KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas


LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL ANNALS, Part 15

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VOTE OF KANSAS AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

1864 - Kansas voted first for President in 1864, and the vote by counties on Governor is not here presented; on President, the vote by counties is shown. Samuel J. Crawford and Solon O. Thacher - both Republicans - were the candidates. Crawford had a majority in 28 of the 35 counties then voting. His home vote was 10,196; soldier's vote, cast for him, was 2,191. His total vote was 13,387. Thacher's home vote was 7,840; Soldiers', 608; total, 8,448.

1870 - W. R. Laughlin, workingmen's candidate for Governor, received 108 votes; in Montgomery, 97; in Neosho, 11 votes.

1872 - Thomas A. Osborn, Republican, and Thaddeus H. Walker, Liberal Republican, were the candidates. Of the 64 counties then voting, Walker carried only the counties of Cherokee and Crawford. Walker's whole vote was 34,608; Osborn's was 66,715.

1876 - J. Paulson, Temperance candidate, received 393 votes; there were 37 scattering votes.

1880 - Gov. St. John was re-elected, receiving majorities in all of the 80 counties then voting, except those of Atchison, Chase, Cherokee, Davis, Franklin, Ford, Leavenworth and Montgomery. Out of the 198,940 votes then cast, St. John received 115,204; Edmund G. Ross, Democrat, had 63,557; H. P. Vrooman, National, 19,447; J. P. Culver, 435; F. M. Stringfield, 219; scattering 48.

1882 - Out of 179,384 votes cast for Governor, St. John received 75,158; George W. Glick, 83,237; Charles Robinson, 20,933. There were 56 scattering votes.

                       VOTE AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,
                 SHOWN BY COUNTIES SINCE KANSAS BECAME A STATE
===============================================================
                          1864.                     1868.
                  ----------------------     ------------------
COUNTIES          Lincoln,    McClennan,     Grant,     Seymour      
ORGANIZED.        Republi-    Demo-          Republi-   Demo-
                    can.        crat.          can        crat.
===============================================================
Allen.........       250         73             691        200
Anderson......       256         37             611        130
Atchison......       785        380            1295        934
Bourbon.......       960        126            1442        486
Brown.........       362          3             690        178
Butler........        41         19             135         93
Chase.........        79         47             243         71
Coffey........       307        124             637        261
Davis.........       153         65             372        256
Dickinson.....        42         20             194         98
Doniphan......      1084         19            1573        721
Douglas.......      1353        194            2427        609
Franklin......       395         44            1030        317
Greenwood.....       106         16             341         98
Jackson.......       266        105             553        313
Jefferson.....       855        178            1268        724
Johnson.......       437        105            1487        723
Leavenworth...      2139       1371            2664       2315
Linn..........       702         62            1310        416
Lyon..........       488         69             943        110
Marshall......       260         59             514        228
Miami.........       621         80            1248        557
Morris........        70         98             155        172
Nemaha........       341         30             591        272
Neosho........        24         11             707        410
Osage.........       166         27             422         83
Pottawatomie..       212         35             613        300
Riley.........       220         51             587        130
Saline........        75         34             346        116
Shawnee.......       574         75            1348        450
Wabaunsee.....       163          7             332         41
Washington....        93                        202         52
Wilson........        21          5             368        192
Woodson.......        67         35             263         81
Wyandotte.....       285        190             568        628
Clay..........                                  175         21
Cloud.........                                  100         11
Crawford......                                  479        264
Ellis.........                                   68        171
Ellsworth.....                                  160        136
Labette.......                                  617        166
Marion........                                   52         47
Ottawa........                                  136
Republic......                                   62          3
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   Total......     14252       3794           30019      13584
-----------------------------------------------------------Cont.

VOTE AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, SHOWN BY COUNTIES SINCE KANSAS BECAME A STATE ================================================================== 1872. 1876. ------------------- -------------------------- COUNTIES Grant, Greeley, Hayes, Tilden, Cooper ORGANIZED. Republi- Liberal. Republi- Demo- Nation- can. can. crat. al. ================================================================== Allen......... 1156 516 1038 382 140 Anderson...... 926 314 761 245 223 Atchison...... 1953 1358 1863 1512 2 Bourbon....... 2006 1339 1966 817 690 Brown......... 1132 381 1253 595 230 Butler........ 1452 468 1562 712 Chase......... 481 187 594 214 40 Coffey........ 1035 470 945 550 69 Davis......... 547 440 472 321 146 Dickinson..... 846 222 1342 469 50 Doniphan...... 1787 1094 1644 1023 115 Douglas....... 3058 1319 2323 933 494 Franklin...... 1658 154 1499 513 419 Greenwood..... 857 346 977 471 1 Jackson....... 895 441 855 592 9 Jefferson..... 1724 911 1395 864 213 Johnson....... 1839 1193 1690 759 615 Leavenworth... 2927 2520 2821 2564 56 Linn.......... 1704 632 1647 545 221 Lyon.......... 1623 416 1579 431 67 Marshall...... 1378 622 1605 711 173 Miami......... 1544 865 1578 833 334 Morris........ 529 335 707 370 25 Nemaha........ 1106 444 1136 638 12 Neosho........ 1408 1325 1367 956 168 Osage......... 1812 532 1984 520 292 Pottawatomie.. 1307 692 1335 720 68 Riley......... 1055 338 1133 223 65 Saline........ 1081 356 1314 370 29 Shawnee....... 2519 483 2547 1045 29 Wabaunsee..... 630 187 728 275 5 Washington.... 985 446 1192 490 33 Wilson........ 1362 524 1482 764 40 Woodson....... 782 250 673 306 Wyandotte..... 1304 1155 1260 993 243 Clay.......... 744 188 1183 267 Cloud......... 920 260 1184 489 7 Crawford...... 585 1028 1269 874 257 Ellis......... 163 114 210 140 Ellsworth..... 234 239 418 181 Labette....... 1779 1014 2093 1373 8 Marion........ 676 148 860 431 24 Ottawa........ 605 127 837 246 11 Republic...... 1028 48 1390 408 11 Barton........ 160 64 604 289 43 Cherokee...... 892 1186 1339 1043 221 Cowley........ 1241 517 1670 954 5 Harvey........ 563 187 1006 351 Howard........ 1737 1007 Jewell........ 686 115 1282 448 130 Lincoln....... 321 114 479 201 McPherson..... 443 48 1394 333 Mitchell...... 718 183 1010 395 Montgomery.... 1797 1397 1824 1177 353 Norton........ 34 194 48 3 Osborne....... 423 38 661 180 1 Phillips...... 147 32 479 197 Reno.......... 266 90 1117 345 Rice.......... 196 36 595 115 41 Russell....... 146 16 328 75 Sedgwick...... 988 484 1773 975 4 Smith......... 366 75 731 276 98 Sumner........ 728 402 1009 766 27 Wallace....... 54 44 Barbour....... 73 97 Chautauqua.... 1046 536 252 Elk........... 1006 428 39 Edwards....... 183 155 Ford.......... 132 180 Kingman....... 17 3 Pawnee........ 369 119 9 Rooks......... 116 49 7 Rush.......... 141 10 --------------------------------------------------- Total...... 66948 32478 78319 37810 6867 -------------------------------------------------------------Cont.

VOTE AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, SHOWN BY COUNTIES SINCE KANSAS BECAME A STATE ================================================== COUNTIES Garfield, Hancock, Weaver, ORGANIZED. Republi- Demo- Nation- can. crat. al. ================================================== Allen......... 1576 803 44 Anderson...... 1127 497 370 Atchison...... 2835 2131 62 Bourbon....... 2320 1161 364 Brown......... 1875 898 107 Butler........ 2398 1119 434 Chase......... 716 324 409 Coffey........ 1421 851 189 Davis......... 702 399 335 Dickinson..... 1954 886 292 Doniphan...... 2067 1143 51 Douglas....... 3049 1462 247 Franklin...... 2108 728 898 Greenwood..... 1311 667 347 Jackson....... 1504 852 14 Jefferson..... 1976 1397 78 Johnson....... 2132 1180 354 Leavenworth... 3188 2508 175 Linn.......... 1990 745 577 Lyon.......... 2398 869 402 Marshall...... 2276 997 427 Miami......... 2010 1324 454 Morris........ 1282 550 179 Nemaha........ 1755 934 5 Neosho........ 1471 948 461 Osage......... 2704 907 793 Pottawatomie.. 2138 1178 224 Riley......... 1484 376 347 Saline........ 1950 838 95 Shawnee....... 4403 1548 123 Wabaunsee..... 1279 510 39 Washington.... 1957 827 231 Wilson........ 1627 722 527 Woodson....... 898 437 9 Wyandotte..... 2410 1734 235 Clay.......... 1765 531 369 Cloud......... 2156 888 65 Crawford...... 1902 1356 450 Ellis......... 680 420 54 Ellsworth..... 1077 483 32 Labette....... 2721 1462 420 Marion........ 1239 539 271 Ottawa........ 1443 524 333 Republic...... 1875 661 151 Barton........ 1172 714 62 Cherokee...... 2374 1681 855 Cowley........ 2630 1557 190 Harvey........ 1554 584 130 Howard........ Jewell........ 2199 883 399 Lincoln....... 957 419 154 McPherson..... 2225 564 545 Mitchell...... 1728 797 235 Montgomery.... 1774 1295 694 Norton........ 761 337 198 Osborne....... 1446 589 61 Phillips...... 1261 553 221 Reno.......... 1384 536 252 Rice.......... 1108 496 313 Russell....... 932 317 110 Sedgwick...... 2288 1354 364 Smith......... 1524 517 405 Sumner........ 2073 1419 529 Wallace....... Barbour....... 262 175 63 Chautauqua.... 1321 655 333 Elk........... 1274 458 486 Edwards....... 313 102 Ford.......... 370 288 20 Kingman....... 436 200 85 Pawnee........ 697 235 17 Rooks......... 805 338 326 Rush.......... 542 238 24 Decatur....... 307 163 28 Graham........ 494 104 210 Harper........ 546 294 170 Hodgeman...... 176 52 38 Ness.......... 315 129 90 Pratt......... 196 97 34 Sheridan...... 93 52 64 Stafford...... 530 192 60 Trego......... 332 107 28 Rawlins....... ---------------------------------- Total...... 121548 59803 19845 --------------------------------------------------

MALES OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE BY CENSUS of 1880. ========================================================= COUNTIES. Whites of Of American Foreign Colored. birth. birth. ========================================================= Allen......... 2334 461 92 Anderson...... 1901 362 42 Atchison...... 5540 1723 900 Bourbon....... 3821 540 376 Brown......... 2679 658 68 Butler........ 4392 594 23 Chase......... 1347 345 34 Coffey........ 2415 387 89 Davis......... 1108 653 82 Dickinson..... 2762 1238 26 Doniphan...... 2565 795 211 Douglas....... 3770 1102 743 Franklin...... 3619 556 213 Greenwood..... 2365 422 25 Jackson....... 2145 489 56 Jefferson..... 3245 480 183 Johnson....... 3446 638 205 Leavenworth... 4858 2819 1244 Linn.......... 3231 277 169 Lyon.......... 3621 948 271 Marshall...... 2698 1472 64 Miami......... 3744 637 201 Morris........ 1797 466 113 Nemaha........ 2283 855 15 Neosho........ 3112 511 93 Osage......... 3732 1511 193 Pottawatomie.. 2726 1354 113 Riley......... 1666 942 77 Saline........ 2126 1544 71 Shawnee....... 5862 1508 1340 Wabaunsee..... 1529 714 183 Washington.... 2519 1186 6 Wilson........ 2990 341 16 Woodson....... 1331 287 13 Wyandotte..... 2807 1459 1128 Clay.......... 2108 1101 30 Cloud......... 2957 1030 16 Crawford...... 3665 639 30 Ellis......... 919 703 18 Ellsworth..... 1548 732 38 Labette....... 4540 676 511 Marion........ 1952 1226 24 Ottawa........ 2196 540 22 Republic...... 3019 1059 4 Barton........ 1692 957 75 Cherokee...... 4674 632 447 Cowley........ 5143 496 62 Harvey........ 2329 739 26 Howard........ Jewell........ 3909 557 6 Lincoln....... 1743 461 14 McPherson..... 2799 1899 20 Mitchell...... 3269 641 15 Montgomery.... 3967 521 149 Norton........ 1664 250 7 Osborne....... 2741 509 15 Phillips...... 2731 438 33 Reno.......... 2648 627 17 Rice.......... 2041 404 12 Russell....... 1487 494 11 Sedgwick...... 4371 855 84 Smith......... 3075 435 11 Sumner........ 5482 741 11 Wallace....... 230 83 2 Barbour....... 671 71 3 Chautauqua.... 2440 178 40 Elk........... 2326 273 5 Edwards....... 512 179 13 Ford.......... 869 290 35 Kingman....... 1028 124 2 Pawnee........ 1206 228 5 Rooks......... 1916 253 13 Rush.......... 949 484 2 Decatur....... 1068 175 Graham........ 966 183 133 Harper........ 1144 123 6 Hodgeman...... 332 133 37 Ness.......... 994 158 Pratt......... 422 83 8 Sheridan...... 429 80 Stafford...... 1005 238 30 Trego......... 507 194 6 Rawlins....... 428 16 Arapahoe*..... 2 1 Buffalo*...... 51 17 Cheyenne*..... 23 4 Clark*........ 66 13 2 Comanche*..... 116 13 2 Foote*........ 108 27 Gove*......... 291 104 5 Grant*........ 6 Greeley*...... 3 Hamilton*..... 76 7 Kansas*....... 7 Kearney*...... 39 2 Lane*......... 188 26 Meade*........ 83 30 Scott*........ 23 Sequoyah*..... 158 29 Seward*....... 3 2 Sherman*...... 9 2 Stanton*...... 5 Stevens*...... 4 2 Thomas*....... 55 14 Wichita*...... 11 1 ----------------------------------------- Total...... 201354 53595 10765 --------------------------------------------------------- *unorganized

In 1864, Kansas soldiers cast their votes for President, giving an average vote for the Republican Presidential Electors of 2,789; for the Democratic electors of 35. Nelson McCracken, of Leavenworth, and Ellsworth Cheesebrough of Atchison, Republican candidates for Electors, died just prior to the election, and the Republican vote was mainly cast for Robert McBratney, William F. Cloud and Thomas Moonlight, though there was a vote for Marcus J. Parrott of 6,203; for Mr. Cheesebrough, 655. Including the soldier vote of Kansas, the result might be declared as follows: Lincoln, 17,041; McClellan, 3,839.

In 1872, the O'Connor and Adams electoral ticket received 156 votes, Linn County giving 43 votes; Wilson, 27, Nemaha, 23, and Bourbon, 15 votes.

In 1876, Green Clay Smith, the Temperance candidate for President, received 110 votes for President. Douglas County gave him 34 votes; Labette, 17; Bourbon, 16; Marion, 12 votes. There were 23 votes; for the Anti-Secret Society candidate, of which Rice cast 9 votes, Chase 6 votes.

In 1876, six counties in the aggregate gave 25 scattering votes . Four counties gave Neal Dow, the Temperance candidate for President, 10 votes, Crawford giving 7 votes.

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