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The Eight SUtes Visited are Absolutely
Sure for the People's Party In
General Weaver wrote the following
reportof his conquering trip to the
Faciflc coast for his paper, the Iowa
Tribune. It shows a wonderful awak
ening of sentiment and gives new en
couragement to the patriots who are
battling for the right. California is
a new acquisition to our rapidly grow
ing column. It is one of the worst
monopoly ridden states in the union
and being so far from the other states,
she is bled to death by extortions.
There is no disguising the rapid de
velopment of the People's party there.
Gen. Weaver wrote as follows:
"We commenced at Denver on the
28th of July and remained in Colo
rado eight days visiting nearly all the
principal centers of population. Pub
lic sentiment is completely revolu
tionized and the old parties have but
few adherents in that state. Three
out of every four votes will be cast for
the national ticket of the People's
party. Public sentiment in our favor
is simply overwhelming and irresist
ible and has swept within its folds all
classes of people. From Colorado we
proceeded to Nevada. Public senti
ment is practically unanimous in that
state. Fully ninety-six oer cent of
the people are in our favor and there
will be but one electoral ticket before
the people. We were compelled to
speak eight times in one day while in
Nevada. We touched at all the prin
cipal points in the state, holding a
night meeting at Reno, which was
addressed by Senator Stewart and
other leading lights of the state, in
addition to the speeches made by Mrs.
Lease and myself. Our next appoint
ment was at Los Angeles, Cal., where
the meeting numbered from seven to
nine thousand people assembled from
every part of southern California. At
this meeting began to be manifest
the peculiar psychological phenomena
which characterized the early Repub
lican meetings in 1860. The people
are deeply in earnest, and their devo
tion to the cause partakes largely of
religious phenomena. Their convic
tions of right and justice have been
awakened and the7 are ready to make
any sacrifice necessary to secure vic
tory. The people travel hundreds of
miies to attend these meetings, often
driving a hundred miles in- their wag
ons across the dusty and parched
country. Our next meeting in Cali
' fornia was at Fresno, where we met
fully six thousand people at an open
air meeting. The following day we
were at Oakland, on the opposite
side of the bay from San Francisco,
where we held a meeting four to five
thousand strong in the afternoon.
At night we addressed a meeting in
Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco;
the seating capacity of the building
is 12,000 and it was crowded to Its ut
most capacity. The trades' unions of
that city have unanimously resolved
to support the People's party candi
dates, which alone means fully 12,000
votes. The next night we spoke at
Sacramento, to the largest audience
that has assembled in that city for
many years. We took the train from
San Francisco to Portland, Oregon,
where we held two meetings, one in
the afternoon, composed of farmers
three thousand strong, and another
at night which could only be counted
by acres. Governor Pennoyer
was called away on official
business, but he wrote me a
letter, of which the following is a
roHTLAXD, Ore., Aug. 11, 1S02.
Genera! J. B. Weaver. Portland. Oregon.
-Mr Dbab Gk.nkkal: Official business will
rail me to Salem the day you speak In Port
land. I write this to show you that I am
with you In the fight, heart and soul. Unless
I am greatly disappointed I shall soon speak
In your behalf before a larger audience than
any that could be feathered at Portland.
Give my regards to your wife.
Very Respectfully.
Sylvester Pexhoyer.
y ''From Portia nd we proceeded north
to Tacoma and Seattle. We expected
simply to meet a few friends at Ta
coma, but to our surprise we were
met by a crowd of 5,000 people, and as
ihey rushed up the hill cheering and
swinging their hats and running at
the top of their speed, Mrs. Lease re
marked, 'This rivals Carlyle's descrip
tion of the storming of the Bastile.'
The enthusiasm of the meeting baffles
description. We left Tacoma at 6
and arrived at Seattle at 8 o'clock,
and we were met by an innumerable
crowd of enthusiastic people which
filled the plaza and the streets lead
ing to if to an extent that made it
almost dangerous to alight from the
cars. It was with great difficulty
that we reached our carriages and
were finally driven to the place of
speaking. Two meetings were held
at the same time, one addressed by
Mrs. Lease and one by myself. After
each had spoken an hour we alter
nated, so as to reach all the people.
We called it exchanging pulpits and
this had to be done almost every day.
"Our next meeting was at Spokane
and was an immense success. From
V thence we proceeded to Helena and
Butte. These meetings In Montana
were overwhelming and exceeded any
thing ever held in the state. We
held three meetinsrs in Butte, one in
the afternoon and two at night. The
meeting in the opera house was
crowded almost to suffocation and the
meeting out of doors covered about
two acres, solidly packed with people.
We each spoke an hour and exchang
ed audiences and spoke again for fully
one hour. From Butte we proceeded
to Cheyenne, stopping for short
speeches at railway stations through
Idaho and Wyoming. The Cheyenne
meeting was the largest ever held in
Wyoming and was characterized by
the usual enthusiasm which has been
met with all along the line. Every
where the people gathered at the de
pots and cheered us on our way.
They covered us with floral tributes
and crowded our car with refresh
ments and manifested their approval
of our mission in every possible way.
You may set down tlie whole group
visited, consisting of eight states, as
absolutely certain for the People's
party national ticket.
"I was accompanied on the tour by
Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Mary E. Lease,
Hon. V. 0. Strickler and wife, Oma
ha, and Capt. C. A. Powers, of Terre
Haute, Ind. Mrs. Lease spoke every
day and as often as I did myself. She
is an orator of marvelous power and a
phenomenal psychological force. Her
hold upon the laboring people is some
thing wonderful. They almost wor
ship her from one end of the country
to the other.
"I shall proceed south, leaviig this
evening to deliver an address before
the State Alliance at Moberly, Mo.,
and go from there to Arkansas and
remain there until September 3.
Mrs. Weaver and Mrs. Lease will then
join me and we will proceed further
south through Texas, Mississippi, Al
abama, Georgia, Tennessee, the Caro
linas and Virginias, reserving the
last twenty-five days of the campaign
for Iowa and the northwest. The
outlook is all that could be desired.
It is daily becoming manifest that
the industrial people in every section
of the country have resolved to quit
voting for the trusts, the pools, the
corporations and the money kings of
Europe and America. They
are constrained to believe that their
interests are not in harmony with
those of thecorporations,the Carmgies
and the Finkerton thugs. The south is
completely emancipated and will vote
solidly for the People's party.
"Our organization is national. It
is as broad as the flag and as sound as
the nation's heart. We will proceed
south and contest every southern
state with the nominees of the Chi
cago convention with a better pros
pect of carrying all of them than the
Democrats have of carrying any one
of them. We are in this fight to win
and our column is in full dash. We
feel that we are making a battle for
a higher civilization a struggle de
signed to guarantee to the humblest
citizen of the reptblic all the rights
and safeguards possessed by the
mightiest citizen in the land and we
are going to win."
Topeka Advocate.
We take the following from the
proceedings of a mass convention of
the Republicans of Leavenworth
county, held in the city of Leaven
worth on the evening of October 24,
18T6, said to be "the largest Republi
can mass meeting held in Leaven
worth since the war." The following
resolutions were adopted:
Resolved. By the Republicans of Leaven
worth in mass meeting assembled:
Believing in a strict adherence to our prom
ises of reform within the party, we regard it
as the duty of every Republican to cast his
vote against corrupt and dishonest men
wherever they may be found, and no matter
on which ticket they may be nominated
Knowing George T. Anthony, the Republi
can nominee for governor of Kansas, to be a
man who is corrupt, dishonest and unworthy
of the confidence or support of the people of
this state, we hereby utterly repudiate him
as our candidate, and appeal to our fellow
Republicans In all parts of Kansas to cast
their ballots against him.
The disgrace which has been brought upon
our party and state within the last two years
by the malfeasance of a dishonest state
treasurer. Is a warning which we should
heed, and we earnestly entreat the honest
voters of Kansas to consider well the conse
quences before they place In the governor-
chair a man whose moral character is infin
itely worse than ever Lappin's was.
That a committee of Republicans, appoint
ed by this meeting, be instructed to prepare
an address to the voters of Kansas setting
forth In full the reasons why this man should
?. .u ei'tf4 8veruor of this state, and
that the affidavits, records and other proofs
of his dishonest and corrupt practices be em
bodied in the same, in order that the public
may see and know that we are Justified In
the course we are pursuing.
,Mh?Va.'1 1fl)ubiin Papers In Kansas
which believe in reform within the party, and
desire to save the state from further diigrae
through dUhonest officials, be requested to
publish these resolutions.
The committee appointed in ac
cordance with the above resolutions
prepared and published an address,
from which we take the following:
In accordance with the foregoing resolu
tions, we hereby lay before the public the ac
companying statemeut of facts, establishing
everything we affirm by documentary evi
dence which cannot be questioned, aud for
the whole of which we ask the careful and
unitnpassioned perusal of every Republican
voter In Kansas. We are personally ac
quainted with Geo. T, Anthony. We know
his record as a citizen and a soldier. We
know him to be a bad man. unworthy of con
fluence and support of the people of Kansas,
ind nnewhnwj election to the governorship
would be a disgrace to the state. We believe
his nomination by the Republican party was
a great mistake. We know that the conven
tion i which nominated him was deceived as
to the character of the man. and we know
that nearly all who are supporting him are
deceived. But we have confidence In the Re
publican party of Kaifcas. We believe that
the love of honesty and purity Is strong
enough In the hearts of the Republican
masses of this state to prevent thera from
snnnnrtlncr Hl-jl,,,,....,. s
of his dishonesty h shown.' Therefore we
suuiiui, me ionowing racts, not In passion,
not in the heat of excitement, not prompted
by personal malice, but coolly, dispassion
ately, and In the Interest of the Republican
party and Its immortal principles, to which
we stand unswervingly attached: and we ap
peal to our brother Republican throughout
the state, in the name of the grand old party
which rescued and preserved the country,
and In the name of all the glorious memories
which cluster around It, to read care fully the
facts which are herewith presented, and to be
not deceived Into casting their votes for a
man whose election would be one of the sad
dest calamities that could befall the party.
Remember that defeat with honesty and
purity Is a grand victory as compared to suc
cess with dishonesty ond corruption. Re
member the humiliation that we have suffer
ed In the past through the conduct of corrupt
officers, and elect no more doubtful men.
We prefer the following list of charges
against George T. Anthony, and for proofs
sustaining each particular charge we refer
to accompanying documents.
The documents herewith presented convict
George T. Anthony of
First Defrauding his creditor, represent
ing himself as solvent when he was bank
rupt. Obtaining goods from Innocent parties
through such false ivpresentatlon.sellfng the
same and keeping the proceeds; for which
an unsatisfied judgment now stands against
him In the district court of Leavenworth
county for over 110,000. (See document No.
Second-Defrauding the school fund of the
state of New York Dy falling to pay over
money belonging to said fund, entrusted to
his hand as a loan commissioner In said state,
for which an unsatisfied judgment now stands
against him and his sureties In the Supreme
Court of the state of New York. (See docu
ment No. 9.)
Third Defrauding his creditors and evad
ing the payment of his honest debt, by put
ting all his property liable to execution In
his wife's name. (See the records of Leaven
worth county.)
Fourth-False swearing., by pu' 'Irly stat
ing under oath that the property l. Ills wife's
name was bought with the proceeds of the
sale of property, real and personal, which she
owned before he married her. (See document
No. S.)
Fifth Holding the most lucrative federal
office in Kausas for eight consecutive years,
without devoting one cent of the salary
thereof to the payment of his honest debts.
(Refer to Geo. T. Anthony.)
Sixth Cowardice as an officer In the army,
and cruel and tyrauical treatment of the
men under his command. (See document
No. 4.)
Seventh-Defrauding private soldiers In
the union army by taking several thousands
of dollars worth of funds belonging to the men
of his company and appropriating the same
to his own use. (See documents Nos. 2 and 4.)
Eighth Defrauding the friends of a dead
soldier by taking 175 contributed by the men
of his company for the purpose of embalming
the body of a deceased comrade, and appro
priating the same to his own use, leaving the
dead boys father to pay the bill. )See docu
ments Nos. & 3 and 4.
Ninth Publicly uttering a falsehood by
denying the charge in the above counVeighth)
and exhibiting to the people of Leavenworth
a bogus receipt tor the embalming aforesaid.
(See document No. 11.)
Tenth-Having failed In business several
times under suspicious circumstances, with
seventeen unsatisfied Judgment In favor of
his creditors standing against him In the
courts of New York. (See document No. 8.)
Eleventh-Treating the soldiers under his
command so cruelly and tyranlcally that he
was obliged to leave his native state, after
the war, for fear of personal violence from
some of the men he had maltreated (See
documeut Nos. 2 and 4.
Twelth-Treachery and swindling by be
traying the confidence of an aged colored
man who had trusted him as a friend, and
swindling him out of bis little home and ev
erything he possessed, in consequence of
which the old man U now compelled, at the
age of seventy-three years, to earn his living
by dally labor. (See document No. S.)
It will be observed that these
charges are not ours. They are not
made by the People's party. We
know nothing personally as to their
truth or falsehood, except as we can
judge from the documentary evidence
submitted. The resolutions were
adopted by a great mass meeting of
Republicans of Leavenworth county,
and the charges were formulated,
and the evidence to sustain them giv
en to the public by a committee ap
pointed by that assemblage of Repub
licans for the purpose. The several
documents submitted, to which refer
ence Is made above, are now In our
possession, consisting of affidavits and
official court records. They are quite
lengthy, but they will be published if
the truth of the charges is called in
It will be observed that the Repub
licans who make these charges assert
that they personally know George T.
Anthony, and know him to be a bad
man; that they know his record as a
citizen and a soldier, and they sub
mit this address for the purpose of in
ducing honest Republicans to decline
to vote for him for responsible official
position. With such a man on the
ticket today we are told it is a clean
ticket and the voters of the state are
asked to "stand up for Kansas'' by
sustaining it at the polls.
From the Sumner County Standard.
For County Attorney.. C. J. Garver
For Representative 70th District
Allen H. Chapman
For Commissioner 3rd District
B. A. Fletcher
Pursuant to the call of the County
Central Committee, the Democrats
of Sumner County met in couvention
assembled at Liberty Hall, in the
City of Wellington, Kanaas, on
August'30, " 1892, and Capt. F. H.
Gilmore was elected temporary
chairman, Roger L. Hall of
Caldwell, secretary, and George T.
Pitts of Wellington, assistant secre
tary. On motion, the chairman appoint
ed a committee on credentials, reso
lutions, permanent organization and
order of business, which committees
are as follows:
Credentials S. C. Woodson, jr..
Caldwell; W. S. Murray, Wellington;
Wm. behno, Wellington; V. A.
Maxey, Weliington; H. J. Donohue,
Guelph; Ira Foy, South Haven; T.
A. Davis, SumneV.
Resolutions J. L. McAtee, Cald
well; M. Howard, Belle Plaine; H.
T. Best, Conway; M. V. B. Holmes,
Wellington; B. C. Pavne, South
Haven; R. L. Collins, Oxford; W.A.
Renn, Wellington.
Permanent Organization and Or
der of Business O. J. Hackney,
Wellington; Geo. Van Hook, South
Haven; L. C. Markley, Belle Plaine;
W. S. Davis, Sumner; Nathan Pitts,
Avon; M. Rhodes, Jackson.
Whereupon, the convention took
a recess to give the respective com
mittees time in which to complete
their reports. On reconvening of
the convention, the report of the
committee on credentials showed
the following named gentlemen as
the duly elected delegates to said
convention, and as such entitled to
seats therein:
Caldwell Township J. J. Stephen
son, W. J. Sturm, J. Elswick, S. M.
Baker, N. A. Stephenson, L. Kubick
Downs Township John Wells,
James Harrison, Leslie Coombs, D.
Reister, John Longworth, A. H.
Payne, Green Dowis, Chas. Seibert.
Falls Township, 1st precinct J.
H. Cox, W. F. Wilhoit, G. W. Bal
ger, B. F. Ogden, Lewis Dalton, E.
F. Dayton.. 2nd precinct A. A.
Endros, T. P. Alford, Chas. Shoop,
C. D. Miller, O. E. Andros, A.
Sumner Township W. S. Davis,
T. A. Davis. These parties entitled
to cast 6 votes for Sumner Town
ship. South Haven Township--B. C.
Payne, Henry Atticks, Geo, Van
Hook. W. K. R viand. Ira A. Fov.
Jay Richmond, J. T. M. Stranger, J.
u iroutman. and precinct J. 5.
Greenwade, . A. Gill, John Bieh
mond.E. A. Stevenson, John M.
Kinney,' James Burget, J. A. Pat
ton, J. N. Buner.
Jackson Township Thos Gant,
James Clark. E. L. Risley, M.
Rhodes, J. D. Henry, Geo. Sawers.
Rvan Township Geo. H. Ryley,
S. H. Ledgerwood, C. J. Still well,
Dr. J. A. Green, A. J. Derington, J.
E. Bissell, F. M. Shore, M. Chism.
Bluff Township Samuel Garlets,
6 votes for Bluff.
Guelph Township James McNutt,
Chas. Wells, N. E. Whilesick, John
Raber, H. J. Donahue, Wm. Harris.
Walton Township, 1st precinct
L k II T.l a irni.
iwuen Ai-nom, nooen jmus, james
Hollingsworth, Wm. Hollingsworth,
D. F. Brown, Wm. Young.
Palistine Township John Win
lick, Frank Lory, R. Bentley, John
Osborn Township W. T. Henry,
A. E. Alexander, Thos. Dweese,
ym. Henry, James Goodwin, M. O.
Chicaskia Township HenryHart,
J. C. Moore, L. Carroll, John Worth
ington, W. McCarger, J. W. Mayors
Gore Townshsp, 1st precinct Dr.
Sulley, Wm. Bucholtz, W. H. En
yan, 0. B. Hardy, A. J. Bucker,
Stephen Chamberlan, E. P. Steph
ens. Caldwell, 1st ward Bart Fletcher,
Sam Woodson, jr., Lewis Seigerman,
A. H. Hill, H. C. Kellog, Carl
Shearer. 2nd ward Jerry Nelson,
Rodger Hull, John Ryan, John Lot
tenbury, John McAtee, Sam Werrer.
3rd ward W. P. Ronik, P. A. Per
sal, L. G. Baily, John Jones, H. E.
Derwin, J. D. Fassett.
Oxford Township Dock Callire,
Dr. Collins, E. T. Doe, Noa Bowman,
A. Bowman, A. Lucas, L. Reece,
James Smith, Bob Owens, Will Al
beson, John Hoover, R. L. Collins.
Seventy-Six Township W. A.
Walton Township, 2nd precinct
W. R. McCoy.
Wellington Township O. J. Hack
ney, Kj. t landro, 5. B. Hermich,
F. S. Knowles, Wm. Thompson,
Jacob Alten.
Belle Plaine Township. 2nd pre
cinct E. E. Krouch, E. R. Storer,
D. S. Roach, M. Howard, Captain
Loer, Chas. Foltz, L. C. Markley,
H. J. Warkman, W. M. Sutherland,
J. A. Markley.
Harmon Township A. Ellis, Chas.
Gilford, M. Hollydav, M. Troutman,
Ira Wheeler, M. D. McDering.
Avon Township Jacob Lynch,
Frank Barnes, X. Pitts, Alford
Springdale Township F. M. Rod
gers. Wellington, 1st ward H. S. Car
ter, J. W. Porter, Robert Buswell,
X0. 2.
E. C. Pyle, B. F. Sparr, T. H.
Rouse. 2nd wardv e r
Chas.WeddelLJ. W. Renfro, S. fl!
Baughmau, J. W. McDavitt, Clem
Spruance, G. F. Grandnell, W. Ar
nold 3rd ward-Wm. Gelino, M.V.
B. Holmes, Dr. Wetzel, John Led
yer, Wm. Frantz, G. H. Gilmore, P.
Brandon, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Forbes, A.
P. Frantz. 4th wnrdTi v rM
7e; J-E- Halsell, M. C. "(Well,
n. vweu, jonn i. Stewart, H. J.
rrantz, v . A. Kenn, J. A. Bishop.
5th ward B. F. Oninn raw.f
Wyatt, J. C. Kerby, Vick Price, W.
A. Maxey, W. D. Whitfield.
Morris Township J, H. Stull.
Which report was on motion unan
imously adopted.
The report of committee on per-
manent organization and order of
business was as follows:
Your committee on nermnnpnt nr.
ganization and order of business sub
mitted the following:
First, That the temporary officers
be made permanent.
Obder of Business. First. Nnm.
ination of county attorney. That
the central committee be empowered
to ou out Daiance oi county ticket.
Second, Xomination for represen
tative for the 70th representative
Third, Nomination of candidate for
representative of 71st representative
Fourth, Nomination of commis
sioner of 3rd district.
(Signed) O. J. Hacknit.
The report of the committee on
resolutions was unanimously adopted
and is as follows, to-wit:
The Democratic party of Sumner
county in convention assembled,
makes the following declarations of
its views and conviction:
Iitioh-td; First, that we endorse
the platforms adopted by the Demo
ocratic national convention at Chica
go, and the state convention at
Topeka' as clear, full, strong and
explicit of patriotic principles; and
that we heartily hail the nominations
Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stev
enson, as those which represeat the
highest type of statesmanship, and
afford the safest guarantee of the en
forcement of Democratic doctrine,
and of a faithful, honest and econom
ical administration of the general
government. We approve the action
of the Democratic congressional
convention held at Dodge City in re
fraining from making a straight
Democratic nomination; and
Ileiohed; Second, that the ques
tion of taxation is that which dis
tinguishes the Democratic party
from the Republican party, in this
campaign. Our views as Democrats
were well expressed by . A. W.
Smith, now the candidate of the Re
publican party for governor of the
state, in the following resolutions
reported bv him to the McPherson
county Alliance in January 1890;
Believing in the doctrine of equal
rights to all; special privileges to
none; we demand that taxation,
national or state, shall not be used,
to build up one interest or class at
the expense of another. We believ
that the money of the country shoula
be kept as much as possible in the
hands of the people and hence we
demand that all revenues national,
state or county, shall be limited to
the necessary expenses of the gov
ernment, economically and honestly
administered !
These views clearly expressed and
well understood by the writer are
the historical and permanent princi
ples of the Democratic party.
Their endorsements and accept
ance makes us Democrats, and they
are the views held in common with
us by the People's Party. Their re
jections, mark the Republican.
And we cite these views of Mr.
Smith to show that while a Demo
crat in principle he is a Republican
only for what there "is in it."
We place in comparison with his
principles and practice the record of
the Hon. Jerry Simpson who was
nominated for congress in 1890 upon
a profession of the same doctrine.
During his first session in congress
he has continued to uphold these
views, and to vote for them upon the
Democratic measures for free wool,
free binding twine, and free cotton
We judge of the future by the
past, and feeling from what he has
done that we can rely upon him, if
re-elected, to continue to support
those principles of the Democratic
party a3 avowed by both Mr. Smith
and himself, we recommend all Dem
ocrats of our county to support him
We invite the large number of our
Republican fellow citizens who be
lieve with us, that a prohibitive
tariff is a robber tariff to unite with
us, in endorsing the principle of A.
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h4 n hill tr,U follow.
W. Smith, and not his pmdur, and
to free themselves from an organiza
tion which no longer represents thr
principles of freedom, but which
long since fell under the control of
the eastern manufacturers and iron
masters caucus and whose natural
supporters are those who have
profited by the fortunes and combi
nations and trusts which are its le
gitimate offspring, and to unite with
us, and mith all other farming com
munities and interests, in breaking
up and destroying the hateful and
dishonest legislation which prevents
us from competing in the markets of
the world with our products of beef
and pork, of wheat and corn, and
lietohol: Third, that we favor
the enactment of such law regarding
transportation and freight rates iu
me siaie as win be just and equita
ble alike to employer, employee and
to the entire mass of our people.
litiohitl: Fourth, that we urw
upon our citizens everywhere to sup
port and vote for the call for a con-
stitutional convention in this state.
Rftohnl; Fifth, that we restwt-
fully request the publication of this
statement of principles intheSTaxi
ard and other papers of the county
in sympamy witn us.
John L. McAtee,
B. C. fAYXE,
M. Howard,
P. W. Bast, r Committe.
w. A. Rexn,
R. L. Collins,
M. V. B. Holmes,
Nominations were declared in
order and the Hon. C. J. Carver of
Wellington was placed in nomina
tion by J. L. McAtee of Caldwell for
the office of county attorney, which
was seconded by M. Howard of Belle
Plaine; there being no further nomi
nations for the office of county at
torney, the chair declared the nomi
nations closed;, whereupon it was
moved and seconded that Hon. C. J.
Garver be nominated by acclamation
for the office of county attorney which
motion unanimously prevailed:
whereupon Mr. Garver was declared
by the chair to be the nominee for
county attorney. Calls were then
made for Mr. Garver who responded
in a short address which was well
and enthusiastically received.
The roll of townships was then
called for the purpose of uaming tlie
central committeemen for the town
ships, precincts or wards which re
sulted as follows:
Gore 1st, Wm. Bucholtz, Mulvane;
Belle Plaine 1st, M. Howard, Belle
Plaine; Belle Plaine 2d, Thos. Love;
London, L. B. Brown, Zyba; Con
way, J. T. Casey, Conway Springs;
Eden, Lewis Burford, Milton; Dale,
F. M. Rogers, Ewell; Sumner, T. A.
Davis, Mavfield; Seventy-Six, C. E,
Blewett, Wellington; Harmon, W.
T. McCormick, Cicero; Palestine,
John Widick, Belle Plaine; Oxford,
R. L. Collins, Oxford; Avon, N.
Pitts, Wellington; Wellington, O.
J. Hackney, Wellington; Wellington
1st. C. E. Pyle, Wellington; Wel
lineton 2d. W. S. Murray. Welling
ton; Wellington 3rd ward, W. D.
rantz, w ellington; ellington 4th,
D.N. Caldwell, Wellington; Wel
lington 5th, W. B. Quinn, Welling
ton; Osborn, W. T. Henry, Welling
ton; Ryan, C. J. Still well, Milan;
Dixon. A. W. Bozman. Art'o-
nia; Morris, Jessie Fay, Milan;
cnicasKia, Henry Hart, Milan;
Downs, J. D. Wells, Perth;
Jackson, George Sawers,' Rome;
Val Verde, Allen Lucas. Oxford;
Walton 1st Robert Arnold, Gueda
Springs; WTalton, 2nd, Abner Mc
Cutcheon, Arkansas City; Guelph,
H. J. Donahue, Portland; South
Haven, 1st, B. C. Payne, South
Haven; South Haven. 2nd, J. M.
Bunce, Hunnewell; Fall, 1st, W. F.
Willhoit, Corbin; Falls, 2nd, A. A.
Enders, Caldwell; Caldwell Town
ship, John Stephenson, Caldwell;
Caldwell City, 1st, S. C. Woodson,
jr.; Caldwell Citv, 2nd, J. L. Mc
Atee. Caldwell; Caldwell City, 3rd,
W. T. Rorick, Caldwell; Bluff, Sam.
Garlits, Caldwell.
An additional resolution was sub
mitted by Mr. C. E. Flandro of
Wellington, for the edification of
our republican friends and was en
thusiastically and unanimously
adopted and is as follows:
lli-tohtd that the Democrats of
Sumner County now are tlwir
"honu on"i and are ready to fight;
having no other business the con
vection adjourned sine die.
Rodger L. Hall, Secretary.
Sot Any, Brick!
Pomeroy's Advance Thought.
The People's Voice, Wellington'
Kansas, says that new wheat is com
ing in town, but it don't hear of any
one getting sixty cents a bushel for it
yet. The untaxed owners of United
States bonds are coming back from
Europe after spending their profits in
other countries, but we do not hear of
any of them going into the People's
Party, as that would hurt them in the
region of their pockets and those are
the only pockets they care for.
A. G, Haltlwanger, the druggist,
is putting in a complete stock of
paints, oils, glass, etc. u-u

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