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SC11ANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1900.
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New York, Nov. 7. At 12.30 this morning National Committeemen Manley, Gibbs and Bliss held a conference, at the conclusion of which the follow-
jng statement was given out:
"07 the returns received at Republican headquarters up to this hour, the Republican national committee claim to have elected McKinley and Roosevelt by an electoral vote of 264, with the possibility
of 21 votes in addition, makiny 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 are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illi
nois, Indiana, Maryland, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Isand, South Dakota, Utah,
Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming."
Willi New York IUpubliean by 150,0K); Marj
land Iiy 10,000; Delaware Uy 3,500; New Jcresv
by 60,000; IndLiru by .".0,000; llliuoK by 100,000;
Ohio by J0.O0O; Michignii by 90,000; Wisconsin
by 100,000; &nd Kentucky and Nebraska chimed
by both sidea with the figures fuioring JIcKii
ley, there remains to htar Irom the i.ir western
ttate.t. Kncu'li ij Known, lnweici, to nuke
sine that JIcKlnliy's clcetnrnl vote is Jt least 13
and probably 31 larger Hun Iwir jears .isu.
riitrago, Jfm, 8. At iiililniuhL reports ton
firniins the defeat of senitor PeltiKiew in
&outl Dakota were receheil by Vice Chairman
Payne and that gentleman gar lent to lnely
(ctjircvrfnns of plume. "Wo hate beaten Prtti
grew," lie said, waging a telegram over lita head,
"fcend the news to llannn. He promKil to le
L.jtc with mo if we beat rutigicw mid I
Kuril wo do i"
"Therq Iiaia been thiee important things in
this campaign." said Mr. Paji'c, "first, to beat
T'cttigrew; n-cond, In elect McKinle;, then,
third, to cany Nihr.uk i, and we have ilonn all
three of lliu'ii. I giie5s wc ,ue iloing jucliy
Just at this lime woul tame fiom Committee
man New, of Indiana, "We liaie e.inied Indiina
New York, Nov. ti. At II oMoik tiie Indlei.
tloiis are that McKinley li.w canied New Viirk
date by a mijnrity oicr llrjnn of about HO,-
LACKAWANNA COUNTY SAFELY
Returns Up to 3 O'clock This Morning Show
That McKinley Has Carried the
County by a Good Plurality.
Returns of the county election came
in with amrruvnting- slowness and at
3 o'clock tills morning only 7C districts
could be (secured. Jluny of the olec
tlon boards will not tlnlMi until after
daylifrht. In the accompanying sum
mary the vote for each candlduto i.s
The followlnt,' statements were made
by the respective county chairmen to
Tho Tribune at a o'clock this morning;
Another edition of Tho Tribune will
be Issued ut 0 o'clock, which will con
tain more complete returns.
Chairnian Davis' Statement.
Thirty dlstticts co fur received indi
cate that McKinley will cany tho
county by 4,000 plurality, and that the
whole Republican ticket with one ex
ception is elected. Kelly In elected
Judge, and theiu Is a possibility that
Bcbadt has defeated Follows for sheriff,
but as the gn-at bulk of thu dlstrlctK
yet to bo heard from ate heavily p
publican, there arc good chances of thu
full returns placing FcIIowh .safely In
Connell is elected to congress by 2,500
plurality, at thu lowest estimate, ninl
tho complete figures will, If niiyihlni?,
increase his load,
Wo claim Unit all luur of tho legis
lative) districts tint itepubllcau, but In
the Fourth It Is a close raeu betwei-u
Timlin and I'hltblu.
As chairman, 1 wish to thank tho
county committeemen und nil their to.
workers for their talwurt efforts. 'fhi
party was harmonious, npd I have yet
to learn of any Instunco of tho disloy
alty of one cuudldate to tho other,
D. J. Wiivlb,
Chairman Republican County Com.
Chairman O'Neill's Statement.
We have the figures from fourty-
ven districts for sheriff und they
uw Schadt 2,500 unead of liH votti
Jhroe years ago. Judge Kelly Is
lice ted by whut will undoubtedly
000 compired with a Republican rmjoiity In the
last presidential election of 208,463. The total
ote in the city of New York f approximately
00,000 larger than it wan in ISM and up the
state the increase ii about 30,000. In the city
Bryan wiped out the plurality of 60,000 which
McKinley had four years ago and took on a plu.
rality for himself of about 25,000. Up the
state MeKinlty barely held the lotc which lie
had in ISfXi, the added ote going to Brjan.
The vote for B. It. Odcll, jr., Republican nom
inee bn governor, is considerably larger than
that for McKinley. In Urookljn particularly the
Democratic nominee for governor, Mr. Stanch
field, appears to hac been scratched.
New York, Nov. (!. At 8 o'clock National
Committeeman Manley estimates from the re
tunics receded at that hour that McKinley will
eairy New York state lrwll0,J)..
He concedes New Yoik'city to CroUerby ls.Wff.
He claims lli.it all the states that went for Me
Mnley In 18)0 have been carried for him again
but some of them by reduced majorities.
Auburn, N. Y Nov. 0. This city complete
gies McKinley, A,U2; Bryan, 2.S0S. For goiet
lmr, Odell, 1.017; Stunilifti-ld, ,02.t.
Osucgo, N. Y No. G. Uijan carries Oswego
Borne, N. Y., Nov. 6. The city of Borne com
plete Biles McKinley, 2,(X0; Drjan, 1, US3; Be
publuan lavi, I'M. Odell, for goicrnor, haa
l.WM; Staiifhfleld, 1,727. The rcturnH were in
fifteen minutes after the clo.e of the polls. Vot
inc niachlties were ued.
i:imlia, N, Y., Noi. G Klniira city complete
giu-i McKinley. I.1DS; Brjan, 4,370. For gover
l.or, Odcll, 3,872; Ftnnehfleld, 4,R5.
l'oui.'hkcep'ile, N. Y., Nov. 0. City complete:
McKinley, 3.545; Brjan, 2.20S.
Atihurn, N. Y Nov. 6. Compared with 1S98
the Kepuhliean loss In Auburn city is 349.
I'muhkei p.ie, X. Y Nov. 0. John H. Ketch-
bo one of the largest pluralities ever
given a county candidate.
It looks us If McKinley has carried
tho county, but we feel safe In pre
dicting Mr. Conry's election by a small
plutallty. The figures on the other
otllcers are too meagre to form tho
base of a definite claim but we feel
enn uraged to bellow that all tho
local Democratic ticket Is elected.
AVe were disappointed in somewhat
small votes In the strong Demociatlo
districts. A much better vote was ex
pected from some of them.
"We havo no figures on thu legislative
Never before In the history of tho
party was there more harmonious
work or greater loyalty. I wish to
tiiatik those who contributed to what
successes wo have achieved,
J. J. O'Neill,
Chairman Democratic County Com
mittee, WAY THE RETURNS
Never before In the history of tho
county was there such an anxiety
expressed for news of an election.
Is'lght had scarcely fallen when the
central city began to fill up with seek
ers for Information, Tho greatest!
crowd centered In, tho vicinity of Tho
Trlbuno building where tho returns
were Hashed from it bteroptlcon as
fast ua they wero received.
Next In the matter of crowds camo
thu Republican county conimltWa
I a Hying point, the More room of the
Burr building. This was thronge
from early In tho night und the cheer
ing news was tho occublon of un ul
ni oat constant succession of enthusj.
The Democrats held forth at their
heudqunrters In Liberty hall, Wash
ington avenue, und had a good blzed
crowd always on hand to hear what
news they were receiving.
The Scrnnton club, Knights of Col
umbus, Knights of Malta und many
GLORIOUS TRIUMPH FOR
THE GRAND OLD PARTY
In No Uncertain Tones the Voters of the Nation Pass
Condemnation Upon the Candidate of Class
Prejudice and Social Discontent.
From Every Section Comes News of Swelling Majorities
for McKinley. Roosevelt, Protection, Expansion,
Sound Money and the American Flag.
am, Rep., has been elected in the Eighteenth
Klmtra, Nov. 6. Compared with the vote of
IBM the Republican loss in Elmlra is 1,760.
Blnghamton, V. Y., Nov. 6. George W. Ray,
Rep., has been re-elected to congress in the
Twenty-sixth congTession.il district.
New York, Nov. 6. Returns from the state
how the re-election to congress of Lueicn N.
Llttauer, Hep., from the Twcnt j -fee ond district;
I.ouU V. Emerson, Rep., from the Twcntj -third;
Michael E. Driseoll, Rep., from thu Twenty-seventh
district; Serene K. Payne, Rep., from the
Twentj-eight, and Edward U. Vieeland, Hep.,
from the Thirty-fourth district.
Buffalo, Nov. 6 Buffalo city: McKinhy, .11,.
67,i; Brym, 31,80i.
New York, Nov. 6. One thousand one Hundred
and fifty-two election districts out.ol. 3,124 in the
(tate, outside Oicater New York, giic McKinley
a majority of 67,587 as against 01.M2 in ISiW.
1,200 election districts out of 1,522 in the city cf
New York glio Bryan a majority of 25, W2.
nallimorc, Nov. 6. McKinley has carried Marj
land beyond the shadow of .1 doubt, ihc only
question to be settled being the size of his ma
jority. With practically complete returns fiom
the city he has a. majority here of about 6,500,
while from the state scattering returns indi
cate an udditoiml surplus of .1,500, making his
total majority in the state about 10,000. It is
alo certain that the Republicans hale elected
four out of the six congressmen, while the re
maining two will probably be Democratic al
though later return may change this outlook.
Baltimore, Nov. 0. Murray Vandiier, chair
man of the Democratic state central committee,
concedes Maryland to McKinley.
Baltimore, Nov. 0. Three election precincts
other organizations received returns at
their respectlvo quarters, over private
wires, and entertained with smokers
At Congressman Connell's ofllce In
tho Connell building, Mr. Connell, Col.
Ripple, J, S. McAnulty and a, party
of their friends received returns by
phone dm lug the early part of the
night, nnd later heard the news by
private: telegraph wire and telephone
at Mr. McAnulty's homo.
Among those who were at Mr. Con
nell's olllce were John R. Williams,
Ezra Ripple.Jr,, Hon, John K. Parr,
Prothonotary John Copelnnd, Howell
Hnrrls, Assistant Postmaster D. W.
Powell, Samuel H. Stewns, Dr. W. A.
Paine nnd Dr. M. J. Williams.
Almost every hotel of prominence
in the central city also received some
Kind of a bulletin service nnd had
strong lunged shout ers reading tho
messages to crowds in the bar rooms.
Walking along any of the principal
streets, one's ears wero assailed with
a continuous volley of '"Stcen dis
tricts of -" M1,30S plurality," and
the like. Invariably tho announcement
wns followed with cheers for on elec
tion night tho hotels ato not exclu
sively devoted to men of uny par
The first return from the county
came from tho First ward of Dun
inore, tho home of Mr, Spencer, who
"also ran" for congress. The report
sl'.owed that tho First district of this
ward gave Connell I2S; Conry SO, and
Spencer 30. The news was very grati
fying to the Republicans nnd was
cheotlly passed from lip to lip,
Complete local returns were very
slow In coming In, There weren't
enough at hand at 10.80 o'clock to glvn
even an Intimation of how any vot,
was going. Tho only dellnltu news
Wat that there wero comparatively
few straight tickets. This, taken In
connection with the unusually large
size of thu ballot, convinced the wait
ing throngs that the count would bo
slow and no ono expected anything
more than a few scattering returns be.
fore 1 o'clock it. in.
One bit of news that tho early even- J
Ing brought forth was that u number
of men of both parties had quietly
made a run for tho speculative ofllci
of county controller. F, i,. Brown was
the only avowed candidate Xov the ot-(lce-to-be,
but election Uay found hint
rich In opponents. County Auditor P.
W. Costello, of the Sixth wurd, and
THE ELECTORAL VOTE.
Minnesota . . , ' 9
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey 10
New York 36
North Dakota 3
Rhode Island 4
South Dakota 4
West Virginia 6
John I?. Nallin, of the Twelfth wurd
were two of the most aggressive of
these. Kacli had stickers printed und
engaged men to distribute them.
The Republicans received returns lust
night in the vacant storeroom In the
Burr building on AVashlngton avenue.
The returns were received over a spe
cial wire, and a they were read off
they wore listened to by a crowd of
over 1,000 persons gathered in the front
part of the room.
Tho crowd was kept In the front part
of the room, while In the rear numer
ous tables were arranged, at which sat
a number of the leading Republicans
and members of the Union league, en
gaged In tabulating the local returns
ns they wero received over the tele
phone by George Marshull.and Frank
Tho following gentlemen wero en
gaged iu tubtilutlng tho returns: Presi
dential candidates, C. B. Penman; con
gress and judge, Charles Acker; sheriff
und treasurer, Frank II, Reeso; pro
thonotary and district attorney, Grif
fith T. Davis; clerk of courts and re
corder, H, R. Van Dusen; register of
wills, Thomas Beck; First and Second
Legislative districts, William Reynolds;
Third and Fourth Legislative district,
L. H. Senker.
P. Silas Walters, J. F. Rushmore and
W. E. Decker announced the returns
to the crowd, und Edmund A. Bnrtl and
Dr. Voorhes compiled a general table.
John Reynolds and II. L. Taylor wero
present compiling a special tablo In the
Interest of Cundldato W. R. Lewis. The
enth'o work was done under tho super
vision of T, it. Brooks, who wns act
ively nnd energetically at work all
night. County Chairman Davis and
Major T. F, Penman, chairman of the
speakers' committee, were also on hand
and rendered excellent help.
SOME OF THOSE PRESENT,
Other prominent Republicans present
wero Mayor James Molr, Coroner J. J,
Roberts, Legislative Candidate John J.
Scheuer, County Detective Leyihon,
Milton W. Lowry, Deputy United
States Marshal W, Clark Lowiy, Judge
R. W, Archbald, Georgo W. Jenkins,
Grlillth Davis, George Hotfnutii, City
Assessor Gwllym Jones, Dr. Beddoc,
City Assessor Rlnsland.
The crowd kept growing In numbers
and enthusiasm after 10 o'clock and
tho announcements of McKinley's tre-
(Cootiuucd oo I'jge S.)
i For Bryan.
North Carolina 11
South Carolina 9
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SUMMARY OF THE VOTE
OF LACKAWANNA GOUNTY
Of the is5 districts of the county, 75 districts show the following vote:
Roosevelt, R 7874
Stevenson, D 6943
Hardenbergh, R 6375
Meelc, D 4824
Grow, R 7163
Foerclerer, R 6274
Grimm, D 5168
Edwards, D , 4926
Connell, R 735i
Conry, D 6479
Spencer, I. C n 406
Watson, R , 5704
Kelly, D 6464
omitn, 1 c . . ,.,,..... ,.,,,, 30
1 Plurality . , . , , 3760
r?llOWS t ( M M f M I f ( t I If
OCnitUl) Ml f t t m I f I Ml tit
THE JMEXT VICE PRESIDENT.
out of 304 iu Baltimore city giie Biy.ui, KM;
McKinley, 563. The same precincts in 16M gaie.
Smith, Dem., 428; Lowndes, Rep., IS.) for po
Baltimore, Noi. 0. Seien precincts out of Sot
nutalifo of Baltimore cltv giic McKinley M4;
Biyan, 760. The same precincts in 1"96 time
Smith Dem., 7M; Lowndes, Hep., 7M. Net Re
publican gain, 77.
Columbus, ,, Nov. 6. Reports from different
pirts of Ohio indicate tho largest otc ciei cast
- lirger than either state committee expected
with McKlnle, gaining in niral dKtricts and
holding his onu in the cities.
Clcicland, O.. Nov. 0. Congress, Twenty fust
dlrtiiir, Thcrdoro Burton, Hep., elec'ed. Con
gress Nlulli dlslrl.'t, CliGtlci Dick, Rep., elected.
Columbus, Nui 0. -Although early report li nm
cities indicate Demi cratic gains Republican man
agers claim the stute has ghen McKinley 60,000
plurality, unci with the i lection of To'iipkiim
hue filer Lent,!, at least mientirn tiiiigitssinui.
Cinilnall, Nov. 0. Sewnty piecincls out ot 2nt
in Cincinnati show Brjan galnx ot Silo, but in
dicate McKinley's plurality in the county about
17,000 or 18,000.
Cincinati, Nov. C Hamilton county, -:0 pie
cincts out of 2"ki: McKiulej, 3,277; Brjan, 2,s-:6.
same in lfcfui gaie McKinley, 3,167; Bryan, ","'-.
Canton, ()., Nov. 0. Practically complete re
turns show McKinle.v will carry his home county
by 2,00(1 rmjont.v, a giin ot l.Uril oicr lS'M.
Clticland, Nov. (1. RetmiH fiom about 40 pie
cincts of 1M ill CIcieland show nicinge Demo
cratic cfains of about 20 to the precinct. 'I his
indicates that the city will be icr.v tIoi.
ColmnbiH, Nov fi. MiKlnley hn c.iriicd his
own state without doubt, bj- an ineie.iscd plu-
4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 44 - - f - f4 - - f - r -
M M M
ralllj, but at midnight it is' impossible to gnu
the figures owing to the unusuilly meagre re
Chicago, Noi. b. At 0 p. m. Chairman Rowe,
of the Republican state central committee,
claimed that Illinois hid been cmied bj' Mc
Kinley by at least 100,00a Ex-Coayrressman
Hinrichscn, who was at Democratic ntfcte liead
quartcrd, concethd the state to McKinley by not
morn than 10,000.
Illicit;!), Noi. li. Basing their cellmate on
the flist 210 precincts receded out of 1,127,
leadem of the Democratic piny In Cook county
snv President McKlnley'it majority in this countj
will jie about l'l.nno, but lhar Alsrhuler, the
Democratic candidate, will ciriy the state lor
Rliwniington, Nov. 0. -Congress: Eighteenth
congiesdcnal district, Vespasitui Wrner, Hepub
hicago, Noi. 0. Vico Chairnian Payne, oi thu
Rcpiililkuii iiition.il loinmiltce, at O.hM tunlglit
tald tint jiiiicet receiied from Tammany sources
conceded New York state to McKIulcj fiy 50,000
Chicigo, Nov. I!. Six hundred ind slst.v pre
cincts out of 1,227 giic McKinley KW.ToO; Ilrjan,
07.S40; Woidlej, 1,112; Debs, 3,010. At this rate
McKinley will hue 2j.(hj0 plurality in Chicago.
Chicigo, Nov. 0. Twenty precincts in Illinois,
outside C'ook cniiiitj : McKinley, ."Mills; Brjan,
1.S70. Same iu Istu: AIcKInley, !l,.iS7; Brjan.
1.SI2. These tamo pri cincts gaie Vates, Repuh
Hi an for gnu-iimr, il.Slu; ANchulei, Dcmocral,
BK.iimiiigton, Nov. 0. In Aillai II. litccii'j)n',s
lContinucd on l'a'e :,
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Lewis, R 7677
O'Malley, D S546
Copeland, R 7381
Norton, D 6s?4
CLERK OF THE COURTS.
Daniels, R 737s
Law, D 7031
RECORDER OF DEEDS.
Bonn, R, . . , . , 7130
Warlike, D , . , 6519
Plurality ,., 611
REGISTER OF WILLS.
Beck, R 6566
Koch, D, .,,,.,.... , , 6793
bturges, R.,1.... ... .... ... ..,,,,,, 7"5'
Campbell, D. , . . .... . . ,..,,,,., 5299
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