January 13, 1914
Out of 1637 votes registered for the city election, 888 had voted up to two o'clock this afternoon in the three wards as follows: First ward, 264, Second ward, 334, and Third ward, 230. Of these figures it is estimated that one-third were sworn in by workers. The heavy residence and regularly registered vote will be cast between now and the closing of the polls. The busiest place was the room where the registration board was in session, it being crowded, principally with citizens waiting to act as witnesses. The corrupt practice act is being observed more in the form than the practice.
Bright sunshiny weather brought out the voters early, though not as heavily as expected. In the Third ward for the first two hours, a vote a minute was recorded. up to noon in the second, where the heat of the light is hottest, a lull came at noon after a busy morning. A feature of the morning was the heavy women vote, and the number that were sworn in.
The polls will close at five o'clock, and the results should be known by six o'clock.
That the entire election may be void is a contention raised today as the ticket as printed by City Recorder Foss contains the title "Citizens Ticket" as a label after the candidates of the business men, which is alleged a violation of chapter 108 of the laws of 1913, defining a political party. If the ballot was invalidated by this provision, the entire ticket would be thrown out, except in the case of the recall election, where no party names are attached.
Dr. Stewart's lecture to the parents and teachers last night on the subject of "The Young Woman's Physical Development" brought out the fact strongly our young girls need an entirely new regimen from the usual one of beaux, high heals, corsets, parties and candy.
We are developing a class of young girls whose minds are vacant of any real valuable material, but are filled with false ideas and ideals — whose bodies are restricted by their clothing and ancient customs until their bodily development is so hampered that they are semi-invalids almost from the cradle.