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Even Prominent Citizen*
Captured and Compelled
to Explain.
John D. Rockefeller and
Charles Hughes Cast
Ballots Early,
Special to The Journal.
London, Nov. .Newspapers in
all the principal cities of Europe
today are filled with accounts of
the election in the United States,
chief interest being manifested in
the New York battle. Never be
fore, except in presidential con
tests, has the interest been so keen.
John D. Bockefeller was among
the early voters. He. reached the
polling place in Sixth avenue a$
8:20 a.-m.. and deposited his bal
lot two minutes later.:
"What do you think of the elec-
tion?" he was asked as he was
leaving the polling place.
I nope for the best," replied
Mr. Bockef eller as he stepped into
his automobile and .was whirled
Sixty Arrested Early.
Sixty arrests on charges of illegal
voting and registration and offering
and accepting money for votes were re
ported at the office of the state superin
tendent of elections during the first two
hours after the polls were opened.
This is the greatest number of ar
rests reported in so short a time since
the bureau was established.
Among the e^rly morning arrests
was former Police Captain Dia
mond, He voted from his home
in East' -Eighteenth. When the
Morgan men went to verify the
address they found the house board
ed up. The arrest was made on the
allegation that Captain Diamond had
lived all summer in Putnam county,
this state.
Prominent Men Nabbed.
That the party watchers and
election officials are extremely vigilant
this year was evident from the moment
the polls. opened.
In the borough of Manhattan alone
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
New York, Nov. 6.Former
Chief Judge Alton B. Parker was
obliged to stand in line for more
than a quarter of an hour before he
received his ballot. Standing in
the line at the same time were
John D. Kockefeller, Jr., H. McKay
Twombly, Isidor J. Wormser, J. R.
Dos Passos and Harry Payne Whit
ney. J. Pierpont Morgan joined the
line about 10:15 and deposited his
ballot ten minutes later.
Hundreds Nabbed for Irregularities in
Mighty Empire State Battle.
New York, Nov. 6.One and one
half million voters in New York state,
in all probability, will decide today'
the fate of Hearstism in this, country.
Twelve _hours hence one of three
things will be decided: Whether Wil
liam R. Hearst is a man' of undoubted
destiny whether by continued hard
fighting along unprecedented lines he
etill may have a chance to attain his
boundless political ambition, or whether
he is to be relegated to the political
scrap heap, the discredited leader of,
a repudiated movement
These, and these only, form the live
issues before the New York electorate
today. The fight has been Hearst and
anti-Hearst. Charles E. Hughes, the'
republican candidate for governor, who
has emerged honorably from a vitriolic
campaign "in which the good name of
public men without number has been
dragged in the mire, merelv embodies
the anti-Hearst sentiment. His victory
will not be a republican victory, what
ever the political managers may say.
Bis defeat wjLi.j^Jb^^
victory by the same toTcemp***^'^''^-44
Exceptionally favoTable conditions
after a campaign of almost un^
precedented activity on $??.& park'
of the' two ieajaihgl1 caridldales "for"
gubernatorial honors, seem to insure an
unusually large vote in New York today:
In this city the balloting started, with
a rush -as soon as the polls were opened*
In one electiqn^district in the Bronx
132 ballots werfl deposited ,in the. first
ninety minutes,of voting.
Weather Conditions Generally Fa
vorable and a Heavy Vote
Tho reports from Minnesota points
are meager, indications point to a
heavy vote thruout the state. With
few exceptions fine weather in general
and in the cities heard from voters
were at the polls, participating eagerly.
in the battle of ballots.
With the exception of slight traces
of rain at 'Duluth, Moorhead and Wi
nona, the weather is fine thruout the
state, .according to the weather map.
Nearly all points report clouds, but the
temperature is mild. Roads are in fair
condition and a heavy rural vote is
North Dakota.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 6.Warm, cloudy
and showery weather prevailed all over
the state." Farmers cannot work in
the fields and a. big vote is being cast.
This "is regarded ..as favorable to the
republican ticket.
Cheyenne, .Wyo., Nov. 6.A large
early vote was cast, and the indications
are that the vote would be very nearly
full in this city. Weather chilly.
Helena, Mont., Nov.. 6.Election day
here opened fair and coo}, with indica
tions of pleasant:weather thruout the
state. In Helena the voting began
early. Reports from over the state in
cate a heavier vote than expected to
be polled.
Milwaukee, Nov. 6.The vote thru
out the state up to 4"p.m. has:been,
oompafajfeety light, owing,-to the lack
of .inj$&m>i many sections.
'^4^f*ai, most xt the districts -the straight
tickets' are" "being voted, but in others,
-%hereAiftctionaJilm existsi there is Cdi
^idfersiDWv^ttthg of tickets.: This is
especially iS^ieeable in Milwaukee and
couhty, where there are four. cand^
dates for district attorney, and*.in thjs'
contest practically all of the straight,
tiekets being voted, are those of the
social democrats. *r
Governor Davidson-left Madison for
his' home town,.'Soldiers- Grove, last
A, night, and after, voting he will'return
to Madison, Iwhere he will receive the
returns at the ^executive mansion to
night. John A. .Ayleward, the demo
cratic candidate for governor, voted in
,-v: Nebraska.
Omaha, Nov. 6.Election day in Ne
braska began with prospects for fine
weather.' Little interest is shown in
the election and the vote will be very
South Dakota.
Sioux Falls,, Nov. 6.Election day
opened clear and balmy. Heavy vot
ing looked for.
Des Moines, Nov. 6.-r-Indications at
this time point to heavy balloting. Ow
ing to the party split in this state the
counting or ballots will be somewhat
Detroit, Nov. 6.Eeports tell of gen
erally fine weather thruout Michigan
and a good vote being polled all over
the state.
Realizing Reconciliation Impossible Count
Will Attack Wife's Witnesses.
Paris, Nov., 6.Sensational develop
ments are" anticipated at the hearing" of
the Castellarie divorce suit tomorrow.
Convinced that all hope, of a reconcilia
tion has gone forever, it apparently is
the intention of the count's attorneys to
open a Vicious attack on the countess'
witnesses. The hearing tomorrow will
be private..
Helen Gould Is here, giving support and
comfort to her sister during the painful
Wheeling. W. Va., Nov. 6.A thirty
foot flywheel weighing eighty tons, of
the Whltaker. iron works, burst today,
scattering heavy metal in every direc
tion. A great section of the roof of the
mill was blown off, heavy pieces flying
500. feet against neighboring plants and
on the hillside", while* the floor of the en
gine room was driven Into- the ground.
Fortunately the workmen had sufficient
warning to make their escape.
ig Pro-am MiAmusements.
Wife of the President of the Illinois
Central, Who, as Arbiter of New York's
"400," Is Using Her Influence to Enlist
Vanderbllt and Astor with Her Hus
band in His Battle Against Wall Street.
Mighty Fight Over Illinois Cen
tral Finds Mrs, Fish Work
ing for Husband.
Journal Special Serrice.
New York, Nov. 6 The fight which
Stuyyesant Fish is making against Ed
ward H. Harriman and wall "street for
possession of the Illinois Central road
has become a social issue as well as] a
financial and railroad issue. The Dai
tie has been taken, up in the most ex
clusive social circles of this city and
bids fair to disrupt the "406," or
change that list of illustrious social
^It became known several days ago
Continued- on 14th Page, "1st Column.
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I Stranger in CityThat man Haynes mnst have been a very prominent citizen.
MA N WflflflSW
Dan Beljeri^AU ^roii|id lough,
Believed to Be Gardot's,
Dan Bebene, '$ deserter from the
United States navy^Vwho wears a red
and white striped sweater arid canvas
cap, is locked _up at -Central. station
while'-the detectives/arV rapidly gather
ing evidence which r.inay connect him
with the shodting of^Jpseph. Gardot,
chef at the Minikah^da .cliib.,
Bebene was arrested Sunday by De
tectives Passdlfjjind Johnson "and while
in the sweatbqx is said to have made
some damaging'admis^ib^is.
He has admitted setting a watch that
was taken by iprce from James, Dough
erty at Second avenue S and Second
street two weeks ago Dougherty was
strong armed late at night and robbed
of the watch and $23, in cash. The
watch was found in JB^. rjawnshop, and
when confronted withv Sjb Bebene ad
mitted selling it. He Bays a stranger
met him in.the poolroom and fsked him
to sell it. He did ntit'iake -the watch,
he says. Doughertyvftaqnot .positively
identify him. He-also admits that he
came to Minneapolis during fair week
after serving a term in the workhouse
at St. Josepn, Mo. %wasi ^convicted
of larceny there.' ._'
He was"broke
when he, arrived in
Minneapolis,. and has done' no work
The watches: taken front the victims
by "the man who shoots", are being
looked for to tighten ,itberne.t.,alaout Be
bene. Several,of, the.- victims were
robbed of wajtches, sSnaeol: which have,
been recoveredrin pajwn shops. Bebene
will. be taken via- th&yplaees where the
proprietors will try. fo:
the man who sold them^
him AS
Bebene. is ahort, %eavy. (and walks
with a peculiar tough, stride.
:'He has- a
,dark cofmplexioav andj in many respects
answered the description, of- '.'the map
who shoots." His sweater and cap, he
says, he purchased in St. Joseph and
has worn them all the time.
He enlisted in the navy in Minne
apolis a year ago jand was stationed oh
an island near San Francisco, He de
serted ind started beating, his way east.
Bebene has a police recr&'"*and thp
Jt% 'nr
GENERAL ADMISSION, 25e.^ BCNErit^WSW3^S'(iil i^-":
A. M. Geesamah, manager of
Mayor Jones' campaign, said at 1
o'clock today: "The mayor and I
have visited this morning four
wards known to be friendly to
Jones, so, of course, I have no
means of judging as to the condi
tions in other parts Qf the city,
where Haynes Is reputed to be
strong. I could not he more pleased
over the situation as we found it.
We visited the precincts in the
fifth, eighth, thirteenth and sev
enth wards, and part of the pre
cincts in the twelfth ward. The
vote was remarkably heavy and in
some of the larger precincts in the
eighth and fifth wards a majority
of the vote vhad,
at the Auditorium
been polled by
noon. We will carry the seventh,
ward by the biggest vote on record'
and the same situation applies to
the eighth and thirteenth. I can
make no estimate of Jones' majori-
Every indication points to' my
election by an overwhelming plur
ality. I base this prediction upon
the good work that has been' done
by my party workers.and by the
independent workers who have
brought to me nothing but, the
most encouraging of reports. I
have been, niodest in claiming that
I would be elected by at least
2,000 plurality over Mayor Jnes,:
but there, is such .a strong under
current of sentiment favorable to
my candidacy among tradesmen,
business men and, the rank and]
file of sensible voters that my most!
conservative frienda. and pplittcal
associates figure that Mayor Jones
will be swept off his feet by fully
5,000 plurality.",
detectives say he is one of +he -worst
men they have handled in some- time.
He is unusually abusive to the jailor,
and to those who talk w^th.binu
As the1
has usually
Specialises to Att^
Fifty Pet Cent of the Total Vote ih
Ac ifia/fof .Boxes by End of
Noon Hour. j"
Leaders Marshalled Forced Early, De^
termined to Get Every Legal
Voter to the Polls.
Fifty per cent of the total vote of Minneapolis was cast before 1 p.m. today,
and veteran political leaders see in this fact an index to the re-election of Mayor
D P. Jofhes by a gTeatly increased majority. Heavy, voting means heavy repub*
licah voting, for it is-the. republicans who are usually losers by a stormy
election day.
.There is every indication, too, thatj Jones has made gains, compared with the
primary yple, in the usually strong democratic precincts. Along the river, in
the third and fourth wards, for instance, the number of votes polled up to noon,
compared .with -the registration,'was unusually heavy. Precinct workers report,
as a whole, that. Jones secured the republican vote that Williams had at the
primaries, and ,as well, a portion of the democratic vote. These precincts will
probably all be carried fop,Haynes in view of their overwhelming democratic
majorities, but they!: will'hot as democratic as usual.
AbeIdeaheavily Election Day.
i .in
result'o^aSr'ideal- election day, bright sunlight and balmy air, it iff
esti^ateplbyworkfers of.both republican and democratic organizations that fully
one-third of the .registered Vote of Minneapolis was cast by 10 o'clock today.
ThCweather is bfipging out a great vote and the larger the Vote, the better-,
it is. fo| reiiubiieatt i^JjteiestsGeesaman,?manager down .the entire ticketMayor
Before'9r30 a.in.-,:A!..M.
had made a rdundup'offSome of the precincts in the fifth and" eighth wards, and ^v
reported that'in eveiry|#eting place visited the booths were crowded with
and along line o^ine^^were in w&iting.
Mayor J6nes,vitt company with Messrs. Geesaman and W. W. Heffelfinger^
started at 10..mvot'aiL autip tour of precincts in the eighth, .thirteenth, seventh,
and eleventh wards. ^he mayor rested till late in the morning and is ready for~^:A
a "stay-up" tonight till the result is definitely known.
''ItlookB i&S si'tepubliean day," was his comment as He started out.
Marshalled for the Pray.
Seldom if evef hai"Min3ieapolis seen livelier scenes on election day. Long- -4
before -the'sun was up rohr-in-hand band wagons, single rigs for scouts and auto- ""JJ
.mobiles ,for. the roundup mien roiled into Fourth street and drew up in front of
the. democratic headquarters. ^Buggies were bjftpdiy ballasted jirfh Utera,tul
and went speeding qpt i: ^^e i
.-be ^$te0$:m^:i^^ ':3cci.^^
-_- ^tf'^ai^yB^^^'plpprt^jg^ ejAlbitio^. ofr
Cfie^republican opposition '-Bandftn tbai'.tj^'
Johnsoh-LarrabeerHaynes triiiWvlr^fe" W8^,ma^S|^pS"findl'bid for support. On
the other han'd, the Jones med ^onfiried their effo^s:
i?-- =---.'4..-^-.'^-T"7---:
persbhal Work,'checking up districts jwhete the republican vote, seemed to be
slow andr
seeing to it that'.'eyery voter who showed up at any "polling 'place was
well informed as/to wHy. he should vote for the present mayor's re-election
some districts of the fourth and fifth wards,-men who have beenrjknown in other
campaignsas confirmed stay-at-homes appeared' at the polling places-before day-
light and stayed right there working for Jones. This was not the least signifi-
cant feature, of 'the "dajr's developments and means that hundreds' of votes art
being cast that have farfely'be'en counted in other .elections.' _'.
Nearly 48^.0 electors .are' registered in Minneapolis. Not all of these will
vote, not:by several^ho**a^djt'i Nevertheless,1
:'A At JonSs* headquartewJthe^fe Wa.s "little evidence-that a campaign-was on
"We have conducted a^ business campaign and we are going to'keep it up'to-
day," said E. H. Groeker-in explanation. I don't know that we shall have
band out." !:..._
Thirty automobiles ar^B at the .cjommand of Mr Crpoker todayr who is id
charge of headquarters.'A., L.' Geesaman and Mayor Jones are covering the vari-
ous, precincts in an automobile and.wfllnot show up at headquarters.
The Jones committee has a striking banner at each polling place. It is made
of a placard nailed.td a pole, with a picture of the mayor in the center and
the" following: ''Vbte for Mayor David P. Jones, republican candidate
election. Born in Minneapolis, I860.- Made a good mayor.!
Card peddlers and vote solicitors were well distributed by the charter, re-
publican and democratic committees. Cards galore were offered to every voter
befpre.he got within hailing-distance of the voting places.
TheSidewalk orator pf the pre-campaign type was missing on Fourth street
4n the: -eariyr ho.urs. today. He has hied himself to his precinct .voting place, but
to^rdjjnMmrthe crowds began to gather again on newspaper row and in front of
e^laces^wJiere bets are posted. Interest began to center down town again. v-
Democratic Rowdies Are Squelched in First Ward and "Roorback" .:f
Worker Is CaU^ Vote Polled..
Politically^ Minneapolis is'ifairly boii-.as a ivle the precincts'^here the vo[te
ing over today. Wlth'perfect 'election- is drawn largely from laboring people
day weather, voters, in every'^art 'of
the city started early, and thruGut the
day rthe ^oti|fg Thas been cotinu)vi in
almost eyery precinct. -The-heayyv^t
ing has beexL the feature of the dav t^red. Everywhere, however, the vote
:&jid is an indication of _the^ interest,
ithatv is takeh 'all oyerj the^city rio. the
mayoraltyi/ieontest. In eyery-ward antl
iit every :preciiict. this .feature Qf "the,
struggle-excitc^ytho great'est in--*
terest. "r
^The interest is not confined,to thie,
lower town and
preciricts .asl
been the In the
strong republican districts, known as
silk stocking, aristocratic, and .indiffer-
ent,' the same lively interest is shown in
.the voting as
"in -the districts
where practical politic is worked a
Tho it does not hold true in all cases,
of D. P. Jones' campaign,
iJ^^iii^J^^I^^'ei^ warn
,.s^.s energry thair
more particularly td quiet,
it is estfahatedthat-at least
votes will be ^eas't, and it is likely, to rim higher." Two'yeari/a ago there were-^ast
40,917 male^ votes-andsdf these all,but0!r'400 voted for mayor.
.TRToxk .vV
him there*'refor
-J ^TJg
was the:,lightest up to noon today. In
the outer districts, where most of the
voters can choose' their own time, an
uAuSually heavy early vote waB regia-
fol- is heavier than ever before when
lowed hoUT by hour thru the day.
Interest Centers on Mayor. '-**T.
The gubernatorial contest is of sec
ondary consideration. It figures in the
interest and excitement about the polls
in soma'places, but in the*great major
ity of cases is playing a poor second.
Next-to the mayoralty is the interest
that attaches to the local contests an
the various wards. In the second, third,
sixth, seventh,.' ninth, tenth, eleventh
and twelfth wards the aldermanic fights
.are exciting considerable interest. The
Continued'on 2d Page, 1st Column.

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