Ezra F. Calkins of Barryville? Supt. of Poor 09/14/1894
H e a so the them off by near to another SULLIVAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION the name in 1'lie Couch and Thornton Fsictlons IÂ»o Hat tie and Couch C!oe^ I'ndcr--The County Ticket-- ttorion Delegates to the "state Convention. The Couch and Thornton factions in the Republican party met io royal at the County Convention In Monticello, yesterday, and theThorn- tonites carried the day, nominating their candidates for Member of Assembly and Sheriff by good majorities. Henry Krenricb, of Jeffersonville, Thornton's man, was nominated Member of Assembly on the second ballot over Reuben R Jeliiff, of Woodbourne, a good man, to the only objection that could be urged was that he was a friend Couch. The most highly polished and interesting fight was over the nomination of Sheriff. John R Rice, a henchman of Bosd Couch, was defeated by eight votes, Joan a Liberty hotel keeper, receiving nomination. Ezra F. Calkins, of Barryville, was nominated for Superintendent of the Poor without opposition. A lively canvass w^smade for delegates to the State Convention, Couch faction conrng out victors. U. S. Messiter, of Liberty; Decker, of Willowemoc; A. P. DuBois, of Livingston M a n o r A. Smith, of Fremont Centre, and Merceine Skinner, of Wurtsboro, were the five delegates chosen. the convention did not instruct delegates, it ia a foregone that they are for Levi P, Morton.