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Monday Evening,
November 4, 1912 14 Pages
Fair tonight and Tuesday.
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Booths in Phoenix Will Kot
Accommodate Them All;
Wili&n's Big Claims.
(By Geo. H. Clements.)
Phoenix. AriiL. Nov. 4. At the 11th
hour, politicians have discovered that
the? is grave danger that hundreds of
voters in Phoenix may not be able to
vote tomorrow, owing to the complexi
ty of the ballot, the great number of
oters in each precinct and but 12
hours in which to vote.
In the first ward are over 1200 vot
ers, and in the third ward nearly ifeC-6.
Politicians of all parties today im
plored supervisors of elections to reiair
their n. .stake in not providing more
polling places by doubling or trebling
the number of voting booths in each
polling place, and this may oe done.
Out even then it is doubted if all the
voters in the turee largest wardd can
be accommodated.
Chairman Olney, of the Democratic
state central committee, Monday morn
ing ga-e out a final estimate of the
vote to be cast, which does not vary
materially from the estimate given The
Herald last week, except that he gives
the Socialists 2000 now. as against 1500
formeri. His totals are: Wilson, 12,
J50; Roosevelt, 690a, Taft, 3745, and
Debs. 2000. xe gave no figures on
Chafin, the prohibition candidate. While
he gives Wilson the same vote today
as he did last week, he cuts Roosevelt
irom 7800 to 6905 and increases Taft
from 30S0 to 3745, and Debs from 1500
to 2000. lie gives Wilson a majority of
1700 over Roosevelt and Taft.
Chairman Hubbell, of the Republican
state central committee, still claims the
state for Taft, but gives no figures. In
the Adams hotel this morning, Huboell
took all comers who wanted to bet that
Wilson would have a majority over
Taft and Roosevelt, and managed to
cover about $2000 in Democratic money.
At Roosevelt headquarters every
thing, not only in Arizona but in the
nation, is claimed, the claim being
based on dispatches from Bull Moos
Declares He Is a Statesman and a Dip-
fcraaat; That He Does Net Flax
Polities Aer favorites.
Columbus, O, Nov. 4. A defence of
president Taft against fcartre9
by political Opponents and an eulogistic
review of the three and a. half years
he nad been at the head of the nation
was delivered here by former repre
sentative J. Adam Bede of Minnesota.
The speaker condemned the creation of
the national Progressive party.
"Every American who believes in the
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time when there are more jobs than
men with the comforts of. life univers
ally distributed, should vote for Taft.
He is not a politician but he has made,
a great presiaent ana is aotng tne
world good. Like Washington and
Lincoln he has a temperament for the
place, and under a little different cir
cumstances might today be filling with
distinction the office of chief justice of
the United States.
"He is a gentleman, a statesman, and
a diplomat. He is clear-headed, clean
hearted and patriotic He does not
play politics nor favorites. He en
forces the law alike for rich and poor.
He is the president of all our people.
He is not a bully, a blackguard, nor a
demagog He never made a panic,
broke his word, nor threw a friend. He
is normally minded. He does not lie
and he has no Ananias club. He de
fends the constitution, and believes in
epresentative government with orderly
progress. He is in the highest sense
a true American.
"Some one shouts that , he stole his
nomination. Then he must have stolen
it from somebody. Can anyone name
the owner? Surely neither Cummins
nor LaFollette owned it, for one had
only 10 delegates and the other 36. Nor
did the bolters own it, for only a small
minority bolted, counting contesting
delegates and all. No, there was no
stealing of a nomination in Chicago.
There was an attempted theft, and then
the would-be thieves cried, "Stop
thief to cover their bolts while they
organised the Bull Moose party.
"Everywhere from Boston to San
Francisco, the trend of thought is to
ward the president. Labor is uni
versally employed; money is plentiful,
every legitimate enterprise is pros
pering, every man has a meal ticket,
and every baby has a milk bottle, the
cricket is on the hearth, and there is
joy In the land. Why make a change?"
Princeton. N. J., Nov. 4. Governor
Woodrow Wilson wears a narrow strip
of collodion and gauze across the top
of his head covering a scalp wound
three inches long which he received in
a motor car mishap on the way home
from Red Bank. N. J.
His automobile struck a mound in
the road and jotled him up against a
steel rib in the roof of the limousine
oar. The wound is not serious and the
Democratic presidential nominee 'will
fill his SDeaking engagements in Pat
erson and Passaic. N. J.
Gov. Wilson will receive the election
returns here tomorrow night through
the same telegraph instrument that
ticked off victory to Grover Cleveland
in !Sp2.
Commodore E. C. Benedict, a lifelong
friend of Grover Cleveland, sent a mes-
sengtr to Gov. Wilson today with the
historic instrument
had Vt installed.
and the nominee J
Are the trains too slow for you? Caesar, with all hie court, neer "ex
ceeded' the speed limit.
Are your wages too small? In Europe people are eoffieat with making
a living.
Are the lights too dim ? David wrote bis psalms by the Hgfct of a smoky
Are you ugly? Cleopatra, though hoately, bewitched two emperors.
Are you cold? The soldiers of Valley Forge walked barefoot on the ice
and snow. "
Are you hungry? The children of India are starving for want of a crust
of bread.
Are you tired? Why fret about it? Jacob was tired. when he dreamed
of the angels of Heaven.
Are you sick' Suppose you had -lived two thoasi&d years ago when
sickness was fatal.
Are you poor? The Savior of Men was not weaftfap
Cheer up' Praise God that you live in the midst of his Mesainge!
Chelsa Sherlock, in American Magazine.
Only Interest Is in Inde
pendent Race of Stewart
Against Escajeda.
Indications are that the voting dur
ing the general election Tuesday, will
not be exceptionally heavy In Bi Paso.
The adherents of the Democratic
nominee state that they are convinced
of his ultimate election, and are there
fore not making any undue prepara
tions to rally to his support. There is
little talk relative to the candidacy of
Taft, and, while it is conceded that he
will get the votes of the old Taft
regime here, there is no enthusiasm.
The general opinion appears to be
that he will be third in the presiden
tial race.
From the inception of the Roosevelt-
Johnson club, several months ago, the
members have been actively engaged in
instilling enthusiasm for their candi
dates and adding to the membership of
the club. The slogan of the club, as
announced at its organization, is to
make every effort to poll the largest
vote possible for Roosevelt and John
son, and the plan which has never been
abandoned includes taking the voter to
the poll
The present ballot is larger than the
ballot which was used four years ago.
The splitting this time is expected to
occur in the presidential electors. Only
the Socialists oppose the socalled "ring"
candidates, declared the nominees for
the various county offices. The leaders
of the antis who opposed that faction
during the July primaries state that
they will support it Tuesday.
An independent Candidate.
F. A. Stewart, whose name noes not
appear on the ballot is making the
race for district clerk against J. A.
Escajeda, the Democratic nominee for
that office. A voter desiring to cast his
ballot for Mr. Stewart will have to
write his name on the ballot.
Local interest in Tuesday's election
is centered on the nrht of Stewart
against Escajeda. Stewart announced
as an
independent candidate a short
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yctvcuiac ui luc AjaencHa vote.
jeda was nominated for the post at the
.democratic primaries in July.
Stewart's name must be written in
the ballot while that of Escajeda is
printed on the ballot, giving him this
much advantage over his opponent.
Since the posting of the names of the
nominees for the different county
offices, little interest has been shown
in local politics. The present nominees
I jfo, before the voter after having f
nauKnn a. ctthiwi aaii. wnica was
brought in the 41st district court, and
from there appealed to' the higher
courts; In both the higher courts the
motion for leave to file an application
for a writ of mandamus to compel
judge A. M. Walthall to try the election
suits was overruled.
towTprecTncte, ampaniSyVfflt
Ballot boxes for the different out of
cien nnmhor nT nfflrisil rvnllnri. -nri-
sent out Saturday afternoon by county
clerk Park Pitman The polls will open
at 8 oclock Tuesday morning, and close
at 7 Tuesday night. Tuesday night
the county clerk's office will be ,open
to receive the returns.
The Voting Places. v
According to the designation on his
poll tax receipt, the voter will cast his
ballot at the following places:
Precinet No. 1, Troy laundry on the
corner of Overland and Santa streets.
No. 2, house known as Jockey club,
corner of Oregon and Second streets.
No. 3, 414 East Overland street
No. 4. 913 East Eeoond street.
No. 5, Toltec club, junction of San
Antonio street and Magoffin avenue.
No. 6, East El Paso fire station,
Texas and Alameda avenue.
No. 7, Shobe's restaurant, 3436 Ala
meda avenue.
No. S. Trunk factory, corner of Cot
ton and Boulevard.
No. 9, Crawford Lumber yard. Brown
and Missouri streets.
No. 10, Mesa fire station, 721 East Rio
No. 11. city hall. San Antonio street.
No. 12. Fraaer Brothers' rlirmbinsr
J shop. 612 North Oregon street.
No. 13, Ken-Stiles company, North
Santa Fe street, between G. H. & S. A.
and E. P. & S. W. tracks.
No. 14, end of Highland Park car
No. 15, house of Angers in, near
union stock yards.
No. 16, office of justice of the peace,
No. 17, office of justice of the peace,
No. 18. office of justice of the peace,
San Elizario.
No. 19, store of Edgar Brown, Clint.
No. 20, Camp's store, Fabens.
No. 21, office of justice of the peace.
Fort Hancock.
No. 22, Carson-Humphris store.
Sierra Blanca.
No. 23, section house, Allamore.
No. 24 office of Justice of the neace.
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No. 25, Union Mercantile company's
store, Canutillo.
No. 26, Morrison's ranch.
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 4. Democrats
and Progressives are claiming the elec
tion of their three candidates for presi
dential electors, based upon their re
spective polls of the state's most popu
lous sections. Taft forces assert that
the Republicans will carry several of
the northern counties. All concede the
reelection of Carl Hayden, Arizona's
single congressman.
All the constitutions amendments
and referred bills are expected to carry,
with the exception of tnfe suffrage
amendment, the fate of which is in
doubt, although all parties have, en
dorsed it.
Believed They Will Revise
Like the Republicans Did,
Without Remedy.
(By AVinlield Jones.)
Washington, D. C, Nov. 4. Signs
are appearing that the Democratic
party, if it fulfils its expectations and
come into power as the result of the
November elections, may split on the
same rocks that proved so troublesome j
for it back in Grover Cleveland's day.
Chief among the troubles of the
Democrats is the tariff. It is loom
ing up to give them worry, and If
they should send governor Wilson to
the white house it is likely to prove
s oig a oone or lierce contention as f
it did back in 1894.
The remarkable story that a "sen- I
tlemen's agreement" has been patched
"P between the managers of governor
Wilson and big business to the effect
that the tariff question will not be
taken up at an extra session next
spring, if Wilson becomes president,
but will go over until the regular ses
sion of congress, which meets a year
from next December, is current. if
this is shown to have substantial I
uwsib, n is going to give the Demo
cratic leaders more different varieties
of trouble than they have probably
dreamed of. Governor Wilson, realiz
ing its importance, hastened to. dis
credit it.
To Walt To Years.
In the first place to defer taking
up the tariff until the regular session
of the 63d congress means that the
country will have to wait nearly two
years more before the tariff question
is laid aside. If congress should take
up, the tariff a year from next De
cember, that would mean that it would
be the summer of 1914 before there,
was tariff legislation, as the ordinary
processes of legislation goes."
When these facts are considered, it
i'S'" I' .,?re.nrt.or en-
ia plain tnai a large part of the Dem-
kick" tarSTS n-v'SX &.
kick hard, at any ulan that iw nnf
In2an yj? l1 "P ot the tariff soon
alter March 4, next providing the
Democrats win the election and re
vising it promptly, a powerful ele
".t?1 Ji the democrats in congress
will object to delay. A still more for
midable element of the Democratic
voters will object. In the cities, the
Clamor for free meats and for action
"" " w-iu. io reauce tne .prices. n ;
jeceyttles to .strong.. It f,rSJ
gwSTtSftEUr. wnosre going to
ete for WllsOn to get the tariff low
ered, will say and do if they find that
a Democratic president is willing to
pursue a course that will mean no
tariff revision until abouf two years
from now. t
To Let Tariff Aleae.
The StOrV troefi that the nrr.r !.
been passed around along the line to
big business by some of the Wilson
managers, by. national chairman 3c-
v,uuius ana- outers, mat It need not
worry about the tariff; that if the
Democrats win they will take their
own time about revision, and that
such promises have been put out for
the purpose of getting votes from con
servative men interested In protected,
industries. Back in the early '90s,
the Democrats talked free trade vocif
erously, but they proceeded to pass a
bill which the Democratic reaction
aries of the senate made so high that
Cleveland branded it as a measure
marked by party perfidy and dis
honor. The story of a dicker on tariff re
vision between the Wilson managers
and special business interests points
to preparation for a repetition of what
occurred back in the last Cleveland
administration. Such a deal could it
be proved, would cost the Democratic
party hundreds of thousands of votes
in the election, and would turn great
numbers of the Bryan voters over to
the Bull Moose camp.
Declare Administration Has Changed
Deficit of Fifty Million Dollars Into
Surplus of Thirty Bullions.
New York. N. Y., Nov. 4. Before his
departure for Cincinnati, where he will
cast His vote, president Taft issued a
statement citing why the Republican
party is entitled to support. His state
ment in part follows:
"Pn the eve of the national election
it is suitable that a short summary
should be made of the reasons why the
Republican party is entitled to support.
That party for four years has been re
sponsible for the administration of the
""""i. ana nas lett a record ot I
"uwsbb in eiiecuve ana etriclent execu- '
xive aaministration. and of executive
accomplishment that is not surpassed
uj uj suminiBirauon since the war.
"lt nas changed a deficit of more
than 350,000,000 to a surplus of more
than 330,000,000 by increasing the rev
enue and reducing governmental ex
penses. .J'l. achievements In legislation show
that it has made definite progress so
far as national legislation can produce
progress, in statutes looking to the aid
and relief of those classes in the com
munity who have had reasons hereto
fore to complain of the unjust opera
tions of laws governing their relation
tO employers and to th pnTrTrnnilv it
large. The modern tendency to use
governmental agencies to better the
general condition of the people by giv
ing an equal opportunity to all has
been fully recognized in this legisla
tion and practical steps have been
taken to satisfy it.
Tariff Not Perfect.
"The Republican tariff legislation of
the congress of 1909, while not perfect,
actually has reduced excessive tariff
rates and has yet retained the pro
tective features that have been so in
strumental in creating industiial pros
perity. Ana tnis aaministration has al
ready taken steps to secure a fair
means, by a tariff commission, of fur
ther reducing and readjusting the tariff
within the limits of a proper protection
to our industries.
"The anti-trust laws upon our stat
ute books have been enforced without
regard to persons and without f ar or
favor, and the resulting decrees if al
lowed to hare their normal opuiation.
will tend to restore competition and
will remove the oppression that the
statute was past-ed to preent.
"In view of what has been done in
the last four yeir3. the Republican par
ty should not now be turned out of
office. Its promises h n e been com
plied with, real progress has been ef
fected and its conduct of the -i oiiOmic
policies of the g:oernment has b'n
such as to make it possible for t"e
country to enjov and prolong the wid'-
(Contuiued on page three..)
Popular Vote in the United States for
Presidential Electors, 1888 to 1908
Year Total Vote Democrat Republican Dem. Rep.
1888 11,381,408 5.540.050 5.444.337 95.713
1892 12.043.603 5,554.414 5.190.802 363.612
1896 13.813.243 6,467,946 7.035.638 567.692
1900 13,964.518 6.358,071 7,219.530 - 861,459
1904 13,523.519 5.084.191 7,628,834 2,544,343
1908 14.887.133 6,409,106 7.679,006 1,269,900
Democrat-Populist. &66S'
Washington, D. C, Nov. 4. The death of representative George H.
Utter, of Rhode Island, apparently breaks the deadlock m which the house of
representatives would find itself if it were called upofl to elect a president.
Up to the time of Mr. Utter's death the house was equally divided. The
representation of 22 states was Democratic, 22 Republican and the delegates
of the four remaking states were equally divided between Republicans and
Rhode Island was one of the states in which the delegation was equally
divided' and Utter's death, should his place be not filled by a Republican to
finish die remainder of his term, would throw Rhode Island to the Democratic
Throwing Rhode Island to the Democratic column, however, would not
permit an election by the house because the constitution requires a majority of
the states. This would be 25.
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Texas Light & Power Com
pany Acquires Property of
Local Company. ,
Texas Light and Power company an
east Texas and New York syndicate,
which controls lighting and gas plants
in a dozen different cities of the state,
has obtained control -of the El Paso Gas
and Electric company from the Chicago
syndicate which has owned it.
The purchase of the El Paso gas
plant is a part of the extension plans
of the Texas Light and Power com
pany, which Is headed by J. F. Strick
land, of Dallas, as president. Having
obtained control of a majority of stock
of the gas plant here, it is reported
that the Texas concern is making an
effort to get control of the El Paso
Electric Railway company, a Stone &
Webster concern, which also has the
franchise for the lighting and power,
as well as the new interurban line
down the valley.
W. "W. Turner Is President.
President J. F. Strickland was in El
Paso two weeks ago to make an in
spection of the field and of the plant
which has been purchased by his com
pany. Hia report was favorable and
the purchase was ordered from the New
York office of the syndicate which con
trols the Texas Light and Power com
pany. The new president of the Gas
and Electric company is W. W. Turney.
of BI Paso, and Robert Holliday and
Dr. B. M. Worsham are directors in
El Paso. A. S. Grenier and Alfred C
Dixon, of New York, are also named as
directors in the reorganized company.
and T. M. Jones, the present general
manager, is named as vice president
and general manager.
HlK Bond Ihvuc.
The report that the Texas Light and
Power company was making an effort
to get control of the Electric Railway
company s piant nere was strengtnenea
y "e report irom uaiias tnat
same company had filed a chattel mort
gage to the Bankers' Trust company of
New York as trustee for $30,000,000 with
a dozen county clerks in east Texas,
where the company has plants. The
mortgage was filed in order to allow
a ready issuance of bonds which might
be needed to extend Its holdings and
make improvements in its plants.
President Strickland said in Dallas that
but $2,100,000 of these bonds would be
issued at the present time but it is re
ported here that the bond issue will be
used in getting possession of enough
Stone and Webster stock to control the
Electric railway in EI Paso.
Dealal of Street Car Pnrchane.
H. S. PotteT, general superintendent
of the electrlct railway company said
Monday afternoon that he had heard
nothing of any such effort being made.
"There is nothing to it," he said. "The
Stone & Webster company is looking
out for its own interests and has con
trol of more than enough stock to re
tain control of the company here."
W W. Turney, president of the re
organized company, also denied that
(Continued on page 8.)
Triplets Are Named
For Tafty Roosevelt
and Woodrow Wilson
Washington, V. C, Xov. 4.
Mr. and, Mrs. J JL Kyier. of
Denison, Texas, sent a tele
gram to president Taft, re
ceived today at the white
house, announcing the birth of
three sonsN named- Wil
liam Howard Taft Kyler. Tnco
dore Roosevelt Kyler and
Woodrow Wilson Kyler.
The president telegraphed
the parents expressing the
wish that the triplets would
live long and prosper.
Ottoman Empire Admits De
feat, but Europe Says the
Conflict Must Continue.
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London, England. Nov. 4.
- The Turkish army occupying
the line from Tchorlu to Is- &
& trandia was repulsed today by
? the Bulgarians on the east- &
$ ern flAik, according to a news &
& agency dispatch from Sofia.
London, England. Nov. 4. Admitting
its defeat at the hands of the Bul
garians and with its army in retreat on
Constantinople. Turkey has called upon
the powers to end the hostilities and
arrange a peace agreement.
Those powers thus far consulted have
responded to Turkey's appeal for medi
ation by declaring they could make only
proposals for peace and could not ap
proach the Balkan nations with a re
quest for an armistice.
Some of the governments have point
ed out that Turkey's proposal for a
cessation of hostilities in other words
an armistice would offend the Balkan
victors. Other governments take the
position that it will be an infringment
of international law for the moment.
The war, therefore must continue and
the Turkish armies, which the porte has
at last admitted Jiare been beaten, must
keep on with their unequal struggle
against the victorious invaders.
it is hoped and believed that the pow-
which they can offer their good offices.
wiii soon una a rormuia unaer
AkJc Kncland for Aid
The Turkish ambassador here has
been directed by the Ottoman govern
ment to inform Great Britain of Tur
key's willingness to receive assistance
in bringing about a suspension of hos
tilities. Tewfik Pasha immediately on receipt
of the communication from Constanti-
f nople went to the foreign office and
conferred with sir Elward Grey, tne
British foreign minister, for two hours.
Balkan stations Protest.
The Balkan nations and Greece are
persistent in their determination that
VnrVpv must irninn rilrAntlv with
them the terms of peace without the.
intervention of .the European powers.
This attitude is emphasized in a state
ment from official sources, which says:
"The Turkish proposal of peace is
satisfactory insofar as it shows a de
sire to prevent further bloodshed.
"As regards foreign intervention,
however, there seems no chance of the
Balkan states listening to any foreign
consuls while treating ofr the arrange
ment of conditions of peace. These
must be settled between Balkan states
and Turkey direct.
"It may at this stage be declared that
the whole campaign was prearranged
and has so far been carried out entirely
in m;i.uiua.iue nun mt piyi,i.iii. .ryi
a considerable time an offcer of LBe
o.-.ek military staff. Col. Dousmanis. '
mStaryf" wWtethe'plfft'af pro! I
mm was largely, if not entirely, the
work of premier Venizeios of Greece i
Th. .i f 7h. iteikaT tatM at
this moment is more, close, hearty and
intimate than it has eyer been, for it
has been welded by blood and common
sacrifice. There is not the least danger
that any disagreement as to the division
of territorj or the positions of the fron
tiers will disturb it. It may be as
sumed that Inasmuch as the details of
the campaign were arranged with the
greatest carv the sanic proceedure- .-ill
be followed both at the conclusion of
hostilities and subsequent political con
siderations." I . to the DelligercntM.
The terms of peace themseles are a
matter intn-el for the belligerents to
settle, Bulgaria having again affirmed I
that no mtcifiience from the outside!
will be tolerated. In this she has the
support of her allies, who settled the I
bLuut UDDylvLnD 1 31iiiS
Roosevelt and His Claims Not Considered Seriously by
the Leaders of the Two Old Parties, and the Eigat Is
Considered Between Wilson and Taft Oregon
May Take a Week to Count Vote.
WasaiagteB, D. C, Nov. 4. Unless all indications are wresg, tke aatwnal
preadeatial election oa Tuesday will sweep Woodrow Wilson isto the white house.
Tie Taft men are making strong claims, but the geemral opinion, of independent:
thinkers is that Wilson will have the best of it, unless the s4caBed "sfleat vote,"
always a prominent factor in every election, is heavier than wmaL RooieveJt
leaders are making strong claims, but leaders of neither of the old parties appear
to attach much sgnificance to the Roosevelt claims. They consider that it is a.
fight between Taft and Wilson.
Col. Roosevelt in a statement from Oyster Bay today, made the direct charge
that in New York, Republican leaders are urging' voters to support Wilson, to
make the defeat of Roosevelt certain. This statement was met with general de
nials from the Republican state leaders.
From governor Wilson and from his 2few York headquarters came further ad
monitions to Democratic leaders to get the voters to the polls, so that the maxi
mum Democratic vote would be cast.
The -vote east for president at tomorrow's election will exceed all previous
records if today's predictions are fulfilled. Reports from all states indicate intense
partisanship, as the election draws near; an unusual activity by campaign leaders
to "get out the vote" and developments in the three-cornered presidential contest
whkh indicate a determination to bring every voter to the polls.
The extent to which the Socialist party, with Eugene V. Dehsas its presi
dential candidate, will cut into the vote of Taft, Roosevelt and Wilson has be
come a matter of lively conjecture in the committee headquarters of the latter
candidates. The Progressive leaders assert that the Socialists will pol! a heavy
vote, drawing largely from the Republican and Democratic ranks.
In the majority of states, the polls will open between 5 and 7 oclock tomor
row morning. Full reports will not be available from any sections until after 5
oclock (eastern time) in the afternoon and comprehensive returns from any state
or congressional districts will probably not be had before 9 or 10 oclock (eastern
time) tomorrow night.
The presidential candidates have prepared to receive returns from state and
local loaders in all sections of the country.
The middle west is in doubt. With all their boasts of confidence, the leaders
of bob of the three parties really know what is going to happen. Take this fact:
Chicago city is the hot-bed of Rooseveltism. Most people not blinded by prejudice
think it likely that Roosevelt will carry the city.
But en "Bull Moose tag day" in Chicago, on every corner downtown, and at
hundreds of places about the city generally, enthusiastic women sold Bull Moose
badgoc in exchange for contributions to the Third JPatrty cause. It would have
been, natural to export Oat all downtown Cfcacasjt nwui he a-fbrtter with tha
white ribbons. A walk of 11 crowded blocks in the heart of the dry, between noon
and 1 p. hu, discovered precisely nine of the ribbons on the coats of passers-by.
Four of the nine were boys.
This is not a badge-wearing campaign. In all this middle west, there ia almost
entire absence of the old-fashioned political signs. There are practically no Ktho
giaph portraits of the-Tandidates in store or residence windows; no banners across
the streets of little towns; practically no campaign buttons on anybod7's lapel.
There is amazingly little political discussion. Xow and then an enthusiast gess
through a train to take a straw vote. Half of the passengers refuse to have any
thing to do with it- Canvassers who ask at the house door how the head ef the
house is going to vote are told that it k none of their business. What is the po
litical prophet of any brand of sympathy to do in the face of such a situation?
Many experienced observers beaeve that it foretells a big stay-at-home vote.
Some say it portends a Bull Moose stampede; yet others believe that thousands of
men who think it inexpedient to avow their intentions will even vote the Socialist
ticket. If one could learn what these silent fellows are going to do it would all be
very simple.
In New York the presidential and state campaigns are closing today with aj
number of speeches. The forecast for fair weather causes the prediction of a heavy
vote. All sides are claiming a victory.
Pennsylvania will vote on 11 tickets and eight sets of electors. Noon day
meetings were held today. The papers carry warnings to beware of trickery.
Michigan leaders plan to get out the total vote. All sides are confident
Nebraska Republican headquarters has issued an appeal to vote for Taft. The
Progressives say Taft will be third. The Democrats are confident.
Minnesota is engaged in quiet work to get out the vote. A Republican legis
lature is conceded.
North Dakota is closing a quiet campaign. Wilson and Roosevelt lend.
The Wisconsin prediction is for a dose election.
Indiana leaders are endeavoring to ferret out illegal registration.
In South Dakota, with no Taft ekcters, Roosevelt and Wilson adherents arc
making big claims.
Delaware leaders are issuing final instructions. All are confident.
Missouri heard minor speeches today.
In West Virginia fair weather and a big vote is predicted. The Progressives
predict a landslide. The Wilson men are confident, while Taft supporters are
working hard.
In Maryland and Kentucky the party leaders are confident.
In Colorado numerous street meetings were held today, especially in Denver.
With fair weather, a heavy vote is predicted.
In Wyoming the senatorial contest is the leading issue.
New Jersey will have a few meetings tonight.
Massachusetts is expected to be among the first states to give definite results
Tuesday. The polls close early.
In Utah, rain eut the attendance at the closing rallies' today.
Idaho had its final roundup of voters in the legislative campaign today.
Nevada is predicted for Wilson.
Montana is admittedly close.
Maine, with fair weather, will, it is predicted, cast a record vote. AH sides
are confident.
In New Hampshire the contest probably will be close.
The Vermont campaign is quiet. Closing rallies were held today.
Rhode Island leaders of all parties predict a victory, although the fight is ad
mittedly close. .
Kansas leaders predict victory. The betting in Topeka favors Wilson.
Iw Mexico leaders are anticipating a light vote and endeavoring to get people
to the polls. Closing rallies will be held tonight.
In Arizona, 11th hour opposition to weman suffrage is said to have developed,
forecasting its defeat tomorrow.
In Connecticut indications point to a large vote.
In Washington, rain is forecasted for tomorrow. Progressives and Republicans
claim the victory. Every band and hall in Seattle is engaged for closing rallies
In Oregon, rain is predicted. The ballot is so long and so hard to count that
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""J ' .rac, n. umj k a t uwuic me ics-aii is Known.
In California, women are voting for the first time in a presidential election.
JJ -ge registration in Los Angeles county indicates that many women wfll vote
there. Betting favors Roosevelt.
In Illinois, the Progressives claim they
"n vote or ism, out democrats neny
The Herald's Election
Bulletins Tuesday Night
Tuesday night The El Paso Herald will gie the election leturna on a
screen on the front ot" The Herald building on Pioneer plaza. The returns
will be flashed oer the A-ociated Press leased wire and will be taken
by 'I he Herald's operator irom a special telegraph instrument now being
installed on the balcony ot Hotel McCov, irom which they will be thrown
on the screen on The Herald building.
had won over a rood portion of the
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