Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society Volume 13

Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: year (1873) was a regular election year and no occasion was given for political interest to subside. While the Democrats had won two elections and had succeeded in ridding the county of most of the carpetbaggers, the leaders realized full well that the struggle was not ended and they began to make preparations to carry the next election. In May there was a meeting of the White Men's party, a new organization, which was merely a branch of the regular Democratic party. Another faction of the same party, the Anti-Radical, met at Forest, in July. J. L. Gresham was the chairman of this latter convention. Dr. Park and David M. Womack were chosen delegates to the state convention and Green B. Huddleston and N. K Burnham, alternates.135 Beat conventions were held about two weeks before this county convention. J. D. Jones presided over the convention in beat three and N. T. Liles, was secretary. T. C. Tibbs was the delegate to the State convention and J. S. Halbert delegate to the senatorial convention. S. J. Denson presided over the convention at Ludlow for beat four. J. L. Smith and R. M. Roberts were chosen delegates to the State and senatorial conventions, respectively. Judge Finley was chairman of the convention in beat five. G. F. Lowrey was chosen secretary and delegate to the State convention, and E. J. Madden and W. M. Thornton were elected delegates to the senatorial convention. All of the beat conventions voted in favor of a primary election to nominate their Democratic candidates as preferable to the convention. When this news reached Capt. D. M. Womack, of the executive committee, he declared promptly that a primary election should be held on October 22, and appointed managers and clerks of the precincts. But the candidates of...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236882415
  • 9781236882417