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Good Old Days: December 5, 2019


December 5, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner

Dec. 7, 1894

The city election on Tuesday last was made interesting by the contests for the several salaried offices, while at the same time the day passed off without any great excitement, and candidates who “rustled” did so without any demonstration. The vote cast was the heaviest ever polled in a Colfax municipal election, the total being 439, divided as follows: First ward, 147; second ward, 194; third ward, 98.

The count was completed by 10 o’clock Tuesday night, and the ticket nominated by the citizens’s convention of Nove...

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