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"Men Democrats Have Nominated"
Thomas J. Ferns - of Jerseyville, canidate for Lieutenant Governor, was born there is 1862. He studied law with Judge A. A. Goodrich, now of Chicago, and in 1885 was admitted to the bar. He was for three years city attorney for Jerseyville and has served three terms in the legislature. He is a farmer and cattle raiser and lives on a 240 acre farm adjoining Jerseyville. Other nominees: - State Senator Lawrence B. Stringer of Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois heads the ticket - Frank E. Dooling candicate for Secretary of State. - Charles B. Thomas, candicate for State Treasurer - Albert Watson, nominated for Attorney General - Reuben E. Spangler, canidate for Auditor
Source: [Rock Island Argus., June 15, 1904, LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK., Pg 1 - "Excerpts from article" transcribed by KP]

Still they Come - At a barn raising a few days ago at Mr. Marcus Gillham's in Lofton's Prairie, Jersey County, there were present forty three persons who took a vote for President which stood for Fremont, 39; for Buchanan, 4. We met several farmers from Jersey County lately, who say that from personal observation, there are several precincts in that county, where there are so few Buchanan men that they fear there will not be enough to make a fair proportion of judges and clerks of election. Jersey County will roll up a splendid majority for Fremont and Bissell. The feeling is up in Jersey County and there is a complete revolution in progress. Northern Slaveocrats cannot touch bottom in Jersey County.
[Source: Sangamon Journal / Illinois State Journal, Volume 9, Number 47, 7 August 1856 - Still They Come [ARTICLE] Transcribed by KP
Transcibers Note: Defination of Slaveocrats:
"The terms "Slave Power" and "slaveocracy" were used by antislavery campaigners in the U.S. in the 1840s and 1850s, in reference to what they saw as the disproportionate political power held by slave owners in the federal government"