Elections, 1901

Local elections here have been all the talk on social media.  It took a while longer for election results to appear in the weekly Skidmore Standard, but appear they did, as we see in the April 5, 1901 edition (Skidmore, Missouri):

The Elections.

As usual the annual elections — school and village — passed off quietly; and yet there was some interest taken but not enough to cause any great amount of votes to be cast.  I. N. Sewell and Stratford Saunders were elected school directors.  There were 71 votes poled at this election.  Mr. Sewell received 70 votes and Mr. Saunders 67.  There were three other candidates in the field who received the remaining four votes.  J. W. Rodman receiving two and R. F. Stults and Dr. A. T. Campbell the other two votes.

The increase in the levy necessary to maintain the school carried by a vote of 55 to 14.

The proposition for an eight months term of school received 64 for, and 6 against.  Those voting against the eight months term probably thought it would be better to have twelve months school or none at all.

For county school commissioner, R. E. McCaun received 39 votes and George Pat Wright 31.

For county supervision there were 25 votes cast for and 46 against.

At the village election, which was held at Bosley’s grain office, there were 98 votes poled.  Following is the vote:

A. F. Hitchcock – 92.
W. J. Berry – 72.
Stratford Saunders – 89.
W. L. Diggs – 89.
R. F. Stults – 93.
I. N. Sewell – 19.
John Trapp – 2.
George Bramble – 2.
W. R. Linville – 1.
Jame Cook – 1.
Dr. A. T. Campbell – 1.

We leave it to our readers to figure out the elected candidates.

The proposition to organize as a city of the fourth class was carried by a vote of 48 to 46.