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Vol. 6.
MCKINLEY
ELEflO
The People by Their Bal
lots Have Indorsed the
Administration
REPUBLICANS GET CONGRESS.
Bryan Gains Throughout the Eastern
^States While McKlnley Gain*
Largely in the West.
NEBRASKA JOINS REPUBLICAN COLUMN.
I he Election Proves a Terltable Landslide
tor the Republican Party. McKlnley**
Majority In the Electoral College Will
be {Larger than Before. Republicans
Qaln Several Congressmen.
New York.
N York, Nov 7.—McKinley and
Roosevelt have swept the country. The
republicans wil have a larger vote in the
electoral college than in 1896, and they
will increase their majority in both sen
ate and house of representatives.
The state of New York has gone re
publican by a plurality between 120,000
and 150,000. Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., is
elected governor and the entire repub
lican state ticket has won by a plurality
probably 40,000 less than that given for
the presidential electors.
In beautiful landslide weather Bryan,
Croker, Jones and Stone have all gone
out sight in a perfect deluge of re-
g3,ooof
ublican votes. Instead of rolling up
plurality for Bryan in Greater
New York, Croker rolled up less than
28,000.
The actual figures computed are 27,
437 for the greater city. Croker gives
Bryan 28,240 in Manhattan and Bronx,
19»904
fe...
»n Queens and 695 in Richmand.
On the other hand, McKinley carries
the borough of Brooklyn by 34,992.
The Herald and the Times, in the
forecast published Oct. 21, said that
Greater New York would not give more
than 30,000 plurality for William J.
Bryan. Croker declared that the papers
were crazy and did not know what they
were talking about.
The Herald and Times, in their fore
cast of Oct. 21, predicted McKinley
would have 281 electoral votes and
Bryan 166. Every democrat in thtf coun
try declared the papers biased, instead
of telling the news, arid trying to in
fluence the election. They, too, proh
ably think differently now.
Returns from some of the states are
very late coming in. For instance, Ne
braska and Kentucky arc considered
doubtful states, simply because the re
turns are meager. The indications are
that McKinley has a little the better of
it in Nebraska, while Bryan's chief
paper supporter in Kentucky has given
up the state.
Never before was such a tremendous
vote polled in this country, and never
before were such tremendous majorities
rolled up as are recorded in some states.
To start with, the registration was phe
nomenal, all records having been brok
en, east and west.
Pennsylvania reports a plurality of
300,000 for McKinley. Texas, on the
other hand, reports a plurality of 215,000
for Bryan. Illinois, which Bryan was
led to suppose was doubtful ten days
ago, has given to McKinley a plurality
of 170,000. In 1896 it gave him a plural
ity of 142,000. Wisconsin, which in 1896
gave to McKinley a plurality of 102,
000, now swells it to 115,000.
Kansas, which the Herald predicted
would go for McKinley, the signs clear
ly indicating a change three weeks ago,
has gone for the republican ticket by a
landslide among the populists and
grangers.
In and around New York state the
McKinley wave rolled almost as high
as it did in the middle west. The Ne
England states present a solid sound
money front. Connecticut is republi
can by 25,000, and McLean, republican,
is elected governor, running 10,000 be
hind his ticket. New Jersey's swelling
figures are up to 65,000 and may reach
the wonderful plurality of 87,000, which
the state gave four years ago.
Delaware, Maryland and West Vir
ginia are ail in the republican column
again. All these states have been indi
cated likely to go for McKinley in the
Herald's forecast. Naturally, with such
heavy voting and such a big trend to
one side, everything has been carried
for McKinley, sound money and the
policy of expansion.
In the state of New York the Re
publicans gained six or eight represen
tatives. The republican majority in
the house of representatives will likely
be thirety-five. The republicans in the
present house have 18b and' the oppo
sition 168.
The indications are that while Mc
Kinley is sure to go to the White
House, Bryan is not likely to go to the
senate. The latest reports are that the
fusion legislative ticket in Nebraska is
weak, and that the republicans may
have the legislature.
In New York state the republican or
ganization gained eight state senators
and nine assemblymen. Although the
supporters of Bryan at a late hour are
claiming the state of Washington, it
seems almost certain that all the Pa
cific coast states have gone for Mc
Kinley. Wyoming, which was carried
by Bryan in 1896 by 593 plurality, has
gone for McKinley by 2,000 plurality.
South Dakota also has apparently
gone into the republican column, but
the fate of Senator Pettigrew is in
doubt. The republicans are making a
desperate effort to capture the legis
lature, so as to prevent his return to
the senate, and the fusionists, aided by
the gerrymander, are" making a hard
fight to carry the legislature and re
elect him.
Senator Jones, chairman of the Dem
ocratic national committee, at an early
hour last night conceded the election of
McKinley.
In yesterday's landslide even Idaho
hung in the balance. Bryan carried the
state by.about 800, which is a remark
able change from four years ago, when
he had a plurality of 6,439. It is be
tteved Nevada will elect Farringtoa, re-
i^Xj'lPftf
publican, to the house of representa
tives.
The reception of the news of McKin*
ley's triumph in New York was attend
ed by scenes of unexampled enthusi
asm. Never before did such crowds
throng Herald square and the six other
points at which Herald bulletins were
displayed. The crowd literally went
wild, when, after the returns indicating
McKinley's victory had been displayed,
a bulletin was thrown out reading:
"Says the barber to Mr. Croker, 'you're
next.'"
By midnight the headquarters were
nearly deserted, only the officials and
a few enthusiastic politicians remain
ing.
Reports confirming the defeat of Sen
ator Pettigrew in South Dakota were
received at 11:30 by Vice Chairman
Payne, and that gentleman gave vent
to a.lively expression of pleasure. "We
have beaten Pettigrew," he cried, wav
ing a telegram over his head. "Send the
hews to^Hanna. He promised to cele
brate with me is we beat Pettigrew,
and I guess we will do it."
Kentucky and Nebraska, which until
a late hour were claimed by the demo
crats, have both gone republican by a
safe majority. In the former estate the
republicans .have elected Yerkes gov
ernor.
Bryan lost his own precinct, city and
state.
Indiana has broken Its record of pen
dulum politics, giving a majority of
30,000 to McKinley.
Chicago, Nov. 7.—Chairman Babcock
of the republican congressional com
mittee said that reports received up to
to 11:15 last night pointed to an in
crease of his estimate of 187 republican
members of the house. Dispatches
from the country districts had not come
in to any extent, he said, but those re
ceived showed gains.
Reports from 147 congressional dis
tricts out of a total of 356 indicate that
the republicans have gained two seats
in the house of representatives and the
democrats have gained one, giving the
republicans a net Bain of one.
Washington, Nov. 6.—Representative
Richardson, chairman of the democratic
congressional committee, at 11 o'clock,
WILLIAM M'KINLKT.
declines to make an estimate on the
complexion of the next house. He said
the returns received up to that time
were too incomplete to determine the
result so far as the house was con
cerned. It is practically conceded here,
however, that the house is republican
by a working majority.
Minnesota.
Minneapolis, Nov. 7.—The Repub
licans claim the election of the follow
ing:
Governor—S. R. Van Sant.
Lieutenant Governor—Lyndon A.
Smith.
Secretary of State—Peter E. Hanson.
State Treasurer—Julius H. Block.
Attorney General—Wallace P. Doug
las.
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Charles M. Start.
Associate Justice Supreme Court—
Loren W. Collins.
Railroad and Warehouse Commis
sioners—Four years, Ira B. Mills, Jo
seph G. Miller two years, Charles F.
Staples.
Hennepin county, which has been
looked upon as a Lind safeguard, has
gone back on him this year, and has
exceeded the hopes of the most san
guine Republicans by the vote polled
for Van Sant.
In the other parts of the state the
Van Sant gains are steady and certain,
and point to victory for the Republican
gubernatorial candidate.
The St. Paul Globe still claims the
election of Lind by about 9,000, but
claims Hennepin county for Lind by
2,000, when he lost it.
The Republican state central commit
tee still claims Minnesota for Van
Sant by a plurality of 12,000.
They have tabulated returns from 489
precincts in the state outside of Hen
nepin county, and these give the fol
lowing:
Van Sant, 42,668.
Lind, 33.564.
Van Sant's plurality, 9,104.
First district returns indicate that
Van Sant will run close up to the es
timate of 8,000 made for him there.
Second district reports tend to show
that Van Sant will carry that district
by a good majority.
Third district reports to date confirm
estimates of not less than 1,500 plu
rality for Van Sant there.
So far as received indications for the
fourth district are that Lind has carried
it by about 1,000.
The fifth district will give Van Sant
at least 2,000.
Reports from the sixth are so meager
as to make an estimate impossible.
Lind is falling behind his 1898 plu
rality in the seventh district.
But Chairman Rosing of the Demo
cratic state central committee, makes
out a plausible claim for the election
of Lind. He received returns up to 9
a. m. from 181 of the state's 2,200 odd
precincts. These gave Lind 14,871
votes and Van Sant 16,212. But they
are mostly in the southern part of the
state. As compared with the Clough
Lind vote in 1896 Lind falls off 920
from 15,79i and Van Sant 2,441 from
18,683. 1^ relative ratio of loss
should be maintained throughout the
state, Lind would beat Van Sant by
about 15,000.
Minneapolis, Nov. 7.—McKinley's
plurality in the state of Minnesota will
be approximately 75,000, as all returns
received up to date outside of Ramsey
and Hennepin counties show an aver
age increase over his '96 plurality of
approximately 50 per cent.
It is difficult as we. go to press to give
any absolutely definite estimate on gov
ernor, largely owing to the fact that
there are practically no returns in from
Hennepin county. In '96 Lind left the
Twin Cities with an approximate ma
jority of 700 Clough overcame this
majority in the country and had 3,000
to spare. Ramsey county has given
Lind approximately 700 plurality.
It is expected that Hennepin county
will give Van Sant a plurality of at least
1,200, and send him to the country at
least without any plurality against him
in the Twin Cities.
If so his plurality should be approxi
mately s,ooo as all returns in to date
give h:m a 10 per.cent increase over
Clough's plurality in'96.
a
At 2 o'clock this morning the repub
lican and democratic state chairmen
were each claiming the election of their
gubernatorial candidates by about the
same plurality.
Chairman Rosing, of the democratic
committee, is a trifle more optimistic,
saying that Lind's plurality wilt be
15,000. Chairman Bixby, of the repub
lican state committee, has not receded
from his original, estimate of from
10,000 to 12,000 for Van. Sant.
These facts alone are sufficient to
show that the result is in considerable
doubt. The final outcome is all the
more difficult to predict because of the
manner in which the vote varies in
different parts of the state. Governor
Lind has made gains in places least
expected, and Capt. Van Sant has
done the same.
McKinley has carried Hennepin
county by a very comfortable majority.
The friends of Captain Si R. Van Sant,
republican candidate for governor, in
sist "that their man has a plurality of
1,800-behind him. The democrats re
fuse to concede this. Returns from 20
districts out of 139 in Minneapolis at
2:30 o'clock. indicated the following:
McKinley, 2,467 Bryan, 1,336.
Van Sant, 1,323: Lind, I. 335.
At 2:30 this morning partial returns
on the gubernatorial situation had been
received from fifteen different counties
outside the twin cities. These indicated
that Van Sant would be the victor.
The returns included St. Louis, Wat
onwan, Anoka, Lake, Marshall, Rock,
Crow Wing, Aitkin, Washington, Wi
nona, Renville, Grant, Dodge, Polk and
Redwood counties. McKinley appears
likely to increase his plurality of 53,768
in 1896.
McKinley, 7,652 Bryan, 4,023 Van
Sant, 6,946: Lind. 5,392.
The latest figures for Ramsey county,
including about two-thirds of the pre
cincts, were as follows:
McKinley, 12,243 Bryan, 8,476 Van
Sant, 9,894 Lind, 11,129.
St. Paul, Nov. 6.—Six precincts in
Minnesota give McKinley 5,125, Bryan
3.197.
On the state ticket Chairman Rosing
of the democratic state committee
claims the re-election of Governor Lind
by 25,000. The republicans give no fig
ures, but do not concede the election
of Lind.
Two Harbors, Minn., Nov. 6.—Five
polling places in Lake county give Mc
Kinley 570, Bryan, 276 same in 1896,
McKinley 583, Bryan 325 Van Sant
312, Lind 438 in 1898 to they gave
Lind 331, Eustis 222.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 6.—Eleven pre
cincts out of 100 in St. Louis county
give McKinley 543, Bryan 123, Van
Sant 440, Lind 201.
Returns on the congressional contest
are not in except in a few precincts, but
there is no question of Morris' re-elec
tion by a large majority, probably 5,
000. Thirty-two precincts out of fifty
in the Sixth give Morris 2,238, Truelsen
1,362, a majority for Morris of 876 and
net gain for Morris over his vote of
1898 of 822. On this showing Chair
man Searle does not see how Morris'
majority can fall below 5,000, and it is
possible that this will be nearly right.
St. James, Minn., Nov. 6.—Three
districts heard from give McKinley 410,
Bryan 150, Van Sant 307, Lind 281,
McLeary for congress carrying every
thing
Chaska, Minn., Nov. 6.—The city of
Chaska gives a majority to McKinley
of 108, Van Sant 78, Heatwole 68.
Warren, Minn., Nov. 6.—This city
gives McKinley 196, Bryan 84, Van
Sant 140, Lind 150.
Renville, Minn., Nov. 6.—Hector
precinct in Renville county gave Mc
Kinley 177, Bryan 70. Van Sant 143,
Lind 100. The same precinct in 1898
gave Eustis 73, Lind 132. A precinct
in the village of Renville gives McKin
ley 127, Bryan 75, Van Sant 156, Lind
158. A precinct in the town of Em
mett gives McKinley 62, Bryan~44, Van
Sant 43, Lind 66. A republican gain on
governor of 57 in these two precincts.
William McKinley carried Ramsey
county by about 4,000 plurality. Van
Sant lost the county by about 1,300.
Crookston, Minn., Nov. 6.—Seven
districts out of seventy-two in Polk
county give for president: McKinley
707, Bryan 460 for governor. Van Sant
570, Lind 554.
North Dakota.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 7.—The Repub
lican state committee claims the elec
tion of McKinley electors by 12,000 and
the election of the state ticket by 10,000.
Chairman Kleinogel of the Demo
cratic committee, concedes the defeat of
the Democratic state and electoral
ticket with the possible exception of
John Carmody for attorney general,
who is running ahead of the ticket be
cause of the opposition of Prohibition
ists to Comstock. For congress, Mar
shall will defeat Hildreth by a large
majority. Max Wipperman, Fusion
candidate for governor, ran ahead of
Bryan, but there are no hopes for his
election.
The legislature will be strongly Re
publican.
The city of Fargo was in the Mc
Kinley landslide strong. Four years
ago the town gave McKinley a ma
jority of 241. This year it will be about
650.
Judge Pollock is re-elected, and
Twichell (Rep.) leats May for sheriff
in this (Cass) county. Mrs. Davis is
elected superintendent over G. A. Rur
ing.
Forty-two precincts in North Da
kota give McKinley 1,076 majority over
Bryan. The same precincts gave Mc
Kinley a majority of 501 in '96.
The city of Bismarck will give Mc
Kinley 175 majority. The city of
Dickinson gives 135 majority for Mc
Kinley and the state ticket. Burleigh
county will give the Republican state
ticket 300 majority.
Fargo, N- D., Nov. 6.—Chairman
Kleinogel of the state democratic com
mittee conceded the defat of the Bry
an electors tnd the state democratic
ticket in this state.
The returns are coming in so slowly
that it is difficult to make an estimate
on the situation. From the comparative
reports so far received from only about
Willmar, Minnesota, Wednesday, NovT.7, 1900.—EIGHT PAGES.
fifty precincts in the state the indica
tions are that McKinley has carried the
state by from 8,000 to 10,000 plurality.
Reports indicate that Bryan electors
are running about 60 per Cent behind
the figures of four years ago* when the
republican majority was 5,647.
Reports indicate that Governor Wip
perman is running ahead of the Bryan
electors in many parts of the state, but
the republican majority will be too
great to overcome and it is safe to say
that the entire republican state. ticket
is elected, with the, possible exception
of Comstock for attorney general.
Reports from the legislative districts
indicate that the democrats have made
some gains, but the republicans will
control both branches of the legislature
by "safe majorities. Republican leaders
now claim the state by 12,000 for Mc
Kinley and by 10,000 for the entire state
ticket. The indications are that the
final count of the ballots will bear out
the last claim. The vote in the state
seems to have run about 5o,oo6i which
is rather lighter than the chaijfnan of
the republican committee anticipated.
The weather was ideal and the farmers
in some sections continued the work of
flax threshing and fall plowing,.
The count of the ballot is progressing
very slowly and some of the.-heavier
Eefore
recincts will not be entirely completed
daylight
Forty-two precincts in North Dako
ta give McKinley 1,076 majority over
Bryan/ The same precincts gave Mc
Kinley a majority of 501 in '96. Mc
Kinley's majority in the state is now
placed at 10,000.
One-half the precincts in Pettigrew's
home county give McKinley J764 ma
jority, a big republican gain. The state
legislature will probably be republican.
Six out of the nine precincts of the
city of Fargo give McKinley 870, Bry
an 404. In 1896 the same precincts gave
McKinley 653 and Bryan 47k The six
wards of Grand Forks gave McKinley
a majority of 398. Returns from Cass
county show that McKinley has made
big gains.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 7.—Republican
state committee cl?ims the election of
McKinley electors by 12.000 state tick
et by 10,000. The total number of votes
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
is less than expected. Chairman Klein
ogel of the independent democratic
committee concedes the de'feat of the
democratic state and electoral ticket
with the 'possible exception of John
Carmody for attorney general, who is
running ahead of ticket because of the
opposition of prohibitionists to Com
stock on account of his alleged re-sub
mission sentiments. For congress
Marshal will defeat Hildreth by a large
majority. Max Wipperman, fusion
candidate for governor, is running
ahead of Bigan, but there are no hopes
for his election.
The legislature will be republican
with possible democratic gains in iso
lated counties. This is a summary of
the democratic concessions rather than
of the republican claims.
South Dakota.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 7.—Chair
man Crane of the Republican state
central committee, says that the ma
jority for McKinley and the entire Re
publican state ticket will be 10,000, and
it may reach 12,000 outside of the
Black Hills, from which the news is
meager, but encouraging. Nearly
every county in the state has gone Re
publican and there will be a Repub
lican majority in the legislature of at
least 40.
The Republicans carried Pettigrew's
county (Minnehaha) by over 1,000, tak
ing every ward in the city,, including
Pettigrew's, by increased majorities
over last spring's vote. Yankton, Da
vison and Codington, counties, the
homes respectively of Gamble, Preston
and Stover, candidates for Pettigrew's
place, are safely Republicaa
The city of Sioux Falls, complete on
vote for president, gives McKinley's
plurality 493 over Bryan, a Republican
gain of 413 over four years ago.
A dispatch from Milbank says Grant
county will give 300 Republican ma
jority.
The Black Hills are believed to be
good for 1,000 -majority for McKinley.
Lead gave 379. Deadwood 72, and the
balance of Lawrence county about 350.
The congressional and state tickets ran
evenly with McKinley.
Sixteen out of forty-two precincts in
Beadle county gave McKinley 521,
Bryan 265, and the Republican state
ticket about the same as McKinley. E.
N. Vance, senator, and A. W. Wil
marth and J. P. Davis, representatives,
all Republicans, are elected by 150 ma
jority.
Turner county will give McKinley
and the Republican ticket, 1,000 ma
jority.
Sioux Falls, Nov. 6.—In twenty-one
out of forty-two precincts in this (Min
nehaha) county, including the cities of
Sioux Falls, Dell Rapjds, Valley
Springs and Garretson, McKinley has
a majority of 764 over Bryan, a pro
nounced republican gain. This is Sen
ator Pettigrew's home county, and as
the republican legislative ticket is run
ning well up with the head of the tick
et he will lose seven members of the
legislature here.
The city of Sioux Falls, complete on
vote for president, gives McKinley's
plurality 493 over Bryan, a republican
gain of 413 over four years ago.
Eighteen precincts outside of Sioux
Falls: McKinley, 2,159 Bryan, 1,243.
Huron, S. D., Nov. 6.—Sixteen out
of forty-two precincts in Beadle county
gave McKinley 521. Bryan 265, and the
republican state ticket about the same
as McKinley. E. N. Vance, senator,
and A. W. Wilmarth and J. P. Davis,
representatives, all republicans, are
elected by 150 majority.
Parker, S. D., Nov. 7.—The chairman
of the republican state central commit
tee says Turner county will give Me-
Kinley the republican ticket by 1,000
majority.
Sioux Falls, Pettigrew's home, gives
495 plurality to McKinley.
Iowa.
Des Moines, Nov. 7.—At 1:30 it is
apparent Iowa is republican by 100,000
and a solid delegation of 11 republicans
will be sent to Washington. Because of
the late* closing of the polls all over
the state, 7 o'clock, but 523 out of 2,
137 precincts have been heard from.
These give McKinley 299,707 and Bry
an 205,842, a net republican gain of 20
to a precinct. If this ratio is maintain
ed, and there is little doubt it will be,
McKinley's plurality will be 104,000, the
largest on record in the state. In 1896
McKinley's, plurality in Iowa was 65,
552. Chairman Weaver says:
"Iowa is McKinley by over 100,000,
and we have elected all the congress
men. Rumple in the Second district,
the only close district, is elected by 350
plurality."
Chairman Huffman, of the Demo
cratic central committee, says: "We
concede the state to McKinley by 50,
000. We claim the election of Vollmer
in the Second district."
The entire republican state ticket is
elected by the largest pluralities
rolled up in Iowa.
Milwaukee, Nov. 7.—Election re
turns received up to midnight indicate
that Wisconsin has gone for McKin
ley by from 105,000 to 115,000 plurality.
The republican state ticket, headed by
Robert M. LaFollette, will receive a
similar plurality.
The legislature will be overwhelm
ingly republican, and the congressional
delegation is also republican.
At midnight Gen. George E. Bryant,
chairman of the republican state central
committee, gave out the following
statement:
"We have carried the state for Mc
Kinley by from 105,000 to 115,000. La
Follette is running even with McKin
ley and their pluralities will not differ
materially. We have stopped receiving
returns and have enough to show that
Wisconsin will have a solid congres
sional delegation, and that the state leg
islature will be overwhelmingly repub
lican."
Chairman A. F. Warden, of the Dem
ocratic committee, deserted his head
quarters before midnight. He concedes
the state to the republicans by 75,000
majority, as does also National Com
mitteeman Timothy E. Ryan. E. C.
Wall, ex-national committeeman, con
cedes the state to the republicans by
110,000, and all three gentlemen con
cede the election of 10 republican con
gressmen.
Des Moines, la.—Nov. 6.—At 10:30
this evening Chairman Weaver, of the
republican state central committee, said:
"Returns from 231 precincts in Iowa,
so far received, show a net gain for the
republicans of seventeen votes to the
precinct. This ratio carried out will
mean a majority for McKinley and the
state ticket in Iowa of over 100,000.
"Certainly Iowa will give that much,
•wftieTr would be*'•Wi-largest majority
ever given by the state for any party."
The majority for McKiniey in 1896
was 65,000. Chairman Huffman, demo
crat, concedes Iowa by 50,00a
Returns show that a heavy vote has
been cast all over the state, result in
the congressional fights cannot yet be
told, although the indications are that
all the republican congressmen will be
elected.
In the second and sixth districts the
fight is close.
In Muscatine, in the second district,
Rumple, republican, has a majority of
500. There seems no doubt that the
amendment to the state constitution for
biennial elections instead of annual ones
has carried.
Polk county, in which is Des Moines,
will give about 6,000 majority, an in
crease of about 2,000 for the republicans.
One hundred and sixty-three pre
cincts out of 2,145 give McKinley 26,
855, Bryan 15,281. The same in 1896
gave McKinley 25,916 Bryan, 17,308.
Twenty precincts received by the
Register from all over the state give
McKinley 2,224 Bryan, 1449. Net re
publican gain of 331.
Nebraska.
Omaha, Nov. 7.—At midnight 300
precincts out of 1,611 in the state had
returned results of yesterday's election,
40 of them being in Omaha and Doug
lass county. A majority of them give
republican gains, which, if they hold
good throughout the state, will indicate
a republican plurality of from 2,000 to
5,000.
However, the fusionists say the re
turns are not significant of the real re
sult, and the outlying districts will over
come these gains, and give the state to
Bryan by from 5,000 to 8,000.
The result of the vote on the national
ticket will no doubt also determine the
victories on the state ticket, both run
ning very close together in nearly all
cases.
Although not a factor, the prohibi
tion ticket shows a gain over four years
ago. It will require a pretty full count
to determine the complexion of the leg
islature, and both sides are claiming a
majority on joint ballot.
Chairman Hall, of the democratic
state central committee, was reticent
with regard to the result and refused to
give any figures.
Chairman Lindsay, of the republican
state central committee, said all their
returns indicated a complete republican
victory with a plurality of from 8,000 to
10,000 for McKinley, with no definite re
turns on the state ticket and the legisla
ture.
Rhode Island.
Providence, R. I., Nov. 6.—On an in
creased vote, Bryan has made consid
erable gains in Rhode Island. McKin
ley's plurality of four years ago was 22,~
978. Only half of the 143 districts in
the state have been heard from, those
missing including most of those in the
cities, with most of the 59 in Provi
dence. McKinley's plurality will be
about 20,000, it is beleved.
Nevada.
Reno, Nev., Nov. 6.—The election
passed off quietly throughout Nevada.
Present indication point to Bryan any
where between 500 and 1.000, and New
lands (dem.) for congress by 800.
Legislative ticket not yet canvassed.
North Carolina.
Wilmington, N. Nov. 6.—Bellamy
(dem.) re-elected to congress in this,
the sixth district, by overwhelming ma
jority. Bryan's majority in this state
estimated at 25,000. In democratic pri
mary for United States senator, Sim
mons defeats Carr by large majority.
New Hampshire.
Concord, N. H.. Nov. 6.—Thirty
towns and wards give Bryan 2,307, Mc
Kinley 4,140. Same in 1806 gave Bryan
1^87, McKinley 4.663L
TRIBUN
E
Ohio.
Columbus, O., Nov. 7.—Democratic
Chairman Lon at midnight gave out
the following:
"The returns from Hamilton and
Cayahoga counties show substantial
Democratic gains.
"While a majority of the country
precincts reported show republican
gains of five to a precinct with about
120 heard from, this ratio of gain, if
kept up with corresponding Democrat
ic gains in the cities as now indicated,
will give McKinley the state at about
the same as in 1896.
"Comparisons are made on the vote
ofi8o6
"Lentz's election to congress in the
Columbus district is reasonably sure.
"We have no advices from Dayton or
the Twentieth district, where we be
lieve the Democratic candidates are
elected. This means a gain of one con
gressman.
"The northeast part of the state will
show large republican gains in counties
near Pennsylvania, where there has
been wholesale naturalization of Finns,
Hungarians and Poles, regardless of
certainty of legal residences.
"They were uniformly voted for the
republican ticket. (Signed)
E O E S. O N Chairman.."
The democrats hive gained about 3,
000 in Cleveland and as much in Cin
cinnati and less in some other cities.
The republicans have gained in the
rural districts and in this city—Canton,
the home of the president, Akron, the
home of Chairman Dick, and in a few
other cities.
Democrtic State Chairman Lon
conceded the state to the republicans
and expects a gain of one congressman
over the last delegation from Ohio, in
congress, which stood 16 republicans
and five democrats.
Michigan.
Detroit, Nov. 7.—There was a ver
itable republican landslide in Michigan
yesterday and President McKinley car
ried the state by a majority variously
estimated from 75,000 to ioo,ooo. The
entire republican state ticket has also
been elected, although by a smaller ma
jority.
Mayor Maybury, of Detroit, the dem
ocratic candidate for governor, has run
far ahead of his ticket. The state legis
lature, which elects a successor to
James McMillan, will be overwhelming
ly republican and Senator McMillan's
re-election is a certainty. At midnight
it seemed almost certain that the repub
licans had elected all their congres
sional nominees.
When seen at midnight Chairman
Campau, of the democratic committee,
said
"Mr. McKinley has carried the state.
The returns, however, are so meager
that I cannot make any statement as
to the state, congressional or executive
tickets."
Chairman Deikema. of the republican
state committee, was one of a jolly party
celebrating the republican victory in
Senator McMillan's office when he was
seen at midnight.
'The state has gone republican fronr
75,000 to 100.000," said he. "The repub-i
Means'have elected their state ticket, all
their congressmen and have an over
whelming majority in the state legisla
ture. Col. Bliss, the republican candi
date for governor, will run about 10,000
behind his ticket."
Illinois.
Chicago, Nov. 6.—Chairman Rowe,
of the republican central committee,
gave out the following statement:
"I see no reason to change the figures
of the state central committe issued be
fore election. McKinley has carried
the state by 80,000 outside of Cook
county. In Cook county the indications
are that both McKinley and Yates will
have a majority, with McKinley in the
lead by about 15,000. I estimate his
plurality in Cook county at 25,000."
Chairman Watson, of the democratic
state central committee, refused to con
cede the state to McKinley and claimed
that Alschuler, democratic candidate for
governor, had carried the state by a
small plurality.
From returns received by him Chair
man Watson also claimed that the dem
ocrats would have a working majority
in the lower house of the legislature.
Judge Yates, who was at republican
headquarters all evening, claimed his
election as governor by a substantial
majority.
Bloomington, 111.—In Adlai E. Stev
enson's home precinct the vote was:
McKinley, 306 Bryan, 112.
Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, Nov. 6.—The indica
tions are that William McAleer (dem.)
was defeated for re-election in the third
congressional district by Henry Burk
(rep.) One of the fiercest congressional
fights in the country was waged in this
district.
Pennsylvania's legislature is com
posed of 50 senators and 204 members
of the house of representatives. The
entire membership of the lower house
was balloted for today, as was also half
the senate. The other half of the sena
tors hold over two years more, as after
being chosen for a term of four years
one-half of the body retiring every two
years. This year twenty-six senators
were voted for, the second district (part
of Philadelphia) retaining a senator to
fill the unexpired term of Senator
Holzwarth, deceased. The incoming
legislature will vote for a United States
senator to succeed Quay, whose term
expired March 4 last.
Maryland.
Baltimore, Nov. 6.—McKinley has
carried Maryland beyond the shadow of
a doubt, the only question to be settled
being the size of his majority. With
practically complete returns from the
city he has a majority here of about
6,500, while from the state scattering
returns indicate an additional surplus
of 3.500, making his total majority in
the state about 10,000. .There is no
reason to believe that the final figures
will vary greatly from those given
above. Chairman Vandiver of the dem
ocratic state central committee admits
Bryan's defeat in the state, while Chair
man Goldsborough of the republican
committee says that McKinley's major
ity will reach 11,000 at least. It is also
certain that the republicans have elect
ed four out of the six congressmen,
while the remaining two will probably
be democratic, although later returns
may change this outlook.
V'. Missouri.
I& Louis, Nov. 6.—The late closing
ofejfce polls (7 o'clock), an unusually
heavy vote, and the fact that seven con
s&$|lonal amendments voted for will
bf^jpnnted first, will make the returns
on: ^tate, congressional and national
tickets in Missouri very late. It is be
lieved the world's fair amendment se
cured a majority in St. Louis.
MINNESOTA
HISTORICAL
SOCIETY.
Sin
No. 39.
AVERTED A SMASH UP
HIS SCHEME WAS SIMPLE AND THOR
OUGHLY EFFECTIVE.
A Safe Plan Not Patented Tha Mar
Be by Railroa a
Operators W Mast Go to Sleep
W on Duty.
"However tired or overworked he
may be the railroad operator who al
lows trains to smash into each other
while he pounds his ear is a brainless
idiot," said William James, an old
timer. "When I was a youngster I
was in charge of a station down in
Pennsylvania. I went to sleep on duty
because I couldn't keep awake. Trains
met there every hour or so. and I was
the only person to run the business at
that point. I went to sleep and slept
six hours, and there wasn't any smash
up or the slightest possibility of one so
far as my station was concerned.
"I was 15 years old when I applied
for a job to Superintendent Pitcairn of
the Philadelphia and Erie. He took
me on immediately and sent me out to
Kane. That was the place where Dr.
Kane, the Arctic explorer, once lived,
and it was named for him. Kane Is on
top of a mountain, with Wilcox at the
battom on one side and Wetmore on
the other. Oil is the great product
there now. but in 18G the traffic was
In general freight. Big trains met at
Kane, and for a small place the traffic
was considerable.
"1 was met at the station by a big,
wild eyed man. who said that he guess
ed 1 was the kid that was going to re
lieve him. He said he was plad to get
out. but he guessed I'd like the work.
'You'll have the night trick.' said
he, 'and you'll only have to be here
from 6 p. 111. to a. in.'
"I looked up with dismay, but he
was striding ahead into the station.
He instructed me in my duties, told me
of a country tavern about two miles
away and then swung on to the train
that had been-waiting 20 minutes for
lunch and was gone.
"When the day man relieved me the
next morning, I put for the hotel and
found it after tramping about for two
hours and made arrangements to stay
there. The proprietor's wife seemed
to take a motherly interest in me, and
that afternoon when I started for work
she had a bang up lunch of fried chick
en and jam and things.
"Well, thnt night about 11 o'clock I
got hungry for that chicken and hauled
out my lunch basket. I had just got
things nicely spread out on the instru
ment table when In come a fat engi
neer.
'"Hello, kid!' said he. 'That's too
good a feed fot'yotr. I 11 tflveyotx bel
lyache, sure'8 the world.'
"Whereupon he put me on a bench,
sat on my legs and ate my supper.
Then he got up, sucking his teeth, and
said:
'See them woods over there?* point
ing across the track. There wasn't
anything else in sight. 'Well, them
woods is 40 miles long an 15 miles
wide an chuck full o' berries. Go'n eat
y'uself t' death.'
"He walked leisurely out to his en
gine, and I went to the lunch shanty
just below the station and ate up
days' salary before I discovered how
determined the keeper was to have
plenty of money to support his old
age.
"The next day I didn't go to the ho
tel, but staid near the station and
plotted revenge. It as the custom to
telegraph up from Wilcox the number
of passengers who wanted meals at the
Kane lunch shanty, and when I got the
first message that night after vainly
scheming all day an idea struck me.
The message read, 'Six suppers on 27.'
I made it read 26 and carried it to the
lunch keeper, who fairly danced with
glee at the unexpected rush. un
doubtedly saw a Fifth avenue mansion
for his old age. Just as 27 pulled in I
rushed Into the shanty with a message
purporting to have come from Wilcox*
saying that at the last moment 20 pas
sengers had decided to stay there over
night to take part in a local political
celebration. Flynn was furious and
went to the conductor for corrobora
tion. The latter heard with a grin the
story of the 26 prepared suppers and,
remembering his own experiences with
Flynn's prices on two or three occa
sions, simply shrugged his shoulders
and said:
I help it
"Well, the loss of sleep that day and
the excitement did me up, and about 11
o'clock I found I couldn't keep my eyes
open. I took the red lantern and nail
ed the tin bottom to a tie in the middle
of the track and went to the edge of
the woods and lay down. When I
awoke, the day operator, who bad been
dragged out of bed two hours ahead of
time, as getting the Philadelphia and
Erie railroad system Into operation
again after a six hour suspension of
service.
"But there wasn't any smash up, and
no lives had been lost, and I got a Job
two days afterward at Titusville."—
Ne York Sun.
Gilbert's Satire.
W. S. Gilbert meeting the editor of
Punch one day remarked as he waa
leaving him:
"By the bye, Burnand, I suppose a
great number of funny stories are sent
Into your office?"
"Oh, yes," said Mr. Burnand, "thou
sands."
"Then, my dear fellow, why don't
you publish them?" replied Mr. Gil
bert as he put out his hand to say
goodby.
Chinese Riddles
What is the fire that has no smoke
and the water that has no fish?
A glowworm's fire has no smoke, and
well water has no fish.
Mention the name of an object with
two mouths which travels by night audi
not by day.
A lantern.—Chicago News.
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