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BATTLE OF THE BALLOTS.
It Has Been Fought and Won, the Repub
licans Being Again the
The Electoral Vote in the Several States, and the
Complexion of the Fifty-Seventh Congress,
as Gleaned From Latest Returns.
THE ELECTORAL VOTE.
State. R. D-
Delaware 3 ....
Illinois 24 ....
Louisiana - - - 8
Massachasetts IS ....
New Hampshire 4 ....
New Jersey 10
New York 38 ....
North Carolina 11
North Dakota 3 ....
Ohio 33 ....
Oregon 4 ....
Rhode Island 4
South Carolina !
South Dakota 4 ....
Vermont 4 ....
Washington 4 ....
Wisconsin 13 ....
Total 2S1 1CU
Total electoral vote 447
Necessary to elect 224
Xew York, Nov. 7, Midnight. It be
caine evident at a very early hour this
evening that the election of McKin
ley and Roosevelt was assured. At
half-past eight o'clock returns from
nearly two-thirds of the election dis
tricts of Greater New York had been
received, indicating beyond question
that Bryan and Stevenson could not
expect more than 25,000 or 30,000
plurality in this democratic strong
hold, and unless there was a land
elide in the outside counties beyond
ell reasonable expectation the pivotal
Etate of Xew York had declared in
unmistakable terms, although by a
greatly reduced majority, for the re
publican candidates. As the night
progressed it only served to confirm
this judgment. The returns from Illi
nois betrayed a like condition. The
republican plurality of 1S96 was great
ly reduced, but it was still far too
large to be overcome.
On the ot.her hand the returns from
Indiana, Michigan, the two Dakotas,
Utah and Wyoming, as well as Nebras
ka, seemed to indicate strong repub
lican gains over 1896. Delaware, Mary
land and West Virginia had given de
cisive republican pluralities.
The count in several of the far west
ern states was naturally so delayed
as to eive little indication of the out
come there, but they had ceased to
have a determining effect, and before
ten o'clock the democratic leaders
had given up the contest, and it was
announced that Mr. Bryan had gone
to bed, and was sound asleep.
The whole story was easily and
briefly told. The republican ticket
would have a larger electoral vote
than four years ago, but in the larger
tates of the east and middle west
the plurality had been greatly re
duced. Massachusetts had fallen from 174,
000 to 80,000; New York from 203.000
to 135,000, and Illinois from 142,000 to
tno.000 or less.
THEOUohE HOOSE VELT
States. R. D. P.
Arkansas tl ....
California 5 1 ....
Florida 2 ....
Georgia 11 ....
Illinois 12 lO ....
Indiana 9 4 ....
Kansas 7 .... 1
Kentucky 3 8
Louisiana 6 ....
Maryland l ....
Mnssachnsetts lO 3 ....
Minnesota 7 .... ....
Mississippi 7 ....
Missouri 3 12 ....
Montana 1 ....
Nebraska 2 1 .1
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 7 1 ....
New York 1U 18 ....
North Carolina 2 7 ....
North Dakota 1
Ohio IS ....
Oregon 2 .... ....
Pennsylvania 24 6 ....
Rhode Island 2
South Carolina 7 ....
South Dakota 2
Tennessee 2 8 ....
Texas 1 12 ....
Itah 1 ....
Virginia 1 0 ....
West Virginia 3 1 ....
Wisconsin lO .... ....
Wyoming 1 .... ....
Total 1!1 15S 8
THE REPUBLICAN CLAIM.
National Committeemen Gave Out
this Statement and Went Home.
Xew York. Nov. 7. At 12:30 this
morning National Committeemen
Manley, Gibbs and 1'liss held a confer
ence at the conclusion of which the
following statement was given out:
"On the returns received at repub
lican headquarters up to this hour the
republican national committee claim
to have elected McKinley and Roose
velt by an electoral vote of 2S4, with
the possibility of 21 votes in addition,
making a total of 305. These 21 votes
consist of the 13 votes in Kentucky
and 8 in Nebraska. The states we
surely claim for McKinley and Roose
velt are California, Connecticut, Dela
ware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland,
Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire,
Xew Jersey, Xew Y'ork, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont,
Washington, West Virginia, Wiscon
sin and Wyoming."
The committeemen then closed their
desks and left for homes.
Gov. Roosevelt Receives the Returns
a ad Pronounces Them MFlne.n
Oyster Bay, X. Y., Xov. 6. Gov.
Roosevelt, surrounded by his family
to-night, received the returns at his
home on Sagamore Hills. The gov
ernor at no time during the evening
seemed anxious about the result. He
did not make any special efforts to re
ceive the news, and depended on mes
sages to be brought from the tele
graph office, nearly three miles away.
The first definite information of the
republican victory was conveyed to
the governor at about ten o'clock.
The governor was in the reception
room with his wife . and daughter.
When he appeared at the door to meet
a newspaper correspondent he was
clad in full evening dress. He invited
his visitor into the parlor, and closely
scrutinized the returns, and briefly
commented on them. He said:
"Isn't that fine. It shows what the
American people are. It shows that
they want the good times to continue,
and are in favor of honest money and
are for the flag."
The governor at once dictated the
following dispatch to President Mc
Kinley: "To President William McKinley, Can-
"I congratulate you, and far more
the nation. You have my heartfelt
gratitude over the result.
Gov. Roosevelt also sent messages
of congratulation to Senator Hanna
and Chairman Odell, governor-elect.
Manley Claims Increased Electoral
Xew Y'ork, Xov. 6. At ten o'clock
Xational Committeeman Joseph Man
ley supplemented a previousstatement
"The reports at headquarters at
this hour show that President Mc
Kinley is re-elected by an electoral
vote larger than he received in 1S9G.
Xew England, Xew York, Xew Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Wiscon
sin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, North
Dakota and South Dakota are all in
the republican column.
"Xo definite information has been
received from Indiana. Kansas or the
other western and northwestern
THE VOTE BY STATES.
Showing Estimated Popular Plurali
ties and Approximate Elec
Now York. Nov. 7. 2 .i. m The follow
ing pluralities reported at this hour. They
are larjrl' estimated:
States. s f ;o
? i ?-
Alabama 75.0(K)!..li: .
Arkansas , li.'JUu:.. S!..
Idaho, not reported.
Kentuckv. in doubt
33.U00 ..! 4L.
I 61.. I.
20.000'.. I 4i..
ls.Ow:..! 31 a
1.M0 .. 3...
30.UUO . .ill!..
i 3.. I .
I 4 .. I..
I..1.. I 4
15.000 .. 12 .
. j i. W0!
. : I
.1 all, (Ml'
South Dakota, in doubt!
i 3:.. .
50.000 .. 12 ..
1'tah I a.'K-l
Vermont I ?C.00J.
Virginia i !
Wi.shincrton. not re-: ,
West Virginia ! lO.Ort
Wyoming i S.OcW
The President Receives Assurances
of Ills He-Klcetlon With
Executive Mansion. Canton. )., Xov.
G. President McKinley received the
election returns to-night at his home
surrounded uy a large number of his
old friends and neighbors, including
many ladies, who came as the guests
of Mrs. McKinley, to share with her
the interest and excitement of this
culminating event of the campaign.
Direct wires connected the house with
the republican national headquarters
at Xew York and at Chicago, with
Senator Hanna at the I'nion club, in
Cleveland, and with the home of Gov.
Koosevelt, r.t Oyster I'ay, so that the
president was in constant telegraphic
touch with his associate on the ticket
and with the campaign leaders.
The president made his headquar
ters in his library, where most of the
gentlemen guests congregated, while
Mrs. McKinley entertained the ladies
in the p rlor. The president was in
his usual good humor, showing no
signs of anxiety over the result.
The president in person read aloud
some of the returns, but refrained
from making any comment whatever
on the result, and accepting with un
ruffled composure the favorable re
ports, which began to come in at an
early hour. Secretary Cortelyou read
most of the dispatches, some of the
more cheering announcements being
heartily applauded by the guests.
Most of the early advices were frag
mentary and inexclusive, but the
strong indications that Xew York and
probably Illinois had gone for Mc
Kinley were received with great sat
isfaction. At nine o'clock the president re
ceived a disptach from an enthusiastic
individual stating that Xew York and
Illinois carried the day for McKinley
and that he was re-elected.
The responsible leaders made no
early claims, however, although their
dispatches told of gains at many
points, and breathed the spirit of vic
tory near at hand.
Unexpectedly Large Vote.
Columbus, O., Xov. 6. Reports from
different parts of Ohio indicate the
largest vote ever cast, larger than
either state committees expected,
with McKinley gaining in rural dis
tricts and holding his own in the
Claims There Were Fraud.
Columbus, O., Xov. 6. Chairman
Long of the democratic state commit
tee, says there were frauds at the
polls in Conneaut, near the Pennsyl-
vania line, and has instructed the
committeeman there to investigate.
He has not changed his ante-election
prediction that Bryan would carry
Ohio, "if there were no frauds.
Bfaaiey Praises God.
Executive Mansion, Canton, (X, Nov.
6. The president's first congratula
tions from headquarters came from
J. H. Manley, at Xew Y'ork, as fol
lows: " 'Praise God, from whom all bless
ings flow. Your triumphant re-election
is conceded by democratic man
agers. I ender my earnest congratu
lations. We are very happy at head
quarters." Declares McKinley Elected.
Executive Mansion, Canton, O., Nov.
C Judge Day, who is with the presi
dent, says McKinley carries 27 states,
with 2S4 electoral votes.
Mr. Bryan Receives Election Returns
and Retires Early to Bed.
Lincoln, Xeb., Xov. 7. Mr. Bryan
received election returns at his resi
dence in this city. His house was fair
ly overrun by newspaper men and
telegraph operators. Xot only was thj
first floor of the house largely given
up to them, but two of the rooms in
the second story also. Four telegraph !
wires ran to the house. Mr. Bryan j
had with him his brother, Charles
Bryan, his former law partner, ex
State Senator Talbot, Xational Com
mitteeman Dahlnian and Attorney
Mrs. Bryan had as companions, a
cousin, Mrs. Rogers, and Mrs. Dahl
nian. Mr. Bryan took his dinner at a little
after six o'clock, and later spent a
few minutes in conversation with the
newspaper men. referring to the bul
letins received and asking some ques
tions about different states, but with
out venturing any opinion upon the
The first bulletin was the one an
nouncing that Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
had given McKinley a majority of 1,
337, and this was quickly followed by
another bulletin to the effect thai
Elmira had gone in Bryan's favor to
tne extent of 1,772 majority. When
shown this message, he simply re
marked that it was encouraging.
Other bulletins from Xew York
came in thicK and fast after that, and
while Mr. Bryan made comment there
was a feenng among those present
that he was disappointed in the re
turns from Xew York city and Brook
lyn. His reports up to the last con
cerning those cities had been en
couraging and his own observation
had led him to believe that there
would be a large increase iiV iiis vote
rather than a loss. On the other hand
there was considerable encourage
ment from the interior of Xew York
state, and especially gratifying was
a message from Xational Committee
man Mack saying that Buffalo had
given McKinley a majority of only
about three thousand, against a ma
jurit3r of 12,000 four years ago.
Coming closely upon the heels of
Buffalo dispatch was one from a
friend in Boston announcing that city
to have gone for Bryan by a majori
ty of 7,000, as against 17,000 for Mc
Kinley four years ago.
The early dispatches indicated the
loss of Maryland, and this also was r.
disappointment, for it had been be
lieved that that state was fairly safe
for the democratic ticket.
After receiving the earlier returns
in his library, in the midst of his
friends, Mr. Bryan retired to his pri
vate apartments, wbieh were con
nected with the outside world by a
special wire. Both he and Mrs. Bryan
were in cheerful mood, and a person
unacquainted with the circumstances
would never have dreamed from their
demeanor tnat they were at this time
the center of national interest.
At eight o clock, when the newspa
per men congregated at Mr. Bryan's
house sought to secure a statement,
from him, they were told that he had
just gone to sleep and could not oj
disturbed. When he retired to h:s
own room he glanced over the re
turns with apparent interest, and
then, expressing a desire to make up
some of the rest he had lost in the
past few weeks, lay down, and was
asleep in less than five minutes. He
had slept an hour in the afternoon,
after which he went for a horseback
ride to the farm. He did not, how
ever, feel fully recuperated, and.
therefore, sought additional rest, thus
manifesting probably less concern
than hundreds oi thousands of his
Republicans Claim, but Democrats
Refuse to Concede State.
Chicago. Nov. 6. At Jl p. m. Chairman
Rowe of the republican state centt ll com
mittee gave out ;he follo.v.n statement:
set no reason at iiiis hour to cnanse
the lijpirf s of the state ventral con.mitt'eo
issued befort the election. McKiiiley ha
carried the state by SO.OuO outside o Cook
county. In Cook county tne indications
are that both McKlnl-iy and Yates will
hve a, majority, with McKinley n the
lead by about 15.000. 1 estimate this
plurality In Cook at 25,000.''
Chairman Watson, of the democratic
sttte central commltee. refused to concede
the state to McKinley, and claimed that
Alschulcr. democratic candidate lor gov
ernor, had carried the state by a small
Fiom returns received by him. Chairman
Watson also claimed that the democrats
would have a working majority in the
lower house of the legislature.
Judge Yates, who was at republican
state headquarters all eveninc. claimed
his election as governor by a substantial
Gave I'p and Closed I p.
New York. Nov. 7. Ex -Gov. atone, at
midnight, made the following announce
ment: "I give up. The returns telegraphed
these headquarters from New York. New
Jersey and Connecticut show that these
states have gone republican. Returns
from Maryland and West Virginia are In
complete. My information from the mid
dle and western states is so Indefinite that
I can not form an opinion as to the result
As I do not know the facts I will wait be
fore I say Anally what i think Is th. re
sult." Mr. Stone then closed the democratic
national headquarters in New York (or
Denver. Col.. Nov. 7. Milton Smith,
chairman of the democratic stats central
committee at midnight made the follow
"I am satisfied that Bryan has carried
Colorado by from 40,000 to W.Oou, and the
fusionist state ticket will not run 5.00
votes behind him. The republicans hav
not elected more than 12 of the 75 mem
bers of the legislature. Conpre-sman
Shafroth has a majority of 12.Q0C, and BelL
in the Second district, is elected by aOOO."'
Chairman Ford of the republican com
mittee, declined to make an estimate ot
the result in the stats.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 7. At m'.di.is'ht
the following statement was Issued oy thp
Indianapolis Sentinel (dent ):
'The returns up to tins hour are very
meager, and the result in Indiana Is in
do ibt, but if the percentage of republican
gain indicated by the latest reports t
maintained the state will give McKinley
approximately the same plurality t.a in
The Indianapolis Journal (rep.) at mid
night claimed the state lot MoKuiiey by
an inc-eased plurality over 1896.
Boston. Nov. 6. As usual In presidential
years Massachusetts went republican to
day by a substantial, out considerably re
duced majority, giving to President Mc
Kinley 15 votes in the -electoral college,
while AV. M. Crane was re-elected gov
ernor, nearly all of the republican etate
ticket and at least Id out ot 13 republican
The state legislature Is also remihlican
by a majority of about 3 to 1 and will
prohaMy again send Hon. Geo. F. Hoar
to the national senate.
Baltimore. Md., Nov. '. President Mc
Kinley carried Baltimore city by a major
ity of 6,"P5. The returns from the counties
are meager, l.ut cllicial advices from 81
scattered precincts out ol 3bi give him
lS.Sw. as against 16.197 for l?ryan, thus as
Miring him a majority of it least 10.000 in
the strfte. The defeat ot the democrats
has been thorough and surprising, it being
certain that they have lost live o-)t of the
six congressmen, with the probabilities in
favor of a clean sweep by the loss of the
Salt Lake City. Utah Nov. 6. At 11:30 to
night Mr. Callister, republican chairman,
"The state, from present appearances,
ha gone republican. Ve have not re
turns fufflcient to estimate the mijority "
Tne chairman of the democratic com
mittee. Burton, said:
"At this hour but meager returns have
been received, but from the reports re
ceievd we will carry the state by a ma
joi.:y of 11,000 or more."
St. Louis, Nov. 7. Incomplete returns in
dicate that the state nas given the elec
toral vote to Bryan and Stevenson and
that the state ticket has run somewhat be
hind the national. The congressional del
egation will stand as Defure, 12 democr&ts
and three republicans, with the Twelfth
district somewhat in doubt, owing to the
slowness In making the returns. The
World's fair amendments are undoubted
ly carried by a handsome majority.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 7. At midnight the
result of the election in Minnesota was
settled so far as the presidential vote Is
concerned, but the figures on the head of
the state ticket are still too meager to
make any final statement possible. The
McKinley electors have carried the state
by over 60,000 plurality, some estimates
and claims going far beyond that figure.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 7. At midnight
the returns indicate a falling off of 30.0CO
to 40.000 votes In the state, about equally
divided between the two parties. Many
negroes, especially in cltieo. remained
away from the polls. Bryan's plurality
In the state will fall short of that of Gov
McMillin oy 3,000 or 4,000 votes. McMillin
being re-elected by from 12,000 to 15,000.
White River Junction. Vt.. Nov. C Ira
R. Allen, of Fair Haven, chairman of the
republican state committee, at 11 o'clock
to-nitht. announced ihat McKlnley's plur
ality in the state will rcacn 35.000 based j
upon the returns received up to that time.
Curtis Emery, chairman of the demo
cratic state committee, would say noth
ing with regard to the tesult.
Milwaukee. Nov. 6. Election returns
received up to midnight indicate that
Wisconsin has gone for McKinley by
105,000 to 115,000 plurality. The republican
state ticket, headed by Bobert M. Lafo1
lette, will receive a similar plurality. The
legislature will be overwhelmingly repub
lican, and the congressional delegation U
also certainly republican.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 6. Chairman Klelne
gen of the democratic slate committee
concedes the election of the republican
electoral and state tickets, with the possi
ble exception of attorney general. In 37
out of 120 precincts McKinley received 2.
K,0; Bryan, 1.45U. against ilcKinity, 2,638;
Bryan. 1.&36 in 1896.
Kansas City. Mo , Nov. 7. J. Mac Love,
chairman of the Kansas state democratic
committee, made the following statement
"I fear that Kansas has gone republic
an, and that McKinley, and Stanley, for
governor, will carry the state by small
Columbia, S. C. Nov. 7. A very light
vots was polled in South Carolina. The
full state ticket and full congressional
ticket was elected by the democrats.
There was some opposition to Bryan by
prominent cotton mill :nen, but it failed
to develop much strength.
Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 6. At 11 :M
o'clock to-night the returns show a silent
ft-lling on in. the vote ,n large counties
which may reduce Bryan's ma'.ority to
50.000. In the cities Bryan runs a trifle be
hind the democratic nominees fur con
grers. Jubilation at Washington.
Washington Nov. 7. The jubilation here,
over President McKinly's re-election
broke all bounds. Never, except at Inau
guration times did such crowds surge up
and down Pennsylvania aenue, cheering',
singing and blowing hoi ns.
Republican Gain In Congress.
Chicago. Nov. 7. Returns from 272 of
the 356 congressional districts show that
the republicans have sleeted 141, the dem
ocrats 128, the fusionlsts. i, the sliver re
publicans 1 and the populists 1, a gain of
13 for the republicans.
San Francisco. Nov. 7. While the re
turns from the state at large, and this
city are very Incomplete, enough are at
hand to warrant the prediction that Presi
dent McKinley has carried California by
a plurality of 10,000.
Louisville. Ky., Nov. 7.-At midnight the
result of the election in Kentucky was in
doubt, with both sidvs claiming the state
and presidential tickets. The dmocrats
may be considered to have a trifle the bet
ter cf the argument.
Wilmington, Del.. Nov. (.While only
scattered returns have been received from
the country districts, Ihe democrats are
conn lent that they have carried a majori
ty ot the Delaware legislature.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 1. Returns from
the state are coming in slowly, but indica
tions arc that McKinley leads Bryan by
a large majority, and .a well In advance
of the republican stats -candidates.
Carson, Nev. Nov. (.Returns are tn
complete. Mills, republican chairman,
concedes the state to Bryan by &00 major
ity. The democrats claim it by 2,000. The
legislature, la very close. -
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