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Good Old Days: December 12, 2019

 

December 12, 2019



125 years ago

The Commoner

Dec. 14, 1894

The county commissioners gratified their own puny souls last Friday, just before departing for their homes, by making an order cutting the salaries of all deputies and clerks in the several county offices to the uniform figure of $75 a month. They made no distinction between head deputies and clerks, and only departed from their rule to give the sheriff’s riding deputy $100 a month.

That the salaries paid to deputies and clerks in the courthouse have been too high, considering the scarcity and value of money, the Common...



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