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many of thpse favoring the Republi
can 'senator were voting for Wilson.
In Boston, Springfield, Holyoke and
Pittsfield heavy early voting was
general. Farming districts were up
and at the polls in several instances
before the hooths were opened.
Through Vermont the vote was, far
above normal, despite lack of inter
est in the result
In Wilmington, Del., employe sof
the ammunition factories went to
the polls in bodies. Democratic lead
ers declared the workers had defied
the factory owners and were voting
Baltimore, Md., was voting heavily,
interest in the presidential election
being divided' with a prohibition
amendment. Mining districts in the
northern part of the tsate were sup
porting Lewis for the senate and giv
ing Wilson a heavy vote. Republi
cans were putting their faith in the
In Ohio, Columbus, Cleveland and
Toledo reported a tremendous vote.
The speed with which the voters left
the booths indicated preponderance
of straight tickets. The heavy Ger
man vote in Cincinnati was splitting
away from Hughes.
Indianapolis and Gary, Ind., were
reported casting a heavy vote, with
Hughes getting the edge, especially
in the Steel Mill city. Farmers were
St Louis and Kansas City, Mo.,
had cast more than half their regis
tered vote at noon. Democrats were
making a vigorous effort to land the
German vote of St. Louis." Balloting
was heavy throughout the rural
Oklahoma was casting a record '
vote, with victory lying between I
Democrats and Socialists. '
.Iowa, claimed by the. Republicans,
-was rolling up an abnormal vote
throughout the state.- Political
prophets did not know how to guess
Nebraska was stirred over the wet
md dry issue. Bryan's support of
Wilson is -believed to have made the
state' safe for the president The
Democratic ticket Js being, knifed.
In Minnesota early voting was not
President Wilson's home state of
New Jersey was casting the biggest
vote in its history. Trenton and
Elizabeth reported good labor vote.
In Kasnas women weer voting for
president for the first time and 250,
000 suffs were expected at the polls.
California was a "debatable battle
ground. The early balloting was ab
normal and encouraged Democrats
in the national election. Hiram
Johnson is believed to have a cinch
on the senatorship. Many of his fol
lowers are scratching Hughes.
In Colorado the Democrats were
confident of carrying the state for
Wilson, but prospects for the state
ticket were not so bright, ,Local is
sues will determine the result Sher
iff Neely of Huerfano county, who
succeeded Jeff Farr, Rockefeller
hireling, threw 31 Republican, offi
cials into jail. '
Texas, where the result is never m
in doubt, is rolling up a record vote.'
In Wisconsin it was estimated- the
vote woudl total 450,900 and Demo
crats were making claims of carry
ing the state for Wilson. Voters were
slow in the booths, indicating tickets
were being scratched.
Michigan is a doubtful state and
the rush of voters during the early
hour sserved to befuddle the experts.
In Detroit Henry Ford was having "a
wide influence and signs pointed to a
good Democratic majority there.
In the Dakotas the voters crowded
to the polls and an abnormal vote
Oregon and Washington showed
increases in ballots cast
Throughout the solid south ballot
ing was about normal. The head of
the ticket was safely Democratic and
local issues were confined to fights
between Democrats, with Republi
cans having no chance of breaking