Republican — “Hello, Central! I didn’t get down town last night to hear the election news; what news did the boys get, — how did it go?”
Central — “Oh, they got lots of news. Boss Wall concedes Wisconsin to Upham by 30,000; Morton is elected in New York by at least 100,000; the Republican majority in Illinois is estimated at 40,000; Ohio went Republican by about 150,000; Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and in fact the indications are that every northern state has gone the same way. In this district Barnes is defeated by about 4,000.”
Republican — “Well, well, I should think the boys did get some news. Wish I had come down town last night and had a little fun with the boys myself. Many thanks.”
Democrat — “Hello, Central! Got any election news; I haven’t heard a word, wasn’t down town last night.”
Central: — “Yes, the boys got dispatches last night. New York, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, in fact most all the northern states have gone Republican by the largest majorities ever known. Boss Wall conceded Wisconsin to Upham by 30,000. Republicans will have a majority in the next House. Wilson of West Virginia was defeated. Wisconsin sends a solid Republican delegation to Congress. In this district Barnes is defeated by ——,”
Democrat. — “There, that will do. Confound this old telephone, how it works; I never could hear anything through it anyway.”
Stevens Point Journal, (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) Nov 10, 1894
Notes of Joy on the Great Republican Victory.
Evidently the people want a change. — Philadelphia Press.
The crop of democratic clover proves to be all thistles. — Pittsburgh Dispatch.
The people voted for good square meals and plenty of them. — Burlington Hawkeye.
God reigns, and the government by the people for the people has not perished from the earth. — Utica (N.Y.) Herald.
The democrats of this country — but, softly, there. They are all dead to-day. De mortuis nil nisi bonum. — St. Louis Star-Sayings.
Democratic incapacity was on trial. It was convicted, and it ought to be sentenced to a long term of exile from public office. — Baltimore American.
The country rendered an apology for its folly two years ago, with an implied promise that it will be a good many years older before it acts the fool in the same way again. — Kansas City Journal.
The campaign of education has reached its legitimate result and the people after seeming to lean to the democracy have rendered a final verdict in accordance with the facts as learned through bitter experience under democratic policies. — Detroit Tribune.
It is no more political triumph which the returns record. It is a revolution. It is the grandest upheaval of public sentiment against the domination of sectional selfishness in the legislation of congress in the business affairs of this country ever witnessed in the history of the republic. — St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The vote throughout the country generally shows that the people, when full time is given them for consideration, are in favor of American interests and American industries and that the principle of protection to American enterprise and full employment and fair wages to working men has their deliberate approval. — Louisville Commercial.
This is not a victory won by skillful leadership or the unusual popularity of candidates. It is the return of the people to the republican party — a declaration of their belief in the principles for which republicanism stands and of their renewed confidence in the honesty and ability of republican statesmanship to carry out those principles. — Buffalo Express.
Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) Nov 17, 1894