An eventful day

Schwartz, W. B. - 1891-06-04AN EVENTFUL DAY

W. H. CHILLSON RE-ELECTED COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT

Lewis Miller Chosen County Assessor – – Commissioners and Circuit Court in Session

The most exciting contest for Superintendent of Schools ever known in Clay county terminated Monday morning by the re-election of W. H. Chillson, of Clay City. All the Township Trustees were present, assembling in the basement of the Court house, and after listening to short speeches by Messrs. J. L. Wilson and W. B. Schwartz in opposition to Mr. Chillson and by Mr. Nelson W. Marshlall in reply, a ballot to postpone the election until after dinner was taken, resulting three for to eight against. Candidates were then put in nomination, the first and only ballot resulting, Chillson eight and J. P. Koehler three. Trustees Winn, Schopmeyer and Wilson voted for Koehler, all the other casting their votes for Chillson.

“An Eventful Day,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 4 June 1891, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 4 February 2014).

1 thought on “An eventful day

  1. davidmadison1942

    So much lost to history. “after listening to short speeches by Messrs. J. L. Wilson and W. B. Schwartz in opposition to Mr. Chillson and by Mr. Nelson W. Marshlall in reply” What could have caused all the “excitement” in a race for Superintendent of Schools?

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