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The presidential electors received 1,119 Democratic and 568 Republican votes, respectively.
In 1869 Charles R. Earley (Ind.) received 705, and John G. Hall (R. D. i 682 votes for representative; Frederick Schoening (D.) 921 and Charles McVean (R.) 483 votes for prothonotary; Henry D. Derr (D.) 918 and J. K. Whitmore (R.) 511, for treasurer; Joseph Wilhelm (D.) 609, Jerome Powell (R.) 423 and Jos. E. Moyer (D.) 355, for auditor; and Michael Weidert (D.) was chosen coroner.
The elections of 1870 show 798 votes for Rasselas Brown (D.), and 324 for L. D. Wetmore (R.), (elected in district), candidates for president judge; 787 for Selden Marvin (D.) and 342 for G. W. Schofield (R.), congressional aspirants; 741 for John G. Hall (D.) (elected) and 340 for W. E. Lathey (R.), candidates for assembly; 697 for George Walmsley (D.) and 416 for J. L. Brown (R.), for surveyor; Joseph Kerner (D.) 674 and Charles Mead (R.) 329, for jury commissioner; James K. P. Hall (D.) was elected attorney; G. F. Dickinson (D.) defeated C. McVean (R.) for the office of auditor.
In 1871 Edmund English (D.) received 893, and A. L Wilcox (R.) 680 votes for representative; William A. Wallace .(D.) and Jesse Merrill (R.), the respective votes for senator; J. V. Houk (R.) 768 and Charles Luhr (D.) 929 defeated Julius Jones (D.) 547, and George Dickinson (D.) 767, in the race for associate judges; Daniel C. Oyster (Ind. R.) 776, defeated James McCloskey (D.) 769, for the office of sheriff; Charles R. Earley (Ind.) 846, defeated Joseph Wilhelm (D.) 714, for treasurer; C. W. Barrett (D.) and C. A. Wil cox (D.), were chosen auditors. In this year 571 votes were cast for calling a constitutional convention, and 454 for the proposed amendment.
In 1872 Thomas L. Kane (Ind.) received 1.181 and Carlton B. Curtis (R.) 626, for congress, similar votes being given for Congress- at-large and delegates-at-large; John G. Hall (D.) 1,151, George A. Aughenbaugh (D.) 1,138, and A. C. Finney (R.) 617, for delegates to convention; David P. Baird (D.) 1,173 and William H. Newcom (R.) 641, for representative; Frederick Schoening (D.) 1,203, for prothonotary; Thomas Irwin (R.) was elected auditor. The votes for presidential electors were 753 Democratic, 679 Republican and 9 Prohibition.
In 1873 there were 1,021 votes recorded for license, and 450 against. D. P. Baird (D.) received 1,288 votes, and J. W. Phelps (R.) 394, for representative. James K. P. Hall (D.) and Rufus Lucore (R.) received the respective party votes for attorney; Joseph Windfelder (D.) and Hezekiah Horton (R.), for treasurer; Thomas J. Burke (D.) and A. W. Gray (R.), for auditor; Philip Krigle (D.) and Ranson T. Kyler (D.), for jury commissioner, while T. S. Hartley (R.) was elected coroner. In December the new constitution was favored by 592 and condemned by 229 voters of Elk county.
In 1S74 Levi A. Mackay (D.) received 1,190 and C. T. Alexander (R.) 335 votes for congress; Warren J. Woodward (D.) 1,119 and E. M. Paxton (R.) 457, for judiciary; Sebastian Wimmer (D.)917 and D. C. Oyster (R.)693, for assembly; Daniei Scull (Ind.) 558, Isaac Horton (R.) 462, P. W. Havs(D.) 322, and H. H. Wensel (R.) 258, for sheriff; N. G. Bundy (D.) 815 and J. J. Taylor 727, for auditor; and Charles McVean (R.) was elected coroner.
In> 1875 Fred. Schoening (D.) was elected prothonotary by 1,310 out of 1,312 votes cast; Jacob McCaulev (D.), by 798 against 766 given to Charles McVean (R.); William H. Hyde"(D.) received 1,058 and R. J. Spangler (D. I 991 votes, and were elected auditors; P. D. Thomas (D.) (elected in district) received 1,028 and William P. Finley (R.) 539 votes for senator; Eugene Lentz (D.) 1,030 and R. W. Petrikin (R.) 513 votes for surveyor.
The elections of 1876 show 1,330 Democratic, 534 Republican and 50 Greenback votes for the respective electors. Levi A. Mackay (D.) received 1.373 and R. V. B. Lincoln (R.) 65, for congress; William L. Corbett (D.) (elected) 1,355 and Henry Welter (D.) 566, for senator; Charles R. Earley (Ind.) 977 and Sebastian Wimmer (D.) 901, for representative; C. H. McCauley(D.) 1,269 and J. O. W. Bailey (R.) 635, for attorney; Eugene Lentz (D.) 1,354, for surveyor; Philip Young (D.) 741, William Clyde (D.) 585 and Martin Clover (R.) 567, for jury commissioners; Julius Jones (D.) 1,395, G. Ed. Weis (D.) 1.264 and Horace Little (R.) 648, for associate judge.
In 1878 there were five candidates for sheriff. Daniel C. Oyster (R.) received 580, John R. Kime (D.) 522, Thomas J. Burke (Ind.) 354, James Rogan (Ind.) 76, and George Everett (R.) 88. Andrew J. Curtin (D.) received 1,010 and Seth H. Yocum (G. B. and R.) 803 votes for congress; John G. Hall (D.) 1,111 (elected), Edward M. Grant (R.) 445 and T. W. Taylor (G. B.) 389 votes for senator; C. R. Earley (D.) 844, W. H. Horton (G. B.) 648 and W. W. Ames (R.) 423, for representative; Michael Bruner (D.) 1,065, B. T. Ely (G. B.) 655 and A. E. Goff (R.) 212 votes for treasurer; Fred. Schoening (D.) received 1,580 votes for prothonotary, while J. M. Mecum (D.) and Charles Miller (D.) were elected auditors.
In 1879 G. W. Wurzell (D.) was elected district attorney, and Joseph Emmert (D.) and J. V. Bonnert (D.), jury commissioners. The elections of 1880 show 1,534 Democratic, 720 Republican and 88 Greenback votes cast for the respective electors. Rasselas Brown (D.) received 1,624 and W. D. Brown (R.) (elected), 693 votes for president judge; Andrew J. Curtin (D.) 1.496 and Thomas H. Murray (R.) 828 votes for congress; J. L. Brown (D.) 1.338 and C. R. Earley (Ind.) 963 votes for assembly; Thomas Sullivan (D.) 1,332 and James J. Taylor (R.) 994 votes for sheriff.
In 1881 Fred. Schoening (D.) received 1,927 votes, and had no opponent for the office of prothonotary; George Weidenboerner (D.) received 933 and James Penfield (R.) 881 votes for treasurer; G. Ed. Weis (D.) 1,202 and G. G. Messenger (D.) 1,072, were elected associate judges, defeating W. H. Osterhout (R.), who received 885, and E. Morey (R.), who received 517 votes. R. F. Smith and T. J. Taylor received 1,251 votes each, and were elected auditors, J. S. Chamberlain (R.) receiving 681 votes for the office. W. L. Williams (D.) was chosen coroner.
The elections of 1882 show 1,322 votes for A. G. Curtin (D.) and 545 for 8. H. Orenig (R), congressional candidates; 1,452 for John G. Hall (D.) and 384 for Miles W. Tate (R.), for senator; 1,359 for Jefferson L. Brown (D.) and 494 for O. M. Montgomery (R.), for representative; Charles B. Earley (D.) received 1,328 votes for district attorney, John Wainwright (D.) 1,326 for surveyor; Henry Largay (R.) 738, G. C. T. Hoff (D.) 594 and John Bonnert (D.) 531, for jury commissioners.
The elections of 1883 show 932 votes for Albert Weis (D.) and 858 for Henry Largay (R.), candidates for sheriff; 1,002 for John Wainwright (D.) and •534 for G. W. Clinton (R.), for surveyor; 648 for proposed sheep law and 181 against.
In 1884 the Democratic electors received 1,447, the Butler or Greenback electors 127, the Republican electors 1,082 and the Prohibition electors 31. P. R. Ackley, Andrew Patterson, Joseph A. Ege and J. D. Wallace were the electors named. A. G. Curtin (D.) received 674 and John Patton (R.) 1,935. for congress; H. M. Powers (R.) 1,191, and W. H. Horton (D.) 1,478, for representative; John Collins (D.) 1,571 and W. H. Osterhout (R.) 1,109, for treasurer; W. S. Horton (D.) 1,659, Albert Greiner (B.) I,0l6, for prothonotary; Julius Jones (D.) 1,655, and John H. Vaughan (D.) 1,664, for auditors, while E. Hovencamp (R.) had 1.066 votes for the same office.
In 1885 Ernest J. Wimmer (D.) received 862 and Dyson Rishell (R.) 661 votes for district attorney; Reuben Mohney (D.) was elected jury commissioner, receiving 858 votes, while E. M. Rogers (R.) received 630.
The elections of 1888 show 1,946 votes for J. K. P. Hall (D.) and 841 for John Patton (R.), candidates for congress; 1,069 for H. L. Young (R.) and 1,736 (D.) for John H. Wilson, for senator; 1,942 for A. A. Clay (D.) and 858 for A. E. Whitney (R.) for assembly; 1,190 for Peter Gainor (D.), 994 for D. C. Oyster (R.)410 for Anthony Anmon (Ind. D.)and 213 for George F. Spul ler (£>.), candidates for sheriff; John Wainwright (D.) received 1,668 and J. W. Brown (R.) 1,131 votes for surveyor; W. L. Williams (D.) was chosen coroner; G. Ed. Weis(D.) received 1,458, G. G. Messenger (D.) 1,426 and O. M. Montgomery (R.) 1,380 votes for associate judge.
The elections of 1887 resulted as follows: John R. Kime (D.) received 1,505 and John Ernhart (R.), 910 votes for associate judge; John B. Foster (D.) 1,377, W. S. Service (R.) 852, Charles McVean (R.) 107 and L. W. Gifford (Ind. D.) 62 votes for county treasurer; W. S. Horton (D.) 1,576 and C. E. McCrea (R.) 887 votes for prothonotary; Henry Weithoff (D.) 1,488 and A. E. Timm (D.) 1,421, were elected auditors, over E. Hovencamp (R.) who received 1,016 and J. F. English (R.) 26 votes.
In 1888 there were 1,322 votes cast for Republican, 1,824 for the Democratic, 52 for the Prohibition and 18 for the Labor electors. There were 1880 votes cast for James Kerr (D.) and 1,211 for Theodore P. Rynder(G. B. and TJ. L. ), candidates for congress; 1,975 for Capt. A. A. Clay (D.) and 1,230 for E. M. Rogers (R.), candidates for assembly; 2,225 for Charles A. Mayer (D.) and 49 for C. L. Hawley (U. L.) candidates for president judge; 1,953 for E. J. Wimmer (D.) and 1,241 for W. W. Barbour (R.), candidates for district attor ney; C. J. Dill (D.) and S. L. Brown (R.) were elected jury commissioners.
The election of June 18, 1889, on the question of constitutional prohibition shows 826 votes for the prohibitory amendment, and 1,579 against it. The suffrage amendment received 237 votes, and was opposed by 1,480.
The returns by boroughs and townships as published in the local journals are as follows: Horton township gave 108 votes for amendment and 75 against, majority 33; East Spring Creek gave the antis 54 majority, 25 votes for and 79 against; West Spring Creek went 41 for and 19 against; Highland township went 37 for and 5 against, majority 32; Fox township went 147 for and 22S against, majority 81; Jones township voted 69 for, 118 against, majority 49; Ridgway borough voted for the amendment 109, against the amendment, 150, majority against, 41; Ridgway township cast 90 votes for amendment, 125 against; in Jay township, 53 votes for and 72 against, gave the antis 19 majority; Benezette gave 14 majority for the amendment, 69 for, 56 against; Rolfe gave the Prohibitionist 5 majority, 39 votes for and 34 against. Benzinger's vote was almost unanimous against the proposition, the people looking upon it as not only an attack on personal liberty but an attempt at a combination of church and State government.
The Elk county elections of November, 1889, show 1,419 votes for G. R. Woodward (D.), 671 for J. Jackson (R.), candidates for sheriff; 1,291 for Dr. W. B. Hartman (D.) and 786 for Dr. Sapp (R.), candidates for coroner;E. E. Willard(D.) received 1,266 for surveyor, Horace Little (R.) being his opponent.