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POLITICAL HISTORY ; FROM THE ADVOCATE 1857
Page 22History of Story County, IowaPage 22

1857, Collins township was organized, vote as follows
County Assessor,
    W. G. Allen,    152
    Isaac Romain,    193
Drainage Commissioner,
    I. T Evans,    203
    T. E. Alderman,    203
Coroner,
    W. G. Buswell,    197
    J. W. Cessna,    215
Aug. 3, 1857, the neat election was held as follows:
    G. A. Kellogg,
    E. B. Fenn,    244
Recorder and Treasurer,
    Wm. Lockridge,    371
    Ed Schoonover,    278
Sheriff,
    Geo. Child,    356
    W. B. Sweeney,    297
Surveyor,
    R. H Mitchell,    310
    D. J. Norris,    269
For stock law,    431
Against,    115.
    At the election in April, 1858, New Albany township, appears on record. The office of Superintendent of common schools, being provided for, the following vote was had:
    Geo. M. Maxwell,    331
    A. G. Shaw,    289
    Oct. 12, 1858.
Clerk,
    S. S. Webb,    339
    D. P. Ballard,    319
Heretofore the election of county officers had turned largely upon local and personal considerations, but they had been gradually tending toward the party issued, and by October, 1859 they had become sharply defined. Hitherto the Democrats had carried the day, but this year, for the first time, the Republicans were successful, after a close contest.
This election resulted as follows:
County Judge,
    Geo. A. Kellogg,    410
    E. C. Evans,    376
'i'reasurer and Recorder,
    Sam S. Statler,    369
    T. J. Ross,    379
Sheriff,
    H. B. Young,    367
    Geo. Child,    384
County Superintendent,
    W. A. Wier,    396
    Ira H. Rees,    375
Coroner,
    W. E. McKnight,    368
    F. W. Rhoads,    375
Drainage Commissioner,
    T. E. Alderman,    255
    O. Sheldahl,    389
Surveyor,
    D. J. Norris,    313
    R. H. Mitchell,    369
    Stock law,    401
    Against,    155


For the following items, given in the order in which they were published, I am indebted to the files of the

STORY COUNTY ADVOCATE.

The first number of this paper, printed and published every Thursday by R. R. THRALL, which I am able to obtain, is of date January 29, 1857, and is No. 4 of that paper. In the first column I find that the Nevada Lyceum meets every Monday evening at the Court House, E. C. Evans, President; J. W. Davidson, Secretary.


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