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ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, XOVEMUKll 30, 1J04.
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DISAPPEARANCE OP DEMOCRATS.
The vote of Illinois has been canvassed and pre
sents some surprising: results, says the Ledger. In
1S96 Illinois which four years before had given the
Cleveland electors about 27,(XX) plurality, was car
ried by McKinley and Hobart by the unprecedented
plurality for that state of 142,498. In 1900 Me
Kinley and Roosevelt ajjain carried the state, but by
a plurality that was reduced to 95,000. Long be
fore election this year the Democrats were talking
about Illinois being "doubtful." The Republicans
were deadlocked for a long time over the nomina
tion for governor. That seemed to give the Demo
crats hope. Then it was asserted that the labor
troubles in Chicago would result in a great loss of
support for the Republicans. The Democrats seemed
to consider themselves the logical beneficiaries of any
factional troubles in the Republican party or of any
disaffection in the ranks of labor. Long before elec
tion, however, the Democrats admitted that the claim
of Illinois as a "doubtful" state was untenable. The
managers of the Parker campaign conceded it to
But the plurality! Illinois gives the Roosevelt
and Fairbanks electors 632,745 votes, or nearly 35,
000 more than were polled four years ago for Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt The Parker and Davis elect
ors are credited with 328,006 supporters as compared
with 503,061 who voted for Bryan in Illinois in 1900.
The Democratic vote shows a falling off of 175,000
as compared with four years ago. Roosevelt's plu
rality over Parker in Illinois is 304,739, or more than
double the McKinley plurality in 1896.
"What has become of the Democrats, anyway t
Assuming that the 35,000 increase in the Republic
an vote came from Democrats, there are still 140,000
Bryan supporters in Illinois in 1900 to be accounted
for. Debs had 9,687 votes in Illinois four years ago.
but was supported by no less than 69,225 on the 8th
of November last Here are 60,000 former Bryan
men than in the socialist ranks. Watson, the Popu
list, does not seem to have pined much support any
where, but he received 6725 votes in Illinois, which
represents another small contingent of the missing
Democratic vote. It seems incredible that Democrats
should turn prohibitionists, but the prohibition vote
in Illinois this year was 34,759 as compared with 17,
623 four years ago. But the Watson vote of 6725
and the increase of 17,000 in the prohibition, 60,000
in the socialist, the 35,000 in the Republican vote in
Illinois, all combined and credited to defections from
the Bryan Democracy of 1900, would leave 55,000
Illinois Bryan men still unaccounted for. The dis
appearance of Democrats is one of the great political
been "a picnic" for him, and he was sure of his
place for life. And Panama keeps on the even tenor
of her way, for she has come to stay.
THE BANNER STATE. .
According to the official eanva.w of the votes made
in the various counties in this state, the actual plu
rality which President Roosevelt received in the re
cent election was 72,683, says the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
There were very nearly three vote cast for
th Roosevelt electors for one that was cast for the
Parker electors in this state.
This majority does not seem so large when it is
compared with the phenomenal majorities given in
Pennsylvania and in some of the older states, but
when it is considered in connection with the size of
the total vote in Washington, the probabilities are
very strong that it will give Washington the record
as the banner Republican state in the union.
So far as the figures have beeu published, there
is not a state in the union which has given Roosevelt
such a plurality, in proportion to vote, as has Wash
ington. Pennsylvania, which is looked upon as the
banner Republican state of the union, has a voting
population ten times as great as that of Washington.
Had Pennsylvania given Roosevelt a plurality such
as Washington gave him, in proportion to population,
Roosevelt would have led Parker some 720,000 votes
in that state in the recent election.
Until the official figures of all of the states are
published, it will Ik impossible to tell what percent
age of the voters in each state voted each ticket. The
votes cast for the various minor parties will have au
important bearing on the matter of percentages. The
present indication is that Washington will take the
record this year of having the highest percentage of
Republican voters in its population of any state in
t Swell Togs
P. A. STOKES
Swell Togs o
mysteries of the present year.
WHERE PANAMA IS DISAPPOINTING.
Panama, the new isthmian republic, is likely to
prove a disappointment to the anti-imperialists and
the professional denouncers of "militarism," says
the Standard Union. Panama had a fine opportunity
to play the "horrible example" of what "militar
ism" will lead a country to and she hasn't done it.
Her threatened revolution hasn't "revoluted," and
there's no news for the "yellows" to print about
her. No sooner did President Amador hear of the
alleged plot, led by the Generalissimo of the "army,"
than he demanded that officer's resignation, and got
it, without shedding a drop of anything but ink.
The general is now on the retired list, and his
"braves" are all reduced to just ordinary policemen,
for Panama is one of the countries that need no army,
perhaps the only one, since she has "influence" with
But let not the finger of scorn be pointed at
Panama and the Panamans on account of the willing
ness of the commander-in-chief of her military
forces to overthrow the government. As a matter
of fact General Hueras, "for it is he," is not a Pan
aman at all, but a Colombian, and it turns out to be
the fact he was only the instrument of disgruntled
"outside" politicians. He was on the isthmus when
the revolution was launched and joined the move
ment, just as some Englishmen in the time of our
revolution joined the continental army, like Charles
Lee, only to attempt its betrayal. And Panama had
been very good to him, too. Esteban Huertas, when
he listened to the voice of the tempter, threw away
the opportunity of his life, for the isthmian as
sembly had voted funds to send him through the
United States and the principal countries of Europe
to study their military organizations. It would have
DIVORCE AND THE CHURCH.
The failure of the drastic canon against the di
vorced in the convention of the Episcopal church,
whatever else it may or may not indicate, does cer
tainly reflect the growing unfaith in legislation, gays
the Saturday Evening Post. It is surprising that
men should be so slow in recognizing that evils do
not exist through lack of laws against them but
through lack of human beings willing to indorse in
practice as well as in theory the standards which the
proposed laws would seek to impose. But it is, on the
other hand, gratifying that men are beginning to
awaken to this truth.
Legislation against crime which all men recog
nize as crime, and which mast men shrink from as
crime, is more or less effective because of the recog
nition and the shrinking. But where is there, where
has there ever ben, a piece of successful penal legis
lation that has been in advance of clear, convinced
and crystallized public sentiment!
What humanity needs is not lawgivers but light-
givers, ror, given tne light, the law against dark
ness follows. Fewer lawyers and laws and legislat
ors; more competent teachers and more competent
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P. A. STOKES
Money Back if
The independent voter is abroad in the land, says
Mr. Bryan's Commoner. No national election in re
cent years has presented such conclusive evidence
that the voter is doing his own thinking, and it is a
good omen for the future. Folk, a Democrat, is
elected in Missouri by a plurality of about 30,000,
notwithstanding the fact that Roosevelt carried the
state by about the same plurality. Johnson, a Demo
crat, is elected in Minnesota in spite of the over
whelming majority received by Roosevelt in that
state. Douglas, a Democrat, is elected in Massa
chusetts by a large majority, although the president
received something like 85,000 plurality. Alva Ad
ams, a Democrat, is elected in Colorado as a rebuke
to Peabodyism, although Roosevelt carried the state.
Toole, a Democrat, is successful in Montana, although
Roosevelt carried that state also. LaFoIette, a Re
publican, wins in Wisconsin against the opposition of
both senators and all the Republican members of
congress, in Micnigan the Democratic candidate ran
far ahead of the Democratic national ticket, while
Governor Garvin, the Democratic candidate in Rhode
Island, is barely defeated. Berge, the fusion candi
date, runs some 30,000 ahead of the combined vote
of Parker and Watson, in Nebraska, and Kern, in
Indiana, Osborne in Wyoming and Dale of Kansas
cut down the pluralities given in their respective
states for the head of the Republican ticket.
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Excitable Pr.eh.r Arraigned.
San Francisco, Nov. 29. Inuito Selby,
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court He appeared as his own attor
He asked the court for ball and the
amount was fixed at J10.000 In Rurlty
or $5000 In ensh.
At the request of the prosecution the
se was continual until Thursduy.
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Strike D.olsr.d Off.
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the strike In the TellurMe district had
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In their pastoral play by Howard P.
In a novelty Act
The Violin Virtuoso and the Singer
HICKMAN AND MORTON
The clever sister soubrettes
The singing cartoonist, a Euronean
Astoria's Favorite Ilarltone
"You're the Flower of My Heart
Depicting recent events by life motion
Admission 10 cents to any seat.
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