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opened. The Republican judge said
they were working men who could
not wait until 6 o'clock. However,
this evidence was turned over to
Judge Scully. There is a chance that
every vote cast in that precinct may
be thrown out.
In the 2d, 3d, 18th and 21st wards,
where the Republicans are trying to
whip Hoyne in a particularly bitter
manner, a surprisingly - large num
ber of negro voters- made their ap
pearance and were shoved through.
They are said to be part of trainloads
of negroes where are said to have
been imported from the south. Sev
eral arrests were made.
Scully, Hoyne and Clabaugh came
r into possession of evidence early in
the day that a huge amount of
money was being used In certain
wards to swing the votes.
The Republicans showed every
ear-marK or prosperity, in precincts
where five workers have been used
at previous elections, ten and as high
as fifteen were on the job early
snouting ior xiugnes ana iarry Mn
ler. Arthur Burrage Farwell made com
plaint that a Prohibition challenger
was thrown out of the 10th precinct
of the 1st ward. The challenger,
J. X. Williams, said he got in wrong
because the first 18 voters were as
sisted by the election judge and that
he kicked about it.
In the 5th precinct of the 20th
ward complaint was made that Louie
Weiss, Thompson-Lundin judge, was
insisting on going into booths and
showing foreign voters how to cast
! All previous records for a heavy
early vote in Cook county fell today
when the voters made a mad scram
ble for the polls at 6 a. m. It was es
timated that at noon more than 70
per cent of the ballots had already
Denis J. Egan, election board chief,
said from the speed in wh'"li the
voters were casting their ballots he
figured that practically all the voters
were casting straight tickets. This
deduction sounded good to men fa
miliar with elections.
If this is right it means a straight
out-and-out party fight with petty
politics, knifing and trading elim
inated. State's Att'y Hoyne's followers
were greatly cheered by the straight
ticket figuring. They took It to mean
that Harry B. Miller's hope that Wm.
A. Cunnea .would divide the Demo
cratic workingmen had not been
Rumors of fraud kept private de
tectives, special officers of the county
court and city policemen hurrying to
run them down from early morning.
Maclay Hdyne was greatly encour
aged by early reports that he was
strong in heavy Republican wards
like the 6th, 7th and 25th.
Lady Lois Kellogg, 1923 Prairie av.,
society leader, swept into the elec
tion board rooms early today and
demanded the right to vote in her
precinct. Said she had been refused.
Was told she had Taeen sent suspect
notice ana naan t answerea. Aamit
ted she had lived in Lake Forest until
recently. Went away without right
The big fight, of course, was that
between Wilson and Hughes and the
hree-cornered race between Hoyne,
Miller and Cunnea for the state's at
torneyship. In strong labor wards it
vas reported union men were drop
ting Cunnea and rushing to Hoyne.
Cunnea surprised the veteran politi
cians by the number of volunteer
vorkers who mannefl the pools in
Hoyne still clung to his prediction
hat he would be re-elected by a plu
rality of between 60,000 jarid 100;000.
Cunnea and Miller were equally con
Ident, bift gave no estimates of their
loned-for pluralities. '
The estimated vote at today's
election in Chicago alone was given
o-J experts as 47500 men
and 250,000 women. In the entire