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fair tonight and Wednesday.
Colder tonight.
Tuesday Evening,
November 5, 191214 Pages
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No Crowding Around the
Polls and Very Little In
terest in the Result.
Manager of Grocery Store,
Inside at the Time, Is
Badly Injured.
With the opening of the polls Tuesday
morning at 8 oclock jn El Paso for the
voting on the general election, there
dawned a perfect day. As if influenced
!v that, the voters visited the different
nrecinets earlv. The heaviest voting at
any of the precincts occurred shortly
alter tne opening 01 me iwouw am jvok
before noon. In one hour, from S oclock
to 9 oclock, in precinct No. 9, 30 votes
had been tallied. Before 10 oclock, 70
votes had been polled in that precinct.
Precinct No. 11 was next with 69 votes
by 10:30 oclock. No. 3 bad 60 by 10
oclock. The latter was the record main-v
tamed by the other polling places.
Despite the fact that this is the presi
dential election year, the interest among
the local voters, oh the whole, is luke
warm. With the closing of the polls at
7 oclock tonight, it is estimated that
the number or votes polled during the
ay wQl scarcely exceed 3000, being 2000
under the number east during the July
Contrasted with the election during J
that tame is the absence of voters at
Alvin Frudenstein, secretary and
manager of the Union Grocery company,
423 Mesa avenue, corner of Franklin,
was seriously burned about the eyea,
face and hands, following a terrific ex
posion which occurred In the basement
of that store at 3 oclock Tuesday morn
ing, when. It was estimated, a loss of
approximately ? 10,600 was sustained.
The stock of groceries carried in the
store prior to the explosion was esti
mated by Bernard Schuster, who held
the insurance, to be worth approximate
v SSOftO The loss in this instance was
complete. F. S. Ainsa, the owner of the I
building, from wnom tne grocery com
pany rented, estimated the damage to
the building between $3008 and $4000.
A portion of that, he stated, was cov
ered by insurance.
Bxpleslen Wrecked Sidewalk.
The force of the explosion blew up IS
feet of the sidewalk on the Mesa avenue
side of the building, in front of the
store. Henry Reynaud, fire marshal,
who made an inspection of the premises,
stated that the rafters of the founda-
the polling places. There is also an ab- ' tlon of the building had been lifted irom
sence of ropes which lined the streets at inr ""s1.???""-
that election, marking the "dead line'
to which the voter might approach with
out being accosted by an officer. Both
the ropes and the officers were missing
Where the voter in the July primaries
was compelled to wait several hours in
the hot sun before he could enter the
poll and vote, Tuesday morning he
could go in at any time.
Judges and associate judges in the
different polling places state that the of
ficial ballot is easier to handle than was
the one used in the primaries. The mark
ing the ballots, it was said, could be ac
complished in half the time.
Local interest in politics has simmered
down to the race between J. A. Eecaieda,
Democratic nominee for the office or dis
trict clerk, and P. A. Stewart, who is
making the race for that office, inde
pendent of any organisation, and whose
name does not appear on the official
ballot at all. A voter easting his ballot
for Jar. Stewart woold have to scratch
tte name of Eseajeaa and write Stew
art's name on the ballot. The majority
of votes being cast are for the straight
Democratic ticket, and this includes Es
cajeda. Friends of TJ. S. Goen, who is a can
didate on the Progressive ticket for as
sociate justice of the supreme court,
were working in his behalf) Tuesday
morning. While it was conceded that
his election is impossible, the plea made
by his friends for votes was based on
the fact that Mr. Goen is a local man.
Ed. Lasater, candidate for governor
on the Progressive tkkefc, is expected
to get the solid vote of the local Koose-velt-Johnson
Wilson will lead in the presidential
race here, and politicians say Roosevelt
will run second and Taft third.
San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 5. -'Women
turned out by the hundred thousands
today to decide whether California
should register itself as a Wilson and
Marshall or Roosevelt and Johnson
state. Showers in the central and
heavy rains in the northern counties
were expected to cut down the vote,
which, nevertheless, began with every
indication that it would be the heaviest
ever cast in the state.
In the southern counties, where Pro
gressive strength was greatest, clear
weather ruled. Los Angeles was con
ceded to the Progressives.
In the early hours in San Francisco
only two requests were made by voters
for lists of Taft electors, who do not
appear on the ballot.
PottsvUle, Pa, Nov. S. An- &
thony R- Edelberger, 102 years
old, today cast his ballot. He sfr
was taken to the polling place &
in an automobile and helped &
- into the booth, where he &
voted a straight Democratic
9 ticket. &
- &
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5. "I sup.
pose you voted the straight ticket,
governor T
"I sure did," replied Gov. Thomas R,
Marshall, Democratic candidate for
vice president just after he had cast
his ballot.
The governor was accompanied by
Meredith Nicholson, the author, to the
Trinidad, Colo., Nov. S. The Heaviest
vote i nthe history of Las Animas coun
ty is being polled today, Trinidad has
cast 1600 votes, with indications it
will be doubled. The weather is ideal.
The fusion of the Progressives and
Democrats on the county and third Ju
dicial districts has made the usual Re
publican majority doubtful. No trouble
is reported.
Sacramento. Calif., Nor. 5. Gov.
Hiram W. Johnson, Progressive candi
date for vice president, did not vote to
day. Absent from his state, on a cam
paign tour of the east, he deliberately
sacrificed his vote to keep up the fight
to the last.
The heavy nlate glass windows on the
Franklin street side of the building
and Mesa avenue side were crumbled
and blown over both streets.
Simultaneously with the explosion, it
was stated that Mr. Frudenstein was
seen coming out of th front entrance
of the building. He was later taken to
the Ralston hospital, on Wyoming
street, where, it was stated Tuesday
morning, he was unable to talk to any
one. Lights Cigaret; Explosion Follows.
While the fire marshal and firemen,
who were on the scene sBbrtly after the
alarm was turned in, stated that they
were unable to account for the ex
plosion. Frudenstein, it ,said, stated to
the attending physician that when he
went into the store he entered the
front door with a lighted cigaret. Im
mediately following this, he said, the
gas which filled the room became ig
nited and, communicating with the gas,
which was heaviest in the basement.
caused the explosion. After the ex
plosion, it was said that Frudenstein
walked to 70S Mesa avenue, where he
received medical attention and was J
later taxes to tne a imai.
A peculiar incident connected with
the explosion was that several cases of
matches, which were stored in the base.
ment, -were left intact. One five-gallon
can of gasoline and one of coal oil,
which were in the front part of the
store on the first floor, it fs stated, were
not affected.
The Central. Mesa and Sunset fire
companies responded to the alarm.
Apartment House Damaged.
The scene surrounding the burned
store early Tuesday resembled pictures
of the Los Angeles Times building after
the famous dynamite explosion. The
windows were shattered and blown into
the street, covering the paving with
fine particles of glass, which made au
tomobile travel down Mesa avenue dam
aging to tires. A window was broken
in the second story of the building
across the street occupied by the city
waterworks office, and a large glass
was broken from a south window in the
Alvarado hotel. Canned goods were
thrown against the side of the building
and a burning brand fell in the entrance
way on the south side of the family
hotel, but was extinguished before it
had done any damage.
Windows on the second story of the
building were broken and the partition
wall separating the grocery from the
room to the south in the same building
was thrown out of line several inches.
The sidewalk and street at the corner
of Franklin street and Mesa avenue was
covered with debris from the store, in
cluding broken packages, canned goods,
store fixtures and broken glass.
Saw Man Go Aground Corner.
People living in the rooming houses
along Mesa avenue say that they were
awakened by the explosion and saw a
man running around the corner from
Mesa avenue onto Franklin street and
disappear in tht. darkness toward Car
negie square. It was at first thought
that he was going to a fire alarm box
to give the alarm, but the box is located
on the northeast corner of the street
intersection and the alarm was given
later by someone from the Crystola
The Denman apartments, on the sec
ond floor of the Ainsa building, were
damaged by fire and smoke. They are
owned by W. JEL Phillips, who had no
insurance. The damage by fire and
smoke is estimated to be 3500. Three
rooms were badly burned and the furnl.
ture in them destroyed.
Equal Suffrage Likely to Be
Adopted Democrats Are
Voting Against It.
(By Geo. H. Clements)
Phoenix. Ariz., Nov. 5. Contrary to
all predictions, a very full vote is be
ing cast in Phoenix and in other cities
throughout the state and. if there is
no falling down in the outer districts,
more than 80 percent of the registered
voters will have cast their ballots by
the time the polls close.
In this. city there has been a steady
stream of voters at each of the polling
places since 6 oclock this morning and
always long lincfi? in waiting, notwith
standing that the supervisors of elec
tion, to guard against any uninten
tional disfranchisement, have doubled
and in some cases trebled the number
of booths, in some cases IS voters be
ing enabled to mark ballots at the
same time.
There has been very little challeng
ing and consequently lUtle delay on
that account
The equal suffragists have been
particularly active and- the whole town
is gay with "votes for women" ban
ners and -streamers while committees
of women are active decorating all
voters with "votes for women" pins
and buttons. Though the. Democrats'
are said to be good naturedly taking
the decoration and voting against the
suffrage amendment. It is believed it
will carry throughout the state.
Experienced "watchers" who know
the politics of the voters in each pre
cinct are authority for the statement
that up to noon, at least, Wilson was
leading both Taft and Roosevelt at the
ratio of 6 to 4.
This is admitted by Republican and
Progressive watchers but they say the
tide will turn when the business mn
begin to vote this afternoon.
Strong Vote at Douglas.
-' ' ., , i ...
Princeton. N. J., Nov. 5. -Governor
Woodrow Wilson voted the straight
Democratic ticket at 10:15 oclock in an
engine house. He was in the voting
booth four minutes and remarked as he
came out that the ballot was so big he
'had a bard time finding the presidential
On the way to the voting booth, gov
ernor Wilson stopped abrutly in front
of a little frame house.
"When I was a freshman," he said, "I
used to eat in the house. One night I
swallowed a fish bone and Jumped off
that piaasa six times in an effort to
Jolt it out of my throat, but it didn't
Jolt" I
A half dozen photographers had
perched their cameras in the Interior
of the little engine house.
"ril enforce the law if you like and
have these men put out; I'm governor,
you know," the nominee said laughing
ly, to the tellers, but they were enjoy
ing the scene too much to be literal.
The governor had to wait a few min
utes before one of the three polling
booths was vacant.
He thought the ballots were inside.
"You'll have to have one of these
first," called one of the tellers, all of
whom were old time friends of the gov
ernor; and the nominee wa"s handed his
"Wmwirnu- Wilson. No. 9 Cleveland :
Lane, ballot'112," announced one of the.
tellers, as he recorded the governor's
vote. '
The governor was in tne booth Just
four minutes. As he came out he spoke
of his difficulty .in finding the Demo
cratic presidential electors.
"They are buried down at the bot
tom of the sheet somewhere," he said
"Like a Boy Out of School."
Gov. Woodrow Wilson was asked to
day how he felt.
"Like a boy out of school," he replied,
with a sigh of relief, for he admitted
that the campaign bad been a hard
physical strain. His scalp wound, re
ceived in the motor mishap of two days
ago, did not t other him, he said.
Most of the day the governor planned
to spend in answering letters. Tonight
a small party gathered at the Wilson
home to hear the returns by a private
'telegraph wire. The governor's imme
diate family, his brotherinlaw, Prof.
Stockton Axson; two cousins from Co
lumbia. S. C., Capt G. H. McMaster, U.
S. A., and James Woodrow, and Joseph
R.. Wilson, a younger brother of the
nominee, will hear the returns at the
Wilson 'home.
Gov. Wilson had planned to go to bed
early, but the students of Princeton
university have other ideas on the sub.
op rQ THC
nflito lilt
Generally, Throughout the Country, Voting Has Been
Heavy Parfy Leaders Sticfc to Their Claims of Vic
. tory For Their Respective Candidates Taffc
Spends Day With Brother in Cincinnati.
Douglas. Ariz.. Nor. 5. The voting
here was very strong today and it j
seemed certain that a big vote wouM be (
polled. The Democrats claimed they I
would carry the town by ISO. votes.
There was much betting, which showed i
that the Progressives did not expect the
Democrats to get batter than an oven
' t
The Central fire company responded
to an alarm turned in from box "IS," at
the intersection of Santa Fe and San
Francisco streets, at 6:25 oclock Mon
day night No fire was found.
Burning trash in a box placed against
the fence at 615 Magoffin avenue called
the Central fire company out at 11:30
Tuesday morning. The dtfmage done
was slight.
A party of 11 Montenegrins, en
route from Los Angeles to New York,
passed through El Paso Monday night
on El Paso & Southwestern train No.
Oyster Bay, Nov. S. Gol. Roosevelt
arrived at the polling place, in a flro
truck house, at 12:05 this afternoon
and a few moments later had cast his
ballot Seven neighbors accompanied
him and b waited 20 minutes until each
of them had voted, before returning to
Sagamore Hill.
While In the polling place, & flash
light was taken as Col. Roosevelt
dropped bis ballot in the box. and the
crowd cheered.
A crowd of villagers waited for aa
hour In front of the truck house for
1 1 CoL Roosevelt As -.his asifmHw
army hat, which Re wears at home, lb
acknowledgement With him were
James A. Moss, his butler; Ralph But
ler, another house servant and Charles
Lee, the coachman, all negroes; Arthur
Merrian. his chauffeur, and Howard
Browne. SVHHam Bailey and William
Carl, farm hands. Two detectives,
guarding Col. Roosevelt, completed the
"Theodore Roosevelt ballot No. 265,"
called out the clerk as the colonel en
tered a booth. He remained there for
five minutes, then came out and depose
itod Mb ballot 1 the box. Ttyen he
went outside and sat in his motor car.
He waited for a quarter of aiu hour,
until others from Sagamore Hill had all
"I am having a quiet day," said the
colonel. "This afternoon Mrs. Roose
velt and I are going to take a walk."
The colonel said tha. he woald o to
his editorial offices, in New York, on
Thursday or Friday.
in Butte today following tfca attack
last niglt on governor Norris. T. J.
Walsh, Democratic candidate for sen
ator, and S. V. Stewart Democratic
candidate for goTernor and the wild
demonstration which followed the
singing of a parody on "My Country
'Tls of Thee" by a socialist speaicer.
! Lewis J. Duncan. Socialist mayor of
j Butte, swore in 200 special police, and
I sheriff CRourke. Democrat has ap
I pointed 200 special deputies to guard
the1 polls and keep the peace.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 5. President Taft took the full allotted five minutes
when he voted shortly after noon. He voted each of the separate sbr, ballots, five
of whkh are devoted to local affairs.
Before visiting the polling booth, the president visited with a number of Cin
cinnati friends, including congressman Nicholas Longworth, seninlaw of Col. Roose
velt. President Taft was cheered as he drove through the streets on his way to
vote, i v
Jesus Galindo was arrested by the
police early Tuesday morning on a
charge of theft under $50. It was al
leged that he entered the barn in the
rear of the residence at 805 Oregon
street and secured a set of harness.
TheKi Paso & Southwestern rail
road city ticket office is being reno
vated. All of the woodwork is being
revarnished and polished.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 5. Two men were killed as a result of quarrels at elec
tion booths is Kentucky today
In Lee county, constable Thomas Campbell was killed and John and Jamesi
Candill were arrested charged with having shot him.
In Anderson county, Green Bowen was killed by county magistrate Hardin
Satterle, it is charged.
Election News Tonight
I ONSISTENT with the tremendous importance of the; national election, results, and the keen public
interest universally felt, the El Paso Herald has made more complete and elaborate preparations
than ever before, to give the news to the people promptly, fully, and accurately. First, the
will be displayed by stereopticon upon a large screen upon the Pioneer Plaza side of The Herald Building,
beginning about 6 p. m. and continuing as long as there is any public demand for the detailed bulletin service
upon the results as they are received. Second, .
The Herald has arranged with the El Paso Electric Railway company, through the courtesy of manager
H.'S. Potter, to sound a signal upon the fire whistle, as soon as the result nationally can be known with,
reasonable certainty. No matter whether one be at home in the library, or at dinner, or at the theater, or
the club, or at church or card part', or dance, or in a store or hotel, or on the street, the signal may be read
as soon as it is given. THE SIGNAL MA Y COME AT ANY MOMENT OR ANY HOUR. It .
may be easily understood when given, and no set hour will be stated for the signal. It will be authorized
by The Herald as soon as the result can be told with reasonable definitenes. The
will give the signal according to the following code, at ANY MOMENT .during we evening when the
result can be told with reasonable certainty: There will be ONE VERY LONG BLAST merely to
attract attention all over the city, and bring people out of their houses to listen; the log blast will then be
followed by TWO SHORT BLASTS for Wilson. THREE SHORT BLASTS for Taft. FOUR
SHORT BLASTS for Roosevelt and FIFE SHORT BLASTS if No Choice Appears. Third, the
will be answered at any hour, with the latest results. Call either 2020 or 115, and the general result will
be given you. Owing to the great number of calls, however, it will be impossible to give over the tele
phone anything more than GENERAL RESULTS; for detailed information it will be necessary to
watch the bulletins in Pioneer Plaza. Fourth, an
may be issued if the news comes early enough and full enougluto justify it on the ground of public demand
for it.
Washisgton, D. C, Nov. 5. William Howard Taft carried the first prsefnet
heard from in the United States today. It was the precinct af Aeashaet, 3&a&,
where 206 votes were east. Theo. Roosevelt carried the second precinct hears from.
Norwell, in the same state.
Taft polled 104 of these, Wilson 52 and Roosevelt 50.
It is a decrease for Taft from the 118 he received foar years age and a in
crease for the opposition, as with only 130 votes cast four years ago, Haft got 118
and Bryan only received 12.
For governor, Walker (Sep.) carried Acashaet hy votes to 37 for Birdh
(Prog.) and 33 for Foss- (Dem.). .
The vote in 1911 was: Foss, 25; Frothinghaa (Sep.), 88.'
Acushaet is a small toyjn adjoining New Bedford.
Norwell voted as follows: Roosevelt, 104; Taft, 97; Wilson, 78. In 190841
Bryan 40 and Taft 164.
The polls close early in Massachusetts and other small preejacts togas, to
come in closely following the reports from Acushnet and NorweH, aH ahowiag a
Republican lead in the 'state, bat materially reduced is moat cases from the
previous Republican victories.
Returns at 3 oclock for president from 10 out of 1102 voting preeiaets ia
Massachusetts gave Roosevelt 837, Taft 1713, Wilson 973.
The same precincts in 1908 gave Bryaa 801 aad Taft 2344.
President Taft spent the morning hoars at the home of his brother, Chas. P.
Taft, in Cincinnati, and early in the afternoon cast his ballot. The president was
confident that he would he retimed to the white house.
Governor Woodrow Wilson was the first of the three candidates to east his
vote. Governor Wilson dropped his ballot into a polling booth ia aa eagne house
in Princeton, N. J and as he emerged from the voting booth smflragly observed
that he had "voted the straight Democratic ticket.'' Governor Wflsok will hear,
the returns, at his home ia company with his family and a few friends.
rett eat hw ballot at Oyster Bay ia a fixe track hoase. The Fro-
gresv"patty aomiaee for president win hear the returns ax lis home Saga
more H9L
Governor Johnson, the vice presidential nominee on the Progressive ticket,
could not return to California in time to vote, aa he filled oat CoL Roosevelt's
speaking, engagements is Ute east after the colonel had beea shot. Governor John
son spent the day in New York city and will hear the returns tonight at the Pro
gressive party headquarters there.
Governor Marshall, Democratic candidate for vice president, cast his vote ia
Indianapolis. He walked to the polls with a friend.
Estimates differ as to the hour when the results ok the presidential contest
may be known tonight. Political leaders figuring oa landslides said the result
would he known by 9 oclock, while others were inclined to the belief that it would
he midnight. '
Throughout the United States a good vote was polled, especially ia states
where there was any serious opposition to the natioaal tickets. Ia the sooth,
where the Democratic vote is certain, the voting is lightest.
The three cornered presidential contest sent to the polk today voters who
took an unprecedented interest in the outcome of a campaign that had heea waged '
with unusual bitterness. Thirty-three states are voting for governors aad 36 for
legislatures that will fill vacancies in the United States senate.
General favorable weather conditions prevailed. In certain sections of the
middle west, particularly in southern Illinois, overcast skies aad threatened raia
augured not well for the polling of heavy votes, but electors, notwithstaadiag, eoa
tinned their steady inarch to the polls. There was some snow in the aorthwest.
New York city is casting by far the heaviest vote in its history, as are also the
other cities of that state. Tfce rural vote ia New York is heavy.
In Chicago the early hours saw every polling place filled with long lines of
voters waiting to get into the booths. Very few voters in Chicago availed them
selves of the opportunity of using the voting machines, whkh fact was considered
to indicate that there was much scratching of ballots by members of all political
In the Pacific coast states, the early voting was heavy, despite iackmeat
weather in Seattle, Portland and northern California.
The contest ia Vermont was interesting, despite tike fact that the state ejec
tion was held in September, and the vote today was extremely heavy. Thjs'altei
was true of Maine, where all three of the leading parties are making a desperate
fight to gain the electoral representation.
Contrary to general expectations, in view of the fact that party Kaes have
been so closely drawn, practically no disturbances were reported from aay sectiea
of the country.. Few arrests for violations of the electioa laws were made. AH of
the leaders of the three parties adhered to their previews preaktioas of saceeas for
their respective candidates.
Illinois Vote Heavy. . -
In Illinois the indications were early
today for a record vote with clear,
wasro 'weather. In Chicago the polls
opened at S oclock this morning and
closed at 4 this afternoon. It is esti
mated that the state vote exceeded a
The Utah polls opened at 7. 'It was
fair weather and e. heavy vote was
In Wyoming it was cloudy and cold
this morning with indications for clear
weather this afternoon.
Now Mexico's ideal day gave the op-
In Nebraska the sky was overcast at '
Omaha, but a heavy vote in the state-
was poiiea.
South Dakota had" fair weather. The
polls were open from 8 to 5. A heavy
vote was cast. "
In Iowa a heavy early vote was cast.
It was clear weather. The polls close
at 7 oclock.
Ohio had cloudy, cool weather. The
indications were for a heavy vote, es
pecially in Cincinnati Toledo reports
a heavy industrial vote.
In Michigan many voters were in
line when the polls opened. The day
was clear.
In Indiana overcast skies did aot
(Continued on
Albuquerque. N. M., Nov. 5 Voting
In the early hours thia morninsr was
extremely light. This eondition Is due
in a large measure to tho fact that no
local offices or issues are involved.
Republican. Democratic and Progres
sive managers all profess confidence
that theft- respective parties will be
The weather is warm and cloudy.
AVIIhob Letttls la firant.
Sliver City. N M.. Nov. 5 The
weather is clear and delightful and as
far as heard from a lull vote is being
cast over the county.
Up to one oclock, at Santa Rita, the
largest voting precinct outside of Sil
ver City, it is believed Roosevelt has
a lead over all.
At Central. Wilson is ahead with
Roosevelt two to one over Taft.
At Hurley, Wilson is reported in the
lead with Roosevelt second
Here In Silver Citv. Wilson leads with
Taft second. The county will probablv
go for Wilson There is a notable ab
sence of money and bribery for the
first time in the history of New l!ty;iio.
and political bosses are lonesome. Tho
corrupt practice law has had its in
fluence. Much StntoblMK at Smts Pc
Santa Fe. N. M . Nov. i Up to noon
tcday there was a light vote in Santa
Fe and icinity ana much a path v
among voters The workers reported
indications of a light vote at noon to
day. It is reported there is much scratch
ing by all parties.
VottMK Ua-ht at B.
Las Vegas, N. M., Nov. 5 Four hun
dred out of av registerec vote of 90
voters had cast Ballots up to one oclock.
The interest Is not extraordinary, in
West Las Vegas the voting is lighter,
the population being largely Spanlsh
Anpei lean
Roawrll ote Reeord Breaker.
Roswell, N. M.. Nov. 5. The polling
? 1000 votes in Roswell up to 13 oclock
shows that fully half of the count-. 's
2?00 votes were in bv noon The total
ote will exceed all records.

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