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Nov. 14, 1993
BATTLE OF THE BALLOTS.
The results of the general election
held on Tuesday, November 4, were
generally favorable to the republicans,
although the democrats made sub
stantial gains in the congressional
election. The republican majority in
congress has been materially reduced.
According to the best estimates the
republicans will have 208 members and
the democrats and populists 178. In
the twenty-one states holding guber
natorial elections the republicans win
sixteen. The vote on governor in New
York was remarkable for Its closeness.
Odell, republican, has about 10,000 ma
jority on the face of the returns, but
a contest on the part of Coler Is prob
able. The Chicago Record-Herald prints
the following table showing the prob
able complexion of the next house
' House. Senate.
Rep. Dem. Rep. Dem.
Alabama 9 . .' 2
Arkansas .; 7. .. 2
California ....;. 5 3 , 2
Colorado 1 2 . . 2
Connecticut '.r.. 5 ..' 2 ..
Delaware ; .. 1 .."
Florida 3 .-. 2
Georgia 11 .. 2
Idaho 1 .. ' 1 1
Illinois ". 17 8 2 ..
Indiana 9, 4 2
Iowa ; 10 " 1 2
Kansas 8 . . - -2
Kentucky 1 10 .. 2
Louisiana ' 7 .. 2
Maine 4 ..- 2
Maryland 4 2 1 1
Massachusetts- ...10 v 4 2
Michigan 11 " 1 2
Minnesota .... .'.j 8 - 1 . 2
Mississippi . . . . . .' ' 8 " . . ; 2
Missouri ......:.' 1' "-' 15 . . ' 2
Montana" 7. & .'; . l; . - . 2
Nebraska ...".:.. 5 r' ' 2
Nevada T." 1 - ' 1 1
, "Now Hampshire .2 . . 2
TNew Jersey 7 3 2
.Now York 20 17 2
North Carolina ... 10 .. 2
North Dakota ;. 2 ' .. 2
Ohio ..27 .4 2
.Oregon 2' ..' 2
Pennsylvania . .. z 4.-- &
IKhode Island ... 1 1 2
South Carolina .... 7' ... 2
iSquth Dakota NN 2 . . 2
Feunesseo 2. 8 .. 2
!exas - 16 .. 2
rtah "U .. 2
rprmont 2 .-. - . 2
rirginia 19.. 2
Washington . .;T 3. ' .. 2
''est Virginia ... 5 .. '2
Wisconsin ...... 10 1 2
Wyoming 1 .. 2"
Total 207 179' 55 33
Delaware's legislature is republi
can, but will probably fall to fill the
ALABAMA Nine democrats elected
to congress and Jelks, democrat, elect
ARKANSAS Seven democrats were
elerted to congress.
CALIFORNIA The indications all
point to the election of Pardee, repub
lican, a3 governor, but the majority is
small and Lane, democrat, may con
test Two democrats and union la
bor congressmen are elected and one
COLORADO The republican state
tickqt Is successful by a narrow mar
gin, owing to failure to effect fusion
between democrats and populists. Shaf
roth, democrat. Is elected to congress,
but Adams and Bell, democrats, are
probably defeated. The legislature is
democratic by small majority and the
re-election of Senator Tellqr seemingly
publican, elected governor with a solid
republican delegation of five elected to
GEORGIA Solid democratic delega
tion of cloven elected to congress.
IDAHO Morrison, republican, elect
ed governor and French, republican,
elected to congress. The legislature is
ILLINOIS The election was favor
able to the republicans as a whole,
the state ticket being elected by ap
proximately 35,000. The congres
sional delegation maintains the ratio
prevailing for the past four years.
INDIANA The returns show in
creased republican majorities. Nino
republicans and four democrats wero
elected to congress.
KANSAS Republicans elected their
entire state ticket and a solid delega
tion of eight congressmen.
LOUISIANA Solid democratic dele
gation of seven elected to congress.
IOWA In the Second district Wade,
democrat, is elected to congress, the
balance of the districts being secured
by the republicans. In the Dubuque
district Birdsall, republican, wins over
Boies, democrat, by a majority ma
terially reduced from that secured by
Henderson two years ago.
KENTUCKY Democrats wero elect
ed to congress in every district save
the Eleventh ,whero Boreing, repub
lican, wins by a substantial majority.
MARYLAND The republicans elect
four congressmen and the democrats
MASSACHUSETTS The republican
state ticket won by a largely decreased
majority, and republicans elect nine
of the fourteen congressmen. The so
cialist vote developed surprising gains.
MICHIGAN Bates, the republican,
elected governor, with eleven of the
twelve-congressional districts repub
MINNESOTA Van Sant, republican,
re-elected govornor. All districts ex
cept the Fifth return republicans to
congress. In the Fifth John Lind,
ex-governor, democrat, Is elected by a
MISSISSIPPI A solid democratic
delegation is returned to congress by
an increased vote throughout the
MISSOURI The democrats have
carried the state by the usual vote.
Bartholdt, republican, was elected
from the Tenth district The demo
crats elect the rest of the congres
MONTANA Dixon, the republican,
elected to congress. The indications
are that the, republicans will control
NEBRASKA The republican state
ticket wins by a majority materially
reduced from the McKinley majority
of 1900. Mickey, republican, for gov
ernor, runs behind the balance of his
ticket In the Second district Gilbert
M. Hitchcock, democrat, is elected to
congress by a majority approximating
2,000. He is the first democrat to rep
resent the districts. Republicans car
ry the remaining five districts, four of
which have previously been represent
ed by fusionists. The legislature will
be strongly republican in both
branches. The proposition to amend
the state constitution to provide for
fuuire amendments was overwhelm
NEW HAMPSHIRE Bachelder,-re-publican,
elected governor. Both con
gressmen secured by republicans.
NEW JERSEY Seven republicans
and three democrats elected to con
gress. NEW MEXICO Rodey, republican,
elected delegate to congress.
NEW YQRK Odell, the republican,
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TaVe Laxativo Brorao-Qainiae Tablets. This
signature fW i - . oa ever box, 25b.
elected governor by a narrow margin.
Democrat made substantial gains in
all parts of tho state. Democrats elect
twenty and tho republicans elect sev
enteen congressmen, a democratic
gain. In tho Eleventh district Will
lam R. Hearst, editor of tho Now York
American, Chicago American and San
Francisco Examiner, was olected by a
magnificent majority, polling tho al
most solid union labor voto of tho dis
trict Tho indications point to a con
test for governor by Bird S. Color, tho
NORTH" DAKOTA White, republi
can, elected governor. Both congress-
mn.'TTicctC(1 at lar6' aro republicans.
SOUTH DAKOTA Herriod, republi
can, elected govornor. The two con
gressmen, elected at largo, are repub
licans. OHIO Tho republican state ticket
elected by an increased majority, duo
to the disaffection of tho McLean ma
chine in Hamilton county. Tho demo
cratic ticket showed gains iri tho stato
at largo outside of Cincinnati and two
or threo other of tho largest cities.
Seventeen of tho twenty-ono congres
sional districts wero carried by tho
PENNSYLVANIA Pennypackcr, re
publican, olected govornor by tho us
ual republican majority, furnished
largely by tho city of Philadelphia,
notorious for Its election frauds. The
congressional election will result in
several contests. Twenty-three of the
thirty-two districts havo boon carried
by the republicans.
RHODE ISLAND Garvin, demo
crat, olected governor. Ono congres
sional district carried by tho republi
cans: the other by the -democrats.
SOUTH CAROLINA Heyward, tho
democrat, elected governor, and a
solid democratic delegation of seven
returned to congress.
TENNESSEE Frazier, democrat,
elected governor. Eight democrats and
two republicans elected to congress.
TE?AS Lanham, democrat, elected
governtTrA solid delegation of six
teen democratro turned to congress.
UTAH Howell, republican, olected
to congress. Returns indicate that
republicans havo carried the legisla
ture, in which case tho election of
Reed Smooth, Mormon, to tho senate
VIRGINIA Democrats carry every
congressional district except tho
Ninth, where Slemp, republican, wins
by a small majority.
WEST VIRGINIA Four republicans
olected to congress and ono democrat
WISCONSIN La Follette, republi
can, re-elected govornor. The legisla
ture will be republican, presaging the
re-election of Spooner and the election
of Alger to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Senator McMillan. Then
republicans and ono democrat elected
DELAWARE Democrats elect tho
congressman, but the legislature is re
publican. Tho Indications are, how
ever, that tho Addicks- faction will
again, bo able to bring about a dead
lock in tho senatorial situation.
FLORIDA Democrats elect the
three congressmen by substantial ma
jorities. NEVADA Sparks, democrat, olected
governor. The legislature wil bo con
trolled by tho fusionists, which In
sures tho election of Newlands to'tho
senate. Democrats elect full stato
ticket, also congressman.
WASHINGTON Republicans elect
the threo congressmen by small ma
GOOD BOARD ft
I THE 8IQN OF TUt
MALTA-VITA la good board tat
all mankind. HelUthed by old and
young aick or well.
MALTA VITA medi no ceoWnj ;
always raady (e of.
tatna all of the ele
ments necessary to
auatain life and Invig
orate mind and body
MATA-VITA la good
Sold by grocers.
Whilo tho republican majority "In.
Iowa Is about tho usual size, tho re
publican congreusmen-elect com
through with decreased pluralltie.
Domocrats made substantial gains in
tho county office. About 110 demo
crats now hold county offlco, but th
election resulted in victory for nearly:
400 democratic candidates.
The republican majority In the next
national senate will bo twenty-two,
Hopkins, republican, will probably
succeed Mason in tho senate from II
In Cook county (Chicago) Madden,
republican, was defeated for congress
by Emrlch, democrat, despite the fact
that the district is republican by a
large majority. Lorimer claims elec
tion by about 700, but the friends of
Dnrborow, democrat, claim that the
official count will elect him by a small
Plurality. Barrett, democrat, was
elected sheriff of Cook county, the first
democrat elected to that office in
It Passed, Anyway.
The gaunt, sad-looking man ate two
bountiful portions of "beef and" in
the Park Row beanery, and with
check calling for 20 cents ventured to
ward tho cashior'g desk and banged
down a battered silver quarter, says
the New York Tribune.
xx.0 proprietor picked up the snspfo
Jous looking quarter and examined it
critically. Thore was a deep dent near
a place In tho rim and another near
tho circumference directly opposite,
and this looked as if it might have
"It grieves me to part with that
quarter," said tho aged, gaunt man,
"It saved my life once. At tho siege o
Vicksburg I carried it in my veft
pocket The dent you see there wa
mado by a bullet which otherwise
woul 1 Tiavo gone through me. It savel
my lire then as it does now, but it i
hard to part with tho old friend."
The proprietor was evidently inter
ested. "In what year was the siege of
Vicksburg?" ho asked., -
"Sixty-three," was the prompt an-
"This quarter Is dated 1877 and It 1
The sad-looking man looked dis
pleased. 'Of course it is. How else Ao
you suppose I'd havo an 1877 quarter
In '63 If it wasn't a counterfeit?" he
And the proprietor was so surprised
that ho handed out 5 cents in change
while the sad man made his escape.
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