Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

100 years ago: Republicans sweep local election

April 5, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 5, 1911:

  • "It was exactly 1:50 last night when the reading clerk in the First ward droned out the last ballot and the final count in the city election had been completed. The county required much longer than anticipated and only a newspaper man, two victorious candidates, and a hobo who had come in to bask in the warmth, remained up to hear the final results. The Republicans elected almost the complete ticket. In former elections Socialists have rarely cast more than half a dozen ballots in each precinct, but yesterday they received 229 votes in the six wards. While none of their candidates became dangerous in any precinct, the vote shows that the cult is rapidly gaining a formidable following. Out of the three women candidates, only Mattie Stewart, who had no opponent, was elected. Mrs. Emma J. Kennedy, Independent candidate for the school board, received a great many Republican and feminine votes, but ran 400 behind her nearest opponent."
  • "Apparently there is to be no spring football practice at K.U. this year and this despite the fact that the Tigers and Cornhuskers have a big squad of varsity and freshmen players out on the athletic field every evening. Manager Lansdon has said that he is going to investigate the matter this week but thus far no attempt has been made to get out the men. Jay Bond, star half-back of the invincible 1908 squad, is here and ready to aid in rounding the team into form. He is a most capable man and could render invaluable aid in whipping the new men into shape for the grueling contests of next fall."

Comments

LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

"While none of their candidates became dangerous in any precinct, the vote shows that the cult is rapidly gaining a formidable following." Gave me my chuckle for the day.

LadyJ 4 years, 1 month ago

So did the Socialist party turn into the Democrates?

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