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The Cortland Democrat, Friday, November 11, 1892.


Corrected Figures Give Cleveland at Least 261 Electoral Votes.
Congress Largely Democratic—Republican Majority Probably Wiped Out in the United States Senate—Governor Russell’s Plurality in Massachusetts About 2,000—Judge Werts Elected in New Jersey—How the Legislature Will Stand—Congressmen From Pennsylvania.
   NEW YORK, NOV. 9.—Latest returns from all parts of the country confirm first estimates and sets to rest all doubt entertained during the early hours after the election of the success of the Democratic National ticket.
   Grover Cleveland is elected President of the United States, and Adlai E. Stevenson Vice President.
   Mr. Cleveland will have from present indications 261 votes in the Electoral College.
  Some of the Democrats claim that he will have 281 votes. This matters little [either] way, as he is now surely elected.
   Now York went Democratic by over 14,000 plurality.
   New Jersey gave Cleveland over 8,000 plurality, but Werts for Governor less.
   Indiana gave Cleveland between 3,000 and 5,000 plurality.
   Illinois went Democratic by at least 7,000.
   Late returns from Wisconsin show that that State is certainly Democratic by plurality of from 5,000 to 8,000, and that ex-Senator Spooner was defeated for Governor.
   In the West the People's party movement, headed by Weaver, has carried Colorado and Nevada surely, probably Nebraska, and possibly Idaho.
   Massachusetts went for Harrison, but the Gubernatorial contest resulted in victory for Russell.
   Alabama is Democratic, the fusion falling.
   In Georgia and the rest of the Southern States the Democracy has been universally successful.
   In Michigan the latest news is that the Democrats have elected five, if not seven, of the fourteen Presidential Electors.

Latest Corrected Returns Give the State to Cleveland by 44,496.
   NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—Latest returns show that Cleveland has carried the State by 44,496 plurality.
   The heavy gains made by the Democrats in New York and Kings counties took the Republicans by surprise.
   Full returns from all the districts in this city give Gilroy for Mayor a plurality over Einstein of 75,861.
   The New York State Legislature will be Democratic by fourteen or sixteen on joint ballot, thus ensuring the election of a Democrat to succeed United States Senator Frank Hiscock.
   The Assembly will probably be made up of seventy Democrats and fifty-eight Republicans.
   In this county every one of the thirty Assemblymen was elected by the Democrats.


   The victory is a glorious one for the Democracy and the boys are bound to celebrate. The celebration will be on
and Cortland has been [all over] the place. At a meeting held at the Democratic Club rooms on Wednesday evening, the following committees were appointed to make arrangements for the occasion:
   Marshals—J. B. Morris.
   Finance—A. B. Nelson, Jno. F. Dowd, Horace Phillips.
   Invitation—Hugh Duffey, Mark Brownell, Andrew McSweeny, Frank Bickford.
   Decorations—Chas. VanBrocklin, Geo. L. Warren, W. O. Rockwell, R. F. Randall, Will McKinney.
   Music—B. F. Taylor, Frank Lanagan, C. F. Thompson, Henry O'Neil.
   Fireworks—G. F. Beaudry, Frank Bickford. Geo. W. Cleveland. M. H. Kinney, Ed. Kelley, Edward Fitzgerald, Norman Thompson.
   Transparencies— Wm. Winters, S. S. Knox, B. B. Jones, F. W. Collins, Washington Harter, E. S. Burrows, Jno. S. Murphy. James McDonnell, James Culp, Burdette Howard, A. E. Hitchcock, Dell Barber.
   Horsemen—R. G. Lewis, Thos. Marks, F. M. Maricle, Burdette Richardson, Cortland; J. L. Goddard, Truxton; Wm. Hayes, Solon; W. A. Coon, Homer; Jno. Arnold, South Cortland; Jno. Hubbard, Blodgetts Mills; Eugene Gates, McGrawvllle.
   Form on Church-st. right resting on Port Watson-st., down Port Watson-st. to Greenbush-st., up Greenbush-st. to Elm-st., up Elm-st. to Church-st., up North Church-st. to Grant-st., up Grant-st. to Main-st., down Main-st. to Tompkins St., down Owego-st. to Union-st., Union-st. to South Main st., to Main-st. and counter-march.
   All horsemen are requested to meet at B. O. Lewis' store to form Friday evening, wearing white sashes.

   Thursday afternoon, the best information that could be obtained from Ohio indicated that it had fallen into line and given Cleveland and Stevenson a majority of about 800. It may require the official returns to decide. The Republicans claim they have carried the State by 166.
   It is also believed that California has swung into line, although the vote will be close.
   The Democrats are sure of a U. S. Senator from Wisconsin and another from New York.
   McKinley's district in Ohio gave a republican majority two years ago of 2,500. That majority has been completely wiped out and Dr. Geo. P. Ikirt, Democrat, is elected to Congress by a majority of 1000.
   >It looks very much like a landslide.
   >The Republican prophets are without honor in any country.
   >What is the matter with David Martin of Philadelphia? He's all wrong.
   >Republican managers ought to know now, that the people can't be fooled all the time.
   >A long suffering people have spoken in tones of thunder, and the monopolists, though deaf to every appeal for justice, must hearken to the warning.
   >Gov. Flower is a pretty safe political prophet. Even some of his own friends laughed when he predicted that New York would give Cleveland 50,000 majority. He was not far out of the way.

                           The Unpleasantness at Ithaca.
   The Standard takes the DEMOCRAT to task for saying last week, that the parties who had a hand in demoralizing the white hats of the Harrison clubs from this place, were students from Cornell University and the Ithaca High School, and that a majority of the students are Republicans. There was no representative of the Standard present and the only information the editor of that sheet can possibly have about the matter, must have been derived from some member of the several clubs in attendance, for the Ithaca papers have very little to say concerning it. The Ithaca Journal, one of the rankest of Republican papers, has very little to say about the transaction, but copies, as local news, what the Cortland Standard has to say.
   Now, if there had been such a rumpus as the Standard describes, and the assault on the Cortland boys had been committed by Democratic roughs of Ithaca, does anyone suppose that the Ithaca Daily Journal would have passed the matter over, without attempting to make capital out of the row? The Journal would have given a column or two on the rascality of Ithaca democrats and the terrible affair would have been sent to the Associated press and every Republican paper would have published the dastardly outrage committed on the scholarly members of Cortland's Harrison clubs by Ithaca Democrats.
   The Ithaca Democrat probably gives the facts in regard to the transaction and nothing but the facts. Here is what it says:
   "The Cortland contingent arrived too late to join in the regular parade or obtain entrance to either hall. They met, however, with a very warm reception from their fellow Republicans on our streets, who jammed their Grandfather's hats over their eyes and otherwise extended Republican hospitalities on them."
   The Standard's attempt to make campaign capital out of a genuine Republican shindy [sic] is a weak one and no one will believe it.

David. Hill. (portrait by Morton Bly)
A Large Crowd in Attendance—A Great Speech and Lots of Enthusiasm.
   The Democratic Mass Meeting advertised for last Friday proved to be a grand success. U. S. Senator Hill [former Governor of New York] arrived in town on the 10 A. M. train and was met at the station by a large crowd of Democrats. The Cortland City band led the procession to the Messenger House, where the Senator held an informal reception for about an hour, giving hundreds of people an opportunity to take him by the hand. After an excellent dinner Senator Hill was escorted to the Opera House which was already filled to overflowing.
   Hon. O. U. Kellogg called the meeting to order and nominated Mr. Edwin Duffey for chairman. The nomination was ratified with a hurrah and Mr. Duffey was presented to the audience. Mr. Duffey cast his first vote on Tuesday last, and his selection for so important a position was in recognition of the younger element of the party. His speech, on taking the chair, was heartily applauded throughout, and all who heard him predict a wonderful future for him.
   The speaker is a great admirer of Mr. Cleveland and that part of his speech in eulogy of the candidate and his official conduct met with long continued and hearty applause. The speech was pronounced a masterly effort by all present. Even Senator Hill was so impressed with his speech that he paid him a very high compliment, which met with the hearty applause of the audience.
   Senator Hill made a thorough, exhaustive and able argument in favor of tariff reform and the candidates of the Democratic party. Many who have heard him often, pronounced it the best they had ever heard him make. He was obliged to close in time to take the 3:15 train for Elmira, where he spoke in the evening. The Senator has done great work in the campaign and the Democracy of the Empire State have a warm place in the corner of their hearts for him.
   Mr. John B. Morris of this place furnished the four-in-hand of white horses that carried the Senator to and from the stations and in the parade. The day was an unpleasant one and the rain was anything but acceptable, but the crowd came just the same.

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