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).