The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on November 3, 1920 · 1
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The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida · 1

Orlando, Florida
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Wednesday, November 3, 1920
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"' "" j ' ; cw f " I i 1 1! . . J ! f ; I ' ; cre? I ' FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF. ASSOCIATED PRESS ao?lT11 ! IKEATEST NEWSPAPE3 th world at toub pooh BErone breakfast. CITY Gt, FLORIDA i VOLUME VIII. : 'p. ' : 1 ;9'd? flcridaJ7cdacs NoVcdbcr 3, 1920. ' : ' : KuLcr:"24. . g mmmswm&RBiNG wim .' , . . , ' V ' - i . ' A ND -CONGRESS REPUBLIC AN W, YORK. SENA TE GIVES HARD mG l,00M0mUM TROUBLE? Al -.'OOOEE CLAIMS WW. ALITWpRACE: MITE-VIC TIMS NEW YORK, Nor. S (5n the face of returns showing the growing landslide for HardinV, Governor Cox'a own newspaper, the Dayton News; and Chairman White of the Democratic National Committee, soon after 11 p. m. conceded the election of Senator Harding. Without waiting for returns from the West, which four years ago elected Wilson, in the face of pluralities for-Hughes throughout the East, the Democratic candidate) and his cheif manager conceded that in the "solemn referendum," which President Wilson said would decide the League of Nations question, American voters had preferred Harding who favored "staying out" to Cox .who favored "going in -i-X.-U- - , " Governor Cox, who was farKIS newspaper office when the concession of Senator Harding's election was published, said he would issue no statement tonight Senator Harding, at his home in Marion, said he vas "more given to prayer to God to make me capable of playing my part" than to ex-ulUtion. ; - - V ' At 12:30 o'clock this morning, 'with actual returns far from complete, Harding -was certain of 275 votes in the electoral college from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illonols, Iowa. Kansas, Maine Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire;' New Jersey, New -York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont,' Washington,- Wiscon Kin, and Wyoming . , t HARDING PRAYS FOR STRENGTH -v MARION, O., Nov. 2. Convinced by early returns of his election to the Presidency, Warren G Harding issued a statement tonight saying-lhat instead of being exultant over the yesult he .was "more given to' prayer to God, to make me capable of playing my part." At 11 :15 p.' m. (Eastern time), with the West and Middle West still scarcely heard from, the Harding' landslide -.: in the East was continuing with gathering momentum, At the rats the Harding column was growing at that ' hour' the Republican plurality in the - state of New York would be the uir-4 ?" precedented figure of more than a n million. ' New York city was going for : . Harding by at least half a million. " "'-The governorship fight-continued close 1 with , Republican managers Pennsylvania returns at this nour showed Harding leading Cox three to one, and Senator Penrose elected. . , . . Massachusetts, promised-the greats est plurality to Harding ever given a presidential candidate in that state. Boston went, for a Republican for the second time In its history, and had given Harding a irreater lead ; over Cox than it gave McK holey over Bryan in 1890. ELECTORAL VOTE STATES - bo .5 . - WARREN G. MARDINOL . CALVIN COOLIDGE, ? Alabama ....... 12 Arizona J . 3 -12 Arkansas T.i;...' 9 California Colorado I Connecticut i-'. Dal aware - . Florida ' Returns from half of Vermont gave -Harding a three, to n lead Over -Cox Hughes beat Wilson two to one there in 1916. c t - , In "the "noma ''district, of Charles P. - Murphy Jejfeo - beat Cox two to one. ' " ; -Maine' reported -Harding leading Cox by the largest plurality ever given . v 'Jtoifl presidentialandwate, Ohid, one-fifth complete, showed' la growing vote-to- Harding. - - ; Harding carried two wards in the city of Atlanta, Ga., anad two parishes m the Louisiana sugar belt, both Dem -. cratic atates. . .-. - In 'i New-Vork Wadsworth "led his .t)emocFatie"-'OppohehV'LieutrGovernor .Waleter. - , ,,SjenatQra. Brandee of.Connecticut, and Moses of New Hampshire, oppo- - nents of the League of Nations, both seemed certain of re-election. ' The late closing opolls in Western ' states, the difference in time,xlong - ballots,- and. a. greatly increased . vote - wsre- the causes of the late, returns front the West.- "T" NEW YORK, Nov. 2.With. tooting horns," and the cackle of rattlers, New York city'poured out into the streets tonight for its time honored election night celebration- for New York always celebrates, whoever the winner and whoever the loser but hardly had the streets filled when they" emptied, for It rained by f aV-anore than the proverbial bucketfuL Crowds which had gathered in 5 front ' of " bulletin boards broke and ran, swept along by a furious wind that whipped the rain-drops under the umbrellas with merciless force. The few score, however, that stood their ground on Park Row, ' at 8:45 -o'clock saw the tower of the New York -World building suddenly illuminated with red lights-the signal; that that newspaper," a 'staunch supporter of Governor Cox, had conceded the election of his rival. . About t tl. same.una,.lhftlJew-Tork,'..Sun, . which 1ms chaapfonedl the Republican-. Georgia . j Idaho Illinois . Indiana Towa -.-.i. -w.-. Kansas - 1 Kentucky Louisiana ... Maine Maryland .lil..... Massachusetts'..'... Michigan.,. IS 6 , 7 .3 . 6 14 4 29 . 15 13 10 13 10 6 .8 18 " 6 14 13 10 12 - -18-4 "8" 118 3 , 4 14 .3 10 :,38 -- 1 9 12 10 Minnesota ... Missouri Montana lNebraka--sru-i-c5XZC;'r Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico rwwv. New York ... 45 ' North Carolina 12 North Dakota 5 1; Ohio ...... 24 Oklahoma . ... Oregon Pennsylvania "ZZZZZ Hhode Island 'I-!.' South Carolina .... South Dakota ... 5 ' Texas ..... .... 20 - 20 Utah .1 4 Vermont . -4 ' Virginia 12 12 Washington 1.. - 7 West Virginia .. 8 Wisconsin sv--a.--13. .13 3 29 .15 j-13 . 10 6 8 18 15 12 QUIET BUT HEAVY ELECTION IHXOUNTY CAPITAL YESTERDAY 14 .9 45 24 5 :38 5 Wyoming 5 4 .4 7 8 13 3 Total UMJ......531 167 ' 364 Necessary to elect, 266. V0RKT.IEN FINISH AT - PHILLIPS THEATRE HujeTyphccn Fnr.$ Recently - .IsstsIIcd Ready fcr The management of the Phillips Theatre announces that the, crew of workmen who have been busy for the past six weeks installing a complete new ventilatiitg' evstomV have finished and maybe you have fcen one tf those who have already felt the breeze created by the new fans .-when -they were, turned -4n -as an experiment on Tuesday,;'' ''.'"."''' , Heavy Negro Vcte; Precincts Mcs. I and L uvcnvneirned as Voting Line Pours Ballots . Into Boxes. ' ' Election day passed very quietly in Orlando. : With . the . opening of the polls in the jnorninejit 8i00 o clock a long line of people moved steadily f or ward into the voting booths. The throng kept, augmenting until the streets bulled with the followers of the Democratic and Republican party, wijh. theiupporters xifcthe DemocraticJ candidatgOPPftXeilyerwhalniingly- t"""'l.t 1 !X JJ l'..J I in vne majoruy, as was eviuenceu oy the absence' of any gatherings in hot debate, usually to be found when two opposing-political factions gather . at the polls to settle Jthessue3pfjBgTat campaign.-" With the number of qualified voters in Orange county numberine.r-t ? it is estimated that the total vote polled, will reach COX TAKES PASSIVE INTEREST IN THE ELECTION RETURNS . Perry, the negro who shot and killed the two white boys at Ocoee yesterday evening was forcibly , removed from the hands of Chief Vestel and Sheriff Gordon this morning at 3:30 o'clock and taken to M parte unknown. Perry was expected to die at any moment, so the sur' geon at hand stated. ; About 100 were la the party. i - 4 , The coroner's jury sitting on the death of Borgard and McDaniels was composed of Chester Kennison, foreman, W. D. Way, C. G. Wood, 4 E. C. Blair, D. N. Floyd, and L. T. Jacobs. The verdict was death from unknown partleiw The jury will conduct a further investigation this. 4 morning. ; Borgard was shot in the temple. McDaniels was shot in the T abdomen. 'Both boys were ex-service men and had on portions of their uniforms. t - . At 4 a. m. a telephone message staled that things were fairly quiet 4 and that daylight would produce further developments. 4 At 3 o'clock a.m. negro quarters at Ocoee were burning. Two 4 houses in flames. Eight negroes trapped in one house. Three killed, 4 two shot outright, other caught fleeing. Several burned.' Fire" is 4 spreading. ' , -. . 4;, 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 irllE DEAD . 4 Leo Borgard, 25 years old, son of W. G. Borgard, of Winter a4 41 den. During war was stationed 4"at Gettysburg Jn; tank corps. ' . ' Elmer McDaniels, of Qcoee, 25 years old, driver for school bus 4r 4 Three unidentified negroes. 4 4" 44-444444444444 4- TIIE WOUNDED 4- . ... 4. ' John Turner, wounded in back, not seriously 4 4 Sam Salisbury, wounded in left Mm.:'--.; ';".:.:r 4 4" July Perry, negro, right arm shot away, expected to die. 4 4 4- Goes to His Newspaper Office J to Watch Returns ; V Makes r No Ccmmen cn Early Elec tion Returns. "; DAYTON,: O., Nov.- 2 Other', than castinar his vote earlv in the dav Gov. ernor Cox, the Demkratic presidential candidate, apparently took a passive nterest m the election, but tonight he went to his newspaper office to watch' the"Tta"rn.'?3-.vP)rv;T; The governor was smiling when he reached the office at-7i30-with-Mrs; kcrbutnmadero election. . At that time newsboys carrying news in the first editions. rA big crowd had gathered to await the record oTlhe Tote, and it treete At least two white men dead, two white men wounded but not seriously, an unknown number of negroes killeed or wounded, and several under arrest, were stirring, bloody events which threw . Orange county - into the throes of excitement last night when it was learned that a race fight had been staged at Ocoee, a town of 300, located twelve miles west of Orlando, the bloodshed being the result of the election, and the outgrowth of a negro carrying a shotgun to the polls after he had been. refused to vote because of non-payment of poll tax. The khcrwn dead are Leo Borgard, of Winter Garden, a former "service jnan of the werld war. 'aged twenty-five years, and a son of W. C Borgard, of Winter Garden; Elmer McDaniels, of Ocoee, age twenty-five.? Sam Salisbury, a former captain in the army, a native , cf Brooklyn, and a former chief of police in Orlando, was wounded in the left arm,-ad John Hanner, an Orlando contractor, was wounded in the arm but not seriously. The negroes in Ocoee have been dispersed and sent to the woods where, they are in no danger for the present. One nesrro wounded was captured and brought to the Orlando hospital where an effort will be to-save his life in older togain inskleTacts. The two white men who were slain were discovered only after a search, both lying dead in the back ' yard of the; wounded rnegro'a home,Lthe one brought to Orlando. The wounded black, Joe Parrish, has not given any information. - In -the morning the .negro . who started the riot "appeared at .the polls and was ' refused .a vote because of non-payment of poll tax. He was sent. awav. hut in the afternoon - rp- turneit'tTWerpona i with a shotgun and persisted in an attempt to cast a ballot He was disarmed and told, to move on ; which he did, - Then after the- polls . had closed and with dark- The .color- iine was -in'-evidence as lruthe past, with a steady stream of thgro men and women txercising the rights given them by the 15th amend' ment. .Thwugh-,aJ&e until Veil into the afternoon no-pre- ceptible decrease was noted -in the voting lines, and late arrivals at the polls kept the clerks busy until the closing hour of 6 o'clock. . -. ' - The first white lady voting in pre cinct No. 1 was Mrs. Annie -F. Mathes and the first white man to cast a bUitwati'fi.lteR-liir-reeiHel No. . Z, W, p. Watson was) the first white man to appear at the polls and Mrs. Annie C. Watson the first white ady. , .. JACK DEf.IPSEY VS. JESS YILLARD f.IAR. 17 MONTREAL, Nov. 2. Jack Demp- sey, world s heavyweight champion, announced here today that .he had agreed to a 15 round bout with Jess Willard, former world's champion, to take place next March t7."The location of the fightTie said, had not been decided.-v- t -a r; 'T . - : I"' CLOSE VOTE IN ORLANDO The latest returns " from Orlando: Republicans, 157; Democrats, .143; letcher,-156; Cheney, 122; fpr the M.evCTnor witkU taneously, ; bulletin from'hia efficl wfc::anrry;wacK was at xne nea or a showed that the Wernor had erritA o&nd of enraged negroes. A pof ; 12 oflhe 265 precincts in Montgomery4wa8 formeJ a5 an ort m countv indudincr nvtnn hv : thr to disperse tne negroes. . beyen or hundred votes. Daring the day, most of -which -was" speniriat his homg "Wear here, the governor seemingly-paid no attention 'to the earljr scattering re turns. .Hist first information was ne oiierea no comment. FLOOD' OF MESSAGES HAILS IIARDING AS PRESIDENT-ELECT Kardmst. Ifas Greatest Birth- cay Party of His Life ; Celebrates 55th Anniversary. MARION, Ohio. Nov. 2. Warren Gmaliel Harding tonight had the greatest birthday" party of his life, ' Surrounded by members of his fam ily and a circle of neighbors and personal friends he received; quietly at his home hereithe tribute of the millions who had voted to present him on: his fifty-fifth anniversary with thexpres- wency-of- the United States. The smile of confidence hie has worn for weeks broadened as he rea4 the early returns and began to receive a flood of congratulatory messages hailing hint ' ss Preslder.t-eleet. He deferred anv&rmal cormcr.t, hew-ever, until the result sho!d have teen eight negroes were traced to a house which was surrounded - The negroes' opened lire and. eight shots -wefe discharged at jtha.', white men, -Capt. Salisbury being woutJf d in the arm: Heithen .?wt tSLOcoee Jttj(&tGxsi ments, and - later" Orlando citizens were appraised of the trouble and help was solicited, 'f number racing to the scene of the disturance ' with arms, in the meantime the riot had spread throughout the 1 surrounding territory an much firing ensuedr-N statement of negro casualties could At one A. M., a message from the" armed camp around Ocoee stated that quiet was - prevailing and that ; the town had settled : down to a semi- normal extent, he killing the two boys was, revealed as the ... morning hours approached. : Bogard and Mc-Daniel were shot by Perry Who was firing from the windows of his home. Perry, it developed, was the ; negro who caused the disturbance at the polls- When Perry shot the two boys his aim must have been true for they died instantly. Perry .fearful of his ife slunk from hrs house and crawled under a bunch o'f. cane. - The posse encircled him and punctured ,him with bullets while he-wasHn the act of shooting a white man. Perry's arm was shot away. He "was also wounded about the body, and after eoint to the hospital was whifted to the jail .by jChief Teste! arid. Sheriff Gordon. At the court he:: a hun dred mgn. a'rwo-d und rendy to preteet the. comr.n; :" f-- ! --:'. f -' r Capt Ayers, Capt Boyer and Capt" Giles arei. orgapizingVa company of soldiers recruited from the service, ranks and the home guards. i:3 liULLJbiiliN i-KOM WEST, - ; ,t ORANGE - Ai 4 :45.thismorning -telephone communication from Winter Garden said, the blaze was growing involume LlffiiJtMl"re negroJifi&sesi were be ing burned:. The Winter Garden ope- 4 rator stated . that the blaze was so '" large it appeared te- be churches cr - -school houses in Ocoee, as both were close together. He slid all was quiet at Oakland and Winter Garden. l NOJICK EX-SERVICE MEN" Ex-service men lire reauested to be at poleadttartprs ia uai--. form.;.; l , MILLIONS OF VD:iEII VOTE TrLIOUGHOUT U. S. j NEW YORK,' Nov. 2Millions cf Americans, many-of them, .women t-xr 'iSiiiS .today for the first time cast their ballots for national and state tickets and in the "sol r n referendum' on the Lea rue of J.'i- tions issue. - ,i t All reports showed" it was tl.e uni: 1 qttiet election day Witi a t2;- 1 1 weather : - - . , . Long ballots, a incr,l number of voters and CfJcrctt t": tog hours for the poll in va'r om states promiied slow return. Kar-with the double election IcarJ t" by which ballots are counted as ca came in with the first fairly co:' compressive returns wh'c"! s ' .' - Harding and tlse Repui:;nn t l leading there. ... In tsone fi 'I i tnunitiea in the eaft "all t' ? i voters cast their talfof . and -tho XKhlt 'CsfecL .L.Avi;r- r."" ' I 69.. 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