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Horner Re-Elected

Schwartz, W. B. - 1894-02-15 #2HORNER RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN

Democratic County Convention to Be Held April 14th at Brazil

The members of the County Democratic Central committee, as chosen at the various township primaries on Saturday last, met at the Court house this afternoon pursuant to the call of Chairman Horner, to reorganize the committee for the coming campaign and transact other business pertaining to the same.

At 1:30 o’clock Horner called the house to order, stating the object of the meeting. On call the townships all responded.

W. B. Schwartz named F. A. Horner for re-election, seconded by P. T. Luther. Horner’s election was made unanimous by acclamation.

Horner was called and responded by saying that he appreciated his re-election as an honor, would do his whole duty in the position and had no doubt of success.

O. T. Stark was chosen secretary and George R. Shultz treasurer.

Committee retired to Sheriff’s office to fix time and place for nominating the county ticket. April 14th and August 4th were named as the time, there being 28 ½ votes for the former date and 13 ½ for the latter. On the manner of making the nominations there were thirty-two votes for delegate convention and six for primary election.

The committee chose the 24th day of March as the time for holding the township conventions for selecting delegates to the County nominating convention, the representation to be one delegate for every one hundred votes cast for Governor Matthews and one for every fraction of thirteen and over.

As to the place, George Stearley named Bowling Green, W. B. Schwartz named Brazil and R. W. Moss named Centre Point. The vote stood 24 for Brazil, 10 for Bowling Green and 6 for Centre Point.

The following resolutions were adopted by the Democratic County committee last Saturday:

Resolved, that we endorse the Wilson tariff bill as passed by the House of Representatives and we ask its speedy passage by the Senate without material modifications; we are decidedly opposed to the elimination of the income tax feature.

Resolved, That our secretary forward copies of this resolution to our Senators.

Resolved, That we regard the recent decision of our Supreme court, affirming the constitutionality of the fee and salary law as a victory for good government and a triumph of Democratic legislation; and since many county officers, speaking through an organization, have refused to accept such decision a final and have expressed their purpose “to fix” the ensuing Legislature by controlling the various nominating conventions in their interests, we accept this gage of battle in behalf of the taxpayers of our county and will support no man for legislative office who is not in full sympathy with the law, and who will not pledge himself, if elected, to sustain it with his vote; we congratulate the people of Clay county that our officers have accepted the law in good faith and are not concerned in the present effort to defeat the same.

Resolved, That we renew our ancient confession of faith that the Democratic party in unalterably pledged to the doctrine of equal and exact justice to all and special privileges to none; that we believe with Jefferson that no religious test nor specific place of birth are necessary qualifications for office, but that honesty, education and fidelity to the constitution are the requisites which should inspire ambition to office; therefore,

Resolved, That as the Democratic party of Indiana established our magnificent system of public schools, we still proclaim it our purpose to support and maintain them from any and all encroachments and pledge ourselves to oppose any and all attempts at a division or conversion of the funds in favor of any private or sectarian schools or purposes, and as Democrats we are now as ever opposed to any and all oathbound and secret political organizations having for a purpose the prescription of men from official honors on account of nationality or religion.

Resolved, That these resolutions be given the press for publication.

“Horner Re-Elected Chairman,” The Brazil Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 15 February 1894, p. 1, col. 4-5; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 25 February 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).

More politics

Schwartz, W. B. - 1890-02-05THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

The Senator Gets There With Both Feet

No Demand for Untitled Workers

The Democratic county central committee met at the court house in this city Saturday afternoon for the purpose of organization by the election of new officers and to transact other matters preliminary to the inauguration of the campaign.

The townships were all represented by their respective committeemen and other Democrats of greater or less local prominence. For chairman there were five candidates, Senator Geo. A. Byrd, J. M. Hoskins, the former chairman, W. B. Schwartz, P. B. Triplett and Geo. R. Schultz. For some reason Mr. Hoskins was not in demand for chairman this year, and when the ballot was counted it was found that he had received no votes, while Mr. Schwartz received four and Mr. Byrd all the rest, which gave him the place by all the majority necessary. Mr. P. B. Triplett was selected for secretary. No treasurer was elected.

The committee decided upon a delegate convention to be held in Brazil on the 19th of April. This will make the campaign nearly seven months long. The purpose of this early convention is alleged to be to keep down heat in the party, to forestall the development of too many candidates, and, above all, to give ample time for the hot elements to cool off. From present indications it is expected that the mass of the party will be pretty well heated up, and like a lake of hot lava, it will take it a long time to cool off, especially in the summer time. It is designed to have the April winds to fan the hot brow of Democrary for a few days after convention, before going into the summer solstice.

As things now stand politics is all in the Democratic party. The contest for the nominations is hot, and like a hot box, will continue to grow hotter as the end of the journey is approached.

“The Democratic Caucus,” Clay County Enterprise (Brazil, Indiana), p. 4, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 26 January 2014).