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THE LATEST ELECTION RETURNS. Practically Official Swallow Vote by States. What Minnesota Counties Did for The following figures indicate the practically official vote for Swallow and Carroll in the states named and also the vote given Woolley and Met calf four years ago. They foot up 217,002, which is 7,533 more than Wool ley’s total vote. Assuming that the states whose vote is not given below gave Swallow the same vote as they gave Woolley, Swallow received 257,- 198. Several of these states exceeded Woolley's vote, while some of them fell below it. The total will probably not be far from these figures. It may even pass the Bidwell vote of -1888, “before the split,” but this is not probable. State. Woolley. Swallow. Arkansas 584 993 California 5,024 7,380 Colorado 3,790 3,438 Connecticut 1,617 1,506 Georgia . 1,396 685 Idaho 857 1,013 Illinois 17,626 34,770 Indiana 13,718 23,496 lowa 9,502 11,601 Kansas 3,605 7,245 Kentucky 3,780 6,609 Maine 2,585 1,510 Maryland 4,582 3,034 Michigan., 11,859 6,227 Minnesota 8,555 6,240 Missouri 5,965 7,191 Montana 298 330 Nebraska 3,685 6,323 New Hampshire 1,270 749 New Jersey 7,183 6,838 North Carolina 1,006 361 North Dakota 731 1,105 Ohio 10,203 19,329 Oklahoma 1,644 Oregon 2,516 3,806 Pennsylvania 27,908 33,717 South Dakota 1,542 2,963 Texas 2,644 4,244 Vermont 383 792 Virginia 2,150 1,382 West Virginia 1,586 . 4,604 Wisconsin 10,124 9,770 Wyoming ' 207 Illinois leads the column. Pennsylvania comes next. Indiana gave Swallow the largest vote ever recorded for a Prohibi tion nominee in the Hoosier state. It was 3.49 per cent of the total vote of the State. Twenty-nine counties doubled their vote of 1900. Grant county kept an or ganizer in the field, held medal contests, scattered great numbers of the Patriot Phalanx and gave Swallow nearly 11 per cent of the total vote. Fourteen Califor nia counties passed the 3 per cent mark. The combined vote for members of the assembly in Los Angeles county was 3,114. State Chairman Wilson, Illinois, whom Joliet brewers fought hard, and the other candidate for representative, who were counted out by a dirty political trick are making a hard fight before the supreme court, and the state canvassing board. Dan R. Sheen beat a Democratic saloon keeper in the Peoria district, and Clay F. Gaumer is also counted In from the Dan ville district. Our Prohibition exchanges indicate that there is cheer and purpose “from Maine to California.” Indiana Prohibs will jol lify and confer at Indianapolis on the 20th. The Wisconsin committee meets on the 19th, and Chairman Clayton reports a de sire on the part of county chairmen to start a new campaign. Many other com mitees are called to meet this month to start things anew and on a larger scale. There is great joy over the success of some of the legislative fights and the fine showing made in others. Still better re sults are confidently predicted next time. These contests greatly helped the state and national tickets, and proved that Pro hibitionists are learning to “do politics.” MINNESOTA. The official count takes place Dec. 20. In our November number, how ever, we gave the Swallow and Dorsett vote except in Carver, Clearwater and Itasca counties. Carver gave Swal low 19 and Dorsett 21 votes. The Itas ca vote should have appeared as 28 for Swallow and 42 for Dorsett. Clear water county, carved out of Beltrami, starts her record with 13 for Swallow and 20 for Dorsett. These make Swal low’s total In Minnesota 6,240, while Dorsett runs up to 7,624. Woolley re ceived 8,555 for President in 1900 and ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS,- MINN., DECEMBER, 1904. Dorsett’s Running Mates. Scanlon 5,765 for Governor In 1902. We give below, as fully as possible now, the vote received by J. F. Hei berg, candidate for Lieut. Governor; H. A. Rygh, Secretary of State and D. U. Weld, State Treasurer. The vote given these candidates in Norman, Meeker and Cottonwood counties re spectively shows that they are not without honor at home. While their totals considerably exceed the vote cast for Swallow and Dorsett, we do not look upon them as the expression of any great Prohibition enthusiasm. To give one’s ballot for the Prohibition candidate for the lesser offices is a cheap way of settling with one’s con science—a futile attempt to stand in with the voting enemies of the saloon without parting company politically with the saloon perpetuationists. M) qj ,■ .Cti So “I -3 ® COUNTY. m° .■S J° fc S 6 "S Wta Aitkin 80 48 76 Anoka 31 26 43 Becker 162 123 141 Beltrami 73 61 85 Benton 30 23 40 Big Stone 79 67 81 Blue Earth 164 174 191 Brown 45 35 45 Carlton 32 29 50 Ca!ss 40 40 52 Chippewa 131 110 132 Chisago 37 33 47 Clay 176 141 189 Clearwater :... 45 27 41 Cook 8 10 19 Cottonwood 67 61 184 Crow Wing 88 79 146 Dakota 140 116 149 Dodge 116 110 115 Douglass 11l 112 128 Faribault 235 221 242 Fillmore 173 164 180 Freeborn 261 270 302 Goodhue 130 131 142 Grant 54 69 64 Hennepin 1,124 1,311 1,922 Houston 47 45 50 Hubbard 59 65 58 Isanti 87 90 136 Jackson 59 50 91 Kanabec 41 36 43 Kandiyohi 163 153 191 Kittson 124 108 118 Lac qui Parle 103 118 121 Lake 15 27 66 Le Sueur 83 86 95 Lincoln 77 73 76 Lyon .....' 131 125 164 McLeod 104 110 110 Marshall 229 207 239 Martin 214 205 237 Meeker 11l 218 116 Mille Lacs 66 63 84 Morrison 100 88 104 Mower 108 120 127 Murray 43 39 73 Nicollet 60 62 56 Nobles 97 88 104 Norman 323 197 274 Olmsted 106 116 139 Otter Tail 505 451 637 Pine 85 63 83 Pipestone 60 52 70 Polk 405 378 496 Pope 49 47 60 Ramsey 589 584 683 Red Lake 98 76 126 Redwood 83 77 80 Renville 146 139 156 Rice 137 126 138 Rock 66 69 77 Roseau 81 76 138 St. Louis 250 256 348 Scott 39 29 36 Sherburne 48 37 41 Sibley 67 59 67 Stearns 93 84 115 Steele 104 104 102 Stevens 49 39 39 Swift 69 69 81 Todd 188 169 228 Traverse 28 20 29 Wabasha 93 80 87 Wadena 45 40 4l Waseca 60 39 47 Washington 57 40 63 Watonwan 78 63 81 Wilkin 56 61 71 Winona 96 92 113 Yellow Medicine .... 135 116 139 9940 9456 12069 Happy Prohibitionists At Their Annual Festal Board They Rejoice Over the Past and Invest SI6OO In the Future. The Annual Banquet of the Prohi bitionists of Minnesota was held on the evening of Dec. sth in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, Minneapolis, where the State Convention also took place. The attendance was not as great as usual, owing to several causes. Dor sett served, giving abundant evidence that, although not elected Governor, he still has a visible means of support. Rev. W. A. Shannon, Minneapolis, re turned thanks to the Giver of all good. After the happy company had done justice to the splendid menu, exchang ing reminiscences of the campaign meanwhile, the editor of Backbone, toastmaster, called the assembly to or der and introduced Rev. S. W. Squire, Kimball, who led in a general and hearty rendering of “America.” The toastmaster, in greeting the assembled Prohibitionists, asserted that the Pro hibition party had practically won its fight since nearly everything it stood for was now assented to by intelligent and conscientious men generally. The votes would come next and were com ing. “Governor” Dorsett was the first speaker. He spoke jocosely of the several members of the “Governor’s party” and of what the State Commit tee probably expected each of them to do for him. He then launched out into a statement of our principles and aims and defended them in the manner which, in the campaign just closed, won for him the respect and votes of so many. Referring to the little family unpleas antness down at Chicago, he said: “As Frederick the Great went into a battle in which the odds were tremend ously against him, he said to one close to him in command. ‘lf I fall, cover me with your cloak and let the battle go on.’ In like manner, if one of our leaders has proven to be less worthy than we thought him to be, let us cover him with the man tle of charity and go on with the fight. ‘With malice toward none and with char ity for all,’ let us face the future and the oncoming conflict, sustained and animated by a supreme confidence in the righteous ness of our cause and in its final triumph.” State Secretary Calderwood began with a brief history of the temperance and prohibition movement. He por trayed its remarkable growth, giving facts full of cheer. Coming to practi cal politics, he pointed out that nearly every movement began nation ally and worked gradually down to the local community. In this manner had the Prohibition party been built up so far. But the speaker maintain ed that the time had now come to reverse the order and to build from the election precinct and legislative district up to the White House. The former work was one of agitation and education and needed to start from a common center. We are now ready to do politics, however, and this work must go on in every precinct and must be carried on chiefly by the vot ers in those precincts. The people know what the saloon is. Enough of them are sentimentally in favor of its overthrow. Our need now is to build up in every precinct and legisla tive district a political party which will do political work in political ways and which will so convince voters of its ability and purpose that it will soon take the reins of government and kill the saloon. State Chairman Geo. W. Higgins followed with a plain, earnest putting 1 u thi«i*wni« surM with » bio* pencil, yonr mb. of the pecuniary needs of the work SB £S2fi3tZ for the coming year He did little urging and no begging. He simply,*pep*idand*norderto.toi) Hi™? (Continued on page 2.) BE* SSSASu* * opp#d **^ ' tj3k 1 Great Financial Issue Some Official Figures Which Contain Meat for Thoughtful Americans. As can readily be demonstrated by the following, based upon figures from the “Statistical Abstract of the United States for 1903,” the question of Pro hibition is the greatest financial as well as moral issue before the Ameri can people. The American drink bill for 1903 was $1,410,236,702 The American drink bill for one month 117,519,725 The American drink bill for one week 27,122,422 The American drink bill for one day 3,863,662 The American drink bill for 1902 $1,346,330,925 Production of gold, 1902, in the United States 80,000,000 Production of silver, 1902, in the United States 71,758,000 Production of gold and silver, in the entire world, 1902.... 486,064,600 Production of gold and silver, in the entire world, since America was discovered (from 1493 to 1902, inclu sive) 22,478,306,800 Public debt of the United States, June 1, 1903, less cash in treasury 925,011,637 ‘’Government receipts for the year 1903 560,396,674 ‘'Government expenditures for the year 1903 477,642,658 U. S. Customs, Revenues, 1903 (Rep.) 284,479,682 U. S. Customs Revenues, 1896 (Dem.) 1G0,021,752 Difference in Republican and Democratic Tariff receipts.. 124,457,830 Value of American cereal crop, 1902 (corn, wheat, rye, oats, barley and buck wheat) 1,748,366,209 Total acreage of cereal crop.. 172,899,490 Total cereal crop amounted to, bushels 3,841,561,140 Grain used in manufacturing liquor (see Prohibition and the Farmer) bushels 80,519,303 Railroad earnings, 1902 (see Poor’s manual) in U. 5.... 1,720,814,490 (The railroad companies car ried 655,130,236 passengers, an average of 30 miles each; moved 1,192,136,510 tons of crreitot, an average of 131 miles Thid employed 1,189,- 315 persons). Total miles of R. R 203,132 Capital and Surplus of Na tional Banks, Sept., 1903.... 1,097,812,029 Savings banks deposits 2,935,204,845 •“Net ordinary.” Includes receipts from customs, Internal revenue, direct tax, pub lic lands, and miscellaneous, and expendi tures for war, navy, Indians, pensions and miscellaneous. Prom the foregoing it is seen that the gold production of the United States would not pay the drink bill of America for three weeks; that both the gold and silver production would pay for it in less than & month and a half; that the production of both metals in the entire world would not pay for our national liquor bill for five months; that at the present rate of consumption we would spend a sum for drink in sixteen years greater than the value of the world’s produc tion of both gold and silver since America was discovered; that we spend for intoxicants in eight months more than enough to liquidate the public debt, less the cash now in the treasury; that we spend more for li quors in five months than the entire receipts of the government for the past year; that the customs revenues (tariff receipts) for 1903 were not equal to our expenditures for drink in eleven weeks; that the tariff re ceipts under the Democratic Wilson (Continued on page 2.) 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