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Rip-Roaring Platform Adopted By Democrats


In Their County Convention, Which Was Attended By A Small Crowd

Democratic County Convention Got Plenty of Candidates

[Editor’s note: The actual article was much longer but I have included only the section that mentions W. B.]

Clark for Prosecutor

Charles B. Clark was nominated for prosecutor on the first ballot by the following vote: Clark, 294 1/2; Cox, 245 1/2; Barrett, 24.

The convention was literally stampeded for Charles E. Cox for criminal judge. Someone in Lawrence township tried to nominate someone else, but the convention would not hear him. Cox was nominated with a roar.

Ex-Judge and ex-Mayor Thomas L. Sullivan was nominated with another roar for circuit judge.

After several had declined to run, Edgar A. Brown, W. B. Schwartz and John Kingsbury consented to allow themselves to be voted for for superior judge in room 1. Brown was nominated by acclamation after part of the vote had been taken.

A Rip-Roaring Platform Adopted By Democrats,” The Indianapolis Sun (Indianapolis, Indiana), 27 May 1902, p. 1, col. 1-3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 March 2014).

The Democrats of the City

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-02-15The Democrats of the city of Brazil held a meeting Saturday evening last for the re-organization of the city committee. George R. Shultz was made chairman and W. B. Schwartz secretary. Committeemen selected are the following: First ward – Nick Powers for the east and C. J. McCullough for the west precinct; Second ward – John Hoffa for the east and Charles W. Weaver for the west precinct; third ward – Henry Boucher for the north and Moses Graham for the south precinct. It was decided to hold a mass convention at the Court house on Saturday, the 10th day of March, to nominate a city ticket. Joseph Cook, First ward; Will T. Moss, Second ward, and John Schofield, Third ward, were constituted committee on resolutions.

“The Democrats of the city…,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 15 February 1894, p. 4, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 24 February 2014).