Lake County's First Election, Memphis Daily Appeal, 9 August 1870, p. 4
for Clerk of Law Court at Hnmboldt 76 votes." I.AKR COUHTT. Our correspondent, "Robinson Crusoe," (from whom, by the way, we should be pleasod to hear Irequently) sends us the following election news from the new a iituly of Lake. His letter is dated Tlp-tonvilie, Tlp-tonvilie, August 6, 1870: JCditors A ppeal Being engaged hero In taking the census of this county, and knowing that tbe Api-eai. Is almost the only paper that is read here from belo w, I have concluded to send you, as a matter of news, the result of the county election, election, held August 4. By a recent act of the Legislature, this (Lake county), was sliced off Obion cnunty, and embraces all west of Reelfoot Lake to tbe Mississippi river. This, then, was tho first election in the new county, and although no political question entered entered into the contest, yet it was a most exciting exciting anW-armly contested race, mostly all tbe candidates for tho different offices offices being well known and influential citizens citizens of this young but rapidly-growing county. The offices to be filled were Sheriff, County Court Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Tax Collector, Trustee and Register, Register, besides magistrates and constables for tbe different districts. For some of tbe offices a great many candidates ran, especially especially for that of County Court Clerk, Tax Collector and Trustee. The following following are the names of the officers elect: sheriff, Joshua II. Tipton; County Court Clerk, Gunn P. Hines; Circuit Court Clerk, Powhattan Davis; Tax Collector, Henry Brady ; Trustee, William Snow; Registor, William Keefe. For magistrates magistrates in this (second district, Tiptonville) there were elected, Daniel L. Tipton, James R. Ohlhansen, Perry McElyea, and for constables, Murphy Alexander and C. W. Furlong. The samcessful candidates were mostly elected by small majorities, and although everything passed off quietly, never waa an election battle fought more warmly. As Tiptonville is temporarly, and likely likely to be tbe county sest, there is every prospect of this becoming a large place. ROBINSON CRUSOE. LADIES' JET JEWELRY.