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‘I would rather be defeated honestly than to be elected dishonestly’

110 YEARS AGO

Thursday, May 9, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

To the voters of Mathews County: As I got quite a complimentary vote four years ago for Treasurer I have concluded to be a candidate again for the same office. In the past campaign I did not use any ardent spirits nor did I resort to any political trickery to get votes. I shall conduct this campaign upon the same principles. I would rather be defeated honestly than to be elected dishonestly, and I again appeal to the masses for their support in the coming election. I shall as often as I can be spared from my farm work mingle among my county men. Yours respectfully, N.E. Miller

90 YEARS AGO

Thursday, May 12, 1927

from the Mathews Journal

Mrs. Bessie Diggs, of Laban, gave a quilting party on Wednesday last. Those present were Mrs. Julia Brownley, Mrs. Charlie Downs, Mrs. Mason Brooks, Mrs. B.V. Diggs, Miss Viena Diggs and little Darlton Brownley and Jennings Downs.

The farmers are taking advantage of the warm days and a...

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