|Utah County Democrat
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|Utah County Democrat
COUNT! CONVENTION LARGE REPRESENTATION FROM ALL PRECINCTS. Some Differences, But Ail Serve Only to Cement the Party. PROBABILITIES OF A PROLONGED PRO-LONGED SESSION. While Harmony in the Main Prevails, All Dclegutcs Have Individual Preferences, Which Will Affect tho Rcsnlt-A. J. Evans and A. 0. Smoot, Nominated for the Senate on tho First Ballot-Candidates for State Representatives, Bctti, Larson, Laptah and Koylanco. T. E. Thurman, chairman of tho First ward, called the convention to order at 10:25 n.ui., and nurnod at temporary chairman D. D. Iloutz, as temporary secretary Grant C. Bagley. Mr. Iloutz responded with a happy speech, acknowledging tho honor and predicting victory for tho Utah county Democracy. Ho also referred to ttio absenco of County Chairman A. D. Gash, and instructed tho secretary to read a lotter from Mr. Gash. Tho letter from tho cx-chalrman. which also contained a report ot the financial condition of tho party to date, was re-colved re-colved with enthusiasm. The report showed tho county Democracy practically practi-cally out of debt. Win. Creer of Spanl&b J&rfc,ronr.L the acceptance of Chairman Gush's report, re-port, and with amendment of J."tf: Mllncr tho same was accepted with thanks and ordered died. Call for Democratic county convention conven-tion was rcud by Secretary Bcgloy. J. 11. Milnor moved the appointment of a commltteo of thrco on credentials by the chair to report in twenty minutes min-utes motion lost. On motion a commltteo on credentials creden-tials to consist of ono member was appointed as follows: D. J. Williams. Mrs. Llzzlo Culsholm. D J. Wilson. E. B. K. Fergusou. Mathlas Gundorson. W. E. Smith. Jus. A. Lovoioss. J. W. Mondenbull, It. J. Nuttall. S. M. Illcbarson. i Win. T. Harper. Ell Kenyon. '1 bos. Adams, ' George C. Scott, Sr. Francis Ashcroft. - ' Moved by O. F. Malmberg that n committee of seven be appointed on pormanont organization and ordor of business. Carried. COMMITTKK. O. F. Malmberg. J. W. N. Wbitccotton. Wm. M. Roylunce. J. J. Mercer. Ilyrum Lemmon. A. J. Evans. D. II. Roblson, Moved that a committee of five on platform and resolutions bo appointed, Amendment to make commltteo seven made und accepted. Carried. COMMITTEE. Tohn Moore, Mrs. T. J. Patton. James K, Hall. John 8. Willis. S, R. Thurman. Ell i. Claysou. Mrs. M. L. Pratt. Moyod by Wm. Crecr that commltteo commlt-teo on credentials report as soon as possible names of delegates forStato convention; carried. Moved by J. B. Milnor that commltteo commlt-teo on permaueut organization and ordor of business report rules for government gov-ernment of convention; lost. Moved by A. O. Smoot that rcceis bo taken until 1 o'clock sharp. On motion of J. W. N. Whltecotton recess re-cess shortened to 12:30, and motlpn carried, AFTERNOON. Report of committee an credentials was presented by the chairman of the committee, D.J, Williams, cloven pre-iucti pre-iucti npl represented. Report adopted. Bsaaai Names for delegates to State conven-1 tlon Was presented by commltteo on credentials as heretofore published. j On motion of J. B. Mllncr report of commltteo on credentials wan received and roferrcd to convention when organized. or-ganized. Report of commltteo on permanent organization aud order of business: That the tomporaty organization bo made permanont and recommend tho following additional ofllcors: First vice-chairman Miss P. E. Brown. Second vice-chairman Mrs. II. S. Luplsh. Tljlrd vice-chairman Miss Ida Coombs. Assistant secretary Miss Llzzlo Chlsholin. Chaplain ilas. A. Loveless? Sergcaut-at-Aruu Aaron Johnson, oudeii or uUbtNi;. 1 Installation of ofllccrs. 2 Report of commltteo on credentials. creden-tials. 8 'Prayer by chaplain. 4 Report of committee en platform aud-roaulutlons. B domination of legislative aud couutv ofllcors. 0 Nomination of two members of Stato Senate. 7 Nomination of four members of House of Representatives. 8 Nomination of thrco candidates fur county commissioners. 9 Noinlnailou of county'shorlif. 10 Nomination of county treasurer. 11 Nomination of county assessor. 12 Nomination of county attornoy. 10 Nomination of county clerk. 14 1 ominutlon of county recorder. 15 Nomination ot county surveyor. Tho following order of business wus then followed: Introduction of permanent ofllcors by tho chairman. luvocutlon by Chaplain Lovoioss. Report of commlttoo on credentials considered. It was moved that 30 names read shall be ratified as delegates to tho State convention. Carried. Moved that alternates named stand asifternatea fqr delegates fipnipre: clncufeprpsontcdj Canlod. Report oT.'couinifttco on credentials adopted. " Moved and, seconded that delegates be selected from tho housu to Mil the vacant places on tho delegation to tho Stato convention. Carried. Alternates to State convention as follows: Lowls Garf. Albert Harmer. S. A. King. Jas.. Hutchinson. J. S. Pecry. Hyrunv Clyde. M. M. Kellogg. List undelegates to State convention road by chairman ot commltteo on credentials.) cre-dentials.) Report of commltteo on platform and resolutions read aud adopted as follows: VhirrOVM AND RESOLUTIONS. The Democratic party of Utah county, coun-ty, by iU authorized dolegutcs Iu convention con-vention asscinblod, submit tho following follow-ing declaration of principles: 1 Wo reaffirm, and ondorso tlio Democratic platform adopted by tho National Democratic Convention at Chicago In 1800, nnd especially that portion of said platform which declared in favor of tlio free and unlimited coinage of sliver equal with gold at the ratio of 10 to 1. Tho warfaro bo-twoon bo-twoon the money power of the world and tho masses of humanity Is still on. tho Ifsuo Is us Important now, and raoro Important than it was In lfcUV It Is and must continuo to bo a conflict between grinding monopolies on tbo ono hand and tbodown-troddun masses on tho othor, until, by the mighty volco of the peoplo at the tmllot box. It shall hnve been settled, aud settled right. This is the paramount Issue before tho peoplo. It has blthorto been iu tho Stato of Utah a question upon which all of tho political parties agreed. Recently, howover, by tlio uso of juggling words und mcanlnffloss term, calculated only to obscuro tlio vital question and befog the Issue, tlio Republicans of Utah, with many honorable hon-orable exceptions, In violation of their solemn pledges nnd promises to the people, bavo takon a backward step in tho progress of tho light until it haw becomo Impossible to regard them any longer in any othor lllit than as the friends of gold and onomlcs of silver. Tho only true friends of any question are tlioso who tight fpr Its triumph, and tight to win. Buch Is the attitude of the Democratic party towards tho free and unlimited coinage of silver equal with go'd as a money of ultlmato redemption. 8 The Democrats of Utah county are proud of the results of tho war with Spain. Wo uro nouo the less proud of the fact that Democratic Senators Sen-ators and Reproieutailvut In the Con-gresn Con-gresn of tho United States by unceasing unceas-ing HRllation, In spite of a formidable op post Mo ii by Rmiut)llctn leadar created cre-ated a public HHUtiment In the country which forced and compelled a reluct- ant Republican ' Administration to declare war. A declaration which not only tho distinction of the "Mulue" was arranged, but liberty ami the o;- portunlty of enlightened freo government govern-ment was extended to an oppressed and down-trndden people. 3 Wo roafllrm our adherence to the doctrine of equal stiffmgo, and nru proud of, thnt provision of tho Constitution Consti-tution of tho Stato ot Utah, by which equal suffrage Is guaranteed without regard to the distinction of box; ami wo declaro that that provision of the Constitution, nnd tho laws made In pursuance thorenf should hu given tho fullest possiblo effect; aud tho absoluto right of women to voio and hold otllcu should bo uphold nnd multaliied. 4 Wo eongratulato tlio people of Utah county, and tho Democratic party thoreln upon the clean, frugal and honest administration of the county government by the ofllcors olccipd In 1800. Tho county govern-mout govern-mout has been administered nnd conducted con-ducted in tho Interest of tho citizens and the taxpayers nnd for tho publlo good. Wo thoroforo, ns tho representatives represent-atives of tho p rtv to whom said ofllcers owj their election, hoartily on-do on-do nnd approve the manner In whict. they havo discharged their trust aud 'tueak for them tho slucero arat- iludo of tho people of Utah county. S. R. Thurman, John Moore, Mrs. M. L. Pratt, Mrs.T. J. Patton, J. S. WUIU, James Hall, Claysnn. Provo. Utah, Sopt. 7, 1808. Nomination of two candidates for Stuto Scnato was declared Iu ordor by tho chair, Movod that any person placed In nomination must securo a majority in order to be named, Carriod. On call of precincts Lchl named A. J. Evans. I Provo named A. O. Smoot. 1 Sprlngvlllo named W. M. Roylancc and Mrs. Luclla Huyinoiul. Addresses of Geo. Child, John B. Milnor nnd Leo Bird, In nomination of their respective candidates were models ot both cloquonco and truth, Movod nnd socondod that ono Candida Candi-da to for Senator bo elected at a time. Carriod. S. II. Thurman moved a reconsideration. reconsider-ation. Amendment to original motion was made, that as namos of precincts aro called each shall vote for two candidates. candi-dates. Carried. ' ......... . W . w M -to g P o g- i : ' 9 American Fork 10 11 - il Benjamiu 4 1 3 Lako View 2 2 Lshl 17 10 1 Luke Shoro 2 5 3 Muploton 4 .. 4 Provo 33 20 11 Pleasant Grore, 13 13 Provo Bonch 8 3 2 Pryson 18 18- .. Spanish Fork 21 4 17 Santnquin 4 5 0 SprlnuvillQ..!.,: ', 20 2 21 Salom '4' 1 3 Spring Lake .'. . 2 2 Total 102 112 85 On motion of Wm. M., Roylanco tho nomination of A. J. Kvaus" and A. O. Smoot was mado unanlmqus. Nominations for representatives to House was declarod in ordor by tho chair. American Fork prcsontcd tho namo of Joseph Laplsb. Provo presontod the names of J. W. N. Whltecotton aud M. M. Kellogg. Pleasant Grovo presontod the names of J. O. Bullock nnd Miluu D. Atwood. Pay son presented the namo of John E. Betts. Spanish Fork proscutcd tho namo of Marlnus Larson, Souxs by Leroy St. Clair woro Hindered Hin-dered during balloting for Representatives. Represent-atives. Vote on Representative was a follows fol-lows on first ballot: Laplsb , 103 Whltecotton ; 78 Kellogg ' 61 Bullock .-. 64 Atwood 74 Bona 100 Larson 100 Kellogg 23 Roylanco 83 Raymond , 40 At our tlmo of going to press only the election of Laplsb, Betts and Larson Lar-son is recorded, Wo close with this report. , Tho convention Is now in progress at tho courthouse, to which an adjournment adjourn-ment was taken nt 4a30 p.m. On motion Wm. M. Roylanco was made tho fourth member of tho representative repre-sentative delegation. The mattor ot the obalr's ruling on tho election of Roylanco Is In debate as wn go to press.