“There was a great deal of interest taken in the charter election yesterday. Charles R. Milford, President of the Board of Trustees, having refused renomination under any consideration, the names of J. C. Willetts and George H. Wicks were placed at the head of the two tickets, and as a strong effort was made to defeat the re-election of Trustee Kelley by placing A.L. Edwards on the opposing ticket, some lively electioneering was done. A glass of lager or a cigar was the prevailing price charged for a vote.”

Syracuse Weekly Express, March 20, 1890

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