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John Marsh, Waterford township, 479; Direc-
tor of the Poor, G. W. Spaulding, Conneaut,
484 ; Coroner, A. J. Louch, Erie, 479 ; County
Commissioner, H.' L. Wyman, Corry, 757.

Prohibition — Prothonotary, W. R. Daven-
port, Erie, 228 ; Register and Recorder, N.R.
Luce, Union, 313 ; Director of the Poor, H. E.



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Ladd, 220; County Commissioner, Isaac R.
Taylor, Edinboro, 211; James D. Smith,
Wayne, 219; Coroner, L. G. Hall, North
East, 282.

Greenback and Prohibition — Auditors, J.
G. Perry, Venango, 479; W. T. Everson,
Wattsburg, 699.

A REPUBLICAN REVOLT AND DEMOCRATIC
SWEEP PATTISON AND BLACK ELECTED.

1882 — This year there was another for-
midable revolt in the Republican party of the
State against the control of Senator Cameron
and his associates. It was led by United
States Senator Mitchell, Charles S. Wolfe and
a number of the most prominent men in the
party. The following were the respective
nominees for the several State offices. The
figures show the vote received by each candi-
date :

Governor. — Robert E. Pattison, Philadel-
phia, Democrat, 855,791 ; James A. Beaver,
Center county. Regular Republican, 815,589;
John Stewart, Franklin county, Independent
Republican, 43,743; A. C. Pettet, Lawrence
countj', Prohibition, 5,196; Thomas A. Arm-
strong, Allegheny county, Greenback-Labor,
28,484.

Lieutenant Governor. — Chauncey F. Black,
York county. Democrat, 353,642 ; William T.
Davies, Bradford county. Regular Repub-
lican, 317,614; Levi K. DufF, Allegheny
county. Independent Republican, 48,577 ;
Alvin Williams, Chester county, Prohibition,
4,662; William Howard, Greenback-Labor,
19,475.

Supreme yndgc. — Silas M. Clark, Indiana
county. Democrat, 355,935; William H. Rawle,
Philadelphia, Regular Republican, 315,163;
George Junkin, Philadelphia, Independent Re-
publican, 41,990; J. A. Cake, Northumber-
land county, Greenback-Labor, 19,285; S. B.
Chase, Susquehanna county, Prohibition,4,457.

Secretary of Internal A fairs. — J. Simp-
son Africa, Huntingdon county. Democrat,
853,752; John M. Grier, Butler county. Reg-
ular Republican, 817,408 ; George W. Merrick,
Tioga county. Independent Republican, 43,-
096 ; J. L. De Woody, Venango county, Green-
back-Labor, 19,941 ; Ezra Grossman, McKean
county. Prohibition, 5,497.

Congressmen at La roe. — Mortimer F. Elli-
ott, Tioga county. Democrat, 351,043; Mar-
riott Brosius, Lancaster county, Regular Re-



publican, 323,255; William McMichael, Phil-
adelphia, Independent Republican, 40,995 ;
Robert K. Tomlinson, Bucks county, Green-
back-Labor, 20,400 ; I. Newton Pierce, Phil-
adelphia, Prohibition, 4,642.

The vote of Erie county for Governor was
as follows ; Pattison, 5,727 ; Beaver, 5,218 ;
Stewart, 575; Armstrong, 772; Pettet, 265.

City Candidates. — Assembly, John W.
Walker, Democrat, 2,723; David T. Jones,
Republican, 1,828; J. J. Sepple, Greenback-
Labor, 244.

County Candidates. — Republican — As-
sembly, H. A. Traut, Girard, 4,290; Isaac B.
Brown, Corry, 4,471 ; A. W. Hayes, Watts-
burg, 4,379; Sheriff, Frank E. Staples, Union
City, 6,081 ; Clerk of the Courts, Robert S.
Moorhead, Erie, 6,604 ; Director ot the Poor,
O. J. McAllister, Wattsburg, 5,879; Jury
Commissioner, George J. Russell, East Mill
Creek, 5,984.

Democratic — I. N. Taylor, Girard borough,
2 945; F. E. McLean, Union City, 8,077; A.
B. Heard, North East borough, 3.267; Sheriff",
Frank J. Moore, LeBoeuf, 5,819 ; Clerk of the
Courts, A. C. Miller, 5,297; Director of the
Poor, L. W. Savage, Springfield, 5,463 ; Jury
Commissioner, James D. Phillips, Union City,
5,709 (elected).

Prohibition — Assembly, H. P. Malick,
Girard, 216; A. L. Haskell, Amity, 196; L.
G. Hall, North East, 215; Sheriff-, James
Shreve, Union, 187; Clerk of the Courts, C.
S. Carr, Erie, 231 ; Director of the Poor, H.
E. Ladd, Amity, 262 ; Jury Commissioner,
Eaton Gross, Amity, 265.

Greenback-Labor — Assembly, B. Mason,
546; George W. Barr, 501; S. L. Kennedy,
354; Sheriff', W. E. Hubbell, Erie, 480; Di-
rector of the Poor, Charles Drake, Washing-
ton, 733; Jury Commissioner, William Davis,
Waterford township, 598.

The candidates for Congress were S. M.
Brainerd, of Erie county. Republican ; Henry
B. Plumer, of Venango county. Democrat, and
W. T. Everson, of Erie county, Greenback-
Labor and Prohibition. The vote of the dis-
trict was as follows;

BRAINERD. PLUMER. EVERSON.

Erie county 6,201 5,448 8SS

Venang-o county 2,604 2,960 97S

Warren county 2,365 1,839 1,162

Total 11,170 10,247 2,992

Brainerd's plurality. 923



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THE REPUBLICANS WIN AGAIN.

1883— Auditor General— Jerome B. Niles,
Tioga county (Rep.), 319,10(3; Robert Tag-
gart, Warren county (Dem.), 802,031; J. B.
Fordham, Lackawanna county (Pro.), 6,602;
T. P. Rynder, Center county (Gr.), 4,452.

State Treasurer — William Livsey, Alle-
gheny county (Rep.), 321,050; Joseph Powell,
Bradford county (Dem.), 300,U89 ; I. E. How-
ard, county (Pro.), 6,687; A. T.

Marsh, Erie county (Gr.), 4,431.

Couiitv Candidates. — Republican — Coun-
ty Treasurer, John L. Wells, Erie, 5,881;
Director of the Poor, Joseph Henderson, Erie,
5,876.

Democratic — County Treasurer, J. M. De-
witt. North East, 4,418 ; Director of "the Poor,
Uras Schluraff, West Mill Creek, 4,374.

Prohibition — County Treasurer, H. E.
Ladd, Amity, 350; Director of the Poor,
Amos Burch'; North East, 370.

The Greenback party made no county
nominations.

CLEV'ELAND AND HENDRICKS ELECTED.

1884 — The nominees for President and
Vice-President were as follows :

President. — James G. Blaine, of Maine,
Republican ; Grover Cleveland, of New York,
Democrat ; Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachu-
setts, Greenback-Labor; John P. St. John,
of Kansas, Prohibition ; Belva A. Lockwood,
of Washington City, Equal Rights; W. T.
Ellsworth, of Pennsylvania, American Alli-
ance.

]lee-Prcsidei/t.—}ohn A. Logan, of Illi-
nois, Republican ; Thomas A. Hendricks, of
Indiana, Democrat ; A. M. West, of Missis-
sippi, Gieenback-Labor; Wm. Daniel, of
Maryland, Prohibition ; Marietta L. Stow, of
California, Equal Rights; Chas. H. Water-
man, of New York, American Alliance.

The nominees for Presidential Elector in
this Congressional District were : L. B.
Wood, of Warren, Republican ; A. J. Green-
field, of Venango, Democrat ; J. L. DeWoody,
of Venango, Greenback, and J. J. Taylor, of
Venango, Prohibition.

The vote of the State was as follows :

Blaine, Republican 473,804

Cleveland, Democrat 392,785

Butler, Greenback 17.002

St. John, Prohibition 15,737

Belva Lockwood, Equal Rights 3



Following is the vote of the county:

Erie First ward, First dist...^''^23'^' ^m' "'•''"''■ •'°"''-

Erie, First ward. Second dist.. IS.'i 85 1 3

Erie, First ward, Third dist.,. 137-445 324-559 4-9 -3

Erie, Second ward. First dist. 180 411 4 1

Erie, Second w'd, Second dist. 218 218 1

Erie, Second ward, Third dist 163-561 195-824 ..-5 ..-1

Erie. Third ward, First dist... 231 191 6 7

Erie, Third ward. Second dist. 233 95 I 3

Erie, Third ward. Third dist.. ;07-661 194-480 5-13 5-15

Erie, Fourth ward. First dist.. 370 279 1

Erie, Fourth ward. Second dist \fA 69 3 5

Erie, Fourth ward. Third dist. 203-626 188-536 4-7 ..-6

Erie, Fifth ward 196 288 3

Erie, Sixth ward 297-2,786 209-2,896 1-37 6-31

Corry, First ward 279 252 23 41

Corry, Second ward 271-550 2S2-174 15-38 46-87

Albion .55 40 7 12

Ainily 113 81 34

Concord 133 84 20 14

Conneant 239 84 54 10

ElKin 28 9 .. 4

East Mill Creek 130 124 2 1

Edinboro 103 69 7 4

Elk Creek 2.36 134 14

Franklin 193 a7 9 6

Fairview township 204 130 2 4

Fairview boroush 63 35 5

Greenfield 190 47 . . 21

Greene 1.53 206 6

Girard township 403 167 .. 17

Girard borough 80 68 .. 8

Harbor Creek 249 148 4 7

LeBoeuf 183 131 4 31

Lockport 46 46

Mill Village 55 33 1 3

McKean 353 62 5

Middleboro 32 21 I

North East township 316 193 2 20

North East borough 233 107 2 22

Summit 109 1-37 3

SpringBeld 374 74 17

Union township 169 110 2 33

Union City 2.50 208 4 48

Venango 185 139 .. 27

Washington 311 133 15 23

Waterford township 311 109 22 11

Waterford borough 132 53 1 8

Wattsburg .54 28 7

Wayne 132 63 25 98

West Mill Creek 218 146 5 3

Totals 9,230 6,725 267 631

Cleveland and Hendricks were elected.

State Candidates,. — The candidates for
Congressman-at-Large were : Edwin S. Os-
borne, of Luzerne county. Republican ; W.
W. H. Davis, of Bucks, Democrat ; N. L. At-
wood, of Venango, Greenback-Labor, and
James Black, of Lancaster, Prohibition, who
received about the same vote as the Presiden-
tial nominees of their respective parties.

SCOTT DEFEATS MACKEY.

Cong-ressional. — The candidates for Con-
gress were Wm. L. Scott, of Erie, Democrat
and People's; Chas. W. Mackey, of Venango,
Republican, and J. R. Borland, of Venango,
Prohibition. Erie city voted as follows:



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Scott, 4,381; Mackey, 1,542; Borland, 4.
The vote of the district was as. follows :

SCOTT. MACKEY. BORLAND.

Erie county 9,179 7,221 406

Warren county 3,112 3,945 360

Venango county 3,711 4,174 438

16,002 15,340 1,204

Citv Candidates. — Assembly — James R.
Burns,' Democrat, 3,138; Edward P. Gould,
Republican, 2,717.

Coiiiitv Candidates. — Republican — State
Senate, E. A. Walling, Erie, 9,411; Assem-
bly (county only), I. B. Brown, Corry, 6,518;

E. K. Nason, North East, 6,503; Thomas Os-
borne, Elk Creek, 6,499; District Attorney,

F. A. McClintock, Union City, 8,071 ; Reg-
ister and Recorder, C. L. Randall, Girard,
9,355; Prothonotary, S. V. Holliday, Spring-
field, 9,800; Coroner, C. Swalley, Erie, 8,480 ;
Auditors, E. K. Range, LeBa?uf, 9,364; W.
L. Arbuckle, Erie, 9,400; County Commis-
sioners, B. B. Whitley, East Mill Creek, 9,214 ;
W. R. Wade, Concord, 9,407; Director of
the Poor, Frank Willis, Fairview, 9,353.

Democratic — State Senate, F. Stanford,
Corry, 6,871 : Assembly (county only), Geo.
Van Riper, Albion, 3,700; Heber Chaffee,
Concord, 3,572; James H. Phillips, North
East, 3,528; District Attorney, C. L. Baker,
Corry, 8,292 (elected) ; Register and Recor-
der, John H. Piefler, Mill Village, 6,919 : Pro-
thonotary, O. W. Irish, Elk Creek, 6,213;
Coroner, W. C.Evans, Erie, 7,689; County
Auditor, L. W. Savage, Springfield, 6,879
(elected) ; County Commissioner. A. O. Gil-
lett. Union City, 6,297 (elected) ; Director of
the Poor, Alonzo Sherman, Elk Creek, 6,910.

Prohibition — State Senate, David Wilson,
Union township, 541 ; Assembly (county
only), Oscar Gleason, Union Citv, 650; A.
Burch, North East, 558; H. P. M'allick, Gir-
ard, 488; Register and Recorder, Elias Bayle,
Fairview, 555; Prothonotary, John W. Gen-
sheimer, Erie. 571 ; Coroner, L. H. Hall,
North East, 569 ; County Auditor, Hugh Wil-
son, Union township, 579; County Commis-
sioner, H. E. Ladd, Amity, 752; Director of
the Poor, M. A. Dunning, Erie, 580.

\SH^— .State Candidates.— State Treasurer,
M. S. Qiiay, of Beaver, Republican, 5,338;
Conrad B. Day, of Philadelphia, Democrat,
3,955; Barr Spangler, of Lancaster, 627 ; D.



W. Whitney, of Warren, Greenback, forty-five
The vote of the State was as foljows : Quay,
324,694; Dav. 281,178; Spangler, 15,047;
Whitney, 2,783.

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Online LibraryBenjamin WhitmanNelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Erie County, Pennsylvania : containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Erie County, and of the several cities, boroughs and townships in the county also portraits and biographies of the governor's since 1790, and of numerous r → online text (page 42 of 192)