Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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GREENBACK DISTRICT CONVENTIONS.

Forty-fourth District. - August 17, 1878, Parsons. James H. Martin nominated. - September 25, 1880, Parsons. James H. Martin, representative, and A. H. McCormick, commissioner.

Forty-fifth District. - August 14, 1878, Altamont. H. C. Blanchard. - October 16, 1880, Oswego; Thomas Wilson, chairman, George S. King, secretary. joint convention of Democrats and Greenbackers. J. C. Murphy, on second ballot, over D. Doyle.

Forty-sixth District. - 1878, Chetopa; John M. Bannan. October 15, 1880, Kingston. W. P. Wilson.

TEMPERANCE CONVENTIONS.

September 24, Oswego, 1874; adjourned to October 6; C. Humble, chairman, Nelson Case, secretary. The convention indorsed the following nominations that had been made by party conventions; Willard Davis and J. G. Parkhurst, county attorney; J. D. McCue, district judge; H. C. Blanchard, probate judge; Mary A. Higby, superintendent public instruction; J. G. Coleman, coroner; representatives, William Dick, - district; Henry Tibbets, Forty-third; J. C. McKnight, Forty-fourth; J. J. Woods was nominated for senator Fifteenth district. The matter of indorsing S. L. Coulter for probate judge and H. C. Cook for clerk district court was left to he acted on by a committee after investigation was had as to their temperance faith.

August 15, 1876, Parsons; M. G. Brown, chairman, C. T. Smith, secretary. Senator, M. G. Brown; county attorney, Nelson Case; probate judge, S. L. Coulter; clerk district court, H. C. Cook; superintendent public instruction, Hettie Coleman.

August 24, 1882, on call of the Oswego Temperance Union, a meeting was held in a grove near Labette City; Rev. John Elliott, chairman, J. M. Bowman, secretary. Resolved to form the Labette County Prohibition Union. Favored only temperance men for officers, and demanded enforcement of the prohibitory law.

PROHIBITION CONVENTIONS.

September 30, 1891, Parsons; W. S. NewIon, chairman, G. W. Marley, secretary. Treasurer, W. S. Newlon; sheriff, J. B. Jones; register, Mary Scott; county clerk, T. 0. Emerson; commissioner, C. B. Bennett.

August 6, 1892, Parsons; W. S. Newlon, chairman, G. W. Marley, secretary. Senator, J. M. Magie; representatives, Twenty-sixth district, G. W. Marley, Twenty-seventh, B. F. Lucas; probate judge, 0. F. Walker; clerk district court, James Beggs; superintendent public instruction, Mary Scott; commissioner second district, W. E. Snyder.

W. S. Newlon, chairman central committee, G. W. Marley, secretary.

August 12, 1893, Oswego; treasurer, J. F. Woolford; county clerk, George W. Doughman; sheriff, George Anthony; register of deeds, Mrs. Eva Riker.

June 2, 1894, Mound Valley; probate judge, E. A. Graham; clerk district court, C. F. Doughman; superintendent public instruction, Miss Beebe Thompson.

August 15, 1895, Oswego; representative Twenty-sixth district, John Thompson; representative Twenty-sixth district, Rev. W. S. Bundy; treasurer, A. B. Wilson; county clerk, James Beggs; sheriff, D. B. Woolford; register of deeds, Elizabeth Emerson.

UNION LABOR COUNTY CONVENTIONS.

September 15, 1887, Parsons; W. H. Utley, chairman, W. J. Bryant, F. W. Dauth and A. W. Mackie, secretaries. Treasurer, W. H. Porter, on second ballot, over H. Leib, Alexander Duncan, A. H. Mickey, John Richardson, Frank Briggs county clerk, W. J. Millikin, on second ballot, over A. H. Mickey, C. C. Robbins, Milo Hildreth, A. Moore; register, J. K. Russell, on second ballot over B. F. Rolls, Thomas Lawrence, C. F. Turner and W. F. Grierson; sheriff, W. P. Wilson, on third ballot, over William Cook, Ed. Foyle, J. R. Duncan, Frank Briggs, Wm. Orr and D. W. Butler; surveyor, C. C. Robbins, on first ballot, over John M. Hart and Levi Ferguson; coroner, A. R. Clarady, on first ballot, over Peter Hogan; commissioner first district, S. N. Woodruff.

W. H. Utley, chairman central committee, W. H. Porter, secretary.

August 21, 1888, Chetopa; J. W. Breidenthal, chairman, Geo. Campbell and A. A. King, secretaries. Senator Tenth district, George Campbell, on second ballot, over A. J. Hixon, W. J. Gillette and R. W. Wright; clerk of the district court, L. F. Dick, on fifth ballot, over A. W. Mackie, R. S. Lybarger, J. M. Morgan and J. R. Hill; probate judge, Nelson Abbott, on third ballot, over C. T. Bridgman, J. M. C. Reed, J. W. Evans, R. S. Lybarger, S. T. Cherry, J. R. Hill and John Richardson; county attorney, Jess Brockway, on second ballot, over J. J. McFeely, M. Byrne, G. W. Hendricks, C. C. Robbins, R. S. Lybarger; superintendent public instruction, Mrs. Lucy Best, by acclamation.

Wm. Cook, chairman central committee, Nelson Abbott, secretary.

September 7, 1889, Parsons; J. W. Breidenthal, chairman, L. F. Dick, secretary. Treasurer, W. H. Porter, by acclamation; sheriff, Wm. Cook, on second ballot, over E. A. Richcreek, J. R. Duncan and W. P. Wilson; county clerk, A. H. Mickey, on fourth ballot, over J. A. Jones and W. J. Millikin; register, J. K. Russell, on first ballot, over F. C. Turner, C. L. Albin and George Campbell; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell, by acclamation; coroner, Wm. Rowe, by acclamation.

Wm. Cook, chairman central committee, J. R. Hill, secretary.

UNION LABOR REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT CONVENTIONS.

Twenty-eighth District. - September 8, 1888, at Parsons. A. J. Hixon, nominated by acclamation. - June 11, 1890, at Parsons. James Tanner, nominated by acclamation.

Twenty-ninth District. - September 8, 1888, at Oswego; A. W. Mackie, chairman, A. A. King, secretary. George Pfaff, on first ballot, over __ Harmon and Milo Hildreth. - July 29, 1890, in connection with People's, county convention at Parsons. P. A. Morrison.

Thirtieth District. - September 1, 1888, at Edna; J. H. Reasor, chairman, E. H. Breidenthal, secretary. R. S. Lybarger, on first ballot, over C. W. Holman and Levi Ferguson. July 29, 1890, in connection with People's county convention at Parsons. Alexander Duncan.

PEOPLE'S PARTY COUNTY CONVENTIONS.

Parsons, July 29, 1890; E. A. Richcreek, chairman, A. H. McCormick and Harry Mills. secretaries. Clerk of district court, J. A. Jones, on second ballot, over I. M. Waldrop, R. A. Johnson, L. F. Dick, J. M. Morgan, W. N. McCoid and W. H. Porter; probate judge, E. A. Richcreek, on first ballot, over J. H. Reasor, A. J. Hixon, J. W. Harrah, John Richardson; superintendent public instruction, Mrs. Lucy Best, by acclamation; county attorney, J. R. Hill, on third ballot, over M. E. Williams, W. J. Gillette and George S. King; commissioner first district, Gilbert A. Cooper; representatives, Twenty-ninth district, P. A. Morrison; Thirtieth, Alexander Duncan.

E. A. Richcreek, chairman central committee, Harry Mills, secretary.

September 3, 1891, Parsons; E. A. Richcreek, chairman, Harry Mills, secretary. Treasurer, Martin V. Davis, on second ballot, over John Richardson and Ben Johnson; sheriff, William Cook, on first ballot, over A. B. Funk, J. R. Duncan and A. Sharp; register, A. W. Mackie, on first ballot, over George Blank, F. T. Deinst and W. N. McCoid; county clerk, D. H. Martin, on first ballot, over W. J. Millikin, I. N. Watson, and I. M. Waldrop; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell; coroner, J. H. Miller.

Harry Mills, chairman central committee, A. W. Mackie, secretary.

August 9, 1892, Parsons; J. F. Hill, chairman, L. F. Dick and Harry Mills, secretaries. Senator, John H. Riley, by acclamation; probate judge, George Campbell, on third ballot, over E. A. Richcreek, A. J. Hixon and H. Summers; clerk disrict[sic] court, Jesse M. Morgan, on first ballot, over A. W. Jones and R. A. Johnson; county attorney, M. E. Williams, on first ballot, over H. G. Webb; superintendent public instruction, Mrs. Lucy Best, by acclamation; commissioner second district, J. A. Jarboe.

William Cook, chairman central committee, D. H. Martin, secretary.

August 26, 1893, Parsons; Dr. E. Tanner, chairman, Isaiah Brown, secretary. Treasurer, M. V. Davis, by acclamation; county clerk, D. H. Martin, by acclamation; sheriff, George Carr, over I. N. Watson, A. F. Edwards, Benjamin Johnson and J. L. Masters; register of deeds, Thomas Todd, over Leonard Rude, L. Brown, T. E. Dienst, J. H. Reasor and A. H. Mackie; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell, by acclamation; coroner, H. C. Hairgrove, by acclamation; commissioner first district (at a later date), Gilbert A. Cooper, by acclamation; high school trustees, the full board as appointed by the county commissioners, viz.: Nelson Case, J. E. Vansant, W. A. Huff, Benjamin Johnson, William Scott and J. M. Birt.

Dr. E. Tanner, chairman central committee.

June 5, 1894, Oswego; J. M. Baunan, chairman, D. H. Martin, secretary. Probate judge, George Campbell, by acclamation; county attorney, M. E. Williams, by acclamation; clerk district court, Henry A. Lamb, over Henry S. Atwood; superintendent public instruction Mrs. Ella Martin, over Frank Brady, Mrs. Kate Ellage, William H. Conner, A. W. Potter, Miss Beebe Thompson and Mrs. Hattie Ham; high school trustees, George Pfaff and A. J. Hixon, over F. C. Petrie, H. K. Baker and A. H. Mickey; commissioner second district (at a later date), J. C. Goodell, over Milo Hildreth.

William Cook, chairman central committee, J. K. Russell, secretary.

September 12, 1895, Oswego; E. A. Richcreek, chairman, D. H. Martin, secretary. Treasurer, Henry S. Atwood, by acclamation; county clerk, E. A. Steel, over F. C. Petrie; sheriff, J. D. Jones, by acclamation; register of deeds, Isaiah Brown, over W. J. Hall and G. J. Coleman; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell, by acclamation; coroner, Dr. E. Tanner, by acclamation, - Dr. Tanner declined and Dr. J. B. Hill was subsequently substituted in his place; high school trustees, G. J. Coleman and William Scott, by acclamation; commissioner third district (at a later date), G. W. Gabriel, over J. A. Jarboe.

M. E. Williams, chairman central committee, F. G. Martin, secretary.

August 18, 1896, Parsons; J. I. Tanner, chairman, H. A. Lamb, secretary. Senator, George Campbell, over G. W. Gabriel and Gilbert A. Cooper; probate judge, Daniel Pfaff, over J. L. Masters and C. T. Bridgman; county attorney, Frank Brady, over M. E. Williams and Frank F. Lamb; clerk district court, John Mayer, over F. W. Frewert, W. D. Harvey and D. H. Martin; superintendent public instruction, Mrs. Hattie Ham, over Mrs. Minnie Wells, Miss Mary Walker, W. B. Covalt, John Jones, E. L. McKnight and A. W. Potter; commissioner first district (at a later date), D. S. Romine, over T. A. Sprague; high school trustees, A. F. Edwards and Milo Hildreth over Stanley Foland, John Richardson and Josiah Richmond.

A. F. Edwards, chairman central committee, F. H. Atchinson, secretary.

August 27, 1897, Oswego; F. H. Atchinson, chairman, W. A. Disch, secretary. Treasurer, Daniel Jennings, over Dr. Lee Williams and John M. Doughman; county clerk, E. H. Hughes (the Democratic nominee), indorsed by acclamation; sheriff, A. F. Edwards, over B. L. Jones and Samuel Richardson; register of deeds, J. L. Masters, over Theodore Dienst, E. L. McKnight, J. H. Reasor, W. H. Hazen, Leonard Rude and L. S. Alford; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell, by acclamation; coroner, William Rowe, by acclamation; commissioner second district (at a later date), Philip Gears, over J. C. Goodell, J. B. Oliphant, F. C. Petrie, J. L. Gillette and Milo Hildreth; high school trustees, George S. King (the Democratic nominee), indorsed by acclamation. and M. I. Davis, over A. J. Hixon, Israel Foster and H. McIntosh.

A. F. Edwards, chairman central committee, R. H. Atchinson, secretary.

July 16, 1898, Parsons; J. I. Tanner, chairman. Probate judge, Daniel Pfaff, over W. C. Burns and G. W. Hendricks; county attorney, F. M. Brady, by acclamation; clerk district court, John Mayer, by acclamation; superintendent public instruction, Mrs. Hattie Ham, by acclamation; coroner (to fill vacancy), D. W. Mathews, by acclamation; commissioner third district (at a later date), T. J. Van Horn; high school trustees, Walter Phillips and Israel Foster for full term, and J. J. Jones to fill vacancy.

J. A. Jarboe, chairman central committee, J. H. Curran, secretary.

September 2, 1899, Parsons; David Oliphant, chairman, W. A. Disch, secretary. Treasurer, David Jennings, over Dr. Lee Williams; county clerk, E. H. Hughes, by acclamation; sheriff, A. F. Edwards, by acclamation; register of deeds, F. H. Briggs, over W. D. Harry and C. S. Fuller; surveyor, A. B. Bushnell, by acclamation; coroner, George W. Smith, by acclamation; commissioner first district (at a later date), D. S. Romine, by acclamation; high school trustees, C. K. Leinbach and Milo Hildreth, by acclamation.

George Campbell, chairman central committee, W. A. Disch, secretary.

April 26, 1900, Parsons; J. I. Tanner, chairman, Dr. C. S. Bendure, secretary. Probate judge, W. C. Burns, over John Sears and Grant Hume; county attorney, W. S. Hyatt, over George Campbell, M. E. Williams and Frank F. Lamb; clerk district court, B. F. Harrison, over W. A. Disch, John Bero and George Reasor; high school trustee, Milo Hildreth, by acclamation. Balance of ticket left open for Democrats to fill.

William Cook, chairman central committee, D. H. Martin, secretary.

PEOPLE'S PARTY DISTRICT CONVENTIONS.

Twenty-sixth District. - June 20, 1892, Parsons; Dr. E. Tanner, chairman, H. C. Sourbeer, secretary. J. L. Humphrey on first ballot, over A. F. Neely and Daniel Pfaff. - August 11, 1894, Parsons; J. I. Tanner, over Daniel Pfaff and J. W. Galyen. Mr. Tanner declined the nomination and a new convention was held at Parsons, September 8, 1894; Arch Piper, over Ed. Burtle. Mr. Piper declined the nomination and a third convention was held at Parsons September 22, 1894; A. H. McCormick, over Ed. Burtle. - August 18, 1896, Parsons; M. E. Steel, chairman, William Thorne, Jr., secretary. Benjamin Johnson, over L. D. Oliphant and W. H. Thorne.

Twenty-seventh District. - August 13, 1892, Chetopa; Gilbert A. Cooper, chairman, M. E. Williams, secretary. P. A. Morrison, on first ballot, over John Ford. - August 18, 1894, Altamont; J. H. Reasor, chairman, A. A. King, secretary. W. J. Kabrey, over John Ford. - August 22, 1896, Bartlett; J. H. Reasor, chairman, E. E. Gobble, secretary. Charles R. Walters, over John Newberry and J. C. McKnight. - July 23, 1898, Parsons; James Harris, chairman, J. E. Ryan, secretary. G. W. Gabriel (Democratic nominee) indorsed over Frank F. Lamb. - September 29, 1900, Parsons; J. I. Tanner, chairman, W. F. Gillette, secretary. Grant Hume over Dr. J. W. Tinder and Frank F. Lamb.

Twenty-eighth District. - August 13, 1898, Edna; R. B. Claiborne, chairman, C. M. Doughman, secretary. N. S. Clark over Oscar Van Bibb. Subsequently, Mr. Clark withdrew in favor of the Democratic candidate. - July 29, 1900, Chetopa; George Pfaff, chairman, A. H. Mickey, secretary. M. I. Daviss, by acclamation.

SENATORIAL CONVENTIONS.

Sixteenth Senatorial District. - October - 1866, Republican convention held at Iola. Dr J. W. Scott was nominated over J. C. Carpenter and J. S. Waters.

The Democratic convention was held at Humboldt, and Col. Willoughby Doudna was nominated.

October 15, 1868, Republican convention met at Erie; R. W. Wright was chairman, and J. C. Redfield, secreary.[sic] J. C. Carpenter was nominated on eleventh ballot over E. R. Trask and A. A. Aiken.

October 24, 1868, Democratic convention convened at Osage Mission, and F. M. Frost was nominated.

September 29, 1870, Republican convention was held at Humboldt; J. M. Beardsley was chairman, and P. I. B. Ping, secretary. J. H. Crichton was nominated on tenth ballot over J. W. Dowe and G. P. Smith, of Allen county. A. Miller, of Wilson county, J. C. Carpenter of Neosho county, and H. W. Martin, of Labette county.

October 6, 1870, Democratic convention met at Humboldt. J. M. Richardson, of Labette county, was nominated over Moses Neat and others.

September 21, 1870, Settlers' Protective Association held a convention at Prairie du Chien, in Neosho county; G. W. McMillen was chairman, and George T. Walton secretary, Major H. C. Whitney was unanimously nominated.

JUDICIAL CONVENTIONS.

In 1867 N. F. Acres and John R. Goodin were opposing candidates for judge of the Seventh judicial district.

October 10, 1870, Republican convention met in Oswego, with four delegates each from Montgomery, Labette and Crawford counties, and five from Cherokee; T. E. Clark, chairman, W. W. Jones, secretary. On the 64th ballot the delegates from Labette county changed their vote from W. P. Bishop to W. M. Matheny, and nominated him over W. P. Bishop, John T. Voss, and Thomas Harrison, as a candidate for judge of the Eleventh judicial district. H. G. Webb ran as an independent candidate.

In 1873 B. W. Perkins, H. W. Barnes, J. M. Scudder and J. G. Parkhurst were opposing candidates, each running independent.

In 1874 a "Reform Convention" convened at Parsons, September 23d, with J. H. Waterman, chairman, and C. 0. Stockslager, secretary. J. D. McCue was nominated on second ballot over J. N. Ritter, A. A. Fletcher, and B. F. Purcell. B. W. Perkins again ran independent.

September 12, 1878, a Greenback convention assembled at Parsons, and nominated J. F. Broadhead. Opposed to him at the polls were B. W. Perkins and W. B. Glasse, each running independent.

On October 3, 1882, a Republican convention met at Cherokee; J. R. Hallowell, chairman. On the 264th ballot George Chandler was nominated over W. B. Glasse, John N. Ritter, and John T. Voss. Opposed to him W. M. Matheny ran as an independent candidate,

In 1886 George Chandler was an independent, with no opponent.

A Republican convention assembled in Independence October 1, 1889, with S. L. Coulter, chairman, and W. T. Yoe. secretary. John N. Ritter was nominated by acclamation. J. D. McCue ran independent.

A Republican convention was held at Parsons on September 11, 1890; George W. Wheatley, chairman, W. H. Coulter, secretary. A. B. Clark was nominated by acclamation. Opposed to him was J. D. McCue, as an independent candidate.

The Republican judicial convention was held at Weir City, September 11 and 12, 1894; John N. Ritter, of Cherokee county, was chairman and Wiley W. Cook, of Labette county, secretary. Two hundred and twenty ballots were cast for A. B. Clark, of Montgomery county, Nelson Case, of Labette county, and A. H. Skidmore, of Cherokee county, but with no result; Mr. Case then withdrew and the balloting proceeded, resulting in a tie between Mr. Clark and Mr. Skidmore; finally, on the 227th ballot, Mr. Skidmore received the nomination. Opposed to Mr. Skidmore, J. D. McCue, of Montgomery county, ran as an independent candidate, being generally supported by Democrats and Populists.

On June 11, 1898, both the People's party and the Democrats held conventions in Oswego, for the purpose of selecting a fusion candidate for district judge; of the People's party convention, Jasper Swan, of Montgomery county, was chairman, and W. W. Campbell, of Labette county, secretary, while J. H. Keith, of Montgomery county, and J. C. Eddy, of Cherokee county, were, respectively, chairman and secretary of the Democratic convention. A conference committee decided to give the nomination to the Democrats. Thereupon, the Democratic convention nominated Thomas H. Stanford, of Montgomery county, over R. M. Cheshire, of Cherokee county, George S. King, of Labette county, and E. E. Sapp, of Cherokee county. Mr. Stanford's nomination was then indorsed by the Populist convention. The Republicans held their judicial convention in Oswego, July 12, 1898. A. L. Wilson, of Montgomery county, was chairman and J. W. Iden, of Labette county, secretary. A. H. Skidmore, of Cherokee county, was renominated by acclamation.

POLITICAL CONVENTIONS OF A MISCELLANEOUS CHARACTER.

FARMERS' CONVENTION.

A Farmers' convention was called for and was held on October 17, 1873, at Labette City. It was a secret session. The. following nominations were made: Probate judge, Davis Vulgamore; sheriff, F. G. Burnett; treasurer, C. F. Smith; register, I. W. Patrick; county clerk, Sam. W. Collins; coroner, A. S. Spaulding; surveyor, S. R. Southwick; representatives, Forty-third district, J. L. Williams, Forty-fourth, Isaac Butterworth; commissioners, first district, D. J. Doolen, second, H. M. Debolt, third, William Thornborough,

GRANGE CONVENTION.

On October 10, 1874, a Grange convention met at Labette City, which soon divided into two sections: one elected N. Cooper, chairman, and C. W. Stephenson secretary, and denounced political action; the other elected J. J. Woods chairman and C. Merwin secretary, and nominated the following ticket: Senator Fifteenth district, John F. Hill; probate judge, S. L. Coulter; clerk district court, H. C. Cook; superintendent, Mary A. Higby; representatives, Forty-third district, S. M. Canaday, Forty-fourth, Henry Tibbets.

"LABORING MEN'S CONVENTIONS."

One was held at Parsons, on September 20, 1875; B. D. Roberts was chairman part of the time, and Isaac Butterworth, a part; J. L. Williamson, secretary. The following ticket was nominated: Representatives, Forty-third district, M. W. Reynolds, Forty-fourth, F. B. McGill; treasurer, William Dick on third ballot over A. J. Cary, George Caldwell, and Fred Perkins; sheriff, Nixon Elliott on second ballott over W. C. Church, J. J. Freeman, and S. B. Abbott; register, R. C. Taylor; county clerk, L. C. Howard, by acclamation; coroner, D. B. Crouse, by acclamation; surveyor, Wade Prichard on first ballot over George Thornton; commissioners, first district, J. F. Hill, second, C. M. Monroe, third, J. H. Martin.

J. L. Williams was chairman of the central committee.

On October 9, 1877, at Keeler's schoolhouse, a mass convention was held, of which Samuel Newell was chairman, and Newton Guymon, secretary. A ticket was nominated as follows: Treasurer, A. J. Cary; register, Wash Knapp; county clerk, T. A. Fellows; coroner, Dr. W. S. Newlon; surveyor, Wade Prichard; commissioner second district, H. M. Debolt.

"PEOPLE'S MASS CONVENTIONS."

A convention with the above title was held in the Methodist church in Mound Valley, on October 20, 1881; J. M. Cavaness was chairman and T. C. Cory, secretary. The following ticket was nominated: Treasurer, A. J. Cary on first ballot over G. S. McDole; regiser,[sic] J. M. Cunningham on first ballot over J. W. Breidenthal and Thomas O'Hare. The Republican nominees for sheriff, county clerk, surveyor and coroner were indorsed.

Another "People's Mass Convention" was held on October 10, 1884, at Altamont; B. R. Van Meter was elected chairman and S. M. Bailey secretary, and the following nominations were made: Senator Ninth district, W. J. Conner, by acclamation; county attorney, H. G. Webb, by acclamation; clerk district court, C. L. Albin on first ballot over J. M. Cunningham; probate judge, J. M. Cunningham, by acclamation; superintendent public instruction, J. Covalt.

A "FARMERS' AND LABORERS' CONVENTION"

Was held at Altamont on August 20, 1886; A. M. Fellows was chairman, and J. W. Breidenthal, secretary. After electing delegates to the State convention and calling a county convention for Altamont on September 8th, it adjourned. On September 8th the convention met as per adjournment; J. J. McFeely was chairman, and J. W. Briedenthal, secretary. A ticket composed of the following was nominated: Superintendent, Alice Metier; probate judge, A. T. Shrout; county attorney, H. G. Webb; clerk district court, W. J. Millikin. A. M. Fellows was made chairman of the central committee, and R. S. Lybarger, secretary.

October 9, 1886, another "Farmers' and Laborers' Convention" met at Parsons, and nominated W. H. Utley as representative for the Twenty-eighth district.

Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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