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1894-08-15-DailyDemocrat[Indiana]-p1-PoliticsInFront - POLITICS IN FRONT. Four,' Bodies Now in Session...
POLITICS IN FRONT. Four,' Bodies Now in Session a1 ''! Indianapolis.- Indianapolis.- , DEMOCRATS IB STi JE COHVEHTIOIf. Governor Matthews in the Chair Namet ef Some Candidates Prohibition Stats Committee Also on Hand, But Not looking looking for a Combination National Wegrc Democratic " League Bynnm ' Benomt anted Populist State Committee. Indianapolis, Aug. 15. The Democratic state convention met here today to nom in ate state officers with the exception oi governor and lieutenant governor. , There is a complete delegation from every county county of the state present. Governor Matthews Matthews presided. The propriety of openly denouncing Gorman, Brice and Smith foi their course on the tariff is being seriously seriously considered by the platform sub-committee. sub-committee. sub-committee. sub-committee. Among the candidates before the convention are: Secretary of state, William William H. Meyers, the incumbent; treasurer, Henry Berghoff, Fort Wayne; auditor, Joseph T. Fanning, Ma rion county; John LCobin, Montgomery county, and Joseph L. Reilly, Jennings county; clerk of the supreme court. C. W. Wellman, Sullivan countyi Superint endent of public instruction, instruction, J. IL Gardner, Cass county; state geologist, geologist, E. H. J. Jordan, now the natural gas inspector. Prohibitionists Not Making Deals. The Prohibition state committee met here yesterday. Fifteen committee members, members, including two women, were present. PlaDS were discussed for the campaign, and .the Prohibitionists claim that the outlook is flattering. They have a good organization, in fact the best the state ever had. The report that there is a deal on between the Democrats and the Prohibitionists Prohibitionists or the Populists and the Prohi bitionists, is denied by the chairman of the Prohibition state central committee. He said the only reason why the meeting was held at the present time was because the railroad rates were cheaper. He also stated that there was no disposition on the port Of the Prohibition party to look forward forward to anything that would tend to compromise compromise the definite and express purposes of the party to overthrow the liquor traffic. The meeting was a secret one. Democratic Negroes Meet. About thirty states were represented at the meeting of the National Colored Democratic Democratic League, which met in Masonic hall under the presidency of C. H. J. Taylor. Taylor. The league re-elected re-elected re-elected Taylor presi dent and filled the other offices as follows; M. S. Koonie, of Washington, secretary; P. A. White, of New York, sergeant-at-arms. sergeant-at-arms. sergeant-at-arms. sergeant-at-arms. sergeant-at-arms. C. A. Hughes, delegate from San Francisco, presented a resolution condemning condemning the A. P. A. The resolution warned all negroes to refrain from joining the organization, stating that it was un American in its character, unconstitution al in its organization, and especially unworthy of the consideration of a race of people who have so bitterly felt the heel of oppression, and who are at present waging a peaceful warfare throughout the Union against oppression and discrimination. In a speech made by President Taylor he said that fully one -fifth -fifth of the negroes in the United States were Democrats. A com mittee was appointed to send a telegram telegram of congratulation and greeting to President Cleveland. Meeting ef the Populist Committee. The Populist state central committee met here last night. The chief topic dis cussed was a proposition to withdraw candidates candidates formerly allied with the other parties. Many of them are on the county and state tickets and it was decided to allow allow them to remain on the Populist ticket. Populists claim that over twenty newspapers newspapers in Indiana are advocating their doctrine. doctrine. They will establish press bureaus throughout the state. Bynum Unanimously Chosen. Congressman William D. Bynum, of the Seventh district, was renominated in this city. Two other names were presented to the convention Romeo Stewart and Leon Bailey. Bailey withdrew his name as it was presented without his permissi on, and Bnum's nomination was made unanimous. unanimous. to to a ' it a a

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The Daily Democrat (Huntington, Indiana)15 Aug 1894, WedPage 1
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