1894 "REFORM" REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION
DALLAS, August 6 and 7
On the occasion of the meeting of the League of Republican Clubs at Fort Worth, June 12 and 13, 1894, an effort was made by some of the prominent men on each side to bring about harmony between the "Regular" and "Reform" factions. The latter insisted upon the "census plan as a basis of representation," so nothing was accomplished. Both factions placed State tickets in the field. About one hundred and fifty delegates attended this convention. One colored delegate was present.
Officers: Chairman pro tempore, Dr. A. M. Cochran, of Dallas ; permanent, Charles B. Peck, of Harris. Secretary, Ed S. Heller, of Dallas.
Nominees for State Offices: Governor, J. B. Schmitz, of Denton : Lieutenant-Governor, M. W. Mann, of Dallas ; Attorney-General, W. H. Atwell, of Dallas; Comptroller, Tom P. Johnson, of Bexar ; Treasurer, H. K. Davis, of Robertson ; Commissioner of the General Land Office, Thomas Breen, of Wood; Superintendent of Public Instruction, S. D. Swinford, of Harris; Supreme Court, Lock McDaniel, of Harris.
Committee on Platform and Resolutions: 0. "W. Morton, of Parker: Arthur Springer, of Tarrant; H'enry Klein, of Harris; W. H. Atwell, of Dallas; - - Wynne, of Hunt; -Hale, of Grayson; G. O. Greiner, of Lamar.
 Believing in America for Americans, we affirm our allegiance to the National Republican platform adopted at Minneapolis, in 1892. We demand a tariff for the protection of all American industries, and articles which cannot be produced in the United States, except luxuries, should be admitted free of duty, and on all imports coming into com- petition with American labor there should be duties levied equal to the difference between wages at home and abroad. We condemn the action of our Texas congressmen in so voting on a tariff as to blight the lumber, wool, and other industries of our State.
 We condemn free trade with foreign nations in any form unless by reciprocity or treaties that will open up the markets of other countries to American producers.
 We believe in the Republican doctrine of protection by the general government of the life, liberty, and property of every American citizen at home and abroad.
 We sympathize with the laboring classes of our country in all lawful efforts to better their condition and obtain a more equal distribution of the wealth produced by labor.
 We extend a willing hand to the farmers of the United States and demand for them the enactment of such laws as will insure fair returns for the products of their toil.
 We believe in the coinage of both gold and silver and the issuance of paper money so adjusted that the purchasing power of every government dollar shall be equal.
 We condemn the leasing of convict labor of the State outside of the walls of the penitentiary, but favor the enactment of laws allowing the county to levy a tax of at least twenty-five cents on the hundred dollars as a road and bridge fund, and the repealing of the present road law which requires citizens to work roads.
 We are in favor of a superintendent of roads and bridges in each county.
 In conclusion, we congratulate the Republicans of Texas on the glorious outlook for the future of the party. Honest money, Americanism, and protection, the immortal trio, we commend to you first, last, and all the time.
State Executive Committee: L. P. Goodell, of Tarrant, chairman; Ed Davis, of Marion; W. H. Carson, of Camp; G. 0. .Greiner, of Lamar; W. S. Nevins, of Grayson; H. Wagner, of Hunt; W. N. Norton, of Dallas; John Gillis, of Wood; P. Alt- bayer, of Kaufman; George B. Colby, of Johnson; George A. O'Brien, of McLennan; S. M. Jones, of Limestone; C. Emmanuel, of Cherokee; George F. Pool, of Orange; C. B. Peck, of Harris; W. B. Blain, of Fayette; T. L. Wren, of . Travis; E. Mullen, of De Witt; C. W. Standart, of Kinney; G. W. Andrew, of Erath; W. H. Harvey, of Bell; William McMaines, of Callahan ; J. C. Martin, of Tarrant ; Sam L. Hain, James P. Newcomb, and Tom B. Johnson, of Bexar.
'The proceedings of this convention are taken from the Dallas News, August 7, 1894.
"Platforms of Political Parties in Texas Edited by ERNEST WILLIAM WINKLER"