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  • September 17, 1913

  • Lee Jacobs, cashier of the Farmers and Fruitgrowers Bank, was named by the council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Mayor W.W. Eifert. Mr. Jacobs will decide tonight whether he will accept or reject, with chances favoring rejection of the offer.
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  • Lee Jacobs, cashier of the Farmers and Fruitgrowers Bank, was named by the council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Mayor W.W. Eifert. Mr. Jacobs will decide tonight whether he will accept or reject, with chances favoring rejection of the offer.
    The selection of Mr. Jacobs was a complete surprise to himself and everybody else. The council voted unanimously for him.
    "The question with me," said Mr. Jacobs, "is whether the acceptance will interfere with my other business affairs or not. When I get home tonight after work I will make a decision one way or the other. I appreciate the honor."
    The council held a conference yesterday afternoon and decided upon Mr. Jacobs. They voted by secret ballot, all voting alike. Mr. Jacobs is one of the most popular men in the city. He served as county clerk several years ago, since which time for three terms he was city treasurer.
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    "It's all right for us old stags to act that way," said Councilman Mitchell at the meeting yesterday night anent the ministers' protest against the street rag dances, "but it isn't just the thing for the young folks. The other fellows' girl can get out and 'rag' and be talked about, as I heard them talked about last Friday night; but it would be different if it was our own girl. We ought to do something to stop any future rag outbreaks."
    In these opinions Councilman Porter and Campbell assented. No one assumed responsibility for the jamboree. Summerville said W.H. Gore and J.T. Sullivan of the fair associations asked permission for the use of the street and invited him to help manage the details. No one presumed the festivities would raise a teapot tempest. Miller objected to the pastor's charge that the city sanctioned the dance.
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