Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Hearing the Election News

November 3, 2010

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.”

(Rings off.)

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

Party of Perfidy Snowed Under

November 2, 2010

The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894


A selection of headlines crowing about  the 1894 republican election victories from various newspapers.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Nov 8, 1894


Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894



Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Nov 7, 1894


Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Nov 7, 1894


Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 7, 1894



At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning
Tom J. and his crew are all mourning;
He has folded up his circus tent
And, as away off he went,
The Republicans horns are tooting.

Every Republican boy is shouting for joy
On their way home this morning.
We have knocked them out so neat,
We will now raise the price of wheat,
When the Dems all take a back seat;
In the next campaign we’re going to repeat
The dose we’ve given them this morning.

Let all our workingmen awake,
And no more of Tom’s medicine take;
For Tom and free trade is a ban
From which you must free yourself.
We know that he is smiling,
And in many ways beguiling,
But he will fool you if he can.

He opened his barrel at every end,
And he did money freely spend;
But we whacked him on his latter end,
And now our Tom is mourning,
The great free trade law giver.
Good-bye Tome, go up Salt river.

Now at Cleveland, 2:30 a.m., Wednesday morning.

— Captain Jack, of Cottage G. Soldiers’ Home, Sandusky, O.

Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) Nov 9, 1894


Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) Nov 7, 1894


Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) Nov 7, 1894


The Evening News (Lincoln, Nebraska) Nov 7, 1894



Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Nov 8, 1894

An Urgent Call to Duty: VOTE

November 2, 2010

Hayward Semi-Weekly Review (Hayward, California) November 2, 1926

Don’t Forget to:


The Unhung Rascals of Today

November 1, 2010


(Denver Post.)

Election judgment day is near,
The candidates are at the bar,
And upon every side we hear
What hell-bound renegades they are.
Soon will the conflict die away,
And these vile, rope-deserving men,
These unhung rascals of today,
Will be good citizens again.

The Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) Nov 6, 1898

Greatest Game of the Season: MASSACHUSETTS

January 19, 2010

From: The Evening News (San Jose, California) Nov 3, 1900


The Carroll Herald (Carroll, Iowa) Nov 7, 1900