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Douglas County, IL

W. J.
MIZE, the jolly bachelor editor of that excellent newspaper the Sullivan Progress, smiled upon us last Wednesday. He is engaged in stumping this county for the Democratic ticket, which is a harmless pastime. Aside from his politics we wish him abundant prosperity. Hope he'll bring his....  [The Saturday Journal, Oct. 12, 1878]

Bob FINNEY, will make a more efficient Sheriff than TAGGART has done, was a good soldier, and has the additional qualification of being an ardent Republican. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

P. H. MONAHAN will be elected Representative if Moultrie county doesn't act the fool. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

Hon. H. A. NEAL is surprising his old friends with his able and excellent speeches. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

The election of town officers in Hindsboro, Douglas County, which occurred recently, resulted in the election of F. M.
STACY over Dr. J. C. BARNES by 29 majority for president of the board. Six trustees were also elected. The board is anti-license by one majority. [Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) March 6 1889. Submitted by Nancy Piper]

Vote for Robert B.
EASLEY for coroner. He is well qualified, has been a life-long Republican, was a gallant soldier, and is conveniently located to be rached on short notice from any part of the county.  [The Arcola Record, not sure of date, but possibly Feb 17, 1894]

Broke All Precedents - Representative O. W. Stewart, who is a brother of Miss Oris Stewart of this city and a son-in-law of Levi Seass, of Cadwell made a big hit Tuesday in the House at Springfield in his speech nominating John G. Woolley for United States Senator. In this connection Wednesday's Chicago Record Herald had the following to say: "Then Mr. Stewart, the Prohibitionist, took the floor and broke all precendents as to how nominating speeches should be made. He pictured himself as all that there was left to represent the tradition that Cook County should have one of the senatorships. Then he launched into a dessertation on the Prohibition party and its loyalty to a principle, finding a parallel for it in the history of the old abolitionists, which gave him a chance to work in a moving recital of how Elijah Lovejoy preached, worked, and died for abolition in the City of Alton. He had some good-humored criticism of persons who believe in prohibition, but do not vote for it, saying: 'When a man prays one way and votes another he simply loses his prayer, becauses you never heard of anyone being elected by a majority of 500 prayers.'" [Arthur Graphic, Friday, January 23, 1903]


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