Arizona's Electoral Vote and its Bearer are Lost

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- SSj - i A D I 7T WXQMPtf Tl1llilillfrci rHl laj VS1 1 jriJ4su JUJ - if r - Vf f W ff wWJM es AND JWBiARERaitiiiQSir Wilfred Webb Dairying Baby States Three Ballots i or Wilson and Marshall Fails to Reach Gaal WitfiinlWe Left Left Phoenix Ten Days Ago LOST The electoral vote of Arizona and Its bearer Finder please send at once to the office of the Vice President of the United States Senators and representatives of the baby State of Arizona sent broadcast last night the foregoing notice when at 8 oclock the time limit had expired for receiving returns from the national election last November and Wilfred T Webb custodian of three perfectly good votes for Woodrojv Wilson and Thomas R Marshall had failed to appear appear at the Vice Presidents office In the Capitol Patriots Are Perplexed Arizonas patriots and legislators mere much perplexed and disappointed for though no political upheaval would be caused should the three little votes never be found they did not want missing from historys archives Arizonas Arizonas first vote for the chief executive of the nation For 24 hours before the Vice Presidents Presidents office was closed for the night with every electoral vote except Arizonas Arizonas on file a systematic search of Washington hotels and clubs had been conducted in vain for Elector Webb who it was known had left Phoenix with his credentials more than f ten days ago due to arrive here Saturday Until a late hour last night the wires were kept singing with messages to points between here and St Louis in the hope of discovering sijme information information as to the whereabouts of the missing missing messenger Last Heard From in St Louis Webb was last heard from in St Louis four or five days ago but his friends could get no word of him from there last night Louisville was also sought for information but none was forthcoming Under the law the elector chosen to bring to Washington the returns from Arizona should have filed his papers by 6 oclock last night If the penalty - for failure should be enforced Arizona would lose Its vote tn the electoral college college and the official messenger lose his mileage for the trip The duplicate set of Arizonas ballets that were sent by mail are on hand and it is probable probable that no penalty will be enforced if Webb arrives today Meanwhile Arizonas representatives in Congress are nervously awaiting developments

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 28 Jan 1913, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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