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plurality for William J. Bryan. Of the electoral- vote, it is
indicated at this hour that McKinley will have 294 and Bryan 153. In 1896 McKinley had 271 and Bryan 176 The Call in its forecast on October 21 predicted that Mc- Kinley would have 281 electoral votes and -Bryan- 166. their majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The State of New York has gone Republican by a plurality of at least 150, 000. Benjamin B. Odell Jr. has been elected Governor, and the entire Republican State ticket has won by plural ities of probably 40,000 less than that given for the Presi dential Electors. In beautiful landslide weather, Bryan, Croker, Jones and Stone have gone out of sight in a per fect deluge of Republican votes. Instead of rolling up 8o, 000 plurality for Bryan in greater New York, Croker roll efrvp less than 28,000. The actual figures computed at this hour are 27,437 for the Greater City. Croker gives Bryan 28,240 in Manhattan and Bronx, 19,904 in Queens and 695 in Richmond. On the other hand, McKinley carries the borough of Brooklyn by 349,. The Call in its forecast published on October 21 said that Greater New York would not give more than 30,000 NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2 a. m. — McKinley and Roosevelt have swept the country. The Re publicans will have a larger vote in the Elec toral College than in 1896. They will increase Although supporters of- Mr.- Bryan at a late hour are " ... r ... - . claiming the State of Washington/ it seems almost certain that all the Pacific Coast States have gone for McKinley. Wyoming, which was carried by Bryan in 1896 by 593 ph> rality, has; gone for McKinley :by 2000 plurality. 1 South 'Dakota has also a£j>arently gone into ¦ the Republican . col- Mr. Bryan hopes to be elected to the Senate from Ne braska if McKinley goes to the White House. Tl^e indica^ tions are that while McKinley is surely going to the White House Mr; Bryan is not likely to go to the Senate. The latest reports are that the fusion legislative ticket in Ne braska is weak, and that the Republicans may have the Legislature. BRYAN MAY NOT REACH SENATE. Connecticut is Republican by 25,000, and McLean (R.) is elected Governor, running 10,000 behind his ticket. New Jersey's swelling. figures at this hour, 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 Virginia are all in the Republican column again, all these States having been indicated as likely to go for McKinley in The Call's forecast. The Republican majority in the House of Representatives is likely to be at least 35. The Republicans in the present House have 186 and the op position 168. It is just possible that Mr. Bryan may have to remain in private life, and if he is to keep before the public he must continue on the lecture platform. In and around New York State the McKinley wave rolled almost as high as it did in the Middle West. The New-England States -pre sent * a solid '¦¦ sound money- front/ rality of 300,000 for McKinley. Texas, on the other hand, reports a plurality of 215,000 for Bryan. Illinois, which Mr. Bryan was led 1 to suppose was doubtful ten days ago, has given to McKinley a plurality of 180,060. In 1896 it gave him a plurality of 142,000. Wisconsin, which in 1896 gave to McKinley a plurality of 102,000, now swells it to 115,000. Indiana goes for McKinley by 30,000. Kansas, which The Call predicted would go for McKinley, gives signs clearly indicating no change of three weeks ago, and has gone for the Republican ticket by a landslide among the Populists and grangers. . < SOLID FF^ONT FOR SOUND MONEY. Never before was such a tremendous vote polled in this country, and never before were such tremendous ma : jorities rolled up as are recorded in some States To start with, the registration was phenomenal, all records haying been broken east and west. Pennsylvania reports a plu- TREMENDOUS VOTE POLLED. Returns from some of the States are very late coming in. For instance, Kentucky and Nebraska are considered doubtful States at this hour, simply because the returns are meager. The indications are that McKinley has a little the better of it in Nebraska, while Bryan's chief newspaper supporter in Kentucky has given up the State. Richard. Croker late this evening sent a telegram to William J. Bryan at Lincoln, Nebr., saying that New York County had done the best it could for him, but that he un doubtedly knew the result by this time, and concluding: "We are defeated.' but not discouraged." , Mr. Croker in a statement to-night said that he could not say what was the cause of Bryan's defeat. He declared that the Democrats in New York had done everything in their power for Bryan, arid that Bryan was a natural leader of men and would be heard from again. GOOD NEWS CAUSES GREfiT JOY The reception of the news of McKinley 's triumph in New York was attended by signs of unexampled enthusi asm. Never before did such crowds throng Herald square, and six other points at which Herald bulletins were displayed. The crowd literally went wild after the re turns indicating McKinley's great victory had been dis played. / umn, but the fate of Senator Pettigrew is in doubt, the Rc publicans making a desperate effort to capture the Legisla ture so as to prevent his return to the Senate, and the fu sionists, aided by a gerrymander, making a hard fight to carry the Legislature and re-elect him. Senator Jones, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, at an early hour last night conceded the elec tion of McKinley. In to-day's landslide even Nevada hun£ in the balance. Bryan carried the State by about 8oo. which is a remarkable change from four years ago, when he had a plurality of 6439. It is believed that Nevada will elect Farrington (R.) to the House of Representatives. ¦ - ' ' ' ' ¦ * McKINLEY AND ROOSEVELT VOLUME LXXXVni-NO. 160. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.