100 years ago
november 14, 1912
As can be seen by figures shown in the printed election table of county results, Woodrow Wilson received the majority of votes in the county, 1,732, with Roosevelt receiving 1,500 and Taft, 863. The vote in the county for women’s suffrage failed to carry. Totals were 1,807 for and 2,232 against.
Commissioners have let a contract for some more street paving. The new contract covers paving from the post office south to the Santa Fe freight depot and on the street north of the courthouse grounds between Third and Fourth streets.
Corn shuckers are in demand, and at 4 cents a bushel and corn as it is in most cases, it’s a poor hand that can’t make $2 a day and board.
Adam Schlotthauer of District 108 moved to Marion last week. He has bought a half share in the Marion Garage.
A question has been raised with reference to who was the first sheriff of Marion County. In Col. Ed Baxter’s excellent historical article, published last week, it is stated that the first sheriff was Mr. Snow, and it appears from the records in the County Clerk’s office that Mr. Snow was elected at a special election held in August 1865.
Jensen Bros. are going to commence dressing poultry Nov. 4th and want quite a few women finishers on dry picking. For this they pay 2c a piece and a good finisher can make $2 per day and better.