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100 years ago: J-W publishes ballot for upcoming election

April 1, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 1, 1911:

  • “Believing that voters should become familiarized with the municipal ticket before they are hurried into the booths to vote, the Journal-World is printing the complete list of city candidates this evening. Study it carefully for your ward and avoid all danger of casting a hurried or defective ballot next Tuesday. In designating party affiliations, Republican is abbreviated into (R), Socialists into (S) and Independents into (I). There are several stiff battles to be fought.”
  • “Fire broke out at 12:20 this afternoon in the engine room of a mine of the Missouri City Coal Mining Company, of Missouri City, Mo., twenty miles northeast of here. An hour after it started the flames had destroyed the mine pit house and engine room and were making headway in the shaft. There is no fire department at Missouri City and all the citizens are fighting the flames with buckets.”

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years ago

"In designating party affiliations, Republican is abbreviated into (R), Socialists into (S) and Independents into (I). There are several stiff battles to be fought.”

Interesting-- no Democrats, but there were socialists.

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