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VOL. XXV.—NO. 308.
DEMOCRATS SPLIT THE RAMSEY COUNTY RICKET
Republicans Elect All but Four of
Their Local Nominees for Office
and Van Sant Prevails
GOVERNOR'S MAJORITY IS ABOUT 1,200
On the Face of the Early Returns Metzdorf,
Miller, Kane and Irvine Appear to Be Cer
tainly Elected—Wagener Has a Chance to
Win, But Returns From Partisan Wards Are
Necessary to Determine the Outcome—Orr
and Lewis Are Elected.
WINNERS IN THE COUNTY
Judge of District Court .....; GR'E« M. ORR, Rep.
Judge of District Court O. B. LEWIS, Rep.
Member Probate FREDERICK C. BAZILLE, Rep.
Member orCongress! I::::: FREDERICK C. STEVENS, Rep.
Auditor VV........ EDWARD G. KRAHMER, Rep.
Tourer " "i!.......:.................... .PETER J. METZDORF, Dem.
R^steV of' Deeds •••• •• • • M. W. FITZGERALD, Rep.
Kfrfi ..•••••. •- ; . PHILIP C. JUSTUS, Rep.
cTun'ty Attor'neV "' /........................... T R. KANE, Dem.
County Surveyor ;';;:......:... *£> B. IRVINE,:Dem.
r™nL V...'. .;... DR. A. W. MILLER, Dem.
aerk of Court .\\\\\". EDWARD G. ROGERS, Rep.
Abstract Clerk ''v:;;;;::;:;;;::..........;...... ALBERT SCHUETZ, Rep.
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LEGISLATIVE TICKET.
Senators —
DUNN, Rep.
M'NAMEE, Dem.
HORTON, Rep.
HARDY, Dem.
M'GILL, Rep.
•Vote of Ramsey County on Governor, j
Ward— V. Sant.Rosing. V.Sant. Lind.
First. 892 1,001 1,267 1,582
Second 638 473 1,136 1,224
Third ...... 508 576 578 730
Fourth 526 800 11098 lI3IS
Fifth ........ 829 828 953 1,578
Sixth 845 640 1,038 1,329
Seventh ......1,366 773 1,794 931
Eiffhth ....... 638 767 1,566 2,523
Ninth ........ 894 964 980 1,399
Tenth 348 199 436 379
Eleventh 384 215 450 303
Country 495 305 688 603
Totals ....8,663 7,541 11,984 13,899
Van Sant's plurality, 1,122.
*Twenty-eight precincts in the city and
county out of 1!1 missing.
T. Roosevelt has prevailed.
There is no other way of accounting
for what happened in this county and
state yesterday. The apathy that pre
vailed to such an extent in the ranks
.of the grand old party was merely an
ambuscade.
"Hurrah, for apathy," says Gov. Van
Sant.
It is apparent from returns that are
comparatively complete that the Re
publican ticket generally has been
elected in the county, with a few not
able exceptions.
Messrs. O'Brien, Wagner, Metzdorf,
T. R. Kane and Dr. Miller made a rec
ord run against overwhelming political
odds. The conditions were against the
Democrats. The condition which could
not be overcome was the preponder
ance of votes. The local and personal
element did not enter into the cam
paign except in a few isolated cases
and the result was unmistakable.
Van Sant has carried Ramsey coun
ty by probably 1,200, reversing all the
auguries that were made even by the
best informed politicians. This result
was due to no effort that had been
made by his campaign managers, for
they had given Ramsey up as hope
less.
The head of the ticket carried the
county nominees along with it to a
very great extent. The fact that Thom
as R. Kane has probably beaten Hall
shows that the contest was not drawn
altogether on partisan lines.
Metzdorf is certainly elected, and so
Is Miller for coroner. At this writing
it appears that Irvine is elected. Wage
ner has a chance, but the returns from
the First and Seventh wards are com
ing so slowly that nothing can be safe
ly predicted. It would also appear that
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Representatives —
OLSON, Rep.
M'COLL, Dem
HICKEY, Dem.
CHINNOCK, Rep.
SCHURMAN, Rep.
TIGHE, Rep.
BUTLER, Dem.
HANDLON, Dem.
JACOBY, Dem.
FULTON, Rep.
Justus is elected, but much depends
on the First, Seventh and Eighth.
Early returns indicated the election
of Orr and O'Brien to the judgeships,
but later it was evident that Mr.
O'Brien would probably share defeat
with his running mate.
The Democracy seems to have fared
better with the legislative ticket. It
seems that McNamee and Hardy are
elected to the senate and five members
will be returned to the house by the
Democracy. • .. . • • :
Complete returns will be necessary •
to determine general results on the
county ticket. ' ' '.
THREE CITY OFFICIALS BUSY.
Plenty of Work Yesterday for City
Clerk, Engineer and Attorney.
"Send up a gallon of oil, please, we
are about out," articulated the tele
phone in City Engineer Rundlett's of
fice.
"Six candles, two bottles of ink and
a chair for the ballot judge," was the
peremptory demand a subordinate in
the city clerk's office jotted down.
"Say, this is the Second precinct of
the First ward. I've been a resident
here for ten years and they won't let
me vote. . What " and just then
the telephone receiver in the legal de
partment hit the hook with- an angry
snap and another man was disfran
chised.
• This was the character of the busi
ness transacted yesterday at the only
three departments open in the city
building, and while it was trivial it
kept those on duty busy the better
part of the day. The engineering de
partment had its hands full supplying
oft for lamps, and repairing broken
booths, the city clerk's office answer
ing calls for stationery and the legal
department unraveling knotty prob
lems.
Samuel Fertig, a stalwart of the
Eighth precinct of the Eighth ward,
was the first to darken the city build
ing yesterday, and that before the
night watchman had turned his charge
over to the day help. On the city
clerk's book he was a ballot judge, but
when he arrived at the precinct his au
thority was denied.
"I want my rights," he demanded.
"Well, what's the matter?" asked the
clerk.
"They won't let me in the booth."
A member of the clerical force was
sent up with him to investigate, but as
his name couldn't be found on any of
the registers the matter was passed up
and he was left outside the door be
wailing his fate.
Over in the First precinct of the
Fourth ward friends desired to vote
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WEDNESDAY MORNINS, NOVEtMBER 5, 1902.—TEN PAGES.
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity—
Fair and colder; fair Thursday.
POLITICAL—
Van Sant and Republican state ticket
elected by pluralities of from 25,000 to
40,000.
Republicans elect eight out of nine con
gressmen.
Democrats and Populists make slight
gains in state legislature.
New York is in doubt, with the chances
Eighth district—Thomas H. Ball, Dem.
ernor, by a small majority.
Both parties claim congress.
The Democrats elect their governor in
Nebraska. •
Gov. La Follette, of Wisconsin, is re
elected, but the Democrats gain a con
gressman.
Results of the elections in the North
western and other states are given.
DOMESTIC—
Alan G. Mason, .a prominent Boston
man, is arrested, charged with fifteen
murderous assaults, two of which were
fatal.
The coal miners' statement of their case
is submitted to the arbitration commis
sion.
A bank of Greenwood, Wis., is robbed
of $8,000 by safe blowers.
The Bishop Whipple memorial tower at
Faribault is dedicated.
Hale Johnson, Prohibition candidate for
president in 1596, is shot and killed in
an altercation at Bogota, 111.
Girl aeronaut is killed in Illinois, falling
2,000 feet. . ,
The annual report of the chief signal
officer appears.
FOREIGN—
A new civil war is imminent in Haiti.
Great Britain and Germany are said
to have made a secret agreement on the
partition of Portuguese East Africa and
Asia Minor.
The Venezuelan revolutionists are de
feated badly.
LOCAL—
Congressman Stevens says $1,500,000 will
be expended in improving Fort Snelling.
Christ church reopens after undergoing
extensive repairs. Bishop Edsall speaks.
Western Union and Manitoba Telegraph
companies split decision in United States
court.
Attorney General is accused of derelic
tion of duty.
Board of pardons will convene next Sat
urday.
Superintendents of state Institutions
will discuss their needs at next quarterly
meeting.
MINNEAPOLIS—
Democrats of Hennepin county elect
John Llnd to congress and J. C. Haynes,
Democratic candidate for mayor, is elect
ed by nearly 6,000 plurality.
Mrs. William Burgdoff hangs herself
because of neighborhood gossip.
SPORTING—
Great Northern Bowling team incvreases
its lead in Commercial league race.
Perry Werden, the ball player, turns on
the gas in his room and is found in an
unconscious condition.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived.' Sailed.
New York....Bremen Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse.
Plymouth Pennsylvania.
Glasgow Furnessia,
New York Bovic.
Antwerp.. Southwark.
London Minnehaha.
New York. ...Kensington.
Rotterdam Ryndam.
New York Hesperia.
FORTY MILLION DOLLARS
MORE TO AID THE BOERS
Work of Resettling the Transvaal and
Orange River Colony.
LONDON, Nov. 4.—A civil service
estimate has been issued placing the
additional amount required as a grant
to aid the Transvaal and Orange River
colony during the present nnancial year
at $40,000,000. The sum of $15,000,000
is to be granted to burghers,
$10,000,000 to the British sufferers by
the war, and $15,000,000 is to be issued
for loans promised by the terms of
surrender to aid in resettling the colo
nies.
WILLIAM REDMOND GOES -
TO JAIL FOR SIX MONTHS
His Offense Was a Speech Said to be
Incendiary.
DUBLIN, Nov. 4.—.William Redmond
was arrested on his arrival at Kings
town today and was taken to Kllmain
ham jail. Mr. Redmond several months
ago made a speech at Wexford, which
was said to be incendiary. He was or
dered by the court of the king's bench
to give bail for $1,000 for his future
good behavior. This he refused to do
and the court sentenced him to six
months' imprisonment.
To Avert Rice Famine.
MANILA, Nov. 4. —The Philippine com
mission has taken strong measures to
avert the rice famine which is threaten
ing many provinces. They today appro
priated $2,000,000 (Mexican)) for the pur
chase and transportation of rice to be
sold to the sufferers at a cash price cov
ering thecost. Gov. Taft will control the
purchases and sales. The commission'
has already purchased a large quantity
of rice and distribution will begin im
mediately.
Indemnity for Sailors' Families.
ROME, Nov. 4. —A dispatch received
here from the town of Midi, on the Lo
hela (Yemen) Arabian coast, which was
recently bombarded by the Italian gun
boats in their pursuit of Red sea pi-'
rates, says the authorities of Midi, be
sides promising to deliver the pirates to
the Italians, gave an undertaking to col-,
lect an indemnity of $3,000 for the fam
ilies of two Italian sailors who were kill
ed in a light with pirates.
CONGRESS IS
IN DOUBT
Chairman Griggs Claims a
Majority of Ten or
Twelve
GAINS OF EIGHT IN WEST
Another Estimate Gives the Repub
licans Control by Narrow
Margin
MANY DOUBTFUL DISTRICTS
YET TO BE HEARD PROM
Names of Congressmen Thus Far Re
ported Elected—Analysis of the Re
organized Senate Shows That the
Republican Majority in That Body
Will Be Diminished.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—Chairman
Griggs, of the Democratic congression
al committee, at 11:30 o'clock tonight,
said that returns to his headquarters
were too meager to permit a definite
statement, but thai; he saw no reason
now to waver in his original declara
tion that the Democrats would have a
majority of twenty-two in the house.
He claimed, he said, a gain, of five in
New York, two each in Maryland and
in Kentucky, one in New Jersey and
others from various states.
At midnight Chairman Griggs made
a statement claiming the house would
be Democratic by from ten to twelve
votes. He added to his specifications
of gains three in California, one in
Wisconsin, two in Michigan and two
in Minnesota,
Narrow Republican Margin.
Although the returns from the doubt
ful congressional districts were slow in
arriving, the indications at midnight
were that the Republicans would con
trol the next house of representatives
by a narrow margin. In the present
house, with a membership of 357, the
Republicans have 41 ruajority. Under
the new apportionment the fifty-eighth
house will consist of 386 members, a
majority of which Is 194. The 13 South
ern states, not counting West Virginia,
but including Missouri, have 125 repre
sentatives.
The Democrats have carried 116 of
these districts and the Republicans
probably 5, 2 in Tennessee, 1 in Ken
tucky and 2 in Missouri, with 2 in
North Carolina, 1 in Virginia and 1 in
Alabama doubtful, according to the
latest returns. To obtain a majority
in the next house it was necessary,
therefore, for the Democrats to secure
78 votes in the North and West. In
this territory they have at present 52
representatives.
Democrats Hold Their Strength.
The latest returns indicate that this
strength has been held, with the excep
tion of 1 seat each from Idaho, Mon
tana and Nevada, as to which the re-,
turns at this hour are inconclusive.
Adding 49 to 116 gives the Democrats
165. The Democrats show they have
made a gain of- 3 in Pennsylvania, 1 in
Nebraska, 1 in Delaware, J. in Wiscon
sin, 2 in Maryland, 1 in Colorado and
probably 4 in New York,- swelling the
total to 178. This leaves them 16 short
of a majority, with the result in 4
doubtful Southern districts to be heard
from and doubtful districts in the
North arid West from 7 which the re
turns are as yet inadequate, as follows:
West Virginia, 2; Ohio, 1; Indiana, 2;
Illinois, 2; lowa, 1; Nebraska, 1; Kan
sas, 1; Minnesota, 2; Michigan, 1; Cal
ifornia, 2, and Utah, 1, a total of 21.
Claimed by Babcock.
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—At midnight
Chairman Babcock, of the Republican
congressional committee sent the fol
lowing telegram to Senator Hanna,
chairman of the national Republican
committee:
"Returns coming in slowly. Very
satisfactory outside New York city.
Think an estimate of 204 Republican
members is safe. Have elected four of
the six congressmen from Maryland."
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. s.—At
2:30 a. m. the returns received here in
dicate that the Republicans have elect
ed 196 Representatives to the next
house, the Democrats 176 and inde
pendents three (its/ Pennsylvania),leav
ing eleven district^ in doubt.
At 2 ~a. m. Chairman Grigg-s, of the
Democratic congressional committee,
issued a statement claiming that the
Democrats had elected 199 congress
men, or a majority of five.
Results by States.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.—Dispatches to
the Associated Press up to midnight
show that the Democrats have elected
161 members of congress and the Re
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PROHIBITION LEADER
KILLED IN ILLINOIS
Johnson, Candidate for Vice President
in 1896, Shot in a
Quarrel.
BOGOTA, 111., Nov. 4.—Hale John
son, a Prohibition leader of national
prominence, and vice presidential can
didate on the Prohibition ticket in 1896,
was shot and killed by Harry Harris
here this afternoon. Harris committed
suicide in the county jail tonight by
taking poison.
Mr. Johnson, who was practicing law
at Newton, the county seat, came to
Bogota to collect an account on which
judgment had already been rendered
against Harris.
An altercation occurred between
Johnson and Harris at the Harris home
and the latter secured a shotgun and
fired at Johnson at close range, the
charge striking Johnson in the face
and causing instant death.
Immediately after the shooting Har
ris jumped into Johnson's buggy and
attempted to make his escape, but was
apprehended by a deputy sheriff, who
had accompanied Johnson and who
was a witness to the shooting. John
son's body was taken to his home in
Newton, and Harris was conveyed to
jail in the same place.
The people of Newton are much ex
cited. Johnson was the nominee of
the Prohibition party in this state for
governor in 1896, but later accepted
the nomination of the vice presidency
and withdrew as gubernatorial can
didate.
FORCED LOAN FROM
A CONSULAR AGENT
United States Warship Sent to Guanto,
Venezuela, to See About the
Matter.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 4. —
Upon complaint from United States
Consular Agent Ignacio Baiz, at Bar
celona, Venezuela, that he had been
subjected to a forced loan, United
States Minister Bowen, at Caracas,
has dispatched the United States
steamer Marietta from La Guayra to
Guanto, the nearest point to Barce
lona, to Investigate.
The consular agent has held his
place for twenty-one years and is a
native of St. Thomas. He has suffered
before from extorting during the re
bellion in Venezuela and has been re
lieved as the result of the interven
tion of the state department.
TRYING TO MAINTAIN
SUGAR INDUSTRY OF JAMAICA
Special Session of the Legislature to
Consider the Making of Loans.
KINGSTOWN, Jamaica, Nov. 4. —A
special session of the legislature con
vened today in "order to give the gov
ernment authority to make loans to
sugar plants, subject to the imperial
grant, and thus insure the mainten
ance of the industry pending the aboli
tion of the bounties.
In his opening address Acting Gov.
Olivier announced a general improve
ment in the colony's condition during
the first half of the year, .the revenues
for that period having increased not
less than $250,000. This showing is
due principally to the increase in the
exports of such products as coffee and
fruit, the largest quantities of which
go to America. The improvement,
Gov. Olivier said, was so marked that
the government hoped next year to
repay the loan of $100,000 obtained last
year from the imperial exchequer.
DEEPENING THE SOUTHAMPTON
HARBOR TO THIRTY-FIVE FEET
Money to Be Borrowed to Make This
Improvement.
SOUTHAMPTON, Nov. 4. — The
Southampton harbor board voted today
to ask parliament for authorization to
borrow $500,000 to meet the expense of
deepening the harbor channel to thir
ty-five feet. It is proposed that this
amount be recovered from increased
tonnage dues.
It was said, In the course of the dis
cussion of this measure, that the
American line of steamers was arrang
ing for a biweekly service between
New York and Southampton.
LONDON NICKEL CORPORATION
MAY SELL TO AMERICANS
Proposition Submitted by the Latter
Likely to Be Accepted.
LONDON, Nov. 4.—At a meeting of
the Nickel corporation today an offer
was submitted from the International
Nickel corporation for the American
company to purchase the British con
cern, giving 50 shillings worth of
shares of the International corporation
for every £5 share of the English com
pany.
A meeting of the shareholders of the
latter company will be called to act on
the proposition, which, it is believed,
will be accepted.
Newspaper Man Drops Dead.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.—William P. Cor
nell, a well known Chicago newspaper
man, dropped dead today just after cast
ing his vote at the polling place in the
Lakeview town hall. He was stricken
with apoplexy. Mr. Cornell was born in
Brooklyn, N. V., forty-three years ago,
and had been in newspaper work in Chi
cago over twenty years.
Presidency for Tobln.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 4.—The result of
the general election by the members of
the Boot and Shoe Workers' union, which
has local branches spread over the Unit
ed States and Canada, as announced to
night in this city, shows that John F.
Tobin,- of Boston, has been elected presi
dent.
PRICE TWO CENT3-{^ra^ s .
MINNESOTA IS ENGULFED
IN REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE
Governor Van Sant Is Re-Elected by
a Plurality Which Will Prob
ably Exceed 25,000
ROSING RUNS FAR AHEAD OF HIS TICKET
Democrats Stay at Home and Their Candi
dates Go Down in Storm of Sentiment Con
jured With Name of President Roosevelt-
Opposition Gets Out Unusually Heavy Off
Year Vote and Piles Up Leads of From
25,000 to 40,000.
STATE OFFICERS
Governor SAMUEL R. VAN SANT, Winona
Lieutenant Governor RAY W. JONES, Hennepin
Secretary of State PETER E. HANSON, Meeker
Stats Auditor SAMUEL G. IVERSON, Fillmore
State Treasurer JULIUS BLOCK, Nicollet
Attorney Genera! WALLACE B. DOUGLAS, Clay
Clerk of Supreme Court CHARLES A. PIDGEON, Wright
Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner CHARLES F. STAPLES, Dakota
CONGRESS
First JAMES A. TAWNEY
Second JAMES T. M'CLEARY
Third CHARLES R. DAVIS
Fourth .FRED C. STEVENS
Fifth JOHN LIND
Sixth CLARENCE B. BUCKMAN
Seventh ANDREW J. VOLSTEAD
Eighth J- ADAM BEDE
Ninth HALVOR STEENERSON
The entire Republican state ticket is
elected by an overwhelming plurality.
Gov. Van Sant is re-elected by a
plurality which the complete corrected
returns will probably show in excess
of 25,000, afi&tfee remainder of the Re
publican state ticket is returned by
pluralities ranging from 30,000 to
40,000.
A Rooseveltlan landslide yesterday
swept over Minnesota. On its crest
Van Sant and his Republican associ
ates rode to a complete and decisive
victory.
Leonard A. Rosing, the peerless lead
er of the Democracy, although sent
down to crushing defeat in the land
slide, ran far ahead of his ticket. His
defeat and the defeat of the splendid
ticket nominated with him cannot be
looked upon as a repudiation either of the
men or the principles of state govern
ment for which they stand. Mr. Ros
ing cut the normal Republican major
ity in the state squarely in halves and
while he goes to defeat, it is with the
knowledge that at least 20,000 Repub
licans cast their ballots for him and
the policies advanced by him.
Heavy Off-Year Vote.
The vote was unexpectedly heavy
for an off year and the total as shown
by complete returns will probably ex
ceed 260,000. The hope that Mr. Ros
ing would hold the Lind vote was
rudely shattered. While in a few lo
calities he gained over Lind, those
gains were almost entirely in Repub
lican strongholds, peculiarly affected
by the policies advocated by Van Sank
Ramsey county was a great disap
pointment to the Democrats. Mr. Ros
ing made gains In the Seventh ward,
the stronghold of rockc-ribbed Repub
licanism and in the First ward. The
business interests of St. Paul were
with the Democratic ticket, but the re
sults in the city as a whole and in the
county was a complete reversal of the
prognostications of both Democrats
and Republicans.
Lost Ramsey County.
The Democrats were confident that
Rosing would carry the county by not
less than 2,500, and some of the more
optimistic were inclined to put his
Ramsey county edge as high as 3,500.
For several days the Republicans have
been willing to concede the county to
the Democratic leader by pluralities
at from 250 to 2,000. Incomplete re
turns show that Van Sant has carried
Ramsey by approximately 1,200, mak
ing a change in the estimates of from
1,500 to .4,500.
Outside the cities Mr. Rosing's losses
were quite marked. Counties carried
by Lind two years ago and confidently
relied upon to make even better show
ings for Rosing slumped over into the
Republican column by from 200 to 800.
Everything went down before the
sweep of the landslide in which Roose
velt, rather than Van Sant, was the
central figure. The fight from the- Re
publican side of the fence was made,
so far as possible, a question of in
dorsing the president, and on that
plea the Republican vote was drawn
out in a manner entirely unexpected
for an off year.
Democrats Stayed at Home.
The Republican gains were, with the
exception of a few localities, not strict
ly Democratic losses. The Republican
vote was in Itself heavy; the Popu
lists swung into line for their own
ticket, and with fine weather to dis
courage them the Democrats evidently
stayed at home in large numbers. In
many districts the Democrats had no
local or legislative tickets to arouse
their Interest and the deadly off-year
apathy did the rest.
The Republicans went into the fight
scared. In seven of the nine congres
sional districts their candidates were
perfectly safe behind the big normal
majorities cut out by the gerryman
dering legislature which last year re
apportioned the state. The state man
agers were afraid that with, their con
gressional candidates riding on the
shady side of Easy street there would
be a shrinkage which, with the fully
recognized dissatisfaction for Van
Sant, their vote would stay at home,
and.with a full Democratic vote out
only defeat for the head of their ticket
could result. The slogan of alarm was
sent forth and every energy bent to
ward getting out the vote. The Re
publican managers were successful be
yond, their expectations and the Dem
ocrats played into their hands by neg<
lecting the polls.
Slump Was General.
A few counties illustrate the situa
tion throughout the state. Lind car
ried Ramsey county by approximately
2,000; yesterday it went Republican by
1,200.
Two years ago, against a presidential
election, Brown county went Demo
cratic by from 100 for Meighen and
Neary to 700 for Lind. Yesterday it
gave Van Sant a plurality of about 300,
a gain of approximately 1,000, and with
a decreased vote.
Two years ago Douglas county gave
LJnd 200 In spite of the most strenuous
efforts of Senator Nelson and the Re
publican machine, called to the assist
ance of the senior senator in his battle
with his dearest political foe. Tester
day thirteen out of twenty-four pre
cincts gave Van Sant 1,099, Rosing 703.
Van Sant's estimated plurality in the
county is 400, or a net gain of 600, out
of a vote that must fall considerably;
short of the 1900 poll.
Grant county, one of the Populist
strongholds, gave the Democratlo
ticket 150 the better of the argument
two years ago. Yesterday it flopped
over into the Republican column with
a plurality which the corrected returns
will probably show to be about 600, an
apparent gain of 750.
The result of yesterday's election
can hardly be viewed by Van Sant and
his managers as a personal vindica-«
tion. He ran far behind his ticket*
and while he goes back for another
term, and with a materially increased
margin, his victory is only partial. It
again demonstrates that he is not a
leader of his party. The Republican
ticket was not pulled through by itg
head. In point of plurality the Re-
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