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B. B. Whitley, East Mill Creek, 4,236; County
Commissioners, Geo. T. Churchill, Erie,
6,920, Geo. C. Mills, Conneaut, 7,210; Regis-
ter and Recorder, John Depinet, Erie, 7,410;
District Attorney, A. E. Sisson, Erie, 7,427;
Clerk of the Courts. Henry L. Rea, Erie,
7,535; Prothonotary, Joseph W. Loomis,
North East, 7,422 ; Director of the Poor, Wm.
Hopkins, Girard, 7,399; Coroner, D. A. Hen-
drick, Erie, 7.377; County Auditors, D. H.
Edwards, Erie. 7.419, Geo. Taylor, Water-
ford, 7,888.



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NELSON-8 BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY



Democratic. — Assembly, James H. Phil-
lips, North East, 3,475, H. B. Brewster, Con-
neaiit, 2,819; County Commissioner, Thos. H.
Mohr, West Mill Creek, 6,142 (elected) ; Dis-
trict Attorney, L. E. Torry, Erie, 0,056 ;
Clerk of the Courts, R. St. P. Lowry, Erie,
5,933; Prothonotary, Frank E. Ensworth,
Waterford, 6,066; Director of the Poor, R. J.
Osborne, Wayne, 6,102; Coroner, H. H.
Holmes, Elgin, 6,102; County Auditor, H. L.
Moore, Erie, 6,109 (elected).

Prohibition. — Assembly, James L. Smith,
531 ; County Commissioners, C. C. Rouse,
921, J. R. Sherwood, 932; Register and Re-
corder, Wilbur Titus, 431 ; Director of the
Poor, Melvin Stancliff, 514; Treasurer, Amos
Burch, 220.

Mr. Hendrick, Coroner-elect, removed from
the county in a short time after his election,
and Dr. L. B. Baker of, Erie, was appointed by
the Court.

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION VOTED DOWN.

1891 — A proposition was submitted to the
people for the holding of a Constitutional Con-
vention, but it was defeated in the State by a
vote of 173,818 in favor to 420.598 against.
The vote of Erie county was 4,438 for the
Convention and 3,827 in opposition. Under
the law the Republicans elected two delegates
to the Convention from Erie county and the
Democrats one. The Republican delegates
elected were S. A. Davenport of Erie and
C. G. Olmstead of Corry; the Democi'atic
delegate-elect was Thos. O. Marshall of North
East. No convention being held, these gen-
tlemen were not called upon to serve.

State Candidates. — Republican — State
Treasurer, John W. Morrison, of Allegheny,
412,994; Auditor General, David M. Gregg,
of Berks, 414,583.

Democratic— State Treasurer, A. L. Til-
den, of Erie, 358,617; Auditor General, Robt.
E. Wright, of Lehigh, 356,431.

Prohibition — State Treasurer, George
Dravton, 18,429; Auditor General, William
W. "Hague, 18,511.

The vote of Erie county was as follows ;

MORRISON. TII.DEN. DRAYTON.

State Treasurer... 6,014 6,058 559

GREGG. WRIGHT. HAGUE.

Auditor General 6,470 5,570 580

County Ca«(^/fl'(r/ej.—Republican-— Sheriff,
J. W. Hunter, of Union City, 5,220; Jury



Commissioner, H. M. McLallen, of Washing-
ton, 6,026; Director of the Poor, Benjamin E.
Riblet, of East Mill Creek, 5,989.

Democratic — Sheriff, Edward C. Siegel, of
Erie, 5,995 (elected) ; Jury Commissioner,
H. L. Spiesman, of Corry, 5,413 (elected) ;
Director of the Poor, O. W. Follett, of
Wayne, 5,422.

Prohibition— Sheriff; E. S. Crocker, 392;
Jury Commissioner, Albert H. Moore, 984;
Irving Stark, 472 ; Director of the Poor, John
A. Brace, 989 ; L. L. Bliss, 494.

CLEVELAND AND STEVENSON ELECTED.

IS^'i— Presidential Candidates.— K&^uh-
lican — President, Benjamin Harrison, of
Indiana; Vice President, Whitelaw Reid, of
New York.

Democratic — President, Grover Cleveland,
of New York ; Vice President, A, E. Steven-
son, of Illinois.

Prohibition — President, John Bidwell, of
California; Vice President, ]. B. Cranfel, of
Texas.

People's — President, James B. Weaver, of
Iowa ; Vice President, James G. Field, of
Virginia.

Socialist-Labor — President, Simon Wing,
of Massachusetts; Vice President, Charles H.
Matchett, of New York.

Pennsylvania gave 510,011 votes for Har-
rison, 452,264 for Cleveland, 25,123 for Bid-
well, 8,714 for Weaver and 808 for Wing.

Cleveland and Stevenson were elected.

Below was the vote of Erie county :



Erie. 1st ward, -.'cl dist. .
Erie. 1st w.-,rd, 3\ dist .


.. lUO
.. 49




158


Erie, 1st ward, 4th dis ..


. 125




134


Erie, 1st ward, 5th dist .


. 66-


474


154- 678


Erie. 2d ward, 1st dist...


.~lo




^73


Erie, 2d ward, 2d dist...


. 121




135


Erie, 2d ward, 3d dist...


. 108




1.52


Erie, 2d ward, 4th dist . .


. 82




170


Erie, 2d ward, Sth dist ..


. ill




169


Erie, 2d ward, 6tli dist .


. 104




141


Erie, 2d ward. 7th dist ..


. 40




144


Erie, 2d ward, 8th dist ..


. 84-


670


88-1,172


Erie, 3d ward, 1st dist...


. 167




I49


Erie, 3d ward, 2d dist...


. 156






Erie, 3d ward, 3d dist...


. 138




101


Erie, 3d ward, 4ih dist ..


. 81




53


Erie, 3d ward, 6th dist..


. 109




66


Erie. 3d ward. 6th dist .


. 55






Erie, 3d ward, 7th dist . .


. 110-


816


115- 620


Erie, 4lh ward, 1st dist..


. 142




^08


Erie. 4th ward. 2d dist..


. 177






Erie, 4ih ward, 3d dist..


. 64




112


Erie, 4th ward, 4th dist .


. 119




173


Erie, 4th ward, 5th dist .


. 128




69


Erie, 4th ward, 6th dist .


. 145-


775


77- 623



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259



Erie, .'ith ward, 1st dis
Erie, .'ith ward, M dist


.... 145
.... 97


178


1


3


Briggs ; Congfessmen-at-large, Simeon B.


Erie, .ith ward, 3d dist


.... 52


63


i


3


Chase, James T. McCrory.


Erie, 5th ward, 4th dist


.... 73


367 70- 503


J^^


3 2-10


People's — Supreme Judge, R. B. Mc-


Erie.etU ward, 1st dis
Erie, 6th ward, 2d dist


.... !13


126
145


3


4


Combs; Congressmen-at-large, S. P. Chase,


Erie, 6th ward, 3d dist


.... 112


143






G. W. Dawson.


Erie, fith ward, 4th dis


.... 57-3


541 182^,181


. -


53 T-77


Socialist-Labor — Supreme Judge, N. L.


Corry, 1st ward

Corry, 3d ward


.... 109
. . . . 93


135

78


17
10


4


Criest ; Congres.smen-at-large, J. M. Barnes,


Corry, 3d ward, 1st dis


t... 115






7


Thos. Grundy.


Corry, 3d ward, L>d dist
Corry, 4th ward, 1st dis


t ■■ %


76


"s


"


The nominees for Presidential Elector from


Corry, 4th ward, id dis


t...' 64-


506 52- 492


li-


78 6-25


this district were Matthew H. Taylor, ot Erie


....


~X\


^


~


~


(Rep.), Michael Liebel, of Erie (Dem.),
James P. Thompson (Pro,), F. M. Windsor


&■;::::;;:::;;:■


'..". 75
.... 109


48
47


3(5
13


54


Conneaul, West

Conneaut, East


.... 88
.... 57


18
42
9


16

8


41


(People's), and P. Totzhauer (Soc. -Labor).


East Springfield borou


5h. . 69




Edinboro


.... 30
.... 82


4
64


16


i

4


SIBLEY DEFEATS FLOOD.


Elk Creek, north ....


67


39


10


13




Elk Creek, south


.... 103


63


9




Coiigressiunal. — The candidates for Con-


Fairview borouRh

Fairview township....


'.:: iS


l'35


4

1


u


gress were : Theo. L. Flood, of Crawford


Franklin


... 138


36


4


1


county (Rep. ) , Joseph C. Sibley, of Venango,


Girard township




Girard borough ..'■..■.".
Greenfield


'.'.'. 114


supported bv the opposition generally, and F.


143

511


li]7


10


7


W. Hirt, of" Erie (Lab.) Below is the vote of




69


the district :


Harbor' CreekVe.ist'.:::


.... 141


Harbor Creek, west...


... 67


iil






SIBLEV. FLOOD. HIRT.


LeBceuf


... 140


131






Erie county 9,385 8,152 178

Crawford county 8,502 6,348 4


Lockport

Mill Creek, east




131


'4
13


6
3


Mill Creek, middle ...


-'-




Mill Creek, west


'.':. 156




j


7


Total 17,887 14,500 182


Middleboro


... 31






1




Miles Grove

Mill Village


... 1.56
51


88
31
64
117


15

n


5
1
40
3


Mr. Sibley was not a resident of the dis-


McKean. "......;...:

North East township, e


... 162
ist. 126


trict, at the time of his election, and never


North East township, w


est H7


.50


17




became one.


North East borough, east . 141
North East borough, west. HB


73


'i


'2


Citv Candidates. — Assembly — Walter W.




... 72


97


3




Lyle, Democrat, 3,597; Henry Butterfield,


Springfield township.'.'
Union City, 1st dist. ..




'.'.'. m


l'34


50


3


Republican, 3,772 (elected) ; Abraham J.


Union City, 2d dist....
Union township.


. . . 1.37


93

in


40
65


3
9


Louch, Labor, 213; John W. Ward, Prohibi-


Washington east


'.'.'. 137


78
.37
58
56
23
42
.55


16

17
37
5
6


13


tion, five.


^^^h"^:-'''::':.:


.■;: I2K


County Candidates. — Republican — State


Wattsburg


... 58


3
5


Senate, David B. McCreary, 8.535 ; Assembly,
Chas. M. Wheeler, LeBoeuf, 5,220, J. Ross


Waterford borough....
Waterford township, ea


St.' 109


Waterford township, west. 126


42


4


23


Raymond, Greenfield, 5,286; County Treas-


Totals


...8,904


7„539


m


653


urer, Tames F. Love, Mill Creek, 8,4J4 ; Direc-
tor of the Poor, Joseph Blenner, Erie, 8,730;


State Candidates —


-The State


nominees


Coroner, Geo. J. Russell, Erie, 8,614.


of the several parties received about the same


Democratic. — State Senate, Cassius L.


vote in State a


id countv as the Presidential


Baker, Erie, 8,223; Assembly, Henry H. Rus-


candidates. Thev were


as follows :






sell, Mill Creek, Democrat and Populist, 4,313 ;












D. B. Hitchcock, North East, Democrat and


Republican—


-Supreme Judge, John


Dean,


Populist, 4,838 ; Countv Treasurer, Garrett G.
Smith, Union City, 8",042 ; Director of the
Poor, John H. Pieffer, Mill Village, Demo-
crat and Populist, 7,982; Coroner, Wm. K.


of Blair county ;


Congressmen-at-large,


Wm.


Lilley, of Schuylkill county, Alex. McDowell,


of Mercer count)










Democratic—


-Supreme Judge, Christopher


Andrews, 7,517.


Heydrick, of Venango county ; Con


gressmen-


Labor.— '&UX.& Senate, C. L. Mehler, Erie,


at- large, Geo. A


Allen


of Erie county.


Thos.


393; Assembly, Robert Gampe, 501.


P. Merritt, of Berks county.






/';-()/i/^//'/o«.— State Senate, Wm. E. Pitjo-


Prohibition -


— Sup


reme Judgt


,


Amos


way, 183; Assembly, Amos Burch, 173;



NELSON'S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY



County Treasurer, Hugh Wilson, 597; Direc-
tor of the Poor, Irving N. Stark, 580 ; Cor-
oner, M. A. Dunning, 578.

A REPUBLICAN "TIDAL WAVE."'

Wd'i—Statc Candiifates.— Republican —
State Treasurer, Samuel M. Jackson, Arm-
strong county, 442,248; Supreme Judge, D.
Newlin Fell, Philadelphia, 439,613 ;"Congress-
man-at-large, to fill the unexpired term of
Wm. Lilly, deceased, Galusha A. Grow, of
Susquehanna county, 485,804.

JDcinocratic. — State Treasurer, Frank
Chew Osburn, 307,102 ; Supreme Judge, S. G.
Thompson, of Philadelphia, 306,032; Congress-
man-at-large, James D. Hancock, of Venango,
297,966.

Prohibition. — State Treasurer, John S.
Kent, 21,358; Supreme Judge, Herbert T.
Ames, 21,733; Congressman-at-large, Henry
T. Morrow, 11,180.

Populist. — State Treasurer, F. M. Windsor,
6,979; Supreme Judge, John H. Stevenson,
7,268 ; Congressman-at-large, Victor A. Lo-
tier, 5,327.

Independent Democrat. — Congressman-at-
large, A. D. Markley, Montgomery county,
2,823.

County Candidates. — Republican — Pro-
thonotary, E. K. Nason, North East, 6,206;
Register and Recorder, John Depinet, Erie,
6,271 ; District Attorney, U. P. Rossiter, Gi-
rard, 6,261 ; Clerk of the Courts, Henry L.
Rea, Erie, 6,686 ; County Commissioners,
Geo. T. Churchill, Erie, 6,125, C. B. Smith,
Union township, 6,271 ; County Auditors, W.
C. Eaton, Fairview, 6,398, Geo. Taylor,
Waterford, 5,559 ; Director of the Poor, VVm.
Hopkins, Girard, 6,309.

Democratic — Prothonotary, Wm. H. Cor-
nell, Wattsburg, 3,028; Register and Record-
er, M. V. Blore, Venango, 3,620 ; Clerk of the
Courts, H. L. Moore, Erie, 3,706; District
Attorney, W. G. Crosby, Erie, 4,375 ; County
Commissioner, Thos. H. Mohr, Mill Creek,
4,081 (elected) ; County Auditor, S. D. Saw-
dey, Conneaut, 3,843 (elected) ; Director of the
Poor, C. H. Heidler, Fairview, 3,888.

Prohibition — Prothonotary — Geo. Van
Riper, 870; Register and Recorder, Wm. E.
Pittoway, 388 ; Clerk of the Courts, Jesse
Olds, 378; Countj^ Commissioners, M. J.
Harrington, 388; Wilbur Titus, 836; County



Auditor, J. W. Ward, 385 ; Director of the
Poor, Amos Burch, 381.

Populist — Prothonotary, A. T. Marsh,
507 ; Register and Recorder, M. R. Sears,
578 ; Clerk of the Courts, H. L. Bullock, 653 ;
County Commissioner, G. W. Spalding,
1,188; County Auditors, Chas. Howard, 585;
D. D. Turner, 501 ; Director of the Poor. A.
Prindle, 515.

ANOTHER REPUBLICAN SWEEP.

1894 — This was one of the most extraor-
dinary " tidal-wave " years ever known, the
Republicans sweeping every Northern State
in which elections were held, and even carry-
ing several Southern States. The Democratic
majority of 147 in the U. S. House of Repre-
sentatives was changed to 140 in favor of the
Republicans. Only two .Democrats were
elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Erie
city, for the first time in years at an import-
ant election, gave a majority for the Republi-
can State ticket. The vote was as follows on
Governor, varying but a trifle on the other
State candidates. In the State at large —
Republican, 574,801; Democratic, 333,404;
Prohibition, 23,488; Populist, 19,464; Social-
ist-Labor, 1,738. Hastings' plurality, 241,-
397, being the largest ever received by any
nominee for Governor in Pennsylvania. Erie
city — Republican 4,027, Democratic 3,068,
Prohibition thirty-six. Populist 310, Socialist-
Labor thirteen. Erie city and county com-
bined — Republican 9,707, Democratic 5,197,
Prohibition 507, Populist 1,049, Socialist-
Labor fifteen. John S. Rilling, Democratic
nominee for Lieut. -Governor, a resident of
Erie city, ran 313 votes ahead of the party
candidate for Governor in the city and 888 in
the entire county. The majority against him
in the State was also the smallest of any on
the Democratic ticket.

State Candidates. — Governor — Daniel H.
Hastings, Centre county. Republican; Wm.
M. Singerly, Philadelphia, Democrat ; Chas. L.
Hawley, Prohibition ; Jerome T. Ailman,
Juniata county. Populist ; Thos. H. Grundy,
Socialist-Labor.

Lieut. -Governor — Walter Lyon, Alle-
gheny county. Republican ; John S. Rilling,
Erie, Democrat ; Homer L. Castle. Prohibi-
tion ; Jerome B. Aitken, Washington county.
Populist ; Frederick Long, Socialist-Labor.

Auditor General — Amos H. Mylin, Lan-



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261



caster counly, Republican ; David F. Magee,
Lancaster county, Democrat ; Charles Palmer,
Prohibition ; W. M. Deisher, Berks county,
Populist and Socialist-Labor ; Joseph B. Al-
len, Socialist-Labor.

Secretary of Internal Affairs — James W.
Latta, Philadelphia, Republican; W. W.
Greenland, Clarion county. Democrat; Le-
Roy Gleason, Prohibition; A. J. Louch, Erie
county, Populist ; Wm. B. King, Socialist-
Labor.

Cougressman-at-Large — Galusha A. Grow,
vSusquehanna county. Republican ; George F.
Huff, Westmoreland county. Republican ;
Henry Meyer, Allegheny county. Democrat ;
Thomas Collins, Center county, Democrat ; E.
K. Kane, Populist; L. G. Jordan, Populist;
V. A. Lotier, Montour county. Populist; B. F.
Greenman, Bradford county. Populist; Ernest
Kreft, Socialist-Labor ; Gottfried Metzler, So-
cialist-Labor.

Galusha A. Grow received 242,308 plural-
ity for Congressman-at-large over Meyer, the
highest Democratic candidate, being the
largest ever received by any person in the
State.

SIBLEY AND GKISWOLD.

Coiigrcssioial. — The candidates were Mat-
thew Griswold, of Erie county. Republican ;
Joseph C. Sibley, of Venango county, endorsed
by the Democratic, Populist and Independent
Republican organizations, and W. T. Ever-
son, of Erie county. Prohibition. The vote
of the district was as follows :

GKISWOI.n. SIBLEY. EVERSON.

Erie county 9,229 6,875 330

Crawford county 6,500 6,390 410

Total 15,729 13,265 740

For Assembly the city gave E. P. Gould,
Republican, 3,813 votes; Nicholas Leuschen,
Democrat, 8,002 ; Charles Heydrick, Populist,
510, and S. S. Caughey, Prohibition, 52.

County Candidates. — Republican — Assem-
bly, E. YC. Wilcox, Washington, 5,550; J. Ross
Raymond, Greenfield, 5,528 ; Sheriff, Geo. W.
Evans, Girard, 9,686 ; Director of the Poor,
H. M. McLallen, Washington, 9,437; Jury
Commissioner, N. Waidley, Fairview, 9,405.

Democratic — Assembly, Thos. O. Mar-
shall, North East, 2,049; Sheriff, James D.
Fiscus, Erie. 4,864; Jury Commissioner, O.
F. Follett, Wayne, 5,005 (elected).



On Democratic and Populist tickets —
Assembly, F. M. Spaulding, Albion, 2,755;
Director of the Poor, Stephen Blatchley,
Concord, 6,117.

Prohibition — Assembly, Geo. Van Riper,
478; A. L. Haskell, 444; Sheriff, Irvin Stark,
481 ; Director of the Poor, E. F. Holden, 531 ;
Jury Commissioner, Chas. Briggs, 515.

Populist— Sheriff, John T. Brown, Mill
Village, 1,245; Jury Commissioner, John G.
Schlendwein, Erie city, 1,117.

THE REPUBLICANS STILL VnCTORIOUS.

1895 — This was empatically a Republican
year, that party carrying, in addition to the
usually Republican States of Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska,
the doubtful states of New York and Ohio,
and the Democratic strongholds of New Jersey,
Maryland and Kentucky, in most cases by un-
expectedly large majorities. The territory of
LUah voted to become a State, and elected
the Republican ticket. Below is a list of
the candidates in Pennsylvania and Erie
county :

State.

State Treasurer — Benj. J. Haywood, Mer-
cer, Republican ; Benj. F. Meyers, Dauphin,
Democrat; Geo. W. Dawson, Beaver, Popu-
list ; Wm. H. Berry, Prohibition. Mr. Hay-
wood's plurality over Mr. Meyers, the next
highest candidate, was 174,264, being the
largest ever given in a quiet campaign.

Judges of the Superior Court (a position
created b)' the Legislature of 1895; seven to
be elected; each voter to cast a ballot for six
only) — Republican — James A. Beaver, Cen-
ter; Edward N. Willard, Lackawanna; John
J, Wickham, Beaver ; Chas. E. Rice, Luzerne ;
Howard J. Reeder, Northampton ; Geo. B.
Orlady, Huntingdon. Democratic — Herman
Yerkes, Bucks; James S. Moorehead, West-
moreland ; Chas. H. Noyes, Warren; Oliver
P. Bechtel, Schuylkill; Christopher Magee,
Allegheny; Peter P. Smith, Lackawanna.
Populist — John H. Stevenson, Allegheny;
D. O. Couchlin, Luzerne; Wm. C. Rheeni,
Franklin. Prohibition — Edward Campbell,
Wm. W. Lathrop, David Sterrett, Lewis D.
Vail, F. Harry Hoffer, Adie A. Stevens.

All of the Republican nominees were
elected, and Judge Smith, Democrat.

This county cast 5,645 votes for the Re-



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JfELSON-S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY



publican candidate for State Treasurer, 2,857
for the Democratic, 449 for the Populist and
418 for the Prohibition. Judge Noyes ran
700 votes ahead of the next highest candidate
on the judicial ticket.

The city of Erie, which for years, was re-
liably Democratic on general issues, gave Hay-
wood a majority of 1,080.

Cotmty.

County Treasurer — Conrad J. Brown,
Erie, Republican, 5,244 ; Samuel S. Waidler,
Fairview township, Democrat 2,383; Dennis
E. Johnson, Wayne, Populist, 430; Oscar
Glezen, Prohibition, 516.

Director of the Poor — G. S. Beavis, Corry,
Republican, 5,619; Chas. H. Gloth, Erie,
Democrat, 2,514 ; David Walmsley, Erie,
Populist, 449 ; Henry Port, Prohibitionist, 415.

Coroner — Jno. A. Steinmetz, Erie, Re-
publican, 5,686 ; Dr. J. T. Clarke, Erie, Dem-



ocrat, 2,863; Benj. Allen, Greene, Populist,
447; H. L. Stern, Prohibition, 493.

The Socialists ran a State ticket, which
received a trifling number of votes.



CO.ST OF ELECTIONS.

The cost of elections in the county was as
follows in 1894, as given by the County Com-
missioners in their annual statement :

Pay of officers $ 4,175.10

Computing returns 42.00

Constables' attendance 546.80

Reg-istering- voters 3,981.00

Copying registries 364.98

Sheriffs' proclamations 1,286.65

Printing ballots 466.00

Delivering ballots 47.20

Room rent, etc 1,235.75

Furnishing election rooms 24.58

Total $12,170.06



CHAPTER XXVIII.



List of United States, State, District and County Officials.



Democrats in Italic; Opposition in Roman type.

The figures preceding the names show the year in which the elections were held, or appointments
made, except when otherwise stated.



UNITED STATES OFFICERS.
congress.

1800 — -l/i''



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