
the "bone dry" ' and "antl-vaeclna'
tion" measures rere still doubtful. On
the former, at 12:30 p. m-, the vote was
96.225 to 97,1S0 with many strong pro
hibition districts yet uncounted.
The tingle item veto is running ahead
104,684 to 29,639.- Ship tux exemption
apparently carried 94,358 to 40,073.
(Continued on (age two,)
This Is Latest Returns frcn
California Late Tbs
.- Afternoon
New Mexico for Wilscn by
About 1,509 Rfascta
San Francisco, Nov, 10. Return
from all but 20 precincts in California
tabulated this afternoon gave Presi-.
deft Wilson a lead of 4,254 over Charles
E. Hughes. ' '
The total vote In 5J!47 precincts
wai Hughes' 401,202, and AVi:ou 4W,
516, ' .
The apparent reduction In the total
vote of each candidate was the result
ofl a series- of revisions and ehange
in Sierra and Shasta counties where of
ficial figures were substituted for tha
unofficial totals furnished by United
Press correspondents. In Sierra county
there was a difference of nearly 800 in
the total of each candidate between tha
unofficial and official figures, al
though President Wilson's plurality ia
that eounty was not substantially
New Hampshire In Doubt. .
Concord, N. H., Nov. 10 Although
official figures so far determined con
tinued to back the republican commit
tee's claims that Hughes would win
New Hampshire, the re-checking of
Tuesday's ballots early today showed
a tendency to put New Hampshire in
the Wilson column.
New Hampshire is still held in lha
doubtful list and both state committees
are steadfast in their claims of victory.
The republicans claim the state by a
plurality of 100 or a little more and
the demorrats forecast the final const
will be at least H4 in their favor.
Deputy Secretary Pillsbury, who is in
charge of the checking of the ballot,
declared early todayvthat it will b
noon before the final figures will bo
Minnesota Gets Closer.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov, 10. Secretary
of State Julius Schmahl received word
today that the Minnesota election rom
missiouers would arrive in St. Paul from
Llano Grande, Texas, with the votes of
the guardsmen, at 9:45 tomorrow morn
ing. According to Schmahl, the count of
the votes will begin at once and tha re
sult should bo known shortly after noun.
It is believed this count will definitely
settle the result in tne mate.
Ten of the 20 missing precincts from
Koochiching county, on the Canadian
border, gave Wilson 1,018 and Hughes
447, reducing the Hughes lead to 719,
with . precincts missing.
. Rt.. Paul. Minn.. Nov. 10 With 32
precincts missing the Hughes lead ia
down to 487 in Minnesota.
west Virginia, Hughas. '
Wheeling, W. Va.. Nov. 10. With 131
precincts in 1,713 missing, Hughes was
loading Wilson by 3,149. The connt was
(Continued on pnoo fiv.
Oregon : To
night and Satur
day fair, eolder
tonight: norther
ly winds. , ,