THE 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).