November 10, 1900, Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
While there was an election this past week, it wasn't a large-scale election as in the Presidential year of 1900. Perhaps it was just a sign of the times, when rhetoric and lectures were a form of entertainment, that caused such a focus by the populace on politics and such an outpouring of enthusiastic revelry upon election results being released. Nowadays, such enthusiasm might be channeled negatively into street riots, or at best, loud demonstrations against one or another candidate's politics. And in the political climate of today, it's hard to see Democrats and Republicans coming together to agree on anything.