A Typical Democratic Mass Meeting Held Here on Saturday Evening
BYRD GIVEN THE COLD SHOULDER
He Withdraws from the Race Amid Considerable Consternation
The Democrats had a mass convention at Music Hall Saturday evening. It was a grand affair – a hot convention indeed. The hall was full of old time Democrats, who made the occasion a lively one. Obstreperous speeches were all the go, and the usual amount of “booz” was there to aid them in the struggle. When the convention was at its height, “You are a liar,” “So are you,” and such like expressions, rang out in clear voices on the contaminated air that surrounded the typical Democratic gathering. Those who were present and did not have a finger in the pie declared it to be a fine specimen of the old time school.
J. L. Wilson was chosen chairman and J. W. Jarvis secretary, but it is evident the secretary failed to catch the important points, as they were so rapidly promulgated.
Senator George A. Byrd wasn’t in it. This fact was vividly demonstrated from the outset, as a solid delegation of those opposed to him were chosen to the congressional convention. Who they want as their leader it is a difficult matter to conjecture, and the air is full of rumors that the end is not yet; that a cyclone of dissatisfaction pervades the Democratic ranks in this county that will culminate in a disastrous “split-up” in the Democratic circles, as Mr. Byrd’s friends stand solid for his support, thought they are in the minority. The action of the convention is causing considerable dissension, and hoary headed, full-fledged Democrats, who have heretofore been looked to as leaders, vow they will not swerve from their all honored candidate for love or money.
The following delegates were selected to the various conventions:
State – O. T. Stark, George Dickson, M. R. Yocom.
Congressional – Moses Rodenbarger, Wm. Lynch, Robert Neal.
Senatorial – J. L. Wilson, M. R. Yocom, Wm. Zeller.
Judicial – Geo. Jones, Paul Wimsey, Martin Schultz, Elmer Miller, G. K. Dickson, D. W. Bridges.
Joint Representative – John A. Morgan, Daniel Beard, Concord Caylor, P. C. Stevenson, George Rowe, Rev. J. W. Jarvis.
County – A. Haggart, J. Hoffa, J. C. Koehler, Wm. McDonald, Jack Bray, W. B. Schwartz, Jesse Slough, J. L. Sullivan, Lewis Brehmer, John Stunkard, Henry Boucher, A. D. Smith, J. A. Newton, Geo. Englehart, Paul Wimsey, J. A. Turner, John Jones, Wesley Reed, F. M. Wright, Mike Murphy, Neal Carr, Wesley Thomas, James Foster.
“Democratic Jamboree,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), 31 March 1892, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 8 February 2014).