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J. J. Roberts (R.) were chosen auditors, and N. W. Abbey (R.), J. G. Boyer (D.) and W. J. Colegrove (R.), commissioners.
In 1879 N. C. Gallup (R.) and O. P. Coon (D.) were elected jury commissioners.
In 1880* the presidential vote was 3,693 (Garfield) Republican, 3,169 (Hancock) Democratic, 16 (Dow) Prohibition, and 299 (Weaver) Greenback; Lewis Emery, Jr. (R.), received 4,233 votes for senator, and Arthur J. Hughes (D.) 2,768; David Kirk (D.) received 3,591 votes, and R. J. C. Walker (R.) 3,541 votes for Congress; W. L. Hardison (R.) 3,591 for representative, and E. M. Reardon (D.) 3,307; John W. Brennan (D.) received 3,712 votes for treasurer and was elected; G. H. Lyon (R.) was chosen surveyor, and Anthony F. Bannon (R ), coroner.
In 1881 Henry W. Williams (R.) was elected president judge; P. M. Fuller (R.) and Henry Hamlin (R.), associate judges; A. I. Wilcox (R.), sheriff; John B. Brawley (D.), re-elected prothonotary; Edward McSweeney (D.), district attorney; W. H. Higgins (D.) and A. P. Brewer (R.), auditors.
The elections of 1882 show a majority for M. F. Elliott (D.) for Congress- at-large; almost a unanimous vote was recorded for Arthur G. Olmsted (R.), additional law judge; 2,464 votes for W. W. Brown, Republican candidate for congress; David Sterrett (R.) received 2,294 votes, and B. D. Hamlin (D.) 2,277 for representative; E. F. Clark (R.) and D. F. Pattison (D.) were chosen jury commissioners.
In 1883 Charles C. Melvin (D.) was elected treasurer, defeating John R. Shoemaker (R.) by 120 votes; John King (R.) was elected surveyor, and R. A. Dempsey (R.), coroner.
GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1884.
* Thomas L. Kane was a member of the Republican National Convention in 1880, and voted thirty-six times in that assembly for Gram's nomination.
In 1885 D. Martin and M. S. Sheldon were elected jury commissioners.
The vote of June 18, 1889, on the Prohibitory Amendment, was 3,054 for, and 2,058 contra, showing a majority of 996, the vote by political divisions being as follows:
'The district vote was6,091 and 4,248, respectively.
Annin township 137 * 26
Bradford City.lst ward, 1st dist 42 84 1st" 2<i dist 32 147
2d" 162 102
3d" 93 170
4th" 108 125
5th" 71 66
Bradford township, 1st dist... 120 49 2d dist... 54 31
Ceres 118 35
Eldred borough 118
Eldred township 159
Foster township, 1st dist 164
2d dist 118
Hamilton township, 1st dist... 30 "2d dist... 35
,. . For, Against.
Hamlin 108 62
Kane borough 172 79
Keating township, 1st dist.... 149 77
2d dist 29 37
3d dist.... 38 20
Kendall borough, 1st dist 6* 31
2d dist 80 44
Lafayette township, 1st dist... 59 61
2d dist . . 29 32
Liberty 74 50
27; Norwich 56 64
56 i Otto township, 1st dist 142 105
52 "2d dist 103 24
55 I Port Allegany 119 72
46! Sergeant 12 42
31 Smethport 83 108
3 Wetmore 171 35
The official canvass of votes cast in McKean county general election held November 5, 1889, was as follows: For State treasurer: Boyer (R.), 2,661; Bigler (D.), 1,685 and Johnson, 349. For county treasurer: Capt. Rogers (R.)? 2,467; Broder (D.),2,037,and Cody, 278. For surveyor: Hadley, 2,424; King, 128, and Kane, 606. Mr. King was voted for in several of the precincts by personal friends, but positively declined to have his name printed on the tickets as a candidate for county surveyor.
The township and borough elections of February, 1890, are recorded in the pages of township and borough history.
Forty-second Regiment (bucktails)—Colonel Kane—Fifty-eighth RegiMent, P. V. I.—Eighty-third Regiment, P. V. I.—One Hundred And FifTieth Regiment, P. V. I.—One Hundred And Seventy-second Regiment, P. V.I.—Two Hundred And Eleventh Regiment, P. V-I.—Miscellaneous.
Forty-second Regiment (bucktails).
THE Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves, changed in June, 1861, to the Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps or Fortysecond Pennsylvania Regiment, began organization a day before the telegraph flashed the tidings throughout the world of the breaking out of the Civil war. On April 13, 1861, Thomas L. Kane petitioned Gov. Curtin for leave to organize a command in the" Wild Cat District," known now as Forest, McKean, Elk, and Cameron counties. On the 14th the petition was granted, and the news being carried into the valleys and mountains, a company of one hundred men assembled on the Sinnemahoning, April 24, and entered on raft building, so that when the proposed regiment would be formed this method of transportation would be at their disposal. On April 26 three hundred and fifteen men marched onto three rafts then ready, and setting up a green hickory pole on one of them, the "flag ship," placed above it a bucktail, and from this floated the flag of the Union.